South Africa won the breathtaking match against Black Caps at Seddon Park

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 | 0

Team South Africa is currently visiting New Zealand and this time they started the tournament with victory over the Black Caps where they defeated New Zealand in the only T20I match by huge runs differences. Basically, South Africa is travelling New Zealand to play a five matches ODI series along with a test series consists of three matches. However, before starting the ODI competition, they played a warm up match and a T20I match according to the schedule. Though, the warm up match was abandoned due to rain but they played the T20I match where New Zealand lost by 78 runs. So, South Africa got inspiration from the match which helped them to defeat New Zealand in First ODI match as well which was placed in 19th February, 2017 at Seddon Park, Hamilton. In the first day night match, New Zealand getting all out by scoring just 207 runs which was chased easily by the Proteas in 33.5 overs. So, South Africa went one step closer to the ODI  trophy.

Earlier in 19th February, 2017, South Africa won the toss at Seddon Park and chose to bowl. THough, that was the home venue of New Zealand but excluding 2nd wicket partnership, they could not make another one. Only Williamson scored a fifty which was the highest score for Black Caps in that match. Finally, New Zealand lost seven wickets in selected 34 overs. One thing needed to mention that the match was reduced to 34 overs due to rain. Morris took highest four wickets in the match for Proteas.

On the other hand, Proteas started to chase the score well enough and made an opening partnership consisted of de Kock and Amla. They added 88 runs when Amla was out by Williamson. Though, their partnership was broken but Proteas top orders were quite successful that day where AB de Villiers remained unbeaten with his 37 runs. But the top scorer was de Kock who scored 69 runs. Finally, match was come to an end but there was not any certain things about winner. However, at the end, Proteas won the match in 33.5 over by when they lost six wickets totally. So, now South Africa lead the series by 1 – 0.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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