South Africa tour of New Zealand, 3rd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 25, 2017
South Africa won by 159 runs
25 February 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)
  South Africa innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Q de Kock c Neesham b de Grandhomme 68 100 70 6 2 97.14
22.5 taken in the deep by midwicket running to his left, de Grandhomme has changed the game. Two wickets in the over, and it's of the set batsmen. Short ball, there for the pull shot, takes on the boundary, but doesn't come up with the win this time. End of a fine innings - five fifty-plus scores on the trot lest we forget 115/3
View dismissal HM Amla c Williamson b Southee 7 37 19 0 0 36.84
8.4 and he's out out of his misery. For the longest time, he has been struggling to get the pace of this pitch and falls utterly perplexed by it. This is a good length ball on middle, from wide of the crease. Amla, thinking it would just come on to the bat, flicks and the ball really is there for this shot. If he was in form, he would have crashed it for four. Here though, he pops a leading edge to mid-off 41/1
View dismissal F du Plessis c Southee b de Grandhomme 36 59 46 4 0 78.26
22.2 taken at mid-off and de Grandhomme does du Plessis again. It's all the pressure the bowler has built, with his remarkable full length and superb accuracy. The batsman tries to hit his way out of trouble and the on-the-up drive goes nowhere good. Southee has to come forward, and dive to convert the chance and he's a very fine catcher. No trouble there 114/2
View dismissal AB de Villiers* c Neesham b Boult 85 118 80 7 1 106.25
49.2 caught at the boundary, Neesham pulls off another superb grab, timing his jump perfectly. He would have fancing hitting this out of the park - full toss on off stump, offering him room to free the arms. But his magical timing fails right at the end. Still, his 85 off 80 balls has given South Africa a proper target to bowl at on a slow pitch 264/7
View dismissal JP Duminy run out (Southee) 16 43 34 1 0 47.05
33.2 from Santner, direct hit at the bowler's end, is Duminy in trouble here? He's gone. Seems like the bat stuck in the ground and the point fielder Tim Southee has pulled off a piece of magic (it is Westpac after all). To think all of this began with a neat little glide from Duminy himself, moving across to a nicely tossed up delivery outside off. De Villiers called for the single, but Duminy was a little sluggish to start and the bat sticking into the wicket didn't help matters 157/4
View dismissal DA Miller c Broom b Santner 3 10 7 0 0 42.85
35.3 taken at short midwicket! But the umpires want to make sure it has carried. Chris Brown's soft signal is out. This is such lovely bowling from Santner. On a slow pitch, he slows it down still and it finds Miller into the shot a touch too early. Broom's the man with the spotlight on him, diving to his right, getting his hands low and coming up with a fine catch. "He's got it in the end of the fingers," says the third umpire Paul Reiffel but he wants more angles for confirmation. This could be tight. "Happy with that. It's out" 164/5
View dismissal D Pretorius b Ferguson 11 11 11 2 0 100.00
38.4 cleans him up, what a fine yorker from Ferguson! What a follow-up after the bouncer. Pretorius is caught on the back foot, expecting another one to buzz around his ears but he is completely deceived. By the time he realises that and gets low to try and protect his off stump, it is knocked back. 180/6
View dismissal WD Parnell run out (Santner/†Latham) 35 53 32 2 1 109.37
49.6 from Boult, full on leg stump, heaves it to deep midwicket, they go for two and have they made it? The third umpire will confirm this, and Paul Reiffel sees that though Parnell is well past his crease, his bat is in the air 271/8
AL Phehlukwayo not out 1 4 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, w 7) 9
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 221 mins) 271 (5.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket TG Southee 10 0 66 1 6.60 26 7 1 (2w)
8.4 to Amla, and he's out out of his misery. For the longest time, he has been struggling to get the pace of this pitch and falls utterly perplexed by it. This is a good length ball on middle, from wide of the crease. Amla, thinking it would just come on to the bat, flicks and the ball really is there for this shot. If he was in form, he would have crashed it for four. Here though, he pops a leading edge to mid-off 41/1
View wicket TA Boult 10 0 47 1 4.70 31 5 0
49.2 to de Villiers, caught at the boundary, Neesham pulls off another superb grab, timing his jump perfectly. He would have fancing hitting this out of the park - full toss on off stump, offering him room to free the arms. But his magical timing fails right at the end. Still, his 85 off 80 balls has given South Africa a proper target to bowl at on a slow pitch 264/7
View wicket LH Ferguson 10 0 71 1 7.10 27 5 3 (3w)
38.4 to Pretorius, cleans him up, what a fine yorker from Ferguson! What a follow-up after the bouncer. Pretorius is caught on the back foot, expecting another one to buzz around his ears but he is completely deceived. By the time he realises that and gets low to try and protect his off stump, it is knocked back. 180/6
