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Pollock misses chance for glory as Zimbabwe out for 152



Pace bowler Shaun Pollock missed a chance to join one of cricket’s elite clubs in the second One-day International (ODI) between South Africa and Zimbabwe here on Monday.

Pollock went into the match needing just two more wickets to become the fifth player and the first South African to take 350 wickets in ODIs. But, although Zimbabwe were dismissed for only 152 in 49.4 overs, Pollock took just one wicket at a cost of 28 runs.

Zimbabwe’s only partnership of substance was the 47 shared by Justice Chibhabha and Elton Chigumbura for the sixth wicket. Their rebuilding effort started after Zimbabwe had been reduced to 73 for five in the 22nd over.

The stand ended when Chigumbura, who faced 65 balls for his 30, lurched down the pitch to a wide delivery from left-arm spinner Robin Peterson and was stumped by wicket-keeper Mark Boucher. Chigumbura’s dismissal proved to be the start of a slide that cost Zimbabwe their last five wickets for 32 runs.

Chibhabha, who scored his patient 38 off 98 deliveries, Zimbabwe’s top score, was among the victims when he pulled a delivery from fast bowler Makhaya Ntini and was caught at deep mid-wicket. Medium pacer Andrew Hall took three for 23 from 8.4 overs.

The match was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday but was postponed until Monday (yesterday) when rain washed out play.

Zimbabwe won toss


V Sibanda c Boucher b Ntini 0

T V Mufambisi b Pollock 21

C J Chibhabha c Duminy b Ntini 38

H Masakadza c & b Kallis 5

†B R M Taylor c Hall b Kallis 5

S Matsikenyeri b Hall 14

E Chigumbura st Boucher b Peterson 30

H P Rinke lbw b Peterson 3

*P Utseya not out 24

E C Rainsford b Hall 1

A J Ireland b Hall 1

Extras (lb3, w7) 10

Total (all out, 49.4 overs) 152

Fall: 1-1, 2-27, 3-33, 4-50, 5-73, 6-120, 7-122, 8-126, 9-132

Bowling: Pollock 10-3-28-1; Ntini 10-0-33-2; Kallis 6-2-22-2 (1w); Hall 8.4-1-23-3 (4w); Kemp 5-1-16-0; Peterson 10-0-27-2-(2w)

South Africa

H H Dippenaar, L L Bosman, A N Petersen, *J H Kallis, J P Duminy, J M Kemp, †M V Boucher, S M Pollock, R J Peterson, A J Hall, M Ntini

Series: South Africa lead 3-ODI series 1-0

ODI debut: Alviro Petersen (South Africa)

Umpires: D J Harper (Australia) and I L Howell. TV umpire: B G Jerling. Match referee: R S Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

First ODI: September 15 Bloemfontein (d/n), South Africa won by 5 wickets

Third & final ODI: Wednesday (tomorrow), Potchefstroom (d/n)
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