Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.4 oh, what a change of strategy, gets van Wyk! MM bangs it in short outside off and it's coming in with the angle, that forces van Wyk to play even though he wants to leave. But he withdraws a bit too late and the ball goes off the edge to fly slip. Easy catch for McCullum 46/1
    44.6 142kph, tries the block hole, gets the wicket and Amla gone too! It was pretty straight on the off stump, Amla opened up to find the gap on the off side but only got a thin edge, there was some reverse swing, before the ball knocked the bottom of middle stump 258/4
    41.5 tries the yorker again, no need to appeal this time as the leg stump is uprooted. He's broken it actually! The angle might have made RR uncomfortable, cramping him for room, and he missed the yorker, and the ball got the bottom of leg stump 231/2
    44.2 holes out to deep midwicket, AB is gone, I repeat, AB is gone! Milne pitched it short, AB pulled but didn't middle it again and it was an easy catch for Latham in the deep, even though he was a few yards in 252/3
    47.6 finally a catch has been taken, Miller falls too! There was room on off, it was an offcutter, Miller swished at it to find backward point 286/5
    49.5 keeps the short balls going, batsman misses and tries another bye but MM hits the stumps at bowler's end. Behardien also missed the pull, Wiese had already taken off for the single but Ronchi was quick enough to throw the ball to the bowler who did the rest 304/6
    49.6 two in a two, McClenaghan finishes it off in style! Wiese went for the heave and got an inside edge onto his pad, the ball was close to the pitch on the leg side and MM quickly picked it up, turned around and shattered the stumps at the non-striker's end with a direct hit. Two sixes to start the over, two run outs to end it 304/7
    not out
    23 (b 4, lb 4, w 15)
    304/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Morne van Wyk, 8.4 ov), 2-231 (Rilee Rossouw, 41.5 ov), 3-252 (AB de Villiers, 44.2 ov), 4-258 (Hashim Amla, 44.6 ov), 5-286 (David Miller, 47.6 ov), 6-304 (Farhaan Behardien, 49.5 ov), 7-304 (David Wiese, 49.6 ov)
    NL McCullum502905.80182210
    AF Milne1005125.10334150
    MJ McClenaghan1017227.20326410
    JDS Neesham704716.71225130
    IS Sodhi1015505.50285100
    GD Elliott402305.75101010
    C Munro401904.75112000
    29.5 another one, Philander removes the well-set Latham! The batsman shuffled across a bit, Philander pitched it on length on middle and the ball was nipping in, struck him right in front of the stumps and the finger went up, looked plumb 158/5
    0.6 gone this time, though. What a start this. Another gem of a delivery. In the corridor, moving away from Ronchi who can't do much with that other than poke at it. He gets a thick outside edge, and Amla at first slip takes a good, low catch. The umpires want to check if it has carried though. It has and he is gone 3/1
    22.2 KW's gone, handed a catch to cover! He danced down the track after missing out on the full toss, timed the shot very well by taking it on the full, unleashed an inside-out drive but could not strike it over Elgar, who had to jump just a bit to grab it over his head with both hands 107/2
    27.6 Wiese has turned it around on debut, takes the wicket of Guptill after two fours! It was a slower offcutter, pretty full around off and the batsman lofted it down, probably seeing the length, but only found the safe hands of Miller at long-on. He was a few yards inside the boundary 148/3
    29.3 the slip comes in action, takes a good catch and that's the big wicket of Elliott! It was a touch back of length outside off, there was good bounce as Elliott looked to guide it to third man but only found Miller. They check for the no ball and there's some part of the heel behind the line 156/4
    40.4 gone, what a massive wicket for SA. Neesham is gone. Wiese does the trick. Very clever slower bouncer on off stump, Neesham is through the shot much too early and gets a thick top edge which is joyously accepted by van Wyk. Cannot stress the importance of that wicket enough with respect to the match. 229/6
    43.1 98 kph, get him this time. Another massive wicket. Wonderful bowling. Tahir flights the ball with no spin which dips very late on Munro and importantly, it is straight. Munro decides to reverse sweep or switch hit. He misses it altogether and is absolutely plumb. Easy decision for the umpire 243/7
    44.6 what a catch Behardien. Stunning catch in the deep. Scintillating stuff. Short ball on middle and off stump, McCullum goes for the pull and executes half-decently. McCullum doesn't bother keeping it down though. Behardien runs around from square leg towards fine leg and completes a really really good catch. 251/8
    not out
    47.6 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. 283/9
    48.1 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. 284/10
    32 (b 5, lb 15, nb 2, w 10)
    284 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 5.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Luke Ronchi, 0.6 ov), 2-107 (Kane Williamson, 22.2 ov), 3-148 (Martin Guptill, 27.6 ov), 4-156 (Grant Elliott, 29.3 ov), 5-158 (Tom Latham, 29.5 ov), 6-229 (James Neesham, 40.4 ov), 7-243 (Colin Munro, 43.1 ov), 8-251 (Nathan McCullum, 44.6 ov), 9-283 (Mitchell McClenaghan, 47.6 ov), 10-284 (Ish Sodhi, 48.1 ov)
    DW Steyn905025.55304110
    VD Philander1015125.10405230
    K Rabada9.104915.34304062
    Imran Tahir1004024.00332100
    D Wiese706329.00128100
    F Behardien301103.6680000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

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