Match Over - New Zealand won by 6 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 22 Feb 2017, 00:00 SAST
  • Winner: New Zealand
  • Man of the Match: LRPL Taylor


  • Umpire1: PR Reiffel
  • Umpire2: CM Brown
  • Third Umpire: JS Wilson



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New Zealand



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South Africa

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Ross Taylor is Man of the Match.

7pm Phew! What a match! New Zealand did really well to strange South Africa in the middle and then did really poorly to let them back in. But they edged it out in all the important phases - two solid partnerships in the middle overs when batting, and top-class death bowling to eek out a win. Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy in particular will feel prickly when they try to go to bed tonight - they got in and threw it away. AB de Villiers wasn't new to this situation, and played it sensibly, but fell at a crucial time, as did Miller. That's the end of their winning streak that lasted 12 games.

New Zealand got efforts from all their seniors - Williamson, Taylor, Southee and Boult. Santner was brilliant as well - 2 for 46. They didn't deserve to lose.

Shaheer: "Well, Boult made up for that catch drop with a stunning match winning over"

49.6TG Southee to AL Phehlukwayo, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, overpithched at leg stump, backs away and whacks it straight back over the umpire....and that's the match. 10 consecutive balls in the blockhole to win by six runs - they showed up when it mattered, those seniors..
49.5TG Southee to AL Phehlukwayo, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, attempted yorker outside off, after four balls, he goes for the reverse ramp and converts it into a full toss that he gets past the keeper.
49.4TG Southee to AL Phehlukwayo, No run, doesn't! This is phenomenal death overs bowling. As professional as it can get. Another yorker outside off, dug out to cover.
49.3TG Southee to AL Phehlukwayo, No run, another yorker, wide outside off, thick edge down to third man and no run.
49.2TG Southee to AL Phehlukwayo, No run, yorker outside off, carved straight to extra cover.
49.1TG Southee to AL Phehlukwayo, No run, yorker at the off stump, drives it to extra cover, bit of confusion as they don't know whether to go for the run - they decide not to.
End of over 49. 5 runs this over. 275/9 after 294 balls.
D Pretorius 50 (27b 4x4 2x6 ) TA Boult 10-0-63-3
AL Phehlukwayo 21 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 48. 12 runs this over. 269/8 after 287 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 16 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 9-0-51-1
D Pretorius 49 (25b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 47. 4 runs this over. 257/8 after 282 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 16 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 10-0-63-1
D Pretorius 38 (21b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 46. 14 runs this over. 252/8 after 274 balls.
D Pretorius 35 (19b 2x4 2x6 ) TA Boult 8-0-57-2
AL Phehlukwayo 14 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 12 runs this over. 238/8 after 270 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 13 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 9-0-59-1
D Pretorius 24 (16b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 44. 5 runs this over. 226/8 after 264 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 9 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 10-0-46-2
D Pretorius 16 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 4 runs this over. 221/8 after 258 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 8-0-39-1
D Pretorius 15 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 3 runs this over. 217/8 after 252 balls.
D Pretorius 15 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 9-0-41-2
AL Phehlukwayo 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 10 runs this over. 214/7 after 246 balls.
D Pretorius 13 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 8-0-43-2
CH Morris 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

By th way, De Villiers was five runs away from being the quickest to 9000 runs - would've been the 18th player to do it. And only the third non-retired one - alongside Gayle and Dhoni

End of over 40. 3 runs this over. 204/6 after 240 balls.
CH Morris 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 8-0-38-1
D Pretorius 8 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Seems there's confusion with the bump ball incident. In order, this is what happened - bat, ground, foot. The third umpire had to review whether it was a bump ball against the pad

End of over 39. 2 runs this over. 201/6 after 234 balls.
D Pretorius 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 7-0-33-2
CH Morris 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 5 runs this over. 199/5 after 228 balls.
AB de Villiers 45 (46b 2x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 7-0-35-1
D Pretorius 5 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 7 runs this over. 192/5 after 221 balls.
D Pretorius 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 8-0-45-1
AB de Villiers 43 (42b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 6 runs this over. 185/4 after 216 balls.
DA Miller 22 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 6-0-30-1
AB de Villiers 43 (42b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 179/4 after 210 balls.
AB de Villiers 42 (41b 2x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 7-0-38-0
DA Miller 17 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 9 runs this over. 176/4 after 204 balls.
DA Miller 16 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 7-0-35-1
AB de Villiers 40 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Rob : "Gee - Pretorius has a first class average of over 42 and he is batting at ten! NZ are going to have their work cut out to win this. Will have to bowl SA out to achieve victory."

