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South Africa vs Zimbabwe (T20)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota,, Date - 20/09/2012, Toss won by - South Africa
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Commentary (South Africa innings)

That's all from this game. It was a stroll in the park for South Africa and it turned out to be yet another one-sided contest. We look forward to your company tomorrow for a couple of matches, New Zealand v Bangladesh and Afghanistan v England. Until next time, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Jacques Kallis is chosen for the Man of the Match award for his outstanding bowling! Says that he enjoys both batting and bowling and adds that his job was made easy by the new-ball bowlers. Feels that the wicket had a nice carry and the plan was to bowl in the right areas.

All over in a flash! It was a pretty dominant performance by the Proteas as they have outclassed Zimbabwe quite comprehensively and knocked the African minnows out of the World Twenty20, 2012. Chasing a paltry total, the South African openers scaled it down without breaking a sweat. Their campaign is off to a flying start and they now would look to carry the momentum further into the tournament. This was Zimbabwe's 14th loss on the trot in T20Is and they've to seriously work on their strategy and composition in future.

12.4 S Matsikenyeri to H Amla, South Africa win by 10 wickets! A low full toss on middle at 73.6 kph, Amla gets forward and forces it through mid on for a single. 94/0

12.3 S Matsikenyeri to H Amla, On middle and leg, Amla tries to sweep but gets struck on the pads. Stifled appeal from the bowler but the umpire is not interested. 93/0

Maiden T20I Fifty for Richard Levi.

12.2 S Matsikenyeri to R Levi, Fullish around middle, Levi punches it towards long on for a single. That brings up his half-century! Scores are leveled! 93/0

12.1 S Matsikenyeri to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla works it down the leg side for a single. 92/0

Stuart Matsikenyeri into the attack.

11.6 K Jarvis to R Levi, Full outside off, Levi tries to dab it into the ground but gets beaten. 91/0

11.5 K Jarvis to R Levi, Short of a length delivery, Levi ducks under it. Umpire signals one of the over. 91/0

11.4 K Jarvis to R Levi, Full on off, Levi drives it towards mid off. 91/0

11.3 K Jarvis to R Levi, Outside off, Levi drives it superbly through covers for a couple. 91/0

11.2 K Jarvis to R Levi, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 89/0

11.1 K Jarvis to H Amla, Dropped! Length delivery outside off, Amla cuts it away. The ball goes straight to Sibanda at point who drops an easy catch. Single taken. 89/0

Jarvis back on.

10.6 Ray Price to H Amla, Driven through mid-off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 88/0

10.5 Ray Price to H Amla, Outside off, Amla punches it towards covers off his back foot and takes a couple. 87/0

10.4 Ray Price to R Levi, Drives it towards mid off and picks up another single. 85/0

10.4 Ray Price to R Levi, Wide! Bowls down the leg. Levi lets it go through. Umpire signals a wide. 84/0

10.3 Ray Price to R Levi, FOUR! Tossed up outside off, Levi drives it superbly through covers and finds the gap. The ball races to the boundary. 83/0

10.2 Ray Price to R Levi, Pushes it towards short fine leg and finds the fielder. 79/0

10.1 Ray Price to R Levi, On middle and off, Levi drives it back to the bowler. 79/0

Ray Price back on.

9.6 G Cremer to R Levi, Sweeps it down the leg side and takes a single. 79/0

9.5 G Cremer to R Levi, On middle, Levi bends down on one knee and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 78/0

9.4 G Cremer to H Amla, Full down the leg side, Amla whips towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 76/0

9.3 G Cremer to R Levi, Drives it to mid off and takes one. 75/0

9.2 G Cremer to R Levi, Full down the leg side, Levi tries to play to the leg side but gets struck low on the pads. 74/0

9.1 G Cremer to H Amla, On middle and leg, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 74/0

8.6 P Utseya to R Levi, Outside off, Levi punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 73/0

8.5 P Utseya to H Amla, Driven towards long off and takes one. 71/0

8.4 P Utseya to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla flicks it to the on side but finds the fielder. 70/0

8.3 P Utseya to R Levi, Sweeps it away towards mid-wicket for a single. 70/0

8.2 P Utseya to R Levi, FOUR! Great shot! On middle at 83.8 kph, Levi picks his favourite area and lofts it towards wide of long on. Couple of bounces and a boundary. 69/0

8.1 P Utseya to H Amla, Flighted outside off, Amla drives it towards long on and takes another single. 65/0

7.6 G Cremer to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla pushes it to mid-wicket and crosses quickly for a single. 64/0

7.5 G Cremer to R Levi, Works it down the leg side and takes one. 63/0

7.4 G Cremer to R Levi, Down the leg side, Levi tries to play to the leg side but the ball rubs off his pads. 62/0

7.3 G Cremer to R Levi, Landed around middle and leg, Levi tries to play the reverse sweep but fails and gets struck on the thigh pad. 62/0

7.2 G Cremer to H Amla, Tossed up on middle and leg, Amla flicks it to the leg side and takes a single. 62/0

7.1 G Cremer to R Levi, Driven towards long on for a single. 61/0

Graeme Cremer into the attack.

6.6 P Utseya to H Amla, Tossed up on middle, Amla flicks it away to the leg side. 60/0

6.5 P Utseya to R Levi, Landed around off, Levi pushes it towards long on and picks up a single. 60/0

6.4 P Utseya to H Amla, Drilled towards long off for a single. 59/0

6.3 P Utseya to H Amla, Shortish on middle, Amla pulls it away straight to the short fine leg fielder. 58/0

6.2 P Utseya to R Levi, On middle, Levi plays the reverse sweep and finds the gap. Single taken. 58/0

6.1 P Utseya to H Amla, Tossed up around off, Amla whips it to mid-wicket for a single. 57/0

Prosper Utseya into the attack.

5.6 B Vitori to R Levi, FOUR! Fine shot! Length delivery outside off, Levi punches it towards covers and finds the gap nicely. Another boundary for Levi. 56/0 in the Powerplay! 56/0

5.5 B Vitori to R Levi, Fullish on the pads, Levi flicks it away towards fine leg for a couple. 52/0

5.4 B Vitori to R Levi, Landed around off, Levi punches it straight to the cover fielder. 50/0

5.3 B Vitori to R Levi, FOUR! Great shot! Landed just outside off, Levi punches it towards extra covers and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 50 up for South Africa! 50/0

5.2 B Vitori to H Amla, On middle, Amla pushes it towards covers and sets off for a quick single. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Amla had made it. 46/0

5.1 B Vitori to R Levi, On middle and off, Levi drives it towards mid off for a single. 45/0

Change of ends for Vitori.

4.6 Ray Price to H Amla, FOUR! Superb shot! Outside off, Amla punches it towards covers off his back foot. Times it well and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 44/0

4.5 Ray Price to H Amla, Tossed up on middle, Amla comes down the track to whip it to the leg side but gets a leading edge and the ball goes towards the cover fielder. 40/0

4.4 Ray Price to R Levi, Fullish on middle and leg, Levi punches it to long on and takes a single. 40/0

4.3 Ray Price to R Levi, Tossed up on middle and leg, Levi pushes it towards square leg. 39/0

4.2 Ray Price to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla pushes it towards mid on for a single. 39/0

4.1 Ray Price to H Amla, Tossed up on off, Amla works it down the leg side and finds the fielder. 38/0

3.6 K Jarvis to R Levi, FOUR! Nice shot! Slower delivery on middle at 108.9 kph, Levi lofts it over mid on. One bounce and the ball crosses the boundary rope. 38/0

3.5 K Jarvis to H Amla, Landed around off, Amla tries to whip to the leg side but gets struck on the pad. The ball goes towards backward square leg and a leg bye taken. 34/0

3.4 K Jarvis to H Amla, Fullish outside off, Amla tries to play it to the off side but doesn't connect it well and the ball goes back to the bowler. 33/0

3.3 K Jarvis to H Amla, Play and a miss! Bit fullish outside off, Amla tries to drive hard to the off side but gets beaten completely. 33/0

3.2 K Jarvis to R Levi, Shortish outside off, Levi cuts it uppishly towards third man for a single. 33/0

3.1 K Jarvis to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla plays it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 32/0

Change of ends for Jarvis.

2.6 Ray Price to H Amla, Three byes! Ooohhh.. Flighted on middle, Amla gives himself some room to cut but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. The keeper fails to collect the ball as well and the ball goes behind him. Three byes taken. 31/0

2.5 Ray Price to R Levi, Fullish on middle and leg, Levi drives it to long on and takes one. 28/0

2.4 Ray Price to H Amla, On middle and leg, Amla pushes it towards backward square leg and sets off for a single. Had there been a direct hit at the striker's end, Levi would have been in trouble. 27/0

2.3 Ray Price to R Levi, Driven towards long on for a single. 26/0

2.2 Ray Price to R Levi, Full on off, Levi drives it back to the bowler. 25/0

2.1 Ray Price to H Amla, Tossed up on off, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 25/0

Ray Price into the attack.

1.6 B Vitori to R Levi, On middle and leg at 129.1 kph, Levi drives it towards mid on. There's a slight misfield but no harm done. 24/0

1.6 B Vitori to R Levi, No ball! Short length delivery, going down the leg side. Levi leaves it alone. Umpire signals no ball for the second bouncer of the over. 24/0

1.5 B Vitori to R Levi, FOUR! Edged! Shortish on middle at 132.5 kph, Levi goes for the pull but gets a top edge. The ball flies towards the fine leg region for a lucky boundary. 23/0

1.4 B Vitori to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 19/0

1.3 B Vitori to R Levi, Fullish outside off, Levi tries to drive but gets an inside edge. The ball goes back towards the keeper and a single taken. 18/0

1.2 B Vitori to R Levi, On middle and leg, Levi flicks it to mid-wicket and takes two runs. Good running between the wickets. 17/0

1.1 B Vitori to R Levi, On middle, Levi tries to defend but gets struck on his thigh pad. 15/0

Brian Vitori to bowl from the other end.

