New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2007/08 / Commentary

New Zealand in South Africa T20I Match

South Africa v New Zealand

South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

1.1

Steyn to McCullum, 1 run, it's full but wide and punched aerially just to de Villiers' right who swoops down on it and throws down the stumps. Or tries, but misses

1.2

Steyn to Vincent, 1 run, ooh well bowled, causing indecision from the batsman who nearly went for a cover drive before deciding to guide it down to third man

1.3

Steyn to McCullum, no run, a beautiful delivery from Steyn, reminiscent of his Test bowling and McCullum is beaten by bounce and pace outside off

1.4

Steyn to McCullum, no run, good grief. McCullum tries to hit this into Zimbabwe but completely misses, again beaten by pace but a touch of away swing too

1.5

Steyn to McCullum, 1 run, straighter this time and it's nudged to leg

1.6

Steyn to Vincent, no run, and another wild swing outside off to end a promising first over from Steyn

New Zealand 7/0   DW Steyn 1-0-3-0

3.1

Steyn to Vincent, 1 run, well bowled, Steyn. Full, on off stump and he can only push it rather meekly out to cover for a single

3.2

Steyn to How, FOUR, edged over the slips for four. Well, it was short and wide and he flung his bat at it, edging it just to Boucher's right and first slip can't get a fingertip on it either

3.3

Steyn to How, no run, nice comeback. Full, straight and defended

3.4

Steyn to How, no run, firmly defended to the bowler's right

3.5

Steyn to How, 1 run, oh well bowled, clever bowling - a slower ball on middle, though the batsman reads it and nudges it to leg

3.6

Steyn to Vincent, no run, swing and a miss again. Vincent's head was pointed towards the sky there, roughly where he was hoping the ball might go...but he completely missed it

New Zealand 28/1   DW Steyn 2-0-9-0

16.1

Steyn to Mills, 1 run, too quick for the right hander who nervously nudges it to leg

16.2

Steyn to Styris, OUT, oh, well caught Smith! Styris thumped this on the front foot, timing it very well but Smith, at mid-off, timed his leap to his left perfectly to clutch a fine catch above his head

SB Styris c Smith b Steyn 30 (39m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

16.3

Steyn to Gillespie, 1 run, ooh that was quick, rushing the right-hander back into his stumps and it's defended

16.4

Steyn to Mills, no run, well bowled - clever bowling by Steyn. From wider of the crease, angling into the right hander who tries to cut it but is beaten. Boucher takes to his left

16.5

Steyn to Mills, no run, nervously prodded back to the bowler

16.6

Steyn to Mills, no run, on off stump, it's firmly defended

New Zealand 99/7   DW Steyn 3-0-11-1

18.1

Steyn to Gillespie, 1 run, clumped on the front foot to mid-on

18.2

Steyn to Mills, no run, oh well bowled! Steyn's been fantastic tonight. A slower ball which completely foxes the batsman who tries to swing this into Zimbabwe, and is utterly beaten

18.3

Steyn to Mills, 2 runs, wide, guided to third man. The throw is good, for once, but the batsman are home...

18.4

Steyn to Mills, 2 runs, cluelessly nudged to leg. Another slower ball which confuses him rather a lot

18.5

Steyn to Mills, 1 run, he goes inside out, but Steyn "follows" him with a fast inswinger. The ball squirts out to third man

18.6

Steyn to Gillespie, no run, and again he steps outside leg to try and carve this over third man, but misses it completely

New Zealand 119/7   DW Steyn 4-0-17-1
Series Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg - Nov 23, 2007
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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Nov 23, 2007

Johan Botha salutes his winning boundary, South Africa v New Zealand, Twenty20 International, Johannesburg, November 23, 2007

Johan Botha salutes his winning boundary

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Nov 23, 2007

The New Zealanders congratulate Ross Taylor on his catch, South Africa v New Zealand, Twenty20 International, Johannesburg, November 23, 2007

The New Zealanders congratulate Ross Taylor on his catch

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