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New Zealand Vs South Africa Live Score (ODI)

Date: Wednesday, 19 June, 2019 15:00 IST Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham Match Status: Match Ended

New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets

241/6
Overs
49.0
R/R
4.92
Fours
18
Sixes
4
Extras
11
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Rassie van der Dussen not out 67 64 2 3
Chris Morris not out 6 7 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Matt Henry 10 2 34 0
Trent Boult 10 0 63 1
245/6
Overs
48.3
R/R
5.07
Fours
24
Sixes
3
Extras
8
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kane Williamson (C) not out 106 138 9 1
Mitchell Santner not out 2 3 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kagiso Rabada 10 0 42 1
Lungi Ngidi 10 1 47 1
  • Alright then. 242 to win. Who is your money on? This should be one spicy run chase. Stay tuned.
  • Rassie van der Dussen is giving an interview to Mark Nicholas. Rassie says that it is a bit of a sticky wicket given that there has been two weeks of rain around. Adds that it is not a 300 pitch and hence the batsmen were planning to reach 250-260. Admits that the team has its back to the wall, so has to bowl well today.
  • Good bowling by New Zealand on a sluggish pitch, except Boult. He was the only one struggling for rhythm throughout the innings while the others did reasonably well. Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3 wickets and if you leave out his last over which went for 15, he had the Saffas rattled.
  • After a 90-minute delay, South Africa began their batting on a sluggish pitch very cautiously, struggling to adapt to the conditions. De Kock went early but what will disappoint the Proteas more is that three batsmen in the top four got starts but could not convert those. There were three half century stands in the innings. Amla took a long time to get going but then was dismissed for 55. Same for Miller, who departed just when he looked to pull the trigger. Only van der Dussen hung in till the end, finishing on a fine unbeaten 67.
  • Hmmm... 241 then. That in-between score where a team can never be sure 100 percent how to plan its approach. On paper, this looks short. But given how the pitch has behaved, this might just be enough.
  • 48.6 FOUR! 10 runs off the final two balls and South Africa finish on 241/6. A length ball outside off, van der Dussen hammers this straight back down the ground and splits long on and long off!
  • 48.5 SIX! Third one for van der Dussen. A short ball, outside off, Rassie gets hold of this one and clubs the pull over long on!
  • 48.4 Outside off, Rassie looks to swing hard but misses.
  • 48.3 The batsman gets a leading edge on that one. One run added to the total.
  • 48.2 A short ball outside off, Morris is beaten by pace as he looks to pull. Misses.
  • 48.1 FOUR! A bit fortuitous. A short ball, around middle, Morris looks to pull but gets a top edge. It flies over the keeper to the fence behind.
  • 47.6 The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 226/6
  • 47.5 Outside off, RvdD looks to slog but misses.
  • 47.4 A slower ball, fuller in length, van der Dussen looks to slog but is done in by the lack of pace. The ball hits the inside edge and goes on the bounce to the keeper.
  • 47.3 Slower ball, pulled down to long on for a run. That was mistimed.
  • 47.2 DROPPED! That was a sitter. A short ball, around middle, Rassie pulls this towards long leg. Lockie Ferguson comes running in and should have gobbled a sitter but puts it down. A single taken.
  • 47.1 SIX! How has that gone all the way? A short ball, around middle, van der Dussen looks to pull but the ball hits the inner half of the bat. Still the ball clears square leg.
  • Matt Henry to bowl the 48th over. 9-2-26-0 so far. Can he get a wicket in his final over?
  • 46.6 Almost drags it on! Third consecutive slower delivery. A short ball, outside off, Morris looks to pull but gets a bottom edge which just misses the stumps. It goes behind and Latham quickly gets to the ball, has an under-arm shy at the stumps seeing Morris wander out but misses. 218/6
  • 46.5 A short one now, Chris backs away and looks to slash hard but misses again.
  • 46.4 Outside off, on a length, Morris plays inside the line and is beaten.
  • Chris Morris comes in now, surprisingly after Andile, when it should have been the other way round.
  • 46.3 OUT! Caught of a full toss. Tell you, this ball is making waves in this tournament. Forget the yorkers. Forget the bouncers. The full toss is the way to go. Pun intended. This is outside off, Phehlukwayo looks to go over mid off but the ball hits the toe end of the bat and lobs to mid off. Simple catch for Kane Williamson who back-tracks at that position.
  • 46.2 A slower ball, short in length, Andile looks to pull but misses. The ball goes over the stumps.
  • 46.2 WIDE. A short ball, Phehlukwayo looks to hook but misses.
  • 46.1 A short ball, around middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 45.6 Backs away down the leg side, Boult follows him and Andile cannot do anything. Good diving stop by Tom Latham to his right. A very unlikely bowling spell by Trent Boult. 10-0-63-1 today. 216/5
  • 45.5 Ouch. That pain. Rassie is wincing. Full and around off, RvdD drives it down the ground but this time long off cuts it off. A single taken. There was a jarring effect when the batsman played that shot.
  • 45.4 FOUR! Powerful strike! Full and around off, van der Dussen hammers it straight back past the bowler and splits long on and long off!
  • A problem here for Rassie van der Dussen. The physio has come out to check his thumb. South Africa do not want another injury, do they?
  • 45.3 OUCH. That has hurt. A short ball, on middle and off, van der Dussen looks to pull but the extra bounce does him in. Hits him on his thumb and then onto his arm and then his chest. He is in pain.
  • 45.2 Down the leg side, Andile looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A leg bye taken.
  • 45.1 Outside off, fuller in length, Phehlukwayo has a slash but misses.
  • 44.6 A short ball, on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple. 12 runs but a wicket as well from the over. Ferguson's figures read 8-0-42-2. 210/5
  • Andile Phehlukwayo walks in next, at number 7, replacing Miller.
  • 44.5 OUT! In the air, in the air, in the air and taken! New Zealand have got the killer, which might help them evade death. A short ball, outside off, slower in pace, Miller leaps and looks to play the upper cut. He mistimes it and the result is a top edge which flies down towards third man. Trent Boult runs to his left and looks to take the catch with his cupped in reverse fashion. Almost lets it through but manages to hang on. Flashback 2003 World Cup final - anyone remembers the catch Virender Sehwag took to dismiss Adam Gilchrist at deep mid-wicket? That one too, nearly went through his fingers. Big wicket for the Kiwis. 250 might be difficult now.
  • 44.4 Landed outside off, steered towards third man for a run.
  • 44.3 Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
  • 44.2 FOUR! Badly lined and it brings up consecutive boundaries for the Proteas. Full and down the leg side, Miller flicks it to the fine leg fence.
  • 44.1 FOUR! SLAP! Oh yes. Miller is on the charge. Watch out, New Zealand. Short ball, around middle and leg, David swivels and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • Lockie Ferguson is back on. 7-0-30-1 so far.
  • 43.6 Banged in short, pulled through mid-wicket for a run. 11 from the over. Has Miller given the signal for the surge? 198/4
  • 43.5 SIX! There goes Killer Miller! In his arc and out of the park. Normally, his arc covers mid on and mid off but this one is a bit wider. Full and on middle, Miller swings it clean as a whistle over mid-wicket!
  • 43.4 Outside off, punched off the back foot for one more.
  • 43.3 A short ball, pulled away to mid-wicket. Santner has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. A quick run taken.
  • 43.2 SAFE. On middle, Miller pushes it towards cover. There is a yes-yes and a no-no and eventually, van der Dussen has to dive back in. The throw comes to Boult who leaps and disturbs the stumps and it is taken upstairs. Replays show that Rassie is in.
  • Is that a run out? It was an awful mix-up and umpire Ian Gould has taken it upstairs. Replays are indicating that van der Dussen is in.
  • 43.1 A length ball, on middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. That one rocketed away.
  • Trent Boult again. 8-0-47-1 so far. Could this possibly be his last over? Or will he get his 10th?
  • 42.6 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single. 187/4
  • 42.5 A short ball, another pull shot played, aerially wide of short mid-wicket, for one. 50-RUN STAND IS UP.
  • 42.4 Full and outside off, punched down to long off for a run.
  • 42.3 A short ball, DM looks to pull but misses.
  • 42.2 Outside off, short in length, Miller looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which rolls to the off side.
  • 42.1 A short ball, down the leg side, pulled towards fine leg for a single.
  • 41.6 Outside off, Rassie reaches out and punches it with the turn through the covers for one. 10 from the over. 183/4
  • 41.5 Eases this a bit straighter, down the ground to long off for a run.
  • 41.4 Comes down the track and drives but finds cover.
  • 41.3 Flicks this through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 41.2 SIX! First one of the innings! What a contrast as compared to what happened at Old Trafford yesterday. Rassie has had enough of Santner's flight. Finally looks to go downtown, getting down on a knee and sending it flying over long on!
  • 41.1 Full and outside leg, flicked towards deep mid-wicket. Van der Dussen wants the second but it isn't there and he is sent back.
  • 40.6 A bouncer to end the over, van der Dussen allows it to sail through. 173/4
  • 40.5 Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
  • 40.4 Drives it through the covers for a single.
  • 40.3 Comes down the track, looks to pull but misses. Is hit on the left shoulder and the batsmen take a leg bye.
  • 40.2 A length ball outside off, Miller slashes hard but misses.
  • 40.1 Full and down the leg side, van der Dussen tickles it towards fine leg for a single.
  • Matt Henry comes back into the attack. 7-2-19-0 so far. Looks to be one of the bowlers who will complete his quota of 10 overs.
  • 39.6 Outside off, punched off the back foot for one more. 169/4
  • 39.5 Full and around off, driven past the bowler towards long off for a run.
  • 39.4 Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
  • 39.3 Full and down the leg side, Rassie looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 39.2 Outside off, driven straight back to the bowler.
  • 39.1 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end. Mitchell Santner to inaugurate it. 7-0-32-1 so far.
  • 38.6 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single. 166/4
  • 38.5 Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
  • 38.4 A terrific yorker, around middle and leg, Miller slips, loses his balance but manages to flick it through mid-wicket! Once again Colin Munro manning that area gets to the ball and slides to his right, stopping the ball. Two runs taken. 3000 ODI runs for Miller. The 17th Saffa to do so.
  • 38.3 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
  • 38.2 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 38.1 Excellent stop by Colin Munro. Full and outside off, van der Dussen crashes it through the covers and the ball races away. But Munro rushes to his right from sweeper cover, dives and stops the ball. Two runs taken.
  • Trent Boult returns. 7-0-40-1 so far. Not the Boult we know so far. Can he make up for it in his remaining overs?
  • 37.6 A yorker, outside leg, Miller misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads towards short mid-wicket. 159/4
  • 37.6 WIDE. Full and down the leg side, David cannot put that away. Misses his flick.
  • 37.5 Around off, punched back down the ground back to the bowler.
  • 37.4 Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
  • 37.3 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 37.2 A short ball, outside leg, Miller looks to defend but the ball kicks off the surface and hits him on the glove, dropping down to the off side.
  • 37.1 Full and fast, outside leg, Miller looks to flick but like the others, is early into his shot. The leading edge is induced which lands short of cover.
  • 36.6 Landed outside off, tapped to the off side for a quick run. De Grandhomme is done for the day. 10-0-33-1. 156/4
  • 36.5 A short ball, pulled towards mid-wicket for one.
  • 36.4 Landed outside off, blocked towards point.
  • 36.3 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 36.2 On middle and leg, helped towards fine leg for a run.
  • 36.1 In the air... safe. A slower ball from de Grandhomme, just 118 kph, Miller is early into his chip shot but just about clears mid on. Matt Henry runs after it, gets to the ball and then slides near the ropes to pull the ball back. Three runs taken.
  • 35.6 A slower ball, short in length, Miller looks to fend it away but is beaten due to the lack of pace. Is hit on the left bicep and the ball deflects towards point. A leg bye taken. 149/4
  • 35.5 Direct hit would have had Rassie. He punches this wide of mid off and takes the fielder on. He takes a few steps to his left, does the fielder, has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Rassie was a centimeter short.
  • 35.4 Fuller in length this time, driven straight to mid on.
  • 35.3 Outside off, tapped straight to point.
  • 35.2 Full on middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 35.1 JUST MISSES THE STUMPS! A nervy moment for van der Dussen. Outside off, on a length, Rassie looks to punch but the ball takes the bottom edge. Bounces and just goes over the stumps. A quick single taken.
  • Lockie Ferguson is back on. 5-0-24-1 so far.
  • 34.6 Flicks this away for a run. 145/4
  • 34.5 Ball hits the batsman low on the pads.
  • 34.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 34.3 Down the leg side, worked through square leg for a couple.
  • 34.2 Outside off, dabbed to third man.
  • 34.1 Just over mid off! A length ball outside off, van der Dussen looks to go over the top but mistimes it. Mid off runs back to catch it but cannot get there. Two runs taken.
  • DRINKS BREAK. South Africa might have to take solace from the fact that they are batting first on this pitch. They simply would not have had any chance in a run chase. The batsmen are simply not getting used to the pitch and are struggling to time the ball. Though, this is one point of view. This is certainly not a 300-plus pitch but what is a good score here? 6 an over from here takes the Proteas close to 240. Can they get there? Will that be good enough? The final phase of the innings begins.
  • 33.6 Full and swinging down, David misses his flick and is hit on the pads. 140/4
  • 33.5 Flicks this away for one.
  • 33.4 Landed outside off, Miller opens the face of his bat and guides it towards third man for a run.
  • 33.3 On middle and off, pushed straight to mid on.
  • 33.2 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 33.1 Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 32.6 Outside off, punched towards cover. 137/4
  • 32.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 32.4 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
  • David Miller is in next. South Africa need him to be the Killer Miller today.
  • 32.3 OUT! Caught in the deep! So Markram is not a cat with 9 lives. After being given a few lives, he eventually gets out, without making much use of those. A length ball, down the leg side, 126 kph, Markram is down the track to go over the top but is done in by the lack of pace. He is early into the shot and hence gets a leading edge. It carries all the way to sweeper cover where Colin Munro comes running in and takes it reverse cup. Risky attempt, as it was near his waist. Markram falls for just 38.
  • 32.2 Hola Wimbledon! The championships are set to begin sometime in July, but Markram is promoting it from now itself. A super slow short ball, Aiden is down the track but has to wait, wait and wait for the ball to arrive. He eventually gets the ball in his area, leaps and then smashes a forehand pull, but finds mid on.
  • 32.1 Outside off, tapped behind point for a single.
  • 31.6 On middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 135/3
  • 31.6 WIDE. A wayward bouncer, down the leg side.
  • 31.5 Oops! Another lucky moment for Aiden Markram! Would have really been an unlucky dismissal. Full and straight, driven straight back. Boult dives to his right, but misses the ball. It hits the stumps and then umpire Ian Gould who was trying to avert it. Mid on mops it up. Had Boult got a hand to it, Markram would have been going back.
  • 31.4 Outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 31.3 He is opening up now. Full and wide outside off, Aiden throws his bat at this one and hammers it through the covers but there is insurance at sweeper. Just a run.
  • 31.2 FOUR! That has been punished. Wide half volley outside off, Markram leans and drives it through the covers.
  • 31.1 Outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.
  • You dropped the catch, now you only get the wicket. Looks like this is the message from Kane Williamson. Trent Boult has been given the ball. 5-0-29-1 so far.
  • 30.6 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot towards cover. 127/3
  • 30.5 Down the leg side, AM looks to pull but misses. The ball hits his thigh pads and rolls past the keeper through fine leg. Two leg byes taken.
  • 30.4 Full and around off, Aiden looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. De Grandhomme appeals but there was wood involved.
  • 30.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. They pick up a single.
  • 30.2 Outside off, driven uppishly towards mid off. Does not carry.
  • 30.1 IN THE AIR, BUT PUT DOWN! Ohh... Trent Boult, off all the people! The man who has defied gravity in the past, cannot quite take a sitter this time around. It is a short ball, around middle and leg, Markram pulls it away but it is going almost straight to the man at long leg. Boult has to cover a small distance to his left and he does so, gets to the ball, looks to take the catch but at the last moment, jumps. Don't know why. The ball hits his palms and then goes down. Two runs taken. Is this the fortune which South Africa needed?
  • Colin de Grandhomme returns. 6-0-17-0 so far.
  • 29.6 Around off, solidly defended. 123/3
  • 29.5 Down the leg side, could have been left alone, would have been wided but van der Dussen tickles it fine. Two runs taken.
  • 29.4 Pushes this through mid on for a run.
  • 29.3 FOUR! LOVELY! Bit of King Kallis in that shot. The long levers, the opening of the chest and the extension of the arms. Beautiful to watch. Tossed up outside off, Markram leans and drives it uppishly, wide of cover, for a boundary!
  • 29.2 Landed outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
  • 29.1 Full and arrowed in on leg stump, pushed towards cover for a quick single.
  • 28.6 Turns this length ball straight to short mid-wicket. 115/3
  • 28.5 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 28.4 On a length ball outside off, Rassie punches it through covers for one.
  • 28.3 Outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • 28.2 A short ball, on middle, Markram is hurried into the pull shot. Mistimes it and the ball lobs in the air. Just wide of short mid-wicket. A run taken. Lockie is rattling the batsmen with his pace here.
  • 28.1 On a good length outside off, cutting in sharply, van der Dussen looks to flick but misses and is hit on the thigh pad. He does not know where the ball is and does a 360 degree rotation before understanding that it has gone to point. A leg bye taken.
  • 27.6 Outside off, punched through the covers for a single. 4 runs and a wicket from the over, Santner's figures read 6-0-24-1. 112/3
  • 27.5 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • Rassie van der Dussen walks in at number 5, replacing Amla.
  • 27.4 OUT! BOWLED! Santner has his man! He was pegging and pegging and pegging away and eventually gets the Mighty Hash. Amla looks to defend a straight ball but is beaten by the dip in flight. That is what such balls do, when they are flighted over the eyeline. It lands around leg, bounces, spins away and hits the top of off stump. A true spinner's delight. Superb. Amla's struggles are over.
  • 27.3 Dropped short, pulled through square leg for a run.
  • 27.2 Another risky shot. Markram is looking a touch fidgety out there. Comes down the track, is nowhere near the pitch of the ball as it is fired down the leg side and luckily for him, he manages to get bat to it to flick it towards fine leg. By the time short fine leg can get across, two runs taken. 50-RUN STAND IS UP!
  • 27.1 Full and around off, defended back to the bowler on the front foot.
  • 26.6 IN THE AIR... JUST SHORT! A bit risky from Markram. Short and outside off, Aiden leaps and cuts it uppishly towards point. Martin Guptill at point dives forward but the ball lands just short. Hits his palm and then rolls behind. A run taken. 108/2
  • 26.5 Outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 26.5 WIDE. A slower bouncer, but way down the leg side and too high as well. Left alone.
  • 26.4 Outside off, tapped with soft hands through the covers for a quick run.
  • Sairaj the inquisitive man - Wonder how is this slow-play going to help South Africa. Let's say if it rains and DLS comes into play, their run-rate is certainly going to be an issue. @Sairaj - Nice tag to your name, by the way. Going by their slow approach, this pitch does not look to be a 350 one. It is more of the 250-260 type and the Proteas are keeping wickets in hand for a late flourish. The forecast is predicted to be sunny later on.
  • 26.3 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 26.2 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
  • 26.1 Outside off, flashed through point for a couple.
  • Lockie Ferguson is back. 3-0-16-1 so far. He will be looking for a wicket again.
  • 25.6 Outside off again, punched wide of the bowler towards long off for a run. 102/2
  • 25.5 Short and outside off, cut behind point for a single.
  • 25.4 Full and outside off, pushed uppishly back to the bowler.
