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New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd ODI in Wellington: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: February 25, 2017, 2:25 PM IST

3rd ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington 25 February, 2018

Toss won by South Africa (decided to bat)

South Africa beat New Zealand by 159 runs

Man of the Match: AB de Villiers

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd ODI in Wellington: As It Happened

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Squads:

New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Luke Ronchi

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers (c), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Farhaan Behardien, Dane Paterson, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

Commentary (New Zealand innings)

So that ends our formalities for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. After a good show in Christchurch, the Kiwis did not turn up today. They have got potential and will look to bounce back hard come the 4th ODI in Hamilton. But it won't be an easy task against the mighty South African side who will look to seal the series there itself. Do join us for all the live action on 1st March at 1400 local (0100 GMT). Till then, goodbye and cheers!

South Africa skipper and Man of the Match, AB de Villiers says that it was a quality team performance today from the guys. Emphasizes on the fact that they needed a team performance collectively and the guys stood for it and made it possible. Reckons it is really tough to judge what total is good on such wickets because every target is chaseable these days. Also says that everyone advised their bowlers about the length on which to bowl and that proved to be helpful for them. Opines that fielding today was very important mainly inside the circle. States that it was a very tough wicket to bat on and he never felt comfortable in the middle while he was batting. Adds that being nervous is one thing which has always stayed and he still feels it. Ends by saying that experience is the best teacher and it is very important to play every ball on its merit.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says that the South African bowlers got a lot of movement off the surface and we couldn't play well. Adds that initially, there was pretty more to extract from that surface. Feels that his bowlers did the job. Adds that their batsmen batted really well up front. Mentions that the best chance for them was to weather the storm and chase it down but it wasn't to be. Adds that you have to put the ball in the right areas and their bowlers were able to do so. Reckons that if you keep on losing wickets, it is difficult to keep the scoreboard ticking. Feels that the South Africans outplayed them and got a good score on the board. Says that ODI cricket can be fickle. Ends up by saying that it is important to reflect on good bits and come back strong.

Williamson and Taylor had a promising partnership but that too didn't last long. Every South African bowler chipped in with regular wickets and kept on mounting the pressure on the Kiwis. Dwaine Pretorius deserves a special mention. He registered his career best figures of 5.2-1-5-3. For the hosts, apart from Williamson, every other batsman looked jittery and surrendered to the tourists.

What a top class bowling display by South Africa. They absolutely rattled the Kiwi batsmen and couldn't have asked for a more convincing victory than this. With that, they go up 2-1 in the 5-match series. After posting a good total on a dicey wicket, their bowlers were on song right from the start. The only glitch that the visitors made was dropping Kane Williamson on 4 but it didn't cost them much.

32.2 D Pretorius to T Boult, OUT! That's it! Pretorius finishes it off in style! Short delivery outside off, Boult goes for a pull but ends up mistiming it. The ball balloons in the air and there are many fielders behind it. AB de Villiers calls for it and takes a good catch behind the stumps at the non-striker's end. The visitors are absolutely elated and they deserve every bit of it. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 159 RUNS! 112/10

32.1 D Pretorius to de Grandhomme, Outside off on a length, Grandhomme drives it through covers for a single. 112/9

31.6 I Tahir to T Boult, Wrong 'un tossed outside off, Boult stays deep in his crease and defends it. 111/9

31.5 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, On the pads, Colin clips it through the leg side for a single. 111/9

31.4 I Tahir to T Boult, Floated in the line of the stumps, Boult goes for a sweep but top edges it towards long on for a single. 110/9

31.3 I Tahir to T Boult, Tossed up outside off, Boult thinks of playing at it but takes his bat away at the last moment. 109/9

31.2 I Tahir to T Boult, The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it. 109/9

31.1 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Tossed up, Colin drives it towards long off for a single. 109/9

30.6 D Pretorius to T Boult, Boult comes down the track and blocks the last ball of the over. 108/9

The crowd is having fun at the moment. They are cheering for every ball.

30.5 D Pretorius to T Boult, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 108/9

30.4 D Pretorius to T Boult, Short delivery outside off, Boult dance down the track and goes for the pull. He misses it completely. 108/9

30.3 D Pretorius to T Boult, Short delivery outside off, Boult goes for a hook shot but toe ends it away towards the fielder at extra cover. 108/9

30.2 D Pretorius to T Boult, Short delivery outside off, left alone by Boult. 108/9

30.1 D Pretorius to T Boult, Angling into the stumps, Boult prods forward and defends it. 108/9

Dwaine Pretorius comes back for a bowl. Can he finish it off?

29.6 I Tahir to T Boult, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 108/9

29.6 I Tahir to T Boult,WIDE! Down the leg side, Boult shuffles and tries to go for it but misses. The umpire signals it as a wide. 107/9

29.5 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Tossed up between middle and leg, Colin drives it towards long on for a single. 106/9

29.4 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Down the leg side, Colin gets hit low on his pads. 105/9

29.3 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Wrong 'un again but this time Grandhomme is beaten as he gets hit on the thigh pad. 105/9

29.2 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Tossed up, Grandhomme lunges forward in defence. 105/9

29.1 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, SIX! JUST OVER! Wrong 'un tossed up, Colin sweeps it hard over the mid-wicket region. The fielder at the boundary jumps and gets a hand to it but he cannot stop it from going over the ropes. Maximum! 105/9

28.6 K Rabada to T Boult, Fuller delivery just outside off, Boult gets his front leg out of the way and smacks it over the cover region. The batsman manage to pick up a couple. 99/9

28.5 K Rabada to T Boult, Fuller delivery into the stumps, Boult stays deep in his crease and defends it. 97/9

28.4 K Rabada to T Boult, Good length delivery outside off, Boult defends it on the off side. 97/9

28.3 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, On the pads, Colin clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single. 97/9

28.2 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Yorker into the stumps, Colin de Grandhomme manages to keep the ball at bay. 96/9

28.1 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 96/9

28.1 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, WIDE! Too short and the ball is too high for the batsman. The umpire is signaled it as a wide. 96/9

Trent Boult is the last batsman in.

27.6 I Tahir to L Ferguson, OUT! Bowled 'em! Tahir slips in a googly outside off, turning in. Ferguson does not pick it up, plays for the spin and in the process leaves a big gap between his bat and pad. The ball whizzes through the gate and rattles the stumps. South Africa are one wicket shy of an emphatic victory. 95/9

27.5 I Tahir to L Ferguson, Tossed up outside off, pushed off the front foot to covers. 95/8

27.4 I Tahir to L Ferguson, Tossed up outside off, spinning away. Lockie lets it go. 95/8

27.3 I Tahir to L Ferguson, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground 95/8

27.2 I Tahir to L Ferguson, Missed the stumps by a whisker! Bowls another googly that spin in sharply. Ferguson comes forward and has a push at it but the ball beats him and goes over the stumps. 95/8

27.1 I Tahir to L Ferguson, Not out! The decision is overturned! Tahir slips in a googly around off, spinning in. Ferguson comes forward to counter the spin but seems to have missed it as the ball strikes him on the pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW and the umpire refers it upstairs. However, Ferguson is confident that he has got an inside edge on that one. Opts for the review straightaway. He is right, there is a big inside edge. Strange that the umpire did not pick it up. 95/8

Ferguson has gone upstairs for a LBW review. The umpire has given it out.

Imran Tahir comes back for his second spell.

26.6 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, An appeal for caught behind turned down! Bangs in a short delivery on middle and leg, de Grandhomme gets into an uncomfortable position and looks to roll his wrists over it but misses. The umpire is not interested in the appeal. The replays show there was clear daylight between bat and ball. 95/8

26.5 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, SIX! Stunning shot! Dug in short in line of the stumps, Colin pulls it with authority and sends the ball sailing over deep square leg. 95/8

26.4 K Rabada to L Ferguson, Short of a length ball around middle and leg, Ferguson pulls it to the on side for a single. 89/8

26.3 K Rabada to L Ferguson, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 88/8

26.2 K Rabada to L Ferguson, Fullish delivery outside off, Lockie drives it with an open face through cover-point and gets a couple of runs for doing so. 88/8

26.1 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, On a length outside off, driven through covers for a single. 86/8

25.6 W Parnell to de Grandhomme, Good length delivery angling in, Colin stays back and punches it to covers and sets off for a run. Duminy has a shy at the striker's end but it is way off target. Had that hit, Ferguson was a goner. Single taken! 85/8

