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

58.4

Bond to Nel, FOUR, Streaky start for Nel! Pitched up just outside off, inviting the square ddrive which Nel obliges. He scoops it off the outside edge just over point

58.5

Bond to Nel, no run, holds the length back and this time Nel gets behind the line of the ball and defends to point

58.6

Bond to Nel, no run, fired in with raw pace outside off, Nel chooses to let it go

South Africa 166/6   A Nel 4* (3b 1x4)

60.1

Bond to Nel, no run, time for some chin music Mr Nel! Bond thuds it in, the ball climbs on Nel and somehow he manages to get some bat behind the ball and keep it down

60.2

Bond to Nel, 2 runs, tries to work it to the on side, closes the facer of the bat and nearly gets an inside edge onto his pads

60.3

Bond to Nel, FOUR, teases him with a bit if width outside off, Nel was drawn forward and after throwing his bat at it, manages a thick outside edge over the slip cordon

60.4

Bond to Nel, FOUR, thudded in short, Nel goes for the hook and manages to get a top edge. That flew over the keeper and fine leg had no chance

60.5

Bond to Nel, no run, left alone outside off

60.6

Bond to Nel, no run, the slower ball, swings in and turns into a yorker. Nel nearly falls over but manages to keep it down

South Africa 178/6   A Nel 14* (9b 3x4)

61.4

Vettori to Nel, no run, flighted outside off and Nel gets forward, defends off the full face of the bat

61.5

Vettori to Nel, no run, keeps him on the front foot as he defends again

61.6

Vettori to Nel, no run, defended on the front foot again

South Africa 179/6   A Nel 14* (12b 3x4)

62.2

Bond to Nel, 1 run, and Nel manages to get off strike with a confident defensive push just wide of cover

62.5

Bond to Nel, OUT, Nel doesn't late very long! Bond lands the ball in the channel outside off, Nel goes for an expansive loft through the line of the ball and gets a feather edge through to Boucher

A Nel c †McCullum b Bond 15 (16m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

South Africa 182/7   A Nel 15 (14b 3x4)
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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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