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    1.2 outside edge carries through to Taylor and Elgar's habit of pushing inside the line has cost him his wicket. Looks like he was defending on the front foot for the one that comes back in, but this holds the line and slants across. He's not played this close to the body and it just carries to the keeper 7/1
    13.4 got him! Tiripano has done it. Markram doesn't last long after surviving the run-out chance. It's a short and wide ball outside off and he's looked to whack the leather off it. But it looks like that has extra climb on it and he's not able to adjust for that. Big edge to Taylor's right 49/4
    2.1 through him! Jarvis lands one on a length at off stump and it just doesn't climb as Hendricks looks to defend with half a stride forward. It skids from the bottom edge and tonks off stump. South Africa have an early battle. 9/2
    7.4 finds midwicket! Klaasen picks the wrong ball to play a release shot. It's not there for the pull - just a tad too full. It's a strangely angled bat as a result. The ball has slanted in as well as he looks to go off the front foot. It's off the inside half and Mire lunges to his right and holds on 26/3
    20.4 the bowler has the last laugh he may have been hit for four, but he kept giving it air, and got Zondo stretching forward. It was outside off again, and drew the batsman enough forward to drag his foot outside the crease, with the 'keeper quick to whip off the bails 92/6
    18.6 through him Jonker was living by the sword, he dies by it. Tossed up and drifting in to pitch on leg stump, straightens enough to beat an almighty swing and break the stumps 85/5
    25.1 big shout and given slanted across, but pitched in line and came back in a touch. Just enough to beat the bat, and not enough to be missing the stumps. That looked out in real-time. The move to bring back Jarvis has worked immediately 101/7
    40.4 given caught behind and Phehlukwayo is not happy about this. It's a length ball down leg side. He's looked to flick and there's a sound as this goes past the stumps and to Taylor. Looks like the batsman is annoyed with himself, because replays show no evidence of pad on that and there's a woody sound. He's done so well and it must sting to be caught down leg side 176/8
    47.3 misses a full toss and loses middle stump. South Africa fall short of 200. He's looked to heave this but completely misses 198/10
    41.3 trapped in front and he's gone. Another full, slow ball on middle stump. Tahir looking to dead-bat this has gone through it too early - his bat is blocked by his boot as a result. Much before the ball has arrived and hit him in front of middle 177/9
    not out
    13 (lb 2, nb 1, w 10)
    198 all out (47.3 Overs, RR: 4.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Dean Elgar, 1.2 ov), 2-9 (Reeza Hendricks, 2.1 ov), 3-26 (Heinrich Klaasen, 7.4 ov), 4-49 (Aiden Markram, 13.4 ov), 5-85 (Christiaan Jonker, 18.6 ov), 6-92 (Khaya Zondo, 20.4 ov), 7-101 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 25.1 ov), 8-176 (Andile Phehlukwayo, 40.4 ov), 9-177 (Imran Tahir, 41.3 ov), 10-198 (Dale Steyn, 47.3 ov)
    KM Jarvis1022622.60484010
    TL Chatara914234.66367020
    DT Tiripano8.313724.35363200
    B Mavuta1004824.80426151
    SC Williams1004314.30343110
    2.1 Steyn's on fire length ball on the stumps, it comes back in off the seam a touch and raps him on the back pad. Straightforward decision for the umpire, that looked plumb 10/1
    14.1 got 'im he's caught on the crease, It comes in with the angle, perhaps off the seam too, and beats him. The variable bounce has probably contributed to him not coming forward or going back decisively 43/4
    8.6 Phehlukwayo plucks it out of the air Steyn has two wickets now to go with his 60. Dug this in short, and he tried to pull it, but the fielder at short midwicket flies to his right to hold on with both hands. That came off the toe-end of the bat 26/2
    13.5 the googly gets him he didn't read it, and it beats his forward defensive shot and cannons into the pad. Tahir appeals and almost takes off on his run while still appealing 43/3
    17.6 appeal for stumping as Tahir rips a googly past Williams' outside edge. Klaasen looks confident. And it appears the base of WIlliams' foot has lifted and the toe isn't behind the line...that's out. Quick work from Klaasen after Tahir completely flummoxes the batsman after drawing him forward. 58/5
    19.1 that's plumb. Moor doesn't put in any sort of a stride against this full ball. It's a slider on leg stump. He's playing an off stump line. It's very soft and very meek - it's an embodiment of this chase. Tahir is on a hat-trick. 59/7
    18.5 straight to second slip! This is falling apart quickly for Zimbabwe. Chigumbura is their last specialist batsman. He's looked to get a single at third man but his late cut is a lazy waft in the end and he has guided a simple catch for Hendricks. It was a short of a length ball with not enough room outside off for the cut 59/6
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    19.2 hat-trick! Tahir has burst through Mavuta's defence with a googly and tonked his off stump. Fourth South African to do it after Langeveldt, Duminy and Rabada. It was on a length, it drew the batsman forward, and it was too good for him. 59/8
    19.5 bowled him! Jarvis with a heave across the line and he's lost leg stump. Among other things. It's another googly, at a length. Lobbed up slow, front leg out of the way. Misses. Just as well - the fast bowlers were waiting to have a go at Jarvis next over, no doubt. Tahir gets his third five-wicket haul in ODIs. 64/9
    23.6 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. 78/10
    6 (lb 2, w 4)
    78 all out (24 Overs, RR: 3.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Solomon Mire, 2.1 ov), 2-26 (Craig Ervine, 8.6 ov), 3-43 (Brendan Taylor, 13.5 ov), 4-43 (Hamilton Masakadza, 14.1 ov), 5-58 (Sean Williams, 17.6 ov), 6-59 (Elton Chigumbura, 18.5 ov), 7-59 (Peter Moor, 19.1 ov), 8-59 (Brandon Mavuta, 19.2 ov), 9-64 (Kyle Jarvis, 19.5 ov), 10-78 (Tendai Chatara, 23.6 ov)
    DW Steyn601923.16251100
    L Ngidi712613.71273000
    AL Phehlukwayo51711.40240000
    Imran Tahir612464.00253020

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number


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 days

03 October 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st10H MasakadzaSF Mire
2nd16H MasakadzaCR Ervine
3rd17H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
4th0H MasakadzaSC Williams
5th15SC WilliamsPJ Moor
6th1E ChigumburaPJ Moor
7th0PJ MoorDT Tiripano
8th0DT TiripanoB Mavuta
9th5KM JarvisDT Tiripano
10th14DT TiripanoTL Chatara