New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2005/06 / Commentary

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South Africa won the first test by 128 runs. Now it is time for the second test at Cape Town. Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the Test match. There is a delay for the start of the match, as the outfield has some wet patches, the match is delayed by half an hour.

South Africa won the toss and elected to field. Umpires are out in the middle. The start has been delayed by half an hour due to dew on the outfield. Smith leading his players into the middle. The batsmen come out behind them. it is Papps and Fulton to open the innings. Papps will be facing Ntini.

0.1

Ntini to Papps, no run, pitched wide outside the off stump, left alone

Three slips and a gully in place

0.2

Ntini to Papps, no run, just short of a length, Papps plays and misses the ball, through to Boucher, excellent delivery.

0.3

Ntini to Papps, no run, short of a length, bit more bounce, Papps edges it, short of Amla at backward-point

0.4

Ntini to Papps, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.5

Ntini to Papps, no run, short of a length, again more bounce, Papps edges it to the off side

0.6

Ntini to Papps, 3 runs, good shot down the ground, Papps drives the ball to long on.

It will be Steyn to bowl

End of over 1 (3 runs) New Zealand 3/0
MHW Papps    3* (6b)      M Ntini    1-0-3-0
PG Fulton    0* (0b)     

1.1

Steyn to Papps, no run, left alone outside the off stump

1.2

Steyn to Papps, no run, excellent delivery, beats the outside edge

1.3

Steyn to Papps, no run, left alone outside the off stump

1.4

Steyn to Papps, no run, short of a length, Papps leaves it, through to Boucher

1.5

Steyn to Papps, 3 runs, short of a length, Papps plays to thirdman past the fielders behind the wicket

1.6

Steyn to Fulton, no run, left alone outside the off stump, withdraws his bat away

End of over 2 (3 runs) New Zealand 6/0
PG Fulton    0* (1b)      DW Steyn    1-0-3-0
MHW Papps    6* (11b)      M Ntini    1-0-3-0

2.1

Ntini to Papps, no run, bit fuller in length, goes for the drive, gets beaten

2.2

Ntini to Papps, no run, good line and back of a length, Papps leaves it alone, through to Boucher

2.3

Ntini to Papps, 1 run, plays past the short leg for a single

2.4

Ntini to Fulton, no run, left alone outside the off stump

2.5

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good length delivery, Fulton defends to the off side

2.6

Ntini to Fulton, no run, short of a length, comes back in, Fulton lets it go, takes it on the body.

End of over 3 (1 run) New Zealand 7/0
PG Fulton    0* (4b)      M Ntini    2-0-4-0
MHW Papps    7* (14b)      DW Steyn    1-0-3-0

3.1

Steyn to Papps, no run, excellent delivery, bit more bounce, beats the outside edge.

3.2

Steyn to Papps, no run, good line and just short of a length, Papps keeps it out, fielded by Steyn on his follow through

3.3

Steyn to Papps, no run, movement away, Papps watches it closely and lets it go

3.4

Steyn to Papps, 1 no ball, oversteps, pitches and moves away, left alone, good bounce to the keeper

3.4

Steyn to Papps, no run, short of a length, pitches and moves away, excellent delivery, Papps on the back foot, plays and misses the ball, through to Boucher

3.5

Steyn to Papps, no run, just short of a length, Papps lets it go past, through to Boucher

3.6

Steyn to Papps, no run, outside off stump, Papps leaves it alone, through to Boucher

End of over 4 (1 run) New Zealand 8/0
MHW Papps    7* (21b)      DW Steyn    2-0-4-0
PG Fulton    0* (4b)      M Ntini    2-0-4-0

4.1

Ntini to Fulton, no run, pitched bit wide, Fulton lets it go

4.2

Ntini to Fulton, no run, just short of a length, Fulton right behind it, defends to the off side

4.3

Ntini to Fulton, no run, bangs it in short, Fulton gets out of the line, well played

4.4

Ntini to Fulton, FOUR, good line but over-pitched, Fulton drives past the backward-point to the fence, Amla chases in vain, good shot.

4.5

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good ball back of a length, just leaves the bat, wonderful ball.

4.6

Ntini to Fulton, FOUR, good shot down the ground, just a push from Fulton, ball races to long off fence.

End of over 5 (8 runs) New Zealand 16/0
PG Fulton    8* (10b 2x4)      M Ntini    3-0-12-0
MHW Papps    7* (21b)      DW Steyn    2-0-4-0

5.1

Steyn to Papps, no run, wonderful delivery, pitches on the off stump and moves away, Papps plays at it, beats the outside edge

5.2

Steyn to Papps, no run, short and quick, Papps watches it closely and takes his bat out of the line, well played

5.3

Steyn to Papps, no run, good line and back of a length, Papps leaves it alone, through to Boucher

5.4

Steyn to Papps, no run, length ball, Papps leaves it, withdraws his bat, through to Boucher

5.5

Steyn to Papps, no run, short leg side delivery, Papps leaves the ball, through to Boucher

Three slips and two gully in place.

5.6

Steyn to Papps, no run, bit wide, lets it go.

The weather is perfect for cricket, bright sunshine

End of over 6 (maiden) New Zealand 16/0
MHW Papps    7* (27b)      DW Steyn    3-1-4-0
PG Fulton    8* (10b 2x4)      M Ntini    3-0-12-0

6.1

Ntini to Fulton, no run, fuller delivery, Fulton looks to drive through the off side, beats the outside edge.

6.2

Ntini to Fulton, no run, down the leg side, Fulton looks to play fine, misses it, through to Boucher

Three slips and a gully in place

6.3

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good line and back of a length, Fulton defends, in the air, short of the backward short leg fielder Prince.

6.4

Ntini to Fulton, no run, short of a length, Fulton defends it at his feet

6.5

Ntini to Fulton, no run, line and length, Fulton pushes to extra-cover

6.6

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good line and back of a length, Fulton defends it, fielded by Prince at short leg

End of over 7 (maiden) New Zealand 16/0
PG Fulton    8* (16b 2x4)      M Ntini    4-1-12-0
MHW Papps    7* (27b)      DW Steyn    3-1-4-0

7.1

Steyn to Papps, no run, short leg side delivery, Papps leaves it alone, through to Boucher, losing his line

7.2

Steyn to Papps, no run, pitched outside the off stump, moves away, lets it go, good carry to the keeper

7.3

Steyn to Papps, no run, good line and back of a length, Papps defends it away to mid on

7.4

Steyn to Papps, no run, bouncer, Papps plays no shot, through to Boucher

7.5

Steyn to Papps, no run, just short of a length, Papps defends it away, keeps it down to backward-point

7.6

Steyn to Papps, no run, good ball cuts back in, Pappls watches it and lets it go, closer to the body.

End of over 8 (maiden) New Zealand 16/0
MHW Papps    7* (33b)      DW Steyn    4-2-4-0
PG Fulton    8* (16b 2x4)      M Ntini    4-1-12-0

8.1

Ntini to Fulton, 2 runs, over-pitched, Fulton drives, Amla at backward-point dives and half stops it, chases it and then fields the ball

8.2

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good line and back of a length, Fulton keeps it out to the off side

8.3

Ntini to Fulton, FOUR, short one dug in, Fulton takes his eye off the ball, goes for the pull, gets a top edge, ball goes flying into the fine leg fence

8.4

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good line and just short of a length, Fulton plays no shot, through to Boucher

8.5

Ntini to Fulton, no run, back of a length, defends on the back foot on the track

8.6

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good line and length, Fulton in line defends on the front foot to the off side

End of over 9 (6 runs) New Zealand 22/0
PG Fulton    14* (22b 3x4)      M Ntini    5-1-18-0
MHW Papps    7* (33b)      DW Steyn    4-2-4-0

9.1

Steyn to Papps, no run, excellent delivery pitches just outside the off stump, goes for the drive, beats the outside edge, through to Boucher

9.2

Steyn to Papps, no run, length ball, Papps pushes forward, gets the edge, short of third slip, de Villiers

9.3

Steyn to Papps, no run, good line and back of a length, Papps defends it down the track, fielded by Steyn

9.4

Steyn to Papps, 2 runs, full delivery, Papps drives through the cover to the deep, comes back for the second run

9.5

Steyn to Papps, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, tries to play fine, off the pad behind the wicket, Boucher dives to his left and does well, they run a leg bye

9.6

Steyn to Fulton, no run, gets behind it and defends well to cover

End of over 10 (3 runs) New Zealand 25/0
PG Fulton    14* (23b 3x4)      DW Steyn    5-2-6-0
MHW Papps    9* (38b)      M Ntini    5-1-18-0

10.1

Ntini to Papps, no run, wide outside the off stump, lets it go

10.2

Ntini to Papps, FOUR, short and wide, Papps cuts in the air over backward-point to the fence, good shot

10.3

Ntini to Papps, no run, good line and length, Papps plays forward, feeling for it, beats the outside edge

10.4

Ntini to Papps, FOUR, good line and back of a length, Papps moves back and plays, gets the outside edge past Boje at gully to thirdman fence, it was bit wide for Boje

10.5

Ntini to Papps, no run, just short of a length, angling in, Papps lets it go past, through to Boucher

10.6

Ntini to Papps, no run, good line and length delivery, Papps leaves the ball, through to Boucher

Nel replaces Steyn

End of over 11 (8 runs) New Zealand 33/0
MHW Papps    17* (44b 2x4)      M Ntini    6-1-26-0
PG Fulton    14* (23b 3x4)      DW Steyn    5-2-6-0

11.1

Nel to Fulton, no run, good length delivery, Fulton hits on the up, does not time it, just short of Smith at mid off

11.2

Nel to Fulton, FOUR, this time he times the ball, driven on the up, ball races to long off fence, good shot

11.3

Nel to Fulton, no run, length ball, Fulton defends, gets an outside edge, short of first slip

11.4

Nel to Fulton, no run, sends down a bouncer on the body, Fulton lets it go, off the body and lobs up to the slip, loud appeal for a catch, turned down

11.5

Nel to Fulton, no run, good length delivery, Fulton plays and misses the ball

11.6

Nel to Fulton, 1 run, short ball, Fulton looks to pull to the midwicket fence, gets the edge to fine leg for a single

End of over 12 (5 runs) New Zealand 38/0
PG Fulton    19* (29b 4x4)      A Nel    1-0-5-0
MHW Papps    17* (44b 2x4)      M Ntini    6-1-26-0

12.1

Ntini to Fulton, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Fulton defends on the front foot to backward-point

12.2

Ntini to Papps, 1 run, good line and length delivery angled in from outside the off stump Fulton blocks it softly to the on side, quick single taken

12.3

Ntini to Fulton, no run, just short of a length, Papps defends it with a full face off the bat to the off side

12.4

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good length delivery, angled in, Papps defends it to the on side

12.5

Ntini to Fulton, no run, short delivery, coming into the body, gets behind it and defends well to the off side

12.6

Ntini to Fulton, no run, good line and length, Fulton drives on the on side to mid on

End of over 13 (2 runs) New Zealand 40/0
PG Fulton    20* (34b 4x4)      M Ntini    7-1-28-0
MHW Papps    18* (45b 2x4)      A Nel    1-0-5-0

13.1

Nel to Papps, no run, left alone outside the off stump

13.2

Nel to Papps, no run, good line and just short of a length, Papps defends off the back foot, fielded by Amla at backward-point

13.3

Nel to Papps, no run, short and down leg, Papps plays and misses, through to Boucher

13.4

Nel to Papps, no run, good line but full, Papps drives the ball through the off side to mid off

13.5

Nel to Papps, no run, good line and just short of a length, Papps plays no shot, throug to Boucher

13.6

Nel to Papps, no run, short of a length, Papps shoulders arms, through to Boucher

Change in bowling, Kallis comes into the attack

End of over 14 (maiden) New Zealand 40/0
MHW Papps    18* (51b 2x4)      A Nel    2-1-5-0
PG Fulton    20* (34b 4x4)      M Ntini    7-1-28-0

14.1

Kallis to Fulton, no run, starts off with a short one, Fulton ducks under it

14.2

Kallis to Fulton, no run, bit wide, swinging away, lets it go

News on Polly for those who would like to know, lower back disc function, on anti-inflamatories, should be back for the 3rd test

14.3

Kallis to Fulton, no run, good line, Fulton plays no shot, through to Boucher

14.4

Kallis to Fulton, 1 run, just short of a length, Fulton defends it away in front of square leg, Ntini fields the ball

14.5

Kallis to Papps, no run, good line and just short of a length, Papps plays no shot, through to Boucher

14.6

Kallis to Papps, FOUR, good length delivery, Papps edges the ball, short of Boje at third slip, fails to field the ball, goes to the thirdman fence

End of over 15 (5 runs) New Zealand 45/0
MHW Papps    22* (53b 3x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-5-0
PG Fulton    21* (38b 4x4)      A Nel    2-1-5-0

15.1

Nel to Fulton, no run, bangs it in short, Fulton lets it go.

15.2

Nel to Fulton, FOUR, good shot, too short, Fulton waits on the back foot and pulls well behind square leg to the fence.

change in field, Amla placed at deep square leg

15.3

Nel to Fulton, no run, pitched outside the off stump, Fulton plays no shot, through to Boucher

15.4

Nel to Fulton, 1 run, just short of a length into the body, Fulton works it through the leg side to the vacant midwicket for a single, brings up the 50 for New Zealand

15.5

Nel to Papps, no run, wide of the off stump, Papps leaves it alone, through to Boucher

15.6

Nel to Papps, no run, good length delivery, Papps leaves it alone on the front foot, through to Boucher

End of over 16 (5 runs) New Zealand 50/0
MHW Papps    22* (55b 3x4)      A Nel    3-1-10-0
PG Fulton    26* (42b 5x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-5-0

16.1

Kallis to Fulton, no run, good line and length, Fulton defends it, fielded by Ntini at midwicket

16.2

Kallis to Fulton, no run, wide of the off stump, Fulton lets it go past, through to Boucher

16.3

Kallis to Fulton, no run, over-pitched, Fulton driving well, fielded by Smith, wonderful stop that, saved a certain boundary

16.4

Kallis to Fulton, no run, line and length, Fulton lets it go past, through to Boucher

16.5

Kallis to Fulton, no run, short of a length wide outside off stump, Fulton leaves it alone, through to Boucher

16.6

Kallis to Fulton, no run, wide outside the off stump, Fulton lets it go past, through to Boucher

End of over 17 (maiden) New Zealand 50/0
PG Fulton    26* (48b 5x4)      JH Kallis    2-1-5-0
MHW Papps    22* (55b 3x4)      A Nel    3-1-10-0

17.1

Nel to Papps, no run, line and length, Papps keeps it out to the on side

17.2

Nel to Papps, no run, excellent delivery, good line and back of a length, moves away after pitching, Papps plays but misses the ball, through to Boucher

17.3

Nel to Papps, OUT, First strike for Nel and South Africa, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, seams in a long way, Papps comes forward, misjudges it completely, lets it go, the ball knocks the top of off stump.

MHW Papps b Nel 22 (73m 58b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.93

That was a bad leave. Fleming is the new man in Three slips, a gully and short leg in place

17.4

Nel to Fleming, no run, short of length bit wide, Fleming lets it go past, through to Boucher

17.5

Nel to Fleming, no run, short of a length bit wide of the off stump, Fleming leaves it alone

17.6

Nel to Fleming, no run, length ball, Fleming defends it well with a straight bat to mid off, thinking of a single, sent back

Steyn comes back before lunch

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 50/1
SP Fleming    0* (3b)      A Nel    4-2-10-1
PG Fulton    26* (48b 5x4)      JH Kallis    2-1-5-0

18.1

Steyn to Fulton, no run, down the leg side, plays and misses, through to Boucher

18.2

Steyn to Fulton, FOUR, fuller delivery, plays it in the air to deep midwicket, ball rolls into the fence

18.3

Steyn to Fulton, 2 runs, good ball, looks to drive through the on side, the bat faces closes slightly, the ball goes to deep square leg, comes back for the second run

18.4

Steyn to Fulton, no run, pushes to mid on

18.5

Steyn to Fulton, no run, defends to the on side on the back foot

18.6

Steyn to Fulton, 1 no ball, oversteps, defends on the track

18.6

Steyn to Fulton, no run, fuller delivery, drives well to mid off, fielded by Smith

End of over 19 (7 runs) New Zealand 57/1
PG Fulton    32* (55b 6x4)      DW Steyn    6-2-13-0
SP Fleming    0* (3b)      A Nel    4-2-10-1

19.1

Nel to Fleming, 1 run, just short of a length, Fleming defends it softly to the off side, quick single taken

19.2

Nel to Fulton, no run, good line and length, angled in, Fulton defends it to mid on

19.3

Nel to Fulton, no run, length ball, seams in, Fulton plays and misses the ball, hit on the pad, appeal turned down, maybe sliding down leg

19.4

Nel to Fulton, no run, left alone outside the off stump

19.5

Nel to Fulton, no run, wide of the off stump, Fulton leaves it, too wide to attempt any shot, through to Boucher

19.6

Nel to Fulton, FOUR, good shot, over-pitched delivery, Fulton drives through the on side, drives well to long on fence, Ntini chases in vain.

