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South Africa vs Zimbabwe - 3rd ODI

Series: Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2018
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Date: 06 October 2018

South Africa 231/6 (45.5 Ovs) RR: 5.04 | South Africa won by 4 wkts

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The trophy has been presented to Faf du Plessis, who collects it and poses with the team for the group photograph. Zimbabwe can hold their heads high, they have fought bravely in all three games. If only their batting had clicked, the scoreline would've been different. Another trophy added to the cabinet for South Africa. They still need to fix their batting problems, especially their top-order. I am sure they will ponder about it. Anyway, time to pull the curtains for today. The T20I series between both these two teams begin in a three days' time from now. Join us back for that. It's time to bid adieu for now from here. See ya all and goodnight!

Faf, South African captain: Our bowling was good in all three games. First two games, the conditions were tough to bat on. The guys played well today. Should've been more sensible not to throw wickets at the end. We try to keep looking ahead and making sure we give a longer run to the new guys. Australia is the next ODI tour for us and which will probably be the 15-16 guys that we will be looking at towards the WC. Exciting times ahead, I haven't played T20s for a while. So, looking forward to unleash.

Tahir, Man of the Series: Pleased the way it's coming out. I am trying to improve my game. I am happy with the way I bowled in this series. I want to play as long as I can and I am enjoying the game. I think it's an opportunity for youngsters to play more games. I don't take things for granted. I think the six-wicket haul was the highlight because I wasn't aware about the hat-trick. Want to thank my team-mates for the support.

Klaasen, Man of the Match: I think the team played fantastically well. I am starting to enjoy my cricket. Fantastic wicket, I enjoyed it and hopefully, we can get more wickets like these. I need to put more effort, but I can't complain (laughs).

Masakadza, Zimbabwe captain: We just weren't good enough across all three games, lot of work to be done. It was a beautiful batting wicket, lot of starts but none could convert them. Needed to put more runs on the board, around 50 or 60 more. I think we are a bit stronger in the T20Is and we are looking forward to it.

20:46 Local Time: In the end, South Africa huff and puff their way to victory. Handshakes and smiles in the dressing room. Zimbabwe can been proud of their effort today with the bat after the failure in the first two matches. Although it wasn't enough in the end, but they have fought tooth and nail. South Africa stuttered a bit in the middle, but Klaasen showed good composure and with the help of Zondo, the Proteas have knocked down the target with 25 balls to spare. Markram and Hendricks provided a fine start with a 75-run opening stand. However, after the former's exit, skipper Faf du Plessis - who was looking so good threw his wicket away to Mavuta and that allowed Zimbabwe to claw back into the contest. The Proteas lost Klaasen and Phehlukwayo towards the end, but Steyn and Khaya Zondo made sure there were no more hiccups. Wait for the presentations..

45.5
4
Chatara to Steyn, FOUR, it's all over. Steyn hits the winning runs and does in some fashion. South Africa have wrapped up the series 3-0. It was pitched up in the arc for Steyn to free his arms. Lifts it over the bowler's head and yells out a loud roar
45.4
0
Chatara to Steyn, no run, squares Steyn slightly with this away-drifter, takes the outer half and bobbles to point. There was a slight hesitation between both batsmen in a bid to take the single. They wisely decide against it
45.3
0
Chatara to Steyn, no run, oh dear. What is Steyn doing? Comes out first ball and has a wild slog at this length delivery outside off. Misses it by a long way

Dale Steyn, right handed bat, comes to the crease

45.2
0
Chatara to Phehlukwayo, out Caught by Brendan Taylor!! Edged and gone. Zimbabwe are not going down without a fight here. Cutter angled across outside off, Phehlukwayo wanted to break the shackles as he drove loosely without any feet movement. Feathers a nick and Taylor grabs it. Phehlukwayo fails to make the most of his repreive. Phehlukwayo c Brendan Taylor b Chatara 0(9)

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

45.1
1
Chatara to Zondo, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Zondo steers it to third man
44.6
0
Tiripano to Phehlukwayo, no run, pitched up, Phehlukwayo pokes it to point
44.5
0
Tiripano to Phehlukwayo, no run, pitched up outside off, Phehlukwayo flashes it to point. The wait continues..
44.4
0
Tiripano to Phehlukwayo, no run, stands tall and waits for the ball to arrive to drive it to extra cover
44.3
0
Tiripano to Phehlukwayo, no run, forces it gently to cover
44.2
0
Tiripano to Phehlukwayo, no run, dropped. Williams has grassed an absolute dolly. Lacklustre stuff, really should've held onto it. Change of pace from Tiripano, Phehlukwayo was early into the shot. Checks his shot and spoons it to cover. Williams sprawls forward, gets both hands and shells it
44.1
1
Tiripano to Zondo, 1 run, creamed to cover and they will take the single

Donald Tiripano [8.0-0-34-2] is back into the attack

43.6
0
Chatara to Phehlukwayo, no run, slowish delivery outside off, Phehlukwayo checks his push to extra cover
43.5
0
Chatara to Phehlukwayo, no run, short outside off, Phehlukwayo flails his hands and slaps it firmly, finds extra cover. All fielders are inside the ring on the off-side in front of the wicket

The Proteas are one hit away now..

43.4
1
Chatara to Zondo, 1 run, cutter outside off, Zondo open-bats the dab to third man
43.3
0
Chatara to Zondo, no run, tapped in front of point
43.2
2
Chatara to Zondo, 2 runs, tickled away very fine and they hare across for the second. Phehlukwayo was lazily jogging and the fielder fires the throw to the bowler's end, Phehlukwayo gets in the way and takes a blow on his left shoulder. He's down on the ground and grimaces in pain. Takes a breather and looks alright
43.1
0
Chatara to Zondo, no run, short of length outside off, Zondo drops it with soft hands near the stumps

Tendai Chatara [6.0-0-50-0] is back into the attack

South Africa are just 7 runs away from sweeping this series

42.6
0
Jarvis to Phehlukwayo, no run, angles it across Phehlukwayo, who decides to let it pass

Andile Phehlukwayo, left handed bat, comes to the crease

42.5
0
Jarvis to Klaasen, out Caught by Masakadza!! And he's thrown it away. Tries for the glamour/glory shot, gets it off the toe-end and hits it to mid-wicket - who didn't have to move an inch. Klaasen has fallen at the doorstep of victory but he should've stayed there till the end. It's been a fighting knock by Klaasen and he's done his job, must say. Shortish, Klaasen was eager to smash it across the line. Off the toe-end and offers a dolly. No celebrations in the Zimbabwean camp. A consolation wicket for them. Klaasen c Masakadza b Jarvis 59(67) [4s-6 6s-1]

Jarvis to Klaasen, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

42.4
4
Jarvis to Klaasen, FOUR, start the bus, South Africa inch closer to victory. Fullish outside off, Klaasen has the license to free his arms and lifts it effortlessly over extra cover
42.3
4
Jarvis to Klaasen, FOUR, swatted away ferociously. Short, Klaasen gets into a fabulous position and smacks it past mid-wicket. There's no stopping those
42.2
0
Jarvis to Klaasen, no run, cutting in with the angle, Klaasen goes deep and slices it to point
42.1
0
Jarvis to Klaasen, no run, walks down the pitch, creating his own room and sought for the cross-batted heave, gets an inside-edge and the ball drops dead in front of him
41.6
1
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 1 run, patted away to long-off
41.5
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, oh, this stays low and Klaasen accounts for the low bounce by getting his bat down in time to negotiate it
41.4
2
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 2 runs, flatter outside off, Klaasen smears the cut and I reckon the backward point fielder gets a bit of hand on it.. two taken and it will be fifty for Klaasen, his first in ODIs. The dressing room are on their feet and it's been a vital knock by the keeper-batsman. Klaasen waves his bat around to soak in the applause and Zondo walks up to him to congratulate
41.3
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, arrowing in, Klaasen pushes it to extra cover
41.2
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, wrong 'un, Klaasen backs away and mistimes it down the pitch
41.1
1
Brandon Mavuta to Zondo, 1 run, lures Zondo forward with plenty of flight. Feet close to the pitch and flawless drive to long-off

Brandon Mavuta [9.0-0-40-1] is back into the attack

Both these batsmen are biding their time. They are in no hurry; 19 runs in 54 balls.

40.6
1
Jarvis to Zondo, 1 run, pacy short ball, muscled away to deep mid-wicket
40.5
0
Jarvis to Zondo, no run, slower short ball, grips on the deck and takes ages to reach Zondo - who was early into the shot. Beaten all ends up; it was the leg-cutter from Jarvis
40.4
0
Jarvis to Zondo, no run, trims his pace, keeps it around off and Zondo carefully employs his back foot defence
40.3
0
Jarvis to Zondo, no run, too full, pushed solidly back to the bowler
40.2
0
Jarvis to Zondo, no run, full and at the stumps, coaxes Zondo into a block
40.1
4
Jarvis to Zondo, FOUR, Zondo bisects the gap with precision on the leg-side. It was a bouncer around head-high, Zondo took it on the front foot and hooked it in the gap between deep square leg and fine leg
39.6
1
Tiripano to Zondo, 1 run, Tiripano digs it short, nothing alarming for Zondo as he rotates clockwise to pull it along the ground to fine leg
39.5
0
Tiripano to Zondo, no run, harmless length ball outside off, Zondo is happy to defend it
39.4
0
Tiripano to Zondo, no run, patted softly back to the bowler
39.3
1
Tiripano to Klaasen, 1 run, short and Klaasen middles the pull, there is a fielder at deep mid-wicket and it falls a couple of bounces in front of the fielder
39.2
2
Tiripano to Klaasen, 2 runs, mistimed loft, Klaasen intended to go over mid-on. But the bat face turns in his hands and he drags it over mid-wicket. No-one there and they will add two runs to the tally
39.1
1
Tiripano to Zondo, 1 run, cross-seam length delivery from Tiripano outside off, Zondo has plenty of time to open his bat face and glide it to third man
38.6
1
Jarvis to Zondo, 1 run, wider lines outside off, Zondo goes deep and runs it down to third man
38.5
1
Jarvis to Klaasen, 1 run, 126kph, Klaasen threads the gap as he strokes it to sweeper cover
38.4
0
Jarvis to Klaasen, no run, off-cutter at 115kph, Klaasen's punch finds extra cover
38.3
0
Jarvis to Klaasen, no run, pitched up, gentle push from Klaasen to mid-off
38.2
0
Jarvis to Klaasen, no run, swinging in from a length, Klaasen tucks it to mid-wicket
38.1
1
Jarvis to Zondo, 1 run, tickled away to fine leg

