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

29.2

O'Brien to Prince, no run, bowls that just a touch wide outside off, no signs of away movement, left alone

29.3

O'Brien to Prince, no run, adjusts his line closer to the off stump, Prince wisely lets it go

29.4

O'Brien to Prince, no run, gets the ball to drift in closer to the batsman, Prince gets nicely behind the line and defends

29.5

O'Brien to Prince, no run, defended back to the bowler

29.6

O'Brien to Prince, no run, close! He slips in the inswinging yorker, directs it onto his pads and Prince nearly falls over. The bowler appeals but the ball was sliding down leg

South Africa 73/3   AG Prince 0* (5b)

31.1

O'Brien to Prince, no run, good length outside off, left alone

31.2

O'Brien to Prince, 1 run, gets the ball to drift into the left-hander, Prince gets across and tucks it off his hips to fine leg

South Africa 83/3   AG Prince 1* (7b)

32.1

Bond to Prince, no run, short of a good length, gets the ball to angle in from outside the line of leg stump to middle, Prince gets back and defends back to Bond

32.2

Bond to Prince, no run, gets to slant across the left-hander even more and Prince just opts to leave it to McCullum

32.3

Bond to Prince, no run, similar delivery, not as much away movement this time, Prince repeats the action and lets it go

32.4

Bond to Prince, 1 no ball, oversteps, this was slightly fuller in length. Prince leaves it

32.4

Bond to Prince, no run, sticks to the fullish length outside off, pushed with soft hands to mid-off

32.5

Bond to Prince, no run, holds the length back just a fraction, sticks to the line outside off. Prince is in no hurry as he lets that go

32.6

Bond to Prince, no run, now Bond brings the line closer to the off stump, not much away movement, Prince leaves it

South Africa 88/3   AG Prince 1* (14b)

34.1

Bond to Prince, OUT, and Prince has to walk! superb delivery by Bond, pitches just short of a good length outside off, the ball goes through with the line and climbs on Prince. He hardly seemed prepared to fend it off the ball gets a thick outside edge high on the bat and lobs to Fleming at a comfortable height at second slip

AG Prince c Fleming b Bond 1 (24m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.66

South Africa 92/4   AG Prince 1 (15b)
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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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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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