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New Zealand vs South Africa, Match 25 Commentary, Live Updates

World Cup 2019

New Zealand vs South Africa Scorecard
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Edgbaston, Birmingham , Jun 19, 2019
245/6 (48.3/49)
241/6 (49.0/49)
New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets
Thursday, June 20, 2019, sees Australia take on Bangladesh at Trent Bridge. The Aussies are third and a win will take them to the top but Bangladesh have a chance to show their excellent form. That surely won't be an easy game for the Aussies. Do tune in at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT) for all the action from game 26. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Numero uno, go New Zealand! 9 points from 5 games. Does that take one foot of theirs into the semi-finals? They might like to feel so, with West Indies and Pakistan next. As far as South Africa are concerned, they have Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia next. The maximum they can reach is 9 points and they will hope that other teams at the top lose more games.
Victorious New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, says that in the morning, the wicket was a bit soft, hence bowling first was a better option. Adds that it did look a belter and the bowlers had to adjust, which they did beautifully. On not giving Jimmy Neesham the ball in this game, Williamson says that in this case, de Grandhomme and Santner were bowling well, hence he did not feel the need to go to Jimmy. On Colin de Grandhomme's approach to batting, Williamson says that they just had a chat and from there on, Colin took it on his own. Praises de Grandhomme for playing the blinder, which Kane believes, took the game away from South Africa. Agrees that the Kiwis have done well, playing on a variety of pitches but is quick to admit that there are a few tough games coming their way and the team needs to be prepared to apply itself.
South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, says that the Proteas were aiming for 260 which would have been a great score on this wicket. Which means, he reckons, there were 20 short. Praises Williamson for showing how to bat on this wicket, by seeing off the good bowlers and targetting that one weak bowler and adds that a century in such games on such pitches make the difference. On South Africa's fielding, Faf says that the fielders and bowlers gave it their all but Kane Williamson was too good on the day. On Williamson's catch not being reviewed, du Plessis says that he was standing at long on and since there was no real appeal from either of Tahir or de Kock, they did not review. Admits that the performances have not been there from the individuals in this World Cup but the team is still fighting and stresses that it shall continue.
KANE WILLIAMSON HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that it is nice to be there at the end. Adds that the surface was a tough one to bat upon, with it holding a bit. Praises his bowlers for bowling well upfront. Also credits South Africa for bowling well. On his batting, Kane says that he just focuses on keeping out the tough balls, communicating with his partners, like if the other is playing well, then he can settle down, like it happened with Neesham and de Grandhomme. Does not want to take shine on his own performance and adds that there were plenty of other contributions which were vital in close games like these.
Tough to fault the bowlers of South Africa. They created the chances but their fielders did not support them. Chris Morris picked up 3 wickets but crucially, Imran Tahir was wicketless while Rabada and Ngidi got just one each. There was where the Kiwis played the match perfectly, seeing off the best bowler in the opposition, without giving him any wicket. Here comes the presentation...
Classic batting by Kane Williamson. On a pitch where everyone struggled, he shone brightly. There was nothing much from other batsmen - 35 from Guptill and just a 23 from Neesham. But that 60 from Colin de Grandhomme proved to be vital and their 91-run stand paved the way for the win. Williamson stood like a rock, absorbing all the pressure and being there till the end. He was the pivot in all the stands after Munro got out, ensuring that the Kiwis get home.
A day to forget for South Africa. They struggled on a sluggish pitch and mustered a half-decent score. It could have been more than decent, had their fielders taken those chances. Plenty of catches were put down, run outs were missed and misfields were done. A shoddy effort and in reality, they choked. And to sum up the entire situation, there was a moment when Kane Williamson nicked one behind in the 38th over, to de Kock, off Tahir. But no one appealed. There was a big spike shown on Ultra Edge. The skipper was on 76 then.
Kane Stuart Williamson. Take a bow. The pressure is on you, your players and your opposition. But you stand cool as a cucumber, spraying ice showers and taking your team home. In sublime fashion. Simply superb.
48.3
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
FOUR! NZ WIN BY 4 WICKETS! And possibly, possibly, have knocked South Africa out of the competition as well. On a length outside off, Williamson goes back in his crease and guides it behind point. The fielder dives to his left but the ball goes through! Time for the handshakes then!
48.2
6
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
SIX! SLAUGHTERED! That surely should be the game, shouldn't it? Century for Williamson, his 12th in ODIs and probably his most important one. Full and outside off, Kane gets down on a knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for half a dozen! Takes his helmet off and does not even smile. Real ice man. Just soaks in the pressure. Takes in the applause and raises both his hands. What a player. Just one needed now.
48.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mitchell Santner
A short ball, around middle, pulled powerfully but straight to deep mid-wicket. Just a single. 7 needed from 5.
Last over of the match. 8 needed to win. 7 for a tie. No Super Over here. The teams share points if this is a tie. Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl. 8-0-62-1 so far. Faf du Plessis has a long chat with him. Substitute Duminy comes in to join the conversation. Umpire Ian Gould asks the Proteas to hurry up. About time. Even a normal 100-over game does not last this long. Okay. Lungi Ngidi returns to the field after a possible bathroom break. Duminy goes back. Tahir is into the ears of Phehlukwayo. Third man is up. So is fine leg. Deep backward square leg, deep mid-wicket, long on and long off are the men at the ropes. Finally, the first ball of the final over...
End of over 48 : 234/6
6 runs
  • W47.1
  • 047.2
  • 147.3
  • 047.4
  • 147.5
  • 447.6
K. Williamson
96 (136)
M. Santner
1 (2)
L. Ngidi
10-1-47-1
47.6
4
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
FOUR! He goes to get the maximum out of it but in a smart way. This is just class. The third man is up and Williamson shows composure as he just guides this length ball outside off, wide of the fielder at short third man. It goes past him for a boundary. Believe me this man, Kane Williamson is ice and he's got nerves of steel.
47.5
1
Lungi Ngidi To Mitchell Santner
Good length ball on off, Santner hits it straight as an arrow. Ngidi does the split but the ball does not hit his feet. It hits the stumps at the bowler's end and goes towards long off. Single taken. Will Williamson go for the single or try to get the maximum out of it?
47.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Mitchell Santner
Once again an off cutter. It is outside off, Santner looks to play it through cover but misses. 13 needed off the last 8 balls.
47.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Slow again. It is on middle and off, Williamson comes down the track and chips it towards long on. Only a single taken. New man Santner will face the first ball of his innings now.
47.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
IN THE AIR...AND JUST SHORT. Slower delivery on middle, Williamson ends up chipping it back towards the bowler. Ngidi dives in front but it falls agonizingly short of him.
Mitchell Santner walks out to bat now. 14 needed off 11 balls now. He will be at the non striker's end.
47.1
W
Lungi Ngidi To Colin de Grandhomme OUT!
OUT! Is the match turning in South Africa's favour here? Ngidi smartly takes the pace off the ball. He bowls it full, de Grandhomme looks to clear long off but he gets out foxed by the change of pace and ends up hitting it to the man there. Faf du Plessis there comes ahead and takes a good catch sliding forward. First wicket of the game for Ngidi and it has come at a critical juncture here.
End of over 47 : 228/5
3 runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 146.4
  • 046.5
  • 146.6
de Grandhomme
60 (46)
K. Williamson
91 (133)
K. Rabada
10-0-42-1
46.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Single to end the over. Good length ball outside off, de Grandhomme taps it towards point and takes a single. 14 needed off the last 2 overs.
46.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Good smart thinking this. Faf keeps a short third man. Length ball outside off, de Grandhomme looks to run it down to third man but it goes to short third man and no run allowed.
46.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Outside off on a length, Kane runs it down to third man for one.
46.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Rabada hits the length hard on middle, Williamson taps it to point and shouts a loud no to his partner.
46.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Good length ball outside off, Williamson looks to flick it on the leg side but misses and the ball hits his elbow and then rolls back off his pad.
46.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Good length ball outside off, de Grandhomme punches it towards cover for a single.
Kagiso Rabada to bowl the 47th over of the game. A very crucial over this.
End of over 46 : 225/5
9 runs
  • 145.1
  • 145.2
  • 145.3
  • 045.4
  • 445.5
  • 1 WD45.6
  • 145.6
de Grandhomme
58 (43)
K. Williamson
90 (130)
L. Ngidi
9-1-41-0
45.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Colin de Grandhomme
Flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
45.6
wd
Lungi Ngidi To Colin de Grandhomme
WIDE. Well outside off, left alone.
45.5
4
Lungi Ngidi To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! A bit short and slightly outside off, Colin de Grandhomme goes for a pull but doesn't time it well. David Miller runs to his right from deep mid-wicket but the ball falls a bit short in front of him. Kagiso Rabada, the back up fielder from square leg, also dives to his left but fails to save the boundary! Poor from SA.
45.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Colin de Grandhomme
This one was a fuller one outside off, Colin goes for a wild swing but misses it, the ball stays a bit low and ends up in the hands of de Kock.
45.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for one.
45.2
1
Lungi Ngidi To Colin de Grandhomme
Slower one onto the leg, batsman flicks this one towards square leg for a single.
45.1
1
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full and outside off, Williamson goes for the slog but ends up mistiming it. The ball goes in the air but lands safely near the mid-wicket region.
Lungi Ngidi is back into the attack!
End of over 45 : 216/5
5 runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 144.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 444.6
de Grandhomme
52 (39)
K. Williamson
88 (128)
C. Morris
10-0-49-3
44.6
4
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! FIFTY FOR DE GRANDHOMME! This is one of the most vital knocks he has played. This shot was coming wasn't it? Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme drags it over mid-wicket. There is no one in the deep so he gets a boundary. Only his second ODI fifty but what a time to get it. The job is not done yet and he now needs to take his side over the line now.
44.5
0
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Make that the fourth dot ball of the over. It is a brilliant yorker on off, de Grandhomme gets his bat down in time.
44.4
0
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Third dot of the over. Good length ball outside off. It is a cross seam delivery, de Grandhomme looks to guide it down to third man but misses.
44.3
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Around off on a length, Kane taps it down to third man for a single.
44.2
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Good length ball on off, Kane once again plays with fire as he blocks it. 31 needed off 28 and you hardly see people doing that but Williamson is cool as an ice.
44.1
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Full on off, Williamson shows courage and calmness as he blocks it off the front foot.
End of over 44 : 211/5
12 runs
  • 143.1
  • 443.2
  • 143.3
  • 243.4
  • 2 NB43.5
  • 143.5
  • 143.6
K. Williamson
87 (125)
de Grandhomme
48 (36)
A. Phehlukwayo
8-0-62-1
43.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
43.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
Nothing much on the Free Hit. Slow and full onto the off stump, Colin fails to make use of the Free Hit and ends up hitting it sluggishly towards long on for a single.
FREE HIT TIME. Where is de Grandhomme going to deposit this?
43.5
nb
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
CATCH DROPPED! But it is a no ball anyways. A high full toss, Williamson pulls it towards fine leg. Lungi Ngidi gets to the ball but then puts it down. A single taken.
43.4
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
A bit short this time outside off, Williamson waits for it and pulls it hard to the fielder at deep mid-wicket and grabs a pair.
43.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
A full toss on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single.
43.2
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! A slower one, bit fuller and outside off, Colin de Grandhomme goes for the drive but gets a thick outside edge and the ball races away to the fence for four. The Black Caps are way lucky here, everything is going their way now.
43.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Fuller onto the off stump, Williamson shuffles down the leg side and cuts it towards short third man for a single. 200 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND! 42 more needed from 35 balls.
End of over 43 : 199/5
3 runs
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 142.5
  • 142.6
K. Williamson
82 (121)
de Grandhomme
42 (33)
C. Morris
9-0-44-3
42.6
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Good length ball outside off, Williamson taps it down towards third man and keeps the strike with a single.
42.5
1
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Full on middle, de Grandhomme nudges it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
42.4
0
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme cannot squeeze it past point.
42.3
0
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Fuller on off, de Grandhomme drives it to the man at point.
42.2
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Length ball outside off, Williamson cuts it properly this time for a single.
42.1
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Good length ball outside off, Williamson looks to tap it down to third man but gets an inside edge onto the ground.
Chris Morris is back into the attack. Has picked three wickets so far. Can he get one more now?
End of over 42 : 196/5
6 runs
  • 141.1
  • 141.2
  • 141.3
  • 141.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
K. Williamson
80 (118)
de Grandhomme
41 (30)
A. Phehlukwayo
7-0-50-1
41.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Phehlukwayo bowls short on off, this one's a slower one again, Williamson pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for single.
41.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
A yorker onto the middle, Colin gets bat under the ball in time and the ball goes rolling past mid-wicket for a single.
41.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Full and around off, driven through mid on for one.
41.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
Short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
41.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Another slower one, this time giving room to Williamson, he cuts the length delivery towards covers for a single.
41.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
Slower one, full and outside off, Colin leans ahead and drives it to the covers for a single.
Andile Phehlukwayo back into the attack. 6-0-44-1. Faf du Plessis needs him to break this partnership.
End of over 41 : 190/5
6 runs
  • 1 LB40.1
  • 040.2
  • 440.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 140.6
de Grandhomme
38 (27)
K. Williamson
77 (115)
K. Rabada
9-0-39-1
40.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Full on off, de Grandhomme drives it towards mid off and takes a quick single. 52 needed off 48 balls.
