DAVID MILLER is adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant batting. South Africa have opened their points tally in the World Cup with this win. They however would have loved to cruise through it more easily. Zimbabwe on the other hand will take lots of positives from this match and would hope to upset some big teams in the upcoming matches. That's it from the coverage of this game. You can tune in to the other live match where India are taking on their arch rivals Pakistan. Until next time adios!
The South African bowlers were made to work hard as the Zimbabwean batsman punished each and every bad ball to the fence. Dale Steyn, one of the best pacers playing in this World Cup had an off day going for 64 in his 9 overs. Imran Tahir was pick of the bowlers picking up 3 wickets and giving away only 36 runs. AB de Villiers was simply superb in the field contributing to a run out and picking up 3 catches.
SOUTH AFRICA HAVE WON IT. The Zimbabwe batsman showed a lot of courage and made South Africa toil for the most part of the chase. The openers started positively and Hamilton Masakadza and Chamu Chibhabha shared a 105-runs partnership for the second wicket. Zimbabwe were well on target till the 37th over when they were 214/4. They however lost some quick wickets and just could not recover.
Morne Morkel to Tendai Chatara
OUT! Full on middle, Chatara gives a simple return catch to Morkel. Zimbabwe are all out and SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 62 RUNS.
Chatara advances down the track before realising this is an attempted wide yorker, so tries to readjust to get at it, but fails to do so and misses it completely.
Vernon Philander to Tendai Chatara
Full on middle, Chatara drives it to long on for a run.
Chatara is late on the bouncer outside off.
FOUR! Full outside off, Chatara drives it superbly through covers for a boundary.
Low full toss hit straight down the ground. The fielder has a shy at the non striker's end but does not hit the stumps.
The batsman gets a bottom edge which goes to the keeper on the bounce.
Tafadzwa Kamungozi is the last man in.
Vernon Philander to Solomon Mire
OUT! OUT! SUPERMAN ABD FOR THE Nth TIME! Short of a length, Mire pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Superman ABD comes running in from the ropes and dives to his right to take an excellent catch. Mire's innings ends.
Morne Morkel to Solomon Mire
Full outside off, Mire drives it through mid off for a run.
Mire goes after a wide one but misses outside off.
Wide! Down the leg side, Mire misses and the umpire signals it a wide.
Slower bouncer, Mire is completely beaten by it.
Short of a length, Mire tries to pull but misses.
The batsman goes after a wide one but misses.
SIX! On a length outside off, Mire pulls it straight out of the ground through mid-wicket for a 103 meters long six. What a shot!
Imran Tahir to Tendai Chatara
Pitched up, Chatara defends it well.