Result
2nd T20I, Centurion, Aug 16 2015, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
177/7
(20 ov, target 178)
145/8
New Zealand won by 32 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
1:48
1y
• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Guptill drives electric NZ to big victory

South Africa have only successfully chased a score of 170-plus once in T20 cricket, and New Zealand made sure it stayed that way

Match centre 
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
New Zealand177/7(20 overs)
South Africa145/8(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
SA: 145/8CRR: 7.25 
Kyle Abbott9 (8)
Kagiso Rabada5 (6)
Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-28-2
Adam Milne4-0-27-1

The two captains share the trophy. That's all we have for you. Do tune in for the ODIs too. Until then, buh bye..

Martin Guptill, Man of the Match, and Man of the Series: I like to give myself some chance early. South Africa are a tough opposition and luckily I got some runs. It was a bit skiddy. Kane and I wanted to build a partnership. We are looking forward to the one-dayers.

Kane Williamson: It [The knee] is okay. I think overall it was an improved effort from us. The wicket slowed and it was probably tough to bat second. It is always important to close out the overs, the way the boys coped and put pressure back on with a smart bowling performance. We are a young like and we stepped up and keep building, going into the ODIs.

AB de Villiers: I thought they batted pretty well, a little bit above par. But we lost wickets at crucial times. They were 20 above par. We started off slowly and credit to New Zealand for putting us under pressure. We will have to go back to the drawing board and work on with the ball. The wicket was a little bit up and down. Unfortunate, we came short. Everybody got a run and got a chance to perform. Faf will come back from injury, Dale will be back and most guys got an opportunity.

5:15pm: Led by Guptill's 60, NZ rustled up 177, after which the bowlers, aided by sharp fielding, took over. South Africa were reduced to 19 for 2 in 3.2 overs but South Africa collared the attack through AB de Villiers and Rilee Rossouw.

Just as South Africa looked to take control of the chase, N Mac and Sodhi tightened the screws, and the scoreboard pressure told, as the hosts tumbled from 75 for 3 to 131 for 8.

nes: "DeVilliers' wicket was the turning point and NZ never took the foot off the pedal." --- Totally.

19.6
McClenaghan to Abbott, no run
NZ square the series. Big whoosh and a miss off the last ball
19.5
4
McClenaghan to Abbott, FOUR runs
full and on middle, Abbott steps away outside leg and pings a drive to the right of mid-off. Some late consolation for the hosts
19.4
1
McClenaghan to Rabada, 1 run
slower lifter on middle at 118ks, controlled pull to long-on
19.3
1
McClenaghan to Abbott, 1 run
too full and on middle, jabbing drive to long-on
19.2
McClenaghan to Abbott, no run
back of a length and outside off, under-edges it behind to the keeper
19.1
1
McClenaghan to Rabada, 1 run
short and outside off, pulled up and over midwicket
end of over 195 runs
SA: 138/8CRR: 7.26 • RRR: 40.00
Kyle Abbott4 (4)
Kagiso Rabada3 (4)
Adam Milne4-0-27-1
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-21-2
18.6
2
Milne to Abbott, 2 runs
MM tests Abbott with another short ball, which is flapped in the air, N Mac runs in from long-on, misjudges it. He looks to adjust, goes with one hand and shells it
18.5
Milne to Abbott, no run
bumper outside off, Abbott wants to run it down to third man but to to no avail
18.4
1
Milne to Rabada, 1 run
back of a length, punched to the covers
18.3
Milne to Rabada, no run
lifting ball, hurries onto the batsman, who misses the pull and takes it on the thigh
18.2
1
Milne to Abbott, 1 run
length and outside off, lashed away past the covers
18.1
1
Milne to Rabada, 1 run
full and on off, driven to long-on
end of over 1810 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 133/8CRR: 7.38 • RRR: 22.50
Kagiso Rabada1 (1)
Kyle Abbott1 (1)
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-21-2
James Neesham3-0-22-1
17.6
1
McClenaghan to Rabada, 1 run
fractionally short on middle, patted to the covers
17.5
1
McClenaghan to Abbott, 1 run
steered down to third man for one as this was fullish and outside off

Abbott joins Rabada.

17.4
w
McClenaghan to Miller, OUT
short and climbs on a leg-stump line. Miller seeks to pull, swivels and finds deep backward square leg. Miller departs and with that South Africa's hopes. A few fans start to leave. MM roars
DA Miller c Munro b McClenaghan 29 (43m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 145.00
17.3
2
McClenaghan to Miller, 2 runs
short and slanting away outside off, heaved to deep midwicket. Rabada rushes across for the second
17.2
McClenaghan to Miller, no run
banged in short, mis-timed pull to deep midwicket
17.1
6
McClenaghan to Miller, SIX runs
length and on off from round the stumps, clobbered over cow corner. Miller hung back and dispatched it..

MM

Best performances - batsmen
MJ Guptill
60 runs (35)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
on drive
20 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
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F Behardien
36 runs (27)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control96%
Productive shot
cover drive
12 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
Eco
7.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
IS Sodhi
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Player Of The Match
Martin Guptill
Player Of The Series
Martin Guptill
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 452
Season2015
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00
Match days16 August 2015 (20-over match)
Umpires
Johan Cloete
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
Bongani Jele
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama