Black Caps take first ODI

Proteas blow first chance at victory with sloppy finish.

Proteas coach Gary Kirsten. Picture: Alicia Pillay/EWN

PAARL - New Zealand have won the first of 3 ODI's against South Africa by just one wicket.

The Black Caps won the toss and elected to bowl, shooting the Proteas out for 208.

A solid knock by Black Caps batsman BJ Watling, brought some stability to the New Zealand middle order.

The Proteas clawed their way back into the match, but failed to wrap up the tail, who scored the last 69 runs.

What could have also cost the South African side the victory was the number of extras conceded in the match.

The national cricket team bowled 14 wides in total, amongst other extras.

The two sides will now go to Kimberley where they will face each other in the second ODI.