that's it. Tahir wraps up a dominant win for South Africa with a T20 five-for. A googly on middle and leg, the ball goes through Southee's mow across the line and hits the stumps again. Tahir can't be stopped.
10.00pm South Africa could not have asked for a more clinical performance to start a tough tour. They've completely outplayed, outclassed, outpaced and outmatched New Zealand in all departments to take the T20 by 78 runs. Their batsmen put up enough, and the bowlers came out right on target. From the outset, NZ were behind the game and the asking rate. Losing wickets doesn't help either. Tahir finished with 5 for 24, but it was Morris who set the tone with a sensational new-ball spell.
Imran Tahir is the Man of the Match: "It's a very special feeling every wickets I take for South Africa, like to celebrate. Stay with my plans, it's a small ground, less margin for spinners."
Kane Williamson: "They played well in all departments. Frustrating from our perspective, we didn't fire a shot. On this ground, you don't know what a good score is. Rotating strike is hard on drop-in surfaces. Lacked in partnerships."
Faf du Plessis: "Anything can happen in a one-off T20. I thought we played really well. It's nice coming back here. The last 6-7 months has been outstanding for us as a team."
whipped away to long-on
Last man Boult.
another wicket. Another long sprint of glee. The quick topspinner on leg, goes through Wheeler's defense and cleans up middle and leg stump
full and wide outside off, slowed up, hammered back to Tahir who does well in his follow-through
beats Wheeler in flight. The flat quick one on leg, Wheeler gets a thick inside edge which races away to the fine leg fence
Strange as it may seem, NZ not entirely out of it just yet
top-edged for six more. Back of a length outside off, Southee doesn't get on top of his pull but gets what he wanted. Straight over the keeper for six. 20 off the over.
swatted away into the leg side for another run
back of a length outside off, Wheeler misses a cut. Beaten for pace
guided away to third man for a run
six more. Short and wide outside off, Southee gets underneath the length and carves the ball over third man for six.
six more. On the pads, Southee backs away and cobbles a slog deep into the stands over square leg
fired in outside off, driven to cover for a run
the googly outside off, pushed away to long-on
excellent bowling. Sees de Grandhomme coming and fires it wide outside off. He is too far from the ball to control, so he skews a slice and picks out the man at the sweeper cover boundary.
that is massive. He gets down to the pitch and sends the slog way over long-on. Hits the roof and returns into the field of play
slogged away for six. A googly on middle, de Grandhomme picks the googly, gets down and sends the ball over square leg
quick, flat and accurate outside off, played back
straight to cover. Lovely catch from Amla. Full and wide outside off, Santner stays in his crease and drives to Amla at cover, who dives low to his right to take a sharp catch. NZ slump further.
good length on middle and leg, shovelled away to midwicket for a run
a high bouncer on off, de Grandhomme ducks. Wide called
Julian: "First Morris gets a 2 wicket maiden and now Tahir gets 2 wickets for just 1 run. Faaaantaaastic stuff!!!"