Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

HE van der Dussen
56(44) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 14 0 8 7 15 8
PJ Moor
44(21) 1x4 - 5x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 31 runs
  • 0x4 - 5x6
0 0 1 1 7 2 2 31

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R23
W5
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
KM Jarvis
O4
M0
R37
W3
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

9.14pm Whew, one way or the other, that turned out to be entertaining. After SA seemed to be coasting along, thanks to a five-for from Tahir, who ran circles around the ground after each wicket as much as he ran circles around the Zimbabwe batsmen. And then, boom, a manic partnership that came out of nowhere, courtesy some smart, brutal hitting from PJ Moor and young Brandon Mavuta, who was also a hero with the ball. And after all that, Zimbabwe are still without a win on this tour. They have come close on more than one occasion now. Surely, they got to seize it at some point. Or one hopes.

Azweer: "Zimbabwe needs contribution from everyone to beat a very good team Like SA. Better play well next match. A win will get back the confidence. You have to work hard for that.."

Anubhav: "But I have concern for SA too....legacy of Kallis, Pollock,klusner, Donald decling too..can't see any player having decent capability..after AB retirement,I don't think they have any chance in WC'19.."

"I thought the total was just about par," says Hamilton Masakadza. "Definitely the bowlers have continued to do some good work. Batting is something we definitely need to work on. Losing three in the first six was always something difficult to bounce back from."

Imran Tahir's figures are the second best by a South African in T20 internationals. And he also goes past Dale Steyn as his country's leading wicket-taker in the format. For all that, he's Man of the Match.

"I'm really pleased. I don't take things for granted," he says. "Every opportunity I get to play for South Africa is an honour, just pleased to have been able to come out well. I practice mostly with the new ball to see if I can get more accurate if I get to bowl with the new ball. I'm a big believer that it's never too late to learn."

"The wicket got a bit slower, so we were thinking 155," says Faf du Plessis. "And there was a bit of dew, so the ball doesn't grip as much as in the first innings. Russie (van der Russen) batted really well, nice to have David bat well, and me too, obviously. He's got a knack for taking wickets. He sees the value of taking wickets upfront, like today when he got three in the first six. We didn't expect it to be this dewy. The wristspinners face a huge challenge, and it wasn't easy for the seamers as well. But you want your young bowlers to experience a challenge, and Ngidi came back brilliantly in the 16th over. We always knew during that partnership that one wicket was all we needed."

Right then, that concludes the presentations, and our coverage of this game. Hope you had fun. Do drop by for the second T20I on October 12. Until then, goodbye from myself and Sreshth.

17.2
W
Phehlukwayo to Moor, OUT, caught at long-off. For once, a mishit from PJ Moor, and South Africa aren't in the mood to look a gift horse in the mouth. Moor shovels this length ball, chips it off the outside of the bat, and Jonker holds onto the chance

PJ Moor c Jonker b Phehlukwayo 44 (46m 21b 1x4 5x6) SR: 209.52

17.1
0
Phehlukwayo to Moor, no run, full, gets underneath a flashing bat outside off

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 126/9 (35 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.41, RRR: 11.66)

  • CB Mpofu0 (2b)
  • PJ Moor44 (19b)
  • L Ngidi3-0-7-1
  • CJ Dala3-0-25-2
16.6
0
Ngidi to Mpofu, no run, yorker, dug out to third man with an open face and refuses the single so Moor can have the strike. Tahir clumsily lets it go and just about manages to pull it back
16.5
0
Ngidi to Mpofu, no run, short ball, a leave outside off amidst all that has happened
16.4
W
Ngidi to Jarvis, OUT, and there goes the ninth. SA closing in. Ngidi with a pacy short of a length ball that follows the batsman backing away, hits the pad and deflects onto the stumps

KM Jarvis b Ngidi 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.3
1
Ngidi to Moor, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, mistimed slap to mid-off

Azweer: "@Anubhav: Am happy that they performed.. hope to see a win , at least one in this series"

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
2nd5H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
3rd0BRM TaylorTK Musakanda
4th29BRM TaylorSC Williams
5th25SC WilliamsPJ Moor
6th0E ChigumburaPJ Moor
7th5TS ChisoroPJ Moor
8th53PJ MoorB Mavuta
9th3KM JarvisPJ Moor
10th0CB MpofuPJ Moor