South Africa tour of New Zealand, 3rd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 3, 2012
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
3 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Tsotsobe to Guptill, OUT, is that you Jonty? Nope, it's du Plessis! Shades of the old man there at backward point, it was short and wide outside off and Guptill had to chase it, hit it hard and du Plessis had barely enough time to react, fling himself to his left and catch it mid-air, both hands behind the ball. Coaches, you might want to keep a clipping of this

MJ Guptill c du Plessis b Tsotsobe 7 (19m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

New Zealand 13/1   RJ Nicol 5* (16b)   LL Tsotsobe 2.5-2-4-1

Botha to Nicol, OUT, thin outside edge! Botha cuts back on the pace and gives it more air outside off, has Nicol poking at it outside off and de Villiers pouches the edge

RJ Nicol c †de Villiers b Botha 12 (56m 40b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

New Zealand 45/2   BB McCullum 25* (30b 3x4)   J Botha 0.5-0-4-1

de Lange to BB McCullum, OUT, the change of bowling does the trick! Soft dismissal in the end, it was pitched up, McCullum looked to be driving straight but instead he got a leading edge that lobbed to backward point

BB McCullum c du Plessis b de Lange 47 (72m 59b 6x4 0x6) SR: 79.66

New Zealand 74/3   KS Williamson 7* (16b 1x4)   M de Lange 3.2-1-11-1

Botha to Franklin, OUT, Williamson doesn't bother hanging around! Just when a partnership was building. Franklin pushes it towards short cover and risks a single to du Plessis who's had a super day in the field, he charges at the ball, dives and almost in one motion flings it to de Villiers who whips off the bails, magnificent athleticism by du Plessis

KS Williamson run out 22 (69m 43b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.16

New Zealand 105/4   JEC Franklin 14* (24b 1x4)   J Botha 4.5-0-16-1

Tsotsobe to de Grandhomme, OUT, a direct hit thwarts a budding partnership! de Grandhomme pushes it towards mid-off and he challenges Albie who takes aim at the bowler's end, the batsman's dive wasn't good enough, the third umpire takes a look but it was quite straightforward, Albie hit the stumps from a side angle

C de Grandhomme run out 36 (44m 36b 1x4 3x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 160/5   JEC Franklin 29* (42b 2x4)   LL Tsotsobe 8.4-2-35-1

de Lange to Franklin, OUT, soft dismissal for Franklin, de Lange comes round the wicket and pitches it up, Franklin tries to clear the infield but ends up spooning it to Amla at short cover who takes it easily

JEC Franklin c Amla b de Lange 36 (92m 52b 3x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

New Zealand 169/6   NL McCullum 2* (7b)   M de Lange 6.3-1-24-2

de Lange to Ellis, OUT, pace, pace and pace! Too good for Ellis, de Lange bangs it in short and forces Ellis to play at it, tries to fend it off but ends up lobbing it off the top end of the bat to first slip. Amla seems to be everywhere!

AM Ellis c Amla b de Lange 2 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 171/7   NL McCullum 2* (7b)   M de Lange 6.5-1-26-3

de Lange to NL McCullum, OUT, how many Amlas are there on the field? Body double or not, he has taken another catch, Nathan McCullum chips it in the air straight to short midwicket, de Lange has four on debut!

NL McCullum c Amla b de Lange 10 (24m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.92

New Zealand 189/8   KD Mills 5* (6b)   M de Lange 7.5-1-38-4

Peterson to Mills, OUT, LBW appeal is referred, Peterson bowls it a touch flat, Mills was forward to defend and the ball hits him low on the pads quite adjacent to the leg stump, no evidence of an inside edge, Illingworth gave him out and the third umpire agrees

KD Mills lbw b Peterson 5 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

New Zealand 195/9   MD Bates 4* (1b 1x4)   RJ Peterson 8.3-0-29-1

Peterson to Bates, OUT, no five-for for the debutant de Lange! Peterson bowls this one which goes through with the arm and hits him flush on the front pad adjacent to the stumps

MD Bates lbw b Peterson 13 (12m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 130.00

New Zealand 206/10   AJ McKay 2* (6b)   RJ Peterson 10-1-36-2





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