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619dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Levi leads South Africa into final

South Africa's bowlers finally arrived in Harare, where they kept Zimbabwe to a below-par total in a must-win encounter to book their place in the tri-series final

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Scorer: Donald Nyoni | Commentator: Keith Lane

South Africa wins and makes the final against Zimbabwe tomorrow at the same venue.

A marked improvement from South Africa today but still work to be done. The youngsters came to the party with Morris showing some talent with the ball and his fielding ability. Parnell seems to have got over his nerves and performed very well today. Levi has shown what a match winner he can be.

Zimbabwe will be happy to make the final and have to look at the rolls that Masakadza and Cremer played in getting them this far. A dangerous team and will not be push-overs in tomorrows final.

Taylor: Too many early wickets lost today, but they did bowl a lot better today. We can at least come back tomorrow and know what to expect. Today we did have the luxury of knowing we were almost in the final. Tomorrow is another day but it will be a great challenge.

Amla: I am very happy with the performance today, the fielding was better and the bowling improved a lot. Richard (Levi) gave us a good start and we just took it from there. The pitch has improved over the tournament and we just need to improve this form into tomorrow.

MOM Wayne Parnell gets the match award - "Confidence plays a big part in bowling and I have got better every match, today has helped a lot with my self-confidence".

That concludes our coverage, be sure to be back tomorrow for the final, it is sure to be another good match.

Good night all.

Matsikenyeri to Morkel, SIX runs, One blow is all he needs, flighted up on length and dispatched over wide midwicket
Matsikenyeri to Morkel, no run, nudges from the legs to the on side, sets off, sent back
Matsikenyeri to Behardien, 1 run, stroked down the ground towards long on
Matsikenyeri to Behardien, no run, strokes it straight back at the bowler

17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SAfXI: 123/4 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.23, RRR: 0.66)

  • Farhaan Behardien18 (25b)
  • Albie Morkel0 (0b)
  • Malcolm Waller1-0-3-1
  • Prosper Utseya4-0-36-0
Waller to Behardien, 1 run, drives down the ground, note Mr Ontong, along the ground, to long off
Waller to Ontong, OUT, GOT HIM, silly cricket from Ontong, been doing so well taking the ones and twos, looks to finish it off in one blow, launces towards long off, taken

JL Ontong c Sibanda b Waller 24 (43m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

SAf XI 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1HM AmlaRE Levi
2nd55F du PlessisRE Levi
3rd32JL OntongRE Levi
4th34JL OntongF Behardien
5th8JA MorkelF Behardien