ends with one more back of the hand slower one, dragged wide of deep midwicket, and that is the series won for South Africa
Faf du Plessis gets the series trophy, his side looks a very happy and satisfied bunch, and that is all we have for now, apart from telling you to read Firdose Moonda's match report. Abhishek Purohit signing off, along with Devashish Fuloria. Have a good evening
Faf du Plessis: "This is my first time captaining. So it is a nice time when you see at the scoreboard and see 44 required off 1 ball. We have been consistently good in all games. It has been a learning experience for me, it is a young bunch, there is so much energy. I have always captained at a young age, I enjoy it, it keeps my mind busy. It is about finding that line, you have to take responsibility, but you cannot afford to lose your flair. Cannot wait for the Test to start on the 2nd."
Henry Davids is the Man of the Match. Davids: "i am loving cricket at the moment. Great support from my wife, my family. Best cricketing experience I have ever had. My aim was to go out, get game time and enjoy it. Confidence that I carried from the Champions League helped a lot."
Brendon McCullum: "SA played well in those clutch moments. We were 10% off throughout and against a good side that exposes you. 160-165 would have been a really pleasing score to keep them to, but they played well in the back half of their innings. Had our top order got going we could have been competitive but we could not get those partnerships. Some of the guys leave tomorrow, we will try and retain the focus, work out our plans and try and put SA under some pressure [in the Tests]."
South Africa just too strong for New Zealand in the end. The hosts walk around the ground, stumps in hand, acknowledging what has been generous support through the afternoon. A disappointed Brendon McCullum trudges out. Have to feel this was the format in which New Zealand had their best chance, but who knows, they just won a Test in Sri Lanka. The first of two Tests will start in Cape Town on the second day of the New Year
pushed away tamely towards point
full, drilled down the ground
another slower one from back of the hand, sails full and wide outside off
slow and short, he pulls it calmly between deep square and deep midwicket
that will be the end of the fun for Hira, swats a full toss straight to long on, they check for the no-ball, Kleinveldt is safe, by an inch or so
back of the hand slower one, he hits out at it, sweeper cover runs in, cover and extra cover run back, no one gets to it
full toss, helped away on the bounce to deep midwicket
shortish down the leg side, pulled away neatly, to deep backward square leg
Hira going after everything, ends up slicing high over backward point, on the bounce to third man
Crowd singing the South African national anthem
very full, very wide, outside off
walks across for the scoop over short fine, beaten totally by the slower one
Hira backing away, and heaving a full one down the ground, through Morne Morkel's hands
short outside off, cut away to sweeper cover
hello, two batsmen, same end, Hira bashes it towards mid off and charges down for the single, non-striker races back and dives into his crease, no one at the other end, but Hira turns around and gets back in time
that was sharp, Hira weaving away to the leg side a tad, the ball reared up at his chest, pinged the forearm, and flew over the keeper
very full, dug out towards extra cover
huge heave and a miss to a slower delivery outside off