Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.4 that is close, and that is gone, McLaren is pumped, Nicol caught on the pad on the forward defensive push, it was a length ball angled in, looked gone on first view, need to wait for replays, he wasn't too far forward when he was hit, in line with the stumps, not much doubt in that 6/1
    6.6 oh dear me, what a waste of a wicket, it was angled in and was headed comfortably down the leg side, till Guptill decided he wanted to help it to the fine leg rope, but his paddle ends up as a tame edge in midwicket's hands, hit the toe end, Phangiso has his first international wicket after being expensive in the previous game 53/2
    8.3 New Zealand's chances slipping away now, McCullum jumps out again, and drills the ball flat and straight to the man at wide long off, Phangiso has got two huge wickets in four balls 56/3
    9.4 New Zealand falling apart here, nothing shot from Munro, he stepped out this time, McLaren kept it short of a good length, Munro stopped, and was in no position to play an aggressive stroke, cramped for room, and ends up edging it to the keeper 60/4
    12.3 third for Phangiso as Franklin comes down, has a swing and picks out long on 84/5
    13.1 what a take, Morne Morkel, big man, throws himself to his left at short third man to pouch what was a quite cleanly struck reverse sweep, it was travelling but Morne pounced on it 87/6
    16.5 another one goes, McCullum standing outside leg as usual, cuts the offcutter over point, sweeper makes ground to his left, and takes a tumbling catch 116/8
    16.4 sharp work from the bowler, on two counts, McCullum backs away to mishit a full toss low towards McLaren, who gets down to cup it in his hands, but it has bounced just before, non-striker has meanwhile charged up the pitch, McLaren recovers enough to run to the stumps and take a bail off, hold it in his hands as it flies off, and then throws it onto the ground, they check if the ball carried for a catch, it didn't and Anderson has to go 116/7
    not out
    19.2 that will be the end of the fun for Hira, swats a full toss straight to long on, they check for the no-ball, Kleinveldt is safe, by an inch or so 137/9
    not out
    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    146/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.30)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (RJ Nicol, 0.4 ov), 2-53 (MJ Guptill, 6.6 ov), 3-56 (BB McCullum, 8.3 ov), 4-60 (C Munro, 9.4 ov), 5-84 (JEC Franklin, 12.3 ov), 6-87 (JDS Neesham, 13.1 ov), 7-116 (CJ Anderson, 16.4 ov), 8-116 (NL McCullum, 16.5 ov), 9-137 (RM Hira, 19.2 ov)
    R McLaren4.002536.25103010
    RJ Peterson3.002418.0093100
    M Morkel4.003709.2596010
    RK Kleinveldt4.002516.25103010
    AM Phangiso4.002536.25102100
    JL Ontong1.00909.0020100

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