View wickets C de Grandhomme 10 0 40 2 4.00 34 3 0 (2w)
22.2 to du Plessis, taken at mid-off and de Grandhomme does du Plessis again. It's all the pressure the bowler has built, with his remarkable full length and superb accuracy. The batsman tries to hit his way out of trouble and the on-the-up drive goes nowhere good. Southee has to come forward, and dive to convert the chance and he's a very fine catcher. No trouble there 114/2
22.5 to de Kock, taken in the deep by midwicket running to his left, de Grandhomme has changed the game. Two wickets in the over, and it's of the set batsmen. Short ball, there for the pull shot, takes on the boundary, but doesn't come up with the win this time. End of a fine innings - five fifty-plus scores on the trot lest we forget 115/3
View wicket MJ Santner 10 0 45 1 4.50 23 2 0
35.3 to Miller, taken at short midwicket! But the umpires want to make sure it has carried. Chris Brown's soft signal is out. This is such lovely bowling from Santner. On a slow pitch, he slows it down still and it finds Miller into the shot a touch too early. Broom's the man with the spotlight on him, diving to his right, getting his hands low and coming up with a fine catch. "He's got it in the end of the fingers," says the third umpire Paul Reiffel but he wants more angles for confirmation. This could be tight. "Happy with that. It's out" 164/5
  New Zealand innings (target: 272 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DG Brownlie c †de Kock b Rabada 2 14 5 0 0 40.00
2.5 he is such a treat to watch. Fluid into the crease. effortless pace, and he moves the ball off the seam. This is in the corridor, just outside off, making doubts claw at Brownlie. He pokes at the ball with an open face, thinking why not, and feathers an edge through to the keeper. All of this at 142 kph too. South Africa don't have to worry about life after Dale Steyn 11/2
View dismissal TWM Latham c Duminy b Parnell 0 7 7 0 0 0.00
1.3 oh he looks utterly forlorn. Not merely because he's given South Africa just what they wanted, but also because he is struggling for form and now he goes for a duck. Takes on a back of a length delivery outside off - the same one he has been leaving - and carves it straight to point. Academic 2/1
View dismissal KS Williamson* b Phehlukwayo 23 57 40 0 1 57.50
14.5 chops it on! He's been out of nick all innings, and even his favourite dab to third man goes awry. The thing that does him in is the seam movement that South Africa have managed so consistently - this time Lucky nips the ball back in cramping the batsman and then taking him out. De Villiers runs in and hugs his bowler and just doesn't wanna let go. Aw. 48/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor lbw b Pretorius 18 54 40 2 0 45.00
15.3 pins him! It's Pretorius' turn to take out an NZ lynch pin. Taylor plays across the line of a full and straight delivery. He misses, the ball strikes pad, low and in front of middle stump. No surprise the umpire's finger shot up 48/4
View dismissal NT Broom c Amla b Phehlukwayo 0 11 4 0 0 0.00
16.6 simple catch at first slip and Amla has made amends for his earlier drop, he's particularly chuffed with this turn of events. It's that lovely bit of seam movement again, under lights on a pitch that seems to have changed completely. Lucky hits back of a length in the corridor of uncertainty, Broom pushes at it with hard hands and he has to walk off 51/5
View dismissal JDS Neesham c & b Parnell 13 38 22 1 0 59.09
23.5 extra bounce does him. Neesham sets up for the pull shot, but it is onto him too quickly and skews off splice of the bat back to the bowler who takes the catch, low to his right 77/7
View dismissal MJ Santner b Pretorius 1 11 8 0 0 12.50
19.3 takes the risk, it doesn't come off. What a spell of bowling from Pretorius. Gets curl in the air, into the left-hander and that's more than enough to hurtle past the inside edge and into off stump. Expansive strike, meant to take the ball over mid-on, becomes Santner's downfall 58/6
C de Grandhomme not out 34 53 34 2 2 100.00
View dismissal TG Southee c †de Kock b Rabada 5 5 6 1 0 83.33
24.5 back of a length on off stump, defends 82/8
View dismissal LH Ferguson b Imran Tahir 4 12 13 0 0 30.76
27.6 too good. That's a top over of legspin. Shows off all his tricks and gets him with another wrong 'un. The trick to this ball is in the line. it's just a shade outside off, drags him across to create the gap between bat and pad, considering Ferguson didn't pick it off the hand. He plays for turn, it's in the wrong direction and is bowled neck and crop 95/9
View dismissal TA Boult c de Villiers b Pretorius 4 15 15 0 0 26.66
32.2 the captain takes the catch to end the match. What a game for South Africa. They batted through a middle-order collapse and now have bundled New Zealand out for 112 on their home turf. it all ends when Boult takes a swing at a back of a length ball on off stump and top-edges it for mid-off to run in and finish proceedings 112/10
Extras (w 8) 8
  Total (all out; 32.2 overs; 143 mins) 112 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets K Rabada 10 0 39 2 3.90 39 1 1 (2w)
