Player of the Match
Player of the Match
354dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

All-round Zimbabwe down South Africa

Zimbabwe turned a series that was expected to be completely dominated by South Africa into a contest, with an unlikely but clinical victory over their neighbours

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Scorer: Donald Nyoni | Commentator: Keith Lane

A convincing win for Zimbabwe, and well deserved too. They outplayed the more fancied South Africans in every department of the game. They batted well, the bowled well and their fielding was of a good standard.

For South Africa it is obvious that a lot of work still has to be done, especially in the bowling deparyment. Parnell once again was terrible while Morkel is not at his best. Will be interesting to hear what Amla has to say.

Zimbabwe will be very happy with the result and virtually puts them into the final. Unofficial or not they taught their neighbours a good cricketing lesson today.

Amla: "Both the batting and bowling has a lot of work to do, we gave away at least 20 too many runs. Batting first here is the better call but we did not play well today."

Taylor: "We got both departments right today and very proud. The toss did play a part, but we took full advantage of it with the 100 opening partnership. We changed our bowlers well today and we are all extremely happy. Tomorrow is another game and we have to stay focused."

MoM: Chris Mpofu wins the Man-of-the-Match award.

Thanks to all for your attendance and we will be back tomorrow for game number four.

Goodnight all

Jarvis to Tsotsobe, OUT, And thats the game, plays across the line and hears the dread clank of ball against stumps

LL Tsotsobe b Jarvis 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Jarvis to Tsotsobe, no run, Lobsy this time tries the scoop, makes room to the off but does not get close to contact

19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SAfXI: 147/9 (30 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 30.00)

  • Lonwabo Tsotsobe1 (1b)
  • Wayne Parnell3 (3b)
  • Richard Muzhange4-0-28-2
  • Chris Mpofu4-0-20-3

Somewhere close I can hear the fat lady singing

Muzhange to Tsotsobe, 1 run, low full toss is stroked down the ground to long on
Muzhange to de Lange, OUT, yorker does him, been trying to get it right all over, this one perfect, de Lange has no answer to that

M de Lange b Muzhange 3 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Muzhange to de Lange, 2 runs, got that wrong but gets away with it, high full toss, worked across the line towards midwicket, they take two, TV replay called, safe...but only just
Muzhange to Parnell, 1 run, good line and length, you get under that kind of ball, drives down the ground to long on

SAf XI 2nd innings Partnerships

1st20HM AmlaRE Levi
2nd54CA IngramRE Levi
3rd5JL OntongCA Ingram
4th0CA IngramDJ Vilas
5th12JP DuminyCA Ingram
6th23JA MorkelCA Ingram
7th21RJ PetersonCA Ingram
8th5CA IngramWD Parnell
9th6WD ParnellM de Lange
10th1LL TsotsobeWD Parnell