result
3rd ODI (D/N), Paarl, Oct 6 2018, Zimbabwe tour of South Africa
(45.5/50 ov, target 229)231/6
South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
player of the series
Imran Tahir
South Africa
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• The Report by Liam Brickhill

Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada complete South Africa's 3-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe

The two quicks picked up three wickets each before fifties from Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen steered South Africa home

Match centre 
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe228/10(49.3 overs)
South Africa231/6(45.5 overs)

9.04pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo as captain Faf collects the series trophy. He hands the trophy over to Duminy to revel as well. The rest of the boys join in too. We'll see you for the T20Is, but the cricket continues in less than 10 hours. It's going to be Pakistan v Australia taking on in the first Test, and we're looking forward to your company there. Till then, it's bye bye.

8.58pm Time for the presentation.

Faf du Plessis, the winning captain: "The bowling was really good. We managed to get wickets through the series. Conditions for batting were tough in the first two games, but today we batted well. We would've wanted to close the game down a bit more convincingly, and those are good signs. We are looking ahead and trying to give everyone a good and fair run with the team. I think we've done well with that. Australia is out next ODI tour after that, so the 15-16 boys will look forward to that. The T20s should be exciting. I haven't played much cricket, so hopefully I can unleash some big ones."

Imran Tahir is the Man of the Series for his ten wickets. He says: "Just very pleased with the way the ball is coming out. Trying to still improve my game and bowl my best. The challenge is good, and I want to play as long as I can. I don't take playing for South Africa for granted, and I enjoy every moment. The six-wicket haul was my most memorable moment of the series. I didn't even know that time that I had got a hat-trick! Well done to Zimbabwe as well."

Heinrich Klaasen is the Man of the Match for his maiden half-century and wicketkeeping. He says: "The team played fantastically. Want to thank Boucher for letting me bat at No. 4 at Titans. Fantastic wicket. Enjoyed batting here. Paarl has been fantastic, even from my amateur days. Would've wanted to be a bit more technical, but I can't complain.

Masakadza, the losing captain: "Just not good enough across all three games. Much work needs to be done. The batting wicket was beautiful today. So I thought, we had to put a few more on the board. Needed about 50 or 60 more to make a game out of it. T20s are a different format, and we're a bit stronger there."

8.47pm That's a clean sweep here in Paarl, but Zimbabwe did give South Africa something to worry about in the first two games. Today, though, South Africa were almost clinical despite the late hiccup. Wonder what both sides learnt from this series though.

Deep: "comeback man steyn with the best batting average and second best bowling average (next only to rabada) in this series!"

Glen: "Can I just say well played Zimbabwe? A much improved performance with the bat and a good fight with the ball. I'm impressed"

45.5
4
Chatara to Steyn, FOUR runs

driven straight past the bowler! And South Africa make it three-nil. Length ball outside off, and thumped to the left of the bowler

45.4
Chatara to Steyn, no run

good length outside off, but stays low after pitching. Steyn defends but toe-ends it

45.3
Chatara to Steyn, no run
45.2
W
Chatara to Andile, OUT

to the keeper! Phehlukwayo goes for a duck. Length ball going across his body, and he tried to push at it. Beaten by the pace, and it takes an outside edge to the keeper

Andile Phehlukwayo c †Taylor b Chatara 0 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
45.1
1
Chatara to Zondo, 1 run

length ball outside off, and he steers a guiding shot to third man

end of over 451 run
SA: 226/5CRR: 5.02 • RRR: 0.60 • Need 3 from 30b
Andile Phehlukwayo0 (8)
Khaya Zondo24 (38)
Donald Tiripano9-0-35-2
Tendai Chatara7-0-53-0
44.6
Tiripano to Andile, no run

overpitched just outside off, and his square drive rolls into the hands of point

44.5
Tiripano to Andile, no run

good length on middle, and defended off the back foot

44.4
Tiripano to Andile, no run

good length on middle, and pushed off the back foot to cover. Still no run

44.3
Tiripano to Andile, no run

good length on middle, and punched to short cover

44.2
Tiripano to Andile, no run

dropped! At cover. Full on middle, and the gentle push has lobbed into the air. Straight into Ervine's hands, but the ball pops out of his palm

44.1
1
Tiripano to Zondo, 1 run

good length outside off, and cut square to point. Stopped though

end of over 443 runs
SA: 225/5CRR: 5.11 • RRR: 0.67 • Need 4 from 36b
Andile Phehlukwayo0 (3)
Khaya Zondo23 (37)
Tendai Chatara7-0-53-0
Kyle Jarvis9-0-40-1
43.6
Chatara to Andile, no run

full on off, and tapped off the front foot to cover

43.5
Chatara to Andile, no run

full on off, and angling away. He tries to drive through the covers, but the fielder at cover dives to stop the boundary

43.4
1
Chatara to Zondo, 1 run

good length outside off, and cut off the back foot to third man

43.3
Chatara to Zondo, no run

good length on off, and he pushes at this off the back foot

43.2
2
Chatara to Zondo, 2 runs

good length angling down leg, and he helps this ball along it's way to fine leg. They're coming back for two, and the throw from the deep hit's Phehlukwayo's shoulder at the bowler's end! He's in some pain here.

43.1
Chatara to Zondo, no run

back of a length outside off. He rides the bounce to defend off the back foot

end of over 438 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 222/5CRR: 5.16 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 7 from 42b
Andile Phehlukwayo0 (1)
Khaya Zondo20 (33)
Kyle Jarvis9-0-40-1
Brandon Mavuta10-0-44-1
42.6
Jarvis to Andile, no run

good length on middle stump, and he lets it go through to the keeper

42.5
W
Jarvis to Klaasen, OUT

slower ball, short on middle, and he toe-ends a pull right into midwicket's hands! Soft

Heinrich Klaasen c Masakadza b Jarvis 59 (80m 67b 6x4 1x6) SR: 88.06
42.4
4
Jarvis to Klaasen, FOUR runs

low full toss outside off, and he clears his front leg and then thumps a cover drive right over the infield! South Africa need seven now

Best performances - batsmen
Sean Williams profile photo
SC Williams
69 runs (79)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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R Hendricks player portrait
RR Hendricks
66 runs (82)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control96%
Productive shot
flick
24 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
DW Steyn
O
9.3
M
1
R
29
W
3
ECO
3.05
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada
O
10
M
1
R
32
W
3
ECO
3.2
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Boland Park, Paarl
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of South Africa
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Heinrich Klaasen
Heinrich Klaasen
Player Of The Series
Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir
Series resultSouth Africa won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI No. 4051
Hours of play (local time) 13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days06 October 2018 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Gaffaney
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Shaun George
TV Umpire
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Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire
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Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe