Result
1st ODI (D/N), Centurion, Aug 19 2015, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
304/7
(48.1/50 ov, target 305)
284
South Africa won by 20 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
3y
• The 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

Match centre 
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
South Africa304/7(50 overs)
New Zealand284(48.1 overs)
Imran Tahir2/40(10)
Dale Steyn2/50(9)

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 488 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 283/9CRR: 5.89 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 22 from 12b
Adam Milne14 (11)
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
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.
47.1
Steyn to McClenaghan, no run
angled across the heaving bat of MM. McClenaghan moves across but misses the slog

So just 10 runs per over required. Very gettable for NZ. SA will need a wicket to calm their nerves. Dale Steyn is back to get that wicket

end of over 4716 runs
NZ: 275/8CRR: 5.85 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Adam Milne14 (11)
Mitchell McClenaghan8 (7)
David Wiese7-0-63-2
Imran Tahir10-0-40-2
46.6
2
Wiese to Milne, 2 runs
banged in halfway down the track again, heaved away to the right of de Villiers at long-on. They come back for two
46.5
1
Wiese to McClenaghan, 1 run
lower full toss, mistimed off the front foot towards mid-off
46.4
6
Wiese to McClenaghan, SIX runs
slower offcutter once more and cracked away off the front foot way over deep midwicket. Massive six. Interesting times.
46.3
1
Wiese to Milne, 1 run
shorter offcutter on off stump. Bouncer. Pulled off the front foot to deep square leg
46.2
2
Wiese to Milne, 2 runs
quick delivery this time, Milne swats to long-on with no timing. Just enough to get two though
46.1
4
Wiese to Milne, FOUR runs
another boundary. Slower offcutter on middle and leg, Milne helps it along it s way past short fine leg for another boundary

jayakanth: "can i trade that catch for behardien's drop during WC 15 semifinals." -- No, you can't.

end of over 468 runs
NZ: 259/8CRR: 5.63 • RRR: 11.50 • Need 46 from 24b
Mitchell McClenaghan1 (5)
Adam Milne5 (7)
Imran Tahir10-0-40-2
Kagiso Rabada9-0-48-1
45.6
4b
Imran Tahir to McClenaghan, 4 byes
googly again, van Wyk doesn't pick it either. MM misses his sweep and luckily too because he earned his side four extras
45.5
2lb
Imran Tahir to McClenaghan, 2 leg byes
skiddy delivery once more, clips the pads and rolls away to fine leg
45.4
1
Imran Tahir to Milne, 1 run
almost through him. The skiddy delivery with no turn, Milne goes back and tries to cut but just about gets some bat on it
45.3
1
Imran Tahir to McClenaghan, 1 run
fuller googly again outside off, MM swats it off the front foot to long-on
45.2
Imran Tahir to McClenaghan, no run
yorker on middle, drilled back to the bowler
Best performances - batsmen
HM Amla
124 runs (126)
13 fours
3 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
23 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
11124222512623
RR Rossouw
89 runs (112)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
on drive
21 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
541161825119
Best performances - bowlers
Imran Tahir
O
10
M
0
R
40
W
2
Eco
4.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
DW Steyn
O
9
M
0
R
50
W
2
Eco
5.55
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossNew Zealand , elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Player Of The Match
Hashim Amla
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3676
Season2015
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 days19 August 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
David Wiese
Umpires
Johan Cloete
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
Shaun George
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama