Match Details

NZW vs SAW 3rd ODI, NZW vs SAW 2023

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New Zealand Women won by 6 wickets 🏆
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B Halliday Logo
B Halliday Jersy
4s: 5
6s: 0
A Kerr Logo
A Kerr Jersy



A Kerr
4s: 13
6s: 0
A Khaka Logo
A Khaka Jersy



A Khaka

Econ: 4.44
41st Over:
= 4
42nd Over:
= 8
Last Over:
= 15
This Over:
= 5
NZWNZW - 2nd Innings
10 Over 4448
15 Over 7182
20 Over 109106
25 Over 129116
30 Over 139129
35 Over 152155
40 Over 183178
SAWSAW - 1st Innings
10 Over 4236
15 Over 5959
20 Over 8584
25 Over 112115
30 Over 143131
35 Over 156146
45 Over 204209


Inn 1
Inn 2
Both teams will be looking forward to the T20I challenge now. Thank you so much for joining us. This is Arijit Kundu finishing off the duties and was teamed up with co-commentator, Ayan Chatterjee and scorer Yogesh Kumar. Cheers and adios!!
South African side gets invited to the center to lift the trophy and get the pictures clicked. Impressive from the Proteas side to outplay the White Ferns 2-1 in the series.
Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa Women Captain and Player of the Series): "Yes, I think good to get the series win. We were not good enough with the bat and ball and New Zealand deserves the win. We did not start with the bat nor the ball. We pulled it back with the ball. Some chances in the field were missed and we lost as a result today. Chloe had a terrific game it was a special game for her and happy she did well as well. It was a good game, but glad we won the series. Now, looking forward to the T20IS. It will be a nice preparation a 5-match T20I series ahead of the World Cup in September. Thank you very much."   
Player of the Series: Laura Wolvaardt
Amelia Kerr (Player of the Series): "Yeah, just nice to get away. The last two games have been pretty disappointing despite being in good positions. To be there and get the winning games was a great. Great to be getting a win on Suzie’s 300th game. We were a bit shoddy at times and could not kickoff at times.

I think the bowlers bowled very well and stepped up to do the job. Yeah, we’ve been playing a lot of T20 cricket ahead of the WC and we are looking forward to the five T20Is. South Africa is a quality team and we are looking forward to it."
Player of the Match: Amelia Kerr
Sophie Devine (New Zealand Women Captain): "First of all congratulations to Suzie Bates for 300th international game and Tryon for her 100th game. Great to see the character of the girls and won. The girls did a spectacular job. Jess Kerr was ill and we played as a unit to do well with the ball. Amelia is a special player and we want someone to be ruthless and she was that. Lots of positives to take into the T20I series. The character of the girls are great and we are looking forward to the upcoming games."   
9:04 PM IST, 5:34 PM Local Time: Time for the post-match presentations.  
8:56 PM IST, 5:26 PM Local Time: What a player! What a knock! All hail Amelia Kerr. She almost acted like the lone warrior in this chase for the White Ferns and with handy contributions from Sophie Devine and Brooke Halliday, the visitors avoided the series white-wash.

The series ends 2-1 in the end and despite all the odds- the rain delays, measurement issues, stumps-bails issues, we've got a full game with curtailed overs.

In pursuit of the chase, Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr opened the batting for New Zealand. The former looked scratchy and departed early while Amelia kept on ticking the scoreboard. She was well supported by Sophie Devine who scored 30 and played some amazing strokes.

The second wicket partnership was over fifty and set up the momentum for the chase. But the South African spinners regulated the middle overs very well with Nonkululeko Mlaba snapping a couple of wickets. Devine was followed by Maddy Green and Georgia Plimmer back to the dressing room in quick time. However, Amelia managed to keep things ticking and negated the bowling attack with rotation of strike and occasional boundaries.

Brooke Halliday who arrived to bat at no. 6 ate up a lot of balls which exerted pressure on her partner. The Proteas bowlers were brilliant during the second phase curtailed the equation to run-a-ball at the end of the 39th over. Some occasional fours and three boundaries in the 43rd over helped New Zealand go ahead in the chase. A four and a single in the following over meant a scintillating hundred from Melie Kerr and the visitors went past the finishing line.

Earlier, South Africa Women were put to bat first on a dark Kingsmead morning. The start of play was halted by rain repeatedly. Even after the rain stopped, the play was delayed due to the incorrect measurements of the inner ring. South Africa lost Tazmin Brits early once again and it was a similar fashion dismissal like that of the second ODI against Hannah Rowe. The showers returned for one final time in the day within the first powerplay and the overs per side was curtailed to 45 overs. The  Kiwi blowers made full use of the overcast conditions and pushed the Proteas on the back foot, the scoreboard reading 67-4 in 17.1 overs.  

It was Marizanne Kapp and Chloe Tryon who managed to rescue the Proteas Women with a crucial partnership for the fifth wicket. Tryon was going well but a quicker one from Frans Jonas outwitted her midway through the innings. However, the all-rounder went on and played with the tail till the final powerplay. Some late contributions from Sinola Jafta and Masabata Klaas helped South Africa reach 209 with three balls to spare. Sophie Devine and Lea Tahuhu bagged three-fer each followed by a couple from Amelia.
A marvelous century from Amelia Kerr!!! She has been brilliant in this innings and steers the side past the finishing line. 
43.2 A Khaka to A Kerr
1 Fuller length around off, Kerr squeezes it away to the point region and they scamper through for a single to get to her 4th ODI hundred. So, that will do it for Kerr and New Zealand. She gets to her 100 and gets New Zealand over the line. New Zealand wins this game by 6 wickets with 10 balls to spare to get a consolation win here in Durban. South Africa wins the series 2-1. 
Amelia Kerr is on 99* now!!!
43.1 A Khaka to A Kerr
4 FOUR! Scores are level as she moves to 99*. Fuller and wide outside off, Kerr goes up and over covers as the ball races away to the cover fence for a boundary as the scores are levelled up. 
A game-changing over for the White Ferns. Masabata Klaas is disappointed with herself as she conceded three fours in the over.
New Zealand Women
Brooke Halliday
Amelia Kerr
Masabata Klaas
42.6 M Klaas to B Halliday
4 FOUR MORE!  Fuller length wide outside off, Halliday drives it handsomely through the covers as the ball races away to the cover fence for a boundary to end the over. 
200 up for the White Ferns.