ZIMBABWE VS SOUTH AFRICA

  • As it happened, Triseries: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 3rd ODI August 29, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for ballbyball commentary) TOSS: Zimbabwe decided to field. South Africa have rested skipper AB de Villiers; Hashim Amla to lead the side. PLAYING XIs: ZIMBABWE: Sikandar Raza, Tino Mawoyo, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor (wk), Elton Chigumbura (c), Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams, Prosper Utseya, John...
  • Triseries, Match 3: Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash August 29, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe must overcome the discord in their camp as well as a skill handicap when they take on South Africa in a oneday international triangular series match in Harare on Friday. While Zimbabwe have traditionally struggled against world cricket's heavyweights, their challenge appears to have become even greater as the...
  • Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya reported for suspected bowling action August 22, 2014

    Dubai: Zimbabwe allrounder Prosper Utseya has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's sevenwicket loss in the third and final ODI against South Africa in Bulawayo. The match officials' report, which was handed over to Zimbabwe team manager Stanley Chioza on Thursday after the match, cited concerns...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 30 to win ODI series August 21, 2014

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a sevenwicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 30 whitewash in the oneday international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 3rd ODI August 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura (c), Luke Jongwe, Prosper Utseya, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Faf...
  • Hashim Amla rested for third ODI against Zimbabwe August 21, 2014

    South Africa will hand debuts to toporder batsman Rilee Rossouw and leftarm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in Thursday's third and final oneday international against Zimbabwe. Having already sewn up the series by winning the first two games by 93 runs and 61 runs, the Proteas will offer the pair an opportunity to...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa beat Zimbabwe to take series August 19, 2014

    Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell claimed three wickets apiece as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second oneday international to clinch the threematch series on Tuesday in Bulawayo. McLaren claimed figures of 3 for 21 in eight overs while Parnell took 3 for 28 in nine as...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 2nd ODI August 19, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to bowl. TEAM NEWS: Zimbabwe brought in Sikandar Raza for Vusi Sibanda, while Brian Vitori replaced Shingi Masakadza. South Africa unchanged. The Proteas cruised to a 93run victory in the first match on Sunday, with Hashim Amla scoring his...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa unlikely to experiment against Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa will ignore the temptation to experiment and instead plan to field what they believe is their firstchoice XI when they meet Zimbabwe in the second of the three oneday internationals on Tuesday. The Proteas cruised to a 93run victory over their hosts in the first match on Sunday,...
  • 1st ODI: Amla scores ton as South Africa ease to a 93run win over Zimbabwe August 17, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa were far too strong for Zimbabwe, making 3093 and bowling the home team out for 216 to win the first oneday international by 93 runs at Queens Sports Club on Sunday. Hashim Amla batted through South Africa's innings for an unbeaten 122 as the tourists posted a...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 1st ODI August 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl first. Zimbabwe have three debutants Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva and John Nyumbu. While South Africa have left out Rilee Rossouw, Marchant de Lange and Shezi. Teams: Zimbabwe: Hamilton...
  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar reprimanded after hitting stumps August 13, 2014

    Harare: South Africa opener Dean Elgar has been reprimanded for reacting angrily to his dismissal on the fourth day of the oneoff Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. Edgar, who hit a stump with his bat after being cleaned up by Zimbabwean mediumpacer Tendai Chatara during South Africa's 41run winning...
  • Brendan Taylor hopes Zimbabwe performance leads to more Tests August 13, 2014

    Harare: After a year without Test cricket, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor praised his side's competitiveness against topranked South Africa that suggests they deserve a greater share of the international calendar. The Proteas claimed a ninewicket victory on Tuesday as the shadows lengthened on day four of a oneoff Test match they...
  • South Africa lose paceman Hendricks for Zimbabwe ODIs August 13, 2014

    Fast bowler Beuran Hendricks is out of South Africa's threematch oneday international series with Zimbabwe that starts on Sunday. Hendricks has a back strain, suffered while touring Australia with the A team, Cricket South Africa said in a news release on Tuesday. He will not be replaced in a squad already...
  • Oneoff Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the topranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 441 to seal victory and follow up...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test August 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their...
  • South Africa in control of Harare Test as Zimbabwe concede 141run lead August 11, 2014

    Harare: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their second innings after posting 256 in the first, and were facing an...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Oneoff Test, Day 3 August 11, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made halfcenturies on Sunday as topranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier made 61...
  • Plenty of demons lurk in Harare pitch August 11, 2014

    Low, slow, crumbling and likely to get much worse quickly. That was the verdict on the Harare Sports Club pitch from both Zimbabwe and South Africa after the second day's play in their oneoff Test yielded just 209 runs in the 90 overs. The Proteas finished on 201 for four and...
  • Zimbabwe's Tendai Chatara reprimanded by ICC for dissent August 10, 2014

    Harare: The International Cricket Council says Zimbabwe's Tendai Chatara has been reprimanded for showing dissent when he was given out in the ongoing oneoff Test against South Africa. Chatara shook his head and gestured toward his pad after he was given out caught behind late on the opening day of the...
  • South Africa make slow progress against Zimbabwe on Day 2 August 10, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made halfcenturies on Sunday as topranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier made 61 to take South Africa to 201 for 4 by stumps on the...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test, Day 2 August 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the oneoff Test to reach stumps on 248 for 9. Topranked South Africa...
  • 1st Test: Battling Zimbabwe survive Dale Steyn, Dane Piedt onslaught August 9, 2014

    Harare: Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the oneoff Test to reach stumps on 248 for 9. Topranked South Africa had been expected to rifle through ninthranked Zimbabwe after the hosts had...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Only Test, Day 1 August 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat. Dane Piedt makes Test debut for South Africa while Zimbabwe hand two debut caps by giving chance to Nyumbu and Tiripano. Teams: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla(c),...
  • Mark Vermeulen puts trauma behind him in Zimbabwe return August 9, 2014

    Acquitted arsonist Mark Vermeulen will make a remarkable return to Test cricket on Saturday when Zimbabwe face South Africa, seven years after he burned down his country's cricket academy. Vermeulen has been included in a 12man squad for the oneoff Test match after showing excellent form over the past year, and...
  • South Africa pledge no mercy on struggling Zimbabwe in oneoff Test August 8, 2014

    Harare: Freshly reinstalled as the topranked Test team in the world, South Africa appear disinclined to take any mercy on their struggling neighbours Zimbabwe when the two teams engage in a rare Test starting on Saturday. Given Zimbabwe's lowly ranking and the myriad problems infecting its cricket, the Proteas could have...
  • Rossouw, Shezi in South Africa's ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 5, 2014

    The South Africa have rewarded the form of South Africa A batsman Rilee Rossouw and seam bowler Mthokozisi Shezi by naming them in their squad for three oneday internationals against Zimbabwe later this month. The uncapped pair were the standout performers for the country's A side on their recent tour to...
  • South Africa opt for unchanged Test squad against Zimbabwe July 29, 2014

    South Africa have named an unchanged 15man squad for the oneoff Test against Zimbabwe starting at the Harare Sports Club on August 9. Convener of selectors Andrew Hudson said in a Cricket South Africa statement issued on Tuesday that the players had "earned a vote of confidence" upon completing their first...
  • World T20: Taylor slams 'sloppy' Zimbabwe September 21, 2012

    Hambantota: Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has described his team as "sloppy" and "below par" after they crashed out of the World Twenty20 with a tenwicket thumping by South Africa. Zimbabwe were no match for the formidable South Africans on Thursday as they were reduced to a paltry 93 for 8...