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3rd Match, Harare, Aug 29 2014, Zimbabwe Triangular Series
(38.3/50 ov, target 232)170
South Africa won by 61 runs
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Big win for SA despite Utseya hat-trick

Prosper Utseya's career-best 5 for 36, which included a hat-trick, was enough for Zimbabwe to bowl South Africa out for 231 but not enough to pull off an upset

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
South Africa231/10(49.5 overs)
Zimbabwe170/10(38.3 overs)
Dale Steyn3/36(8.3)

Presentation time:

Elton Chigumbura: Need to learn to win games. Only thing we need to learn. We are failing to do that despite working hard in the nets. It's about how much you want it but today we didn't show that. We were very happy with 231 and getting them all out but we are failing with the bat. It's about the mindset.

Hashim Amla: We felt 231 was defendable. Huge credit to Tahir and Phangi for the last stand. It was below par after the start we had but we had the bowlers to defend it. Things like that [collapses] happen in the game and the way we reacted to reach 231 and defend it was great. We believed it was defendable. Our seamers set the tone upfront and Phangi bowled very well. We hung in there long enough and got crucial wickets later on to take us home. It's bitter and sweet both. Bitter that we put on 231 but sweet that we defended it. Bowling them out was sweet as well.

Prosper Utseya is the Man of the Match: Happy with the way I bowled but disappointed that we didn't win. Spin department has been our strength and we knew pitch was going to turn. The captain took me off after three overs and later I decided to come around to de Kock and changed my field placings a bit. I was a bit of both - defensive and attacking. The conditions helped a lot to turn the ball.

Zimbabwe have lost another match despite having a great chance today and they are at the bottom of the table. They now face Australia on Sunday and hopefully you all will enjoy our coverage of that match as well. Do join in, till then it's goodbye from Vishal and Devashish, ta ta!

4.40pm So another convincing win for South Africa over Zimbabwe, this one of 61 runs also gives them a bonus point. They were rocked back by Utseya's five-for, including the hat-trick, which kept them down to 231. Zimbabwe still had a steep challenge considering SA's attack and the turn the pitch was offering. Phangiso did pick two important wickets early and the pacers finished it after that. They are on top of the table with nine points now

Aaron Phangiso: I enjoyed the stand with Tahir a lot, have been working very hard and got a couple of guys to bowl to us while batting in the nets. It was one of those slow wickets and we had to pitch the ball in the right spots. Very happy with my two wickets, they are dangerous players which brought us back in the game. My confidence is growing with opportunities and hopefully I'll get more of those.

No award for Zimbabwe but here's Oscar: "Great Work ZIm"

38.3
W
Steyn to Vitori, OUT

he's gone now, easy catch for QDK over his head! Steyn banged one in again and this was around off, Vitori looked for the upper cut but managed an outside edge behind the stumps

Brian Vitori c †de Kock b Steyn 3 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
38.2
2
Steyn to Vitori, 2 runs

another short ball - another pull - and another one falls safe! Vitori pulled this one from leg stump towards the edge of the circle past mid-on and Phangiso ran to his left and jumped like Boris Becker but couldn't get there. Excellent effort, nevertheless

38.1
Steyn to Vitori, no run

short ball on leg, miscued pull falls well short of short midwicket

end of over 386 runs
ZIM: 168/9CRR: 4.42 • RRR: 5.33 • Need 64 from 12 overs
Tendai Chatara6 (10)
Brian Vitori1 (2)
Ryan McLaren7-0-24-3
Dale Steyn8-2-34-2
37.6
McLaren to Chatara, no run

another swing and a miss, this was on length outside off, he tried another heave and missed

37.5
McLaren to Chatara, no run

in the block hole well outside off, Chatara chases and misses

37.4
1
McLaren to Vitori, 1 run

short on the leg stump, Vitori gets off the mark with a pull which produces a leading edge towards square leg

