New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2007/08 / Commentary

New Zealand in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v New Zealand

South Africa won by 358 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Bond to Smith, no run, good delivery to start with, banged in on off and middle, forces Smith to get behind the line and defend

0.2

Bond to Smith, no run, Bond changes his length to a fuller one, outside off and swinging away, pushed towards point on the frontfoot

0.3

Bond to Smith, no run, similar delivery, importantly he makes Smith play. He pushes it with soft hands to point

0.4

Bond to Smith, 1 run, good running, Smith gets forward to play a fullish delivery outside off, he pushes it with soft hands to mid-off and sets off quickly

South Africa 1/0   GC Smith 1* (4b)

1.1

Martin to Smith, no run, starts off with a jaffa outside off, bangs it in on a good length, the ball holds its line after pitching and bounces high. Smith pokes at it and the ball just beats the wood

1.2

Martin to Smith, no run, similar delivery, he's not putting in too much effort, just landing it outside off and letting the pitch do the rest, left alone

1.3

Martin to Smith, no run, maintains the line and length outside off, Smith shoulders arms again

1.4

Martin to Smith, OUT, inside edge! Martin teases Smith yet again outside off. With barely any room to cut, Smith defends away from the body and gets an inside edge onto his leg stump. The leg stump is pushed back

GC Smith b Martin 1 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

South Africa 1/1   GC Smith 1 (8b)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion - Nov 16-18, 2007
South Africa won by an innings and 59 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg - Nov 8-11, 2007
South Africa won by 358 runs
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Photos

Nov 11, 2007

Chris Martin walks back after being bowled for a duck, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Chris Martin walks back after being bowled for a duck

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Nov 11, 2007

Dale Steyn was named Man of the Match for his match-haul of 10 for 93, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day, November 11, 2007

Dale Steyn with the Man-of-the-Match award

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