ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

New Zealand vs South Africa - Match 25

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Date & Time: 19 June 2019

New Zealand 245/6

RR: 5.05 | New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets

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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 being their next fixtures. 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 a 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
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to M 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...

47.6
4
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to K 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
0
L Ngidi to de Grandhomme, 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.
46.6
1
K Rabada to 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
K Rabada to 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
K Rabada to K Williamson, Outside off on a length, Kane runs it down to third man for one.
46.3
0
K Rabada to K Williamson, Rabada hits the length hard on middle, Williamson taps it to point and shouts a loud no to his partner.
46.2
0
K Rabada to K 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
K Rabada to 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.

45.6
1
L Ngidi to de Grandhomme, Flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
45.6
0
L Ngidi to de Grandhomme, WIDE. Well outside off, left alone.
45.5
4
L Ngidi to 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
L Ngidi to 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
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for one.
45.2
1
L Ngidi to de Grandhomme, Slower one onto the leg, batsman flicks this one towards square leg for a single.
45.1
1
L Ngidi to K 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!

44.6
4
C Morris to 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
C Morris to 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
C Morris to 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
C Morris to K Williamson, Around off on a length, Kane taps it down to third man for a single.
44.2
0
C Morris to K 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
C Morris to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson shows courage and calmness as he blocks it off the front foot.
43.6
1
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
43.5
1
A Phehlukwayo to 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
1
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to de Grandhomme, A full toss on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single.
43.2
4
A Phehlukwayo to 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
A Phehlukwayo to K 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.
42.6
1
C Morris to K Williamson, Good length ball outside off, Williamson taps it down towards third man and keeps the strike with a single.
42.5
1
C Morris to de Grandhomme, Full on middle, de Grandhomme nudges it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
42.4
0
C Morris to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme cannot squeeze it past point.
42.3
0
C Morris to de Grandhomme, Fuller on off, de Grandhomme drives it to the man at point.
42.2
1
C Morris to K Williamson, Length ball outside off, Williamson cuts it properly this time for a single.
42.1
0
C Morris to K 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?

41.6
1
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to 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
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Full and around off, driven through mid on for one.
41.3
1
A Phehlukwayo to de Grandhomme, Short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
41.2
1
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Another slower one, this time giving room to Williamson, he cuts the length delivery towards covers for a single.
41.1
1
A Phehlukwayo to 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.

40.6
1
K Rabada to 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
K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Once again flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
40.4
0
K Rabada to de Grandhomme, On middle and leg, CdG flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
40.3
4
K Rabada to 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
K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Outside off, de Grandhomme leaves it alone.
40.1
0
K Rabada to K 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.
39.6
1
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
39.5
0
L Ngidi to K Williamson, More slower ones from Ngidi, full and onto off, Williamson plays a defensive shot towards point.
39.4
0
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Full and around off, pushed towards mid on.
39.3
0
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Again a slower one, full length delivery angling in, the batsman plays it directly to the mid-wicket fielder.
39.2
0
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Full and outside off, a bit slower and Williamson plays it softly towards point.
39.1
0
L Ngidi to K 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.

38.6
2
K Rabada to 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
K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Outside off on a length, de Grandhomme cuts it past the fielder at point and gets a couple.
38.4
0
K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Follows it up with a solid front foot defense.
38.3
6
K Rabada to 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
K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Length ball on off, de Grandhomme defends it off the back foot.
38.1
0
K Rabada to 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.

37.6
0
I Tahir to K 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
I Tahir to K Williamson, Landed outside off, watchfully defended.
37.4
1
I Tahir to 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
I Tahir to K Williamson, Pushes this through mid off for a single.
37.2
1
I Tahir to de Grandhomme, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
37.1
1
I Tahir to K 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.
36.6
0
A Phehlukwayo to de Grandhomme, Outside off on a length, de Grandhomme punches it to the man at cover. 9 runs off the over.
36.5
1
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Good length ball outside off, Williamson this time taps it down to third man and gets a single.
36.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to de Grandhomme, Length ball around off, de Grandhomme flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
36.2
6
A Phehlukwayo to 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
A Phehlukwayo to K 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.

