That is it from a game which almost saw the tables being turned but the Proteas were smart enough and avoided the sharp edges to emerge victorious. They have a 1-0 lead. Two more attempts at redemption remain for Zimbabwe. Can they bounce back? Hang on for the answers as we will get them for you next time around. See ya fellas!
Faf du Plessis: Wicket played a bit slow. I thought somewhere around 155 was about par. There was some dew and it tested us. Imran bowled really well. Rassie played really well. To have that composure was great for someone playing his first game. David hit it well as well. He(Tahir) has got the knack of picking up wickets and he showed that today by picking up three wickets up front. We want him to do the same in ODIs as well. We did not expect it to be this dewy. When we decided to bat first, we wanted to be tested. We never knew it would be this bad with dew. Lungi bowled a very good over when he came back for the 17th over. Bowled with good pace. I knew that we had some pace left in the bank. We needed one wicket to turn it around but those were four good hits from Moor.
Imran Tahir, Man of the Match: I am really pleased. I don't take things for granted. It came out the way I wanted it to. I wish I could have got the hat-trick. Till I am doing well for the team, I am happy. I practice with the old and new balls to be more accurate. I have been bowling in T20Is with the new ball. I am learning to do it in ODIs. I am a firm believer in the fact that it is never too late to learn.
Hamilton Masakadza: I thought it was just about par. I thought we had a good chance to chase it down. The bowlers continued their brilliant work. Still not being able to lay any sort of foundation. Losing three in the first 6 overs was always going to be difficult. We just need to find one game where we get all three departments right.
SA go 1-0 up: The look on Moor's face was of disappointment. That says it all. He had the belief to scare the Proteas more. Only if they had handled Tahir better, in the opening and middle overs, the result could have been much more closer or may be it could well have been in favour of the visitors. Shamsi hugged Tahir tight and knew that his colleague had done him a huge favour. Those four sixes could have been unforgiving for a long time had the result been reversed. Even Faf was seen having his hand around the shoulder of Junior Dala, who also took some pasting from Mavuta. But Faf and his mates would be happy that despite not playing their 'A' game, they have managed to win by a very decent margin of 34 runs. It really was possible because of debutant Van Der Dussen's fifty else SA would have been defending a lesser total as a score of 160 looked slightly below par on this wicket. There was dew as well which played a bit of its part later in the second innings. How much of it? May be we shall hear the skippers speak about it. Hang on for the presentations.
Phehlukwayo to Moor, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Andile Phehlukwayo [3.0-0-25-1] is back into the attack
Chris Mpofu, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Lungi Ngidi to Jarvis, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Lungi Ngidi [2.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack
Kyle Jarvis, right handed bat, comes to the crease
This game has come alive out of nowhere.
Junior Dala to Brandon Mavuta, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
From 80 off 34 balls it has come down to 46 off 27.
Junior Dala [2.0-0-7-1] is back into the attack
Tabraiz Shamsi [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack
Brandon Mavuta, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Phehlukwayo to Tendai Chisoro, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
The hat-trick ball was a little too straight for the googly to cause trouble. It had to land on leg and then turn as much as it did to catch the edge.
Andile Phehlukwayo [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack
Tendai Chisoro, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Tahir to Chigumbura, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Elton Chigumbura, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Tahir to Sean Williams, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Imran Tahir [2.0-0-12-3] is back into the attack
Andile Phehlukwayo [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Peter Moor, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Junior Dala to Brendan Taylor, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Junior Dala [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack
Tabraiz Shamsi, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack
Andile Phehlukwayo, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Junior Dala, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Sean Williams, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Tahir to Musakanda, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Tarisai Musakanda, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Tahir to Masakadza, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Brendan Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Tahir to Chibhabha, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Imran Tahir, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Chibhabha and Masakadza are at the crease. Chibhabha is on strike. Lungi Ngidi will open the attack