Highlights, New Zealand vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Williamson's ton guides NZ to 4-wicket win

Highlights, New Zealand vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Williamson's ton guides NZ to 4-wicket win

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Faf had a smile on his face at the presentation ceremony. Tough to say how he managed that. South Africa continue their bad run in the tournament. They are yet not out from the tournament. But the journey has become more complex. 

Kiwis collect two more points. Jump to the top of the table. Top knock from Kane Williamson. A knock to remember for a long time. 

Tomorrow we meet again. Australia take on Bangladesh. This may turn out to be another close contest. It starts at 3 pm IST. See you again. For now, good bye and good night. 

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Kane Williamson's last five ODI innings in successful chases:

106*, 79*, 40, DNB, 65*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

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Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain: I though the wicket was soft and bowling first on it was what both teams wanted to do. The bowlers hit the hard lengths. The guys bowled beautifully, nice and short and we were able to build the pressure. Colin de Grandhomme is our x-factor player. He came in and hit the ball beautifully. He played a brilliant knock.

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Faf du Plessis, SA captain: We were aiming 260. That was par score here. 270 would have been great. I felt we were 20 short. Good bowling but we fell short. Kane showed how to bat. He waited for one guy to attack. One guy getting a 100 makes it easier for other batters. We had stop-starts quite often. I thought we fought hard and tried. Great work from bowlers. Energy was unbelievable. Kane was too good for us today. I was standing at long-on and could not hear the nick off Kane's bat(in Tahir's last over). Performances has not been there. Would like to see individuals step up and take responsibility. 

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Take a bow, Kane Williamson. Captains are supposed to lead, but only the special ones can lead like that. New Zealand prove they can beat bigger sides as well as the small fry. South Africa have retained a thread of hope that they can progress to the semis. But it really is only a thread. And it could easily snap against Pakistan at Lord's on Sunday. 

Telford Vice, Freelance Cricket Writer at Birmingham

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Kane Williamson, Man of the Match for unbeaten 106 made off 138 balls:

Kane: Nice to be there in end. It was a tough surface to bat on. It was holding up a bit. Very good effort from us with bowling. We needed partnerships but lost a few wickets in the middle. Colin de Grandhomme stood out for me today. Trying to get through the tough hours. Was trying to get the game deep. 

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Captain Kane, take a bow! 

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Terrific stuff! 

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Just like Dhoni! 

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This is New Zealand's 10th consecutive win while chasing in ICC ODI World Cups.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

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Highlights

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New Zealand vs South Africa LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match: NZ win by 4 wickets. Third ball of the over, guided to wide third man for just one. One is what Kiwis needed and a calm head of Williamson has guided the Black Caps to victory. New Zealand, the better team, clearly deserved to win.

South pacer Lungi Ngidi has confirmed he is "100 percent fit" to take the field in their World Cup match against New Zealand here on Wednesday.

South Africa's start to their World Cup campaign has been far from ideal, having lost three opening games and a wash-out tie, with a slew of injuries hampering their progress.

Ngidi played just the two opening games before sustaining a left hamstring injury in a match against Bangladesh.

"It's been tough. Injuries are never nice, but with the support staff that I've had around me it's been pretty good and I've been alright," Ngidi was quoted as saying by the official website of the Cricket World Cup.

"It's just been frustrating not being able to play.

"I've just finished a fitness test today and passed that, so I'm match-fit ready. It's 100 percent. That's how the fitness test goes and if you're not bowling at 100 percent then you're not ready to play," the young fast bowler added.

South Africa had been forced to field a depleted pace attack with legendary fast bowler Dale Steyn ruled out of the entire tournament, while Ngidi sat out of three matches.

The 23-year-old pacer's return is expected to bolster South Africa, who have only an outside chance to make it to the semi-finals after three losses from five games.

In their last match, South Africa finally managed to get a win under their belt after beating Afghanistan and now they would need to win the rest of the league stage matches in order to make the last four, and Ngidi feels New Zealand do have some weaknesses that could be exploited.

New Zealand vs South Africa  Full Squads:

New Zealand Team Players: Colin MunroMartin GuptillKane Williamson(c), Tom Blundell(w), Ross TaylorHenry NichollsJames NeeshamMitchell SantnerLockie FergusonTrent BoultTim SoutheeMatt HenryColin de GrandhommeTom LathamIsh Sodhi

South Africa Team Players: Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de KockImran TahirDavid MillerJP DuminyLungi NgidiKagiso RabadaAiden MarkramChris MorrisAndile PhehlukwayoTabraiz ShamsiDale SteynDwaine PretpriusRassie van der DussenHashim Amla.

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With inputs from Agencies.

Updated Date: June 20, 2019 01:11:51 IST

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