CHRISTCHURCH - Left-arm fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe took a hat-trick as South Africa beat Canterbury Province by 20 runs in Wednesday's Twenty20 match on their New Zealand tour.

Tsotsobe had opener George Worker caught by Morne Morkel for four with the fifth ball of his first over, bowled former New Zealand Test batsman Peter Fulton for a duck next ball then trapped one-day international Shanan Stewart lbw with the first ball of his second over.  That reduced Canterbury to 9/3 in the fourth over as they replied to South Africa's 20-over total of 150/6 and he went on to claim the wicket of current New Zealand batsman Tom Latham to finish with 4-9 from three overs.  Canterbury was all out for 130 to the final ball of the 19th over. South Africa will take positives and negatives from Wednesday's match which is their only warm-up ahead the first of three Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday.

Scores

South Africa: 150/6 in 20 overs (Richard Levi 63, Hashim Amla 35; George Worker 3-23) defeat Canterbury: 130 in 19 overs (Michael Henry 42, Matt McEwan 30; Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4-18, Rusty Theron 2-34).