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
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.
Abbott joins Rabada.