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New Zealand vs South Africa Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Birmingham - Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 20, 2019, 12:43 AM IST

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NZ vs SA Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 25 ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 19 June, 2019

South Africa

241/6

(49.0) RR 4.91

v/s
New Zealand

245/6

(48.3) RR 5.05

New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets

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  • 00:24 (IST)

    That's it then! New Zealand remain unbeaten as they register yet another thumping win! Four wicket win thanks to the brilliance of Kane Williamson. Tremendous knock by the skipper to help his side over the line in a nail biter.

  • 00:21 (IST)

    SIX & 100! Kane Williamson completes his first World Cup ton as he smacks Phehlukwayo into the stands! Lovely shot and what a captain's knock! Scores tied now.

  • 00:17 (IST)

    New Zealand need 8 runs from the last over. Andile Phehlukwayo will have a lot of responsibility here with the final six deliveries. 

  • 00:09 (IST)

    OUT: Finally South Africa have taken a catch! Colin de Grandhomme looks to go big but Faf takes a good catch at long off as Ngidi gets his man. NZ lose their sixth. 

  • 00:02 (IST)

    Missed Chance again! And Again it's David Miller. De Grandhomme lofts it over the leg side of Ngidi but Miller can't make the ground and it goes away for a boundary. Nine runs of that over including that boundary, just making things easier for NZ. The Kiwis now need 17 runs of 18 balls.

  • 23:57 (IST)

    50! De Grandhomme has been excellent here today and he's punished Chris Morris for a bad delivery to bring up his half-century in style.  Five runs of that over as NZ move onto 216/5 with 4 overs to go.

  • 23:50 (IST)

    Dropped! What is happening for South Africa! Phehlukwayo's been pulled by Williamson and Ngidi has put it down at the boundary and it's also a no-ball! It's all happening here. 

  • 23:35 (IST)

    Run out chance missed! And it's David Miller again! Williamson and De Grandhomme have communication problems during a quick single but Miller could not pick the throw off Rabada and they survive. 

  • 23:29 (IST)

    Also replays showed that Tahir should have had a wicket when Williamson edged it and Quinton de Kock caught it but did not realise there was an edge. How though from that close? 

  • 23:26 (IST)

    SIX! Short and De Grandhomme's pulled it away and it's landed 20 odd rows inside the stand of Rabada! Great flourish for that shot. 

  • 23:23 (IST)

    Another Dropped Catch! De Grandhomme the survivor this time as Miller looks to take a one-handed blinder. That should have been taken. But end of Tahir's spell and he finishes wicketless! New Zealand will be happy to see the back of him. Four singles of the over takes the score to 173/5 after 38 overs.

  • 23:21 (IST)

    Catch Missed! Williamson just looks to work Tahir to the leg side and Miller is just a couple of centimeters short of the catch. That would have been some dismissal. 

  • 23:17 (IST)

    SIX! Up Up and Away from De Grandhomme! Phehlukwayo's bowled it short with not too much pace and he's been punished! 

  • 23:11 (IST)

    Four! Short from Morris and Williamson has pounced onto it and whacked it away with great conviction. What a wonderful sight when Williamson's doing things like this. NZ move onto 154/5 after 35 overs.

00:25 (IST)
Incredible!
00:24 (IST)

That's it then! New Zealand remain unbeaten as they register yet another thumping win! Four wicket win thanks to the brilliance of Kane Williamson. Tremendous knock by the skipper to help his side over the line in a nail biter.

00:22 (IST)

With three balls to go, Williamson finishes it off with a single to third man! 

00:21 (IST)

SIX & 100! Kane Williamson completes his first World Cup ton as he smacks Phehlukwayo into the stands! Lovely shot and what a captain's knock! Scores tied now.

00:20 (IST)
The catch of De Grandhomme from all angles!
00:17 (IST)
Word!
00:17 (IST)

New Zealand need 8 runs from the last over. Andile Phehlukwayo will have a lot of responsibility here with the final six deliveries. 

00:15 (IST)

Big Big over in the context of the game. The wicket's been followed up by a couple of singles and couple of dots. Santner's straight hit finds the stumps instead of the gap to force one of the singles instead of a boundary. But, Williamson has calmly steered Ngidi's last ball of the over to the vacant third man boundary. That's called being calm under pressure. 

00:09 (IST)

OUT: Finally South Africa have taken a catch! Colin de Grandhomme looks to go big but Faf takes a good catch at long off as Ngidi gets his man. NZ lose their sixth. 

00:07 (IST)

Rabada's bowled out now and he's bowled a good tight over where the batsmen have taken just two runs. But this kind of effort is rather pointless after the flurry of missed chances. NZ need 14 from two overs now.

00:02 (IST)

Missed Chance again! And Again it's David Miller. De Grandhomme lofts it over the leg side of Ngidi but Miller can't make the ground and it goes away for a boundary. Nine runs of that over including that boundary, just making things easier for NZ. The Kiwis now need 17 runs of 18 balls.

23:57 (IST)

50! De Grandhomme has been excellent here today and he's punished Chris Morris for a bad delivery to bring up his half-century in style.  Five runs of that over as NZ move onto 216/5 with 4 overs to go.

23:52 (IST)

Phehlukwayo was steered away to the boundary by De Grandhomme through the vacant slip area as the Kiwis picked up 12 runs from that over, whereas some discipline would have gone a long way in getting a wicket over there. The Proteas are well and truly nervy as the Kiwis are 31 runs away with 5 overs to go.

23:50 (IST)

Dropped! What is happening for South Africa! Phehlukwayo's been pulled by Williamson and Ngidi has put it down at the boundary and it's also a no-ball! It's all happening here. 

23:47 (IST)

Chris Morris has been brilliant and he has been brought back into the attack for the Proteas. Can he find the breakthrough? His over has costed them three runs as the chase goes down to the wire. NZ nneed 43 runs of 36 balls.

23:42 (IST)

Phehlukwayo's back in the attack and he's been worked around with ease for six singles. New Zealand well and truly on top right now. Can South Africa bounce back? NZ need 46 runs off 42 balls.

23:41 (IST)
Caught, finally!
23:37 (IST)

A couple of balls after that missed runout, Williamson edges it through the vacant slip area for a boundary. How lucky have New Zealand been in the last hour or so? Six runs of that over takes them to 190/5 after 41 overs.

23:35 (IST)

Run out chance missed! And it's David Miller again! Williamson and De Grandhomme have communication problems during a quick single but Miller could not pick the throw off Rabada and they survive. 

23:32 (IST)

South Africa need to put some pressure on New Zealand and Ngidi has been brought in just for that. Five dot balls and a single to hopefully help the cause as NZ move onto 184/5 after 40 overs.

23:29 (IST)

Also replays showed that Tahir should have had a wicket when Williamson edged it and Quinton de Kock caught it but did not realise there was an edge. How though from that close? 

23:28 (IST)

De Grandhomme and Williamson work Rabada around and make that a ten run over after CDG smoked him for a six before that. NZ are 183/5 after 39 overs.

23:26 (IST)

SIX! Short and De Grandhomme's pulled it away and it's landed 20 odd rows inside the stand of Rabada! Great flourish for that shot. 

23:23 (IST)

Another Dropped Catch! De Grandhomme the survivor this time as Miller looks to take a one-handed blinder. That should have been taken. But end of Tahir's spell and he finishes wicketless! New Zealand will be happy to see the back of him. Four singles of the over takes the score to 173/5 after 38 overs.

23:21 (IST)

Catch Missed! Williamson just looks to work Tahir to the leg side and Miller is just a couple of centimeters short of the catch. That would have been some dismissal. 

23:20 (IST)

Good over for New Zealand as they pick up 9 runs from that over. But it's also a good comeback from Phehlukwayo after being clobbered for a six. NZ are 169/5 after 37 overs.  

23:17 (IST)

SIX! Up Up and Away from De Grandhomme! Phehlukwayo's bowled it short with not too much pace and he's been punished! 

23:15 (IST)

Williamson and de Grandhomme are settling down here and have tackled Tahir once again with relative ease. Proteas could have had a runout right at the end of the over, but the direct hit did not come and NZ move onto 160/5 after 36 overs.

23:11 (IST)

Four! Short from Morris and Williamson has pounced onto it and whacked it away with great conviction. What a wonderful sight when Williamson's doing things like this. NZ move onto 154/5 after 35 overs.

23:08 (IST)

Tahir's still in there looking for his first wicket of the game. Three runs though and that's all from his over as he has to wait to have a go again. de Grandhomme and Williamson calmly take care of that over as they move onto 148/5 after 34. 

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New Zealand vs South Africa Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Birmingham - Highlights: As it Happened

New Zealand vs South Africa Live Score, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI Match at Birmingham Latest Updates: That's it then! New Zealand remain unbeaten as they register yet another thumping win! Four wicket win thanks to the brilliance of Kane Williamson. Tremendous knock by the skipper to help his side over the line in a nail biter.

โ€‹New Zealand vs South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 19 (Wednesday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played in Birmingham and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog. (NZ vs SA).

PREVIEW: More than four years since South Africa and New Zealand gave the world a semi-final that left a lasting impression on the consciousness of both nations, the two sides will go head to head once again at the World Cup stage. The scenario this time around is a tad different though. It is no semi-final but South Africa's lacklustre start to the 2019 campaign means they need to win almost every game hereon to give themselves a shot at reaching the semis. New Zealand, on the other hand, unbeaten so far after four games are sitting pretty. The difference shows on the points table. South Africa, who have won one game, lost three and suffered a washout are eighth on the points table just behind West Indies. New Zealand are placed second having won three out of their four outings while the one against India was forced into abandonment due to rain.

This means South Africa need to win all of their remaining games to harbour hopes of making it to to the last four. The way they have been plagued with injuries and have had to deal with a lot of off-field issues, it is not going to be easy. South Africa's recent record against New Zealand though will inspire some confidence. Since the last World Cup the sides have played eight one-day internationals with South Africa winning five of them, including both series deciders. South Africa are coming off a solid nine-wicket win against Afghanistan. That is bound to give them confidence. What will also further up their hopes is the return of Lungi Ngidi, who is certain to make a comeback into the side possibly in place of Beuran Hendricks. Barring Kagiso Rabada at the start, South Africa really haven't been able to strike early an area that might get sorted with Ngidi back in the mix.

The Proteas will also dearly hope for Hashim Amla to strike some form. He showed glimpses of it in the side's last game against Afghanistan where he compiled a gritty 41 off 83 balls chasing 126. How he handles the pressure with runs the need of the hour will be crucial. Quinton de Kock and Fat du Plessis have largely looked solid so has Rassie van der Dussen. In case, Aiden Markram and David Miller also come to the party, who knows South Africa might actually pull a rabbit out of the hat. There are fewer concerns for the Black Caps. The one thing that will go against them is not enough game time in the recent past. New Zealand last played a game on June 8 before their encounter against the Indians got washed out. If Kane Williamson is to be believed, some time off will help the side, but having not been on the field for a good 10 days is somewhere down the line likely to make the players slightly rusty.

But thankfully for New Zealand, they can afford a bit of leeway. They have struck reasonable form with solid wins against Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The top-order has been firing, the pace trio of Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry has been breathing fire while the likes of Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner have more than done a decent job so far. All of their 15 players are available for selection for the first time with the duo of Tim Southee and Henry Nicholls back to full fitness. It remains to be seen whether Williamson opts to go for Southee in place of possibly Henry or chooses to not disturb a winning combination. What will also be interesting to see is how the Edgbaston surface behaves. This will be the first game of the tournament played on the surface so there will be the initial hardness which other venues might not offer. Historically, batsmen have had a good time in Birmingham but with both teams packing solid pacers, the new ball will become absolute key. There is a forecast for rain in Birmingham later in the afternoon which might also dictate what the teams might do after winning the toss.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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