Live updates: Twenty20 World Cup - White Ferns v South Africa at Paarl

South Africa 132/6 (Tryon 40, Carson 2/23, Tahuhu 2/27) beat New Zealand 67 (Devine 16, Mlaba 3/10) by 65 runs.

8:50am - There we have it, a resounding defeat for the Kiwis to leave their Cup campaign in tatters. Click here for highlights and a full wrap.

18th over - OUT - Jonas bowled by Kapp and that will do us.

17th over - OUT - Ismail bowls Kerr, far too quick for the tailender. 

Jess Kerr b Ismail 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) 

16th over - Tryon continues. Kerr goes through extra cover for fou, but it's all academic at this stage. 

15th over - OUT - Mlaba traps Tahuhu in fron of the stumps and the finger goes up quickly, as it should have.

Lea Tahuhu lbw b Mlaba 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) 

14th over - Tryon back. OUT - Quick single taken and the stumps are thrown down, Jensen is a mile short and keeps on running. 

Hayley Jensen run out (Khaka) 7 (14b 0x4 0x6 )

Huge appeal and the finger goes up! NZ will review... to no avail. Tryon is having a blinder. Two wickets in the over. Devine is gone and with her, any hope of an NZ miracle.

Sophie Devine lbw b Tryon 16 (26b 1x4 0x6 )

13th over - Run rate now 11.36. NZ need boundaries, many boundaries.  This South African unit is making every single a battle out there. Jensen charges and misses, Jafta with a rare error to miss the stumping. Three from the over.

12th over - Khaka up for her third over. Only two runs from it. 

11th over - South Africa have been superb in the field, piling the pressure on NZ. Kapp beats the bat again. Jensen cuts for four, first boundary in an eternity for the Ferns. 

10th over - Tryon takes the ball now. OUT - Green tries to reverse sweep but only pops up a simple catch for keepr Jafta. 

Maddy Green c Jafta b Tryon 7 (14b 0x4 0x6 )

Masive mountain to climb now for the Kiwis.

9th over - Tucker up with her off-spin. The dot balls keep on coming. NZ need to start accelerating, the run rate is over nine now.

7th over - Mlaba continues. Four off the over and the clamps remain on the Kiwis.

6th over - Ismail into the attack, one the fastest bowlers in women's cricket. Just a leg bye off the over, run rate now up to 8.14.

5th over - Devine cuts backward of point for four. OUT - Huge shout for caught behind here, umpire is unmoved. They're going to review... and Kerr is gone. Another huge wicket for the South Africans. What a review.

Amelia Kerr c Jafta b Khaka 10 (12b 2x4 0x6 )

4th over - Kerr slashes a boundary through covers off Kapp. OUT - Short ball entices and edge from Plimmer and the Ferns are in trouble here. 

Georgia Plimmer c Jafta b Kapp 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 )

3rd over - OUT - Mlaba gets one to skid on and Bates is bowled for her second straight duck. Massive wicket for the hosts.

Suzie Bates b Mlaba 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) 

2nd over - Ismail to open from the other end. Plimmer rocks on to the back foot and punches one over mid-on for the first boundary of the innings.

1st over - Change at the top of the order, with Suzie Bates and Bernadine Bezuidenhout to open. OUT - Big shout for a stumping here off the second ball, umpire wants to go upstairs... and that's out. Brilliant work by keeper Jafta and spinner Mlaba.

Bernadine Bezuidenhout st Jafta b Mlaba 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)

A modest but competitive total from the South Africans that the Kiwis will back themselves to chase down.

20th over - Jess Kerr to bowl the final over. De Klerk dropped by Maddy Green at mid-off, should have been taken. Jafta finds a gap, four runs through the covers. Lofts the next for a single. Just a single from the final ball.

19th over - Penultimate over to be bowled by Jensen. De Klerk slams a tracer bullet to deep midwicket, where Amelia Kerr makes a spectacular diving attempt to take the catch, just couldn't hold on to it. OUT - Tryon skies an easy catch for Bezuidenhout. 

Chloe Tryon c Bezuidenhout b Jensen 40 (34b 6x4 0x6 ) 

18th over - Amelia Kerr back. Tryon sweeps for two. de Klerk advances and plays a superb straight drive for four.

17th over - Eden Carson takes the ball. A couple of very well run twos by the South Africans. 

16th over - J. Kerr back into the attack. Delicate late cut brings four for de Klerk. Just seven off the over.

15th over - Tahuhu back to the bowling crease.  Tryon gets a thick edge, skies the ball to the third man boundary. Another thick edge skims the glove of Bezidenhout and runs away for four. 

14th over - A. Kerr's over costs just five runs, NZ really putting the clamps on now.

13th over - Carson to bowl another. Tryon crunches one over long-on for four. OUT - Bowled! Tucker attempts an improvised ramp shot but earns nothing but flashing bails. 

Delmi Tucker b Carson 5 (11b 0x4 0x6 )

12th over - Fran Jonas up again. Tryon dances down the wicket and blasts Jonas back over her head for four. 

11th over - Eden Carson returns for NZ. Right on the money with her line and length, just four runs from the over.

10th over - A. Kerr returns. Tryon advances and drives a full toss straight to the fence. Big shout for LBW, umpire disagrees. New Zealand have reviewed this... but it's missing leg stump. 

9th over - OUT - Tahuhu strikes again, removing Wolvaardt's off stump from the ground. Big wicket for the Kiwis.

Laura Wolvaardt b Tahuhu 13 (17b 1x4 0x6 )

Wicket and a mere single from the over, superb stuff from Tahuhu.

8th over - Amelia Kerr into the attack for the first time. Just five off her over.

7th over - OUT - Hugely risky single doesn't pay off for the South Africans and skipper Luus is on her way in Hayley Jensen's first over, courtesy of a great throw from keeper Bezuidenhout. 

Sune Luus run out (†Bezuidenhout) 22 (17b 4x4 0x6 ) 

Boundary to fine leg to finish the over, 50 up for the hosts.

6th over - Fran Jonas  up for her first over of spin. Luus on to ther quickly, finds the gap expertly at long-on for four. Great diving stop at the fine leg boundary by Jess Kerr to save four. Luus goes back to long-on for four more. Great over for the hosts, 12 from it.

5th over - Tahuhu returns. Wolvaardt plays a glorious cover drive for four. Whips the next ball off her pads for two. Ten off the over.

4th over - Kerr entices an edge Luus, which bounces just short of the wicketkeeper. For some bizarre reason this is being referred to the third umpire. Fortunately we avoid the debacle that took place in a similar scenario on Sunday, it's given not out. Luus lofts one over mid-on for four. Luus rocks on to her backfoot and slashes another boundary forward of point.

3rd over - Lea Tahuhu takes the ball. Just the one over to start for Carson, which is curious, particularly after she took a wicket. Kapp glances off her pad for four to fine leg. OUT - Kapp gets too much underneath her shot and skies and easy catch for Jess Kerr at point.

2nd over - Jess Kerr's medium pace from the other end now. Kapp gets some width and cuts past point for the first boundary of the match. The only runs of the over.

1st over - Interesting call here to open the bowling with the the off-spin of Eden Carson. OUT - And that call pays immediate dividends for the Ferns. Brits is trapped in front LBW but a review has been requested.... which doesn't pay off for the hosts. Great start for Carson and NZ.

Tazmin Brits lbw b Carson 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 )

5:55am - Morning, cricket fans. South Africa have won the toss and chosen to bat first on another perfect day in Paarl.

The anthems just finished, we'll be into the action very shortly.

Just one change to the NZ team crushed by Australia on Sunday, with Georgia Plimmer in for Hannah Rowe.


Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the White Ferns' second match at the Twenty20 World Cup against South Africa at Paarl.

New Zealand are looking to bounce back from a heavy 97-run defeat to rivals Australia in their tournament opener.

In their way is a hurting South African outfit, with the hosts stunned by Sri Lanka in their Group One match.

With only the top two from each pool advancing to the semi-finals, every match is now a must-win for the White Ferns.

We'll have all the action from the opening ball at 6am Tuesday.

New Zealand: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe

South Africa: Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon (vc), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Annerie Dercksen, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabongo Khak, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt

TAB odds: New Zealand $1.52  South Africa $2.45

White Ferns must 'move on fast' from tournament-opening drubbing by champions Australia

By Grant Chapman

Reeling from a comprehensive 97-run defeat to world champions Australia, the White Ferns must pick themselves up off the deck quickly to resurrect their T20 World Cup hopes against hosts South Africa on Tuesday (NZ time).

The NZ women were never really in the contest against their trans-Tasman opponents, allowing them to score 174/9 with the bat - their highest-ever score against the Kiwis - and then crumbling to just 76 - their lowest-ever T20 return - all out in the 14th over.  

Their cause was not helped, when veteran openers Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates suffered golden ducks in the opening over. 

Defeats don't come much more comprehensive than that, but Bates insists the margin was not a true representation of the rivalry.

"Probably not as big as today," she reflected. "I thought, the way they came out with the bat, even after we took an early wicket was really impressive.

"When you've got that depth in the line-up, they just keep coming hard at you, and we didn't quite respond with the ball or in the field. They probably got 20-odd over par on that wicket and losing two early wickets is never ideal when you're chasing a big score.

"We're really disappointed with that effort, we know we can compete with them better than that, so fingers crossed we get another opportunity in this tournament."

Sophie Devine.
Sophie Devine. Photo credit: Getty Images

The South Africans have also found themselves on the backfoot, after dropping their opener against Sri Lanka, and can't afford to lose another, if they hope to reach the playoff stage of their own tournament.

"With the nature of these tournaments, we have to move on really fast and we all know that," she said. "We'll reflect tonight, but after that, we have to park it.

"The rest of the tournament is massive for us. You don't want to drop two games, in my opinion, and we've got three teams that we match up really well with.

"That's World Cup cricket - you can't expect to start slowly and necessarily make the quarter-finals. We've got a big, big game against South Africa, but if we win that, we're on track for where we want to be for the semi-finals."

Bates probably takes some comfort from the knowledge that a loss to the defending champions isn't a crippling blow - but another could be.

"How do we bounce back?" she mused. "We're really good at that - we know, in tournaments like this, one loss doesn't define you.

"You have no choice, but to pick yourselves up and show some resilience, and make sure we turn up on Monday night. This group is very good with that and I know there will be smiles and laughing on the bus tonight, because that's we work best as a team."