Kyle Jarvis [6.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

37.6
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, shortish outside off, Klaasen with a stable push off the back foot to extra cover
37.5
1
Tiripano to Zondo, 1 run, scrambled seam delivery outside off, slammed away to sweeper cover
37.4
1
Tiripano to Klaasen, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Klaasen punches it straight down the ground. Chatara from mid-on pounces onto the ball and saves some runs
37.3
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, follows it with a fuller length delivery into the blockhole, Klaasen jams it to mid-on
37.2
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, short of length, angling it towards the stumps. Klaasen stands tall and dead-bats
37.2
1
Tiripano to Klaasen, wide, dug in short, but the line is down leg. Tiripano has to reload
37.1
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, fuller length delivery around off, defended

Donald Tiripano [6.0-0-26-2] is back into the attack

Time for a drink. South Africa should have it easy here - 35 runs in 78 balls

36.6
0
Sean Williams to Zondo, no run, clipped out to backward square leg from middle. Both want the single, both go half way down before turning back
36.5
0
Sean Williams to Zondo, no run, forward again, this time doing well to open up his defence
36.4
0
Sean Williams to Zondo, no run, sticking on a good length, spitting up and taking the sticker on Zondo's forward block
36.3
1
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 1 run, low full toss. Calmly stroked to long-off
36.2
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, full on off. Squeezed out to leg
36.1
4
Sean Williams to Klaasen, FOUR, violence in the sweep. Williams strays down leg and Klaasen rolls his wrists on it to drill it behind square
35.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to Zondo, no run, turning back in on off, fended away off the bat-sticker to gully
35.5
1
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 1 run, whipped away, all bottom-handed to deep square leg
35.4
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, length leggie. Pushed out after the lean to its pitch
35.3
2
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 2 runs, premeditates the paddle, going down early and deflecting it to fine leg
35.2
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, a wristy cover drive, straight to cover
35.1
1
Brandon Mavuta to Zondo, 1 run, loopy, full, drilled through the line, long-off

Brandon Mavuta [8.0-0-36-1] is back into the attack

34.6
1
Sean Williams to Zondo, 1 run, forward press covering the turn with the bat hidden behind in helping it to point
34.5
1
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 1 run, back, freeing up his arms and slapping it to long-off
34.4
1
Sean Williams to Zondo, 1 run, drifting down leg. Zondo opens up and wrists it to long-on
34.3
0
Sean Williams to Zondo, no run, slow turner off a good length. Zondo can't get pace on it, ending up pushing it to cover
34.2
1
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 1 run, gives himself room, going deep in the crease as well in punching it to long-on
34.1
1
Sean Williams to Zondo, 1 run, tickles it round the corner, but the man at backward square leg is way too deep to be cutting out singles
33.6
6
Chatara to Klaasen, SIX, oh the launch! Picks the bones out of this attempted slower delivery with a swung tonk smashing into the sightscreen
33.5
1
Chatara to Zondo, 1 run, too short. Too wide. Slashed through sweeper
33.4
0
Chatara to Zondo, no run, 120kph, floated up full on off. Neatly driven to mid-off
33.3
1
Chatara to Klaasen, 1 run
33.2
1
Chatara to Zondo, 1 run, forces a cut off the back foot, but there is a deep point down there
33.1
0
Chatara to Zondo, no run, a hint of width. Carved away to point
32.6
4
Sean Williams to Klaasen, FOUR, half-tracker. Klaasen full-bloods the smack over mid-wicket. 13 off this over
32.5
1
Sean Williams to Zondo, 1 run, a walking full-faced drive, straight back
32.4
1
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 1 run, flat on the feet. Whipped away through mid-wicket
32.3
2
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 2 runs, tries pumping a loft into long-on, but just doesn't get hold of it properly, but has enough bottom-hand in it to clear mid-on
32.2
4
Sean Williams to Klaasen, FOUR, breaks the shackles. And does it with some innovation. Goes reverse, dragging his sweep from way down leg and nailing it backward of point
32.1
1
Sean Williams to Zondo, 1 run, very delicate hands, deflecting it from middle to an empty behind square region

