South Africa send New Zealand in to bat

South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl in the second one-day international against New Zealand at the Diamond Oval on Tuesday.

The South African team celebrate after taking a New Zealand wicket during their One Day International (ODI) match at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on January 22, 2012. South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl in the second one-day international against New Zealand at the Diamond Oval.

New Zealand, who won the opening encounter of the three-match series by one wicket in Paarl on Saturday, made one change. Debutant Colin Munro replaced fellow batsman Rob Nicol.

South Africa were captained for the first time by Faf du Plessis after AB de Villiers was suspended for two matches because of a slow over rate in Paarl.

The hosts lost further experience in their batting order when Hashim Amla was ruled out because of a strained right quad muscle.

Farhaan Behardien, making his one-day international debut, and David Miller replaced De Villiers and Amla.

In a rotation of fast bowlers, Morne Morkel replaced Dale Steyn.

The day-night match was due to start in hot, sunny weather.

Teams

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capt), Graeme Smith, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Colin Ingram, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Robbie Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (capt, wkt), Martin Guptill, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Grant Elliott, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Johan Cloete (RSA)

TV umpire: Enamul Haque (BAN)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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