Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.3 gone! A sustained spell of top-class fast bowling has paid off. Guptill walks down the leg side, exposes all his stumps, and yorks himself. He's the played inside the line to yet another one and this time it means the stumps are shattered. He looked out of sorts today 17/1
    11.3 good length, angled in at off stump, goes across the line to whip it through midwicket, gets struck right in front and there's no overturning that 42/3
    10.6 That should be out...he's walking back, is Williamson. Good length at middle stump, goes back and pushes it to AB's right at midwicket. He dives, and releases the ball quickly after slight hesitation from the batsmen. Williamson slides his bat, it gets stuck in the ground and de Kock catches the throw low to his left and whips the bails off. He would've been short anyway. There wasn't a run there, but Brownlie had seen his partner take off and didn't say no 42/2
    15.6 oh dear. Awful shot. Just awful from a senior batsman at 51 for 3. Good length, angled in at off stump and Phehlukwayo has suckered another one in to playing across the line and look for the midwicket boundary. This should be crashing into off-and-middle at a reasonable height. 51/4
    19.2 short ball, did not get up as much as the batsman expected it to. Ronchi wants to arch back and let it go but because the bounce is low, he inadvertently gets a glove to it and it carries to the wicketkeeper. Should have dropped the wrists there. Not unplayable bounce but not the best way to deal with it 72/5
    22.3 Review for catch taken by South Africa. That has gone off the top edge to the helmet and to the fielder. It was a short ball and Neesham was looking to pull it. But the ball gets big on him and goes off the top edge, hits him on the helmet and goes to the fielder at point. On-field call reversed 87/6
    34.6 oh South Africa. That's four consecutive balls of world class fielding. Although it was pretty poor running and match awareness from Santner. Good length outside off, opens the face and thinks he's got it past Duminy at point. He's not even looking as he takes off for the run to suddenly see his partner send him back. By the time he's looked around to see what's happened, Duminy has got up from his dive and broken the stumps off a direct hit 132/7
    41.1 back of a length outside off, walks across and tries to slog this over midwicket, beaten and it goes through to the keeper....who has appealed and asked for a review as the umpire shook his head. And it looks like a good review. Snicko and hotspot indicate there was a tiny feather at the bottom of the bat 149/10
    36.3 flighted at a good length outside off, opens up his stance. It's spinning away from him all the time, he's not to the pitch but goes across with the slog sweep anyway. Gets a top edge, it flies high, no one wants to deny Tahir the opportunity to take this catch and he does so comfortably, a couple of yards to the left of where his run-up starts 140/8
    38.2 slider slightly outside off stump, good length. Goes on the back foot and tries to punch it into the leg side, catches it on the pad. He's right back in the crease and is caught on the pad. Umpire raises the finger....and they haven't reviewed. It looked like he was struck outside the line. They had a long discussion, but chose not to review. Oh dear, replays show that hit outside off and was missing the wickets. 147/9
    not out
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    15
    12
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    10 (lb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    149 all out (41.1 Overs, RR: 3.61)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (MJ Guptill, 4.3 ov), 2-42 (KS Williamson, 10.6 ov), 3-42 (DG Brownlie, 11.3 ov), 4-51 (LRPL Taylor, 15.6 ov), 5-72 (L Ronchi, 19.2 ov), 6-87 (JDS Neesham, 22.3 ov), 7-132 (MJ Santner, 34.6 ov), 8-140 (TG Southee, 36.3 ov), 9-147 (JS Patel, 38.2 ov), 10-149 (C de Grandhomme, 41.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Rabada7.112533.48323020
    CH Morris903413.77405020
    Imran Tahir1001421.40460000
    AL Phehlukwayo713525.00273200
    D Pretorius803604.50304100
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 de Kock in some hurry here and he pays the price. Tries to take on the spinner and comes down the track. Lofts it over mid-off but there is some turn which means he cannot find the middle of the bat and the ball goes down the throat of long-off 6/1
    11.5 gone. Straight to cover. Full and wide outside off again and Amla lays into a cover drive. Hit extremely hard except that it goes straight into the hands of the fielder at cover 35/2
    not out
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    56.66
    15.2 Duminy has picked out cover. Nicely done by Jeetan, pitches it right up and gets it to spin away from Duminy who goes for a drive but skews it off the outside part of the bat and sends it straight into the hands of cover 48/3
    21.6 he's got him! Bouncer at middle stump, this climbs on him sharply, he's halfway between a duck and a fend, in the end he wants to take his face out of the line and only manages a glove through to the keeper. Superb bouncer from Neesham 88/4
    not out
    45
    45
    35
    6
    2
    128.57
    Extras
    14 (lb 5, w 9)
    TOTAL
    150/4 (32.2 Overs, RR: 4.63)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Q de Kock, 2.1 ov), 2-35 (HM Amla, 11.5 ov), 3-48 (JP Duminy, 15.2 ov), 4-88 (AB de Villiers, 21.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JS Patel502625.20212210
    TA Boult9.204404.71388020
    TG Southee1014004.00404120
    C de Grandhomme401614.00161030
    MJ Santner20904.5080100
    JDS Neesham201015.0071010

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

04 March 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Hot Streak

7

Consecutive bilateral series wins for SA in ODIs since July 2015. They have won two of those away from home and five of them at home.

Tough Ask

1

Number of times NZ have defended a score of less than 150 in ODIs. It was against Australia way back in 1983 when they defended 139.