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

67.3

Vettori to Steyn, no run, pushed back to the bowler

67.4

Vettori to Steyn, no run

67.5

Vettori to Steyn, no run

67.6

Vettori to Steyn, no run

South Africa 195/8   DW Steyn 0* (4b)

68.6

Martin to Steyn, FOUR, short of a length outside off, Steyn sticks his bat out and gets a thick outside edge past third slip and gully

South Africa 200/8   DW Steyn 4* (5b 1x4)

69.3

Vettori to Steyn, no run, defended back to the bowler

69.4

Vettori to Steyn, no run, defended back to the bowler on the frontfoot

69.5

Vettori to Steyn, 2 runs, flighted outside off and a touch wide, Steyn gets forward, sticks his bat out and glides it with an angled bat past slip and down to third man

69.6

Vettori to Steyn, no run, defended back to the bowler

South Africa 203/8   DW Steyn 6* (9b 1x4)

70.6

Martin to Steyn, no run, good length outside off, played down to the off side

South Africa 208/8   DW Steyn 6* (10b 1x4)

72.3

Martin to Steyn, no run, fullish and in the slot to drive, Steyn drives confidently to the covers

72.4

Martin to Steyn, no run, good length on off and middle, Steyn defends confidently

72.5

Martin to Steyn, no run, adjusts to a fuller length, Steyn gets forward and defends

72.6

Martin to Steyn, no run

South Africa 219/8   DW Steyn 6* (14b 1x4)

73.4

Vettori to Steyn, no run, plenty of room outside off, tries to cut and misses

73.5

Vettori to Steyn, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, takes a few paces down the track and pushes to long-on

South Africa 220/9   DW Steyn 7* (16b 1x4)

74.1

Martin to Steyn, no run, dug in short, Steyn goes for a mighty pull but misses

74.2

Martin to Steyn, SIX, Not this time! And this goes the distance. Martin digs it in short, Steyn reads the length early, swivels and pulls off the meat of the bat over long-leg and into the grass embankment

74.3

Martin to Steyn, OUT, And Martin wraps it up! This time he adjusts a length to a fuller one, Steyn goes for another pull, but he succeeds in getting a thick outside edge. McCullum has to stretch his arms high up to take that

DW Steyn c †McCullum b Martin 13 (32m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 68.42

South Africa 226/10   DW Steyn 13 (19b 1x4 1x6)
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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