As It Happened, NZ vs SA - South Africa Beat New Zealand, Take 1-0 Lead

Updated: 21 October 2014 12:33 IST

Live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from the first One-Day match between New Zealand and South Africa at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.

As It Happened, NZ vs SA - South Africa Beat New Zealand, Take 1-0 Lead
AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 89 to steer South Africa to a six-wicket win with 11 balls to spare. © AFP

South Africa defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the first one-day international at Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval on Tuesday. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

The Proteas ended their innings at 4-236 to easily overhaul the 231 target that New Zealand set after losing the toss and being sent in to bat.

Captain AB de Villiers top-scored for South Africa with an unbeaten 89, while JP Duminy finished on 58 not out.

Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi was New Zealand's best performer with a defiant 99.

Topics : New Zealand South Africa Live Cricket Score Cricket Luke Ronchi Imran Tahir AB de Villiers Vernon Philander
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