New Zealand

South Africa won by 78 runs

South Africa
Match played at Eden Park, Auckland (night), on 2017-02-17
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innings
innings
Batting
  • R
  • B
  • 4s
  • 6s
Hashim Amla c Bruce b Wheeler
  • 62
  • 43
  • 9
  • 1
Quinton de Kock c Santner b Boult
  • 0
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Faf du Plessis lbw b de Grandhomme
  • 36
  • 25
  • 1
  • 3
AB de Villiers c Wheeler b de Grandhomme
  • 26
  • 17
  • 3
  • 1
Jean-Paul Duminy run out (Ronchi)
  • 29
  • 16
  • 2
  • 2
Farhaan Behardien c Anderson b Boult
  • 8
  • 7
  • 0
  • 1
Chris Morris not out
  • 9
  • 7
  • 0
  • 1
Wayne Parnell not out
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Andile Phehlukwayo
Imran Tahir
Dane Paterson
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 3) 11
TOTAL (6 wickets; 20 overs) 185
Match Information
  • New Zealand
  • 107/all out
  • South Africa
  • 185/6
  • MOM:
  • TBC
  • Toss:
  • New Zealand, who chose to field
  • Umpires:
  • Chris Brown, Wayne Knights
  • TV Umpire:
  • Shaun Haig
  • Referee:
  • Javagal Srinath
Bowling
  • O
  • M
  • R
  • W
  • Trent Boult
    • 2
    • 8
    • 0
    • 4
  • Ben Wheeler
    • 1
    • 49
    • 0
    • 4
  • Tim Southee
    • 0
    • 47
    • 0
    • 4
  • Mitchell Santner
    • 0
    • 40
    • 0
    • 4
  • Colin de Grandhomme
    • 2
    • 22
    • 0
    • 3
  • Colin Munro
    • 0
    • 11
    • 0
    • 1
Fall of Wickets
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (de Kock, 2.4 ov), 2-102 (du Plessis, 11.1 ov), 3-123 (Amla, 13.4 ov), 4-145 (de Villiers, 15.3 ov), 5-171 (Behardien, 18.1 ov), 6-181 (Duminy, 19.5 ov)
Commentary
  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Imran Tahir to Tim Southee. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, missed. Bowled him, Tahir gets five. Amazing figures by the legspinner as he beats Southee's slog with a googly to strike timber. That wraps things up, a comprehensive victory for the Proteas.

    South Africa win this one-off T20I to kickstart their tour of New Zealand with a resounding victory. Hashim Amla top scored with a typically graceful 62, before some lower-order striking lifted the tourists to 185-6. The Proteas bowling was sensational, with Chris Morris starting the party getting two wickets in two balls. Andile Phehlukwayo returned a career best 3-19 but the star of the show was Imran Tahir who ripped through the middle and lower order on his way to 5-24. The visitors have certainly layed down a marker for the ODI series starting soon, they are a force to be reckoned with.

  • 14.4 - Imran Tahir to Trent Boult. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump moves in front working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Imran Tahir to Ben Wheeler. Quicker length ball, middle stump down the track Slog, missed. Bowled him, the end is nigh as Tahir picks up his fourth with a quick slider the just nips the top of the bails.

  • 14.2 - Imran Tahir to Ben Wheeler. Quicker ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler for no runs, run save by Tahir.

  • 14.1 - FOUR! Imran Tahir to Ben Wheeler. Quicker length ball, to leg down the track driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs.

  • 13.6 - SIX! Wayne Parnell to Tim Southee. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over third man for 6 runs. A top edge soars away over de Kock's head for six more.

  • 13.5 - Wayne Parnell to Ben Wheeler. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Duminy.

  • 13.4 - Wayne Parnell to Ben Wheeler. Short, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 13.3 - Wayne Parnell to Tim Southee. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Paterson.

  • 13.2 - SIX! Wayne Parnell to Tim Southee. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control over third man for 6 runs. And now he goes offside, slashing over third man. Back to back maximums.

  • 13.1 - SIX! Wayne Parnell to Tim Southee. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Southee hasn't given up hope yet, he launches this in classic Southee fashion.

