Guptill, Bracewell help NZ win against Proteas

Potchefstroom: Martin Guptill hit an unbeaten century as New Zealand cruised to an eight-wicket win in the second ODI against South Africa at Senwes Park yesterday.

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NZ’s Martin Guptill en route his unbeaten 103 against SA yesterday. Pics/Getty Images

Guptill made 103 not out, reaching his ninth ODI hundred with the winning boundary as New Zealand won with 5.5 overs to spare after bowling out South Africa for 204.

The win squared the three-match series, with the decider to be played in Durban on Wednesday. Doug Bracewell led a disciplined bowling performance as the South African batsmen failed to come to terms with a slow pitch.

Pacer Bracewell, playing in his first ODI in more than two years, took a career-best 3-31. Guptill and Tom Latham made the victory target look easy with an opening partnership of 126, a record one-day first wicket stand for New Zealand against South Africa.

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