New Zealand tour of South Africa, 1st ODI: South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Nov 25, 2007
South Africa won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
25 November 2007 (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal L Vincent b Ntini 6 17 13 0 1 46.15
3.4 and what a reply it is, though that was a silly shot, honestly! Ntini pitches full on the stumps and Vincent goes for some sort of drive across the line, from deep in his crease and with minimal footwork, missing by a country mile and losing his leg stump, first blood for South Africa 12/1
View dismissal BB McCullum b Botha 40 95 67 4 0 59.70
22.4 bowled 'em! McCullum gives him the charge, shuffling across the line and missing a full and flat yorker on the stumps, and Botha erupts in celebration 84/2
View dismissal JM How b Nel 90 181 124 11 0 72.58
47.3 castled! Nel pitches immaculately and gets it to swing in, How goes for his preferred clip across the line, only to inside-edge onto middle stump on 90! A good innings come to a close 223/5
View dismissal SB Styris c Botha b Nel 40 58 45 1 0 88.88
37.1 gone! Nel steams in, pitches short of a length, the slower ball, Styris has a big heave as he attempts to go over midwicket, just mistiming it up in the air for midwicket to settle under a steepler and judge it to perfection 159/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c Nel b Morkel 20 24 22 1 1 90.90
43.2 simple catch! Taylor advances to a short delivery and swings out to Nel, well positioned out at deep midwicket, who holds it with utmost ease 195/4
MS Sinclair not out 32 35 23 3 1 139.13
View dismissal GJ Hopkins b Nel 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
47.4 bowled 'em first ball! Nel pitches full and nips it back off the seam, Hopkins is beaten for movement as he plays a nothing push from the crease and leg stump goes cartwheeling! Look at Nel go! Thats two in two balls 223/6
KD Mills not out 9 13 6 0 0 150.00
Extras (lb 5, w 5, nb 1) 11
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 215 mins) 248 (4.96 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SM Pollock 10 4 21 0 2.10 45 1 0
View wicket M Ntini 9 0 62 1 6.88 32 7 2 (1nb, 1w)
3.4 to Vincent, and what a reply it is, though that was a silly shot, honestly! Ntini pitches full on the stumps and Vincent goes for some sort of drive across the line, from deep in his crease and with minimal footwork, missing by a country mile and losing his leg stump, first blood for South Africa 12/1
View wickets A Nel 10 0 46 3 4.60 33 3 0 (3w)
37.1 to Styris, gone! Nel steams in, pitches short of a length, the slower ball, Styris has a big heave as he attempts to go over midwicket, just mistiming it up in the air for midwicket to settle under a steepler and judge it to perfection 159/3
47.3 to How, castled! Nel pitches immaculately and gets it to swing in, How goes for his preferred clip across the line, only to inside-edge onto middle stump on 90! A good innings come to a close 223/5
47.4 to Hopkins, bowled 'em first ball! Nel pitches full and nips it back off the seam, Hopkins is beaten for movement as he plays a nothing push from the crease and leg stump goes cartwheeling! Look at Nel go! Thats two in two balls 223/6
View wicket JA Morkel 10 0 54 1 5.40 29 6 0 (1w)
43.2 to Taylor, simple catch! Taylor advances to a short delivery and swings out to Nel, well positioned out at deep midwicket, who holds it with utmost ease 195/4
View wicket J Botha 9 0 44 1 4.88 22 2 1
22.4 to McCullum, bowled 'em! McCullum gives him the charge, shuffling across the line and missing a full and flat yorker on the stumps, and Botha erupts in celebration 84/2
  JP Duminy 2 0 16 0 8.00 1 1 0
  South Africa innings (target: 249 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MN van Wyk b Mills 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
0.4 good grief, he's bowled him! MIlls pitches full and the ball holds its line, nipping through van Wyk's loose defense, easy as pie, just sneaking back and knocking back off stump! Mills strikes in just the first over as the replacement opener makes no impact today 0/1
View dismissal GC Smith* c Martin b Styris 44 117 64 4 0 68.75
25.3 0h, well caught Martin! Smith gets a rank long hop and pulls over midwicket, rather poorly as he struggled to time the shot, and the fielder on the ropes gets low to his left and cups a good catch, sliding to his knees an inch inside the boundary. Its awfully close, even as Martin smiles and runs in. The catch is referred to the third umpire, and after a long time the decision is that his back leg did not brush the boundary demarcation. Now that was a tough, tough call to make. It looked very close. So Smith has to go for 44. Boy, he's fuming at himself. Out to a long hop. 100/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c Taylor b Mills 1 20 15 0 0 6.66
4.6 edged and caught at first slip! Mills continues his magic, hitting the deck at an uncomfortable height, squaring up Kallis who fends at it and loops up a simple catch to Taylor 9/2
View dismissal AB de Villiers c & b Vettori 87 148 103 9 0 84.46
38.2 smart catch! Vettori teases him with the length, inviting him into a drive, de Villiers uses his feet and hits it hard back over Vettori's head, but he nonchalantly sticks his right hand up and intercepts it excellently. Good reflexes to end a fine innings from de Villiers 172/4
View dismissal JP Duminy c sub (JS Patel) b Martin 46 85 59 3 1 77.96
45.1 yes he can! Martin pitches very short, Duminy goes for a hurried pull, the ball gaining on him and catching the splice of the bat, spooning out to midwicket where Patel, the sub, takes a simple enough catch 211/5
MV Boucher not out 35 64 37 3 0 94.59
View dismissal SM Pollock c Taylor b Mills 6 7 5 1 0 120.00
