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South Africa and New Zealand did battle in the 1st T20 International at Kingsmead, Durban at 18:00 SA Time on Friday 21 December 2012.

This was the Live Game Article for the match.

South Africa won with ease, with 7.5 overs to spare (47 balls). The South African bowlers did the trick, bowling the New Zealanders out for a poultry 86 runs in 18.2 overs. New Zealand took the 1st South African wicket without a single run on the board for South Africa, but Faf du Plessis and Davids steadied the ship, untill Davids perished on 20, leaving it to young Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis to finish the New Zealanders off in style.

 

 

 

New Zealand: 86 All Out (18.2 overs)

South Africa: 87 / 2 (12.1 overs)

 

Match over

  • New Zealand in South Africa T20 International Series – 1st T20 International
  • T20 International No. 293 / 2012 / 2013 season
  • Played at Kingsmead, Durban
  • 21 December 2012 – day / night (20-over match)
New Zealand innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
RJ Nicol c †de Kock b Kleinveldt 3 9 5 0 0 60.00
PG Fulton c Morris b Steyn 9 18 13 2 0 69.23
BB McCullum*† c Steyn b Kleinveldt 6 12 11 1 0 54.54
JEC Franklin c †de Kock b McLaren 0 10 3 0 0 0.00
C Munro c & b Morris 23 34 18 4 0 127.77
Corey J Anderson c Levi b Morris 5 6 5 1 0 100.00
NL McCullum b Peterson 1 5 7 0 0 14.28
JDS Neesham b Peterson 10 8 7 2 0 142.85
DAJ Bracewell not out 21 32 25 3 0 84.00
RM Hira c Kleinveldt b Steyn 5 19 13 0 0 38.46
MJ McClenaghan c Peterson b Kleinveldt 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
Total (all out; 18.2 overs; 83 mins) 86 (4.69 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-9 (Nicol, 2.1 ov), 2-19 (Fulton, 3.6 ov), 3-19 (BB McCullum, 4.5 ov), 4-27 (Franklin, 6.2 ov), 5-34 (Anderson, 7.3 ov), 6-36 (NL McCullum, 8.5 ov), 7-54 (Neesham, 10.4 ov), 8-60 (Munro, 11.6 ov), 9-81 (Hira, 17.1 ov), 10-86 (McClenaghan, 18.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
R McLaren 4 0 27 1 6.75
DW Steyn 3 0 13 2 4.33 (1w)
RK Kleinveldt 3.2 1 18 3 5.40
CH Morris 3.4 0 19 2 5.18 (1w)
RJ Peterson 4 0 8 2 2.00
F du Plessis 0.2 0 0 0 0.00
South Africa innings (target: 87 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RE Levi c Fulton b McClenaghan 0 2 5 0 0 0.00
H Davids b Hira 20 25 13 3 1 153.84
F du Plessis* not out 38 32 6 0 118.75
Q de Kock† not out 28 23 5 0 121.73
Extras (w 1) 1
Total (2 wickets; 12.1 overs) 87 (7.15 runs per over)
To bat F Behardien, DA Miller, RJ Peterson, R McLaren, DW Steyn, CH Morris, RK Kleinveldt
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Levi, 0.5 ov), 2-45 (Davids, 5.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
MJ McClenaghan 3 1 20 1 6.66
DAJ Bracewell 2 0 21 0 10.50 (1w)
RM Hira 3 0 15 1 5.00
Corey J Anderson 1 0 11 0 11.00
NL McCullum 2 0 7 0 3.50
RJ Nicol 1 0 11 0 11.00
JDS Neesham 0.1 0 2 0 12.00
Match details
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat
T20I debuts Corey J Anderson, MJ McClenaghan, C Munro and JDS Neesham (New Zealand); H Davids, Q de Kock and CH Morris (South Africa)
Player of the match tba
Umpires JD Cloete and S George
TV umpire AT Holdstock
Match referee AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire BG Jerling
Match notes
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 27 runs, 3 wickets)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: New Zealand – 86/10 in 18.2 overs (DAJ Bracewell 21)
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 46 runs, 2 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 1

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