result
1st T20I (N), Bloemfontein, Oct 8 2010, Zimbabwe tour of South Africa
(15.5/20 ov)169/3
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
player of the match
Graeme Smith
South Africa

It wasn't close in the end, but Zimbabwe had their moments with the bat on a flat deck. Two fine innings from Chibhabha and Masakadza, but they were trumped by Smith and Bosman's onslaught. Worries for South Africa after Morne Morkel turned his ankle, but for Johan Botha, it's one win from one match as captain, and that's all that matters in the end.

Sahil Dutta's bulletin will be up here shortly, and don't forget to check out our Facebook page. Graeme Smith is Man of the Match for his game-seizing innings. Join us again at Kimberley on Sunday for the 2nd T20. From Andrew Miller, it's goodnight.

15.5
6
Utseya to Duminy, SIX runs

and there it is! A flowing drive over long-on, just clears the rope, and South Africa ease home with more than four overs to spare

One shot will do the job now

15.4
4
Utseya to Duminy, FOUR runs

a teasing cut, into the gap at cover. No-one can cut it off

15.3
1
Utseya to Miller, 1 run

trading in singles to bring the requirement down

15.2
1
Utseya to Duminy, 1 run

cut out to point

15.1
2
Utseya to Duminy, 2 runs

slapped drive, down to mid-on, where a low chance bounces just short

end of over 154 runs
SA: 155/3CRR: 10.33 RRR: 2.80 • Need 14 runs from 30b
Jean-Paul Duminy22 (18)
David Miller35 (23)
Chris Mpofu4-0-25-0
Ed Rainsford3-0-42-0
14.6
1
Mpofu to Duminy, 1 run

on the hip, nudged to square leg

14.5
1lb
Mpofu to Miller, 1 leg bye

goes for the yorker, but strikes the pad outside leg

14.4
1
Mpofu to Duminy, 1 run

slower ball, held back and dabbed to third man

14.3
1
Mpofu to Miller, 1 run

smacked hard, well half-stopped by short cover

14.2
Mpofu to Miller, no run

lucky to get away with that one, short and wide, and left alone

14.1
Mpofu to Miller, no run

short and pulled, but intercepted at short midwicket