Match Ended   
Match 25, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Jun 19, 2019
New Zealand NZ
245/6(48.3/49)
South Africa SA
241/6(49.0/49)
New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets

New Zealand vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2019: New Zealand Beat South Africa By Four Wickets

Updated:20 June 2019 00:43 IST

New Zealand vs South Africa Highlights, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Kane Williamson's unbeaten ton helped New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets.

New Zealand vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2019: New Zealand Beat South Africa By Four Wickets
NZ vs SA Highlights, Cricket World Cup Match: Kane Williamson remained unbeaten on 106. © AFP

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson's unbeaten century helped his side beat South Africa by four wickets. All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme played a valuable knock of 60 runs. After this defeat South Africa will have to depend on a miracle to qualify for the knock-out stage of the marquee event as they are languishing on eighth spot in the points table. New Zealand, on the other hand, leapfrogged everyone to sit atop of the points table. Chasing a modest target of 242 to win, New Zealand didn't have the nicest of starts as opener Cloin Munro fell in the third over of their innings. After him, Martin Guptill trod on his stumps to spark a mini New Zealand collapse as South Africa battled to keep their World Cup bid alive at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Guptill and captain Kane Williamson were coping well with the Proteas' attack and had moved to 72 for one with the minimum of fuss after the early loss of Colin Munro. But Guptill, when on 35, pulled Andile Phehlukwayo and ended up swivelling, only to lose his balance and clip his leg stump with his foot. Two overs later New Zealand slipped to 74-3 when Ross Taylor tickled a Chris Morris leg-side delivery and Quinton de Kock took the catch behind the stumps. Tom Latham was dismissed for a single as New Zealand slumped to 80-4, piling the pressure on skipper and star batsman Williamson to go on and make a sizeable score. Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme stitched 91-run partnership to bring their side back in the game. Earlier, Rassie van der Dussen gave South Africa something to bowl at as the Proteas struggled to 241-6 after losing the toss. Hashim Amla made a sluggish 55 off 83 balls and Van der Dussen's 67 not out came at better than a run a ball. During his innings, Amla became the fourth South African to reach 8,000 runs in one-day internationals. He is the second-fastest player (176 innings) from any side to reach the milestone after India's Virat Kohli (175 innings). South Africa, who brought in fast bowler Lungi Ngidi for Beuran Hendricks, had won just one of five matches, against Afghanistan, coming into the match on Wednesday. Despite that nine-wicket success, Du Plessis's side were still languishing in eighth spot, with the top four qualifying for next month's semi-finals. After Wednesday's game they will face Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia. Victory for unbeaten New Zealand would take them to the top of the table, with four wins from five matches. (SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between New Zealand vs South Africa, straight from Edgbaston, Birmingham.

  • 00:24 (IST)Jun 20, 2019

    That's it from us!

    Wow, what a game it was. Went down to the wire and sadly for South Africa their chance of going into the semi finals are almost gone now. We'll be back tomorrow with an exciting clash between Australia and Bangladesh from Nottingham. 
  • 00:22 (IST)Jun 20, 2019

    New Zealand win by 4 wickets!

    New Zealand gets over the line and stays unbeaten in the tournament.
  • 00:21 (IST)Jun 20, 2019

    SIX!

    Kane Williamson hits a six to bring up his 12th ODI hundred.
  • 00:20 (IST)Jun 20, 2019

    7 off 5 needed!

    Single off the first ball, Williamson back on strike.
  • 00:15 (IST)Jun 20, 2019

    FOUR!

    Kane Williamson finds the gap and steers the ball towards the third-man boundary.
  • 00:11 (IST)Jun 20, 2019

    Falls short!

    This game is not over yet. Lungi Ngidi is bowling with his tail up.
  • 00:09 (IST)Jun 20, 2019

    OUT!

    David Miller finally manages to hold on to one, Colin de Grandhomme goes for 60. New Zealand require 14 runs off 11 balls.
  • 00:01 (IST)Jun 20, 2019

    FOUR!