25.5 W Parnell to L Ferguson, Shortish delivery outside off, glided to third man for a single. 84/8

25.4 W Parnell to L Ferguson, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 83/8

25.3 W Parnell to L Ferguson, That's a well-directed bouncer. Ferguson ducks under the bumper and evades it. 83/8

25.2 W Parnell to de Grandhomme, Shortish delivery well outside off, cut to deep point for a single. 83/8

25.1 W Parnell to de Grandhomme, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 82/8

24.6 K Rabada to L Ferguson, That's a ripper! Bangs in a sharp bouncer in line of the stumps, Ferguson has to duck under it quickly and evades it. 82/8

Lockie Ferguson makes his way out in the middle.

24.5 K Rabada to Tim Southee, OUT! Rabada gets his second wicket! Bowls a fuller length ball outside off, Southee clears his front leg and goes downtown but only gets a faint outside edge that is grabbed by de Kock behind the stumps with ease. The South Africans are absolutely elated! Two more wickets to go! 82/8

24.4 K Rabada to Tim Southee, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 82/7

24.3 K Rabada to Tim Southee, Rabada digs in a short delivery outside off, Southee looks to play the upper cut but misses. 82/7

24.2 K Rabada to Tim Southee, Back of a length delivery outside off, Tim looks to go over covers but gets beaten. 82/7

24.1 K Rabada to Tim Southee, FOUR! Shot! Length delivery around off, Southee clears his front leg and hits it over the fielder at mid off to earn his first boundary. 82/7

23.6 W Parnell to Tim Southee, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 78/7

Tim Southee walks out to replace the outgoing Jimmy Neesham.

23.5 W Parnell to J Neesham, OUT! Parnell strikes! Bangs in a short delivery outside off, Neesham looks to pull it across but gets a leading edge back towards Parnell who makes no mistake and pouches it safely. After taking the catch, Parnell jokingly makes an underhand throw towards Neesham and apologizes. It has been a terrific bowling performance by the Proteas so far. They need 3 more wickets to win. 77/7

23.4 W Parnell to J Neesham, Good length delivery shaping into Neesham. He stays back and defends it nicely down the track. 77/6

23.3 W Parnell to de Grandhomme, On a length in line of the stumps, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 77/6

23.2 W Parnell to de Grandhomme, Fuller length ball angling away from de Grandhomme. He drives it towards the man at covers. 76/6

23.1 W Parnell to de Grandhomme, Short of a length on off, Colin stays back and turns it to mid-wicket. 76/6

We are back for the chase. Dean Brownlie and Tom Latham will open the batting for New Zealand. Kagiso Rabada to start off with the new ball. Here we go...

22.6 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, On a good length outside off, Colin goes for a drive but gets an outside edge behind point. Single taken! 76/6

22.5 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 75/6

22.4 K Rabada to J Neesham, Straying on the pads, clipped through square leg for a single. 75/6

22.3 K Rabada to J Neesham, Good length delivery attacking the stumps, Neesham is hurried on by it but manages to defend it to mid-wicket. 74/6

22.2 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. 74/6

22.1 K Rabada to J Neesham, On a length shaping away. Neesham looks to clip it across but gets a leading edge through cover-point. Single taken! 73/6

21.6 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 72/6

21.5 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Short delivery outside off, de Grandhomme waits for it and cuts it through short third man and the ball races to the fence. 72/6

21.4 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Well played! Full delivery wide outside off, Colin reaches out to it and carves it through point for a boundary. 68/6

21.3 I Tahir to J Neesham, Fullish on middle, clipped with the spin through mid-wicket. Single taken! 64/6

21.2 I Tahir to de Grandhomme, Tahir slips in a googly around off, Grandhomme clips it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 63/6

21.1 I Tahir to J Neesham, Tossed up delivery, eased through mid on for a single. 62/6

Imran Tahir comes into the attack.

20.6 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 61/6

20.5 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Back of a length ball outside off, Colin hops back and defends it to covers. 61/6

20.4 K Rabada to J Neesham, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. They pick up a single. 61/6

20.3 K Rabada to J Neesham, Back of a length ball angling in, Neesham looks to play it across but is hit on the thigh pad. 60/6

20.2 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, Back of a length delivery around off, Grandhomme tucks it through mid-wicket for a single. 60/6

20.1 K Rabada to de Grandhomme, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 59/6

Kagiso Rabada is called back into the attack.

19.6 D Pretorius to de Grandhomme, Fullish delivery outside off, Grandhomme drives it towards widish mid off and takes a run to get off the mark. 59/6

19.5 D Pretorius to de Grandhomme, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 58/6

19.4 D Pretorius to de Grandhomme, Full length ball outside off, Colin drives it to mid off. 58/6

Colin de Grandhomme is the next man in.

19.3 D Pretorius to M Santner, OUT! Pretorius is on fire! He runs in hard and bowls a fuller length ball in line of the stumps, seams in ever so slightly after pitching. Santner goes for a heave across the line but misses it completely and the ball crashes into the stumps. The Kiwis are falling like a pack of cards. New Zealand need 241 runs required in 183 balls. 58/6

19.2 D Pretorius to M Santner, Similar delivery around off, Mitchell defends it nicely off the front foot. 58/5

19.1 D Pretorius to M Santner, Fullish delivery around off, Santner comes forward and defends it. 58/5

18.6 A Phehlukwayo to M Santner, Shortish delivery outside off, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover. Single taken! 58/5

18.5 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 57/5

18.4 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Neesham looks to play it across but gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls towards covers. 56/5

18.3 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, On a length around off, Jimmy looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 56/5

18.2 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, FOUR! Shot! Fuller length ball on middle, Neesham whips it through square leg and the ball rockets to the fence. 56/5

18.1 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, Fullish delivery attacking the stumps, Neesham strides forward and defends it. 52/5

17.6 D Pretorius to M Santner, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 52/5

17.5 D Pretorius to M Santner, Back of a length ball on off, defended solidly off the back foot. 52/5

17.4 D Pretorius to M Santner, On a good length outside off, seaming away. Santner pokes at it but is beaten. 52/5

17.3 D Pretorius to M Santner, Full length ball outside off, Santner plays it with an angled bat to point. 52/5

17.2 D Pretorius to J Neesham, Back of a length ball outside off, Neesham guides it through gully for a single. 52/5

17.1 D Pretorius to J Neesham, Fuller length ball slanting across Neesham. He prods forward and pushes it back to Pretorius. 51/5

Mitchell Santner strides out to bat.

Time for Drinks.

16.6 A Phehlukwayo to N Broom, OUT! The Kiwis have lost half their side! Good length delivery which nips away a bit after pitching. Broom stays in his crease and tries to push it but he gets an outside edge. The ball flies away straight to Amla at first slip who does not make a mistake this time and pouches it safely. Broom departs for a duck. Now it would need something special from the hosts to pull this chase off. New Zealand need 221 runs in 198 balls. 51/5

16.5 A Phehlukwayo to N Broom, Good length delivery outside off, Broom pushes it back to the bowler. 51/4

16.4 A Phehlukwayo to N Broom, Fuller delivery outside off, Broom punches it straight to the fielder at covers. 51/4

16.3 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, Good length delivery outside off, Neesham pushes it through the point region for a single. 51/4

16.2 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, Short and wide outside off, Neesham tries to cut it but he misses. 50/4

16.1 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, Fuller delivery outside off, Neesham lunges forward in defence. 50/4

16.1 A Phehlukwayo to J Neesham, WIDE! Sprayed down the leg side, Neesham tries to clip it but he misses. The umpire signals it as a wide. 50/4

15.6 D Pretorius to J Neesham, Good length delivery in the line of the stumps, Neesham stays deep in deep in his crease to defend it. 49/4

15.5 D Pretorius to J Neesham, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 48/4

15.4 D Pretorius to J Neesham, Neesham gets to the line of the ball to defend it. 48/4

Jimmy Neesham walks out to bat.

15.3 D Pretorius to R Taylor, OUT! ANOTHER WICKET DOWN! The Kiwis are in deep trouble with four batsmen already back in the hut and they even haven't crossed the 50-run mark. Length delivery angling into the stumps, Taylor prods forward and tries to clip it. He misses it totally and the ball hits the pads. The players appeal in unison and the umpire after thinking a bit rules that out. Replays show that it was plumb. Terrific bowling by Pretorius. 48/4

15.2 D Pretorius to R Taylor, Good length delivery outside off, Taylor again goes for a cut but he manages to find an inside edge which goes onto hit his pads. 48/3

15.1 D Pretorius to R Taylor, Length delivery angling into the stumps, Taylor prods forward and defends it. 48/3

14.6 A Phehlukwayo to N Broom, Broom gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 48/3

Neil Broom walks out in the middle.

