Second T20 ended by the 16th August between New Zealand and South Africa. T20 series has completed by 1-1. In the first T20 South Africa fought well and won the match by showing the elegant piece of game. They restricted New Zealand to only 151 runs. But as soon as the second T20 New Zealand Vs South Africa started a superb come back of New Zealand by winning the toss and elected to bat first. Infect they also batted first in the previous match but did not show off their true skills.
In today’s match New Zealand set a magnificent target and they also bowled stunningly in order to keep the opponent away from the achieving target. The openers of new Zealand did their job well and were also supported by the middle and lower middle order that helped them to make up good total of 177 but they knew the job was only half done therefore they restricted the batsmen of South Africa and keep them away from the destiny and equalize the T20 series by 1-1. Martin Gupti scored the highest of 60 runs from only 35 balls, and contributed his maximum to attain a fighting total for the opponents. Martin Guptill was also declared the Man of the Match as well
as the Man of the Series. But if we talk about the players of South Africa, they did not play very well. But New Zealand`s bowlers struck early, with left-armed Mitchell McClenaghan having Morne van Wyk caught behind before Amla drove fast bowler Adam Milne to point.
The downfall of openers and especially the dismissal of Ab devillars de moralize and de motivated the spirit of the players that affected on the crease and became one of the important factors behind their defeat. South Africa were never on target in the chase after losing their first three batsmen, including world stars Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, for 47 runs inside seven overs. None of the batsmen put up a fight to chase the target down. But it was really an appreciating victory of New Zealand because many of the players were not in the squad, but still they put their superb effort to draw the T20 series.
Although there were no big partnerships between the batsmen of New Zealand but with Guptill making his 60 off 35 balls, New Zealand put up a better performance on Sunday but again there were no further major partnerships. New Zealand put the pressure on the opponents by the amazing deliveries and they grasped the match and took control over it after the dismissals of the top cream batsmen of South Africa. The victory settled
a share of the series for New Zealand and gave them a boost ahead of a three-game one-day international series. New game for the cricket lovers would start a three-match one-day series at the same venue on Wednesday. There are many expectations from both the teams would definitely turn out to be pleasing for everyone.