New Zealand Vs South Africa Second ODI at Christchurch
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New Zealand Vs South Africa second ODI: The touring side South Africa has been indomitable so far on New Zealand tour 2017. After conquering Kiwis in the one-off T20, the visitors continued their devastating run in the first ODI as well. In the last-over thriller, which was shortened to 34 over due to rain, Africa's ODI skipper AB de Villiars commanded his side to reach the tight chase. New Zealand put 207 runs on board bating first, but it came out to be insufficient in front of the strong batting side South Africa. African openers de Cock and Amla gave their side a steady start to the massive chase, stacking 88 runs in the 15 overs. With small contribution, Faf du Plessis along with well-set de Cock helped his team reach even closer to the target. JP Duminy and Behardien failed to give their support to the skipper AB de Villiars in the middle. Time when pressure was mounting, AB de Villiars took the charge along with Andile Phehlukwayo (29*). AB de Villiars returned unbeaten at 37, thus helping his team clinch the win.
New Zealand's potential to become the winner of NZ Vs SA second ODI is beyond doubt; they are a competitive ODI side. Their bowling attack is studded with quality pacers, including Tim Southee and Trent Boult. The spin department includes Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi who spun a web around African batsmen in the first ODI.
Being beaten on the home soil is all the way disgraceful, but this is not the end of the word for the hosts. The series still have four matches to go, and New Zealand is not the side to concede defeat that easily. They will make their hard core efforts to bounce back in New Zealand Vs South Africa second ODI at Christchurch.
Will New Zealand level the score 1-1 beating the visitors South Africa in the second ODI?