Only Test, Harare, August 09 - 12, 2014, South Africa tour of Zimbabwe
256 & 181
(T:41) 397 & 44/1

South Africa won by 9 wickets

Player Of The Match
4/90 & 4/62
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Zimbabwe 1st Innings 
c Petersen b Steyn079000.00
b Piedt45931425048.38
lbw b Piedt1436631038.88
c Duminy b Piedt931592588058.49
c Amla b Piedt022000.00
c †de Kock b Steyn2434333070.58
lbw b Steyn2178922026.92
c †de Kock b Philander1214182085.71
not out 15801111018.75
c †de Kock b Steyn2226264084.61
c †de Kock b Steyn22943006.89
Extras(lb 4, nb 2, w 2)8
TOTAL92.4 Ov (RR: 2.76, 403 Mins)256
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Vusi Sibanda, 2.1 ov), 2-33 (Mark Vermeulen, 15.1 ov), 3-90 (Hamilton Masakadza, 32.2 ov), 4-90 (Regis Chakabva, 32.4 ov), 5-120 (Sean Williams, 40.5 ov), 6-179 (Richmond Mutumbami, 62.6 ov), 7-204 (Tinashe Panyangara, 67.1 ov), 8-220 (Brendan Taylor, 76.1 ov), 9-246 (Tendai Chatara, 82.4 ov), 10-256 (John Nyumbu, 92.4 ov)
2.1 to V Sibanda, this one carries and Steyn strikes! Shaping away from length around off, Sibanda opened the face of the bat to defend it but nicked it to third slip for Alviro Petersen who took a low catch. 0/1
40.5 to SC Williams, he's been given out, caught behind! Williams drove at a length ball without footwork just outside off, it came in after pitching and got the edge to the keeper, who appealed straightaway and the umpire raised his finger. Williams doesn't look happy with the decision, though. 120/5
62.6 to R Mutumbami, the man has struck! Plenty of reverse swing from Steyn as this one pitched just outside off and came in very sharply, Mutumbami was caught on the crease in an attempt t get bat on it but it struck him in front of middle and leg. The umpire raised his finger but it looked like it would have gone down leg. 179/6
82.4 to TL Chatara, Steyn strikes and de Kock takes a good catch! He's been given caught behind but it looks like the ball didn't take anything on its way. It was an outswinger around middle, Chatara defended and played for the angle and the ball swung a long way to go over the stumps to go to the keeper. Replays suggest it probably took the right thigh pad on the way. 246/9
92.4 to J Nyumbu, strikes with one down the leg side and that's Steyn's fifth! It was going down the leg side after pitching on leg, Nyumbu wanted to play it fine off the pads after moving across a bit and managed a thin edge for de Kock to take an easy catch. All over for Zimbabwe. 256/10
67.1 to T Panyangara, and the bowling change works straightaway! Beautiful away-going delivery from length outside off, Panyangara drove and a thick outside edge went behind and de Kock took a very good catch with both hands to his right. 204/7
15.1 to MA Vermeulen, he's struck first ball, what a debut! He flighted it well outside off on length, Vermeulen went deep inside the crease to defend but he got sharp turn and it kept low to beat the batsman and trap him in front. The umpire's finger throws Piedt in celebrations!. 33/2
32.2 to H Masakadza, through the gate! Piedt strikes again, this time from round the wicket. It was a beautiful offspinner that pitched just outside off and turned enough to sneak through the gap that was between Masakadza's bat and pad to hit top of off stump. Peach of a delivery to get rid of the well-set batsman. 90/3
32.4 to RW Chakabva, oh, one more has fallen! Piedt pitched it fuller on the pads with flight, Chakabva flicked it straight to Amla at midwicket. He was there just for that short and Piedt has taken two in three balls. Chakabva thought the ball bounced off the pitch as he flicked it and maybe wanted the umpire to check but he was given out. 90/4
76.1 to BRM Taylor, oh Taylor holes out!! He came down the track for the length ball on off, and slogged it to the deep-midwicket boundary where Duminy didn't have to move much for that catch. That's a big wicket for SA and Taylor missed his hundred by only seven runs. 220/8
South Africa 1st Innings 
c †Mutumbami b Tiripano611461837041.78
c †Mutumbami b Nyumbu3258872155.17
c Chakabva b Nyumbu9826435611037.12
c Sibanda b Chatara427360014.81
c Sibanda b Nyumbu734480020.58
c Sibanda b Williams811521955153.28
c Taylor b Nyumbu551341941041.04
b Williams17871101019.54
c Tiripano b Nyumbu19181802105.55
lbw b Tiripano1328370046.42
