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New Zealand v South Africa, 2011-12

Apr 11, 2013: Wisden's review of the first Test, New Zealand v South Africa, 2011-12

Neil Manthorp

South Africa in New Zealand 2011-12

Young NZ players need to be managed better - Warren Lees

Mar 12, 2012: Former New Zealand wicketkeeper and coach Warren Lees says the gap between seniors and juniors in the national setup is too wide

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Smith more disappointed at washout

Mar 11, 2012: New Zealand needed 264 runs with eight wickets in hand on the final day, setting the match up for a photo finish. It ended up a damp squib, something both captains were disappointed by, with Smith the one who clearly expected more

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

DRS continues in NZ-SA Tests after crisis talks

Mar 11, 2012: The Decision Review System (DRS) will be in use for the remaining two Test matches between New Zealand and South Africa after a possible pull out from technology providers Virtual Eye was prevented on Sunday

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Rain has final say in compelling Test

Mar 11, 2012: The final day of the first Test promised to be an intriguing one, but 14 hours of incessant rain in Dunedin made play impossible and the match was called a draw just after 2pm

Andrew Fernando

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

New Zealand must show patience

Mar 10, 2012: Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum are naturally aggressive but must learn from Jacques Kallis to wait for run-scoring opportunities as they attempt a record chase

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Jacques Rudolph's second coming

Mar 10, 2012: A demotion to No.6 in a stop-start career was one last chance for Jacques Rudolph to revive his Test career. In this Test, he has grabbed his opportunity

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

A strategic break and a mistaken identity

Mar 10, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa, in Dunedin

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Rudolph, NZ set up absorbing final day

Mar 10, 2012: An unbeaten 82-run partnership between Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor set up a tantalising final day in Dunedin, in which all four results remain possible

The Report by Andrew Fernando

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

Kallis unconvinced by ball-tracking technology

Mar 9, 2012: A review today sparked another debate about the Decision Review System, with Jacques Kallis saying he "is not convinced by the predictive path" of the delivery shown by the ball-tracking technology

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

Smith builds foundation for South Africa, again

Mar 9, 2012: The fact that South Africa have never lost a Test when Graeme Smith has scored a century, is testament to his prowess as a batsman

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

Boult's attack, and a bonus for Kallis

Mar 9, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa in Dunedin

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

Smith and Kallis tons give South Africa control

Mar 9, 2012: A 200-run stand and hundreds to South Africa's two most experienced hands put the visitors in command in Dunedin

The Report by Andrew Fernando

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

New Zealand falter after weathering the storm

Mar 8, 2012: New Zealand's batsmen survived a technique-testing new-ball burst but squandered the advantage due to some poor shot selection

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Tahir shows control and poise

Mar 8, 2012: The legspinner showed signs of frustration early on, but recovered to bowl an accurate spell

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Applause for Martin, grimaces for Morkel

Mar 8, 2012: The Plays of the Day from the second day of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa, in Dunedin

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Honours even after hard-fought day

Mar 8, 2012: A gripping second day of Test cricket at the University Oval in Dunedin left precious little separating the teams, with New Zealand five runs ahead of South Africa's 238, with a wicket in hand

The Report by Andrew Fernando

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

'Feeling of calmness' playing South Africa - Martin

Mar 7, 2012: Chris Martin has taken a measured view of why he was able to trouble a highly-rated South Africa batting line-up, yet again

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin

New Zealand enliven dull day with piercing bowling

Mar 7, 2012: After a cagey beginning, New Zealand decided to depend on aggression rather than the pitch to make inroads, with Chris Martin leading the way. Once conditions started helping, their bowlers had South Africa in trouble

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin

Dunedin's bowling crease, and sawdust in the outfield

Mar 7, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa, in Dunedin

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin
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New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington - Mar 23-27, 2012
Match drawn
New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton - Mar 15-17, 2012
South Africa won by 9 wickets
New Zealand v South Africa at Dunedin - Mar 7-11, 2012
Match drawn
New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland - Mar 3, 2012
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
New Zealand v South Africa at Napier - Feb 29, 2012
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
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