    Another chance gone begging. New Zealand are taking the game away.
  • 23:56 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    50 for Colin de Grandhomme!

    Colin de Grandhomme gets to his 2nd ODI fifty with a pick-up shot over cow corner.
  • 23:50 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    No ball!

    Another drop catch by South Africa and a free-hit for Colin de Grandhomme. This game is slipping away from South Africa's hand.
  • 23:48 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    200 up for New Zealand!

    The chase is becoming easier now. 42 needed off 35 balls.
  • 23:42 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    3000 ODI runs for Kane Williamson as captain!

    Kane Williamson brings up 3000 ODI runs as the captain of New Zealand.
  • 23:35 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Rabada finds the edge but no slip in place and it goes past wicket-keeper to the boundary.
  • 23:34 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Run out chance!

    Rabada fails to hit the stumps and David Miller didn't gather the ball. Kane Williamson survives yet again.
  • 23:26 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    SIX!

    Another big one from Colin de Grandhomme. This time Kagiso Rabada gets the treatment for bowling short.
  • 23:23 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Dropped!

    David Miller with a valiant effort but it didn't stick. 
  • 23:17 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    SIX!

    Colin de Grandhomme swivels and thumps this short ball for a huge six. 
  • 23:11 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Kane Williamson is keeping the innings going for New Zealand. He moves to 70 with that shot.
  • 23:03 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary. De Grandhomme has come in with some intent.
  • 23:01 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Colin de Grandhomme is in at 7!

    Another all-rounder walks out to bat for New Zealand.
  • 22:58 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    OUT!

    Jimmy Neesham gone for 23, Chris Morris has the breakthrough. Amla takes a sharp catch.
  • 22:55 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Straight drive from Jimmy Neesham and that rocketed to the fence for four. 
  • 22:53 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    50 partnership between Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham with that boundary. 
  • 22:42 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

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  • 22:38 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Kane Williamson brings up his 50!

    39th ODI fifty for New Zealand skipper.
  • 22:34 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Jimmy Neesham finally sends one to the fence off Imran Tahir.
  • 22:17 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Quinton De Kock goes past the CEO of ICC!

    With that catch of Tom Latham, Quinton De Kock has gone past Dave Richardson to become the second most successful South African wicket-keeper. He is below Mark Boucher in the list.
  • 22:02 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Jimmy Neesham breaks the shackles and cuts this short and wide delivery by Morris to the point boundary.
  • 22:00 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Jimmy Neesham walks out to bat at number 6!

    Jimmy Neesham will have to tackle this probing spell from Chris Morris.
  • 21:58 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    OUT!

    Chris Morris gets another one. Tom Latham falls for one, edges this straight into the gloves of Quinton de Kock.
  • 21:54 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Edge and four!

    Imran Tahir finds the edge of Kane Williamson's bat, but the ball races away to the fence.
  • 21:48 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    OUT!

    Chris Morris strikes, Ross Taylor departs for one.
  • 21:46 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Imran Tahir is into the attack!

    Can Imran Tahir produce something extra ordinary here? He needs to, if South Africa are to stay alive in the World Cup.
  • 21:41 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    OUT!

    Martin Guptill departs as he fails to keep his balance and disturbs the bails. A lucky breakthrough this for South Africa.
  • 21:38 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Kane Williamson sends this over-pitched delivery towards the cover boundary. That shot also brings up the 50-run partnership between Williamson and Guptill.
  • 21:30 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Even an inside edge is finding the fence off Martin Guptill's bat. Today's his day.
  • 21:26 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Kane Williamson gets his first boundary of the innings. A typical Williamson straight drive.
  • 21:20 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Andile Phehlukwayo into the attack.

    Another bowling change for South Africa as they look to end this partnership.
  • 21:14 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    Chris Morris replaces Kagiso Rabada!

    Chris Morris has been introduced into the attack.
  • 21:09 (IST)Jun 19, 2019

    FOUR!

    Guptill lofts this full delivery by Ngidi over covers for a boundary. This is his fourth 4 in this innings.
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