That is lunch on day 1. South Africa won the toss and put the Kiwis in. They are currently 62 for loss of Papps wicket, who misjudged the line off the ball and got his off stump knocked back. Please join us again at 10:40 GMT for the post lunch session.

Welcome back for the post lunch session. It will be Ntini to bowl.

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand 62/1
PG Fulton    36* (60b 7x4)      A Nel    5-2-15-1
SP Fleming    1* (4b)      DW Steyn    6-2-13-0

20.1

Ntini to Fleming, no run, bit fuller, pushes to mid on

Three slips and two gully in place

20.2

Ntini to Fleming, no run, line and length, Fleming drives on the on side to mid on

20.3

Ntini to Fleming, no run, good length delivery, moves forward and lets it go

20.4

Ntini to Fleming, no run, good length delivery, angled across, Fleming leaves it alone, through to Boucher

20.5

Ntini to Fleming, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery, angled across, lets it go

20.6

Ntini to Fleming, no run, good line and back of a length angled across, Fleming leaves it alone, through to Boucher

Steyn to bowl now

End of over 21 (maiden) New Zealand 62/1
SP Fleming    1* (10b)      M Ntini    8-2-28-0
PG Fulton    36* (60b 7x4)      A Nel    5-2-15-1

21.1

Steyn to Fulton, no run, good length delivery, moves away, Fulton plays but misses the ball, through to Boucher

21.2

Steyn to Fulton, OUT, Steyn strikes, excellent delivery back of a length, just moves away slightly, Fulton on the back foot, gets an edge, Boucher dives full length to his right and takes the catch one handed, wonderful effort.

PG Fulton c †Boucher b Steyn 36 (94m 62b 7x4 0x6) SR: 58.06

Styris is the new man in

21.3

Steyn to Styris, 1 run, pushes wide of mid off for a single

21.4

Steyn to Fleming, no run, short of a length angled across, Fleming shoulders arms, through to Boucher

21.5

Steyn to Fleming, no run, good line and back of a length, Fleming looks to leave the ball, gets the edge, just past the off stump to Boucher.

21.6

Steyn to Fleming, no run, good length delivery, Fleming defends to the on side

End of over 22 (1 run) New Zealand 63/2
SP Fleming    1* (13b)      DW Steyn    7-2-14-1
SB Styris    1* (1b)      M Ntini    8-2-28-0

22.1

Ntini to Styris, FOUR, pitched outside the off stump, comes in, Styris drives on the up through the off side to extra-cover fence, good shot

22.2

Ntini to Styris, no run, good line and back of a length, Styris leaves it alone, through to Boucher

22.3

Ntini to Styris, no run, good line and just short of a length, Styris shoulders arms, through to Boucher

22.4

Ntini to Styris, no run, short of a length, Styris gets behind it nicely and defends to point

22.5

Ntini to Styris, no run, short one dug in, angling in Styris takes his eye off the ball, too late to get away, strikes flush on the grill off the helmet, the physio comes out to take a look at Styris, looks a bit out of sorts.

Gets a new helmet now, he is ready to face the next ball from Ntini

22.6

Ntini to Styris, 2 runs, sends down a short one again, Styris looks to pull to the midwicket fence, gets a top edge and goes over the mid on to the deep, comes back for the second run, Styris lucky there

End of over 23 (6 runs) New Zealand 69/2
SB Styris    7* (7b 1x4)      M Ntini    9-2-34-0
SP Fleming    1* (13b)      DW Steyn    7-2-14-1

23.1

Steyn to Fleming, no run, pitched outside the off stump, angling away, Fleming leaves the ball, through to Boucher

23.2

Steyn to Fleming, no run, good ball, Fleming moves in line and lets it go through to Boucher

23.3

Steyn to Fleming, no run, back of a length on the stumps, shoulders arms

23.4

Steyn to Fleming, no run, short of a length angled across, Fleming moves forward and leaves it

23.5

Steyn to Fleming, no run, another good delivery on the off stump, Fleming in line, lets it go, trusting the bounce.

23.6

Steyn to Fleming, no run, short of a length, Fleming defends to extra-cover

End of over 24 (maiden) New Zealand 69/2
SP Fleming    1* (19b)      DW Steyn    8-3-14-1
SB Styris    7* (7b 1x4)      M Ntini    9-2-34-0

24.1

Ntini to Styris, no run, angled in and then moves away after pitching, plays and misses.

24.2

Ntini to Styris, no run, good line and back of a length, Styris shoulders arms

24.3

Ntini to Styris, no run, sends down a short one, Styris uncertain whether to play or leave.

24.4

Ntini to Styris, no run, good line angled into the body, cramps Styris for room, blocks it down behind the wicket

24.5

Ntini to Styris, no run, bouncer on line, Styris this time watches it and ducks under it

Three slips and a gully in place

24.6

Ntini to Styris, 1 run, good length delivery, Styris drives on the up through cover, Smith quickly chases and prevents the second run.

End of over 25 (1 run) New Zealand 70/2
SB Styris    8* (13b 1x4)      M Ntini    10-2-35-0
SP Fleming    1* (19b)      DW Steyn    8-3-14-1

25.1

Steyn to Styris, no run, good line and just short of a length, moving away, plays and misses, through to Boucher, excellent delivery

25.2

Steyn to Styris, 1 no ball, Styris defends it to the off side, oversteps

25.2

Steyn to Styris, 1 run, on middle and leg, Styris pushes wide of mid on for a single

25.3

Steyn to Fleming, 2 runs, down the leg side, Fleming fends it away to fine leg, Ntini runs around, dives and saves a couple of runs, wonderfull effort

25.4

Steyn to Fleming, no run, good line and just short of a length, Fleming looks to leave, again gets the edge off the bat, along the ground to slip.

25.5

Steyn to Fleming, no run, pitched outside the leg stump, Fleming looks to play to the on side, misses it, strikes the pad, loud appeal, turned down

25.6

Steyn to Fleming, no run, length ball, Fleming drives on the up to mid off

End of over 26 (4 runs) New Zealand 74/2
SP Fleming    3* (23b)      DW Steyn    9-3-18-1
SB Styris    9* (16b 1x4)      M Ntini    10-2-35-0

26.1

Ntini to Styris, 1 run, line and length, Styris drives on the up through the off side to deep point, fielded by Prince

26.2

Ntini to Fleming, no run, length ball angled across, Fleming leaves it, through to Boucher

26.3

Ntini to Fleming, no run, length ball angled across, Fleming moves forward and lets it go

26.4

Ntini to Fleming, no run, short ball angled across, Fleming goes for the pull, misses it

26.5

Ntini to Fleming, 2 runs, angled across, Fleming drives on the front foot through the vacant extra-cover to the deep

26.6

Ntini to Fleming, 1 run, full delivery angled across, Fleming drives, gets a thickish edge along the ground to deep backward-point, fielded by Amla

End of over 27 (4 runs) New Zealand 78/2
SP Fleming    6* (28b)      M Ntini    11-2-39-0
SB Styris    10* (17b 1x4)      DW Steyn    9-3-18-1

27.1

Steyn to Fleming, no run, wide full toss, Fleming looks to drive, misses it, through to Boucher

27.2

Steyn to Fleming, no run, good line and back of a length, Fleming leaves it alone, through to Boucher

27.3

Steyn to Fleming, no run, good length delivery, Fleming lets it go past, through to Boucher

27.4

Steyn to Fleming, no run, line and length pitched on the leg stump and going on, strikes Fleming on the pad, loud appeal turned down, that looked close.

27.5

Steyn to Fleming, no run, good line and length delivery, Fleming defends it to mid off

27.6

Steyn to Fleming, 2 runs, back of a length, Fleming drives the ball off the back foot to deep extra-cover, comes back for the second run

End of over 28 (2 runs) New Zealand 80/2
SP Fleming    8* (34b)      DW Steyn    10-3-20-1
SB Styris    10* (17b 1x4)      M Ntini    11-2-39-0

28.1

Ntini to Styris, no run, good line and just short of a length angled in, Styris defends on the back foot to the off side

28.2

Ntini to Styris, no run, angled in from outside the off stump, pitches and then moves away, excellent delivery, plays and gets beaten.

28.3

Ntini to Styris, 1 run, good bouncer on the body, takes his eye off the ball, strikes the glove and goes behind square leg

28.4

Ntini to Fleming, 1 run, leg side delivery, Fleming works to long leg for a single

28.5

Ntini to Styris, OUT, Ntini strikes, short delivery angled in, Styris uncertain jumps up and fends at it, climbs up on him, gets the edge to Dippenaar at first slip, who takes an easy catch

SB Styris c Dippenaar b Ntini 11 (37m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

Astle is the new man in

28.6

Ntini to Astle, no run, good line and just short of a length, Astle plays no shot, through to Boucher

End of over 29 (2 runs) New Zealand 82/3
NJ Astle    0* (1b)      M Ntini    12-2-41-1
SP Fleming    9* (35b)      DW Steyn    10-3-20-1

29.1

Steyn to Fleming, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, left alone, through to Boucher, signalled wide

29.1

Steyn to Fleming, (no ball) FOUR, Steyn oversteps, Fleming drives on the front foot with an open face, ball races past the backward-point to the fence, well played

29.1

Steyn to Fleming, no run, wide of the off stump, Fleming plays no shot, through to Boucher

29.2

Steyn to Fleming, 1 run, length ball, Fleming pushes wide of mid off for a single

29.3

Steyn to Astle, 3 runs, full and on the legs, Astle hits it on the leg side to deep midwicket

29.4

Steyn to Fleming, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Fleming lets it go past, through to Boucher

29.5

Steyn to Fleming, no run, short delivery angled across, Fleming leaves it alone, through to Boucher

29.6

Steyn to Fleming, no run, yorker on the stumps, Fleming digs it out to mid off

Time for drinks

End of over 30 (10 runs) New Zealand 92/3
SP Fleming    14* (41b 1x4)      DW Steyn    11-3-30-1
NJ Astle    3* (2b)      M Ntini    12-2-41-1

30.1

Ntini to Astle, no run, pitched outside the off stump, angled in, Astle leaves the ball, through to Boucher

30.2

Ntini to Astle, 1 run, short ball, Astle pulls well to deep backward square leg for a single

coming round the wicket

30.3

Ntini to Fleming, 1 run, full on the stumps, Fleming slices to deep backward-point

back over the wicket for Astle

30.4

Ntini to Astle, no run, good length delivery, Astle works it through the leg side to midwicket

30.5

Ntini to Astle, no run, length ball, Astle defends it with a straight bat, fielded by Ntini on his follow through

30.6

Ntini to Astle, 1 run, good line and length delivery angled in, Astle moves forward and drives, gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single

