Chasing 272, New Zealand were shot out for 112 in 32.2 overs, with a batting performance that few saw coming.Three days previous they'd lost just four wickets in racking up a winning total of 289-4 in Christchurch.
It was a letdown for an expectant Westpac Stadium crowd basking in a warm Wellington afternoon as the BLACKCAPS collapsed to a 159-run defeat to South Africa, who are now at odds to clinch this five-match series.
Westpac Stadium is looking forward to hosting this ODI against South Africa in February 2017 followed by a T20 against Pakistan, and ODIs against Australia and England in 2018.
There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself.
Grab your friends and family to experience the Stadium summer buzz, the costumes, that dad catch from the crowd, and the nail biting excitement at those crucial crunch points that define tension.
This summer, be part of excitement and book your Cricket experience now.
NEW FOOD OPTIONS
EPICURE have released a new menu plus keep a lookout for the food carts (Aisles 12-14) offering new options at this Saturday’s BLACKCAPS v South Africa match including:
PRAWN DOG – Prawn hot dog, Viennoiserie baguette, crispy shallots with saffron aioli
FISH SLIDERS – Seared Snapper fillet, celeriac and lime remoulade in a brioche bun
DIM SUM – Chicken, pork and seafood options available
GLUTEN FREE QUESADILLAS – Chicken, capsicum and tomato or vegetable chili con carne
MATCH DAY TIMINGS
11.00am - Public car park opens
11.00am - Ticket Box Office opens
12.30pm - Gates open
2.00pm - First ball
5.30pm - Estimated end of first innings
6.15pm - Estimated start of second innings
9.45pm - Estimated end of match
The Stadium car park is open for this event at a cost of $30 (please note there is a fee for paying by credit card or eftpos of .60c).