Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KD Mills
33(24) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 2 3 2 6 6 0
AB de Villiers
52(45) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 1 1 9 0 3 10

Best performances - Bowlers

JS Patel
O4.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Pollock
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

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And there aren't too many celebrations going on in the dug-out. The mood is certainly one of relief - if not a great escape - and they should never have made it so difficult for themselves. New Zealand never gave up - even when all seemed lost - and, although it is yet another loss on their tour of South Africa, they did show encouraging fielding and form with the ball.

19.5
4
Mills to Botha, FOUR runs, and he's done it! A beautiful, calm flick from Botha through midwicket brings him four and, with it, the match for South Africa

3 needed from 2

Smith's laughing his head off in the dug-out

19.4
2
Mills to Botha, 2 runs, Botha pulls, but top-edges it over the wicketkeeper! He can't get to it, McCullum, and nor can Styris - both of them swarming on the spiralling ball like a pair of wasps, but they just can't get to it in time. What a mess it is out there!

A discussion between bowler, captain and a couple of others. What can Botha do?

New Zealand are all over them now; all over them like a rash. They're absolutely buzzing, as are the crowd.

19.3
1
Mills to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers cracks this over the top - will it go all the way? No, it falls short and they can only get a single

Even by their own high standards, this is a choke of epic proportions from South Africa

19.2
W
Mills to Philander, OUT, cut to short third man again who lines up a throw. There's a mix-up between the batsmen and Vincent, at the non-striker's end, collects the ball and shatters the stumps to dismiss Philander!

This is thrilling stuff

19.1
1
Mills to de Villiers, 1 run, full toss which he guides to short third man who fields. The non-striker is halfway down the pitch; third man throws down the stumps, misses, and the batsman throws himself back behind the line!

Seven needed from the final over. An exciting end to a match which South Africa really ought to have wrapped up easily by now

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs | SA: 123/6

  • VD Philander2 (6b)
  • AB de Villiers50 (43b)
  • JS Patel4-0-17-2
  • SB Styris1-0-4-1
18.6
0
Patel to Philander, no run, close! Very close to getting an inside edge here

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KD Mills
33(24) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 2 3 2 6 6 0
AB de Villiers
52(45) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 1 1 9 0 3 10

Best performances - Bowlers

JS Patel
O4.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Pollock
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF