South Africa recorded a thrilling two-run victory over New Zealand at the World Twenty20 tournament in Chittagong.
The Kiwis, who won the toss and elected to field, saw the Proteas score 170-6 in their 20 overs at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
The Black Caps needed three off the final ball, but Ross Taylor hit the ball straight back at Dale Steyn and was run out, having made a superb 62.
Steyn was impressive in taking 4-17 off his four overs after a blistering unbeaten 86 from JP Duminy lifted South Africa to a competitive total.
SA were 42-3 in the seventh over but 41 from 40 balls by Hashim Amla boosted the Proteas before he was caught and bowled in bizarre fashion.
Duminy, batting at No. 5, hit 10 boundaries and three sixes in his 43-ball innings.
|South Africa: 170 for 6 (20 overs)|
|de Kock||c Ronchi||b Mills||4||10||8|
|Amla||c and b Anderson||41||54||40|
|du Plessis||c N McCullum||b Southee||13||8||8|
|AB de Villiers||b N McCullum||5||7||6|
|Miller||c and b Anderson||6||13||6|
|A Morkel||b Southee||13||9||8|
|Extras||0nb 1w 0b 0lb||1|
The New Zealand reply started strongly with Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson putting on 57 for the opening wicket.
However, Guptill was caught behind off Albie Morkel for 22 in the eighth over. In the next, Brendon McCullum was stumped off a wide from Imran Tahir.
Williamson and Taylor put on 51 for the third wicket, with the latter hitting Morne Morkel for three consecutive sixes.
The opener was then caught at deep mid-wicket off Steyn after making 51 from 35 balls.
Taylor brought up his half-century off 26 balls, but Colin Munro and Corey Anderson both departed cheaply, and NZ were left needing seven off Steyn's final over.
Luke Ronchi was caught behind off the opening ball. Nathan McCullum then failed to make contact with his first two deliveries before hitting a four.
However, he was caught at extra cover off the penultimate ball and was unable to complete the job.
|New Zealand: 168 for 8 (20 overs)|
|Guptill||c de Kock||b A Morkel||22||31||25|
|Williamson||c AB de Villiers||b Steyn||51||63||35|
|B McCullum||st de Kock||b Tahir||4||8||4|
|Taylor||run out (Steyn)||62||66||37|
|Munro||c Amla||b Tahir||7||15||8|
|Anderson||c Miller||b Steyn||7||5||4|
|Ronchi||c de Kock||b Steyn||5||11||3|
|N McCullum||c du Plessis||b Steyn||4||3||4|
|Extras||0nb 4w 0b 2lb||6||6|
South Africa next face England on Saturday while New Zealand face the Netherlands.
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