Chittagong - Jean-Paul Duminy hit a brilliant 40-ball 86 to lift South Africa to
170-6 in their crucial Group One match against New Zealand in Chittagong
The left-hander smashed 10 boundaries and three sixes
while Hashim Amla made a 40-ball 41 after South Africa were put in to
bat by New Zealand at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.
not out for 86 while Albie Morkel finished with 13 off eight deliveries
as South Africa added 70 in the final five overs.
start wasn't ideal as they lost opener Quinton de Kock (four), Faf du
Plessis (13) and AB de Villiers (five) inside seven overs with the score
It was Amla and Duminy who steadied the innings during
their 55-run fourth wicket stand to give some respectability to the
Amla was finally out in the 14th over as his drive hit the
non-striker batsman Duminy's bat and looped in the air for Corey
Anderson to take the catch off his own bowling.
Anderson was the best New Zealand bowler with 2-28.
Africa were lucky to get their captain Du Plessis back after he missed
the five-run defeat against Sri Lanka in the first match.
replaced Farhaan Behardien in the team while New Zealand remained
unchanged from the side which beat England via Duckworth-Lewis method.
The top two teams from each of the two groups will qualify for the semi-finals.