South Africa captured the 3-match T20I Series 2-1 after defeating New Zealand by a comprehensive margin of 33 runs in the final match at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. Henry Davids scored a second consecutive fifty for the Proteas who batted the Kiwis out of the contest by putting up a huge total of 179 for 6 in 20 overs.
New Zealand bounced back after its humiliating defeat at Durban by pulling off a thrilling final ball win in the Second T20I at East London. Martin Guptill not only scored a last ball boundary to win the match for the Kiwis but also finished a superb unbeaten century in 69 balls with 9 fours and half a dozen sixes.
The New Zealand tour of South Africa kicks off on Friday with the two teams playing the first match of the three KFC International T20 Series at Durban. This T20 Series will be perhaps the only time when the Kiwis can be on par with the Proteas.