Duminy and De Villiers - Key.

Duminy quietly confident of World Cup success

South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy says the Proteas are feeling comfortable with their form in the build up to the World Cup so far, and even thought they weren't at their best, they were pleased with their opening win in New Zealand.

Ronchi - near century in vain.

De Villiers can't fault bowlers

Captain AB de Villiers admitted South Africa should have chased a target considerably smaller than 231, after a comfortable six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first ODI at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

De Villiers and Duminy welcome victory in the first ODI.

De Villiers and Duminy sink New Zealand

Batsman AB De Villiers and JP Duminy completed what seamer Vernon Philander and leg-spinner Imran Tahir started, as South Africa comfortably beat New Zealand by six wickets in the first ODI at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Philander - almost the complete package.

ODI series preview: SA v New Zealand

Make no mistake, the Black Caps and Proteas' preparation for next year's World Cup starts now. Three ODIs in the same country that will host the 2015 limited-overs showpiece bring plenty of experimentation and fine-tuning.

De Villiers - characteristically confident.

De Villiers moves on from Smith, Kallis days

Captain AB de Villiers has insisted South Africa will succeed in this month's three-ODI series against New Zealand, despite the absence of the veteran Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis.