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Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
BB McCullum
57(54) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 12 29 6 3 5
GC Smith
33(35) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 5 6 2 5 6 3 5

Best performances - Bowlers

IG Butler
O4
M0
R13
W2
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RE van der Merwe
O4
M0
R14
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 127/5 (2 runs required, RR: 6.35)

  • Scott Styris7 (7b)
  • Wayne Parnell4-0-38-0
  • Dale Steyn4-0-22-1

Whew. What a finish. South Africa remain unbeaten and top Group D. They made a modest score but rallied superbly in the field. Brendon McCullum got a half-century but never threatened to step on the gas. Whenever New Zealand started to form a stand South Africa snapped it. South Africa held their nerve and bowled really well, applying and keeping the pressure on New Zealand. A pleasing win for them.

Roelof gets the Man of the Match award. A good day at the office for him.

So thats it from all of us. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Thanks for tuning in. Bye for now!

19.6
W
Parnell to Oram, 2 runs, OUT, and South Africa have won by a run! Its a good ball, full and straight as it should be, Oram backs away and swings it along the ground down to long-on, he and Styris run two, then as Parnell fumbles the collection Styris charges down for an utterly nonexistent third run and gets shooed back, by which time Smith collects the ball from cover and does the rest

JDP Oram run out (Smith) 24 (27m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

New Zealand need four from one ball. Can they do it?

19.5
4
Parnell to Oram, FOUR runs, oh oh ho! Four to fine leg! Parnell bowls it full, Oram swings and gets an inside edge well wide of Boucher and with fine leg up thats a boundary
19.4
2
Parnell to Oram, 2 runs, oh he's dropped it and Oram gets two! Parnell serves up another full toss, Oram clubs it over mid-off, Kallis runs in and dives full stretch but lets the ball slip out, how crucial is that now?
19.3
2
Parnell to Oram, 2 runs, full toss on leg stump but Oram fails to put it away, just swinging it past midwicket for a couple more, but what he needs is a boundary from somewhere
19.2
2
Parnell to Oram, 2 runs, well bowled, again Parnell looks to take out leg stump, not where he wanted but it cramps Oram for room and he clips the ball past midwicket and gets two
19.1
1
Parnell to Styris, 1 run, aims for leg stump but cannot get it, Styris heaves and gets an inside edge down to fine leg

New Zealand need 15 from six . They managed 12 from the last one. Tension, tension. Parnell will bowl the last over. The crowd is on edge. Styris on strike.

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New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19BB McCullumMJ Guptill
2nd7BB McCullumNT Broom
3rd56BB McCullumLRPL Taylor
4th11JDP OramBB McCullum
5th34SB StyrisJDP Oram

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22041.227
IRE2112-0.162
BDESH2020-0.996
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG21121.175
PAK21120.85
NL2112-2.025
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22040.626
WI21120.715
AUS2020-1.331
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22043.275
NZ21120.309
SCOT2020-5.281
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA33060.787
WI32140.063
ENG3122-0.414
INDIA3030-0.466
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33061.267
PAK32141.185
NZ3122-0.232
IRE3030-2.183