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JP Duminy is named the Man of the Match for his fantastic 86 off 43 balls. Dale Steyn was the closest second though for his match-winning spell. That's all from this tight game. The Sri Lanka vs Netherlands game is up next, so do join us in a short while.

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But then, it all came down to that man and his spell. Dale Steyn conceded just 6 runs in the 18th over when the pressure was on him and in the 20th over, when he had to defend just 7 runs, he did something that's almost unheard in T20Is. Three wickets, two dot balls, one boundary. Hats off to the world's best fast bowler currently.

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Fantastic match comes to an end! It had it all, to be true. Two fantastic innings from both the sides. While JP Duminy's blistering 86 under pressure set the platform for South Africa to make a good total, Ross Taylor's quick-fire innings was very crucial to keep the Kiwis' chance alive.

19.6
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Dale Steyn to Ross Taylor

OUT! It's a run out! SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 2 runs! Whaddaplayaa, Dale Steyn! Steyn hurls it full and well wide, Taylor shuffles to try and go over mid-wicket but is forced to hit it down. Southee is off the mark, Steyn runs back, takes the bails off and runs away in celebration and Taylor has no way of getting to the non-striker's end. Enthralling finish to the match.

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Tim Southee is the last man in. 3 needed off 1 ball. Good news for New Zealand is that Ross Taylor will be on strike. Where does du Plessis plant his fielders? There is a deep cover, deep mid-wicket, long on, third man, long off in place. South Africa won't mind the singles...

19.5
W

Dale Steyn to Nathan McCullum

OUT! Steyn strikes! du Plessis takes the catch! Short of a length and well wide, Nathan tries to smoke it over mid off but has mistimed it straight up. Faf, with a hamstring niggle has to put in the dive though and he does by going towards his left and takes a pressure catch! What a match!

19.4
4

Dale Steyn to Nathan McCullum

FOUR! McNath gets it away! A length delivery outside off, Nathan backs away and smashes it over covers. 3 needed off 2 balls! Steyn manages a smile on his face.

19.3
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Dale Steyn to Nathan McCullum

Another pressure dot ball! A short of a good length outside off, McCullum tries to slog it over square leg but misses.

19.2
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Dale Steyn to Nathan McCullum

Lands it on a length outside off, Nathan swings and misses. 7 needed off 4 balls!

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Nathan McCullum walks in.

19.1
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Dale Steyn to Luke Ronchi

OUT! Edged and gone! Lovely catch! Full and wide outside off, Ronchi attempts to slash over point but gets a thick outside edge. It flies away towards de Kock's right and he flings himself to take it.

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Dale Steyn will bowl the final over. New Zealand need 7 off 6 balls! He's very familiar to such crunch situations....

18.6
4

Morne Morkel to Ross Taylor

FOUR! He gets it away! A low full toss, well directed, Taylor slices it away in the gap between backward point and cover-point.

18.5
0

Morne Morkel to Ross Taylor

Another excellent yorker outside off, Taylor tries to dig it away but misses. Taylor under pressure now, he'll look for the single.

18.4
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Morne Morkel to Ross Taylor

Finally bowls his first good ball, a yorker outside off and Taylor fails to dig it away.

18.4
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Morne Morkel to Ross Taylor

Wide! That's a bit harsh. Taylor moves a good yard and a half outside off, Morkel bowls it way wide outside off and Rosco misses. Umpire S Ravi gives the signal and Morkel is not happy about it.

18.3
4

Morne Morkel to Ross Taylor

FOUR! Off the edge! A full toss, wide outside off, Taylor tries to slash and finds an outside edge to the point fence.

18.2
1

Morne Morkel to Luke Ronchi

Full length and just wide, Ronchi pushes it through mid on for one.

18.1
4

Morne Morkel to Luke Ronchi

FOUR! Great shot first ball! Morkel bowls it full, Ronchi knows mid off is up the circle and just chips it over the field.

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Morne Morkel is now into the attack.

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