Even 4 days look too much for Zimbabwe, Morkel bundles them for 68

Morne Morkel, Cricket, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, AB de Villiers, Brendon Taylor, Kagiso Rabada
Morkel picked up first fifer in 4-day Test

Morne Morkel ran riot as Zimbabwe were bundled out for a meagre total of 68 runs in the first innings of the first ever 4-day Test match against South Africa.

In the one-off Test match, Morkel picked up 5 wickets while Kagiso Rabada and Andile Phehlukwayo picked up 2 wickets each as Zimbabwe hardly lasted 30 overs. Kyle Jarvis was the top scorer with 23 runs and Ryan Burl scored 16. Except for these two no other batsmen got into double digit.

After declaring their first innings for 309/9, Morne gave the Proteas the best possible start. He dismissed Hamilton Masakadza on the very first ball. He then dismissed Chamu Chabhabha and Brendon Taylor for 6 and o respectively before Philander picked up the wicket of Craig Ervine.

Burl and Jarvis added 22 runs for the third wicket and Jarvis added another 19 with Peter Moor as they crossed 50.

Earlier, Aiden Markram scored century while comeback man AB de Villiers scored 53 as South Africa scored 309/9. Temba Bavuma scored 44. As African batting collapsed they declared their innings. Kyle Jarvis and Chris Mpofu picked up 3 wickets each.

South Africa enforced follow-on as they got a first innings lead of 241 runs. This was the lowest total of 2017.


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