Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

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Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby mikesiva » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:17 am

Wed Dec 20 - Fri Dec 22 14:00 local (12:00 GMT)
Cricket South Africa Invitation XI v Zimbabwe
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Tue Dec 26 - Fri Dec 29 14:00 local (12:00 GMT)
Only Test - South Africa v Zimbabwe
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 22-29

Postby mikesiva » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:40 am

"AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris will move closer to their Test returns when they play for the South African Invitation XI against Zimbabwe in a three-day warm-up match in Paarl ahead of the Boxing Day Test. Temba Bavuma is the other Test player included in the squad for the practice match ahead of an eight-Test home summer."

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South African Invitation squad: Dominic Hendricks (capt), Temba Bavuma, Tladi Bokako, Michael Cohen, AB de Villiers, Isaac Dikgale, Leus du Plooy, Zubayr Hamza, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rapulana, Kelly Smuts, Dale Steyn, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Shaun von Berg, Lizaad Williams
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 22-29

Postby mikesiva » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:44 am

Zimbabwe have picked two uncapped players - 21-year-old fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani and left-hand batsman Ryan Burl - in their 15-man squad for the one-off, four-day, day-night Test starting Boxing Day in South Africa.

The squad will be captained by Graeme Cremer and has no space for Sean Williams, Malcolm Waller, Michael Chinouya and Nyasha Mayavo, who were all involved in Zimbabwe's last Test series against West Indies. Instead, they will send a trimmed but promising group to South Africa, with a combination of experience in the form of Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine and Chris Mpofu, and sprinklings of youth.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... frica-test

Squad: Graeme Cremer (capt), Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Regis Chakabva, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chisoro, Peter Moor, Solomon Mire, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 22-29

Postby mikesiva » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:14 pm

"AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn have returned to South Africa's Test squad for the inaugural four-day, day-night Test against Zimbabwe, which starts on Boxing Day in Port Elizabeth. De Villiers last played a Test in January 2016, while Steyn has not played international cricket after suffering a shoulder injury in Perth last year."

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Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby mikesiva » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:47 am

Zimbabwe 196 all out. Cohen Williams and von berg three wickets each. Steyn wicket less.

Masakadza made 79.
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby mikesiva » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:46 am

Bavuma hit 70 and Gallierri 57 as the Invitational side made 287.

Cremer took 4-67.
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby mikesiva » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:32 pm

Steyn took a break as Williams took 4-47 and von berg 3-57 to dismiss Zimbabwe for 243.

Burl made 51 and Chibhabha 57.
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby mikesiva » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:27 am

An indication of how difficult things might be for zimbabwe in the four-day Boxing Day Test...the Invitation side won by five wickets, despite Bavuma resting. Vasconcelos hit 57 not out to take the Invitation team to a five-wicket win.
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby mikesiva » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:00 pm

"Faf du Plessis will miss the four-day, day-night Test against Zimbabwe, which starts on Boxing Day, after his recovery from back and shoulder injuries was delayed by a viral infection. AB de Villiers, who makes his return to Test whites for the first time since January 2016, will captain the side in place of du Plessis."

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... liers-lead

They really bend over backways for AB....
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Zimbabwe XI: Justice Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer (c), Kyle Jarvis, Christopher Mpofu, Blessing Muzarabani


South Africa XI: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel


A bit on anti-climax coming your way - Dale Steyn will not play in this Test. He has picked up a viral infection too.

a) Each day of the Test match will be played over six-and-a-half hours, instead of the usual six hours.
b) Each day will have 98 overs, as opposed to 90 in five-day games.
c) The cut-off follow-on deficit becomes 150 runs, as opposed to 200 in five-day games.
d) The session timings: 1.30pm to 3.45pm; 4.05pm to 6.20pm; 7pm to 9pm
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby mikesiva » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:55 pm

South africa 309-9 declared.

Markham 128

AB de Villiers 53

Bavuma 44

Jarvis 3-57

Mpofu 3-58

Cremer 2-66
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:42 pm

I missed this.

When was the last time a team declared on the first day of a Test I wonder?

Maybe under lights somewhere.

Calamitous batting innings for Zimbabwe.
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:47 pm

Surely SA won't go in against India with Big Vern at seven?
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby yuppie » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:02 pm

AB with a 50 on return. Anyone watch his innings?
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby Making_Splinters » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:13 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Surely SA won't go in against India with Big Vern at seven?



Faf will come back in when fit, so no Vern won’t be at seven.
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Re: Zimbabwe tour of SA, Dec 20-29

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:18 pm

Leaves a tough choice foe which pace bowler to leave out.
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