Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
72(106) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 10 4 1 0 1 12
AB de Villiers
70(76) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 4 9 0 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

DR Tuffey
O9.0
M1
R52
W2
Eco5.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WD Parnell
O8.0
M0
R57
W5
Eco7.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

South Africa won't be having too many complaints after today's convincing victory. The bowlers turned in a much better performance, Parnell got five, and the spinners proved hard to get away. During the chase, Kallis and Amla chipped in with cameos, and de Villiers played a responsible hand to guide them to the finish line.

For New Zealand, there'll be plenty of questions about the team composition - the lack of a second spinner, the inclusion of Hopkins. New Zealand's batting was again not good enough, against a formidable South African batting unit 214 was too little.

Terry from Uganda: "Amazing that James Franklin too 5-30 yesterday and is 51* today for Gloucs, which includes 6x4 and 2x6 can't even get into this mediocre Kiwi team."

Post-match presentation:
Daniel Vettori: "South Africa bowled really well, we got bogged down. If we had got something around 260, it would have been competitive."

"We would have played a second spinner if Oram wasn't injured, but went with this unit for the sake of balance."

Graeme Smith: "We have improved a hell of a lot from the first game. Dale and Parnell bowled with good intensity at the start, and everyone else just followed up. It was a far better day all round."

Wayne Parnell is the Man of the Match.

That's it from us at Cricinfo. Join us for tomorrow's game, England v Sri Lanka. Thanks for all the mails, this is Siddarth Ravindran signing out

41.1
4
Mills to de Villiers, FOUR runs, that's it, de Villiers slams it over mid-on for a boundary, superb innings from de Villiers brings South Africa's campaign back on course

Kyle Mills brought on for what should be the last over of the match

END OF OVER:
41 | 8 Runs | SA: 213/5

  • AB de Villiers66 (75b)
  • JA Morkel19 (14b)
  • DR Tuffey9-1-52-2
  • DL Vettori10-1-34-1
40.6
1
Tuffey to de Villiers, 1 run, outside off, de Villiers dabs it towards short third man

Crowd is making a racket anticipating the victory

40.5
1
Tuffey to Morkel, 1 run, short and a wide, Morkel clubs it to deep point, straight at the fielder
40.4
1
Tuffey to de Villiers, 1 run, full and just outside off, driven towards cover for a single
40.3
4
Tuffey to de Villiers, FOUR runs, full toss outside off, 'thank you,' says de Villiers as he dispatches it past extra cover, superb timing on that shot
40.2
1
Tuffey to Morkel, 1 run, short and a bit of width for Morkel, who slams it towards deep point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
72(106) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 10 4 1 0 1 12
AB de Villiers
70(76) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 4 9 0 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

DR Tuffey
O9.0
M1
R52
W2
Eco5.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WD Parnell
O8.0
M0
R57
W5
Eco7.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803