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No ball call denies Morkel of 5th wicket

A no-ball called by umpire Billy Doctrove of the West Indies robbed Morne Morkel of a fifth wicket against New Zealand in the Twenty20 match at Kingsmead in Durban.

New Zealand scored 153 for eight in their 20 overs.

Doctrove called Morkel for over-stepping after he clean-bowled Mark Gillespie with a full pitched delivery. The bowler's foot was clearly behind the line. Morkel ended his spell with figures of four for 16, with one maiden in his four overs.

Craig McMillan hit 48 off 25 deliveries to get New Zealand to any kind of a respectable score of the Group E match. The South African first-change bowlers then pegged the visitors back to 76 for three after ten overs. Morkel claimed the wickets of Brendon McCullum (38) and Ross Taylor (1), before Johan van der Wath bowled Lou Vincent for 32. Morkel had both his first victims caught behind.

Albie Morkel took the fourth New Zealand wicket after Scott Styris skied the ball to the mid-wicket boundary with his score on six.

Morne Morkel was then back in the action, bowling Jacob Oram for 15.

Nathan McCullum was the next man out, without troubling the scorers, when he was run out by Van der Wath.

Albie Morkel followed this with a great catch off the bowling of Van der Wath, to dismiss Daniel Vettori for one.

Morne Morkel took his fourth wicket by having Shane Bond caught without scoring by Mark Boucher.

South Africa won the toss and elected to field first. Herschelle Gibbs was declared fit after a test this morning and has been included in the side.

The match is the first of a double header in the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup, with England taking on India at 18:00 tonight, also at the Kingsmead Stadium.

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