New Zealand in South Africa ODI Series - 2nd ODI

South Africa v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 27 runs

The New Zealand openers are walking out. Michael Haysman says on TV that nine out of 11 games played here have been won by the side chasing. Watling and Guptill are the openers. Two slips in place, Kleinveldt to start off.

Ryan: "Colin: In the past SA always fielded their 'best team', won lots of meaningless ODI series (best overall % record in ODIs) but then failed in tournaments as they had no injury replacements or alternatives when the usual formula didn't work."

Time for the national anthems now. New Zealand followed by South Africa. Huge grassbanks at the Kimberly ground, a decent crowd to start with.

Highveldhillbilly: "Personally I'm disappointed to still see Ingram in the SA set up. He has been given so many chances over the past 3 years and nothing has come from them. I know we are short of batsmen in this series but I think it says the wrong message. I'd even prefer Ontong!"

Colin: "This must be the weakest Proteas Team sent out on to the field in years. I do not agree with the idea of checking out combinations. If you want to win trophies you need to put your best team out day after day and let them get used to winning. Wouldn't suprise me if the Kiwis bag this one as well..." South Africa have some injury issues, though. And AB's been suspended for two games.

Chris Burt: "Wagner should have got a start before Elliot or Neesham who both were useless in the previous game. What better way to give Wagner his first ODI in familiar surroundings."

Kiwi Colin: "Good to see Munro getting a chance here. Will be interested to see how the Neesham experiment plays out- I almost wonder if it is better to play Boult instead of another all-rounder- we all know his ability to smash out a few boundaries at the end of an innings."

14.30: South Africa have won the toss and they will bowl first. Farhaan Behardien has been included in the squad in place of Hashim Amla who suffered a leg injury during the warm-ups. Faf du Plessis thinks 260 is going to be a good score on this wicket. For New Zealand, Rob Nicol is sitting out and he has been replaced by Colin Munro. There's no AB de Villiers, serving a suspension.

Gonzo: "The aim for this series for SA should be to develop new players and combinations, so seeing De Kock open and Miller come in is good. We know what AB and Amla can do."

Clem Human: "will be interesting to see how FAF performs as captain - I felt Div was too passive and stereotypical as captain and did not press home his advantage about 100 runs earlier - brought big gun bowlers back too late - but well done to the Kiwis."

wes: "I wonder how Graeme Smith will approach his innings, Ideally he would take SA on his shoulders and bat through, would also do him a world of good. He is the senior in the team and I hope he has a special day."


Hello and welcome to our coverage of the second ODI between New Zealand and South Africa. The visitors pulled off an upset win in Paarl and are eyeing another one in Kimberley. We are five minutes away from the toss - just enough time to read Alan Gardener's preview of this game. Meanwhile, we have just heard that Hashim Amla is not available for the match because of a leg injury.

0.1

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, ooh appeared to come back in after landing on a goodish length outside off, left alone to the keeper

0.2

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, this one went the other way, short of a good length and he shoulders arms to that one

0.3

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, in the channel outside off stump, holds its line and it's been left alone to the keeper

0.4

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, a bit wider this time, trying to get him to drive, leaves that alone

0.5

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, on a goodish length outside off again and he lets that one go through

chris fawbert: "I would have thought that Davids would have been a smart decision for the ODIs, particularly following his performances for his local team and in the 20/20s... as a mind play at the very leasts it would have made sense given how he dominated the New Zealand bowling. I fear we will lose this match and therefor, the series!"

0.6

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, down the leg side, clips the pads as he tries to glance that one down fine, a maiden to begin with

End of over 1 (maiden) New Zealand 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
MJ Guptill    0* (6b)      RK Kleinveldt    1-1-0-0
BJ Watling    0* (0b)     

Broombastic: "hate to say it Colin, but no injury back up has nothing to do with the fact that SA has never won a world cup... We usually go in with a full strength team, dominate the round robin games, and then fail hard in the knock out stages."

Jono: "Why Kleinveldt and Ingram? Morris must be knocking on the door and how many times does Ingram have to fail against decent opposition."

Tsotso to come on now, has two slips

1.1

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, slides that wide of the off stump and that's been left alone to the keeper

1.2

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, lets that one go through again

1.3

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, watches that one go through to the keeper as well

1.4

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, short of a good length and he doesn't make contact again

1.5

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and defends that in the direction of cover

Brad: "Colin: Not sure I agree Ingram has had that many chances. 14 innings over almost 2.5 years is hardly that many. Plus his average is 5 runs higher than Faf's so hardly under-performing."

1.6

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, two maidens in a row, just outside off and Watling stabs at that one, it leaves the right hander to go through to the keeper

End of over 2 (maiden) New Zealand 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
BJ Watling    0* (6b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-1-0-0
MJ Guptill    0* (6b)      RK Kleinveldt    1-1-0-0

Disciplined stuff from South Africa's opening bowlers, New Zealand haven't managed to get bat on ball much so far

2.1

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, a bit wide this time and Guptill sees that one go through, again

2.2

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, a bit of away swing there and Guptill is still not tempted to drive this one, leaves this be

2.3

Kleinveldt to Guptill, no run, angling in towards middle, plays it from the crease, taps it down into the leg side

2.4

Kleinveldt to Guptill, OUT, Guptill goes, that one came back in and took Guptill by surprise, banged in short on the off and Guptill tried to sway out of the way but couldn't, played at it, it took the top of the bat and lobbed up towards point, comfortable catch and South Africa have struck early

MJ Guptill c du Plessis b Kleinveldt 0 (10m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Taken by surprise by the length as well as the movement there, he's gone for a duck. Kane Williamson walks in

Highveldhillbilly: "@Brad - Ingram's average is bolstered by easy early runs and a pretty chancy 100 against Pakistan. But it's not just the average, he's doesn't look confident at the crease and gets out at very poor times in the match. Need JP back in the frame, can't wait."

2.5

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, shortish and that's been knocked down into the on side

2.6

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, swing and on a driving length, Williamson chases it, just goes past the outside edge as he goes for the drive

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 0/1 (RR: 0.00)
KS Williamson    0* (2b)      RK Kleinveldt    2-2-0-1
BJ Watling    0* (6b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-1-0-0

Three straight maidens

3.1

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, Tsotso beats the outside edge, held it a little back from a good length and Watling loosely played at that one

3.2

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, shortish on the off, gets back and across to that one and he drops it into the off side

3.3

Tsotsobe to Watling, FOUR, strong punch down the ground and that's a boundary. pitched on a length and he offers a straight bat to push it past mid-off

3.4

Tsotsobe to Watling, 2 runs, misfield at mid-on this time, driven soundly off the front foot, well timed and McLaren fumbles as he slides to his left, two more to the score

3.5

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and plays it back down the pitch

3.6

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, bowled on a length at 124.8kmph, rocks forward and plays it firmly back to the bowler who stops it on his follow through

End of over 4 (6 runs) New Zealand 6/1 (RR: 1.50)
BJ Watling    6* (12b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    2-1-6-0
KS Williamson    0* (2b)      RK Kleinveldt    2-2-0-1

Ahnaf: "Why's D.Elgar thrown out of the ODI frame after scoring a test hundred? And surely Rudolph & van Zyl would've been a fair choice with all their runs at domestic circuit?"

4.1

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, short of a good length, gets behind that one nicely and defends it into the leg side

4.2

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, tight line in the channel outside off stump and it's been left alone by Willliamson

4.3

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and plays it on the pitch

4.4

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, short of a good length, crunched off the back foot past the bowler

4.5

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 3 runs, a touch too straight there, angling in towards middle and that's played past mid-on for three runs, Morkel gives chase

4.6

Kleinveldt to Watling, no run, shortish on middle, struck high on the thigh as he tries to work that into the leg side

End of over 5 (3 runs) New Zealand 9/1 (RR: 1.80)
BJ Watling    6* (13b 1x4)      RK Kleinveldt    3-2-3-1
KS Williamson    3* (7b)      LL Tsotsobe    2-1-6-0

5.1

Tsotsobe to Williamson, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it in front of the bowler

David: "Guptill's poor series continues. I saw his first ODI - 122* at home against WI - and have always liked him, but I don't think he's ever really been a top of the order batsman, certainly not in tests. Loss of confidence in that format against SA attack seems to have done for him - needs some time further down, I reckon."

5.2

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 1 run, slightly short outside off, jabs that one, a half-pull, past mid-on for just a single

5.3

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, slightly short on the off, gets on the back foot and plays it back towards the bowler

5.4

Tsotsobe to Watling, FOUR, lovely timing, goodish length and he just strikes that through the line, cracks it sweetly past the bowler, who doesn't bend low enough to stop that, and beats mid-on

5.5

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, short of a good length, gets back and punches that in the direction of point

5.6

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, slightly short on the off, steps forward and taps it to cover

End of over 6 (5 runs) New Zealand 14/1 (RR: 2.33)
BJ Watling    10* (17b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    3-1-11-0
KS Williamson    4* (9b)      RK Kleinveldt    3-2-3-1

6.1

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, dropped that short on middle, and he got himself under that one easily in the end

Santrupta: "Sent two corrections, both acted upon, none published :( :(" Thanks, here you go.

6.2

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, nips back in from outside off and he leaves that one alone to the keeper

6.3

Kleinveldt to Williamson, FOUR, finds the gap, pitched up from Kleinveldt and he square-drives that one through point and cover for a boundary, quick outfield

Kapil: "The more I see of Watling, the more I like him as a batsman.. I am sure the 2 people to be dropped from this side when Taylor and Ryder return are Elliott and Guptill.. This team would be force in ODIs/T20s"

6.4

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, on a length outside off and he pushes that stylishly through the line to mid-off

6.5

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and drops that one into the leg side

6.6

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, slightly short, pushes that towards mi-on, thinks of a single but it's not there

End of over 7 (4 runs) New Zealand 18/1 (RR: 2.57)
KS Williamson    8* (15b 1x4)      RK Kleinveldt    4-2-7-1
BJ Watling    10* (17b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    3-1-11-0

Hadleigh Bunce: "Guptill loss of form is an understatement. Guptill has got 50 runs in his last 6 innings in South Africa, including an innings of 48 (excluding which, his average would be 0.4)." Two ducks in a row for him

7.1

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, short and wide and that's smacked hard but Faf dives to his left to stop that one and save a few runs, applause all around

7.2

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, rocks forward to that one and defends it in the direction of point

7.3

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, width, bowled at 129kmph, Watling goes at it hard but finds Ingram at extra cover

7.4

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, goes at it hard again, wider this time and he wants to cream that through the covers, doesn't make contact

7.5

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and defends it to cover

Dave: "Hang on a minute. Did Guptill not win a T20I single handedly about 3 weeks ago with a superb hundred?"

7.6

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, pitched on a length on middle, drives it straight towards mid-on

End of over 8 (maiden) New Zealand 18/1 (RR: 2.25)
BJ Watling    10* (23b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-2-11-0
KS Williamson    8* (15b 1x4)      RK Kleinveldt    4-2-7-1

Morkel comes on

8.1

Morkel to Williamson, no run, bowls that one in the channel outside off stump, lets that one through to the keeper

8.2

Morkel to Williamson, no run, full and wide and he goes after that one, drives hard but can't connect, goes past the outside edge

8.3

Morkel to Williamson, no run, short of a good length, bowled at 137kmph, gets on the back foot and taps it into the off side

Chris: "What's Guptil's one day batting ave before this tour of SA? I think he has just lost a lot of confidence after the test series but that he is still a very good one day player. Just shows what confidence (having it or the lack of it) does to a players form."

8.4

Morkel to Williamson, no run, fullish on the off, defends it solidly towards extra cover off the front foot

8.5

Morkel to Williamson, no run, full on the off, gets front and across and drives it towards mid-on

8.6

Morkel to Williamson, no run, bowled at 135kmph, pitched up and he slices that one but can't get it past the infield

End of over 9 (maiden) New Zealand 18/1 (RR: 2.00)
KS Williamson    8* (21b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-1-0-0
BJ Watling    10* (23b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-2-11-0

A slip and a short extra cover

9.1

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, short, there to hit, Watling goes after it but can't get it past point, struck straight towards him

9.2

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot towards point from the crease

9.3

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, drives that on the up but not timed well enough, rolls just as far as mid-off and there's no single on offer

9.4

Tsotsobe to Watling, no run, shortish on the off, stabs it towards cover from the crease

9.5

Tsotsobe to Watling, 1 run, run-out appeal, superb fielding at mid-off from Peterson, drives a full delivery towards mid-off, Peterson collects, turns and throws at the stumps, clips the bail but Watling has dived full length and has made it in, he's safe

Slip has moved to a gully

9.6

Tsotsobe to Williamson, no run, short of a good length and that's crunched off the back foot towards mid-of

End of over 10 (1 run) New Zealand 19/1 (RR: 1.90)
KS Williamson    8* (22b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    5-2-12-0
BJ Watling    11* (28b 2x4)      M Morkel    1-1-0-0

A slip for Morkel

10.1

Morkel to Watling, no run, short of a good length,. gets on the back foot and defends it into the leg side

Sugan: "I think Guptill's criticism arises more from the manner of his dismissals than the dismissals themselves. He gets boatloads against lesser attacks on lesser pitches, but here against this team, his technique is severely exposed."

10.2

Morkel to Watling, no run, slightly short on the off, rocks back and defends that towards cover

10.3

Morkel to Watling, 1 run, bowled at 144.5kmph, moved forward and across to a short delivery there, and had to fend it away in the end which he managed to do, got a single towards square leg

10.4

Morkel to Williamson, FOUR, there was some initial movement across, that was slightly down the leg side and Williamson helped it on its way to the fine-leg boundary, easy release there

10.5

Morkel to Williamson, no run, well timed but finds mid-on, got across and drove that well, but couldn't get it wide of that fielder

David: "It's a while since Guptill has looked happy opening in anything longer than T20. Knowing that he's expected to stick around for a while seems to wreck his game - and not just against SA. His last 10 ODI innings have yielded just 168 runs, and 3 ducks. The last time he really looked on top of things was against Zimbabwe last summer."

10.6

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and works it through square leg into the deep for a single

End of over 11 (6 runs) New Zealand 25/1 (RR: 2.27)
KS Williamson    13* (25b 2x4)      M Morkel    2-1-6-0
BJ Watling    12* (31b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    5-2-12-0

11.1

Tsotsobe to Williamson, no run, The field is still in, goodish length and he's struck it hard but gets it towards cover, not past him, quite a few good shots have gone straight to the fielders

11.2

Tsotsobe to Williamson, no run, fullish outside off, steers that one towards point, again he can't beat to field

11.3

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 2 runs, slightly short on the off, nicely done by Williamson, got across there and just punched it between mid-on and midwicket for a couple of runs

jose: "No national cricket team seems to be fielding full strength. Some kind of a "Global Transitional meltdown", or what ?"

11.4

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 1 wide, wide, too wide, went across and he chased him and slid it wide but Williamson was struggling to reach it

11.4

Tsotsobe to Williamson, no run, opens the face slightly there and plays it towards point, a packed field on he off side

11.5

Tsotsobe to Williamson, no run, shortish on the off, guides that one behind point but Smith doesn't allow it to go past him, no single there, slower one from Tsotso

11.6

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 3 runs, this one is on the pads and Williamson repeats the shot he played against Morkel in the previous over, glides that one towards the fine-leg boundary, gets three this time as Morkel cuts it off

End of over 12 (6 runs) New Zealand 31/1 (RR: 2.58)
KS Williamson    18* (31b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-2-18-0
BJ Watling    12* (31b 2x4)      M Morkel    2-1-6-0

12.1

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, gets a single towards fine leg this time

12.2

Morkel to Watling, no run, shortish on the off, gets on top of that one and chops it towards point

12.3

Morkel to Watling, OUT, trapped in front, Morkel fired that one on a length on off and middle, Watling went across to flick it square, missed it completely and was rapped on the pads right in front, Watling has a word with his partner and decides not to review it, wise call, Morkel has picked up his 100th ODI wicket

BJ Watling lbw b Morkel 12 (53m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Good record for Morkel in the 50-over format, average of around 23 and a strike rate of 28-odd. Grant Elliott walks in, he's South-African born

12.4

Morkel to Elliott, no run, fullish outside off and that's been left alone to the keeper

12.5

Morkel to Elliott, FOUR, excellent timing from Elliott, pitched up outside off and he's caressed it through the covers for a boundary, came off the meat and sped away

12.6

Morkel to Elliott, no run, a little wider this time and it's been left alone to the keeper

End of over 13 (5 runs) New Zealand 36/2 (RR: 2.76)
GD Elliott    4* (3b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-1-11-1
KS Williamson    19* (32b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-2-18-0

Ryan McLaren to start his spell

13.1

McLaren to Williamson, FOUR, is welcomed with a boundary, short and wide, too wide and Williamson thrashes it through point, finds the gap through the off side after multiple attempts, for a boundary

13.2

McLaren to Williamson, FOUR, and does so again, pitched on a length and he drives it neatly past a diving extra cover to collect consecutive fours

13.3

McLaren to Williamson, no run, goodish length, gets across and defends it towards the bowler

13.4

McLaren to Williamson, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it into the off side

13.5

McLaren to Williamson, FOUR, three in the over, lovely drive, the best of the lot, pitched up and he leans forward and just eases into that narrow gap between mid-off and extra cover

13.6

McLaren to Williamson, no run, change of pace, slower one from McLaren and it's driven straight to mid-off

End of over 14 (12 runs) New Zealand 48/2 (RR: 3.42)
KS Williamson    31* (38b 5x4)      R McLaren    1-0-12-0
GD Elliott    4* (3b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-1-11-1

Dan the Man: "@Jose, too much cricket played too consistently...there are no sustained breaks for bodies to rebuild themselves in todays calendar. No surprise we never have full strength sides anymore"

Elliott has a slip

14.1

Morkel to Elliott, no run, in the channel outside off stump, keeps its line and he lets that one go through

14.2

Morkel to Elliott, no run, short of a good length and he shoulders arms to that one

14.3

Morkel to Elliott, 1 run, slides it on middle and leg and he clips it down to fine leg for a single

14.4

Morkel to Williamson, no run, short, played it well, got back and he played it down in front of the bowler

14.5

Morkel to Williamson, no run, pitched up on the off, drives it straight towards mid-on

14.6

Morkel to Williamson, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks on the back foot and plays it down the pitch

End of over 15 (1 run) New Zealand 49/2 (RR: 3.26)
KS Williamson    31* (41b 5x4)      M Morkel    4-1-12-1
GD Elliott    5* (6b 1x4)      R McLaren    1-0-12-0

15.1

McLaren to Elliott, no run, McLaren bowls that in the channel outside off and Elliott sees that through to the keeper

15.2

McLaren to Elliott, 1 run, fullish outside off, he slices that one in the direction of third man for a single

15.3

McLaren to Williamson, FOUR, straight down the ground, Tsttso could have done a better job there as he dived to his left, pitched up and that was nicely driven down the ground, Tsotso ran to his left from mid-on and put in a half-hearted effort there

15.4

McLaren to Williamson, no run, drops that one short on middle and he ducks under that one well

15.5

McLaren to Williamson, no run, angling in towards middle, drives it straight towards mid-on

15.6

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, short on middle and he pulls it towards fine leg, kept it low, though was not in total control there

End of over 16 (6 runs) New Zealand 55/2 (RR: 3.43)
KS Williamson    36* (45b 6x4)      R McLaren    2-0-18-0
GD Elliott    6* (8b 1x4)      M Morkel    4-1-12-1

Mohak: "Morkel reminds me more and more of Curtly Ambrose. Tall lad, bowls fast and short with balls flying past batsman's chin every time he leaves it alone"

16.1

Morkel to Williamson, FOUR, Williamson's dealing in boundaries all of a sudden, superbly done, short of a good length, gets back and punches it square, through point and cover

16.2

Morkel to Williamson, no run, shortish outside off and he just lets that one go through

16.3

Morkel to Williamson, FOUR, Peterson slips-up at mid-off this time, pitched up and Williamson drives that clean, just wide of mid-off, Peterson ends up diving over the ball, four more

Six fours for Williamson in the last four overs

16.4

Morkel to Williamson, no run, pushed that full outside off and it was driven straight to extra cover

16.5

Morkel to Williamson, no run, drops it short on middle, swivelled at tried to get it fine but couldn't connect that one

16.6

Morkel to Williamson, no run, shortish outside off, cracks that towards point from the crease

End of over 17 (8 runs) New Zealand 63/2 (RR: 3.70)
KS Williamson    44* (51b 8x4)      M Morkel    5-1-20-1
GD Elliott    6* (8b 1x4)      R McLaren    2-0-18-0

SthAussie: "only difference with Morkel is he rarely is aggresive towards the batsman, doesn't give much banter which Ambrose certainly did, S Waugh & him bring back memories :)"

Williamson sarted slowly, then struggled to pierce the field but has done that consistently over the last few overs. Not a bad recovery from New Zealand, this. South Africa haven't been at their best in the field, and that's helped the visitors

17.1

McLaren to Elliott, no run

17.2

McLaren to Elliott, 1 run, shortish outside off and Elliott runs that down to third man for a single

17.3

McLaren to Williamson, no run, slower one bowled full outside off and that's defended to cover

17.4

McLaren to Williamson, 1 wide, shortish outside leg stump, tries to pull it fine, misses, but it's wide enough

Rahul: "More than Curtly Ambrose, Morkel reminds me of Owen Wilson(Behind Enemy Lines), except he is firing deliveries at batsman at a pace faster than the bullets!!" Interesting you thought of BEL instead of some more well-known films he's been part of.

