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.