Twenty20 International

South Africa v New Zealand, 2005-06

ESPNcricinfo staff


At Johannesburg, October 21, 2005 (day/night). New Zealand won by five wickets. Toss: New Zealand.

South Africa's first taste of international Twenty20 cricket was watched by a packed house at the Wanderers, but they went home disappointed after New Zealand completed an easy victory with two overs to spare. Kallis and Smith, who hit ten fours and a six, started well enough after South Africa were put in but, after they were parted at 84, the innings was throttled by Astle and Jeetan Patel, the Wellington off-spinner, who both took three for 20. All ten wickets tumbled for 49, and New Zealand's victory was never in doubt once they had weathered a fiery spell from Nel.

Man of the Match: J. S. Patel.

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