Player of the Match
Player of the Match

ball was pitched up, Donald went for the drive, aimed over the covers, Streak dives high to his right and plucks it out of the air, he throws the ball high, Olonga races over and delivers teh bear hug, what a day for Zimbabwe the critics generally wrote them off in the table permutations for today's matches, what a win, and don't South Africa have some thinking to do, even thogh the top the table, they will only take 2 points into the Super 6 it will be down to the winner of India v England to decide the 3rd team from Group A, a no result will send England through. If it happens to be India, then Zimbabwe will take an amazing full set of 4 points with them into the Super 6 presentations...... Cronje blames the 1st 17 overs of each innings for the loss, says "we'll be back" and "did well to reach 180 still" Campbell with a big cheesy smile is up... "very nice to win", mentions "the 4 points are a possibility" for the Super 6 Neil Johnson is the Man of the Match... "a little bit of both" (bat and ball)... "things are going our way", "wonderful feeling to beat South Africa, they're probably the best team in the tournament" and so we shall have 3 live matches from tomorrow morning: Aus-WI, SL-Kenya and the balance of the Eng-Ind matches, all starting at 0945 GMT pending the English summer weather I'll leave you with the amusing thought that Hick may miss the Super 6 and his old Zimbabwe team go thru, and Australia may miss out whilst Murray Goodwin goes thru. I'll leave you with the amusing thought that Hick may miss the Super 6 and his old Zimbabwe team go thru, and Australia may miss out whilst Murray Goodwin goes thru.

47.2
W
Olonga to Donald, OUT, that's it! Zimbabwe have beaten South Africa for the first ever time, and they qualify for the World Cup Super Six!

AA Donald c Streak b Olonga 7 (22m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

47.1
0
Olonga to Donald, no run, pitching outside off, Donald no where near it, ball travels over the stumps and thru to the keeper

END OF OVER:
47 | 10 Runs | SA: 185/9 (49 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 3.93, RRR: 16.33)

  • Lance Klusener52 (58b)
  • Allan Donald7 (16b)
  • Heath Streak9-1-35-3
  • Henry Olonga4-0-17-0

Zimbabwe wants to dimiss SA within the next 15 runs to ensure a super 6 position

46.6
2
Streak to Klusener, 2 runs, hit so hard back to the bowler, dropped? an almost impossible chance, ball runs down to the long on
46.5
6
Streak to Klusener, SIX runs, clobbered over the mid wicket, I've never seen someone be able to hit 6s at will like this
46.4
0
Streak to Klusener, no run, another one, and that went thru the batsman, pitching near the toes, playing playing over it, ball missing the leg stump
46.3
0
Streak to Klusener, no run, a yorker, great ball, dug out and back to the bowler
46.2
1
Streak to Donald, 1 run, flicking it off the toes, forward of the square leg
46.1
1
Streak to Klusener, 1 run, into umpire venkat at the bowler's end, Venkat possibly saved a boundary there, what drama

END OF OVER:
46 | 2 Runs | SA: 175/9 (59 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.80, RRR: 14.75)

  • Lance Klusener43 (53b)
  • Allan Donald6 (15b)
  • Henry Olonga4-0-17-0
  • Guy Whittall4-0-20-0

South Africa requires 25 runs to give Zimbabwe a sleepless night, or 59 runs to knock them out of the comp

45.6
1
Olonga to Klusener, 1 run, full toss wide of the off stump, mistimed cut shot goes into the covers
45.5
1
Olonga to Donald, 1 run, finally gets a drive in, pushing down to the mid on
45.4
0
Olonga to Donald, no run, just trying to glide it to the 3rd man, well missed

this brings back memories of Bruce Reid playing and missing a maiden v NZ

45.3
0
Olonga to Donald, no run, dabbing and missing outside the off stump
45.2
0
Olonga to Donald, no run, hit hard, but direct to the cover fielder, good safe fielder, up goes the run rate required once more
45.1
0
Olonga to Donald, no run, played away direct to the point fielder, no run there

END OF OVER:
45 | 7 Runs | SA: 173/9 (61 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.84, RRR: 12.20)

  • Allan Donald5 (10b)
  • Lance Klusener42 (52b)
  • Guy Whittall4-0-20-0
  • Andy Whittall10-0-41-2

and here comes Henry, only bowled 3 so far today will he again get the last wicket to seal the win

44.6
1
GJ Whittall to Donald, 1 run, the Zimmers love it, Donald mustn't have been thicking, pushed for a single to the long off, keeps the strike
44.5
0
GJ Whittall to Donald, no run, a little push into the covers
44.4
0
GJ Whittall to Donald, no run, slow ball, too good for Donald, although that's no big whoop, beating him outsid ethe off stump
44.3
1
GJ Whittall to Klusener, 1 run, swiped from off the ground, down to the long off, another cross bat shot
44.2
4
GJ Whittall to Klusener, FOUR runs, full toss outside the off stump, baseball shot down the ground, one bounce over the rope
44.1
1
GJ Whittall to Donald, 1 run, somehow lands a cut shot on it, behind point, gives Lance the strike

END OF OVER:
44 | 13 Runs | SA: 166/9 (68 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.77, RRR: 11.33)

  • Lance Klusener37 (50b)
  • Allan Donald3 (6b)
  • Andy Whittall10-0-41-2
  • Heath Streak8-1-25-3

13 off the over, that nudged the run rate required down by a smidgen oh no, it's Guy Whittall on to bowl

43.6
6
AR Whittall to Klusener, SIX runs, they're not beaten yet, overpitched from Whittles, the big off drive sails over his head and into the stand
43.5
4
AR Whittall to Klusener, FOUR runs, big drive, lifting it over the wide mdi on, first boundary in 9 overs
43.4
2
AR Whittall to Klusener, 2 runs, swiped thru to the deep mid wicket, Olonga with his typical wild throw, thru the boler, but Klusener wants to keep the strike, no overthrows