Proteas crush Zimbabwe

JP Duminy (129) and AB de Villiers (109) made centuries and shared a South African record 219-run partnership for the third wicket as the Proteas racked up 399 for six against the struggling Zimbabweans.

Zimbabwe were skittled for 127 for their heaviest defeat and South Africa’s biggest win in one-dayers. Juan Theron led the Proteas bowlers with three for 18 as Zimbabwe was all out in just 29 overs. Albie Morkel, Wayne Parnell and Johan Botha took two wickets each.

It was the perfect send-off as South Africa depart on Sunday for a Twenty20, one-day and two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.



Smith st Taibu b Utseya    26
Amla c Taibu b S Masakadza    24
Duminy c Dabengwa b Nicolson    129
De Villiers c S M’dza b H M’dza    109
A Morkel c Taylor b S Masakadza    37
Miller (not out)    33
Ingram c Cremer b Chigumbura    20
Botha (not out)    0
Extras (B-1, LB-7, W-11, NB-2)    21
Total (for 6 wkts, 50 overs)    399      
Fall of wickets: 1-53, 2-59, 3-278, 4-328, 5-355, 6-392.
Bowling: Shangirai Masakadza 10-0-95-2, Nicolson 7-0-74-1, Prosper Utseya 10-0-58-1, Keith Dabengwa 6-0-40-0, Graaeme Cremer 5-0-37-0, Justice Chibhabha 3-0-20-0, Elton Chigumbura 7-0-53-1, Hamilton Masakadza 1-0-4-1, Taylor 1-0-10-0.


Taylor c Theron b Tsotsobe    5
H Masakadza c Theron b Morkel    5
Chibhabha c Amla b Morkel    16
Taibu b Botha    28
Ervine b Botha    24
Chigumbura b Theron    1
Dabengwa lbw Parnell    6
Utseya (not out)    24
Cremer c Amla b Parnell    2
S Masakadza b Theron    14
Nicolson c De Villiers b Theron    0
Extras (W-2)    2
Total (all out, 29 overs)    127
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-18, 3-30, 4-77, 5-80, 6-80, 7-97, 8-106, 9-127.
Bowling: Morkel 5-0-35-2, Tsotsobe 4-0-12-1, Parnell 7-0-30-2, Theron 6-0-18-3, Botha 7-0-32-2.

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