South Africa Cricket

Zimbabwe vs. South Africa, One-Off Test Day 4: Highlights, Scorecard and Report

South African players  Dane Piedt, left, and Hashim Amla celebrate the wicket of Zimbabwean batsman Brendan Taylor during the cricket Test match against South Africa at the Harare Sports club, in Harare Zimbabwe Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorAugust 12, 2014

South Africa won a one-off Test against Zimbabwe by nine wickets on the fourth day in Harare.

The hosts were bowled out for 181 in their second innings, with debutant Dane Piedt taking four of 48 and seamers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel grabbing three wickets apiece.

Chasing just 41 for victory, the Proteas polished off their runs in 10.4 overs.

Zimbabwe 2nd Innings: 181 all out (76.2 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
H Masakadza c De Villiersb M Morkel 19 37 35
Sibanda c and b Piedt 45 192 111
Tiripano b Piedt 5 83 63
Vermeulen lbw b Steyn 21 58 68
Taylor c Elgar b Piedt 5 12 9
Chakabva b M Morkel 15 29 23
Williams c Duminy b M Morkel 3 34 19
Mutumbami c De Kockb Steyn 43 86 69
Nyumbu c and b Piedt 13 78 52
Chatara not out 0 10 4
Panyangara b Steyn 2 5 6
Extras 1nb 0w 2b 7lb 10
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Steyn 21.2 9 38 3
Philander 103 25 0
M Morkel 159 15 3
Piedt 253 62 4
Duminy 21 12 0
Elgar 30 20 0

Zimbabwe resumed on 28-1 and made slow but steady progress as they scored 52 runs in the morning session, losing only nightwatchman Donald Tiripano (5) to debutant spinner Piedt in the process.

However they crumbled after lunch, losing five wickets for 26 runs in 10 overs, with Piedt picking up the key wickets of opener Vusi Sibanda (45) and captain Brendan Taylor (5).

Keeper Richmond Mutumbami offered some resistance with 43. However, Steyn had him caught behind before Piedt picked up his ninth wicket of the match as John Nyumbu offered a return catch.

Steyn wrapped up proceedings by clean-bowling No. 11 Tinashe Panyangara before Faf du Plessis hit the winning runs.

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