17.4

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, shortish outside off, runs that past point for a single into the deep

17.5

McLaren to Elliott, FOUR, shortish outside off and he finds the gap, cuts that well past point to pierce that through deep point and third man, nicely played

17.6

McLaren to Elliott, 1 run, knocked away into the leg side off the back foot from the crease

End of over 18 (8 runs) New Zealand 71/2 (RR: 3.94)
GD Elliott    12* (12b 2x4)      R McLaren    3-0-26-0
KS Williamson    45* (53b 8x4)      M Morkel    5-1-20-1

Highveldhillbilly: "@SthAussie: Another difference between Morkel and Ambrose is there test average, Ambrose was about 8 less. Can you imagine Steyn and Ambrose in full flight? A thing of beauty and terror."

James: "SthAussie, don't remember much banter from Curtly. That stare was enough. "Curtly talk to no man"."

Peterson to bowl some spin now, has a slip

18.1

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, tossed up on middle, clips it behind square into the deep for a single

18.2

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, angling in towards middle, comes down the track and drives it towards long-off for a single

18.3

Peterson to Elliott, no run, angling in towards middle, reaches forward and plays it back down the pitch

18.4

Peterson to Elliott, no run, slightly short on the off, tapped away into the off side

18.5

Peterson to Elliott, no run, angling in past leg, tries to force it past midwicket but misses, struck on the back pad

18.6

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, drives that past a diving extra cover into the deep for a single

End of over 19 (3 runs) New Zealand 74/2 (RR: 3.89)
GD Elliott    14* (17b 2x4)      RJ Peterson    1-0-3-0
KS Williamson    46* (54b 8x4)      R McLaren    3-0-26-0

Du Plessis brings himself on, leggies

19.1

du Plessis to Elliott, no run, shortish outside off, chops that towards point from the crease

19.2

du Plessis to Elliott, no run, floating it on leg stump, flicked straight to square leg

19.3

du Plessis to Elliott, no run, fullish outside off and it's driven straight to extra cover

19.4

du Plessis to Elliott, 2 runs, short on middle and it's pulled wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs

19.5

du Plessis to Elliott, no run, sliding it straight, has a big lunge and defends it back to the bowler

19.6

du Plessis to Elliott, FOUR, ooh, was in the air but managed to evade extra cover, tossed up and Elliott struck that over that fielder to find the gap in the deep and beat Graeme Smith to the boundary

End of over 20 (6 runs) New Zealand 80/2 (RR: 4.00)
GD Elliott    20* (23b 3x4)      F du Plessis    1-0-6-0
KS Williamson    46* (54b 8x4)      RJ Peterson    1-0-3-0

20.1

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, flighted on the off, reaches forward and pushes it towards mid-on for a single

20.2

Peterson to Elliott, no run, ooh, tried to open the face there with a slip in place, got the edge as it spun away and it fell short of slip

20.3

Peterson to Elliott, no run, tries to open the face again, gets an inside edge onto the pads

20.4

Peterson to Elliott, no run, reaches forward and punches that towards extra cover

20.5

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, drives it inside out through extra cover into the deep for a single

20.6

Peterson to Williamson, FOUR, goes over the top and places it well, came down the track did Williamson and carted it over midwicket, had picked his spot and found the gap, brings up his half-century in style, good hand from Williamson here

End of over 21 (6 runs) New Zealand 86/2 (RR: 4.09)
KS Williamson    51* (56b 9x4)      RJ Peterson    2-0-9-0
GD Elliott    21* (27b 3x4)      F du Plessis    1-0-6-0

21.1

du Plessis to Elliott, no run, slightly quicker through the air, pushed it back to the bowler

21.2

du Plessis to Elliott, no run, shortish on middle, crunched off the back foot towards extra cover who dives to his left and saves the single

21.3

du Plessis to Elliott, 1 run, drives it past the bowler towards long-off for a single

21.4

du Plessis to Williamson, no run, slides it on the pads, unable to work it away there, dot ball

21.5

du Plessis to Williamson, no run, didn't spin, quicker, flatter, went on straight, short outside off and he tried to cut but missed

21.6

du Plessis to Williamson, 1 run, slowed it up, pushed it uppishly past the bowler towards long-off for a single

End of over 22 (2 runs) New Zealand 88/2 (RR: 4.00)
KS Williamson    52* (59b 9x4)      F du Plessis    2-0-8-0
GD Elliott    22* (30b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    2-0-9-0

22.1

Peterson to Williamson, no run, shortish on middle, pulls it straight to square leg

22.2

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut into the deep for a single

22.3

Peterson to Elliott, no run, flighted on the off, plays that straight to extra cover from the crease

22.4

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, angling in towards middle, knocked just wide of cover for a single

22.5

Peterson to Williamson, no run, shortish on the off, pushed straight to extra cover

22.6

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, angling in towards leg stump, worked away into the deep for a single

End of over 23 (3 runs) New Zealand 91/2 (RR: 3.95)
KS Williamson    54* (63b 9x4)      RJ Peterson    3-0-12-0
GD Elliott    23* (32b 3x4)      F du Plessis    2-0-8-0

23.1

du Plessis to Williamson, FOUR, long hop from Faf, bad ball and well dealt with, thrashes it through square leg, beats deep square leg and deep midwicket

23.2

du Plessis to Williamson, no run, slides it straight on middle, gets back and across and plays it back to the bowler

23.3

du Plessis to Williamson, FOUR, poor ball again, four more, Williamson picks up his 11th boundary, rocks back and pulls it hard, past midwicket this time

23.4

du Plessis to Williamson, 1 run, clips it off the front foot through midwicket for a single, raises the 100 for New Zealand

23.5

du Plessis to Elliott, 1 run, flighted on middle, drives it towards long-off for a single

23.6

du Plessis to Williamson, 1 run, fullish on leg stump, drives it through midwicket into the deep for a single

End of over 24 (11 runs) New Zealand 102/2 (RR: 4.25)
KS Williamson    64* (68b 11x4)      F du Plessis    3-0-19-0
GD Elliott    24* (33b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    3-0-12-0

24.1

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, shortish outside off, cracks it through point into the deep for a single

24.2

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, opens the face to dab that in front of point for a single

24.3

Peterson to Williamson, no run, flighted on middle and leg, turns it towards midwicket from the crease

24.4

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, shortish on middle, punched off the back foot to long-on

Murali Mohan: "Averaging roughly 28 with a strike rate of 68 in the last 2 years.. Not an agile fielder.. No longer a captain in this format.. I wonder why no one is questioning Greame Smith's position in this ODI team."

24.5

Peterson to Elliott, no run, looping it on middle, comes down the track and pushes it down the pitch

24.6

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, eases that through point and cover into the deep for a single

Rex: "One of these two to bat through and Brendon McCullum to come in for the last 15-20 overs... 300, just like that."

End of over 25 (4 runs) New Zealand 106/2 (RR: 4.24)
GD Elliott    26* (36b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    4-0-16-0
KS Williamson    66* (71b 11x4)      F du Plessis    3-0-19-0

Kleinveldt comes back on

25.1

Kleinveldt to Elliott, no run, slightly short on the off, taps that one towards point from the crease

25.2

Kleinveldt to Elliott, no run, angling in towards middle and leg, pushes it in the direction of midwicket

25.3

Kleinveldt to Elliott, FOUR, smartly done, dropped short at 141kmph, swayed back and just guided it over the keeper, seemed to have time to play that, easily done

25.4

Kleinveldt to Elliott, no run, a little outside off stump and that's square-driven towards point

25.5

Kleinveldt to Elliott, no run, nipped back in there, struck high on the pads and would have been sliding down as he came forward

25.6

Kleinveldt to Elliott, no run, short of a good length, gets forward to defend, gets an inside edge onto the pads

End of over 26 (4 runs) New Zealand 110/2 (RR: 4.23)
GD Elliott    30* (42b 4x4)      RK Kleinveldt    5-2-11-1
KS Williamson    66* (71b 11x4)      RJ Peterson    4-0-16-0

Daniel Alexander: "@ Rex - This is not EA sports :D"

Stiaan: "Believe me Murali, there's a lot of South Africans who question that. Why not give (and this is just a suggestion) Levi a chance to open the batting?"

26.1

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, tossed up and that's driven down the ground towards long-off for a single

26.2

Peterson to Elliott, FOUR, superbly done, fetched it from outside off and swept it really square, came off the middle and there was no protection in the deep

26.3

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, angling in towards middle, drops that towards point and races off for a single, Ingram fumbled while trying to pick it up

26.4

Peterson to Williamson, no run, floating it on the off, drives it back to the bowler

26.5

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, flatter on the off, pushed it towards extra cover and set off, a dive and a throw but no trouble for the batsman

26.6

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, square-drives that tossed-up delivery through point into the deep for a single

End of over 27 (8 runs) New Zealand 118/2 (RR: 4.37)
GD Elliott    36* (45b 5x4)      RJ Peterson    5-0-24-0
KS Williamson    68* (74b 11x4)      RK Kleinveldt    5-2-11-1

Rehan: "After his domestic performances and the 3 T20Is, Henry Davids deserved to be in the squad to put pressure on Smith."

27.1

Kleinveldt to Elliott, no run, steps out to Kleinveldt, bowled at 134kmph, short and he tries to pull it past midwicket, ends up mistiming it to mid-on

27.2

Kleinveldt to Elliott, no run, quicker, at 139kmph, on middle, gets an inside edge onto the pads as he tries to push it through

27.3

Kleinveldt to Elliott, 2 runs, pitched on a length and that's driven wide of deep extra cover for a couple of runs, Smith runs across and cuts it off

27.4

Kleinveldt to Elliott, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, guided to third man for a single

27.5

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 run, bowled it short on middle, rolls his wrists over it and pulls it through square leg into the deep for a single

Shozab: "@ Stiaan Oh not again Levi. Why dont they give Ingram another chance. he is a decent player. Much better than the likes of Behradein and Levi"

27.6

Kleinveldt to Elliott, 2 runs, that's a couple more, straying on the pads and it's clipped fine but Behardien runs across to cut it off

End of over 28 (6 runs) New Zealand 124/2 (RR: 4.42)
GD Elliott    41* (50b 5x4)      RK Kleinveldt    6-2-17-1
KS Williamson    69* (75b 11x4)      RJ Peterson    5-0-24-0

McLaren returns

28.1

McLaren to Williamson, FOUR, he's been patchy today, and is welcomed, like he was in his first spell, with a boundary, drops one short and Williamson seizes the length early, gets across to pull it hard over midwicket

28.2

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot to work it past midwicket for a single

28.3

McLaren to Elliott, no run, slower one, bowled at 124.8kmph, Elliott didn't pick it and played the pull too early there

28.4

McLaren to Elliott, no run, tries to smack that over midwicket, wants to target McLaren, came down the track and tried to swipe him over midwicket, missed

28.5

McLaren to Elliott, 1 run, full toss on middle, drives it towards long-on for a single

Gonzo: "I think if AB, Amla and JP were all in the team they might be more willing to change Smith, but looking at this lineup there's hardly any experience. I would also play Davids though, Smith is not an ODI player these days."

28.6

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, slightly short outside off, punched from the crease past extra cover for a single

End of over 29 (7 runs) New Zealand 131/2 (RR: 4.51)
KS Williamson    75* (78b 12x4)      R McLaren    4-0-33-0
GD Elliott    42* (53b 5x4)      RK Kleinveldt    6-2-17-1

Tsotsobe is back

29.1

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 1 run, shortish outside off, crunched off the back foot past point for a single

That raises the century partnership, off 100 balls, excellent recovery by these two

29.2

Tsotsobe to Elliott, 1 run, steers that full delivery towards third man for a single

29.3

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 2 runs, slower one bowled short outside off, had to drag it past midwicket to get a couple of runs

29.4

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 1 run, slower one bowled short, whipped through square leg into the deep for a single

RP: "People like Davids should be given more chances.. though he is little aged, it gives confidence to all those domestic players that they can make it to national team if they perform consistently. And thats when you get most out of the national talent."

29.5

Tsotsobe to Elliott, 1 run, fullish outside off, drilled wide of deep point into the deep for a single

BJ: "Speaking of justifying positions in the team, I had to question Grant Elliott getting another shot at international cricket. Thankfully he's repaying the faith shown by the selectors in this innings, playing wonderfully well alongside a Williamson who appears to be on a mission."

29.6

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 1 run, slower one bowled outside off, runs that down to third man for a single

End of over 30 (7 runs) New Zealand 138/2 (RR: 4.60)
KS Williamson    80* (82b 12x4)      LL Tsotsobe    7-2-25-0
GD Elliott    44* (55b 5x4)      R McLaren    4-0-33-0

30.1

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, slightly short on the off, clipped through square leg for a single, they think of a second but wisely decide against it in the end

30.2

McLaren to Elliott, 1 run, short and pulled well but deep square leg cuts that one off

30.3

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, short again from McLaren, pulled towards deep square leg again for a single

30.4

McLaren to Elliott, 1 run, full outside off, cracked towards deep extra cover for a single

Kiwifan: "When was the last time NZ had a century partnership, in either ODI's or Test matches?? Can't be in the recent past?? They are showing good application...Lets hope it becomes a more permanent thing!"

30.5

McLaren to Williamson, no run, fullish on the off and that's driven straight to mid-off from the crease

30.6

McLaren to Williamson, 1 wide, slower bouncer and it's called a wide, the umpires reckon it was too high, Williamson missed it

30.6

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, full toss and Williamson will feel he missed out, cracked it straight to deep cover

End of over 31 (6 runs) New Zealand 144/2 (RR: 4.64)
KS Williamson    83* (86b 12x4)      R McLaren    5-0-39-0
GD Elliott    46* (57b 5x4)      LL Tsotsobe    7-2-25-0

Rehan: "Imagine our full strength team: Amla, de Kock, Kallis, de Villiers, Duminy, du Plessis, (Player No. 7 - depending on conditions either extra middle order batsman, all-rounder, or spinner/quick), Peterson, Steyn, Morkel, Tsotsobe. Should win 8 games out of 10."

Peterson comes on

31.1

Peterson to Williamson, 3 runs, came down the track and had to adjust to the length as Peterson bowled short, he did well did Williamson, waits for it and runs it behind point for three runs

31.2

Peterson to Elliott, 1 run, shortish outside off and he opens the face to the right of point for a single

31.3

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, comes down the track and Peterson slows it up, drags it through midwicket for a single

31.4

Peterson to Elliott, no run, slightly short outside off, cuts it slightly uppishly towards point

31.5

Peterson to Elliott, no run, short outside off and played straight to point again

31.6

Peterson to Elliott, no run, gets forward and stabs that towards cover from the crease

End of over 32 (5 runs) New Zealand 149/2 (RR: 4.65)
GD Elliott    47* (61b 5x4)      RJ Peterson    6-0-29-0
KS Williamson    87* (88b 12x4)      R McLaren    5-0-39-0

New Zealand have taken the Powerplay now

32.1

McLaren to Williamson, no run, slower one bowled short and Williamson cuts that to point

32.2

McLaren to Williamson, FOUR, slower one bowled short and he dispatches that one, pulled away through square leg by Williamson, into the nineties now

32.3

McLaren to Williamson, no run, mistimes a full toss, almost found mid-off but was fortunate it didn't carry

Jose: "Willamson of NZ and Joe Root of England 'look' like members of junior teams. The 'boys' are playing as well as, if not better than, some of the seniors. I wish, all countries identify & encourage such young talents."

32.4

McLaren to Williamson, no run, tries to pull that square, quicker from McLaren, bowled at 140.7kmph, gets the bottom of the bat

32.5

McLaren to Williamson, 2 runs, well fielded at mid-off, drives it well past mid-off but Morkel dives full length to his left and keeps them to just a couple

32.6

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, dropped it short again and Williamson pulls it straight towards deep square leg for a single

End of over 33 (7 runs) New Zealand 156/2 (RR: 4.72)
KS Williamson    94* (94b 13x4)      R McLaren    6-0-46-0
GD Elliott    47* (61b 5x4)      RJ Peterson    6-0-29-0

Kleinveldt to bowl

33.1

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, Williamson makes some room there, he's given a short ball and he pulls it straight to midwicket

33.2

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 leg bye, short and he tries to pull that square but misses, struck on the thigh and they steal a leg-bye

33.3

Kleinveldt to Elliott, 1 run, Elliott's turn to make some room now, heaves it towards deep midwicket for just a single in the end

33.4

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 run, makes room to drive that past mid-off as the bowler tries to chase him, gets an inside edge for a single

33.5

Kleinveldt to Elliott, OUT, gone, he succeeded once in guiding a short ball over the keeper's head, he plays this one off the face as well but can't get it high enough, straight to Quinton de Kock

GD Elliott c †de Kock b Kleinveldt 48 (84m 63b 5x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

Elliott deserved a half-century for the way he played, South Africa have struck a timely blow here, New Zealand had built a very good foundation for a surge. Kleinveldt continues to impress this match. McCullum walks in

33.6

Kleinveldt to BB McCullum, no run, pitched up on middle, aiming for the yorker, pushed towards mid-on

End of over 34 (3 runs) New Zealand 159/3 (RR: 4.67)
BB McCullum    0* (1b)      RK Kleinveldt    7-2-19-2
KS Williamson    95* (97b 13x4)      R McLaren    6-0-46-0

Morne Morkel comes back on

34.1

Morkel to Williamson, FOUR, creamed, pitched up and sat up really well for Williamson, just smacked it through extra cover, beating mid-off to the ropes

34.2

Morkel to Williamson, no run, pitched up again, drives it straight to mid-off this time

34.3

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, reaches his century, knocks it wide of point and steals a single, that's his third ODI hundred

Granted it's an excellent pitch for batting but New Zealand began shakily, and slowly. Williamson had his own struggles with the bat early on in the innings but there was a phase where he was able to break free and collect five or six boundaries in a matter of a few overs, and he hasn't looked back after that

34.4

Morkel to BB McCullum, 1 run, played away into the leg side off the front foot

34.5

Morkel to Williamson, no run, pitched on a good length and he pushes it firmly to extra cover from the crease, can't beat the gap this time

34.6

Morkel to Williamson, FOUR, pitched on a length and he squeezes this over mid-off, just makes a bit of room and manages to just get it over the in-field on the off side, has enough legs on it to take it to the boundary

End of over 35 (10 runs) New Zealand 169/3 (RR: 4.82)
KS Williamson    104* (102b 15x4)      M Morkel    6-1-30-1
BB McCullum    1* (2b)      RK Kleinveldt    7-2-19-2

35.1

Kleinveldt to BB McCullum, 1 run, shortish on middle and he picks up a single through square leg

35.2

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 run, knocks that one down from the crease behind point

35.3

Kleinveldt to BB McCullum, 1 run, whips that one from middle towards fine leg for a single

35.4

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 run, pitches it up on middle and he drives it towards midwicket from the crease

35.5

Kleinveldt to BB McCullum, no run, drops in the slower one as he comes down the track, outside off and not wide enough, dot ball

35.6

Kleinveldt to BB McCullum, FOUR, just wide of du Plessis, short outside off and that was cut uppishly, du Plessis dived full length to his right there but couldn't get to it, another four

One-handed attempt, may have got a hand to it, but a real toughie, excellent effort

End of over 36 (8 runs) New Zealand 177/3 (RR: 4.91)
BB McCullum    7* (6b 1x4)      RK Kleinveldt    8-2-27-2
KS Williamson    106* (104b 15x4)      M Morkel    6-1-30-1

36.1

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, pushes it towards extra cover for a single

36.2

Morkel to BB McCullum, FOUR, McCullum goes big, takes it from a good length, makes a bit of room and swings it away hard over midwicket for a boundary

36.3

Morkel to BB McCullum, SIX, picks the slower one and dispatches it over long-off, came down the track and thwacked it over the bowler's head, length ball from Morkel and was in the zone

36.4

Morkel to BB McCullum, no run, comes down the track and tries to swing it over square leg, misses, had a big heave at that one

36.5

Morkel to BB McCullum, OUT, bowled'im, yorker length and McCullum appeared to have made his mind up, came down the track and had another swing at that one, missed and was bowled

BB McCullum b Morkel 17 (12m 10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 170.00

Important breakthrough, given what McCullum is capable of. Colin Munro is the new man

36.6

Morkel to Munro, no run, short of a good length outside off, gets an inside edge onto the pads as he tries to stab it into the off side

End of over 37 (11 runs) New Zealand 188/4 (RR: 5.08)
C Munro    0* (1b)      M Morkel    7-1-41-2
KS Williamson    107* (105b 15x4)      RK Kleinveldt    8-2-27-2

37.1

Tsotsobe to Williamson, no run, slower one bowled outside off, cracked towards point, can't get it past du Plessis

37.2

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 1 run, shortish on the off, moves across and pushes it past midwicket for a single

Justin: "No doubting McCullum's talent or his aggression, but a lot of doubting of his cricketing smarts. Not just today, generally."

37.3

Tsotsobe to Munro, no run, Quinton de Kock dives full length to his right and snaps that one, clipped something on the way after it pitched outside leg, Aleem Dar thinks its the bat and gives it out but Munro immediately calls for a review. Far from the bat, hit the thigh on the way to the keeper, wonder what Dar was seeing there, nowhere near the bat, hit the thigh

37.4

Tsotsobe to Munro, no run, short of a good length, crunched off the back foot towards mid-off

37.5

Tsotsobe to Munro, no run, run-out attempt, gets an inside edge onto the pads and he wants the single, is sent back, du Plesss tries to under-arm flick it onto the stumps at the striker's end, Munro was gone had that hit

37.6

Tsotsobe to Munro, 2 runs, fullish outside off, tries to force that through extra cover, ends up playing it wide of midwicket for a couple of runs, the Powerplay is done

End of over 38 (3 runs) New Zealand 191/4 (RR: 5.02)
C Munro    2* (5b)      LL Tsotsobe    8-2-28-0
KS Williamson    108* (107b 15x4)      M Morkel    7-1-41-2

