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Zimbabwe makes South Africa sweat

BENONI: South Africa was forced to toil hard ahead of its limited overs series against England on Sunday before overcoming Zimbabwe by 45 runs in a one-day international.

Zimbabwe, chasing 296 for victory, was reduced to 48 for five after South Africa had reached 295 for five from its 50 overs.

Tatenda Taibu (103 not out) and Stuart Matsikenyeri (86) then added 188 off 193 balls in a record sixth wicket partnership against South Africa. The previous record of 124 was set by Craig McMillan and Chris Harris for New Zealand in Adelaide in the 1997/98 season.

Taibu’ struck six fours and three sixes off 112 deliveries.



South Africa: H. Amla c Vermeulen b Cremer 80, G. Smith c Mpofu b Price 35, AB de Villiers c Vermeulen b Price 51, M. Boucher c Vermeulen b Price 18, A. Petersen c Cremer b Chibhabha 39, A. Morkel (not out) 50, R. McLaren (not out) 6, Extras (lb-3, w-13): 16; Total (for five wkts. in 50 overs) 295.

Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-157, 3-185, 4-202, 5-288.

Zimbabwe bowling: Mpofu 10-0-70-0, Chibhabha 9-0-64-1, Price 10-0-44-3, Utseya 10-0-59-0, Cremer 10-0-47-1, Matsikenyeri 1-0-8-0.

Zimbabwe: M. Vermeulen c Amla b Tsotsobe 8, C. Chibhabha lbw b McLaren 21, H. Masakadza c Boucher b Steyn 11, B. Taylor c Boucher b McLaren 2, T. Taibu (not out) 103, E. Chigumbura b Steyn 4, S. Matsikenyeri b McLaren 86, G. Cremer (not out) 1; Extras: (b-1, lb-5, w-8) 14; Total: (for six wkts, 50 overs) 250.

Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-35, 3-40, 4-44, 5-48, 6-236.

South Africa bowling: Steyn 10-0-51-2, Tsotsobe 8-0-41-1, Langeveldt 8-0-33-0, McLaren 10-0-51-3, Botha 10-1-41-0, Morkel 4-0-27-0.

SCOREBOARD

 South Africa: H. Amla c Vermeulen b Cremer 80, G. Smith c Mpofu b Price 35, AB de Villiers c Vermeulen b Price 51, M. Boucher c Vermeulen b Price 18, A. Petersen c Cremer b Chibhabha 39, A. Morkel (not out) 50, R. McLaren (not out) 6, Extras (lb-3, w-13): 16; Total (for five wkts. in 50 overs) 295.

Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-157, 3-185, 4-202, 5-288.

Zimbabwe bowling: Mpofu 10-0-70-0, Chibhabha 9-0-64-1, Price 10-0-44-3, Utseya 10-0-59-0, Cremer 10-0-47-1, Matsikenyeri 1-0-8-0.

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