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679dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Amla's solid century headlines South Africa's win

New Zealand's attack struggled to adapt to the same surface they read so well during Sunday's T20, as they were defeated by a rejuvenated Hashim Amla who steered South Africa to a 20-run victory

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
124(126) 13x4 - 3x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
11 1 24 22 25 12 6 23
RR Rossouw
89(112) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
5 4 11 6 18 25 11 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O10
M0
R40
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
DW Steyn
O9
M0
R50
W2
Eco5.55
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

12.30 start, First Session 12.30-16.00, Interval 16.00-16.45, Second Session 16.45-20.15

Match days

19 August 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

8.50pm Right, then. That is it from me for this first ODI. Do join us for the second ODI between these two sides on Sunday. Until then, ciao.

8.30pm Well, what a match to begin. New Zealand will be distraught with that chase. They had it for major chunks of that innings, but lost too many wickets far too quickly. A brief few overs in the middle claimed three-four wickets, which in hindsight was the turning point of the game. South Africa were excellent for lots of that bowling innings but were unnaturally poor for a lot of time too. Their fielding is a point of concern, more than a few catches were dropped. But more importantly, they found a way to win.\

Hashim Amla is the Man of the Match. "Myself and Morne found that it was quite hard initially. We found some runs early which released the pressure. I thought 250 was defendable at the interval. Rilee is an exceptional player and we learn from each other."

AB de Villiers: "Very happy with the win, always happy with the win. We played well in patches but some very poor cricket in between. We didn't hit our straps and we need to do that on Sunday. Amazing set up by Hash again. I thought it was hard to bat at the end, the ball got a little soft at the end, I thought we should have won by a bigger margin. I was a bit worried about our energy, but it happens when we have some new faces. Reverse swing went away as we changed the ball but we adapted well.

Kane Williamson: "The way the boys stuck at it with the ball was a good effort. It's always a fine line with white ball cricket. If we could have carried a partnership or two, it would have been interesting. But we were outplayed. Some areas to touch on and SA are a top side and we had to be at our best to beat them. It's always about adapting."

Mumble: "Both teams looked determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory - but it made for entertaining cricket. Good game. "

48.1
W
Rabada to Milne, 1 run, OUT, gone, it is all over. Very very interesting cricket from NZ. Milne drills past the bowler and they run through for one. But NZ's batsmen aren't satisfied with just the one though. The mid-off fielder is quick to his right to keep it in and gets in a quick throw to Rabada. Just a slight misfield from Philander at mid-off and Sodhi comes back for two. He is well short though and that means South Africa take a 1-0 lead in the series.

IS Sodhi run out (Philander/Rabada) 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6)

Basanta: "whom to support at this stage of the game? thoughts are becoming pendulum"

END OF OVER:
48 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 283/9 (22 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.89, RRR: 11.00)

  • Adam Milne14 (11b)
  • Dale Steyn9-0-50-2
  • David Wiese7-0-63-2
47.6
W
Steyn to McClenaghan, OUT, gone this time. Cleaned him up. Cross seamed delivery on off stump on a fuller length, MM makes room to try and drive over cover. But misses. The off stump is broken and NZ are 9 down. Very interesting shot.

MJ McClenaghan b Steyn 16 (6m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 123.07

47.5
4
Steyn to McClenaghan, FOUR runs, and some more runs. Dale Steyn goes short, bouncer on middle and leg. MM gets a little bat of glove on it which agonisingly lobs over Morne van Wky for four more.
47.4
2
Steyn to McClenaghan, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, slogged to deep midwicket where they decide to come back for a suicidal second run. The throw is slightly wide and van Wyk collects cleanly but fails to hit the stumps. Should have been out
47.3
0
Steyn to McClenaghan, no run, in the hitting arc again. But outside off, MM misses the slog-heave again
47.2
2
Steyn to McClenaghan, 2 runs, excellent yorker but NZ get two. Inside-edged just past the stumps. Runs down towards fine leg. But they scamper through for two.

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3L RonchiTWM Latham
2nd104KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
3rd41MJ GuptillTWM Latham
4th8GD ElliottTWM Latham
5th2JDS NeeshamTWM Latham
6th71C MunroJDS Neesham
7th14NL McCullumC Munro
8th8NL McCullumAF Milne
9th32MJ McClenaghanAF Milne
10th1AF MilneIS Sodhi