Theron Five-Wicket Haul As Proteas Set 268 To Win

Theron Five-Wicket Haul As Proteas Set 268 To Win
Theron Five-Wicket Haul As Proteas Set 268 To Win
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Zimbabwe 268 (Taibu 78, Theron 5-44) v South Africa
Second One-Day International, Potchefstroom

South Africa have been set 269 to win the second One-Day International against Zimbabwe after Juan Theron picked up a maiden five-wicket haul in ODI cricket.

Playing in just his second match, the pace bowler returned figures of five for 44 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 268.

Tatenda Taibu top scored by making 78 in 90 balls for the tourists but Theron, aided by two wickets apiece from Charl Langeveldt and Wayne Parnell, kept the Zimbabweans in check.

After a 59-run stand between openers Brendan Taylor (32) and Chamu Chibhabha (19), Theron took two wickets in two balls to have Taylor and Sean Williams (0) caught by wicket-keeper AB de Villiers.

Theron went on to bowl Elton Chigumbura for 13, have Keith Dabengwa caught by de Villiers for 28 and have Graeme Cremer bowled for four to end the innings.

Taibu played a lone hand, hitting four fours and a six in a 90-ball innings that kept Zimbabwe moving towards a competitive score before his dismissal, in the batting power play, knocked them back and they could only add a further 40 runs before they were eventually dismissed in the 49th over.

South Africa lead the series 1-0 following a comprehensive 64-run win in the opening match.

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