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Comfortable in the end for South Africa, but great fight from Zimbabwe. Outside bet for a semifinal?— Dan Nicholl (@dannicholl) February 15, 2015
Comfortable in the end for South Africa, but great fight from Zimbabwe. Outside bet for a semifinal?
IT'S ALL OVER! South Africa beats Zimbabwe by 62 runs. #CWC15 #SAvZIM pic.twitter.com/46cb3AwQtl— FOX SPORTS Cricket (@FOXCricketLive) February 15, 2015
IT'S ALL OVER! South Africa beats Zimbabwe by 62 runs. #CWC15 #SAvZIM pic.twitter.com/46cb3AwQtl
MAN OF THE MATCH
David Miller of South Africa is the deserved Man of the Match.
ALL OVER IN HAMILTON - SOUTH AFRICA WIN
South Africa win by 62 runs, but they were given a good scare by Zimbabwe. Only Tahir bowled with any conviction, Steyn and Morkel both struggled.
WICKET! All over in Hamilton! Morkel strikes, a simple caught and bowled and that is the end of Chatara.
TL Chatara c & b Morkel 6 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54
Zimbabwe 277/9 after 48 overs
Zimbabwe require 63 overs in 12 balls with 1 wicket in hand.
WICKET! What a catch from De Villiers! Short ball from Philander and Mire doesn't get all of it. De Villiers makes a full length dive to take the ball inches above the ground at deep mid-wicket.
SF Mire c de Villiers b Philander 27 (25b 2x4 2x6) SR: 108.00
Zimbabwe 264/8 after 46 overs.
They require 76 off 24 balls and have 2 wickets in hand.
Zimbabwe 246/8 after 44 overs.
They require 94 off 36 balls.
WICKET! There you go! Tahir has his man! Panyangara tries to repeat the same shot, and De Villiers covers a lot of ground to take a very good catch at square leg.
T Panyangara c de Villiers b Imran Tahir 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
WICKET! Steyn has stuck! A short quick delivery, Ervine tries to pull him over the infield but only managed in picking out De Villiers at mid-on.
CR Ervine c de Villiers b Steyn 13 (21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 61.90
Zimbabwe 238/6 after 42 overs
Run-rate required: 12.89
Run-rate is climbing significantly now.
WICKET! Chigumbura tries to take on the arm of de Villiers... and loses. Run out by a metre at least.
E Chigumbura run out 8 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 114.28
Zimbabwe 234/5 after 40 overs.
That batting power play went for 27 runs and Zimbabwe lost two wickets.
Zimbabwe 221/5 after 38 overs
Required Run-rate: 10.20
12 minutes to loadshedding, come on guys you only need a wicket every 2 mins for me to see the end of this game.— Michael Sherman (@Golfhackno1) February 15, 2015
12 minutes to loadshedding, come on guys you only need a wicket every 2 mins for me to see the end of this game.
WICKET! Williams sensing he needs to get the run-rate under control tries to hit Duminy out of the park but only can sky the ball straight up. De Kock takes the catch.
SC Williams c †de Kock b Duminy 8 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.53
WICKET! Big wicket for South Africa! Morkel strikes in the power play! Taylor was looking to go over the top but was fooled by the slower delivery. Philander takes an easy catch.
BRM Taylor c Philander b Morkel 40 (40b 4x4 1x6) SR: 100.00
INDIA VS PAKISTAN - ADELAIDE OVAL
India has posted 300/7 in their allotted 50 overs.
Virat Kholi scored a century for the Indians, while Dharwan and Raina posted half centuries.
ZIMBABWE 214-3 after 36 overs
Taylor 40* (39)
Williams 6* (8)
200 UP FOR ZIMBABWE
They need a further 133 from 15 overs.
NOT OUT! That was pitching outside leg, poor, poor referral. They also checked a run-out chance in the same referral. Bizarre, never seen that.
South Africa have no referrals left now.
End Of Innings: South Africa did well to win this from 83/4. David Miller, the Man of the Match set things up together with JP Duminy. AB de Villiers will be happy to move on with a win from this one. Don't write Zimbabwe off as they may still cause an upset in Pool B.
Wicket: Morkel bowls his 9th over. Wicket!! as Chatara is caught and bowled by Morkel. A soft dismissal ends the match.
Wicket: Philander is back into the attack. Wicket!! as AB takes another good catch at square leg. He had to cover some ground and the timing of the dive was perfect. Solomon Mire walks back for 27 as he tried to launch that. Tafadzwa Kamungozi is the last man in. Four! Chatara plays the full toss well into the covers.
Morkel is back and concedes a huge six! Mire connects with the middle of his bat and it hits a tree outside the ground, as they need a replacement ball. A few swings and misses from Mire, as he is beaten for pace by Morkel. Wide!! He finally connects and takes a single past the bowler and retains the strike.
Tahir continues. Chatara swings and skies it, but he is lucky as it falls safely into the gap. Only two runs from this over as Tahir ends with 10-0-36-3.
Steyn continues and travels for six! That was a great shot by Mire as Steyn drifted on his legs. Four more to Mire! This time to the cover fence. He even beats AB. Steyn concedes four more as Mire sends it past the bowler. Sixteen from this Steyn over.
Wicket: Tinashe Panyangara is the new batsman as Tahir continues. Four! Panyangara slogs and beats the fielders on the fence. Wicket!! as AB takes a beauty at short fine leg. He had to make some didtance there. Panyangara top edged that one. Surely it's all over now? Tendai Chatara walks in next.
Wicket: Steyn concedes a first ball single to Ervine, to square leg. Mire digs out a good yorker. Steyn is finishing well here. He bowls a shorter delivery and Mire gets off the mark with a single. Wicket!! as the shorter ball picks up the wicket. Ervine is beaten for pace and AB takes an easy catch at mid-on.
Tahir is back into the attack with 2/27. Just a single to Ervine ends a good over.
Wicket: The Steyn remover returns with 0/45 after six overs. They add a leg bye as Steyn drifts down leg yet again. Good running earns them one more. Steyn bowls a full toss and they play it directly to AB, who returns with a direct hit and that is OUT!! Great work ABD as Chigumbura walks back. Solomon Mire is the new batsman as they take a leg bye, to end the over.
Duminy continues. Great work from him as he bowls five dot balls. The over is spoilt with a six to square leg for Ervine.
Morkel continues as they steal a quick single. Good variation from Morkel here. Ervine pulls for a single to fine leg. Six!! what a shot over the cover fence by Chigumbura . The rate required is now at 10.18.
Wicket: Duminy is back into the attack. He concedes a single and then strikes. Wicket! Williams skies one and de Kock takes the catch. Those are never easy to take. Elton Chigumbura walks in next.
Wicket: Wicket!! Morkel returns and strikes first ball. The drinks break gets the wicket as Taylor departs for 40. The slower delivery gets the wicket as Philander takes a good catch at mid-wicket. A nothing shot really. Craig Ervine joins Williams. He almost gets another wicket as he persists with some slower deliveries. That just cleared the fielder. Williams takes two as Morkel drops it short.
Power Play: Dale Steyn returns for the power play! Good running earns Taylor a single into the covers. Steyn bowls a good delivery in the block hole to Williams. Four! A beaut into the covers for Williams as Steyn overpitches. Shot!! He pulls a shorter delivery to square leg for one more. Taylor adds one more to retain the strike. Drinks!!
200: Behardien continues. Taylor steals a quick single. A huge LBW decision is turned down against Williams. He takes a single. The decision is reviewed. Not out. Six! as Taylor brings up the 200! for Zimbabwe. A good shot over mid-wicket. Four more! This time over the bowlers head. Well played Taylor. He takes one more and retains the strike.
Sean Williams walks in next as Duminy continues. A better over from JP as he concedes only three singles.
Wicket: Tahir continues with his 7th over. Dropped. Tahir puts down Taylor off his own bowling. This one was difficult and hit with power. Wicket! Tahir strikes as Masakadza is out caught by Amla for 80. A good innings comes to an end.
Duminy continues. Taylor picks up one to long-on. Masakadza takes a quick single to square leg. Good rotation of the strike continues as they add single after single. Duminy drops it short and travels for four! over square leg, to bring up the fifty partnership. Eight off the over.
Tahir is back into the attack now. The full toss is pulled by Taylor, to square leg for a single. Masakadza sweeps for one more. He has done well here today. Good running earns Taylor one more as they take on ABD.
Duminy continues as AB tries to fill the slot for the fifth bowler. They start with two singles and a wide. Four! as Taylor sweeps to fine leg. Duminy is bowling far too many leg side deliveries here. Nine off the over.
Philander continues and starts with two shorter deliveries to Masakadza. He cuts down to third man for a single. Taylor picks up a single in almost the same way. Masakadza pulls for another single, down to square leg.
Duminy returns and starts on the leg side. He concedes a single as Taylor pulls it to square leg. Wide! down the leg side again. Good rotation of the strike by Zimbabwe here. They take five off that over.
Vernon Philander returns. Steyn does well and saves a boundary at third man. Well done. Masakadza takes one more. Four! Well played over the bowler's head. That was in the slot to be hit and Taylor did.
Tahir continues. They start with three singles and then four! to Taylor as he goes over the top. It's 150 up for Zimbabwe. The rate required is now 7.74.
Steyn continues as Brendan Taylor walks in. Masakadza pulls a shorter delivery over mid-wicket for four! He follows it up with four more. No respect for Steyn from Zimbabwe.
Wicket: Tahir starts with a wide. Four! as Chibhabha advances and sends it to mid-wicket. It's the 100 partnership between these two. Well played and looking good. Wicket! Chibhabha launches but finds JP Duminy at long-off. A fine catch on the ropes. A good innings comes to an end.
50: Dale Steyn returns. Six! Masakadza advances and sends Steyn back over his head. Fifty up for Masakadza, He takes one more to square leg. Four! Chibhabha finds the gap in the covers. That was a good shot, but almost found the fielder. 12 in that Steyn over. WOW!
Tahir continues as the batsman rotate the strike nicely. Dropped!! Tahir drops Chibhabha off the last ball. That was difficult, but should have been taken.
Behardien continues. Six! as Masakadza skies it and just manages to get it over the deep mid-wicket fence. Four more! This time to fine leg. A good over for Zimbabwe as they take 12 from it.
Tahir continues. Masakadza starts with a quick single. A huge appeal for LBW is turned down against Chibhabha. Good bowling from him here. Just a single in the over.
100: Behardien returns to the attack now. It's fifty up for Chibhabha, as he steals a quick single. This is a good effort from him. Masakadza sweeps for a single to square leg. They also bring up the Zimbabwe 100!! as they continue to rotate the strike.
Imran Tahir comes into the attack now. He drifts down the leg side first up. He follows it up with a full toss and gets away with it. The faster delivery beats Masakadza. Good variation from him ends a decent over, Drinks!
Morkel continues. Good running by these two as they increase the partnership that they have built. They have done well to stabilise things for Zimbabwe here. They rotate the strike well. Masakadza almost plays the last ball onto his stumps. lucky!
50: Duminy continues. Four! to bring up the fifty partnership. Four more! as Masakadza reverse sweeps. He steals another with some good running. A single to end the over.
Morne Morkel returns to the attack. Masakadza pulls him to deep mid-wicket, for four. Four more! This time into the covers. He directs the next ball down to third man for a single. Nine off the over.
JP Duminy replaces Dale Steyn. The reverse sweep by Masakadza ends up being a dot ball. It's maybe too early for that. He gets off strike with a single to mid-wicket. A good over and just a single from it.
Behardien continues. He spoils a good over by conceding a last ball four after dropping it short. What a waste.
Steyn continues. Masakadza skies one for a single as he just manages to evade ABD at mid-wicket. A better Steyn over.
Farhaan Behardien, comes into the attack now. Behardien is also struggling with his line. He concedes four singles and then a leg side wide. A single ends the over, as it's starting to drizzle.
Steyn continues. He is struggling to find his line and length here. Chibhabha earns four to deep mid wicket, as Steyn strays down leg again.
50: Vernon Philander continues. Good fielding by Steyn at third man, prevents more than just a single. Good running gives them another single. They are going down the leg side far too often here. Fifty up for Zimbabwe.
Dale Steyn replaces Morne Morkel. He strays down the leg side with his first ball and concedes four leg byes. Four! FAF miss-fields at point. That is unusual. He beats him outside the off stump with the next ball with some swing. He strays down leg again and goes for four more.
Wicket: Vernon Philander continues with his fourth over. A leg slip is in place now. Wicket!! Raza drags it onto his stumps and is bowled. He may have been distracted by the discussion on whether the leg slip was too deep or not. Hamilton Masakadza is in next. He leaves the first ball outside the off stump. Oopsy.. Wide down the leg side. He gets off the mark with an edge to third man. A single to end the over.
Morkel continues, despite struggling to find his line. This is an improvement and much better from the Big Fellah. Well bowled. It's a maiden.
Vernon Philander continues. Four Leg Byes! That was short and even beats the keeper. What was that? They add a single. Raza advances and swings and misses again. A good bouncer ends the over.
Morkel continues. Four! as Morkel drops it short. Well played by Chibhabha. Wide! down leg by Morkel. He is struggling here. Will we see Steyn sooner than expected? Chibhabha finds the outside edge for a single to third man. Raza swings and misses to end a good over for Zimbabwe.
Vernon Philander continues as they steal a quick single, with some good running. He concentrates on that off stump line. He also fields well off his own bowling. Wide! as he strays down the leg side. A leg bye ends the over as Philander appeals for LBW, but is turned down.
Morne Morkel starts from the other end. Four! as Chibhabha plays it well past the bowler. He top edges another for a one bounce four, to third man. A good start for Zimbabwe. Four! more. Morkel strays down leg and he goes for another, down to fine leg.
Vernon Philander concedes a first ball leg-bye to Chibhabha. The next ball is called wide outside the leg stump. Raza is the other opening batsman. Philander is getting some early swing. Four! That was short and Raza pulls him to mid-on for a boundary.
South Africa 339/4 after 50 overs. - That was the Miller and Duminy show. At one stage South Africa had 83/4, but these two ensured that they got past 300. They both ended up with well deserved hundreds. This may be well beyond Zimbabwe, but let's see.
100: It's 100 up for JP Duminy as he flicks Panyangara to fine leg, for four. That is his third hundred in ODI's .Good running earns them two more. He adds one more. Wide! This is not good at this stage. Six! as Duminy is caught in the crowd with one hand. He held onto the catch but dropped some beer...They finish with a four. This partnership ends up on 256. Well played.
Chatara starts with 3 wides. They cannot really afford this. Four! as Duminy sends him to long-off, despite not connecting well. Good running earns them a couple as Zimbabwe is letting it slip here.
300: Solomon Mire concedes thirty runs in the over. It is carnage!! Miller is on fire!! What can Zimbabwe do to stop this guy. It's three fours and three sixes .It is quite funny as the one six went into the area next to the field that is reserved for funeral parking only and that ball is lost. 300 up!!
Chatara continues as Miller starts with a boundary to mid-wicket. He takes a quick single. Duminy adds four more over cover. He sends another low full toss for four. Yet another yorker missed.He finishes the over well.
100: Panyangara concedes first ball six as he misses the yorker. Great shot by Miller. Six more! as he misses the yorker again. It's 250 up for South Africa. Miller takes a single and the Duminy swings for a four over the keeper's head. Miller get's a well deserved 100!!!
Chatara continues as Duminy advances. Duminy pulls it for a single. Miller adds one more. Four! It's short and Duminy pulls it to fine leg, for a good boundary. He follows it up with a full toss and gets away with it. 150 partnership up now between these two. He also bowls a no-ball for height. Six! Duminy smashes a full toss for six.
Tinashe Panyangara is back into the attack again. Duminy starts with a single to third man, off a wider delivery. Good running gives him one more. They continue rotating the strike and in the end they take eight off the over.
