New Zealand in SA
Proteas bat first in East London
Richard Levi (Gallo Images)
East London - New Zealand won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in the second Twenty20 international at Buffalo Park on Sunday.
batsman Martin Guptill returned to the New Zealand team after
recovering from illness which forced him to miss the first match in
Durban on Friday.
Guptill replaced Peter Fulton in the only change from the side that lost by eight wickets.
South Africa made two changes.
Morkel swopped places with fellow fast bowler Dale Steyn as part of a
rotation policy, while left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso earned his first
cap in place of fast bowler Chris Morris, who will miss the rest of the
three-match series with a thigh strain.
The day-night match was due to start in hot weather on what was expected to be a good batting pitch.
Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain), Richard Levi, Henry Davids, Quinton de
Kock (wicketkeeper), Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Robin
Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Aaron Phangiso.
Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain, wicketkeeper), Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, James
Franklin, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Jimmy Neesham,
Doug Bracewell, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Umpires: Shaun George and Adrian Holdstock (both RSA)
TV umpire: Johan Cloete (RSA)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)