Franklin steers NZ to one-wicket win

Jan 20, 2013, 08:05 IST | AFP

James Franklin batted skillfully with the tail to secure a tense one-wicket upset win for New Zealand in the first one-day international against South Africa at Boland Park on Saturday.

Franklin hit 47 not out as the last three New Zealand wickets added 104 runs in a low-scoring match after the South Africans had been bowled out for 208. He put on 35 for the eighth wicket with Nathan McCullum (24) and 47 for the ninth wicket with Kyle Mills.

When Mills was bowled by Ryan McLaren for 26 there were still 22 runs needed but Franklin farmed the strike before hitting McLaren through the covers for the winning boundary.

James Franklin
James Franklin

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