By CricketCountry Staff
Auckland: Feb 22, 2012
Both South Africa and New Zealand will eye a win in the final T20 at Auckland on Wednesday after the three-match series was leveled by the tourists winning the second in an emphatic manner.
Richard Levi with a magnificent unbeaten 117 as the Proteas crushed New Zealand by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Sunday.
Levi's 45-ball century was the fastest ever in T20 internationals and included the most sixes - 13 - in a performance which had spectators at the sold out Seddon Park ground in Hamilton ducking for cover.
Star batsman Jesse Ryder came into the New Zealand side for the final match, whereas South Africa drafted in Robin Peterson in place of Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
New Zealand: Rob Nicol, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (c&wk), Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Jesse Ryder, Nathan McCullum, Doug Bracewell, Michael Bates, Ronnie Hira, Tim Southee.
South Africa: Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, Marchant de Lange, AB de Villiers (c&wk), JP Duminy, Justin Ontong, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson.