CricketNext GET APP

As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 21, 2014, 3:23 AM IST
As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI

(For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page)

TOSS: South Africa opted to field against New Zealand.

South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year.

The three-match series, which begins in the North Island's picturesque Mount Maunganui, will also give the Proteas a chance to familiarise themselves with local conditions in preparation for the World Cup pool matches they will play at New Zealand venues.

First Published: October 21, 2014, 3:23 AM IST

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
FULL Ranking