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

11.1

Oram to Kallis, no run, starts off with a loosener outside off, Kallis lets it go

11.2

Oram to Kallis, FOUR, too full and wide from Oram, gives Kallis enough room to get forward and drive on the up past point and cover

11.3

Oram to Kallis, 1 leg bye, Oram compensates by dragging his length to a shorter one, gets the ball to drift in as well and Kallis uneasily works it to the on side, not expecting it to bounce so much

11.4

Oram to Gibbs, no run, outside off and Gibbs shoulders arms

11.5

Oram to Gibbs, no run, keeps it to a stump-to-stump line, the ball holds its line after pitching and Gibbs defends

11.6

Oram to Gibbs, no run, left alone outside the off stump

South Africa 36/2   JDP Oram 1-0-4-0

13.1

Oram to Kallis, no run, appeal! gets forward to a delivery he should have stayed back, the ball catches him high on the hip and Oram appeals confidently

13.2

Oram to Kallis, no run, left alone to the keeper

13.3

Oram to Kallis, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, holds its line after pitching and Kallis leaves it

13.4

Oram to Kallis, no run, similar delivery, Oram is settling into a good rhythm here, keeps it outside off and Kallis is at sea

13.5

Oram to Kallis, no run, and again, leaves the batsman outside off

13.6

Oram to Kallis, no run, this time the line is a little further away from the off stump, as if tempting Kallis to drive. However, he still isn't interested

South Africa 37/2   JDP Oram 2-1-4-0

15.1

Oram to Kallis, no run, short of a length, bends into the right-hander, Kallis tries to work it to the on side but was surprised by the extra bounce

15.2

Oram to Kallis, no run, landed on a good length around off, left alone

15.3

Oram to Kallis, no run, thuds it in short of a good length around the off stump, forces Kallis to go back and defend

15.4

Oram to Kallis, no run, adjusts his length to a fuller one, Kallis lets it go

15.5

Oram to Kallis, no run, decides to test him out with a bouncer, a slower one too, Kallis ducks and McCullum takes it on the first bounce

15.6

Oram to Kallis, no run, gets the ball to slant across the right-hander, left alone

South Africa 37/2   JDP Oram 3-2-4-0

17.1

Oram to Kallis, no run, in the channel outside off, Kallis leaves it

17.2

Oram to Kallis, no run, gets the ball to bend into the right-hander after pitching, Kallis transfers his weight on the backfoot and defends off the meat of the bat

17.3

Oram to Kallis, no run, beaten! good testing stuff from Oram as he pitches up, draws Kallis on the drive past cover and the late away movement just beats the wood

17.4

Oram to Kallis, no run, this time he lets it go outside off

17.5

Oram to Kallis, no run, fullish in length outside off, Kallis gets forward and pushes it to mid-off

17.6

Oram to Kallis, no run, good length around the off stump, pushed to point

South Africa 37/2   JDP Oram 4-3-4-0

19.1

Oram to Kallis, FOUR, superb stroke! overpitched outside off, in the slot to be driven, Kallis gets a good stride forward and unleashes a delectable cover drive

19.2

Oram to Kallis, no run, Oram learns from his mistake and adjusts his length to a shorter one and cramps Kallis for room. Left alone

19.3

Oram to Kallis, no run, just short of a good length on middle, goes back and defends

19.4

Oram to Kallis, no run, tries to work it wide of midwicket but ends up pushing to mid-on

19.5

Oram to Kallis, FOUR, where did that go? Oram manages some big inswing and Kallis, reading it early, gets across his stumps and whips it off the meat of the bat. The ball just went scorcing through the grass past square leg

19.6

Oram to Kallis, no run, gets a bit of away movement this time as Kallis lets it go

South Africa 51/2   JDP Oram 5-3-12-0

21.1

Oram to Kallis, 1 run, gets the ball to angle in to the pads, Kallis gets across and works it down to square leg

21.2

Oram to Gibbs, no run, bowls from slightly wide of the crease, gets the ball to angle across the batsman, worked to mid-on

21.3

Oram to Gibbs, no run, this time he experiments with away movement, tries to lure Gibbs into the drive but he shoulders arms

21.4

Oram to Gibbs, no run, sticks to that line and length again, this time Gibbs gets a good stride forward and pushes to mid-off

21.5

Oram to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, gets the ball to drift in, catches Gibbs on the pads and the ball trickles to the on side

21.6

Oram to Kallis, FOUR, pitched up outside off, draws Kallis forward, the ball gets a thick outside edge and bisects the gap between third slip and gully

South Africa 57/2   JDP Oram 6-3-17-0

39.1

Oram to de Villiers, no run, starts off with a loosener outside off, left alone

39.2

Oram to de Villiers, no run, this one keeps a little low as the batsman stays rooted to the crease and keeps it down

39.3

Oram to de Villiers, no run, fullish on middle and off, gets de Villiers to come forward and push it with an angled bat to mid-on

39.4

Oram to de Villiers, FOUR, too short, too wide - the recipe for a slash. de Villiers gets forward and slashes that safely over the slips for an easy boundary

39.5

Oram to de Villiers, no run, good length outside off, pushed to the off side

39.6

Oram to de Villiers, no run, Oram cuts down a bit on the pace, lands that on a good length outside off, no away movement as the ball beats the batsman

South Africa 115/4   JDP Oram 7-3-21-0

41.1

Oram to Gibbs, no run, tucked to the on side

41.2

Oram to Gibbs, 2 runs, short of a length on off, inviting the pull, Gibbs rocks back and tries to beat the gap between mid-on and midwicket. He doesnt time it well but manages to place it just wide of mid-on

41.3

Oram to Gibbs, no run, fullish outside off and pushed to the covers

41.4

Oram to Gibbs, no run, fullish on middle and leg, tucked to the on side

41.5

Oram to Gibbs, no run, holds the length back a fraction, forces Gibbs on the backfoot as he defends back to Oram

41.6

Oram to Gibbs, no run, good length outside off, left alone just before the drinks interval

South Africa 126/4   JDP Oram 8-3-23-0

43.1

Oram to Gibbs, 1 run, drifts on the body and worked to the on side for a single

43.2

Oram to de Villiers, no run, fullish in length, holds its line, de Villiers gets a big stride forward and defends

43.3

Oram to de Villiers, FOUR, Oram hands de Villiers another gift. Overpitched outside off, he gets down on his knee and executes a textbook square drive past the diving point

43.4

Oram to de Villiers, no run, watchfully defended back to the bowler

43.5

Oram to de Villiers, no run, just short of a good length on off stump, gets back and defends

43.6

Oram to de Villiers, no run, short of a good length on off and middle, goes on the backfoot, closes the face of the bat and tucks it to midwicket

South Africa 141/4   JDP Oram 9-3-28-0

52.1

Oram to Boucher, no run, good start by Oram. Lands it short of a length on off and middle, the balkl kicks on Boucher and shakes him up. Fortunately, he manages to fend it off

52.2

Oram to Boucher, no run, Appeal! Gets the ball to dart in after pitching and strikes him on the front pad. Oram appeals confidently but replays showed the ball sliding down leg. Mark Benson was right

52.3

Oram to Boucher, no run, lands the ball on a good length outside off, left alone

52.4

Oram to Boucher, no run, bowls from a little wide of the crease, gets the ball to angle into him and straighten after it leaves the batsman

52.5

Oram to Boucher, no run, attempts the same and Boucher lets it go

52.6

Oram to Boucher, 1 run, drifts on the pads, tucked away past square leg

South Africa 159/5   JDP Oram 10-3-29-0

54.1

Oram to de Villiers, 1 run, drifting on the pads, tucked away behind square for a single

54.2

Oram to Boucher, no run, that one keeps low! The ball lands just short of a good length and barely rises above the knee level. de Villiers does well to watch the ball and defend

54.3

Oram to Boucher, no run, pushed to the on side

54.4

Oram to Boucher, no run

54.5

Oram to Boucher, no run, bouncer! and a slower one as well. Boucher contemplates going through with the pull but backs off at the last second. The ball beats his bat and helmet through to the keeper

54.6

Oram to Boucher, no run, pushed towards the covers

South Africa 160/5   JDP Oram 11-3-30-0

56.1

Oram to Boucher, no run, Oram works up a bit of pace, draws the batsman quickly on the backfoot, neatly defended off the full face back to the bowler

56.2

Oram to Boucher, no run, slightly fuller outside off, just short of a driveable length. Pushed to the covers

56.3

Oram to Boucher, 1 run, gets the ball to angle into the right-hander, Boucher shuffles across his stumps and works it off the pads just wide of mid-on

56.4

Oram to de Villiers, no run, good length on off stump, defended back to the bowler

56.5

Oram to de Villiers, no run, fired in outside off and left alone

56.6

Oram to de Villiers, no run, slower ball, the off cutter from Oram, de Villiers lets it go outside the off stump.

South Africa 161/5   JDP Oram 12-3-31-0
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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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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