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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Buffalo Park, East London,, Date - 23/12/2012, Toss won by - New Zealand
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  • New Zealand beat South Africa by 8 wickets (D/L method)
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Commentary (New Zealand innings)

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Guptill is named the Man of the Match for his brilliant match-winning century. He says that he felt better after being not well but the break in between helped. Says that it's going to be an even contest in the big decider, the finally game and hopefully his team comes out as the winner.

The Kiwi skipper McCullum says that they have done well to get over the poor performance in the last match and win here. Praises Guptill and mentions that he wasn't well for the last couple of days but still pulled off a great win. Says that the bowlers did a pretty good job and the batsmen responded well. Tells that they went into the game well planned and just went aggressive and put pressure on the Proteas. Asserts that a win in the third match is really important and that it's a long road ahead on the tour. Hopes that the team continues to do well like this.

South African skipper du Plessis says that it was a great learning experience and says that tonight was just the best example. Mentions that they didn't play badly but were outclassed by a better performance from the Kiwis!

It was always going to be a tough run chase under lights but the openers Nicol and Guptill provided them with a brilliant start adding 76 runs. Nicol departed at a crucial juncture but Guptill carried on and along with skipper McCullum and Munro powered them over the finish line.

What a spectacular match! After a horrific performance in the first match, the Kiwis needed some inspiration and boy, Guptill answered the Kiwi fans' prayers with a magnificent century to level the three match series! The Proteas did well to post 165 on the board, the light tower went off and the Kiwis were set a revised target of 169 from 19 overs.

18.6 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, FOUR! A perfect ending! A boundary, brilliant century and a win for the Kiwis! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY EIGHT WICKETS (D/L method)! What a match! Low full toss outside off, Guptill just lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. Guptill jumps high in the air, pumps his fist, raises his bat in the air. Munro greets him with joy! It's Guptill's maiden T20I century! 169/2

A four will win the match for the Kiwis and get Guptill his deserved century!

18.5 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Slower short of a length delivery outside off, Munro goes for a slash but ends up chopping it to third man for just a single. 4 needed off the last ball with Guptill on strike. 165/2

18.4 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Heaves it away wide of long on and scampers through for a couple. Brilliant running from the pair! 5 needed off 2 balls now! 164/2

18.3 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Full outside off, Munro rams it to long off and scampers through for a second. Miller again does well and throws it quickly to the bowler but Guptill has made it. 162/2

18.2 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Full outside off, Guptill drills it uppishly on one bounce to long on. Takes a single. Munro was keen for a second but Miller was active on the ropes and keeps the pair to one. 160/2

18.1 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Full on off, Munro heaves it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 159/2

Kleinveldt will bowl the final over. Can he be a hero for the Proteas?

17.6 M Morkel to C Munro, Full outside off, Munro inside edges his heave onto his pads for a single. 11 needed off the last over. 158/2

17.5 M Morkel to M Guptill, Swipes it to mid-wicket and runs through for a quick single. 157/2

17.4 M Morkel to M Guptill, FOUR! Beautifully placed! Back of a length delivery outside off, Guptill just upper cuts it to third man for a boundary. 156/2

17.3 M Morkel to M Guptill, Dropped! Peterson puts it down but it went miles in the air! Length delivery outside off, Guptill goes for a wild heave but gets an outside edge high up in the air, Peterson settles under it , misjudges it, gets both hands to it but fluffs it. They run through for a couple to add insult to injury! 152/2

17.2 M Morkel to C Munro, Length delivery outside off, Munro slaps it to long off for just a single. 150 up for the Kiwis! 19 needed off 10 balls now! 150/2

17.1 M Morkel to C Munro, Stays back and punches it to covers. 149/2

Colin Munro is the new batsman.

16.6 R McLaren to B McCullum, OUT! McCullum holes out at a crucial moment! Fullish outside off, McCullum goes for a loft, doesn't connect it well and helps it high in the air at long on. Miller saunters in and takes a smart catch. 20 needed off 12 balls. 149/2

16.5 R McLaren to M Guptill, Good yorker outside off, Guptill digs it out to the leg side for a single. 149/1

16.4 R McLaren to B McCullum, In the air but just short! Full outside off, McCullum drills it uppishly on one bounce to long off for a single. 148/1

16.4 R McLaren to M Guptill, NO BALL! NOT OUT! Slower full toss over the waist height outside off, Guptill mistimes his heave to long on where Miller slides to his right and pouches a smart catch. They run through for a single. The umpire goes upstairs for checking whether it was over waist height and replays show indeed it was. Guptill survives. 147/1

Guptill has been caught at long on but the umpire is checking for a no ball for waist height!

16.3 R McLaren to M Guptill, FOUR! Smashed! Low full toss outside off, Guptill just slashes it past point for a thunderous boundary. 145/1

16.2 R McLaren to B McCullum, Ouch! McCullum chips down the track and back away. McLaren delivers a slower back of a length delivery in his rib region. McCullum misses it and gets hit on the ribs. They run through for a leg bye. 141/1

16.1 R McLaren to M Guptill, Helps it to long off and takes a single. 140/1

15.6 M Morkel to B McCullum, FOUR! Behardien lost it into the lights it seems! Short of a length delivery outside off, McCullum rocks back for a pull but gets a top edge to fine leg, Behardien settles under it, but due to the mist and lights seems to misjudge it and the ball falls to his left and rolls over the the boundary ropes. 139/1

15.5 M Morkel to B McCullum, Play and a miss! A slower bouncer outside off, McCullum is early into his pull and misses it. 135/1

15.4 M Morkel to B McCullum, FOUR! Edgy but effective! Full length delivery outside off, McCullum looks to drive it through the off side but gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary. 135/1

15.3 M Morkel to B McCullum, A tad wide outside off, McCullum cuts it straight to point. 131/1

15.2 M Morkel to M Guptill, Slower delivery on a fuller area outside off, Guptill is early into his heave and somehow manages to hit it to deep square leg for a single. That could have easily been a top edge! 131/1

15.1 M Morkel to M Guptill, Play and a miss! Wide outside off, Guptill stays back and looks to slash but misses. 130/1

Morkel back on!

14.6 R McLaren to M Guptill, Full on off, Guptill bunts it to long on for a single. 39 required off 24 balls now! 130/1

14.5 R McLaren to B McCullum, Back of a length delivery outside off, McCullum dances down the track and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 129/1

14.4 R McLaren to M Guptill, Very full outside off, Guptill drills it to mid off for a single. 128/1

14.3 R McLaren to M Guptill, Bouncer on middle and and leg, Guptill ducks under it. 127/1

14.2 R McLaren to M Guptill, Slower delivery outside off, Guptill just short arm pulls it to fine leg for a couple. Good running by the pair. 127/1

14.1 R McLaren to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 125/1

McLaren back on!

The ball seems to have lost after the last six from Guptill and they have a change of ball!

13.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, SIX! He is connecting them splendidly! Full on off, Guptill dances down the track and just plunders it over long off for a massive, massive maximum. The ball seems to have been lost! 124/1

13.5 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle and leg, goes straight on with the arm. Guptill misses his slog sweep and gets hit on the back leg. The players appeal but the umpire says no. 118/1

13.4 A Phangiso to M Guptill, SIX! Absolutely hammered! Length delivery outside off, Guptill gets down on one knee and heaves it with brute force over mid-wicket for a maximum. 118/1

13.3 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Comes forward and pushes it straight back to the bowler. 112/1

The umpires are examining the ball!

13.3 A Phangiso to M Guptill, FIVE WIDES! Poor line, he seems to be having problems gripping the ball! Drifts it well down the leg side, Guptill misses his sweep, the keeper too misses it and it runs away to the fine leg fence. 112/1

13.2 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Fullish on the pads, Guptill looks to heave it away but gets a slight bottom edge to short fine leg. 107/1

13.1 A Phangiso to B McCullum, Low full toss on middle and leg, McCullum chips down the track and drills it to long on for a single. 107/1

Change of ends for Phangiso!

12.6 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Shuffles way across and looks to paddle but Kleinveldt delivers it very full just outside the leg stump and Guptill misses his paddle. 106/1

12.5 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Whips away a length delivery on middle and leg to deep square leg for one. 106/1

12.4 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Stays back and dabs it to third man for a single. 105/1

12.3 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Nips away a tad after landing outside off, Guptill goes for a drive but misses. 104/1

12.2 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, In the air but falls safe! Slower delivery on a length area outside off, Guptill goes for a wild heave but gets a top edge high up in the air, Peterson from mid-wicket back tracks, dives backwards but doesn't manage to gets hands to it. A couple taken. 104/1

12.1 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Fullish outside off, McCullum drives it sweetly wide of mid off. The fielder from mid off dives to his left and makes a good stop. 102/1

Kleinveldt into the attack now!

11.6 R Peterson to M Guptill, SIX! Just clears the deep mid-wicket fence fielder! High full toss on off, seems to have slipped out of Peterson's hands. Guptill heaves it over mid-wicket and it just flies over the fielder at deep mid-wicket. 68 needed off 42 balls now! 101/1

11.5 R Peterson to M Guptill, FOUR! Deft! Fullish outside off, Guptill gets down on one knee and just paddles it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 95/1

11.4 R Peterson to B McCullum, Pushes it to long on for one. 91/1

11.3 R Peterson to M Guptill, Drills it to long off for a single. 90/1

11.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, Goes back and punches it to extra covers. 89/1

11.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, WIDE! Drifts it down the leg side. Guptill misses his clip. The players try to deflect umpire's attention with a caught behind appeal but the umpire stretches his arms! 89/1

11.1 R Peterson to B McCullum, Low full toss on middle, bunted to long on for a single. 88/1

10.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! A tad full on middle and leg, Guptill again gets down for a sweep but it seemed as if he got a slight inside edge onto his pads. The umpire turns down the appeal for an LBW! 87/1

10.5 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Drives it straight to extra cover. 87/1

5th T20I fifty for Guptill!

10.4 A Phangiso to M Guptill, FOUR! Brings up his fifty with another slog sweep! Length delivery outside off, Guptill slog sweeps it over deep square leg for a boundary. 87/1

10.3 A Phangiso to B McCullum, Off the mark! Full outside off, McCullum drives it to long off for a single. 83/1

Phangiso is finding it difficult to grip the ball as the dew is taking effect!

10.2 A Phangiso to M Guptill, A tad short on off, Guptill pats it wide of long on for a single. 82/1

10.1 A Phangiso to M Guptill, FOUR! Powerful sweep! Fullish on the pads, Guptill gets down on one knee and muscles it to long leg for a boundary. 81/1

9.6 R Peterson to M Guptill, Rocks back and punches it to long on for one to end the over. 77/1

Brendon McCullum strides out to the crease. He joins Afridi as the most capped T20I player!

9.5 R Peterson to Rob Nicol, OUT! Nicol departs and Peterson is ecstatic! Full on middle and leg, Nicol looks to loft it over long on, doesn't connect it well and holes out to Miller in the deep. A crucial breakthrough for the Proteas! 76/1

9.4 R Peterson to M Guptill, Goes back and punches it to long on for a single. 76/0

9.3 R Peterson to M Guptill, SIX! This one is bigger and better! Gets down on one knee again and just plunders it over deep square leg for a thunderous maximum. 75/0

9.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, FOUR! Cracking stroke! Length delivery outside off, Guptill gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over square leg for a boundary. 69/0

9.1 R Peterson to M Guptill, Loopy on middle and leg, Guptill looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 65/0

Peterson back on!

8.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Stays in his crease and pats it to the leg side for a quick single. 65/0

8.5 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Backs away and smashes it to deep covers for a single. 64/0

8.4 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Rocks back and punches it powerfully to deep point for one. 63/0

8.3 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Spins away after landing on middle, Guptill gets a slight leading edge to point on his front foot defense. 62/0

8.2 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Comes forward and defends it back to the bowler. 62/0

8.1 A Phangiso to M Guptill, SIX! Massive! Loopy and full on middle, Guptill dances down the track and just clobbers it over Phangiso's head for a maximum. 62/0

7.6 R McLaren to M Guptill, Shuffles across early and bunts a length delivery outside off to long on for a single to end the over. 56/0

7.5 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, Slices a full delivery outside off to deep cover for a single. 55/0

7.4 R McLaren to M Guptill, Dabs it to the off side and takes a single. 54/0

7.3 R McLaren to M Guptill, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor delivery again! Drifts it onto his pads, Guptill shuffles across a tad and looks to flick but it brushes his thigh pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 50 run stand between Guptill and Nicol! 53/0

7.2 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, Nips back in after landing outside off, Nicol clips it behind square leg for a single. 49/0

7.1 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, FOUR LEG BYES! A tad short down the leg side, Nicol goes for a pull but misses. It brushes his thigh pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 48/0

6.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, A tad quicker outside off, Guptill rocks back for a cut but misses. 44/0

6.5 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 44/0

6.4 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 43/0

6.3 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Chips down the track and helps it back to Phangiso. 43/0

6.2 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Gets forward and defends. 43/0

6.1 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, FOUR! edgy! Played it very, very late. Quicker and flatter on off, Nicol stays back and looks to cut it very late. Gets an outside edge past the slips and it runs away for a boundary. 43/0

Aaron Phangiso into the attack.

5.6 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, Helps it to point for a single. End of the Powerplay, a good one for the Kiwis! 39/0

5.5 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Ah! the small boy tries to stop the ball inside the boundary ropes! Good length delivery on middle and leg, Nicol just whips it past mid-wicket. Morkel chases it but a small ball boy gets inside the rope thinking that it will go for a four and tries to stop it inside the ropes and give it back to the Morkel. The ball rolls over to the boundary and Morkel has a friendly word of caution with the boy! 38/0

5.4 R McLaren to M Guptill, Low full toss outside off, Guptill mistimes his drill to mid on for a single. 34/0

5.3 R McLaren to M Guptill, Goes back and punches it to covers. 33/0

5.2 R McLaren to M Guptill, Drifts it down the leg side, Guptill misses his flick and it brushes the pads on its way tot he keeper. 33/0

5.1 R McLaren to M Guptill, Bouncer on middle and off, Guptill ducks under it. 33/0

5.1 R McLaren to M Guptill, WIDE! Starts off with a loosener down the leg side. 33/0

Ryan McLaren into the attack!