46.2 caught! Pollock biffs Mills back over his head, making room, but doesn't get enough on it as Taylor runs across and pouches it at long-off! Mills must be a relieved man, given how tense that ODI got during South Africa's last tour of New Zealand. He gets a third wicket 220/6
View dismissal JA Morkel c †McCullum b Mills 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
46.5 spectacular catch! Morkel flashes at a short delivery, cramped for room, and gets a thick outside edge that flies low and hard to McCullum's left, but he times his dive to perfection and snaps it up, one-handed, an inch off the ground! He's cock-a-hoop after that, and why not? 222/7
View dismissal J Botha c Vincent b Mills 6 12 6 0 0 100.00
48.5 he gets another! Good length outside off stump, Botha fetches it and mistimes the slog out to Vincent at long-on, who punches the air on completion of that catch 238/8
A Nel not out 10 8 5 2 0 200.00
Extras (lb 4, w 10) 14
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 237 mins) 249 (4.98 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KD Mills 10 2 25 5 2.50 45 2 0 (2w)
0.4 to van Wyk, good grief, he's bowled him! MIlls pitches full and the ball holds its line, nipping through van Wyk's loose defense, easy as pie, just sneaking back and knocking back off stump! Mills strikes in just the first over as the replacement opener makes no impact today 0/1
4.6 to Kallis, edged and caught at first slip! Mills continues his magic, hitting the deck at an uncomfortable height, squaring up Kallis who fends at it and loops up a simple catch to Taylor 9/2
46.2 to Pollock, caught! Pollock biffs Mills back over his head, making room, but doesn't get enough on it as Taylor runs across and pouches it at long-off! Mills must be a relieved man, given how tense that ODI got during South Africa's last tour of New Zealand. He gets a third wicket 220/6
46.5 to Morkel, spectacular catch! Morkel flashes at a short delivery, cramped for room, and gets a thick outside edge that flies low and hard to McCullum's left, but he times his dive to perfection and snaps it up, one-handed, an inch off the ground! He's cock-a-hoop after that, and why not? 222/7
48.5 to Botha, he gets another! Good length outside off stump, Botha fetches it and mistimes the slog out to Vincent at long-on, who punches the air on completion of that catch 238/8
  MR Gillespie 10 3 50 0 5.00 36 6 0 (2w)
View wicket CS Martin 10 0 65 1 6.50 24 8 0 (2w)
45.1 to Duminy, yes he can! Martin pitches very short, Duminy goes for a hurried pull, the ball gaining on him and catching the splice of the bat, spooning out to midwicket where Patel, the sub, takes a simple enough catch 211/5
View wicket DL Vettori 10 0 47 1 4.70 25 2 0 (3w)
38.2 to de Villiers, smart catch! Vettori teases him with the length, inviting him into a drive, de Villiers uses his feet and hits it hard back over Vettori's head, but he nonchalantly sticks his right hand up and intercepts it excellently. Good reflexes to end a fine innings from de Villiers 172/4
View wicket SB Styris 10 0 58 1 5.80 27 4 1 (1w)
25.3 to Smith, 0h, well caught Martin! Smith gets a rank long hop and pulls over midwicket, rather poorly as he struggled to time the shot, and the fielder on the ropes gets low to his left and cups a good catch, sliding to his knees an inch inside the boundary. Its awfully close, even as Martin smiles and runs in. The catch is referred to the third umpire, and after a long time the decision is that his back leg did not brush the boundary demarcation. Now that was a tough, tough call to make. It looked very close. So Smith has to go for 44. Boy, he's fuming at himself. Out to a long hop. 100/3

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Series - South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Player of the match - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and BG Jerling
TV umpire - M Erasmus
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - IL Howell

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 15.6 overs (99 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 53/1 in 17.0 overs (BB McCullum 32, JM How 8)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (BB McCullum 29, JM How 16, Ex 5)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (166 balls), Extras 7
    • JM How: 50 off 81 balls (8 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (JM How 24, SB Styris 26, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 147/2 in 35.0 overs (JM How 61, SB Styris 33)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 35.4 overs (217 balls), Extras 7
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 44.4 overs (272 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 248/6 in 50.0 overs (MS Sinclair 32, KD Mills 9)
    • South Africa innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: South Africa - 48/2 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 15, AB de Villiers 29)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 16.2 overs (100 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (GC Smith 13, AB de Villiers 35, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 25.1 overs (155 balls), Extras 5
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 70 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 134/3 in 32.0 overs (AB de Villiers 70, JP Duminy 12)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 35.2 overs (218 balls), Extras 8
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (AB de Villiers 29, JP Duminy 18, Ex 3)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 43.5 overs (271 balls), Extras 12
    • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
 
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