14.5 A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, OUT! SKIPPER DEPARTS! Good length delivery just outside off, Williamson looks to play it with an angled bat but only ends up dragging it back to his stumps. That's a big, big wicket for the South Africans and Williamson walks back disappointed. South Africa are making life difficult for the Kiwis. 48/3

14.4 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Back of a length delivery outside off, Taylor cuts it past the fielder at point for a single. 48/2

14.3 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Length delivery just outside off which nips in, Taylor tries to cut it but he gets it off the inside edge towards the fielder at point. 47/2

14.2 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Angling into the stumps, Taylor stays in his crease and defends it back to the bowler. 47/2

14.1 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Length delivery outside off, Taylor tries to slash at it but he is beaten by the lack of pace. 47/2

13.6 D Pretorius to K Williamson, In the line of the stumps, Williamson dances down the track and defends it. 47/2

13.5 D Pretorius to K Williamson, Williamson dances down the track and pushes the ball towards covers. 47/2

13.4 D Pretorius to K Williamson, A bit short this time, Williamson goes for a pull but he cannot execute it well as he gets it off the inner half of the bat towards the mid-wicket region. 47/2

13.3 D Pretorius to K Williamson, Outside off, left alone. 47/2

13.2 D Pretorius to K Williamson, Length delivery just outside off which nips away after pitching. Williamson stays in his crease to defend it but he is beaten by the away movement. 47/2

13.1 D Pretorius to R Taylor, Good length delivery angling into the stumps, Taylor pushes it towards mid on for a quick single. 47/2

Dwaine Pretorius is called into the attack.

12.6 A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Short and wide outside off, Williamson cuts it really well but the fielder at point was even better. He stretched to his left to make a good stop. 46/2

12.5 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Short delivery angling in, Taylor mistimes his pull through mid-wicket for a single. 46/2

12.4 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Angling into the stumps, Taylor stays his crease and defends it and the ball goes to strike him on his pads. 45/2

12.3 A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Down the leg side, Williamson clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single. Miller gives it a chase and has a collision with the umpire. 45/2

12.2 A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Short delivery just outside off, Williamson somehow manages to defend it towards the fielder at gully. 44/2

12.1 A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, Williamson stands tall and tries to push at it but finds an inside edge which tickles away towards the keeper. 44/2

11.6 W Parnell to R Taylor, Good length delivery angling into the stumps, Taylor stays deep in his crease and defends it. 44/2

11.5 W Parnell to R Taylor, FOUR! Easy pickings! Full toss outside off, Taylor drives it firmly through the cover region for a boundary. 44/2

11.4 W Parnell to R Taylor, Back of a length delivery on the pads, Taylor stays deep in his crease and defends it on the leg side. He thinks of the single but Parnell rushes quickly to the ball which makes him go back. 40/2

11.3 W Parnell to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, Williamson guides it towards third man for a single. 40/2

11.2 W Parnell to K Williamson, Back of a length delivery outside off, Williamson camps back and defends it from the back foot. 39/2

11.1 W Parnell to K Williamson, Williamson leans to the pitch of the delivery and defends it. 39/2

10.6 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Fuller delivery on the stumps, Taylor clips it towards mid-wicket. Williamson rushes for a single but he is rightly sent back by Taylor. He has to go back quickly as the fielder at mid-wicket cuts it off and misses his shy at the bowler's end. 39/2

10.5 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Short delivery outside off, Taylor defends it towards point. 39/2

10.4 A Phehlukwayo to R Taylor, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 39/2

10.3 A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Short delivery angling into the stumps, Williamson pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 39/2

10.2 A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, A bit short outside off, Williamson guides this one straight to the fielder at point. 38/2

10.1 A Phehlukwayo to K Williamson, Good length delivery pitched outside off, Williamson uses his crease to punch it towards mid on. 38/2

Andile Phehlukwayo comes into the attack.

Powerplay 2 signalled by the umpire. Four fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle now.

9.6 W Parnell to R Taylor, Angling in from a fuller length, Taylor tries to guide it past point with an angled bat but the fielder there makes a fine stop. 38/2

9.5 W Parnell to K Williamson, Short delivery into the body, Williamson pulls it away towards fine leg for a single. 38/2

9.4 W Parnell to K Williamson, Williamson prods forward in defence. 37/2

9.3 W Parnell to R Taylor, Terrific effort by Parnell! Again on a good length outside off, Taylor defends it off the back foot and the batsmen set off for a run. Parnell sprints after it, picks up the ball with an athletic dive and hurls in an underhand flick between his legs towards the striker's end but misses. Had that hit, Williamson was a goner. 37/2

9.2 W Parnell to R Taylor, Good length delivery outside off, Taylor guides it towards the fielder at point. No runs taken. 36/2

It has turned really gloomy in Wellington. Let's hope the rain stays away.

9.1 W Parnell to R Taylor, Fuller delivery angling into the stumps, Taylor prods forward and defends it. 36/2

8.6 K Rabada to K Williamson, Fuller delivery outside off, Williamson reaches to the pitch of the ball to defend it. 36/2

8.5 K Rabada to R Taylor, Full delivery on the pads, Taylor clips it straight to the fielder at fine leg for a single. 36/2

8.4 K Rabada to R Taylor, Taylor gets behind the line of the delivery to defend it. 35/2

8.3 K Rabada to R Taylor, Outside off on a good length, left alone. 35/2

8.2 K Rabada to R Taylor, JAFFA! Very full just outside off and swings away after pitching. Ross stays in his crease and tries to flick it but he is beaten by the movement. Rabada is unlucky that the ball did not hit the timber. 35/2

8.1 K Rabada to R Taylor, Fuller delivery outside off, Taylor drives it straight to the fielder at mid off. 35/2

7.6 W Parnell to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, Williamson camps back and defends it towards point. 35/2

7.5 W Parnell to K Williamson, Fuller delivery on the stumps, Williamson drives this one straight to the fielder at mid off. 35/2

7.4 W Parnell to K Williamson, SIX! FANTASTIC! A bit short this time and Williamson punishes him. Stays deep in his crease and pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a maximum. Top shot by the skipper. 35/2

7.3 W Parnell to R Taylor, Fuller delivery on the stumps, Taylor slogs it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 29/2

7.2 W Parnell to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson cuts it past point for a single. 28/2

7.1 W Parnell to R Taylor, Back of a length delivery on the pads, Taylor clips it through the square leg region for a single. 27/2

6.6 K Rabada to K Williamson, Back of a length delivery angling into the body, Williamson stays in his crease and tries to defend it. He misses the ball and gets hit on the thigh pad. 26/2

6.5 K Rabada to K Williamson, Short delivery into the body, Williamson ducks under it. 26/2

6.4 K Rabada to R Taylor, Fuller delivery on the stumps, Taylor clips it through the mid-wicket region. A single is taken. 26/2

6.3 K Rabada to K Williamson, Another length delivery outside off, Williamson gets an outside edge which goes through the gully region for a single. 25/2

6.2 K Rabada to K Williamson, Another good length delivery outside off, Kane Williamson prods forward in defence but he is totally beaten by the away movement. 24/2

6.1 K Rabada to K Williamson, Angling into the stumps, Williamson gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 24/2

5.6 W Parnell to R Taylor, FOUR! GOOD SHOT! Back of a length delivery outside off, Taylor frees his arms and pulls that one over the mid-wicket region for his first boundary. 24/2

5.5 W Parnell to R Taylor, Good length delivery outside off, Taylor stays in his crease and defends it. 20/2

5.4 W Parnell to R Taylor, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 20/2

5.3 W Parnell to R Taylor, Short delivery into the body, Ross Taylor stands tall and tries to defend it. He gets hit on the glove first and then his shoulder. 20/2

5.2 W Parnell to K Williamson, Fuller delivery outside off, Williamson stays in his crease and drives it down the ground. The mid off fielder gives it a chase and stops the boundary. The batsmen take three runs in the process. 20/2

5.1 W Parnell to K Williamson, Dug in short angling across, Williamson tries to hook it but he misses. 17/2

4.6 K Rabada to R Taylor, Angling into the pads from a good length, Taylor tries to clip it on the leg side but misses as he gets hit high on the pads. 17/2

4.5 K Rabada to R Taylor, Back of a length delivery on the pads, Taylor shuffles across and defends it towards the fielder at square leg. 17/2

