Kane Williamson's Century seals Momentum ODI series

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Kane Williamson's brilliant innings has sealed the Momentum ODI series for the New Zealanders.After having a tough time during the test matches where New Zealand lost both the 1st and the 2nd test miserably  this was a great comeback.They played like true champions today setting up a stiff target of 280 Runs for the South Africans.The South Africans while batting looked very comfortable and one stage it looked like they were easily make it but after loosing the wicket of Graeme Smith it was all downhill for them as they kept loosing wickets regularly and had 5 Run outs in their innings which didn't help their cause either.New Zealand on the other hand kept their nerve and did not panic even when the South African's were 167 for the loss of one wicket.The best thing New Zealand did was grabbed the opportunity which was presented to them and their ground fielding was superb compared to the South Africans who were a bit untidy.New Zealand have won the series 2-0 with one more match to be played on Friday(25/01/2013).

Highlights of the match:

New Zealand Batting & Bowling:

Kane Williamson - Batting - 145(136)*

Grant Elliott - Batting - 48(63)

Kyle Mills - Bowling - 2 Wickets for 28 Runs

South Africa Bowling & Batting:

Morne Morkel - Bowling - 3 Wickets for 71 Runs

Colin Ingram - Batting - 79(94)

Graeme Smith - Batting - 66(75)

Full Scorecard:

New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) DismissalR M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill c du Plessis b Kleinveldt 01010000
BJ Watling lbw b Morkel 1253332036.36
KS Williamson not out 145207136171106.61
GD Elliott c †de Kock b Kleinveldt 4884635076.19
BB McCullum*† b Morkel 17121021170
C Munro c Ingram b Tsotsobe 914131069.23
JEC Franklin b Tsotsobe 021000
JDS Neesham run out (du Plessis/Tsotsobe) 56410125
NL McCullum c Tsotsobe b Morkel 1927231082.6
KD Mills not out 1510711214.28
Extras (lb 4, w 5) 9
Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 218 mins) 279(5.58 runs per over)
Did not bat MJ McClenaghan
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Guptill, 2.4 ov), 2-32 (Watling, 12.3 ov), 3-159 (Elliott, 33.5 ov), 4-188 (BB McCullum, 36.5 ov), 5-201 (Munro, 39.4 ov), 6-202 (Franklin, 39.6 ov), 7-211 (Neesham, 41.3 ov), 8-245 (NL McCullum, 47.4 ov)
South Africa Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
RK Kleinveldt 1024524.5(1w)
LL Tsotsobe 1023823.8(1w)
M Morkel 1017137.1(1w)
R McLaren 805707.12(2w)
RJ Peterson 904505
F du Plessis 301906.33
South Africa innings (target: 280 runs from 50 overs) DismissalR M B 4s 6s SR
Q de Kock† b Mills 2537281289.28
GC Smith run out (Franklin/†BB McCullum) 66127758088
CA Ingram c Watling b NL McCullum 791109410084.04
F du Plessis* run out (NL McCullum) 2630066.66
F Behardien run out (Guptill/†BB McCullum) 3163401177.5
DA Miller run out (NL McCullum) 1431240058.33
R McLaren c Guptill b Franklin 2850040
RK Kleinveldt run out (Guptill) 021000
RJ Peterson c NL McCullum b Mills 0124000
M Morkel not out 19221402135.71
LL Tsotsobe b Neesham 916810112.5
Extras (w 4, nb 1) 5
Total (all out; 49.1 overs; 221 mins) 252(5.12 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-38 (de Kock, 8.2 ov), 2-167 (Smith, 30.2 ov), 3-174 (du Plessis, 31.4 ov), 4-180 (Ingram, 34.3 ov), 5-211 (Miller, 42.2 ov), 6-215 (McLaren, 43.6 ov), 7-216 (Kleinveldt, 44.2 ov), 8-224 (Behardien, 45.2 ov), 9-232 (Peterson, 46.2 ov), 10-252 (Tsotsobe, 49.1 ov)
New Zealand Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
KD Mills 922823.11
MJ McClenaghan 1005105.1(2w)
NL McCullum 1005615.6(1w)
KS Williamson 302207.33
JEC Franklin 1005215.2(1w)
JDS Neesham 3.102016.31
GD Elliott 402305.75(1nb)


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