South Africa won the only T20 match against New Zealand on February 17, 2017, at the Eden Park.

Final scorecard

South Africa won by 78 runs

South Africa 185/6 in 20 0vers.

Sri Lanka 107 all-out in 14.5 overs.

New Zealand is now one of the strongest T20 sides in International Cricket, and they have previously defeated Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Australia at home. But the clash against South Africa will not be an easy deal for Kane Williamson and his boys, as the Proteas line-up is loaded with some impeccable talents who have the capability to turn any matches upside down.

New Zealand: Team News

As Martin Guptill is out of the series due to a finger injury, 20-year-old Glenn Philips will open the innings.

For the hosts, Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme are expected to bat at the 3rd and the 5th slots respectively. As always, Trent Boult and Tim Southee will lead the bowling attack of the Kiwi side.

South Africa: Team News

South Africa is very much concerned over the form of star batsman David Miller who is now recovering from a finger injury. If Miller fails to prove his fitness, Farhaan Behardien will find his spot in the lineup. The middle order of the visitors is quite strong with big names like Faf Du Plessis, AB de Villiers, and J P Duminy.

Live telecast and online streaming details

Sky Sports and Sky Sports 2 are telecasting this T20 encounter in New Zealand.

For the official live streaming, Internet users can visit the official website of Sky Sports.

Supersports is telecasting this game in South Africa. The online stream can be watched at the official website of Sky Sports or SuperSport.

Pitch and Weather conditions

Weather forecast clearly indicates that there are chances of rain in Eden Park.

Last night, heavy rain has hit the stadium, and it is expected to continue today as well.

Due to the wet weather, the pitch in Eden Park is expected to favor the pace bowlers. In all probabilities, the captain who wins the toss will not have any hesitations to bowl first.

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