2.5 to Brownlie, he is such a treat to watch. Fluid into the crease. effortless pace, and he moves the ball off the seam. This is in the corridor, just outside off, making doubts claw at Brownlie. He pokes at the ball with an open face, thinking why not, and feathers an edge through to the keeper. All of this at 142 kph too. South Africa don't have to worry about life after Dale Steyn 11/2
24.5 to Southee, back of a length on off stump, defends 82/8
View wickets WD Parnell 8 0 33 2 4.12 29 2 1
1.3 to Latham, oh he looks utterly forlorn. Not merely because he's given South Africa just what they wanted, but also because he is struggling for form and now he goes for a duck. Takes on a back of a length delivery outside off - the same one he has been leaving - and carves it straight to point. Academic 2/1
23.5 to Neesham, extra bounce does him. Neesham sets up for the pull shot, but it is onto him too quickly and skews off splice of the bat back to the bowler who takes the catch, low to his right 77/7
View wickets AL Phehlukwayo 5 0 12 2 2.40 22 1 0 (1w)
14.5 to Williamson, chops it on! He's been out of nick all innings, and even his favourite dab to third man goes awry. The thing that does him in is the seam movement that South Africa have managed so consistently - this time Lucky nips the ball back in cramping the batsman and then taking him out. De Villiers runs in and hugs his bowler and just doesn't wanna let go. Aw. 48/3
16.6 to Broom, simple catch at first slip and Amla has made amends for his earlier drop, he's particularly chuffed with this turn of events. It's that lovely bit of seam movement again, under lights on a pitch that seems to have changed completely. Lucky hits back of a length in the corridor of uncertainty, Broom pushes at it with hard hands and he has to walk off 51/5
View wickets D Pretorius 5.2 1 5 3 0.93 27 0 0
15.3 to Taylor, pins him! It's Pretorius' turn to take out an NZ lynch pin. Taylor plays across the line of a full and straight delivery. He misses, the ball strikes pad, low and in front of middle stump. No surprise the umpire's finger shot up 48/4
19.3 to Santner, takes the risk, it doesn't come off. What a spell of bowling from Pretorius. Gets curl in the air, into the left-hander and that's more than enough to hurtle past the inside edge and into off stump. Expansive strike, meant to take the ball over mid-on, becomes Santner's downfall 58/6
32.2 to Boult, the captain takes the catch to end the match. What a game for South Africa. They batted through a middle-order collapse and now have bundled New Zealand out for 112 on their home turf. it all ends when Boult takes a swing at a back of a length ball on off stump and top-edges it for mid-off to run in and finish proceedings 112/10
View wicket Imran Tahir 4 1 23 1 5.75 13 2 1 (1w)
27.6 to Ferguson, too good. That's a top over of legspin. Shows off all his tricks and gets him with another wrong 'un. The trick to this ball is in the line. it's just a shade outside off, drags him across to create the gap between bat and pad, considering Ferguson didn't pick it off the hand. He plays for turn, it's in the wrong direction and is bowled neck and crop 95/9

Match details


Toss - South Africa
Series - South Africa led the 5-match series 2-1
Player of the match - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Umpires - CM Brown and JS Wilson (West Indies)
TV umpire - PR Reiffel (Australia)
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - SB Haig

Match Notes


    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 135 runs, 5 wickets)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 0
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 50 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 86/1 in 17.0 overs (Q de Kock 51, F du Plessis 27)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (Q de Kock 23, F du Plessis 28, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 19.2 overs (116 balls), Extras 2
    • Over 25.5: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - CM Brown, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 30.1 overs (181 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: South Africa - 156/3 in 33.0 overs (AB de Villiers 24, JP Duminy 16)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 88 runs, 2 wickets)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 42.3 overs (255 balls), Extras 6
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 59 balls (4 x 4)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (AB de Villiers 28, WD Parnell 24, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 48.2 overs (290 balls), Extras 8
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 271/8 in 50.0 overs (AL Phehlukwayo 1)
    • New Zealand innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 74 runs, 8 wickets)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 16.0 overs (96 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 51/5 in 17.0 overs (JDS Neesham 2)
    • Over 27.1: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - CM Brown, Batsman - LH Ferguson (Upheld)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 29.1 overs (175 balls), Extras 7
 
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