Williamson's unbeaten ton boosts New Zealand
KIMBERLEY, South Africa
KIMBERLEY, South Africa (Reuters) - A brilliant undefeated innings of 145 from Kane Williamson propelled New Zealand to 279 for eight after a slow start in the second one-day international against South Africa on Tuesday.
The Black Caps, who won the first game of the three-match series, were asked to bat first by South African captain Faf du Plessis and lost two early wickets after failing to score in the first three overs.
However, a partnership of 127 between Williamson and Grant Elliott (48) changed the momentum of the innings and, despite a middle-order collapse, the hosts will face a target of 280 from their 50 overs.
Earlier, Martin Guptill was dismissed for his second consecutive duck when he fell in the third over to Rory Kleinveldt.
(Reporting by Michael Todt; Editing by Mark Meadows)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Trade deal seen 'very close', India makes WTO sweat
- Exit polls see gains for BJP in state elections
- Study casts doubt on whether extra vitamin D prevents disease
- Delhi's rubble-strewn Connaught Place mirrors Congress' election struggle
- U.S. television, Twitter, alive with new version of 'Sound of Music'
Tributes poured in from across the sporting world for Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95, including from the International Olympic Committee, soccer's governing body FIFA and a moving valediction from boxing great Muhammad Ali. Full Article