END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 3 Wkts | NZ: 168/8 (3 runs required, RR: 8.40)

  • Tim Southee0 (0b)
  • Dale Steyn4-0-17-4
  • Morne Morkel3-0-50-0

Madhu: "Hats off to Dale Steyn what a final over. No wonder he is the best bowler in the world currently on all 3 format of the game."

Doc: "Darn!! And here I've been wanting to throw the C word out there all day..."

Peter Della Penna, ESPNcricinfo's US correspondent, tweets: "Duminy, Williamson, Taylor all looked like they had the Man of the Match award wrapped up at various points, then Steyn swoops in at the end."

Nandakiran N: "There are great bowlers. There are match winners. And then, there is steyn! What a champion. "

Noushad: "D.Steyn..... Never before ... Never again.... An incomparable fast bowler ever...."

Andrew: "Taylor only faced one ball in that last over. Take nothing away from Steyn but absolutely brainless batting from the others."

Man of the Match is JP Duminy. and not Steyn! I can't believe it.

Brendon McCullum: "Credit to SA for the way they hung in there, we probably should have won it easily, can't take it to the final over against a top bowler like Steyn. Little bit of luck and we'd have got across the line."

Faf du Plessis: " I was thinking all the time, Steyn is my trump card, I need to bring him back in the game. Fantastic effort from him." Also says that was one of the best innings he had seen from JP.

It's a rather hasty post-match presentation, the captains being ushered off after one or two perfunctory questions.

Amit: "I am just thankful that Steyn wasn't bowling the last over yesterday against India with 1 run to defend. Who knows what he could have done? Brilliant bowling."

Well, that was fun.

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19.6
W
Steyn to Taylor, OUT, Steyn has done it! what a champion, this is sensational stuff, the final ball is well outside off, pitched up, Taylor can only bunt it back towards Steyn, who coolly collects it and runs towards the non-striker's end to complete the run-out, after that he is not cool any more, sprinting around in celebration before being surrounded by his team-mates, five dot balls in the final over, that is incredible stuff,wow, I could use a breather

LRPL Taylor run out (Steyn) 62 (68m 37b 4x4 3x6) SR: 167.56

Long discussion over the field.

19.5
W
Steyn to NL McCullum, OUT, Steyn gets another one, but Taylor is back on strike for the final ball, three needed, what a ripper this game is turning into, it was shortish and wide, hit the bottom of the bat as that looped towards extra cover, Faf has time to get around and collect it, Super Over coming up?

NL McCullum c du Plessis b Steyn 4 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.4
4
Steyn to NL McCullum, FOUR runs, this time Nathan McCullum connects, well enough to get a boundary, a length ball that N Mac pummels over extra cover, he shuffles across when Steyn was running in, then went back towards a normal position
19.3
0
Steyn to NL McCullum, no run, another dot ball, 148kph from Steyn, pace and on short of a length just outside off, McCullum looking to work the ball to the leg side, can't get bat on it, can't get a bye either
19.2
0
Steyn to NL McCullum, no run, dot ball, Nathan McCullum what are you thinking? looking to whack that 143kph length ball out of the park, just get bat on ball and hand it to Taylor

Fine leg and third man deep.

19.1
W
Steyn to Ronchi, OUT, wow, what a start to the over from Steyn, gets the wicket of Ronchi, full ball just outside off, Ronchi backs away and looks to cross-bat it through the off side, a thick edge and de Kock does well to dive to his right to collect that, Steyn on fire

L Ronchi c †de Kock b Steyn 5 (12m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Can Steyn do it? If anyone can, he can.

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | NZ: 164/5 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.63, RRR: 7.00)

  • Ross Taylor62 (36b)
  • Luke Ronchi5 (2b)
  • Morne Morkel3-0-50-0
  • Dale Steyn3-0-13-2

Brendan: "Well done Morkel for the quickest 50 of the day, in only 18 balls."

