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Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
52(45) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 8 1 17 5 4 15
KD Mills
KD Mills
33(24) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 5 4 5 3 6 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SM Pollock
O4
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JS Patel
JS Patel
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa won the one-off match

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

23 November 2007 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

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And there aren't too many celebrations going on in the dug-out. The mood is certainly one of relief - if not a great escape - and they should never have made it so difficult for themselves. New Zealand never gave up - even when all seemed lost - and, although it is yet another loss on their tour of South Africa, they did show encouraging fielding and form with the ball.

19.5
4
Mills to Botha, FOUR runs, and he's done it! A beautiful, calm flick from Botha through midwicket brings him four and, with it, the match for South Africa

3 needed from 2

Smith's laughing his head off in the dug-out

19.4
2
Mills to Botha, 2 runs, Botha pulls, but top-edges it over the wicketkeeper! He can't get to it, McCullum, and nor can Styris - both of them swarming on the spiralling ball like a pair of wasps, but they just can't get to it in time. What a mess it is out there!

A discussion between bowler, captain and a couple of others. What can Botha do?

New Zealand are all over them now; all over them like a rash. They're absolutely buzzing, as are the crowd.

19.3
1
Mills to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers cracks this over the top - will it go all the way? No, it falls short and they can only get a single

Even by their own high standards, this is a choke of epic proportions from South Africa

19.2
W
Mills to Philander, OUT, cut to short third man again who lines up a throw. There's a mix-up between the batsmen and Vincent, at the non-striker's end, collects the ball and shatters the stumps to dismiss Philander!

VD Philander run out (Taylor/Vincent) 2 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

This is thrilling stuff

19.1
1
Mills to de Villiers, 1 run, full toss which he guides to short third man who fields. The non-striker is halfway down the pitch; third man throws down the stumps, misses, and the batsman throws himself back behind the line!

Seven needed from the final over. An exciting end to a match which South Africa really ought to have wrapped up easily by now

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs | SA: 123/6 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 7.00)

  • Vernon Philander2 (6b)
  • AB de Villiers50 (43b)
  • Jeetan Patel4-0-17-2
  • Scott Styris1-0-4-1
18.6
0
Patel to Philander, no run, close! Very close to getting an inside edge here

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6JH KallisGC Smith
2nd27GC SmithJP Duminy
3rd31JP DuminyAB de Villiers
4th25MV BoucherAB de Villiers
5th14SM PollockAB de Villiers
6th13JA MorkelAB de Villiers
7th8AB de VilliersVD Philander
8th7J BothaAB de Villiers