0.6 K Jarvis to H Amla, FOUR! Edged! Shortish outside off, Amla slashes it but gets an outside edge. The ball goes towards the boundary rope near the third man region. 15/0

0.6 K Jarvis to H Amla, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Amla tries to flick but misses. Another wide down the leg side. 11/0

0.5 K Jarvis to H Amla, FOUR! Slower one outside off at 107.7 kph, Amla rocks back and punches it through covers for a lovely boundary. 10/0

0.5 K Jarvis to H Amla, Wide! Shortish, down the leg side. Wide signaled by the umpire. 6/0

0.4 K Jarvis to H Amla, Good length delivery outside off at 134.6 kph, Amla tries to cut but gets a bottom edge. 5/0

0.3 K Jarvis to R Levi, Shortish on middle, Levi pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 5/0

0.2 K Jarvis to R Levi, Four leg byes! Bowls down the leg side, Levi flicks it but gets struck on the thigh pad. The ball races away to the boundary rope towards the fine leg region. 4/0

0.1 K Jarvis to R Levi, Play and a miss straightaway! Shortish outside off, Levi slashes and misses. 0/0

Commentary (Zimbabwe innings)

Zimbabwe started off slowly against Steyn, hoping that they could pile up the runs later but on came King Kallis, and he was the chief destructor to finish with four wickets. Morne Morkel troubled the batsmen at will too and South Africa have truly and appreciably, dominated their African counter-parts. It would require more than a miracle for Zimbabwe to restrict the Protean explosive batting under a score of 93 . Join us back in a while for the chase.

19.6 J Kallis to Ray Price, FOUR! Landed outside off at 134.7 kph, Price punches it towards extra covers and finds the gap. Good finish for Zimbabwe but this is a paltry total. 93/8

19.5 J Kallis to K Jarvis, Punches it towards extra covers for a single. 89/8

19.4 J Kallis to K Jarvis, Another play and a miss! Jarvis tries to play to the off side but fails to put his bat on the ball. 88/8

19.3 J Kallis to K Jarvis, Fullish length, Jarvis gives himself some room but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten again. 88/8

19.2 J Kallis to K Jarvis, Outside off, Jarvis lofts it over covers for a couple. 88/8

19.1 J Kallis to K Jarvis, Fullish outside off, Jarvis goes for the heave but gets beaten. 86/8

18.6 A Morkel to Ray Price, On middle and leg, Price goes for the pull but misses it completely. 86/8

18.5 A Morkel to Ray Price, On middle, Price goes after that one and miscues. Gets a top edge as the ball lands safely near the mid-wicket region. Two runs taken. 86/8

18.4 A Morkel to K Jarvis, Punches it to covers off his back foot for a single. 84/8

18.3 A Morkel to K Jarvis, Not out! Outside off, Jarvis drives it to mid off and sets off for a single. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end. The batsmen take another run. Replays show the batsman had just made it. Two runs added to the total. 83/8

Appeal for a run out. Referred upstairs.

18.2 A Morkel to K Jarvis, Outside off, Jarvis plays it towards the point region. 81/8

18.2 A Morkel to K Jarvis, Wide! Bouncer on middle. Jarvis comes forward and lets it go through. Wide signaled by the umpire. 81/8

18.1 A Morkel to K Jarvis, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 80/8

Albie Morkel back on.

17.6 J Kallis to K Jarvis, Pushes it to covers and takes a single. 80/8

17.5 J Kallis to K Jarvis, On middle and leg, Jarvis drives it straight down the ground towards long on for a couple. 79/8

Kyle Jarvis walks in next.

17.4 J Kallis to C Ervine, OUT! Another wicket for Kallis! Shortish on middle, Ervine tries to guide it towards third man but nicks it and de Villiers takes another superb catch behind. 4th wicket for Kallis, Zimbabwe 77/8. 77/8

17.3 J Kallis to Ray Price, Flicks it to the leg side and takes one. 77/7

17.2 J Kallis to Ray Price, Bowls just outside off, Price gives himself some room to play it to the leg side but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten by a fair distance. 76/7

17.1 J Kallis to C Ervine, Landed around off, Ervine drives it through covers for a single. 76/7

Kallis back on.

16.6 D Steyn to Ray Price, Outside off, Price slashes and misses. 75/7

Ray Price walks in.

16.5 D Steyn to P Utseya, OUT! Fantastic catch behind! Shortish on middle, Utseya tries to fend but manages to get his gloves on it. de Villiers takes a stunning catch behind with a dive to his left. First wicket for Steyn, Zimbabwe 75/7. 75/7

16.4 D Steyn to C Ervine, Landed around off, Ervine defends it towards covers and takes a quick single. 75/6

16.3 D Steyn to C Ervine, FOUR! Edged! Shortish outside off, scrambled seam delivery from Steyn. Ervine tries to defend it to the off side but gets an outside edge. The ball races away to the boundary rope through the gully region. 74/6

16.2 D Steyn to C Ervine, On middle, Ervine defends it into the ground off his back foot. 70/6

16.1 D Steyn to P Utseya, Length delivery otuside off, Utseya tries to defend but gets an outside edge. The ball goes through the gully region and a single taken. 70/6

Steyn back into the attack.

