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RESULT
1st ODI, Durban, November 25, 2007, New Zealand tour of South Africa
(50 ov, T:249) 249/8

South Africa won by 2 wickets

Player Of The Match
87 (103)
ab-de-villiers
New Zealand Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
New Zealand  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Lou Vincent  b Ntini613170146.15
Brendon McCullum  b Botha4067954059.70
Jamie How  b Nel9012418111072.58
Scott Styris c Botha b Nel4045581088.88
Ross Taylor c Nel b Morkel2022241190.90
Mathew Sinclair not out 32233531139.13
Gareth Hopkins  b Nel011000.00
Kyle Mills not out 961300150.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 5)11
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.96, 215 Mts)248/6
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Lou Vincent, 3.4 ov), 2-84 (Brendon McCullum, 22.4 ov), 3-159 (Scott Styris, 37.1 ov), 4-195 (Ross Taylor, 43.2 ov), 5-223 (Jamie How, 47.3 ov), 6-223 (Gareth Hopkins, 47.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaun Pollock1042102.10451000
Makhaya Ntini906216.88327211
3.4 to L Vincent, and what a reply it is, though that was a silly shot, honestly! Ntini pitches full on the stumps and Vincent goes for some sort of drive across the line, from deep in his crease and with minimal footwork, missing by a country mile and losing his leg stump, first blood for South Africa. 12/1
Andre Nel1004634.60333030
37.1 to SB Styris, gone! Nel steams in, pitches short of a length, the slower ball, Styris has a big heave as he attempts to go over midwicket, just mistiming it up in the air for midwicket to settle under a steepler and judge it to perfection. 159/3
47.3 to JM How, castled! Nel pitches immaculately and gets it to swing in, How goes for his preferred clip across the line, only to inside-edge onto middle stump on 90! A good innings come to a close. 223/5
47.4 to GJ Hopkins, bowled 'em first ball! Nel pitches full and nips it back off the seam, Hopkins is beaten for movement as he plays a nothing push from the crease and leg stump goes cartwheeling! Look at Nel go! Thats two in two balls. 223/6
Albie Morkel1005415.40296010
43.2 to LRPL Taylor, simple catch! Taylor advances to a short delivery and swings out to Nel, well positioned out at deep midwicket, who holds it with utmost ease. 195/4
Johan Botha904414.88222100
22.4 to BB McCullum, bowled 'em! McCullum gives him the charge, shuffling across the line and missing a full and flat yorker on the stumps, and Botha erupts in celebration. 84/2
Jean-Paul Duminy201608.0011000
South Africa  (T: 249 runs from 50 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Morne van Wyk  b Mills043000.00
Graeme Smith (c)c Martin b Styris44641174068.75
Jacques Kallis c Taylor b Mills11520006.66
AB de Villiers c & b Vettori871031489084.46
Jean-Paul Duminy c sub (JS Patel) b Martin4659853177.96
Mark Boucher not out 3537643094.59
Shaun Pollock c Taylor b Mills65710120.00
Albie Morkel c †McCullum b Mills024000.00
Johan Botha c Vincent b Mills661200100.00
Andre Nel not out 105820200.00
Extras(lb 4, w 10)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.98, 237 Mts)249/8
Did not bat: Makhaya Ntini 
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Morne van Wyk, 0.4 ov), 2-9 (Jacques Kallis, 4.6 ov), 3-100 (Graeme Smith, 25.3 ov), 4-172 (AB de Villiers, 38.2 ov), 5-211 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 45.1 ov), 6-220 (Shaun Pollock, 46.2 ov), 7-222 (Albie Morkel, 46.5 ov), 8-238 (Johan Botha, 48.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kyle Mills1022552.50452020
0.4 to MN van Wyk, good grief, he's bowled him! MIlls pitches full and the ball holds its line, nipping through van Wyk's loose defense, easy as pie, just sneaking back and knocking back off stump! Mills strikes in just the first over as the replacement opener makes no impact today. 0/1
4.6 to JH Kallis, edged and caught at first slip! Mills continues his magic, hitting the deck at an uncomfortable height, squaring up Kallis who fends at it and loops up a simple catch to Taylor. 9/2
46.2 to SM Pollock, caught! Pollock biffs Mills back over his head, making room, but doesn't get enough on it as Taylor runs across and pouches it at long-off! Mills must be a relieved man, given how tense that ODI got during South Africa's last tour of New Zealand. He gets a third wicket. 220/6
46.5 to JA Morkel, spectacular catch! Morkel flashes at a short delivery, cramped for room, and gets a thick outside edge that flies low and hard to McCullum's left, but he times his dive to perfection and snaps it up, one-handed, an inch off the ground! He's cock-a-hoop after that, and why not?. 222/7
48.5 to J Botha, he gets another! Good length outside off stump, Botha fetches it and mistimes the slog out to Vincent at long-on, who punches the air on completion of that catch. 238/8
Mark Gillespie1035005.00366020
Chris Martin1006516.50248020
45.1 to JP Duminy, yes he can! Martin pitches very short, Duminy goes for a hurried pull, the ball gaining on him and catching the splice of the bat, spooning out to midwicket where Patel, the sub, takes a simple enough catch. 211/5
Daniel Vettori1004714.70252030
38.2 to AB de Villiers, smart catch! Vettori teases him with the length, inviting him into a drive, de Villiers uses his feet and hits it hard back over Vettori's head, but he nonchalantly sticks his right hand up and intercepts it excellently. Good reflexes to end a fine innings from de Villiers. 172/4
Scott Styris1005815.80274110
25.3 to GC Smith, 0h, well caught Martin! Smith gets a rank long hop and pulls over midwicket, rather poorly as he struggled to time the shot, and the fielder on the ropes gets low to his left and cups a good catch, sliding to his knees an inch inside the boundary. Its awfully close, even as Martin smiles and runs in. The catch is referred to the third umpire, and after a long time the decision is that his back leg did not brush the boundary demarcation. Now that was a tough, tough call to make. It looked very close. So Smith has to go for 44. Boy, he's fuming at himself. Out to a long hop.. 100/3
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MATCH DETAILS
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
South Africa
AB de Villiers
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2648
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days25 November 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
South Africa
Brian Jerling
England
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Ian Howell
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
MATCH NOTES
  • New Zealand innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 15.6 overs (99 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 53/1 in 17.0 overs (BB McCullum 32, JM How 8)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (BB McCullum 29, JM How 16, Ex 5)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (166 balls), Extras 7
  • JM How: 50 off 81 balls (8 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (JM How 24, SB Styris 26, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 147/2 in 35.0 overs (JM How 61, SB Styris 33)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 35.4 overs (217 balls), Extras 7
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 44.4 overs (272 balls), Extras 9
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 248/6 in 50.0 overs (MS Sinclair 32, KD Mills 9)
  • South Africa innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 48/2 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 15, AB de Villiers 29)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 16.2 overs (100 balls), Extras 3
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (GC Smith 13, AB de Villiers 35, Ex 2)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 25.1 overs (155 balls), Extras 5
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 70 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 134/3 in 32.0 overs (AB de Villiers 70, JP Duminy 12)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 35.2 overs (218 balls), Extras 8
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (AB de Villiers 29, JP Duminy 18, Ex 3)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 43.5 overs (271 balls), Extras 12
  • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
South Africa Innings
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