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2nd ODI, Christchurch, Feb 22 2017, South Africa tour of New Zealand
(50 ov, target 290)283/9
New Zealand won by 6 runs
Player Of The Match
102* (110)
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Boult, Taylor break South Africa's unbeaten run

Ross Taylor struck his 17th ODI century and Trent Boult produced 3 for 63, helping New Zealand scrape to a six-run, series-levelling victory against South Africa in Christchurch

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Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
New Zealand289/4(50 overs)
South Africa283/9(50 overs)
end of over 508 runs
SA: 283/9CRR: 5.66 
Andile Phehlukwayo29 (34)
Imran Tahir0 (0)
Tim Southee 10-0-60-1
Trent Boult 10-0-63-3

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Ross Taylor is Man of the Match.

7pm Phew! What a match! New Zealand did really well to strange South Africa in the middle and then did really poorly to let them back in. But they edged it out in all the important phases - two solid partnerships in the middle overs when batting, and top-class death bowling to eek out a win. Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy in particular will feel prickly when they try to go to bed tonight - they got in and threw it away. AB de Villiers wasn't new to this situation, and played it sensibly, but fell at a crucial time, as did Miller. That's the end of their winning streak that lasted 12 games.

New Zealand got efforts from all their seniors - Williamson, Taylor, Southee and Boult. Santner was brilliant as well - 2 for 46. They didn't deserve to lose.

Shaheer: "Well, Boult made up for that catch drop with a stunning match winning over"

49.6
4
Southee to Phehlukwayo, FOUR runs

overpithched at leg stump, backs away and whacks it straight back over the umpire....and that's the match. 10 consecutive balls in the blockhole to win by six runs - they showed up when it mattered, those seniors.

49.5
4
Southee to Phehlukwayo, FOUR runs

attempted yorker outside off, after four balls, he goes for the reverse ramp and converts it into a full toss that he gets past the keeper

49.4
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run

...it doesn't! This is phenomenal death overs bowling. As professional as it can get. Another yorker outside off, dug out to cover

This has to go the distance

49.3
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run

another yorker, wide outside off, thick edge down to third man and no run

49.2
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run

yorker outside off, carved straight to extra cover

49.1
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run

yorker at the off stump, drives it to extra cover, bit of confusion as they don't know whether to go for the run - they decide not to

Right. Southee, around the wicket. 15 off 6 balls

end of over 495 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 275/9CRR: 5.61 RRR: 15.00
Andile Phehlukwayo21 (28)
Trent Boult 10-0-63-3
Tim Southee 9-0-52-1
48.6
W
Boult to Pretorius, OUT

got him! Boult, you beauty! Misses the yorker marginally, he steps out and the full toss gets higher than it would've been for him, and it crashes into the off stump. Is that the match for New Zealand? What a fantastic knock by Pretorious, South Africa have no business being in this game right now, this is all him

Dwaine Pretorius b Boult 50 (57m 27b 4x4 2x6) SR: 185.18
48.5
1
Boult to Phehlukwayo, 1 run

another yorker at leg stump, you can see why he went for all that money in the auction. Punched down to long-on

48.4
2
Boult to Phehlukwayo, 2 runs

yorker at leg stump, looks to slog this, inside edge rolls to square leg's left and they come back for a second

48.3
1
Boult to Pretorius, 1 run

yorker at middle stump, he backs away to look for the off side gaps but can only squeeze it out to third man. It's a fifty for Pretorious and he will remember it for a long time no matter what the result

He's staying over the wicket, mid-off is up

48.2
1
Boult to Phehlukwayo, 1 run

yorker at leg stump, jams it out to long-on

48.1
Boult to Phehlukwayo, no run

nails the yorker at middle stump, he can't do anything with that and bunts it back to the bowler

Boult comes back for what is, surely, the most important over of the game

end of over 4813 runs
SA: 270/8CRR: 5.62 RRR: 10.00
Andile Phehlukwayo17 (24)
Dwaine Pretorius49 (25)
Tim Southee 9-0-52-1
Ish Sodhi 10-0-63-1
47.6
1
Southee to Phehlukwayo, 1 run

full on the pads, punched to long-on

47.5
Southee to Phehlukwayo, no run

yorker outside off, throws his hands at it and is beaten

47.4
1
Southee to Pretorius, 1 run

back of a length on the pads, glanced to deep square leg

11 off 3 in this over already

47.4
1w
Southee to Pretorius, 1 wide

99 kph, leg cutter, short and well wide

47.3
2
Southee to Pretorius, 2 runs

overpitched outside off, driven powerfully out to sweeper, who sends in a good throw, but they've beaten it for the second run

47.2
4
Southee to Pretorius, FOUR runs

low full toss at middle stump, tails in sligthtly and he lifts this back over his partner's head and it evades Santner's dive after running 10 yards to his left at long-on

47.1
4
Southee to Pretorius, FOUR runs

yorker that flirts with the wide marker, but Pretorious has used his reach to chop this through second slip for four. Brilliant shot

Good over from Sodhi, undoes their momentum from the last over. 33 off 18 now

end of over 474 runs
SA: 257/8CRR: 5.46 RRR: 11.00
Andile Phehlukwayo16 (22)
Dwaine Pretorius38 (21)
Ish Sodhi 10-0-63-1
Trent Boult 9-0-58-2
46.6
Sodhi to Phehlukwayo, no run

googly, short and wide, slaps it straight to extra cover

Best performances - batters
Ross Taylor portrait
LRPL Taylor NZ
102 runs (110)
8 fours
0 six
Control87%
Productive shot
cover drive
24 runs
4 fours
0 six
14112191612118
Jimmy Neesham portrait
JDS Neesham NZ
71 runs (57)
6 fours
0 six
Control86%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
1 four
0 six
16411191839
Best performances - bowlers
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult NZ
O
10
M
0
R
63
W
3
ECO
6.3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Dwaine Pretorius portrait
D Pretorius SA
O
10
M
0
R
40
W
2
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of New Zealand
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3839
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days22 February 2017 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Brown
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Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
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Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
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Wayne Knights
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
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