Cape Town - New
Zealand beat the Proteas by 32 runs in the second T20
International match at SuperSport Park on Sunday to share the series 1-1. The
Proteas had won the first match on Friday by six wickets.
As it happened: Proteas v New Zealand, 2nd T20
impressive Martin Guptill set up the Black Caps winning total after they had
won the toss with his innings of 60 (35 balls, 6 fours and 3 sixes) and, in
partnership with his captain, Kane Williamson, again enabled his side to score
more than 50 in the six powerplay overs.
they managed to kick on during the back end of their innings and scored a
further 59 in the final six overs.
Rabada took two wickets in two balls for the second time in the series and was
the pick of the South African attack with his figures of 3-30. David Wiese also
had a good return, conceding only 26 runs and taking a wicket in his four
Guptill was named both man of the match and of the series with his
aggregate of 102 runs from 72 balls.
lost too many wickets up front in their reply and paid the price for not being
able to put any substantial partnerships together.
The pick of their line-up
was Farhaan Behardien who showed good judgment in rotating the strike and
hitting boundaries on his way to his career best score in this format of
36 (27 balls, 3 fours and a six).
went into the last six overs needing 75 runs but did not come close to this
target as they also lost a wicket in each of the first four overs of this
phase. It meant that David Miller, the last power hitter, was left without the
support he needed to take up the challenge.
McClenaghan and the two spinners, Nathan McCallum and Ish Sodhi, took two
Morkel missing out through paternity leave the Proteas were able to play two
specialist spinners in Aaron Phangiso and Eddie Leie in their only change from
the first match.
now changes to the 50 overs version with the first Momentum ODI taking place at
SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Spectators are reminded that the starting time is
earlier than normal at 12:30.