Sean Williams [7.0-1-31-1] is back into the attack

The equation: 71 needed in 18 overs

The equation: 71 needed in 18 overs

31.6
0
Chatara to Klaasen, no run, full straight defence. Another good over for the Zimbabweans
31.5
0
Chatara to Klaasen, no run, 112kph, doesn't get the pace on it, ending up wristing his drive off the inside half to cover
31.4
1
Chatara to Zondo, 1 run, arching back in a late-stab through point
31.3
0
Chatara to Zondo, no run, fuller, from wide of the crease. Stroked to mid-off
31.2
0
Chatara to Zondo, no run, a guided check-drive, square
31.1
1
Chatara to Klaasen, 1 run, 120kph, dabbed right past the pitch into the off-side and Zondo calls and runs well to the danger end

Tendai Chatara [4.0-0-39-0] is back into the attack

30.6
0
Tiripano to Zondo, no run, 110kph of a full floated sucker. Zondo waits and pushes it to cover

Khaya Zondo, right handed bat, comes to the crease

30.5
0
Tiripano to Hendricks, out Lbw!! They've built pressure well, string up dots, drying out the boundaries and Hendricks looks to force a flick shot out of this full delivery on middle that tails back in further. Misses and is rapped on the front foot. The only question would've been the drift but the umpire has no doubts about the straight-ness of it. But take nothing away, it's been a classy knock. Hendricks lbw b Tiripano 66(82) [4s-5 6s-1]

Tiripano to Hendricks, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

30.4
0
Tiripano to Hendricks, no run, fourth-stumpish. Wristed out to mid-on
30.3
1
Tiripano to Klaasen, 1 run, walks down the pitch, Tiripano responds with the bouncer that Klaasen flat-bats to deep mid-wicket
30.2
1
Tiripano to Hendricks, 1 run, holds back more, steering the punch now in front of point
30.1
0
Tiripano to Hendricks, no run, sticks into the surface on a back of a length, making Hendricks lose his timing on the on-the-up punch
29.6
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, a quiet push, finds cover close-in
29.5
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, squeezy drive back down the pitch
29.4
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, follows his backing away with the straighter one, and a cramped defence follows
29.3
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, too full to sweep, but Klaasen tries, just about getting enough glove down on it to squeeze it out
29.2
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, knocking defence it mid-off
29.1
0
Sean Williams to Klaasen, no run, shapes up to sweep, misses, but the angle is always taking it down. In fact even the impact is outside leg
28.6
1
Tiripano to Klaasen, 1 run, stroked wide of mid-off, who dives and cuts off a certain boundary
28.5
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, misses the whip off his knees, with the ball ricocheting down off the inside edge onto his elbow and then onto the ground
28.4
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, fuller, drawing Klaasen forward. Gets only a block though
28.3
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, back of a length on the tummy. Punched out to mid-on
28.2
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, 115kph, waits a touch holding his defence back
28.1
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, 125kph, tailing back in on off and Klaasen prods forward in his defensive drive to mid-off
28.1
1
Tiripano to Klaasen, wide, bouncer, too short, too high as Klaasen spots early and sways out
27.6
2
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 2 runs, streaky. The short one just doesn't come on as expected as Hendricks tries heaving it over mid-wicket .. ends up coming off the toe-end and flying wide and just over mid-on
27.5
0
Sean Williams to Hendricks, no run, back, tall, straight bat
27.4
1
Sean Williams to Klaasen, 1 run, knocked calmly to long-off
27.3
1
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 1 run, tickles it straight to short mid-wicket, and both batsmen call each other across. But there's a fumble
27.2
0
Sean Williams to Hendricks, no run, driven from the pitch of it to mid-on
27.1
0
Sean Williams to Hendricks, no run, back in the crease to drag the glance to short fine leg