15.6 J Botha to P Utseya, Outside off, gets a leading edge while pushing it to the off side. Single taken. 69/6

15.5 J Botha to P Utseya, Stays back in his crease and defends. 68/6

15.4 J Botha to C Ervine, Charges down the track and drives it towards long on for a single. 68/6

15.3 J Botha to P Utseya, Driven towards mid on and a single taken. 67/6

15.2 J Botha to P Utseya, Flighted delivery on off at 94.8 kph, Utseya dabs it into the ground. 66/6

15.1 J Botha to C Ervine, Flighted on off, Ervine pushes it to the off side and takes a single. 66/6

Botha back on.

14.6 M Morkel to C Ervine, On middle and leg, Ervine pushes it towards mid-wicket and picks up a single. 65/6

14.5 M Morkel to C Ervine, Fullish outside off, Ervine drives it straight to the cover fielder. 64/6

14.5 M Morkel to C Ervine, Shortish length, down the leg side. Another wide. 64/6

14.4 M Morkel to C Ervine, Bouncer this time from Morkel, Ervine ducks under it. 63/6

14.3 M Morkel to C Ervine, Shortish on off, Ervine slashes and misses. 63/6

14.2 M Morkel to P Utseya, Outside off, Utseya plays it towards point and takes one. 63/6

14.1 M Morkel to P Utseya, Length delivery on off, Utseya tries to cut but gets a bottom edge to that one. 62/6

14.1 M Morkel to P Utseya, Wide! Full and wide outside off. Wide signaled by the umpire. 62/6

Morne Morkel back on.

13.6 J Kallis to C Ervine, Outside off, Ervine plays it towards the point region. 61/6

13.5 J Kallis to P Utseya, Plays it towards point and takes a single to get off the mark. 61/6

Prosper Utseya walks in.

13.4 J Kallis to G Cremer, OUT! Caught behind! Short of a length delivery on middle, Cremer goes for the pull but just manages to get a faint edge. de Villiers takes a good catch behind. The batsman doesn't wait and starts walking off. Another wicket for Kallis. This is now Jacques Kallis' best BOWLING FIGURES in T20Is, beating the previous one, 2/20. 60/6

13.3 J Kallis to G Cremer, Length delivery outside off, Cremer drives it straight to the cover fielder. 60/5

13.2 J Kallis to G Cremer, Shortish outside off, Cremer cuts it past point for a couple. 60/5

Small hold up. The groundsman is putting some sawdust near the bowling area. It had rained earlier, don't forget.

13.1 J Kallis to G Cremer, Play and a miss! Outside off, Cremer tries to push it to covers but fails to put his bat on the ball. 58/5

That's all from this game. It was a stroll in the park for South Africa and it turned out to be yet another one-sided contest. We look forward to your company tomorrow for a couple of matches, New Zealand v Bangladesh and Afghanistan v England. Until next time, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Jacques Kallis is chosen for the Man of the Match award for his outstanding bowling! Says that he enjoys both batting and bowling and adds that his job was made easy by the new-ball bowlers. Feels that the wicket had a nice carry and the plan was to bowl in the right areas.

All over in a flash! It was a pretty dominant performance by the Proteas as they have outclassed Zimbabwe quite comprehensively and knocked the African minnows out of the World Twenty20, 2012. Chasing a paltry total, the South African openers scaled it down without breaking a sweat. Their campaign is off to a flying start and they now would look to carry the momentum further into the tournament. This was Zimbabwe's 14th loss on the trot in T20Is and they've to seriously work on their strategy and composition in future.

12.4 S Matsikenyeri to H Amla, South Africa win by 10 wickets! A low full toss on middle at 73.6 kph, Amla gets forward and forces it through mid on for a single. 94/0

12.3 S Matsikenyeri to H Amla, On middle and leg, Amla tries to sweep but gets struck on the pads. Stifled appeal from the bowler but the umpire is not interested. 93/0

Maiden T20I Fifty for Richard Levi.

12.2 S Matsikenyeri to R Levi, Fullish around middle, Levi punches it towards long on for a single. That brings up his half-century! Scores are leveled! 93/0

12.1 S Matsikenyeri to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla works it down the leg side for a single. 92/0

Kallis back on.

Ayaz Memon tweets, "This is getting to be a no-contest. Zimbabwe, sadly, have slumped badly as a cricketing nation..."

12.6 D Steyn to C Ervine, Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 58/5

12.5 D Steyn to C Ervine, Short of a length delivery on middle, Ervine tries to push it to the leg side but gets beaten completely. 58/5

12.4 D Steyn to C Ervine, Landed outside off, Ervine dabs it towards point. 58/5

12.3 D Steyn to G Cremer, Plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 58/5

12.2 D Steyn to G Cremer, Landed outside off, Cremer tries to play that one but misses it and gets beaten. 57/5

12.1 D Steyn to G Cremer, Not out! Plays it towards mid on and the non-striker sets off for a single. But Cremer sends him back and there's a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Replays show the batsman had just made it. 57/5

The Zimbabwean openers, Masakadza and Sibanda are making their way out in the middle. Dale Steyn to bowl the first over.

The players are out for the national anthems.

Zimbabwe - Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor(c/w), Craig Ervine, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer, Prosper Utseya, Ray Price, Kyle Jarvis, Brian Vitori.

