Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SP Fleming
89(112) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 7 2 4 1 3
GC Smith
42(57) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 5 0 0 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

JS Patel
O3.1
M0
R11
W3
Eco3.47
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JH Kallis
O7.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A fine display from New Zealand, their first one-dayer for nine months - and all without Scott Styris and Shane Bond. Furthermore, they lost the toss - yet have beaten South Africa quite comprehensively in the end. It was, as Stephen Fleming might say in the post-match press conference, rather a good toss to lose. Graeme Smith, though he might fancy his side's ability to chase down large totals, hadn't wagered on the pitch turning quite as prodigiously as it did. Patel and Vettori - allied with sprightly, electric fielding (not to mention a brilliant spell of fast bowling from Mills) - were the difference.

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34.1
W
Patel to Ntini, OUT, GONE and what a delivery to end this match! He ripped it hard and flat, outside the off stump and it turned quite markedly; the extra pace, as much as the spin, left Ntini no hope in defending it and it broke through the gate to remove his off bail. Terrific display of spin bowling from Patel, taking full advantage of a low, slow, crumbling pitch

END OF OVER:
34 | 3 Runs | SA: 108/9

  • M Ntini1 (4b)
  • JM Kemp26 (55b)
  • DL Vettori7-1-15-1
  • JS Patel3-0-11-2

Can Patel finish it off?

33.6
1
Vettori to Ntini, 1 run, flatter and yorker length, Ntini uses the extra pace in the delivery to chip it over Vettori's head for a quick single...and he retains the strike
33.5
0
Vettori to Ntini, no run, defended once more
33.4
0
Vettori to Ntini, no run, defended back to the bowler
33.3
0
Vettori to Ntini, no run, jaffa! Looping, turning delivery which beat the right-hander all ends up. Lovely bowling, and tidy wicketkeeping from McCullum too
33.3
2nb
Vettori to Kemp, (no ball) 1 run, very neatly late-cut for a scampered single. Deft stroke

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SP Fleming
89(112) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 7 2 4 1 3
GC Smith
42(57) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 5 0 0 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

JS Patel
O3.1
M0
R11
W3
Eco3.47
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JH Kallis
O7.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.045
BDESH31103.0000.000
AUS30102.000-0.992
NZ30201.000-1.058
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.370
PAK32104.000-0.680
SA31202.0000.167
SL31202.000-0.799