4.6 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Same ball, same shot and same result! Short outside off, Nicol swivels back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for another boundary. 32/0

4.5 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Thumped! A tad short outside off, Nicol rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 28/0

4.4 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, Goes for a pull but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 24/0

4.3 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, Goes back and punches it back to the bowler. 24/0

4.2 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, A great effort from Phangiso! Back of a length delivery outside off, Nicol again goes for a pull but gets a top edge high up in the air. Phangiso from short fine leg back peddles, keeps his eyes on the ball, dives backwards, gets a hand to it but doesn't manage to hold onto it. An acrobatic attempt. They run through for a couple. 24/0

4.1 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, Play and a miss! A tad short outside off, Nicol goes for a pull but misses. 22/0

3.6 M Morkel to M Guptill, Bouncer on off, Guptill ducks under it. 22/0

3.5 M Morkel to M Guptill, SIX! Clobbered! Length delivery on off, Guptill connects this one well and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 22/0

3.4 M Morkel to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill stays back and taps it to point. 16/0

3.3 M Morkel to M Guptill, Fullish on middle, flicked to mid-wicket. 16/0

3.2 M Morkel to M Guptill, This time he connects but not that well as he mistimes his loft over extra cover for a couple. There was a third there but again they don't take it. Poor running. 16/0

3.1 M Morkel to M Guptill, Play and a miss! Straightens a tad after landing outside off, Guptill goes for his favourite lofted shot down the ground but misses. 14/0

2.6 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, Back of a length delivery outside off, Nicol sways away from line. 14/0

2.5 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Wide outside off, Guptill cuts it to third man. Morkel misfields but the batsmen decide against the second. Poor judgement in running! 14/0

2.4 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, FOUR! This time it's a safe boundary! Good length delivery outside off, Guptill rocks back and just punches it past point for back to back boundaries. 13/0

2.3 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, FOUR! In the air but just wide! A tad wide outside off, Guptill just slices it over the leaping point fielder for a risky but effective boundary. 9/0

2.2 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill pushes it to point off the back foot. 5/0

2.1 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Guptill jams it into the ground. Looks for a single but is sent back. 5/0

Rory Kleinveldt into the attack now.

1.6 M Morkel to Rob Nicol, Back of a length delivery outside off, Nicol hops back and pats it to point. 5/0

1.5 M Morkel to Rob Nicol, A tad short on off, Nicol stands tall and defends. 5/0

1.4 M Morkel to M Guptill, Stays in his crease and pats it wide of mid on for a single. 5/0

1.3 M Morkel to M Guptill, Short of a length delivery outside off, Guptill sways away from it. Morkel falls over while delivering the ball. These kind of falls could inflict fatal injuries! 4/0

1.2 M Morkel to M Guptill, Ripper! Good length delivery outside off, straightens a tad after landing. Guptill is squared up in his defense and misses it. 4/0

1.1 M Morkel to Rob Nicol, A tad short outside off, Nicol goes for a cut but ends up chopping it over slip to third man for a single. 4/0

1.1 M Morkel to Rob Nicol, WIDE! Poor delivery! Drifts a good length delivery down the leg side. Nicol misses his pull. 3/0

Morne Morkel will bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Peterson to M Guptill, Good delivery to end the over. Spins away after landing on off. Guptill is forced to defend it off the front foot. 2/0

0.5 R Peterson to Rob Nicol, Flicks it wide of mid on and takes a single. 2/0

0.4 R Peterson to Rob Nicol, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 1/0

0.3 R Peterson to M Guptill, Goes back and clips it to the leg side for a single. 1/0

0.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle, goes straight on with the arm this time. Guptill lunges forward for a defense but misses. The players appeal vociferously but the umpire says no. That looked out to the naked eye. 0/0

0.1 R Peterson to M Guptill, Beauty to start off with! Loopy outside off, spinning away. Guptill is totally squared up and he misses it completely. 0/0

Commentary (South Africa innings)

That's it from all of us here. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for the coverage of the 3rd and final T20I at Port Elizabeth on 26th December at 1800 IST. Till then, good bye and take care.

Guptill is named the Man of the Match for his brilliant match-winning century. He says that he felt better after being not well but the break in between helped. Says that it's going to be an even contest in the big decider, the finally game and hopefully his team comes out as the winner.

The Kiwi skipper McCullum says that they have done well to get over the poor performance in the last match and win here. Praises Guptill and mentions that he wasn't well for the last couple of days but still pulled off a great win. Says that the bowlers did a pretty good job and the batsmen responded well. Tells that they went into the game well planned and just went aggressive and put pressure on the Proteas. Asserts that a win in the third match is really important and that it's a long road ahead on the tour. Hopes that the team continues to do well like this.

South African skipper du Plessis says that it was a great learning experience and says that tonight was just the best example. Mentions that they didn't play badly but were outclassed by a better performance from the Kiwis!

It was always going to be a tough run chase under lights but the openers Nicol and Guptill provided them with a brilliant start adding 76 runs. Nicol departed at a crucial juncture but Guptill carried on and along with skipper McCullum and Munro powered them over the finish line.

What a spectacular match! After a horrific performance in the first match, the Kiwis needed some inspiration and boy, Guptill answered the Kiwi fans' prayers with a magnificent century to level the three match series! The Proteas did well to post 165 on the board, the light tower went off and the Kiwis were set a revised target of 169 from 19 overs.

18.6 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, FOUR! A perfect ending! A boundary, brilliant century and a win for the Kiwis! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY EIGHT WICKETS (D/L method)! What a match! Low full toss outside off, Guptill just lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. Guptill jumps high in the air, pumps his fist, raises his bat in the air. Munro greets him with joy! It's Guptill's maiden T20I century! 169/2

A four will win the match for the Kiwis and get Guptill his deserved century!

18.5 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Slower short of a length delivery outside off, Munro goes for a slash but ends up chopping it to third man for just a single. 4 needed off the last ball with Guptill on strike. 165/2

18.4 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Heaves it away wide of long on and scampers through for a couple. Brilliant running from the pair! 5 needed off 2 balls now! 164/2

18.3 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Full outside off, Munro rams it to long off and scampers through for a second. Miller again does well and throws it quickly to the bowler but Guptill has made it. 162/2

18.2 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Full outside off, Guptill drills it uppishly on one bounce to long on. Takes a single. Munro was keen for a second but Miller was active on the ropes and keeps the pair to one. 160/2

18.1 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Full on off, Munro heaves it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 159/2

There was a hold up in play when one of the light towers went off. But then the match was reduced to 19 overs a side. Miller and du Plessis continued the assault after the break before Bracewell gave the visitors some solace with three wickets in the final over. It's going to be a tricky chase for the Kiwis. Join us in a while for their reply!

