Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    15.3 bowled him! That wasn't short enough to pull but de Kock tried to, he missed and the ball hit the top of off stump, Franklin's provided the breakthrough. Actually the length was a bit short, de Kock simply didn't watch the ball as he tried to pull off the front foot, he should have been playing back perhaps. 83/1
    45.4 Smith's holed out! An excellent innings ends with a poor shot. Smith made room to hit down the ground but got a leading edge of sorts straight to Watling at long-on. He's left with South Africa needing 32 off 26, they are so close but will they get there now? 229/6
    26.1 and would you believe it, Ingram has fallen off its first ball! McCullum bowled an ordinary short ball, Ingram went back and instead of pulling it he simply chipped it towards Guptill, who took a simple catch at midwicket. A soft dismissal, and soon after South Africa declared their intention to get moving 122/2
    33.2 caught at midwicket! The ball was ordinary, short around the off stump, Faf du Plessis moved towards the off and pulled. He just didn't get it high enough and Guptill was waiting. Faf made contact with the bottom of his bat. 165/3
    36.4 caught and bowled! A terrific catch! Williamson bowled the ball from round the wicket, Behardien came down the pitch and chipped the ball in the air towards where the bowler would be if he was delivering from over the wicket. Williamson lunged to his left with his arm outstretched and caught in with one hand, bumping into Smith in the process but keeping his balance 174/4
    41.5 bowled him! Miller's off stump has taken a hit. He came out of his crease and tried to pull a short of a length ball that was angling slightly across him, he got a bottom edge on to his stumps. Just when South Africa were pulling away, New Zealand haul them back a little. 205/5
    not out
    46.5 bowled him! The full ball does the job for McClenaghan. It was full and straight, Kleinveldt tried to hoick it over midwicket and missed. South Africa making a real mess of this chase 237/7
    48.3 caught behind! The umpire takes his time but eventually ends Phangiso on his way! Phangiso cleared his front leg and swung hard at a good length ball that moved into him a touch. He got a bottom edge and McCullum dived to his left to hold the catch. Terrific effort 251/8
    49.5 caught at cow corner! Steyn swung hard at a length ball and hit it high into the air, Elliott came running in from the boundary and judged the catch well on the move. Such drama at the finish. Great catch under such pressure. 258/9
    not out
    10 (b 4, lb 1, w 5)
    264/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Q de Kock, 15.3 ov), 2-122 (CA Ingram, 26.1 ov), 3-165 (F du Plessis, 33.2 ov), 4-174 (F Behardien, 36.4 ov), 5-205 (DA Miller, 41.5 ov), 6-229 (GC Smith, 45.4 ov), 7-237 (RK Kleinveldt, 46.5 ov), 8-251 (AM Phangiso, 48.3 ov), 9-258 (DW Steyn, 49.5 ov)
    KD Mills10.004024.00354000
    MJ McClenaghan10.007027.003211030
    JDS Neesham3.002207.3341020
    NL McCullum10.013513.50363000
    JEC Franklin6.003826.33204100
    GD Elliott3.001404.6681000
    KS Williamson8.004025.00224000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Series result

New Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

25 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

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