New Zealand vs S Africa
SA win by 2 runs
South Africa win by 2 runs and the last over is still sinking in. New Zealand needed 7 from the last 6 balls, Steyn started with a wicket and then went on to only concede 4 runs and take a couple more wickets to seal a big win for South Africa. They batted well today, so did New Zealand, but South Africa held their nerve and just got over the line.
Over 20 - NZ 165/8 (Southee 0)
WICKET! Steyn strikes, Ronchi tries slam this through the off side, only to get a thick edge on it and De Kock takes an easy catch. Nathan McCullum comes out to bat, can Steyn win this for South Africa? Nathan tries to go for a big shot, misses the faster ball completely, he should have just taken a single. Another dot, New Zealand still need 7 runs. Four, Nathan connects, hits this over extra cover for four. WICKET! Nathan tries to go for the win, it hits the bottom of his bat and Faf takes the catch at mid-off. Southee comes in to bat, three needed from the last ball, Taylor stuck at the other end with a strike rate of 172.22. WICKET! A run out from the over, he finishes the match for South Africa, they win by 2 runs.
Over 19 - NZ 164/5 (Ronchi 5, Taylor 62)
Faf turns to Morne Morkel, who has been very expensive today. Four, Ronchi starts the with a four, lofted over mid-off for four, then he takes a single to bring Taylor. Four, Taylor accepts the full toss and hits it past four, the match slipping away from South Africa. A wide from Morne, to make things worse for himself. Four more, full toss again to end the over, Taylor sends it through the point boundary for four. New Zealand need 7 from 6 balls to win.
Over 18 - NZ 150/5 (Ronchi 0, Taylor 54)
Steyn has two overs remaining, he runs in to bowl the 18th. Anderson flicks the first ball to square leg and Duminy does well to keep it down to just two runs. Four, Anderson tries to hit this down the ground, but ends up edging it past the diving keeper for four. WICKET! Steyn strikes, Anderson goes for another big shot, misses it and ends but giving a catch to long-on. New Zealand making this difficult for themselves, a couple of runs to end the over, good one from Steyn. Ronchi is the new man in, New Zealand on 150 for 5.
Over 17 - NZ 142/4 (Anderson 1, Taylor 52)
A couple of dots and WICKET! Imran Tahir strikes, Munro pulls the ball to deep midwicket and Amla takes the catch. Anderson is the new man in, New Zealand won't mind that. Good over from Tahir under pressure, a couple of singles and a wicket from it.
Over 16 - NZ 140/3 (Munro 7, Taylor 51)
38 needed from 30 balls for New Zealand to win and Taylor has raced to 48 from 24 balls. Tsotsobe comes back into the attack, SA need a few wickets here. A single and Taylor gets his 50, he is having a good season of cricket in all formats. Six singles from the over and the wide from Tsotsobe, SA need some wickets and dots.
Over 15 - NZ 134/3 (Munro 4, Taylor 48)
Duminy comes back into the attack, Taylor pushes the first ball to long-on for a couple of runs. Two more as Taylor paddles it to fine leg. Four, too wide form Duminy, Taylor cuts him through backward point for four. A single brings Munro on strike and he gets off the mark with a boundary and a reverse swept one at that.
Over 14 - NZ 120/3 (Munro 0, Taylor 39)
Steyn comes back into the attack, WICKET! A spectacular catch from AB, Williamson pulls it to deep midwicket and AB takes a brilliant diving catch to get rid of Wiliamson, he goes out for 51. Colin Munro comes in for New Zealand.
Over 13 - NZ 116/2 (Williamson 51, Taylor 35)
A couple of runs to start the over, Tahir bowling his third over now. A couple of singles, and then Taylor plays the googly gently to midwicket. A single to end the over, New Zealand need 55 from 42 balls.