35.6
1
I Tahir to K 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
I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Another low full toss this time and batsman plays it towards long on for a single.
35.4
0
I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Drives this back to to the bowler.
35.3
1
I Tahir to K Williamson, Tossed up delivery towards off, Williamson makes it a full toss and drives it towards mid on for a single.
35.2
1
I Tahir to 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
I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Googly from Tahir, a bit fuller and onto the stumps. Colin goes for a slog towards mid wicket and grabs a pair.
34.6
0
C Morris to K 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
C Morris to K 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
C Morris to K Williamson, Good length ball outside off, Williamson punches it to cover.
34.3
0
C Morris to K 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
C Morris to 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
C Morris to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson tucks it towards mid on and gets a single.
33.6
0
I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
33.5
1
I Tahir to K Williamson, On middle, punched down to long on for a run.
33.4
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Tahir bowls a quick one onto middle, batsman plays a solid defense.
33.3
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
33.2
1
I Tahir to 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
I Tahir to K 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!

32.6
2
C Morris to 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
C Morris to de Grandhomme, Full on off, de Grandhomme plays a good-looking drive to mid off.
32.4
4
C Morris to 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
C Morris to 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
0
C Morris to J Neesham, 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
C Morris to K 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.

31.6
0
A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, Dot to finish the over but an expensive one for South Africa. 11 off it. New Zealand needed this desperately.
31.5
4
A Phehlukwayo to J 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
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Short again. Williamson pulls it towards deep square leg and gets a single.
31.3
0
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
31.2
0
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Bouncer! It is around off and middle, Kane ducks under it.
31.1
4
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
0
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, WIDE! This time it is way outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. It has been wided.
31.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, WIDE! Once again starts the over with a wide down the leg side. Williamson swings his bat at it but misses. Wide signalled.
30.6
0
K Rabada to J 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
K Rabada to J Neesham, Bouncer, Rabada goes short and onto middle, Neesham ducks under it.
30.4
1
K Rabada to K Williamson, A bit fuller and on the off side, Williamson pushes it to the covers and takes a comfortable single.
30.3
0
K Rabada to K 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
K Rabada to K Williamson, Landed outside off, guided straight to first slip.
30.1
0
K Rabada to K 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.
29.6
1
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Short ball on off, de Kock pulls it towards mid-wicket and gets a single to keep the strike.
29.5
2
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson pushes it to the man at mid off.
29.2
0
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, On the pads, Neesham flicks it to fine leg and gets a single. Andile struggling to get his line right here.
29.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to J 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.

28.6
0
K Rabada to K 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
K Rabada to K 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
K Rabada to K Williamson, Length delivery on off this time to Williamson and he defends it towards the point fielder.
28.3
1
K Rabada to J Neesham, On middle and leg, clipped through mid-wicket for a run.
28.2
0
K Rabada to J 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
K Rabada to K 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.

27.6
1
I Tahir to K 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
I Tahir to K Williamson, Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
27.4
1
I Tahir to J Neesham, Full and thrown outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
27.3
0
I Tahir to J Neesham, Drives it towards mid off.
27.2
0
I Tahir to J Neesham, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
27.1
4
I Tahir to J 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.
26.6
2
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Once again a slower one on off, Williamson whips it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.
26.5
0
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Full on off, Kane pushes it to man at mid on.
26.4
1
L Ngidi to J Neesham, Slower ball once again outside off, Neesham guides it down to third man and gets a single.
26.3
1
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Good length ball coming in with the angle, Williamson defends it with a straight bat.
25.6
0
I Tahir to J Neesham, Tahir goes flat again and this time a bit outside off, Neesham blocks it on the leg side.
25.5
0
I Tahir to J 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
I Tahir to K Williamson, Flatter and onto the leg stump, Williamson punches it past mid on for a single.
25.3
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Full and around middle, swept straight to short fine leg.
25.2
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Outside off, driven through the covers where the fielder dives to his left to make a terrific stop.
25.1
1
I Tahir to J Neesham, A slight confusion but batsmen ended up taking a quick single, Tahir bowls full and outside off which is worked towards point.
24.6
0
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson drives it to the man at mid off.
24.3
0
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Another slower one. It is outside off on a length, Williamson looks to punch but misses.
24.2
0
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Off cutter which is full on off, Williamson takes no risk and blocks it off the front foot with a straight bat.
23.6
0
I Tahir to J Neesham, Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
23.5
0
I Tahir to J Neesham, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
23.4
0
I Tahir to J Neesham, Pitching in and onto the stumps, Neesham plays it towards the left of the bowler. Tahir grabs it with ease.
23.3
0
I Tahir to J 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
I Tahir to J Neesham,Full length delivery onto the off pole, Neesham drives it to the fielder at cover.
23.1
1
I Tahir to K Williamson, A bit flatter onto leg, Williamson works it towards square leg for a single.
22.6
1
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to J 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
L Ngidi to K 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
L Ngidi to J Neesham, Good length ball around off, Neesham guides it down to third man for a run.
22.2
1
L Ngidi to K Williamson, Outside off on a length, Kane cuts it to third man and gets a single.
22.1
0
L Ngidi to K 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.

21.6
1
I Tahir to K Williamson, Flighted around off, Williamson nudges it to deep point and keeps the strike.
21.5
1
I Tahir to J Neesham, This time gets the desired single by stroking it to cover.
21.4
0
I Tahir to J 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
I Tahir to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, KW milks it to long off and gets to the other end.
21.2
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Floated on off, Kane defends it off the front foot.
21.1
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Flighted on off, Williamson drives it to the man at cover.
20.6
1
C Morris to K Williamson, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
20.5
0
C Morris to K Williamson, Morris goes short again, Williamson opts to duck under it.
20.4
1
C Morris to J Neesham, Length delivery a bit outside off, Neesham plays a smooth cut towards third man for a single.
20.3
1
C Morris to K Williamson, Around middle and off, worked through the leg side for a single.
20.2
4
C Morris to K 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
C Morris to J Neesham, Back of a length delivery, Neesham plays towards point and grabs a single with ease.
19.6
1
I Tahir to J Neesham, Quicker one on the pads, Neesham strokes it to long on and gets a single. He will keep the strike.
19.5
0
I Tahir to J Neesham, Flighted on off and middle, Jimmy defends it calmly.
19.4
1
I Tahir to K Williamson, Short on middle and leg, Williamson milks it to long on for one.
19.3
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Shorter on off, Williamson punches it through short cover but mid off saves it.
19.2
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Floated on off, Kane defends it.
19.1
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Tossed up on middle, Williamson calmly blocks it.
18.6
0
C Morris to J 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
C Morris to J 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
C Morris to J Neesham, This time bangs it in short and the batsman evades it.
18.3
0
C Morris to J 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
C Morris to J 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
0
C Morris to Tom Latham, 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.
17.6
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Flighted on off, Williamson blocks it to see of the over.
17.5
0
I Tahir to K 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
I Tahir to K Williamson, Quicker on off, Williamson does well to block it.
17.3
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Loopy delivery on off, Williamson blocks it.
17.2
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Floated on middle and leg, Williamson taps it back to the right of the bowler.
17.1
4
I Tahir to K 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.
16.6
0
C Morris to Tom Latham, Fuller outside off, Latham is beaten while defending the ball.
16.5
1
C Morris to K Williamson, Outside off, tad fuller and Williamson nudges it to deep point for a single.
16.4
0
C Morris to K Williamson, Again a fuller length delivery, angling in and Williamson blocks it.
16.3
1
C Morris to Tom Latham, Full and off, worked towards third man for a single comfortably.
16.2
0
C Morris to Tom Latham, Full and outside off, Latham lets it go.

Tom Latham walks out at number 5.

16.1
0
C Morris to R Taylor, 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.

15.6
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
15.5
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
15.4
1
I Tahir to R Taylor, Comes down the track and pushes this through mid on for a run.
15.3
1
I Tahir to K Williamson, Tossed onto middle, worked through long on for a single.
15.2
0
I Tahir to K Williamson, Full and outside off, driven through the covers where a good stop prevents runs.
15.1
0
I Tahir to K 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.

14.6
0
A Phehlukwayo to M Guptill, 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
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Outside off on a length, Williamson punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
14.4
2
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, On the pads, Kane flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a double.
14.3
4
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to K 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
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson pushes it to mid on.
13.6
0
C Morris to M Guptill, Outside off on a length, Guptill cuts it straight to backward point. Just 3 off the over.
13.5
0
C Morris to M Guptill, Good length ball on the stumps, MG defends it.
13.4
2
C Morris to M 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
C Morris to M Guptill, Full on off, Guptill drives it to cover.
13.2
1
C Morris to K Williamson, Length ball on middle, Williamson milks it wide of mid-wicket and gets a single.
13.1
0
C Morris to K Williamson, Length ball outside off, Williamson initially looks to tap it down to third man but then withdraws from his shot.
12.6
0
A Phehlukwayo to M Guptill, Good length ball on the stumps, Martin defends it to see off the over.
12.5
0
A Phehlukwayo to M Guptill, Outside off on a length, Guptill punches it to the man at cover.
12.4
0
A Phehlukwayo to M Guptill, Good length ball on the stumps, MG defends it off the front foot.
12.3
4
A Phehlukwayo to M 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
A Phehlukwayo to M 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
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Back of a length ball outside off, Williamson strokes it to deep point and gets a single.
11.6
2
C Morris to M 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
C Morris to M Guptill, Good length ball on off, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
11.4
1
C Morris to K Williamson, Follows the four with an easy single down to third man. Smart and sensible batting this.
11.3
4
C Morris to K 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
C Morris to K 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
C Morris to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson punches it to mid off.
10.6
0
A Phehlukwayo to M Guptill, Good length ball on the stumps, Guptill pushes it to mid off. 3 runs off Phehlukwayo's first.
10.5
0
A Phehlukwayo to M Guptill, On the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
10.4
1
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Full outside off, Williamson plays a good looking cover drive towards the sweeper cover for a run.
10.3
1
A Phehlukwayo to M Guptill, Outside off, Guptill milks it down to third man and rotates the strike.
10.2
1
A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Good length ball outside off, Williamson runs it down to third man for a single.
10.1
0
A Phehlukwayo to K 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.

