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Faf du Plessis (second from left) guided South Africa to win the first t20 match at Durban against New Zealand © Getty Images

East London: Dec 22, 2012

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to field against South Africa in the second Twenty20 International at East London on Sunday.

Hosts South Africa registered a comfortable eight-wicket victory against New Zealand in the first T20 match at Durban on Friday.

Fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt took two early wickets to start a slide from which New Zealand never recovered. They were bowled out for 86 after winning the toss.

Kleinveldt took the key wickets of Rob Nicol and captain Brendon McCullum and finished with three for 18 to capture the man-of-the-match award.

South Africa romped home in 12.1 overs with new captain Faf du Plessis making 38 not out, while Quinton de Kock, making his debut four days after his 20th birthday, slammed a quick 28 not out.

It was a disappointing start for New Zealand, who arrived as underdogs but were expected to put up a reasonable fight in the Twenty20 internationals.

(with inputs from AFP)


South Africa: Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Richard Levi, Henry Davids, Farhaan Behardien, Robin Peterson, Ryan McLaren, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt, Aaron Phangiso

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum(c & wk), Rob Nicol, James Franklin, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Doug Bracewell, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Martin Guptill

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