Match Over - New Zealand won by 4 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 19 Jun 2019, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: New Zealand
  • Man of the Match: KS Williamson


  • Umpire1: IJ Gould
  • Umpire2: NJ Llong
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 48.3 / 49.0

New Zealand



Overs: 49.0 / 49.0

South Africa

That's all we have for you from an eeeeeepic game. Thanks for your company and on behalf of Karthik and Thilak, this is Deiva Muthu saying good night and go party

More from Kane Williamson: To be honest, when we went out there this morning, I thought the wicket was soft. And naturally they didn't have the best weather to harden up. So bowling was what both teams are looking to do. We knew we had to adapt quickly. It usually is when it hardens up. Try and read it as you go. Someone as de Grandhomme bowls beautifully in Test cricket when you hit the area and out here that area was the most important thing. The slower bowlers felt they were the hardest to get away and that's what we were looking to do. [on batting with de Grandhomme] You have a quiet chat. Hey, play your natural game and he's done it a number of times. He's your X-factor player and what an occastion to do it. On that wicket. It wasn't easy to play a knock like that. Trying to get across the line, we've played on a variety of surfaces. You look at the other side of the country and they score 350 but that's not been us. But yeah, it's not looking too far ahead and trying to achieve things aren't necessary. But we know there are a number of tough games coming up

Faf du Plessis says: We were aiming 260. I thought that was par on this wicket. The chat in the team room was to aim at 260 and 270. So we fell short. So good bowling from New Zealand and not getting boundaries away by us played a part. Individual batters will look at having an opportunity at facing a bowler that the fancy. Kane showed that. He also found it difficult to score but he waited for the guy he could hit. We also had a lot of stop start stop start innings but Kane batted through for the hundred and that was the game changer. We did everything we could. We threw ourselves a round. The energy was unbelievable. Sure, there was sometimes that we dropped intensity. But Kane took it away from us. [On missing DRS to get Williamson out] Was that lbw out? I don't know. Which one is that. I don't know. Oooh the nick. Oh well. There was no real appeal. No real lets have a look at it. So yeah, ask him [Imran Tahir] That's all we can do. The performances haven't been there. Individually we should have put on performances that could have driven the team home. But now we have to just try out best to compete again"

Kane Williamson is the Man of the Match: Yeah, it was nice to be there at the end. We knew from the first half that it was a tough surface - it was pretty soft and the ball was holding up in the surface. We managed to build the pressure by bowling in the right areas. We then had to build partnerships, but we kept losing unfortunate wickets that made life difficult. De Grandhomme stood out for me with the ball and then providing impetus with the bat. Trying to get through the tough parts - it was about communicating with the partners and feeding off them. Neesham and de Grandhomme both scored at a reasonable clip, so it was about taking the game deep. I was trying trying to do the job and fortunate I could do that. Today was a close one - could have gone either way - but nice to get the win in the end

Trying to get through the tough parts. You know you'll face dot balls out there because it was basically standing up in the surface. So we just had to build partnerships. Neesham and de Grandhomme (60 off 47) scored a bit quicker at the other end so I could just sit in at my end.

Trying to do the job as well as you can and I was fortunate to have been able to do it today. There was a number of other contributions that was vital. One of those surfaces that provides close game and a spectacle.

Kalpit: "Cool, Calm and Composed Kane Williamson ! World cup innings of saviour, an innings to remember for history !! Century from the Black Caps Captain: Kane Williamson !!"

Munwar: "I have in my memory a bearded man in black hitting a six in the last over of the match to eliminate SA from World Cup 2015. Again the same scene is repeated by Kane to eliminate SA from World Cup 2019. #Magic Moment Repeated. What a classy innings from the nicest guy of Cricket #ClassyKane"

Sid: "Any takers for best match of the tournament so far? Or does England v Pakistan edge this one?"

Vinoth: "There is no mathematical, physical, chemical calculation for the last 6teams to qualify for semi finals and this much soon we know the semifinalists"

Kunal Pandya: ""SA vs NZ matches are becoming legendary especially in World Cup like SA vs Aus.""

8pm Nerves, pressure, tricky pitch, try telling that to the ice-cool Kane Williamson. Martin Guptill was out in unlikely fashion - he was out hit wicket - and Ross Taylor was snaffled down leg. But, Williamson hung on and refused to budge. Let's not forget the crucial contribution from Colin de Grandhomme. And let's not forget all those errors from South Africa in the field. The slower balls and cross-seamers gripped in the surface, de Grandhomme holed out but Williamson rose above everything and ushered NZ home.