not out 2460050.00
Extras(b 3, lb 4, nb 1)8
TOTAL158.3 Ov (RR: 2.50, 639 Mins)397
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Alviro Petersen, 22.2 ov), 2-132 (Dean Elgar, 47.4 ov), 3-146 (Hashim Amla, 57.5 ov), 4-157 (AB de Villiers, 68.4 ov), 5-276 (Faf du Plessis, 110.3 ov), 6-292 (Quinton de Kock, 115.6 ov), 7-334 (Vernon Philander, 143.4 ov), 8-367 (Dale Steyn, 148.5 ov), 9-395 (Dane Piedt, 157.4 ov), 10-397 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 158.3 ov)
47.4 to D Elgar, and Tiripano has a wicket!! That one has a little less width on it and Elgar is tempted into having a swish, he reaches out for it and gets and edge. Mutumbami goes one handed to his left and snatches it out of the air for a stunning catch! He had very little time to react and Elgar is furious as he walks off. 132/2
157.4 to DL Piedt, full, straight, gone! Tiripano doesn't even have enough energy for a proper celebration. Settles for a relieved first pump. It skids in at Piedt, forcing him to play across the line. Struck on the pads on middle and would have clattered into middle and leg. 395/9
22.2 to AN Petersen, Nyumbu strikes and what a dramatic catch from Mutumbami! Nyumbu flighted it on leg and it was turning down leg, Petersen looked to paddle sweep it fine and got a thin edge down leg, the ball hit the keeper and deflected the other side, to his right, and Mutumbami leapt to his right and caught it with his right hand. 57/1
68.4 to AB de Villiers, Nyumbu has got moves too! In celebration he pulls out a dance that gets this crowd going. De Villiers seems to have had a lapse in concentration. He wanted to hit that over midwicket but wafted at it quitelazily. Sibanda was at midwicket and made no mistake sending Nyumbu into a dance of joy. 157/4
110.3 to F du Plessis, Nyumbu gets Faf for 98!! Faf came down the track to tuck it away, the ball was a bit short of length on leg, it turned and the bounce took the edge straight to backward short leg where Chakabva took an easy catch. 276/5
148.5 to DW Steyn, fourth wicket for Nyumbu! He flighted and pitched it up outside off, Steyn went for a slog but it didn't turn much and the ball went high up after a leading edge and cover ran back a few steps to take a good catch. 367/8
158.3 to JP Duminy, five for Nyumbu on debut! Goes down on his knees and smiles up at the heavens. Kisses the crest as the players walk off. This was tossed up outside off and JP set up for the reverse sweep but it only balloons to slip. 397/10
57.5 to HM Amla, Chatara's temptation has worked! It's wide and can be left alone but Amla drives in the air straight to Sibanda at cover! His offerings way outside off seemed like a waste earlier, but he's got a big wicket. 146/3
115.6 to Q de Kock, Williams' turn does it, he gets QDK! He also falls while moving his feet, to a ball that was around middle on length, he flicked it with the turn to midwicket where Sibanda dives forward to take a good low catch. 292/6
143.4 to VD Philander, he's beaten, and Zimbabwe have a wicket, the stumps have been castled! Williams flighted it a bit on leg stump, Philander stayed back to defend but the ball turned and went past his bat to hit middle and off. Need a break? It's tea!. 334/7
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings 
c de Villiers b Morkel1935401154.28
c & b Piedt451111986140.54
b Piedt56385007.93
lbw b Steyn2168672030.88
c Elgar b Piedt59140055.55
b Morkel1523312065.21
c Duminy b Morkel319350015.78
c †de Kock b Steyn4369956062.31
c & b Piedt1352850125.00
not out 0411000.00
b Steyn2660033.33
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 1)10
TOTAL76.2 Ov (RR: 2.37, 338 Mins)181
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Hamilton Masakadza, 9.1 ov), 2-58 (Donald Tiripano, 28.1 ov), 3-98 (Mark Vermeulen, 45.4 ov), 4-98 (Vusi Sibanda, 46.2 ov), 5-113 (Brendan Taylor, 48.4 ov), 6-121 (Regis Chakabva, 53.5 ov), 7-124 (Sean Williams, 55.4 ov), 8-178 (Richmond Mutumbami, 74.3 ov), 9-178 (John Nyumbu, 75.1 ov), 10-181 (Tinashe Panyangara, 76.2 ov)
45.4 to MA Vermeulen, gets him lbw! It was a quick delivery swinging in from just outside off, pitched back of length, Vermeulen was trapped on the back foot on his toes in an attempt to defend but the ball jabbed in to hit him just below the knee roll in front. 98/3
