The first T20 match between New Zealand and South Africa was won by South Africa and they go one up in the T20 series.
In the first innings New Zealand came out to bat and post a total of 151/8 in there 20 overs. Openers Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson gave New Zealand a solid start as both the opners made a 68 run opening stand.
Both Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill made 42 runs, but the strike rate of Kane Willamson was far better than that of Martin Guptill.
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Youngster George Walker too made 28 from 26 balls while any other batsman was not even able to stand for some time.
From the South African point of view from there bowling they made a good come back as at one time New Zealand was 102/1 in 12th over and was set for a score of 200.
In the second innings South Africa started well Morne Van Wyk and Hashim Amla made run at the top and AB De Villiers and Rilee Rossow supported and helped South Africa to reach the target.
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De Villiers: ‘Very enjoyable experience. The Durban crowd got behind us and it was great. Now, we go to Centurion and hopefully, we can win the series there. We started pretty slow, but we pulled things back towards the end. Credit to the bowling team for the way they performed tonight, especially Aaron Phangiso, who was really good today. David (Wiese) is a very smart cricketer and his performances have been really good. New Zealand were definiely below par. You need a good foundation at Kingsmead. Morne (van Wyk) and Hash (Hashim Amla) gave us a really good start with the bat and that always helps.’
Williamson: ‘After the start we got with the bat, we would have liked some more runs. Full credit to the South Africans for pulling things back. With the personnel we have, you try to play with a game plan that gives you the best chance of winning. Hopefully, we can turn it around in the next one. The way they bowled in the last 10 overs was great. 150 could have been a difficult score had we taken some early wickets, but they planned their innings quite well. We probably didn’t take some good options with the bat, we would like to improve in the next game and take it from there.’
Phangiso: ‘I only focus on simple things. I just wanted to bowl in the right areas. We were under pressure and the captain asked me to come and bowl. I am glad it worked out. We have made some plans regarding our bowling, especially to the left-handers. I thought that it was important to bowl slower to see whether he goes for it, he did and I am happy that we finished with a win
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