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New Zealand ease to Twenty20 victory

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Last updated on: October 22, 2005 10:41 IST

Nathan Astle and Jeetan Patel shared six wickets to set up a comfortable five-wicket victory for New Zealand in their Twenty20 international against South Africa on Friday.

South Africa reached 84 without loss before subsiding to 133 all out. The Kiwis chased down the target for the loss of five wickets with 12 balls to spare.

Astle's bowling looked innocuous, but he accounted for South African captain Graeme Smith (61 off 43 balls) and fellow big-hitters Justin Kemp (8) and Mark Boucher (4).

Astle finished with three for 20 in his four overs, as did off-spinner Patel, who got the better of Jacques Kallis (20), Herschelle Gibbs (9) and Albie Morkel (11).

Captain Stephen Fleming opened the innings for New Zealand, scoring 31 off 25 balls to set his side on the way.

The match was South Africa's first Twenty20 international. New Zealand played one against Australia in February, which they lost after taking a light-hearted approach to the game.

Scorecard:

South Africa
G Smith c and b Astle 61
J Kallis b Patel 20
H Gibbs lbw b Patel 9
J Kemp c and b Astle 8
M Boucher b Astle 4
S Pollock c Fleming b Adams 0
A Prince run out (Patel) 5
A Morkel c McCullum b Patel 11
C Langeveldt b Bond 2
M Ntini b Bond 5
A Nel not out 0

Extras (1b, 2lb, 4nb, 1w) 8
Total (Overs: 19.3) 133 all out 

Fall of wickets: 1-84, 2-90, 3-99, 4-105, 5-106, 6-110, 7-115, 8-121, 9-129, 10-133

Bowling: Bond 3.3-0-25-2, Mills 4-0-38-0 (2nb, 1w), Adams 4-0-27-1, Astle 4-0-20-3, Patel 4-0-20-3 (2nb)

New Zealand
S Fleming G c Morkel b Langeveldt 31
N Astle b Nel 10
H Marshall c Boucher b Nel 3
C McMillan c Nel b Boje 15
S Styris b Langeveldt 24
J Oram not out 23
B McCullum not out 17

Extras (1b, 3lb, 4nb, 3w) 11
Total (5 wkts, Overs: 18) 134

Bowling: Pollock 3-0-16-0, Ntini 2-0-21-0, Nel 4-0-19-2, Langeveldt 2-0-14-2 (2w), Boje 4-0-27-1, Morkel 2-0-13-0, Smith 1-0-20-0 (4nb)

Did not bat: K Mills, A Adams, S Bond, J Marshall
Result: New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Substitutes: South Africa: N Boje for J Kemp. New Zealand: J Marshall for J Patel

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