Streak alone in defiance

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Heath Streak was the difference between humiliation and respectability for Zimbabwe in the one-off Test against South Africa at Harare yesterday. Streak struck his maiden Test half-century after Zimbabwe were reduced to 84 for 7 to guide his side to 170 all out at tea.

In the final session Streak took two wickets as South Africa closed on 74 for 3.

Streak's 53 came off just 66 balls and he found a worthy ally in No 11 Charlie Lock, making his debut at the age of 32, as they put on 42 before Donald removed Streak.

Schultz, returning after a 26-month injury crisis, finished with 4 for 54 and Donald took 3 for 42.

(First day of five; Zimbabwe won toss)

ZIMBABWE - First innings

M H Dekker c Hudson b Donald 1

G W Flower c Richardson b Donald 24

*A Flower b Schultz 7

D L Houghton c Richardson b Schultz 5

A D R Campbell c Richardson b Schultz 0

G J Whittall c Richardson b Matthews 29

C B Wishart c Kirsten b Symcox 24

P A Strang b Matthews 0

H H Streak c McMillan b Donald 53

B Strang lbw b Schultz 0

C Lock not out 8

Extras (lb10 w5 nb4) 19

Total (65.1 overs) 170

Fall: 1-3 2-12 3-22 4-23 5-71 6-84 7-84 8-127 9-170.

Bowling: Donald 17.1-3-42-3 (nb3 w2); Schultz 21-7-54-4 (w1); Matthews 13-5-30-2 (w1); McMillan 3-0-13-0 (nb1 w1); Symcox 11-5-21-1.

SOUTH AFRICA - First innings

A C Hudson not out 45

G Kirsten lbw Streak 1

*W J Cronje c Houghton b Streak 5

D J Cullinan c Whittall b Locke 11

C R Matthews not out 10

Extras (nb2) 2

Total (for 3) 74

Bowling: Streak 9-1-23-2 (nb2); Locke 9-2-38-1; B Strang 5-2-5-0; P A Strang 2-1-8-0.

To bat: J N Rhodes, B M McMillan, D J Richardson, P L Symcox, A A Donald, B Schultz