South Africa performed the ultimate anti-choke as 21-year-old tearaway Marchant de Lange defended six runs off the last over to clinch the Twenty20 series 2-1. After keeping South Africa to a below-par score on a small ground with short boundaries, New Zealand were on track to cruise to victory and needed less than a-run-a-ball by the 15th over. However, tight bowling from Johan Botha and Morne Morkel dragged New Zealand back, before de Lange's last-over heroics gave South Africa an unlikely win.