Player of the Match
Player of the Match
284dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

NZ seamers, Guptill ton help level series

A career-best 3 for 31 from Doug Bracewell and a ninth ODI ton from Martin Guptill set New Zealand up for a dominant, series-leveling victory in the second ODI

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
MJ Guptill
103(134) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 5 9 7 18 23 9 32
F Behardien
F Behardien
70(87) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
7 3 0 7 14 6 8 25

Best performances - Bowlers

DAJ Bracewell
O10
M0
R31
W3
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
AF Milne
AF Milne
O10
M0
R39
W2
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

23 August 2015 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

That is all from this game. Good bye

Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match. Guptill: "We were lucky with the way Tom and I got away at the start. Made sure we did not lose wickets in a clump during the middle. The up and down nature (of the pitch), was pretty tough. Struggled a wee bit today but managed to bat through."

Kane Williamson: "Coming out on a surface quit different, it was good to see the guys adapting. It was holding on the surface. Slower bowlers were hard to play. It is hard for a seamer who can bowl 140 to roll the fingers over but it is a job you have to do. Definitely different surface than we thought. Starting at 10 we thought there might be a little swing. After three-four overs we changed our plan, the way the guys executed was fantastic. Great effort with the ball, and then the way the openers batted. Most pleasing thing is the learning from the first innings. When the ball was hard they saw off the threat, and cashed in on the other bowlers, smart innings from Tom and Guptill. We will be on a different surface in Durban and the boys will have to adapt again."

AB de Villiers: "I don't think we had enough runs. We came out with a good mindset to defend on the field, but it never went our way, we were never in the game. We were about 50 runs short. We did not bat well, did not get partnerships upfront, put a lot of pressure on the middle order, we could not kick on at the end, if we would have got 250, would have been a good score. Probably would have gone with the ball first (at the toss). Always seen what he (Behardien) is capable of at domestic level and now he is starting to show that at international level."

Comprehensive win for New Zealand. South Africa lost too many wickets too early, never coming to terms with the slowness of the pitch. New Zealand responded with a 126-run opening stand between Latham and Guptill, which settled the game. Disciplined effort from Guptill which is what was needed on this surface, even as he allowed himself a big hit now and then. Not to forget that he was dropped thrice. South Africa's first loss at this ground

44.3
4
Rossouw to Guptill, FOUR runs, Guptill gets to his ninth ODI century, New Zealand level the series, this was a loopy full toss outside off, Guptill ended up hitting it in the air, just wide of a leaping extra cover and into the rope
44.2
0
Rossouw to Guptill, no run, hits it hard but bowler stops it with a dive
44.1
2
Rossouw to Guptill, 2 runs, moves to 99 with a drive through extra cover

Ravi: "@Shaurya: That's a bit harsh, what about SA missing Morkel, Duminy and Faf."

END OF OVER:
44 | 9 Runs | NZ: 201/2 (4 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.56, RRR: 0.66)

  • Martin Guptill97 (131b)
  • George Worker20 (39b)
  • AB de Villiers2-0-11-0
  • Rilee Rossouw2-0-8-0
43.6
1
de Villiers to Guptill, 1 run, keeps the strike with a single off this length ball to long on
43.5
0
de Villiers to Guptill, no run, flays a length ball off the back foot to extra cover
43.4
1
de Villiers to Worker, 1 run, punches a length ball to the sweeper