result
8th Match (D/N), Mumbai, Oct 16 2006, ICC Champions Trophy
(34.1/50 ov, target 196)108
New Zealand won by 87 runs
player of the match
Stephen Fleming
New Zealand
14y
• The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Fleming leads New Zealand to convincing victory

The trend of low scores and poor pitches continued at the Champions Trophy, as New Zealand crushed South Africa by 87 runs at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand195/10(45.4 overs)
South Africa108/10(34.1 overs)
Graeme Smith42 (57)
Justin Kemp*26 (55)
Kyle Mills3/18(6)
Jacob Oram3/26(8)

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

Makhaya Ntini b Patel 1 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20
end of over 343 runs
SA: 108/9CRR: 3.17 • RRR: 5.50 • Need 88 from 16 overs
Makhaya Ntini1 (4)
Justin Kemp26 (55)
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
Vettori to Ntini, no run

defended once more

33.4
Vettori to Ntini, no run

defended back to the bowler

33.3
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
Vettori to Kemp, no run

hit with great power but straight to cover

33.1
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 335 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 105/9CRR: 3.18 • RRR: 5.35 • Need 91 from 17 overs
Justin Kemp25 (52)
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.

Andre Nel b Patel 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
32.5
1
Patel to Kemp, 1 run

well bowled! Quicker ball which hurries the batsman who jams his bat down just in time

32.4
Patel to Kemp, no run

a spectacular swing-and-a-miss. It's do or die, now.

32.3
Patel to Kemp, no run

oops, nearly got into a tangle there...feet like concrete

32.2
4
Patel to Kemp, FOUR runs

better aggression from the batsman this time who comes down the pitch, meets the pitch of the ball and smashes him over long-on

32.1
Patel to Kemp, no run

more prodigious drift and turn for Patel and half an appeal from the bowler and wicketkeeper, but it hit nothing

end of over 321 run • 1 wicket
SA: 100/8CRR: 3.12 • RRR: 5.33 • Need 96 from 18 overs
Andre Nel0 (3)
Justin Kemp20 (47)
Daniel Vettori6-1-12-1
Jeetan Patel2-0-6-1

96 to win from 18 overs for South Africa. Two wickets needed for New Zealand.

31.6
Vettori to Nel, no run

well bowled again, turning away from the right hander who is comprehensively beaten

31.5
Vettori to Nel, no run

right up in the blockhole and defended on the front foot

31.4
Vettori to Nel, no run

What a terrific display this is from New Zealand. Fleming aside, their batsmen rather failed to deliver - yet they've outplayed South Africa quite comprehensively here today

31.3
W
Vettori to Peterson, OUT

another one gone! Well flighted outside the left-hander's off stump who spoons it straight into short-leg's hands. Vettori leaps up in celebration, and is mobbed by his team-mates who all know they have this game by the throat

Robin Peterson c Fleming b Vettori 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
31.2
Vettori to Peterson, no run

driven without much power into the covers

31.1
1
Vettori to Kemp, 1 run

pushed behind square to a short third-man who runs round and makes a great stop, picking it up with one hand and throws down the stumps. Lazy, lazy running from Petersen who only just got his bat down in time.

Best performances - batsmen
Stephen Fleming portrait
SP Fleming
89 runs (112)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
leg glance
24 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
124815219218
Graeme Smith
GC Smith
42 runs (57)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
66692553
Best performances - bowlers
Kyle Mills portrait
KD Mills
O
6
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
3
Jacob Oram portrait
JDP Oram
O
8
M
1
R
26
W
3
ECO
3.25
Match details
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming
Match numberODI No. 2430
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days16 October 2006 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
England Image
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Sameer Bandekar
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsNew Zealand 2, South Africa 0