Then, a couple of minutes later, television replays revealed that Williamson had in fact bottom edged the ball through to De Kock and he would have been given "out" had the Proteas sent the decision upstairs. Thereafter, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson put on 60 runs together. The live streaming of the World Cup 2019 New Zealand vs South Africa match will be available on Hotstar.
From around the wicket he cramped Munro who offered a looping return catch off the inside edge, leaving his spot and the option of Henry Nicholls an ongoing question.
Du Plessis had made 23 when he was beaten by Ferguson's searing yorker, the prelude to an even more patient partnership between Amla and Aiden Markram.
It was all on Williamson, then.
New Zealand were still 105 runs short of victory when Jimmy Neesham became the fifth man out, but De Grandhomme played superbly before holing out in the penultimate over.
Amla had further satisfaction by becoming the fourth South African to reach 8,000 runs in ODI cricket after Jacques Kallis, AB De Villiers and Herschelle Gibbs.
"Going into the innings, it was important that you tried to give yourself a little bit of a break because no one played the free-flowing innings except for, perhaps, [Colin] de Grandhomme, which was obviously very nice to watch".
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De Grandhomme (1-33 off 10) slammed on the brakes on a surface that suited, Matt Henry (0-34) was accurate and miserly and Lockie Ferguson (3-59) provided some punch at key moments.
In the end, the Proteas were indebted to yet another mature innings from Rassie van der Dussen, who finished with an unbeaten 67 off 64 deliveries.
Among all the teams, New Zealand's bowling unit have the best strike-rate and this means that they pick wickets at such frequency that the opponents don't have the breathing space to recover and rebuild.