New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd T20I at Auckland, , Feb 22 2012 - Full Scorecard

3rd T20I (N), Auckland, February 22, 2012, South Africa tour of New Zealand
(20 ov, T:166) 162/7

South Africa won by 3 runs

Player Of The Match
South Africa Innings
New Zealand Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
c Nicol b Franklin117911157.14
c †BB McCullum b Bracewell33223241150.00
c Nicol b Southee1091101111.11
b Nicol29234021126.08
run out (Nicol)38202322190.00
lbw b Nicol65710120.00
c Guptill b Southee27120028.57
not out 22172421129.41
not out 11101310110.00
Extras(lb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.25, 89 Mins)165/7
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Richard Levi, 2.2 ov), 2-39 (Albie Morkel, 4.5 ov), 3-59 (Hashim Amla, 7.1 ov), 4-121 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 12.6 ov), 5-129 (AB de Villiers, 14.1 ov), 6-130 (Justin Ontong, 14.3 ov), 7-137 (Johan Botha, 16.5 ov)
2.2 to RE Levi, Levi is gone! Tried to repeat the shot but the ball was fractionally closer to middle and he didn't get as much bat on it, Nicol running round from midwicket races around towards deep backward square and takes an outstanding catch low while sliding. 20/1
4.5 to JA Morkel, Nicol takes his second catch to give fellow King's College attendee Southee his first wicket, Albie tried to smear a full ball outside off across the line and mistimed it badly as Nicol ran in from long-on to take it three-quarters of the way to the fence. 39/2
16.5 to J Botha, that is a stunner! It's Martin Guptill making amends for his rare drop earlier on, it was outside off and Botha butchered a cover drive high above the fielder, who dived and plucked it with his left hand at rapid speed before hanging on. 137/7
7.1 to HM Amla, and strikes first ball! Amla just lamely pushes at one outside off which nips away a touch and Baz does the rest to give a jubilant Bracewell a superb start to his spell. 59/3
14.1 to AB de Villiers, and clean bowled! AB was in real pain, remains to be seen whether he can keep wickets and skipper the side later on, moved across and tried to slog sweep a ball on leg over the backward square fence, missed and the death rattle began. 129/5
14.3 to JL Ontong, oh goodness me! First things first, Ontong went for a big swing to a ball spinning in from outsude off, hit him on the thigh on leg and he was given out lbw, in the meantime he has a Mark Richardson moment and the bat flies out of his hand like a discus down to fine leg!. 130/6
New Zealand  (T: 166 runs from 20 ovs)
c Levi b M Morkel33192151173.68
c Amla b Botha26192531136.84
c M Morkel b Botha52425652123.80
c †de Villiers b Peterson1819201194.73
c JA Morkel b M Morkel69130066.66
not out 982700112.50
c †de Villiers b de Lange024000.00
c Amla b de Lange022000.00
not out 013000.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 12)18
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.10, 89 Mins)162/7
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Rob Nicol, 5.6 ov), 2-73 (Martin Guptill, 6.6 ov), 3-112 (Brendon McCullum, 11.6 ov), 4-142 (Kane Williamson, 15.2 ov), 5-158 (Jesse Ryder, 18.5 ov), 6-160 (Nathan McCullum, 19.3 ov), 7-160 (Doug Bracewell, 19.5 ov)
11.6 to BB McCullum, just as I say that and make a fool of myself, Brendon McCullum goes for a big swing at a short ball on off and it goes through to AB who juggles before claiming the catch, the finger goes up and McCullum doesn't seem to think he hit that but he has to go. 112/3
19.3 to NL McCullum, now they are in full-blown panic mode, moved across way outside off and tried to paddle pull, got a glove on it and it skied up to AB behind the stumps, are the home team going to do what their opposition is usually accused of doing?. 160/6
19.5 to DAJ Bracewell, South Africa should win this now as Bracewell goes for an almighty slog to leg as the ball is full on off, skied high in the air and settles in the hands of Amla at point and he ends up diving forward to take it. 160/7
5.6 to RJ Nicol, this is short on off and gets big on Nicol as he tries to pull, gets a top edge down to Levi at fine leg who struggles to see it in the floodlights and has to dive forward to take an important catch. 65/1
15.2 to KS Williamson, and all of a sudden Kane completely misjudges the short ball on middle, it got way too big on him and he skied it high up to midwicket in close, Albie Morkel, who held on to give his brother the wicket. 142/4
6.6 to MJ Guptill, massive wicket for South Africa as Guptill holes out to Amla at long-off, it was turning into Guptill from off and he sliced the drive in the air flat without much power to Amla who held the catch well as he tumbled over. 73/2
18.5 to JD Ryder, and that was a poor shot by Ryder, he walked across the stumps and tried to lap it over his shoulder but ended up scooping it to Morne on the edge of the circle, can South Africa pull off the unthinkable?. 158/5
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  • South Africa innings
  • Wet Ground: South Africa - 0/0
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 2 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 0
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 1
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (AB de Villiers 13, JP Duminy 37, Ex 0)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 165/7 in 20.0 overs (WD Parnell 22, RJ Peterson 11)
  • New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 65 runs, 1 wicket)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 4.4 overs (28 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (RJ Nicol 25, MJ Guptill 19, Ex 6)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 13
  • Rain: New Zealand - 131/3 in 14.0 overs (JD Ryder 37, KS Williamson 4)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 16
  • JD Ryder: 50 off 37 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
Eden Park, Auckland
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSouth Africa won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 223
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 days22 February 2012 - night (20-over match)
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Match Referee