Sean Williams [5.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack

26.6
1
Tiripano to Hendricks, 1 run, cutter around off. Tapped out to point, and Klaasen calls him through for a quick single
26.5
0
Tiripano to Hendricks, no run, 126kph, walks into the line to get out a wristy flick down to long-on
26.4
0
Tiripano to Hendricks, no run, 120kph, back tall in the crease in defence
26.3
6
Tiripano to Hendricks, SIX, tries following him with the bouncer, but Hendricks' quicker to latch on. Swivelling in his pull with the wind carrying the top-edge over fine leg
26.2
1
Tiripano to Klaasen, 1 run, 116kph, shorter, nipping back in too. Klaasen drops it softly in front of point for a quick one
26.1
1
Tiripano to Hendricks, 1 run, 126kph, thrashes the width to sweeper
25.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, on the stumps with the googly. Tucked out to mid-wicket
25.6
2
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 2 wides, absolute loss of radar, almost cutting the line of the pitch as Mavuta tosses it way outside off. yeah, the googly gone wrong. Taylor behind the stumps can't keep it out cleanly either
25.5
1
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 1 run, neat high-elbowed-punch. Long-off
25.4
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, googly. But once again, short enough to use the turn in to work it behind square
25.3
2
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 2 runs, too short, Klaasen goes back, makes it shorter and muscles it uppishly over mid-on
25.2
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, a shuffling whip through to backward square leg
25.1
1
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 1 run, a full-faced drive through the line to long-off
24.6
1
Tiripano to Klaasen, 1 run, short of length and Klaasen adjusts well to nudge it to mid-wicket
24.5
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, pushed with a straight bat to mid-on
24.4
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, rearing up from a length, tennis-ball like bounce and it pings Klaasen high on the bat and surprises him, forcing him to yank his glove off the handle
24.3
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, full outside off, sweetly driven but finds extra cover
24.2
0
Tiripano to Klaasen, no run, back of a length, nipping from a length. Klaasen defends
24.1
4
Tiripano to Klaasen, FOUR, classy from Klaasen.. Half-volley outside off, Klaasen leans across and caresses it through extra cover
23.6
1
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, 1 run, googly again, Klaasen is watchful this time to nurdle it behind square
23.5
0
Brandon Mavuta to Klaasen, no run, googly and Klaasen is beaten for all money. Didn't read it as it spun in sharply to whistle past the outside edge
23.4
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, slower and short, Hendricks jumps back to work it to deep mid-wicket
23.3
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, tempter outside off, Hendricks steers it to short third man
23.2
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, played back to the bowler
23.1
2
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 2 runs, shaved away through mid-wicket and they will come back for the second
22.6
1
Tiripano to Hendricks, 1 run, shortish outside off and Hendricks strokes it crisply to sweeper cover to reach his fifty. His maiden ODI fifty and second 50-plus score in ODI cricket. Lifts his bat and acknowledges all the applauses reverberating across the ground
22.5
0
Tiripano to Hendricks, no run, laces the back foot punch to point

Heinrich Klaasen, right handed bat, comes to the crease

22.4
0
Tiripano to Duminy, out Caught by Brandon Mavuta!! The one-brings-two phenomenon. Big wicket for Zimbabwe as Duminy perishes. He was looking quite pedestrain and was itching it get away off the blocks. The tourists are back into this contest. Seemed like the off-paced delivery from Tiripano, saw Duminy advancing and threw it wider of off. The southpaw went hard, aiming to go over mid-off. Loses shape completely and skies it off the outer half to sweeper cover. Mavuta runs across, gets hold of the catch as he dives. Makes sure, it doesn't pop up after his elbows hit the turf. Duminy c Brandon Mavuta b Tiripano 1(11)

Tiripano to Duminy, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

22.3
0
Tiripano to Duminy, no run, short of length outside off, blocked from the crease
22.2
1
Tiripano to Hendricks, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Hendricks opens his bat face and dinks it to third man
22.1
0
Tiripano to Hendricks, no run, shorter outside off, punched to point

Donald Tiripano [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

21.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, no run, slow and outside off, defended off the back foot
21.5
0
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, no run, well-flighted leggie outside off, Duminy meets the defence slightly outside the line of the delivery and ekes out an inside edge to mid-wicket
21.4
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, googly from Mavuta, Hendricks reads it nicely and works it through mid-wicket
21.3
1
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, 1 run, uses his feet and bunts it down to long-on
21.2
0
Brandon Mavuta to Duminy, no run, waits back and across to nudge it to mid-wicket
21.1
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Hendricks makes room and pings the drive off the meat to long-off
20.6
0
Jarvis to Duminy, no run, straighter line from Jarvis, Duminy gets his front foot right in-line with the delivery and offers a straight bat in defence
20.5
0
Jarvis to Duminy, no run, angles a back of a length delivery outside off, Duminy plays it away from his body with ugly efficiency as he squirts it off the inner half in front of the bowler
20.4
0
Jarvis to Duminy, no run, off-cutter bowled on a fuller length, Duminy gets forward and blocks
20.3
0
Jarvis to Duminy, no run, fullish outside off, Duminy toe-ends the drive to mid-off
20.2
0
Jarvis to Duminy, no run, moving away outside off, Duminy leaves it alone
20.1
1
Jarvis to Hendricks, 1 run, short ball, pulled away to fine leg

Jean-Paul Duminy, left handed bat, comes to the crease

19.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, out Caught by Craig Ervine!! du Plessis must be kicking himself. He's in disbelief.. it was a rank long hop from Mavuta, du Plessis had all the time in the world to choose his spot and dismiss it from his sight. He rocks back and bludgeons it straight to mid-wicket. Ervine makes no mistake and it's a lucky breakthrough for the visitors. du Plessis c Craig Ervine b Brandon Mavuta 26(25) [4s-2]

Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

19.5
0
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, no run, oh, close. Goes for the big slog-sweep, the ball turns in and takes the inside-edge to roll temptingly past the stumps
19.4
0
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, no run, gives more air, du Plessis drives it to extra cover
19.3
2
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, 2 runs, teaser outside off, du Plessis drives it to the left of long-off and adds a brace to the tally
19.2
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, flatter outside off, sliced to point
19.1
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, rifled outside off, Hendricks squeezes it to point

Brandon Mavuta [4.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

Time for a breather as drinks arrive on the field.

18.6
1
Jarvis to Hendricks, 1 run, oops. Bouncer, gunning towards Hendricks's helmet grille. He spindles across and controls the pull along the carpet to fine leg and in the process, slips and tumbles onto the ground. Hope he's okay..
18.5
1
Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, angling on leg, tucked to square leg
18.4
4
Jarvis to du Plessis, FOUR, oh Faf. He's played the kind of straight drive you would want to take a snap of it, convert it into a sepia-tinted wall paper and show it to your grandchildren years from now. Half-volley on the stumps, the South African skipper presents a straight-bat face and drills it pretty straight down the ground
18.3
1
Jarvis to Hendricks, 1 run, 109kph, slower delivery outside off. Creamed away to sweeper cover
18.2
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, length delivery, outside off. Hendricks stays in his crease and tilts his bat to dab it to point
18.1
1
Jarvis to du Plessis, 1 run, short ball that sits comfortably for du Plessis to nail the pull along the ground to deep square leg

Kyle Jarvis [4.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

17.6
1
Chatara to du Plessis, 1 run, banged in short at the torso, du Plessis swivels across and pulls it away to fine leg
17.5
1
Chatara to Hendricks, 1 run, oh dear! What happened there? Peppered short, appeared like Hendricks was early into the pull and ends up toe-ending it teasingly short of mid-on. It was in the air for sometime but no harm done in the end
17.4
1
Chatara to du Plessis, 1 run, glanced off the pads to deep square leg
17.3
0
Chatara to du Plessis, no run, shuffles across and shovels it to mid-on
17.2
1
Chatara to Hendricks, 1 run, sliced cut to point, the fielder gets a hand on it and parries it to cover which facilitates the duo to steal the single
17.1
1
Chatara to du Plessis, 1 run, width on offer, du Plessis cracks the cut behind point towards third man
16.6
1
Sean Williams to du Plessis, 1 run, driven to long-off
16.5
0
Sean Williams to du Plessis, no run, sliding on, du Plessis plays down the wrong line and gets thudded on the pad
16.4
0
Sean Williams to du Plessis, no run, ventures out, realises that he isn't to the pitch and defends
16.3
1
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 1 run, on the pads, flicked through square leg
16.2
0
Sean Williams to Hendricks, no run, slanted with the arm, defended
16.1
1
Sean Williams to du Plessis, 1 run, flat and short outside off, slapped away to sweeper cover
15.6
1
Chatara to du Plessis, 1 run, cutter from Chatara, outside off and du Plessis dabs it behind point
15.5
4
Chatara to du Plessis, FOUR, intent from du Plessis. Charges out of his crease, knows Chatara isn't that pacy and lifts it with supreme timing over extra cover
15.4
1
Chatara to Hendricks, 1 run, swipes across the line, albeit straight to the fielder at deep mid-wicket, who takes the catch and releases the throw quickly as he is aware that it's a free-hit delivery
15.4
1
Chatara to Hendricks, no ball, pitched up, driven straight down the pitch. Chatara has overstepped and free-hit awaits next ball for Hendricks
15.3
1
Chatara to du Plessis, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, clipped round his pad to deep mid-wicket
15.2
1
Chatara to Hendricks, 1 run, short of length outside off, forced going deep in his crease to sweeper cover
15.1
4
Chatara to Hendricks, FOUR, not so sweet comeback for Chatara's new spell. Short and without any purpose behind it; Hendricks goes back and hammers the pull to the cow corner fence

Tendai Chatara [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

14.6
1
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 1 run, little shorter, Hendricks adjusts well to place it wide of mid-on
14.5
1
Sean Williams to du Plessis, 1 run, floater on off, push-driven to long-off
14.4
1
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 1 run, straight-batted knock to mid-on and quickly scampers through for a single
14.3
0
Sean Williams to Hendricks, no run, slower outside off, Hendricks waits and softly pats it to point
14.2
0
Sean Williams to Hendricks, no run, accurate at the stumps, textbook block by Hendricks
14.1
1
Sean Williams to du Plessis, 1 run, steps out and du Plessis extends his defence to long-off

Brendan Taylor is seen having an animated chat with Mavuta in between the overs.

