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)

Franklin to Levi, OUT, 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

RE Levi c Nicol b Franklin 11 (9m 7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 157.14

South Africa 20/1   HM Amla 9* (7b 2x4)   JEC Franklin 0.2-0-6-1

Southee to JA Morkel, OUT, 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

JA Morkel c Nicol b Southee 10 (11m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

South Africa 39/2   HM Amla 18* (13b 3x4)   TG Southee 0.5-0-2-1

Bracewell to Amla, OUT, 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

HM Amla c †BB McCullum b Bracewell 33 (32m 22b 4x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

South Africa 59/3   AB de Villiers 4* (5b)   DAJ Bracewell 0.1-0-0-1

Nicol to de Villiers, OUT, 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

JP Duminy run out 38 (23m 20b 2x4 2x6) SR: 190.00

South Africa 121/4   AB de Villiers 28* (20b 2x4 1x6)   RJ Nicol 1-0-12-0

Nicol to de Villiers, OUT, 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

AB de Villiers b Nicol 29 (40m 23b 2x4 1x6) SR: 126.08

South Africa 129/5   JL Ontong 6* (4b 1x4)   RJ Nicol 1.1-0-12-1

Nicol to Ontong, OUT, 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!

JL Ontong lbw b Nicol 6 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

South Africa 130/6   J Botha 1* (1b)   RJ Nicol 1.3-0-13-2

Southee to Botha, OUT, 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

J Botha c Guptill b Southee 2 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

South Africa 137/7   WD Parnell 6* (8b 1x4)   TG Southee 2.5-0-8-2





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