48.3AL Phehlukwayo to KS Williamson, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, Williamson - you beauty! It had to end this way, right? That dab down to third man. Back of a length and outside off, glides it away behind point and seals it for NZ like boss. He is the boss. Meanwhile, South Africa's World Cup hopes are effectively ended.
48.2AL Phehlukwayo to KS Williamson, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, Grant Elliott: 2015. Kane Williamson: 2019. New Zealand are having the times of their lives once again. What an incredible century from Kane Williamson. This was full and outside off, slower variation, Williamson picks it, drops down to one knee and smokes it away into the stands beyond midwicket. Williamson eases the helmet off his head and soaks everything in.
48.1AL Phehlukwayo to MJ Santner, 1 run, hip-high short ball on middle, Santner pulls and finds deep midwicket.
End of over 48. 6 runs this over. 234/6 after 288 balls.
KS Williamson 96 (136b 8x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 10-1-47-1
MJ Santner 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 47. 3 runs this over. 228/5 after 282 balls.
C de Grandhomme 60 (46b 5x4 2x6 ) K Rabada 10-0-42-1
KS Williamson 91 (133b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 8 runs this over. 224/5 after 275 balls.
C de Grandhomme 57 (42b 5x4 2x6 ) L Ngidi 9-1-40-0
KS Williamson 90 (130b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 5 runs this over. 216/5 after 270 balls.
C de Grandhomme 52 (39b 4x4 2x6 ) CH Morris 10-0-49-3
KS Williamson 88 (128b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 11 runs this over. 210/5 after 263 balls.
C de Grandhomme 48 (36b 3x4 2x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 8-0-61-1
KS Williamson 86 (124b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 3 runs this over. 199/5 after 258 balls.
KS Williamson 82 (121b 7x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 9-0-44-3
C de Grandhomme 42 (33b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 42. 6 runs this over. 196/5 after 252 balls.
KS Williamson 80 (118b 7x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 7-0-50-1
C de Grandhomme 41 (30b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 41. 6 runs this over. 190/5 after 246 balls.
C de Grandhomme 38 (27b 2x4 2x6 ) K Rabada 9-0-39-1
KS Williamson 77 (115b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 1 runs this over. 184/5 after 240 balls.
KS Williamson 77 (114b 7x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 8-1-32-0
C de Grandhomme 33 (22b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 39. 10 runs this over. 183/5 after 234 balls.
C de Grandhomme 33 (22b 1x4 2x6 ) K Rabada 8-0-34-1
KS Williamson 76 (108b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 4 runs this over. 173/5 after 228 balls.
KS Williamson 76 (108b 7x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 10-0-33-0
C de Grandhomme 23 (16b 1x4 1x6 ) more

What a spell by Tahir. 10 overs. 33 dot balls. Plenty of oohs and aahs.

End of over 37. 9 runs this over. 169/5 after 222 balls.
C de Grandhomme 21 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 6-0-44-1
KS Williamson 74 (104b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 6 runs this over. 160/5 after 216 balls.
KS Williamson 72 (101b 7x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 9-0-29-0
C de Grandhomme 14 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 6 runs this over. 154/5 after 210 balls.
KS Williamson 70 (99b 7x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 8-0-41-3
C de Grandhomme 10 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 3 runs this over. 148/5 after 204 balls.
C de Grandhomme 9 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 8-0-23-0
KS Williamson 65 (94b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 9 runs this over. 145/5 after 198 balls.
C de Grandhomme 8 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 7-0-35-3
KS Williamson 63 (90b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Vishal Poojary: "This match reminds me of pre-T20 era of cricket. It's actually a delight, such a game. "

Usman: "Morris next PM of Pakistan!"

Another big drop in our Forecaster prediction. New Zealand's win probability falls from 65.9% to 48.5% with that wicket.

End of over 32. 7 runs this over. 132/4 after 190 balls.
KS Williamson 62 (89b 6x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 4-0-31-1
JDS Neesham 19 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 1 runs this over. 125/4 after 186 balls.
JDS Neesham 19 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 7-0-24-1
KS Williamson 57 (85b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 123/4 after 179 balls.
KS Williamson 55 (80b 5x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 4-0-23-1
JDS Neesham 19 (29b 2x4 0x6 ) more

KK is back for the next ten overs

End of over 29. 4 runs this over. 119/4 after 174 balls.
KS Williamson 53 (76b 5x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 6-0-23-1
JDS Neesham 18 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 6 runs this over. 115/4 after 168 balls.
KS Williamson 50 (72b 5x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 7-0-20-0
JDS Neesham 17 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 4 runs this over. 109/4 after 162 balls.
KS Williamson 49 (70b 5x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 7-1-31-0
JDS Neesham 12 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 2 runs this over. 105/4 after 156 balls.
JDS Neesham 11 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 6-0-14-0
KS Williamson 46 (65b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25.  A maiden over! 103/4 after 150 balls.
KS Williamson 45 (62b 5x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 6-1-27-0
JDS Neesham 10 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

PrashantBanjare: "Williamson showing his class and he is right up there with the likes of Kohli and Root as the best batsman of present time."

End of over 24. 1 runs this over. 103/4 after 144 balls.
JDS Neesham 10 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 5-0-12-0
KS Williamson 45 (56b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 102/4 after 138 balls.
KS Williamson 44 (55b 5x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 5-0-27-0
JDS Neesham 10 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 97/4 after 132 balls.
KS Williamson 41 (51b 5x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 4-0-11-0
JDS Neesham 8 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 8 runs this over. 94/4 after 126 balls.
KS Williamson 39 (47b 5x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 6-0-26-2
JDS Neesham 7 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 2 runs this over. 86/4 after 120 balls.
JDS Neesham 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 3-0-8-0
KS Williamson 33 (43b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 84/4 after 114 balls.
JDS Neesham 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 5-0-18-2
KS Williamson 32 (39b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 80/3 after 108 balls.
KS Williamson 32 (39b 4x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 2-0-6-0
TWM Latham 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 76/3 after 102 balls.
TWM Latham 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 4-0-14-1
KS Williamson 28 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Stean: "I'm curious how many times has a batsmen been dismissed by Hit-wicket in a World Cup? Surely this is one of the only times that has happened? " -- Ten times, starting with Roy Fredericks' memorable dismissal in the 1975 final, when he actually hooked the ball for six.

End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 74/2 after 96 balls.
KS Williamson 27 (31b 3x4 0x6 ) Imran Tahir 1-0-2-0
LRPL Taylor 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 11 runs this over. 72/2 after 90 balls.
MJ Guptill 35 (59b 5x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 3-0-19-1
KS Williamson 26 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Thiru: "Is this the luck South Africa need? Fingers crossed though"

Guptill is the second batsman to be dismissed hit-wicket in recent months: Shoaib Malik was out in this manner at Trent Bridge during Pakistan's bilateral series against England.

End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 61/1 after 84 balls.
MJ Guptill 35 (58b 5x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 3-0-12-0
KS Williamson 15 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 58/1 after 78 balls.
MJ Guptill 33 (54b 5x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 2-0-8-0
KS Williamson 14 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 53/1 after 72 balls.
MJ Guptill 29 (49b 4x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 2-0-9-0
KS Williamson 13 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 46/1 after 66 balls.
MJ Guptill 27 (47b 4x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 1-0-3-0
KS Williamson 8 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 43/1 after 60 balls.
MJ Guptill 26 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 1-0-2-0
KS Williamson 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Over to KK again

End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 41/1 after 54 balls.
MJ Guptill 24 (38b 4x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 5-0-19-1
KS Williamson 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 37/1 after 48 balls.
MJ Guptill 23 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 4-0-22-0
KS Williamson 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 33/1 after 42 balls.
MJ Guptill 19 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 4-0-15-1
KS Williamson 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 13 runs this over. 32/1 after 36 balls.
MJ Guptill 18 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 3-0-18-0
KS Williamson 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 19/1 after 30 balls.
KS Williamson 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 3-0-14-1
MJ Guptill 5 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 2 runs this over. 17/1 after 24 balls.
MJ Guptill 5 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 2-0-5-0
KS Williamson 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 3 runs this over. 15/1 after 17 balls.
KS Williamson 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 2-0-12-1
MJ Guptill 3 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 12/0 after 11 balls.
MJ Guptill 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 1-0-3-0
C Munro 9 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 9 runs this over. 9/0 after 6 balls.
C Munro 8 (3b 2x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 1-0-9-0
MJ Guptill 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
MJ GuptillHt Wkt AL Phehlukwayo3568595059.32
C MunroC K Rabada B K Rabada912520180
KS Williamsonnot out 1062161389176.81
LRPL TaylorC Q de Kock B CH Morris1620050
TWM LathamC Q de Kock B CH Morris11040025
JDS NeeshamC HM Amla B CH Morris2360343067.65
C de GrandhommeC F du Plessis B L Ngidi60704752127.66
MJ Santnernot out 21430066.67
MJ Henry -
LH Ferguson -
TA Boult -
Total 245/6
K Rabada10.004214.2
L Ngidi10.014714.7
CH Morris10.004934.9
AL Phehlukwayo8.307318.59
Imran Tahir10.003303.3

Williamson ton gets New Zealand across the line

KANE WILLIAMSON scored his 12th career ODI century to lead New Zealand to a nail-biting four-wicket win over the Standard Bank Proteas with three balls to spare in their key ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

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