Nel comes back

End of over 31 (3 runs) New Zealand 95/3
NJ Astle    5* (7b)      M Ntini    13-2-44-1
SP Fleming    15* (42b 1x4)      DW Steyn    11-3-30-1

31.1

Nel to Astle, no run, good line and length delivery, Astle leaves the ball, through to Boucher

31.2

Nel to Astle, no run, good line and just short of a length, Astle plays no shot, through to Boucher

31.3

Nel to Astle, FOUR, short ball, Astle gets on top of it and pulls well to midwicket fence, good shot

31.4

Nel to Astle, no run, excellent delivery, short of a length, moves away slightly off the seam, Astle plays but misses the ball, through to Boucher

31.5

Nel to Astle, no run, short of length, Astle hits it on the leg side to midwicket

31.6

Nel to Astle, no run, short and wide of off stump, Astle lets it go past, through to Boucher

Kallis comes back replacing Ntini

End of over 32 (4 runs) New Zealand 99/3
NJ Astle    9* (13b 1x4)      A Nel    6-2-19-1
SP Fleming    15* (42b 1x4)      M Ntini    13-2-44-1

32.1

Kallis to Fleming, no run, line and length, Fleming defends it away to the off side

32.2

Kallis to Fleming, no run, good line and length angled across, Fleming drives off the back foot to mid off

32.3

Kallis to Fleming, no run, excellent delivery, just short of a length moving away off the seam, Fleming looks to play and then takes his bat away, through to Boucher.

32.4

Kallis to Fleming, no run, good line and length delivery, Fleming defends it away to the off side

32.5

Kallis to Fleming, no run, short of a length, Fleming pushes it off the back foot to mid off

Two slips and a gully in place

32.6

Kallis to Fleming, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Fleming cuts hard to deep backward-point, fielded by Amla, who is standing half way through to the boundary.

End of over 33 (maiden) New Zealand 99/3
SP Fleming    15* (48b 1x4)      JH Kallis    3-2-5-0
NJ Astle    9* (13b 1x4)      A Nel    6-2-19-1

33.1

Nel to Astle, no run, just short of a length, Astle works to square leg

Three slips and a gully in place

33.2

Nel to Astle, no run, just short of a length, Astle moves forward and lets it go past, through to Boucher

33.3

Nel to Astle, no run, short outside the off stump, Astle plays no shot, through to Boucher

33.4

Nel to Astle, no run, excellent delivery length ball, Astle moves forward and defends, gets a faint edge, taken by Boucher, loud appeal, turned down.

33.5

Nel to Astle, 1 run, length ball, Astle drives on the front foot to mid off, shy at the stumps, misses, they run an overthrow, brings up the 100 for New Zealand

coming round the wicket

33.6

Nel to Fleming, no run, sends down a bouncer, Fleming ducks under it

End of over 34 (1 run) New Zealand 100/3
SP Fleming    15* (49b 1x4)      A Nel    7-2-20-1
NJ Astle    10* (18b 1x4)      JH Kallis    3-2-5-0

34.1

Kallis to Astle, no run, wide outside the off stump, Astle leaves it alone, through to Boucher

34.2

Kallis to Astle, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Astle leaves it alone, through to Boucher

34.3

Kallis to Astle, no run, good length delivery bit wide swinging away, lets it go

34.4

Kallis to Astle, no run, good length delivery, swinging away, Astle leaves it alone

34.5

Kallis to Astle, no run, wide outside the off stump swinging away, Astle plays no shot, through to Boucher

34.6

Kallis to Astle, FOUR, good delivery outside the off stump, swinging away, Astle gets an outside edge, ball races along the ground the past the slips to thirdman fence.

coming round the wicket

End of over 35 (4 runs) New Zealand 104/3
NJ Astle    14* (24b 2x4)      JH Kallis    4-2-9-0
SP Fleming    15* (49b 1x4)      A Nel    7-2-20-1

35.1

Nel to Fleming, no run, length ball, Fleming defends it on the track

35.2

Nel to Fleming, no run, length ball, Fleming keeps it out to the off side

35.3

Nel to Fleming, no run, gets behind it and defends to the off side

35.4

Nel to Fleming, no run, length ball angling in, Fleming defends it to point

35.5

Nel to Fleming, 1 no ball, Fleming lets it go outside the off stump

35.5

Nel to Fleming, no run, good line and just short of a length, Fleming defends to backward-point

35.6

Nel to Fleming, no run, good line and length delivery, Fleming looks to drive on the up, mistimes it back down the track

End of over 36 (1 run) New Zealand 105/3
SP Fleming    15* (56b 1x4)      A Nel    8-2-21-1
NJ Astle    14* (24b 2x4)      JH Kallis    4-2-9-0

36.1

Kallis to Astle, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Astle nudges to long leg for a single

36.2

Kallis to Fleming, 2 runs, short of a length angled across, Fleming pushes it off the back foot in the gap between extra-cover and mid off, ball races to the deep, Smith chases and pulls it in

36.3

Kallis to Fleming, no run, good line and length delivery, Fleming pushes forward to the off side

36.4

Kallis to Fleming, no run, just short of a length, Fleming defends it on the back foot to the off side

36.5

Kallis to Fleming, 1 run, short and wide of off stump, Fleming cuts hard off the back foot, fielded by Amla at deep backward-point for a single

36.6

Kallis to Astle, no run, length ball, Astle pushes to mid on

bowling round the wicket for Fleming

End of over 37 (4 runs) New Zealand 109/3
NJ Astle    15* (26b 2x4)      JH Kallis    5-2-13-0
SP Fleming    18* (60b 1x4)      A Nel    8-2-21-1

37.1

Nel to Fleming, 1 run, bit fuller, Fleming drives on the front foot wide of mid off for a single, fielded by Smith

