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South Africa ahead despite Nyumbu’s five

Zimbabwe loses Hamilton Masakadza after conceding 141-run first-innings lead

South Africa ahead despite Nyumbu’s five - Cricket News
John Nyumbu became only the second Zimbabwe player, after Andy Blignaut, to register a five-wicket haul on debut.
John Nyumbu became only the second Zimbabwe player, after Andy Blignaut, to register a five-wicket haul on debut on Monday (August 11), the third day of Zimbabwe's one-off Test against South Africa at the Harare Sports Club. Nyumbu returned figures of 5 for 157 to help bowl South Africa out for 397, but the visitor managed to put itself in a good position, with a healthy first-innings lead of 141.

In reply, Zimbabwe lost Hamilton Masakadza early as Morne Morkel had him caught behind for 19. Vusi Sibanda (8 not out) and Donald Tiripano, the nightwatchman, were the two batsmen at the crease as Zimbabwe ended the day on 28 for 1, still staring at a 113-run deficit. 

Du Plessis's was the first wicket to fall on the day as he fell agonisingly short of a century, by two runs as Nyumbu picked up his second wicket to end the 264-ball knock and a 119-run fifth wicket stand. De Kock fell soon after when he was caught off Sean Williams's left-arm spin, for a 152-ball 81. 

JP Duminy and Vernon Phimander then came together for a sluggish seventh wicket stand worth 42 that came off 166 balls. Williams brought Philander's stay to an end to pick up his second wicket. 

Tiripano finished with figures of 2 for 65, while Williams's 26 overs fetched him 2 for 95. 

Dale Steyn (19 off 18 balls) and Dane Piedt (13 off 28 balls) came up with brief periods of resistance before Duminy was the last man dismissed, for 55. Duminy stayed for 194 minutes at the crease and scored just a lone boundary during his 134-ball knock.

Zimbabwe needed a good start from its openers but Morkel broke through, in the tenth over of the innings to deny it just that.   

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