• BATSMEN
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    20.6 oh dear. Smith tried to force a ball over the infield and it wasn't short enough. He was late on the shot and spooned it to Vettori who didn't have to move off the line of the fielding circle at mid off 69/5
    0.5 got him! There's the breakthrough for New Zealand as Dippenaar is trapped in front to one which angled in and just straightened a touch. 1/1
    2.1 GONE! That's a cracker, an absolute gem from Mills angling into Gibbs and creeping through his forward defence, plucking the off-bail. Terrific length in particular, dragging the batsman forward and there was just enough movement off the pitch to beat the bat 3/2
    8.1 GONE! Great catch, that's a blinder from Mills and Kallis trudges off shaking his head. Kallis pushes at it back to Mills who, in his follow-through, throws out his right arm taking it behind him. He even had the awareness to roll, not fall, onto the pitch to prevent it bobbling out. Huge wicket, and a memorable half-an-hour for Mills 25/3
    14.6 Gone! He's out of here and Boucher shakes his head. It was a dreadful stroke, slashing at a wide one. You really can't slash like that in these circumstances, and he gets a bottom-edge through to the wicketkeeper 50/4
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    22.5 Pollock goes. He checked on his shot and the ball spooned gently to Patel at extra cover. They don't come easier than that. 71/6
    30.6 GOT HIM! Down the leg-side and turning further still, Hall chips it meekly in the air and straight to short midwicket. Dreadful stroke, and New Zealand pump their fists 99/7
    31.3 another one gone! Well flighted outside the left-hander's off stump who spoons it straight into short-leg's hands. Vettori leaps up in celebration, and is mobbed by his team-mates who all know they have this game by the throat 100/8
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    32.6 got him! Now that's a real cracker, superbly bowled from Patel. He gave that an extra rip; the quicker ball, flatter too, and it beat the batsman all ends up. He was in no position to counter the spin, his wafty defensive, and utterly horizontal stroke making no contact and off came the bail. 105/9
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    34.1 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 108/10
    Extras
    9 (lb 5, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    108 all out (34.1 Overs, RR: 3.16)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills6.001833.00272010
    JEC Franklin10.003303.30433002
    JDP Oram8.012633.25333000
    DL Vettori7.011512.14331001
    JS Patel3.101133.47121000
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (HH Dippenaar, 0.5 ov), 2-3 (HH Gibbs, 2.1 ov), 3-25 (JH Kallis, 8.1 ov), 4-50 (MV Boucher, 14.6 ov), 5-69 (GC Smith, 20.6 ov), 6-71 (SM Pollock, 22.5 ov), 7-99 (AJ Hall, 30.6 ov), 8-100 (RJ Peterson, 31.3 ov), 9-105 (A Nel, 32.6 ov), 10-108 (M Ntini, 34.1 ov)

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