New Zealand in SA

Proteas in early trouble

2013-01-19 11:00
Hashim Amla (AP)
Paarl - The Proteas were in trouble early on in the first one-day international against New Zealand at Boland Park in Paarl on Saturday.

The hosts were on 37 for three in the 12th over, losing openers Hashim Amla (13), Graeme Smith (7) and skipper AB de Villiers (8).

Newcomer, Mitchell McClenaghan removed Smith and De Villiers while Kyle Mills got rid of Amla.

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Earlier, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and asked South Africa to bat first.

It is a decision Proteas captain De Villiers would have liked to do himself, saying that he too would have chosen to bowl, using the little moisture available in an otherwise dry-looking pitch.

South Africa handed Rory Kleinveldt his one-day internsational debut after his impressive showing in the second Test against New Zealand, when he deputised for the injured Vernon Philander.

He will line up with Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe, ranked four in the ODI standings, in the pace attack, while Morne Morkel, in accordance with the plan to rotate the bowlers, will watch from the stands.

For New Zealand, who have been wracked by injury, ODI caps were handed to all-rounders McClenaghan and Jimmy Neeham.

The second game of the three match series played in Kimberley on Tuesday, with the final game scheduled for Pothcefstroom on Friday.

South Africa won the T20 series 2-1 and the Test series 2-0.


South Africa: Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, AB de Villiers (captain), Francois Du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobo

New Zealand: Rob Nichol, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), James Franklin, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliott, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan

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