Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A fine display from New Zealand, their first one-dayer for nine months - and all without Scott Styris and Shane Bond. Furthermore, they lost the toss - yet have beaten South Africa quite comprehensively in the end. It was, as Stephen Fleming might say in the post-match press conference, rather a good toss to lose. Graeme Smith, though he might fancy his side's ability to chase down large totals, hadn't wagered on the pitch turning quite as prodigiously as it did. Patel and Vettori - allied with sprightly, electric fielding (not to mention a brilliant spell of fast bowling from Mills) - were the difference.

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34.1
W
Patel to Ntini, OUT, GONE and what a delivery to end this match! He ripped it hard and flat, outside the off stump and it turned quite markedly; the extra pace, as much as the spin, left Ntini no hope in defending it and it broke through the gate to remove his off bail. Terrific display of spin bowling from Patel, taking full advantage of a low, slow, crumbling pitch

M Ntini b Patel 1 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

END OF OVER:
34 | 3 Runs | SA: 108/9 (88 runs required from 15.5 overs, RR: 3.17, RRR: 5.50)

  • Makhaya Ntini1 (4b)
  • Justin Kemp26 (55b)
  • Daniel Vettori7-1-15-1
  • Jeetan Patel3-0-11-2

Can Patel finish it off?

33.6
1
Vettori to Ntini, 1 run, flatter and yorker length, Ntini uses the extra pace in the delivery to chip it over Vettori's head for a quick single...and he retains the strike
33.5
0
Vettori to Ntini, no run, defended once more
33.4
0
Vettori to Ntini, no run, defended back to the bowler
33.3
0
Vettori to Ntini, no run, jaffa! Looping, turning delivery which beat the right-hander all ends up. Lovely bowling, and tidy wicketkeeping from McCullum too
33.3
2nb
Vettori to Kemp, (no ball) 1 run, very neatly late-cut for a scampered single. Deft stroke
33.2
0
Vettori to Kemp, no run, hit with great power but straight to cover
33.1
0
Vettori to Kemp, no run, comes forward with a huge stride to meet the ball and carves it out into the covers

END OF OVER:
33 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 105/9 (91 runs required from 15.5 overs, RR: 3.18, RRR: 5.35)

  • Justin Kemp25 (52b)
  • Jeetan Patel3-0-11-2
  • Daniel Vettori6-1-12-1
32.6
W
Patel to Nel, OUT, got him! Now that's a real cracker, superbly bowled from Patel. He gave that an extra rip; the quicker ball, flatter too, and it beat the batsman all ends up. He was in no position to counter the spin, his wafty defensive, and utterly horizontal stroke making no contact and off came the bail.

A Nel b Patel 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1HH DippenaarGC Smith
2nd2HH GibbsGC Smith
3rd22JH KallisGC Smith
4th25MV BoucherGC Smith
5th19JM KempGC Smith
6th2SM PollockJM Kemp
7th28AJ HallJM Kemp
8th1JM KempRJ Peterson
9th5JM KempA Nel
10th3M NtiniJM Kemp

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.529
WI32140.009
INDIA31220.482
ENG3122-1.044
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA32140.767
NZ32140.572
SL3122-0.195
PAK3122-1.107
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33062.672
WI32140.404
BDESH31220.019
ZIM3030-2.927