South Africa - Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers(c/w), JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel.

Toss - South Africa won the toss and elected to field.

Pitch report - It rained earlier but the atmosphere is cool now. The pitch has grass on it and will help the seamers.

Hello everyone to the coverage of the fourth match of the ICC World T20 between South Africa and Zimbabwe in Hambantota. It's an African derby today. South Africa play their first game of the tournament today and would like to start off on a positive note with a comfortable victory, whereas Zimbabwe need to win to stay alive. The odds are very much against Zimbabwe to win against a strong South African side. It's a do or die for the minnows.

Stuart Matsikenyeri into the attack.

11.6 K Jarvis to R Levi, Full outside off, Levi tries to dab it into the ground but gets beaten. 91/0

11.5 K Jarvis to R Levi, Short of a length delivery, Levi ducks under it. Umpire signals one of the over. 91/0

11.4 K Jarvis to R Levi, Full on off, Levi drives it towards mid off. 91/0

11.3 K Jarvis to R Levi, Outside off, Levi drives it superbly through covers for a couple. 91/0

11.2 K Jarvis to R Levi, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 89/0

11.1 K Jarvis to H Amla, Dropped! Length delivery outside off, Amla cuts it away. The ball goes straight to Sibanda at point who drops an easy catch. Single taken. 89/0

Steyn back on.

11.6 A Morkel to C Ervine, Not out! Shortish on middle, Ervine flicks it towards fine leg, looks for another run but there's a throw at the striker's end. Replays show the dive saved Ervine. 57/5

Appeal for a run out. Referred upstairs.

11.5 A Morkel to C Ervine, Landed around off, Ervine pushes it to covers and tries for a quick run but decides not to take it. 55/5

11.4 A Morkel to G Cremer, Length delivery outside off, Cremer dabs it to the off side and takes a quick single. 55/5

11.3 A Morkel to G Cremer, Shortish on off, Cremer tries to push to the leg side but misses it and gets struck on the thigh pad. 54/5

11.2 A Morkel to G Cremer, Fullish on off, Cremer pushes it towards mid-wicket for a couple. 54/5

11.1 A Morkel to C Ervine, On middle, Ervine flicks it to the leg side for a single. 52/5

Jarvis back on.

10.6 Ray Price to H Amla, Driven through mid-off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 88/0

10.5 Ray Price to H Amla, Outside off, Amla punches it towards covers off his back foot and takes a couple. 87/0

10.4 Ray Price to R Levi, Drives it towards mid off and picks up another single. 85/0

10.4 Ray Price to R Levi, Wide! Bowls down the leg. Levi lets it go through. Umpire signals a wide. 84/0

10.3 Ray Price to R Levi, FOUR! Tossed up outside off, Levi drives it superbly through covers and finds the gap. The ball races to the boundary. 83/0

10.2 Ray Price to R Levi, Pushes it towards short fine leg and finds the fielder. 79/0

10.1 Ray Price to R Levi, On middle and off, Levi drives it back to the bowler. 79/0

10.6 J Kallis to G Cremer, Length delivery on off, Cremer drives it to mid on. 51/5

Graeme Cremer walks in to face the hat-trick ball.

10.5 J Kallis to E Chigumbura, OUT! LBW! Gone first ball! On middle at 135.4 kph, Chigumbure tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW and the umpire signals it out. Zimbabwe in a big trouble, 51/5. 51/5

Elton Chigumbura is the next man in.

10.4 J Kallis to S Matsikenyeri, OUT! Landed outside off at 129.2 kph, Matsikenyeri gives himself some room and slaps it straight to the cover fielder. Robin Peterson makes no mistake and catches it safely. Zimbabwe 51/4. 51/4

10.3 J Kallis to S Matsikenyeri, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 51/3

10.2 J Kallis to S Matsikenyeri, Shortish and wide outside off, Matsikenyeri goes after that one but fails to connect his bat with the ball. 51/3

10.1 J Kallis to S Matsikenyeri, Length delivery outside off, the batsman defends it watchfully. 51/3

Ray Price back on.

9.6 G Cremer to R Levi, Sweeps it down the leg side and takes a single. 79/0

9.5 G Cremer to R Levi, On middle, Levi bends down on one knee and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 78/0

9.4 G Cremer to H Amla, Full down the leg side, Amla whips towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 76/0

9.3 G Cremer to R Levi, Drives it to mid off and takes one. 75/0

9.2 G Cremer to R Levi, Full down the leg side, Levi tries to play to the leg side but gets struck low on the pads. 74/0

9.1 G Cremer to H Amla, On middle and leg, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 74/0

Jacques Kallis into the attack.

