South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-18, 2017
South Africa won by 8 wickets
16,17,18 March 2017 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Raval c Amla b Maharaj 36 122 83 6 0 43.37
25.4 edged to Amla at slip. That should be lunch on the first day. Perfect end to the session for South Africa. Maharaj hangs it up in the air. Dangled up outside off. This one holds its line, Raval anticipates the turn, pushes at the ball away from the body with hard hands, knee-high catch for Amla. Until this moment, Raval had showed good judgement outside off 73/4
View dismissal TWM Latham c Elgar b Morkel 8 27 18 1 0 44.44
6.2 Morne produces the breakthrough! Lovely delivery. Elgar pouches a smart catch at third slip. Latham's woes continue. You don't need DRS for this. Full and Morne runs this across the left-hander from over the wicket. Seams away and bounces at the batsman. Latham is stapled to the crease as he prods with an angled bat and edges it behind. He had to play at it; the line was around off. Morne finds reward for an excellent opening spell 11/1
View dismissal KS Williamson* lbw b Rabada 2 15 10 0 0 20.00
8.6 big appeal for leg-before, and Williamson has been given out by umpire Dharmasena. He calls for DRS, pointing to his back thigh. RTS does not detect a spike. No bat involved. Nice and full, swings back in prodigiously after pitching outside off, beats the inside edge and crashes into the back pad in front of middle. Williamson brought his bat in line, but the ball did too much. TV umpire Oxenford says: "Ball-tracking is not available". What? Bizarre. Williamson has to go. That looked out, however, massive blow for New Zealand. They haven't lost a review, if that's any consolation 13/2
View dismissal NT Broom c †de Kock b Rabada 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
10.4 Whoa! One-hander from de Kock. He dives full-length to his right and grabs it in front of first slip. Stunner! Rabada and de Kock combine to send Broom back for a duck on debut. Rabada follows two short balls with a good-length ball. Angled in at off - perfect line and length - and then seams away outside off, Broom is squared up. Takes the outside edge, the ball seemed destined to die in front of first slip.... until de Kock flung himself to his right. Rabada has two wickets without even conceding a run. It would not have carried to Amla 21/3
View dismissal HM Nicholls b Duminy 118 242 161 15 0 73.29
69.3 Duminy finds a way a past Nicholls. He walks back to a rousing reception. De Grandhomme pats him on the back. Pushed through faster, drifts in the air, and turns away. Nicholls shimmies out and yorks himself as he aims to work it to the leg side. The ball hits the top of off stump 217/6
View dismissal JDS Neesham st †de Kock b Maharaj 15 25 18 3 0 83.33
31.4 an appeal for stumping, de Kock seems confident. Neesham walks off. NZ five down. Tossed outside off, Neesham, who has been happy hanging back until now, looks to stretch forward. He overbalances and his back foot slips out of the crease. De Kock capitalises, swiping the bails off. Maharaj returns and strikes 101/5
View dismissal BJ Watling c †de Kock b Duminy 34 166 132 4 0 25.75
73.2 an appeal for caught behind. They refer it to the TV umpire. The soft signal from umpire Tucker is not out. Tossed-up offbreak from Duminy. Watling shapes to sweep. He only manages an under-edge, which kisses the front pad. Then bounces onto the flap of the back pad, which is on the ground as he knelt low on the sweep. The ball balloons up with de Kock just about clutching the ball against his chest. It sticks. What an unfortunate way to go. Three wickets in three overs for Duminy! 222/8
View dismissal C de Grandhomme c Amla b Duminy 4 8 4 0 0 100.00
71.1 Two wickets in two overs for Duminy from nowhere! NZ picked Grandhomme to bolster the batting, he gives his wicket away. De Grandhomme runs down the track, Duminy is wary of it as he drags his length back and sends it wide outside off. The batsman looks to belt it through the covers. Takes the outside edge, deflects off the keeper's gloves, and Amla pouches another smart catch to his right at slip 221/7
View dismissal TG Southee c Philander b Morkel 27 40 30 2 2 90.00