We have the drinks break and South Africa are cruising.

End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 167/4 after 198 balls.
DA Miller 15 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 6-0-35-0
AB de Villiers 32 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 8 runs this over. 164/4 after 192 balls.
AB de Villiers 30 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 6-0-26-1
DA Miller 14 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 5 runs this over. 156/4 after 186 balls.
AB de Villiers 28 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 5-0-32-0
DA Miller 12 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 6 runs this over. 151/4 after 180 balls.
DA Miller 9 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 5-0-24-1
AB de Villiers 26 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 5 runs this over. 145/4 after 174 balls.
DA Miller 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 4-0-27-0
AB de Villiers 22 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Bob: "Nitpicking time.....he must have more 50s than 100s....he has to score 50 everytime he gets 100." --- A week's detention for you, Bob.

End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 140/4 after 168 balls.
AB de Villiers 18 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 4-0-18-1
DA Miller 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 135/4 after 162 balls.
DA Miller 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 6-0-31-1
AB de Villiers 13 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

M. Greenwood: "Classic QdK - I don't know if it is just me, but he seems to regularly get out having got to 50. Maybe it's the toll of wicketkeeping?" --- Quite the opposite, actually. He has more hundreds than fifties.

End of over 26. 2 runs this over. 133/4 after 156 balls.
DA Miller 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 3-0-13-1
AB de Villiers 12 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 9 runs this over. 131/4 after 150 balls.
DA Miller 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 5-0-29-1
AB de Villiers 11 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 122/3 after 144 balls.
AB de Villiers 7 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 2-0-11-1
Q de Kock 56 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 8 runs this over. 116/3 after 138 balls.
AB de Villiers 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 3-0-22-0
Q de Kock 55 (61b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 108/3 after 132 balls.
AB de Villiers 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 1-0-5-1
Q de Kock 49 (57b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 7 runs this over. 102/2 after 125 balls.
JP Duminy 31 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 2-0-13-0
Q de Kock 46 (54b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 7 runs this over. 95/2 after 120 balls.
Q de Kock 45 (53b 5x4 0x6 ) KS Williamson 3-0-16-0
JP Duminy 26 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 6 runs this over. 88/2 after 114 balls.
JP Duminy 23 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 1-0-6-0
Q de Kock 41 (49b 5x4 0x6 ) more

GK: "@Jason. Probably would have been a better idea to try to get rid of de Kock, not their overs."

End of over 18. 3 runs this over. 82/2 after 108 balls.
JP Duminy 18 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) KS Williamson 2-0-9-0
Q de Kock 40 (48b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 6 runs this over. 79/2 after 102 balls.
Q de Kock 39 (47b 5x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 4-1-10-1
JP Duminy 16 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's drinks. An evenly-poised match at the moment. But we know the depth of South Africa's batting. How will New Zealand's frontline spinners go? To find out, it's over to Varun

Latham now up to the stumps

b: "Didn't AB injure his shoulder early in our innings? maybe injury related, they want to use him as a hitter later and work physio on him to get him right?" Perhaps, yes. Although he stayed on the field

End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 73/2 after 96 balls.
JP Duminy 11 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) KS Williamson 1-0-6-0
Q de Kock 38 (45b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 67/2 after 90 balls.
JP Duminy 7 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 3-1-4-1
Q de Kock 36 (43b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 11 runs this over. 64/2 after 83 balls.
JP Duminy 6 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) JDS Neesham 3-0-19-0
Q de Kock 34 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13.  A maiden over! 53/2 after 78 balls.
JP Duminy 1 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 2-1-2-1
Q de Kock 29 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Jonny: "Surely NZ's greatest ever is Greathbatch-Rockin' Rod-Jones-Crowe?!"

End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 53/2 after 72 balls.
Q de Kock 29 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) JDS Neesham 2-0-8-0
JP Duminy 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Brad: "You would think that de Grandhomme was a Cantabrian the way he bowls at Hagley!"

End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 51/2 after 66 balls.
JP Duminy 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 1-0-2-1
Q de Kock 28 (35b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Sanjay: "Ramiz Raja, Saeed Anwar, Inzee and Ijaz from Pakistan too can compete for top 4." And here's South Africa's No. 4. It's JP Duminy today, not AB de Villiers

Harrison Barnya: "How about Guptill, McCullum, Williamson, Taylor? That would be NZ's best ever"

End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 48/1 after 60 balls.
F du Plessis 11 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) JDS Neesham 1-0-6-0
Q de Kock 26 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Surath: "@ The Phantom: Santh Jayasuriya, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Asanka Gurusinghe and Aravinda de Silva from Sri Lanka should break in to the all time top 4 list."

