New Zealand vs South Africa 4th ODI Live Score : The ongoing NZ vs SA fourth One Day International game has become quite interesting as South Africans have set up a target of 280 runs for Kiwis. Though opening batsmen failed to establish a good base for the score of their team, middle order batsmen exhibited brilliant performances and contributed majorly in setting up a huge total for the hosting team.
Guest team won the toss and opted to bat first in this 4th match which is being played at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Batting first, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock stepped into the ground to open the South African inning. The wicket-keeper batsman of SA team returned to the pavilion without scoring a single run. He was caught out in hands of Ronchi. Jeetan Patel gave break through to NZ’s team with de Kock’s wicket.
Faf du Plessis arrived on the field as third batsman and scored 67 runs 97 balls. Amla accompanied him by scoring 40 runs in 38 balls. After these two players lost their wickets, Jean-Paul Duminy and skipper AB de Villiers tried to build up a partnership. Duminy, who made 25 runs in 41 balls, was bowled out by Southee. Later arrived David Miller couldn’t score a big inning as left-arm spinner Stantner picked up his wicket.
Dwaine Pretorius came into the ground as a next batsman after Miller, but he also didn’t manage to play a big inning. He scored 10 runs in 21 balls and was run out by Ross Taylor and Jeetan Patel. On one side SA was loosing batsmen with equal intervals of time and captain de Villiers was stabilized on other side, booming the team’s score with his batting. Chris Morris arrived in the field after the wicket of Pretorius. Morris scored 28 runs in 27 balls and lost his wicket to Boult.
Wayne Parnell replaced Morris after he was bowled out by Boult. Parnell accompanied de Villiers with his individual score of 29 runs in 12 balls. Parnell hit 2 fours and 2 sixes to gear up the team’s score to better level. AB de Villiers played a vital inning of 72 runs. The right handed batsman hit 4 fours and 3 sixes and scored 72 runs in 59 balls. In 50 overs, South African team scored 279 runs with the loss of eight wickets.
While bowling, New Zealand’s Jeetan Patel picked up maximum two wickets and his other teammate bowlers Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee and James Neesham picked up one wicket each. Colin de Grandhomme and Kane Williamson bowled 2 and 3 overs, respectively, but couldn’t pick up a single wicket in the game. Now, Kiwis need to score 280 runs to clinch victory in this limited overs cricket match.