Tendai Chatara is back into the attack. Miller pulls the first ball for a couple of runs. Duminy then steals another single. Good variation by the bowler. He also gets away with a full toss. Six runs off the over.
Solomon Mire returns to Miller. Four! Miller sends the slower delivery to mid-wicket, for a superb boundary. He takes one more. JP steals a singlle with some good running. Miller finishes the over with another single.
Sean Williams returns to the attack. JP takes a quick single to get Miller on strike. Six! It's Miller time as the 200 comes up for South Africa. The ball may be lost as he played that well between midwicket and long on. Miller takes one more. Six! JP comes to the party now as he advances down the wicket.
50: Tafadzwa Kamungozi, is back into the attack. They continue to rotate the strike and continue with their good running. Six! Miller has been waiting for that one. It is dropped short and Miller sends it over deep mid wicket. Fifty up for JP also!!
Chatara returns. He drops it short first ball and is pulled by Miller for four, to square leg. Good running by these two as they steal some quick singles. It's the 100 partnership by these two. They have really played well. Let's see how far they go.
50: Sean Williams starts with a leg side wide as Duminy advances. They also run two more as Taylor fails to clean up. Fifty up for David Miller off 55 balls. Is it Miller time, now? He has played well here today.
Tinashe Panyangara with 1/17 returns. Two singles start the over. Duminy then collects a couple to long-off. Six! Miller finds the middle of his bat and sends it flying over square leg.
Power Play: This will be interesting now, as the power play is taken. Sean Williams bowls the first over after the break. They continue to rotate the strike, as they take it one run at a time. Only four in this over.
Hamilton Masakadza comes into the attack. Miller starts with a single. He gives Duminy some width. Four! as Duminy finds the gap to third man. 150 up for SA. They end with a single after some good running. Drinks!!
Sean Williams continues to Duminy. He almost gets his man as Duminy sweeps. Taylor can't get to it. That was a half chance. Just two from it, yet again. Well played Zimbabwe.
Kamungozi continues to Duminy who takes a first ball single. Four! as he drops it short and Miller sends it past point. They still manage to take seven in the over.
Sean Williams is back into the attack. You get the feeling SA is getting nervous here. This is not what they are used to. Four dot balls and then Duminy gets it away for a single. Three in the over.
50: Kamungozi continues to look good here.Miller takes a first ball single. Duminy is cramped and brings up the fifty partnership with a single.Only two singles in the over.
Solomon Mire continues to Duminy. Taylor fields well as Duminy get's a bottom edge. Good tight bowling by Mire is spoilt by a leg side delivery. Duminy flicks it past fine leg, for four. That was the first four in 69 deliveries. Six runs in this over as the partnership moves to 48.
Kamungozi continues to D Miller. He maintains his line and length and concedes just four singles. They need to keep this up Zimbabwe.
Raza is replaced by Solomon Mire.Wide! down the leg side.He drops it short and wide, as Duminy pushes it past point and comes back for a couple. Duminy steals a single as Zimbabwe fumbles for the first time. They manage seven runs in this over.
Kamungozi concedes five singles off his next over as South Africa continues to rebuilt.
Raza continues. He is releasing the pressure here as the singles are taken easily. It's been 47 balls since the last boundary. Good rotation of the strike as they add seven runs.
100: Kamungozi continues and it's 100 up for SA in the 25th over, as Miller starts with two runs, to mid-wicket. He takes one more past the bowler. Duminy nudges the last ball, to third man, for a single.
Raza continues. He concedes two singles to start and then bowls a leg side wide. Miller adds a single and then Duminy plays well, for a couple into the covers. A couple more ends the over.
Kamungozi continues to Duminy. Good bowling as Duminy almost finds the fielder. He gets off strike with a single. They add only one more as the pressure builds.
Sikandar Raza is the new bowler. Good rotation of the strike here and they need to do that. They manage to take four singles.
Wicket: Tafadzwa Kamungozi comes into the attack. Wicket They get the huge wicket of AB de Villiers. Great catch at long-off by Ervine. He takes it as he steps over the rope, throws it back and comes back to complete the catch. SA in trouble now as JP Duminy walks in.
