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

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.4

Martin to Smith, OUT, inside edge! Martin teases Smith yet again outside off. With barely any room to cut, Smith defends away from the body and gets an inside edge onto his leg stump. The leg stump is pushed back

GC Smith b Martin 1 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

South Africa 1/1   HH Gibbs 0* (2b)   CS Martin 0.4-0-0-1

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   HH Gibbs 5* (25b 1x4)   SE Bond 4.1-1-10-1

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

South Africa 73/3   HH Gibbs 27* (86b 6x4)   IE O'Brien 5.1-3-7-1

34.1

Bond to Prince, OUT, and Prince has to walk! superb delivery by Bond, pitches just short of a good length outside off, the ball goes through with the line and climbs on Prince. He hardly seemed prepared to fend it off the ball gets a thick outside edge high on the bat and lobs to Fleming at a comfortable height at second slip

AG Prince c Fleming b Bond 1 (24m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.66

South Africa 92/4   HH Gibbs 43* (102b 10x4)   SE Bond 8.1-1-26-2

44.1

Martin to Gibbs, OUT, loss of concentration! Perhaps inspired by de Villiers' upper-cut the previous over, Gibbs attempts the same, though the ball wasn't short enough for that. He ends up getting a thick outside edge high to Fleming at first slip

HH Gibbs c Fleming b Martin 63 (193m 125b 13x4 0x6) SR: 50.40

South Africa 141/5   AB de Villiers 29* (37b 6x4)   CS Martin 10.1-1-40-2

58.3

Bond to de Villiers, OUT, full and wide outside off, de Villiers gets down on his knee and drives square on the up. The ball rockets just inches off the turf and Oram at gully takes it low to his left. de Villiers stands his ground as New Zealand celebrate, the umpires Benson and Harper get together for a discussion. The third umpire takes his time and gives de Villiers the marching orders

AB de Villiers c Oram b Bond 33 (99m 80b 6x4 0x6) SR: 41.25

South Africa 162/6   MV Boucher 11* (45b 2x4)   SE Bond 12.3-1-47-3

62.5

Bond to Nel, OUT, Nel doesn't late very long! Bond lands the ball in the channel outside off, Nel goes for an expansive loft through the line of the ball and gets a feather edge through to Boucher

A Nel c †McCullum b Bond 15 (16m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

South Africa 182/7   MV Boucher 16* (57b 2x4)   SE Bond 14.5-1-64-4

67.2

Vettori to Harris, OUT, talk about rebounding! Simolar delivery, Harris goes on the backfoot and goes for another fearless cut. The ball jags back in after pitching (could have been the arm ball), the ball deflects off the pad in front of the wicket. It appeared that it was an appeal for a catch as MCCullum collected the ball off a thick deflection

PL Harris lbw b Vettori 3 (18m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

South Africa 195/8   MV Boucher 26* (69b 4x4)   DL Vettori 14.2-5-12-1

73.3

Vettori to Boucher, OUT, Boucher goes for a heave-ho across the line, gets on his knee and the ball gets a thick top-edge down Papps' throat at point

MV Boucher c Papps b Vettori 43 (118m 93b 5x4 0x6) SR: 46.23

South Africa 219/9   DW Steyn 6* (14b 1x4)   DL Vettori 17.3-6-25-2

74.3

Martin to Steyn, OUT, And Martin wraps it up! This time he adjusts a length to a fuller one, Steyn goes for another pull, but he succeeds in getting a thick outside edge. McCullum has to stretch his arms high up to take that

DW Steyn c †McCullum b Martin 13 (32m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 68.42

South Africa 226/10   M Ntini 0* (1b)   CS Martin 17.3-3-67-3
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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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Photos

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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