  • 25.3 Full on middle and off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 25.2 Action replay of the previous delivery.
  • 25.1 Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
  • 24.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single. 98/2
  • 24.5 FOUR! Half century for Amla! His first in his last 9 World Cup innings. What a relief for him. Looks at the heavens and then raises his bat to the crowd and the dressing room. Sluggish but important knock. Gets there in dramatic fashion, whipping this aerially, just wide of Matt Henry at mid on who dived to his right but missed it.
  • 24.4 Around off, HA whips it over mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 24.3 Short and outside off, Amla punches it straight to point. Hashim is consuming a lot of balls here.
  • 24.2 Outside off, punched towards cover.
  • 24.1 Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 23.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 91/2
  • 23.5 FOUR! Stunning shot. Full and around middle, Markram drives it straight back to where it came from.
  • 23.4 Full on middle and leg, pushed uppishly back to the bowler. Almost carries!
  • 23.3 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 23.2 RUN OUT MISSED! Nearly a suicide committed by Markram. He pushes this towards long on and 'ASSUMES' that the ball is past short mid-wicket. Wrong. Very wrong. When the fielder is a Kiwi, you can never assume anything. Because contrary to their name, these Kiwis can fly. And this man is a Superman. Kane Williamson. He swoops onto the ball to his left, stops for a second, gets up and then has a shy at the bowler's end. Misses. Markram was gone for all money even with a dive. Santner did not collect it either.
  • 23.1 Full and around off, driven down to long on for a single.
  • 22.6 Good running. Aiden flicks it through mid-wicket and runs hard to come back for the second. 84/2
  • 22.5 Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
  • 22.4 Interesting. Markram is wanting to make a statement and get a move on. Walks down the track and tries to manufacture a shot. However, he does not get to the pitch of the ball and misses his flick. The ball hits his pads and de Grandhomme appeals but the umpire moves away. Probably going down the leg side. A leg bye taken.
  • 22.3 Pushes this wide of mid on for a quick single.
  • 22.2 Outside off, played towards point again.
  • 22.1 Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • 21.6 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total. 79/2
  • 21.5 Outside off, punched through the covers for a quick run.
  • 21.4 Similar ball, same reaction.
  • 21.3 Full and around off, watchfully defended with a front face of the bat.
  • 21.2 Outside off, tapped towards cover for a single.
  • 21.1 On middle, punched off the back foot for a single.
  • 20.6 Outside off, flayed through the covers for a run. 75/2
  • 20.5 Outside off, on a length, punched down the ground back to the bowler.
  • 20.4 Outside off, tapped towards point.
  • 20.3 Around off, driven straight back to the bowler.
  • 20.2 Full and around off, Amla gets across and wristily flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 20.1 Full and around off, driven straight to mid on.
  • 19.6 Another watchful forward defense to end the over. 73/2
  • 19.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 19.4 The arm ball, sliding in, Amla waits for the ball to come and guides it behind point for a quick single. Colin de Grandhomme returns a wild throw towards the keeper, who dives to his right but still cannot stop it. Luckily for them, there is short fine leg backing up.
  • 19.3 Bit of extra flight on this one, outside off, worked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 19.2 Tossed up outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
  • 19.1 On middle, punched off the back foot for a single.
  • 18.6 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 71/2
  • 18.5 Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 18.4 Bit of lateral movement, pitched outside off, coming in a long way, Markram misses his flick and is hit on the pads. No appeal this time.
  • 18.3 Outside off, punched off the back foot to the off side.
  • 18.2 Outside off, flashed behind point for a single.
  • 18.1 Huge shout for LBW! Turned down. Williamson has a long chat with the keeper and his bowler but does not take the review. On a good length outside off, nipping back a long way in, Amla misses his flick and is hit on the pads. De Grandhomme roars but Llong cuts it short. Probably too high and also sliding down. Replays confirm it was umpire's call. Clipping the leg stump.
  • 17.6 Full and just around off, watchfully defended. 69/2
  • 17.5 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for one.
  • 17.4 Outside off, a tad fuller, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 17.3 A tad short, punched down to long on for a run.
  • 17.2 Landed outside off, punched wide of long off for a single.
  • 17.1 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • Also, spinner into the attack for the first time today. Mitchell Santner to roll his arm over.
  • Drinks Break! New Zealand have got two big wickets of de Kock and du Plessis and at the same time they have managed to curtail the runs as well. All four bowlers used so far have bowled well. For South Africa, Hashim Amla has taken his time but is looking good out in the middle. He is joined by Markram and these two will have to steady the ship at a good rate here.
  • 16.6 Play and a miss. Good length ball outside off, it shapes away after pitching. Markram looks to drive but misses. 66/2
  • 16.5 Fuller on middle, Amla looks to drive it towards mid on but gets it off the upper half of his bat. The ball goes to the left of mid on and they get a single.
  • 16.4 De Grandhomme pulls his length back on off, Amla cuts it but finds the man at point.
  • 16.3 Full around off, Amla is late into his push but he manages to hit it off the toe end towards mid on.
  • 16.2 Fuller now on off, Hashim defends it towards mid off.
  • 16.1 Good length ball on the fourth stump line, Amla leaves it alone. The ball reaches Latham on a bounce.
  • 15.6 Typical fast bowler's response after being hit for a boundary. Lockie bangs it in short, Markram sways out of it. 65/2
  • 15.5 FOUR! Markram is off the mark and in a gorgeous fashion. Length delivery on off, Markram's eyes lit up looking at that and he crunches his drive through covers for a boundary.
  • 15.4 Length delivery on middle, Markram flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 15.3 On a length on off, Amla drives it towards covers where Mitchell Santner goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. It hits Amla's bat in the process. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 15.2 Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Amla looks to cut but misses it.
  • 15.1 Short of a length delivery outside off, Amla lets it go.
  • 14.6 Good length ball on the fourth stump line, Aiden leaves it alone to see off the over. 60/2
  • 14.5 Outside off, Markram shoulders arms to this one.
  • 14.4 Full on off, Markram drives it uppishly towards point. The fielder there dives to his left but the ball gets to him on the bounce.
  • 14.3 Peach of a ball! Good length ball outside off, it comes in slightly after pitching, Markram looks to play but misses.
  • 14.2 Fuller on off, Amla drives it towards cover and gets a single.
  • 14.1 Good length ball outside off, Amla leaves it alone.
  • Also, Colin de Grandhomme is introduced into the attack.
  • Aiden Markram walks out to bat next.
  • 13.6 OUT! Ferguson strikes! Faf who was looking so good out in the middle has to depart. Ferguson steams in and bowls a perfect yorker on middle and off, du Plessis is late to get his bat down and the ball hits the stumps. Faf was looking good out in the middle and he had taken his time to settle in but he cannot make the most of it. Ferguson has given Williamson the prized scalp he was looking for. The budding partnership is over just after reaching 50. 59/2
  • 13.5 Bouncer! It is on the body, Faf sways away from it.
  • 13.4 FOUR! Faf looks to be in the mood today. He gets an overpitched ball on off, du Plessis gets on his front foot and drives it through covers to bring up the 50-run stand between the two.
  • 13.3 On the stumps, Faf taps it back to the bowler.
  • 13.2 Back of a length ball on off, Amla punches it through cover-point. The fielder from sweeper-cover mops it up and they get three.
  • 13.1 Good length ball on the stumps, Hashim taps it back to the bowler.
  • 12.6 FOUR! Beautifully driven! Full on middle, du Plessis strides out his front foot and drives it gorgeously through mid on for a boundary. 52/1
  • 12.5 Good length ball on off, Faf defends it off the front foot.
  • 12.4 On the body, Amla flicks it towards square leg. The ball does not have the legs to reach the fence, they get three as the fielder cleans it up from mid-wicket.
  • 12.3 Good length ball on off, Amla pushes it to mid off.
  • 12.2 Good length ball outside off, Amla leaves it alone.
  • 12.1 Full on off, du Plessis strokes it to the left of mid off and gets off for a quick single. Williamson there gets to it and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
  • 11.6 Full on off, Amla creams it past the diving point fielder and gets two. With that he gets to 8000 ODI runs. Becomes the second fastest player to reach this milestone after Virat Kohli. He did it in 175 innings, Amla is an innings late. 44/1
  • 11.5 Good length ball on off, Amla punches it to the man at cover.
  • 11.4 Good length ball on off, Faf looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge towards third man and du Plessis gets to the other end.
  • 11.3 Full again on off, du Plessis pushes it to mid off.
  • 11.2 Full on middle, Faf defends it off the front foot.
  • 11.1 Ferguson bowls it full on off first up. Amla nudges it wide of cover and gets a single.
  • First bowling change of the game. Lockie Ferguson is into the attack.
  • 10.6 Straight outside off, du Plessis leaves it alone. Another maiden for Henry in this game. 40/1
  • 10.5 Length ball on middle and off, Faf defends it to mid off.
  • 10.4 Better this. Good length ball just outside off, du Plessis looks to defend but the away movement takes it just past the outside edge.
  • 10.3 Once again leaves the ball which is outside off. Just like a Test match, these two are taking their time out in the middle and setting themselves in.
  • 10.2 Outside off, du Plessis is not going after those.
  • 10.1 Good length ball on off, Faf taps it to the man at point.
  • Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of four fielders can be outside the circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Amla looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one. South Africa at the end of Powerplay 1 are 40/1. 40/1
  • 9.5 Good length delivery on middle, Amla defends it out.
  • 9.4 Length delivery on off, du Plessis plays it towards third man for a single.
  • 9.3 FOUR! Second of the over. Good length ball on off, du Plessis gets on the front foot and this time smashes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 9.2 On a good length and outside off, du Plessis lets it go.
  • 9.1 FOUR! This should get du Plessis going. Fuller than a length on off, Faf gets on the front foot and drives it past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.
  • 8.6 Maiden for Henry. First maiden of the game. It is on a length outside off, Amla leaves it alone to get through the over. 31/1
  • 8.5 Good length ball on the pads, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket. The fielder there misfields but that does not cost them any run.
  • 8.4 Full now from Henry, Amla pushes it to mid on.
  • 8.3 Straight outside off, left alone by HA.
  • 8.2 Outside off on a length. There is a hint of away movement on this one. Amla lets it carry to the keeper.
  • 8.1 Good length ball outside off, Hashim leaves it alone.
  • 7.6 Good ball! Length ball on off, Amla looks to defend it with soft hands but it goes off the outside edge. It goes to first slip on a bounce and the batsmen take a quick run. The man at first slip has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. 31/1
  • 7.5 Good length ball on off, Amla after two consecutive boundaries defends it.
  • 7.4 FOUR! This is even better. Full on middle, Amla this time drives it sweetly past the diving mid off fielder to get the second boundary off the over.
  • 7.3 FOUR! Crunched away! Boult overpitches it on off, Amla strides out and drives it exquisitely through covers for a boundary. It came right off the middle and the sound it made after connecting was just delicious.
  • 7.2 Good length ball on off, Hashim defends it to cover.
  • 7.1 Good length ball outside off, it goes away with angle. Amla leaves it alone.
  • 6.6 Outside off and once again du Plessis leaves it alone to get through the over. 22/1
  • 6.5 Oh, Henry almost got the better of du Plessis. Full on off, du Plessis looks to play the on drive but the ball moves away and flies past the outside edge towards the vacant slip region. It rolls to the left of third man. Lockie Ferguson at third man runs to his left and dives to stop the ball from going to the fence. He parries it away brilliantly. Saving two runs for his side.
  • 6.4 No movement on this one now. Outside off and once again Faf has nothing to do with it.
  • 6.3 Away swinger now. This is pitched on the fourth stump line, du Plessis does not fall in the trap to drive this and calmly shoulders arms to it.
  • 6.2 Henry hits the deck hard on a length. This one comes in a bit after pitching, du Plessis looks to defend but he does so off the inner half of his bat.
  • 6.1 Full on off, du Plessis pushes it to mid off.
  • 5.6 Good length ball on middle, Amla tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket. 20/1
  • 5.5 On off this time, Amla defends it with authority.
  • 5.4 A very low full toss on the pads. Boult is getting a good amount of inswing here as this one also moved that way. Amla flicks it towards backward square leg. The fielder from fine leg mops it up and the batsmen take two.
  • 5.3 Good length ball on middle, Amla gets behind it and blocks it.
  • 5.2 Now Amla shuffles across and pushes this full ball to mid on.
  • 5.1 Beauty of a delivery! Good length ball pitching on leg. The ball comes in viciously after pitching. Amla looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. There was a stifled appeal but the ball was going down leg.
  • 4.6 Third consecutive leave for the skipper. Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis does not bother to play at it. 18/1
  • 4.5 On a good length and outside off, Faf lets it go.
  • 4.4 Outside off, the skipper leaves it alone.
  • 4.3 Length delivery on middle, Amla looks to drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes through square leg. The batsmen get three runs.
  • 4.2 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Amla looks to drive but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
  • 4.1 On a good length and outside off, Amla lets it go.
  • 3.6 Length delivery on off, du Plessis taps it to point. 15/1
  • 3.5 Outside off once again and du Plessis offers no stroke to it.
  • 3.4 Length delivery on the fourth stump line, Faf leaves it alone.
  • 3.3 On middle and leg, Amla tucks it towards square leg and gets a single.
