New Zealand tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Nov 8-11, 2007
South Africa won by 358 runs
8,9,10,11 November 2007 (5-day match)
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  • Overs 51-100
1.5

Martin to Amla, 2 runs, gets off the mark with a forward push to the off side

1.6

Martin to Amla, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, Amla wisely lets it go

South Africa 3/1   HM Amla 2* (2b)
3.1

Martin to Amla, no run, good length on off stump, gets it to slant across into the right hander, leaves it to the keeper

3.2

Martin to Amla, no run, slightly fuller, brings Amla forward, the ball gets his high on the pad and Martin lets out and appeal and withdraws

3.3

Martin to Amla, no run, Amla gets some wood on it this time as he pushes it back to the bowler

3.4

Martin to Amla, 2 runs, gets the ball to swing in and Amla works it of his pads, plays with the swing and picks up a couple past the infield in the midwicket region

3.5

Martin to Amla, no run, shifts his line to outside off this time, not much away movement as the ball leaves the batsman through to McCullum

3.6

Martin to Amla, 2 runs, gets the ball to drift in and Amla works it off his pads with ease past square leg for another couple

South Africa 7/1   HM Amla 6* (8b)
5.1

Martin to Amla, no run, good length around the off stump, Amla gets across and pushes it to mid-on

5.2

Martin to Amla, no run, similar delivery, Amla walks across his stumps and defends with the line of the ball to mid-on

5.3

Martin to Amla, no run, good length outside off and Amla opts to gauge the bounce and pace, lets it go

5.4

Martin to Amla, no run, banged in short outside off at a lively pace, the pitch gets a mighty pounding as the ball bounces high and McCullum takes it close to his face

5.5

Martin to Amla, no run, shifts his length to a fuller one, gets forward and pushes to cover

5.6

Martin to Amla, no run, good length on off and middle, pushed to mid-on

South Africa 9/1   HM Amla 6* (14b)
6.4

Bond to Amla, no run, pushed to the off side

6.5

Bond to Amla, SIX, extraordinary! swinging in to the pads at a lively pace, Amla gets across to work it off his pads, ends up scooping it high over the long-leg boundary. The ball went over the grass embankment

6.6

Bond to Amla, no run, pushed to the covers

South Africa 16/1   HM Amla 12* (17b 1x6)
8.1

Bond to Amla, OUT, How do you play that? Bond sends down almost the perfect delivery on the corridor of uncertainty outside off stump, lands it just short of a good length and the ball holds its line after pitching, Amla goes on the hop and the ball brushes the outside edge through to the keeper

HM Amla c †McCullum b Bond 12 (28m 18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

South Africa 20/2   HM Amla 12 (18b 1x6)
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