Result
Tour Match, Bloemfontein, Oct 25-27 2007, New Zealand tour of South Africa
318 & 145
(25.5 ov, target 308)
156 & 91
N Zealanders won by 216 runs
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• Cricinfo staff

New Zealand seamers script opening victory

New Zealand romped to a 216-run win over a South African Invitational XI on the third day at Bloemfontein, with another impressive performance from their bowlers who dismissed the hosts for 91

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Scorecard summary
New Zealanders318(87.5 overs)1st Innings
South African Invitational XI156(65.5 overs)1st Innings
Ahmed Amla67 (133)
Jacob Oram4/17(14)
Daniel Vettori3/44(11.5)
New Zealanders145(54.2 overs)2nd Innings
South African Invitational XI91(25.5 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 260 runs • 2 wicket
SAInv: 91/10CRR: 3.52 
Ethy Mbhalati0 (0)
Daniel Vettori2.5-0-17-2
25.5
w
Vettori to Abdulla, OUT
YA Abdulla c †McCullum b Vettori 4 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
25.4
Vettori to Abdulla, no run
25.3
w
Vettori to Tsolekile, OUT
TL Tsolekile c Martin b Vettori 30 (72m 46b 2x4 2x6) SR: 65.21
25.2
Vettori to Tsolekile, no run
25.1
Vettori to Tsolekile, no run
end of over 253 runs
SAInv: 91/8CRR: 3.64 
Yusuf Abdulla4 (10)
Thami Tsolekile30 (43)
Michael Mason3-0-7-1
24.6
Mason to Abdulla, no run
24.5
Mason to Abdulla, no run
24.4
Mason to Abdulla, no run
24.3
Mason to Abdulla, no run
24.2
1
Mason to Tsolekile, 1 run
24.1
2
Mason to Tsolekile, 2 runs
end of over 245 runs
SAInv: 88/8CRR: 3.66 
Yusuf Abdulla4 (6)
Thami Tsolekile27 (41)
Daniel Vettori2-0-17-0
23.6
Vettori to Abdulla, no run
23.5
2
Vettori to Abdulla, 2 runs
23.4
2
Vettori to Abdulla, 2 runs
23.3
1
Vettori to Tsolekile, 1 run
23.2
Vettori to Tsolekile, no run
23.1
Vettori to Tsolekile, no run
end of over 23Wicket maiden
SAInv: 83/8CRR: 3.6 
Yusuf Abdulla0 (3)
Thami Tsolekile26 (38)
Chris Martin7-3-24-2
22.6
Martin to Abdulla, no run
Match details
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
TossSouth African Invitational XI , elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of South Africa
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days25,26,27,28 October 2007 (4-day match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Karl Hurter
Reserve Umpire
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Tiffie Barnes