Ashish: "So it has come down to this...Franklin and Sir Ravindra Jadeja....two most criticized "all-rounders" in the history of the game....are winning games for their countries!!"
Ross Taylor tweets. "That was close, Good win BLACKCAPS."
Shams: "My hero/MOM is that DEBUTANT who sets this up by grabbing 4 wkts for NZ who messed it up almost on their own. plus he escorted the win in the last wicket partnership valiantly defending 6 precious balls!!"
Raghav Jain: "Are we allowed to use the "C" word that rhymes with poke?"
Also, New Zealand's victory means India are now No.1 on the ODI rankings. That spot has changed hands quite often though, with England and South Africa having occupied it in recent times.
Dave: "James Franklin! Extinguishes the ghost of four sixes off four balls of his bowling by Shaun Pollock early in his career in the VB series in australia by steering nz home here. Brilliant batting and he has been our best ODI player over the last 12 months."
Pratik Darji: "I think Franklin should dedicate this to all his haters fans."
Simon Doull tweets: "Great composure from Franklin today. M M, BJ and K M excellent in support as well. Finally a smile on my face for the tour."
Sundeep: "What a debut for McClenaghan! Best ODI figures on debut for NZ and finishing it off with highest 10th wkt partnership while chasing for NZ! Should top it up with MoM :) -Sundeep"
AB de Villiers: "Definitely not at our best today, hopefully we'll play better in the next ODI. We were about 80% today. Well done to New Zealand, they deserved to win. Much better (without the gloves) we were down on the over rate, which is not good. McLaren has been a consistent performer, especially in the domestic level, great to see him put his hand up at the international level."
Brendon McCullum: "Incredibly satisfying to come up against the No. 1 side, be under pressure for most of the game and come through. (On top order batting) We have a couple of areas to improve on, in the field. McClaghan has shown he is an uncompromising sort of character, he was outstanding today. I think we are a more confident ODI side at the moment, we know we are capable of competing with these guys at the shorter formats."
Man of the Match is James Franklin: "It's a nice way to come back in, disappointed to miss out on that second Test. we are under no illusions that the next couple of games aren't going to be hard. It was a case of just batting as deep as we could, and of whittling down the runs required. Mills has always been a clean-striker of the ball, he's a lusty hitter and he did a great job today."
That has been much fun, and Andrew McGlashan has wrapped it up here.
Thanks for all the mails today. See you all for the Kimberley game. Cheers!
in the background of the TV commentary box, a discussion is going on whether Franklin should be Man of the Match or not
10 runs to win for NZ. this is the best sort of ODI, a low-scoring thriller
Jim M.: "Maybe the earlier question to which "Franklin" was the answer is, "Who can win this game for New Zealand"?"
shams: "Thats the final twist in the game. NZ with their to be the new hero coming to carve the victory from the grasp of SA. Here we go the DEBUTANT.."
Steyn's final over coming up
Gonzo: "Have to admit, I've never been a huge McLaren fan at international level, but this is a decent performance with bat and ball. More reverse swing than I've seen him get before too."
Part-time model McClenaghan has already done a terrific job with the ball on debut. Can he do the job with the bat?
McLaren is back
PJ: "Doully just mentioned (I'm watching this on TV as well as Cricinfo as per usual) it's 4:49am here in New Zealand and I'm a Kiwi on the edge of my seat about to see (potentially) this poorly rated NZ side beat the #1 side in the world. You've no idea how much this would do for NZ cricket supporters and world cricket."