The second One-Day International between South Africa and New Zealand will be highlighted today at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand. The top-ranked one-day international side in the world, South Africa, demonstrated once more in the most recent game that they are capable of playing quality cricket. In their most recent ODI, SA elected to bowl first after winning the toss and held New Zealand to 207 runs in 34 overs with seven wickets in hand. DG Brownlie, the team’s opener, faced 39 balls and scored 31 runs before being out.
TWM Latham was out for a duck, and their captain, KS Williamson, shown some class by scoring 59 runs off 53 balls, but he was also not able to hold on for very long before being dismissed. 29 JDS Neesham, C
Q de Kock, the SA side’s opening batsman, gets his team off to a great start by hammering nine boundaries and scoring a team-high 69 runs off just 64 balls. In 43 balls, HM Amla scored 35 runs. At the important point in the game, AB de Villiers* (37 not out) and AL Phehlukwayo both played excellent innings. He was unbeaten after scoring 29 runs off of 23 balls, smashing two 4s and two 6s. It was a very close game that South Africa ultimately won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining).
New Zealand 289/4 50 overs
South Africa 283/9 50 overs
New Zealand won by 6 runs
Match Timings: 11:00 local time (22:00 GMT)
Toss: South Africa, who chose to field
South Africa team
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (capt), JP Duminy, DA Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, D Pretorius, Imran Tahir.
New Zealand team
Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham (wk), Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, MJ Santner, C de Grandhomme, IS Sodhi, TG Southee, TA Boult.