South Africa Cricket

Zimbabwe vs. South Africa, 3rd ODI: Highlights, Scorecard and Report

South African batsman Quinton de Kock plays a shot during the third one-day international cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Sooriyawewa, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Eranga Jayawardena/Associated Press
Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorAugust 21, 2014

South Africa completed a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series in Zimbabwe after a seven-wicket win in Bulawayo.

The hosts, who were put into bat after the Proteas won the toss and elected to field, were dismissed for 169 in 39.5 overs.

South Africa polished off the total in just 27.2 overs, as Quinton de Kock made 84.

Only 90 from Elton Chigumbura prevented Zimbabwe from posting an embarrassingly low total.

They lost Hamilton Masakadza and Richmond Mutumbami in the opening seven balls although Sikandar Raza (30) helped them reach 50-2 at the end of the powerplay.

Raza went in the 11th over, and then Sean Williams (17) departed, the first of six wickets to fall for 30 runs in 12.2 overs.

Chigumbura scored 42 in a 46-run final wicket partnership, but he became Marchant de Lange's third victim after hitting 10 boundaries and two sixes.

Zimbabwe: 165 all out (39.5 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
H Masakadzalbwb Abbott43
Mutumbamic Rossouwb de Lange051
Razac Phangisob McLaren304224
Chigumburab de Lange90174122
Williamsb Phangiso175037
Wallerc de Kockb de Lange22416
Jongwelbwb Abbott2914
Utseyab Parnell285
Nyumbuc du Plessisb Parnell01
Kamungozilbwb Shezi134
Panyangaranot out02712
Extras0nb 11w 0b 6lb17
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Abbott61212
de Lange7.50313
McLaren60531
Parnell80332
Shezi6281
Phangiso61131
BBC

SA had a miserable start to their reply, as debutant Rilee Rossouw was run out from the first ball he faced attempting to pinch a quick single.

However, De Kock and Faf du Plessis put on 74 in under 12 overs before the latter was bowled by Williams after hitting eight boundaries in a 33-ball 40.

De Kock looked on course for a century but perished 22 runs short of the target, as he was caught on the deep mid-wicket boundary after smashing seven boundaries and two sixes in his 75-ball innings.

South Africa: 171 for 3 (27.2 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
de Kockc Williamsb Panyangara8410275
Rossouwrun out (Waller)061
du Plessisb Williams404733
Duminynot out286045
Millernot out131111
Extras1nb 5w 0b 0lb66
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Panyangara60391
Jongwe50300
Kamungozi30320
Nyumbu5.20330
Williams2111
Utseya60360
BBC

JP Duminy (28) and David Miller (13) saw the visitors home, with Duminy hitting John Nyumbu for six to seal the win.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices