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Proteas stutter before beating Zimbabwe in first ODI

  • Published at 06:10 pm September 30th, 2018
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South Africa's Christiaan Jonker plays a shot during their first ODI against Zimbabwe in Kimberley Sunday AFP

South Africa also struggled on a pitch of variable and occasionally steep bounce, losing their first four wickets for 58 runs before a hard-hit 44 by wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen took them most of the way to the win.

South Africa had some anxious moments before beating Zimbabwe by five wickets in the first one-day international at the Diamond Oval Sunday.

It looked like being an easy day for the host when Zimbabwe crashed to 117 all out, their lowest total in 39 one-day internationals between the two countries.

But South Africa also struggled on a pitch of variable and occasionally steep bounce, losing their first four wickets for 58 runs before a hard-hit 44 by wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen took them most of the way to the win.

Opening bowler Lungi Ngidi took three for 19 to lead a potent South African bowling performance after Duminy sent Zimbabwe in to bat. 

Duminy's decision to bowl paid off almost immediately when Solomon Mire was caught at second slip off Ngidi without scoring.

Although captain Hamilton Masakadza made 25 and Elton Chigumbura hit 27, Zimbabwe were unable to put together any substantial partnerships as the South African bowlers maintained control.

Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo and leg-spinner took two wickets apiece to back up Ngidi.

Zimbabwe may have been unfortunate when Craig Ervine was the second batsman to fall, given out caught behind off Wiaan  Mulder when replays suggested the ball may have missed his bat. No decision review system is in place in this low-profile series.

Tendai Chatara bowled an impressive opening spell, taking two for 12 in six overs to raise Zimbabwe's hopes before Klaasen took charge. Klaasen hit 44 off 44 balls before he was fifth man out with 22 runs still needed.

Klaasen hit two successive sixes off left-arm spinner Wellington Masakadza before he was caught in the deep trying to hit a third.

1ST ODI

South Africa 119/5 in 26.1 overs (Klaasen 44, Markram 27) beat Zimbabwe 117 in 34.1 overs (Chigumbura 27, Ngidi 3/19) by five wickets

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