  • 3.2 Good length ball outside off, Amla lets it carry to the keeper.
  • 3.1 Good length ball outside off, Amla taps it through point and gets a couple.
  • Bunny alert - This is the fifth occasion that Trent Boult has dismissed Quinton de Kock in ODIs. He has also got Shikhar Dhawan these many times.
  • 2.6 Excellent finish to the over. On a good length and just outside off, du Plessis offers no shot. 12/1
  • 2.5 Good length delivery on off, du Plessis keeps it out.
  • 2.4 On a good length on off, Amla looks to drive but gets an inside edge on this one. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 2.3 Bowls a yorker on off, Amla does well to dig it out.
  • 2.2 On a length on off, Amla plays it to off side.
  • 2.1 Outside off, Amla shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 1.6 Almost another calamity for South Africa. Full on off, du Plessis drives it through covers and runs hard. Kane Williamson gives the ball a chase and pulls it before the ropes. Du Plessis was on his bike for the third but Amla sends him back, Faf puts in a dive and in the end reaches safely as the throw from Williamson was first collected by the fielder at point. Good start for Boult. 6 runs and a wicket. 11/1
  • Faf du Plessis is the next batsman in.
  • 1.5 OUT! The sweet sound of timber for the bowler! Brilliant start for New Zealand. Boult bowls it full on middle, the ball nips back in to the southpaw after hitting the deck, de Kock looks to play it straight but the ball goes right between his pad and bat. It crashes into the leg pole and sends it for a toss. The dangerous de Kock has to walk back and it is a nightmare of a start for South Africa.
  • 1.4 On middle and leg, de Kock flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Easy pickings! Boult is now guilty of straying it down the pads, de Kock just eases it down the fine leg region and gets his first boundary of the game.
  • 1.2 Very full, almost a yorker. De Kock taps it to mid on once again.
  • 1.1 Full on middle and off, de Kock pushes it to mid on.
  • Trent Boult to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Dot ball to finish the first over. Good length ball outside off, Hashim leaves it alone to see off the first over. 5/0
  • 0.5 FOUR! Amla is off the mark in style. It is a poor ball on the pads, Amla just helps it down the fine leg region for a boundary. This is a very important game for Amla and South Africa need him to fire today.
  • 0.4 Good length ball outside off, Amla starts his innings with a solid leave.
  • 0.3 First run of the day. It is on the pads, de Kock flicks it towards backward square leg and gets himself and South Africa underway.
  • 0.2 Play and a miss. Full outside off, going with the angle. De Kock looks to hit it through covers but misses.
  • 0.1 Henry starts with a good length ball on top of off. De Kock defends it back to the bowler. No swing on the first ball.
  • Time to get underway. The umpires are out in the middle. The New Zealand players are in a huddle before they take their respective positions on the field. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock to open the innings for South Africa. Matt Henry will start the proceedings for New Zealand with the first new ball.
  • The players are out in the middle for their respective national anthems. First up it will be South Africa's followed by New Zealand's. We are not far away from the first ball being bowled in this game.
  • South Africa Playing XI - Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi (IN for Beuran Hendricks), Imran Tahir.
  • New Zealand Playing XI (UNCHANGED) - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
  • South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis says they would have bowled first as well as the pitch was under the cover. Says it's been a long time since they defeated New Zealand in the World Cup and reckons the Kiwis are a good side and they need to be at their best. On the last win, he says people might say it was just Afghanistan but it was very important to get the win and it was a complete performance. Informs Lungi Ngidi is back in the playing XI and he hopes that the big fast bowler will make an impact.
  • New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says they are fielding first looking at the weather and says that the pitch won't change much. On his team, he says they are playing the same side. On whether the break was good, Williamson says they had a few days off which is important in this long tournament. On their record against South Africa in the World Cup, he replies it is irrelevant as South Africa are a good side and they need to play well today if they want to win.
  • TOSS - After a delay of more than an hour, we are ready for the toss. Both the captains along with the match referee are here for it. New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson has the coin in his hand. South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis calls Heads but it lands in favour of New Zealand. NEW ZEALAND OPT TO BOWL FIRST.
  • Welcome to the coverage of Match 25 of World Cup 2019. We are finally all set to get underway after all the delay due to the wet outfield. Just for your information, this is now a 49-overs-per-side game. Unbeaten New Zealand take on South Africa. A very important clash for both the sides for different reasons. A win here for New Zealand will take them back to the top of the table. The Kiwis come into this contest after having almost a week's rest. Kane Williamson's side has been excellent so far this tournament but this will be the real test for them after their clash against India was abandoned due to rain. South Africa, on the other hand, finally got a win in this tournament in their last fixture against Afghanistan. They have no time to relax as they need to win all their remaining fixtures to stay in the hunt for a place in the semi-finals. Faf du Plessis will be hoping his side can build on some momentum from the last encounter and stay alive in the tournament. An intriguing clash awaits us. Stay tuned for it as the toss is not far away.

New Zealand Vs South Africa Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019, sees Australia take on Bangladesh at Trent Bridge. The Aussies are third and a win will take them to the top but Bangladesh have a chance to show their excellent form. That surely won't be an easy game for the Aussies. Do tune in at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT) for all the action from game 26. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • 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 next. 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 the 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 stays 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 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 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 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 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. 234/6
  • 47.5 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 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 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 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 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 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. 228/5
  • 46.5 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 Outside off on a length, Kane runs it down to third man for one.
  • 46.3 Rabada hits the length hard on middle, Williamson taps it to point and shouts a loud no to his partner.
  • 46.2 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 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 Flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 225/5
  • 45.6 WIDE. Well outside off, left alone.
  • 45.5 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 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 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for one.
  • 45.2 Slower one onto the leg, batsman flicks this one towards square leg for a single.
  • 45.1 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 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. 216/5
  • 44.5 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 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 Around off on a length, Kane taps it down to third man for a single.
  • 44.2 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 Full on off, Williamson shows courage and calmness as he blocks it off the front foot.
  • 43.6 The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 211/5
  • 43.5 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 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 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 A full toss on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 43.2 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 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 Good length ball outside off, Williamson taps it down towards third man and keeps the strike with a single. 199/5
  • 42.5 Full on middle, de Grandhomme nudges it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
  • 42.4 Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme cannot squeeze it past point.
  • 42.3 Fuller on off, de Grandhomme drives it to the man at point.
  • 42.2 Length ball outside off, Williamson cuts it properly this time for a single.
  • 42.1 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 Phehlukwayo bowls short on off, this one's a slower one again, Williamson pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for single. 196/5
  • 41.5 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 Full and around off, driven through mid on for one.
  • 41.3 Short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 41.2 Another slower one, this time giving room to Williamson, he cuts the length delivery towards covers for a single.
