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Levi and Tsotsobe star in opening win

Richard Levi's half-century gave a powerful start to the South Africans' batting before Lonwabo Tsotsobe's early hat-trick helped set up a 20-run win

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Scorer: Avi Singh | Commentator: Avi Singh

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | CANT: 130/10 (21 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.84, RRR: 21.00)

  • RJ McCone3 (4b)
  • J Theron4-0-34-2
  • M Morkel4-0-21-1

I will be with you for that first international match of South Africa's tour of New Zealand, but do join me beforehand for the curtain-raiser, the 1st Twenty20 International between the New Zealand Women and England Women. Until Friday, this is Avi Singh signing off thanking you for the mails tonight. Cheerio!

The Canterbury lower order did well to get their side back into the match after the top order had crumbled against some accurate bowling from Tsotsobe. South Africa will be pleased that their attempt to shake off the rust has not ended in defeat, and they will hope to build on this performance with a more complete effort against New Zealand in the 1st Twenty20 International on Friday in Wellington.

18.6
W
Theron to McEwan, OUT, the action is all over at Hagley Oval as McEwan tried to hook a short ball on leg into the crowd at square leg but could only get it three-quarters of the required distance and Tsotsobe clutched it awkwardly to end an entertaining fightback

MB McEwan c Tsotsobe b Theron 30 (47m 33b 3x4 1x6) SR: 90.90

18.5
1
Theron to McCone, 1 run, smears a full length ball on leg to wide mid-on
18.4
0
Theron to McCone, no run, fired into the blockhole outside off and McCone can't get bat to ball
18.3
1
Theron to McEwan, 1 run, full outside off and on-drives nicely out to long-on, they thought of two but couldn't get back
18.2
4
Theron to McEwan, FOUR runs, fired into leg, charges down and tries to swing to leg, gets a leading edge through backward point
18.1
1
Theron to McCone, 1 run, outside off and steered through third man
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  • Levi and Tsotsobe star in opening win

    Richard Levi's half-century gave a powerful start to the South Africans' batting before Lonwabo Tsotsobe's early hat-trick helped set up a 20-run win

Canterbury 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6PG FultonGH Worker
2nd0SL StewartPG Fulton
3rd3SL StewartTWM Latham
4th15RA YoungTWM Latham
5th4RA YoungHM Nicholls
6th11LV van BeekHM Nicholls
7th24HM NichollsMB McEwan
8th59MJ HenryMB McEwan
9th0TG JohnstonMB McEwan
10th8RJ McConeMB McEwan