News: Zim push SA….
SA managed to win the game by 5 wkts in the end, but Zimbabwe did put them in a sopt of bother a couple of times during the match. The first was when Zim was batting, and they were 140/3 in the 35th over. It looked like they would easily post a total close to 250. They didnt, and made only 201, scoring only 61 runs in the last 15 overs. The second time was when they were bowling, and had SA at 33/3 with both Gibbs and Kallis gone. Zim should have managed to push SA harder from there on, but they let off the steam, and SA more or less got home easily.
I do not understand why Pyanagara, Hondo or Mpofu are not in the Zim team. Ireland looked promising, but I think he has a way to go. Even Mahwire could have been in the team as a third seamer instead of Ireland.
The other thing I dont understand is why Chigambura does not bowl. I have seen him bowl and he is a fairly decent medium pacer, definitely better than what Matsikenyri is as a spinner.
But overall, Zim performance was acceptable. They should try not to make too many changes going forward and try to give as much experience as they can to the young team.