Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    5.6 this is slightly slower than usual as Southee rolls the fingers across it, it pitches on leg and Levi tries to scoop it over the long-on boundary but never gets hold of it and it settles safely in Bracewell's grasp 38/3
    3.3 goodness me, Martin Guptill has done a Jonty Rhodes to South Africa, Amla had played it down the ground at the bowler, who stuck a foot out. Amla decided to run but it had dribbled close to the stumps where Guptill swooped in and carried the ball along with his body weight right into the stumps with Amla out of his ground 24/1
    4.2 waltzes down the track and the length isn't full enough to go through with the loft over mid-off, Ingram makes no contact and Brendon McCullum is surprised by the amount of turn past the bat but eventually lays enough hand on ball to knock the bails off 34/2
    8.6 brilliant by Guptill! It was full outside off and AB absolutely slammed it low to short cover, where Guptill took it cleanly and made a difficult catch look extremely simple. AB asked Guptill whether he caught it and accepted his word, but the umpires went upstairs to check. After numerous replays memorable only for their inconclusiveness, the umpires finally send AB on his way. 52/4
    17.5 Duminy top-edges the attempted hoick high into the sky and Mills at fine leg hangs back waiting for it and eventually has to dive forward and clutch it millimetres off the grass, he is relieved at hanging on 127/6
    15.2 but Ontong is another to fall victim to brilliant fielding! This time it's Southee off his own bowling, he got a leading edge back down the pitch and Southee dived low and forward to snaffle it two-handed inches off the ground 102/5
    not out
    13
    24
    12
    1
    0
    108.33
    not out
    14
    11
    8
    1
    1
    175.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 7)
    TOTAL
    147/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (HM Amla, 3.3 ov), 2-34 (CA Ingram, 4.2 ov), 3-38 (RE Levi, 5.6 ov), 4-52 (AB de Villiers, 8.6 ov), 5-102 (JL Ontong, 15.2 ov), 6-127 (JP Duminy, 17.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NL McCullum401614.00121000
    KD Mills4044011.0084300
    TG Southee402837.0073000
    RM Hira201216.0030000
    DAJ Bracewell301003.3380000
    KS Williamson2027013.5050400
    RJ Nicol10303.0030000
  • BATSMEN
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    7.1 and he strikes straight away! South Africa really needed that, Nicol got underneath a full ball on middle and skied it towards long-on, Amla ran around well from long-on to take a good running catch 49/1
    not out
    78
    93
    55
    5
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    141.81
    12.2 bowled 'em! Feet stuck in concrete there, it was outside off and he didn't quite have the room to cut as he bottom edged it into the stumps via pad flap 90/2
    16.6 poor call by Kane there, flicked straight to short midwicket and he sets off, Albie Morkel charges in and picks up before swivelling and throwing down the stumps at the bowler's end with Kane having already given up 127/3
    18.1 de Grandhomme tries to finish it early with a six over midwicket, but skies the pull high into the deep where Levi, described by David Leggat in the New Zealand Herald as having the 'build of a prop', takes the catch safely and gives the fans some words 136/4
    not out
    8
    7
    4
    1
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    200.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 3, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    148/4 (19.2 Overs, RR: 7.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (RJ Nicol, 7.1 ov), 2-90 (BB McCullum, 12.2 ov), 3-127 (KS Williamson, 16.6 ov), 4-136 (C de Grandhomme, 18.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JA Morkel302006.6691100
    LL Tsotsobe302809.3362200
    M Morkel412616.50121111
    J Botha3.202407.2042000
    J Theron402716.7571011
    JP Duminy2020110.0023000

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50

Match days

17 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes