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South Africa vs Zimbabwe - 2nd ODI

Series: Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2018
Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Date: 03 October 2018

Zimbabwe 78/10 (24 Ovs) RR: 3.25 | South Africa won by 120 runs

commentary

You'd be graciously kind if you call these two surfaces the series has been played on only poor. But it's given us one of those rare moments where even the most gentle bowler has his tail up. Let's hope Saturday throws up something better, at least in terms of the level of contest. For now, on behalf of us - Vineet Anantharaman, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Abhinand Raghavendran and Shashikant Singh, until next time, ta ta!!

JP Duminy | SA skipper: The pitch certainly wasn't ideal. From the position we were in to get to 198 was superb. The plan Dale came out with while facing bowlers was exceptional. If you look at the surfaces we have had in the two games, it is tough for the guys to claim their positions in the side. But we still have a match to go and it is a chance to represent your country so hopefully the guys would step up. The bowling has been superb - Dale coming into his own, Tahir coming into his best. Again we are hoping that the wicket in Paarl would be one where runs would be scored and hopefully the guys playing would take it with both hands.

Dale Steyn | Man of the Match: I don't know what to say (laughs on getting the MoM for his batting). The wicket was quite tough and myself and Andile built up a good partnership. In the County season you are always batting, but the good thing is that I am playing a lot of cricket these days. My last game was two weeks ago and I feel cricket fit. While bowling I couldn't feel my fingers, they were freezing! I was looking to hit the deck hard and the Zimbabweans found it tough. Our batters found it tough too and they bowled really well at the start. I hope it gets better at Paarl.

Hamilton Masakadza | Zim skipper: I am really gutted. From a perfect position it is really disappointing to see the way the game went. The guys bowled really well up front but we just couldn't close it off. We definitely need more application from the boys; we lost two wickets and then consolidated but it is disappointing that we lost so many wickets to the spinner and not the seamers. We just needed a couple of partnerships to take us through but we couldn't get that.

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At 101/7, South Africa wouldn't have thought that they would win by 120 runs. Steyn rescued them with the bat and he started the rot with the ball. On a pitch which showed indifferent and menacing bounce, sometimes dangerously high and sometimes shockingly low, he got past Mire with the latter and had Craig Ervine in all kinds of trouble, before dismissing him - courtesy a blinder of a catch by Phehlukwayo at mid-wicket. Hamilton Masakadza fought bravely and so did Brendan Taylor - but once those two fell, the floodgates opened. Imran Tahir's wrong 'uns were too good for the middle and lower middle-order and the leg-spinner finished with six cheap wickets, including a hat-trick. A mauling for the visitors and South Africa have gained an unassailable 2-0 series lead, with one game to play.

23.6
0
Tahir to Chatara, out Caught by Steyn!! That's that and Zimbabwe have been blown away for just 78. A soft dismissal to end proceedings in Bloemfontein. Tahir finishes with six wickets, this was dragged short by Tahir, Chatara rocked back on the pull and played it pretty well, there was just one man in the deep at mid-wicket, it was Steyn and he didn't have to move. Straight into his bucket like hands and he doesn't drop those. Chatara c Steyn b Tahir 3(11)

Tahir to Chatara, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

23.5
0
Tahir to Chatara, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Chatara leans forward as he blocks
23.4
0
Tahir to Chatara, no run, the leg-break from Tahir, Chatara was playing for the wrong 'un as he defended, the ball zips past the outside edge
23.3
0
Tahir to Chatara, no run, flighted just outside off, Chatara lunges forward in defence
23.2
0
Tahir to Chatara, no run, the wrong 'un from Tahir, Chatara was lunging forward in defence and is struck high on the thigh pad
23.1
0
Tahir to Chatara, no run, pushed through on off, Chatara prods forward and then blocks
22.6
0
Steyn to Tiripano, no run, short of a length and at the stumps, turned towards the on-side
22.5
0
Steyn to Tiripano, no run, Steyn shortens his length on the leg-stump line, Tiripano hops across and turns it towards the on-side
22.4
1
Steyn to Chatara, 1 run, short of a length and following Chatara as he backed away, pushed past the man under the helmet at FSL for a single
22.3
0
Steyn to Chatara, no run, short of a length and on off, Chatara pushes it back at the bowler and wants a single, sent back by his partner
22.2
1
Steyn to Tiripano, 1 run, another nasty short ball and Tiripano fends it away awkwardly, took his eyes off the ball and think the ball looped over the keeper off his arm-guard
22.1
1
Steyn to Chatara, 1 run, short of a length and at the stumps, Chatara backs away and pushes it towards cover-point, he wants a single and his partner responds

