Martin Guptill smashes unbeaten half-century against South Africa Invitation XI

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill will hope to perform well in the second ODI against South Africa at Kimberley after being dismissed for a duck in the first game at Paarl © AFP

Kimberley: Jan 22, 2013

South Africa take on New Zealand in the second One-Day International of the three-match series at Kimberley.

The Kiwis put their woeful form from the Test series behind them and stunned the home side when they won the first ODI by one wicket.

The inclusion of the likes of Kyle Mills, Grant Elliot and Nathan McCullum strengthened the Kiwis and it showed in the first ODI win at Paarl.

As far as South Africa is concerned, they need to put their head down and come hard at the Kiwis in their bid to reclaim the number one spot in ODIs from India.

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will hope for his side to produce another magical performance and clinch the three-match series on Tuesday while the home side have a lot of work to do if they are to save themselves from a humiliating series defeat at the hands of New Zealand.

Faf du Plessis will lead South Africa in the absence of AB de Villiers who was suspended while Hashim Amla misses out due to leg injury. David Miller and Farhaan Beherdien have been brought in. For the Kiwis, Colin Munro has been handed an ODI debut in place of Rob Nicol.

Teams:

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

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

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