Morkel cameo spurs Proteas

Morkel cameo spurs Proteas

De Villiers played sensibly for his 39-ball 47 while Albie Morkel bulldozed the South African attack to all parts of the ground in his 18-ball knock to share 72 runs off just 38 deliveries for the fourth wicket and propel South Africa to 170 for four.

Chasing 171 for victory, New Zealand batsmen found themselves in trouble against the disciplined South African attack, which was backed by some extraordinary fielding and eventually could manage 157 for seven. New Zealand’s run chase started on a disastrous note as Brendon McCullum failed yet again. Brendon McCullum was spectacularly caught by Gibbs at cover of the innings’ fifth ball from Charl Langeveldt. Jesse Ryder (33) and Martin Guptil (18), however, got the Kiwi innings on track with a 44-run second-wicket stand but SA did not let things go from their hands.
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