Hashim Amla top-scored for South Africa in the first T20I with an innings of 48 © Getty Images
Hashim Amla top-scored for South Africa in the first T20I with an innings of 48 © Getty Images

South Africa and New Zealand lock horns in the second and final game of the two-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday. The hosts are currently leading the series 1-0 after their dominant six-wicket victory in the first game of the tour at Durban. New Zealand, on the other hand, will look to rally themselves and produce a turnaround in the second game in order to share the series honours. South Africa will likely be captained by AB de Villiers after Faf du Plessis is yet to recover from his injury. New Zealand, on the other hand, will to field all-rounder Jimmy Neesham in place of Grant Elliott, who was not up to the mark in the first game. LIVE SCORECARD: South Africa vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I at Centurion

New Zealand were off to a great start in the first T20I after they were put to bat by the South Africans, with skipper Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill guiding them to 68 for no loss in the eighth over. Guptill’s dismissal however, was the turning point of the match as the Black Caps lost their way thereafter, losing eight wickets while scoring a mere 49 runs to finish on 151 for 8 after 20 overs. South Africa lost their first wicket with 35 on board, but consecutive 50-run partnerships shared between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, followed by Rilee Rossouw. A couple of late wickets saw New Zealand reducing South Africa’s margin of victory from eight to six wickets. LIVE UPDATES: South Africa vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I at Centurion

PLAYING XI:

South Africa: Morne van Wyk (wk), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese, Aaron Phangiso, Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada, Eddie Leie.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Jimmy Neesham, Colin Munro, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi (wk), Tom Latham, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ish Sodhi