Back over the wicket

37.2

Nel to Astle, 1 run, good line and just short of a length, Astle defends it softly to the on side and takes off for a quick single

37.3

Nel to Fleming, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Fleming cuts up and over the slips to thirdman fence, well played

37.4

Nel to Fleming, FOUR, good shot, wide of off stump, Fleming cuts hard in front of point, ball races to the fence, cracking shot

37.5

Nel to Fleming, no run, excellent come back from Nel, pitches and then just leaves the bat, wonderful bowling as Fleming looking to drive

37.6

Nel to Fleming, no run, lets it go outside the off stump

End of over 38 (10 runs) New Zealand 119/3
SP Fleming    27* (65b 3x4)      A Nel    9-2-31-1
NJ Astle    16* (27b 2x4)      JH Kallis    5-2-13-0

38.1

Kallis to Astle, 1 leg bye, good length but down leg, Astle plays and misses, off the pad to fine leg, they run a leg bye

38.2

Kallis to Fleming, no run, good line and back of a length, Fleming moves in line and lets the ball go through to Boucher

38.3

Kallis to Fleming, 2 runs, length on the pads, Fleming hits it into the leg side through the vacant midwicket to the deep, comes back for the second run

38.4

Kallis to Fleming, no run, length ball, Fleming keeps it out to the on side

38.5

Kallis to Fleming, no run, sends down a short one, Fleming lets it go past, through to Boucher, a wasted delivery

38.6

Kallis to Fleming, no run, sends down a short one, Fleming this time ducks under it

Spin now, Boje comes into the attack coming round the wicket for Astle

End of over 39 (3 runs) New Zealand 122/3
SP Fleming    29* (70b 3x4)      JH Kallis    6-2-15-0
NJ Astle    16* (28b 2x4)      A Nel    9-2-31-1

39.1

Boje to Astle, no run, good flighted delivery outside the off stump, spins away, plays forward, beats the outside edge.

39.2

Boje to Astle, no run, this time watches it and lets it go

39.3

Boje to Astle, no run, excellent delivery, pitches on the stumps and spins away, beats Astle all ends up.

39.4

Boje to Astle, 2 runs, sweeps well to fine leg, comes back for the second run

39.5

Boje to Astle, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, watches it closely and lets it go

39.6

Boje to Astle, no run, defends with an open face to backward-point

A good first over from Boje

End of over 40 (2 runs) New Zealand 124/3
NJ Astle    18* (34b 2x4)      N Boje    1-0-2-0
SP Fleming    29* (70b 3x4)      JH Kallis    6-2-15-0

40.1

Kallis to Fleming, 2 runs, short delivery, Fleming quickly on the back foot drives well in front of point to the deep, Amla chases and fields the ball.

coming round the wicket

40.2

Kallis to Fleming, no run, drives on the up, gets an inside edge on to the pads and then rolls to the off side

40.3

Kallis to Fleming, no run, lets it go outside the off stump

40.4

Kallis to Fleming, no run, fuller delivery, too wide, Fleming mistimes the drive to mid off

40.5

Kallis to Fleming, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, mistimes the cut in front of point

back over the wicket for Astle

40.6

Kallis to Astle, FOUR, short delivery, Astle quickly on the back foot gets on top and pulls well in the air over the square leg to the fence, good shot

Time for drinks, this is an extended session, as we had lost half an hour in the morning due to a late start. Boje over the wicket for Fleming

End of over 41 (7 runs) New Zealand 131/3
NJ Astle    22* (35b 3x4)      JH Kallis    7-2-22-0
SP Fleming    32* (75b 3x4)      N Boje    1-0-2-0

41.1

Boje to Fleming, no run, defends well down the track

41.2

Boje to Fleming, no run, plays behind square leg

41.3

Boje to Fleming, no run, comes forward and defends to the on side

41.4

Boje to Fleming, no run, off the pad and then lobs up to short leg

41.5

Boje to Fleming, no run, spins down leg, plays and misses

41.6

Boje to Fleming, no run, bit quicker in the air, defended to the on side

End of over 42 (maiden) New Zealand 131/3
SP Fleming    32* (81b 3x4)      N Boje    2-1-2-0
NJ Astle    22* (35b 3x4)      JH Kallis    7-2-22-0

42.1

Kallis to Astle, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket

42.2

Kallis to Astle, no run, just short of a length, Astle defends it on the back foot to the off side

42.3

Kallis to Astle, no run, line and length, comes back in off the seam, Astle lets it go past, through to Boucher, that was a good leave

42.4

Kallis to Astle, no run, swinging away, that was wide, lets it go

42.5

Kallis to Astle, 3 runs, wonderful shot, short of length delivery outside the off stump, Astle punches it in the gap between the mid off and extra-cover to the deep, Smith chases, slides and pulls it in.

42.6

Kallis to Fleming, 1 run, works behind square leg for a single

End of over 43 (4 runs) New Zealand 135/3
SP Fleming    33* (82b 3x4)      JH Kallis    8-2-26-0
NJ Astle    25* (40b 3x4)      N Boje    2-1-2-0

43.1

Boje to Fleming, no run, good delivery, spins in, gets an inside edge on to the pads and then falls just short of short leg

43.2

Boje to Fleming, no run, off the pad to the off side

43.3

Boje to Fleming, no run, defended on track

43.4

Boje to Fleming, FOUR, good shot, tossed up, comes down the track and hits it high in the air towards long off, ball rolls into the fence.

