For the 18th Match of ICC World Twenty20, New Zealand will take on South Africa today on March 24 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong at 15:30 local time (09:30 GMT).
This is going to be a surprising clash because South Africa comes for its second match in Group 1 after a 5-runs loss to Sri Lanka, while New Zealand will storm in confidence as their win against England in the first match was important.
Quite obvious, the match seems to be more important to South Africa, but the New Zealanders might snatch this match too to get a step ahead in semis.
South Africa did put a tough fight against Sri Lanka and have won in warm-up matches, but AB de Villiers will here look for a quick win because in terms of exposure, they are better off than the opponents.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
South Africa 170/6 (20/20 ov)
New Zealand 168/8 (20/20 ov). South Africa won by 2 runs. Checkout the final scorecard and highlights here.
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Given the pitches here, which certainly favor the spinners, the team will look at Dale Steyn for some frequent wickets. On the other hand, skipper Brendon McCullum will remain their star batsmen in focus, because he can get quick runs, sixes, and fours with a good partnership with ease.
It’s expected to be a sunny day at Chittagong, with no showers expected. Fans in New Zealand can catch the match live on Sky TV and on SuperSport in South Africa.
The match will be live in Indian subcontinent, including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, on Star Sports, while ESPN 3 will telecast in USA. Star Sports will also be live streaming the match live at its official website.
Watch the match online here.
UK viewers can catch the match on Sky sports.