New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Nov 16-18, 2007
South Africa won by an innings and 59 runs
16,17,18 November 2007 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CD Cumming retired hurt 48 151 107 8 0 44.85
33.5 from Steyn, ouch! Steyn flattens Cumming with another snorter of a short delivery, dug in on middle and leg and as he swivels to pull he misses the line of the ball, he's fairly felled as it sneaks in and clangs him on the visor. Cumming is down in a second as everyone, Steyn right in front, rush to attend to him. He was hit flush in the cheek and there's a good amount of blood. Very nasty. Off goes Cumming now with a towel to his right cheek. Here's Scott Styris in next. 101/2
View dismissal MHW Papps c Gibbs b Ntini 9 32 22 2 0 40.90
7.6 but he's not so lucky this time! Ntini pitches short of a length outside off stump, gets it to kick up off the surface and Papps, initially coming forward, is unable to get back in time and edges it to a diving Gibbs at gully, who gets forward and takes it inches off the ground 26/1
View dismissal L Vincent c Harris b Steyn 33 96 64 4 1 51.56
29.4 and would you look at that! After unsettling him with a snorter last ball, Steyn hustles in and digs one in short again and Vincent is simply hurried into his pull shot, lobbing it up in the air for Harris to run across to square leg and pouch an easy take, very clever bowling from Steyn 88/2
View dismissal SP Fleming c Prince b Kallis 43 97 57 6 1 75.43
48.6 another good catch, to a poor ball! Kallis offers him another short and wide delivery and Fleming again gets back to slap this over the infield, except its that man Prince at point once more, standing in the way and plucking another stinger in front of his face to get rid of him 165/5
View dismissal SB Styris lbw b Steyn 3 11 8 0 0 37.50
35.5 trapped him! Steyn follows up with a slower delivery, full on middle and leg and swinging in nicely, Styris is back and rooted to the crease, attempting to work it across the line but the bat comes down way too late and he's caught plumb in front, another excellent change-up from Steyn! 105/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor c Prince b Nel 17 38 20 4 0 85.00
43.1 excellent catch at gully! This one is short and wide and Taylor slashes it very hard, its traveling like a rocket but Prince intercepts it with a lovely catch above his head to his left! There's not much you can do when someone as sharp as Prince holds onto a firm cut shot like that, and Taylor walks off shaking his head. Really a good catch at gully, that ball was asking to be hit however. 147/4
View dismissal BB McCullum c de Villiers b Nel 13 43 28 1 0 46.42
52.6 edged and gone! On the stroke of tea, Nel strikes, pitching on a length and sucking McCullum forward, pushing at it and edging low and fast to an excellent de Villiers at third slip, diving to his left and taking it in front of Kallis, another good catch sums up the second session for you! 184/6
DL Vettori* not out 17 36 30 2 0 56.66
View dismissal MR Gillespie lbw b Steyn 0 10 3 0 0 0.00
55.3 gone! Gillespie departs for 0 on debut, staying back in his crease and bringing the bat down late, he's caught dead in front of middle stump to a full delivery coming back off the seam 187/7
View dismissal IE O'Brien c Gibbs b Steyn 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
55.4 and he goes first ball! Steyn bowls it full in that channel outside off stump and O'Brien cant stop himself from having a flirt, edging to Gibbs at gully, moving to his left and taking an easy catch 187/8
View dismissal CS Martin c Kallis b Ntini 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
56.4 all over! Pitches on a length and moves away, and he can only edge to Kallis at second slip! 188/9
Extras (lb 2, nb 3) 5
  Total (all out; 56.4 overs; 261 mins) 188 (3.31 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 14 5 42 4 3.00 68 5 1 (1nb)
29.4 to Vincent, and would you look at that! After unsettling him with a snorter last ball, Steyn hustles in and digs one in short again and Vincent is simply hurried into his pull shot, lobbing it up in the air for Harris to run across to square leg and pouch an easy take, very clever bowling from Steyn 88/2
35.5 to Styris, trapped him! Steyn follows up with a slower delivery, full on middle and leg and swinging in nicely, Styris is back and rooted to the crease, attempting to work it across the line but the bat comes down way too late and he's caught plumb in front, another excellent change-up from Steyn! 105/3
55.3 to Gillespie, gone! Gillespie departs for 0 on debut, staying back in his crease and bringing the bat down late, he's caught dead in front of middle stump to a full delivery coming back off the seam 187/7
55.4 to O'Brien, and he goes first ball! Steyn bowls it full in that channel outside off stump and O'Brien cant stop himself from having a flirt, edging to Gibbs at gully, moving to his left and taking an easy catch 187/8
View wickets M Ntini 15.4 4 52 2 3.31 73 9 0
7.6 to Papps, but he's not so lucky this time! Ntini pitches short of a length outside off stump, gets it to kick up off the surface and Papps, initially coming forward, is unable to get back in time and edges it to a diving Gibbs at gully, who gets forward and takes it inches off the ground 26/1
56.4 to Martin, all over! Pitches on a length and moves away, and he can only edge to Kallis at second slip! 188/9
View wicket JH Kallis 11 2 35 1 3.18 50 5 0 (2nb)
48.6 to Fleming, another good catch, to a poor ball! Kallis offers him another short and wide delivery and Fleming again gets back to slap this over the infield, except its that man Prince at point once more, standing in the way and plucking another stinger in front of his face to get rid of him 165/5
View wickets A Nel 13 3 42 2 3.23 61 7 0
43.1 to Taylor, excellent catch at gully! This one is short and wide and Taylor slashes it very hard, its traveling like a rocket but Prince intercepts it with a lovely catch above his head to his left! There's not much you can do when someone as sharp as Prince holds onto a firm cut shot like that, and Taylor walks off shaking his head. Really a good catch at gully, that ball was asking to be hit however. 147/4
52.6 to McCullum, edged and gone! On the stroke of tea, Nel strikes, pitching on a length and sucking McCullum forward, pushing at it and edging low and fast to an excellent de Villiers at third slip, diving to his left and taking it in front of Kallis, another good catch sums up the second session for you! 184/6
  PL Harris 3 0 15 0 5.00 12 1 1
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* b Martin 2 4 6 0 0 33.33
0.6 bowled em! Martin gets him as at Johannesburg! Pitches full and moves away from outside off stump and a feeble Smith just pokes at with a closed face and inside-edges back onto off stump! New Zealand are cock-a-hoop! 2/1
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Martin 25 40 27 4 0 92.59
8.5 well there you go! Lack of footwork does him in, Martin pitching a fraction fuller, on a length, and swinging the ball back in to a leaden-footed Gibbs whose bat comes down very late, one-handed, and misses the line of the ball completely as it jags back to peg back off stump! That wasn't hard to foresee, honestly, judging by how Gibbs has been stuck at the crease 31/2
View dismissal HM Amla c Papps b O'Brien 103 349 216 15 0 47.68
80.1 caught at cover! Amla stands rooted and slashes hard at one just short of a length outside off stump, uncertain about his footwork and whether to drive or cut, and ends up hitting to a diving Papps at short cover, moving to his right, a good take and Amla's vigil ends 312/5
View dismissal JH Kallis lbw b Gillespie 131 221 177 17 2 74.01
59.5 and he departs as Gillespie's maiden Test wicket! Pitches full on off stump and jags back in sharply to catch him on the front pad in front of middle stump as the bat comes down late, everyone appeals and after a brief thought, up comes the finger of fate! But what an innings from Kallis, well played ... New Zealand really had to toil for that wicket and Gillespie is over the moon 251/3
View dismissal AG Prince c sub (JM How) b Gillespie 13 44 30 2 0 43.33
68.5 gone! Gillespie serves up another loopy half-volley outside off stump, to follow up after the sharp one into the rib cage, and Prince flashes at it away from his body, a tad early into the shot, only to spoon a catch to gully! 282/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †McCullum b Gillespie 33 71 51 6 0 64.70