37.3
1
McLaren to Chatara, 1 run

back to the short ball - this one's going towards leg and it's helped with a pull to deep fine leg

37.2
4
McLaren to Chatara, FOUR runs

much fuller around off and Chatara plays a cross-batted heave over the infield on the leg side to collect a boundary

37.1
McLaren to Chatara, no run

short balls continue - Chatara misses the pull and takes one near the shoulder as he played it early

end of over 379 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 162/9CRR: 4.37 • RRR: 5.38 • Need 70 from 13 overs
Brian Vitori0 (1)
Tendai Chatara1 (5)
Dale Steyn8-2-34-2
Ryan McLaren6-0-18-3
36.6
Steyn to Vitori, no run

makes room to slap it away but gets a bottom edge from the length delivery on the off side

36.5
1
Steyn to Chatara, 1 run

nasty short ball as it goes off the pad and thigh guard behind square on the leg side

One wicket left now, Brian Vitori is the new man

36.4
W
Steyn to Chigumbura, OUT

full toss again and this one gets a wicket! Steyn's being trying a yorker and this full toss was on the pads, Chigumbura flicked it away to the leg side but found the deep backward square leg fielder where Rossouw took a catch running in

Elton Chigumbura c Rossouw b Steyn 22 (45m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.86
36.3
4
Steyn to Chigumbura, FOUR runs

another one, this also goes for four! Short ball on the stumps, he makes a bit of room and tonks it back past the bowler

36.2
Steyn to Chigumbura, no run

falls short of mid-off! the attempted yorker turned into a low full toss on off which was smashed down the ground and fell just short of Miller

36.1
4
Steyn to Chigumbura, FOUR runs

it's on target on the stumps but he's not scared to put it away in the air over the in-field which he clears easily and gets a one-bounce boundary to the long-on area for a four

end of over 361 run • 2 wickets
ZIM: 153/8CRR: 4.25 • RRR: 5.64 • Need 79 from 14 overs
Tendai Chatara0 (4)
Elton Chigumbura14 (25)
Ryan McLaren6-0-18-3
Imran Tahir8-0-32-1

A wide and two wickets from that over. The second half of the over looks pretty uneventful in retrospect

35.6
McLaren to Chatara, no run

rolls his fingers over this one as it lands in the block hole on off, Chatara blocks it back

35.5
McLaren to Chatara, no run

fuller this time outside off and he defends it towards cover point

35.4
McLaren to Chatara, no run

another shot ball rises too much! It was short of length and cut in again and hit the batsman's Chest after the bounce surprised him

35.3
McLaren to Chatara, no run

on length outside off and he lets it go

McLaren on a hat-trick this time!

35.2
W
McLaren to Nyumbu, OUT

short ball gets the wicket this time, McLaren gets two in two! The ball jabbed in sharply and rose after pitching, Nyumbu dropped his arms but the ball touched something before being pouched by QDK and the finger went up. Replays suggest the ball touched the arm guard, not the glove. Nyumbu is unhappy

John Nyumbu c †de Kock b McLaren 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Offspinner for offspinner, it's John Nyumbu now

Best performances - batsmen
Quinton de Kock portrait
Q de Kock
76 runs (76)
7 fours
1 six
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
1117121611117
Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla
66 runs (80)
5 fours
1 six
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
1 four
0 sixes
22158119910
Best performances - bowlers
Prosper Utseya
P Utseya
O
10
M
0
R
36
W
5
ECO
3.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W2W
1W
Ryan McLaren
R McLaren
O
7
M
0
R
24
W
3
ECO
3.43
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
SeriesZimbabwe Triangular SeriesSouth Africa tour of Zimbabwe
Season2014
Player Of The Match
Prosper Utseya
Prosper Utseya
Match numberODI No. 3518
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days29 August 2014 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Jeremiah Matibiri
TV Umpire
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Owen Chirombe
Reserve Umpire
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Langton Rusere
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsSouth Africa 5, Zimbabwe 0