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)

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


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


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


M Morkel to Nicol, no run


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


M Morkel to Guptill, no run, defends from the crease into the pitch

New Zealand 24/0   M Morkel 1-0-11-0

M Morkel to Guptill, 1 run, drives off the front foot to long-off


M Morkel to BB McCullum, no run, charges down the track and has a massive mow at a ball outside off without making contact


M Morkel to BB McCullum, 1 run, clips a short ball on the pads down to fine leg


M Morkel to Guptill, no run, punches a good length ball outside off straight to cover


M Morkel to Guptill, FOUR, superbly played, that was just a chip pull, it was on middle and Guptill just jabbed it away in short-arm fashion without much power but the timing was in sync as it headed over the midwicket rope


M Morkel to Guptill, no run

New Zealand 79/1   M Morkel 2-0-17-0

M Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, Kane opens up to a full ball on off and smears it away to deep midwicket


M Morkel to BB McCullum, no run, excellent change-up there from Morne at only 127kph, slower ball outside off sees McCullum through on the pull shot well before it gets to him


M Morkel to BB McCullum, no run, another slower ball on middle and leg and McCullum misses the pull and it hits him on the glove


M Morkel to BB McCullum, SIX, comes down and picks Morne up and deposits a full ball on leg over the picket fence at long-on


M Morkel to BB McCullum, 1 run, smokes a pull off the back foot out to deep midwicket


M Morkel to Williamson, no run, slower ball outside off and Kane bottom-edges the pull back to the bowler

New Zealand 108/2   M Morkel 3-0-25-0

M Morkel to Williamson, SIX, fantastic stroke from Kane, gets down on one knee and slog sweeps a full ball on off with nonchalance into the stands at square leg


M Morkel to Williamson, FOUR, Kane goes all Vettori on Morne, walks miles outside off stump and flicks a full ball following him through fine leg with pinpoint placement


M Morkel to Williamson, 2 runs, half-volley outside off is driven firmly to the left of cover who partially stops it, but that can't stop the batsmen from sneaking a second


M Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, full toss outside off is smacked to the right of mid-off who slides and parries it towards long-on running in as the scoring is limited to a single


M Morkel to Franklin, OUT, well that was all a bit understated, a full ball outside off which Franklin tries to jam through third man, ball hits bat as bat is hitting ground and the edge goes through to AB, they appeal and the umpire takes a while to send Franklin on his way as the players just stand around momentarily

JEC Franklin c †de Villiers b M Morkel 28 (14m 10b 0x4 4x6) SR: 280.00


M Morkel to de Grandhomme, no run, de Grandhomme has a big heave at his first ball outside off and misses, he is known for smacking them from ball one in domestic cricket for Auckland, can he show some of that form on this stage?

New Zealand 159/4   M Morkel 4-0-38-1





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