9.6
0
C Morris to M Guptill, Solid front foot defense to end the over. It is fuller on off and middle, Martin blocks it.
9.5
0
C Morris to M 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
C Morris to M 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
C Morris to M Guptill, Good length ball on middle, Martin tucks it to mid-wicket.
9.2
2
C Morris to M 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
C Morris to M Guptill, Starts with a full ball on off, Guptill defends it off the front foot.

Chris Morris is into the attack.

8.6
1
K Rabada to M 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
K Rabada to M Guptill, Bouncer! It is away from the body so Guptill sits under it.
8.4
0
K Rabada to M 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
K Rabada to M Guptill, On off, Guptill defends it towards cover and grunts a loud no to his partner.
8.2
0
K Rabada to M Guptill, Outside off on a length, Guptill leaves it alone.
8.1
3
K Rabada to K 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.
7.6
4
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M Guptill, Full again on off, Guptill drives it to the man at cover.
7.2
0
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M Guptill, On top of off, Guptill taps it back towards the bowler.
6.6
1
K Rabada to M Guptill, On the pads, Guptill nudges it to the on side and keeps the strike.
6.5
0
K Rabada to M Guptill, Rabada hits the deck hard on a length, Guptill once again defends it to the man at cover.
6.4
0
K Rabada to M 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
K Rabada to M 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
K Rabada to M Guptill, Short ball on off, Guptill sways away from it.
6.1
0
K Rabada to M Guptill, Good length ball on the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
5.6
1
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M Guptill, FOUR! Oh that is gorgeous! Full on off, Guptill drives it excellently through mid off for a boundary.
5.3
0
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M 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.
4.6
0
K Rabada to K Williamson, Back of a length ball on top of off, Williamson blocks it.
4.5
0
K Rabada to K 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
K Rabada to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson defends it off the back foot.
4.3
2
K Rabada to K 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
K Rabada to K Williamson, Back of a length ball on off, Williamson defends it with authority.
4.1
0
K Rabada to K 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.
3.6
0
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M 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
L Ngidi to M Guptill, Length ball on off, MG pushes it to the man at cover.
3.3
0
L Ngidi to M Guptill, On the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
3.2
2
L Ngidi to M Guptill, Fuller on off, Guptill drives it through covers and takes a couple.
3.1
0
L Ngidi to M 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.
2.6
0
K Rabada to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
2.5
0
K Rabada to K Williamson, On the top of the stumps, KW defends it off the back foot.
2.5
0
K Rabada to K 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
K Rabada to M Guptill, Once again Rabada bowls it on the pads, Guptill glances it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
2.3
1
K Rabada to K Williamson, Williamson is off the mark. He flicks this ball down to the fine leg region for a single.
2.2
0
K Rabada to K 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
0
K Rabada to C Munro, 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.
1.6
0
L Ngidi to M Guptill, On the pads, Guptill looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
1.6
0
L Ngidi to M Guptill, WIDE! Misses the line and bowls it down the leg side. Guptill lets it be and it has been wided.
1.5
0
L Ngidi to M Guptill, Fuller on off, Guptill drives it hard straight to Miller at cover.
1.4
1
L Ngidi to C 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
L Ngidi to M Guptill, Outside off, Guptill runs it down to third man for a single.
1.2
0
L Ngidi to M Guptill, Fuller on off, Guptill punches it to cover.
1.1
0
L Ngidi to M 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.

0.6
0
K Rabada to C 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
K Rabada to C 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
K Rabada to C 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
K Rabada to M 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
K Rabada to M Guptill, On the pads now, Guptill flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
0.1
0
K Rabada to M 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.