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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - St George's Park, Port Elizabeth,, Date - 26/12/2012, Toss won by - South Africa
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  • South Africa beat New Zealand by 33 runs
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Commentary (New Zealand innings)

That's it from all of us here. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for the coverage of the 1st Test between these two teams which starts on 2nd January at 1400 IST. Until then, good bye and take care.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis says that it's a very good feeling to win the series. It's the first time that he is captaining the side and it's a good feeling. Says that they have been consistently playing good cricket and in the second game they were a bit unlucky. Mentions that it's really important not to lose the flair in the batting while captaining the side too.

Henry Davids is named the Man of the Match for his fantastic innings of 68. He says that he is keeping things simple, getting runs and these are happy days. Had great support from the players and family. He mentions that his main goal was go out there and enjoy. Asserts that he definitely wants to continue this form and wants more.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum congratulates the Proteas for their victory and says that they played pretty well. Says they were looking to restrict them to 160-165 but they lost it out in the death overs. Mentions that they will work out something and try to be competitive for the rest of the tour.

Phangiso and McLaren bowled disciplined spells respectively and took 3 wickets each. All in all, it was a fantastic and clinical performance from the hosts.

Chasing the target, the Kiwis got off to a poor start losing Nicol early. Guptill and McCullum added 47 runs for the 2nd wicket. Aaron Phangiso turned it around for the Proteas with the wickets of Guptill and McCullum and the Kiwis never got the momentum going thereafter.

A comprehensive win for South Africa, they outclassed the Kiwis in all departments today. A deserved series win for them. They got off to a bad start after opting to bat. But Davids and Ontong got together and added 89 runs which proved to be crucial. Miller and Behardien flustered at the death to power them to a competitive total.

19.6 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, That's it! A comfortable victory for the Proteas! They win by 33 runs and the series 2-1! A tad short outside off, Bracewell mistimes his pull over mid-wicket and they take a couple. 146/9

19.5 R Kleinveldt to M McClenaghan, Pushes it to covers and takes one. 144/9

19.4 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, Drills it to long on and takes a single. 143/9

19.4 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, WIDE! Tries to deliver a slower delivery but ends up misfiring it well outside off. 142/9

19.3 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, FOUR! Cracked! A tad short on off, Bracewell swivels back and pull it over mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. 141/9

Mitchell McClenaghan is the new batsman.

19.2 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, OUT! Low full toss on middle, Hira goes for a wild swipe but helps it straight into the hands of the long on fielder. The umpire checks for a front foot no ball but replays show that Kleinveldt is just fine. 137/9

Hira has been caught. The umpire is checking for a front foot no ball!

19.1 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, Looks to loft but miscues it high in the air between deep point and deep cover for a couple. 137/8

18.6 M Morkel to D Bracewell, Low full toss on off, clipped to deep square leg for a single. 136/8

18.5 M Morkel to D Bracewell, FOUR! Pulled away! A tad short on off, Bracewell rocks back and pulls it past square leg for a boundary. 135/8

18.4 M Morkel to R Hira, Pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. 131/8

18.3 M Morkel to R Hira, In the air but safe! Goes for a wild heave but gets a top edge to third man where it falls safely and they take two. 130/8

18.3 M Morkel to R Hira, WIDE! Full and wide outside off, Hira back away and misses his slice. 128/8

18.2 M Morkel to R Hira, Play and a miss! Slower on middle and off, Hira goes for a scoop but misses. 127/8

18.1 M Morkel to R Hira, FOUR! Crashed! FulL on off, Hira rams it straight back past Morkel for a thunderous boundary. 127/8

17.6 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, Gives himself room and slaps it to deep cover for a single. 123/8

17.5 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, Helps it back to the bowler. 122/8

17.4 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, Run out chance missed! Hira mistimes his slap to mid off, both the batsmen set off but stop in the middle, the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end but misses. The non-striker gets back in! 122/8

17.3 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, FOUR! Terrific delivery! Short of a length delivery on off, Hira tries to sway away but gets a glove to it and it flies over the keeper's head for a lucky boundary. 122/8

17.2 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, Drills it to covers for a single. 118/8

17.1 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, Play and a miss! Slower delivery outside off, Bracewell misses his heave. 117/8

16.6 R McLaren to D Bracewell, Drives it to long on and take a single. 117/8

Ronnie Hira is the new batsman.

16.5 R McLaren to N McCullum, OUT! Two in two for McLaren! Slower delivery, wide outside off, McCullum slashes it to deep point where Peterson runs to his left and pouches a smart catch with a dive. 116/8

16.4 R McLaren to N McCullum, OUT! Good clever thinking by McLaren! A tad short outside off, McCullum mistimes his pull straight back, McLaren does pretty well and pouches it pretty low to his left, but it's very low and he grasses it. The non-striker sets off and reaches the striker's end where McCullum stays his ground. McLaren gets up quickly and whips off the bails. There is a confusion over the mode of dismissal and the third umpire confirms it as a run out! 116/7

16.3 R McLaren to C Anderson, Drives it to cover for a single. 116/6

16.2 R McLaren to C Anderson, Ah! Run out chance missed! Full on off, Anderson inside edges his heave onto his pads. McCullum sets off but is sent back. He is half way down and the ball rolls over towards him. He seems to stop the ball with his leg while turning back and McLaren couldn't collect the ball. He was way out and had McLaren collected the ball it would have been an easy run out. He was clearly distracted by McCullum! 115/6

16.1 R McLaren to N McCullum, Slower back of a length delivery outside off, McCullum mistimes his slap to long off for a single. 115/6

15.6 M Morkel to C Anderson, Good running! A tad short outside off, Anderson inside edges his slap to long off for a quick couple. 114/6

15.5 M Morkel to N McCullum, Very full on middle and leg, McCullum drills it to long on for a single. 112/6

15.4 M Morkel to C Anderson, Length delivery on off, Anderson pats it to point and scampers through for a quick single. 111/6

15.3 M Morkel to N McCullum, Backs away and dabs it to third man for a single. 110/6

15.2 M Morkel to N McCullum, FOUR! Lucky! Length delivery outside off, McCullum goes for a wild heave but gets a thick outside edge past the diving keeper to third man for a streaky boundary. 109/6

15.1 M Morkel to N McCullum, Appeal for a caught behind! Not out! A tad wide outside off, McCullum rocks back for a cut but seems to miss it. The players go up in a loud appeal but the umpire says no. 105/6

Morkel back on!

14.6 R McLaren to N McCullum, Very full outside off, McCullum squeezes it to point for just a single. 75 needed off 30 balls now! 105/6

14.6 R McLaren to N McCullum, WIDE! Looks to deliver a slower ball but drifts it down the leg side. 104/6

14.5 R McLaren to N McCullum, FOUR! Audacious! Fullish outside off, McCullum shuffles across, gets down on one knee and scoops it to fine leg for a boundary. 103/6

14.4 R McLaren to C Anderson, A tad short outside off, Anderson slaps it to long off for a run. 99/6

14.3 R McLaren to N McCullum, Again backs away, McLaren follows him. McCullum chops it to the keeper for a quick single. 98/6

14.2 R McLaren to N McCullum, Slower delivery on middle and leg, McCullum whips it wide to deep square leg for a couple. 97/6

14.1 R McLaren to N McCullum, Nearly chops it on! Backs away, McLaren follows him with a good length delivery. McCullum looks to steer but gets an inside edge past the leg stump to the keeper. 95/6

13.6 R Peterson to C Anderson, Turns it past mid-wicket and takes a couple. 85 needed off 36 balls! 95/6

13.5 R Peterson to C Anderson, FOUR! Edgy! Length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Anderson looks to force it through the off side but gets an outside edge through slips to third man for a lucky boundary. 93/6

13.4 R Peterson to N McCullum, Chips down the track and flicks it wide of long on for a single. 89/6

13.3 R Peterson to C Anderson, Punches it to long on and takes a single. 88/6

13.2 R Peterson to C Anderson, Stays in his crease and punches it to the off side, Miller from extra cover dives to his left and makes half a stop. Stops the run. 87/6

Corey Anderson is the new batsman.

13.1 R Peterson to J Neesham, OUT! Morkel takes a stunner! Length delivery on Neesham gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it powerfully and uppishly to short third man, Morkel stationed there dives full length to his left and plucks it out of thin air. 87/6

Peterson into the attack now!

12.6 A Phangiso to J Neesham, Steers it to short third man for a single. End of a fantastic spell from Phangiso! 4-0-25-3! 87/5

12.5 A Phangiso to N McCullum, Gets down on one knee very early and into position for a reverse sweep but ends up mistiming it to short third man for a single. 86/5

12.4 A Phangiso to J Neesham, Rocks back and punches it to long on for a single. 85/5

Nathan McCullum is the new batsman.

12.3 A Phangiso to J Franklin, OUT! Phangiso gets his third and Franklin departs! Fullish on middle and leg, Franklin looks to loft it over long on, doesn't connect it well and helps it straight into the hands of Ontong at long on. Phangiso is delighted! 84/5

12.2 A Phangiso to J Franklin, FOUR! Good effort in the deep but it's powerfully struck! Full on the pads, Franklin heaves it aerially to long leg where the fielder flies to his left but doesn't get a hand to it. 84/4

12.1 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Spins back in after landing on middle, Franklin stays back and looks to heave it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. 80/4

11.6 J Ontong to J Franklin, Chops it to covers and takes one. 80/4

11.5 J Ontong to J Neesham, Sweeps it powerfully to long leg for a single as Phangiso does well in the deep. 79/4

11.4 J Ontong to J Franklin, Poor stuff from Miller! Franklin is again forced to defend a length delivery outside off to point. He sets off but is sent back. Miller responds with a wild throw to the keeper who misses it and they take a single on the overthrow. 78/4

11.3 J Ontong to J Franklin, Chips down the track but is forced to defend. He sets off but is sent back. 77/4

11.2 J Ontong to J Franklin, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 77/4

11.1 J Ontong to J Franklin, SIX! Effortless! Loopy and full outside off, Franklin chips down the track and lofts it over long off for a maximum. 77/4

Justin Ontong into the attack now!

10.6 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Quicker on the pads, Franklin misses his flick and they run through for a leg bye! 71/4

10.5 A Phangiso to J Neesham, A risky single but Neesham makes it! Pushes it straight back, Phangiso chases it to his right, Davids chases it to his left from Mid-wicket and just gets a palm to it as the batsman complete a run after a slight hesitation. 70/4

10.4 A Phangiso to J Neesham, FOUR! Clattered! Full on middle, Neesham chips down the track and just whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 69/4

10.3 A Phangiso to J Neesham, Length delivery on the pads, Neesham nudges it to short fine leg. 65/4

10.2 A Phangiso to J Neesham, Rocks back for a punch but gets an inside edge onto his boot. 65/4

10.1 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Flicks it to square leg for a single. 65/4

9.6 R McLaren to J Neesham, FOUR! Opens his account with a boundary! Short outside off, Neesham rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, doesn't connect it well but it still races away to the boundary. 64/4

9.5 R McLaren to J Neesham, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 60/4

Jimmy Neesham is the new batsman.

9.4 R McLaren to C Munro, OUT! Caught behind! The bowling change has worked! Munro dances down the track, McLaren delivers it a tad short outside off, it nips back in after landing, cramps Munro for room who gets an inside edge on his punch to the keeper who makes no mistake. 60/4

9.3 R McLaren to C Munro, Again the back of a length delivery on off gets big on him and he doesn't connect his pull well. It goes straight to mid-wicket. 60/3

9.2 R McLaren to C Munro, A tad short outside off, Munro rocks back for a pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket. 60/3

9.1 R McLaren to J Franklin, Fullish outside off, Franklin square drives it to deep point for a single. 60/3

McLaren back on!

8.6 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Bunts it to long on and takes a single to end the over. 59/3

8.5 A Phangiso to C Munro, Comes forward and drives it straight back, Phangiso dives to his left, makes half a stop but it still rolls over to long on for a single. 58/3

8.4 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Loopy outside off, spinning in. Franklin pats it to point. A slight hesitation but they complete a single. 57/3

James Franklin is the new batsman.

8.3 A Phangiso to B McCullum, OUT! The pressure was building and McCullum holes out! Backs away, dances down the track and looks to ram a fullish delivery outside off inside out but ends but helping it straight into the hands of long off fielder. Two wickets for Phangiso now! 56/3

8.2 A Phangiso to C Munro, Turns it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick single. 56/2

8.1 A Phangiso to C Munro, Quicker on a full area on middle, Munro pushes it back to the bowler. 55/2

7.6 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Length delivery on off, slower one, McCullum waits and defends it to mid-wicket. 55/2

7.5 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Drives a length delivery on middle to long on for a single. 55/2

7.4 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Nearly chops it on! Good length delivery on off, Munro looks to punch it but gets an inside edge into the ground. 54/2

7.3 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Again misses it and gets hit on the pads as he looks to flick a length delivery on middle and leg. 54/2

7.2 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Length delivery on the pads, Munro misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 54/2

7.1 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 54/2

Colin Munro is the new batsman.

6.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, OUT! Phangiso gets the big one! Poor shot from Guptill! He shuffles way across for a paddle, Phangiso drifts it down the leg side and it spins back in, Guptill gets the toe end of the bat and the ball loops to short mid-wicket where Peterson accepts a dolly. Maiden international wicket for Phangiso! 53/2

6.5 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Gets back and pushes it to mid-wicket. 53/1

6.4 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Full on middle and leg, spinning away. Guptill is forced to defend and he gets a slight outside edge to the off side. 53/1

6.3 A Phangiso to B McCullum, Quicker on middle, McCullum clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 53/1

6.2 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Stays back and works it to the leg side for a single. 52/1

6.1 A Phangiso to M Guptill, SIX! Welcome into the attack! Fullish outside off, Guptill backs away and just carts it over extra cover for a maximum. 50 up for the Kiwis! 51/1

Aaron Phangiso into the attack.