74.3 to R Mutumbami, he gets a wicket finally, but not with the short ball! It was outside off on length, Mutumbami chased it to run it down towards third man and a thin edge is taken safely by QDK. Fine and fighting innings from Mutumbami comes to an end. 178/8
76.2 to T Panyangara, goes through! It was a short ball, but it kept low slightly heading towards the off stump and castled the stumps by the time the bat came down. All over for Zimbabwe. 181/10
9.1 to H Masakadza, bangs it in short and it's taken in the slip cordon! It was coming in from outside off at some pace, Masakadza had time only to take evasive action by putting his bat in front of his head, the edge flew to third slip and Masakadza had no clue where the ball went. 25/1
53.5 to RW Chakabva, can't leave all of them, though! This one goes through after pitching outside off on length, it was coming in with the angle but Chakabva didn't cover for that and it hit the off stump as he shouldered arms. Time for some drinks. 121/6
55.4 to SC Williams, whattay catch by Duminy! It's pretty full and wide outside off, Williams' eyes light up and he chases it, it's gone in the air and is going past point but no, Duminy dives to his right and grabs it!. 124/7
28.1 to DT Tiripano, he goes for a wild one and pays the price, Piedt has broken the stand! It was coming in from outside off with flight and wasn't full at all, but Tiripano probably got carried away and went for a slog sweep to miss it completely and was bowled. A gritty innings from Tiripano and that one spun a long way to take leg stump. 58/2
46.2 to V Sibanda, sharp return catch from Piedt! Sibanda unnecessarily danced down the track after a wicket in the last over, and smashed this one from outside off back to the bowler who shows sharp reflexes for the catch above his shoulder on the left. 98/4
48.4 to BRM Taylor, he strikes again, the inside edge lobs up to short leg! Taylor pressed a long way forward for the ball that has been turning the whole day, and it did enough again after pitching outside off to go to Elgar after taking a bit of bat. 113/5
75.1 to J Nyumbu, gets a wicket straightaway! He tossed it up outside off, and Nyumbu chipped it back, trying to hit it over the bowler's head, but Piedt jumped and took the catch. 178/9
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 41 runs)
b Chatara2128353175.00
not out 1730403056.66
not out 5641083.33
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL10.4 Ov (RR: 4.12, 40 Mins)44/1
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Dean Elgar, 9.4 ov)
9.4 to D Elgar, drags it on! Two runs to go and Elgar has fallen. It was outside off and going away further, Elgar didn't move his feet and chopped it on with an inside edge. 39/1
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Sat, 09 Aug - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 248/9 (Donald Tiripano 9*, John Nyumbu 0*, 89 ov)
Sun, 10 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 201/4 (Faf du Plessis 69*, Quinton de Kock 27*, 84 ov)
Mon, 11 Aug - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 28/1 (Vusi Sibanda 8*, Donald Tiripano 1*, 13 ov)
Tue, 12 Aug - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 44/1 (10.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 47/1 in 26.0 overs (V Sibanda 23, DT Tiripano 5)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 2
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe - 80/2 in 41.0 overs (V Sibanda 38, MA Vermeulen 10)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 46.4 overs (281 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 121/6 in 53.5 overs (SC Williams 3)
  • Tea: Zimbabwe - 141/7 in 68.0 overs (R Mutumbami 15, J Nyumbu 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 68.6 overs (415 balls), Extras 9
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 106 balls (R Mutumbami 40, J Nyumbu 13, Ex 0)
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 181/10 in 76.2 overs (TL Chatara 0)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • RW Chakabva kept wickets in place of R Mutumbami from the start of South Africa 2nd innings
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberTest no. 2135
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days9,10,11,12 August 2014 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee