New Zealand win toss, opt to field in S.Africa ODI
Jan 19 2013 - 11:47:09
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl in the first one-day international against South Africa at Boland on Saturday.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he hoped to take advantage of what he believed might be some moisture in the pitch during the morning.
Both teams fielded two newcomers to one-day international cricket.
All-rounder Jimmy Neesham and left-arm opening bowler Mitchell McClenaghan were included in the New Zealand side, while South Africa named wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt in their line-up.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (capt), Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Ryan McLaren, Robbie Peterson, Dale Steyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (capt, wkt), Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, Kane Williamson, James Franklin, BJ Watling, Grant Elliott, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Umpires: Enamul Haque (BAN), Shaun George (RSA)
TV umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)