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

Martin to Gibbs, FOUR, overpitched, outside the off stump, asking to be driven and Gibbs obliges with a gentle push past the covers on the walk. This outfield is quick

South Africa 20/1   HH Gibbs 5* (24b 1x4)   CS Martin 3.5-1-10-1

Martin to Gibbs, FOUR, short, wide outside off, Gibbs gives it the treatment by slashing that forcefully past gully and the ball went scorching to the boundary

South Africa 26/2   HH Gibbs 9* (28b 2x4)   CS Martin 5-1-15-1

Bond to Gibbs, FOUR, Bond errs by dragging it a little too full outside off, Gibbs gets forward and times that to perfection as the ball beats the region of extra cover

South Africa 31/2   HH Gibbs 13* (30b 3x4)   SE Bond 5.4-1-16-1

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

South Africa 35/2   JH Kallis 7* (12b 1x4)   JDP Oram 0.2-0-4-0

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

South Africa 43/2   HH Gibbs 18* (49b 4x4)   IE O'Brien 3.3-2-7-0

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

South Africa 47/2   JH Kallis 13* (39b 2x4)   JDP Oram 4.1-3-8-0

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

South Africa 51/2   JH Kallis 17* (43b 3x4)   JDP Oram 4.5-3-12-0

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   JH Kallis 22* (46b 4x4)   JDP Oram 6-3-17-0

Martin to Gibbs, FOUR, that will ease the pressure! a touch too full and wide outside off, Gibbs plants his front foot forward and beats mid-off and cover

South Africa 61/2   HH Gibbs 22* (68b 5x4)   CS Martin 6-1-19-1

Martin to Gibbs, FOUR, there's the boundary ball! full on off stump, Gibbs gets a half-stride forward, shows the full face of the bat and pushes that effotlessly past the right of mid-off

South Africa 65/2   HH Gibbs 26* (72b 6x4)   CS Martin 6.4-1-23-1

Martin to Kallis, FOUR, short, Kallis swivels and hooks. The ball gets his glove and flies over the keeper

South Africa 70/2   JH Kallis 27* (62b 5x4)   CS Martin 8-1-27-1

Bond to Gibbs, FOUR, too full and in the slot to drive outside off, Gibbs gets forward and sends the ball screaming through the covers

South Africa 78/3   HH Gibbs 31* (91b 7x4)   SE Bond 6.5-1-21-1

Bond to Gibbs, FOUR, Bond adjusts his length to a shorter one outside off but it doesnt help as Gibbs rocks back and slashes past point

South Africa 82/3   HH Gibbs 35* (92b 8x4)   SE Bond 7-1-25-1

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

South Africa 87/3   HH Gibbs 39* (94b 9x4)   IE O'Brien 6.4-4-12-1

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

South Africa 92/3   HH Gibbs 43* (97b 10x4)   IE O'Brien 7.1-4-16-1

Bond to de Villiers, FOUR, that spoils the over for Bond. He struggles to control the inswing as the ball drifts towards the pads. de Villiers gets across and tucks it past midwicket with a flick of the wrists

South Africa 96/4   AB de Villiers 4* (5b 1x4)   SE Bond 9-1-30-2

Bond to de Villiers, FOUR, too short and a fraction too wide outside off, de Villiers rocks back and cuts it past point

South Africa 102/4   AB de Villiers 8* (10b 2x4)   SE Bond 9.3-1-35-2

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   HH Gibbs 51* (112b 11x4)   IE O'Brien 10-4-23-1

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

South Africa 115/4   AB de Villiers 15* (23b 3x4)   JDP Oram 6.4-3-21-0

Bond to Gibbs, FOUR, that's better! picks the length early, rocks on the backfoot and pulls off the meat of the bat over square leg

South Africa 119/4   HH Gibbs 55* (114b 12x4)   SE Bond 11.2-1-42-2

Bond to Gibbs, FOUR, Bond over compensates by bowling it too full outside off, Gibbs drives with the line of the ball and beats extra cover

South Africa 123/4   HH Gibbs 59* (115b 13x4)   SE Bond 11.3-1-46-2

Martin to de Villiers, FOUR, sloppy stuff from Martin! short and way too wide outside off. That was bread and butter for de Villiers as he slashes that over the slips with merry abandon

South Africa 130/4   AB de Villiers 19* (27b 4x4)   CS Martin 9.1-1-34-1

Martin to de Villiers, FOUR, Martin doesn't make things any better for himself as he bowls this one wide outside off, short enough for de Villiers to execute a controlled cut past point

South Africa 134/4   AB de Villiers 23* (28b 5x4)   CS Martin 9.2-1-38-1

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

South Africa 141/4   AB de Villiers 29* (34b 6x4)   JDP Oram 8.3-3-28-0

Martin to Boucher, FOUR, Martin tests him out with a shorter one and Boucher is quick to the task, swiveling on the backfoot and hooking behind the wicket, over the keeper for a boundary

South Africa 146/5   MV Boucher 4* (8b 1x4)   CS Martin 11.3-2-44-2

Martin to Boucher, FOUR, Martin slips this one a touch too wide outside off, Boucher meets the ball high on the bat, plays with an angled bat and importantly, keeps it down as the ball races past gully, down to third man

South Africa 150/5   MV Boucher 8* (9b 2x4)   CS Martin 11.4-2-48-2

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

South Africa 166/6   A Nel 4* (1b 1x4)   SE Bond 12.4-1-51-3

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

South Africa 174/6   A Nel 10* (6b 2x4)   SE Bond 13.3-1-57-3

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

South Africa 178/6   A Nel 14* (7b 3x4)   SE Bond 13.4-1-61-3

Bond to Boucher, FOUR, Bond errs by bowling it too short, Boucher swivels and pulls off the meat of the bat. He keeps the ball along the ground and the timing was good enough to beat deep backward square-leg, close to the deep midwicket region

South Africa 187/7   MV Boucher 21* (61b 3x4)   SE Bond 15.1-1-68-4

Bond to Boucher, FOUR, Bond errs by dragging too full outside off, allows Boucher to get forward and drive past the diving point

South Africa 191/7   MV Boucher 25* (65b 4x4)   SE Bond 15.5-1-72-4

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)   CS Martin 15-3-55-2

Vettori to Boucher, FOUR, tossed in flat outside off, Boucher gets on his knee and slosg sweeps that one along the ground from outside off. The ball rolls to the deep midwicket boundary

South Africa 212/8   MV Boucher 37* (82b 5x4)   DL Vettori 16.1-6-19-1
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