Faf du Plessis, Henry Davids score half-centuries, take South Africa to 165 for five in second T20 against New Zealand

Henry Davids got South Africa off to a good start with a 38-ball 55 © Getty Images

East London: Dec 23, 2012

South Africa put up yet another good show with the bat as they managed to reach 165 for 5 in 19 overs against New Zealand in the second T20 international at East London on Sunday.

The Kiwis started on a good note as they dismissed opener Richard Levi for five with South Africa’s score on 13 in 3.1 overs. However, Henry Davids and skipper Faf du Plessis scored half-centuries to put the hosts in a commanding position. They added 68 runs in 47 balls for the second wicket.

The skipper upped the tempo once Davids was dismissed by McClenaghan for 55. David Miller joined du Plessis in the middle and added 79 runs in 42 balls for the third wicket.

The match got delayed due to floodlight failure and was reduced to 19-over a side.

Brief Scores: South Africa 165 for 5 in 19 overs (Faf du Plessis 63, Henry Davids 55; Doug Bracewell 3 for 33) vs New Zealand

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