Updated: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:43 | By Agence France-Presse

Zimbabwe, 80-2, frustrate South Africa

Nightwatchman Donald Tiripano was the only batsman to fall in the opening session as Zimbabwe frustrated South Africa to reach 80 for two on day four of the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club.


Zimbabwe, 80-2, frustrate South Africa

Zimbabwe's batsman Vusimuzi Sibanda (R) eyes the ball during the fourth day of a test match against South Africa at the Harare Sports Club on August 12, 2014 - by Jekesai Njikizana

With Tiripano surviving more than an hour of hostile bowling and Vusi Sibanda progressing to 38 not out, Zimbabwe’s deficit had shrunk to 61 runs when the lunch interval arrived.

The hosts resumed on their overnight total of 28 for one, with Sibanda more than willing to take on the South African attack as Tiripano just looked to cling on.

The nightwatchman was not cowed despite being hit on the back as Dale Steyn delivered a fierce spell of short bowling from around the wicket.

It took the introduction of off spinner Dane Piedt to break the stand as he bowled Tiripano through the gate.

Although Mark Vermeulen looked scratchy early on in his innings and survived both a missed stumping and a good shout for lbw, he reached lunch on 10 not out.

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