Match Details

NZ vs SA 7th Match, WC Warm-Up 2023

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New Zealand won by 7 runs (DLS METHOD) 🏆
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D Miller Logo
D Miller Jersy



D Miller
4s: 1
6s: 1
Q de Kock Logo
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Q de Kock
4s: 12
6s: 1


35th Over:
= 2
Last Over:
= 3
This Over:
= 9
SASA - 2nd Innings
10 Over 5750
15 Over 7875
20 Over 100113
25 Over 144141
30 Over 177176
35 Over 213199
40 Over 238211
NZNZ - 1st Innings
10 Over 5246
20 Over 97110
30 Over 167174
35 Over 203215
40 Over 254243
50 Over 325321


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Inn 2
That marks the end of New Zealand and South Africa in this warm-up event of the blockbuster World Cup show. The Kiwis will be getting themselves geared for the opening clash against England in the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, South Africa will be clashing against Sri Lanka in the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on October 7.

So that's it from this space. It was a pleasure to bring forth the coverage to all of you. This is Arijit Kundu signing off along side good buddy and co-commentator, AkshayaKrishna Polya and scorer, Ashok Dayma. Thank you and stay tuned to the network.
Earlier, New Zealand piled up 321 runs for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs. Will Young opened the batting with Devon Conway with the former departing early off Lungi Ngidi. Kane Williamson arrived at the scene and glued an important partnership with Conway. The duo ticked the scoreboard with rotation of strike and anything loose was punished by the pair.

Williamson was retired out hurt for 37 while Conway got himself retired hurt for 78, offering the other batters with opportunity to bat. Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips guarded the fort and took the scoreboard to 242 runs with just a single wicket on display on the scoreboard. Latham scored a fifty while Phillips fell shy of the milestone by seven runs. Handy contributions from the lower middle order helped them fetch 321 runs on the board.

Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen snapped three wickets each for the South African side.
9:40 PM IST, Local Time: Not the first time that rain had the last say in the warm-up games of the 2023 World Cup. New Zealand won the match by 7 runs as per DLS.

Quinton de Kock struggled in the late end to find contact of the bat and that turned out to be one of the match-defining moments. Had he retired himself and someone fresh would've come, maybe South Africa could have gone past the DLS par score. But it's good for them that it was the warm-up game and therefore no harm to either sides.

In pursuit of the mammoth chase of 332 runs, Reeza Hendricks got dismissed in the first over itself. Trent Boult with the new ball as usual reaped the fruit. Rassie van der Dussen played a vital knock of 51 off 56 balls rescuing the Proteas along with Quinton de Kock. The right-hander got out in the 15th over with spin coming the play. It was Santner to got the better of him while Sodhi outsmarted the interim captain, Aiden Markram soon. 

South Africa were 111-3 and then it was the wicketkeeper pair of Heinrich Klaasen and de Kock that tailored a 56-run stand to take things forward. Right after, David Miller replaced Klaasen and was assisting the top-order batter. 

De Kock struggled as the time passed by. His bat grip was getting frictionless due to the humidity of the venue and also got a lot of thuds in the body and helmet. Despite several strikes, he denied leaving the field and showed signs of variance. Eventually, nature took things into its hands and forced the left-handed batter by bringing rain. The covers were dragged into the field and soon after 10-15 minutes of watch, the officials decided to declare New Zealand as the winner via DLS.
Handshakes can be seen!! Kane Williamson can be spotted at the backdoors doing the official handshake with the umpires, match officials, and other players. So, that is it. NZ won the match by 7 runs (via DLS).
9:32 PM IST and Local Time: The covers are being peeled off slowly. Scratch that! The rain is back and so are the covers. South Africa have bad memories of rain and DLS! Okay! That's it! With the rain started to getting heavier, the officials have had enough.
9:28 PM IST and Local Time: The groundstaff are adjusting the covers. A fair amount of water is on the covers. With each passing minute, New Zealand will smile brighter. Not sure what exactly the groundsmen are doing at the moment. They seem to be taking the covers here and there for a few meters and then put them back.
Tom Latham, you little cheeky! He wants to shake hands with the umpires and makes a funnier gesture with Richard Illingworth showing no interest. The umpires were having a conversation with one of the Kiwi support staff and Latham entered the scene. He is having a conversation with Illingworth and Kettleborough.
Arijit: Maybe this was the only way to get Quinton de Kock off the field.
9:20 PM IST and Local Time: DLS par score at the end of the 37th over is 218 👀 South Africa are 7 runs behind at the moment and the covers come on with the drizzle turning out to pelt down. The players walk off the field and the umpires have called everyone in. It's a proper downpour now. The covers come on from everywhere.
South Africa
David Miller
Quinton de Kock
Daryl Mitchell
36.6 D Mitchell to Kock
1 Full and outside the off stump line. QDK slices this over the extra cover region and runs for a single. Two fielders from the inner circle and one from the outfield try to chase it down. QDK does not have the energy to run for the second one.
36.5 D Mitchell to Kock
4 FOURRRRR!!! Full and width on offer much outside the off stump. Quinton waits for the ball to come and lofts it over the extra cover region towards the boundary ropes for a boundary.
No! Please no! The groundstaff are ready with the covers on the sidelines. It is quite dark out there and a few droplets are falling down.
36.4 D Mitchell to Kock
0 Length delivery over the woods and the batter heaves and gets beaten this time. Beaten on the inside edge.
36.3 D Mitchell to Kock
4 FOURRR!! There was a fire burning within de Kock despite the struggles and here he is, trying to smash the bowler. Length delivery into the batter who heaves it between deep mid wicket and deep square leg for a four.
Arijit: Quinton can easily walk off. It's a warm-up game. But the courage within de Kock tells him to fight till the end. That's something to appreciate.
Mitchell comes back in the attack and hits Quinton de Kock on his helmet. Mitchell exchanges a smile with QDK. The Proteas physio runs in to have a check on the concussion. Umpire Kettleborough enquires about the condition of de Kock. He is going nowhere. Man, Quinny is dehydrated and he should go back.
36.2 D Mitchell to Kock
0 Short ball and gets hit at the helmet now. Ah!! Mitchell hits de Kock at the head and the physio comes into the field to have a mandatory concussion test. Short ball from Mitchell and de Kock goes for a pull and misses it back at the skull. Mitchell follows it up by having a check at the batter. Even few of the Kiwi batters govern de Kock as he gets medical attention.