Friday, 25 January 2013

3rd ODI - S.Africa v N.Zealand - Potchefstrom

Dead rubber ODI, after NZ win the series.

NZ win the toss, on a 250 pitch

SA 1.44. .. On a good looking wkt. No Amla, Steyn rotated for Morkel, Pieterson also out .. For Phangiso.

I like a lay of SA, early on.

NZ finally scrambled to 259, making some nice run lines. It might not be so easy a chase.

(U can definately get under Steyns skin, .. And he doesn't always react well. Today, his 10 overs, went for 56, and didn't seem happy. .. 0 wkts.)

Lopsy got a 4 fer.

Market seems to favour SA, but, if Smith goes early, I could see plenty of panic.

As it happened, Smith gets a good 100, but, the game had plenty of twists, as the SA middle order, seems v inexperienced. (Ingram/Miller/Berhadien/De Kock/Faff) all had questionable dismissals ..

A last ball 6, gets SA home, when they needed 3 to win, 2 to tie. Some of the fielding from NZ was again v good, thou, they did drop one or two.

 Nice to see 2 teams, clearly playing flat out, in what, was a dead rubber game.

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