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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
12.1

O'Brien to Kallis, no run, starts off with a pacy delivery outside off, gets it to angle across the right-hander, left alone

12.2

O'Brien to Kallis, no run, good length outside off, Kallis gets some bat on it and pushes to the covers

12.3

O'Brien to Kallis, no run, lands it on a good length on off, the ball moves away after pitching and Kallis lets it go

12.4

O'Brien to Kallis, no run, maintains the same line and length, Kallis shoulders arms again

12.5

O'Brien to Kallis, no run, maintains the same line and length, Kallis shoulders arms again

12.6

O'Brien to Kallis, 1 run, runs in from slightly wide of the crease, gets the ball to angle into Kallis but drifts towards the hips. He works it down to fine leg

South Africa 37/2   IE O'Brien 1-0-1-0
14.1

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, ugh! bad ball, bad stroke! that was short, wide outside off, in the slot to be slammed past point and Gibbs ends up chopping it down to the pitch while attempting a cut

14.2

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, good length on off and middle, defended

14.3

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run

14.4

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run

14.5

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, good length on off stump, comes in after pitching, left alone

14.6

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, pushed to the off side

South Africa 37/2   IE O'Brien 2-1-1-0
16.1

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, O'Brien sticks to his line outside off, gets the ball to slant away from Gibbs as he shoulders arms

16.2

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, inswinging yorker! good comeback by O'Brien as he gets it to drift in sharply from outside off to middle, Gibbs does well to watch it and keep it down

16.3

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, adjusts his length to a shorter one, Gibbs leaves it outside the off stump

16.4

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, tries out the bouncer buts exerts himself too much, McCullum collects the ball on the jump

16.5

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run

16.6

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, tries to drive through the covers but Gibbs closes the face of the bat in the last second and ends up pushing it to mid-off

South Africa 37/2   IE O'Brien 3-2-1-0
18.1

O'Brien to Gibbs, 1 run, well, Gibbs breaks the monotony by getting across his stumps and working the ball down to fine leg

18.2

O'Brien to Kallis, 1 run, just a little too full outside off, Kallis gets forward and that results in a defensive push just wide of cover

18.3

O'Brien to Gibbs, FOUR, poor bowling by O'Brien. Gives Gibbs plenty of room outside off as he punishes a fullish delivery on the up, past the covers. The fielders stood no chance

18.4

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, better delivery, outside off and holds the length back a little, left alone

18.5

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, well, Gibbs tries to whack that pas the covers but ends up flat-batting it to mid-off

18.6

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, left alone outside off through to the keeper

South Africa 43/2   IE O'Brien 4-2-7-0
20.1

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, bowls it a little too full, Gibbs watchfully lets it go outside off

20.2

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, holds the length back, the ball holds its line after pitching and Gibbs lets it go as well

20.3

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, and again..similar delivery outside off, Gibbs shoulders arms

20.4

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, default mode... O'Brien sticks to the same line outside off and Gibbs isn't interested

20.5

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, this time Gibbs gets some bat on it as he pushes the ball to point

20.6

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, beaten! the frustration gets to Gibbs as he attempts to cut past point. It was a half-hearted slash and the ball nearly took the outside edge

South Africa 51/2   IE O'Brien 5-3-7-0
29.1

O'Brien to Kallis, OUT, what a comeback by New Zealand! straight after lunch that too... O'Brien bowls it full outside off and gets it to swing away late after pitching. Kallis goes for the cover drive, doesnt meet the ball off the face of the bat and ends up getting a thick underedge through to McCullum who dives low to his left

JH Kallis c †McCullum b O'Brien 29 (86m 65b 5x4 0x6) SR: 44.61

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   IE O'Brien 6-4-7-1
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

31.3

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, lands that on a good length outside off, left alone

31.4

O'Brien to Gibbs, FOUR, O'Brien errs by bowling it too full outside off, Gibbs gets a half stride forward, meets the ball off the middle of the bat and bisects the gap between cover and mid-off

31.5

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, better delivery, back of a length outside off and left alone

31.6

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, slightly fuller in length, just short of a driveable one as Gibbs pushes it to mid-off

South Africa 87/3   IE O'Brien 7-4-12-1
33.1

O'Brien to Gibbs, FOUR, poor start to the over as O'Brien slips that full and wide outside off, Gibbs stretches out to meet the ball and the ball races away past gully off the under half of the bat

33.2

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, better delivery, pushed back to the bowler

33.3

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, gets the ball to bend into the right-hander, Gibbs walks across the stumps, tries to beat midwicket but ends up pushing to mid-on

33.4

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, left alone outside the off stump

33.5

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, good length outside the off stump, Gibbs gets his bat out at it and defends to point

33.6

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, on middle and leg, Gibbs offers the full face of the bat and pushes it to mid-on

South Africa 92/3   IE O'Brien 8-4-16-1
35.1

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, left alone outside the off stump

35.2

O'Brien to Gibbs, 1 run, short of a good length, Gibbs swivels and pulls, a few fielders get excited but the ball went on the bounce to the fielder

35.3

O'Brien to de Villiers, no run, good length on off, defended back to the bowler

35.4

O'Brien to de Villiers, no run, bowls it on the line outside off, defended off the full face of the bat

35.5

O'Brien to de Villiers, no run, drifts on middle and leg, de Villiers tries to work it past mid-on but didn't get the placement right as he closed the face of the bat too early. Mid-on picks it up

35.6

O'Brien to de Villiers, no run, defended back to the bowler

South Africa 97/4   IE O'Brien 9-4-17-1
37.1

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, curves in to the right-hander, tries to work the ball past the infield on the on side and ends up placing it to square leg

37.2

O'Brien to Gibbs, 2 runs, gets the ball to curve in again but the ball was just too full. Worked wide of mid-on and de Villiers just manages to get back to his crease and beat the throw

37.3

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, tries to tuck it to the on side but gets an inside edge onto his pads

37.4

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, defended to the off side

37.5

O'Brien to Gibbs, no run, good length on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

37.6

O'Brien to Gibbs, FOUR, over mid-on! Short of a good length, Gibbs reads the length early, executes a horizontal bat stroke over the head of mid-on and brings up his fifty

South Africa 110/4   IE O'Brien 10-4-23-1
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