13.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, spinning away outside off, Hendricks cuts it to point
13.5
1
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, 1 run, wrong 'un outside off, du Plessis punches it past extra cover
13.4
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, dragged down short, Hendricks rocks back and muscles it away to deep square leg
13.3
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, tossed up, Hendricks jumps back and shaves it to mid-wicket
13.2
1
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, 1 run, flat and shorter outside off, flayed away to sweeper cover
13.1
0
Brandon Mavuta to du Plessis, no run, flighted around off, poked with soft hands to extra cover
12.6
0
Sean Williams to Hendricks, no run, punched to extra cover
12.5
1
Sean Williams to du Plessis, 1 run, almost went through du Plessis's defences on this occasion. Arm-ball, du Plessis was late to get his bat down and ends up getting an inside-edge to mid-wicket
12.4
2
Sean Williams to du Plessis, 2 runs, wow. Slow turn for Williams. Landed on middle and spun away at the last instant, taking the outer half of du Plessis's willow and running past slip for a brace

Faf du Plessis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.3
0
Sean Williams to Markram, out Lbw!! Markram has been ousted from here. He looks shocked and has every right to be disappointed at the decision because there was a thick inside-edge which umpire Chris Gaffaney didn't spot it. Whew! Anyway, it has ruined Markram of converting his start into a big score here. A slider from Williams, skidded on and Markram manages an inside-edge onto his pad. The appeal was convincing from Williams and Co. - and umpire Chris Gaffaney answered them in the affirmative. Markram lbw b Sean Williams 42(40) [4s-7]

Sean Williams to Markram, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

12.2
1
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 1 run, 86kph, angled on leg and Hendricks wrists it to mid-wicket
12.1
1
Sean Williams to Markram, 1 run, spanked away to sweeper cover
11.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, pushed from the crease to extra cover
11.5
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, drifter on leg, turned to mid-wicket
11.4
1
Brandon Mavuta to Markram, 1 run, serves it up, Markram gets into a drive to send it away to long-off
11.3
0
Brandon Mavuta to Markram, no run, sliver amount of turn for Mavuta. Pitching on leg and spins into Markram - who dead-bats it under his eyes
11.2
0
Brandon Mavuta to Markram, no run, a loud "No" from Markram after defending it off the front foot to point
11.1
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, quicker outside off, Hendricks pivots on the back foot and is happy to knock it down to long-off
10.6
0
Sean Williams to Markram, no run, flat and quick outside off, Markram works it to mid-wicket
10.5
4
Sean Williams to Markram, FOUR, hint of flight and Markram jumps out in a jiffy. Meets the pitch and goes through the line, lifting it over the bowler's head
10.4
0
Sean Williams to Markram, no run, quicker, sliding on with the arm and hurries Markram into a block
10.3
1
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 1 run, flighted outside off, Hendricks purposely opens the bat face to steer it to cover
10.2
1
Sean Williams to Markram, 1 run, flatter outside off, Markram skips back to punch it away to long-off
10.1
1
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 1 run, tucked to square leg
9.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to Markram, no run, loads of loop. Smothered down
9.5
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, back, across, adopting the line and glancing it through square leg
9.4
1
Brandon Mavuta to Markram, 1 run, teasing him outside off, a leaning slap down to long-off
9.3
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, 1 run, flat into the pads. Flicked round the corner
9.2
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, fired in full and wide outside off. Hendricks leaves in the hope of a wide. Nope, not this time
9.1
4
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, FOUR, the delight of going inside-out. Hendricks' joining in Markram's momentum and lofts a very bottom-handed drive over extra cover
8.6
1
Sean Williams to Hendricks, 1 run, soft late hands, closing the bat face as he nurdles it off the legs to an empty square leg
8.5
1
Sean Williams to Markram, 1 run, full on middle, clipped round the corner
8.4
4
Sean Williams to Markram, FOUR, top feet use, dancing to the pitch of it and then the hands take over - hoicking it against the turn to loft it over mid-on
8.3
0
Sean Williams to Markram, no run, a full faced stroke through the line to cover
8.2
0
Sean Williams to Markram, no run, 87kph, makes room but can't place his punch past cover
8.1
2
Sean Williams to Markram, 2 runs, too much width. Markram can't control his wild slash either, toe-ending it uppishly over point

Sean Williams, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

7.6
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, covers the spin with his stride, and pushes it to cover
7.5
4
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, FOUR, nails the short arm jab. Spots the googly that's now a half-tracker and gives in everything in nailing this over mid-wicket
7.4
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, drifting in on middle. Hendricks gets low, stoopy in the smother
7.3
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, a tad short. Rock-back-cut to point
7.3
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, wide, well down leg this time, with the ball holding its line and going further down
7.2
0
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, no run, 84kph, goes straighter. Lower too. Hendricks gets into a crouch in keeping it out
7.2
1
Brandon Mavuta to Hendricks, wide, drifting down leg, the spin back in can't help not be a wide either
7.1
1
Brandon Mavuta to Markram, 1 run, tosses it up outside off, spinning further away as Markram slaps it through extra cover

Brandon Mavuta, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, good length now on off. Safely pushed to cover
6.5
2
Jarvis to Hendricks, 2 runs, fuller on middle. Tucked away through mid-wicket
6.4
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, punched out defensively off the inside half to mid-off
6.3
2
Jarvis to Hendricks, 2 runs, 114kph, slows it up and it tails back in off the pitch. Stabbed away behind the diving point
6.2
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, opens his bat face, steering it away to point
6.1
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, 132kph, good length on off. Punched out to mid-off
5.6
0
Tiripano to Markram, no run, 121kph, pitched up on the stumps. Digs out to mid-on
5.5
0
Tiripano to Markram, no run, 125kph, an on-sided punch, mid-on
5.4
1
Tiripano to Hendricks, 1 run, 124kph, back to slipping into the pads. Helped down to backward square leg
5.3
0
Tiripano to Hendricks, no run, better. On off for a change as Hendricks bunts it out
5.2
4
Tiripano to Hendricks, FOUR, oh dear. Oh dear. Tiripano responds to the removal of fine leg with one further leg-sided. Hendricks swivels, pulls and ensures it goes fine enough

Fine leg goes out square.

