A hard-fought win for Proteas

SOUTH Africa toiled hard ahead of their limited overs series against England yesterday before overcoming Zimbabwe by 45 runs in a one-day international.

SOUTH Africa toiled hard ahead of their limited overs series against England yesterday before overcoming Zimbabwe by 45 runs in a one-day international.

Zimbabwe, chasing 296 for victory, were reduced to 48 for five after SA had reached 295 for five from their 50 overs.

Tatenda Taibu (103 not out) and Stuart Matsikenyeri (86) added 188 off 193 balls in a record sixth wicket partnership against South Africa.

AB de Villiers scored a run-a-ball 51 and Albie Morkel struck 50 not out from 39 balls in the South African innings. - Reuters

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