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Zimbabwe vs South Africa Live Cricket score 1st Test, Day 3 at Harare: John Nyumbu takes five as South Africa all out for 397

John Nyumbu is the second Zimbabwe spinner to take five wicket in debut © AFP
John Nyumbu is the second Zimbabwe spinner to take five wicket in debut © AFP

Aug 11, 2014

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(Zimbabwe take on the No 1 Test side South Africa in a one-off Test match. Catch live cricket score and live updates of the match here)

Stumps on day three!! Sibanda and Tiripano have done the job for Zimbabwe. They have seen of the day with no further looses. Hosts trail by 113 runs with 9 wickets remaining. Meanwhile John Nyumbu said, “Pretty pleased to be in that league [among the bowlers who got five-for on debut]. Honestly, I didn’t even think about the five-for. I only wanted to play for my country. My team-mates helped me a lot as some bowlers were tiring, the seniors were supporting me and I’m happy that these guys can help me motivate like that. I have had to go out and get my fingers checked by the doc but I’m willing to go out and bowl again.”
First one gone for Zimbabwe. Masakadza out to Morkel. bangs it in short and it’s taken in the slip cordon! It was coming in from outside off at some pace, Masakadza had time only to take evasive action by putting his bat in front of his head, the edge flew to third slip and Masakadza had no clue where the ball went. Zimbabwe have sent Tiripano as night watchman.
Masakadza c de Villiers b Morkel 19
Gone, South Africa all out!! JP Duminy becomes the fifth victim of John Nyumbu. Nyumbu is only the second Zimbabwe spinner to take a five-for on debut.His final figure is 49.3 overs 7 maidens 157 runs and 5 wickets. Good debut for the off spinner. South Africa has a lead of 141 runs.
Duminy c Taylor b Nyumbu 55 (134)
South Africa nine down. Second wicket for young Tiripano. Piedt is gone for 13. Meanwhile JP Duminy got his fifty. South Africa nearing leading by 139.
Piedt lbw b Tiripano 13 (28)
Eight down South Africa. Fourth wicket for Nyumbu. Dale Steyn is gone after playing an aggressive innings.
Steyn c Tiripano b Nyumbu 19 (18)
Wicket!! Zimbabwe have a wicket, the stumps have been castled! Williams flighted it a bit on leg stump, Philander stayed back to defend but the ball turned and went past his bat to hit middle and off. The partnership has been broken. Tea has been called as well.
Philander b Williams 17 (87)
A steady partnership is developing between Duminy and Philander for South Africa. 32 runs have been already added by this pair. Zimbabwe needs to get a wicket to push South Africa back and restrict them. They lead by 69 runs with 4 wickets remaining.
Big wicket for Zimbabwe. de Kock was batting well and set. First wicket for Williams. Now Zimbabwe is in business. Philander has came in to join Duminy.
de Kock c Sibanda b Williams 81 (152)
Lunch on day three!! South Africa lost just one wicket in the morning session. JP Duminy has came to join de Kock, who is nearing his Ton. South Africa now has a lead of 22 runs with five wickets still in hand. Comfortable position for them.
Out!! Faf du Plessis misses out his Hundred by only two runs. What a disappointment for him. Third wicket for Nyumbu. Faf came down the track to tuck it away, the ball was a bit short of length on leg, it turned and the bounce took the edge straight to backward short leg where Chakabva took an easy catch. Though du Plessis’s contribution was crucial for the visitors as they lost Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers cheaply. With Quinton de Kock he has shared an important partnership to give South Africa the lead.
du Plessis c Chakabva b Nyumbu 98 (264)
Fifty for de Kock with a SIX!! He hits a six to Nyumbu and gets his half century. Also South Africa have taken the lead. Now they can push the run rate up and look to build a handsome lead. du Plessis is also nearing his hundred.
Drinks are on the field now!! South Africa played out the first hour carefully. Zimbabwe bowlers haven’t bowled badly but no wicket came for them so far. Though de Kock was dropped in the bowling of Nyumbu in the 97th over.
Carefully start by South Africa in the third day morning. Zimbabwe bowlers are bowling good line and length with the second new ball. Zimbabwe’s Tendai Chatara has been reprimanded after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first day’s play.

Hello  and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the third day’s play between South Africa and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. This is Sandipan Banerjee bringing you the updates of the match.

On the first day,  Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the one-off Test to reach stumps on 248 for nine. In the day second day also the hosts played gutsy cricket. They managed to take four important wickets of South Africa and managed to control their run rate too. South Africa will resume day three from 201 for four. It will be interesting to see how both the teams approach day three of this Test match at Harare.

Catch live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary of the third day’s play here

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