Player of the Match
Player of the Match
329dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Miller, Duminy madness sinks spirited Zimbabwe

David Miller and JP Duminy lifted South Africa from 83 for 4 to 339 for 4 with a world-record fifth-wicket partnership, which proved too much despite Zimbabwe's batsmen rallying impressively

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Miller
DA Miller
138(92) 7x4 - 9x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 30 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 0 5 32 43 23 19 16
JP Duminy
JP Duminy
115(100) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
8 9 22 10 22 31 6 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir
O10
M0
R36
W3
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
VD Philander
VD Philander
O8
M0
R30
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Rohan Sharma

9.55 pm: That's all from us then. Don't forget to tune into Match Point! This is Rohan Sharma signing off on behalf of ESPNcricinfo, and If you've had half as much fun reading the commentary as I've had doing it, then I've had twice as much fun doing the commentary then you've had reading it. See you tomorrow, folks.

David Miller, Man of the Match: The first hundred will also be memorable, but this one was really nice as well. I just needed to construct a partnership with someone, and JP was the man today. It was a bit slow initially, but it definitely eased up towards the end. We just kept encouraging each other along the way and we knew how important this partnership was to the team. Can take a lot of positives in how I constructed this innings, especially when rotating the strike with the spinners on.

David Miller is the Man of the Match

9.38 pm The scorecard might suggest South Africa won this one convincingly, but there is no doubt about it, Zimbabwe have issued a clear warning to the rest of the teams in Pool B. They were ahead of the cards in the first half of each innings, but seemed to lose their way as they got into the business end of things. Still, the promise and heart they showed will imbue great confidence within the side as they look to the remainder of their matches. Hamilton Masakadza and Chamu Chibhabha were the main guns initially, before Brendon Taylor added a run-a-ball 40, but it wasn't enough to get them over the line as that 30-run 48th over, courtesy of David Miller's swashbuckling bat, proved the difference ultimately.

48.2
W
Morkel to Chatara, OUT, and with a simple return chance to this full delivery on middle, Morkel has snapped up the final scalp to give South Africa a 62-run victory in the end

TL Chatara c & b Morkel 6 (21m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

48.1
0
Morkel to Chatara, no run, advances down the track before realising this is an attempted wide yorker, so tries to readjust to get at it, but fails to do so

END OF OVER:
48 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 277/9 (63 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.77, RRR: 31.50)

  • Tendai Chatara6 (9b)
  • Tafadzwa Kamungozi0 (0b)
  • Vernon Philander8-0-30-2
  • Morne Morkel8-1-49-1

Vaaalpaiyan: "Earlier today, Someone was concerned that Zimbabwe might loose their confident by playing a losing first game against heavy weights.. they are still loosing the game, But it appears SA might ve drastically damaged their confidence "

47.6
1
Philander to Chatara, 1 run, able to cart away this fuller delivery on and around off to the mid-on fielder
47.5
0
Philander to Chatara, no run, is well late on this bouncer outside off which Tendai fails to ramp over third man
47.4
4
Philander to Chatara, FOUR runs, low full toss which is in the slot as this is blazed away through the covers for a boundary

Pratik Shrestha: "Solomon Mire, showing T20 skill....go Zimbabwe!!!"

47.3
0
Philander to Chatara, no run, searching for the yorker as he ends up giving up a low full toss which is struck back to him. The batsmen run the single as Philander turns to fire in a throw at the non-striker's, but misses

Rare Crumble

10

Years since South Africa have lost four wickets for less than 100 runs against Zimbabwe. They were 83/4 today.

Snailing along

28

Runs scored by South Africa in the first ten overs, their lowest against Zimbabwe when batting first (since 2001)

Will Zim lift their game?

2

Number of times that Zimbabwe have beaten South Africa in ODIs, once in a World Cup (1999)