De Villiers guides SA home vs Kiwis

AB de Villiers of South Africa (L) and his teammate Andile Phehlukwayo celebrate winning the one-day international (ODI) cricket match between New Zealand and South Africa. Pic/PTI

Hamilton (New Zealand): Skipper AB de Villiers (37) helped South Africa pull off a four-wicket win over New Zealand in a tense finish to the rain-shortened opening one-day international in Hamilton on yesterday.

AB de Villiers of South Africa hits the winning runs. Pic/PTI

After rain reduced the game to 34 overs a side, South Africa captain De Villiers led his side to victory with one ball to spare. New Zealand, batting first, made 207 for seven with Kane Williamson scoring 59. South Africa finished on 210 for six with de Villiers hitting a four off the penultimate ball to win the match.

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