Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Elton Chigumbura: Need to learn to win games. Only thing we need to learn. We are failing to do that despite working hard in the nets. It's about how much you want it but today we didn't show that. We were very happy with 231 and getting them all out but we are failing with the bat. It's about the mindset.

Hashim Amla: We felt 231 was defendable. Huge credit to Tahir and Phangi for the last stand. It was below par after the start we had but we had the bowlers to defend it. Things like that [collapses] happen in the game and the way we reacted to reach 231 and defend it was great. We believed it was defendable. Our seamers set the tone upfront and Phangi bowled very well. We hung in there long enough and got crucial wickets later on to take us home. It's bitter and sweet both. Bitter that we put on 231 but sweet that we defended it. Bowling them out was sweet as well.

Prosper Utseya is the Man of the Match: Happy with the way I bowled but disappointed that we didn't win. Spin department has been our strength and we knew pitch was going to turn. The captain took me off after three overs and later I decided to come around to de Kock and changed my field placings a bit. I was a bit of both - defensive and attacking. The conditions helped a lot to turn the ball.

Zimbabwe have lost another match despite having a great chance today and they are at the bottom of the table. They now face Australia on Sunday and hopefully you all will enjoy our coverage of that match as well. Do join in, till then it's goodbye from Vishal and Devashish, ta ta!

4.40pm So another convincing win for South Africa over Zimbabwe, this one of 61 runs also gives them a bonus point. They were rocked back by Utseya's five-for, including the hat-trick, which kept them down to 231. Zimbabwe still had a steep challenge considering SA's attack and the turn the pitch was offering. Phangiso did pick two important wickets early and the pacers finished it after that. They are on top of the table with nine points now

Aaron Phangiso: I enjoyed the stand with Tahir a lot, have been working very hard and got a couple of guys to bowl to us while batting in the nets. It was one of those slow wickets and we had to pitch the ball in the right spots. Very happy with my two wickets, they are dangerous players which brought us back in the game. My confidence is growing with opportunities and hopefully I'll get more of those.

No award for Zimbabwe but here's Oscar: "Great Work ZIm"

Steyn to Vitori, OUT, he's gone now, easy catch for QDK over his head! Steyn banged one in again and this was around off, Vitori looked for the upper cut but managed an outside edge behind the stumps

BV Vitori c †de Kock b Steyn 3 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Steyn to Vitori, 2 runs, another short ball - another pull - and another one falls safe! Vitori pulled this one from leg stump towards the edge of the circle past mid-on and Phangiso ran to his left and jumped like Boris Becker but couldn't get there. Excellent effort, nevertheless
Steyn to Vitori, no run, short ball on leg, miscued pull falls well short of short midwicket

38 | 6 Runs | ZIM: 168/9 (64 runs required from 11.3 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 5.33)

  • Tendai Chatara6 (10b)
  • Brian Vitori1 (2b)
  • Ryan McLaren7-0-24-3
  • Dale Steyn8-2-34-2
McLaren to Chatara, no run, another swing and a miss, this was on length outside off, he tried another heave and missed
McLaren to Chatara, no run, in the block hole well outside off, Chatara chases and misses
McLaren to Vitori, 1 run, short on the leg stump, Vitori gets off the mark with a pull which produces a leading edge towards square leg
McLaren to Chatara, 1 run, back to the short ball - this one's going towards leg and it's helped with a pull to deep fine leg
McLaren to Chatara, FOUR runs, much fuller around off and Chatara plays a cross-batted heave over the infield on the leg side to collect a boundary
McLaren to Chatara, no run, short balls continue - Chatara misses the pull and takes one near the shoulder as he played it early

37 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 162/9 (70 runs required from 11.3 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 5.38)

  • Brian Vitori0 (1b)
  • Tendai Chatara1 (5b)
  • Dale Steyn8-2-34-2
  • Ryan McLaren6-0-18-3
Steyn to Vitori, no run, makes room to slap it away but gets a bottom edge from the length delivery on the off side
Steyn to Chatara, 1 run, nasty short ball as it goes off the pad and thigh guard behind square on the leg side

One wicket left now, Brian Vitori is the new man

Steyn to Chigumbura, OUT, full toss again and this one gets a wicket! Steyn's being trying a yorker and this full toss was on the pads, Chigumbura flicked it away to the leg side but found the deep backward square leg fielder where Rossouw took a catch running in

E Chigumbura c Rossouw b Steyn 22 (45m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.86

Will they, Won't they?


Number of runs Zimbabwe scored when they first beat SA, in the 1999 World Cup. They need 232 today

The O in Hope


No. of times Zimbabwe have beaten SA at home. They have beaten them twice; 1999 WC and Durban 2000

Double-duck-er debut?


Sachin Tendulkar's first two ODI innings, same as Rilee Rossouw