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Tigers_eye
August 22, 2007, 09:21 AM
1st ODI: Bulawayo Aug 22, 2007.
2nd ODI: Harare. Aug 25, 2007.
3rd ODI: Harare. Aug 26, 2007.

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1st ODI going on: Zim 206 all out.
Were 72/7 at one stage.

Reply: SA 157/4 - 38.2 overs.

Tigers_eye
August 22, 2007, 09:23 AM
Taibu back for Zimbabwe. Good to see him scoring some runs.

battye
August 22, 2007, 09:25 AM
After being 7/70 or so, Chigumbura (59??) and Brent (60*??) made an amazing comeback, got Zimbabwe over 200. Batted out the full 50 overs.

Zimbabwe are still even a chance of winning... wouldn't that be something!

<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" width="589"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td align="left" nowrap="nowrap" width="25%"> Zimbabwe 206 (50 ov)
South Africa 159/4 (39.1 ov)
</td> <td rowspan="2" align="center" width="50%">South Africa require another 48 runs with 6 wickets and 10.5 overs remaining

</td> <td rowspan="2" align="right" nowrap="nowrap" width="25%"> South Africa RR 4.05
Last 5 ovs 22/2 RR 4.40
Required RR 4.43
Zimbabwe RR 4.12
</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"> Full scorecard (http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/zimvrsa/engine/current/match/300486.html?view=scorecard;wrappertype=mainframe) </td> </tr> </tbody></table> http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif

Tigers_eye
August 22, 2007, 09:31 AM
37 needed. players are sticking to singles and doubles. This one is over.

Tigers_eye
August 22, 2007, 09:41 AM
18 runs needed of 36 balls.

Tigers_eye
August 22, 2007, 09:44 AM
190/5
http://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scores-and-commentary-3.html

Tigers_eye
August 22, 2007, 09:48 AM
Almost another runout. The ball misses the stump. Direct hit would have put SA six down. 11 needed.

Tigers_eye
August 22, 2007, 09:55 AM
Not so convincing win by SA. They had Zim by the throat but let it losen the grip. losing 5 wickets was scary.

I like this. They may choke in the WC again if we can put up a decent total in 20/20.

Sohel
August 22, 2007, 09:56 AM
Zim players seem to possess a decent learning curve despite all the chaos in Zimbabwe and susequently what's left of their cricket ... WTG Zimbabwe !!!

Tigers_eye
August 22, 2007, 10:10 AM
Gulam Hossain bodi is a quality 20/20 player. yet his SR was 51%. Our young guns can learn from this Indian playing for SA.

al Furqaan
August 23, 2007, 10:49 AM
not a convincing win for RSA...but lets hope ZIM get some of their young guns back now that taibu has come back...

ICC can so easily fix the zimbabwe situation but just sanctioning and isolating the CZ...why don't they do it? are they powerless? is it illegal?

Miraz
August 25, 2007, 06:01 AM
Zimbabwe is posting a competitive total in the second ODI.

Zimbabwe 225/4 (46.2 ov)

cricket_pagol
August 25, 2007, 06:22 AM
Zimbabwe 247/7 (49.6 ov)
With Taibu back, Zimbo is looking like a strong team again.

Antora
August 25, 2007, 06:29 AM
i cant believe zim has scored so much...
but im still going for S.A!!!! woot woot!!!!

al Furqaan
August 25, 2007, 10:09 AM
after posting a sizeable total they still by lose by 8 wickets inside 40 overs...either their bowlers suck or RSA just had one of those (we can chase 400 against OZ) kinda days

Zim85
August 25, 2007, 02:18 PM
Our batting is as solid as any non top 4 team but our bowling is awful.

Brent is a swing bowler and there was no swing at all today, hence him being carted all over the park. Mpofu has no support and bringing spin on which utseya was forced to do today before the powerplay end is just asking for trouble.

Im happy though, being able to score 247 against a bowling attach of Pollock and ntini is no mean feat.

Well played Zimbabwe, just need to find some half decent bowlers and we can give a good game to anyone again.

MohammedC
August 25, 2007, 06:12 PM
South Africa 251 for 2 (Gibbs 111, Smith 96) beat Zimbabwe 247 for 7 (Williams 54, Matsikenyeri 52) by eight wickets

convincing win by SA

bangla44
August 26, 2007, 04:53 AM
South Africa currently 195/2 can Zimbabwe win this one? i thought it was a good performnce with the bat in the 2nd ODI but there bowling can let them down

South Africa innings (50 overs maximum)
GC Smith c Taylor b Chigumbura 24
GH Bodi c Taibu b Mupariwa 32
JA Morkel not out 59 75
AB de Villiers not out 72
Extras (lb 3, w 5) 8

Total (2 wickets; 33.5 overs) 195 (5.76 runs per over)


To bat JJ van der Wath, JP Duminy, SM Pollock, VD Philander, M Morkel, T Tshabalala, M Ntini


Fall of wickets1-52 (Bodi, 8.5 ov), 2-69 (Smith, 13.1 ov)



Bowling O M R W Econ
GB Brent 6 1 36 0 6.00 (3w)
E Chigumbura 7 1 31 1 4.42 (2w)
T Mupariwa 6 0 31 1 5.16
H Masakadza 4 0 18 0 4.50
T Maruma 3 0 23 0 7.66
P Utseya 6.4 0 31 0 4.65
SC Williams 1 0 22 0 22.00

Nocturnal
August 26, 2007, 05:07 AM
So far in Third ODI-
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first
South Africa 228/2 (37.0 ov)

Rommel
August 26, 2007, 07:19 AM
Any link for the match?

cricket_pagol
August 26, 2007, 08:56 AM
South Africa 323/9 (50 ov)
Zimbabwe 167/2 (28.2 ov)

Zimbabwe putting up a great fight!!!

Miraz
August 26, 2007, 09:37 AM
Zimbabwe is showing a vast improvement since the return of Taibu.

South Africa 323/9 (50 ov)
Zimbabwe 224/3 (38.2 ov)

I would like to see how they fare against Bangladesh to gauge their development.

battye
August 26, 2007, 10:11 AM
<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" width="589"><tbody><tr valign="top"><td align="left" nowrap="nowrap" width="25%"> South Africa 323/9 (50 ov)
Zimbabwe 271/5 (45.3 ov)
</td> <td rowspan="2" align="center" width="50%">Zimbabwe require another 53 runs with 5 wickets and 27 balls remaining

</td> <td rowspan="2" align="right" nowrap="nowrap" width="25%"> Zimbabwe RR 5.95
Last 5 ovs 37/1 RR 7.40
Required RR 11.77
South Africa RR 6.46
</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="bottom"> Full scorecard (http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/300488.html?view=scorecard;wrappertype=mainframe) </td> </tr> </tbody></table> http://img.cricinfo.com/spacer.gif



They have been maintaining about 10 an over for the last 5 overs. They are still a chance... and with Taibu almost at his 100...

I agree with the above posters, the batting department is capable... just the bowlers that need help. A Streak or a Blignaut could do it... at the moment you've got Brent, who is good, but is probably first change, not a front-line bowler.

battye
August 26, 2007, 10:16 AM
Required RR 16.87

Utseya and Taibu in now. Last roll of the dice.

Taibu 98* - highest ODI score

battye
August 26, 2007, 10:17 AM
Taibu on strike, 98*

Edit: Taibu now 99*

sandpiper
August 26, 2007, 10:23 AM
wow ! hats off to that little man.

Great hundred for Tatenda Taibu

sandpiper
August 26, 2007, 10:29 AM
Zimbabwe batsmen have shown some signs of bouncing back soon. They could appear as a dark horse in the 20-20 championship.

battye
August 26, 2007, 10:31 AM
Wow, Zimbabwe were impressive. 7/295 after 50 overs, against an attack consisting of Ntini and Pollock.

That's not bad... a batting display like that could see them upset the likes of England, West Indies etc. Isn't it amazing what the return of one person can do to a team.

Taibu 107*, congratulations! Should get man of the match, but de Villiers might have outdone him in the strike rate.

Could Zimbabwe "be back"? Who knows, they certainly have performed with credibility in this ODI series. Their "A" team series prior to the ODI tour was one to forget, but maybe this is a turning point.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe right now would sure be a beauty, but I reckon you'd have to back the boys from Africa now that Taibu has returned.

Sohel
August 26, 2007, 10:35 AM
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/b4df89120c.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

Hats off to Taibu and Zimbabwe. Talk about improvement despite unimaginable adversities. Erei kauy himmot ... hyare ar Sibandare Bangali maya duidar logue biya-shadi diya amago daule namay dibar khoabe chhilam.

Miraz
August 26, 2007, 10:42 AM
Great fight by Zimbabwe.

Congrats Taibu for leading the fight.

al Furqaan
August 26, 2007, 11:08 AM
great job from taibu...he is starting to become a player i really like.

perhaps BD should arrange some matches against zimbabwe...they certainly played more than credibly against RSA - 2 matches out of 3 were close. who knows maybe umpires robbed zimbabwe of a win.

i just wish that mugabe dissappeared or the other zimbabwe players came back (streak, ireland, hondo, et al). a strong zimbabwe side is something BD can actually look forward to playing against. they've got talent.

al Furqaan
August 26, 2007, 11:11 AM
has anyone realized that guys like sibanda and masakadza often score 20-40 runs at a great SR but never get a bigger one? i mean we rag on ashraful but he still has at least 3 big ODI scores (100, 94, 87) - 2 which were match winners.

sibanda and masakadza are very very talented cricketers - otherwise you can't routinely score run a ball 30s without slogging - they just need the same mental help our boys need.

One World
August 26, 2007, 12:17 PM
Now the day was definitely for Wicket Keepers, unfortunately a supporting Morkel innings made all the difference.

al Furqaan
August 26, 2007, 12:50 PM
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/zimbabwe/content/current/story/308267.html

taibu interview...he's such a bright lad and says all the right things.

all the best to this young cat.

Hatebreed
August 26, 2007, 01:17 PM
Great effort by Zimbabwe, especially Taibu. What a talented cricketer.

Yasin
August 26, 2007, 02:49 PM
Surreal performance. Its good though. This is exactly what Zimbabwe cricket needs at the moment.

Nocturnal
August 26, 2007, 05:24 PM
Well done Zimbabwe. Taibo played a great innings.

Puck
August 26, 2007, 08:25 PM
he certainly is the best of an very ordinary bunch.

Andy-Flower
August 27, 2007, 02:43 AM
well Done Zombies..hope they will improve from there and start winning matches

Dhruvo
August 27, 2007, 03:20 AM
zim needs to clone 6 more taibu's and 3 streaks..

Dhruvo
August 27, 2007, 03:21 AM
zim needs to clone 5 taibu's and 3 streak's