New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2015
South Africa has won the first ODI match in the ongoing series against New Zealand today. While batting first, the host team scored 304 runs that were good enough to get the game. New Zealand got all out for 284 runs in 48.1 overs. Hashim Amla has been chosen the Man of the Match for his 124 (126) innings.
South Africa were invited to bat first and they made good out of it by scoring 304 runs in 50 overs. RSA lost 7 of their wickets. Hashim Amla scored highest 124 runs of 126 balls and Rilee Rossouw (89) was the second highest scorer.
Both Adam Milne and Mitchell McClenaghan took 2 wickets each for New Zealand. NZ was given a target of 305 runs to be chased in 50 overs.
South Africa Innings Score Card
New Zealand lost their first wicket for just 3 runs, but then, Tom Latham and Kane Williamson stood up and did what was necessary to turn the game back for their team. But that was not enough as no other follow player could score big runs and NZ team got out 20 runs short the target score.
Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Imran Tahir and David Wiese got 2 wickets each for South Africa.
New Zealand Innings Score Card