9.6 A Morkel to S Matsikenyeri, Landed outside off, Matsikenyeri punches it to mid off and sets off for a single. Botha hits the stumps at the non-striker's end but the batsman had made it. 51/3

9.5 A Morkel to C Ervine, Plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 50 up for Zimbabwe! 50/3

9.4 A Morkel to C Ervine, On middle and leg, Ervine flicks it towards square leg for a single. 49/3

9.4 A Morkel to C Ervine, Wide! Shortish length, drifting down the leg side, Ervine goes after that one but misses. There's an appeal for caught behind but the umpire signals a wide. 47/3

9.4 A Morkel to C Ervine, Wide! Bouncer! Ervine lets it go through. Umpire signals a wide. 46/3

9.3 A Morkel to S Matsikenyeri, Fullish around off, the batsman works it down the leg side for a single. 45/3

9.2 A Morkel to C Ervine, Landed just outside off, Ervine punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 44/3

9.1 A Morkel to C Ervine, Length delivery on off, Ervine defends it into the ground. 43/3

8.6 P Utseya to R Levi, Outside off, Levi punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 73/0

8.5 P Utseya to H Amla, Driven towards long off and takes one. 71/0

8.4 P Utseya to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla flicks it to the on side but finds the fielder. 70/0

8.3 P Utseya to R Levi, Sweeps it away towards mid-wicket for a single. 70/0

8.2 P Utseya to R Levi, FOUR! Great shot! On middle at 83.8 kph, Levi picks his favourite area and lofts it towards wide of long on. Couple of bounces and a boundary. 69/0

8.1 P Utseya to H Amla, Flighted outside off, Amla drives it towards long on and takes another single. 65/0

Albie Morkel back on.

8.6 J Botha to S Matsikenyeri, Flicks it to mid-wicket for a couple. 43/3

8.5 J Botha to C Ervine, Bowls down the leg side, Ervine tries to flick but gets struck low on the pads. Another leg bye taken. 41/3

8.4 J Botha to C Ervine, Drives it back to the bowler. 40/3

8.3 J Botha to S Matsikenyeri, Appeal for LBW! Tossed up on middle, Matsikenyeri tries to sweep but misses the line of the delivery and gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal from the bowler but the umpire is not interested. Probably going down the leg side. A leg bye taken. 40/3

8.2 J Botha to C Ervine, Flicks it away to the leg side and picks up a single. 39/3

8.1 J Botha to C Ervine, FOUR! Fine shot! Tossed up outside off at 80.7 kph, Ervine drives it powerfully towards covers for a lovely boundary. 38/3

7.6 G Cremer to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla pushes it to mid-wicket and crosses quickly for a single. 64/0

7.5 G Cremer to R Levi, Works it down the leg side and takes one. 63/0

7.4 G Cremer to R Levi, Down the leg side, Levi tries to play to the leg side but the ball rubs off his pads. 62/0

7.3 G Cremer to R Levi, Landed around middle and leg, Levi tries to play the reverse sweep but fails and gets struck on the thigh pad. 62/0

7.2 G Cremer to H Amla, Tossed up on middle and leg, Amla flicks it to the leg side and takes a single. 62/0

7.1 G Cremer to R Levi, Driven towards long on for a single. 61/0

7.6 R Peterson to S Matsikenyeri, Outside off, Matsikenyeri tries to play but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 34/3

7.5 R Peterson to S Matsikenyeri, Works it down the leg side towards mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 34/3

7.4 R Peterson to C Ervine, Comes on his front foot and defends it. The ball goes towards mid-wicket, quick single taken. 32/3

7.3 R Peterson to C Ervine, FOUR! Well played! Tossed up outside off, Ervine plays the reverse sweep and finds the gap towards the point region. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 31/3

7.2 R Peterson to C Ervine, Comes forward and pushes it towards mid-wicket. 27/3

7.1 R Peterson to S Matsikenyeri, Tossed up on middle, Matsikenyeri sweeps it towards short fine leg and takes a single. 27/3

Graeme Cremer into the attack.

6.6 P Utseya to H Amla, Tossed up on middle, Amla flicks it away to the leg side. 60/0

6.5 P Utseya to R Levi, Landed around off, Levi pushes it towards long on and picks up a single. 60/0

6.4 P Utseya to H Amla, Drilled towards long off for a single. 59/0

6.3 P Utseya to H Amla, Shortish on middle, Amla pulls it away straight to the short fine leg fielder. 58/0

6.2 P Utseya to R Levi, On middle, Levi plays the reverse sweep and finds the gap. Single taken. 58/0

6.1 P Utseya to H Amla, Tossed up around off, Amla whips it to mid-wicket for a single. 57/0

Robin Peterson into the attack.

6.6 J Botha to S Matsikenyeri, Tossed up outside off, the batsman flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 26/3

6.5 J Botha to C Ervine, Flighted outside off, Ervine drives it to mid off and takes a single. 25/3

6.4 J Botha to C Ervine, Comes forward and drives it towards mid on for a couple. 24/3

6.3 J Botha to C Ervine, Flighted on middle and leg, Ervine tries to defend it but gets struck on the pads. 22/3

6.2 J Botha to S Matsikenyeri, On middle and off, the batsman drives it through mid on and takes one. 22/3

6.1 J Botha to S Matsikenyeri, Flighted outside off, Matsikenyeri tries to defend it to the off side but misses it and gets beaten completely. 21/3

Prosper Utseya into the attack.

