result
1st T20I (N), Durban, Dec 21 2012, New Zealand tour of South Africa
(12.1/20 ov)87/2
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 47 balls remaining)
player of the match
Rory Kleinveldt
South Africa
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa hammer woeful New Zealand

It is early days for New Zealand in South Africa, but in the opening Twenty20 at Kingsmead there was a gulf between the teams that does not bode well for the tour

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
New Zealand86/10(18.2 overs)
South Africa87/2(12.1 overs)

That is it for this game. Read Andrew McGlashan's match report on your way out. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Good night.

Rory Kleinveldt is the Man of the Match. Kleinveldt: "It's not going to get any worse after the first Test. It has just been a lot of hard work in the nets. Wicket today was a bit up and down, not as good as the wickets in Austrlia. Am always keen to use my bouncer, as a dot ball or a wicket-taking option. Different conditions in East London, will be a bit slower than it was here."

Faf du Plessis: "No complaints, fantastic game, very happy. I enjoyed thinking on the field, the game was going at more than a million miles an hour. The bowling was fantastic, the energy on the field was awesome, cannot ask anything more of the guys."

Brendon McCullum: "We played some aggressive cricket and missed a couple of fundamentals on the way. South Africa exposed us, That is how we are going to be, that is the way we are going to put them under pressure, by playing aggressive. You have got to earn the right to be aggressive. we were probably a bit too keen, we were outplayed. We will be up for it, and hopefully have a much improved performance."

New Zealand have been comprehensively Kleined and Faffed tonight. One can only hope that this being the first match of the tour has something to do with their refusal to play to the conditions when they batted. There was just too much bounce for the pull to come off consistently from a good length, and for New Zealand to keep playing stroke after reckless stroke like they did

BJ speaks the truth, forget the predictions: "This isn't the end of the world for us NZ supporters. This is merely just another day on this long bumpy road that heads in the wrong direction far more often than the right one. Mayans didn't have to predict it, its just the way it is..."

Henrik: "Can understand why CSA opted for 3 x T20 instead of Boxing Day test - this way there's a guarantee of three days of cricket... ...of sorts."

Mark: "For NZ fans, the Allman Brothers Band sums it up best: "Sometimes I feel, like I've been tied to the whipping post, Good Lord I feel like I'm dying". Pathetic effort. Not keen for any more early get ups to follow this rubbish."

12.1
2
Neesham to du Plessis, 2 runs

and that was it, Faf du Plessis wins his first match as South Africa captain with a crisp drive that beats point and is too far from third man to stop the two that SA need

end of over 1211 runs
SA: 85/2CRR: 7.08 • RRR: 0.25 • Need 2 from 48b
Faf du Plessis36 (31)
Quinton de Kock28 (23)
Rob Nicol1-0-11-0
Ronnie Hira3-0-15-1
11.6
1
Nicol to du Plessis, 1 run

down to long on for a single

11.5
1
Nicol to de Kock, 1 run

false stroke now through midwicket

11.4
4
Nicol to de Kock, FOUR runs

intentionally cut in the air over backward point and short third man, top placement

11.3
4
Nicol to de Kock, FOUR runs

lovely stroke, de Kock has played a few, strides forward and lofts powerfully over extra cover, a bounce before it goes over the ropes

11.2
1
Nicol to du Plessis, 1 run

whipped to deep square leg

11.1
Nicol to du Plessis, no run

nudged to short fine leg

ntveem: "This is not cricket. Whatever it is, this is not cricket. Please give me my cricket back! Signed, the 90s." Those were the days ...

end of over 119 runs
SA: 74/2CRR: 6.72 • RRR: 1.44 • Need 13 from 54b
Quinton de Kock19 (20)
Faf du Plessis34 (28)
Ronnie Hira3-0-15-1
Nathan McCullum2-0-7-0
10.6
2
Hira to de Kock, 2 runs

whipped off the pads, and it almost beats the man running across from deep square leg, parries it away almost off the ropes

10.5
1
Hira to du Plessis, 1 run

down the track, it is fired in full, Faf recovers to work it through midwicket

10.4
Hira to du Plessis, no run
10.3
1
Hira to de Kock, 1 run

he has repeatedly kept going for the cut, this time he under-edges it, but it was too low for McCullum, he can't get down to it, chance anyway

10.2
1
Hira to du Plessis, 1 run
10.1
4
Hira to du Plessis, FOUR runs

through the covers for another four, flighted outside off, Faf to the pitch and gracefully putting it away

end of over 103 runs
SA: 65/2CRR: 6.50 • RRR: 2.20 • Need 22 from 60b
Faf du Plessis28 (24)
Quinton de Kock16 (18)
Nathan McCullum2-0-7-0
Ronnie Hira2-0-6-1
9.6
1
McCullum to du Plessis, 1 run

nudged with the turn in front of square leg

9.5
McCullum to du Plessis, no run

off the front foot, back to the bowler again

9.4
McCullum to du Plessis, no run

pushed back to the bowler

9.3
1
McCullum to de Kock, 1 run

into the pads, and eased through midwicket

9.2
McCullum to de Kock, no run

makes some room but cannot place it past the off side infield

Adam: "Maybe this is what the Mayans predicted? Feels like the end of the world for a NZ supporter!" But surely not for the first time?

9.1
1
McCullum to du Plessis, 1 run

punched down to long on with the spin

end of over 91 run
SA: 62/2CRR: 6.88 • RRR: 2.27 • Need 25 from 66b
Quinton de Kock15 (16)
Faf du Plessis26 (20)
Ronnie Hira2-0-6-1
Nathan McCullum1-0-4-0
8.6
Hira to de Kock, no run

more impatience, backs away to leg but Hira follows him and he finds no timing at all on the swing

Best performances - batsmen
Faf du Plessis portrait
F du Plessis
38 runs (32)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Quinton de Kock portrait
Q de Kock
28 runs (23)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
14 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Rory Kleinveldt
RK Kleinveldt
O
3.2
M
1
R
18
W
3
ECO
5.4
Robin Peterson
RJ Peterson
O
4
M
0
R
8
W
2
ECO
2
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of South Africa
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
Rory Kleinveldt
Rory Kleinveldt
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20 No. 293
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days21 December 2012 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Chris Morris
Chris Morris
Colin Munro
Colin Munro
Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson
Henry Davids
Henry Davids
James Neesham
James Neesham
Mitchell McClenaghan
Mitchell McClenaghan
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock
Umpires
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
South Africa Image
Shaun George
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Brian Jerling
Match Referee
Zimbabwe Image
Andy Pycroft