South Africa's Morkel mows down New Zealand

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DURBAN, South Africa, Sep 19 (Reuters) New Zealand stumbled to a total of 153 for eight against Morne Morkel's fiery fast bowling for South Africa in a Twenty20 World Cup Super Eights match today.

Morkel took four for 17 to lead South Africa's fightback after Lou Vincent (32) and Brendon McCullum (38) put on 68 for the first wicket.

Morkel was denied the first five-wicket haul in Twenty20 internationals when umpire Billy Doctrove ruled that the delivery that bowled Mark Gillespie in Morkel's last over was a no-ball.

New Zealand, who beat India and England in their first two Super Eights matches, fell away after their sturdy opening stand and they depended heavily on Craig McMillan's unbeaten 48 to post a respectable total.

McMillan and Jacob Oram (15) shared 41 for the fifth wicket, New Zealand's only other noteworthy stand.

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