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South Africa beat New Zealand by eight wickets

AFP
ANALYST
News 22 Dec 2012, 00:42 IST
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South African batsman Quinton de Kock (L) hits the ball on December 21, 2012

South African batsman Quinton de Kock (L) hits the ball during the T20 cricket match between South Africa and New Zealand, at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on December 21, 2012.

DURBAN, South Africa - South Africa beat New Zealand by eight wickets with 47 balls to spare in the first Twenty20 international at Kingsmead on Friday.

New Zealand were bundled out for 86 after winning the toss, with Rory Kleinveldt taking three for 18.

South Africa raced to 87 for two in 12.1 overs with new captain Faf du Plessis finishing on 38 not out.

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