result
2nd ODI (D/N), Port Elizabeth, Nov 30 2007, New Zealand tour of South Africa
(38.4/50 ov)210/3
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)
player of the match
Jamie How
New Zealand
13y
• The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

How and McCullum power New Zealand win

New Zealand, led by scintillating half-centuries by Brendon McCullum and Jamie How dismantled South Africa with clinical efficiency

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Scorecard summary
South Africa209/9(50 overs)
New Zealand210/3(38.4 overs)

New Zealand win by 7 wickets - their first win against South Africa on this tour. It was an all-round performance from the visitors. The new ball bowlers started it all by getting rid of the South African top order cheaply. Nel's cameo led the hosts to a fighting total but a record partnership between McCullum and How sealed it for New Zealand. We will be back for the series-decider on Sunday - be sure to join us then.

38.4
1
Botha to Taylor, 1 run

all over! low fulltoss on the stumps and Taylor clips it away to deep midwicket

38.3
Botha to Taylor, no run

tossed up delivery, probably the doosra. Taylor was clueless and the ball crashes into the pad

38.2
1
Botha to Styris, 1 run

driven wide of the fielder at midwicket - scores are level now

38.1
Botha to Styris, no run

tossed up and punched away towards cover, diving stop prolongs the inevitable

New Zealand require another 2 runs with 7 wickets and 12.0 overs remaining.

end of over 385 runs
NZ: 208/3CRR: 5.47 RRR: 0.17
Ross Taylor12 (8)
Scott Styris23 (19)
Charl Langeveldt 8-0-40-1
Shaun Pollock 9-0-29-0

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37.6
Langeveldt to Taylor, no run

edged away towards point, AB moves across quickly and cuts off the single

37.5
1
Langeveldt to Styris, 1 run

punched away off the back-foot to backward point

37.4
2
Langeveldt to Styris, 2 runs

good length delivery, Styris makes room and thuds it in the air towards mid-off. Half stop there cuts off the boundary

37.3
1
Langeveldt to Taylor, 1 run

turned away off the back-foot to the midwicket region, easy single

37.2
1lb
Langeveldt to Styris, 1 leg bye

wayward delivery down the leg side, Styris misses out but the ball brushes the pad and goes wide of the keeper

37.1
Langeveldt to Styris, no run

worked away straight to the fielder at short midwicket

end of over 3711 runs
NZ: 203/3CRR: 5.48 RRR: 0.54
Ross Taylor11 (6)
Scott Styris20 (15)
Shaun Pollock 9-0-29-0
Charl Langeveldt 7-0-36-1
36.6
4
Pollock to Taylor, FOUR runs

four more! short rising delivery on the off stump line, Taylor gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away to the wide long-on fence. 7 more runs and we are through

36.5
Pollock to Taylor, no run

good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, much better line and length. Taylor gets a good stride in and defends it down watchfully

36.4
4
Pollock to Taylor, FOUR runs

wow! bit of width offered outside the off stump and Taylor just hammers it through cover point - there is no protection in the deep

36.3
2
Pollock to Taylor, 2 runs

turned away through square leg, the first run is taken quickly and they make it back comfortably for the second

36.2
1
Pollock to Styris, 1 run

short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, not much room offered there - Styris stands tall and jabs it down to third man for a single

36.1
Pollock to Styris, no run

punched off the back-foot to the point region

end of over 363 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 192/3CRR: 5.33 RRR: 1.29
Scott Styris19 (13)
Ross Taylor1 (2)
Charl Langeveldt 7-0-36-1
Shaun Pollock 8-0-18-0

New Zealand require another 18 runs with 7 wickets and 14.0 overs remaining

35.6
1
Langeveldt to Styris, 1 run

good length delivery and Styris drives it to sweeper cover for a single. End of a successful over

35.5
1
Langeveldt to Taylor, 1 run

worked away towards square leg for an easy single and he is off the mark

35.4
Langeveldt to Taylor, no run

short of a good length delivery and Taylor is beaten first ball

How too departs after a superb innings - Ros Taylor is the new man in

35.3
W
Langeveldt to How, OUT

How falls! Good length delivery, and this one jagged back in sharply - How was committed to the drive and ball crashed into the pad - that was plumb and the dreaded finger went up straightaway

Jamie How lbw b Langeveldt 76 (155m 106b 11x4 0x6) SR: 71.69
Best performances - batters
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum NZ
81 runs (85)
9 fours
1 six
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
28 runs
4 fours
1 six
83851524711
Jamie How portrait
JM How NZ
76 runs (106)
11 fours
0 six
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Kyle Mills portrait
KD Mills NZ
O
8
M
1
R
43
W
3
ECO
5.37
Mark Gillespie portrait
MR Gillespie NZ
O
10
M
1
R
55
W
3
ECO
5.5
Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of South Africa
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Jamie How
Jamie How
Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 2650
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 days30 November 2007 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Marais Erasmus
England Image
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Ian Howell
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath