James Franklin is the Man of the Match for his 1/44 and unbeaten 47
Brendon McCullum: It is an incredibly satisfying feeling. We showed a lot of fight today. A couple of experienced people got us over the line. The top order is an area of concern and we have to improve. There are a couple of areas in the field where we have to improve. We will enjoy this victory. McClenaghan has shown that he steams in and looks to take wickets. He was outstanding.We are a more confident ODI unit and we came up against a strong South African team in the Tests. We managed to show character and strength to get over the line. Special mention to James Franklin thanks to his contributions with both bat and ball.
AB de Villiers: We were not our best today. We have to play better in the next ODI. It was a good game of cricket but New Zealand came out on top. The top order has to score runs but we put pressure on the lower order. I am feeling much better without the gloves and I had a lot of time to communicate with the guys. Faf du Plessis is in wonderful form. Ryan McLaren has been a very consistent performer but unfortunately, we could not get over the line. I am sorry to have disappointed the fans.
New Zealand won the Match by 1 wicket and lead the series with 1-0.
Over 45.4R McLarento JEC Franklin, Boundary! Full ball and just outside off, makes room and drives it uppishly over cover and the ball raced away to the fence for four.
Over 45.3R McLarento JEC Franklin, no runs, low full toss on the off-stump, gets forward and drives it straight back to to the bowler.
Over 45.2R McLarento JEC Franklin, 2 leg byes, pitched on leg-stump, gets across and looks to glance it and the ball brushes the front pad and rolls to fine leg.
Over 45.1R McLarento JEC Franklin, Boundary! Short of good length, backs away and slashes it over the slips and the ball raced away to the boundary.
End of Over 45 (11 runs) New Zealand 199/9
MJ McClenaghan 0/6 DW Steyn 10-2-32-0 JEC Franklin 39/56
Over 44.6DW Steynto MJ McClenaghan, no runs, length ball just outside off, gets forward and goes for a drive but gets beaten.
Over 44.5DW Steynto JEC Franklin, 1 run, stays on to the front foot and drives it to long-on for a single.
Over 44.4DW Steynto JEC Franklin, no runs, goes on to the back foot and knocks it to cover-point.
Over 44.3DW Steynto JEC Franklin, 2 runs, full and outside off, gets forward and drives it pass point and picks up a couple.
Over 44.2DW Steynto JEC Franklin, Boundary! Short and outside off, makes room and tries to slashes it but gets the outside edge and raced away to the boundary.
Over 44.1DW Steynto JEC Franklin, Boundary! pitched on middle, gets forward and drives it straight down the ground for four.
End of Over 44 (1 runs) New Zealand 188/9
MJ McClenaghan 0/5 R McLaren 9-0-42-4 JEC Franklin 28/51