Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
57(72) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 2 0 3 3
JEC Franklin
47(61) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 1 0 5 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

R McLaren
O8.4
M0
R46
W4
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ McClenaghan
O10.0
M2
R20
W4
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Ashish: "So it has come down to this...Franklin and Sir Ravindra Jadeja....two most criticized "all-rounders" in the history of the game....are winning games for their countries!!"

Ross Taylor tweets. "That was close, Good win BLACKCAPS."

Shams: "My hero/MOM is that DEBUTANT who sets this up by grabbing 4 wkts for NZ who messed it up almost on their own. plus he escorted the win in the last wicket partnership valiantly defending 6 precious balls!!"

Raghav Jain: "Are we allowed to use the "C" word that rhymes with poke?"

Also, New Zealand's victory means India are now No.1 on the ODI rankings. That spot has changed hands quite often though, with England and South Africa having occupied it in recent times.

Dave: "James Franklin! Extinguishes the ghost of four sixes off four balls of his bowling by Shaun Pollock early in his career in the VB series in australia by steering nz home here. Brilliant batting and he has been our best ODI player over the last 12 months."

Pratik Darji: "I think Franklin should dedicate this to all his haters fans."

Simon Doull tweets: "Great composure from Franklin today. M M, BJ and K M excellent in support as well. Finally a smile on my face for the tour."

Sundeep: "What a debut for McClenaghan! Best ODI figures on debut for NZ and finishing it off with highest 10th wkt partnership while chasing for NZ! Should top it up with MoM :) -Sundeep"

Presentation ceremony:

AB de Villiers: "Definitely not at our best today, hopefully we'll play better in the next ODI. We were about 80% today. Well done to New Zealand, they deserved to win. Much better (without the gloves) we were down on the over rate, which is not good. McLaren has been a consistent performer, especially in the domestic level, great to see him put his hand up at the international level."

Brendon McCullum: "Incredibly satisfying to come up against the No. 1 side, be under pressure for most of the game and come through. (On top order batting) We have a couple of areas to improve on, in the field. McClaghan has shown he is an uncompromising sort of character, he was outstanding today. I think we are a more confident ODI side at the moment, we know we are capable of competing with these guys at the shorter formats."

Man of the Match is James Franklin: "It's a nice way to come back in, disappointed to miss out on that second Test. we are under no illusions that the next couple of games aren't going to be hard. It was a case of just batting as deep as we could, and of whittling down the runs required. Mills has always been a clean-striker of the ball, he's a lusty hitter and he did a great job today."

That has been much fun, and Andrew McGlashan has wrapped it up here.

Thanks for all the mails today. See you all for the Kimberley game. Cheers!

45.4
4
McLaren to Franklin, FOUR runs, Franklin has done it! sensational stuff in Paarl, he has thrashed that through point for four, South Africa can't believe it, the New Zealand dressing room is jubilant, south Africa looked in control for much of the chase but the final few wickets just didn't arrive, Franklin remained incredibly calm all through the chase, didn't attempt any big strokes through much of his innings, sticking to the drives down the ground and nudges around for single
45.3
0
McLaren to Franklin, no run, low full toss on off stump, thumped back to the bowler, McLaren bends low to collect that
45.2
2lb
McLaren to Franklin, 2 leg bye, off the pads and down to fine leg for two leg byes, one boundary away now New Zealand!

in the background of the TV commentary box, a discussion is going on whether Franklin should be Man of the Match or not

45.1
4
McLaren to Franklin, FOUR runs, what. a. shot. James Franklin take a bow, a short ball just outside off, Franklin chips it over the keeper, no force at all in that shot, all finesse as he picks up four more

10 runs to win for NZ. this is the best sort of ODI, a low-scoring thriller

END OF OVER:
45 | 11 Runs | NZ: 199/9

  • MJ McClenaghan0 (6b)
  • JEC Franklin39 (57b)
  • DW Steyn10-3-33-0
  • R McLaren8-0-38-4
44.6
0
Steyn to McClenaghan, no run, short of length ball outside off, the outside edge is tantalisingly close but the No. 11 survives again, Steyn's 10 are done

Jim M.: "Maybe the earlier question to which "Franklin" was the answer is, "Who can win this game for New Zealand"?"

44.5
1
Steyn to Franklin, 1 run, length ball on off stump, eased towards long-on for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
57(72) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 2 0 3 3
JEC Franklin
47(61) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 1 0 5 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

R McLaren
O8.4
M0
R46
W4
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ McClenaghan
O10.0
M2
R20
W4
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF