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New Zealand restrict South Africa to 241

 Sports Desk

 Published: 08:55 PM, 19 June 2019  

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New Zealand have restricted South Africa to 241/6 in 49 overs in the 25th match of ICC World Cup at Birmingham, England today.

After winning the toss New Zeland asked South Africa to bat first. 

South Africa lost their opener Q de Kock to 9 as it is must win game for them to keep hope alive for sami-final birth. 

After losing Kock HM Amla and skipper F du Plessis added 50 runs in the second wickets stand. F du Plessis went out to Ferguson scoring 23 off 35. HM Amla and AK Markram added 52 runs in the 3rd wicket stand. But Amla being bowled by Santner scoring 55 off 83. Then Markram also follow him and went out to 136 runs scoring 38 off 55. 

HE van der Dussen and DA Miller 72 runs in the 5th wicket stand help South Africa to pass 200. Miller went out scoring 36 off 37 but Dussen remained not out scoring 67 off 64 and that help South Africa to score 241/6 in 49 overs. 

A couple of dropped catches by Boult and Ferguson aside, that was a very good performance by New Zealand. Every bowler played their part, Lockie Ferguson's 3/59 being the pick of them. Mitchell Santner and Colin de Grandhomme bowled cheaply and consistently on the stumps.