5.6 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Stands tall and pats it to point. End of the Powerplay, a good one for the Kiwis! 45/1

5.5 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, McCullum is squared up in his defense and gets beaten. 45/1

5.4 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, FOUR! Crashed! Good length delivery outside off, McCullum rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 45/1

5.3 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Turns it to the leg side for a single. 41/1

5.2 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Run out missed! McCullum goes for a cut but ends up chopping it to point. He sets off, Guptill too sets off but then stops in the middle, McCullum continues and Guptill too decides to complete the run. Behardien runs in and misses his shy as Guptill is struggling with a dive at the striker's end. 40/1

5.1 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill punches it to covers. The fielder dives to his left and makes half a stop. Saves three. A single taken! 39/1

Rory Kleinveldt into the attack!

4.6 M Morkel to M Guptill, Fullish on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a single. 38/1

4.5 M Morkel to M Guptill, Gives himself a bit of room but ends up slicing it to point. 37/1

4.4 M Morkel to M Guptill, Defended off the front foot by Guptill presenting the full face of the bat. 37/1

4.3 M Morkel to M Guptill, FOUR! Crashed! He is continuing from where he left off in the last match! A tad short outside off, Guptill just punches it past covers for a thunderous boundary. 37/1

4.2 M Morkel to M Guptill, FOUR! Exquisite! Fullish outside off, Guptill comes forward and drives it sweetly past extra cover for a lovely boundary. No fielder moved! 33/1

4.1 M Morkel to M Guptill, Nips back in after landing outside off, Guptill comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 29/1

3.6 R Peterson to B McCullum, FOUR! Beautiful punch! A tad short outside off, McCullum rocks back and just punches it past covers for a boundary. 29/1

3.5 R Peterson to B McCullum, Comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 25/1

3.4 R Peterson to B McCullum, SIX! He has launched that into the stands! Fullish outside off, McCullum dances down the track and thumps it straight back over Peterson's head for a maximum. 25/1

1000 runs in T20Is for Guptill.

3.3 R Peterson to M Guptill, A tad slow on off, Guptill stays back and steers it very late to short third man for a single. 19/1

3.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, Comes forward and pushes it straight back. 18/1

3.1 R Peterson to M Guptill, FOUR! Guptill gets into the act now! Fullish on off, Guptill just launches it over mid on for a boundary. 18/1

2.6 M Morkel to B McCullum, Wide outside off, McCullum goes for a slash but ends up chopping it the first slip where the fielder makes a good stop. 14/1

2.5 M Morkel to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum stands tall and pats it to cover. 14/1

2.4 M Morkel to B McCullum, FOUR! Stand and deliver stuff! Full outside off, McCullum stays in his crease and just rams it past extra cover for a thunderous boundary. 14/1

2.3 M Morkel to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum rocks back and punches it straight to point. 10/1

2.2 M Morkel to B McCullum, Fullish on the pads, McCullum flicks it to deep square leg for a couple. 10/1

2.1 M Morkel to B McCullum, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, straightens a tad and stays low. McCullum without any feet movement looks to cut but misses. 8/1

Morne Morkel into the attack now!

1.6 R Peterson to M Guptill, Guptill has played that off the front foot and into the ground. A good over from Peterson, just a run from it! 8/1

1.5 R Peterson to M Guptill, Slower through the air, Guptill comes forward and pushes it through the off side. 8/1

1.4 R Peterson to B McCullum, Drills it to long off and takes a single. 8/1

1.3 R Peterson to B McCullum, Again comes forward and prods a length delivery outside off into the ground defensively. 7/1

1.2 R Peterson to B McCullum, Loopy outside off, McCullum lunges forward and defends. 7/1

1.1 R Peterson to B McCullum, McCullum has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 7/1

Robin Peterson to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R McLaren to M Guptill, Stays back and defends it into the ground. A good first over from McLaren! 7/1

0.5 R McLaren to B McCullum, Good delivery first up! Nips away after landing on a back of a length area outside off, McCullum is squared up and he dabs it to third man for a single. 7/1

Brendon McCullum is the new batsman.

0.4 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, OUT! LBW! McLaren draws the first blood! Length delivery outside off, nips back in sharply after landing. Nicol shuffles across a tad and looks to defend it off the front foot but misses. The players go up in a huge appeal and the umpire lifts the finger. 6/1

0.3 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Short and wide, poor delivery. Guptill cuts it hard for the first boundary of the innings. 6/0

0.2 R McLaren to M Guptill, Back of a length on the legs, worked away for a couple of runs. 2/0

0.1 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, Good length ball, outside off. Squared the batsman. Good start for the host. 1/0

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 1st Test between these two teams which starts on 2nd January at 1400 IST. Until then, good bye and take care.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis says that it's a very good feeling to win the series. It's the first time that he is captaining the side and it's a good feeling. Says that they have been consistently playing good cricket and in the second game they were a bit unlucky. Mentions that it's really important not to lose the flair in the batting while captaining the side too.

Henry Davids is named the Man of the Match for his fantastic innings of 68. He says that he is keeping things simple, getting runs and these are happy days. Had great support from the players and family. He mentions that his main goal was go out there and enjoy. Asserts that he definitely wants to continue this form and wants more.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum congratulates the Proteas for their victory and says that they played pretty well. Says they were looking to restrict them to 160-165 but they lost it out in the death overs. Mentions that they will work out something and try to be competitive for the rest of the tour.

Phangiso and McLaren bowled disciplined spells respectively and took 3 wickets each. All in all, it was a fantastic and clinical performance from the hosts.

Chasing the target, the Kiwis got off to a poor start losing Nicol early. Guptill and McCullum added 47 runs for the 2nd wicket. Aaron Phangiso turned it around for the Proteas with the wickets of Guptill and McCullum and the Kiwis never got the momentum going thereafter.

A comprehensive win for South Africa, they outclassed the Kiwis in all departments today. A deserved series win for them. They got off to a bad start after opting to bat. But Davids and Ontong got together and added 89 runs which proved to be crucial. Miller and Behardien flustered at the death to power them to a competitive total.

19.6 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, That's it! A comfortable victory for the Proteas! They win by 33 runs and the series 2-1! A tad short outside off, Bracewell mistimes his pull over mid-wicket and they take a couple. 146/9

19.5 R Kleinveldt to M McClenaghan, Pushes it to covers and takes one. 144/9

19.4 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, Drills it to long on and takes a single. 143/9

19.4 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, WIDE! Tries to deliver a slower delivery but ends up misfiring it well outside off. 142/9

19.3 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, FOUR! Cracked! A tad short on off, Bracewell swivels back and pull it over mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. 141/9

Mitchell McClenaghan is the new batsman.

19.2 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, OUT! Low full toss on middle, Hira goes for a wild swipe but helps it straight into the hands of the long on fielder. The umpire checks for a front foot no ball but replays show that Kleinveldt is just fine. 137/9

Hira has been caught. The umpire is checking for a front foot no ball!

19.1 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, Looks to loft but miscues it high in the air between deep point and deep cover for a couple. 137/8

McClenaghan and Hira bowled disciplined spells for the Kiwis, while Franklin, Neesham and Bracewell were taken to the cleaners. It's going to be a difficult chase for the visitors. Join us in a while for their reply.

Justin Ontong, roped into the side in place of the out-of-form Levi, gave Davids good company as the pair resurrected the innings with a 89-run stand. Davids hit a spectacular fifty while Ontong missed his by just a couple of runs. Miller and Behardien played splendid cameos at the death to power them to a competitive total.

A good effort from South Africa to post a competitive total on the board. They got off to a bad start losing skipper du Plessis and de Kock within the first five overs. But Davids was going well at the other end and he kept the scoreboard moving.

19.6 D Bracewell to F Behardien, OUT! Bracewell gets the wicket off the final delivery of the innings. Two in two for him! The Proteas end on 179/6! Back of a length delivery outside off, Behardien goes for a pull but gets a top edge to fine leg where McClenaghan makes no mistake. 179/6

Rory Kleinveldt is the new batsman.

19.5 D Bracewell to D Miller, OUT! Good catch from Anderson! A tad short on off, Miller goes for a pull but ends up mistiming it to deep mid-wicket where Anderson runs to his left, calls for it to the deep square leg fielder and pouches it safely and smartly. 179/5

19.4 D Bracewell to D Miller, FOUR! He's is hitting them cleanly! Fullish outside off, Miller just lofts it over mid on for a boundary. 179/4

19.3 D Bracewell to D Miller, Brilliant running! Heaves it to deep mid-wicket and scampers through for a couple. He completed the second with an excellent dive at the striker's end. 175/4

19.2 D Bracewell to D Miller, FOUR! Rammed! That traveled at the rate of knots! A tad full outside off, Miller just thrashes it over extra cover for a one bounce boundary. 173/4

19.1 D Bracewell to D Miller, FOUR! Excellent placement! Fullish outside off, Miller gets down on one knee and just slices it over point for a boundary. 169/4

Right then! The players have made their way out to the middle. Henry Davids and Faf du Plessis are the openers, Mitchell McClenaghan will start off proceedings for the Kiwis.

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, Brendon McCullum(Wk/C), James Franklin, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Jimmy Neesham, Doug Bracewell, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan.

South Africa - Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis(C), Quinton de Kock(Wk), Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Robin Peterson, Justin Ontong, Ryan McLaren, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Aaron Phangiso.

Toss - South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat. They have dropped Richard Levi and Justin Ontong takes his place. The Kiwis are unchanged.

A repeat of their efforts in the first game would do them a whole lot of good, while the Kiwis would be looking to continue their aggression and clinch the series. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

The win would have injected tremendous amount of confidence and a small amount of relief for the Kiwis after receiving a battering in the first match. The Proteas were pretty good in the first match but lost the momentum in the second.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of 3rd T20I between South Africa and New Zealand at Port Elizabeth. It's the decider and a crucial one for both the teams! A scintillating century by Martin Guptill made sure that the series was alive as he powered the visitors to a thrilling last-ball victory.

18.6 M Morkel to D Bracewell, Low full toss on off, clipped to deep square leg for a single. 136/8

18.5 M Morkel to D Bracewell, FOUR! Pulled away! A tad short on off, Bracewell rocks back and pulls it past square leg for a boundary. 135/8

18.4 M Morkel to R Hira, Pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. 131/8

18.3 M Morkel to R Hira, In the air but safe! Goes for a wild heave but gets a top edge to third man where it falls safely and they take two. 130/8

18.3 M Morkel to R Hira, WIDE! Full and wide outside off, Hira back away and misses his slice. 128/8

18.2 M Morkel to R Hira, Play and a miss! Slower on middle and off, Hira goes for a scoop but misses. 127/8

18.1 M Morkel to R Hira, FOUR! Crashed! FulL on off, Hira rams it straight back past Morkel for a thunderous boundary. 127/8

Bracewell will bowl the final over. He bowled the final over in the last match splendidly!

18.6 J Neesham to F Behardien, In the air but safe! High full toss on off, Behardien looks to pull but it gets quicker on him and he ends up miscuing it over extra cover for a couple. 18 runs off the over, a very good one for the hosts! 165/4

18.6 J Neesham to F Behardien, WIDE! Drifts a fullish delivery wide outside off, Behardien leaves it alone. 163/4

18.5 J Neesham to F Behardien, Play and a miss! Low full toss outside off, Behardien is late into his slash and misses. 162/4

18.4 J Neesham to F Behardien, Very good running! Full outside off, a tad wide, Behardien chases it and drives it past extra covers. Scampers through for a couple. 162/4

18.3 J Neesham to F Behardien, SIX! Spanked! Fullish outside off, Behardien gets down on one knee and just plunders it over deep mid-wicket for a thumping maximum. 160/4

18.2 J Neesham to F Behardien, FOUR! Connects it well this time! Length delivery outside off, Behardien just heaves it wide of long on and it bisects the long on and Deep mid-wicket fielder. 154/4

18.2 J Neesham to F Behardien, WIDE! This time he delivers it slower and full very wide outside off, Behardien looks to launch it over the off side but misses. 150/4

18.2 J Neesham to F Behardien, WIDE! Delivers it full and very wide outside off, Behardien leaves it alone. 149/4

18.1 J Neesham to D Miller, Full and slower on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a single. 148/4

17.6 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, Gives himself room and slaps it to deep cover for a single. 123/8

17.5 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, Helps it back to the bowler. 122/8

17.4 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, Run out chance missed! Hira mistimes his slap to mid off, both the batsmen set off but stop in the middle, the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end but misses. The non-striker gets back in! 122/8

17.3 R Kleinveldt to R Hira, FOUR! Terrific delivery! Short of a length delivery on off, Hira tries to sway away but gets a glove to it and it flies over the keeper's head for a lucky boundary. 122/8

17.2 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, Drills it to covers for a single. 118/8

17.1 R Kleinveldt to D Bracewell, Play and a miss! Slower delivery outside off, Bracewell misses his heave. 117/8

Neesham back on!

17.6 N McCullum to F Behardien, Comes forward and drives it back to the bowler.That was very full outside off. 147/4

17.5 N McCullum to D Miller, Chips down the track and hits it powerfully to long on for one. 147/4

17.4 N McCullum to F Behardien, Drills it to long on and takes a single. 146/4

17.3 N McCullum to F Behardien, FOUR! Hammered! Gets down one knee and just heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 145/4

17.2 N McCullum to F Behardien, Stays back and just punches it past extra covers for a couple. They run through for a couple as the fielder's direct hit from the deep goes in vain. 141/4

17.1 N McCullum to D Miller, Stays in his crease and flicks a length delivery on middle to long on for a single. 139/4

16.6 R McLaren to D Bracewell, Drives it to long on and take a single. 117/8

Ronnie Hira is the new batsman.

16.5 R McLaren to N McCullum, OUT! Two in two for McLaren! Slower delivery, wide outside off, McCullum slashes it to deep point where Peterson runs to his left and pouches a smart catch with a dive. 116/8

16.4 R McLaren to N McCullum, OUT! Good clever thinking by McLaren! A tad short outside off, McCullum mistimes his pull straight back, McLaren does pretty well and pouches it pretty low to his left, but it's very low and he grasses it. The non-striker sets off and reaches the striker's end where McCullum stays his ground. McLaren gets up quickly and whips off the bails. There is a confusion over the mode of dismissal and the third umpire confirms it as a run out! 116/7

16.3 R McLaren to C Anderson, Drives it to cover for a single. 116/6

16.2 R McLaren to C Anderson, Ah! Run out chance missed! Full on off, Anderson inside edges his heave onto his pads. McCullum sets off but is sent back. He is half way down and the ball rolls over towards him. He seems to stop the ball with his leg while turning back and McLaren couldn't collect the ball. He was way out and had McLaren collected the ball it would have been an easy run out. He was clearly distracted by McCullum! 115/6

16.1 R McLaren to N McCullum, Slower back of a length delivery outside off, McCullum mistimes his slap to long off for a single. 115/6

Nathan McCullum back on!

16.6 M McClenaghan to D Miller, Gives himself room, back away and looks to loft but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 138/4

16.5 M McClenaghan to F Behardien, Turns it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 137/4

16.4 M McClenaghan to D Miller, Helps it to long on and takes a single. 136/4

Farhaan Behardien is the new batsman.

16.3 M McClenaghan to H Davids, OUT! End of a fine innings, Davids holes out! Fullish outside off, Davids goes for an uppish flick, doesn't connect it well as he checks his shot in the end and helps it straight into the hands of Anderson at deep mid-wicket who pouches it with fingers pointing towards the sky. 135/4

16.2 M McClenaghan to D Miller, Very full on off, Miller inside edges it onto his pads as he tries to dig it out. They run through for a single as McClenaghan misses his shy at the striker's end on his follow through. 135/3

16.1 M McClenaghan to D Miller, A tad short on middle and leg, Miller pulls it wide of long leg for a couple. 134/3

16.1 M McClenaghan to D Miller, WIDE! Drifts a low full toss down the leg side, Miller misses his swipe. 132/3

15.6 M Morkel to C Anderson, Good running! A tad short outside off, Anderson inside edges his slap to long off for a quick couple. 114/6

15.5 M Morkel to N McCullum, Very full on middle and leg, McCullum drills it to long on for a single. 112/6

15.4 M Morkel to C Anderson, Length delivery on off, Anderson pats it to point and scampers through for a quick single. 111/6

15.3 M Morkel to N McCullum, Backs away and dabs it to third man for a single. 110/6

15.2 M Morkel to N McCullum, FOUR! Lucky! Length delivery outside off, McCullum goes for a wild heave but gets a thick outside edge past the diving keeper to third man for a streaky boundary. 109/6

15.1 M Morkel to N McCullum, Appeal for a caught behind! Not out! A tad wide outside off, McCullum rocks back for a cut but seems to miss it. The players go up in a loud appeal but the umpire says no. 105/6

McClenaghan back on!

15.6 D Bracewell to D Miller, Pushes it to point and takes a single. 131/3

15.5 D Bracewell to H Davids, AH! What an effort from Anderson! Fullish outside off, Davids just thumps it aerially to extra cover. Anderson leaps in the air, dives to his left, gets a hand to it but doesn't manage to hold on. Brilliant reflexes from Anderson. Just a single taken. 130/3

15.4 D Bracewell to D Miller, Stays in his crease and punches it to deep cover for a single. 129/3

15.3 D Bracewell to D Miller, FOUR! Deft! Poor line and punished! Length delivery on the pads, Miller just nudges it to fine leg for a well placed boundary. He is off the mark! 128/3

15.2 D Bracewell to H Davids, Looks to flick but gets a bottom edge to short fine leg for a single. 124/3

15.2 D Bracewell to H Davids, WIDE! Drifts it well outside off, Davids chases but misses. 123/3

15.1 D Bracewell to H Davids, SIX! Pretty well adjusted! A slower back of a length delivery outside off, Davids waits, rocks back and just pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 122/3

Morkel back on!

14.6 R McLaren to N McCullum, Very full outside off, McCullum squeezes it to point for just a single. 75 needed off 30 balls now! 105/6

14.6 R McLaren to N McCullum, WIDE! Looks to deliver a slower ball but drifts it down the leg side. 104/6

14.5 R McLaren to N McCullum, FOUR! Audacious! Fullish outside off, McCullum shuffles across, gets down on one knee and scoops it to fine leg for a boundary. 103/6

14.4 R McLaren to C Anderson, A tad short outside off, Anderson slaps it to long off for a run. 99/6

14.3 R McLaren to N McCullum, Again backs away, McLaren follows him. McCullum chops it to the keeper for a quick single. 98/6

14.2 R McLaren to N McCullum, Slower delivery on middle and leg, McCullum whips it wide to deep square leg for a couple. 97/6

14.1 R McLaren to N McCullum, Nearly chops it on! Backs away, McLaren follows him with a good length delivery. McCullum looks to steer but gets an inside edge past the leg stump to the keeper. 95/6

Bracewell back on!

14.6 J Franklin to H Davids, Turns it to the leg side an takes a single. 116/3

David Miller is the new batsman.

14.5 J Franklin to J Ontong, OUT! Doesn't get to his fifty! A tad full delivery outside off, very slow. Ontong goes for another heave but ends up slicing it high in the air. Anderson settles under it at point and pouches it safely. 115/3

14.4 J Franklin to J Ontong, In the air but short! Slower delivery outside off, Ontong goes for a wild heave but gets a top edge which falls well short of the long on fielder. A couple taken. Ontong moves onto his highest score in T20Is! 115/2

14.3 J Franklin to J Ontong, Full outside off, Ontong just drills it muscularly past the bowler, Neesham slides to his right in the deep and makes a good stop. Restricts them to a couple. 113/2

14.2 J Franklin to J Ontong, SIX! Back to back maximums! Length delivery outside off, Ontong gets down on one knee and just slogs it over deep square leg for a maximum. 111/2

14.1 J Franklin to J Ontong, SIX! Powerful strike! Fullish outside off, Ontong just swipes it powerfully over mid-wicket for a maximum. 105/2

13.6 R Peterson to C Anderson, Turns it past mid-wicket and takes a couple. 85 needed off 36 balls! 95/6

13.5 R Peterson to C Anderson, FOUR! Edgy! Length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Anderson looks to force it through the off side but gets an outside edge through slips to third man for a lucky boundary. 93/6

13.4 R Peterson to N McCullum, Chips down the track and flicks it wide of long on for a single. 89/6

13.3 R Peterson to C Anderson, Punches it to long on and takes a single. 88/6

13.2 R Peterson to C Anderson, Stays in his crease and punches it to the off side, Miller from extra cover dives to his left and makes half a stop. Stops the run. 87/6

Corey Anderson is the new batsman.

13.1 R Peterson to J Neesham, OUT! Morkel takes a stunner! Length delivery on Neesham gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it powerfully and uppishly to short third man, Morkel stationed there dives full length to his left and plucks it out of thin air. 87/6

Franklin back on!

13.6 N McCullum to J Ontong, Full toss on middle and leg, Ontong paddles it to short fine leg where the fielder does well to restrict them to just a single. 99/2

13.5 N McCullum to J Ontong, Ah! Brilliant work from McCullum! Ontong drills it back to Nathan McCullum who dives to his right and makes the stop. He quickly realizes that Davids is out of his crease and looks to knock the stumps down but misses as Davids gets back. Tremendous reflexes. 98/2

13.4 N McCullum to H Davids, Works it to short fine leg for a single. 98/2

13.3 N McCullum to J Ontong, Heaves it to mid-wicket. The fielder seemed to have lost it but then does well to get his attention back and restrict them to a single. 97/2

13.2 N McCullum to H Davids, Pats it aerially to mid-wicket and takes a single. 96/2

13.1 N McCullum to H Davids, Comes form round the wicket and delivers a loopy delivery outside off, Davids waits and punches it to long on for a quick couple. Good running! 95/2

Peterson into the attack now!

12.6 A Phangiso to J Neesham, Steers it to short third man for a single. End of a fantastic spell from Phangiso! 4-0-25-3! 87/5

12.5 A Phangiso to N McCullum, Gets down on one knee very early and into position for a reverse sweep but ends up mistiming it to short third man for a single. 86/5

12.4 A Phangiso to J Neesham, Rocks back and punches it to long on for a single. 85/5

Nathan McCullum is the new batsman.

12.3 A Phangiso to J Franklin, OUT! Phangiso gets his third and Franklin departs! Fullish on middle and leg, Franklin looks to loft it over long on, doesn't connect it well and helps it straight into the hands of Ontong at long on. Phangiso is delighted! 84/5

12.2 A Phangiso to J Franklin, FOUR! Good effort in the deep but it's powerfully struck! Full on the pads, Franklin heaves it aerially to long leg where the fielder flies to his left but doesn't get a hand to it. 84/4

12.1 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Spins back in after landing on middle, Franklin stays back and looks to heave it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. 80/4

Nathan McCullum back on!

12.6 J Neesham to H Davids, Drills it to extra cover and takes a single. 93/2

12.5 J Neesham to H Davids, FOUR! He's played that pull very well! Back of a length delivery outside off, Davids pulls it along the ground to deep square leg for a boundary. 92/2

12.4 J Neesham to J Ontong, Looks to force it to the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They scamper through for a single as the bowler misses his shy at the striker's end with a football kick flick! 88/2

2nd T20I fifty for Davids!

12.3 J Neesham to H Davids, Good fifty for Davids! Short outside off, Davids pulls it to short fine leg for a single. 87/2

12.2 J Neesham to J Ontong, Goes for a heave from well outside off but misses and gets hit on the pads. They run through for a leg bye. 86/2

12.1 J Neesham to H Davids, Pushes it to long on and takes a single. Wants a second but is sent back! 85/2

11.6 J Ontong to J Franklin, Chops it to covers and takes one. 80/4

11.5 J Ontong to J Neesham, Sweeps it powerfully to long leg for a single as Phangiso does well in the deep. 79/4

11.4 J Ontong to J Franklin, Poor stuff from Miller! Franklin is again forced to defend a length delivery outside off to point. He sets off but is sent back. Miller responds with a wild throw to the keeper who misses it and they take a single on the overthrow. 78/4

11.3 J Ontong to J Franklin, Chips down the track but is forced to defend. He sets off but is sent back. 77/4

11.2 J Ontong to J Franklin, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 77/4

11.1 J Ontong to J Franklin, SIX! Effortless! Loopy and full outside off, Franklin chips down the track and lofts it over long off for a maximum. 77/4

Neesham back on!

11.6 R Hira to J Ontong, Clips it with soft hands past mid-wicket and scampers through for a couple. 84/2

11.5 R Hira to J Ontong, In the air but just short again! Chips down the track and lofts chips it on one bounce wide of long off for a single. 82/2

50 stand up between Ontong and Davids.

11.4 R Hira to J Ontong, SIX! Clobbered! Dances down the track and plunders a full delivery on off straight over the bowler's head for a thunderous maximum. 80/2

11.3 R Hira to H Davids, In the air but just short! Full on middle, Davids goes for a heave but mistimes it one one bounce to the long on fielder. A single taken! 74/2

11.2 R Hira to J Ontong, Chips down the track, converts it into a full toss and drills it to long off for a single. 73/2

11.1 R Hira to H Davids, Full on middle and leg, bunted to long on for a single. 72/2

Justin Ontong into the attack now!

10.6 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Quicker on the pads, Franklin misses his flick and they run through for a leg bye! 71/4

10.5 A Phangiso to J Neesham, A risky single but Neesham makes it! Pushes it straight back, Phangiso chases it to his right, Davids chases it to his left from Mid-wicket and just gets a palm to it as the batsman complete a run after a slight hesitation. 70/4

10.4 A Phangiso to J Neesham, FOUR! Clattered! Full on middle, Neesham chips down the track and just whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 69/4

10.3 A Phangiso to J Neesham, Length delivery on the pads, Neesham nudges it to short fine leg. 65/4

10.2 A Phangiso to J Neesham, Rocks back for a punch but gets an inside edge onto his boot. 65/4

10.1 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Flicks it to square leg for a single. 65/4

10.6 J Franklin to H Davids, Fullish outside off, Davids drives it to long on for a single to end the over. 71/2

10.5 J Franklin to J Ontong, Length delivery on off, Ontong turns it to the leg side for a single. 70/2

10.4 J Franklin to H Davids, Taps it with soft hands to point and takes a single. Good clever cricket. 69/2

10.3 J Franklin to H Davids, FOUR! Crashed! Length delivery outside off, Davids just slashes it past point for a muscular boundary. 68/2

10.2 J Franklin to H Davids, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Slower and fuller outside off, Davids goes for a paddle lap but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably missing off. 64/2

10.1 J Franklin to J Ontong, Slower and fuller outside off, Ontong slices it to deep point for a single. 64/2

9.6 R McLaren to J Neesham, FOUR! Opens his account with a boundary! Short outside off, Neesham rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, doesn't connect it well but it still races away to the boundary. 64/4

9.5 R McLaren to J Neesham, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 60/4

Jimmy Neesham is the new batsman.

9.4 R McLaren to C Munro, OUT! Caught behind! The bowling change has worked! Munro dances down the track, McLaren delivers it a tad short outside off, it nips back in after landing, cramps Munro for room who gets an inside edge on his punch to the keeper who makes no mistake. 60/4

9.3 R McLaren to C Munro, Again the back of a length delivery on off gets big on him and he doesn't connect his pull well. It goes straight to mid-wicket. 60/3

9.2 R McLaren to C Munro, A tad short outside off, Munro rocks back for a pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket. 60/3

9.1 R McLaren to J Franklin, Fullish outside off, Franklin square drives it to deep point for a single. 60/3

Franklin back on!

9.6 R Hira to J Ontong, Good delivery! Quicker and flatter in the block hole region outside off, Ontong slices it to short third man for a single. 63/2

9.5 R Hira to H Davids, Chips down the track and mistimes his swipe to long on for just a single. 62/2

9.4 R Hira to J Ontong, Pushes it to long on and takes a single. 61/2

9.3 R Hira to H Davids, Turns it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 60/2

9.2 R Hira to H Davids, Play and a miss! Spins away after landing outside off, keeps a touch low. Davids goes for a pull but misses. 59/2

9.1 R Hira to J Ontong, Pushes it to long off and takes a single. 59/2

McLaren back on!

8.6 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Bunts it to long on and takes a single to end the over. 59/3

8.5 A Phangiso to C Munro, Comes forward and drives it straight back, Phangiso dives to his left, makes half a stop but it still rolls over to long on for a single. 58/3

8.4 A Phangiso to J Franklin, Loopy outside off, spinning in. Franklin pats it to point. A slight hesitation but they complete a single. 57/3

James Franklin is the new batsman.

