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South Africa in New Zealand 2011-12

South Africa find performances from all corners

Mar 28, 2012: Rather than just looking to one or two individuals to make the difference, the side is concentrating on attacking as a team, with little emphasis on which individual is grabbing the headlines

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in New Zealand 2011-12

Bowlers, Smith top team charts

Mar 28, 2012: Marks out of ten for South Africa following their 1-0 win over New Zealand

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in New Zealand 2011-12

Williamson, Gillespie shine in tough series

Mar 28, 2012: Marks out of ten for New Zealand following their 0-1 loss to South Africa

Firdose Moonda

New Zealand news

Taylor was ready to bat with broken hand

Mar 28, 2012: Ross Taylor, the New Zealand captain, has said he would have come out to bat despite a broken arm to help save the third Test against South Africa in Wellington

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New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 5th day

'New Zealand didn't deserve anything more' - Smith

Mar 27, 2012: South Africa could have declared earlier and tempted the hosts to go for the target in Wellington, but having dominated the series Graeme Smith did not want to risk a loss

Firdose Moonda at the Basin Reserve

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 5th day

Williamson finds the missing fight

Mar 27, 2012: New Zealand's batsmen had shown promise against South Africa's strong bowling attack but none displayed the temperament to play a long innings, until Williamson's battling hundred

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New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 5th day

Williamson secures hard-fought draw

Mar 27, 2012: An outstanding rearguard 102 from Kane Williamson trumped Morne Morkel's career-best figures of 6 for 23, as New Zealand held on for 80.4 overs to draw the third Test

The Report by Andrew Fernando

NZ v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Taylor sent for surgery on forearm

Mar 27, 2012: Ross Taylor will undergo surgery on Tuesday on his broken left forearm and will not be able to bat in the second innings of the third Test against South Africa

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 4th day

'This attack gives me freedom' - Philander

Mar 26, 2012: The way the South Africa attack went about their work and applied pressure aggressively, without any let up through the first two sessions on Monday in Wellington, was a measure of how tough Test cricket could be

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 4th day

New Zealand still looking to 'kick on' after starts

Mar 26, 2012: New Zealand look at the final day of the third Test against South Africa as an opportunity to bat better than they have in the rest of the series and end their summer on a high note

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Philander's six puts South Africa in command

Mar 26, 2012: New Zealand staved off collapse for 87 overs, but gifted South Africa an opening to push for the win, when they lost five wickets for 33 on day four in Wellington

The Report by Andrew Fernando

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Gillespie takes in the pain, and picks up six

Mar 25, 2012: A wound on the toe did not stop Mark Gillespie from bagging a six-wicket haul in Wellington which may lose itself in the mass that was the South African innings

Firdose Moonda at Basin Reserve

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Petersen overcomes pressure with success, again

Mar 25, 2012: Petersen has dealt with pressure before and come out on top; the challenge this time was of a slightly different order

Firdose Moonda at Basin Reserve

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Donald left NZ before start of Wellington Test

Mar 25, 2012: Allan Donald, South Africa's bowling coach, left New Zealand before the start of the third Test in order to get time off in a busy year

Firdose Moonda at the Basin Reserve

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Hosts steady after South Africa make 474

Mar 25, 2012: Mark Gillespie's impressive return to Test cricket continued as he completed his second five-wicket haul in as many matches, but the strikes did little to rein in South Africa, who declared 30 minutes into the third session

The Report by Andrew Fernando

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

One of the toughest bowling days - Vettori

Mar 24, 2012: Daniel Vettori says the strong wind in Wellington made the second day of New Zealand's Test against South Africa one of the toughest days he has had to bowl on

Firdose Moonda at the Basin Reserve

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

Petersen, Duminy make hosts toil after rain delay

Mar 24, 2012: New Zealand's on-field misery matched the Wellington weather as South Africa sauntered to 246 for 2 after rain accounted for almost four hours of play for the second consecutive day

Andrew Fernando

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

Groin injury may keep Amla out of Wellington Test

Mar 24, 2012: Hashim Amla is "unlikely" to bat again or field in the third Test between South Africa and New Zealand after undergoing surgery to his groin

Firdose Moonda at Basin Reserve

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

New Zealand 'pretty confident' of Smith dismissal - Bracewell

Mar 23, 2012: Doug Bracewell is convinced Graeme Smith's dismissal on day one of the Wellington Test was correct, despite DRS replays casting doubt over whether Smith had edged the ball

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

NZ v South Africa, 3rd Test, Wellington, 1st day

Hosts aim for more aggression and consistency

Mar 23, 2012: The hosts failed to keep the pressure on South Africa after claiming an early wicket and that's something they'll look to rectify on the second day

Firdose Moonda at Basin Reserve
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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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