Dale Steyn [5.0-0-16-2] is back into the attack

21.6
0
Tahir to Tiripano, no run, tossed up just outside off, Tiripano gets well forward and blocks
21.5
4
Tahir to Tiripano, FOUR, another wrong 'un from Tahir, but the length is far too short, allows Tiripano to back away and slap it behind square on the off-side for a boundary
21.4
0
Tahir to Tiripano, no run, the quicker slider from Tahir, went through with the arm, Tiripano was backing away on the cut and missed, didn't miss the off-stump by much
21.3
0
Tahir to Tiripano, no run, fraction short and turning back into the right-hander, Tiripano goes back and defends
21.2
0
Tahir to Tiripano, no run, appeal for LBW, but the ball was turning down the leg-side, another wrong 'un and Tiripano didn't spot it, was lunging forward in defence and was struck on the pads, in front of middle
21.1
4
Tahir to Tiripano, FOUR, the wrong 'un from Tahir, Tiripano was pushing forward in defence and gets a thick inside edge, past the leg slip and rolls away to the fence
20.6
1
Phehlukwayo to Tiripano, 1 run, on a length and just outside off, eased behind square on the off-side for a single
20.5
1
Phehlukwayo to Chatara, 1 run, back of a length and at the stumps, Chatara nudges it in front of mid-wicket and scampers across for a quick single
20.4
1
Phehlukwayo to Tiripano, 1 run, short of a length and well outside off, slapped behind square on the off-side for a single

Three slips and a gully in place

20.3
0
Phehlukwayo to Tiripano, no run, almost chopped on! A late call from Tiripano to let this ball go by, went off the face of the bat and past the leg-stump
20.2
0
Phehlukwayo to Tiripano, no run, short of a length and just outside off, pushed towards the off-side
20.1
0
Phehlukwayo to Tiripano, no run, half-an-appeal for LBW, but there was a big inside edge on that, Tiripano was pushing forward in defence and the inside edge saved him
19.6
0
Tahir to Chatara, no run, another wrong 'un from Tahir, Chatara just about manages to poke it towards backward point, wanted a single and is sent back

Tendai Chatara, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.5
0
Tahir to Jarvis, out Bowled!! Another wrong 'un and Tahir has five for the match. It's time for the sajda as he's blown the Zimbabweans away with his wrong 'uns. This was another wrong 'un and Jarvis wasn't in the mood to block, backs away and has a big heave ho. Predictably, he missed and the ball went on to crash into the stumps. Jarvis b Tahir 1(2)

Tahir to Jarvis, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

19.4
1
Tahir to Tiripano, 1 run, Tahir drops one short and wide of off, chopped square on the off-side for a single
19.4
3
Tahir to Tiripano, 3 wides, flighted delivery and spinning down the leg-side, Tiripano was prodding forward in defence and is beaten by the turn, Klaasen can't stop it either and a few wides for Zimbabwe
19.3
1
Tahir to Jarvis, 1 run, almost a fourth wicket for Tahir, another wrong 'un, Jarvis was lunging forward in defence and gets an inside edge past short leg

A slip, silly point and a leg slip in place

Kyle Jarvis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.2
0
Tahir to Brandon Mavuta, out Bowled!! The wrong 'un and Mavuta has no answers, bowled neck and crop, right through the gate and Tahir runs away in celebration. Lovely delivery, pitched well outside off and spun back in, it's that dreaded wrong 'un of his, Mavuta didn't spot it, lunged forward on the defensive push, created a monstrous gap between bat and pad, the ball snuck through and the rest was jubilation in the South African camp. Brandon Mavuta b Tahir 0(1)

Tahir to Brandon Mavuta, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Hat-trick for Tahir

Brandon Mavuta, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.1
0
Tahir to Moor, out Lbw!! This is turning out to be an early finish in Bloemfontein. The quicker ball from Tahir, drifted in from middle and caught Moor in the crease, he played all around it and missed, struck low and in front of middle and leg, would have been crashing into the leg stump at least. Moor falls and some sombre faces in the Zimbabwe camp. The leg-spinner will be on a hat-trick now. Moor lbw b Tahir 5(20)