5.6 B Vitori to R Levi, FOUR! Fine shot! Length delivery outside off, Levi punches it towards covers and finds the gap nicely. Another boundary for Levi. 56/0 in the Powerplay! 56/0

5.5 B Vitori to R Levi, Fullish on the pads, Levi flicks it away towards fine leg for a couple. 52/0

5.4 B Vitori to R Levi, Landed around off, Levi punches it straight to the cover fielder. 50/0

5.3 B Vitori to R Levi, FOUR! Great shot! Landed just outside off, Levi punches it towards extra covers and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 50 up for South Africa! 50/0

5.2 B Vitori to H Amla, On middle, Amla pushes it towards covers and sets off for a quick single. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Amla had made it. 46/0

5.1 B Vitori to R Levi, On middle and off, Levi drives it towards mid off for a single. 45/0

Johan Botha into the attack.

5.6 M Morkel to S Matsikenyeri, Length delivery outside off, Matsikenyeri plays it past point for a single. Zimbabwe 21/3 in the Powerplay! 21/3

5.5 M Morkel to C Ervine, Shortish outside off, Ervine plays it late towards third man and takes one. 20/3

5.4 M Morkel to S Matsikenyeri, Drives it towards mid on and picks up a single. 19/3

5.3 M Morkel to S Matsikenyeri, Fullish outside off, Matsikenyeri defends it solidly. 18/3

5.2 M Morkel to C Ervine, On middle and leg, Ervine tries to push it to the on side but gets struck on the pads. The ball goes towards square leg and the batsmen pick up a leg bye. 18/3

5.1 M Morkel to C Ervine, On middle and off, Ervine tries to play but gets struck low on the pads. 17/3

Change of ends for Vitori.

4.6 Ray Price to H Amla, FOUR! Superb shot! Outside off, Amla punches it towards covers off his back foot. Times it well and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 44/0

4.5 Ray Price to H Amla, Tossed up on middle, Amla comes down the track to whip it to the leg side but gets a leading edge and the ball goes towards the cover fielder. 40/0

4.4 Ray Price to R Levi, Fullish on middle and leg, Levi punches it to long on and takes a single. 40/0

4.3 Ray Price to R Levi, Tossed up on middle and leg, Levi pushes it towards square leg. 39/0

4.2 Ray Price to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla pushes it towards mid on for a single. 39/0

4.1 Ray Price to H Amla, Tossed up on off, Amla works it down the leg side and finds the fielder. 38/0

4.6 A Morkel to S Matsikenyeri, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 17/3

4.5 A Morkel to C Ervine, On middle, Ervine flicks it to the on side for a single. 17/3

Matsikenyeri walks in next.

4.4 A Morkel to H Masakadza, OUT! Length delivery around off, Masakadza gives himself some room again and looks to loft it towards long on but miscues it. The ball goes high up in the air and Levi takes a safe catch at mid on. The other Morkel gets a wicket now. Masakadza departs. Zimbabwe slip further. 16/3

4.3 A Morkel to H Masakadza, Landed around off, Masakadza gives himself some room but misses it and gets struck on the thigh pad. 16/2

The groundsman is putting some sawdust near the bowling area.

4.2 A Morkel to C Ervine, Length delivery on middle and off, Ervine flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 16/2

4.1 A Morkel to C Ervine, FOUR! Shortish on off, Ervine punches it through covers off his back foot at 128.7 kph. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 15/2

3.6 K Jarvis to R Levi, FOUR! Nice shot! Slower delivery on middle at 108.9 kph, Levi lofts it over mid on. One bounce and the ball crosses the boundary rope. 38/0

3.5 K Jarvis to H Amla, Landed around off, Amla tries to whip to the leg side but gets struck on the pad. The ball goes towards backward square leg and a leg bye taken. 34/0

3.4 K Jarvis to H Amla, Fullish outside off, Amla tries to play it to the off side but doesn't connect it well and the ball goes back to the bowler. 33/0

3.3 K Jarvis to H Amla, Play and a miss! Bit fullish outside off, Amla tries to drive hard to the off side but gets beaten completely. 33/0

3.2 K Jarvis to R Levi, Shortish outside off, Levi cuts it uppishly towards third man for a single. 33/0

3.1 K Jarvis to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla plays it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 32/0

Albie Morkel into the attack.

3.6 M Morkel to H Masakadza, Length delivery outside off, Masakadza tries to play but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 11/2

3.5 M Morkel to H Masakadza, FOUR! Fine shot! Fullish on off, Masakadza drives it straight down the ground. The ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 11/2

3.4 M Morkel to C Ervine, Good length delivery around off, Ervine drives it towards mid off and takes a single. 7/2

3.3 M Morkel to C Ervine, Length delivery on off, nipping away, Ervine lets it go through. 6/2

Craig Ervine walks in next.

3.2 M Morkel to B Taylor, OUT! Edged and taken! Length delivery outside off at 143.1 kph, Taylor tries to chase it outside off but gets a faint edge and de Villiers takes a safe catch behind. Another wicket for Morkel and Zimbabwe are 6/2. 6/2

3.1 M Morkel to B Taylor, Fullish outside off, Taylor gives himself some room and plays it towards third man for a couple. 6/1

Change of ends for Jarvis.