A good effort from South Africa to post 165 on the board. They lost Levi early in just the fourth over and looked in trouble at 13/1 but then Davids took over the reins and hit a cracking half-century. du Plessis gave Davids good company before himself getting into the act and plundering 63 off 43 deliveries. Plessis gave Davids good company before himself getting into the act and plundering off deliveries.

18.6 D Bracewell to F Behardien, FOUR! Ends the innings in style! Dances down the track and lofts it over extra cover to power the Proteas to 165! 165/5

Quinton de Kock is the new batsman.

18.5 D Bracewell to R Peterson, OUT! Third wicket in the over for Bracewell! Good length delivery outside off, Peterson goes for a heave but miscues it high in the air, Neesham settles under it at point and pouches it calmly. 161/5

18.4 D Bracewell to F Behardien, Defies the hat-trick! Fullish outside off, Behardien bunts it to long on for a single. 161/4

Robin Peterson is the new batsman. Bracewell is on a hat-trick! We already had a hat-trick few hours ago in the Big Bash league - By Doherty!

18.3 D Bracewell to du Plessis, OUT! Two in two for Bracewell! Fullish outside off, du Plessis shuffles across and looks to flick it uppishly, is early into the shot and gets a leading edge high in the air. Neesham settles under it at extra cover and pouches it safely. 160/4

Behardien is the new batsman.

18.2 D Bracewell to D Miller, OUT! This time he holes out! Good length delivery outside off, Miller again looks to get that stand and deliver shot over covers going but doesn't connect it well and helps it straight to Hira at deep cover. 160/3

18.2 D Bracewell to D Miller, WIDE! That's what the attacking instinct does to the bowler. Goes full and very wide this time. Miller fails to reach out to it. 160/2

18.1 D Bracewell to D Miller, FOUR! Sheer brute force! Very full outside off, Miller stays back and just cracks it past point, even the deep point fielder couldn't cut it off! 159/2

The players have made their way out to the middle, Richard Levi and Henry Davids are the openers. McClenaghan will start off proceedings for New Zealand.

Toss - New Zealand have won the toss and elected to field. One change for them as Martin Guptill replaces Peter Fulton, while, two changes for the home side as Morne Morkel replaces Dale Steyn, while Aaron Phangiso makes his international debut, replacing Chris Morris.

South Africa, on the other hand, too had a relatively inexperienced side but the likes of Kleinveldt and Morris delivered the goods while bowling. Youngster Quinton de Kock showed promise with the bat and remained unbeaten on 28 powering the home side to a victory. They would be looking to go all out and wrap up the series here. If the Kiwis show some real fight, we are in for a cracker.

The bowlers couldn't do much as the Proteas romped to a thumping eight wicket victory. It seems as if the absence of star batsman Ross Taylor is hurting them and the biggest challenge for them will be to get over his absence and deliver the goods to bounce back in the three match series.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of 2nd T20I between South Africa and New Zealand at East London. A poor performance in the first T20I at Durban saw New Zealand succumb to a heavy defeat. Their batsmen totally flopped and were bundled out for just 86.

Kleinveldt will bowl the final over. Can he be a hero for the Proteas?

17.6 M Morkel to C Munro, Full outside off, Munro inside edges his heave onto his pads for a single. 11 needed off the last over. 158/2

17.5 M Morkel to M Guptill, Swipes it to mid-wicket and runs through for a quick single. 157/2

17.4 M Morkel to M Guptill, FOUR! Beautifully placed! Back of a length delivery outside off, Guptill just upper cuts it to third man for a boundary. 156/2

17.3 M Morkel to M Guptill, Dropped! Peterson puts it down but it went miles in the air! Length delivery outside off, Guptill goes for a wild heave but gets an outside edge high up in the air, Peterson settles under it , misjudges it, gets both hands to it but fluffs it. They run through for a couple to add insult to injury! 152/2

17.2 M Morkel to C Munro, Length delivery outside off, Munro slaps it to long off for just a single. 150 up for the Kiwis! 19 needed off 10 balls now! 150/2

17.1 M Morkel to C Munro, Stays back and punches it to covers. 149/2

Bracewell will bowl the final over of the match.

17.6 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, FOUR! Du Plessis in top gear! Fullish outside off, du Plessis just lofts it over mid off for a one bounce boundary. 155/2

17.5 M McClenaghan to D Miller, Backs away again and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for just a single this time. 151/2

17.4 M McClenaghan to D Miller, FOUR! Crashed! Backs away, takes a few steps down the track and slaps a back of a length delivery outside off over extra covers for a boundary. 150 up for the Proteas. 150/2

17.3 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, A tad short in the rib region, du Plessis mistimes his pull to deep square leg for a single. 146/2

17.2 M McClenaghan to D Miller, Slower bouncer on middle, Miller waits and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 145/2

17.1 M McClenaghan to D Miller, SIX! Stand and deliver stuff! Good length delivery outside off, Miller stands tall and just thrashes it over extra cover for a muscular maximum. 144/2

Colin Munro is the new batsman.

16.6 R McLaren to B McCullum, OUT! McCullum holes out at a crucial moment! Fullish outside off, McCullum goes for a loft, doesn't connect it well and helps it high in the air at long on. Miller saunters in and takes a smart catch. 20 needed off 12 balls. 149/2

16.5 R McLaren to M Guptill, Good yorker outside off, Guptill digs it out to the leg side for a single. 149/1

16.4 R McLaren to B McCullum, In the air but just short! Full outside off, McCullum drills it uppishly on one bounce to long off for a single. 148/1

16.4 R McLaren to M Guptill, NO BALL! NOT OUT! Slower full toss over the waist height outside off, Guptill mistimes his heave to long on where Miller slides to his right and pouches a smart catch. They run through for a single. The umpire goes upstairs for checking whether it was over waist height and replays show indeed it was. Guptill survives. 147/1

Guptill has been caught at long on but the umpire is checking for a no ball for waist height!

16.3 R McLaren to M Guptill, FOUR! Smashed! Low full toss outside off, Guptill just slashes it past point for a thunderous boundary. 145/1

16.2 R McLaren to B McCullum, Ouch! McCullum chips down the track and back away. McLaren delivers a slower back of a length delivery in his rib region. McCullum misses it and gets hit on the ribs. They run through for a leg bye. 141/1

16.1 R McLaren to M Guptill, Helps it to long off and takes a single. 140/1

McClenaghan back on!

16.6 C Anderson to du Plessis, Turns it to deep square leg and takes a couple. 138/2

16.5 C Anderson to du Plessis, Play and a miss! Goes for the scoop again but misses as Anderson delivers a clever slower delivery outside off. 136/2

16.4 C Anderson to du Plessis, FOUR! Absolutely bludgeoned! Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis dances down the track and thumps with sheer brute force past covers for a boundary. 136/2

2nd T20I fifty for du Plessis! It also brings the 50 stand up between du Plessis and Miller!

16.3 C Anderson to du Plessis, FOUR! Brilliant way to reach his fifty! Gets into position early and scoops a fullish delivery outside off, past short fine leg for a boundary. 132/2

16.2 C Anderson to du Plessis, Fullish outside off, du Plessis drills it back to Anderson who does well to make the stop. 128/2

The players are back on! It looks a little gloomy, Anderson will complete his over.

Right, the news from the middle is that we have missed out on just one over. It will be a 19 over match.

Right some good news coming our way. The lights are slowly coming back on! The technical problem has been sorted out it seems.

Cricket South Africa tweets, "Players are off the field, awaiting the back up generator to kick in. A light has gone out."

A slight hold up in play as one of the light towers seems to have a technical problem! The players have gone off the field at the moment!

16.1 C Anderson to du Plessis, Full outside off, a tad slower. du Plessis goes for a scoop but it hits the bottom part of his bat and rolls over to mid-wicket. They scamper through for a couple. 128/2

15.6 M Morkel to B McCullum, FOUR! Behardien lost it into the lights it seems! Short of a length delivery outside off, McCullum rocks back for a pull but gets a top edge to fine leg, Behardien settles under it, but due to the mist and lights seems to misjudge it and the ball falls to his left and rolls over the the boundary ropes. 139/1

15.5 M Morkel to B McCullum, Play and a miss! A slower bouncer outside off, McCullum is early into his pull and misses it. 135/1

15.4 M Morkel to B McCullum, FOUR! Edgy but effective! Full length delivery outside off, McCullum looks to drive it through the off side but gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary. 135/1

15.3 M Morkel to B McCullum, A tad wide outside off, McCullum cuts it straight to point. 131/1

15.2 M Morkel to M Guptill, Slower delivery on a fuller area outside off, Guptill is early into his heave and somehow manages to hit it to deep square leg for a single. That could have easily been a top edge! 131/1

15.1 M Morkel to M Guptill, Play and a miss! Wide outside off, Guptill stays back and looks to slash but misses. 130/1

Anderson back on!

15.6 R Hira to du Plessis, Bunts it to long on and takes a single. 126/2

15.5 R Hira to du Plessis, FOUR! Sublime! Full outside off, du Plessis chips down the track and drives it sweetly past extra cover for a boundary. 125/2

15.4 R Hira to du Plessis, SIX! Hammered! Full outside off, du Plessis gets down on one knee and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 121/2

15.3 R Hira to D Miller, Misses his sweep off a fullish delivery on the pads and they run through for a leg bye. 115/2

15.2 R Hira to D Miller, SIX! Powerful and flat! Length delivery outside off, Miller chips down the track and rams it over long off for a maximum. The fielder leaps in the air in the deep but it is powerfully hit and clears him! 114/2

15.1 R Hira to D Miller, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Miller goes for a heave but misses. 108/2

Morkel back on!

14.6 R McLaren to M Guptill, Full on off, Guptill bunts it to long on for a single. 39 required off 24 balls now! 130/1

14.5 R McLaren to B McCullum, Back of a length delivery outside off, McCullum dances down the track and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 129/1

14.4 R McLaren to M Guptill, Very full outside off, Guptill drills it to mid off for a single. 128/1

14.3 R McLaren to M Guptill, Bouncer on middle and and leg, Guptill ducks under it. 127/1

14.2 R McLaren to M Guptill, Slower delivery outside off, Guptill just short arm pulls it to fine leg for a couple. Good running by the pair. 127/1

14.1 R McLaren to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 125/1

Hira back on!

14.6 N McCullum to D Miller, Rocks back and punches it to long on for a run. McCullum ends his spell! 108/2

14.5 N McCullum to du Plessis, A tad quick outside off, du Plessis helps it to long off for a singe. 107/2

14.4 N McCullum to D Miller, This time its just a single. Full on the pads, bunted wide of long on for one. 106/2

14.3 N McCullum to D Miller, Rocks back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for another couple. 105/2

14.2 N McCullum to D Miller, Fullish on middle, Miller flicks it past mid-wicket and runs through for a couple as Hira errs in the outfield. 103/2

14.1 N McCullum to D Miller, A tad short outside off, Miller punches it past extra cover for a couple. 100 up for South Africa! 101/2

McLaren back on!

The ball seems to have lost after the last six from Guptill and they have a change of ball!

13.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, SIX! He is connecting them splendidly! Full on off, Guptill dances down the track and just plunders it over long off for a massive, massive maximum. The ball seems to have been lost! 124/1

13.5 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle and leg, goes straight on with the arm. Guptill misses his slog sweep and gets hit on the back leg. The players appeal but the umpire says no. 118/1

13.4 A Phangiso to M Guptill, SIX! Absolutely hammered! Length delivery outside off, Guptill gets down on one knee and heaves it with brute force over mid-wicket for a maximum. 118/1

13.3 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Comes forward and pushes it straight back to the bowler. 112/1

The umpires are examining the ball!

13.3 A Phangiso to M Guptill, FIVE WIDES! Poor line, he seems to be having problems gripping the ball! Drifts it well down the leg side, Guptill misses his sweep, the keeper too misses it and it runs away to the fine leg fence. 112/1

13.2 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Fullish on the pads, Guptill looks to heave it away but gets a slight bottom edge to short fine leg. 107/1

13.1 A Phangiso to B McCullum, Low full toss on middle and leg, McCullum chips down the track and drills it to long on for a single. 107/1

Nathan McCullum back on!

13.6 D Bracewell to D Miller, Comes forward and drives it on the up to long off for a single to end the over. 99/2

13.5 D Bracewell to du Plessis, Fullish outside off, du Plessis just scoops it over short fine leg, Franklin chases the ball, slides forward and just flicks it back inside. Saves a run. 98/2

13.4 D Bracewell to D Miller, Good stop from Nicol! A tad short outside off, Miller cuts it powerfully to point where Nicol dives to his right and makes a good stop. A single taken. 95/2

13.3 D Bracewell to du Plessis, Dances down the track and ends up slicing a length delivery wide outside off to deep point for a single. 94/2

13.2 D Bracewell to du Plessis, Misses his scoop this time! Length delivery just outside leg, du Plessis goes for a scoop but misses. 93/2

13.1 D Bracewell to du Plessis, FOUR! This is amazing adjustment! Gets into position for a scoop, Bracewell delivers it wide outside off, du Plessis changes his plans and instead scoops it over short third man for a boundary. 93/2

Change of ends for Phangiso!

12.6 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Shuffles way across and looks to paddle but Kleinveldt delivers it very full just outside the leg stump and Guptill misses his paddle. 106/1

12.5 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Whips away a length delivery on middle and leg to deep square leg for one. 106/1

12.4 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Stays back and dabs it to third man for a single. 105/1

12.3 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Nips away a tad after landing outside off, Guptill goes for a drive but misses. 104/1

12.2 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, In the air but falls safe! Slower delivery on a length area outside off, Guptill goes for a wild heave but gets a top edge high up in the air, Peterson from mid-wicket back tracks, dives backwards but doesn't manage to gets hands to it. A couple taken. 104/1

12.1 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Fullish outside off, McCullum drives it sweetly wide of mid off. The fielder from mid off dives to his left and makes a good stop. 102/1

Bracewell back on!

du Plessis is having a change of gloves!

12.6 Rob Nicol to du Plessis, Loopy outside off, turning in, du Plessis turns it to the leg side for a single to end the over. 89/2

12.5 Rob Nicol to du Plessis, Full outside off, a tad quicker. du Plessis rams it straight to extra cover. 88/2

12.4 Rob Nicol to du Plessis, Stays back and punches it straight to extra cover. 88/2

12.3 Rob Nicol to D Miller, A tad short outside off, Miller pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 88/2

12.2 Rob Nicol to du Plessis, Rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 87/2

12.1 Rob Nicol to du Plessis, FOUR! Beautifully placed! du Plessis at his best! Fullish on off, du Plessis uses is feet and just flicks it sublimely over mid-wicket for a boundary. 86/2

Kleinveldt into the attack now!

11.6 R Peterson to M Guptill, SIX! Just clears the deep mid-wicket fence fielder! High full toss on off, seems to have slipped out of Peterson's hands. Guptill heaves it over mid-wicket and it just flies over the fielder at deep mid-wicket. 68 needed off 42 balls now! 101/1

11.5 R Peterson to M Guptill, FOUR! Deft! Fullish outside off, Guptill gets down on one knee and just paddles it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 95/1

11.4 R Peterson to B McCullum, Pushes it to long on for one. 91/1

11.3 R Peterson to M Guptill, Drills it to long off for a single. 90/1

11.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, Goes back and punches it to extra covers. 89/1

11.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, WIDE! Drifts it down the leg side. Guptill misses his clip. The players try to deflect umpire's attention with a caught behind appeal but the umpire stretches his arms! 89/1

11.1 R Peterson to B McCullum, Low full toss on middle, bunted to long on for a single. 88/1

Rob Nicol into the attack now!

11.6 M McClenaghan to D Miller, Full on off, Miller drives it straight to mid on. 82/2

11.5 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, Chips down the track and looks to force it to the off side. But gets an inside edge wide of long on for a single. He wants a second but is sent back. 82/2

11.4 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis punches it to point. 81/2

David Miller is the new batsman.

11.3 M McClenaghan to H Davids, OUT! Exceptional catch from Neesham! A tad full outside off, Davids looks to go inside out, doesn't connect it well and it goes high in the air, Neesham from extra cover back peddles, keeps his eyes on the ball, dives back and pouches a stunner just inside the ropes. It took something special to get rid of Davids who was looking ominous! 81/2

11.2 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Play and a miss! Bouncer on the leg stump, Davids misses his pull. 81/1

11.1 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a couple. 81/1

11.1 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, NO BALL! Delivers a slow beamer on off, du Plessis is already down the track and he pulls it awkwardly over square leg for a single. The umpire gives the bowler first warning. Brendon McCullum is arguing with the umpire that it wasn't intentional! 79/1

10.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! A tad full on middle and leg, Guptill again gets down for a sweep but it seemed as if he got a slight inside edge onto his pads. The umpire turns down the appeal for an LBW! 87/1

10.5 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Drives it straight to extra cover. 87/1

5th T20I fifty for Guptill!

10.4 A Phangiso to M Guptill, FOUR! Brings up his fifty with another slog sweep! Length delivery outside off, Guptill slog sweeps it over deep square leg for a boundary. 87/1

10.3 A Phangiso to B McCullum, Off the mark! Full outside off, McCullum drives it to long off for a single. 83/1

Phangiso is finding it difficult to grip the ball as the dew is taking effect!

10.2 A Phangiso to M Guptill, A tad short on off, Guptill pats it wide of long on for a single. 82/1

10.1 A Phangiso to M Guptill, FOUR! Powerful sweep! Fullish on the pads, Guptill gets down on one knee and muscles it to long leg for a boundary. 81/1

McClenaghan back on!

10.6 N McCullum to H Davids, Full outside off, driven straight back. 77/1

10.5 N McCullum to du Plessis, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 77/1

10.4 N McCullum to H Davids, Turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 76/1

Maiden T20I fifty for Davids!

10.3 N McCullum to H Davids, FOUR! Absolute poor stuff int he field! Fullish outside off, Davids just pushes it to long on, the fielder in the deep lets it go through his legs. Absolute horror fielding. 75/1

10.2 N McCullum to du Plessis, Helps it to long on for a single. 71/1

10.1 N McCullum to H Davids, Full outside off, bunted down to long on for one. 70/1

9.6 R Peterson to M Guptill, Rocks back and punches it to long on for one to end the over. 77/1

Brendon McCullum strides out to the crease. He joins Afridi as the most capped T20I player!

9.5 R Peterson to Rob Nicol, OUT! Nicol departs and Peterson is ecstatic! Full on middle and leg, Nicol looks to loft it over long on, doesn't connect it well and holes out to Miller in the deep. A crucial breakthrough for the Proteas! 76/1

9.4 R Peterson to M Guptill, Goes back and punches it to long on for a single. 76/0

9.3 R Peterson to M Guptill, SIX! This one is bigger and better! Gets down on one knee again and just plunders it over deep square leg for a thunderous maximum. 75/0

9.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, FOUR! Cracking stroke! Length delivery outside off, Guptill gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over square leg for a boundary. 69/0

9.1 R Peterson to M Guptill, Loopy on middle and leg, Guptill looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 65/0

9.6 R Hira to du Plessis, FOUR! What brilliant timing! Low full toss on the pads, du Plessis just flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a well timed boundary. 69/1

9.5 R Hira to H Davids, Fullish on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a run. 65/1

9.4 R Hira to du Plessis, Chips down the track and heaves it to deep mid-wicket for one. 64/1

50 stand up between Davids and du Plessis!

9.3 R Hira to H Davids, Quicker and flatter outside off, Davids chips down the track for a push but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 63/1

9.2 R Hira to H Davids, Turns it wide of mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick couple. 62/1

9.1 R Hira to H Davids, SIX! Hammered! Welcome back into the attack! Full outside off, Davids comes down the track and thrashes it over long on for a maximum. 60/1

Peterson back on!

8.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Stays in his crease and pats it to the leg side for a quick single. 65/0

8.5 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Backs away and smashes it to deep covers for a single. 64/0

8.4 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Rocks back and punches it powerfully to deep point for one. 63/0

8.3 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Spins away after landing on middle, Guptill gets a slight leading edge to point on his front foot defense. 62/0

8.2 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Comes forward and defends it back to the bowler. 62/0

8.1 A Phangiso to M Guptill, SIX! Massive! Loopy and full on middle, Guptill dances down the track and just clobbers it over Phangiso's head for a maximum. 62/0

Hira back on!

8.6 N McCullum to du Plessis, Goes for a heave but mistimes it over mid-wicket for a couple. 54/1

8.5 N McCullum to H Davids, Rocks back and punches it to long on for a single. 52/1

8.4 N McCullum to du Plessis, Chips down the track, McCullum darts it to the leg side, du Plessis misses his flick. The ball brushes his thigh pads and they run through for a leg bye to short fine leg. 51/1

8.3 N McCullum to du Plessis, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Loopy outside off, spinning in. du Plessis goes for a slog sweep but misses and the players appeal. The umpire says no. Probably missing leg. 50/1

8.2 N McCullum to du Plessis, Full outside off, du Plessis pushes it back to the bowler. 50/1

8.1 N McCullum to du Plessis, Stays in his crease and helps it back to the bowler. 50/1

7.6 R McLaren to M Guptill, Shuffles across early and bunts a length delivery outside off to long on for a single to end the over. 56/0

7.5 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, Slices a full delivery outside off to deep cover for a single. 55/0

7.4 R McLaren to M Guptill, Dabs it to the off side and takes a single. 54/0

7.3 R McLaren to M Guptill, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor delivery again! Drifts it onto his pads, Guptill shuffles across a tad and looks to flick but it brushes his thigh pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 50 run stand between Guptill and Nicol! 53/0

7.2 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, Nips back in after landing outside off, Nicol clips it behind square leg for a single. 49/0

7.1 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, FOUR LEG BYES! A tad short down the leg side, Nicol goes for a pull but misses. It brushes his thigh pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 48/0

7.6 J Franklin to H Davids, Goes back and chops it to the off side. 50/1

7.5 J Franklin to H Davids, Dropped! A tough one! Very slower delivery on a fullish area outside off, almost like a spinner. Davids waits and then drills it straight back to Franklin. He has very less time to react. Gets his left hands to it but doesn't manage to hold on. 50/1

7.4 J Franklin to H Davids, FOUR! Premeditated and effective! Slower delivery outside off, Davids gets down on one knee, waits and then scoops it to fine leg for a boundary. 50/1

7.3 J Franklin to du Plessis, A tad short on off, du Plessis pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 46/1

7.2 J Franklin to H Davids, Another long hop outside off, Davids cuts it powerfully but straight to deep point for a single. 45/1

7.1 J Franklin to H Davids, FOUR! Really poor delivery to start off with! A tad short outside off, Davids rocks back and pulls it past mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep dives to his left but the ball wins the race. 44/1

6.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, A tad quicker outside off, Guptill rocks back for a cut but misses. 44/0

6.5 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 44/0

6.4 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 43/0

6.3 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Chips down the track and helps it back to Phangiso. 43/0

6.2 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, Gets forward and defends. 43/0

6.1 A Phangiso to Rob Nicol, FOUR! edgy! Played it very, very late. Quicker and flatter on off, Nicol stays back and looks to cut it very late. Gets an outside edge past the slips and it runs away for a boundary. 43/0

James Franklin into the attack now!

6.6 N McCullum to du Plessis, Comes forward and bunts it back to McCullum who dives to his right and makes a good stop. 40/1

6.5 N McCullum to H Davids, In the air but short! A tad short on off, Davids rocks back and pulls it on one bounce tot he deep mid-wicket fielder. 40/1

6.4 N McCullum to H Davids, Stays in his crease and clips it to mid-wicket. 39/1

6.3 N McCullum to H Davids, Nice change of pace. Loopy outside off, turning in. Davids goes for a heave but misses. He was beaten by flight there! 39/1

6.2 N McCullum to H Davids, Quicker and flatter outside off, Davids pats it to mid-wicket off the back foot. 39/1

6.1 N McCullum to H Davids, Loopy outside off, Davids chis down the track and flicks it wide of long on for a couple. 39/1

Aaron Phangiso into the attack.

5.6 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, Helps it to point for a single. End of the Powerplay, a good one for the Kiwis! 39/0

5.5 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Ah! the small boy tries to stop the ball inside the boundary ropes! Good length delivery on middle and leg, Nicol just whips it past mid-wicket. Morkel chases it but a small ball boy gets inside the rope thinking that it will go for a four and tries to stop it inside the ropes and give it back to the Morkel. The ball rolls over to the boundary and Morkel has a friendly word of caution with the boy! 38/0

5.4 R McLaren to M Guptill, Low full toss outside off, Guptill mistimes his drill to mid on for a single. 34/0

5.3 R McLaren to M Guptill, Goes back and punches it to covers. 33/0

5.2 R McLaren to M Guptill, Drifts it down the leg side, Guptill misses his flick and it brushes the pads on its way tot he keeper. 33/0

5.1 R McLaren to M Guptill, Bouncer on middle and off, Guptill ducks under it. 33/0

5.1 R McLaren to M Guptill, WIDE! Starts off with a loosener down the leg side. 33/0

Nathan McCullum into the attack now.

5.6 C Anderson to H Davids, A tad slower outside off, Davids cuts it to point where the fielder dives to his right and makes a good stop. A pinch a single. End of Powerplay, a reasonably good one for Kiwis! 37/1

5.5 C Anderson to H Davids, A tad short outside off, Davids pulls it straight to mid-wicket. 36/1

5.4 C Anderson to H Davids, Gets back and punches it to covers. 36/1

5.3 C Anderson to H Davids, Gets into position for a scoop but Anderson delivers it wide outside off, Davids does well to punch it to covers. 36/1

5.2 C Anderson to H Davids, FOUR! He has decided to open up now! Backs away. Takes a couple of steps down the track and slices a good length delivery outside off over point for a boundary. 36/1

5.1 C Anderson to H Davids, FOUR! Stand and deliver stuff! A tad full outside off, Davids stays in his crease and lofts it over mid on for a boundary. 32/1

Ryan McLaren into the attack!

4.6 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Same ball, same shot and same result! Short outside off, Nicol swivels back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for another boundary. 32/0

4.5 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Thumped! A tad short outside off, Nicol rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 28/0

4.4 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, Goes for a pull but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 24/0

4.3 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, Goes back and punches it back to the bowler. 24/0

4.2 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, A great effort from Phangiso! Back of a length delivery outside off, Nicol again goes for a pull but gets a top edge high up in the air. Phangiso from short fine leg back peddles, keeps his eyes on the ball, dives backwards, gets a hand to it but doesn't manage to hold onto it. An acrobatic attempt. They run through for a couple. 24/0

4.1 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, Play and a miss! A tad short outside off, Nicol goes for a pull but misses. 22/0

Corey Anderson into the attack.

