Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
62(43) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 5 6 2 2
TC Bruce
33(27) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 4 0 5 2 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O3.5
M0
R24
W5
Eco6.26
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TA Boult
O4.0
M0
R8
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

10.00pm South Africa could not have asked for a more clinical performance to start a tough tour. They've completely outplayed, outclassed, outpaced and outmatched New Zealand in all departments to take the T20 by 78 runs. Their batsmen put up enough, and the bowlers came out right on target. From the outset, NZ were behind the game and the asking rate. Losing wickets doesn't help either. Tahir finished with 5 for 24, but it was Morris who set the tone with a sensational new-ball spell.

Imran Tahir is the Man of the Match: "It's a very special feeling every wickets I take for South Africa, like to celebrate. Stay with my plans, it's a small ground, less margin for spinners."

Kane Williamson: "They played well in all departments. Frustrating from our perspective, we didn't fire a shot. On this ground, you don't know what a good score is. Rotating strike is hard on drop-in surfaces. Lacked in partnerships."

Faf du Plessis: "Anything can happen in a one-off T20. I thought we played really well. It's nice coming back here. The last 6-7 months has been outstanding for us as a team."

14.5
W
Imran Tahir to Southee, OUT, that's it. Tahir wraps up a dominant win for South Africa with a T20 five-for. A googly on middle and leg, the ball goes through Southee's mow across the line and hits the stumps again. Tahir can't be stopped.
14.4
1
Imran Tahir to Boult, 1 run, whipped away to long-on

Last man Boult.

14.3
W
Imran Tahir to Wheeler, OUT, another wicket. Another long sprint of glee. The quick topspinner on leg, goes through Wheeler's defense and cleans up middle and leg stump
14.2
0
Imran Tahir to Wheeler, no run, full and wide outside off, slowed up, hammered back to Tahir who does well in his follow-through
14.1
4
Imran Tahir to Wheeler, FOUR runs, beats Wheeler in flight. The flat quick one on leg, Wheeler gets a thick inside edge which races away to the fine leg fence

Strange as it may seem, NZ not entirely out of it just yet

END OF OVER:
14 | 20 Runs | NZ: 102/8

  • TG Southee20 (5b)
  • BM Wheeler2 (3b)
  • WD Parnell3-0-40-0
  • Imran Tahir3-0-19-3
13.6
6
Parnell to Southee, SIX runs, top-edged for six more. Back of a length outside off, Southee doesn't get on top of his pull but gets what he wanted. Straight over the keeper for six. 20 off the over.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
62(43) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 5 6 2 2
TC Bruce
33(27) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 4 0 5 2 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O3.5
M0
R24
W5
Eco6.26
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TA Boult
O4.0
M0
R8
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Tahir gets 50

31

Number of matches Imran Tahir has taken to get 50 T20I wickets; he is the second quickest bowler to the landmark after Ajantha Mendis who took 26 T20Is.