Standard Bank International One-day Series, second qualifying match


At Centurion, January 25 (day/night). South Africa won by five wickets. Toss: Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe had recently won their one-day series with England 3-0, and had hopes of giving their South African neighbours a similar shock when Brandes and Rennie reduced them to seven for three. But Cullinan continued his recent form, while Cronje rediscovered his. They put on 123 for the fifth wicket and Cronje completed an easy enough victory, in the process passing 3,000 runs in his 102nd one-day international. Zimbabwe's 211 had always looked inadequate, with no one offering much support to Grant Flower, who survived Donald's opening burst to score a patient 90.

Man of the Match: D. J. Cullinan. Attendance: 15,705.

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