THE PROTEAS STUNNS KIWIS
The Proteas Pulled off a nail bitting Finish in the last couple of overs to Steer the proteas to a T20 Series Win !!! 2-1 ~!! "C" Tag shedding starts!!!
Rob Nicol took two catches, two wickets and effected a run-out as New
Zealand kept South Africa to 165 on a small ground where 180 is
considered a minimum. New Zealand reined South Africa in in the last
third of their innings, giving away only nine runs from the 15th to the
17th over, while taking three wickets. In that period, Nicol struck
twice in the same over while Doug Bracewell and Tim Southee put together
a string of ten dot balls that ended with the wicket Johan Botha - a
one-handed snatch out of the sky by Martin Guptill.
Of greater concern to South Africa than their inability to push on with
the bat, would be the injury sustained by captain AB de Villiers, who
appeared to hurt his left hamstring. de Villiers tumbled over after
missing a reverse-pull off Nicol, as he looked to save himself from
being stumped, and immediately clutched his leg. He hobbled through
singles and off the field after that, dismissed for 29.
New Zealand's first three bowlers were all left-armers and the two
seamers, Michael Bates and James Franklin, bowled seven loose balls
between them to start. Bates bowled a line that was too straight to Amla
and made boundary-picking easy for him, while Franklin offered a Levi a
gift that the South Africa opener sent over backward square for six.
Franklin followed up with an identical delivery but Brendon McCullum had
moved fine leg and Nicol was in the perfect place to take a sliding
Albie Morkel was promoted up the order to No. 3 and managed one almighty
six off Bates over cow corner before holing out to long-on. Morkel
looked to take on Tim Southee from the first ball and tried to slog over
leg side, but was cramped for room and had to duck a bouncer before he
dragged a ball from outside off across the line and Nicol ran in to take
his second catch.
Hashim Amla had built a platform and looked ready to launch from it when
he slapped Ronnie Hira for four through point and six over the covers.
His offside assault almost cost him when he sliced a ball to Guptill in
the same over but was put down. Eight balls later, though, Amla was not
so lucky. He pushed at Doug Bracewell's first ball and was caught
South Africa needed a partnership, and AB de Villiers and JP Duminy
provided one. They built in the old-fashioned way, taking two overs to
establish themselves before Duminy struck a glorious, high-elbowed six
into the stands. He was the aggressor, improvising with the
reverse-sweep and taking on the full ball.
Guptil and Nicol threatened the Proteas as , Nicol fell , Guptill was n his way back as well , Ryder provided support , but could not score the way Proteas bowled !!!!!!
Finally Merchant de lange over stepping in the last ball , 4 needed from 1 ball !!! OMG .... No run to Southee , RSA Rulezz !!!! Win by 3 runs!!
SOUTH AFRICA PULLED OFF A STUNNING WIN , AFTER MORNE MORKEL , J.BOTHA AND MERCHANT DE LANGE BOWLED LAST 3 OVERS BROUGHT KIWI RUN CHASE TO A COMPLETE HALT !!!!
JP DUMINY HELPED RSA TO 165 FALLING SHORT OF 15 RUNS AS EXPECTED BY ME !!!
WAY TO GO PROTEAS LUV YO !!!! HELL YEAH !!! PROTEAS RULEZZZZ !!!!!!
KIWIS WILL NEVER WIN A SERIES IN THE ONGOING TOUR !!!!! A.B AND CREW WILL MAKE IT HARD FOR THE OPPONENTS !!!