SA opt to bowl against Kiwis in Durban

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Bangalore: South Africa skipper Graeme Smith won the toss and opted to field in their must-win Twenty20 World Cup Group E match against New Zealand at Kingsmead in Durban on Wednesday.

South Africa drafted in Andre Nel in place of Ntini while New Zealand picked seamer Chris Martin ahead of Jeetan Patel.

Kiwis are thro' to the semi-final with two wins in as many games against India and England while the hosts must win this tie to keep their hopes alive.


South Africa: G. Smith (captain), H. Gibbs, A. de Villiers, J. Kemp, M. Boucher (wk), S. Pollock, V. Philander, J. Morkel, J. van der Wath, M. Morkel and A. Nel

New Zealand: L. Vincent, B. McCullum (wk), R. Taylor, S. Styris, C. McMillan, J. Oram, D. Vettori (captain), S. Bond, M. Gillespie, C. Martin and N. McCullum.


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