Folks, here we are again watching the quarter final match between New Zealand vs South Africa at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
New Zealand won the toss and elect to bat first.
This match doesn’t hold the same level of interest for us as the India vs Australia match yesterday.
At 221, New Zealand did not have a great score but SA batting was no match for the NZ lads.
Maybe, it was their lucky day.
New Zealand – 221-8 (50 overs)
South Africa – 172-10 (43.2 overs)
New Zealand’s Jacob Oram won the Man of the Match Award for nice bowling and fine fielding.
***South Africa Batting
11:57AM ET – WONDERS NEVER CEASE. NZ Makes it to Semi Finals. Morne Morkel c Howie b Luke Woodcock. SA 172-10 in 43.2 Overs
11:54AM ET – NZ in Sight of Victory Du Plessis out SA 172-9 EZ catch by Southee off Oram
11:51AM – Reprieve for Du Plessis. Jacob Oram Drops catch. Du Plessis returns favor with Six. 😉
11:50AM ET – NZ must get Du Plessis out. SA 164-8 after 42 overs. Need 58 from 48 balls
11:43AM ET – SA 161-8 Nine overs left. Can they still pull it off? SA needs 61 runs from 54 balls.
11:39AM ET – SA 156-8 after 40 overs
11:29AM ET – SA needs a miracle to pull it off now!
11:28AM ET – Another SA Wicket Down. Dale Steyn Out c Oram b Nathan McCullum SA 146-8 Morne Morkel new SA batsman in.
11:25AM ET – SA 146-7 after 37 overs
11:16AM ET – IS SA HEADING FOR DEFEAT?
Who’d have thought this considering NZ’s not so great score of 220. Dale Steyn new batsman in.
11:14AM ET – SA FINITO. Robin Peterson Out c B McCullum b Jacob Oram SA 132-7
11:10AM ET – SA 129-6 after 34 overs. NZ has strong chance now
11:04AM – SA SCREWED Johan Botha b Jacob Oram SA 128-6
10:57AM ET – SA after 125-5 after 31 overs
10:46AM ET – Big Trouble for SA. AB de Villiers gone Run Out SA 121-5
10:45AM ET – Does NZ still have a chance?
10:43AM ET – Gone, baby gone. JP Duminy Out b Nathan McCullum. SA 121-4. Needs 100 runs from 134 balls. Francois du Plessis new batsman in
10:24AM ET – Kallis gone c Oram b Tim Southee. SA 108-3
10:23AM ET – SA 108-2 after 24 overs. Run Rate 4.5
9:45AM ET – Graeme Smith gone c sub b Jacob Oram SA 69-2 after 14.2 overs. AB de Villiers new batsman in.
9:06AM ET – SA 27-1 after 6 overs. Hashim Amla out for 7 c Daniel Vettori b Nathan McCullum. Run Rate 4.65
New Zealand Batting
8:10AM ET – Final Score NZ 221-8 in 50 Overs
8:01AM ET – NZ 210-8 Daniel Vettori (6) b Morkel
7:57AM ET – Oram out b Morkel NZ 204-7 after 48.1 overs
7:43AM ET – Another Wicket Down. Nathan McCullum Out c Duminy b Steyn NZ 188-6
7:36AM ET – Not a Great score. NZ 187-5 after 45 overs. Run Rate 4.15
7.02AM – NZ 147-3 after 36 overs. Run Rate 4.08. Jesse Ryder on 82 Scott Styris 11
6:47AM ET – Gone. Ross Taylor out c Jacques Kallis b Imran Tahir 42. NZ 130-3
6:44AM ET – NZ 128-2 after 32 overs. Run Rate 4 Ross Taylor on 45 & Jesse Ryder on 75
5:25AM ET – NZ 50-2 after 13 overs. Run rate 3.85
5:11 AM – Excellent fielding. SA stops a boundary.
5:09AM – Good, one more boundary from Jessy. 31-2.
5:01 AM – Much needed second boundary from Jesse Ryder.
4:55 AM – Pitiful. Second wicket down while Willow TV was down. Martin Guptill is out. 16-2. Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor batting.
4:54 AM – Finally. Willow TV is up.
4:52 AM – Willow TV Still down. Stream not found.
4:50 AM – Willow TV Down. Server not found. Stream Not found are some of the error messages we are getting.
4:38 AM – Shame. Brendon Mccullum out. First wicket down for 5-1
Amla .. nice dismissal. Go NZ!
Still hard for NZ because they’re defending a not-so-solid score.
One more wicket & SA might as well head back.
wickets keep falling and nz have tightened the screws. the kiwi hold on the proteas seems like a stranglehold.
SA in Big Trouble. Botha also gone. 128-6
you ask for one more wicket and now its gone, its the tormentor peterson who scored the winning runs for the proteas against india.
Very interestingly poised now.
Earlier, we were watching it only sporadically in the belief that it’d be a cakewalk for SA but now glued to screen.
“CHOKERS” losing to NZ, who in 2010 had lost 11 in a row.. including 4 to Bangladesh! Kallis usually doesn’t chance his arms like that.. reminds us of Sir Richards’ arrogant shot in 1983.
Did you see how NZ players tried to crowd around du Plessis and heckle him in an obvious bid to make him nervous after the de Villiers Run Out.
No, I am not watching continuously (will start watching now) .. only when a wkt falls.. Kiwis are usually considered less “sledgy” than Aussies, I thought. Vettori (their only good bowler) has no overs left.. so RSA still has a faint chance.
Ah, the return of South Africhoke.
before congratulating NZ lemme congratulate SA for maintaing the dubious record in choking continously in knockout games of WC. In 1992 Duckworth lewis raped their chances in 1996 Brain lara ripped them apart in 99 it was a suicide in 2003 the math error in calculating the runrate which again was a suicide,2007 Kangaroos beat them fair and square and now they made an effort to carry on their record. Cant help feel for the proteas!
Henceforth they should bve called choke-africa.
NZ HAD BEEN UNDERDOGS BUT HAVE DONE VERY WELL SO FAR.
I THINK IND-SL WOULD BE IN THE FINAL. AND INDIA WOULD WIN INSHA-ALLLLLAH!!!