As It Happened: South Africa vs New Zealand, 1st ODI in Centurion

Updated: 20 August 2015 00:20 IST

South Africa defeated New Zealand by 20 runs in the first ODI between the two sides. Hashim Amla's century was the main highlights of the match.

As It Happened: South Africa vs New Zealand, 1st ODI in Centurion
Hashim Amla put South Africa on top with a brilliant 109 ball hundred vs New Zealand © AFP

South Africa beat New Zealand by 20 runs in the first one-day international at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. The Kiwis were eventually bowled out for 284. Following are the highlights from the match. (SCORECARD)

It was the first one day international between the two sides since the New Zealanders beat their opponents in the World Cup semi-final earlier this year.

Live Score: South Africa vs New Zealand

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Right then, that's all we have from this match. We look forward to your company for the second ODI on 23rd August at 0800 GMT. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!!!

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Hashim Amla gets the Man of the Match award. Says that it was a tough wicket and is surprised how they managed to score those many runs. Praises Rilee for his knock. Adds that 250 was a good total to defend but the pitch got better later. He is satisfied with the victory and once again praises Rossouw for his innings, saying he really enjoys batting with him.

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After that it was too little too late for the visitors and they soon got bundled out for 284 runs, 20 runs short of the target. It was a good bowling performance by Tahir as he stopped the runs and also took two very crucial wickets. Steyn, Philander and Wiese contributed with 2 wickets too.

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Williamson, however, fell just short of his half century and it was Tahir who made the breakthrough. Guptill then entered in the fray and looked good as he struck a few lusty blows. After a good partnership with Latham, he too departed and Elliott followed suit after him. Latham too departed soon after that and it was Neesham and Munro who started the resurrection job. They put together a 71-run stand and looked to take the game away at one point. But then, the debutant dislodged the partnership and Tahir took the important wicket of Munro to pull curtains on the Kiwi chase.

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That's it then! South Africa come out on top after what has been an exhilarating game of cricket. After putting up 304 runs on the board, they followed the good batting with a reasonable bowling performance. Ronchi and Latham came in to bat, Guptill who suffered an injury decided to come in the middle. Ronchi failed to make a mark and departed early. Latham and Williamson then put together a 100-run partnership and at one point New Zealand looked to be in cruise control.

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Kagiso Rabada to Adam Milne

Full on off, played to long off and they set off. They took the risk of coming back for the second. Philander at long off threw it to Rabada who calmly took the bails off at the non striker's end. Ish Sodhi was short of the crease and that was it. He was run out and South Africa win by 20 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Ish Sodhi is the last man in.

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Dale Steyn to Mitchell McClenaghan

OUT! McClenaghan misses and Steyn hits! That was full on off and McClenaghan swung hard at it. He failed to put bat on ball and the timber had been disturbed. The off stump broke in two pieces and such was the pace on that delivery.

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Dale Steyn to Mitchell McClenaghan

FOUR! Outside off, McClenaghan went for a big hit but it took and outside edge and raced away to the boundary.

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Dale Steyn to Mitchell McClenaghan

On middle, played to mid-wicket. They come back for the second and McClenaghan would have been run out of not for van Wyk missing the stumps. He picked up the ball from a good throw but failed to take the bails off.

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