40.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Once again flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
40.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
On middle and leg, CdG flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
40.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
EDGE AND FOUR! Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme looks to play it straight but gets a thick outside edge which flies past the keeper and to the third man fence for a boundary.
40.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Outside off, de Grandhomme leaves it alone.
40.1
lb
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Disastrous but safe in the end. Back of a length, Williamson looks to pull but misses. The ball rolls to the side of the pitch on the leg side. De Grandhomme goes for the run but Williamson was not ready. He still goes through with it. The throw is at the bowler's end but Miller there does not gather it. He misses the ball and hits the stumps with his hand instead. Kane is safe.
End of over 40 : 184/5
1 runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 139.6
K. Williamson
77 (114)
de Grandhomme
33 (22)
L. Ngidi
8-1-32-0
39.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
39.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
More slower ones from Ngidi, full and onto off, Williamson plays a defensive shot towards point.
39.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full and around off, pushed towards mid on.
39.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Again a slower one, full length delivery angling in, the batsman plays it directly to the mid-wicket fielder.
39.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full and outside off, a bit slower and Williamson plays it softly towards point.
39.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Landed outside off, dabbed straight to backward point.
Powerplay 3 signalled. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this game.
End of over 39 : 183/5
10 runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 638.3
  • 038.4
  • 238.5
  • 238.6
de Grandhomme
33 (22)
K. Williamson
76 (108)
K. Rabada
8-0-34-1
38.6
2
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Full on middle and off, de Grandhomme flicks it towards square leg and gets a couple as the fielder from deep mid-wicket mops it up. 59 needed off the last 10 overs now.
38.5
2
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Outside off on a length, de Grandhomme cuts it past the fielder at point and gets a couple.
38.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Follows it up with a solid front foot defense.
38.3
6
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
SIX! That was six the moment he hit it! Rabada is guilty of bowling it on a length once again, de Grandomme picks it early and whacks his pull over mid-wicket for a maximum.
38.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Length ball on off, de Grandhomme defends it off the back foot.
38.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Colin de Grandhomme
Good length ball on the stumps, de Grandhomme blocks it off the front foot.
Kagiso Rabada is back into the attack! 7-0-24-1 so far.
End of over 38 : 173/5
4 runs
  • 137.1
  • 137.2
  • 137.3
  • 137.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
K. Williamson
76 (108)
de Grandhomme
23 (16)
I. Tahir
10-0-33-0
37.6
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Outside off, Williamson looks to run it down to third man but at the last moment, looks to withdraw his bat. Is beaten. Tahir is done. 10-0-33-0 so far. HANG ON - ULTRA EDGE SHOWS A SPIKE when the ball goes past the bat! No one appealed!
37.5
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Landed outside off, watchfully defended.
37.4
1
Imran Tahir To Colin de Grandhomme
DROPPED! Tough chance.This time a flat ball and a bit short onto leg, Colin hits in the air towards the fielder at mid wicket, the fielder dives in the air to his left but is unable to grab it cleanly, Proteas miss an opportunity here. This could've been a changing point of the game.
37.3
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Pushes this through mid off for a single.
37.2
1
Imran Tahir To Colin de Grandhomme
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
37.1
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
A bit of a flight towards leg, batsman tries to flick but ends up sailing the ball in air, the ball lands just short of Miller at mid wicket for a single.
End of over 37 : 169/5
9 runs
  • 136.1
  • 636.2
  • 136.3
  • 036.4
  • 136.5
  • 036.6
de Grandhomme
21 (14)
K. Williamson
74 (104)
A. Phehlukwayo
6-0-44-1
36.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
Outside off on a length, de Grandhomme punches it to the man at cover. 9 runs off the over.
36.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Good length ball outside off, Williamson this time taps it down to third man and gets a single.
36.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Slower ball outside off, Williamson looks to pat it down to third man but then decides to not go with it. Leaves his bat hanging out. There was some noise as it went behind to the keeper on a bounce.
36.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
Length ball around off, de Grandhomme flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
36.2
6
Andile Phehlukwayo To Colin de Grandhomme
SIX! Wow! That is out of here. Good length ball outside off, de Grandhomme picks the length early and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
36.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Full on middle, Williamson shuffles across and flicks it to the left of fine leg for a single.
Andile Phehlukwayo is back! 5-0-35-1 his figures so far.
End of over 36 : 160/5
6 runs
  • 235.1
  • 135.2
  • 135.3
  • 035.4
  • 135.5
  • 135.6
K. Williamson
72 (101)
de Grandhomme
14 (11)
I. Tahir
9-0-29-0
35.6
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. A run out attempt by the fielder but the batsman makes it home. One run added to the total.
35.5
1
Imran Tahir To Colin de Grandhomme
Another low full toss this time and batsman plays it towards long on for a single.
35.4
0
Imran Tahir To Colin de Grandhomme
Drives this back to to the bowler.
35.3
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Tossed up delivery towards off, Williamson makes it a full toss and drives it towards mid on for a single.
35.2
1
Imran Tahir To Colin de Grandhomme
JUST WIDE! A tad short, around off, de Grandhomme looks to punch it back down the ground but the ball holds off the pitch, comes a bit slowly and he checks his shot. Almost spoons it straight back and Tahir dives to his right but cannot get there.
35.1
2
Imran Tahir To Colin de Grandhomme
Googly from Tahir, a bit fuller and onto the stumps. Colin goes for a slog towards mid wicket and grabs a pair.
End of over 35 : 154/5
6 runs
  • 134.1
  • 134.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 434.5
  • 034.6
K. Williamson
70 (99)
de Grandhomme
10 (7)
C. Morris
8-0-41-3
34.6
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Full on off, Williamson drives it to the man at mid off. 6 runs off the over. The game is nicely poised here. 88 needed off 84.
34.5
4
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Pulled and pulled hard. Back of a length ball on off, Williamson gets on top of the bounce and pulls it with power through mid-wicket for a boundary.
34.4
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Good length ball outside off, Williamson punches it to cover.
34.3
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Ouch! Bouncer around the body, Williamson looks to pull but he is early in his shot. The ball hits him on his arm but Kane looks fine.
34.2
1
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Another brilliant effort from Markram. Full outside off, de Grandhomme drives it towards point. Markram dives to his left and takes the pace off the ball. The ball goes towards sweeper cover and the batsmen get just one.
34.1
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Good length ball on off, Williamson tucks it towards mid on and gets a single.
End of over 34 : 148/5
3 runs
  • 133.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
de Grandhomme
9 (6)
K. Williamson
65 (94)
I. Tahir
8-0-23-0
33.6
0
Imran Tahir To Colin de Grandhomme
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
33.5
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
On middle, punched down to long on for a run.