Shashank Mittal: "Sachin, Sehwag, Kohli and Yuvraj"

End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 42/1 after 54 balls.
F du Plessis 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 5-0-22-1
Q de Kock 25 (32b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Matt: "I can see where Gareth is coming from, but in terms of all-time best ODI top 4s, I suspect Messrs Greenidge, Haynes, Richardson and Richards might disagree with him."

The Phantom: "@Gareth: How about Gilchrist, Hayden, Ponting, Clarke? Any other nominations for the best ODI top 4 of all time?"

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 36/1 after 48 balls.
F du Plessis 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 4-0-20-0
Q de Kock 24 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) more

GregWillson: "@Monty - I agree about the nostalgic feel. Remember New Zealand's glory days of the 1992 world cup? Willie Watson (120-125km) and Dipak Patel opening the bowling, followed by Chris Harris, Gavin Larsen and Rod Latham - the dibbly dobbler, wibbly wobblers. The only exception was Danny Morrison. "

Gareth: "Surely this has to be the best top four ever seen in ODI batting. On average they score 190 runs at near to a run a ball. It's not hard to see why they're 12 straight, but hard to see why they haven't won more silverware." Well, silverware not about talent alone...

End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 31/1 after 42 balls.
Q de Kock 19 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 4-0-16-1
F du Plessis 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Searle: "I don't think any team should finish with 6 wickets in hand and a score of less than 300. It's like jogging the final 100m in a running race and finishing with gas in the tank." Would have been at least five if Neesham not dropped

End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 28/1 after 35 balls.
F du Plessis 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 3-0-15-0
Q de Kock 17 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) more

The Phantom: "What a gem from Southee, unplayable! "

End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 22/1 after 30 balls.
F du Plessis 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 3-0-13-1
Q de Kock 12 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Southee is just getting this ball to do enough. Given how wide he was on the crease, that was considerable movement to beat Amla

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 21/0 after 24 balls.
HM Amla 10 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-9-0
Q de Kock 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Andy: "As a Kiwi I am quite disappointed to see all the negative comments about New Zealand's batting efforts. Is it really so hard for some of you to acknowledge that South Africa actually bowled well despite the lack of wickets. I was watching and they gave us very little to hit in the last 10."

DaveNZ: "Sohdi and Santner will be key today - pitch looks slow and if they can restrict SA to 60-70 between them, SA would have to score at 7rpo for the other 30 overs. "

End of over 3. 8 runs this over. 15/0 after 18 balls.
Q de Kock 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 2-0-12-0
HM Amla 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Stu: "How is he that much richer? He hasn't got the money yet..." Details, details

End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 7/0 after 12 balls.
Q de Kock 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-3-0
HM Amla 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Lance: "Here's hoping Trent bowls like a miser, and not like a millionaire today."

Barnaby: "Two things: SA are number one in the world, and this pitch is harder to bat on than it looks. It's been undercover for the past few days due to wet weather."

End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 6 balls.
HM Amla 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 1-0-4-0
Q de Kock 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Phil: "It's a very good pitch. 300+ is standard on good pitches these days. NZ will have to bowl exceptionally well to get over the line here. SA will have to have a bad day with the bat to fail here. I'm disappointed in NZ's score because with only 4 wickets down we should have done better than a par score."

HM AmlaLBW TG Southee1019132076.92
Q de KockC JDS Neesham B TA Boult57104656087.69
F du PlessisB C de Grandhomme1126172064.71
JP DuminySt. TWM Latham MJ Santner3444443077.27
AB de VilliersC TWM Latham B TA Boult4573492091.84
DA MillerC TWM Latham B IS Sodhi2852393071.79
D PretoriusB TA Boult50572742185.19
CH MorrisRun out DG Brownlie 71081087.5
WD ParnellLBW MJ Santner02400-
AL Phehlukwayonot out 2941344085.29
Imran Tahirnot out 05000-
Total 283/9
TG Southee10.006016
TA Boult10.006336.3
JDS Neesham3.002006.67
C de Grandhomme4.011012.5
KS Williamson3.001605.33
IS Sodhi10.006316.3
MJ Santner10.004624.6