Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Bloemfontein, Oct 3 2018, Zimbabwe tour of South Africa
198
(24/50 ov, target 199)
78
South Africa won by 120 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
1y
• The Report by Liam Brickhill in Bloemfontein

Steyn's all-round show, Tahir hat-trick flatten Zimbabwe

On his return to ODI cricket, Steyn top-scored with 60 then took two wickets, before Tahir cleaned up with 6 for 24 to seal the series for South Africa

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Scorecard summary
South Africa198(47.3 overs)
Zimbabwe78(24 overs)
end of over 24Wicket maiden
ZIM: 78/10CRR: 3.25 • RRR: 4.65 • Need 121 from 26ov
Donald Tiripano12 (16)
Imran Tahir6-1-24-6
Dale Steyn6-0-19-2

7:53pm And that is all from us. Thanks for joining.

Duminy: Pitch certainly wasn't ideal. It's not the pitch we've come to know here. But from the position we were in to get 198 was good, seeing Dale apply himself the way he did. If you look at the surfaces we've had, it's been tough for the batsmen to grab the opportunities. But again, it's a chance to play for the national team and there's one more chance. It's really good signs for us, the way the bowlers are doing heading into this summer. We're hoping that the wicket in Paarl where quite a few runs will be scored and good opportunities will be presented and hopefully the guys will take them.

Steyn: Any time it's quite difficult and the wicket was quite tough. But the opening bowlers bowled out and myself and Andi batted it out in five-over spells. The thing is I've been playing cricket, which is nice. In the past I've come into series' from the winter, but I've been playing recently and I feel cricket fit. There was a nice breeze behind me, there was pace in the wicket. The wicket was a little up and down and there is always help. Tough for the batters. I thought Zimbabwe bowled really well.

Dale Steyn is the Man of the Match.

Masakadza: We controlled such a large part of the first half that it's disappointing how it went in the end. The guys bowled really well up front, but we just couldn't close it off. Definitely need more application with the bat. We lost a couple when it was going up and down and then it eased out. Disappointing that we lost so many wickets to spin on a pitch like this. We always felt we were in the game, chasing 200, plenty of experience. We just needed a couple of partnerships.

7:35pm That is also the series for South Africa. Wow, what a day it has been. Zimbabwe had their best chance to get one over South Africa today. They had them on the mat at 101 for 7, allowed a comeback, and even after all that, needed a very gettable score. As it turned out, even if South Africa had stopped their innings at 7-down, they would have won extremely comfortably. Dale Steyn owned most of this match - a 60 and then two early wickets. Ngidi got a few to bounce up nastily off the pitch and immediately Zimbabwe's batsmen looked anxious. That was where the crack was made, and Tahir turned it into a full blown gash. Ripped through the lower-middle order. Properly. A hat-trick and a six-wicket haul. What could have been an exciting chase has finished in 24 overs.

23.6
w
Imran Tahir to Chatara, OUT
picks the one fielder out on the leg side! It's a slider dropped short on middle stump. He gets good bat on this but he manages to hit this short-arm pull straight to deep midwicket. That is six for Tahir and a 120-run win for South Africa.
TL Chatara c Steyn b Imran Tahir 3 (16m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27
23.5
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run
googly at a length outside off, blocked on the front foot
23.4
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run
length ball outside off, past the outside edge as he looks to defend
23.3
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run
length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
23.2
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run
googly, looped up at a length outside off. Jumps up at his body as he looks to block on the front foot
23.1
Imran Tahir to Chatara, no run
length ball on off stump, blocked on the front foot
end of over 233 runs
ZIM: 78/9CRR: 3.39 • RRR: 4.48 • Need 121 from 26ov
Donald Tiripano12 (16)
Tendai Chatara3 (5)
Dale Steyn6-0-19-2
Imran Tahir5-0-24-5
22.6
Steyn to Tiripano, no run
short of a length on leg stump, defended off the back foot
22.5
Steyn to Tiripano, no run
length on middle stump, defended into the leg side

Two slips, two gullies. Short leg.

22.4
1
Steyn to Chatara, 1 run
gets away from strike! Length ball on leg stump, backs away and stabs it through midwicket
22.3
Steyn to Chatara, no run
wants to run again but this time Steyn is at the ball and doesn't let him. Length ball on off stump, tries to drop it into the covers
22.2
1
Steyn to Tiripano, 1 run
short ball on leg stump, lifts up at him as he tries to get out of the way. Pings off the elbow guard and clears the wicketkeeper
22.1
1
Steyn to Chatara, 1 run
runs the hell away from strike. Chatara backs away and jabs a length ball into the off side. Says yes and looks one way.

Here is Dale Steyn. Two slips a gully and short leg in place.

end of over 228 runs
ZIM: 75/9CRR: 3.4 • RRR: 4.42 • Need 124 from 26ov
Donald Tiripano11 (13)
Tendai Chatara1 (2)
Imran Tahir5-0-24-5
Andile Phehlukwayo5-1-7-1

Varahan: "Feel sorry for Zimbabwe after having done all the hard work with the ball."

21.6
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, no run
floated up at a length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
21.5
4
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, FOUR runs
dropped short and very wide. He cuts aerially but this is safely wide of short third man
21.4
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, no run
beats the outside edge and off stump. A slider, too quick for the batsman who is going back to try and cut this

Umair: "@Rahul. reminds me of 2014 Brazil Germany football world cup semi final. I went away for 15 mins and came back to chaos"

21.3
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, no run
googly, short of a length and in at off stump. Backs away and jabs it into the off side
21.2
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, no run
big appeal for lbw but this googly might be sliding down leg. Gets well forward and is trapped in front of leg stump on the defence
21.1
4
Imran Tahir to Tiripano, FOUR runs
googly at a length on leg stump. Gets forward to defend and this flies off the inside edge to the fine leg boundary
Best performances - batsmen
DW Steyn
60 runs (85)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
11220511623
AK Markram
35 runs (49)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
1122160013
Best performances - bowlers
Imran Tahir
O
6
M
1
R
24
W
6
Eco
4.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
4W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
TL Chatara
O
9
M
1
R
42
W
3
Eco
4.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Dale Steyn
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 4050
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time) 13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days03 October 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Adrian Holdstock
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
Shaun George
Reserve Umpire
Bongani Jele
Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe