Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
79(37) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 8 12 14 3 9 29
BRM Taylor
BRM Taylor
47(39) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 1 1 16 5 1 12 7

Best performances - Bowlers

E Chigumbura
E Chigumbura
O4
M0
R31
W4
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mascarenhas
O4
M0
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 138/7 (51 runs required, RR: 6.90)

  • Prosper Utseya13 (10b)
  • Keith Dabengwa0 (0b)
  • Stuart Broad4-0-29-1
  • Andrew Flintoff3-0-18-0

Zimbabwe have done themselves proud once again. No disgrace in this defeat. They batted their full 20 overs, and finished on 138 for 7, which funnily enough is the same score as Australia made in yesterday's shock encounter.

Taylor played beautifully once again for his 47 from 39 balls, and at 81 for 1 in the 11th over, England were moderately rattled. But the slower bowlers did the trick, with Mascarenhas and Schofield sharing five quick scalps between them.

"We lost key wickets at the wrong time," admits Prosper Utseya. Paul Collingwood says: "It was a good win, but not a perfect performance by any means."

Now then, now then. Tomorrow is utterly, totally massive. England and Zimbabwe top Group B with two points, Australia are yet to get off the mark. They must beat England tomorrow to have any hope of progressing to the second round of the ICC World Twenty20. It's all getting very serious down in the Western Cape.

"Hopefully we'll come out tomorrow and put the perfect performance in," says Collingwood. To that end, they'll be looking for more of the same from the Man of the Match, Kevin Pietersen. His 79 from 37 balls was the difference between the sides today, and it could eventually be the difference between qualification and early elimination. "It would be nice to send Australia home wouldn't it?" grins Pietersen at the post-match presentation.

We've been Andrew Miller and Jenny Thompson. Join us tomorrow at 1.30pm local time (11.30 GMT) for live ball-by-ball coverage of England v Australia at Newlands.

19.6
1
Broad to Utseya, 1 run, full delivery clubbed down the ground, and that's the end of that

last ball ...

19.5
0
Broad to Utseya, no run, a swing and a miss. A fraction slower from Broad, and Prior tidies up
19.4
W
Broad to Masakadza, OUT, in the slot for a swing, but Masakadza can't get enough bat on it. It disappears high, high into the stratosphere, and lands safely in the hands of Luke Wright at deep midwicket. A useful innings comes to an end, as Dabengwa comes to the crease

H Masakadza c Wright b Broad 27 (24m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 117.39

19.3
1
Broad to Utseya, 1 run, low full-toss and wide of off stump too. Utseya reaches for it with one hand, and scampers a single to midwicket
19.2
1
Broad to Masakadza, 1 run, biffed out to the covers, but can't beat the field
19.1
0
Broad to Masakadza, no run, on the spot, and through to the keeper

Stuart Broad to wrap up the proceedings

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st74V SibandaBRM Taylor
2nd7T TaibuBRM Taylor
3rd3BRM TaylorCJ Chibhabha
4th3S MatsikenyeriCJ Chibhabha
5th2E ChigumburaCJ Chibhabha
6th15H MasakadzaE Chigumbura
7th33H MasakadzaP Utseya
8th1KM DabengwaP Utseya

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22040.974
BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031