In the allotted 50 overs. Martin Guptill coming to the side after injury lay off blasted a match winning unbeaten 180 in 138 balls which sealed victory for the hosts to level the 5 match ODI series.
It was his 12th century in ODI cricket came from 82 deliveries after being saved by the DRS having been ruled out lbw to Dwaine Pretorius when on 62. Guptill dominated a third-wicket stand of 180 with Ross Taylor who made 66 off 97 deliveries, the joint second-highest for New Zealand and highest for any wicket against South Africa. Guptill blasted 11 sixes - at least three of them disappearing out of the ground - and he now holds the three highest innings for New Zealand in ODIs after his 237 against West Indies in the World Cup and 189 against England.Martin Guptil was adjudicated as the “Man of the Match”.