| GEO Sports|
| S Africa to take on New Zealand today|
| Updated at: 0903 PST, Thursday, September 24, 2009|
CENTURION: After their heart-breaking defeat in the first match, South Africa would look to bring their campaign back on track when they clash against a diffident New Zealand at Super Sport Park here today.
The hosts lost by 55 runs to Sri Lanka yesterday but would take confidence from the fact that the Black Caps are coming into the event after a morale shattering Lankan tour.
The Kiwis lost their Test series in the Island nation and also failed to make the final of the tri-series, losing both the league matches.
New Zealand have a decent attack, bolstered by return of Shane Bond, but have to overcome their batting woes.
They mostly depend on the trio of Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor who have been far from impressive in the recent past.
Let's hope South Africa's second match in the ICC Champions Trophy against New Zealand proves a better spectacle than Pakistan's low-scoring victory over West Indies.
To lose by 117 balls suggests the West Indies haven't improved since their dismal showing against England earlier this year. Pakistan looked awesome, though.