43.5

Boje to Fleming, FOUR, good shot once again, tossed up, Fleming hits it well in the air to the midwicket fence, well played

43.6

Boje to Fleming, no run, spins down leg, plays and misses, through to Boucher

Change in bowling, Nel replaces Kallis

End of over 44 (8 runs) New Zealand 143/3
SP Fleming    41* (88b 5x4)      N Boje    3-1-10-0
NJ Astle    25* (40b 3x4)      JH Kallis    8-2-26-0

44.1

Nel to Astle, no run, good ball on target, comes forward and defends to the off side

44.2

Nel to Astle, no run, again defends well to the off side on the front foot

44.3

Nel to Astle, no run, lets it go outside the off stump

44.4

Nel to Astle, no run, short outside the off stump, Astle cuts well, Amla at point does well to prevent any runs

44.5

Nel to Astle, no run, back of a length, defended to extra-cover

44.6

Nel to Astle, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump, Astle quickly picks it up and pulls well in the air to midwicket fence, good shot

End of over 45 (4 runs) New Zealand 147/3
NJ Astle    29* (46b 4x4)      A Nel    10-2-35-1
SP Fleming    41* (88b 5x4)      N Boje    3-1-10-0

45.1

Boje to Fleming, no run, flighted delivery, Fleming hits to midwicket, good fielding there

45.2

Boje to Fleming, no run, spins down leg, plays and misses, well collected by Boucher

45.3

Boje to Fleming, no run, moves forward and pads it away

three fielders around the bat.

45.4

Boje to Fleming, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side, plays and misses.

45.5

Boje to Fleming, 2 runs, moves back and works it to fine leg, comes back for the second run, Steyn runs around and fields the ball

45.6

Boje to Fleming, 1 run, good ball tossed up, comes forward and plays, gets an edge, no fielder there to take the catch, goes to short fine leg, they take a run

coming round the wicket

End of over 46 (3 runs) New Zealand 150/3
SP Fleming    44* (94b 5x4)      N Boje    4-1-13-0
NJ Astle    29* (46b 4x4)      A Nel    10-2-35-1

46.1

Nel to Fleming, no run, wide outside the off stump, cuts hard to Steyn at backward-point, who is standing half way through to the fence.

46.2

Nel to Fleming, 1 run, drives in the air, bit edgy to backward-point, they scamper through for a single

46.3

Nel to Astle, no run, works to midwicket

46.4

Nel to Astle, no run, good ball pitched outside the off stump, angling in, tries to play to the on side, misses, appeal turned down

46.5

Nel to Astle, 1 run, pushes it wide off mid on for a single

46.6

Nel to Fleming, no run, defends well on the track

End of over 47 (2 runs) New Zealand 152/3
SP Fleming    45* (97b 5x4)      A Nel    11-2-37-1
NJ Astle    30* (49b 4x4)      N Boje    4-1-13-0

47.1

Boje to Astle, no run, excellent delivery, comes forward and defends, spins away, beats the outside edge

47.2

Boje to Astle, no run, this time defends well down the track

slip, gully and silly-point in place

47.3

Boje to Astle, 3 runs, good shot, short and wide outside the off stump, room for Astle to cut, who cuts hard to deep cover-point, Steyn chases, slides and pulls it in, wonderful effort

47.4

Boje to Fleming, no run, good ball tossed up, goes for the sweep and misses it.

47.5

Boje to Fleming, no run, quicker delivery, moves back and defends down the track

some problem behind the sight screen, troubling Fleming

47.6

Boje to Fleming, 1 bye, spins sharply down leg, comes forward and plays, misses it, Boucher fails to collect it cleanly, they run a bye

End of over 48 (4 runs) New Zealand 156/3
SP Fleming    45* (100b 5x4)      N Boje    5-1-16-0
NJ Astle    33* (52b 4x4)      A Nel    11-2-37-1

48.1

Nel to Fleming, no run, good length delivery, Fleming drives on the up to mid off

48.2

Nel to Fleming, 1 run, good line and just short of a length, Fleming defends it to the off side

48.3

Nel to Astle, FOUR, short ball, Astle plays a lovely cut-shot, ball races to backward-point fence

48.4

Nel to Astle, no run, good line and back of a length, Astle pushes to mid on

48.5

Nel to Astle, 1 run, line and length, Astle works it through the leg side to midwicket for a single

48.6

Nel to Fleming, no run, good line and length delivery, Fleming defends it to cover

End of over 49 (6 runs) New Zealand 162/3
SP Fleming    46* (103b 5x4)      A Nel    12-2-43-1
NJ Astle    38* (55b 5x4)      N Boje    5-1-16-0

49.1

Boje to Astle, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, lets it go

49.2

Boje to Astle, no run, tossed up on the leg stump, spins away, plays forward, beats the outside edge, wonderful delivery

49.3

Boje to Astle, no run, lets it go outside the off stump

49.4

Boje to Astle, no run, defends well to silly-point

49.5

Boje to Astle, 2 runs, short delivery bit wide, cuts well to deep backward-point, comes back for the second run, Steyn runs around and fields the ball

49.6

Boje to Astle, no run, defended to the off side

Steyn comes back replacing Nel

End of over 50 (2 runs) New Zealand 164/3
NJ Astle    40* (61b 5x4)      N Boje    6-1-18-0
SP Fleming    46* (103b 5x4)      A Nel    12-2-43-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
Series Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg - May 5-7, 2006
South Africa won by 4 wickets
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Apr 27-May 1, 2006
Match drawn
South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion - Apr 15-19, 2006
South Africa won by 128 runs
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Dale Steyn produced a brisk spell in the second innings, South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Cape Town, May 1, 2006

Dale Steyn produced a brisk spell in the second innings

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May 1, 2006

Scott Styris struck a half-century to find some useful form late on the final day, South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Cape Town, May 1, 2006

Scott Styris struck a half-century

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