New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

New Zealand in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v New Zealand

South Africa won by 358 runs

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5.6

Ntini to Papps, OUT, and Ntini gets his man! Ntini bowls that on the channel outside off, Papps, as if expecting the ball to bend back in more pokes at it without offering the full face. The ball gets a thick outside edge through to de Villiers at second slip, who has to dive a little low

MHW Papps c de Villiers b Ntini 2 (23m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

New Zealand 16/1   CD Cumming 10* (22b 1x4)   M Ntini 3-2-1-1

11.3

Steyn to Cumming, OUT, trapped in front! Steyn makes him play for a change by pitching it up. He gets the ball to bend in and straighten after pitching. Cumming gets a stride forward and the ball strikes him on the front pad in front of middle and off

CD Cumming lbw b Steyn 12 (48m 41b 1x4 0x6) SR: 29.26

New Zealand 40/2   SP Fleming 21* (15b 3x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 5.3-0-15-1

17.4

Steyn to Bond, OUT, he gets the yorker in! Steyn fires that one at a scorching pace on the base of off stump, the swing was just right and Bond wasn't able to get his bat down quickly on that. The ball pushes the off stump back

SE Bond b Steyn 1 (25m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.00

New Zealand 54/3   SP Fleming 33* (32b 5x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 8.4-1-22-2

22.2

Ntini to Fleming, OUT, Ntini gets the prized wicket! keeps the ball on a good length on middle, gets it to angle across the left hander, Fleming gets across, opens the face of the bat and tries to glide it past the slip cordon but ends up getting a thick outside edge to de Villiers at second slip

SP Fleming c de Villiers b Ntini 40 (73m 48b 5x4 1x6) SR: 83.33

New Zealand 64/4   SB Styris 3* (12b)   M Ntini 8.2-2-18-2

32.1

Kallis to Styris, OUT, the bowling change has worked. Lands the ball on a good length outside off, the ball bounces a lot more than Styris would have expected. He fishes at the ball and gets an outside edge to Smith at first slip, who takes it at waist height

SB Styris c Smith b Kallis 11 (67m 49b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.44

New Zealand 83/5   LRPL Taylor 11* (22b 1x4)   JH Kallis 1.1-0-1-1

33.3

Steyn to Oram, OUT, Another bowling change clicks. Short of a length on middle, the ball kicks on Oram with the line and comes in to his midriff. Oram clearly wasn't quick enough to get the bat behind the line of the ball and a thick outside edge flies off his bat. Kallis does well to dive to his right and take the catch at second slip

JDP Oram c Kallis b Steyn 1 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

New Zealand 84/6   LRPL Taylor 11* (23b 1x4)   DW Steyn 10.3-1-28-3

34.5

Kallis to Taylor, OUT, short of a length outside off, the ball moves away after pitching and was in the slot to cut. Taylor aims to slash that over gully but doesnt get the desired elevation as he ends up cutting straight to Gibbs

LRPL Taylor c Gibbs b Kallis 15 (60m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.57

New Zealand 88/7   BB McCullum 0* (3b)   JH Kallis 2.5-0-6-2

38.5

Ntini to Vettori, OUT, catches don't come as easy as that.... good length on middle and off, Vettori shapes to glance the ball to the on side. However, he gets a leading edge and it just lobs up to Paul Harris at mid-on

DL Vettori c Harris b Ntini 7 (18m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

New Zealand 102/8   BB McCullum 7* (17b 1x4)   M Ntini 12.5-3-33-3

41.1

Steyn to McCullum, OUT, Steyn gets four.... The ball lands just short of a good length slightly outside the line of off stump, doesn't bend in to the right-hander, McCullum shapes to flick across the line but plays too early as the ball strikes him in front of middle. The umpires raises his finger and McCullum appears a little unhappy.

BB McCullum lbw b Steyn 9 (38m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

New Zealand 118/9   IE O'Brien 14* (7b 2x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 14.1-3-34-4

41.3

Steyn to Martin, OUT, that's five for the road for Steyn.... fires that on a good length on middle, Martin shapes to tuck it to the on side, gets a leading edge and Harris at midwicket takes another dolly running a few paces to his left

CS Martin c Harris b Steyn 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 118/10   IE O'Brien 14* (7b 2x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 14.3-3-34-5
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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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