5.1
1
Tiripano to Markram, 1 run, 120kph, the line's been too straight all through, this is no different. Tucked, angle-batted and in front of square

Donald Tiripano, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

4.6
2
Jarvis to Hendricks, 2 runs, 131kph. Walks across his stumps, putting more of his wrists to use. Back into mid-wicket
4.5
1
Jarvis to Markram, 1 run, 117kph in the off-cutter. A leaning clip to deep mid-wicket
4.4
0
Jarvis to Markram, no run, tummy-lined. A jumping wristy jab to mid-on
4.3
2
Jarvis to Markram, 2 runs, feeds the hips. And Markram needs no invite. Shuffles, glances wristily. It's getting familiar. But there is some protection now at deep square leg, who does well to run in front of it to clean up
4.2
0
Jarvis to Markram, no run, 131kph, leans deep, with the full straight blade in knocking it to cover
4.1
0
Jarvis to Markram, no run, 132kph, cutting back in from back of a length. Quicker than what Markram had expected, beating his inside edge
3.6
1
Chatara to Markram, 1 run, another back of a length off-cutter. Dabbed away to third man
3.5
0
Chatara to Markram, no run, lines up for another sweeper cut, but the lack of pace undoes him, chopping it into the turf off the inside half
3.4
4
Chatara to Markram, FOUR, wow. Poor Chatara, there isn't much wrong here, he even tries the off-cutter dug into the pitch, but Markram lays back. And lays in. It's a carve, through sweeper
3.3
0
Chatara to Markram, no run, angling in, Markram uses it with his walk across to knock it to short mid-wicket
3.2
0
Chatara to Markram, no run, full on middle. Clipped off the toes to leg
3.1
4
Chatara to Markram, FOUR, 125kph, after three flicks off the legs, Chatara overcorrects with one letting out width outside off. Markram lines himself up, slapping it square through the line and all he has to do is beat point. Does
2.6
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, 133kph, much better. Jarvis corrects himself after that pad-line and keeps four in a row outside off. Hendricks punches it meanwhile to cover
2.5
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, jumping backwards, riding the back of a length line on middle in defence
2.4
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, top of middle stuff. Sternly blocked, leaning into it
2.3
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, 131kph, shortens his length and cramps Hendricks up in the process - who is quick to rock deep and straight bat it out
2.2
4
Jarvis to Hendricks, FOUR, 129kph, good quick feet in shuffling across, adopts the middle-line behind him and glances it away with a hop. It's that mid-wicket zone .. again
2.1
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, neat good length on off. Pushed away to cover
1.6
4
Chatara to Markram, FOUR, and some more. It's getting so damn predictable. Legs. Whip. Mid-wicket. Boundary
1.5
4
Chatara to Markram, FOUR, 123kph, another leg-lined gift. Markram shuffles and doesn't even bother keeping his flick down, knowing well that there is nobody outside the circle at mid-wicket or in front of it
1.4
0
Chatara to Markram, no run, on middle, good length, firm block back
1.3
4
Chatara to Markram, FOUR, very loose. Way down leg in the form of a half volley and Markram whips it away with utter ease through square leg. These are precisely the balls Zimbabwe need to avoid, at least today
1.2
0
Chatara to Markram, no run, a slight trigger across, letting the ball get close to the body before bunting it down
1.1
0
Chatara to Markram, no run, 122kph, full on off. Squeezed out to mid-on, with the fullest of bat faces

Tendai Chatara, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, tighter angling in on middle. A low forward pressing block
0.5
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, 129kph, on a back of a length with some width. Gives Hendricks the chance to throw his arms at it, which takes the slap to point
0.5
1
Jarvis to Hendricks, wide, 129kph, loses his wrist down leg, way down
0.4
0
Jarvis to Hendricks, no run, 125kph, draws him forward with the length, but then swings away as Hendricks too pulls out of his lined up drive
0.3
1
Jarvis to Markram, 1 run, slipping into the pads. A using-the-angle clip behind square
0.2
0
Jarvis to Markram, no run, shapes away outside off, Markram needs a sighter
0.1
0
Jarvis to Markram, no run, starts off-lined on a good length. Markram gets out a late defence onto the pitch

Markram and Hendricks are at the crease. Markram is on strike. Jarvis will open the attack