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3rd ODI, Cape Town, December 02, 2007, New Zealand tour of South Africa
(45.2/50 ov, T:239) 242/5

South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
119 (101)
Player Of The Series
20 runs • 9 wkts
New Zealand Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
New Zealand  (50 ovs maximum)
Lou Vincent  b Steyn1827402066.66
Brendon McCullum c Gibbs b Steyn059000.00
Jamie How lbw b Langeveldt1533833045.45
Scott Styris c Nel b Botha60941126063.82
Ross Taylor  b Nel310140030.00
Mathew Sinclair run out (Steyn)73781206093.58
Jacob Oram c Smith b Langeveldt3438462189.47
Kyle Mills run out (Langeveldt)11112101100.00
Daniel Vettori (c)not out 96820150.00
Mark Gillespie not out 00100-
Extras(lb 6, nb 2, w 7)15
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.76, 231 Mts)238/8
Did not bat: Jeetan Patel 
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Brendon McCullum, 1.6 ov), 2-27 (Lou Vincent, 7.1 ov), 3-68 (Jamie How, 18.6 ov), 4-79 (Ross Taylor, 21.6 ov), 5-128 (Scott Styris, 33.4 ov), 6-184 (Jacob Oram, 44.2 ov), 7-227 (Kyle Mills, 48.4 ov), 8-234 (Mathew Sinclair, 49.5 ov)
Shaun Pollock1022602.60453020
Dale Steyn905025.55306040
1.6 to BB McCullum, Steyn strikes early.... poor shot by McCullum. The ball was fullish in length on middle and leg, McCullum tried to flick that past square leg but didn't watch the late outswing. He ended up playing an inside-out stroke which caught the leading edge and lobbed high to Gibbs at extra cover. 7/1
7.1 to L Vincent, that was simply stunning....the slower ball cleans him up... Steyn steams in, rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls a really slow offcutter. Vincent clearly didn't read it as the ball landed on a yorker length on middle and leg and sent the leg stump back a few yards. 27/2
Andre Nel1005215.20356110
21.6 to LRPL Taylor, played on... it wasn't a particularly good ball.... Nel gives Taylor width outside off to cut, he doesn't move his feet or cover the line and bounce and ends up getting a thick inside edge onto his stumps. 79/4
Charl Langeveldt1004624.60303002
18.6 to JM How, the slower ball claims How this time... Langeveldt bowls the off cutter, pitches just outside the line of off stump, the ball just straightens a touch after pitching and catches How in front of middle and leg as he tries to flick across the line. 68/3
44.2 to JDP Oram, soft dismissal.... Langeveldt bangs it in short of a length, Oram backs away and tries to biff that over deep square leg, he was never in control of the stroke and ended up playing far too early. The top edge lobs up for a long time and lands down Smith's throat at midwicket. 184/6
Johan Botha904515.00202100
33.4 to SB Styris, superb commitment from Nel.... Styris steps down and tries to launch Botha downtown over long-on, he fails to get to the pitch of the ball, doesnt get the desired elevation and Nel from deep midwicket runs across, takes it running backwards, catching it on the fall. There was a bit of confusion with two fielders converging but Nel wanted it. 128/5
Jacques Kallis201306.5031000
South Africa  (T: 239 runs from 50 ovs)
Graeme Smith (c)c Gillespie b Vettori51741213068.91
Herschelle Gibbs c Mills b Vettori119101138107117.82
Jacques Kallis c †McCullum b Vincent3049714061.22
AB de Villiers c Sinclair b Mills21290016.66
Jean-Paul Duminy c †McCullum b Vettori1650016.66
Mark Boucher not out 26254240104.00
Shaun Pollock not out 4641066.66
Extras(b 3, lb 3, nb 1, w 2)9
TOTAL45.2 Ov (RR: 5.33, 198 Mts)242/5
Fall of wickets: 1-173 (Graeme Smith, 27.3 ov), 2-187 (Herschelle Gibbs, 31.4 ov), 3-190 (AB de Villiers, 34.1 ov), 4-191 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 35.2 ov), 5-237 (Jacques Kallis, 44.1 ov)
Kyle Mills1003413.40391100
34.1 to AB de Villiers, soft dismissal.... overpitched outside off, de Villiers gets forward and scoops that rather tamely to Sinclair at short cover. It wasn't particularly a wicket-taking ball but de Villiers only had himself to blame for that lapse. 190/3
Mark Gillespie715808.282611111
Jacob Oram2020010.0061200
Scott Styris803704.62283110
Daniel Vettori1013333.30352000
27.3 to GC Smith, Smith chances his arm by lofting with the turn, Vettori holds the length back on middle and leg, Smith charges down and lofts but fails to get the desired elevation. Gillespie at deep midwicket takes it easily. 173/1
31.4 to HH Gibbs, sudden rush of blood for Gibbs... flighted outside off, he slog sweeps against the turn, gets a top edge, the timing wasn't enough to get the desired elevation and Kyle Mills at long leg takes it easily. 187/2
35.2 to JP Duminy, the arm ball from Vettori, draws Duminy forward, he fails to cover the line and ends up getting a thin outside edge through to McCullum who went up in a flash. It didn't take long for the umpire to give that out as well.. 191/4
Jeetan Patel7.205407.36164200
Lou Vincent11010.0060000
44.1 to JH Kallis, well, well.... it doesn't come easier than that... short and wide outside off, Kallis stretches out to cut, gets a thin outside edge to McCullum. 237/5
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Newlands, Cape Town
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Herschelle Gibbs
Player Of The Series
New Zealand
Kyle Mills
Series resultSouth Africa won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 2652
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 days2 December 2007 - day (50-over match)
South Africa
Ian Howell
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Shaun George
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
  • New Zealand innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (86 balls), Extras 4
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (167 balls), Extras 8
  • SB Styris: 50 off 83 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 121/4 in 32.0 overs (SB Styris 57, MS Sinclair 20)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 38.5 overs (242 balls), Extras 11
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (MS Sinclair 13, JDP Oram 32, Ex 6)
  • MS Sinclair: 50 off 68 balls (2 x 4)
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 46.4 overs (289 balls), Extras 15
  • South Africa innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (46 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (GC Smith 10, HH Gibbs 42, Ex 1)
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 0/0
  • HH Gibbs: 50 off 40 balls (6 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 96/0 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 19, HH Gibbs 73)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (102 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 102 balls (GC Smith 21, HH Gibbs 75, Ex 4)
  • HH Gibbs: 100 off 77 balls (10 x 4, 6 x 6)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 22.5 overs (139 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 139 balls (GC Smith 43, HH Gibbs 101, Ex 6)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 71 balls (3 x 4)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 32.1 - 37.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 37.1 - 42.0
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 39.2 overs (239 balls), Extras 8
South Africa Innings
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