Cricket: Zimbabwe struggle as rain aids South Africa
Friday 12 November 1999
SOUTH AFRICA restricted Zimbabwe to 48 for 3 off 23 overs before rain washed out the opening day of the second Test here yesterday.
The Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower pushed forward tentatively to a delivery from the pace bowler Lance Klusener to be caught at second slip by Jacques Kallis for five.
Zimbabwe were 6 for 2 three balls later when the fast bowler Shaun Pollock's away-swinger came off the face of Trevor Gripper's bat and clipped the top of his stumps. He had made one run.
A downpour halted play for three-and-a-half hours after Murray Goodwin pulled Klusener over mid-wicket for six and drove him through the covers for four in the same over.
Goodwin was dismissed for 17 nine balls after the resumption when he edged a delivery from Pollock to Hansie Cronje at third slip.
Pollock took 2 for 10 in his opening six-overs, while Allan Donald did not concede a run in his second spell of four overs.
Both teams observed a minute's silence in memory of the former West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall, who died last week. The South Africans wore black armbands, along with the Zimbabwe all-rounder Neil Johnson, who played for Natal with Marshall.
First day of five; South Africa won toss
ZIMBABWE - First Innings
G W Flower c Kallis b Klusener 5
T R Gripper b Pollock 1
N Johnson not out 18
M W Goodwin c Cronje b Pollock 17
A Flower not out 2
Extras (lb3, nb2) 5
Total (for 3) 48
Fall: 1-6, 2-6, 3-35.
To bat: *A D R Campbell, G J Rennie, G J Whittall, B C Strang, H K Olonga, M Mbangwa.
Bowling: Donald 6-4-4-0; Pollock 11-5-16-2; Klusener 6-0-25-1.
Latest in Sport
Norwich 2 Liverpool 3 match report: Liverpool go five points clear of Chelsea at top of Premier League table on day Luis Suarez hits goal number 30
Luis Suarez and the 'Easter miracle': Liverpool striker shows both sides as he reaches 30 Premier League goals but play acts yet again
Jose Mourinho: Graceless reaction of Chelsea manager a sad effort to hide his own flaws
Liverpool: Three remaining fixtures - can they remain on top of the Premier League table?
WWE Smackdown Results: Batista sends signals to The Shield ahead of their 6-Man Tag at Extreme Rules
- 1 Jose Mourinho: Graceless reaction of Chelsea manager a sad effort to hide his own flaws
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Unbeliebable: The White House offer 'no comment' to anti-Justin Bieber petition
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Shropshire criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict
£130 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Ilford: Secondary Geography Teacher Lo...
£55 - £70 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: Are you a dynamic and energeti...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Group: SEN TAs, LSAs and Support Workers needed...
£50000 - £60000 per annum: Pro-Recruitment Group: The Sheffield office of this...