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Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
86(43) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 30 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
4 6 4 23 15 19 4 11
LRPL Taylor
62(37) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 2 7 18 6 2 7 12

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O4
M0
R17
W4
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match days

24 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

South Africa 2, New Zealand 0

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.

Thanks for the all comments guys, head over here to follow the Netherlands v Sri Lanka game.

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.

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