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SA take on New Zealand in T20 decider

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Feb 21, 2012 at 12:56pm IST

Auckland: Having split the first two Twenty20 fixtures, New Zealand and South Africa will be looking to come out all guns blazing, when the two sides clash in the third and deciding game at Eden Park on Wednesday.

While the Kiwis got over the line in the first match by six wickets, the South Africans romped home in the second, winning by eight wickets with four overs to spare.

Richard Levi hit a record 13 sixes on his way to the fastest century in Twenty20 international history on Sunday to help South Africa level the three-match series 1-1.

SA take on New Zealand in T20 decider

The three-match series is currently tied at 1-1 after South Africa won the second fixture by eight wickets.

Levi eclipsed Chris Gayle's previous record of 10 sixes in a Twenty20 international innings. He also got his century from 45 balls, beating the mark of 50 balls that Gayle shared with New Zealand's Brendon McCullum.

The 24-year old finished 117 not out from 51 deliveries at a strike rate of 229 as South Africa reached 174-2 in 16 overs in reply to New Zealand's innings of 173-4.

(With Agency inputs)

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