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South Africa vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, New Zealand tour of South Africa 2012-13

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New Zealand won by 27 runs | South Africa Vs New Zealand Live Score, 2nd ODI

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Kane Williamson: 'It was nice to contribute in such an important game. The second half was good with the run-outs and fielding. The boys really stiffed up. I did cramp up a little bit, but got support from the other end. Just contributing to the team's win was really great. Grant Elliott was outstanding.'
Kane Williamson is the Man of the Match
Brendon McCullum: 'I am not going to underplay it, it has not been an easy tour. This will go down as one of our biggest wins. We probably had no right to win this game, but we kept things tight. Kane Williamson's innings was as good as one I have seen. This is just the 4th game out of 20 against South Africa that we have won. Really proud of the boys. Everyone right throughout the tour has worked hard. I think that is the mark of a person who after conceding 17 in the first over comes back strongly.'
du Plessis: 'We did not play well. They got 20 runs too many in the field. 5 run outs is not acceptable. More often that not, when you get into that situation, you should win it. It was an important ODI series for us, we want to be up there in the rankings. Losing Amla and de Villiers was a big loss. Williamson was fantastic, he showed how to play on this wicket. We will come back fighting and make sure our plans are good.'
New Zealand have fought admirably. Credit to them for keeping up the pressure and bowling and fielding brilliantly. They have proven yet again that catches and sharp fielding can help win you a match. But it has to be said that it was South Africa's match to lose. They were 167/1 at one stage, cruising along with Smith and Colin Ingram at the crease. But thanks to 5 run outs, they eventually fell 27 run short. Mills was the pick of the NZ bowlers with 2/28 in 9 overs, while Nathan McCullum and Guptill impressed in the field. The visitors win the series 2-0 with one ODI to go.
End of over 50, 0 runs (W )
RSA: 252/10
Lonwabo Tsotsobe - 9(8) This over: 0 runs
Morne Morkel - 19(14) This over: 0 runs
Jimmy Neesham
(3.2 - 1 - 20 - 1)
49.1 Jimmy Neesham to Lonwabo Tsotsobe W
out Bowled!! That's it. Match and Series won. Yorker length delivery on the off stump, Tsotsobe swung across the line and missed it. The ball crashed into the off stump. Tsotsobe b Neesham 9(8) [4s-1]
10 wickets down for RSA. Out batsman is Lonwabo Tsotsobe. It is all over for RSA.
Jimmy Neesham [3.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack
Mills' has probably bowled the spell of the match. 9-2-28-2.
End of over 49, 3 runs (1 . . 1 . 1 )
RSA: 252/9
Lonwabo Tsotsobe - 9(7) This over: 2 runs
Morne Morkel - 19(14) This over: 1 runs
Kyle Mills
(9.2 - 2 - 28 - 2)
48.6 Kyle Mills to Lonwabo Tsotsobe 1
1 run, full and outside off, Tsotsobe swings across the line and drags it to long on for a single
48.5 Kyle Mills to Lonwabo Tsotsobe 0
no run, slow and on a yorker length outside off, tries to squeeze it out and misses
48.4 Kyle Mills to Morne Morkel 1
1 run, low full toss outside off, Morkel flat bats it straight into Mills' legs, on the knee in fact, the ball deflects to cover, and single taken.
48.3 Kyle Mills to Morne Morkel 0
no run, full and angled across, Morkel tried to hit that into orbit, missed
48.2 Kyle Mills to Morne Morkel 0
no run, yorker length delivery on middle, Morkel plays it back to the bowler
48.1 Kyle Mills to Lonwabo Tsotsobe 1
1 run, full and wide outside off, played to sweeper cover for a single

Match details

Toss : South Africa won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pak) and Johanes Cloete (RSA)

TV umpire : Enamul Haque (Ban)

Match referee : David Boon (Aus)

Teams

South Africa : Graeme Smith, Quinton de Kock(wk), Colin Ingram, Faf du Plessis(c), Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

New Zealand : BJ Watling, Brendon McCullum(c & wk), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, James Franklin, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliott, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.

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