33.4
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Tahir bowls a quick one onto middle, batsman plays a solid defense.
33.3
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
33.2
1
Imran Tahir To Colin de Grandhomme
Full and onto off, Colin tries to flick but gets a leading edge and the ball goes rolling towards point. A single taken.
33.1
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Tossed up and it was on the off stump, Williamson plays it towards the right of Tahir to the fielder at long on.
Imran Tahir is back on!
End of over 33 : 145/5
9 runs
  • 132.1
  • W32.2
  • 232.3
  • 432.4
  • 032.5
  • 232.6
de Grandhomme
8 (4)
K. Williamson
63 (90)
C. Morris
7-0-35-3
32.6
2
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme flicks it to fine leg and gets a brace. 97 needed off the last 16 overs.
32.5
0
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Full on off, de Grandhomme plays a good-looking drive to mid off.
32.4
4
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! Colin does not take too long to settle, does he? Full on off and middle, de Grandhomme flicks it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary. The required runs now under 100. 99 to be precise.
32.3
2
Chris Morris To Colin de Grandhomme
Good looking shot to get off the mark. Good length ball outside off, de Grandhomme strokes it through covers and takes a couple.
Colin de Grandhomme is the new man in.
Drinks Break!
32.2
W
Chris Morris To Jimmy Neesham OUT!
OUT! The bowling change has done the trick here. Cross seam bowler outside off, Neesham loks to cut but gets a thick outside edge which flies to wide first slip. Amla there reacts quickly and takes a sharp catch. Just when New Zealand needed to accelerate they have lost a wicket. The budding 57-run stand has been broken and New Zealand are once again on the back foot.
32.1
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
In the air but safe. Good length ball outside off, Williamson checks his shot and the ball goes uppishly towards Rabada at mid off. He cannot get there and the batsmen take a single.
Chris Morris is back! 6-0-26-2 his figures so far.
End of over 32 : 136/4
11 runs
  • 1 WD31.1
  • 1 WD31.1
  • 431.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 131.4
  • 431.5
  • 031.6
J. Neesham
23 (33)
K. Williamson
62 (89)
A. Phehlukwayo
5-0-35-1
31.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Jimmy Neesham
Dot to finish the over but an expensive one for South Africa. 11 off it. New Zealand needed this desperately.
31.5
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Jimmy Neesham
FOUR! No need of luck this time. This one has come right off the meat. Full on off, it is slightly overpitched. Neesham takes full toll of it and smashes it through mid on for a boundary.
31.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Short again. Williamson pulls it towards deep square leg and gets a single.
31.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
On the pads, Williamson flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
31.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Bouncer! It is around off and middle, Kane ducks under it.
31.1
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
EDGE AND FOUR! Good length ball outside off, Williamson looks to cut but it goes off the bottom edge to the right of Amla at first slip. He dives but it is in vain and that brings up the 50-run stand between the two. Lucky boundary but New Zealand will take it.
31.1
wd
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
WIDE! This time it is way outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. It has been wided.
31.1
wd
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
WIDE! Once again starts the over with a wide down the leg side. Williamson swings his bat at it but misses. Wide signalled.
End of over 31 : 125/4
1 runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 130.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
J. Neesham
19 (31)
K. Williamson
57 (85)
K. Rabada
7-0-24-1
30.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jimmy Neesham
Huge shout for LBW! Turned down! Short again and this time leg sidish, Neesham fails to play it towards the leg side and the ball brushes his shirt and goes behind. De Kock appeals loudly but the umpire denies. No review taken.
30.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jimmy Neesham
Bouncer, Rabada goes short and onto middle, Neesham ducks under it.
30.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
A bit fuller and on the off side, Williamson pushes it to the covers and takes a comfortable single.
30.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
On a length outside off, KW plays it behind point but Aiden Markram dives to his left at point and makes a good stop.
30.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Landed outside off, guided straight to first slip.
30.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Back of a length delivery towards off, that was a quick one and Williamson is not able to hit it cleanly towards the off side and it goes to the lone fielder standing at second slip.
End of over 30 : 124/4
5 runs
  • 1 WD29.1
  • 129.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 229.5
  • 129.6
K. Williamson
56 (81)
J. Neesham
19 (29)
A. Phehlukwayo
4-0-24-1
29.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Short ball on off, de Kock pulls it towards mid-wicket and gets a single to keep the strike.
29.5
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Outside off on a length, Kane looks to cut but gets an inside edge which goes down the fine leg region. De Kock himself runs behind the ball and pulls it back before the ropes. Two runs taken.
29.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Play and a miss. Very unlike Williamson this. Good length ball slower in pace. It is outside off, Williamson goes for the big heave but misses.
29.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Full on off, Williamson pushes it to the man at mid off.
29.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Good fielding. Once again it is Aiden Markram. Good length ball outside off, Williamson cuts it but Markram at point dives to his left and stops it from going past him.
29.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Jimmy Neesham
On the pads, Neesham flicks it to fine leg and gets a single. Andile struggling to get his line right here.
29.1
wd
Andile Phehlukwayo To Jimmy Neesham
WIDE! Has to reload that one again. It is bowled down the leg side, Neesham looks to flick but misses and it has been wided.
Andile Phehlukwayo back into the attack. 3-0-19-1 so far his figures.
End of over 29 : 119/4
4 runs
  • 128.1
  • 028.2
  • 128.3
  • 028.4
  • 228.5
  • 028.6
K. Williamson
53 (76)
J. Neesham
18 (28)
K. Rabada
6-0-23-1
28.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
On a length outside off, coming in a long way, Kane looks to tuck it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the thigh pad.
28.5
2
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
This time Rabada ends up giving some room to Williamson, it is a length delivery towards off, Williamson cuts it in the gap towards cover point and grabs a pair.
28.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Length delivery on off this time to Williamson and he defends it towards the point fielder.
28.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Jimmy Neesham
On middle and leg, clipped through mid-wicket for a run.
28.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Jimmy Neesham
Length delivery again this time on middle and off, Neesham fends it towards the fielder at point and it's a dot.
28.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Length delivery onto the off pole, Williamson works it towards mid wicket and grabs a quick single.
Kagiso Rabada called back into the attack. 5-0-19-1 so far.
End of over 28 : 115/4
6 runs
  • 427.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 127.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
K. Williamson
50 (72)
J. Neesham
17 (26)
I. Tahir
7-0-20-0
27.6
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Full and around middle and off, worked through mid on for one more. HALF CENTURY FOR WILLIAMSON. His 39th in ODIs. The accumulator.
27.5
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
27.4
1
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Full and thrown outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
27.3
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Drives it towards mid off.
27.2
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
27.1
4
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
FOUR! SLAP! Full and outside off, Neesham gets down and mows the slog sweep over mid-wicket! One bounce into the fence. 129 more needed from 131 balls now. The stand moves to 33 from 54 balls.
End of over 27 : 109/4
4 runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 126.3
  • 126.4
  • 026.5
  • 226.6
K. Williamson
49 (70)
J. Neesham
12 (22)
L. Ngidi
7-1-31-0
26.6
2
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Once again a slower one on off, Williamson whips it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.
26.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full on off, Kane pushes it to man at mid on.
26.4
1
Lungi Ngidi To Jimmy Neesham
Slower ball once again outside off, Neesham guides it down to third man and gets a single.
26.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Finally a run off Ngidi's bowling for Williamson. Slower ball on off, Kane tucks it to mid-wicket and gets a single.
26.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full on off, Williamson drives it straight to mid off. 8th dot on the trot for Williamson from Ngidi's bowling.
26.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Good length ball coming in with the angle, Williamson defends it with a straight bat.
End of over 26 : 105/4
2 runs
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
J. Neesham
11 (21)
K. Williamson
46 (65)
I. Tahir
6-0-14-0
25.6
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Tahir goes flat again and this time a bit outside off, Neesham blocks it on the leg side.
25.5
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Tossed up outside off, pitching in the foothole, Neesham looks to play the slog sweep but misses. The ball lands on the rough, spins in, beats the inside edge and goes through to the keeper.
25.4
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Flatter and onto the leg stump, Williamson punches it past mid on for a single.
25.3
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Full and around middle, swept straight to short fine leg.
25.2
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Outside off, driven through the covers where the fielder dives to his left to make a terrific stop.
25.1
1
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
A slight confusion but batsmen ended up taking a quick single, Tahir bowls full and outside off which is worked towards point.
End of over 25 : 103/4
0 runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
K. Williamson
45 (62)
J. Neesham
10 (18)
L. Ngidi
6-1-27-0
24.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Make that 6 dots in a row and the over ends in a maiden. Good length ball on off, Williamson strokes it to mid off. First maiden of the innings.
24.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Good length ball outside off, Williamson cuts it towards point. Markram there dives to his right and stops it from going behind. 5th dot of the over.
24.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full on off, Williamson drives it to the man at mid off.
24.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Another slower one. It is outside off on a length, Williamson looks to punch but misses.
24.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
A very beautiful drive but for no run. Full on off, Williamson drives it to the right of mid off. The fielder there slides to his right and stops a run.
24.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Off cutter which is full on off, Williamson takes no risk and blocks it off the front foot with a straight bat.
End of over 24 : 103/4
1 runs
  • 123.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
J. Neesham
10 (18)
K. Williamson
45 (56)
I. Tahir
5-0-12-0
23.6
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
23.5
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Outside off, punched straight to cover.
23.4
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Pitching in and onto the stumps, Neesham plays it towards the left of the bowler. Tahir grabs it with ease.
23.3
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Huge shout for LBW! Turned down. Full and around leg, Neesham looks to sweep but misses. Tahir roars in an appeal and even forces du Plessis to go into the review. But Faf asks him to be calm after chatting with de Kock, who was not sure. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be pitching outside leg.
23.2
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Full length delivery onto the off pole, Neesham drives it to the fielder at cover.
23.1
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
A bit flatter onto leg, Williamson works it towards square leg for a single.
End of over 23 : 102/4
5 runs
  • 022.1
  • 122.2
  • 122.3
  • 122.4
  • 122.5
  • 122.6
K. Williamson
44 (55)
J. Neesham
10 (13)
L. Ngidi
5-0-27-0
22.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Good length ball on off, Kane plays it to his favourite area, the third man region and gets a single. He will keep the strike. 5 easy runs off the over without any risk.
22.5
1
Lungi Ngidi To Jimmy Neesham
Very well played! Good length ball on off, Neesham guides it down towards third man with soft hands. Amla at first slip dives to his left as he gets the ball on a bounce but he cannot stop it. The batsmen take another single.
22.4
1
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Good length ball on off, Williamson taps it down to third man for a run. Brings up the 100 for New Zealand.
22.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Jimmy Neesham
Good length ball around off, Neesham guides it down to third man for a run.
22.2
1
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Outside off on a length, Kane cuts it to third man and gets a single.
22.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Kane Williamson
Full on off and middle, Williamson defends it to the man at mid on.
Lungi Ngidi is back! 4-0-21-0 so far.
End of over 22 : 97/4
3 runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 121.6
K. Williamson
41 (51)
J. Neesham
8 (11)
I. Tahir
4-0-11-0
21.6
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Flighted around off, Williamson nudges it to deep point and keeps the strike.
21.5
1
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
This time gets the desired single by stroking it to cover.
21.4
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Almost a run out. Floated outside off, Neesham plays it towards point and looks for a single but Williamson says no. Neesham was out of his crease but makes his way back in.
21.3
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off, KW milks it to long off and gets to the other end.
21.2
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Floated on off, Kane defends it off the front foot.
21.1
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Flighted on off, Williamson drives it to the man at cover.
End of over 21 : 94/4
8 runs
  • 120.1
  • 420.2
  • 120.3
  • 120.4
  • 020.5
  • 120.6
K. Williamson
39 (47)
J. Neesham
7 (9)
C. Morris
6-0-26-2
20.6
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
20.5
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Morris goes short again, Williamson opts to duck under it.
20.4
1
Chris Morris To Jimmy Neesham
Length delivery a bit outside off, Neesham plays a smooth cut towards third man for a single.
20.3
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Around middle and off, worked through the leg side for a single.
20.2
4
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Another glorious shot from the New Zealand skipper. Fuller and onto the off stump, Williamson times it perfectly and hits it straight towards long on for a classy boundary.
20.1
1
Chris Morris To Jimmy Neesham
Back of a length delivery, Neesham plays towards point and grabs a single with ease.
End of over 20 : 86/4
2 runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 119.6
J. Neesham
5 (7)
K. Williamson
33 (43)
I. Tahir
3-0-8-0
19.6
1
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Quicker one on the pads, Neesham strokes it to long on and gets a single. He will keep the strike.
19.5
0
Imran Tahir To Jimmy Neesham
Flighted on off and middle, Jimmy defends it calmly.
19.4
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Short on middle and leg, Williamson milks it to long on for one.
19.3
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Shorter on off, Williamson punches it through short cover but mid off saves it.
19.2
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Floated on off, Kane defends it.
19.1
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on middle, Williamson calmly blocks it.
End of over 19 : 84/4
4 runs
  • W18.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 418.5
  • 018.6
J. Neesham
4 (5)
K. Williamson
32 (39)
C. Morris
5-0-18-2
18.6
0
Chris Morris To Jimmy Neesham
Fuller and onto the off pole, batsman plays it towards mid off. A dot to end a succesful over by Morris.
18.5
4
Chris Morris To Jimmy Neesham
FOUR! Fine way to get off the mark! Short and outside off, Neesham punches this through point and finds the boundary!
18.4
0
Chris Morris To Jimmy Neesham
This time bangs it in short and the batsman evades it.
18.3
0
Chris Morris To Jimmy Neesham
Almost a replay of the first delivery but this time a bit fuller, Neesham looks to drive but misses, de Kock grabs it cleanly. Morris becoming lethal now.
18.2
0
Chris Morris To Jimmy Neesham
Outside off, on a length, moving away, left alone.
Jimmy Neesham walks out to bat next. New Zealand need him to partner his skipper here and not be erratic.
18.1
W
Chris Morris To Tom Latham OUT!
OUT! The fourth one is back in the hut for New Zealand and they are in all sorts of trouble here. Morris hits the deck hard on a length. He is able to generate the extra bounce off the surface. The ball also moves away after pitching. Latham looks to defend but gets a feather of an outside edge back towards the keeper. De Kock takes a dolly behind. New Zealand are making a mess of this chase and one can say South Africa are well on top here. Ultra Edge confirms a slight spike when the ball passes the bat.
End of over 18 : 80/3
4 runs
  • 417.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
K. Williamson
32 (39)
T. Latham
1 (3)
I. Tahir
2-0-6-0
17.6
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Flighted on off, Williamson blocks it to see of the over.
17.5
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Play and a miss. Leg spinner outside off, Williamson looks to drag it down the leg side but misses. Quinton de Kock takes off the bails but Williamson's back foot was cemented inside the crease.
17.4
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Quicker on off, Williamson does well to block it.
17.3
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Loopy delivery on off, Williamson blocks it.
17.2
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Floated on middle and leg, Williamson taps it back to the right of the bowler.
17.1
4
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Cut and cut fine! Short and wide outside off, Williamson cuts it wide of first slip and down the third man region for a boundary.
End of over 17 : 76/3
2 runs
  • W16.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 016.6
T. Latham
1 (3)
K. Williamson
28 (33)
C. Morris
4-0-14-1
16.6
0
Chris Morris To Tom Latham
Fuller outside off, Latham is beaten while defending the ball.
16.5
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Outside off, tad fuller and Williamson nudges it to deep point for a single.
16.4
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Again a fuller length delivery, angling in and Williamson blocks it.
16.3
1
Chris Morris To Tom Latham
Full and off, worked towards third man for a single comfortably.
16.2
0
Chris Morris To Tom Latham
Full and outside off, Latham lets it go.
Tom Latham walks out at number 5.
16.1
W
Chris Morris To Ross Taylor OUT!
OUT! Big wicket for New Zealand. Ross Taylor has gone off to a very poor ball. It is a nothing ball, full on the pads, Taylor looks to flick but gets an inside edge which flicks his pad and goes behind to Quinton de Kock. He takes an easy catch and is all smiles as he takes it. The South African players are ecstatic and New Zealand in deep waters here. They have lost three wicket and all three have been somewhat of a bizarre dismissal.
Chris Morris gets a change of ends. 3-0-12-0 so far.
End of over 16 : 74/2
2 runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
K. Williamson
27 (31)
R. Taylor
1 (1)
I. Tahir
1-0-2-0
15.6
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
15.5
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
15.4
1
Imran Tahir To Ross Taylor
Comes down the track and pushes this through mid on for a run.
15.3
1
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Tossed onto middle, worked through long on for a single.
15.2
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Full and outside off, driven through the covers where a good stop prevents runs.
15.1
0
Imran Tahir To Kane Williamson
Outside off, punched straight to cover.
Ross Taylor is the new man in while Imran Tahir is the new bowler.
DRINKS BREAK. Just the wicket needed by South Africa going into the break. Faf du Plessis is all smiles as he gets his team into a huddle. This is not going as per plan for the Saffas and they need Williamson quickly. They will be banking on Imran Tahir to run through the Kiwi middle order but they need their seamers to step up. New Zealand, on the other hand, have done reasonably well to lose 2 wickets in this phase. Williamson has got his eye in and he will now look to consolidate along with Ross Taylor.
End of over 15 : 72/2
11 runs
  • 014.1
  • 414.2
  • 414.3
  • 214.4
  • 114.5
  • W14.6
M. Guptill
35 (59)
K. Williamson
26 (26)
A. Phehlukwayo
3-0-19-1
14.6
W
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill OUT!
OUT! HIT WICKET! This is funny and unlucky. Depends who you support. Phehlukwayo bangs it in short on the body, the ball keeps big on Guptill. He looks to pull but turns 360 degree while doing so. The ball goes through mid-wicket but hang on a minute, Guptill is walking back. What's happened? The South African players are celebrating and Martin is walking back with a smirk on his face. Well, replay shows that after Guptill turned 360 degrees, his back foot slipped and hit the leg pole, dislodging the bails. How unlucky is he? These zing bails sometimes do not come off even after a bowler bowls at 140 but sometime a slip is enough.
14.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Outside off on a length, Williamson punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
14.4
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
On the pads, Kane flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a double.
14.3
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Back to back boundaries now! Short on the body, Williamson pulls it down the fine leg region and gets an easy boundary.
14.2
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Class, just pure class! Slightly overpitched on off, Williamson gets on his front foot and drives it with elegance through covers for a boundary. Brings up the 50-run stand between the two.
14.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Full on off, Williamson pushes it to mid on.
End of over 14 : 61/1
3 runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 213.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
M. Guptill
35 (58)
K. Williamson
15 (21)
C. Morris
3-0-12-0
13.6
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Outside off on a length, Guptill cuts it straight to backward point. Just 3 off the over.
13.5
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on the stumps, MG defends it.
13.4
2
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Poor from Rabada. Good length ball on off, Guptill drives it to the right of sweeper cover. Rabada there misfields allowing them to take the second. South Africa cannot afford to give such free runs as every run matters while defending a small total.
13.3
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Full on off, Guptill drives it to cover.
13.2
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Length ball on middle, Williamson milks it wide of mid-wicket and gets a single.
13.1
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Length ball outside off, Williamson initially looks to tap it down to third man but then withdraws from his shot.
End of over 13 : 58/1
5 runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 412.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
M. Guptill
33 (54)
K. Williamson
14 (19)
A. Phehlukwayo
2-0-8-0
12.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on the stumps, Martin defends it to see off the over.
12.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill
Outside off on a length, Guptill punches it to the man at cover.
12.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on the stumps, MG defends it off the front foot.
12.3
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Not at all where Guptill wanted to play it but gets the desired result. Good length ball on off, Martin looks to play the off drive but gets a big inside edge and the ball goes through mid-wicket for a boundary.
12.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill
Good length ball outside off, Guptill strokes it to the right of point. Markram there moves to that side swiftly and stops the ball.
12.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Back of a length ball outside off, Williamson strokes it to deep point and gets a single.
End of over 12 : 53/1
7 runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 411.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 211.6
M. Guptill
29 (49)
K. Williamson
13 (18)
C. Morris
2-0-9-0
11.6
2
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Excellent fielding from Rassie van der Dussen. Good length ball outside off, Guptill pulls it hard wide of deep mid-wicket. Rassie at deep mid-wicket runs to his left and stops the ball from going to the fence with a dive. He saves two runs for his side.
11.5
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on off, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
11.4
1
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Follows the four with an easy single down to third man. Smart and sensible batting this.
11.3
4
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Classic Williamson! No power, just pure timing. Length ball on off, Williamson just elegantly strokes it through mid off and gets a boundary.
11.2
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
In the air but safe! Morris hits the deck hard on middle, it moves away after pitching. Williamson looks to defend but gets a leading edge which falls short of the point fielder.
11.1
0
Chris Morris To Kane Williamson
Good length ball on off, Williamson punches it to mid off.
End of over 11 : 46/1
3 runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
M. Guptill
27 (47)
K. Williamson
8 (14)
A. Phehlukwayo
1-0-3-0
10.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on the stumps, Guptill pushes it to mid off. 3 runs off Phehlukwayo's first.
10.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill
On the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
10.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Full outside off, Williamson plays a good looking cover drive towards the sweeper cover for a run.
10.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Martin Guptill
Outside off, Guptill milks it down to third man and rotates the strike.
10.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Good length ball outside off, Williamson runs it down to third man for a single.
10.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Kane Williamson
Phehlukwayo starts with a good length ball on off, Williamson punches it but finds the man at cover.
Andile Phehlukwayo to start Powerplay 2.
Powerplay 2 time! Now 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 39th over.
End of over 10 : 43/1
2 runs
  • 09.1
  • 29.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
M. Guptill
26 (44)
K. Williamson
6 (11)
C. Morris
1-0-2-0
9.6
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Solid front foot defense to end the over. It is fuller on off and middle, Martin blocks it.
9.5
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Almost chopped on. Back of a length ball around off, Guptill looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes past the stumps.
9.4
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill defends it with confidence off the front foot.
Morris is not happy with the landing area and he has asked the umpire to put some sawdust in that area. The umpire signals the groundstaff and we will have a short halt here.
9.3
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on middle, Martin tucks it to mid-wicket.
9.2
2
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Back of a length ball around off, Guptill hits it over covers. The fielder from sweeper cover cleans it up as the batsmen take two. The runs required now come under 200.
9.1
0
Chris Morris To Martin Guptill
Starts with a full ball on off, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
Chris Morris is into the attack.
End of over 9 : 41/1
4 runs
  • 38.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
M. Guptill
24 (38)
K. Williamson
6 (11)
K. Rabada
5-0-19-1
8.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Very full on middle and leg, Guptill drives it to the right of the bowler. Rabada gets down in time but cannot stop it. The ball goes towards mid off and the fielder from mid on gets to it. Single taken.
8.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Bouncer! It is away from the body so Guptill sits under it.
8.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Rabada bowls it on a length around off, Guptill gets to the pitch of the ball and plays a classic front foot defense.
8.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
On off, Guptill defends it towards cover and grunts a loud no to his partner.
8.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Outside off on a length, Guptill leaves it alone.
8.1
3
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Back of a length ball on off, Williamson stands tall and punches it through covers. Markram gives it a chase and pulls it back before the ropes. He saves one run for his side as the batsmen come back for the third.
End of over 8 : 37/1
4 runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 47.6
M. Guptill
23 (33)
K. Williamson
3 (10)
L. Ngidi
4-0-22-0
7.6
4
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Chipped! Full around off, Guptill gets close to the ball and drives it over covers. He does not time it well but times it well enough to send it over the fielder and to the fence for a boundary.
7.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Another good looking drive but straight to the fielder. Full on off, Guptill drives it to mid off and holds the pose. A few inches to the right and that was racing to the boundary.
7.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Yorker! A very well bowled yorker on middle and leg, Guptill does really well to get his bat down in time.
7.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Full again on off, Guptill drives it to the man at cover.
7.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Fuller outside off, Guptill looks to play the square drive but it goes off the inner half of the bat back towards the bowler.
7.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
On top of off, Guptill taps it back towards the bowler.
End of over 7 : 33/1
1 runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
M. Guptill
19 (27)
K. Williamson
3 (10)
K. Rabada
4-0-15-1
6.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
On the pads, Guptill nudges it to the on side and keeps the strike.
6.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Rabada hits the deck hard on a length, Guptill once again defends it to the man at cover.
6.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Length ball on off, Guptill taps it to backward point and looks for a quick single but Williamson says no straightaway.
6.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Guptill defends it towards cover and shouts a loud no to his partner.
Temba Bavuma is in the stands! He is not in the World Cup squad but is here at Edgbaston supporting his national team. He is currently playing county cricket for Northamptonshire.
6.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Short ball on off, Guptill sways away from it.
6.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
End of over 6 : 32/1
13 runs
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • 05.3
  • 45.4
  • 45.5
  • 15.6
M. Guptill
18 (21)
K. Williamson
3 (10)
L. Ngidi
3-0-18-0
5.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
On the pads, Guptill turns it behind square leg for a single. Good over for New Zealand, 13 runs off it.
5.5
4
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Third boundary off the over. Once again Ngidi is guilty of bowling it full on off, Guptill has no problem playing the off drive again to bag another boundary.
5.4
4
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Oh that is gorgeous! Full on off, Guptill drives it excellently through mid off for a boundary.
5.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Good length ball on off, it moves slightly away after pitching. Guptill defends it but off the upper half of his bat.
5.2
4
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Much better from Guptill. Good length ball on the pads, Martin rather than going after the bowler, flicks it with ease through mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Swing and a miss. Guptill looks to break the shackles and looks to whack Ngidi over long off. He though misses it and the ball beats him and goes behind to the keeper.
End of over 5 : 19/1
2 runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 24.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
K. Williamson
3 (10)
M. Guptill
5 (15)
K. Rabada
3-0-14-1
4.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Back of a length ball on top of off, Williamson blocks it.
4.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Play and a miss. Good ball this. Length ball outside off, it moves away after pitching. Williamson looks to run it down to third man but gets beaten.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Good length ball on off, Williamson defends it off the back foot.
4.3
2
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
On the pads, Williamson flicks it, the ball goes to the left of de Kock. He dives but cannot stop the ball. The batsmen take two as the fielder cleans it up before the ropes.
4.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Back of a length ball on off, Williamson defends it with authority.
4.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Oh, almost the second there. Length ball outside off, Williamson looks to tap it down to his favourite third man region. He gets an inside edge and luckily for him it does not chop onto his stumps.
End of over 4 : 17/1
2 runs
  • 03.1
  • 23.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
M. Guptill
5 (15)
K. Williamson
1 (4)
L. Ngidi
2-0-5-0
3.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Length ball on the stumps, Guptill defends it to see off the over. Good over this. Just 2 runs off it and troubled Guptill a lot.
3.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Good length ball pitching on leg, it nips in sharply. Guptill looks to defend but gets a feather on it onto his pad.
3.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Length ball on off, MG pushes it to the man at cover.
3.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
On the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
3.2
2
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Fuller on off, Guptill drives it through covers and takes a couple.
3.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Close call. Fuller delivery pitching around off and it comes in with the angle. Guptill looks to flick but misses and the ball hits him on the front pad. The South Africa players put in a huge appeal but the umpire turns it down. Probably going down leg.
End of over 3 : 15/1
3 runs
  • W2.1
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 1 WD2.5
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
K. Williamson
1 (4)
M. Guptill
3 (9)
K. Rabada
2-0-12-1
2.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
On the pads, Williamson looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
2.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
On the top of the stumps, KW defends it off the back foot.
2.5
wd
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
WIDE! Has to re-bowl that. Rabada bowls it down the leg side, Williamson looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
2.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Once again Rabada bowls it on the pads, Guptill glances it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
2.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Williamson is off the mark. He flicks this ball down to the fine leg region for a single.
2.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Kane Williamson
Good length ball on the stumps, Williamson starts his innings with a solid front foot defense.
Skipper, Kane Williamson walks out at number 3. He has been in good form in this World Cup and his team needs him to deliver once again today.
2.1
W
Kagiso Rabada To Colin Munro OUT!
OUT! Soft, soft dismissal this. Munro was looking so good but he has missed out on an opportunity to make the most of it here. Good length ball pitching on middle and leg and coming in with the angle. Munro looks to defend but it takes the inside edge and lobs up to the side of the pitch after ricocheting off his pad. Rabada runs and takes a good catch stretching to his left side. South Africa needed an early wicket and their strike bowler has provided them with just that.
End of over 2 : 12/0
3 runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 1 WD1.6
  • 01.6
M. Guptill
2 (8)
C. Munro
9 (4)
L. Ngidi
1-0-3-0
1.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
On the pads, Guptill looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
1.6
wd
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
WIDE! Misses the line and bowls it down the leg side. Guptill lets it be and it has been wided.
1.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Fuller on off, Guptill drives it hard straight to Miller at cover.
1.4
1
Lungi Ngidi To Colin Munro
Almost chopped on! Good length ball outside off, Munro looks to cut but it goes off the inside edge over the stumps towards backward square leg and they take a run.
1.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Outside off, Guptill runs it down to third man for a single.
1.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Fuller on off, Guptill punches it to cover.
1.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Martin Guptill
Good length ball outside off, Guptill looks to defend but gets beaten.
The returning Lungi Ngidi to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
End of over 1 : 9/0
9 runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 40.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
C. Munro
8 (3)
M. Guptill
1 (3)
K. Rabada
1-0-9-0
0.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Colin Munro
Dot to finish the over. Length ball around off, this time Munro punches it to the man at point. Solid start to the chase for New Zealand. 9 runs off the first over.
0.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Colin Munro
FOUR! This is all about timing. Good length ball on off, Munro just punches it with pure timing through covers to get two boundaries on the trot.
0.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Colin Munro
FOUR! Crunched! That is some way to get off the mark. Full outside off, Munro loves to free his arms and he does so brilliantly and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
0.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
The chase is underway! Good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill tucks it towards backward square leg and gets a single.
0.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
On the pads now, Guptill flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
0.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Martin Guptill
Rabada starts with a fuller delivery on off, Guptill defends it towards point. Markram there dives to his left and saves runs for his side. South Africa need such efforts if they want to defend this total.
We are back for the chase! South African players are in a huddle with their skipper, Faf du Plessis having a few words before they take their positions in the field. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro walk out to start the chase for New Zealand. The former will take the strike. Kagiso Rabada to start the proceedings for South Africa with the first new ball.
Match Detail
  • Series World Cup 2019
  • Venue Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to field
  • Result New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets
  • Man of the match Kane Williamson
  • Umpire Ian Gould (ENG), Nigel Llong (ENG) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
  • Referee Sir Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Powerplay 1 (1-10): South Africa 40/1
  • Hashim Amla completes 8000 runs in ODI
  • South Africa 51/1 in 13.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 71 balls between H Amla (27) and du Plessis (23)
  • Drinks: South Africa 66/2 in 17.0 overs
  • H Amla 38th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 75 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 100/2 in 25.2 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 140/4 in 34.0 overs
  • South Africa 152/4 in 36.1 overs
  • David Miller completes 3000 runs in ODI
  • Power play 2 (11-39): South Africa 166/4 (122 runs, 3 wickets)
  • South Africa 202/4 in 44.1 overs
  • van der Dussen 6th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 56 balls (1x4) (1x6)
  • Power play 3 (40-49): South Africa 241/6 (75 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Innings Break: South Africa 241/6 in 49.0 overs
  • Powerplay 1 (1-10): New Zealand 43/1
  • New Zealand 50/1 in 11.3 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 72/2 in 15.0 overs
  • New Zealand 100/4 in 22.4 overs
  • K Williamson ODI fifty: 50 runs in 72 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 51 off 81 balls between K Williamson (29) and J Neesham (19)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 137/5 in 32.2 overs
  • New Zealand 150/5 in 34.2 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-39): New Zealand 183/5 (143 runs, 4 wickets)
  • New Zealand 200/5 in 43.1 overs
  • de Grandhomme 2nd ODI fifty: 52 runs in 39 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • K Williamson 13th ODI hundred: 102 runs in 137 balls (8x4) (1x6)
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Rohit Sharma IND 648 81.00
David Warner AUS 647 71.88
Shakib Al Hasan BAN 606 86.57
Kane Williamson NZ 578 82.57
Joe Root ENG 556 61.77
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Mitchell Starc AUS 27 5.43
Lockie Ferguson NZ 21 4.88
Jofra Archer ENG 20 4.57
Mustafizur Rahman BAN 20 6.70
Jasprit Bumrah IND 18 4.41

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