78.3 Philander jogs across to his right from mid-on and settles under a skier. Pitched full on middle, Southee backs away outside leg and miscues a loft. Sparking cameo, nevertheless 266/9
JS Patel not out 17 35 14 1 1 121.42
View dismissal N Wagner lbw b Duminy 2 7 3 0 0 66.66
79.3 Wagner has been given out lbw. He calls for a review, this looks out. Tossed up, drifts in and pings the front pad, beating the inside edge. Wagner played all around his front pad. Pitched in line, impact in line, hitting leg. All three reds and Duminy wraps up NZ for 268 268/10
Extras (lb 4, w 1) 5
  Total (all out; 79.3 overs; 349 mins) 268 (3.37 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Morkel 18 3 82 2 4.55 74 10 0
6.2 to Latham, Morne produces the breakthrough! Lovely delivery. Elgar pouches a smart catch at third slip. Latham's woes continue. You don't need DRS for this. Full and Morne runs this across the left-hander from over the wicket. Seams away and bounces at the batsman. Latham is stapled to the crease as he prods with an angled bat and edges it behind. He had to play at it; the line was around off. Morne finds reward for an excellent opening spell 11/1
78.3 to Southee, Philander jogs across to his right from mid-on and settles under a skier. Pitched full on middle, Southee backs away outside leg and miscues a loft. Sparking cameo, nevertheless 266/9
  VD Philander 15 7 29 0 1.93 76 4 0
View wickets K Rabada 19 6 59 2 3.10 93 10 0 (1w)
8.6 to Williamson, big appeal for leg-before, and Williamson has been given out by umpire Dharmasena. He calls for DRS, pointing to his back thigh. RTS does not detect a spike. No bat involved. Nice and full, swings back in prodigiously after pitching outside off, beats the inside edge and crashes into the back pad in front of middle. Williamson brought his bat in line, but the ball did too much. TV umpire Oxenford says: "Ball-tracking is not available". What? Bizarre. Williamson has to go. That looked out, however, massive blow for New Zealand. They haven't lost a review, if that's any consolation 13/2
10.4 to Broom, Whoa! One-hander from de Kock. He dives full-length to his right and grabs it in front of first slip. Stunner! Rabada and de Kock combine to send Broom back for a duck on debut. Rabada follows two short balls with a good-length ball. Angled in at off - perfect line and length - and then seams away outside off, Broom is squared up. Takes the outside edge, the ball seemed destined to die in front of first slip.... until de Kock flung himself to his right. Rabada has two wickets without even conceding a run. It would not have carried to Amla 21/3
View wickets JP Duminy 11.3 2 47 4 4.08 46 1 3
69.3 to Nicholls, Duminy finds a way a past Nicholls. He walks back to a rousing reception. De Grandhomme pats him on the back. Pushed through faster, drifts in the air, and turns away. Nicholls shimmies out and yorks himself as he aims to work it to the leg side. The ball hits the top of off stump 217/6
71.1 to de Grandhomme, Two wickets in two overs for Duminy from nowhere! NZ picked Grandhomme to bolster the batting, he gives his wicket away. De Grandhomme runs down the track, Duminy is wary of it as he drags his length back and sends it wide outside off. The batsman looks to belt it through the covers. Takes the outside edge, deflects off the keeper's gloves, and Amla pouches another smart catch to his right at slip 221/7
73.2 to Watling, an appeal for caught behind. They refer it to the TV umpire. The soft signal from umpire Tucker is not out. Tossed-up offbreak from Duminy. Watling shapes to sweep. He only manages an under-edge, which kisses the front pad. Then bounces onto the flap of the back pad, which is on the ground as he knelt low on the sweep. The ball balloons up with de Kock just about clutching the ball against his chest. It sticks. What an unfortunate way to go. Three wickets in three overs for Duminy! 222/8
79.3 to Wagner, Wagner has been given out lbw. He calls for a review, this looks out. Tossed up, drifts in and pings the front pad, beating the inside edge. Wagner played all around his front pad. Pitched in line, impact in line, hitting leg. All three reds and Duminy wraps up NZ for 268 268/10
View wickets KA Maharaj 16 4 47 2 2.93 70 7 0
25.4 to Raval, edged to Amla at slip. That should be lunch on the first day. Perfect end to the session for South Africa. Maharaj hangs it up in the air. Dangled up outside off. This one holds its line, Raval anticipates the turn, pushes at the ball away from the body with hard hands, knee-high catch for Amla. Until this moment, Raval had showed good judgement outside off 73/4
31.4 to Neesham, an appeal for stumping, de Kock seems confident. Neesham walks off. NZ five down. Tossed outside off, Neesham, who has been happy hanging back until now, looks to stretch forward. He overbalances and his back foot slips out of the crease. De Kock capitalises, swiping the bails off. Maharaj returns and strikes 101/5
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook c Neesham b Southee 3 18 12 0 0 25.00
4.4 edged and taken by Neesham! Southee ventures wide of the crease, gets it to angle in, then swing away. Cook is nowhere near the pitch of this ball. He simply throws his his hands at a drive and the outside edge flies to second slip 12/1
View dismissal D Elgar c Neesham b de Grandhomme 9 22 19 1 0 47.36
5.3 Edged and taken low by Neesham at second slip again! South Africa's openers have been dismissed inside six overs. Much fuller and outside off, Elgar would have been better off had he left it. Instead, he chases the ball with his hands like Cook did. Neesham gulps down the outside edge 12/2
View dismissal K Rabada b Southee 9 18 10 2 0 90.00
8.5 got 'em! Southee strikes in the second over of the day. Rabada, the nightwatchman, has to go. Pretty full from Southee, swings back into the left-hander, who aims to flick the ball to leg. Brushes the front pad and hits the stumps 26/3
View dismissal HM Amla c Nicholls b de Grandhomme 21 91 63 4 0 33.33
24.4 another soft dismissal. What's with these leg-stump half-volleys this morning? Southee set it up, de Grandhomme strikes. Nicholls grabs it on the rebound at short midwicket. Amla slowly drags himself off the field. Too full on the pads, Amla picks it up and chips it in the air. Amla played too early. Nicholls leaps to his left, juggles, and completes a fine catch even as his elbow hit the ground 79/5
View dismissal JP Duminy c Nicholls b Wagner 16 38 21 3 0 76.19
17.1 What have you done, Duminy? Soft as wax. Loose leg-stump half-volley, loose shot from the batsman. Falls over to the off side and simply chips into the hands of Nicholls at short midwicket. Wagner removes Duminy for the third time this series. 59/4
View dismissal F du Plessis* c †Watling b de Grandhomme 22 65 40 1 1 55.00
30.3 De Grandhomme nabs Faf and celebrates with his team-mates. SA six down. The morning keeps getting better for NZ. Inside-edged behind to the keeper. menacing leg-stump half-volley. Very full and wide outside off, this is an impatient shot from Faf. Nothing shot, in fact. Reaches out for the ball with his hands, drives, and sends a healthy nick behind. Top catch from Watling, though. He was pre-meditating, moving to his right, then adjusted, taking the catch to his left. That he had to change directions made it difficult. And he completed the catch without any fuss 94/6
View dismissal T Bavuma c Neesham b Wagner 89 227 160 9 0 55.62
78.1 Bavuma misses out on a hundred as well. Wagner bounces him out. Slammed into the middle of the deck. Bouncer, angling away outside off, Bavuma has to fetch the hook from there. He only miscues it in the air. Neesham runs in from deep square leg and hangs onto the catch 290/8
View dismissal Q de Kock c †Watling b Neesham 91 159 118 10 3 77.11
69.1 Neesham provides New Zealand with the breakthrough! No hundred for de Kock. Good length and slanting away very wide outside off, he pushes a long way away from his body and edges it behind. Watling snaffles it 254/7
VD Philander not out 37 130 77 5 0 48.05
View dismissal KA Maharaj c Williamson b Wagner 1 16 5 0 0 20.00
81.1 very full and slanting away very wide outside off, Maharaj flails at it with no feet and ends up toe-ending a catch to wide mid-off. Third wicket for Wagner 302/9
View dismissal M Morkel b Patel 40 73 63 7 0 63.49
97.6 Patel cleans up Morkel. Much slower through the air, starts outside off, and drifts in. Morkel attempts a defensive push. Patel sneaks through the gate and adds his name to the wickets column 359/10
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 12) 21
  Total (all out; 98 overs; 433 mins) 359 (3.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TG Southee 27 7 98 2 3.62 118 10 1 (1w)
4.4 to Cook, edged and taken by Neesham! Southee ventures wide of the crease, gets it to angle in, then swing away. Cook is nowhere near the pitch of this ball. He simply throws his his hands at a drive and the outside edge flies to second slip 12/1
8.5 to Rabada, got 'em! Southee strikes in the second over of the day. Rabada, the nightwatchman, has to go. Pretty full from Southee, swings back into the left-hander, who aims to flick the ball to leg. Brushes the front pad and hits the stumps 26/3
View wickets C de Grandhomme 23 7 52 3 2.26 115 8 0
5.3 to Elgar, Edged and taken low by Neesham at second slip again! South Africa's openers have been dismissed inside six overs. Much fuller and outside off, Elgar would have been better off had he left it. Instead, he chases the ball with his hands like Cook did. Neesham gulps down the outside edge 12/2
24.4 to Amla, another soft dismissal. What's with these leg-stump half-volleys this morning? Southee set it up, de Grandhomme strikes. Nicholls grabs it on the rebound at short midwicket. Amla slowly drags himself off the field. Too full on the pads, Amla picks it up and chips it in the air. Amla played too early. Nicholls leaps to his left, juggles, and completes a fine catch even as his elbow hit the ground 79/5
30.3 to du Plessis, De Grandhomme nabs Faf and celebrates with his team-mates. SA six down. The morning keeps getting better for NZ. Inside-edged behind to the keeper. menacing leg-stump half-volley. Very full and wide outside off, this is an impatient shot from Faf. Nothing shot, in fact. Reaches out for the ball with his hands, drives, and sends a healthy nick behind. Top catch from Watling, though. He was pre-meditating, moving to his right, then adjusted, taking the catch to his left. That he had to change directions made it difficult. And he completed the catch without any fuss 94/6
View wickets N Wagner 22 1 102 3 4.63 89 13 2 (1w)
17.1 to Duminy, What have you done, Duminy? Soft as wax. Loose leg-stump half-volley, loose shot from the batsman. Falls over to the off side and simply chips into the hands of Nicholls at short midwicket. Wagner removes Duminy for the third time this series. 59/4
78.1 to Bavuma, Bavuma misses out on a hundred as well. Wagner bounces him out. Slammed into the middle of the deck. Bouncer, angling away outside off, Bavuma has to fetch the hook from there. He only miscues it in the air. Neesham runs in from deep square leg and hangs onto the catch 290/8
81.1 to Maharaj, very full and slanting away very wide outside off, Maharaj flails at it with no feet and ends up toe-ending a catch to wide mid-off. Third wicket for Wagner 302/9
View wicket JS Patel 14 1 57 1 4.07 58 7 1
97.6 to Morkel, Patel cleans up Morkel. Much slower through the air, starts outside off, and drifts in. Morkel attempts a defensive push. Patel sneaks through the gate and adds his name to the wickets column 359/10
View wicket JDS Neesham 12 2 41 1 3.41 54 4 0 (2w)
69.1 to de Kock, Neesham provides New Zealand with the breakthrough! No hundred for de Kock. Good length and slanting away very wide outside off, he pushes a long way away from his body and edges it behind. Watling snaffles it 254/7
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TWM Latham c Duminy b Morkel 6 20 15 1 0 40.00
4.3 Another failure for Latham. He nicks off to the cordon again. Good length and angling away on a set of stumps outside off, Latham's bat comes down at an angle. He pushes a long way away from the body, does so with hard hands, and feeds a thick outside edge to Duminy at gully. Chest-high grab. The pressure mounts on Latham 16/1
View dismissal JA Raval st †de Kock b Maharaj 80 253 174 10 0 45.97
57.3 Raval's luck runs out. No mistake from de Kock this time. Raval dances down the track, Maharaj smartly loops it up very wide outside off. Raval, who is nowhere close to the pitch, drives and misses. Smart work from de Kock too. Maharaj gets Raval for the second time in this Test 155/6
View dismissal KS Williamson* c †de Kock b Morkel 1 12 6 0 0 16.66
6.5 huuuuge appeal for caught behind. Umpire Dharmasena shakes his head. This is Williamson, New Zealand's big gun, and South Africa call for DRS again. Hotspot detects a white blotch, and Williamson has to depart. Twin failures for the home captain too. This was a cracking delivery from Morkel, though. Good length, angled in at off stump, Williamson has to play at it. It straightens away late, deviates just enough. Williamson defends for the angle, and gets the thinnest of nicks to the keeper. Feathers it behind to de Kock, and Dharmasena's decision is reversed 26/2
View dismissal NT Broom c †de Kock b Morkel 20 76 57 3 0 35.08
24.4 De Kock produces another stunner. Flies to the right and takes it in front of Amla at first slip. Déjà vu for Broom. Morkel strikes in the second over after lunch. Good length, angled in, and straightens away just outside off, Broom jabs at it and the outside edge flies, as does de Kock. Two-handed catch from the keeper. He has been sensational behind the stumps. Having said that, Broom would have been better off had he left it alone 64/3
View dismissal HM Nicholls b Maharaj 7 30 21 0 0 33.33
31.1 after all that treatment, Nicholls drags a sweep back onto the stumps. New Zealand are four down with five behind. Nicely bowled by Maharaj. Dangles it up wide outside off, this spins back in slightly. Nicholls stretches across, sweeps, and gets a thick inside edge, which disturbs the furniture 86/4
View dismissal JDS Neesham c du Plessis b Maharaj 4 4 5 1 0 80.00
31.6 Faf leaps at midwicket and pulls off another one-hander. Gee! He makes it look super easy. Looped up outside off, Neesham dares to step down the track, but isn't close to the pitch. He shovels across the line, and Faf plucks it out of thin air. NZ five down with one run behind 90/5
View dismissal BJ Watling c Duminy b Maharaj 29 136 83 3 0 34.93
63.2 Maharaj finishes with career-best returns of 6 for 40. He holds the ball up and leads his team off the field. NZ dismissed for 171. This was floated up on off, Watling uses his feet and eyes an inside-out loft over cover. He ends up hitting it straight to long-off 171/10
View dismissal C de Grandhomme b Maharaj 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
59.3 It's that man Maharaj again! This is the fantasy of left-arm fingerspinners. Drifts into middle and leg, then turns away sharply past the outside edge to hit the top of off stump. Maharaj sends de Grandhomme back for a duck. De Grandhomme had no clue about this. He missed it by a mile 161/7
View dismissal TG Southee c Duminy b Maharaj 4 9 7 0 0 57.14
61.4 Maharaj claims a five-wicket haul, his second in two Tests. Tossed up on off, length ball, no turn, long-off is back. Southee takes him on. Attempts a loft and ends up toe-ending a catch to Duminy 167/8
View dismissal JS Patel c †de Kock b Rabada 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
62.3 banged in short, Patel moves across off, looks to manufacture a pull. He can only edge it down leg to de Kock 167/9
N Wagner not out 4 5 3 1 0 133.33
Extras (b 10, lb 1, w 5) 16
  Total (all out; 63.2 overs; 281 mins) 171 (2.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Morkel 11 0 50 3 4.54 45 7 0 (1w)
4.3 to Latham, Another failure for Latham. He nicks off to the cordon again. Good length and angling away on a set of stumps outside off, Latham's bat comes down at an angle. He pushes a long way away from the body, does so with hard hands, and feeds a thick outside edge to Duminy at gully. Chest-high grab. The pressure mounts on Latham 16/1
6.5 to Williamson, huuuuge appeal for caught behind. Umpire Dharmasena shakes his head. This is Williamson, New Zealand's big gun, and South Africa call for DRS again. Hotspot detects a white blotch, and Williamson has to depart. Twin failures for the home captain too. This was a cracking delivery from Morkel, though. Good length, angled in at off stump, Williamson has to play at it. It straightens away late, deviates just enough. Williamson defends for the angle, and gets the thinnest of nicks to the keeper. Feathers it behind to de Kock, and Dharmasena's decision is reversed 26/2
24.4 to Broom, De Kock produces another stunner. Flies to the right and takes it in front of Amla at first slip. Déjà vu for Broom. Morkel strikes in the second over after lunch. Good length, angled in, and straightens away just outside off, Broom jabs at it and the outside edge flies, as does de Kock. Two-handed catch from the keeper. He has been sensational behind the stumps. Having said that, Broom would have been better off had he left it alone 64/3
  VD Philander 12 3 28 0 2.33 59 2 0
View wicket K Rabada 17 5 38 1 2.23 83 5 0
62.3 to Patel, banged in short, Patel moves across off, looks to manufacture a pull. He can only edge it down leg to de Kock 167/9
View wickets KA Maharaj 20.2 7 40 6 1.96 101 5 0
31.1 to Nicholls, after all that treatment, Nicholls drags a sweep back onto the stumps. New Zealand are four down with five behind. Nicely bowled by Maharaj. Dangles it up wide outside off, this spins back in slightly. Nicholls stretches across, sweeps, and gets a thick inside edge, which disturbs the furniture 86/4
31.6 to Neesham, Faf leaps at midwicket and pulls off another one-hander. Gee! He makes it look super easy. Looped up outside off, Neesham dares to step down the track, but isn't close to the pitch. He shovels across the line, and Faf plucks it out of thin air. NZ five down with one run behind 90/5
57.3 to Raval, Raval's luck runs out. No mistake from de Kock this time. Raval dances down the track, Maharaj smartly loops it up very wide outside off. Raval, who is nowhere close to the pitch, drives and misses. Smart work from de Kock too. Maharaj gets Raval for the second time in this Test 155/6
59.3 to de Grandhomme, It's that man Maharaj again! This is the fantasy of left-arm fingerspinners. Drifts into middle and leg, then turns away sharply past the outside edge to hit the top of off stump. Maharaj sends de Grandhomme back for a duck. De Grandhomme had no clue about this. He missed it by a mile 161/7
61.4 to Southee, Maharaj claims a five-wicket haul, his second in two Tests. Tossed up on off, length ball, no turn, long-off is back. Southee takes him on. Attempts a loft and ends up toe-ending a catch to Duminy 167/8
63.2 to Watling, Maharaj finishes with career-best returns of 6 for 40. He holds the ball up and leads his team off the field. NZ dismissed for 171. This was floated up on off, Watling uses his feet and eyes an inside-out loft over cover. He ends up hitting it straight to long-off 171/10
  JP Duminy 3 1 4 0 1.33 14 0 0
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 81 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook c Neesham b Southee 11 20 20 0 0 55.00
4.6 edged and Neesham pouches it to his right at second slip. Good length, swerves away, and bounces outside off, Cook spars at it and this carries nicely to Neesham 18/1
View dismissal D Elgar c †Watling b Wagner 17 75 50 1 0 34.00
17.5 Wagner bounces out Elgar. Head-hunting lifter, angling away from around the wicket on the stumps, Elgar is cramped for room. He is rushed into the shot. He swings his hands at a hook and Watling grabs the top-edge behind the stumps. Consolation for Wagner and New Zealand 48/2
HM Amla not out 38 88 61 5 0 62.29
JP Duminy not out 15 33 16 2 0 93.75
Extras (w 2) 2
  Total (2 wickets; 24.3 overs; 112 mins) 83 (3.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket TG Southee 6 2 17 1 2.83 28 1 0
4.6 to Cook, edged and Neesham pouches it to his right at second slip. Good length, swerves away, and bounces outside off, Cook spars at it and this carries nicely to Neesham 18/1
  C de Grandhomme 8 1 20 0 2.50 40 1 0
View wicket N Wagner 8 2 18 1 2.25 38 1 0
17.5 to Elgar, Wagner bounces out Elgar. Head-hunting lifter, angling away from around the wicket on the stumps, Elgar is cramped for room. He is rushed into the shot. He swings his hands at a hook and Watling grabs the top-edge behind the stumps. Consolation for Wagner and New Zealand 48/2
  JDS Neesham 2.3 0 28 0 11.20 7 5 0 (2w)

Match details


Toss - South Africa
Series - South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - NT Broom (New Zealand)
Player of the match - KA Maharaj (South Africa)
Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Close of play
  • Thu, 16 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 24/2 (K Rabada 8*, HM Amla 0*, 7 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 349/9 (VD Philander 36*, M Morkel 31*, 95 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Mar - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 83/2 (24.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • Over 8.6: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - KS Williamson (Struck down). Ball-tracking not available, New Zealand keeps the review.
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 32/3 in 12.0 overs (JA Raval 16, HM Nicholls 3)
    • Over 12.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - JA Raval (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 3
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (JA Raval 27, HM Nicholls 24, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 73/4 in 25.4 overs (HM Nicholls 24)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 29.6 overs (180 balls), Extras 4
    • HM Nicholls: 50 off 66 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 124/5 in 40.0 overs (HM Nicholls 55, BJ Watling 4)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 52.3 overs (315 balls), Extras 4
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 125 balls (HM Nicholls 37, BJ Watling 14, Ex 0)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 160/5 in 55.0 overs (HM Nicholls 74, BJ Watling 21)
    • HM Nicholls: 100 off 150 balls (12 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 66.4 overs (400 balls), Extras 4
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 210 balls (HM Nicholls 70, BJ Watling 32, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 222/8 in 73.2 overs (TG Southee 0)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 77.2 overs (464 balls), Extras 5
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 268/10 in 79.3 overs (JS Patel 17)
    • Over 79.3: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - N Wagner (Struck down)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 24/2 in 7.0 overs (K Rabada 8, HM Amla 0)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: South Africa - 68/4 in 21.0 overs (HM Amla 21, F du Plessis 3)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (192 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: South Africa - 104/6 in 33.0 overs (T Bavuma 15, Q de Kock 2)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (T Bavuma 16, Q de Kock 27, Ex 7)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 42.5 overs (257 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: South Africa - 176/6 in 47.0 overs (T Bavuma 36, Q de Kock 46)
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 55 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 123 balls (T Bavuma 40, Q de Kock 53, Ex 7)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 53.4 overs (322 balls), Extras 14
    • T Bavuma: 50 off 88 balls (5 x 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 218/6 in 61.0 overs (T Bavuma 61, Q de Kock 63)
    • 7th Wicket: 150 runs in 221 balls (T Bavuma 58, Q de Kock 85, Ex 7)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 68.1 overs (409 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: South Africa - 290/8 in 78.1 overs (VD Philander 14)
    • Reviews remaining after 80 overs: South Africa 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); New Zealand 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 80.6 overs (486 balls), Extras 16
    • Over 85.1: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - M Morkel (Struck down)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 349/9 in 95.0 overs (VD Philander 36, M Morkel 31)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 95.2 overs (572 balls), Extras 21
    • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (VD Philander 11, M Morkel 35, Ex 5)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 359/10 in 98.0 overs (VD Philander 37)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Over 0.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - TWM Latham (Struck down)
    • Over 6.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - KS Williamson (Upheld)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 31/2 in 11.0 overs (JA Raval 15, NT Broom 2)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 55/2 in 23.0 overs (JA Raval 21, NT Broom 20)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 34.4 overs (208 balls), Extras 12
    • JA Raval: 50 off 98 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 105/5 in 36.0 overs (JA Raval 53, BJ Watling 2)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 139/5 in 50.0 overs (JA Raval 72, BJ Watling 14)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 118 balls (JA Raval 34, BJ Watling 14, Ex 3)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 55.2 overs (332 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 171/10 in 63.2 overs (N Wagner 4)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Over 1.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - SC Cook (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 0
 
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WATCH - Maharaj's six-wicket haul
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South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj produced a career-best 6 for 40 runs to wipe out New Zealand on day three of the second Test in Wellington (01:54) | March 18, 2017

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South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj produced a career-best 6 for 40 runs to wipe out New Zealand on day three of the second Test in Wellington (01:54) | March 18, 2017