The New World Record and Fast century for South Africa Player in Twenty20 International

South Africa in New Zealand T20I Series and 2nd T20

Toss South Africa chose to field

T20I debut M de Lange (South Africa)

New Zealand 173/4 in 20 over

Guptill 47 and Botha 1-22

Target: 174 runs from 20 overs

South Africa 174/2 for 16 overs

South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

Richard Levi 117 runs and Not Out for 51 balls, 5 fours, 13 sixes

Three match series level 1-1

Man of the Match RE Levi (South Africa)

Richard Levi broke Chris Gayle's record for the most sixes in a Twenty20 international innings.

The final match of the Twenty20 series is on Wednesday at Eden Park in Auckland.

Martin Guptill Fire New Zealand Winning Start

South Africa in New Zealand T20 Series and 1st T20

Toss New Zealand chose to field

T20 debut RE Levi (South Africa)

South Africa 147/6 for 20 over

Duminy 41, Southee 3-28

Target: 148 runs from 20 overs

New Zealand 148/4 for 19.2 over

Martin Guptill 78 runs not out for 55 ball, 5 four, 4 six,

New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Series New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0

Man of the match MJ Guptill (New Zealand)

South Africa in New Zealand 2012 T20i Schedule

DateMatch DetailsTime
Feb 17 - FriSouth Africa v New Zealand, 1st T20I11:30Wellington
Feb 19 - SunSouth Africa v New Zealand, 2nd T20I11:30Auckland
Feb 22 - WedSouth Africa v New Zealand, 3rd T20I11:30Hamilton

South Africa in New Zealand 2012 Complete Series Schedule

First Twenty20 in Auckland

New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 1st Twenty20, Auckland Feb 11, 2012

Time (19:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 11:30 IST)

New Zealand player colin de Grandhomme could debut option and the Zimbabwe are an inexperienced and unsuccessful Twenty20 side and the Pitch and conditions for a fair strip, offering plenty for the batsmen is likely to be prepared and the weather in Auckland on Saturday evening should be clear and mild.

New Zealand squad:

MD Bates, DAJ Bracewell, C de Grandhomme, AM Ellis, JEC Franklin, MJ Guptill, RM Hira, BB McCullum, NL McCullum, KD Mills, RJ Nicol, JDP Oram, TG Southee, KS Williamson

Zimbabwe squad:

RW Chakabva, E Chigumbura, AG Cremer, KM Jarvis, SW Masakadza, S Matsikenyeri, TMK Mawoyo, KO Meth, F Mutizwa, RW Price, T Taibu, BRM Taylor, P Utseya, BV Vitori, MN Waller

Session Fifth IPL Comeback for Sreesanth

A Kerala pacer still recuperating from a toe injury at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore in all about time and then finally being able to play cricket.

"I have never thought about how others have performed. I love playing the game. If I was thinking like that I wouldn't have played at all," Sreesanth told HT as he patiently doled out autographs to trainees of a cricket academy in bangalore.

A day after the fast bowler was sold to Rajasthan Royals at his base price of $400,000, Sreesanth said he could not worry about what happened to Kochi Tuskers Kerala after a turbulent year in the IPL. "Honestly, I can't think about that right now.

I think I need at least 6-8 weeks to get fully fit," said the 28-year-old who turns 29 on Monday in the IPL starts on April 4

First Twenty20 Australia Win against India


Australia 4 for 171 (Wade 72, Hussey 42) beat India 6 for 140 (Dhoni 48*, Hussey 2-4) by 31 runs

And the 31-run victory for Australia over India in the 1st Twenty20 international at Stadium Australia in Sydney, which hosted events during the Olympics in 2000.

Dhoni says bowling first was the wrong move and he blames it on top-order failure.

There was a 20-minute rain delay after the 13th over of Australian innings.

“If a couple of the top-order batsmen had stayed for longer, it would have been easier for the new batsman coming in to play their shots with someone at the other end. But it didn’t happen for us today,” Dhoni told reporters.