New Zealand win by 7 wickets - their first win against South Africa on this tour. It was an all-round performance from the visitors. The new ball bowlers started it all by getting rid of the South African top order cheaply. Nel's cameo led the hosts to a fighting total but a record partnership between McCullum and How sealed it for New Zealand. We will be back for the series-decider on Sunday - be sure to join us then.

38.4
1
Botha to Taylor, 1 run, all over! low fulltoss on the stumps and Taylor clips it away to deep midwicket
38.3
0
Botha to Taylor, no run, tossed up delivery, probably the doosra. Taylor was clueless and the ball crashes into the pad
38.2
1
Botha to Styris, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at midwicket - scores are level now
38.1
0
Botha to Styris, no run, tossed up and punched away towards cover, diving stop prolongs the inevitable

New Zealand require another 2 runs with 7 wickets and 12.0 overs remaining.

END OF OVER:
38 | 5 Runs | NZ: 208/3 (2 runs required from 11.2 overs, RR: 5.47, RRR: 0.16)

  • Ross Taylor12 (8b)
  • Scott Styris23 (19b)
  • Charl Langeveldt8-0-40-1
  • Shaun Pollock9-0-29-0

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37.6
0
Langeveldt to Taylor, no run, edged away towards point, AB moves across quickly and cuts off the single
37.5
1
Langeveldt to Styris, 1 run, punched away off the back-foot to backward point
37.4
2
Langeveldt to Styris, 2 runs, good length delivery, Styris makes room and thuds it in the air towards mid-off. Half stop there cuts off the boundary
37.3
1
Langeveldt to Taylor, 1 run, turned away off the back-foot to the midwicket region, easy single
37.2
1lb
Langeveldt to Styris, 1 leg bye, wayward delivery down the leg side, Styris misses out but the ball brushes the pad and goes wide of the keeper
37.1
0
Langeveldt to Styris, no run, worked away straight to the fielder at short midwicket

END OF OVER:
37 | 11 Runs | NZ: 203/3 (7 runs required from 11.2 overs, RR: 5.48, RRR: 0.53)

  • Ross Taylor11 (6b)
  • Scott Styris20 (15b)
  • Shaun Pollock9-0-29-0
  • Charl Langeveldt7-0-36-1
36.6
4
Pollock to Taylor, FOUR runs, four more! short rising delivery on the off stump line, Taylor gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away to the wide long-on fence. 7 more runs and we are through

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9L VincentBB McCullum
2nd154JM HowBB McCullum
3rd27SB StyrisJM How
4th20SB StyrisLRPL Taylor