1st T20I (N), Wellington, February 17, 2012, South Africa tour of New Zealand
(19.2/20 ov, T:148) 148/4

New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
78* (55)
South Africa Innings
New Zealand Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
Richard Levi c Bracewell b Southee13122511108.33
Hashim Amla run out (Guptill)19151221126.66
Colin Ingram st †BB McCullum b NL McCullum024000.00
AB de Villiers (c)†c Guptill b Hira817190047.05
Jean-Paul Duminy c Mills b Southee41375030110.81
Justin Ontong c & b Southee32172504188.23
Albie Morkel not out 13122410108.33
Johan Botha not out 1481111175.00
Extras(lb 7)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.35, 88 Mins)147/6
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Hashim Amla, 3.3 ov), 2-34 (Colin Ingram, 4.2 ov), 3-38 (Richard Levi, 5.6 ov), 4-52 (AB de Villiers, 8.6 ov), 5-102 (Justin Ontong, 15.2 ov), 6-127 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 17.5 ov)
Nathan McCullum401614.00121000
4.2 to CA Ingram, waltzes down the track and the length isn't full enough to go through with the loft over mid-off, Ingram makes no contact and Brendon McCullum is surprised by the amount of turn past the bat but eventually lays enough hand on ball to knock the bails off. 34/2
Kyle Mills4044011.0084300
Tim Southee402837.0073000
5.6 to RE Levi, this is slightly slower than usual as Southee rolls the fingers across it, it pitches on leg and Levi tries to scoop it over the long-on boundary but never gets hold of it and it settles safely in Bracewell's grasp. 38/3
15.2 to JL Ontong, but Ontong is another to fall victim to brilliant fielding! This time it's Southee off his own bowling, he got a leading edge back down the pitch and Southee dived low and forward to snaffle it two-handed inches off the ground. 102/5
17.5 to JP Duminy, Duminy top-edges the attempted hoick high into the sky and Mills at fine leg hangs back waiting for it and eventually has to dive forward and clutch it millimetres off the grass, he is relieved at hanging on. 127/6
Ronnie Hira201216.0030000
8.6 to AB de Villiers, brilliant by Guptill! It was full outside off and AB absolutely slammed it low to short cover, where Guptill took it cleanly and made a difficult catch look extremely simple. AB asked Guptill whether he caught it and accepted his word, but the umpires went upstairs to check. After numerous replays memorable only for their inconclusiveness, the umpires finally send AB on his way.. 52/4
Doug Bracewell301003.3380000
Kane Williamson2027013.5050400
Rob Nicol10303.0030000
New Zealand  (T: 148 runs from 20 ovs)
Rob Nicol c Amla b Theron1318301072.22
Martin Guptill not out 78559354141.81
Brendon McCullum (c)† b Duminy1617260094.11
Kane Williamson run out (JA Morkel)24212230114.28
Colin de Grandhomme c Levi b M Morkel2380066.66
James Franklin not out 84710200.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 2, w 2)7
TOTAL19.2 Ov (RR: 7.65, 93 Mins)148/4
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Rob Nicol, 7.1 ov), 2-90 (Brendon McCullum, 12.2 ov), 3-127 (Kane Williamson, 16.6 ov), 4-136 (Colin de Grandhomme, 18.1 ov)
Albie Morkel302006.6691100
Lonwabo Tsotsobe302809.3362200
Morne Morkel412616.50121111
18.1 to C de Grandhomme, de Grandhomme tries to finish it early with a six over midwicket, but skies the pull high into the deep where Levi, described by David Leggat in the New Zealand Herald as having the 'build of a prop', takes the catch safely and gives the fans some words. 136/4
Johan Botha3.202407.2042000
Rusty Theron402716.7571011
7.1 to RJ Nicol, and he strikes straight away! South Africa really needed that, Nicol got underneath a full ball on middle and skied it towards long-on, Amla ran around well from long-on to take a good running catch. 49/1
Jean-Paul Duminy2020110.0023000
12.2 to BB McCullum, bowled 'em! Feet stuck in concrete there, it was outside off and he didn't quite have the room to cut as he bottom edged it into the stumps via pad flap. 90/2
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  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 3 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 4
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 14.6 overs (90 balls), Extras 5
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (JP Duminy 17, JL Ontong 32, Ex 1)
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 147/6 in 20.0 overs (JA Morkel 13, J Botha 14)
  • New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 0 wicket)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (43 balls), Extras 2
  • MJ Guptill: 50 off 36 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 13.4 overs (84 balls), Extras 4
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Martin Guptill
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 221
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50
Match days17 February 2012 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Richard Levi
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