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
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• The Bulletin by Sahil Dutta

Smith fifty leads South Africa rout

Graeme Smith's rapid half-century helped South Africa make light work of the 169 they had been set by a promising batting performance from Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein

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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe168/4(20 overs)
South Africa169/3(15.5 overs)

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 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

end of over 1413 runs
SA: 151/3CRR: 10.78 RRR: 3.00 • Need 18 from 36b
David Miller34 (19)
Jean-Paul Duminy20 (16)
Ed Rainsford3-0-42-0
Chris Mpofu3-0-22-0
13.6
1
Rainsford to Miller, 1 run

compact drive to mid-off, a quick single, and that is Miller's career-best, one ball after the fifty stand

13.5
4
Rainsford to Miller, FOUR runs

much fuller this time, and an open-faced wallop over the covers

13.4
4
Rainsford to Miller, FOUR runs

short and pulled hard through the gap. The length was going to be latched onto at some stage

13.3
1
Rainsford to Duminy, 1 run

nudged down to third man

13.2
2
Rainsford to Duminy, 2 runs

short again, and pulled out to midwicket

13.1
1
Rainsford to Miller, 1 run

firm backfoot drive to mid-off

end of over 132 runs
SA: 138/3CRR: 10.61 RRR: 4.43 • Need 31 from 42b
Jean-Paul Duminy17 (14)
David Miller24 (15)
Chris Mpofu3-0-22-0
Graeme Cremer3-0-32-1
12.6
Mpofu to Duminy, no run

low full-toss, swinging away, driven to short cover

12.5
1
Mpofu to Miller, 1 run

short and worked square

12.4
Mpofu to Miller, no run

short and an attempted pull. Beaten

Best performances - batters
Hamilton Masakadza
H Masakadza
72 runs (63)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
1 four
2 sixes
141571281411
Graeme Smith
GC Smith
58 runs (29)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
4 fours
0 six
0005322181
Best performances - bowlers
Wayne Parnell portrait
WD Parnell
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
ECO
7.25
Prosper Utseya
P Utseya
O
3.5
M
0
R
41
W
2
ECO
10.69
Match details
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of South Africa
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith
Series resultSouth Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 188
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days8 October 2010 - night(20-over match)
T20I debut
Colin Ingram
Colin Ingram
Rusty Theron
Rusty Theron
Umpires
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Brian Jerling
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Johan Cloete
TV Umpire
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Shaun George
Reserve Umpire
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Barend Westraadt
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama