South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2nd T20I: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Feb 19, 2012
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
19 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Botha to Nicol, no run, Nicol gets forward and defends the first ball turning in from outside off into the covers

0.2

Botha to Nicol, no run, fired into leg and flicked straight to short midwicket

0.3

Botha to Nicol, no run, short on off and goes back and clips and finds conventional midwicket this time

0.4

Botha to Nicol, FOUR, comes down the track and lofts away through wide mid-on and to the fence to get underway

0.5

Botha to Nicol, 1 leg bye

New Zealand 5/0   RJ Nicol 4* (5b 1x4)
1.3

Tsotsobe to Nicol, FOUR, charges down the track to a full and wide ball outside off and flatbats this over the head of a leaping mid-off with superb timing

1.4

Tsotsobe to Nicol, no run, outside off stump again and slightly short, chooses to shoulder arms

1.5

Tsotsobe to Nicol, 1 run, that one just reared up at Nicol, it was short on middle and zipped back in viciously and high up, Nicol ended up gloving it through third man, fortunately evading the slip in place

New Zealand 12/0   RJ Nicol 9* (8b 2x4)
2.1

M Morkel to Nicol, SIX, and gets slammed out of the ground first ball! This was absolutely crunched, short on off and he came down and pulled with reckless disregard for the safety of the crowd and sent it sailing high and long over cow corner

2.2

M Morkel to Nicol, no run, this is fuller but slides down leg past the attempted pull, not called wide, might have flicked the pad

2.3

M Morkel to Nicol, FOUR, poor ball as Morne strays on the pads, flicked away past fine leg who is up in the circle

2.4

M Morkel to Nicol, no run

2.5

M Morkel to Nicol, 1 run, waits in the crease and blocks to off and sets off, Duminy's throw was off target byt very little with Nicol struggling

New Zealand 24/0   RJ Nicol 20* (13b 3x4 1x6)
3.1

Tsotsobe to Nicol, 1 run

3.6

Tsotsobe to Nicol, 1 run, gets forward and sneaks a single after tapping and running to off

New Zealand 35/0   RJ Nicol 22* (15b 3x4 1x6)
4.1

de Lange to Nicol, 1 run, short on off and clipped away into the leg side

4.3

de Lange to Nicol, OUT, brilliant work there by the South African skipper, he missed the pull, hit the pad and rolled behind the stumps, Guptill races through but Nicol is slow to respond and de Villiers fires a brilliant throw which hits the stumps bullseye at the bowler's end to catch Nicol well short even with a desperate dive

RJ Nicol run out 23 (18m 17b 3x4 1x6) SR: 135.29

New Zealand 37/1   RJ Nicol 23 (17b 3x4 1x6)
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