ICC World Twenty20 2007 - Group E
New Zealand 153-8 Innings Complete (M Morkel 4-17) v South Africa 158-4 (J M Kemp 89 no)
South Africa beat New Zealand by 6 wkts
Justin Kemp starred as hosts South Africa beat New Zealand by six wickets at the ICC World Twenty20.
Craig McMillan once again top-scored for the Black Caps as Daniel Vettori's side stuttered to 153-8 after being put in to bat.
Despite the loss of early wickets, Kemp (89 not out) lived a charmed life to take the Proteas to victory, which all but assures them of qualification to Saturday's semi-final.
England have been eliminated from the tournament meanwhile, with India now needing to beat Paul Collingwood's team and then the hosts if they are to stand any chance of getting through.
Morne Morkel took four wickets for just 17 to restrict the Black Caps to their chaseable total, with Johannes van der Wath also picking up two wickets.
Only McMillan (48 not out), Lou Vincent (32) and Jacob Oram (15) made it into double figures for the Kiwis, who never really had enough runs on the board.
But Graeme Smith (one) and AB de Villiers (one) were removed thanks to some excellent bowling from Shane Bond and Mark Gillespie early in the reply.
And when Herschelle Gibbs was caught on the mid-wicket boundary to reduce the hosts to 45-3, New Zealand were back in the mix.
South Africa bat deep though and when number four Kemp survived a close leg before shout off Oram, whilst on six, it was clear their luck was in.
The huge hitter then went on to bludgeon six sixes en route to a match-winning knock.
He combined with Mark Boucher in a partnership of 65 to get South Africa up to 110-4, and Shaun Pollock then came in at six to help him finish the job.
Kemp fittingly finished the match in style with a straight maximum, the Proteas getting home with five balls remaining.