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South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I at Kimberley, , Oct 10 2010 - Ball by Ball Commentary

2nd T20I, Kimberley, October 10, 2010, Zimbabwe tour of South Africa
(20 ov, T:195) 186/7

South Africa won by 8 runs

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96* (54)
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end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 186/7CRR: 9.30 
Tatenda Taibu11 (6b 1x6)
Graeme Cremer2 (2b)
Rusty Theron 4-0-27-2
Wayne Parnell 4-0-41-0

South Africa win by eight runs and win series 2-0 Another good effort from Zimbabwe, their batsmen have been mighty impressive but their pacemen suffered. JP Duminy found some of his best form to carry South Africa to a score that looked a long way ahead of what Zimbabwe could manage but the tourists almost pulled off a shock. Nitin will have his bulletin ready soon to tell you all the details, so make sure you check that out. That's all from us, thanks for all the emails, I hope you'll join us on October 15 for the 1st ODI.

Theron to Taibu, 1 leg bye

that'll be all. Full and straight to finish, Taibu takes a leg bye that brings up Zimbabwe's highest T20 score against a Test nation but South Africa take the match and series

Theron to Cremer, 1 run

really good effort from Theron, lands another fullish ball that Cremer swings to midwicket

Theron to Taibu, 1 run

excellent bowling again, consistently finding the yorker and not much Taibu can do

Theron to Taibu, 2 runs

how they have managed two there I don't know, Taibu bunted a full toss to long-on and scampered back for two

Theron to Cremer, 1 run

good ball again, finds the yorker, Cremer times it nicely, but just for a single to deep cover

Theron to Masakadza, OUT

gone! Middle and leg stump out the ground! Masakadza gave himself plenty of room but couldn't connect as the yorker splattered the stumps. Dot ball as well

Shingi Masakadza b Theron 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 50

Theron to bowl a crucial final over...

end of over 1919 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 180/6CRR: 9.47 RRR: 15.00
Shingi Masakadza1 (1b)
Tatenda Taibu8 (3b 1x6)
Wayne Parnell 4-0-41-0
Rusty Theron 3-0-22-1
Parnell to Masakadza, 1 run

Masakadza clips his first ball straight to short midwicket, takes a single and Zimbabwe need 15 from the final over

Parnell to Chigumbura, 1 run, OUT

oh no! Suicide for Chigumbura! Smashes a full toss out to Theron at deep point, a single was all that was on offer but he tried to come back for the second and never looked like making it. Big blow, he was well set

Elton Chigumbura run out (Theron/†Kuhn) 26 (15b 3x4 1x6 20m) SR: 173.33
Parnell to Taibu, 1 run

much better from Parnell, finds the yorker length and Taibu can only squeeze it away for a single

Parnell to Taibu, SIX runs

well well well! That'll do nicely! Hip-high full toss, Taibu flicks it handsomely, it goes a long way over deep square for six! Zimbabwe right in this now!

Parnell to Chigumbura, 1 run

Chigumbura wants two but can't get it, swishing without much timing to long-on

Parnell to Chigumbura, FOUR runs

The free hit is punished! Chigumbura standing tall and thwacking to the deep midwicket boundary

Parnell to Chigumbura, (no ball) FOUR runs

full toss from Parnell, no ball too, Zimbabwe need plenty more of these, Chigumbura stood still and clunked it straight of deep square for four free hit coming up...

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 161/5CRR: 8.94 RRR: 17.00
Elton Chigumbura16 (11b 1x4 1x6)
Tatenda Taibu1 (1b)
Rusty Theron 3-0-22-1
Robin Peterson 4-0-36-2
Theron to Chigumbura, 1 run

better ball to finish off which is driven to long-on for one

Theron to Chigumbura, SIX runs

big strike this, slower ball dragged down short, begging to be put away and Chigumbura obliged in fine style, beating it over midwicket

Theron to Taibu, 1 run

once again it's just a single, clipped neatly into the midwicket region

Theron to Chigumbura, 1 run

this is eagerly pushed down the ground but it will only be a single

Theron to Dabengwa, OUT

another one goes, Dabengwa this time, trying to land a booming drive down the ground, doesn't get hold of it and Duminy snaffles the chance on the long-on boundary

Keith Dabengwa c Duminy b Theron 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 33.33
Theron to Dabengwa, no run

starts well, pushing it across the left hander and Dabengwa misses

Theron has been rewarded for his catch by getting another bowl.

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 152/4CRR: 8.94 RRR: 14.33
Elton Chigumbura8 (8b 1x4)
Keith Dabengwa1 (1b)
Robin Peterson 4-0-36-2
Wayne Parnell 3-0-22-0
Peterson to Chigumbura, no run

Chigumbura on the sweep again but it's nicely bowled, held back a fraction, and the batsman can't connect

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