New Zealand recovered from a poor start to beat South Africa A by 19 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in their limited-overs warm-up match in Benoni on Friday.
Craig McMillan's run-a-ball 105 lifted the Kiwis from 42 for four to 273 for nine. James Marshall scored 64 in a 161-run fifth-wicket partnership with McMillan, while Andre Adams provided some late impetus with an 18-ball 32.
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Tyron Henderson swung the ball and obtained steep bounce to take five for 38 and keep the New Zealand top-order under severe pressure.
The Kiwis' new-ball pair of Shane Bond and Kyle Mills gained even more assistance under the floodlights and limited South Africa A to just 22 runs in the first 13 overs.
Zander de Bruyn (40) and SA A captain Jacques Rudolph (73 not out) added 76 for the third wicket, before ace slogger Albie Morkel gave the hosts a faint glimmer of hope by scoring an unbeaten 48 off just 28 deliveries.
A thunderstorm then washed out the match with seven overs remaining and South Africa A still needing 75 runs to win. New Zealand were declared winners by 19 runs after the umpires used the Duckworth/Lewis calculations to ascertain SA A needed 219 runs after 43 overs to win.
Scores:New Zealand 273 for nine (Craig McMillan 105, James Marshall 64; Tyron Henderson five for 38). South Africa A 199 for four (Jacques Rudolph 73 not out). New Zealand won by 19 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method.