New Zealand in SA
Proteas in early trouble
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.Live scorecard
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.
Teams: South Africa: Graeme Smith
Amla, Colin Ingram
, AB de Villiers (captain), Francois Du Plessis,
Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Ryan McLaren
, Robin Peterson
Kleinveldt, Dale Steyn
, Lonwabo TsotsoboNew Zealand:
Nichol, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson, BJ
Watling (wicketkeeper), James Franklin, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum,
Grant Elliott, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan