result
2nd ODI, Potchefstroom, Aug 23 2015, New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
(44.3/50 ov, target 205)207/2
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
player of the match
Martin Guptill
New Zealand
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

NZ seamers, Guptill ton help level series

A career-best 3 for 31 from Doug Bracewell and a ninth ODI ton from Martin Guptill set New Zealand up for a dominant, series-leveling victory in the second ODI

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Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
South Africa204/10(49.3 overs)
New Zealand207/2(44.3 overs)
Martin Guptill*103 (134)
Tom Latham64 (81)

That is all from this game. Good bye

Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match. Guptill: "We were lucky with the way Tom and I got away at the start. Made sure we did not lose wickets in a clump during the middle. The up and down nature (of the pitch), was pretty tough. Struggled a wee bit today but managed to bat through."

Kane Williamson: "Coming out on a surface quit different, it was good to see the guys adapting. It was holding on the surface. Slower bowlers were hard to play. It is hard for a seamer who can bowl 140 to roll the fingers over but it is a job you have to do. Definitely different surface than we thought. Starting at 10 we thought there might be a little swing. After three-four overs we changed our plan, the way the guys executed was fantastic. Great effort with the ball, and then the way the openers batted. Most pleasing thing is the learning from the first innings. When the ball was hard they saw off the threat, and cashed in on the other bowlers, smart innings from Tom and Guptill. We will be on a different surface in Durban and the boys will have to adapt again."

AB de Villiers: "I don't think we had enough runs. We came out with a good mindset to defend on the field, but it never went our way, we were never in the game. We were about 50 runs short. We did not bat well, did not get partnerships upfront, put a lot of pressure on the middle order, we could not kick on at the end, if we would have got 250, would have been a good score. Probably would have gone with the ball first (at the toss). Always seen what he (Behardien) is capable of at domestic level and now he is starting to show that at international level."

Comprehensive win for New Zealand. South Africa lost too many wickets too early, never coming to terms with the slowness of the pitch. New Zealand responded with a 126-run opening stand between Latham and Guptill, which settled the game. Disciplined effort from Guptill which is what was needed on this surface, even as he allowed himself a big hit now and then. Not to forget that he was dropped thrice. South Africa's first loss at this ground

44.3
4
Rossouw to Guptill, FOUR runs

Guptill gets to his ninth ODI century, New Zealand level the series, this was a loopy full toss outside off, Guptill ended up hitting it in the air, just wide of a leaping extra cover and into the rope

44.2
Rossouw to Guptill, no run

hits it hard but bowler stops it with a dive

44.1
2
Rossouw to Guptill, 2 runs

moves to 99 with a drive through extra cover

Ravi: "@Shaurya: That's a bit harsh, what about SA missing Morkel, Duminy and Faf."

end of over 449 runs
NZ: 201/2CRR: 4.56 RRR: 0.67 • Need 4 from 36b
Martin Guptill97 (131)
George Worker20 (39)
AB de Villiers2-0-11-0
Rilee Rossouw2-0-8-0
43.6
1
de Villiers to Guptill, 1 run

keeps the strike with a single off this length ball to long on

43.5
de Villiers to Guptill, no run

flays a length ball off the back foot to extra cover

43.4
1
de Villiers to Worker, 1 run

punches a length ball to the sweeper

43.3
1
de Villiers to Guptill, 1 run

slams an overpitched ball down the ground for a single to long on

43.2
4
de Villiers to Guptill, FOUR runs

half tracker, Guptill clobbers a pull off the front foot, well in front of square

43.1
2
de Villiers to Guptill, 2 runs

fine leg is up, length ball is on the pad, Guptill tucks it to the left of the man, Behardien runs across from deep square and slides to keep it in

end of over 433 runs
NZ: 192/2CRR: 4.46 RRR: 1.86 • Need 13 from 42b
Martin Guptill89 (126)
George Worker19 (38)
Rilee Rossouw2-0-8-0
AB de Villiers1-0-2-0
42.6
1
Rossouw to Guptill, 1 run

sees the short ball and pulls, but not wide enough of the man at long on

42.5
Rossouw to Guptill, no run

attacks an overpitched ball, Rossouw stops it with a dive to his left

42.4
Rossouw to Guptill, no run

knocked back to the bowler

42.3
1
Rossouw to Worker, 1 run

has him reaching for a flighted delivery and he closes the face to force it behind square

42.2
Rossouw to Worker, no run

defended off the front foot

42.1
1
Rossouw to Guptill, 1 run

offbreak worked from the line of middle to square leg

end of over 422 runs
NZ: 189/2CRR: 4.50 RRR: 2.00 • Need 16 from 48b
George Worker18 (36)
Martin Guptill87 (122)
AB de Villiers1-0-2-0
Rilee Rossouw1-0-5-0
41.6
de Villiers to Worker, no run

short and wide, cut straight to point

41.5
de Villiers to Worker, no run

guided off the front foot towards point

Shaurya: "I really cant believe that a second string NZ side is beating a full strength SA that too at home and that too so comprehensively! Wonder what would be SA's plight against Baz,Boult,Southee and Taylor"

41.4
1
de Villiers to Guptill, 1 run

drives an overpitched ball past the bowler's dive to long off

41.3
de Villiers to Guptill, no run

plays out a length ball to midwicket

41.2
de Villiers to Guptill, no run

swings a shortish ball to backward square

Best performances - batters
Martin Guptill portrait
MJ Guptill NZ
103 runs (134)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
off drive
23 runs
1 four
2 sixes
05971823932
Farhaan Behardien portrait
F Behardien SA
70 runs (87)
5 fours
1 six
Control94%
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
2 fours
1 six
7307146825
Best performances - bowlers
Doug Bracewell portrait
DAJ Bracewell NZ
O
10
M
0
R
31
W
3
ECO
3.1
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Adam Milne portrait
AF Milne NZ
O
10
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
3.9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3677
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 days23 August 2015 - day(50-over match)
ODI debut
George Worker
George Worker
Umpires
England Image
Ian Gould
South Africa Image
Shaun George
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama