Player of the Match
Player of the Match
847dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Boult, Taylor break South Africa's unbeaten run

Ross Taylor struck his 17th ODI century and Trent Boult produced 3 for 63, helping New Zealand scrape to a six-run, series-levelling victory against South Africa in Christchurch

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
102(110) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
14 11 21 9 16 12 11 8
JDS Neesham
71(57) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 6 4 11 19 18 3 9

Best performances - Bowlers

TA Boult
O10
M0
R63
W3
Eco6.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
D Pretorius
O10
M0
R40
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Varun Shetty

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs | SA: 283/9 (7 runs required, RR: 5.66)

  • Andile Phehlukwayo29 (34b)
  • Imran Tahir0 (0b)
  • Tim Southee10-0-60-1
  • Trent Boult10-0-63-3

Thanks for joining our coverage for this game. We'll see you at the next one. Bye-bye.

Ross Taylor is Man of the Match.

7pm Phew! What a match! New Zealand did really well to strange South Africa in the middle and then did really poorly to let them back in. But they edged it out in all the important phases - two solid partnerships in the middle overs when batting, and top-class death bowling to eek out a win. Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy in particular will feel prickly when they try to go to bed tonight - they got in and threw it away. AB de Villiers wasn't new to this situation, and played it sensibly, but fell at a crucial time, as did Miller. That's the end of their winning streak that lasted 12 games.

New Zealand got efforts from all their seniors - Williamson, Taylor, Southee and Boult. Santner was brilliant as well - 2 for 46. They didn't deserve to lose.

Shaheer: "Well, Boult made up for that catch drop with a stunning match winning over"

49.6
4
Southee to Phehlukwayo, FOUR runs, overpithched at leg stump, backs away and whacks it straight back over the umpire....and that's the match. 10 consecutive balls in the blockhole to win by six runs - they showed up when it mattered, those seniors.
49.5
4
Southee to Phehlukwayo, FOUR runs, attempted yorker outside off, after four balls, he goes for the reverse ramp and converts it into a full toss that he gets past the keeper
49.4
0
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run, ...it doesn't! This is phenomenal death overs bowling. As professional as it can get. Another yorker outside off, dug out to cover

This has to go the distance

49.3
0
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run, another yorker, wide outside off, thick edge down to third man and no run
49.2
0
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run, yorker outside off, carved straight to extra cover
49.1
0
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run, yorker at the off stump, drives it to extra cover, bit of confusion as they don't know whether to go for the run - they decide not to

Right. Southee, around the wicket. 15 off 6 balls

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22HM AmlaQ de Kock
2nd29F du PlessisQ de Kock
3rd57JP DuminyQ de Kock
4th16AB de VilliersQ de Kock
5th68AB de VilliersDA Miller
6th7AB de VilliersD Pretorius
7th15D PretoriusCH Morris
8th0WD ParnellD Pretorius
9th61D PretoriusAL Phehlukwayo
10th8Imran TahirAL Phehlukwayo