8.3 A Phangiso to B McCullum, OUT! The pressure was building and McCullum holes out! Backs away, dances down the track and looks to ram a fullish delivery outside off inside out but ends but helping it straight into the hands of long off fielder. Two wickets for Phangiso now! 56/3

8.2 A Phangiso to C Munro, Turns it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick single. 56/2

8.1 A Phangiso to C Munro, Quicker on a full area on middle, Munro pushes it back to the bowler. 55/2

Hira back on!

8.6 J Neesham to H Davids, FOUR! Lucky, very lucky! Good length delivery outside off, Davids looks to cut it close to his body but gets a thick outside edge to third man for a boundary. 58/2

8.5 J Neesham to J Ontong, In the air but just short! Back of a length delivery outside off, Ontong pulls it to deep mid-wicket and it falls just ahead of the fielder, Nicol in the deep. Just a single. 54/2

8.4 J Neesham to H Davids, Length delivery on the pads, Davids clips it to short fine leg for a single. 53/2

8.3 J Neesham to J Ontong, A tad short outside off, Davids pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 52/2

8.2 J Neesham to H Davids, Clips it sweetly to deep square leg and takes one. 51/2

8.1 J Neesham to J Ontong, Fullish on the pads, Ontong flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 50/2

7.6 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Length delivery on off, slower one, McCullum waits and defends it to mid-wicket. 55/2

7.5 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Drives a length delivery on middle to long on for a single. 55/2

7.4 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Nearly chops it on! Good length delivery on off, Munro looks to punch it but gets an inside edge into the ground. 54/2

7.3 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Again misses it and gets hit on the pads as he looks to flick a length delivery on middle and leg. 54/2

7.2 R Kleinveldt to C Munro, Length delivery on the pads, Munro misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 54/2

7.1 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Stays back and steers it to third man for a single. 54/2

Neesham into the attack now.

7.6 D Bracewell to H Davids, Dropped! Guptill drops a tough chance! A tad short and slow outside off, Davids stays back, waits and punches it powerfully and uppishly straight at extra cover. Guptill is late in reacting, sticks his right hand out upwards but fluffs it. He gives a reaction as if he had lost it in the background! 49/2

7.5 D Bracewell to H Davids, Nips back in after landing outside off, Davids looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on the pads. The ball rolls over to third man and they run for a couple of leg byes. Good running! 49/2

7.4 D Bracewell to J Ontong, A tad short on off, Ontong swivels back and pulls it to long leg for just a single. 47/2

7.3 D Bracewell to J Ontong, FOUR! What a cracking shot! Length delivery outside off, Ontong stays in his crease and just lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. 46/2

7.2 D Bracewell to H Davids, Edgy! Good length delivery outside off, Davids dances down the track for a loft over the off side but gets a thick outside edge to third man for a single. 42/2

7.1 D Bracewell to H Davids, Length delivery outside off, Davids comes forward and punches it straight to covers. 41/2

Colin Munro is the new batsman.

6.6 A Phangiso to M Guptill, OUT! Phangiso gets the big one! Poor shot from Guptill! He shuffles way across for a paddle, Phangiso drifts it down the leg side and it spins back in, Guptill gets the toe end of the bat and the ball loops to short mid-wicket where Peterson accepts a dolly. Maiden international wicket for Phangiso! 53/2

6.5 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Gets back and pushes it to mid-wicket. 53/1

6.4 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Full on middle and leg, spinning away. Guptill is forced to defend and he gets a slight outside edge to the off side. 53/1

6.3 A Phangiso to B McCullum, Quicker on middle, McCullum clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 53/1

6.2 A Phangiso to M Guptill, Stays back and works it to the leg side for a single. 52/1

6.1 A Phangiso to M Guptill, SIX! Welcome into the attack! Fullish outside off, Guptill backs away and just carts it over extra cover for a maximum. 50 up for the Kiwis! 51/1

Doug Bracewell into the attack now!

6.6 J Franklin to H Davids, Good length delivery outside off, Davids punches it wide of mid off for a single to end the over. 41/2

6.5 J Franklin to H Davids, A tad slower outside off, Davids punches it straight to extra covers. 40/2

6.4 J Franklin to J Ontong, Clips a length delivery on off beautifully to deep square leg for a single. 40/2

6.3 J Franklin to J Ontong, Length delivery on off, Ontong looks to force it to the off side but ends up helping it back to the bowler. 39/2

6.2 J Franklin to H Davids, Fullish outside off, Davids drives it sweetly to deep cover for just a single. 39/2

6.1 J Franklin to H Davids, Back of a length delivery outside off, Davids goes for a pull, doesn't connect it well and hits it uppishly just over the mid-wicket fielder for a couple. 38/2

Aaron Phangiso into the attack.

5.6 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Stands tall and pats it to point. End of the Powerplay, a good one for the Kiwis! 45/1

5.5 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, McCullum is squared up in his defense and gets beaten. 45/1

5.4 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, FOUR! Crashed! Good length delivery outside off, McCullum rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 45/1

5.3 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Turns it to the leg side for a single. 41/1

5.2 R Kleinveldt to B McCullum, Run out missed! McCullum goes for a cut but ends up chopping it to point. He sets off, Guptill too sets off but then stops in the middle, McCullum continues and Guptill too decides to complete the run. Behardien runs in and misses his shy as Guptill is struggling with a dive at the striker's end. 40/1

5.1 R Kleinveldt to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill punches it to covers. The fielder dives to his left and makes half a stop. Saves three. A single taken! 39/1

James Franklin into the attack now.

5.6 R Hira to H Davids, Turns it to the leg side and takes one to get back on strike in the next over. End of the Powerplay, a good one for the Kiwis! 36/2

5.5 R Hira to J Ontong, Comes forward and pushes it wide of mid-wicket for one. 35/2

5.4 R Hira to J Ontong, Good running! Works it behind square leg and scampers through for a quick couple. 34/2

5.3 R Hira to H Davids, Quicker and flatter outside off, Davids is late into his defense and he gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 32/2

5.2 R Hira to J Ontong, Goes back and punches it wide of mid on for a single. 31/2

5.1 R Hira to J Ontong, Full outside off, Ontong drives it straight to covers. 30/2

Rory Kleinveldt into the attack!

4.6 M Morkel to M Guptill, Fullish on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a single. 38/1

4.5 M Morkel to M Guptill, Gives himself a bit of room but ends up slicing it to point. 37/1

4.4 M Morkel to M Guptill, Defended off the front foot by Guptill presenting the full face of the bat. 37/1

4.3 M Morkel to M Guptill, FOUR! Crashed! He is continuing from where he left off in the last match! A tad short outside off, Guptill just punches it past covers for a thunderous boundary. 37/1

4.2 M Morkel to M Guptill, FOUR! Exquisite! Fullish outside off, Guptill comes forward and drives it sweetly past extra cover for a lovely boundary. No fielder moved! 33/1

4.1 M Morkel to M Guptill, Nips back in after landing outside off, Guptill comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 29/1

Hira back on!

