New Zealand vs South Africa 4th ODI Highlights Today 1 March 2017
Watch South Africa vs New Zealand highlights today on 1-3-2017. NZ vs SA highlights of the fourth One Day International played at Hamilton. N Zealand vs S Africa highlights. New Zealand looks forward to level the series against South Africa today in the fourth ODI. Martin Guptill has returned to the team after getting rid of hamstring injury. His presence must make a difference and boost Kiwis chances of a victory.
South Africa will be keen to wrap up the series in Hamilton, not least because it would give them the chance to rest the odd player, specifically Kagiso Rabada, from the final match ahead of the Tests. Although their results have flip-flopped in the series, the scale of their victory in Wellington will test New Zealand’s resolve.
A deciding match at Eden Park, which carries history for South Africa, would be a terrific end to the series. For that to occur, New Zealand will have to bat much better. Martin Guptill’s return will help but aside from him, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, question marks remain over the others.
All eyes will be on the surface. The pitch used for the first match of series turned appreciably although a next door strip will be rolled out this time. New Zealand three specialist spinners, South Africa two? Five in a match in a country where seam normally rules. Surely not.
Pitch and conditions: This match was originally scheduled to be played in Napier, but they lost it following the abandonment against Australia and subsequent investigations which showed serious problems with the outfield. The previous pitch in Hamilton spun so much AB de Villiers said it was the toughest conditions he had faced. It may not turn quite so much this time, but should still aid the spinners. There is the chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday which could impact preparation, but match day looks fine and warm.