Player of the Match
Player of the Match
745dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Phangiso, top order set up SA's six-wicket win

In the absence of Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers did exactly what he was supposed to when he put New Zealand in to bat, managed his bowlers well to haul them in and then set up a successful chase

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
HM Amla
48(41) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
12 0 9 8 4 0 9 6
MJ Guptill
MJ Guptill
42(37) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 5 5 11 4 2 2 8

Best performances - Bowlers

D Wiese
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
K Rabada
K Rabada
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

14 August 2015 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

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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..

17.5
4
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..
17.4
0
Milne to Behardien, no run, 141.8ks, short and wide outside off, slapped to backward point. Looked like it did not carry to Guptill
17.3
1
Milne to Miller, 1 run, short ball on middle, pulled to long leg for one

Behardien..

17.2
W
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

17.1
1lb
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."

END OF OVER:
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
16.6
1
McClenaghan to Miller, 1 run, straight in line, tucked down to long leg