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Zim XI vs SAf XI, 3rd Match at Harare, , Jun 20 2012 - Match Result

3rd Match, Harare, June 20, 2012, Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series
(19.2/20 ov, T:177) 147

Zim XI won by 29 runs

Player Of The Match
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Scores: Donald Nyoni | Comms: Keith Lane
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe XI 176/4(20 overs)
South Africa XI 147/10(19.2 overs)
48 (39)
3/20 (4)
40 (28)
3/29 (4)

A convincing win for Zimbabwe, and well deserved too. They outplayed the more fancied South Africans in every department of the game. They batted well, the bowled well and their fielding was of a good standard.

For South Africa it is obvious that a lot of work still has to be done, especially in the bowling deparyment. Parnell once again was terrible while Morkel is not at his best. Will be interesting to hear what Amla has to say.

Zimbabwe will be very happy with the result and virtually puts them into the final. Unofficial or not they taught their neighbours a good cricketing lesson today.

Amla: "Both the batting and bowling has a lot of work to do, we gave away at least 20 too many runs. Batting first here is the better call but we did not play well today."

Taylor: "We got both departments right today and very proud. The toss did play a part, but we took full advantage of it with the 100 opening partnership. We changed our bowlers well today and we are all extremely happy. Tomorrow is another game and we have to stay focused."

MoM: Chris Mpofu wins the Man-of-the-Match award.

Thanks to all for your attendance and we will be back tomorrow for game number four.

Goodnight all

Jarvis to Tsotsobe, OUT

And thats the game, plays across the line and hears the dread clank of ball against stumps

Lonwabo Tsotsobe b Jarvis 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 33.33
Jarvis to Tsotsobe, no run

Lobsy this time tries the scoop, makes room to the off but does not get close to contact

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
SAfXI: 147/9CRR: 7.73 RRR: 30.00
Lonwabo Tsotsobe1 (1b)
Wayne Parnell3 (3b)
Richard Muzhange 4-0-28-2
Chris Mpofu 4-0-20-3

Somewhere close I can hear the fat lady singing

Muzhange to Tsotsobe, 1 run

low full toss is stroked down the ground to long on

Muzhange to de Lange, OUT

yorker does him, been trying to get it right all over, this one perfect, de Lange has no answer to that

Marchant de Lange b Muzhange 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 75
Muzhange to de Lange, 2 runs

got that wrong but gets away with it, high full toss, worked across the line towards midwicket, they take two, TV replay called, safe...but only just

Muzhange to Parnell, 1 run

good line and length, you get under that kind of ball, drives down the ground to long on

Muzhange to de Lange, 1 run

low full toss, just about a yorker, stroked to the on side

Muzhange to Parnell, 1 run

driven down the ground towards long off

end of over 186 runs • 2 wickets
SAfXI: 141/8CRR: 7.83 RRR: 18.00
Marchant de Lange0 (1b)
Wayne Parnell1 (1b)
Chris Mpofu 4-0-20-3
Richard Muzhange 3-0-22-1
Mpofu to de Lange, no run

slower ball outside off, more of an off cutter, left alone

Mpofu to Parnell, 1 run

on the back foot, punches one just outside off to the deep cover sweeper

Mpofu to Ingram, OUT

another one bites the dust, Ingram goes down the ground, another slower ball, gets too much under it, goes high, and after dropping Ingram on zero, Sibanda makes no mistake this time

Colin Ingram c Sibanda b Mpofu 48 (39b 5x4 2x6 74m) SR: 123.07
Mpofu to Ingram, 1 wide

gets that one wrong a huge wide outside off

Mpofu to Ingram, FOUR runs

looks to the leg side, clips that away to deep midwicket

Mpofu to Ingram, no run

round the wicket, angled into the left hander, good bounce as Ingram plays and misses

Mpofu to Peterson, OUT

bowling change does it again, just on length, Peterson swings hard at the slower ball, ends up hitting it straight up into the air, Mpofu gets under it, waits, and takes a good easy catch

Robin Peterson c & b Mpofu 13 (11b 2x4 0x6 15m) SR: 118.18
end of over 178 runs
SAfXI: 135/6CRR: 7.94 RRR: 14.00
Colin Ingram44 (36b 4x4 2x6)
Robin Peterson13 (10b 2x4)
Richard Muzhange 3-0-22-1
Kyle Jarvis 3-0-39-0
Muzhange to Ingram, SIX runs

just misses his spot, ends up bowling a low full toss that is put away over his head

Muzhange to Ingram, no run

great bowling from the youngster, another good yorker, must have shaved the off stump

Muzhange to Ingram, no run

slower ball, almost yorker outside off, looks to get bat to it, plays over the top of it

Muzhange to Peterson, 1 run

full on the off, angles that with open face straight at the backward point in the ring

Muzhange to Ingram, 1 run

drives firmly but can not beat the cover

Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe XI, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.15, Interval 14.15-14.30, Second Session 14.30-15.45
Match days20 June 2012 - day (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsZimbabwe XI 4, South Africa XI 0
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