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South Africa vs Zimbabwe (test)

South Africa vs Zimbabwe Match Result (TEST)

| One-off Test, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth | 26 December, 2017

Toss won by South Africa (decided to bat)

South Africa beat Zimbabwe by an innings and 120 runs

Man of the Match: Aiden Markram

Zimbabwe Squad

Cephas Zhuwao, Craig Ervine, Hamilton Masakadza, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams, Solomon Mire, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Peter Moor, Blessing Muzarabani, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Tendai Chisoro

South Africa Squad

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Chris Morris, Vernon Philander, Willem Mulder, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Morne Morkel

Pitch Report

Seems to be good for batting, might slow down as the game progresses.

SWOT Analysis

South AfricaZimbabwe
StrengthHome conditionsPerhaps batting?
WeaknessPlayers returning from injuryInexperience and lack of quality
OpportunitiesRegister a win in the first ever 4-day Test and tune up for IndiaWin something after a difficult period in Test cricket, even a draw would suffice
ThreatsBrendan Taylor and Graeme CremerVernon Philander and Dean Elgar

Head to Head

South AfricaZimbabwe
Matches won70
Home Wins30
Away Wins40
Highest Innings Score600 on Friday, September 07, 2001419 on Friday, September 14, 2001
Lowest Innings Score346 on Friday, October 13, 199554 on Friday, March 04, 2005

Top Performers

South AfricaZimbabwe
Highest Total Chased107 on Friday, October 13, 1995Array
Lowest Total DefendedArrayArray
Most Prolific BatsmanJacques Kallis - 679 RunsAndy Flower - 566 Runs
Highest Individual Score220 by Gary Kirsten On Friday, September 07, 2001199 by Andy Flower On Friday, September 07, 2001
Most Successful BowlerShaun Pollock - 23 WicketsBryan Strang - 9 Wickets
Best Bowling Analysis8/71 by Allan Donald On Friday, October 13, 19955/101 by Bryan Strang On Friday, October 13, 1995

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
FULL Ranking