Steyn’s maiden ODI fifty tows South Africa to 198

Steyn’s maiden ODI fifty tows South Africa to 198

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Steyn made 60 in his comeback ODI.  Steyn’s maiden ODI fifty tows South Africa to 198 prv 1538579842

Steyn made 60 in his comeback ODI. © AFP

Dale Steyn (60) and Andile Phehlukwayo (28) shared a vital stand of 75 for the eighth wicket to haul South Africa out of troubled waters and steer them to a decent whole of 198 within the second ODI of the three-match collection in opposition to Zimbabwe in Bloemfontein, on Wednesday (October Three). Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta and Donald Tiripano shared 9 spoils between them.

For lengthy durations of the innings, Zimbabwe’s bowlers bowled with diligence and self-discipline to cut back South Africa to a precarious 101 for 7. With the house group in dire straits, Steyn joined compelled with Phehlukwayo to elevate the spirits of the aspect. Steyn, who additionally notched his maiden fifty in ODIs, turned out to be the extra aggressive of the 2.

Within the 37th over of the innings, Steyn upped the ante with a sweetly performed drive off Sean Williams. Two overs later, he clubbed Chatara for for 3 boundaries. Phehlukwayo, alternatively, lofted Sean Williams into the downtown territories for a six. Simply when the duo appeared to be taking the house group into a good place, Phehlukwayo was dismissed by way of a strangle down the leg aspect off Chatara. The all rounder wasn’t happy with the choice however replays confirmed that he had bought a faint tickle.

Regardless of shedding Imran Tahir on the different finish, Steyn continued to flourish, evidenced by the straight six he crunched off Williams to being up his fifty. The veteran pacer, who got here into the aspect after the hosts determined to relaxation Kagiso Rabada, additionally confirmed the required batting aptitude to shepherd the No. 11 batsman, Lungi Ngidi and sew a helpful alliance of 21 for the ultimate wicket. Ultimately, Steyn fell to Tiripano within the 48th over as Zimbabwe wrapped up the innings.

Earlier, the guests put up a superb exhibition of bowling on a floor, the place the ball was largely retaining low to offer their aspect the higher hand. Chatara was the primary one to strike when he induced Dean Elgar to edge one behind the stumps. Reeza Hendricks was castled by Chatara’s tempo colleague, Jarvis. The supply slanted in and stored low to shatter the timber.

Heinrich Klaasen, who impressed within the first ODI, did not final lengthy both as he pulled one to brief midwicket the place Solomon Mire pouched a pointy catch. Aiden Markram (35), for some time, performed with a level of authority. Nonetheless, after cracking eye-catching flicks, drives and punches, he tried to chop Tiripano and threw his wicket away.

South Africa’s slide continued as after slogging a number of into the boundary hoardings, Christiaan Jonker was dislodged by Brandon Mavuta. With drift and switch, Mavuta additionally dismissed Khaya Zondo. Jarvis adopted it up by sending JP Duminy again to the hut. At that stage, Zimbabwe would have had excessive hopes of pulling off an upset and posting solely their third ODI win in opposition to their neighbours. However the well timed stand between Steyn and Phehlukwayo has made their activity more durable on a floor that’s helping each spinners and pacers. Except the dew issue comes into play, Zimbabwe’s batsmen must mix method and temperament to barter the uneven bounce on show.

Temporary scores: South Africa 198 in 47.Three overs (Dale Steyn 60, Aiden Markram 35; Tendal Chatara Three-42) vs Zimbabwe

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