Brendon McCullum took off from where he left and made the formidable South African pacers look extremely ordinary in the middle. He raced to a 22- ball fifty, which included six fours and four sixes. Dale Steyn was smashed out the park many times while Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander also took a pounding in the early McCullum blitz. It was yet another scintillating fifty and it was the third such fifty.
David Miller came in at a very critical situation for South Africa and the left-hander took to the challenge with aplomb and tore into the New Zealand attack to smithereens with a rain of boundaries. The formidable Tim Southee was smashed for 15 runs in an over but special treatment was reserved for Corey Anderson as he was carted over the boundary ropes for three massive sixes. In total, he smashed three sixes and six boundaries.