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Zimbabwe vs South Africa one-off Test at Harare: Brendan Taylor, Richmond Mutumbami take Zimbabwe to 165 for 5 at Tea

South Africa will a Three match One-Day International match series after this Test © AFP
South Africa will play a Three match One-Day International match series after this Test © AFP

Aug 9, 2014

Brendon Taylor rescued Zimbabwe  from 120 for five to 165 for five, with young wicket-keeper batsman Richmond Mutumbami to Tea on the first day of one-off Test against South Africa at Harare. It happened after they lost three wickets quickly. This partnership has already put together 45. Both the batsmen took their time initially. Specially Mutumbami, who looked really good. He was impressive in the recently concluded series against Afghanistan too.

Meanwhile Brendan Taylor, the Zimbabwe captain made a fighting half century. His fifty came in 89 balls. It is an important knock in the context of the game. As wickets are tumbling on the other end, Taylor hold one end up and scored important runs for his team. A captain’s knock for him.

Earlier Dane Piedt, the South African off spinner, took two more wickets after Lunch. He got the wickets of Hamilton Masakadza (45) and Regis Chakabva (0) in the 33rd over of the match. He also took the wicket of Mark Vermeulen (14) in his first ball in Test cricket. Piedt become the 19th bowler and second South African after Bert Vogler to take a wicket with his first ball in Tests. After that dale Styen another wicket in the form of Sean Williams (24). From 90 for two, the hosts slipped to 120 for five. Since then Zimbabwe have done well by not losing anymore wicket upto Tea.

In the morning Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat first. As expected South Africa made early in road as Vusi Sibanda got out for no score in the third over of the match. In a typical Dale Steyn delivery Sibanda opened the face of the bat to defend eventually nicked it to third slip for Alviro Petersen who took a low catch.

It is great day for Zimbabwe cricket as they are hosting World’s number one ranked Test side. South Africa is playing their full strength side in this match, with Dale Steyn leading the bowling attack. Though Imran Tahir has been left out of the Squad for the Proteas, in his place off-spinner Piedt came in.

For the host Zimbabwe it’s a matter of pride and determination to give South Africa a tough fight. The have played two debutants in this historic Test match. off-spinner John Nyumbu and right arm pacer Donald Tiripano. They have done well in domestic cricket recently. Apart from those experience batsman Mark Vermeulen is also making a comeback to Test cricket after 10 years.

Brief scores:

Zimbabwe  165 for five at Tea (55 overs) on Day one at Harare (Brendon Taylor 60*, Richmond Mutumbami 15* ; Dale Steyn two for 28, Dane three for 62) against South Africa.

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

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at Cricket Country. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)

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