result
1st T20I (N), Durban, Aug 14 2015, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
(17.5/20 ov)152/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
2/29
aaron-phangiso
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Phangiso, top order set up SA's six-wicket win

In the absence of Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers did exactly what he was supposed to when he put New Zealand in to bat, managed his bowlers well to haul them in and then set up a successful chase

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand151/8(20 overs)
South Africa152/4(17.5 overs)
Hashim Amla48 (41)
Adam Milne1/23(3.5)

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Aaron Phangiso, Man of the Match: I always focus on simple things. We were under pressure, the captain gave me the ball and I just do what I do in the nets. Me and the captain planned and we had a couple of guys to protect the boundaries on the leg side. I just invited him [Williamson] to come out, like I said we were under pressure.

AB de Villiers: It was an enjoyable experience. It is great to go 1-0 up and it will be great to take the momentum to Centurion. We were nervous and that showed in the first five overs but we pulled it back. Credit to Phangiso, he slowed things up. Wiese is a very smart cricketer. 160 is minimum, they were definitely below par. Morne and Hash started well and allowed me and Rilee to free it up.

Kane Williamson: After the start we got with the bat, we could a got a bit more. It was outstanding from South Africa to pull things back. The way the guys stuck at it was positive for us. They are a very good team and we need to be at our best to beat them. They controlled the last 10 overs and 150 probably isn't enough.

9:03pm Behardien and Miller shake hands. After the bowlers struck back, Amla and Van Wyk gave South Africa a brisk start with a 35-run partnership. AB and Rossouw headed up the consolidation while Behardien struck the winning runs in a comfortable chase..

17.5
4
Milne to Behardien, FOUR runs

South Africa open their home season with a six-wicket win. Shorter and wider outside off at 146.7ks, Behardien flashes a cut, this time over backward point and puts the seal on South Africa's victory..

17.4
Milne to Behardien, no run

141.8ks, short and wide outside off, slapped to backward point. Looked like it did not carry to Guptill

17.3
1
Milne to Miller, 1 run

short ball on middle, pulled to long leg for one

Behardien..

17.2
W
Milne to Amla, OUT

Amla comes down the track, Mile is wary of it as he bangs in a short ball. Amla can only top edge the hook to Latham at deep midwicket

Hashim Amla c Latham b Milne 48 (72m 41b 4x4 1x6) SR: 117.07
17.1
1lb
Milne to Miller, 1 leg bye

back of a length, slants in and hits Miller on the pad before wandering away behind square on off

Saffer2: "Sparkling little innings from RR. Did his job."

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 146/3CRR: 8.58 RRR: 2.00
David Miller1 (1)
Hashim Amla48 (40)
Mitchell McClenaghan 3-0-33-1
Nathan McCullum 4-0-34-0
16.6
1
McClenaghan to Miller, 1 run

straight in line, tucked down to long leg

16.5
1lb
McClenaghan to Amla, 1 leg bye

fuller and speared on off, Amla shuffles across, misses the flick and takes it on the pad. Pitched in line. The tracker shows that it would have hit the top of off

16.4
W
McClenaghan to Rossouw, OUT

141ks, top edged and gone! Lifting, short ball slanted across off. Rossouw seeks to pull and skews it. Ronchi pedals back and swallows it. The change of angle does it..

Rilee Rossouw c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 38 (24m 20b 4x4 2x6) SR: 190

Round the wicket..

16.3
McClenaghan to Rossouw, no run

too full and wide outside off, Rossouw can't slice it away

16.2
4
McClenaghan to Rossouw, FOUR runs

Rossouw comes down the track again, flat-bats it over the covers, mid-off had no chance

16.1
4
McClenaghan to Rossouw, FOUR runs

Rossouw nips down the track, he wants to swipe it over leg. Ends up top-edging it over a leaping Ronchi. MM collapses in his followthrough

MM is back..

end of over 1614 runs
SA: 136/2CRR: 8.50 RRR: 4.00
Hashim Amla48 (39)
Rilee Rossouw30 (16)
Nathan McCullum 4-0-34-0
Adam Milne 3-0-18-0
15.6
4
McCullum to Amla, FOUR runs

shortish and sliding across off, cut away past short third man to bring up the fifty partnership

15.5
1
McCullum to Rossouw, 1 run

punched down to long-on

15.4
1lb
McCullum to Amla, 1 leg bye

an appeal for lbw. Not given. Darted quick, Amla comes down and takes it on the pad. He misses the slog sweep

15.3
6
McCullum to Amla, SIX runs

pushed through on middle, full again. Amla takes a step forward, winds up and whacks it over long-on after clearing his front leg

15.2
1
McCullum to Rossouw, 1 run

fuller and on middle and leg, swung away to long-on

15.1
1
McCullum to Amla, 1 run

down the track and flipped to the right of midwicket

end of over 1512 runs
SA: 122/2CRR: 8.13 RRR: 6.00
Rilee Rossouw28 (14)
Hashim Amla37 (35)
Adam Milne 3-0-18-0
Kane Williamson 1-0-9-0
14.6
6
Milne to Rossouw, SIX runs

140.6ks bouncer, Rossouw seeks to pull and top-edges it over long leg. Rossouw was a bit late onto the stroke

14.6
1w
Milne to Rossouw, 1 wide

bumper from Milne, loads of height on it as it sails through to Ronchi. Wide called

14.5
4
Milne to Rossouw, FOUR runs

beats mid-off to his left. Rossouw skips down the track, meets the pitch and drills a fierce drive after meeting it on the half-volley

Best performances - batters
Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla SA
48 runs (41)
4 fours
1 six
Control79%
Productive shot
cut shot
14 runs
3 fours
0 six
120984096
Kane Williamson portrait
KS Williamson NZ
42 runs (21)
8 fours
0 six
Control81%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
4 fours
0 six
508134129
Best performances - bowlers
David Wiese portrait
D Wiese SA
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada SA
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
ECO
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Aaron Phangiso
Aaron Phangiso
Series resultSouth Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 451
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 days14 August 2015 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Johan Cloete
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Shaun George
TV Umpire
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Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
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Bongani Jele
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama