South Africa in New Zealand 2012: Proteas bowl first as Marchant de Lange makes his T20 debut

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South African captain opted to field first in the second T20 International of the three-match series against New Zealand being played at a jam-packed at Seddon Park stadium in Hamilton today, Sunday, February 19, 2012.
The visiting skipper said that his decision to put the hosts into bat was purely to restrict them to a gettable total and then chase it down.
"I hope we can restrict them to a good total and chase it down, it's as simple as that," said de Villiers after winning the toss.
The tourists have made two changes to their starting XI from the six-wicket defeat at Wellington, both in the bowling department. Marchant de Lange, the 21-year-old pace sensation, has been given his T20 cap at the cost of the Rusty
Theron. The rookie pacer has to date played only one Twenty20 match in South Africa’s domestic T20 tournament.
Despite failing to post a competitive score in the first T20, the Proteas also decided to play an extra bowler today in Wayne Parnell. Top order batsman,, who had scored a sweet duck while batting at number 3 in Wellington
has made way for the extra bowler.
New Zealand on the other hand has decided to
South Africa trails the Kiwis 1-0 in the three-match series and must be eager to win a match today to keep their chances alive in the series. The hosts on the other hand are high on confidence after winning three T20 games in a week
time and must be looking forward to securing a series victory by winning today’s match.
South Africa: 1 11 Marchant de Lange.



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