||vs|| South Africa
ScheduleTuesday, 19 August 2014 at 07:30 GMT / 08:30 UK / 13:00 IST
VenueQueens Sports Club, Bulawayo
South Africa continued their supremacy over Zimbabwe by winning the first One Day International comfortably while beating the home side all ends up. The tourists are leading the three match series at 1-0 and will try to dominate it in same style while the hosts will fight for a victory.
The run machine of South Africa, Hashim Amla, powered an unbeaten 122 comprising 3 mighty sixes and 6 fours. He shared an opening wicket partnership of 109 runs along with Quinton de Kock who contributed 63, Faf du Plessis posted a fifty and Jean-Paul Duminy was among runs as well. Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir and Wayne Parnell bowled excellently in the match.
Hamilton Masakadza and Sean Williams resisted the rival bowling by scoring half centuries while Brendan Taylor, Vusi Sibanda and Elton Chigumbura should bat with concentration. John Nyumbu and Prosper Utseya were the only wicket takers for Zimbabwe while Shingi Masakadza should be more accurate.
Tuesday August 19, 2014 @ 07.30 GMT, 09.30 local at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo.
A bright sunny day with the temperatures around 11-26ᵒC.
Zimbabwe will prefer to chase if Taylor wins the toss
A well prepared wicket for the shorter version of the game.
Zimbabwe – Brendan Taylor (C), Vusi Sibanda, Richmond Mutumbami, Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Shingi Masakadza, Prosper Utseya, John Nyumbu.
South Africa – AB de Villiers (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir.
South Africa will maintain the winning spree.