Player of the Match
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    4.4 and now tries to go down the ground and puts it straight to mid on. Tried to lift a length ball over the top but got too much air on it and nowhere near enough length, chipping it to mid on for a simple catch 16/3
    1.4 bowled him! An off drive misses and off-stump is flicked, a fuller ball enticing the drive and it nipped back through the gate, perfect delivery, hits where the text book tells you to 2/1
    3.2 pretty much the same stroke but this is edged behind and de Villiers takes it comfortably going to his right at around waist height, Taylor was reaching for it, not in control of the stroke and got a thin nick 6/2
    17.4 a bit of extra bounce, takes the edge and de Villiers takes his fourth catch going comfortably to his left-hand side, another wicket for Kallis too! Remarkable performance from him, the ball got big on the batsman who tried to run it down to third man 77/8
    10.4 down the wicket and slapped straight to extra cover got it high on the bat and it went directly to the fielder at chest height where the catch was comfortably taken, can't blame the batsman for trying to force the pace but the execution again lacking 51/4
    10.5 full and straight and plumb lbw first ball the batsman was nowhere near it. Fired it at the pads, full onto middle and leg and Chigumbura was caught on the crease, his attempted defensive stroke was a few years too late 51/5
    13.4 short ball, hooked at and gloved to the keeper, a third wicket for Kallis and this is now his best return in T20Is. Simply too quick with the bumper that went through around a middle and leg line, a thin glove to de Villiers' at head height 60/6
    16.5 short down the leg side, off the glove and a cracking diving catch from de Villiers going to his left, once again a Zimbabwean completely undone by pace and accuracy but what a catch from the keeper, superb take a full stretch 75/7
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    93/8 (20 Overs, RR: 4.65)
    Did not bat: BV Vitori
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Vusi Sibanda, 1.4 ov), 2-6 (Brendan Taylor, 3.2 ov), 3-16 (Hamilton Masakadza, 4.4 ov), 4-51 (Stuart Matsikenyeri, 10.4 ov), 5-51 (Elton Chigumbura, 10.5 ov), 6-60 (Graeme Cremer, 13.4 ov), 7-75 (Prosper Utseya, 16.5 ov), 8-77 (Craig Ervine, 17.4 ov)
    DW Steyn40912.25181000
    M Morkel401624.00141020
    JA Morkel402616.5091030
    J Botha301605.3371000
    RJ Peterson10808.0021000
    JH Kallis411543.75151000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.30

Match days

20 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


South Africa 2, Zimbabwe 0

Match Notes