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Wed Dec 20 - Fri Dec 22 15:30 local (13:30 GMT | 02:30 NZDT 1d)
Cricket South Africa Invitation XI v Zimbabweans Boland Park, Paarl LIVE D/N

Tue Dec 26 - Fri Dec 29 13:30 local (11:30 GMT | 00:30 NZDT 1d)
Only Test - South Africa v Zimbabwe St George's Park, Port Elizabeth LIVE D/N

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:51 pm 
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4 Day Test Match :eek

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwea ... E2%80%9318
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The Zimbabwe cricket team are currently touring South Africa in December 2017 to play a four-day Test match as a day/night fixture starting on Boxing Day.] Ahead of the Test match, there will also be a three-day day/night match between Zimbabwe and the South African Invitation XI.

Despite being a four-day match, Cricket South Africa sought approval from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to grant the fixture Test match status.The ICC approved the request for Test status in October 2017 at their board meeting in Auckland. The trial of the four-day Test format by the ICC will run until the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Per the ICC's playing conditions, a minimum of 98 overs are to be bowled each day, with the follow-on set at a lead of 150 runs, instead of 200 runs in a five-day game. Four-day Test matches were last played in 1973, between New Zealand and Pakistan.

However, South African cricketers Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar expressed their concerns about a four-day Test match. Captain du Plessis said that "I believe the great Test matches have gone to the last hour of the last day on day five" and opening batsman Elgar said "I don't think you should tinker with something that's not broken". Zimbabwe's captain Graeme Cremer was more positive saying "everyone is excited to be part of the historical Test match"

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Only Test - South Africa v Zimbabwe

Tue Dec 26 - Fri Dec 29 13:30 local (11:30 GMT | 00:30 NZDT 1d)
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth LIVE D/N

Toss: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat

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STUMPS - Day 1
South Africa 309/9d (78.3 ov)
Zimbabwe 30/4 * (16 ov)

Zimbabwe trail by 279 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

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Day 1 - Innings Break
With about an hour's play remaining in day 1, South Africa have declared.
I guess the cunning plan is to have a short spell bowling at Zimbabwe tonight and hopefully pick up a wicket or 2.
SA were 9 wickets down anyway, and not likely to score many more runs themselves. This is a 4 Day only test, and so I approve of progressing the game.

South Africa 309/9d * (78.3 ov)

Test conditions include min 98 overs/day. There will be 17 remaining today when Zimbawe come out to bat.

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WICKET - First ball!!
H Masakadza lbw b Morkel 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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4 Days be buggered...

The "Test" is over on Day 2
Only 907 balls in this Test

South Africa 309/9d
Zimbabwe 68 & 121 (42.3 ov) (f/o)

South Africa won by an innings and 120 runs




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