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

New Zealand in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v New Zealand

South Africa won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

3.4

Ntini to Vincent, OUT, 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

L Vincent b Ntini 6 (17m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 46.15

New Zealand 12/1   BB McCullum 4* (9b)   M Ntini 1.4-0-11-1

22.4

Botha to McCullum, OUT, 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

BB McCullum b Botha 40 (95m 67b 4x4 0x6) SR: 59.70

New Zealand 84/2   JM How 31* (56b 5x4)   J Botha 1.4-0-6-1

37.1

Nel to Styris, OUT, 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

SB Styris c Botha b Nel 40 (58m 45b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

New Zealand 159/3   JM How 66* (98b 9x4)   A Nel 7.1-0-31-1

43.2

Morkel to Taylor, OUT, 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

LRPL Taylor c Nel b Morkel 20 (24m 22b 1x4 1x6) SR: 90.90

New Zealand 195/4   JM How 80* (113b 10x4)   JA Morkel 8.2-0-45-1

47.3

Nel to How, OUT, 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

JM How b Nel 90 (181m 124b 11x4 0x6) SR: 72.58

New Zealand 223/5   MS Sinclair 18* (14b 2x4)   A Nel 8.3-0-36-2

47.4

Nel to Hopkins, OUT, 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

GJ Hopkins b Nel 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 223/6   MS Sinclair 18* (14b 2x4)   A Nel 8.4-0-36-3
Series Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Dec 2, 2007
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Nov 30, 2007
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Durban - Nov 25, 2007
South Africa won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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Photos

Nov 25, 2007

Andre Nel and Mark Boucher celebrate after dismissing Gareth Hopkins, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Durban, November 25, 2007

Andre Nel and Mark Boucher celebrate after dismissing Gareth Hopkins

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Nov 25, 2007

Scott Styris tries to launch Shaun Pollock over the infield, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Durban, November 25, 2007

Scott Styris tries to launch Shaun Pollock over the infield

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