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Highlights of South Africa Vs New Zealand, Group B Match at Centurion

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South Africa have won the toss and elected to field first in this Group B encounter against New Zealand at Centurion.

New Zealand Innings

Over 0.2: No runs. D Steyn to B McCullum, good length delivery, drives it uppishly on the bounce to backward point.

Over 2.5: Boundary! D Steyn to Jesse Ryder, good length delivery, plays a cracking drive on the up past point for a boundary.

Over 3.6: He is Caught! Wayne Parnell to Jesse Ryder, short of length delivery, tries to play a forceful pull but the length isn’t there and its a weak shot to wide mid wicket, van der Merwe kept his eyes on the ball and leaped backwards to hold onto a superb catch.

Over 5.2: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to Martin Guptill, pitched up delivery, brings his bat down sweetly in a straight line to drive it just past the stumps at the other end for a boundary.

Over 8.5: Boundary! D Steyn to B McCullum, short of length delivery, plays a forcing cut with fast hands to get a bounday behind point.

Over 10.1: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to B McCullum, good length delivery, blasts the wide one on the up over covers for a flat boundary. sa have taken the bowling powerplay. Parnell has replaced Steyn.

Over 10.6: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to B McCullum, pitched up delivery, drives it through the legs of the non striker for a boundary.

Over 12.1: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to Martin Guptill, pitched up delivery, slams it on the up to the right of mid off for a boundary.

Over 12.2: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to Martin Guptill, short and wide, cuts it hard onto the ground and the ball bounces over point and runs away for a boundary.

Over 12.6: He is Caught! Wayne Parnell to Martin Guptill, bangs it short, goes for the big pull shot in the air but the ball flies straight into the waiting hands of Amla at deep squareleg.

Over 13.4: Boundary! J Kallis to R Taylor, short and wide, cuts it through covers for an easy boundary.

Over 18.2: Sixer! A Morkel to B McCullum, pitched up delivery, clears his frontfoot and swings the free hit ball over mid on for a six.

Over 22.5: Boundary! R van der Merwe to R Taylor, quicker and flatter in the air, rocks back and plays a thunderous cut behind point for a boundary.

Over 23.1: He is Caught! J Botha to B McCullum, flighted delivery, goes for a sweep shot but can only come up with a top edge that is caught by the man at short fine leg.

Over 27.3: Four Byes! J Botha to Grant Elliott, flighted delivery, shuffles across and is beaten by the sharp off break that bounces a touch extra to beat Boucher for four byes to fine leg.

Over 33.6: Boundary! J Botha to Grant Elliott, flighted delivery, drives it gloriously over covers for a boundary.

Over 35.4: Boundary! J Botha to Grant Elliott, flighted delivery, gets a genuine edge in his drive which races away past the keeper for a boundary.

Over 35.5: Boundary! J Botha to Grant Elliott, flighted delivery, drives the half volley through extra covers for a boundary.

Over 37.4: Six! J Kallis to R Taylor, good length delivery, makes a bit of room and whacks it across flat over mid wicket for a six.

Over 38.6: Bowled him! R van der Merwe to Grant Elliott, flatter trajectory delivery, goes back and was expecting the ball to turn away but this one skidded through straight on to hit the middle stump!

Over 40.2: Boundary! R van der Merwe to R Taylor, flighted delivery, drives the full ball through extra covers for a boundary.

Over 40.5: Out LBW! R van der Merwe to Neil Broom, flatter trajectory delivery, goes back for a full ball which stays low and strikes the back pad infront of the off and middle stump!

Over 42.1: Two runs. R van der Merwe to R Taylor, flatter trajectory delivery, drives it down the ground to wide long off for a couple that brings up his half century. NZ have taken their batting powerplay.

Over 42.5: Sixer! R van der Merwe to R Taylor, flatter trajectory delivery, sits down on his knee and goes for the big slog sweep, it looks like a top edge but no, that sailed all the way over mid wicket for a six.

Over 43.5: Boundary! D Steyn to G Hopkins, short and wide, slashes the slower one over backward point for a boundary.

Over 43.6: Boundary! D Steyn to G Hopkins, bangs it short, gets a top edge in his pull that races away to the fine leg boundary.

Over 44.1: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to R Taylor, full toss, stays low in his stance and clubs that flat past mid wicket for a boundary. Parnell has replaced van der Merwe.

Over 44.2: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to R Taylor, pitched up delivery, shuffles across and sweeps it flat towards fine leg for a boundary taking NZ to 200.

Over 44.6: He is Caught! Wayne Parnell to G Hopkins, pitched up delivery, makes room and scoops his big shot in the air towards extra covers but cannot get it past the fielder in the ring who takes a simple catch.

Over 45.5: He is Caught! D Steyn to K Mills, short of length delivery, goes for a desperate big shot and can only slice it towards point, the fielder AB de Villiers runs backwards to take a very good catch.

Over 46.1: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to R Taylor, full toss, shuffles across and paddles it wide of short fine leg for a boundary.

Over 46.3: Out LBW! Wayne Parnell to R Taylor, full toss, shuffles across for a sweep towards fine leg and this times misses it to get hit very low infront of the middle stump.

Over 46.4: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to D Tuffey, good length delivery, strays onto the pads and Tuffey picks up an easy boundary with a flick wide of short fine leg.

Over 46.5: He is Caught! Wayne Parnell to D Tuffey, good length delivery, doesn’t get to the pitch of the ball and spoons his drive straight to the man at covers.

Over 47.5: He is Caught! D Steyn to S Bond, short and rising delivery, tries to force it off the backfoot but the ball gets big on him and Bond can only give catching practice to point. South Africa need 215 runs to win from 50 Overs.

South Africa Innings

Over 0.6: Single. K Mills to G Smith, bangs it short, miscues his pull shot in the air and is very lucky with the ball flying just wide of mid on.

Over 2.5: Boundary! K Mills to H Amla, short of length delivery, strokes it sweetly through extra covers for a boundary.

Over 5.4: Boundary! D Tuffey to G Smith, short of length delivery, charges down the track and plays a short arm jab through wide mid on for a boundary.

Over 5.6: He is Caught! D Tuffey to G Smith, pitched up delivery, flicks it uppishly and straight into the waiting hands of mid on.

Over 6.4: Boundary! K Mills to J Kallis, bangs it short, mistimes his pull shot flat in the air but the ball goes in the gap towards mid wicket and runs away to the boundary.

Over 8.1: Boundary! S Bond to J Kallis, half volley, drives it crisply past extra covers for a boundary. Bond has replaced Mills.

Over 9.2: Boundary! D Tuffey to J Kallis, good length delivery, stands tall and drives it on the up past bacjkward point for a boundary.

Over 9.3: Boundary! D Tuffey to J Kallis, good length delivery, walks across his stumps and flicks it gloriously through mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 10.4: Boundary! S Bond to J Kallis, short of length delivery, counters the extra bounce well by guiding it with soft hands between the keeper and wide slip for a boundary.

Over 14.3: Boundary! S Bond to J Kallis, short and rising delivery, goes for the hook shot and can only glove it just over the keeper for a boundary.

Over 15.2: Boundary! D Vettori to H Amla, flighted delivery, edges his drive past slip and gets a boundary to thirdman.

Over 16.3: He is Caught! S Bond to J Kallis, short of length delivery, doesn’t move his feet and tries to flay it away, a bit of movement and Bond finds the edge for the keeper.

Over 16.5: Boundary! S Bond to H Amla, good length delivery, goes hard at that leg cutter and edges that just past the keeper for a boundary.

Over 20.5: Boundary! D Tuffey to AB de Villiers, good length delivery, chips down the track and flicks it sweetly through mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 20.6: Boundary! D Tuffey to AB de Villiers, bangs it short, shuffles and pulls it down through wide mid wicket for a boundary that brings up the 100.

Over 22.6: Boundary! Jesse Ryder to AB de Villiers, pitched up delivery, flicks it sweetly to the right of mid on for a boundary.

Over 23.2: Out LBW! D Vettori to H Amla, flighted delivery, pushes him back and gets the ball to skid through to hit the backpad infront of middle, that was an easy lbw decision to make.

Over 23.6: Boundary! D Vettori to J Duminy, on the shorter side, goes back and plays a flowing drive through covers for a boundary.

Over 25.4: Boundary! Martin Guptill to AB de Villiers, full toss, drives it wristily past the non striker for a boundary.

Over 25.5: Boundary! Martin Guptill to AB de Villiers, full toss, steps out and whacks it flat towards wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 26.2: Boundary! K Mills to AB de Villiers, short of length delivery, has a lot of time to go back and pull it in the air over wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 26.4: Boundary! K Mills to J Duminy, pitched up delivery, drives it crisply on the up past extra covers for a boundary.

Over 26.5: He is Caught! K Mills to J Duminy, short and wide, goes for a flashy cut and its the extra bounce that produces the fine nick for the keeper who is standing up.

Over 30.1: Boundary! K Mills to M Boucher, short and wide, plays a wristy cut through point for a boundary.

Over 31.3: Boundary! Jesse Ryder to M Boucher, short and wide, cuts it away behind point for a boundary.

Over 31.5: Boundary! Jesse Ryder to M Boucher, pitched up delivery, attempts a slog across a line and ends up with an inside edge that runs away to the fine leg boundary.

Over 33.5: Single. Grant Elliott to AB de Villiers, short of length delivery, punches it down the ground to long on to bring up his 19th ODI fifty.

Over 34.3: Boundary! S Bond to M Boucher, bangs it short, gets on top of the bounce and pulls it powerfully through squareleg for a boundary.

Over 35.5: He is Caught! D Tuffey to M Boucher, good length delivery, stays back and tries to play a cute shot behind the wickets but can only edge it to McCullum who has been standing up.

Over 35.6: Boundary! D Tuffey to A Morkel, short of length delivery, stands tall and drives it beautifully past covers for a boundary.

Over 36.5: Boundary! S Bond to A Morkel, short and wide, cuts it away ferociously flat in the air through point for a boundary.

Over 38.4: Boundary! D Tuffey to AB de Villiers, half volley, smashes that wide slower one through covers for a boundary.

Over 39.1: Single. D Vettori to A Morkel, quicker and flatter in the air, drives it wide of mid off for a single. The batting powerplay has been taken by SA.

Over 39.5: Boundary! D Vettori to A Morkel, quicker and flatter in the air, waits on the backfoot and cuts it behind point for a boundary.

Over 40.3: Boundary! D Tuffey to AB de Villiers, full toss, drives it through covers for an easy boundary.

Over 41.1: Boundary! K Mills to AB de Villiers, bangs it short, pulls it over the top of mid on for the match winning boundary. South Africa win by 5 wickets.

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