East London - South Africa shrugged off a
floodlight failure to set New Zealand a challenging target in the second
Twenty20 international here at Buffalo Park on Sunday.
scored 165 for five in an innings reduced to 19 overs a side after the
floodlight failure caused a 50-minute delay, leaving New Zealand a
revised target of 169.
The Proteas were 128 for two after 16.1 overs when the lights on one of four towers went out
Davids hit 55 and captain Faf du Plessis made 63. New
Zealand seam bowler Doug Bracewell took three wickets in four balls in
the final over to finish with three for 33.
Du Plessis, who made
his runs off 43 balls, shared partnerships of 68 for the second wicket
with Davids and 79 for the third wicket with David Miller, who hit 33
off 18 deliveries.
Davids, playing in his second international
match, made a maiden fifty before falling to a sensational catch by
Jimmy Neesham, running back and diving full length to hold a lofted
drive just inside the long-off boundary. Davids faced 38 balls.
South Africa won the first match by eight wickets in Durban on Friday.