Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.2 bowled'im, straight on middle, bowled at 125.3kmph, de Kock likes to turn the face and work it around, appeared to nip back just a bit and beats him to rock back the stumps 38/1
    30.2 run-out, Smith goes, short and wide and Ingram has played that shot well today, cuts it wide of short third, Franklin ran to his left, dragged it in, Smith attempted the third and was running to the striker's end but it was an excellent throw from Franklin in the deep, right over the stumps and McCullum broke them to find Smith well short 167/2
    34.3 New Zealand have the edge, the increasing number of dot balls have done their trick, Ingram came down the track, the pressure was building, he charged out to hit him over mid-off who was inside the circle, found he man, Watling took a good catch there, timing his jump perfectly 180/4
    31.4 another run-out, du Plessis goes, defends it towards extra cover, wants a single but is sent back, Nathan McCullum collects and under-arms an accurate throw to he striker's end, finds the stumps direct and du Plessis can't make it despite his dive, umpire Cloete at square leg raised his finger though du Plessis was just out, he wanted a replay but Cloete was confident he was right, and he had indeed made the right call 174/3
    45.2 five run-outs, you better believe it, full toss and it's swung towards deep midwicket, Guptill ran to his right and returned a superb throw to the keeper, McCullum collects and takes off the bails before Behardien can make it back for the second 224/8
    42.2 run-out number three, not much Miller could have done about that, Behardien has struck that neat down the pitch, McCullum stretching to his left got a hand to it and ricocheted off his fingers onto the stumps at the non-striker's end,. Miller's bat was in the air as he tried to get back. five down and the hosts are in trouble 211/5
    43.6 Six down, New Zealand are on top, pitched up from Franklin and McLaren has scooped that straight to extra cover where Guptill takes a comfortable catch, driven straight to the fielder there 215/6
    44.2 taps that one in front of mid-on and races off for a single, an under-arm flick from the fielder there hits the stumps direct, Guptill's the man, Kleinveldt looks good to complete the single but his bat, just at the time he's trying to ground it into the crease, gets stuck in the ground and drops off his hand, a direct hit and he is caught short, another run-out 216/7
    46.2 almost done now, short of a length and he mistimes when trying to clear extra cover, Nathan McCullum moves to his right from there, dives and holds on to a good catch 232/9
    not out
    49.1 Bowled'im, full and straight, a swing and a miss and a rattle, New Zealand have registered their first ever bilateral series win in South Africa 252/10
    5 (nb 1, w 4)
    252 all out (49.1 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Q de Kock, 8.2 ov), 2-167 (GC Smith, 30.2 ov), 3-174 (F du Plessis, 31.4 ov), 4-180 (CA Ingram, 34.3 ov), 5-211 (DA Miller, 42.2 ov), 6-215 (R McLaren, 43.6 ov), 7-216 (RK Kleinveldt, 44.2 ov), 8-224 (F Behardien, 45.2 ov), 9-232 (RJ Peterson, 46.2 ov), 10-252 (LL Tsotsobe, 49.1 ov)
    KD Mills9.022823.11392100
    MJ McClenaghan10.005105.10314120
    NL McCullum10.005615.60264110
    KS Williamson3.002207.3353000
    JEC Franklin10.005215.20323210
    JDS Neesham3.102016.31103000
    GD Elliott4.002305.7592001

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