18.6
4
M Morkel to Taylor, FOUR runs, Taylor finds the gap, there's was hardly any space between cover point and backward point, but Taylor sends that wide full toss to the point boundary, Morne can't believe it, the New Zealand dressing room are on their feet cheering that vital boundary, Morne finishes with 50
18.5
0
M Morkel to Taylor, no run, keeps it full and wide, once more Taylor can't get bat on it, two dots from Morkel
18.4
0
M Morkel to Taylor, no run, full and just outside off, Taylor can't get bat on that
18.4
1w
M Morkel to Taylor, 1 wide, Morne sees Taylor moving across the stumps and fires it wide, that would have been a Test match wide, Morkel complains to the umpire saying Taylor had walked across the stumps
18.3
4
M Morkel to Taylor, FOUR runs, full toss well outside off, scythed past point for four by Taylor, the game slipping away from SA
18.2
1
M Morkel to Ronchi, 1 run, length ball, Ronchi cross bats it towards long-on for a single
18.1
4
M Morkel to Ronchi, FOUR runs, pitched up and that is lofted over mid-off for four, Ronchi starts strongly, this bat twirls in his hand as he plays that shot, but has enough to clear the infield

Who will Faf turn to for this crucial over? Albie? Morne? JP? It is Morne Morkel. Can his put his bad day behind him.

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 150/5 (21 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.33, RRR: 10.50)

  • Ross Taylor54 (32b)
  • Luke Ronchi0 (0b)
  • Dale Steyn3-0-13-2
  • Imran Tahir4-0-27-2
17.6
2
Steyn to Taylor, 2 runs, pitched up and that is sent away towards deep backward point for two more

Trevor: "AB may have managed to take that catch, but then he wouldn't have been able to take the catch in the outfield!"

17.5
0
Steyn to Taylor, no run, another dot ball, Taylor again can't get bat on ball to a quick one outside off, no footwork at all as Taylor fishes at that one, what a bowler Steyn is!
17.4
0
Steyn to Taylor, no run, short of length ball curling away, 143kph, Taylor swishes at it and misses
17.3
W
Steyn to Anderson, OUT, Steyn strikes again, Anderson goes for another big shot, can't get the power, straight to long-on, New Zealand have lost another one

CJ Anderson c Miller b Steyn 7 (4m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175.00

17.2
4
Steyn to Anderson, FOUR runs, ooh! Steyn can't believe his luck as that top edge runs away for four, Anderson was completely cramped, hits hig on the blade, and de Kock leaps to try catch that, gets a glove on it but can't collect, gone for four, AB would have taken that?
17.1
2
Steyn to Anderson, 2 runs, short of length ball on the pads, clipped away towards deep backward square leg, a diving stop from Duminy keeps them to two

Steyn time.

John: "29 off 18. Thats what Australia needed yesterday"

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 142/4 (29 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.35, RRR: 9.66)

  • Ross Taylor52 (29b)
  • Corey Anderson1 (1b)
  • Imran Tahir4-0-27-2
  • Lonwabo Tsotsobe4-0-29-0
16.6
0
Imran Tahir to Taylor, no run, full ball on the pads, Taylor can't get bat on it, and that ends a superb over from Tahir, just two off it, an over that has dragged SA back in the game?
16.5
1
Imran Tahir to Anderson, 1 run, full ball is driven to long-off for a single
16.4
1
Imran Tahir to Taylor, 1 run, almost carried back to Tahir, that would have totally changed the game, a checked drive from Taylor lands short of Tahir
16.3
W
Imran Tahir to Munro, OUT, length ball is swiped towards deep midwicket, he picks out the man in the deep, and this is turning out to be a superb over from Tahir, three dot balls and a wicket, Tahir is off on his usual extravagant celebrations

C Munro c Amla b Imran Tahir 7 (8m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

16.2
0
Imran Tahir to Munro, no run, that stayed quite low, Munro does well to get bat on it outside off, defended to the off

Expensive outing

40

The most Morne Morkel had conceded in a match before today. He only bowled three overs on this occasion.

Quicker than before

30

The number of balls Ross Taylor had taken to hit his previous fastest fifty

Twice tied

2

Number of times New Zealand went to a Super Over in the last World T20

Previous best

48

Kane Williamson's highest score before this match

Second-half dash

94

The highest NZ have scored in the last-ten overs against SA before today, at Hamilton in 2012

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072