Morne Morkel in action during the first day of the Test © AFP
Morne Morkel in action during the first day of the Test © AFP

Aug 11, 2014

South Africa will aim to take lead against Zimbabwe on the third day of the Harare Test as they will resume the innings at 201 for four. Catch LIVE SCORECARD here

Faf du Plessis’ unbeaten 69 left the Proteas just 55 runs behind Zimbabwe’s first innings total of 256 all out, but not before South Africa had been drawn into a scrap by some canny Zimbabwean tactics.

On a slow Harare Sports Club pitch, captain Brendan Taylor set a defensive field and instructed Zimbabwe’s medium-pacers to bowl wide outside off stump, putting the onus on number one ranked South Africa to show clear intent. The Proteas mostly responded with a dead bat as Zimbabwe kept their discipline, but also lost the key wickets of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers when they tried to force the pace.

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