4.6 M McClenaghan to H Davids, FOUR! Pulled away! The Kiwis have to stop this man! A tad short on off, Davids swivels back and pulls it past short fine leg for a boundary to end the over. 30/2

4.5 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 26/2

Justin Ontong is the new batsman.

4.4 M McClenaghan to de Kock, OUT! Brilliant catch from Anderson! Full on middle and leg, de Kock looks to loft it over long on, doesn't connect it well and ends up hitting it high in the air, Anderson from mid off runs to his left, keeps his eyes on the ball and pouches it with hands pointing towards the sky and then slides on the ground. 26/2

4.3 M McClenaghan to H Davids, A misfield from Hira allows a single. Full outside off, Davids drives it to point where Hira fumbles and allows a single. 26/1

4.2 M McClenaghan to H Davids, FOUR! Good placement! He looks in ominous touch! Good length delivery outside off, Davids stays in his crease and punches it past point for a boundary. 25/1

4.1 M McClenaghan to de Kock, Nips back in after landing on off, de Kock turns it to the leg side for a quick single. 21/1

3.6 R Peterson to B McCullum, FOUR! Beautiful punch! A tad short outside off, McCullum rocks back and just punches it past covers for a boundary. 29/1

3.5 R Peterson to B McCullum, Comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 25/1

3.4 R Peterson to B McCullum, SIX! He has launched that into the stands! Fullish outside off, McCullum dances down the track and thumps it straight back over Peterson's head for a maximum. 25/1

1000 runs in T20Is for Guptill.

3.3 R Peterson to M Guptill, A tad slow on off, Guptill stays back and steers it very late to short third man for a single. 19/1

3.2 R Peterson to M Guptill, Comes forward and pushes it straight back. 18/1

3.1 R Peterson to M Guptill, FOUR! Guptill gets into the act now! Fullish on off, Guptill just launches it over mid on for a boundary. 18/1

3.6 N McCullum to H Davids, Stays in his crease and punches it to covers. 20/1

3.5 N McCullum to de Kock, Rocks back and slams it to extra cover where Guptill gets a hand to it and saves three. A single taken! 20/1

3.4 N McCullum to H Davids, Pushes it to mid on and takes a single. 19/1

3.3 N McCullum to H Davids, SIX! Hammered! Full outside off, Davids dances down the track and lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum. 18/1

3.2 N McCullum to H Davids, FOUR! Sheer brute force! Full outside off, Davids chips down the track and just rams it to mid off, the fielder gets a hand to it but isn't successful in stopping the ball as it races away to the fence. 12/1

3.1 N McCullum to H Davids, Full on middle, Davids looks to flick but gets a slight leading edge to the off side. 8/1

2.6 M Morkel to B McCullum, Wide outside off, McCullum goes for a slash but ends up chopping it the first slip where the fielder makes a good stop. 14/1

2.5 M Morkel to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum stands tall and pats it to cover. 14/1

2.4 M Morkel to B McCullum, FOUR! Stand and deliver stuff! Full outside off, McCullum stays in his crease and just rams it past extra cover for a thunderous boundary. 14/1

2.3 M Morkel to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum rocks back and punches it straight to point. 10/1

2.2 M Morkel to B McCullum, Fullish on the pads, McCullum flicks it to deep square leg for a couple. 10/1

2.1 M Morkel to B McCullum, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, straightens a tad and stays low. McCullum without any feet movement looks to cut but misses. 8/1

Nathan McCullum into the attack now!

2.6 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Full outside off, Davids drives it wide of mid off for a single to end the over. 8/1

2.5 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 7/1

2.4 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Davids looks to cart it over the off side but misses. 7/1

2.4 M McClenaghan to H Davids, WIDE! Drifts it wide and full outside off, Davids chases it and misses. 7/1

2.3 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Ah! Close! Shuffles across, McClenaghan delivers it close to the leg stump. Davids misses his swipe and it flies inches past the leg stump. 6/1

2.2 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Stays in his crease and pushes a good length delivery to covers. 6/1

2.1 M McClenaghan to H Davids, FOUR! Brilliant shot! The first boundary of the innings! Length delivery outside off, Davids just leans forward and square drives it past point for a boundary. 6/1

Morne Morkel into the attack now!

1.6 R Peterson to M Guptill, Guptill has played that off the front foot and into the ground. A good over from Peterson, just a run from it! 8/1

1.5 R Peterson to M Guptill, Slower through the air, Guptill comes forward and pushes it through the off side. 8/1

1.4 R Peterson to B McCullum, Drills it to long off and takes a single. 8/1

1.3 R Peterson to B McCullum, Again comes forward and prods a length delivery outside off into the ground defensively. 7/1

1.2 R Peterson to B McCullum, Loopy outside off, McCullum lunges forward and defends. 7/1

1.1 R Peterson to B McCullum, McCullum has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 7/1

1.6 R Hira to de Kock, Quicker outside off, de Kock looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge to the leg side. A pretty good over, wicket maiden! 2/1

Quinton de Kock is the new batsman.

1.5 R Hira to du Plessis, OUT! Castled! He was getting frustrated out in the middle and he has to depart! du Plessis chips down the track and ends up yorking himself. The ball goes straight on, du Plessis misses it, it clips his pads and rattles the timber. 2/1

1.4 R Hira to du Plessis, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 2/0

1.3 R Hira to du Plessis, Full on the pads, du Plessis again looks to flick but is hit on the pads again as he misses it. 2/0

1.2 R Hira to du Plessis, Looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 2/0

1.1 R Hira to du Plessis, Quicker and flatter outside off, du Plessis defends it at the lest moment. 2/0

Robin Peterson to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R McLaren to M Guptill, Stays back and defends it into the ground. A good first over from McLaren! 7/1

0.5 R McLaren to B McCullum, Good delivery first up! Nips away after landing on a back of a length area outside off, McCullum is squared up and he dabs it to third man for a single. 7/1

Brendon McCullum is the new batsman.

0.4 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, OUT! LBW! McLaren draws the first blood! Length delivery outside off, nips back in sharply after landing. Nicol shuffles across a tad and looks to defend it off the front foot but misses. The players go up in a huge appeal and the umpire lifts the finger. 6/1

0.3 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, FOUR! Short and wide, poor delivery. Guptill cuts it hard for the first boundary of the innings. 6/0

0.2 R McLaren to M Guptill, Back of a length on the legs, worked away for a couple of runs. 2/0

0.1 R McLaren to Rob Nicol, Good length ball, outside off. Squared the batsman. Good start for the host. 1/0

Ronnie Hira to bowl from the other end.

0.6 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Length delivery outside off, swinging in. Davids chips down the track and looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads to the keeper. 2/0

0.5 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, Full on middle, du Plessis flicks it wide of mid on and takes a single. 2/0

0.4 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Full delivery on middle and leg, swinging in. du Plessis is down the track and looks to flick but misses. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably missing leg. 1/0

0.3 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, Length delivery on off, du Plessis leans forward and defends it solidly to covers. 1/0

0.2 M McClenaghan to du Plessis, Very full on middle, shaping back in. du Plessis digs it out to extra covers. 1/0

0.1 M McClenaghan to H Davids, Some swing straightaway! A tad full and swinging back in, Davids misses his flick and they run through for a leg bye. 1/0