Oct 23, 2014

Hashim Amla, the South Africa One-Day team vice captain, reckons they will be more acclimatised  to  the conditions than they were in the first One-Day international of the series at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

South Africa beat New Zealand convincingly in the first One-Day match of the three-match series to  kickstart their preparation for the ICC World Cup 2015.

AB de Villiers, the South Africa skipper, guided his team home with an unbeaten 89. JP Duminy gave him good support with a well-made 58. Earlier the Proteas had the Kiwis on the ropes at 68 for five before Luke Ronchi rescued them with 99 runs.

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