Zimbabwe vs S Africa
South Africa win by 9 wickets
Zimbabwe gave a tough fight and played well for most of the test match but it was not enough against the number 1 side in tests. South Africa win comfortably by 9 wickets. Piedt had a great debut, picking up 8 wickets, most by any South African spinner on debut.
Over 11 - SA 44/1 (Petersen 17, Du Plessis 5)
Williams continues to Faf, one run needed. Four, Faf ends the match in style and South Africa win by 9 wickets.
Over 10 - SA 40/1 (Petersen 17, Du Plessis 1)
Elgar hits the ball through long-on for four. South Africa need 2 to win. WICKET! Chatara gets a wicket and Elgar is bowled. South Africa lose their first. Faf comes out to bat. A single to end the over. 1 run needed to win.
Over 9 - SA 35/0 (Petersen 17, Elgar 17)
Sean Williams comes into the attack. Elgar pushes the first ball on the leg side for a single. Four dots and then Petersen hits the last ball of the over for four through the leg side. South Africa need 6 to win.
Over 8 - SA 30/0 (Petersen 13, Elgar 16)
Chatara comes into the attack. He starts his spell with a maiden.
Over 7 - SA 30/0 (Petersen 13, Elgar 16)
Petersen takes a single and then Nyumbu is hit for a six. Elgar hits it over the spinner's head for a six. South Africa need 11 to win. Four dots to end the over.
Over 6 - SA 23/0 (Petersen 12, Elgar 10)
A maiden from Panyangara, South Africa need 17 to win.
Over 5 - SA 23/0 (Petersen 12, Elgar 10)
Petersen works the ball through mid-off for a single. Elgar cuts the ball for another single. Four, Petersen hits the ball through square leg for four and then takes a single to rotate strike. 8 runs from the over.
Over 4 - SA 15/0 (Petersen 6, Elgar 8)
Four dots and then Petersen pushes the ball to mid-on for a single.
Over 3 - SA 14/0 (Petersen 5, Elgar 8)
Nyumbu continues, a leg bye brings Elgar on strike. A couple of runs from the over.
Over 2 - SA 12/0 (Petersen 4, Elgar 8)
South Africa need 33 to win. Panyangara starts from the other end. Petersen hits it through the covers for four more. Just the boundary from the over.
Over 1 - SA 8/0 (Petersen 0, Elgar 8)
Nyumbu to start the bowling for Zimbabwe. Four, Elgar punches the ball through the covers for four. Another boundary, Elgar hits the ball through covers for four more. 8 from the over.
Over 77 - Zim 181/10 (Chatara 0)
A leg bye, Chatara is hit on the shoulder, he signals the physio for some help. Steyn was the bowler so that would have hurt. WICKET! Steyn gets the last man. Panyangara is bowled, South Africa need 41 to win.
Over 76 - Zim 180/9 (Chatara 0, Panyangara 2)
Piedt comes back into the attack. WICKET! Piedt strikes with his first ball, Nyumbu is caught and bowled, and Zimbabwe are losing their way now. Panyangara drives the ball through the covers for a couple of runs. Three dots to end the over.
Over 75 - Zim 178/8 (Chatara 0, Nyumbu 13)
WICKET! Mutumbami falls after a well-planned assault. Steyn gets the wicket and De Kock takes the catch behind the stumps. Mutumbami falls for 43. Two wickets remaining, Zimbabwe lead by 37 runs. Chatara comes out to bat.
Over 74 - Zim 178/7 (Mutumbami 43, Nyumbu 13)
Elgar continues from around the wicket. Four, Mutumbami sweeps again and hits Elgar to the boundary to bring up the 50 run partnership. Then he takes a single to long-off. Five from the over.
Over 73 - Zim 173/7 (Mutumbami 38, Nyumbu 13)
Steyn bowls a maiden. Zimbabwe lead by 32 runs.
Over 72 - Zim 173/7 (Mutumbami 38, Nyumbu 13)
A couple of singles, Mutumbami hits it against Elgar's spin for four. Zimbabwe are going to attack after tea, a clear plan from them.
Over 71 - Zim 167/7 (Mutumbami 33, Nyumbu 12)
Amla brings Steyn back to cut the run scoring. A couple of dots and then Mutumbami hits the wide ball through the covers for four. Mutumbami takes a single to bring Nyumbu on strike.
Over 70 - Zim 162/7 (Mutumbami 28, Nyumbu 12)
Elgar has the ball in his hands. Four, Mutumbami hits the ball through midwicket for four. Four more, Elgar tosses it up and Mutumbami middles it through the leg side for four more. A couple of dots and a single to end the over. Zimbabwe lead by 21 runs after tea.
- 9th - 13th Aug 2014
- Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
- Harare Sports Club
- A S Dar, C B Gaffaney
- TV Umpire
- T J Matibiri
- Match Referee
- R S Mahanama
- Reserve Umpire
- O Chirombe