38.1

Peterson to Williamson, 2 runs, lovely from Williamson, came down the track and drove it inside out over extra cover for a couple, sweetly timed as well

38.2

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, pulls that hard through square leg for a single

38.3

Peterson to Munro, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it to cover

38.4

Peterson to Munro, no run, fullish on the off, drags it towards midwicket, cant get it past him

38.5

Peterson to Munro, no run, shortish on the off, slaps it hard but straight to mid-off

38.6

Peterson to Munro, 1 run, slower through the air, dabbed towards midwicket for a single to keep strike

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand 195/4 (RR: 5.00)
C Munro    3* (9b)      RJ Peterson    7-0-33-0
KS Williamson    111* (109b 15x4)      LL Tsotsobe    8-2-28-0

39.1

Tsotsobe to Munro, FOUR, well timed by Munro, Tsotso landed it on a length and he cracked it well down the ground and beat mid-on to the boundary

39.2

Tsotsobe to Munro, 2 runs, missed run-out, Munro's had a couple of lives on debut, stabbed it wide of point and pinched a single but would have been out had the throw hit direct, 200 up, gets an extra run on the overtthrow

39.3

Tsotsobe to Munro, no run, guides that one from the crease towards point

39.4

Tsotsobe to Munro, OUT, Munro seemed to be over-eager during his short stay, still 11 overs left in the innings, slower one from Tsotso and Munro seemed to have made up his mind, tried to clear long-on but didn't pick the slower one, Colin Inrgram ran in from the deep and took a well-judged catch diving forward

C Munro c Ingram b Tsotsobe 9 (14m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

Seemed to be in a bit of a hurry on ODI debut did Munro, South Africa are fighting back here.

Mark: "@Justin. I think Justin is right about McCullum. He had collected 10 runs in that over from the best ODI bowler in the world. He should have showed better judgement and collected more from the next Peterson over instead of losing his cool."

39.5

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson tucks that around for a single in the deep

Franklin to face

39.6

Tsotsobe to Franklin, OUT, New Zealand are slipping here, some reverse for Tsotso, swung in towards the batsman, pitched on a length and Franklin was half-forward while trying to play, was bowled through the gate

JEC Franklin b Tsotsobe 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 40 (7 runs) New Zealand 202/6 (RR: 5.05)
     LL Tsotsobe    9-2-35-2
KS Williamson    112* (110b 15x4)      RJ Peterson    7-0-33-0

280 at one point seemed quite likely, but New Zealand are forced to reassess here after a spate of wickets in fairly quick time

40.1

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson tries to go over extra cover but ends up spooning that in the direction of long-on, lucky it didn't carry

Jimmy Neesham is the new man

40.2

Peterson to Neesham, no run, gets a stride out and defends it into the off side

40.3

Peterson to Neesham, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and pushes it through square leg for a single

Bhargav Sura: "Nice stats today: Morne picks up his 100th wicket today. Franklin plays his 100th game today and Williamson gets his 100 off 100 balls at a strike rate of 100."

40.4

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, short on the off and it's slapped back towards the bowler who dives and gets his right hand to it, can't stop the single though

40.5

Peterson to Neesham, FOUR, thick outside edge, that's four, comes down the track to drive it through extra cover, ended up slicing it past a vacant point region for a boundary

40.6

Peterson to Neesham, no run, floating it on the off stump, gets across and pushes it to midwicket

End of over 41 (7 runs) New Zealand 209/6 (RR: 5.09)
JDS Neesham    5* (4b 1x4)      RJ Peterson    8-0-40-0
KS Williamson    114* (112b 15x4)      LL Tsotsobe    9-2-35-2

Paul: "Quintessential Franklin, brilliant match winning innings, followed by a golden. Excruciating"

41.1

Tsotsobe to Williamson, no run, striking it well is Williamson, pitched up outside off and it's driven to mid-off

41.2

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, drags it wide of deep midwicket for a couple of runs, well run

Williamson appears to be cramping, he's called out for some help, he can't get a runner

41.3

Tsotsobe to Williamson, OUT, run-out, Williamson called out belatedly, yelled out "No", but Neesham was more than halfway down the pitch there, rushed for the single, then sent back, the cramp is playing on his mind, Faf collected it from point and aimed at the non-striker's end, Tsotso got a hand to it on its way to the stumps, Neesham was short

JDS Neesham run out 5 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Seven down and now the question is whether New Zealand can bat the 50 overs. Still 51 balls remaining in the innings, they've lost four wickets for 23 runs here.

41.4

Tsotsobe to Williamson, 1 run, slower one outside off, guides it behind point into the deep for a single

Nathan McCullum is more than a handy batsman

41.5

Tsotsobe to NL McCullum, no run, yorker length outside off and he's dug it out in the direction of point

41.6

Tsotsobe to NL McCullum, no run, goodish length outside off and he's played it back to the bowler

End of over 42 (3 runs) New Zealand 212/7 (RR: 5.04)
NL McCullum    0* (2b)      LL Tsotsobe    10-2-38-2
KS Williamson    117* (116b 15x4)      RJ Peterson    8-0-40-0

NZ Fan: "Looking at the state of affairs, it seems as if NZ could not believe that they were in such a good position and thinking it was their day, tried to overshoot the realistic 280 to try and make it 300+..Greed has never got anyone anything except despairing realisation. Ill timed hitting by the Lower Middle Order..Needless, accumulation would have served the purpose till the 44or 45 over."

Karl: "Paul, I couldn't agree more about Franklin. However, after the last match he's going to be pencilled in the team for the next 2 years at least! Get ready for the frustration to continue..."

42.1

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson moves across and plays it in front of mid-on for a single

42.2

Morkel to NL McCullum, 2 runs, sliding on the pads and it's been flicked to the right of fine leg, McCullum rushes back for the second and makes it in time

42.3

Morkel to NL McCullum, no run, short of a good length outside off, goes for the cut but misses

42.4

Morkel to NL McCullum, 2 runs, shortish on middle, turns it from the crease through square leg for a couple of runs

42.5

Morkel to NL McCullum, no run, good, sharp short ball, dropped it outside off and McCullum got out of the way there

42.6

Morkel to NL McCullum, 1 run, slightly short on the off, knocks it down into the off side and races off for a single

End of over 43 (6 runs) New Zealand 218/7 (RR: 5.06)
NL McCullum    5* (7b)      M Morkel    8-1-47-2
KS Williamson    118* (117b 15x4)      LL Tsotsobe    10-2-38-2

McLaren has had a bad day, he returns to bowl

43.1

McLaren to NL McCullum, no run, pitched on a length and it's pushed back towards the bowler

43.2

McLaren to NL McCullum, 1 run, short of a good length, drops it in front of point and sets off, McLaren gathers and throws but can't get the stumps at the non-striker's end

43.3

McLaren to Williamson, no run, a bit of width there but went through quickly as Williamson tried to cut, missed

43.4

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, cut away to third man for a single

Williamson, we are told on TV, has reached the highest score on this ground, equalling Chris Gayle

43.5

McLaren to NL McCullum, no run, sliding down leg but he moved well across there, not called a wide

43.6

McLaren to NL McCullum, 1 run, slower one bowled short, turned through square leg into the deep for a single

End of over 44 (3 runs) New Zealand 221/7 (RR: 5.02)
NL McCullum    7* (11b)      R McLaren    7-0-49-0
KS Williamson    119* (119b 15x4)      M Morkel    8-1-47-2

44.1

Peterson to NL McCullum, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot to long-off for a single

44.2

Peterson to Williamson, no run, short outside off, cut towards point from the crease

44.3

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, floating it on middle, comes down the track and pushes it to long-off for a single

44.4

Peterson to NL McCullum, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched through to long-on for a single

44.5

Peterson to Williamson, 1 run, short outside off, turns away, cuts it towards Tsttso at point, there's a misfield there

44.6

Peterson to NL McCullum, 1 run, floated it outside off, pushed through cover into the deep for a single

End of over 45 (5 runs) New Zealand 226/7 (RR: 5.02)
NL McCullum    10* (14b)      RJ Peterson    9-0-45-0
KS Williamson    121* (122b 15x4)      R McLaren    7-0-49-0

Nicko: "Typically madness inducing NZ innings! If we were simply the worst ODI team there would be nothing to be frustrated by. But with Taylor, Ryder, McCullum, Guptill, Franklin and Williamson there is as much ODI batting talent in NZ as anywhere. Why do we get rattled so easily???"