Tahir to Moor, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

18.6
0
Phehlukwayo to Tiripano, no run

Donald Tiripano, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.5
0
Phehlukwayo to Chigumbura, out Caught by Hendricks!! Catching practice for Hendricks at second slip and Zimbabwe are falling apart. This was a back of a length delivery that held its line outside off, Chigumbura was looking to run it down towards third man, a risky shot with two slips lurking. All he managed to do was to get a thick edge on the shot and Hendricks completed the catch - moving across to his left. Chigumbura c Hendricks b Phehlukwayo 0(2)

Phehlukwayo to Chigumbura, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

18.4
0
Phehlukwayo to Chigumbura, no run, Phehlukwayo shortens his length and gets it to skid onto the right-hander, Chigumbura hops across and defends it back at the bowler
18.3
1
Phehlukwayo to Moor, 1 run, back of a length and well outside off, steered behind square on the off-side for a single
18.2
0
Phehlukwayo to Moor, no run, Phehlukwayo shortens his length outside off, Moor plays close to his body and defends it towards the off-side
18.1
0
Phehlukwayo to Moor, no run, short of a length and just outside off, looked like it stopped on the batsman, Moor had to wait on that before blocking

Andile Phehlukwayo [3.0-1-3-0] is back into the attack

Elton Chigumbura, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.6
0
Tahir to Sean Williams, out Stumped!! Klaasen has whipped the bails and is celebrating. The third umpire will have a look at this stumping appeal. Yes, Sean Williams has dragged his foot out and he hasn't got it back in time, it's on the line and the decision will be OUT. Zimbabwe have lost half their side and Tahir has struck once again with the wrong 'un. Lovely loop and flight from the wily leg-spinner, dragged the left-hander forward going for the drive, it pitched and then spun past the face of the bat, Williams lunged forward and couldn't get back as Klaasen was quick to break the wicket. Sean Williams st Klaasen b Tahir 9(8) [4s-2]

Tahir to Sean Williams, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

17.5
1
Tahir to Moor, 1 run, fraction short and at the stumps, allows Moor to punch it down towards long-on for a single
17.4
0
Tahir to Moor, no run, Tahir tosses one on off, Moor leans forward and blocks
17.3
0
Tahir to Moor, no run, pushed through on middle, Moor goes back and tuirns it towards the on-side
17.2
1
Tahir to Sean Williams, 1 run, tad too full from Tahir, allows Williams to work it wide of cover for a single
17.1
1
Tahir to Moor, 1 run, full-toss from Tahir, punched down towards long-off for a single
16.6
4
Lungi Ngidi to Sean Williams, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Williams, Ngidi doesn't learn from the previous ball, too full and at the stumps, Williams leans forward and drives it sweetly through mid-off
16.5
4
Lungi Ngidi to Sean Williams, FOUR, beautifully played, fraction overpitched and just outside off, Williams stays leg-side and then drives it sweetly through mid-off. The fielder was square and has no chance
16.4
0
Lungi Ngidi to Sean Williams, no run, full and at the stumps, Williams went leg-side and then gets his bat down, blocks it towards mid-off
16.3
1
Lungi Ngidi to Moor, 1 run, tad fuller and at the stumps, Moor drops it in front of point and scampers across for a quick single
16.2
0
Lungi Ngidi to Moor, no run, banged in short and coming back with the angle, Moor hops across and drops it towards the slip cordon

Three slips and a gully for Ngidi

16.1
0
Lungi Ngidi to Moor, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Moor takes half-a-stride forward and defends

Drinks are on the field now

15.6
1
Tahir to Moor, 1 run, 91kph, flat ball, full in length, Moor is half-forward to drive it all along the carpet to long-off
15.5
0
Tahir to Moor, no run, defended on the off-side
15.4
0
Tahir to Moor, no run, wrong 'un, turn and bounce. Moor is late as he picks it off the pitch. Inside-edged onto his body
15.3
0
Tahir to Moor, no run, back-footed cut to backward point
15.2
0
Tahir to Moor, no run, shorter leggie, tapped into the off-side
15.2
1
Tahir to Moor, wide, errs in line does Tahir as he slips one down the leg-side
15.1
0
Tahir to Moor, no run, loopy googly, turns in massively and goes through the gap between bat and pad. Wasn't far away from the off-stump
14.6
0
Lungi Ngidi to Sean Williams, no run, overpitched outside off, cleanly driven, but straight to mid-off
14.5
0
Lungi Ngidi to Sean Williams, no run, away-slanter, Williams is backing away as he flirts at it with an angled blade. Whizzed past the outside edge
14.4
1
Lungi Ngidi to Moor, leg byes, 1 run, 136kph, good length ball on the pads, Moor misses the glance and the ball rolls towards short mid-wicket off his front pad. A muted appeal for lbw, surely missing leg
14.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Moor, no run, fullish ball outside off, holding its line outside off, Moor drives with cemented feet. Beaten on the outside edge
14.2
0
Lungi Ngidi to Moor, no run, in-slanter, Moor is early to block. The ball hits the inside edge and dies down on the leg-side

