New Zealand have left South Africa with a target of 254 on a sporting pitch at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. The hosts got to the competitive total thanks to half centuries from Skipper Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson.
Batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand began cautiously against some quality fast bowling but ensured that it did not lose wickets in a hurry. The third wicket stand between Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson laid the platform putting up 79 runs to take the Kiwis to 137 for 3 in 30 overs. Brendon McCullum scored 56 from 67 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes coming in at no.3. The 21-year-old Kane Williamson scored 55 from 69 balls with 4 fours. The Kiwis also got useful contributions coming in from opener Rob Nicol (30 from 58 balls) and James Franklin (32 from 37 balls). The hosts finished their innings at 253 for 9.
Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne Morkel and Jacques Kallis picked up two wickets each for the visitors.