South African cricket team in Zimbabwe 2007 - 2nd ODI

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

South Africa have beaten Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the second One-Day International of the series at Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe lost the toss and were put in to bat first. Despite losing opener Vusi Sibanda cheaply, Brendan Taylor and Tatenda Taibu added 44 and 43 runs respectively, followed by a partnership of 84 runs from Stuart Williams (54) and Stuart Matsikenyeri (52) to record a competitive score. Zimbabwe's innings finished after fifty overs at 247-7. Of the South African bowlers, Dale Steyn took 3-65 and Morne Morkel took 2-39.

Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs shared an opening partnership of 174 runs as South Africa cruised towards the 248 run target. Smith, the South African captain, fell just short of a century when he was caught behind off the bowling of his Zimbabwean counterpart Prosper Utseya. Gibbs went on to score 110 runs from 100 balls and South Africa reached the target with just under eleven overs to spare.

South Africa have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series, with the final match to be played tomorrow in Harare.

Toss: South Africa won, and chose to field first.

Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
H Masakadza c de Villiers b M Morkel 29 49 6 0 59.18
V Sibanda c de Villiers b Ntini 5 18 1 0 27.77
B R M Taylor c Gibbs b Steyn 44 84 3 1 52.38
T Taibu c Philander b J A Morkel 43 40 4 3 107.50
S C Williams c de Villiers b Steyn 54 50 5 0 108.00
S Matsikenyeri b Steyn 52 51 6 0 101.96
E Chigumbura b M Morkel 4 7 0 0 57.14
K M Dabengwa not out 1 4 0 0 25.00
G B Brent not out 2 1 0 0 200.00
Extras (lb 3; w 6; nb 4) 13
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 247 25 4

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sibanda, 5.5 ov), 2-47 (Masakadza, 15.4 ov), 3-106 (Taibu, 26.4 ov), 4-147 (Taylor, 34.2 ov), 5-231 (Williams, 47.1 ov), 6-238 (Chigumbura, 48.5 ov), 7-245 (Matsikenyeri, 49.5 ov)

Did not bat: P Utseya, C B Mpofu

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
S M Pollock 10 2 25 0 2.50
M Ntini 7 0 27 1 3.85
M Morkel 10 0 39 2 3.90
D W Steyn 10 1 65 3 6.50
V D Philander 3 0 18 0 6.00
J A Morkel 8 1 51 1 6.37
J P Duminy 2 0 19 0 9.50
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa innings (Target: 248 runs from 50 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
G C Smith c Taibu b Utseya 96 99 11 2 96.96
H H Gibbs c Utseya b Williams 111 100 16 2 111.00
J P Duminy not out 24 31 3 0 77.41
A B de Villiers not out 0 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 2; w 18) 20
Total (2 wickets; 39.1 overs) 251 30 4

Fall of wickets: 1-174 (Smith, 28.2 ov), 2-246 (Gibbs, 37.6 ov)

Did not bat: L L Bosman, S M Pollock, V D Philander, J A Morkel, M Morkel, D W Steyn, M Ntini

Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
C B Mpofu 8 0 42 0 5.25
G B Brent 8 0 57 0 7.12
E Chigumbura 7 0 40 0 5.71
P Utseya 9 0 63 1 7.00
K M Dabengwa 5 0 37 0 7.40
S C Williams 2.1 0 10 1 4.61

Zimbabwe: H Masakadza, V Sibanda, B R M Taylor, T Taibu (wkt), S C Williams, S Matsikenyeri, E Chigumbura, P Utseya (capt), G B Brent, K M Dabengwa, C B Mpofu

South Africa: G C Smith (capt), L L Bosman, H H Gibbs, A B de Villiers (wkt), J P Duminy, S M Pollock, V D Philander, J A Morkel, M Morkel, D W Steyn, M Ntini

Man of the Match: H H Gibbs (South Africa)

Umpires: S J Davis (Australia) and R B Tiffin
TV umpire: K C Barbour
Match referee: J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire: T Tapfumaneyi

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