4.6 D Bracewell to du Plessis, FOUR! Absolutely smashed! A tad short and wide outside off, du Plessis stands tall and just cracks it past extra cover for a thumping boundary. 28/1

4.5 D Bracewell to du Plessis, Stays back and pats it defensively to point. 24/1

4.4 D Bracewell to H Davids, Drives a full delivery on off to mid on and scampers through for a single as the fielder does well to make the stop. 24/1

4.3 D Bracewell to du Plessis, Brilliant fielding in the deep by Neesham! Full outside off, du Plessis chips down the track and flicks it wide of mid on, Neesham runs to the left from deep, dives and flicks it back inside. Saves a run. 23/1

4.2 D Bracewell to H Davids, Length delivery outside off, Davids chips down the track and just clips it wide of mid on for a single. 20/1

4.1 D Bracewell to H Davids, FOUR! Deft! Poor delivery and punished! Fullish on the pads, Davids just nudges it to the left of short fine leg for a boundary. 19/1

3.6 M Morkel to M Guptill, Bouncer on off, Guptill ducks under it. 22/0

3.5 M Morkel to M Guptill, SIX! Clobbered! Length delivery on off, Guptill connects this one well and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 22/0

3.4 M Morkel to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill stays back and taps it to point. 16/0

3.3 M Morkel to M Guptill, Fullish on middle, flicked to mid-wicket. 16/0

3.2 M Morkel to M Guptill, This time he connects but not that well as he mistimes his loft over extra cover for a couple. There was a third there but again they don't take it. Poor running. 16/0

3.1 M Morkel to M Guptill, Play and a miss! Straightens a tad after landing outside off, Guptill goes for his favourite lofted shot down the ground but misses. 14/0

Doug Bracewell into the attack now.

3.6 R Hira to du Plessis, du Plessis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 15/1

3.5 R Hira to H Davids, Stays in his crease and glances it to mid-wicket for one. 15/1

3.4 R Hira to du Plessis, Clips it wide of mid on and takes a single. 14/1

3.3 R Hira to du Plessis, Comes forward to defend but gets an inside edge to the leg side. 13/1

3.2 R Hira to du Plessis, Stays back and punches it to short cover. 13/1

Faf du Plessis is the new batsman.

3.1 R Hira to R Levi, OUT! Poor, poor shot from Levi! Length delivery on middle and leg, turning away. Levi stays in his crease and looks to whip it over the leg side, doesn't connect it well and mistimes it straight into the hands of Nathan McCullum at square leg. Levi flops again! He needs to be consistent in order to cement his place in the side! 13/1

2.6 R Kleinveldt to Rob Nicol, Back of a length delivery outside off, Nicol sways away from line. 14/0

2.5 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Wide outside off, Guptill cuts it to third man. Morkel misfields but the batsmen decide against the second. Poor judgement in running! 14/0

2.4 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, FOUR! This time it's a safe boundary! Good length delivery outside off, Guptill rocks back and just punches it past point for back to back boundaries. 13/0

2.3 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, FOUR! In the air but just wide! A tad wide outside off, Guptill just slices it over the leaping point fielder for a risky but effective boundary. 9/0

2.2 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill pushes it to point off the back foot. 5/0

2.1 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Guptill jams it into the ground. Looks for a single but is sent back. 5/0

2.6 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Full outside off, Davids drills it muscularly but straight to mid off. 13/0

2.5 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Fullish on the pads, Davids flicks it behind square for a couple. 13/0

2.4 M McClenaghan to H Davids, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Fullish outside off, Davids goes inside out and thumps it over extra cover for a boundary. 11/0

2.3 M McClenaghan to R Levi, Helps it to mid on and takes a single. The fielder has a shy but misses and he nearly takes off the bowler who takes evasive action. 7/0

2.2 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Late swing in, Davids clips it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 6/0

2.1 M McClenaghan to R Levi, Pushes it to mid on and takes a single. 5/0

Rory Kleinveldt into the attack now.

1.6 M Morkel to Rob Nicol, Back of a length delivery outside off, Nicol hops back and pats it to point. 5/0

1.5 M Morkel to Rob Nicol, A tad short on off, Nicol stands tall and defends. 5/0

1.4 M Morkel to M Guptill, Stays in his crease and pats it wide of mid on for a single. 5/0

1.3 M Morkel to M Guptill, Short of a length delivery outside off, Guptill sways away from it. Morkel falls over while delivering the ball. These kind of falls could inflict fatal injuries! 4/0

1.2 M Morkel to M Guptill, Ripper! Good length delivery outside off, straightens a tad after landing. Guptill is squared up in his defense and misses it. 4/0

1.1 M Morkel to Rob Nicol, A tad short outside off, Nicol goes for a cut but ends up chopping it over slip to third man for a single. 4/0

1.1 M Morkel to Rob Nicol, WIDE! Poor delivery! Drifts a good length delivery down the leg side. Nicol misses his pull. 3/0

1.6 R Hira to H Davids, Gets squared up and defends it to point. 4/0

1.5 R Hira to R Levi, In the air but short! Ah ! A missed opportunity! Length delivery on middle and off, goes straight on. Levi goes for a slog sweep but gets a top edge high in the air. Short fine leg fielder runs forward and dives but the ball falls just ahead of him. A single taken. 4/0

1.4 R Hira to H Davids, Comes forward and chips it uppishly to the leg side for a single. He didn't at all look comfortable with the shot. 3/0

1.3 R Hira to R Levi, Goes back, pats it to point and scampers through for a single. He is a bit lazy in getting his bat down and the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 2/0

1.2 R Hira to R Levi, Quicker and flatter outside off, Levi looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge to square leg. 1/0

1.1 R Hira to R Levi, A tad short and quicker outside off, Levi mistimes his punch to covers. 1/0

Morne Morkel will bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Peterson to M Guptill, Good delivery to end the over. Spins away after landing on off. Guptill is forced to defend it off the front foot. 2/0

0.5 R Peterson to Rob Nicol, Flicks it wide of mid on and takes a single. 2/0

0.4 R Peterson to Rob Nicol, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 1/0

0.3 R Peterson to M Guptill, Goes back and clips it to the leg side for a single. 1/0

0.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle, goes straight on with the arm this time. Guptill lunges forward for a defense but misses. The players appeal vociferously but the umpire says no. That looked out to the naked eye. 0/0

0.1 R Peterson to M Guptill, Beauty to start off with! Loopy outside off, spinning away. Guptill is totally squared up and he misses it completely. 0/0

Change of tactics for the Kiwis! Ronnie Hira will bowl from the other end.

0.6 M McClenaghan to R Levi, Off the mark off the last delivery of the over, denies McClenaghan a maiden. Length delivery outside off, Levi clips it wide of mid on for a single. 1/0

0.5 M McClenaghan to R Levi, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Levi, without any feet movement, looks to punch it through the off side but misses. 0/0

0.4 M McClenaghan to R Levi, McClenaghan gets away with this. Short outside off, Levi stays back and pulls it muscularly but straight to mid-wicket. 0/0

0.3 M McClenaghan to R Levi, Length delivery outside off, Levi pushes it to mid off. 0/0

0.2 M McClenaghan to R Levi, Nips back in sharply after landing on middle, Levi is cramped for room and he gets an inside edge onto his thigh pads. McClenaghan falls over on his follow through. 0/0

0.1 M McClenaghan to R Levi, Good length delivery outside off, a hint of away movement. Levi leaves it alone. 0/0