New Zealand beats South Africa in 2nd T20 to draw series

first_imgMartin Guptill bludgeoned 60 from 35 balls to set up New Zealand’s 32-run victory over South Africa on Sunday to draw the two-match Twenty20 series.Guptill’s half-century at the top of the order sent the New Zealanders to 177-7 in 20 overs. South Africa could only manage 145-8 with spinners Nathan McCullum and Ish Sodhi, and quick bowler Mitchell McClenaghan, all chipping in with two wickets each for New Zealand.The victory at Supersport Park clinched a 1-1 series draw for the Black Caps.Also read: Amla leads SA to comfortable win over New ZealandGuptill struck six fours and three sixes to be the only batsman on either side to really get going. Captain Kane Williamson supported with 25, and James Neesham had 28 from 19 balls.South Africa’s chase faltered as it lost its top three for 47 runs.last_img

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