Player of the Match
Player of the Match
331dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa hammer woeful New Zealand

It is early days for New Zealand in South Africa, but in the opening Twenty20 at Kingsmead there was a gulf between the teams that does not bode well for the tour

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
F du Plessis
38(32) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 2 8 4 12 10
Q de Kock
Q de Kock
28(23) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 1 8 2 3 1 4 9

Best performances - Bowlers

RK Kleinveldt
O3.2
M1
R18
W3
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Peterson
O4
M0
R8
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

21 December 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

That is it for this game. Read Andrew McGlashan's match report on your way out. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Good night.

Rory Kleinveldt is the Man of the Match. Kleinveldt: "It's not going to get any worse after the first Test. It has just been a lot of hard work in the nets. Wicket today was a bit up and down, not as good as the wickets in Austrlia. Am always keen to use my bouncer, as a dot ball or a wicket-taking option. Different conditions in East London, will be a bit slower than it was here."

Faf du Plessis: "No complaints, fantastic game, very happy. I enjoyed thinking on the field, the game was going at more than a million miles an hour. The bowling was fantastic, the energy on the field was awesome, cannot ask anything more of the guys."

Brendon McCullum: "We played some aggressive cricket and missed a couple of fundamentals on the way. South Africa exposed us, That is how we are going to be, that is the way we are going to put them under pressure, by playing aggressive. You have got to earn the right to be aggressive. we were probably a bit too keen, we were outplayed. We will be up for it, and hopefully have a much improved performance."

New Zealand have been comprehensively Kleined and Faffed tonight. One can only hope that this being the first match of the tour has something to do with their refusal to play to the conditions when they batted. There was just too much bounce for the pull to come off consistently from a good length, and for New Zealand to keep playing stroke after reckless stroke like they did

BJ speaks the truth, forget the predictions: "This isn't the end of the world for us NZ supporters. This is merely just another day on this long bumpy road that heads in the wrong direction far more often than the right one. Mayans didn't have to predict it, its just the way it is..."

Henrik: "Can understand why CSA opted for 3 x T20 instead of Boxing Day test - this way there's a guarantee of three days of cricket... ...of sorts."

Mark: "For NZ fans, the Allman Brothers Band sums it up best: "Sometimes I feel, like I've been tied to the whipping post, Good Lord I feel like I'm dying". Pathetic effort. Not keen for any more early get ups to follow this rubbish."

12.1
2
Neesham to du Plessis, 2 runs, and that was it, Faf du Plessis wins his first match as South Africa captain with a crisp drive that beats point and is too far from third man to stop the two that SA need

END OF OVER:
12 | 11 Runs | SA: 85/2 (2 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.08, RRR: 0.25)

  • Faf du Plessis36 (31b)
  • Quinton de Kock28 (23b)
  • Rob Nicol1-0-11-0
  • Ronnie Hira3-0-15-1
11.6
1
Nicol to du Plessis, 1 run, down to long on for a single
11.5
1
Nicol to de Kock, 1 run, false stroke now through midwicket
11.4
4
Nicol to de Kock, FOUR runs, intentionally cut in the air over backward point and short third man, top placement
11.3
4
Nicol to de Kock, FOUR runs, lovely stroke, de Kock has played a few, strides forward and lofts powerfully over extra cover, a bounce before it goes over the ropes
11.2
1
Nicol to du Plessis, 1 run, whipped to deep square leg

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
0H DavidsRE Levi
45H DavidsF du Plessis
42F du PlessisQ de Kock