New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

New Zealand in South Africa T20I Match

South Africa v New Zealand

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

2.2

Pollock to McCullum, OUT, shot! But caught! He absolutely nailed that on the front foot; a crunching, satisfying crack of the bat, but the ball found cover who didn't need to move a muscle, taking an easy catch in front of his nose

BB McCullum c Duminy b Pollock 9 (9m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

New Zealand 14/1   L Vincent 4* (6b)   SM Pollock 1.2-0-11-1

4.6

Pollock to How, OUT, gone this time. Poor shot; he tried to smack this over long-on but got a leading edge to mid-off who swallowed a simple skier

JM How c Duminy b Pollock 14 (11m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 127.27

New Zealand 34/2   L Vincent 10* (11b 1x4)   SM Pollock 3-0-25-2

6.4

Morkel to Taylor, OUT, fine bowling from Morkel! That's the length on this pitch; it's got plenty of bounce and the taller bowlers are extracting it. It rises on Taylor who fends it straight to first slip

LRPL Taylor c Kallis b Morkel 7 (9m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

New Zealand 45/3   L Vincent 11* (13b 1x4)   JA Morkel 0.4-0-6-1

9.6

Botha to Vincent, OUT, got him! A reverse sweep from Vincent to a straight, full ball which raps him on the toe and that's bang in front of middle. What an awful, hopeless shot that was

L Vincent lbw b Botha 15 (41m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

New Zealand 66/4   SB Styris 15* (13b 2x4)   J Botha 1-0-2-1

12.3

Morkel to Hopkins, OUT, oh dear. A meaningless shot to a poor, wide delivery outside off. He just patted it to point who scooped it up at ankle height to take an easy catch. A clueless stroke, really; rather like a coach might angle his bat to give the slips catching practice

GJ Hopkins c de Villiers b Morkel 6 (11m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

New Zealand 78/5   SB Styris 20* (18b 2x4)   JA Morkel 3.3-0-26-2

14.3

Pollock to Vettori, OUT, short, he tries to pull it but gets a top edge to Morkel at mid-on who back-peddles nicely to take a tumbling catch. New Zealand are finished

DL Vettori c Morkel b Pollock 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

New Zealand 84/6   SB Styris 24* (23b 2x4)   SM Pollock 3.3-0-26-3

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

New Zealand 98/7   KD Mills 8* (7b)   DW Steyn 2.2-0-10-1
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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