Three slips and gully in place

Peter Moor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

14.1
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, out Lbw!! Big appeal and up goes the finger. In-angler, seams in further off the deck. Masakadza is caught in the crease as he ends up playing down the wrong line. Beats the inside edge and raps Masakadza's front leg adjacent to middle and leg. Was the angle taking it down leg? The umpire doesn't think so. Zimbabwe in deep trouble - 43/4! Masakadza lbw b Lungi Ngidi 27(40) [4s-2 6s-1]

Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

13.6
0
Tahir to Sean Williams, no run, quick leg-break, blocked

Sean Williams, left handed bat, comes to the crease

A slip in place

13.5
0
Tahir to Brendan Taylor, out Lbw!! Tahir gets his revenge. A #Celebrappeal too. The wrong 'un does the trick. Taylor doesn't pick it as he strides forward to block. Played down the wrong line and got struck on the front pad adjacent to the sticks. That looked plumb and even Taylor knew it. There's the customary take off from Tahir. Brendan Taylor lbw b Tahir 10(17) [4s-1]

Tahir to Brendan Taylor, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

13.4
4
Tahir to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, good shot! Drifting down leg and Taylor sweeps it fine of the man at short fine leg
13.3
1
Tahir to Masakadza, 1 run, googly, not sure if Masakadza picked it. Was pressing forward to block, gets an inside edge to backward square leg
13.2
1
Tahir to Brendan Taylor, 1 run, slider on middle and leg, dinked to long-on
13.1
0
Tahir to Brendan Taylor, no run, flat ball at 93kph, angled in on leg, clipped to short mid-wicket

Imran Tahir, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

12.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, 1 run, turned off the inside half to square leg
12.5
0
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, no run, length ball outside off, keeps low and beats Taylor, who was looking to tap it on the off-side
12.4
1
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, 1 run, edged and through the gully region. There is no fielder there. Gets a big outside edge as he drives and the ball runs away to third man
12.3
1
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, 1 run, a direct hit at the keeper's end would have been curtains for Masakadza! Zondo at point had one stump to aim and he missed the target by a centimeter. Taylor tapped this fullish ball into the off-side and set off for a run - which wasn't on. Masakadza wasn't keen on a single and he was forced into one by Taylor. The skipper had given up and luckily for him, the direct hit wasn't found
12.2
1
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off, Masakadza goes for the drive and the thick outside edge flies through vacant gully. A single to third man
12.1
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, 140kph, in-angler, Masakadza goes for the drive and gets an inside edge towards short mid-wicket
11.6
0
Phehlukwayo to Brendan Taylor, no run, in-seamer, on a good length, Taylor walks forward and across to block, inside-edged towards mid-wicket
11.5
1
Phehlukwayo to Masakadza, 1 run, bunted in front of mid-on and Masakadza called his partner for a quick single. Good running
11.4
0
Phehlukwayo to Masakadza, no run, fuller than a good length, straight-batted block back at the bowler
11.3
1
Phehlukwayo to Brendan Taylor, leg byes, 1 run, on the pads and Taylor misses the glance. Off the pad and the ball rolls towards backward square leg. A single nabbed via leg-byes
11.2
0
Phehlukwayo to Brendan Taylor, no run, defends with a straight bat
11.1
0
Phehlukwayo to Brendan Taylor, no run, in-seamer, that beats Taylor on the inside edge and raps Taylor's pad in front of off. Was struck on the back leg and that looked close. The umpire is unmoved. Height would have been a factor there

The umpires are having a chat. Probably a chat on the behaviour of the pitch?