Sean Williams continues with another impressive over, as he keeps it tight. He concedes three.
Elton Chigumbura continues with a no ball, first up. AB takes a single. Miller sends the free-hit over square leg for six!! Zimbabwe did not need that. He finishes well with five dot balls.
Sean Williams continues. A good over again as he concedes only five runs.
Wicket: Elton Chigumbura continues as du Plessis directs one down to third man, for a single. AB takes a single into the covers. Shot! FAF advances and plays it well over long-on. Wicket! as Faf gives his wicket away. He flicks at a delivery going down the leg side, as Taylor makes no mistake behind the stumps. David Miller walks in next.
Sean Williams comes into the attack. AB starts with a first ball single into the covers. A good start for Williams as they only manage to add four singles in the over. This is looking good for Zimbabwe, but they must maintain this pressure. Drinks!
50: Elton Chigumbura, continues. Wide! down the leg side again. They need to maintain the pressure here. Fifty up for South Africa in the 15th over. Good running as they add seven more.
Solomon Mire, continues. The average first innings score at this ground is 233. They rotate the strike again here and then it's a wide, down the leg side. Seven off the over.
Elton Chigumbura comes into the attack and strays down the leg side for a wide! Good running as they rotate the strike and keeps the score board ticking. Four! AB advances and has to adjust, as he pulls it to square leg. Shot!
Solomon Mire comes into the attack. He concedes a first ball single to third man. Faf adds two more with a flick to square leg. They are struggling to keep the ball close to the ground here, South Africa.
Panyangara almost gets a wicket first up. Faf is lucky here as it just drops short of the fielder at mid-off. He advances again and is almost beaten again. Well done thus far Zimbabwe.
Chatara continues to du Plessis and concedes a single, to third man, off the first ball. The batsman don't seem to time the ball that well here. Six! as AB goes over the top. He advances and sends it over long-off. Only 28 in the first power play.
Wicket: Panyangara continues and strikes first ball. Wicket! Amla inside edges one and is bowled! A good start for Zimbabwe as he got some movement there. ABD walks in next. A very cautious start for AB here.
Chatara continues and Amla is given out LBW first ball. He reviews the decision. A good review in the end as replays shows that it would have gone over the stumps. Not Out! Good bowling by Chatara here, keeping Amla under pressure.
Panyangara continues. Good fielding by Chibabha at mid-wicket. Shot! Amla flicks it past square for four! He collects two more, to the same position. He directs the last ball to third man for a single. A better over for South Africa.
The wicket taker, Chatara continues. He follows it up with a maiden!
Panyangara continues with that good line. The pitch seems to help the Zim style of bowling early on. Two singles start the over. Wide! That could have been called three wides! It must have slipped out of his hands and the keeper does well on the leg side.
Wicket: Chatara continues and beats the edge of de Kock with the first ball. He follows that up with a wider delivery and is smashed past point for two more. The slip comes out and short cover comes in. Wicket!! A perfect start for Zimbabwe as de Kock is caught at short cover. A good fielding change!! Faf du Plessis walks in next.
Four! Panyangara continues, as de Kock sends one into the covers for the first boundary of the match. He edges another for a single to third man, off a cross-seam delivery. Good going for Zimbabwe so far.
Tendai Chatara takes the new ball from the other end. Amla opens the account for South Africa with a push into the covers for two. Good shape for Chatara here also. He spoils it with a leg side wide with the last ball.
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla opens for South Africa, while Tinashe Panyangara starts proceedings for Zimbabwe. QDK finds the middle of his bat first up, but straight to the fielder in the covers. Early movement for Panyangara as he starts well with a maiden.
Team South Africa - Quinton de Kock(w/k), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(captain), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir
Team Zimbabwe - Chamu Chibhabha, Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(w/k), Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Elton Chigumbura(captain), Solomon Mire, Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi
Wicket: and will bowl first.
Greetings - Welcome to the first Pool B game of the 2015 ICC World Cup, between South Africa and Zimbabwe, from Hamilton in New Zealand. Please join us for the toss shortly.
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