  • 12.6 - Imran Tahir to Tim Southee. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 12.5 - Imran Tahir to Ben Wheeler. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Imran Tahir to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover, by Duminy. De Grandhomme departs, looking to continue the assault but can only scoop this into the grateful hands of Duminy.

  • 12.3 - SIX! Imran Tahir to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. This time launched straight over long on, a mighty blow. It hits the roof.

  • 12.2 - SIX! Imran Tahir to Colin de Grandhomme. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Swatted away for six, de Grandhomme spotting the googly and hitting with the spin.

  • 12.1 - Imran Tahir to Colin de Grandhomme. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Andile Phehlukwayo to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, middle stump backing away driving, in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Amla. What a grab, Hashim Amla at short extra scoops up a catch an inch or so above the turf to give Phehlukwayo his third. Fantastic take by Amla.

  • 11.5 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, off stump down the track pulling, mis-timed to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Behardien.

  • 11.5 - Wide Andile Phehlukwayo to Colin de Grandhomme. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked, to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.

  • 11.4 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 11.3 - FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo to Mitchell Santner. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Tahir. Carved down to third man, the wet outfield means Tahir fumbles on the rope.

  • 11.2 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Amla.

  • 11.1 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Behardien.

  • 10.6 - Imran Tahir to Mitchell Santner. Quicker ball short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tahir.

  • 10.5 - Imran Tahir to Mitchell Santner. Slider length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Parnell.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Imran Tahir to Luke Ronchi. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by de Kock. Ronchi is gone first ball, Tahir is on a hat-trick. The leg spinner is showing why he is such a threat in white ball cricket. Ronchi feathers a thin edge through to de Kock to spark another lap of honour from Tahir.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Imran Tahir to Tom Bruce. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed. Sensational from Tahir. A perfectly pitched googly beats Bruce's heave and strikes off stump. Tahir is off on his celebration and this match is only heading in one direction now.

  • 10.2 - Imran Tahir to Tom Bruce. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 10.1 - Imran Tahir to Colin de Grandhomme. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Behardien.

  • 9.6 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Tom Bruce. Length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 9.5 - FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo to Tom Bruce. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Top shot, a rasping pull shot rockets to the fence.

  • 9.4 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Tom Bruce. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Andile Phehlukwayo to Corey Anderson. Back of a length, to leg backing away Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to gully, by de Kock. The required run rate in going through the roof, forcing the batsmen to attack everything. Anderson is rushed for pace here and skies a catch high into the night sky. De Kock settles under it and makes no mistake.

  • 9.2 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Tom Bruce. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 9.1 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Tom Bruce. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 8.6 - Imran Tahir to Tom Bruce. Quicker ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Amla.

  • 8.5 - Imran Tahir to Corey Anderson. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Paterson.

  • 8.4 - Imran Tahir to Corey Anderson. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 8.3 - Imran Tahir to Corey Anderson. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 8.2 - Imran Tahir to Tom Bruce. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 8.1 - Imran Tahir to Corey Anderson. Slider back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Parnell.

  • 7.6 - Wayne Parnell to Tom Bruce. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side backing away pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Parnell.

  • 7.5 - SIX! Wayne Parnell to Tom Bruce. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Much needed maximum for the hosts, Bruce nailing a pull shot over deep square leg.

  • 7.4 - Wayne Parnell to Corey Anderson. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 7.3 - Wayne Parnell to Corey Anderson. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, run save by Paterson.

  • 7.2 - Wayne Parnell to Corey Anderson. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Parnell.

  • 7.1 - Wayne Parnell to Tom Bruce. Back of a length, down leg side backing away pulling, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.

  • 6.6 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Corey Anderson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • 6.5 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Tom Bruce. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Amla.

  • 6.4 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Corey Anderson. Short, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Paterson.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Andile Phehlukwayo to Kane Williamson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg, by Parnell. Dug in short and Phehlukwayo gets the big wicket of Williamson in his first over. Looking to repeat the previous boundary but the Kiwi captain finds Parnell in the deep. The Black Caps are really in the mire now.

  • 6.2 - Andile Phehlukwayo to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 6.1 - FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Williamson swivels on a pull shot to split the men in the deep.

  • 5.6 - Wayne Parnell to Tom Bruce. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Behardien.

  • 5.5 - FOUR! Wayne Parnell to Tom Bruce. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Crunched through extra cover, much needed boundary for Bruce.

  • 5.4 - Wayne Parnell to Tom Bruce. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 5.3 - Wayne Parnell to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Morris.

  • 5.3 - Wide Wayne Parnell to Kane Williamson. Length ball, down leg side moves in front Scoop, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.

  • 5.2 - Wayne Parnell to Tom Bruce. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Phehlukwayo.

  • 5.1 - Wayne Parnell to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Behardien.

  • 4.6 - FOUR! Chris Morris to Tom Bruce. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Bruce slaps this through the packed offside field for four. The Black Caps are already well behind the required rate.

  • 4.5 - Chris Morris to Tom Bruce. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 4.4 - Chris Morris to Tom Bruce. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 4.3 - Chris Morris to Tom Bruce. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Duminy.

  • 4.2 - Chris Morris to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 4.1 - Chris Morris to Kane Williamson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 3.6 - SIX! Dane Paterson to Tom Bruce. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Dispatched, that is a mighty blow. It made a beautiful crunch of the middle of the bat and soared high and handsome into the crowd.

  • 3.5 - Dane Paterson to Kane Williamson. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.

  • 3.4 - Dane Paterson to Kane Williamson. Short, off stump moves in front pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 3.3 - Dane Paterson to Tom Bruce. Yorker, off stump on the front foot working, to silly point for 1 run, direct hit by Paterson.

  • 3.2 - Dane Paterson to Kane Williamson. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 3.1 - Dane Paterson to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by du Plessis.

  • 2.6 - Chris Morris to Tom Bruce. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock. Double-wicket maiden by Morris. Outstanding.

  • 2.5 - Chris Morris to Tom Bruce. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Parnell.

  • 2.4 - Chris Morris to Tom Bruce. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Parnell.

  • 2.3 - Chris Morris to Tom Bruce. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Chris Morris to Colin Munro. Half volley, middle stump no foot movement Slog, missed. Bowled him first ball, Morris is on fire. Pitched up by the bowler, Munro went for a wild slog first up and was nowhere near connecting. Awful shot, even in this format there is time to get yourself in. New Zealand under pressure now and Morris on a hat-trick.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Glenn Phillips. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement Slog, inside edge to wicketkeeper, by de Kock. The pressure gets to Phillips and his debut innings is over. This was a bit of a hack across the line, he gets just a thin inside edge through to de Kock. The Proteas strike early just as the Kiwis did.

  • 1.6 - Dane Paterson to Glenn Phillips. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement dropped, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Behardien.

  • 1.5 - Dane Paterson to Glenn Phillips. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 2 runs, fielded by de Villiers.

  • 1.4 - Dane Paterson to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.

  • 1.3 - Dane Paterson to Glenn Phillips. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.

  • 1.2 - Dane Paterson to Glenn Phillips. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 1.1 - Dane Paterson to Glenn Phillips. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Behardien.

  • 0.6 - FOUR! Chris Morris to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Williamson up and running straight away, crashing this through the offside with ease.

  • 0.5 - Chris Morris to Glenn Phillips. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by de Villiers.

  • 0.4 - Chris Morris to Glenn Phillips. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 0.3 - Chris Morris to Glenn Phillips. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Duminy.

  • 0.2 - Chris Morris to Glenn Phillips. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Duminy.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Chris Morris to Glenn Phillips. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.

  • 19.6 - FOUR! Tim Southee to Wayne Parnell. Slower ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Parnell whips his first ball off his hip to fine leg, so the Proteas finish with a boundary to take them to 185-6. The rain is beginning to fall in Auckland but hopefully it is just a passing shower. That is an impressive total by the tourists but they will know the job is only half done. It's a belter of a pitch at Eden Park so the game is definitely still in the balance.

  • wicket: OUT! Run Out. Tim Southee to Chris Morris. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper, direct hit by Ronchi. Duminy tries to pinch a bye but Ronchi is alert and able to throw down the stumps. Dot ball as well crucially.

  • 19.4 - Tim Southee to Chris Morris. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 19.3 - Tim Southee to Chris Morris. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 19.2 - Tim Southee to Chris Morris. Full toss, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 19.1 - SIX! Tim Southee to Chris Morris. Back of a length, middle stump backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Venomous strike by Morris, clearing the boundary with ease.

  • 18.6 - Trent Boult to JP Duminy. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 18.5 - Trent Boult to JP Duminy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 18.4 - Trent Boult to Chris Morris. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 18.3 - Trent Boult to Chris Morris. Short, down leg side down the track pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 18.2 - Trent Boult to JP Duminy. Slower length ball, outside off stump moves in front driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Santner.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Farhaan Behardien. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Anderson. This is in the slot to be smashed but Behardien gets the timing all wrong. Anderson settles under the catch and Boult's figures get even better.

  • 17.6 - Ben Wheeler to Farhaan Behardien. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Phillips.

  • 17.5 - SIX! Ben Wheeler to Farhaan Behardien. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Another gigantic six, this time Behardien gets in on the action. It's a boundary bonanza in Auckland.

  • 17.4 - Ben Wheeler to Farhaan Behardien. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 17.3 - Ben Wheeler to JP Duminy. Half volley, down leg side backing away flick, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 17.2 - SIX! Ben Wheeler to JP Duminy. Half volley, down leg side backing away Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Wheeler misses his yorker by an inch or two, that is all Duminy needs to clear the front leg and launch this into the crowd.

  • 17.1 - APPEAL! Ben Wheeler to JP Duminy. Yorker, off stump no foot movement defending, to silly mid on for no runs, direct hit by Wheeler, appeal made for Run Out. Outstanding fielding. Wheeler charges to the ball after delivering a perfect yorker, and throws down the stumps with an athletic flick. Duminy just makes it back.

  • 16.6 - Tim Southee to JP Duminy. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 16.5 - FOUR! Tim Southee to JP Duminy. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Clever batting, paddling the pull shot very fine for four more.

  • 16.4 - FOUR! Tim Southee to JP Duminy. Short, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Short and wide, Duminy gets underneath it and slaps it over point.

  • 16.3 - Tim Southee to Farhaan Behardien. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Williamson.

  • 16.2 - Tim Southee to JP Duminy. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Phillips.

  • 16.1 - Tim Southee to JP Duminy. Back of a length, off stump backing away Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 15.6 - Colin de Grandhomme to Farhaan Behardien. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

  • 15.5 - Colin de Grandhomme to Farhaan Behardien. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 15.4 - Colin de Grandhomme to JP Duminy. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed to third man for 1 run, run save by Anderson.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Colin de Grandhomme to AB de Villiers. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Wheeler. De Grandhomme holds his nerve and gets rewarded with the prize scalp. De Villiers fancied hitting another maximum but could only spoon it into the hands of Wheeler.

  • 15.2 - SIX! Colin de Grandhomme to AB de Villiers. Half volley, down leg side backing away Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. This is a monster hit by AB, way back into the top tier. Almost like a golf swing by the South African.

  • 15.1 - Colin de Grandhomme to AB de Villiers. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Phillips.

  • 14.6 - Mitchell Santner to AB de Villiers. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 14.5 - Mitchell Santner to JP Duminy. Stock ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Phillips.

  • 14.4 - Mitchell Santner to AB de Villiers. Stock length ball, to leg backing away driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Anderson.

  • 14.3 - Mitchell Santner to JP Duminy. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.

  • 14.2 - SIX! Mitchell Santner to JP Duminy. Stock length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Duminy doesn't take long to get going, thumping this with a perfectly straight bat all the way for six.

  • 14.1 - Mitchell Santner to JP Duminy. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Wheeler.

  • 13.6 - Ben Wheeler to AB de Villiers. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 13.5 - FOUR! Ben Wheeler to AB de Villiers. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Too straight, just a little tickle of bat and it's four more.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Short, off stump backing away pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Bruce. Amla's fine innings comes to an end, skewing this pull shot into the deep. Bruce runs in and takes the catch comfortably. Great time to take a wicket for the hosts, South Africa will just be looking to launch.

  • 13.3 - Ben Wheeler to AB de Villiers. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.

  • 13.2 - FOUR! Ben Wheeler to AB de Villiers. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Creamed over extra cover with extreme power.

  • 13.1 - Ben Wheeler to AB de Villiers. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 12.6 - Mitchell Santner to AB de Villiers. Stock ball yorker, to leg on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 12.5 - FOUR! Mitchell Santner to AB de Villiers. Stock length ball, off stump moves in front sweeping, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. AB up and running in trademark style, shuffling around in the crease and then thumping a sweep shot to the rope.

  • 12.4 - Mitchell Santner to Hashim Amla. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 12.3 - Mitchell Santner to Hashim Amla. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed past fine leg for 4 runs, stumping missed by Ronchi, mis-fielded by Ronchi. Oh dear, Ronchi can't lay a glove on the ball after Amla charges down the pitch and misses with a swipe. To make matters worse the ball zips away for four byes.

  • 12.2 - Mitchell Santner to AB de Villiers. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 12.1 - Mitchell Santner to AB de Villiers. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 11.6 - Colin de Grandhomme to AB de Villiers. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Southee.

  • 11.5 - Colin de Grandhomme to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Phillips.

  • 11.4 - Colin de Grandhomme to AB de Villiers. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run.

  • 11.3 - Colin de Grandhomme to Hashim Amla. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run.

  • 11.2 - Colin de Grandhomme to AB de Villiers. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Williamson. De Villiers is almost run out first ball on his birthday. Williamson can't hit with the throw.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. Colin de Grandhomme to Faf du Plessis. Full toss, middle stump moves in front Scoop, hit pad. That is absolutely plumb. A friendly full toss from de Grandhomme and Faf misses with his ramp to be struck right in front of middle. Easy decision for the umpire, just what the Kiwis needed.

  • 10.6 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 10.5 - Trent Boult to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Wheeler.

  • 10.4 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Anderson.

  • 10.3 - Trent Boult to Faf du Plessis. Short, outside off stump down the track cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Santner. Spooned high into the offside, Santner eventually settles underneath it but juggles and can't hold on. That should've been taken, a chance goes begging. Perhaps Ronchi should've called for it, he could've got there.

  • 10.2 - Trent Boult to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 10.1 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Wheeler.

  • 9.6 - Colin Munro to Faf du Plessis. Slower length ball, to leg backing away Slog, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 9.5 - Colin Munro to Faf du Plessis. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.

  • 9.4 - Colin Munro to Hashim Amla. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 9.3 - SIX! Colin Munro to Hashim Amla. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Amla takes on the short boundary now and gets his first maximum of the night. Carnage at Eden Park.

  • 9.2 - Colin Munro to Hashim Amla. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

  • 9.1 - FOUR! Colin Munro to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Fifty for Amla, brought up with a lovely slice through backward point. Even in T20s he looks so elegant at the crease.

  • 8.6 - SIX! Mitchell Santner to Faf du Plessis. Stock ball half volley, down leg side backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Another maximum, the third for du Plessis. This is a clean strike that clears long on with ease.

  • 8.5 - Mitchell Santner to Hashim Amla. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.

  • 8.4 - Mitchell Santner to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track Slog, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Wheeler.

  • 8.3 - SIX! Mitchell Santner to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Bunted down the ground, long on is kept interested for a long time but in the end it soars over his head. Wasn't the best timing but the boundaries are short enough for a mishit to go for six.

  • 8.2 - Mitchell Santner to Hashim Amla. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 8.1 - Mitchell Santner to Faf du Plessis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to point for 1 run, direct hit by Phillips.

  • 7.6 - Colin de Grandhomme to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, in the air under control to mid off for 1 run, run save by Williamson.

  • 7.5 - Colin de Grandhomme to Hashim Amla. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Southee.

  • 7.4 - Colin de Grandhomme to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Wheeler.

  • 7.4 - Wide Colin de Grandhomme to Faf du Plessis. Bouncer, outside off stump backing away, Left to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Wheeler.

  • 7.3 - Colin de Grandhomme to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Anderson. Fifty partnership in super quick time.

  • 7.2 - Colin de Grandhomme to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.

  • 7.1 - Colin de Grandhomme to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 6.6 - Mitchell Santner to Faf du Plessis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Wheeler.

  • 6.5 - Mitchell Santner to Hashim Amla. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 6.4 - Mitchell Santner to Faf du Plessis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 6.3 - Mitchell Santner to Hashim Amla. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 6.2 - Mitchell Santner to Hashim Amla. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 6.1 - Mitchell Santner to Faf du Plessis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 5.6 - Tim Southee to Hashim Amla. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.

  • 5.5 - FOUR! Tim Southee to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Amla is treating us to a full array of gorgeous strokes as he unfurls a brutal pull shot now. Four more.

  • 5.4 - FOUR! Tim Southee to Hashim Amla. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Nonchalant brilliance from Amla, whipping this over mid wicket.

  • 5.3 - Tim Southee to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Phillips.

  • 5.2 - FOUR! Tim Southee to Faf du Plessis. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Du Plessis stands and waits for this slower one, before wacking it with disdain through cover.

  • 5.1 - Tim Southee to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Wheeler.

  • 4.6 - Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 4.5 - Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Southee.

  • 4.4 - FOUR! Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Four in four, Amla is on a rampage. This flies away backward of point off a thick outside edge, the outfield is lightening fast so that's another boundary.

  • 4.3 - FOUR! Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Wheeler is under some pressure now, he changes his angle to around the wicket but then drifts onto Amla's hip and he's too good to miss out there.

  • 4.2 - FOUR! Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Wow, nothing streaky about this. Hammered to the point boundary off the meat of the blade.

  • 4.1 - FOUR! Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Amla flashes hard and gets away with it, nicking this between the keeper and a wide slip. Streaky by the opener.

  • 3.6 - SIX! Tim Southee to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. First maximum of the match and it's an audacious one by du Plessis, getting well across the crease and ramping this over fine leg. It carries the rope easily due to the short straight boundaries.

  • 3.5 - Tim Southee to Faf du Plessis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Anderson.

  • 3.4 - Tim Southee to Faf du Plessis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 3.3 - Tim Southee to Faf du Plessis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air under control to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Phillips.

  • 3.2 - APPEAL! Tim Southee to Faf du Plessis. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Ronchi, appeal made for Caught. Big appeal from Southee but no one else for New Zealand in interested, and neither is the umpire most importantly.

  • 3.1 - Tim Southee to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 3.1 - Wide Tim Southee to Hashim Amla. Short, to leg on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 2.6 - Trent Boult to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 2.5 - Trent Boult to Faf du Plessis. In-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, shy attempt by Williamson.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, off stump moves in front pulling, well timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Santner. De Kock goes for a duck, what a scalp for the Kiwis early on. The left-hander might feel a little unlucky here, he hits this pull shot pretty well but managed to pick out the only man in the deep. Santner makes no mistake and Boult strikes early as he so often does.

  • 2.3 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, thick edge to third man for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Grandhomme, run save by Wheeler.

  • 2.2 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.

  • 2.1 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. Seaming away length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 1.6 - Ben Wheeler to Quinton de Kock. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 1.5 - Ben Wheeler to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Santner.

  • 1.4 - Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Phillips.

  • 1.3 - FOUR! Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Over-compensation by the bowler as he strays short and wide now, Amla carves it effortlessly over point.

  • 1.2 - FOUR! Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. In-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Too straight and this is easy pickings for Amla, whipping it away with a flourish over the legside.

  • 1.1 - Ben Wheeler to Hashim Amla. Length ball, down leg side moves in front flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ronchi.

  • 0.6 - APPEAL! Trent Boult to Quinton de Kock. Seaming in length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Strangled appeal but this was heading down leg.

  • 0.5 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bruce.

  • 0.4 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. In-swinging yorker, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to gully for no runs, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 0.3 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Santner.

  • 0.2 - Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs. Swing from Boult but it just drifts into the pads of Amla. The ball scurries away for four leg byes.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Trent Boult to Hashim Amla. In-swinging back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Bruce.

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