New Zealand Set target 222 runs for South Africa | New Zealand Beat 221 Runs to South Africa
New Zealand Set target 222 runs: In ICC Cricket world cup 2011 3rd quarter final match New Zealand Set target 222 runs for South Africa. New Zealand played normal against SA and make 221 runs. New Zealand Beat 221 Runs to South Africa quarter final 3rd match ICC cricket world cup 2011.
Despite a 114-run third wicket partnership between Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor New Zealand could reach 221 for eight wickets in their 50 overs against South Africa in the third quarter-finals of the World Cup here at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Friday.
Now, South Africa have to make 222 runs to qualify for the semi-finals in the tournament.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa in the third quarter-finals of the World Cup here at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Friday.
Vettori returned to the side after missing the last two matches due to a knee injury.
South Africa continued with the strategy of playing three spinners in Johan Botha, Robin Peterson and Imran Tahir, besides two fast bowlers in Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel.
The winner will meet either Sri Lanka or England in the semi-final in Colombo on March 29.
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Luke Woodcock.
South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Rod Tucker (AUS), TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SL)