Over 12 - NZ 109/2 (Williamson 50, Taylor 29)
A single from the first ball and Williamson gets to his 50 in 31 balls, good knock from him today. Six, Taylor joins the six-hitting action, powerfully hits it over long-on for a six. Another one and six more to Taylor, this time he top edges it over the keeper and this will not help Morne's figures. Six more, a hat trick of sixes, Taylor slams this over the fence on the leg side, a single and a dot to end a big over. Morne's figures read, 2 overs, 36 runs no wickets.
Over 11 - NZ 89/2 (Williamson 49, Taylor 10)
A couple of singles to start the over, Tahir starts his second. Six, Williamson is batting very well and he accepts the free full toss from Tahir and dispatches it over the ropes at deep midwicket for a handsome six. A wide from Tahir and then a couple of singles to end the over, 12 runs from it.
Over 10 - NZ 77/2 (Williamson 40, Taylor 8)
A single to start the over, Albie into his second over. A couple more singles and Taylor then hits the ball through point for a couple of runs. Four, Taylor ends the over with a boundary, swipes it through midwicket for four. Williamson moves on to 40, New Zealand need 94 more in 10 overs.
Over 9 - NZ 68/2 (Williamson 38, Taylor 1)
Imran Tahir comes into the attack at a crucial period for South Africa. Four singles from the first four balls and WICKET! Tahir strikes in his first over, Brendon comes down the pitch and misses the wide ball, De Kock finishes the stumping. Taylor walks out to bat as New Zealand lose two wickets in two overs.
Over 8 - NZ 61/1 (Williamson 36, B McCullum 2)
Albie Morkel comes into the attack, WICKET! He strikes first ball, Guptill is out. He edges it and the ball goes in the air, De Kock takes an easy catch behind the stumps. Brendon McCullum walks out to bat, four singles from the over.
Over 7 - NZ 57/0 (Williamson 34, Guptill 22)
Duminy comes back into the attack, replacing Morne Morkel after an expensive over from him. Williamson starts the over with a couple of runs through sweeper cover. Then Guptill eases the ball through mid-on for a couple more runs. A single and Williamson slams another boundary to move on to 34 from just 18 balls.
Over 6 - NZ 47/0 (Williamson 27, Guptill 19)
Tsotsobe starts his third over, Guptill joins the action. Three fours from the over, Guptill hits the first one through mid-off, then pulls the next one through midwicket and ends the over with an edge through third man.
Over 5 - NZ 35/0 (Williamson 27, Guptill 7)
Big over for New Zealand, Williamson hits a four to start the over then takes a single. A couple more singles and then Morne is hit over cover for four more. Six, Williamson ends the over with a big six, making it 16 runs from the over.
Over 4 - NZ 19/0 (Williamson 12, Guptill 6)
Four, Williamson hits Tsotsobe through short fine leg for four. New Zealand keep moving without losing a wicket.
Over 3 - NZ 13/0 (Williamson 8, Guptill 5)
Steyn comes into the attack, SA replace Duminy after one over. Brilliant over from Steyn, just a single from it.
Over 2 - NZ 12/0 (Williamson 8, Guptill 4)
Tsotsobe comes into the attack, a couple of dots to start and then three singles from the next three balls. Williamson hits the last ball to third man, a slight fumble from Steyn makes it two runs to end the over.
- 24th Mar 2014
- New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
- S Ravi, A S Dar
- TV Umpire
- P R Reiffel
- Match Referee
- J Srinath
- Reserve Umpire
- R J Tucker
new zealand BATTING CARD
|M.J. Guptill||c de Kock b Morkel||22|
|K.S. Williamson||c de Villiers b Steyn||51|
|B.B. McCullum||s de Kock b Tahir||4|
|L.R.P.L. Taylor||run out (Steyn)||62|
|C. Munro||c Amla b Tahir||7|
|C.J. Anderson||c Miller b Steyn||7|
|L. Ronchi||c de Kock b Steyn||5|
|N.L. McCullum||c du Plessis b Steyn||4|
|Total||20.0 Overs||168 - 8|