10.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, 1 run, yorker length, drifting down leg, helped away to fine leg
10.5
0
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, no run, sees the line outside off and shoulders arms
10.4
0
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, no run, length ball, angled in, keeps low and Taylor manages to keep it out on the leg-side by closing his bat-face on time
10.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, no run, normal-paced and normal-bounced ball outside off, Taylor is circumspect as he pokes. Beaten on the inside edge
10.2
2
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, 2 runs, my goodness! Brendan Taylor has a cheeky smile on his face. Good length ball on off, which spat off the surface, Taylor was pressing forward to block. It hit the shoulder of the bat and ballooned over the cordon. Taylor gets off the mark with a couple as third man mops it up
10.1
0
Lungi Ngidi to Brendan Taylor, no run, left alone outside off

Lungi Ngidi [3.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

9.6
0
Phehlukwayo to Masakadza, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, Masakadza hops and blocks
9.5
2
Phehlukwayo to Masakadza, 2 runs, back of a length delivery, punched straight to Zondo at cover-point who fumbles and allows the batters to take two runs
9.4
0
Phehlukwayo to Masakadza, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, knocked to mid-on
9.3
0
Phehlukwayo to Masakadza, no run, tucked into the leg-side
9.2
0
Phehlukwayo to Masakadza, no run, back-footed block towards cover-point
9.1
0
Phehlukwayo to Masakadza, no run, fuller than a good length, watchfully defended on the off-side

Brendan Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.6
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, out Caught by Phehlukwayo!! A screamer from Phehlukwayo gives Steyn his second wicket. After surviving all those nasty deliveries, Ervine perishes to a short ball. It wasn't venomous as it was slanted across the left-hander. Ervine goes hard on the pull, doesn't bother to keep it down and pays the price. There was one man there on the leg-side in front of square and Ervine got it off the cue end. Andile, at mid-wicket, flew to his right almost horizontally and snaffled with both hands. An excellent catch. Craig Ervine c Phehlukwayo b Steyn 3(24)

Steyn to Craig Ervine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

8.5
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, cross-seam delivery, fullish and kept low, Ervine keeps it out
8.4
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, opens his bat-face to steer it to third man, gets it off the outside half and the ball goes to gully on the bounce
8.3
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, Ervine just about manages to bring his bat down as this delivery keeps low. Off the cue end and towards gully
8.2
1
Steyn to Masakadza, 1 run, dabbed down to third man
8.1
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, 138kph, back of a length delivery seaming away, Masakadza plays away from his body to pat it through the off-side. The ball scoots under the bat
7.6
0
Phehlukwayo to Craig Ervine, no run, this one almost crawls through to the keeper after hitting the pitch on a good length. Ervine was looking to drive and got beaten on the inside edge
7.5
0
Phehlukwayo to Craig Ervine, no run, length ball outside off, left alone
7.4
0
Phehlukwayo to Craig Ervine, no run, extra bounce on this short of length delivery and Ervine was looking to punch it through the off-side. Ervine is beaten by the excessive bounce. Whizzed past the outside edge
7.3
0
Phehlukwayo to Craig Ervine, no run, fuller in length and wide of off, Ervine shoulders arms
7.2
0
Phehlukwayo to Craig Ervine, no run, 127kph, targeting the stumps, Ervine stands tall and blocks
7.1
0
Phehlukwayo to Craig Ervine, no run, with two slips in place, Phehlukwayo bowls a short of length delivery from round the wicket. Defended on the off-side

Andile Phehlukwayo, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

A bowling change..

