Williamson guides Black Caps to win over South Africa


South Africa opener Hashim Amla.

Just three runs from this over. In the match reduced to 43 overs per side, New Zealand beat the Proteas by 4 wickets with one ball remaining.

Chasing a target of 242 in 49 overs in rain-truncated match, New Zealand recovered from a mini slump at 137 for five riding on a 91-run stand between Williamson (106 not out off 138 balls) and Colin de Grandhomme (60 off 47 balls) to reach home with three balls to spare.

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David Miller (36) was just building up the momentum as he smashed an occasional four and a six. Frustrated the New Zealand batsmen with his cutters and slower balls. For South Africa, one way or another, it was not meant to be. Such has been the dominance of New Zealand's bowling that the batsmen haven't had much work to do so far. Under Kane Williamson too, the motto remains fairly same although the dynamics do differ a bit. But there was a collective paralysis about South Africa's approach, as if the prospect of playing the loose stroke that might define their World Cup exit weighed too heavily.

New Zealand´s captain Kane Williamson plays a shot during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. At Edgbaston, of all places. "We said 270 would be a great score, so the chat in the team was to try and aim at 260-270", Du Plessis said in the post-match TV interview. The win came against Afghanistan. On the other hand, South Africa registered their first victory in the tournament as they defeated Afghanistan in their last encounter. A hard match was lined up for them against India on Thursday at Trent Bridge but the match was abandoned due to rain. However, against the New Zealand pacer Trent Boult, he enjoys a decent strike rate of 94.57 and although Boult has dismissed him once, Amla will be looking to regain his lost form when the two square off at the top of the innings in the ICCWorld Cup 2019 on Wednesday. The Kiwis lead the head to head in World Cup matches against South Africa with five matches. Faf du Plessis led South African cricket team has been struggling to make an impact in global cricket post the retirement of their stalwart cricketer, AB de Villiers.