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South Africa v Scotland
St Kitts, 20 March 2007

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Steve Tikolo wins the toss for Kenya

New Zealand v Kenya: In St Lucia, the African side win the toss and decide to field as they look to go top of Group C

Thomas Odoyo celebrates his early wicket

The decision pays off almost immediately when Thomas Odoyo claims the wicket of Lou Vincent in the first over

Stephen Fleming hoists a shot towards the boundary

The loss represents only a blip for the Black Caps as Stephen Fleming and Ross Taylor build a century partnership

Fleming fails to reach the crease in time

Fleming reaches a personal score of 60 before attempting the almost impossible and gets run out leaving his side on 111-2

Taylor punishes Kenya's bowlers

Taylor continues to lead the charge and notches his third ODI half century during the 27th over

Scott Styris also scores a half century

He goes for 85 before Scott Styris and Craig McMillan form another useful partnership to take the team past 200

McMillan launches a shot high into the air

Styris is out for 63, while McMillan goes on to make 71 as New Zealand make a grand total of 331-7 off their 50 overs

New Zealand celebrate their first wicket

Kenya's reply begins badly with David Obuya given out lbw for one off the bowling of Michael Mason

Franklin celebrates the fourth wicket

Another three wickets tumble as the bowlers take full control - James Franklin unseats Tanmay Mishra to make it 29-4

Daniel Vettori celebrates his dismissal of Ravi Shah

Daniel Vettori's dismissal of Ravi Shah for 71 is crucial and New Zealand win by 148 runs

Andrew Hall celebrates his wicket with team-mates

Scotland v South Africa: The European minnows are made to bat and put on 35 before losing Majid Haq in the 12th over

Fraser Watts sees off a delivery

Fraser Watts, his fellow opener, makes 24 before edging Charl Langeveldt to slip two overs later as Scotland start to wobble

Ryan Watson shows some resistance to South Africa's bowlers

Captain Ryan Watson comes in at three but can only watch as Gavin Hamilton and Neil McCallum depart cheaply

Dougie Brown tries to boost Scotland's total

Watson and Colin Smith also succumb leaving Warwickshire player Dougie Brown to take charge of affairs in the middle

Andrew Hall sends the bails flying

Andrew Hall runs out Paul Hoffman off the final ball of the innings as the Scots make 186-8, Brown posting 45 not out

Graeme Smith records his 50 off just 36 balls

South Africa's target of 187 looks to be a meagre one as Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers reach 121 off just 15 overs

AB de Villiers entertains the crowd with some big shots

De Villiers falls in the next over - he hits two sixes before being caught by Brown for 62 as he goes for a third

Graeme Smith

The impressive Smith notches 91 runs - including 13 fours and a six - to nudge South Africa closer to the finish line

Justin Kemp (r) and Shaun Pollock after South Africa's victory

Justin Kemp (r) gets the winning runs and South Africa seal a seven-wicket victory that takes them into the Super 8 phase

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