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Zimbabwe vs. South Africa: Triangular Series Highlights, Scorecard and Report

South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, right, appeals for the wicket of Zimbabwean batsman Brendan Taylor during the cricket One Day International match against Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorAugust 29, 2014

South Africa recorded their second win in the Zimbabwe Triangular Series with a 61-run victory over the hosts in Harare.

The Proteas were dismissed for 231 off the penultimate ball of their 50 overs.

However Zimbabwe could only make 170 in return as Ryan McLaren and Dale Steyn took three wickets apiece.

Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock put on 142 for the opening wicket in under 25 overs before a dramatic South Africa collapse sparked by Prosper Utseya.

The off-spinner picked up 5-36 including a hat-trick, just the second by a Zimbabwean bowler in one-day internationals.

Utseya removed opener Amla (66), but the drama came in the 27th over as de Kock (76) departed before Rilee Rossouw suffered his second first-ball duck in a row and David Miller was trapped lbw.

Four overs later, he trapped JP Duminy lbw before Zimbabwe's other off-spinner, John Nyumbu, picked up three wickets.

South Africa: 231 all out (49.5 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Amlast Taylorb Utseya669880
de Kockc Chatarab Utseya7610776
du Plessisc Razab Nyumbu153925
Rossouwc Nyumbub Utseya01
Millerlbwb Utseya01
Duminylbwb Utseya21212
McLarenb Nyumbu63420
Steynb Nyumbu103832
Abbottc Chigumburab Chatara62113
Phangisoc Taylorb Chatara133219
Tahirnot out232420
Extras0nb 12w 0b 2lb14
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Nyumbu102423
Chatara8.51282
Vitori60500
Chigumbura20190
Williams100370
Utseya100365
Raza1090
Waller2080
BBC

Zimbabwe’s reply started badly as Tino Mawoyo was run out without scoring, and then their slow left-armer Aaron Phangiso picked up two wickets as the hosts were reduced to 70-4.

Sean Williams top-scored with 48, but he flicked McLaren to mid-wicket in the 32nd over, and then the seamer picked up two in two balls.

Elton Chigumbura was the Zimmies’ last realistic hope, but Steyn removed him for 22 and sealed the win by having Brian Vitori caught behind.

Zimbabwe: 170 all out (38.3 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Mawoyorun out (Miller)0510
Razac Millerb Tahir357650
H Masakadzab Phangiso253033
Taylorb Phangiso084
Williamsc Amlab McLaren467757
Wallerc Rossouwb Steyn203023
Chigumburac Rossouwb Steyn224429
Utseyac de Kockb McLaren5189
Nyumbuc de Kockb McLaren01
Chataranot out61210
Vitoric de Kockb Steyn375
Extras0nb 6w 0b 2lb8
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Steyn8.32363
Abbott60360
Phangiso80332
McLaren70243
Tahir80321
Duminy1070
BBC

After chasing 328 to beat Australia on Wednesday, SA now top the table with Zimbabwe at the bottom.

All three teams meet once more before the final on September 6.

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