2.6 Ray Price to H Amla, Three byes! Ooohhh.. Flighted on middle, Amla gives himself some room to cut but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. The keeper fails to collect the ball as well and the ball goes behind him. Three byes taken. 31/0

2.5 Ray Price to R Levi, Fullish on middle and leg, Levi drives it to long on and takes one. 28/0

2.4 Ray Price to H Amla, On middle and leg, Amla pushes it towards backward square leg and sets off for a single. Had there been a direct hit at the striker's end, Levi would have been in trouble. 27/0

2.3 Ray Price to R Levi, Driven towards long on for a single. 26/0

2.2 Ray Price to R Levi, Full on off, Levi drives it back to the bowler. 25/0

2.1 Ray Price to H Amla, Tossed up on off, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 25/0

2.6 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Good length delivery outside off, Masakadza plays it to point. 4/1

2.5 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Shortish outside off, Masakadza gives himself some room to play it to the off side but fails to connect his bat with the ball. 4/1

2.4 D Steyn to H Masakadza, On middle and off, Masakadaza pushes it towards mid-wicket. 4/1

2.3 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Play and a miss! Fullish outside off at 140.7 mph, Masakadza tries to drive but gets beaten by the away swing. 4/1

2.2 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Length delivery outside off, the batsman defends it into the ground. 4/1

2.1 D Steyn to B Taylor, Fullish on middle and leg, Taylor plays it to mid-wicket for a single. 4/1

Ray Price into the attack.

1.6 B Vitori to R Levi, On middle and leg at 129.1 kph, Levi drives it towards mid on. There's a slight misfield but no harm done. 24/0

1.6 B Vitori to R Levi, No ball! Short length delivery, going down the leg side. Levi leaves it alone. Umpire signals no ball for the second bouncer of the over. 24/0

1.5 B Vitori to R Levi, FOUR! Edged! Shortish on middle at 132.5 kph, Levi goes for the pull but gets a top edge. The ball flies towards the fine leg region for a lucky boundary. 23/0

1.4 B Vitori to H Amla, On middle and off, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 19/0

1.3 B Vitori to R Levi, Fullish outside off, Levi tries to drive but gets an inside edge. The ball goes back towards the keeper and a single taken. 18/0

1.2 B Vitori to R Levi, On middle and leg, Levi flicks it to mid-wicket and takes two runs. Good running between the wickets. 17/0

1.1 B Vitori to R Levi, On middle, Levi tries to defend but gets struck on his thigh pad. 15/0

1.6 M Morkel to H Masakadza, Outside off, Masakadza goes for the hook but misses it completely. 3/1

1.5 M Morkel to B Taylor, Landed just outside off, Taylor tries to play it the to the off side but gets an inside edge. The ball goes towards fine leg, single taken. 3/1

Brendan Taylor is the next man in.

1.4 M Morkel to V Sibanda, OUT! Bowled! Landed outside off at 144.8 kph, the ball nips back in after landing. Sibanda misses the line of the delivery and the ball goes on to hit the timber. Sibanda gone for a duck. Good start for South Africa. Zimbabwe 2/1. 2/1

1.3 M Morkel to V Sibanda, Length delivery outside off, left alone. 2/0

1.2 M Morkel to H Masakadza, Shortish on middle, Masakadza hooks it away and the ball goes towards fine leg. Single taken. 2/0

1.1 M Morkel to H Masakadza, Good length delivery outside off at 149.1 kph, Masakadza defends it to the off side watchfully. 1/0

Brian Vitori to bowl from the other end.

0.6 K Jarvis to H Amla, FOUR! Edged! Shortish outside off, Amla slashes it but gets an outside edge. The ball goes towards the boundary rope near the third man region. 15/0

0.6 K Jarvis to H Amla, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Amla tries to flick but misses. Another wide down the leg side. 11/0

0.5 K Jarvis to H Amla, FOUR! Slower one outside off at 107.7 kph, Amla rocks back and punches it through covers for a lovely boundary. 10/0

0.5 K Jarvis to H Amla, Wide! Shortish, down the leg side. Wide signaled by the umpire. 6/0

0.4 K Jarvis to H Amla, Good length delivery outside off at 134.6 kph, Amla tries to cut but gets a bottom edge. 5/0

0.3 K Jarvis to R Levi, Shortish on middle, Levi pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 5/0

0.2 K Jarvis to R Levi, Four leg byes! Bowls down the leg side, Levi flicks it but gets struck on the thigh pad. The ball races away to the boundary rope towards the fine leg region. 4/0

0.1 K Jarvis to R Levi, Play and a miss straightaway! Shortish outside off, Levi slashes and misses. 0/0

Morne Morkel to bowl from the other end.

0.6 D Steyn to V Sibanda, Length delivery outside off, Sibanda shoulders his arms. 1/0

0.5 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Length delivery outside off, Masakadza comes down the track, dabs it to covers and picks up a quick single. 1/0

0.4 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Pitched delivery outside off, Masakadza lets it go through. 0/0

0.3 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Fullish outside off at 138.2 kph, angling away from the batsman. Another left alone. 0/0

0.2 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Length delivery outside off, Masakadza shoulders his arms. 0/0

0.1 D Steyn to H Masakadza, Starts off with a fullish delivery outside off at 144.4 kph, good carry for Steyn. Masakadza lets it go through. 0/0

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