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South African cricket team in Zimbabwe in 2007

South Africa in Zimbabwe in 2007
South Africa
Dates 22 August – 26 August 2007
Captains Graeme Smith Prosper Utseya
Number of ODIs 3
ODIs won 3 0
Most runs (ODIs) de Villiers 170
Smith 170
Gibbs 111
Taibu 172
Taylor 105
Masakadza 85
Most wickets (ODIs) Morkel 4
Steyn 3
van der Wath 3
Utseya 3
Chigumbura 3
Brent 3
Player of Series (ODIs) AB de Villiers

The South African cricket team toured Zimbabwe for three One Day Internationals in August 2007. The tour will see both teams in action for the first time since the 2007 Cricket World Cup, and will be played two weeks before the start of the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship to be held by the South Africans. South Africa's A team will also be touring, playing against a Zimbabwean Select XI on two occasions for First-class matches.


Graeme Smith (c)
Gulam Bodi
Loots Bosman
AB de Villiers (wk)
Jean-Paul Duminy
Herschelle Gibbs
Albie Morkel
Morné Morkel
Makhaya Ntini
Vernon Philander
Shaun Pollock
Dale Steyn
Thandi Tshabalala
Johan van der Wath
South Africa A[2]
Boeta Dippenaar (c)
Yusuf Abdullah
Hashim Amla
Johan Botha
Andrew Hall
Paul Harris
Imraan Khan
Charl Langeveldt
André Nel
Justin Ontong
Alviro Petersen
Ashwell Prince
Thami Tsolekile (wk)
Morne van Wyk
Friedel de Wet
Prosper Utseya (c)
Gary Brent
Regis Chakabva
Elton Chigumbura
Graeme Cremer
Keith Dabengwa
Timycen Maruma
Hamilton Masakadza
Stuart Matsikenyeri
Christopher Mpofu
Tawanda Mupariwa
Vusi Sibanda
Tatenda Taibu (wk)
Brendan Taylor
Prosper Tsvanhu
Sean Williams
  • Players greyed out withdrew from the squad.


First ODI

22 August

206 (50 overs)
South Africa
210/5 (46.4 overs)
Gary Brent 59* (82)
Elton Chigumbura 59 (74)
Vernon Philander 2/15 (8 overs)
AB de Villiers 63 (85)
Gulam Bodi 51 (99)
Graeme Smith 50 (57)
Prosper Utseya 2/32 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 5 wickets
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Umpires: Steve Davis and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Gary Brent

Second ODI

25 August

247/7 (50 overs)
South Africa
251/2 (39.1 overs)
Sean Williams 54 (50)
Stuart Matsikenyeri 52 (51)
Dale Steyn 3/65 (10 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 111 (100)
Graeme Smith 96 (99)
Sean Williams 1/10 (2.1 overs)
South Africa won by 8 wickets
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Steve Davis and Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Herschelle Gibbs

Third ODI

26 August

323/9 (50 overs)
295/7 (50 overs)
AB de Villiers 107 (89)
Albie Morkel 97 (104)
Gary Brent 3/58 (9 overs)
Tatenda Taibu 107* (103)
Johan van der Wath 2/50 (8 overs)
South Africa win by 28 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Kevan Barbour and Steve Davis
Player of the match: AB de Villiers

South Africa A tour

South Africa A also toured Zimbabwe, playing two First-class matches against a Zimbabwean Select XI.

South Africa A v Zimbabwe Select XI - first First-class match

9 August - 12 August
Zimbabwe Select XI
242 (99 overs)
Vusi Sibanda 68 (148)
Tatenda Taibu 63* (167)
Charl Langeveldt 4/62 (24 overs)
Andrew Hall 3/29 (14 overs)
280 (71.3 overs)
Justin Ontong 101 (86)
Boeta Dippenaar 77 (146)
Gary Brent 4/48 (14 overs)
Christopher Mpofu 3/39 (8.3 overs)
169 (77 overs)
Stuart Matsikenyeri 67* (108)
Paul Harris 4/38 (28 overs)
Andrew Hall 3/38 (14 overs)
132/2 (37.2 overs)
Morne van Wyk 63* (101)

South Africa A v Zimbabwe Select XI - second First-class match

15 August - 18 August
Zimbabwe Select XI
542/7d (160.2 overs)
Boeta Dippenaar 189 (337)
Hashim Amla 142 (295)
Justin Ontong 70 (98)
155 (73.3 overs)

Paul Harris 5/67 (32 overs)
André Nel 3/23 (16 overs)
168 (f/o) (72.2 overs)

Paul Harris 4/77 (31 overs)
André Nel 3/18 (16 overs)
South Africa A won by an innings and 219 runs
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Umpires: Kevan Barbour and Russell Tiffin


  1. ^ "Zimbabwe v South Africa 2007 - South Africa Squad". Cricinfo. 16 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe v South Africa A 2007 - South Africa A Squad". Cricinfo. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Zimbabwe v South Africa 2007 - Zimbabwe Squad". Cricinfo. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  • Cricinfo - Tour homepage
    • Cricinfo - A Team tour homepage
  • CricketArchive - Tour homepage
    • CricketArchive - A Team tour homepage
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