(Report by Mohammad Aamir) on Saturday Feb. 25,2012
WELLINGTON: South Africa tour of New Zealand on Saturday Feb. 25,2012. 1st ODI South Africa defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Earlier New Zealand won the toss and chosed to bat first.
New Zealand scored 253 runs in 50 overs and lost their 9 wickets. Two New Zealand batsmen BB McCullum & KS Williamson achieved their 50s. McCullum scored 56 while Williamson scored 55 runs. New Zealand achieved their first 100 runs in 24.4 overs while second 100 in 42.1 overs. In last 7.5 overs New Zealand scored 53 more runs. So New Zealand set a target of 254 runs for South Africa win. South African bowlers LL Tsotsobe, M Morkel, RJ Peterson & JH Kallis all took 2 wickets each.
South Africa started their inning secondly to achieve the target and achieved the target in 45.2 overs. South African lost their 4 wickets. South African 4th wicket fell down at 125 runs. After losing 4th wicket South African 5th wicket (AB de Villers & F du Plessis) made a partnership of 130 runs and both of them remained not out. AB de Villiers achieved his 100 and scored 106 runs while F du Plessis also achieved his 50 and scored 66. He also ramained not out. Thus South Africa achieved the target in 45.2 overs and won the 1st ODI match.