South Africa tour of New Zealand, 3rd T20I: New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Feb 22, 2012
South Africa won by 3 runs
22 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
  South Africa innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RE Levi c Nicol b Franklin 11 9 7 1 1 157.14
2.2 Levi is gone! Tried to repeat the shot but the ball was fractionally closer to middle and he didn't get as much bat on it, Nicol running round from midwicket races around towards deep backward square and takes an outstanding catch low while sliding 20/1
View dismissal HM Amla c †BB McCullum b Bracewell 33 32 22 4 1 150.00
7.1 and strikes first ball! Amla just lamely pushes at one outside off which nips away a touch and Baz does the rest to give a jubilant Bracewell a superb start to his spell 59/3
View dismissal JA Morkel c Nicol b Southee 10 11 9 0 1 111.11
4.5 Nicol takes his second catch to give fellow King's College attendee Southee his first wicket, Albie tried to smear a full ball outside off across the line and mistimed it badly as Nicol ran in from long-on to take it three-quarters of the way to the fence 39/2
View dismissal AB de Villiers*† b Nicol 29 40 23 2 1 126.08
14.1 and clean bowled! AB was in real pain, remains to be seen whether he can keep wickets and skipper the side later on, moved across and tried to slog sweep a ball on leg over the backward square fence, missed and the death rattle began 129/5
View dismissal JP Duminy run out (Nicol) 38 23 20 2 2 190.00
12.6 Nicol to de Villiers, horrible way for Duminy to depart, AB absolutely creamed a full ball on middle back down the pitch after advancing, Nicol somehow collects and sees Duminy well out backing up too far, Nicol then turns around and whips the bails off with Duminy not even bothering to try and dive back in, to add to the dismissal AB looks to have done some damage to himself 121/4
View dismissal JL Ontong lbw b Nicol 6 7 5 1 0 120.00
14.3 oh goodness me! First things first, Ontong went for a big swing to a ball spinning in from outsude off, hit him on the thigh on leg and he was given out lbw, in the meantime he has a Mark Richardson moment and the bat flies out of his hand like a discus down to fine leg! 130/6
View dismissal J Botha c Guptill b Southee 2 12 7 0 0 28.57
16.5 that is a stunner! It's Martin Guptill making amends for his rare drop earlier on, it was outside off and Botha butchered a cover drive high above the fielder, who dived and plucked it with his left hand at rapid speed before hanging on 137/7
WD Parnell not out 22 24 17 2 1 129.41
RJ Peterson not out 11 13 10 1 0 110.00
Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs; 89 mins) 165 (8.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RM Hira 2 0 20 0 10.00 4 2 1 (1w)
  MD Bates 3 0 29 0 9.66 6 4 1
View wicket JEC Franklin 2 0 23 1 11.50 2 1 2
2.2 to Levi, Levi is gone! Tried to repeat the shot but the ball was fractionally closer to middle and he didn't get as much bat on it, Nicol running round from midwicket races around towards deep backward square and takes an outstanding catch low while sliding 20/1
View wickets TG Southee 4 0 22 2 5.50 12 1 1
4.5 to JA Morkel, Nicol takes his second catch to give fellow King's College attendee Southee his first wicket, Albie tried to smear a full ball outside off across the line and mistimed it badly as Nicol ran in from long-on to take it three-quarters of the way to the fence 39/2
16.5 to Botha, that is a stunner! It's Martin Guptill making amends for his rare drop earlier on, it was outside off and Botha butchered a cover drive high above the fielder, who dived and plucked it with his left hand at rapid speed before hanging on 137/7
View wicket DAJ Bracewell 4 0 28 1 7.00 10 2 1 (1w)
7.1 to Amla, and strikes first ball! Amla just lamely pushes at one outside off which nips away a touch and Baz does the rest to give a jubilant Bracewell a superb start to his spell 59/3
  NL McCullum 2 0 22 0 11.00 1 2 0
View wickets RJ Nicol 3 0 20 2 6.66 6 1 1
14.1 to de Villiers, and clean bowled! AB was in real pain, remains to be seen whether he can keep wickets and skipper the side later on, moved across and tried to slog sweep a ball on leg over the backward square fence, missed and the death rattle began 129/5
14.3 to Ontong, oh goodness me! First things first, Ontong went for a big swing to a ball spinning in from outsude off, hit him on the thigh on leg and he was given out lbw, in the meantime he has a Mark Richardson moment and the bat flies out of his hand like a discus down to fine leg! 130/6
  New Zealand innings (target: 166 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RJ Nicol c Levi b M Morkel 33 21 19 5 1 173.68
5.6 this is short on off and gets big on Nicol as he tries to pull, gets a top edge down to Levi at fine leg who struggles to see it in the floodlights and has to dive forward to take an important catch 65/1
View dismissal MJ Guptill c Amla b Botha 26 25 19 3 1 136.84
6.6 massive wicket for South Africa as Guptill holes out to Amla at long-off, it was turning into Guptill from off and he sliced the drive in the air flat without much power to Amla who held the catch well as he tumbled over 73/2
View dismissal JD Ryder c M Morkel b Botha 52 56 42 5 2 123.80
18.5 and that was a poor shot by Ryder, he walked across the stumps and tried to lap it over his shoulder but ended up scooping it to Morne on the edge of the circle, can South Africa pull off the unthinkable? 158/5
View dismissal BB McCullum*† c †de Villiers b Peterson 18 20 19 1 1 94.73
11.6 just as I say that and make a fool of myself, Brendon McCullum goes for a big swing at a short ball on off and it goes through to AB who juggles before claiming the catch, the finger goes up and McCullum doesn't seem to think he hit that but he has to go 112/3
View dismissal KS Williamson c JA Morkel b M Morkel 6 13 9 0 0 66.66
15.2 and all of a sudden Kane completely misjudges the short ball on middle, it got way too big on him and he skied it high up to midwicket in close, Albie Morkel, who held on to give his brother the wicket 142/4
JEC Franklin not out 9 27 8 0 0 112.50
View dismissal NL McCullum c †de Villiers b de Lange 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
19.3 now they are in full-blown panic mode, moved across way outside off and tried to paddle pull, got a glove on it and it skied up to AB behind the stumps, are the home team going to do what their opposition is usually accused of doing? 160/6
View dismissal DAJ Bracewell c Amla b de Lange 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
19.5 South Africa should win this now as Bracewell goes for an almighty slog to leg as the ball is full on off, skied high in the air and settles in the hands of Amla at point and he ends up diving forward to take it 160/7
TG Southee not out 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 5, w 12, nb 1) 18
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs; 89 mins) 162 (8.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket RJ Peterson 4 0 34 1 8.50 6 2 2
11.6 to BB McCullum, just as I say that and make a fool of myself, Brendon McCullum goes for a big swing at a short ball on off and it goes through to AB who juggles before claiming the catch, the finger goes up and McCullum doesn't seem to think he hit that but he has to go 112/3
View wickets M de Lange 4 0 36 2 9.00 12 6 0 (1nb, 2w)
19.3 to NL McCullum, now they are in full-blown panic mode, moved across way outside off and tried to paddle pull, got a glove on it and it skied up to AB behind the stumps, are the home team going to do what their opposition is usually accused of doing? 160/6
19.5 to Bracewell, South Africa should win this now as Bracewell goes for an almighty slog to leg as the ball is full on off, skied high in the air and settles in the hands of Amla at point and he ends up diving forward to take it 160/7
  JA Morkel 1 0 13 0 13.00 2 1 1 (1w)
View wickets M Morkel 4 0 31 2 7.75 10 3 1 (2w)
5.6 to Nicol, this is short on off and gets big on Nicol as he tries to pull, gets a top edge down to Levi at fine leg who struggles to see it in the floodlights and has to dive forward to take an important catch 65/1
15.2 to Williamson, and all of a sudden Kane completely misjudges the short ball on middle, it got way too big on him and he skied it high up to midwicket in close, Albie Morkel, who held on to give his brother the wicket 142/4
View wickets J Botha 4 0 20 2 5.00 13 1 0 (2w)
6.6 to Guptill, massive wicket for South Africa as Guptill holes out to Amla at long-off, it was turning into Guptill from off and he sliced the drive in the air flat without much power to Amla who held the catch well as he tumbled over 73/2
18.5 to Ryder, and that was a poor shot by Ryder, he walked across the stumps and tried to lap it over his shoulder but ended up scooping it to Morne on the edge of the circle, can South Africa pull off the unthinkable? 158/5
  WD Parnell 1 0 14 0 14.00 0 1 1
  JP Duminy 2 0 9 0 4.50 4 0 0

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to field
Series - South Africa won the 3-match series 2-1
Player of the match - J Botha (South Africa)
Umpires - GAV Baxter and CB Gaffaney
TV umpire - BG Frost
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - DJ Walker

Match Notes


    • South Africa innings
    • Wet Ground: South Africa - 0/0
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 2 wickets)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 0
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 1
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (AB de Villiers 13, JP Duminy 37, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 3
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 165/7 in 20.0 overs (WD Parnell 22, RJ Peterson 11)
    • New Zealand innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 65 runs, 1 wicket)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 4.4 overs (28 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (RJ Nicol 25, MJ Guptill 19, Ex 6)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 13
    • Rain: New Zealand - 131/3 in 14.0 overs (JD Ryder 37, KS Williamson 4)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 16
    • JD Ryder: 50 off 37 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
 
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