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NZ vs RSA Match Result 

- Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 25
South Africa 241/6 (49.0 ov)
New Zealand 245/6 (48.3 ov)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Player of the match: Kane Williamson
BATSMAN
R
B
4s
6s
SR
106
138
9
1
76.81
2
3
0
0
66.67
BOWLER
OV
M
R
W
ECO
8.3
0
73
1
8.59
10
1
47
1
4.7
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That's it for tonight's game, we take your leave. It was a dramatic nail-biter clash between the two teams and New Zeland continue their winning streak the World Cup. See you all again in tomorrow's clash between Australia and Bangladesh.
The Captains:

The winning capatin, Kane Williamson: "To be honest, when we went out there this morning, I thought the wicket was soft. And naturally they didn't have the best weather to harden up. So bowling was what both teams are looking to do. We knew we had to adapt quickly. It usually is when it hardens up. Try and read it as you go. Someone as de Grandhomme bowls beautifully in Test cricket when you hit the area and out here that area was the most important thing. The slower bowlers felt they were the hardest to get away and that's what we were looking to do. [on batting with de Grandhomme] You have a quiet chat. Hey, play your natural game and he's done it a number of times. He's your X-factor player and what an occastion to do it. On that wicket. It wasn't easy to play a knock like that. Trying to get across the line, we've played on a variety of surfaces. You look at the other side of the country and they score 350 but that's not been us. But yeah, it's not looking too far ahead and trying to achieve things aren't necessary. But we know there are a number of tough games coming up."


Faf du Plessis, SA captain: "We were aiming 260. I thought that was par on this wicket. The chat in the team room was to aim at 260 and 270. So we fell short. So good bowling from New Zealand and not getting boundaries away by us played a part. Individual batters will look at having an opportunity at facing a bowler that the fancy. Kane showed that. He also found it difficult to score but he waited for the guy he could hit. We also had a lot of stop start stop start innings but Kane batted through for the hundred and that was the game changer. We did everything we could. We threw ourselves a round. The energy was unbelievable. Sure, there was sometimes that we dropped intensity. But Kane took it away from us. [On missing DRS to get Williamson out] Was that lbw out? I don't know. Which one is that. I don't know. Oooh the nick. Oh well. There was no real appeal. No real lets have a look at it. So yeah, ask him [Imran Tahir] That's all we can do. The performances haven't been there. Individually we should have put on performances that could have driven the team home. But now we have to just try out best to compete again"
Colin de Grandomme's fine 60 off 47 finished what the Jimmy Neesham cameo had started. Kane Williamson(106* off 138) was the constant throughout! What a visionary! What A CAPTAIN!
Meanwhile, South Africa missed major chances for a wicket. Just 1 win out of six matches so far, gotta feel bad for them.

Head to Head in World Cup games: New Zealand 6-2 South Africa
Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, is the MAN OF THE MATCH for today's game.

He says, "Yeah, it was nice to be there at the end. We knew from the first half that it was a tough surface - it was pretty soft and the ball was holding up in the surface. We managed to build the pressure by bowling in the right areas. We then had to build partnerships, but we kept losing unfortunate wickets that made life difficult. De Grandhomme stood out for me with the ball and then providing impetus with the bat. Trying to get through the tough parts - it was about communicating with the partners and feeding off them. Neesham and de Grandhomme both scored at a reasonable clip, so it was about taking the game deep. I was trying trying to do the job and fortunate I could do that. Today was a close one - could have gone either way - but nice to get the win in the endTrying to get through the tough parts. You know you'll face dot balls out there because it was basically standing up in the surface. So we just had to build partnerships. Neesham and de Grandhomme (60 off 47) scored a bit quicker at the other end so I could just sit in at my end.Trying to do the job as well as you can and I was fortunate to have been able to do it today. There was a number of other contributions that was vital. One of those surfaces that provides close game and a spectacle."
Four runs! A boundary and that's it for New Zealand. They have won the terrific nail-biting thriller by 4 wickets and three balls to spare. What a champion Kane Williamson is! 

106* from 138 balls
48.3 FOUR! Andile Phehlukwayo to Kane Williamson. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs.
SIX and a FANTASTIC HUNDRED by Kane Williamson! His 12th in One Day International Cricket.

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant by the Kiwi captain. Scores level. 
48.2 SIX! Andile Phehlukwayo to Kane Williamson. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
48.1 Andile Phehlukwayo to Mitchell Santner. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
Faf Du Plessis is taking ages to set the field for the last over. This is so much pressure on Santner. 
Fours runs for Kane Williamson! He's on 96*!

But that means Santner will face the first ball of the final over. A single from Santner will be the best move for New Zealand. 
Over 48 NZ: 234/6(RR 4.88) Bowler: L Ngidi Summary: W . 1 . 1 4 |
47.6 FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs. Top class from Williamson, he uses the pace and with soft hands steers the ball between the keeper and third man, tremendous batting, 8 needed from 6 deliveries, Santner on strike
47.5 Lungi Ngidi to Mitchell Santner. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
Ngidi to Santner.
Tense situation. 

Oooh. Wonderful delivery by Ngidi. 13 off 8 required. 
47.4 Lungi Ngidi to Mitchell Santner. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
47.3 Lungi Ngidi to Kane Williamson. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
47.2 Lungi Ngidi to Kane Williamson. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ngidi.
CDG departs after a wonderful innings. 60 off 47 but he goes in a crucial hour. NZ need 14 off 11 to win. So much pressure!
47.1 OUT! Caught. Lungi Ngidi to Colin de Grandhomme. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by du Plessis.
Over 47 NZ: 228/5(RR 4.85) Bowler: K Rabada Summary: 1 . . 1 . 1 |
46.6 Kagiso Rabada to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Markram.
46.5 Kagiso Rabada to Colin de Grandhomme. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Phehlukwayo.
46.4 Kagiso Rabada to Kane Williamson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Phehlukwayo.
Colin De Grandhomme's innings has been the turning point of this game so far. New Zealand were 137/5 at one point. The giant's innings has been the deciding factor since. 
46.3 Kagiso Rabada to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Markram.
46.2 Kagiso Rabada to Kane Williamson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, Spliced to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
46.1 Kagiso Rabada to Colin de Grandhomme. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tahir.
Over 46 NZ: 225/5(RR 4.89) Bowler: L Ngidi Summary: 1 1 1 . 4 1wd 1 |
45.6 Lungi Ngidi to Colin de Grandhomme. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Amla.
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MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Start Time
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 03:00 PM IST
Series
Cricket World Cup 2019
Match
Match 25
Toss
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
Umpires
Nigel Llong, Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Refree
Richard Richardson
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