Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.4 good grief, he's bowled him! MIlls pitches full and the ball holds its line, nipping through van Wyk's loose defense, easy as pie, just sneaking back and knocking back off stump! Mills strikes in just the first over as the replacement opener makes no impact today 0/1
    25.3 0h, well caught Martin! Smith gets a rank long hop and pulls over midwicket, rather poorly as he struggled to time the shot, and the fielder on the ropes gets low to his left and cups a good catch, sliding to his knees an inch inside the boundary. Its awfully close, even as Martin smiles and runs in. The catch is referred to the third umpire, and after a long time the decision is that his back leg did not brush the boundary demarcation. Now that was a tough, tough call to make. It looked very close. So Smith has to go for 44. Boy, he's fuming at himself. Out to a long hop. 100/3
    4.6 edged and caught at first slip! Mills continues his magic, hitting the deck at an uncomfortable height, squaring up Kallis who fends at it and loops up a simple catch to Taylor 9/2
    38.2 smart catch! Vettori teases him with the length, inviting him into a drive, de Villiers uses his feet and hits it hard back over Vettori's head, but he nonchalantly sticks his right hand up and intercepts it excellently. Good reflexes to end a fine innings from de Villiers 172/4
    45.1 yes he can! Martin pitches very short, Duminy goes for a hurried pull, the ball gaining on him and catching the splice of the bat, spooning out to midwicket where Patel, the sub, takes a simple enough catch 211/5
    not out
    46.2 caught! Pollock biffs Mills back over his head, making room, but doesn't get enough on it as Taylor runs across and pouches it at long-off! Mills must be a relieved man, given how tense that ODI got during South Africa's last tour of New Zealand. He gets a third wicket 220/6
    46.5 spectacular catch! Morkel flashes at a short delivery, cramped for room, and gets a thick outside edge that flies low and hard to McCullum's left, but he times his dive to perfection and snaps it up, one-handed, an inch off the ground! He's cock-a-hoop after that, and why not? 222/7
    48.5 he gets another! Good length outside off stump, Botha fetches it and mistimes the slog out to Vincent at long-on, who punches the air on completion of that catch 238/8
    not out
    14 (lb 4, w 10)
    249/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.98)
    Did not bat: M Ntini
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (MN van Wyk, 0.4 ov), 2-9 (JH Kallis, 4.6 ov), 3-100 (GC Smith, 25.3 ov), 4-172 (AB de Villiers, 38.2 ov), 5-211 (JP Duminy, 45.1 ov), 6-220 (SM Pollock, 46.2 ov), 7-222 (JA Morkel, 46.5 ov), 8-238 (J Botha, 48.5 ov)
    KD Mills10.022552.50452020
    MR Gillespie10.035005.00366020
    CS Martin10.006516.50248020
    DL Vettori10.004714.70252030
    SB Styris10.005815.80274110

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