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battye
September 6, 2006, 09:54 AM
In the coming weeks, S.A. will take on Zimbabwe in 3 ODI's as practice for the Champions Trophy.

Does anyone know if there will be any broadcast of this game online (either TV or radio?).
As it is two full members, I expect a South African broadcaster will televise this, but I am hopeful that there will be an internet audio stream.

Thanks :)

Tigers_eye
September 6, 2006, 10:26 AM
If Cricbuzz do the commentary then they should have a free Audio link. Will try to find it. Good luck Zimbabwe.

Rabz
September 6, 2006, 11:45 AM
Good Luck Zimbabwe.
Wish u the best.

Sovik
September 6, 2006, 06:52 PM
love to see zimbabwe doing better

battye
September 7, 2006, 03:35 AM
If Cricbuzz do the commentary then they should have a free Audio link. Will try to find it. Good luck Zimbabwe.

Cricbuzz:

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td class="sectiontableheader" colspan="3" align="center"> Zimbabwe in South Africa, 2006 Calendar </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3">
* All matches with http://www.cricbuzz.com/components/com_krikschedule/images/watchoncricbuzz.gif icon will have live ball-by-ball text commentary on Cricbuzz. There is no audio or video coverage. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3">** Status on other matches will be updated as soon as the decision to cover them live is taken.</td></tr></tbody> </table>

:(:(:(

Any South African's here who know the radio station (if any) it is being broadcast on?

israr
September 8, 2006, 05:16 PM
We'll be 9th by the time this series finishes

TheWatcher
September 8, 2006, 05:34 PM
We'll be 9th by the time this series finishes
Nope, according to BC calculator, even if Zimbabwe lose the series three-nil, they will still have a higher rating than ours by friction.

Anyway, I like to see BD getting the 9th position by beating Zimbos or a team of highers strength, not by otherways.

Andy-Flower
September 13, 2006, 05:17 AM
Good Luck Zimbabwe.
Wish u the best.

thanx;)

hope the lads play well and give S.A some competition..but obviously they will loose 3-0. They will be playing a 20-20 Today against Eagles, hope they will win that one to gain a bit of some confidence ahead of the Acid Test against the mighty Proteas. To be for real Zim will get no where near winning against S.A although it will be good exposure for the lads...if they can post over 250 runs then thats as good as a win to us or loosing by less than 50 runs will be a huge plus to the lads.

The Zimbabwe squad to South Africa: Prosper Utseya (captain), Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Terrence Duffin, Anthony Ireland, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Tafadzwa Mufambisi, Tawanda Mupariwa, Edward Rainsford, Piet Rinke, Vusumuzi Sibanda and Brendan Taylor.

Coach: Kevin Curran

battye
September 13, 2006, 07:54 AM
Andy-Flower, will it be on the radio or by any means (other than Cricinfo) that can be seen or heard via the internet?

Andy-Flower
September 13, 2006, 08:30 AM
Im not sure whether you can get audio or visual on the net ..here we will watch it on SABC3, SuperSpot 2 or listern to the live commentry on radio2000 [DSTV and South African channel]

Rabz
September 13, 2006, 11:28 AM
thanx

mate, its all good.
just dont like ur signature.
adding salt to our wound, ey? :head: :E :head: :E

Tigers_eye
September 13, 2006, 01:18 PM
Andy, anything above 200 is as good as a win Since SA will deploy their strongest squad possible. Getting four runs and not getting bowled out would say Zim has achieved something. Why so low expectation? cause: 1) this is in their (SA) own back ground 2) the SL odis were cancelled. They (SA) are desperate to put 100% effort. Can you let us know the scores on the 20-20 match? Thanks in advance.

Tigers_eye
September 13, 2006, 04:47 PM
The Twenty-20 didn't go well for Zimbabwe team. They were all out 18.5 overs at 103. Although the opening and 1st down were doing well. They were at one point 1 for 79. This collapse is worse than the WI one. However, this is a twenty-20 match. Eagles finished off in 11.4 overs losing one wicket. Hope the remaining games get better.

battye
September 14, 2006, 02:57 AM
This was Zimbabwe's first Twenty20 game, so of course you can't expect them to adjust immediately. Just as you wouldn't expect the Bangladeshi's to blitz a huge score when they play their first Twenty20.

Come to think of it, it would have made sense if a T20I was played on the Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe....

Andy-Flower: I searched for a long time looking for a live webcast of Radio2000.. no luck. Know of any other radio stations that could be doing it? Thanks :)

Edit: Oh, and after BRM Taylor made 25 on his Twenty20 debut, it makes me believe even stronger, that he is one of the most promising young cricketers in the world.

Andy-Flower
September 15, 2006, 01:59 AM
mate, its all good.
just dont like ur signature.
adding salt to our wound, ey? :head: :E :head: :E

HA HA HA dont worry man, im going to change it after today's game when Chibhabha scores his 3rd 50,

Andy-Flower
September 15, 2006, 02:49 AM
Andy, anything above 200 is as good as a win Since SA will deploy their strongest squad possible. Getting four runs and not getting bowled out would say Zim has achieved something. Why so low expectation? cause: 1) this is in their (SA) own back ground 2) the SL odis were cancelled. They (SA) are desperate to put 100% effort. Can you let us know the scores on the 20-20 match? Thanks in advance.

Sorry mate...saw your post just today, well S.A are 2nd in the world, Kallis has been quoted as having said they will show no mercy on Zim. Our bowling attack is not that strong, Rainsford is accurate but he lacks penetration, he gets at most two wickets a match and thats not good enough. Mpariwa our main wicket taker is out of form, Ireland is not in good touch either. So we only have Utseya to rely on but by the time he gets to bowl the run rate will have reached 9 an over.

On the batting side very few players will be able to play Ntini and Pollock...im tipping Vusi, Duffin, Chibhabha, Taylor to do well...coz they are the ones who have been playing well in the build up. As for S.A Ntini and pollock will definetly cause havoc, Gibbs and De Villers will be too much for our bowlers to handle.:mad:

Andy-Flower
September 15, 2006, 03:31 AM
This was Zimbabwe's first Twenty20 game, so of course you can't expect them to adjust immediately. Just as you wouldn't expect the Bangladeshi's to blitz a huge score when they play their first Twenty20.
Come to think of it, it would have made sense if a T20I was played on the Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe....
Andy-Flower: I searched for a long time looking for a live webcast of Radio2000.. no luck. Know of any other radio stations that could be doing it? Thanks :)
Edit: Oh, and after BRM Taylor made 25 on his Twenty20 debut, it makes me believe even stronger, that he is one of the most promising young cricketers in the world.

im not sure whether they have a webcast, im not very familiar with radio webcast because here we have DSTV that covers just about every thing in as far as sport is concerned. Try these two sites i think they might have commentry www.cricketworld.com or www.superport.co.za

About the 20-20, Zim crumbled from 79-1 in the 12th over to 103 all out and that has always been a cause of concern ragarding our batting. If we start good we will end bad and vice versa. I heard Zim and B/D are goint to play a 20-20 in November, it would have been nice if they had played one in Zim :rolleyes:

battye
September 15, 2006, 06:01 AM
Thanks Andy-Flower, hopefully one of those sites will have audio :) :) :)

battye
September 15, 2006, 07:44 AM
Zimbabwe 7/0 after 3.0 overs

israr
September 15, 2006, 08:22 AM
one down zimbabwe

anyone watching it? how are the crowd attendances?

battye
September 15, 2006, 08:25 AM
I am interested in the crowd too..

Zimbabwe going well (if you ignore the run rate)

Zimbabwe 33/1 (12.0 ov)
Sibanda on 24

battye
September 15, 2006, 08:40 AM
Sibanda: 2 fours in the last few balls, about half a dozen boundaries in the last few overs. :D

battye
September 15, 2006, 09:10 AM
Sibanda out on 51 :(

Tigers_eye
September 15, 2006, 09:50 AM
I like what I see from the Zim. They are fighting. The coach has prepared them well. 125/2 in 31 overs. 230+ should be on the cards. Thank you kallis for bowling wides. :)

battye
September 15, 2006, 09:51 AM
This is embarrassing for South Africa, they were probably hoping to bowl them out for 80.

Sovik
September 15, 2006, 10:00 AM
zimbabwe is doing very good at this point

battye
September 15, 2006, 10:05 AM
Masakadza out. But Taylor's in (which is probably a worse prospect for South Africa!)

battye
September 15, 2006, 10:19 AM
Damn, here comes the collapse. Chibhaba out.

Taylor and Matsikinyeri (according to Cricinfo it's Rainsford.. must be an error) both in, and must form a 50+ partnership.

Only remaining batsman is Chigumbura, then it's into the bowlers.

Tigers_eye
September 15, 2006, 10:24 AM
150 up for 4 in 38.4 overs. good going boys.

Tigers_eye
September 15, 2006, 10:29 AM
Costly wicket at this stage. 158/5 Taylor still there.

39.6 Langeveldt to Matsikenyeri, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

battye
September 15, 2006, 10:32 AM
158/5 (39.6 ov)

Taylor still out there. If they are to make 220+ Taylor is the man to do it.. I'm just worried that he'll run out of partners.

It is a real shame to see this happening after such a solid start.

Who would have thought that about 5 overs ago they were 2/130?

Tigers_eye
September 15, 2006, 10:32 AM
Taylor gone. Collapse in the making. 158/6 40.1 overs.

40.1 Nel to Taylor, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

battye
September 15, 2006, 10:33 AM
Game over. Taylor gone.

battye
September 15, 2006, 10:41 AM
I was probably a bit quick off the mark to say that. Chigumbura is still around, and could probably smash a few boundaries in the final overs.

Utseya should be able to stick around, he should take it upon himself to stick around until the end and give Chigumbura as much of the strike as possible.

The aim for Zimbabwe now is to bat out all 50 overs. At 6/160 from essentially 42 overs, the target should be 200 - 210.

It will be a respectable score, and will give them something to defend.

Go Zimbabwe!

Sovik
September 15, 2006, 11:08 AM
if cigumbura could hit some bounderies now

Tigers_eye
September 15, 2006, 11:15 AM
Yes!!! Zimbabwe have done both the things I wanted them to do. They crosses 200 and stayed entire 50 overs. hats off to them. They have a real chance for qualifying for the CT.

battye
September 15, 2006, 11:16 AM
They reach 200.

Zimbabwe 201/7 (49.6 ov)

The Zimbabwean's should be satisfied with that performance. I didn't say "very happy with that performance" simply because of that middle order crash. If one of Masakadza, Chibhabha or Taylor was to be out there at the end, they would have made 230+.

Never-the-less, they have a score to defend, and they should be aiming to:

- Take 5 wickets.
- Make South Africa bat for at least 40 overs.

It's past midnight here, so hopefully I will hear some updates occassionally on the BBC world service :lol:

Good luck Zimbabwe:)

battye
September 15, 2006, 11:19 AM
Yes!!! Zimbabwe have done both the things I wanted them to do. They crosses 200 and stayed entire 50 overs. hats off to them. They have a real chance for qualifying for the CT.

Indeed. This is against one of the top sides, in South Africa. They could be able to score 250/260 against the West Indies or Bangladesh.

prasad
September 15, 2006, 12:07 PM
They could be able to score 250/260 against the West Indies or Bangladesh.

not sure abt that.zim will not score that much against 87-90mph bowling .recent series b/n wi and zim was a non contest.

Miraz
September 15, 2006, 12:19 PM
South Africa in a spot of bother,

28/2 after 7 overs.

Tigers_eye
September 15, 2006, 02:51 PM
South Africa is cruzing to a victory. But not before getting a scare. 121 4th wicket partnership has saved them from blemishes. Zim did hold their own.

al Furqaan
September 15, 2006, 10:13 PM
we lost to an up and coming ZIM side...more embarrasing was our losing 2 matches to comparitively rubbish ZIM side in 05.

battye
September 15, 2006, 10:25 PM
not sure abt that.zim will not score that much against 87-90mph bowling .recent series b/n wi and zim was a non contest.

That was several months ago. Duffin, Rinke etc were all newcomers who had only played their first ODI less than a month earlier against Kenya.

The team was still gel-ling together. They would have gained a lot of experience on the tour though, which they then used against Bangladesh. I think once this South African tour is over they will have gained a lot, I think it is well and truly possible for 250/260 against BD or West Indies.

al Furqaan
September 16, 2006, 10:13 AM
prasad...actually the ZIM-WI series was closer than a non-contest. yes WI won with much to spare...but not without suffering a few scares.

Andy-Flower
September 18, 2006, 06:24 AM
Zim did well by their standard, although today is going to be difficult for them bacause S.A will come hard at them after the critisism they got for Friday's perfomance. The spectators where 6300{unexpectedly}. They are a young side without no-one to mentor them like all the other teams, the oldest player is 24, so you dont expect much but for them to learn and gain some experience with each outing ;)

Sovik
September 18, 2006, 06:27 AM
hoping for a good match today

gayle gone. lets hope for no collapse

battye
September 18, 2006, 08:38 AM
hoping for a good match today

gayle gone. lets hope for no collapse

That's the WI game :confused:

Duffin out for Zimbabwe, Mufambisi in and is opening. 0/0 after 1 over.

Sovik
September 18, 2006, 08:41 AM
<table bgcolor="#eeeeee" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="605"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td align="right" width="30">1.4</td> <td>Ntini to Sibanda, OUT </td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="30">
</td> <td> V Sibanda c http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/navigation/engine-nav/keeper.gifBoucher b Ntini 0 (9b 0x4 0x6) sr: 0.00</td></tr></tbody></table>

battye
September 18, 2006, 09:35 AM
45/3

Zimbabwe struggling a bit, but Chibhabha doing alright. If he and Taylor can get the score up to 100 without another wicket it would be good.

battye
September 18, 2006, 09:40 AM
<table bgcolor="#eeeeee" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="605"> <tbody><tr valign="top"><td align="right" width="30">16.1</td> <td>Kallis to Taylor, OUT </td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td width="30">
</td> <td> BRM Taylor c Hall b Kallis 5 (12b 1x4 0x6) sr: 41.66</td></tr></tbody> </table>
Big wicket

Sovik
September 18, 2006, 09:46 AM
zimbabwe in big trouble. they will be lucky to cross 175

battye
September 18, 2006, 10:15 AM
They really need to make 200 again, to avoid embarrassment.

It seems unlikely, but remember Chigumbura and Chibhabha are out there, and Rinke is still to come.

Edit: This is silly, they aren't even trying to score.. that's 3 maidens in 3 overs.

Tigers_eye
September 18, 2006, 10:56 AM
A good partnership is building up. Although the run rate is only 3. these young boys are tough nut to crack under pressure.

pilot fan
September 18, 2006, 03:27 PM
zimbabwe seem to have talent in the bowlers but there batting allways lets them down

Andy-Flower
September 19, 2006, 12:51 AM
seems like the only thing we are good at winning is the toss...Utseya has won 5 of his 7 ODI tosses so far, ;);)

battye
September 19, 2006, 04:49 AM
Looking at the runrate throughout the Cricinfo commentary, Zimbabwe could slot right back into the Test arena, they just need to work on the fall of wickets hehe.

In the 3rd ODI, they might as well just have a bash. They have been trying to go too slowly and steadily in the first two games. In the 1st ODI it worked (to an extent) as they passed 200 and also stayed 50 overs. It failed in yesterday's game, as 150 was not competitive enough.

I say they open with Taylor and Rinke and see how many 4's they can hit in the first 10 overs.

Suppose it pays off, and they are 0/60 after 10 overs. It could fail and they are 5/35 but at least they would go down fighting hehe :P

Good luck in the 3rd ODI Zimbabwe. :)

sadi
September 19, 2006, 08:24 AM
seems like the only thing we are good at winning is the toss...Utseya has won 5 of his 7 ODI tosses so far, ;);)

lol :)

battye
September 20, 2006, 08:47 AM
Zim struggling in the 3rd ODI

South Africa 125/0 (17.0 ov)

battye
September 20, 2006, 09:03 AM
The debutant Kamungozi strikes.

This might be bad though, supposing Gibbs comes out and smashes them everywhere.

Sovik
September 20, 2006, 09:07 AM
looks like 350+ on the board

al Furqaan
September 20, 2006, 09:33 AM
looks like 350+ on the board

i think the saffies can break 500 if the double their 30 overs score...

Sovik
September 20, 2006, 10:27 AM
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="605"><tbody><tr align="right"><td width="8">
</td> <td align="left">MV Boucher (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/southafrica/content/current/player/44111.html) (rhb)</td> <td>101</td> <td>44</td> <td>5</td> <td>8</td> <td>229.54</td> <td>
</td></tr></tbody></table>

battye
September 20, 2006, 10:31 AM
This is bad for Zimbabwe. Up until this game, they made played somewhat respectably... but if/when SA break the 400 barrier... :(

Edit: What the hell. 11 overs?
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</td> <td width="195">
</td></tr></tbody> </table>
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="605"> <tbody><tr align="right"><td width="10">http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif</td> <td class="current" align="left">T Kamungozi (http://content-www1.cricinfo.com/zimbabwe/content/current/player/235521.html) (lb)</td> <td>11.0</td> <td>0</td> <td>96</td> <td>2</td> <td>8.72</td> <td>
</td> <td align="left">(0nb, 0w)</td> <td align="left">
</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="605"> <tbody><tr><td>http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif</td> <td bgcolor="#cccccc">http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif</td></tr></tbody> </table>

Sovik
September 20, 2006, 10:54 AM
402 for 5 with 10 balls to go. if it wasn't for kallis's slow batting, score might have crossed 440 by now.

Tigers_eye
September 20, 2006, 11:01 AM
418/5 50 overs.

sadi
September 20, 2006, 11:03 AM
Ahare Zimbabwe. 418/5 in 50 overs. Feel bad for them. ;) Eto na marleo parto South Africa!!!

Tigers_eye
September 20, 2006, 11:07 AM
Let this be known, today no matter who bowled at Boucher would have been smacked around like a pinkponk ball. Hats off to the Zimbabwean bowlers. Last 10 overs no wides and no no-balls. With getting embarrased bowlers could have gotten a little careless but that did not happen.

The 20-20 matches have made South Africa that much stronger in ODIs. For us it would back fire. We would get out within 20 overs.

Xavier
September 20, 2006, 11:28 AM
Fourth time this year of a 400+ score in a ODI. Second by South Africa, but still Sri Lanka hold the record for highest score. Impressive figures by Boucher: 147 runs off 68 balls 8x4 10x6 SR=216.17 :o

And now Zimbabwe... no fear and go for the chase!
(ironic... maybe!):)

orzoon
September 20, 2006, 11:46 AM
Boucher gets his first 100 in maybe 10 years.He was super-lucky,got 5 lives.

Had SAF played with their full-strength might have got 500 and God knows how many innings Zimbos might have needed to get that.

Tigers_eye
September 20, 2006, 12:21 PM
Boucher was lucky. He had six drops. Two right through the fielders hand and one high that B taylor (wicket Keeper) could not catch. However, having a 200+ strikerate is something that happens in the dream world. I don't think he can duplicate against Zim again. Gilly, Dhoni, Sanga have work cut out for themselves.

1. Afridi still holds the fastest century 37 balls, 11 sixes.
2. Boucher 44 balls, 10 sixes overall (148*)
3. Afridi and Lara 45 balls century.

al Furqaan
September 20, 2006, 01:39 PM
nice fightback from zims...100-1 after 24

shows what a flat track this is

Tigers_eye
September 20, 2006, 03:52 PM
Zim scored 247/4. Good total against a good team. Lost by 171.

Andy-Flower
September 21, 2006, 02:14 AM
Well we eventually lost by over 170 runs thanks to Kevin Curran's poor coaching strategies..i mean when will he let the young lads bat a bit more positively and attack the ball more. Thats the sort of thing that made Charles Coventry resign, because they where saying he should abandon his natural game and go for singles but i dont think it will get the team anywhere.

I watched the whole Zim innings and i must say we dont seem to have any strategy to accelerate even at the dying stages of the game..i mean we were 172-2 at one stage but finished on 247-4 going at less than 5 an over---that doesnt make any sense.

I checked out Graeme Smith's interview during the innings break and he was saying that S.A are aiming at raising the level of their game, they are aiming at getting at least 350 in every match no matter who they playing against. Just as Jayasuriya and Kaluwitharana brought about change in the ODI opening overs of the game, they{S.A} are planing on hard hitting through-out the whole match. You will see Boucher and Kemp batting on 4& 5 regulary, they were saying they wouldnt mind batting aggressively and be bowed out for 240. So watch out for S.A in the champions trophy just hoping they do waht they said they will do.

All credit to the Proteas for a fine perfomance yesterday..as for Zim they just have to find their own strategy on how to approach the ODI games a bit more positive. Duffin is not at all an ODI player we should save him for tests matches next year.

Andy-Flower
September 21, 2006, 02:24 AM
.............

Ahmed_B
September 21, 2006, 10:45 AM
Zim scored 247/4. Good total against a good team. Lost by 171.
It's interesting that ZIM scored almost 250 runs for just 4 wickets against a strong SA side... because if they had been chasing something like 250.. they (ZIM) might have scored merely 200+ runs for 7/8 wickets in 50 overs. This same thing also happens to BD.. that they score less when they are chasing a smaller total but they(BD) easily score 250+ when they are chasing a 300+ total. :)

This statistics shows a different side of the mindset of weaker teams like BD or ZIM... that they don't really know what they are capable of scoring. When they are aiming for 300+.. they get to 250 quite easily (which proves that they are capable of doing it).. but when they have to reach 250 for winning.. they struggle to cross 200(and this shows their lack of self-belief).

Tigers_eye
September 21, 2006, 11:11 AM
It's interesting that ZIM scored almost 250 runs for just 4 wickets against a strong SA side... because if they had been chasing something like 250.. they (ZIM) might have scored merely 200+ runs for 7/8 wickets in 50 overs. This same thing also happens to BD.. that they score less when they are chasing a smaller total but they(BD) easily score 250+ when they are chasing a 300+ total. :)

This statistics shows a different side of the mindset of weaker teams like BD or ZIM... that they don't really know what they are capable of scoring. When they are aiming for 300+.. they get to 250 quite easily (which proves that they are capable of doing it).. but when they have to reach 250 for winning.. they struggle to cross 200(and this shows their lack of self-belief).
:up: :up: Great observation.

Teams except BD and Zim have a decent stable lineup. Each player already know their roles in the team. Stability goes hand in hand with consitency. For us and Zim, talent and experience wise we are not there yet. Consistency is unknown in our vocabulary. Once the lineup is stable, once the players are consistant, we would not see the above phenomenon.

Andy,
Smith is crazy. On a knockout stage (semis and finals), you target a 350 and go out 240 with 15 overs remaining will be suicidal. I must say teams of those calibre adjust to the situation in the middle of the games.

As for Curren, he can't let them run lose yet. The average age is on 20+. Those ODI strategy will haunt the test team once they get back in the fold. Looking at the big picture with 418 to chase, his strategy was fine. The boys did great. It is a loser mentality but that keeps them out of the record books as much possible.

fai_hasan
September 25, 2006, 08:47 PM
bangladesh went to Africa, why didn't they play with South Africa? they played with Zimbabwe and Kenya but not South Africa. i think they should have played at least a test series with them.

battye
September 26, 2006, 05:39 AM
i think they should have played at least a test series with them.

At least a Test series? An ODI series would be much easier to organise. Anyway, weren't South Africa in Sri Lanka at the time?