South Africa tour of New Zealand, 3rd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 23-27, 2012
23,24,25,26,27 March 2012 (5-day match)
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Bracewell to Smith, OUT, Appeal for a caught behind and Aleem Dar is convinced but Smith is referring that, Bracewell got the ball to slant across the left-hander and Smith was far across ton drive, the fielders reckoned the ball clipped the inside edge of the bat and van Wyk was charging forward with the appeal, there was a sound but Hotspot didn't pick up anything, Smith took a while to refer that, however this didn't look too convincing on the replays

GC Smith c †van Wyk b Bracewell 5 (27m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

South Africa 13/1   AN Petersen 8* (18b 1x4)   DAJ Bracewell 2.1-0-3-1

Gillespie to Amla, OUT, Amla goes! Banged in short and Amla, like Petersen earlier in the over, was tempted to play the pull, came onto him quickly and he ended up getting a top edge, was in the air for quite some time, van Wyk got underneath it and clasped it well

HM Amla c †van Wyk b Gillespie 63 (124m 98b 10x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

South Africa 106/2   AN Petersen 37* (92b 3x4 1x6)   MR Gillespie 5.5-1-19-1

Gillespie to Duminy, OUT, after two days, New Zealand finally take a wicket, it was a good length ball outside off, probably not full enough for the drive, Duminy went after it and got a thick edge which carried nicely to a relieved Taylor at first slip. Well played though by the left-hander

JP Duminy c Taylor b Gillespie 103 (271m 186b 13x4 0x6) SR: 55.37

South Africa 306/3   AN Petersen 128* (271b 17x4 1x6)   MR Gillespie 23.2-5-78-2

Martin to Petersen, OUT, lbw! Petersen has to go, he isn't going to review this, it was full on off and nipped back into middle and off, Petersen tried to flick across the line and missed, struck dead in front, Kettleborough didn't take too long to raise the finger and Petersen walks off to a round of applause, any talk about his place being in doubt has been well and truly silenced

AN Petersen lbw b Martin 156 (503m 335b 19x4 1x6) SR: 46.56

South Africa 362/4   AB de Villiers 23* (58b 1x4)   CS Martin 23.4-4-84-1

Martin to de Villiers, OUT, bowled! AB was tentative in getting forward to a good length ball outside off which nipped back in a touch, played away from the pad and got a thick inside edge which cannoned into leg stump

AB de Villiers b Martin 38 (103m 69b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.07

South Africa 381/5   JA Rudolph 4* (15b)   CS Martin 26-4-94-2

Gillespie to Rudolph, OUT, and Gillespie strikes straightaway! Rudolph can't make the most of his chance in the previous over, nibbled at one angled across him and van Wyk took a good low catch tumbling forward, they checked for a no-ball but Rudolph has to go

JA Rudolph c †van Wyk b Gillespie 11 (42m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.37

South Africa 388/6   MV Boucher 0* (14b)   MR Gillespie 27.1-6-88-3

Gillespie to Steyn, OUT, bangs in a short ball on off, Steyn hasn't got much idea about it and it lobs off the top of his bat into the slips where the dolly catch is comfortably taken

DW Steyn c Guptill b Gillespie 0 (25m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 404/7   MV Boucher 15* (36b 2x4)   MR Gillespie 30.1-7-98-4

Gillespie to Boucher, OUT, five-wicket bag for Gillespie, another one as he goes back-to-back! Boucher departs just short of his fifty, it was outside off and he flashed at it hard, went straight into the hands of the gully fielder

MV Boucher c Williamson b Gillespie 46 (117m 83b 6x4 0x6) SR: 55.42

South Africa 459/8   VD Philander 24* (54b 2x4)   MR Gillespie 33-7-110-5

Gillespie to Philander, OUT, Gillespie nabs his sixth! Full on the stumps, gets under it and swings with power but finds deep midwicket inches off the rope, and with that dismissal South Africa have declared

VD Philander c Flynn b Gillespie 29 (77m 59b 3x4 0x6) SR: 49.15

South Africa 474/9   M Morkel 10* (5b 1x6)   MR Gillespie 33.4-7-113-6
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Hours of play (local time) 10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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