Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Aaron Phangiso, Man of the Match: I always focus on simple things. We were under pressure, the captain gave me the ball and I just do what I do in the nets. Me and the captain planned and we had a couple of guys to protect the boundaries on the leg side. I just invited him [Williamson] to come out, like I said we were under pressure.

AB de Villiers: It was an enjoyable experience. It is great to go 1-0 up and it will be great to take the momentum to Centurion. We were nervous and that showed in the first five overs but we pulled it back. Credit to Phangiso, he slowed things up. Wiese is a very smart cricketer. 160 is minimum, they were definitely below par. Morne and Hash started well and allowed me and Rilee to free it up.

Kane Williamson: After the start we got with the bat, we could a got a bit more. It was outstanding from South Africa to pull things back. The way the guys stuck at it was positive for us. They are a very good team and we need to be at our best to beat them. They controlled the last 10 overs and 150 probably isn't enough.

9:03pm Behardien and Miller shake hands. After the bowlers struck back, Amla and Van Wyk gave South Africa a brisk start with a 35-run partnership. AB and Rossouw headed up the consolidation while Behardien struck the winning runs in a comfortable chase..

Milne to Behardien, FOUR runs, South Africa open their home season with a six-wicket win. Shorter and wider outside off at 146.7ks, Behardien flashes a cut, this time over backward point and puts the seal on South Africa's victory..
Milne to Behardien, no run, 141.8ks, short and wide outside off, slapped to backward point. Looked like it did not carry to Guptill
Milne to Miller, 1 run, short ball on middle, pulled to long leg for one


Milne to Amla, OUT, Amla comes down the track, Mile is wary of it as he bangs in a short ball. Amla can only top edge the hook to Latham at deep midwicket

HM Amla c Latham b Milne 48 (72m 41b 4x4 1x6) SR: 117.07

Milne to Miller, 1 leg bye, back of a length, slants in and hits Miller on the pad before wandering away behind square on off

Saffer2: "Sparkling little innings from RR. Did his job."

17 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 146/3 (6 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.58, RRR: 2.00)

  • David Miller1 (1b)
  • Hashim Amla48 (40b)
  • Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-33-1
  • Nathan McCullum4-0-34-0
McClenaghan to Miller, 1 run, straight in line, tucked down to long leg
McClenaghan to Amla, 1 leg bye, fuller and speared on off, Amla shuffles across, misses the flick and takes it on the pad. Pitched in line. The tracker shows that it would have hit the top of off
McClenaghan to Rossouw, OUT, 141ks, top edged and gone! Lifting, short ball slanted across off. Rossouw seeks to pull and skews it. Ronchi pedals back and swallows it. The change of angle does it..

RR Rossouw c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 38 (24m 20b 4x4 2x6) SR: 190.00

Round the wicket..

McClenaghan to Rossouw, no run, too full and wide outside off, Rossouw can't slice it away
McClenaghan to Rossouw, FOUR runs, Rossouw comes down the track again, flat-bats it over the covers, mid-off had no chance