South Africa lost another Cricket World Cup match after they succumbed to a four-wicket defeat to New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday. The match will see the return of Lungi Ngidi the South African fast bowler. However, he was well-played by Kane Williamson, and then lacked a bit of luck in his second spell.
Perhaps the most critical part came when Williamson edged Imran Tahir to Quinton de Kock - while Tahir went up, the wicket-keeper didn't think it was out, and the Proteas failed to refer the incident to the TV umpire.
The next ball went for four, completing a superb victory, and one of New Zealand's greatest World Cup batting displays.
On that occasion, he devoured 83 balls for an unbeaten 41, despite the fact that net run-rate might still have become a factor in qualification.
He looked aghast when appearing to edge one to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock who inexplicably didn't appeal.
South Africa, who suffered a heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in the last edition, had a dismal start to their World Cup campaign, losing three straight games followed by a wash-out before registering their maiden win, against bottom-placed Afghanistan.
The way Colin Munro started, the chase looked a no-contest. "We lost a few unfortunate wickets mixed in with some really nice bowling from South Africa".
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Guptill (35 off 59) pulled, spun, and took off for a regulation single only to lose his footing and tread on his stumps.
Those runs slightly sullied an excellent performance from paceman Ferguson, who bowled Du Plessis with a yorker and had Miller and Phehlukwayo (0) caught as he took his wicket tally in the tournament to 11.
Having won the toss after a 90 minute delay for a wet outfield, the Black Caps were in the box seat at the innings break with the contest reduced to 49 overs per side.
Miller passed 3,000 ODI runs during his 37-ball 36 and Van Der Dussen struck three sixes in his 64-ball stay, but the stage was left to Williamson to play the decisive innings of the match.
Two overs remaining and New Zealand runs to win.