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Aug 19, 2014
(After a crushing defeat in the first ODI, can Zimbabwe fight back? Catch live cricket score and live updates of the match here)
Zimbabwe: 196 | Overs 49.1
Brian Vitori 20 (8)
That’s it for Zimbabwe. They are bowled out for 196 runs. The tail put up a good show but it wasn’t enough for them to take them over the line.
OUT! Neville Madziva 25 (43) BOWLED!
OUT! Prosper Utseya 15 (34) LBW!
Zimbabwe: 127/7 | Overs 40
Prosper Utseya 10 (26) , Neville Madziva 6 (17)
South Africa are finding it difficult to dismiss the tail. Zimbabwe still need a 129 runs from 54 balls. It surely looks all over for Zimbabwe.
OUT! Sean Williams 55 (84) CAUGHT!
Zimbabwe: 114/6 | Overs 36
Sean Williams 55 (82), Prosper Utseya 4 (19)
Zimbabwe requires another 144 runs in 14 overs. This is a tough task for Williams who just completed a brilliant half-century. Utsyea will have to support him from the other end.
Zimbabwe: 93/6 | Overs 30
Sean Williams 36 (63), Prosper Utseya 1 (3)
South Africa are looking to wrap this match up quickly as they are running through the Zimbabwean batting. Sean Williams putting up a lone fight but it still is a mountain to climb. Zimbabwe would want a miraculous innings from Sean Williams.
OUT! Luke Jongwe 6 (16) CAUGHT!
Zimbabwe: 76/5 | Overs 25
Sean Williams 24 (44), Luke Jongwe 4 (7)
The captain departs as well. Zimbabwe now have a mountain to climb. They require another xxx runs to win. This task is looking impossible right now. Sean Williams is the only one who is trying to fight it out. He needs a partner at the other end to support him.
OUT! Elton Chigumbura 7 (13) CAUGHT!
Zimbabwe: 56/4 | Overs 20
Elton Chigumbura 7 (9), Sean Williams 9 (24)
The Zimbabwean batting are crumbling down like a house of cards. JP Duminy also picked up Brendan Taylor. Zimbabwean fans were expecting a lot from their best batsman but unfortunately he too fell cheaply.
OUT! Brendan Taylor 14 (28 balls) CAUGHT!
Zimbabwe: 44/3 | Overs 16
Brendan Taylor 14 (26), Sean Williams 7 (12)
Zimbabwe are struggling to score as South African bowlers are bowling really well. Ryan Mclaren and JP Duminy bowling wicket to wicket. There was a close appeal of a leg before wicket but Taylor survived.
Zimbabwe: 27/3 | Overs 12
Brendan Taylor 4 (12), Sean Williams 0 (1)
OUT! Sikandar Raza 0 (14) BOWLED!
All were going well for the Zimbabweans until they lost their openers early. The Proteas bowlers are giving nothing way and bowling the right line and length. Parnell, Phnagiso and Mclaren oicked up a wicket each. They are in serious trouble.
OUT! Hamilton Masakadza 7 (24) BOWLED!
OUT! Richmond Mutumbami 12 (20) LBW!
Zimbabwe: 20/0 | Overs 6
Richmons Mutumbami 12 (17), Hamilton Masakadza 6 (17)
Richmons Mutumbami and Hamilton Masakadza have come to open the innings for Zimbabwe. They have made a weary start. South Africa will look to pick up early wickets.
South Africa: 257 | Overs 50
Aaron Phangiso 2(2)
That’s the end of the first innings. South Africa could not even play the entire 50 overs. For a moment it never looked like they will be able to reach a score of 250. The South African bowlers have to bowl really well in order to bowl out Zimbabwe. On the other hand, Zimbabwean bowlers did a terrific job as they managed to pick up wickets at regular intervals thereby restricting the Proteas to a score of 257.
South Africa: 219/7 | Overs 44
Wayne Parnell 11 (16), Kyle Abbott 1 (6)
South African innings are falling apart like the house of cards. Ryan Mclaren too was dismissed when he was needed. Wayne Parnell will have to stay there till the 50th over so that the Proteas crosses 250. Zimbabwe bowlers have really bowled well in order to restrict the mighty
OUT! Ryan Mclaren 4 (12) Caught!
South Africa: 206/6 | Overs 40
Ryan Mclaren 2(7) , Wayne Parnell 1 (3)
OUT! David Miller 45 (48) LBW!
Things are falling apart for the Proteas. They are losing wickets at crucial moments. Du Plessis and Miller could have taken on the bowling attack but Du Plessis fell cheaply to Utseya who bowled brilliantly since morning. The moment Miller tried to up the tempo he was caught in the crease.
OUT! Faf du Plessis 55 (72) caught!
South Africa: 163/4 | Overs 35
Faf du Plessis 54 (69), David Miller 13 (30)
Faf Du Plessis looking really good. He is doing the exact thing that he did in the first ODI. David Miller needs to support him. Both these batsman can fire at a later stage if they keep their wickets intact.
South Africa: 143/4 | Overs 30
Faf du Plessis 42 (55), David Miller 5 (15)
South Africa are scoring at 4.83 runs per over. Zimbabwe have kept things relatively quiet. Du Plessis still going strong and approaching his 50. He needs someone to support him but it is just not happening for the Proteas. Zimbabwe have already used eight bowlers including their captain Elton Chigumbura.
South Africa: 129/4 | Overs 26.3
Faf du Plessis 34 (46), David Miller 0 (0)
OUT! JP Duminy b Utseya 36(47)
The Proteas lose their fourth wicket as Duminy attempts a full-length ball which was pitched outside leg-stump and plays it onto his stumps. The Zimbabweans manage to break the dangerous-looking 69-run partnership which threatened to take the match away from the hosts. Zimbabwe will now target the prized scalp of du Plessis to take the control into their hands.
South Africa: 124/3 | Overs 25
Faf du Plessis 34 (46), JP Duminy 32 (41)
Half way through the innings and South Africa are looking to rebuild their innings with the help of Du Plessis and Duminy. The run rate dropped below 4.5 runs an over at a stage but it started to rise as both these batsmen are scoring them way too easily.
South Africa: 97/3 | Overs 20
Faf du Plessis 20 (33), JP Duminy 19 (24)
Chigumbura needs to try something different now. The singles are coming easy. If these two batsmen are allowed to settle down, they can heavy on these Zimbabwean bowlers.
South Africa: 82/3 | Overs 18
Faf du Plessis 13 (27), JP Duminy 11 (18)
Zimbabwe are bowling really well. They have managed to keep things quiet. Duminy and Du Plesss can be dangerous though. Zimbabwe should not let them score runs easily. At the moment they are doing it in singles.
South Africa: 70/3 | Overs 15
Faf du Plessis 8 (18), JP Duminy 4 (9)
Both these batsmen will have to build a partnership in order to get out of this mess that they have created themselves. Duminy and Du Plessis are knocking the ball around for singles.
South Africa: 66/3 | Overs 14
Faf du Plessis 6 (14), JP Duminy 2 (6)
Things are not looking good for the visitors. Zimbabwe have really turned it around for them. South Africa skipper Ab de Villiers and Quinton de Kock both has been dismissed in a span of 3 balls.
OUT! Ab de Villiers 1 (4) run out!
South Africa: 60/2 | Overs 12
Faf du Plessis 4 (10), Ab de Villiers 1 (3)
OUT! Quinton de Kock 38(38)
Zimbabwe have managed to slow things down. Chigumbura have introduced spin from both the ends. Run rate now is 5. De Kock has been dismissed. A brilliant catch by the Zimbabwean captain himself in mid wicket.
South Africa: 53/1 | Overs 9
Faf du Plessis 1 (3), Quinton de Kock 35 (30)
Zimbabwe have picked up the big wicket of Hashim Amla in the 8th over. Amla score a magnificent century in the first ODI which helped the Proteas to clinch a victory. Du Plessis have come out to bat along with De Kock who has already moved on to the thirties with 5 boundaries to his name.
OUT! Hashim Amla 15 (21), bowled by John Nyumbu
South Africa: 30/0 | Overs 5
Hashim Amla 11 (13), Quinton de Kock 18 (17)
Quinton de Kock looking to take on the Zimbabwean bowling attack. Both De Kock and Amla has been scoring with a strike rate of almost 100. Amla on the other hand, looking to settle down. South African openers are not allowing the bowlers to settle down. South Africa have made a solid start.
South Africa: 15/0 | Overs 3
Hashim Amla 6 (9), Quinton de Kock 9 (9)
The Proteas start the game on a quick note. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock looking solid right from the start.
Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field
Zimbabwe: Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Elton Chigumbura (c), Brendan Taylor, John Nyumbu, Sean Williams, Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Brian Vitori, Luke Jongwe, Prosper Utseya, Neville Madziva.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Ryan McLaren.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the second One-Day International (ODI) between Zimbabwe and South Africa at Bulawayo. I am Rajarshi Majumdar and I will be bringing you the live updates. The hosts faced a crushing defeat against Proteas in the first encounter. They were nowhere in contention to win a match chasing 309.
The Proteas have looked invincible off-late. Hashim Amla has completed 15 ODI tons and looks hungry for many more. His opening partner Quinton de Kock until the first ODI had 100 per cent conversion rate. But last time around he managed only 63! In the last seven innings, at least one of the two has scored a century. Read more about South Africa’s record here.
With the ball, spinners Imran Tahir and Aaron Phangiso proved to be too much for Zimbabwe as they picked three wickets each. The only positives for the hosts were the half-centuries from Hamilton Masakadza and Sean Williams. It will be another tough ask for them to beat a strong Proteas side.
Zimbabwe: Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Elton Chigumbura (c), Brendan Taylor, John Nyumbu,Vusi Sibanda, Sean Williams, Hamilton Masakadza, Tinashe Panyangara, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Timycen Maruma,Shingirai Masakadza, Brian Vitori, Luke Jongwe, Prosper Utseya, Neville Madziva.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Marchant de Lange, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Ryan McLaren, Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi.
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