  • 41.1 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 Full on off, de Grandhomme drives it towards mid off and takes a quick single. 52 needed off 48 balls. 190/5
  • 40.5 Once again flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 40.4 On middle and leg, CdG flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 40.3 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 Outside off, de Grandhomme leaves it alone.
  • 40.1 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 Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a run. 184/5
  • 39.5 More slower ones from Ngidi, full and onto off, Williamson plays a defensive shot towards point.
  • 39.4 Full and around off, pushed towards mid on.
  • 39.3 Again a slower one, full length delivery angling in, the batsman plays it directly to the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 39.2 Full and outside off, a bit slower and Williamson plays it softly towards point.
  • 39.1 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 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. 183/5
  • 38.5 Outside off on a length, de Grandhomme cuts it past the fielder at point and gets a couple.
  • 38.4 Follows it up with a solid front foot defense.
  • 38.3 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 Length ball on off, de Grandhomme defends it off the back foot.
  • 38.1 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 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! 173/5
  • 37.5 Landed outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 37.4 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 Pushes this through mid off for a single.
  • 37.2 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
  • 37.1 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 Outside off on a length, de Grandhomme punches it to the man at cover. 9 runs off the over. 169/5
  • 36.5 Good length ball outside off, Williamson this time taps it down to third man and gets a single.
  • 36.4 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 Length ball around off, de Grandhomme flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 36.2 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 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 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. 160/5
  • 35.5 Another low full toss this time and batsman plays it towards long on for a single.
  • 35.4 Drives this back to to the bowler.
  • 35.3 Tossed up delivery towards off, Williamson makes it a full toss and drives it towards mid on for a single.
  • 35.2 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 Googly from Tahir, a bit fuller and onto the stumps. Colin goes for a slog towards mid wicket and grabs a pair.
  • 34.6 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. 154/5
  • 34.5 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 Good length ball outside off, Williamson punches it to cover.
  • 34.3 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 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 Good length ball on off, Williamson tucks it towards mid on and gets a single.
  • 33.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 148/5
  • 33.5 On middle, punched down to long on for a run.
  • 33.4 Tahir bowls a quick one onto middle, batsman plays a solid defense.
  • 33.3 Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
  • 33.2 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 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 Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme flicks it to fine leg and gets a brace. 97 needed off the last 16 overs. 145/5
  • 32.5 Full on off, de Grandhomme plays a good-looking drive to mid off.
  • 32.4 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 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 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 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 Dot to finish the over but an expensive one for South Africa. 11 off it. New Zealand needed this desperately. 136/4
  • 31.5 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 Short again. Williamson pulls it towards deep square leg and gets a single.
  • 31.3 On the pads, Williamson flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 31.2 Bouncer! It is around off and middle, Kane ducks under it.
  • 31.1 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 WIDE! This time it is way outside off. On the wrong side of the tramline. It has been wided.
  • 31.1 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 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. 125/4
  • 30.5 Bouncer, Rabada goes short and onto middle, Neesham ducks under it.
  • 30.4 A bit fuller and on the off side, Williamson pushes it to the covers and takes a comfortable single.
  • 30.3 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 Landed outside off, guided straight to first slip.
  • 30.1 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 Short ball on off, de Kock pulls it towards mid-wicket and gets a single to keep the strike. 124/4
  • 29.5 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 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 Full on off, Williamson pushes it to the man at mid off.
  • 29.2 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 On the pads, Neesham flicks it to fine leg and gets a single. Andile struggling to get his line right here.
  • 29.1 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 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. 119/4
  • 28.5 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 Length delivery on off this time to Williamson and he defends it towards the point fielder.
  • 28.3 On middle and leg, clipped through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 28.2 Length delivery again this time on middle and off, Neesham fends it towards the fielder at point and it's a dot.
  • 28.1 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 Full and around middle and off, worked through mid on for one more. HALF CENTURY FOR WILLIAMSON. His 39th in ODIs. The accumulator. 115/4
  • 27.5 Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 27.4 Full and thrown outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
  • 27.3 Drives it towards mid off.
  • 27.2 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 27.1 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 Once again a slower one on off, Williamson whips it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple. 109/4
  • 26.5 Full on off, Kane pushes it to man at mid on.
  • 26.4 Slower ball once again outside off, Neesham guides it down to third man and gets a single.
  • 26.3 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 Full on off, Williamson drives it straight to mid off. 8th dot on the trot for Williamson from Ngidi's bowling.
  • 26.1 Good length ball coming in with the angle, Williamson defends it with a straight bat.
  • 25.6 Tahir goes flat again and this time a bit outside off, Neesham blocks it on the leg side. 105/4
  • 25.5 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 Flatter and onto the leg stump, Williamson punches it past mid on for a single.
  • 25.3 Full and around middle, swept straight to short fine leg.
  • 25.2 Outside off, driven through the covers where the fielder dives to his left to make a terrific stop.
  • 25.1 A slight confusion but batsmen ended up taking a quick single, Tahir bowls full and outside off which is worked towards point.
  • 24.6 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. 103/4
  • 24.5 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 Full on off, Williamson drives it to the man at mid off.
  • 24.3 Another slower one. It is outside off on a length, Williamson looks to punch but misses.
  • 24.2 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 Off cutter which is full on off, Williamson takes no risk and blocks it off the front foot with a straight bat.
  • 23.6 Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler. 103/4
  • 23.5 Outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 23.4 Pitching in and onto the stumps, Neesham plays it towards the left of the bowler. Tahir grabs it with ease.
  • 23.3 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 Full length delivery onto the off pole, Neesham drives it to the fielder at cover.
  • 23.1 A bit flatter onto leg, Williamson works it towards square leg for a single.
  • 22.6 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. 102/4
  • 22.5 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 Good length ball on off, Williamson taps it down to third man for a run. Brings up the 100 for New Zealand.
  • 22.3 Good length ball around off, Neesham guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 22.2 Outside off on a length, Kane cuts it to third man and gets a single.
  • 22.1 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 Flighted around off, Williamson nudges it to deep point and keeps the strike. 97/4
  • 21.5 This time gets the desired single by stroking it to cover.
  • 21.4 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 Tossed up on off, KW milks it to long off and gets to the other end.
  • 21.2 Floated on off, Kane defends it off the front foot.
  • 21.1 Flighted on off, Williamson drives it to the man at cover.
  • 20.6 The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 94/4
  • 20.5 Morris goes short again, Williamson opts to duck under it.
  • 20.4 Length delivery a bit outside off, Neesham plays a smooth cut towards third man for a single.
  • 20.3 Around middle and off, worked through the leg side for a single.
  • 20.2 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 Back of a length delivery, Neesham plays towards point and grabs a single with ease.
  • 19.6 Quicker one on the pads, Neesham strokes it to long on and gets a single. He will keep the strike. 86/4
  • 19.5 Flighted on off and middle, Jimmy defends it calmly.
  • 19.4 Short on middle and leg, Williamson milks it to long on for one.
  • 19.3 Shorter on off, Williamson punches it through short cover but mid off saves it.
  • 19.2 Floated on off, Kane defends it.
  • 19.1 Tossed up on middle, Williamson calmly blocks it.
  • 18.6 Fuller and onto the off pole, batsman plays it towards mid off. A dot to end a succesful over by Morris. 84/4
  • 18.5 FOUR! Fine way to get off the mark! Short and outside off, Neesham punches this through point and finds the boundary!
  • 18.4 This time bangs it in short and the batsman evades it.
  • 18.3 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 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 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 Flighted on off, Williamson blocks it to see of the over. 80/3
  • 17.5 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 Quicker on off, Williamson does well to block it.
  • 17.3 Loopy delivery on off, Williamson blocks it.
  • 17.2 Floated on middle and leg, Williamson taps it back to the right of the bowler.
  • 17.1 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 Fuller outside off, Latham is beaten while defending the ball. 76/3
  • 16.5 Outside off, tad fuller and Williamson nudges it to deep point for a single.
  • 16.4 Again a fuller length delivery, angling in and Williamson blocks it.
  • 16.3 Full and off, worked towards third man for a single comfortably.
  • 16.2 Full and outside off, Latham lets it go.
  • Tom Latham walks out at number 5.
  • 16.1 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 Outside off, punched off the back foot. 74/2
  • 15.5 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 15.4 Comes down the track and pushes this through mid on for a run.
  • 15.3 Tossed onto middle, worked through long on for a single.
  • 15.2 Full and outside off, driven through the covers where a good stop prevents runs.
  • 15.1 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 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. 72/2
  • 14.5 Outside off on a length, Williamson punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 14.4 On the pads, Kane flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a double.
  • 14.3 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 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 Full on off, Williamson pushes it to mid on.
  • 13.6 Outside off on a length, Guptill cuts it straight to backward point. Just 3 off the over. 61/1
  • 13.5 Good length ball on the stumps, MG defends it.
  • 13.4 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 Full on off, Guptill drives it to cover.
  • 13.2 Length ball on middle, Williamson milks it wide of mid-wicket and gets a single.
  • 13.1 Length ball outside off, Williamson initially looks to tap it down to third man but then withdraws from his shot.
  • 12.6 Good length ball on the stumps, Martin defends it to see off the over. 58/1
  • 12.5 Outside off on a length, Guptill punches it to the man at cover.
  • 12.4 Good length ball on the stumps, MG defends it off the front foot.
  • 12.3 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 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 Back of a length ball outside off, Williamson strokes it to deep point and gets a single.
  • 11.6 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. 53/1
  • 11.5 Good length ball on off, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
  • 11.4 Follows the four with an easy single down to third man. Smart and sensible batting this.
  • 11.3 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 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 Good length ball on off, Williamson punches it to mid off.
  • 10.6 Good length ball on the stumps, Guptill pushes it to mid off. 3 runs off Phehlukwayo's first. 46/1
  • 10.5 On the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
  • 10.4 Full outside off, Williamson plays a good looking cover drive towards the sweeper cover for a run.
  • 10.3 Outside off, Guptill milks it down to third man and rotates the strike.
  • 10.2 Good length ball outside off, Williamson runs it down to third man for a single.
  • 10.1 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 Solid front foot defense to end the over. It is fuller on off and middle, Martin blocks it. 43/1
  • 9.5 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 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 Good length ball on middle, Martin tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 9.2 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 Starts with a full ball on off, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
  • Chris Morris is into the attack.
  • 8.6 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. 41/1
  • 8.5 Bouncer! It is away from the body so Guptill sits under it.
  • 8.4 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 On off, Guptill defends it towards cover and grunts a loud no to his partner.
  • 8.2 Outside off on a length, Guptill leaves it alone.
  • 8.1 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 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. 37/1
  • 7.5 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 Yorker! A very well bowled yorker on middle and leg, Guptill does really well to get his bat down in time.
  • 7.3 Full again on off, Guptill drives it to the man at cover.
  • 7.2 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 On top of off, Guptill taps it back towards the bowler.
  • 6.6 On the pads, Guptill nudges it to the on side and keeps the strike. 33/1
  • 6.5 Rabada hits the deck hard on a length, Guptill once again defends it to the man at cover.
  • 6.4 Length ball on off, Guptill taps it to backward point and looks for a quick single but Williamson says no straightaway.
  • 6.3 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 Short ball on off, Guptill sways away from it.
  • 6.1 Good length ball on the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
  • 5.6 On the pads, Guptill turns it behind square leg for a single. Good over for New Zealand, 13 runs off it. 32/1
  • 5.5 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 FOUR! Oh that is gorgeous! Full on off, Guptill drives it excellently through mid off for a boundary.
  • 5.3 Good length ball on off, it moves slightly away after pitching. Guptill defends it but off the upper half of his bat.
  • 5.2 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 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 Back of a length ball on top of off, Williamson blocks it. 19/1
  • 4.5 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 Good length ball on off, Williamson defends it off the back foot.
  • 4.3 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 Back of a length ball on off, Williamson defends it with authority.
  • 4.1 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 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. 17/1
  • 3.5 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 Length ball on off, MG pushes it to the man at cover.
  • 3.3 On the stumps, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
  • 3.2 Fuller on off, Guptill drives it through covers and takes a couple.
  • 3.1 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 On the pads, Williamson looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. 15/1
  • 2.5 On the top of the stumps, KW defends it off the back foot.
  • 2.5 WIDE! Has to re-bowl that. Rabada bowls it down the leg side, Williamson looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
  • 2.4 Once again Rabada bowls it on the pads, Guptill glances it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
  • 2.3 Williamson is off the mark. He flicks this ball down to the fine leg region for a single.
  • 2.2 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 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 On the pads, Guptill looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. 12/0
  • 1.6 WIDE! Misses the line and bowls it down the leg side. Guptill lets it be and it has been wided.
  • 1.5 Fuller on off, Guptill drives it hard straight to Miller at cover.
  • 1.4 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 Outside off, Guptill runs it down to third man for a single.
  • 1.2 Fuller on off, Guptill punches it to cover.
  • 1.1 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 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. 9/0
  • 0.5 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 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 The chase is underway! Good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill tucks it towards backward square leg and gets a single.
  • 0.2 On the pads now, Guptill flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 0.1 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.

New Zealand Vs South Africa Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254