Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
47(39) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 0 2 2 12 4
JD Ryder
33(28) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 0 4 0 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

J Botha
O3.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JDP Oram
O3.0
M0
R22
W1
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs | NZ: 157/7

  • DL Vettori10 (10b)
  • NL McCullum26 (17b)
  • JA Morkel1-0-13-0
  • CK Langeveldt4-0-39-2

Solid all-round performance from South Africa. There were rarely behind in the game once the top-order gave them a good start. Albie, of course, provided the fireworks that propelled them to a big total, which proved 13 too many for New Zealand. For NZ, none of the top five had strike-rates above 120, which meant the lower order had too much to do. South Africa will be pleased with their bowling unit as well: the decision to bring in Botha paid off and Morne continues to show he can be good at Twenty20s.

Post-match presentation: Vettori: "de Villiers and Morkel played well, we missed a couple of chances but let them get too much. You needed to be inch-perfect with guys like Morkel hitting at the death, but we were a little off. We need guys at the top to play 40-50 balls to have a chance of chasing down this target."

Smith: "We played smart cricket, Albie made the most of his opportunity, and his partnership with AB could have been the turning point. We controlled the game pretty well, except for some sloppiness in the final five overs. Big game against England coming up."

Alibe is the Man of the Match. "The key for me is to keep my shape, it was a short boundary down the ground and also with the wind, so it worked in my favour."

That's it from us for the first day of the Super Eights. Tomorrow kicks off with a massive match between India and Australia, followed by Sri Lanka v hosts West Indies. Join us then. This is Siddarth Ravindran, saying good night.

Last words of the day will be to Martin: "My previous comment was a bit brilliant but also wasn't worded well so came out nonsense. Explained better SA scored 1 run for every run scored off a boundary NZ follow suit at just under 1 run per run scored of boundary but the 11 6's from SA and only 6 from NZ was where the match was won and lost."

19.6
1
Morkel to Vettori, 1 run, length ball on off, Vettori moves across the stumps and works it to midwicket for a single to keep the margin of defeat to 13 runs
19.5
1
Morkel to McCullum, 1 run, a full toss, was looking to hit to the leg side, flies towards point instead
19.4
6
Morkel to McCullum, SIX runs, a brilliant hit from McCullum, a shot his brother would have been proud off, powerfully hit over deep cover, taken nicely by a man in the crowd

Greg in France: "To Martin from the UK. Merci Mate! I'm off to bed."

19.3
1
Morkel to Vettori, 1 run, full on middle and leg, tucked away towards backward square leg
19.2
0
Morkel to Vettori, no run, Vettori hacks at another one outside off but doesn't connect
19.1
4
Morkel to Vettori, FOUR runs, length ball on the pads, Vettori flicks it away towards deep square leg for four

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
47(39) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 0 2 2 12 4
JD Ryder
33(28) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 0 4 0 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

J Botha
O3.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JDP Oram
O3.0
M0
R22
W1
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017