2nd T20: South Africa wins toss, elects to bowl

South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl in the second of three Twenty20 matches against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday.

New Zealand remain unchanged from the first match while Wayne Parnell and Marchant de Lange come into the South Africa side for Colin Ingram and Rusty Theron.

“I hope we can restrict them to a decent total and chase it down, simple as that,” South Africa captain AB de Villiers said before the match.

“We had a few things to talk about after the first match. We’ve reflected on that game and hopefully learned some lessons. One thing we know, it will take a full team effort to win it.”

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said, “We probably would have liked to bowl but we’re not too disappointed to bat first.”

“It looks like a good surface and a fast outfield so there should be some runs scored.”

New Zealand won the opening match in Wellington by six wickets.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan McCullum, Doug Bracewell, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Roneel Hira.

South Africa: Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (c), JP Duminy, Justin Ontong, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Marchant de Lange, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Umpires: GAV Baxter and CB Gaffaney

TV umpire: BG Frost

Match referee: RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

Reserve umpire: PD Jones

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