4.4 K Rabada to R Taylor, Back of a length delivery outside off, Taylor camps back and defends it towards the fielder at point. 17/2

4.3 K Rabada to R Taylor, Ross Taylor uses his crease to defend the ball. 17/2

4.2 K Rabada to R Taylor, Way wide outside off, left alone. 17/2

4.1 K Rabada to K Williamson, Down the leg side, Williamson clips it on the leg side for a single. 17/2

3.6 W Parnell to R Taylor, Taylor stays deep in his crease and defends the last ball of the over. 16/2

3.5 W Parnell to R Taylor, Length delivery angling across off, Taylor lets it through to the keeper. 16/2

3.4 W Parnell to K Williamson, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 16/2

3.3 W Parnell to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson clips it through the mid-wicket region for a couple. 15/2

3.2 W Parnell to K Williamson, Williamson stays deep in his crease and defends it. 13/2

3.1 W Parnell to K Williamson, Dropped! Angling across from a length, Williamson tries to push at it and finds a thick outside edge. Hashim Amla at first slip misjudges it and goes to the wrong side to makes a mockery of a regulation catch. How costly will this miss prove to be? 13/2

2.6 K Rabada to R Taylor, Sprayed on the pads, Taylor clips it through the mid-wicket region for a couple. 13/2

Ross Taylor walks out to bat. Can he play another match-winning knock?

2.5 K Rabada to D Brownlie, OUT! Great start for the Proteas! Good length delivery outside off which nips away after pitching. Brownlie pokes at it and ends up nicking it behind. Quinton takes an easy catch and Brownlie falls cheaply. Both the openers are back in the pavilion and now the middle order has to step up to stay in the hunt. 11/2

2.4 K Rabada to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson pushes it through point for a single. 11/1

2.4 K Rabada to K Williamson, FIVE WIDES! Short and wide down the leg side. Too high for the batsman and the keeper. The balls races to the fence and the umpire signals it as five wides. 10/1

2.3 K Rabada to K Williamson, Terrific delivery there. Back of a length ball which nips away after pitching. Williamson stays in his crease and tries to defend it but he is beaten by the away movement. 5/1

2.2 K Rabada to K Williamson, Angled on the pads, Williamson shuffles and clips it through the mid-wicket region for a couple. 5/1

2.1 K Rabada to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, left alone. 3/1

1.6 W Parnell to D Brownlie, Good length delivery angling in, Brownlie stays in his crease and defends it. 3/1

1.5 W Parnell to D Brownlie, Short delivery into the body, Brownlie pulls it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. 3/1

1.4 W Parnell to K Williamson, Down the leg side, Williamson clips it fine down the leg side to get off the mark with a single. 3/1

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson strides out to bat.

1.3 W Parnell to Tom Latham, OUT! Latham's poor run continues! Parnell pitches this one back of a length outside off. Latham goes for the square cut but doesn't get the placement right and ends up guiding it to Duminy at point who crouches low and takes a fine catch. Latham departs without troubling the scorers. 2/1

1.2 W Parnell to Tom Latham, Good length delivery outside off, Latham covers his stumps and lets that through to the keeper. 2/0

1.1 W Parnell to D Brownlie, On the pads, bad line to start with. Brownlie clips it through the square leg region for a single. 2/0

Wayne Parnell will bowl with the second new ball from the other end.

0.6 K Rabada to Tom Latham, There comes the third leave in the over. Latham shoulders his arms to the ball bowled outside off. 1/0

0.5 K Rabada to Tom Latham, Full delivery on the stumps, Latham somehow manages to keep the ball at bay and he tumbles down after playing it. 1/0

0.4 K Rabada to Tom Latham, Length ball angling across, Latham gets to the pitch of the ball to defend it. 1/0

0.3 K Rabada to Tom Latham, Similar delivery again but this time a bit wide, Latham is untroubled there as he lets it through. 1/0

0.2 K Rabada to Tom Latham, Good length delivery outside off, Latham covers his stumps and leaves it bravely. 1/0

0.1 K Rabada to D Brownlie, Back of a length delivery to start with, angles in after pitching. Dean Brownlie opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man to bring up the first run on the board for the Kiwis. 1/0

First Published: February 24, 2017, 11:41 PM IST

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