6.6
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, away-decker from a back of a length, poked to point
6.5
6
Steyn to Masakadza, SIX, top edge and six! Shortish ball at 144kph, not so short to be pulling. Masakadza goes through with his pull and ended up getting a fat top edge that flew over the keeper's head. Goes all the way for a six. The captain was in no control of that shot
6.4
1
Steyn to Craig Ervine, 1 run, Steyn pitches it fuller and gets it to shape in, tapped wide of cover for a quick single
6.3
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, nasty! Ervine did watch the ball carefully as it rose off the pitch from a length. Hops in an attempt to defend and the ball dies down on the off-side off his glove. The bottom hand comes off the handle as well
6.2
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, shortish ball at 144kph, Ervine hops and drops it in front of gully
6.1
1
Steyn to Masakadza, 1 run, uses Steyn's pace to guide this length ball to third man
5.6
0
Lungi Ngidi to Craig Ervine, no run, wide outside off and left alone. Stare at the batsman, followed by a smile from Ngidi
5.5
1
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, 1 run, flies off the outside edge and runs down to third man. Masakadza hops and looks to defend it in front of his body. The back of a length delivery bounced off the crack and caught the outside edge
5.4
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, back of a length delivery on off, back-footed block
5.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, stands tall and bunts this length ball towards mid-on
5.2
2
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, 2 runs, seam-up delivery on a good length, patted through extra cover
5.1
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, shuffles across and defends on the off-side
4.6
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, hunkers under this bouncer
4.5
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, stays leg-side of the ball does Ervine and is uncertain of the bounce. The ball hit the deck and took from a good length to thud Ervine's glove. Falls short of second slip
4.4
1
Steyn to Masakadza, 1 run, good length delivery around off, Masakadza runs it down to third man. Not sure if it was deliberately done. Masakadza is worrying about the ball that spits off the surface
4.3
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, well-directed bumper at 145kph, Masakadza drops his gloves and sways away from it
4.2
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, on a good length, tapped towards mid-off
4.1
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, oh my! 141kph back of a length delivery rears off the deck and hits Masakadza's glove, who wasn't expecting it to bounce so much. Pops up and falls well short of the backward point fielder
3.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, 1 run, slanted in full around off, Masakadza presses forward to defend, trims the inside edge and rolls to backward square leg
3.5
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, in-nipper from a good length, stoutly blocked off the front foot
3.4
1
Lungi Ngidi to Craig Ervine, 1 run, overpitched delivery outside off, Ervine pushes it to the right of mid-off, who makes a diving stop
3.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Craig Ervine, no run, 136kph, good length delivery, pushed to cover
3.2
0
Lungi Ngidi to Craig Ervine, no run, a stride forward followed by a firm block into the cover region against a 135kph length ball
3.1
0
Lungi Ngidi to Craig Ervine, no run, skiddy length ball on middle and leg, Ervine inside-edges the defence on the leg-side
2.6
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, stump-to-stump line, bunted towards mid-on
2.5
1
Steyn to Craig Ervine, 1 run, has a push at this length ball outside off. The ball once again doesn't bounce much and catches the inside edge of Ervine. Luckily for the batsman, it evaded the stumps and rolled towards short fine leg
2.4
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, there you go! This one keeps low, short of length at 145kph, Ervine sticks his bat out and misses
2.3
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, once again, the ball misbeahves after hitting the crack. Ervine was hopping to block and the ball deflects onto his helmet off the glove
2.2
0
Steyn to Craig Ervine, no run, rears up from a back of a length and catches Ervine by surprise. Ervine was shouldering arms and the ball. 145kph!

Craig Ervine, left handed bat, comes to the crease

2.1
0
Steyn to Mire, out Lbw!! Steyn strikes! A wicket off his seventh ball on comeback after recording his maiden ODI fifty with the bat. He attacks the stumps from a short of length and Mire is late to bring his bat down. The ball seamed in at 141kph, beat the inside edge of Mire, who played down the wrong line. Trapped on the back leg adjacent to the stumps and that looked out to the naked eye. South Africa have the early breakthrough. Mire lbw b Steyn 2(3)

Steyn to Mire, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

1.6
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, Masakadza is in two minds - to play or not. Decides to go for the latter at the last moment, but was too late. Hits the bat and falls short of second slip
1.5
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, in-seamer from a back of a length, Masakadza trusts the bounce and shoulders arms
1.4
4
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, FOUR, airy, but in the gap. A teaser for Imran Tahir, who runs back and slides. All that effort in vain. Fullish ball on the pads and Masakadza clipped it uppishly between mid-on and mid-wicket. Second boundary for the skipper
1.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, straighter line, tucked to mid-wicket
1.2
0
Lungi Ngidi to Masakadza, no run, good carry-through the keeper as this short of length delivery goes past the outside edge of Masakadza. Ngidi pounds it around the fifth stump line and the ball holds its line outside off, Masakadza pokes at it and misses
1.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Mire, 1 run, with two slips in place, Lungi Ngidi starts with a in-angling yorker length ball on the stumps. Mire jams it wide of mid-on and hares to the other end

Lungi Ngidi, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, full and angling in, push-driven to mid-on
0.5
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, the length is slightly on the shorter side and Masakadza dabs it on the off-side
0.4
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, full again and Masakadza with minimum feet movement goes for the straight drive. Gets it off the cue end and Steyn parries it towards cover
0.3
4
Steyn to Masakadza, FOUR, Masakadza is off and running. A good shot to open your account. Steyn bowls a half-volley and Masakadza shows the full face of his bat to cream the straight drive. Off the middle and Masakadza poses for the photographs
0.2
0
Steyn to Masakadza, no run, scrambled seam in-angler, Masakadza defends off the inside edge
0.1
1
Steyn to Mire, 1 run, starts with a seam-up delivery that swings away lightly, Mire has a push at it, plays with hard hands and the outside edge takes it to third man

Mire and Masakadza are at the crease. Mire is on strike. Steyn will open the attack