Napier: New Zealand face a tough task against a high-on-confidence South Africa in the second ODI here on Wednesday.
The South Africans won the first one-dayer by six wickets at Wellington on Saturday and another win here will give them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
In the last match, the Kiwis were on the money for the most part of the match; first scoring 253 for nine and then reducing the South Africans to 35 for three, but AB de Villiers (106 not out) played a captain's knock to fashion the win for his team along with all-rounder Faf du Plessis, who made 66 not out.
The bowling has been an issue for the Black Caps, and Tim Southee and Doug Bracewell will have to do well if the hosts are to pose any threat....more
04:22 AM, Apr 29, 2008