45.1

McLaren to NL McCullum, 2 runs, whipped through midwicket for a single

45.2

McLaren to NL McCullum, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, tries to pull it square, misses

45.3

McLaren to NL McCullum, FOUR, full toss and is well dealt, punched over mid-on for a boundary, easily done by McCullum

45.4

McLaren to NL McCullum, no run, leading edge but safe, slower one and he closes the face too early, gets a leading edge and just over McLaren's head, lands just behind the stumps at the non-striker's end

45.5

McLaren to NL McCullum, 1 run, full toss, pushed through to long-on for a single

45.6

McLaren to Williamson, 1 run, slower one bowled short, pulled towards deep square leg for a single

End of over 46 (8 runs) New Zealand 234/7 (RR: 5.08)
KS Williamson    122* (123b 15x4)      R McLaren    8-0-57-0
NL McCullum    17* (19b 1x4)      RJ Peterson    9-0-45-0

Brian Roberts: "If Faf doesnt get a move on we are going to have another captain suspended for slow over rate. I wonder who will captain the 3rd one-dayer?" Another 10 minutes to go. Some time will be budgeted for interruptions etc. Kleinveldt comes back on

46.1

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 wide, that's not going to help, slower ball gone bad, too wide outside off

46.1

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 run, goodish length on middle, pushes it towards long-on for a single

46.2

Kleinveldt to NL McCullum, 1 run, full on middle, aiming for the yorker, dug out towards long-on for a single

46.3

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 leg bye, slides down leg, tries to glance it fine, misses, strikes the pads, they get a leg-bye

46.4

Kleinveldt to NL McCullum, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, driven straight to midwicket, just the single

46.5

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 2 runs, bowled it full on middle, drives it wide of long-on for a single, err, there's a fumble and they're back for the second

46.6

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 run, missed run-out, pushed through to extra cover and they try a suicidal single, the fielder aims and misses, Williamson was gone had that hit

End of over 47 (8 runs) New Zealand 242/7 (RR: 5.14)
KS Williamson    126* (127b 15x4)      RK Kleinveldt    9-2-34-2
NL McCullum    19* (21b 1x4)      R McLaren    8-0-57-0

47.1

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, gets across and whips it through square leg into the deep for a single

47.2

Morkel to NL McCullum, 1 leg bye, trying to scoop it past fine leg, struck on the pads outside the line, they get a leg-bye

Ben: "Hold your horses guys! New Zealand are still in an excellent position to put up a competitive total, and have a good chance to win an away ODI series against one of the best sides in the world. And this is with many of NZ's best players not playing. This is a time for looking up, not down, at least in ODIs."

47.3

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, shortish on the off and Williamson is in pain again, tries to pull it square and he's struggling while trying to take the single

karan: "Williamson U beauty, without you we would have had another critic barrage at radio sport NZ about Black caps not good enough."

47.4

Morkel to NL McCullum, OUT, makes a bit of room and the bowler follows him, clips it uppishly and straight to midwicket where Tsotso takes it comfortably

NL McCullum c Tsotsobe b Morkel 19 (27m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 82.60

Kyle Mills walks in

47.5

Morkel to Mills, 1 wide, poor delivery, way down the leg side, Mills had four if he got his bat to it, gets a wide in the end

47.5

Morkel to Mills, 1 run, short of a good length, knocks it down in front of off and takes off for a single

47.6

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, slower one, pushes it towards midwicket to keep the strike

End of over 48 (6 runs) New Zealand 248/8 (RR: 5.16)
KS Williamson    129* (130b 15x4)      M Morkel    9-1-52-3
KD Mills    1* (1b)      RK Kleinveldt    9-2-34-2

Kleinveldt runs in

48.1

Kleinveldt to Williamson, no run, yorker length on middle, manages to dig it out to the bowler, good stuff

48.2

Kleinveldt to Williamson, FOUR, length ball and he picks it up well, swings it over midwicket and gets a boundary for his efforts

48.3

Kleinveldt to Williamson, 1 run, strikes it towards long-on this time, wanted the second but it wasn't on

Paul: "There is something about an underdog fighting that makes it so entertaining... kudos to kiwis,,,for their fight..."

48.4

Kleinveldt to Mills, 2 runs, yorker length on middle, punches it wide of midwicket in the deep this time for a couple of runs

48.5

Kleinveldt to Mills, 1 leg bye, drops that short on middle, tries to pull it square, pinches a single, took the bottom of the bat

48.6

Kleinveldt to Williamson, FOUR, full outside off and he finds the gap through the off side, cracks it through the covers, had to stretch in the end but connected well, more through cover and point there

End of over 49 (12 runs) New Zealand 260/8 (RR: 5.30)
KS Williamson    138* (134b 17x4)      RK Kleinveldt    10-2-45-2
KD Mills    3* (3b)      M Morkel    9-1-52-3

Morkel to bowl the last over

49.1

Morkel to Mills, 1 run, full toss and he's mistimed it to midwicket, for a single

49.2

Morkel to Williamson, 1 run, short on the off and he pulls it to midwicket, Tsotso takes aim and misses at the non-striker's end, missed run-out

49.3

Morkel to Mills, SIX, short and that's maximum, goes for a mighty pull, gets a top-edge, gets the desired result, over the keeper and over the fine-leg boundary

49.4

Morkel to Mills, FOUR, handy runs these, short of a good length, he makes room and swings it away over midwicket for a one bounce four, connected well

49.5

Morkel to Mills, 1 run, almost yorker length there, he can only push it to mid-off for a single

Morkel abruptly terminates his run-up there, doesn't bowl

49.6

Morkel to Williamson, SIX, length, length and it's been dispatched over long-on, long-on got a hand to that one, Ingram was the man there but couldn't quite hold on, that's struck over the man there, just about, for a six

Outstanding innings from Williamson, unbeaten on 145, the last quarter of his knock played while he was in pain. New Zealand could have got more - they were held back by that wobble during which they lost McCullum along with others - but 279 is very competitive, that too against a side down 0-1 and under pressure to stay in the series. Mills and McCullum gave Williamson good support and New Zealand finished well. Join us at 6.40pm local time for the chase. Alex Winter will be updating his report here.

End of over 50 (19 runs) New Zealand 279/8
KS Williamson    145* (136b 17x4 1x6)      M Morkel    10-1-71-3
KD Mills    15* (7b 1x4 1x6)      RK Kleinveldt    10-2-45-2
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