Utseya's career-best return in ODIs had given the home team a good chance of a first victory over South Africa in 14 years. South African openers Hashim Amla (66) and Quinton de Kock (76) both made half-centuries in a 142-run opening stand before Utseya intervened, taking the first five wickets including De Kock, Rilee Rossouw and David Miller in consecutive deliveries. It was the second hat trick by a Zimbabwean in ODIs after Eddo Brandes against England in 1997 at the same Harare ground and Utseya celebrated by falling onto his back and kicking his feet up in the air as teammates mobbed him. Utseya is also on report over a suspected illegal action but is allowed to bowl pending tests. Utseya was backed up by fellow off-spinner John Nyumbu, who took 3-42. Zimbabwe was never settled in its chase, though, after Tino Mawoyo was run out with the score on one. Phangiso took the crucial wickets of Hamilton Masakadza (25) and Brendan Taylor for a duck as he beat both of Zimbabwe's most experienced batsmen to rattle their stumps. Steyn and McLaren did the rest, with McLaren taking two wickets in two balls near the end and threatening to claim the second hat trick of the game.