Third Momentum ODI:South Africa end series with thrilling win

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The third one day international momentum cricket match between South Africa and New Zealand ended on a thrilling note.South Africa as well as New Zealand will have a lot to take from the series as both the teams gave a fantastic performance and the end to the series was also apt.South Africa again from a comfortable position after their star batsman 'Graeme Smith' made a brilliant century almost lost the match and had to get three runs of the last ball to win the match which they fortunately achieved.With their upcoming series against Pakistan the South Africans look very vulnerable and need to get their acts together because as we know that Pakistan will be no cake walk.Things however are looking up for the New Zealanders after they won the first 2 one day international and ended the series to loose the third ODI by just a whisker.New Zealand however sealed series 2-1 and will leave South Africa on a happy note.

Highlights of the match:

New Zealand Batting & Bowling:

Colin Munro - 57(62)

Grant Elliott - Batting - 54(67)

James Franklin - Bowling - 2 Wickets for 38 Runs

Kyle Mills - Bowling - 2 Wickets for 40 Runs

South Africa Batting & Bowling:

Graeme Smith - Batting - 116(130)

Lonwabo Tsotsobe - Bowling - 4 Wickets for 45  Runs

Ryan McLaren - Bowling - 4 Wickets for 52 Runs


New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) DismissalR M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill c Ingram b Tsotsobe 522181027.77
BJ Watling c du Plessis b McLaren 2064402050
KS Williamson c †de Kock b Tsotsobe 617171035.29
GD Elliott c Steyn b Tsotsobe 54109678080.59
BB McCullum*† c Steyn b McLaren 1327251052
C Munro c †de Kock b Tsotsobe 57102626191.93
JEC Franklin not out 53815231101.92
NL McCullum c †de Kock b McLaren 22200100
JDS Neesham lbw b McLaren 138830162.5
KD Mills run out (du Plessis) 713610116.66
MJ McClenaghan not out 28200100
Extras (b 1, lb 10, w 17) 28
Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 234 mins) 260(5.20 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-15 (Guptill, 5.2 ov), 2-27 (Williamson, 9.2 ov), 3-46 (Watling, 15.2 ov), 4-68 (BB McCullum, 21.5 ov), 5-129 (Elliott, 33.2 ov), 6-196 (Munro, 42.6 ov), 7-199 (NL McCullum, 43.3 ov), 8-216 (Neesham, 45.2 ov), 9-234 (Mills, 48.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
DW Steyn 1015605.6(6w)
LL Tsotsobe 1024544.5
RK Kleinveldt 1014404.4(4w)
AM Phangiso 804305.37(1w)
R McLaren 1005245.2(2w)
F Behardien 20904.5
South Africa innings (target: 261 runs from 50 overs) dismissalR M B 4s 6s SR
Q de Kock† b Franklin 3163384081.57
GC Smith c Watling b Williamson 11619013014089.23
CA Ingram c Guptill b NL McCullum 2537403062.5
F du Plessis* c Guptill b Mills 1929232082.6
F Behardien c & b Williamson 41790044.44
DA Miller b Mills 1522192078.94
R McLaren not out 25492411104.16
RK Kleinveldt b McClenaghan 67510120
AM Phangiso c †BB McCullum b McClenaghan 910610150
DW Steyn c Elliott b Franklin 41060066.66
LL Tsotsobe not out 02000-
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 5) 10
Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 223 mins) 264(5.28 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-83 (de Kock, 15.3 ov), 2-122 (Ingram, 26.1 ov), 3-165 (du Plessis, 33.2 ov), 4-174 (Behardien, 36.4 ov), 5-205 (Miller, 41.5 ov), 6-229 (Smith, 45.4 ov), 7-237 (Kleinveldt, 46.5 ov), 8-251 (Phangiso, 48.3 ov), 9-258 (Steyn, 49.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ Extras
KD Mills 1004024
MJ McClenaghan 1007027(3w)
JDS Neesham 302207.33(2w)
NL McCullum 1013513.5
JEC Franklin 603826.33
GD Elliott 301404.66
KS Williamson 804025


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