85.2 good catch! Banged in short of a length on the stumps, sits up as de Villiers takes his eyes off it and tries to hook, mistiming it as he was not in control, the top-edge goes up in the air for a long time and heads down towards fine leg, Martin converges from his position on the ropes but McCullum calls for it, covering a lot of ground and finally pouching a good catch, he had to move a long way but kept his eyes on it! Gillespie has a fourth wicket as New Zealand chip away at the lead 332/7
View dismissal MV Boucher b Gillespie 1 15 10 0 0 10.00
83.3 bowled em! Full and wide, Boucher goes for the drive and mistimes it, simply getting an inside-edge back onto his stumps, just leaned back and drove loosely 325/6
View dismissal PL Harris c †McCullum b Gillespie 0 15 10 0 0 0.00
85.6 edged and gone! What a reversal of fortunes for Gillespie after a tough first day in Test cricket! He follows up the short stuff with one pitched up on a length and Harris, looking to cut, gets very, very cramped for room and slashes an outside edge for a regulation take behind the stumps! Thats five wickets on debut for Gillespie! 332/8
View dismissal A Nel lbw b Vettori 25 56 30 1 2 83.33
96.6 and the fun ends, at least for Nel! Vettori tosses it up on the stumps, the ball pitches and goes straight on with the arm, Nel kneels down to sweep, misses, and gets rapped plumb in front for an easy decision from umpire Harper. An entertaining knock during an entertaining stand. 383/9
View dismissal DW Steyn c Papps b O'Brien 25 55 40 2 1 62.50
97.3 big slog and a fine catch! Steyn again does as he pleases, heaving across the line, mistiming it up miles in the air down towards cow corner, where Papps runs around from deep midwicket and collects it after juggling, cupping it and sliding to his knees but not allowing it to slip out! 383/10
M Ntini not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 6, lb 4, w 2, nb 13) 25
  Total (all out; 97.3 overs; 437 mins) 383 (3.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets CS Martin 22 6 81 2 3.68 105 10 2 (3nb, 2w)
0.6 to Smith, bowled em! Martin gets him as at Johannesburg! Pitches full and moves away from outside off stump and a feeble Smith just pokes at with a closed face and inside-edges back onto off stump! New Zealand are cock-a-hoop! 2/1
8.5 to Gibbs, well there you go! Lack of footwork does him in, Martin pitching a fraction fuller, on a length, and swinging the ball back in to a leaden-footed Gibbs whose bat comes down very late, one-handed, and misses the line of the ball completely as it jags back to peg back off stump! That wasn't hard to foresee, honestly, judging by how Gibbs has been stuck at the crease 31/2
View wickets MR Gillespie 30 7 136 5 4.53 130 18 2 (5nb)
59.5 to Kallis, and he departs as Gillespie's maiden Test wicket! Pitches full on off stump and jags back in sharply to catch him on the front pad in front of middle stump as the bat comes down late, everyone appeals and after a brief thought, up comes the finger of fate! But what an innings from Kallis, well played ... New Zealand really had to toil for that wicket and Gillespie is over the moon 251/3
68.5 to Prince, gone! Gillespie serves up another loopy half-volley outside off stump, to follow up after the sharp one into the rib cage, and Prince flashes at it away from his body, a tad early into the shot, only to spoon a catch to gully! 282/4
83.3 to Boucher, bowled em! Full and wide, Boucher goes for the drive and mistimes it, simply getting an inside-edge back onto his stumps, just leaned back and drove loosely 325/6
85.2 to de Villiers, good catch! Banged in short of a length on the stumps, sits up as de Villiers takes his eyes off it and tries to hook, mistiming it as he was not in control, the top-edge goes up in the air for a long time and heads down towards fine leg, Martin converges from his position on the ropes but McCullum calls for it, covering a lot of ground and finally pouching a good catch, he had to move a long way but kept his eyes on it! Gillespie has a fourth wicket as New Zealand chip away at the lead 332/7
85.6 to Harris, edged and gone! What a reversal of fortunes for Gillespie after a tough first day in Test cricket! He follows up the short stuff with one pitched up on a length and Harris, looking to cut, gets very, very cramped for room and slashes an outside edge for a regulation take behind the stumps! Thats five wickets on debut for Gillespie! 332/8
View wickets IE O'Brien 21.3 6 78 2 3.62 96 12 0 (1nb)
80.1 to Amla, caught at cover! Amla stands rooted and slashes hard at one just short of a length outside off stump, uncertain about his footwork and whether to drive or cut, and ends up hitting to a diving Papps at short cover, moving to his right, a good take and Amla's vigil ends 312/5
97.3 to Steyn, big slog and a fine catch! Steyn again does as he pleases, heaving across the line, mistiming it up miles in the air down towards cow corner, where Papps runs around from deep midwicket and collects it after juggling, cupping it and sliding to his knees but not allowing it to slip out! 383/10
View wicket DL Vettori 20 2 61 1 3.05 86 5 1 (3nb)
96.6 to Nel, and the fun ends, at least for Nel! Vettori tosses it up on the stumps, the ball pitches and goes straight on with the arm, Nel kneels down to sweep, misses, and gets rapped plumb in front for an easy decision from umpire Harper. An entertaining knock during an entertaining stand. 383/9
  SB Styris 4 0 17 0 4.25 16 2 0 (1nb)
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal L Vincent lbw b Steyn 4 2 4 1 0 100.00
0.4 gone, but a tough call! Steyn pitches full and straight, slides the ball into Vincent as he shuffles back and drives from the crease, the bat turning in his hands, and he's struck outside the line, so a poor call from umpire Benson because that ball was missing leg stump 4/1
View dismissal MHW Papps lbw b Steyn 1 12 8 0 0 12.50
2.3 another opener down, leg before! Papps goes, caught in the crease as he plays back to a full delivery pitching just outside off stump and coming in to clip the flap of the back bad in front of off, Steyn belts out the appeal and Benson raises the finger of fate, that looked out 9/2
View dismissal SP Fleming lbw b Steyn 54 138 85 9 1 63.52
30.6 nailed! Fullish on about leg stump, straightens and swings down to hit Fleming in front of leg stump as the bat comes down late, Steyn and the slips go up and after a thought Benson agrees with that one .... replays indicate the ball pitched outside leg stump and may have slid down. In real time, however, it looked out. 117/5
View dismissal SB Styris c de Villiers b Kallis 29 78 58 6 0 50.00
19.5 and thats out! Similar delivery and similar shot, the attempted off-drive from Styris, but he's not so lucky with the outside edge this time, steering it straight into second slip's lap! 69/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor run out (Amla) 8 8 6 2 0 133.33
20.6 from Nel, but his aggression is short-lived! Nel pitches full, marginally outside leg stump, Taylor is caught on the knee roll deep in his crease, they all belt out an appeal but umpire Benson shakes his head ... but check this out ... Amla collects the ball as it rolls toward him, looks up and sees Taylor's out of his crease, and smartly flicks the ball onto the stumps and dislodges the bails! What thinking to get rid of Taylor and don't his team-mates love it? 78/4
View dismissal BB McCullum c Smith b Steyn 21 50 34 2 0 61.76
32.2 outswing does the trick! Good delivery, pitching full and deviating away after sucking McCullum into a faulty attempted leg-side shot, he gets a thick outside-edge which flies into Smith's safe hands at first slip! 128/6
View dismissal DL Vettori* c de Villiers b Ntini 8 17 6 2 0 133.33
33.6 oh de Villiers you beauty! Dives full stretch to his right left at cover, going upwards, and plucks a complete stunner to get rid of the captain, leaning forward and driving a half-volley on the up! South Africa one away from victory! Some effort that by an acrobatic de Villiers 136/8
View dismissal MR Gillespie c Kallis b Steyn 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
32.6 call it the commentator's curse but he edges the next delivery! Full and wide, again swinging away and drawing him forward, from deep in the crease, and the thick outside edge flies low and hard to Kallis at second slip! Thats another five-wicket haul for Steyn! 128/7
View dismissal IE O'Brien b Steyn 0 8 3 0 0 0.00
34.3 all over! Steyn gets ten in the match for the second consecutive Test as he splays the stumps! Simple death, pitching full on middle stump, swinging, and sneaking through his shaky defensive and South Africa fairly explode on the pitch in raucous celebration! An innings and 59-run hands them the series 2-0! 136/10
CS Martin not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
CD Cumming absent hurt -
Extras (b 1, lb 9, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 34.3 overs; 162 mins) 136 (3.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 10.3 1 49 6 4.66 48 9 1 (1nb)
0.4 to Vincent, gone, but a tough call! Steyn pitches full and straight, slides the ball into Vincent as he shuffles back and drives from the crease, the bat turning in his hands, and he's struck outside the line, so a poor call from umpire Benson because that ball was missing leg stump 4/1
2.3 to Papps, another opener down, leg before! Papps goes, caught in the crease as he plays back to a full delivery pitching just outside off stump and coming in to clip the flap of the back bad in front of off, Steyn belts out the appeal and Benson raises the finger of fate, that looked out 9/2
30.6 to Fleming, nailed! Fullish on about leg stump, straightens and swings down to hit Fleming in front of leg stump as the bat comes down late, Steyn and the slips go up and after a thought Benson agrees with that one .... replays indicate the ball pitched outside leg stump and may have slid down. In real time, however, it looked out. 117/5
32.2 to McCullum, outswing does the trick! Good delivery, pitching full and deviating away after sucking McCullum into a faulty attempted leg-side shot, he gets a thick outside-edge which flies into Smith's safe hands at first slip! 128/6
32.6 to Gillespie, call it the commentator's curse but he edges the next delivery! Full and wide, again swinging away and drawing him forward, from deep in the crease, and the thick outside edge flies low and hard to Kallis at second slip! Thats another five-wicket haul for Steyn! 128/7
34.3 to O'Brien, all over! Steyn gets ten in the match for the second consecutive Test as he splays the stumps! Simple death, pitching full on middle stump, swinging, and sneaking through his shaky defensive and South Africa fairly explode on the pitch in raucous celebration! An innings and 59-run hands them the series 2-0! 136/10
View wicket M Ntini 12 4 39 1 3.25 56 5 0
33.6 to Vettori, oh de Villiers you beauty! Dives full stretch to his right left at cover, going upwards, and plucks a complete stunner to get rid of the captain, leaning forward and driving a half-volley on the up! South Africa one away from victory! Some effort that by an acrobatic de Villiers 136/8
  A Nel 7 2 20 0 2.85 34 4 0
View wicket JH Kallis 5 2 18 1 3.60 24 4 0
19.5 to Styris, and thats out! Similar delivery and similar shot, the attempted off-drive from Styris, but he's not so lucky with the outside edge this time, steering it straight into second slip's lap! 69/3

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa won the 2-match series 2-0
Test debut - MR Gillespie (New Zealand)
Player of the match - DW Steyn (South Africa)
Player of the series - DW Steyn (South Africa)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - KH Hurter
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - M Erasmus
Close of play
  • Fri, 16 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 187/8 (DL Vettori 16*, CS Martin 0*, 56 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 272/3 (HM Amla 89*, AG Prince 8*, 66 ov)
  • Sun, 18 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 136 (34.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 45/1 in 14.0 overs (CD Cumming 25, L Vincent 10)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (103 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (CD Cumming 20, L Vincent 28, Ex 4)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 84/1 in 28.0 overs (CD Cumming 38, L Vincent 33)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 33.2 overs (203 balls), Extras 5
    • CD Cumming retired hurt at 101/2 (48, 33.5 overs)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 133/3 in 40.0 overs (SP Fleming 30, LRPL Taylor 5)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 43.6 overs (267 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: New Zealand - 184/6 in 53.0 overs (DL Vettori 13)
    • Bad Light: New Zealand - 187/8 in 56.0 overs (DL Vettori 16, CS Martin 0)
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 187/8 in 56.0 overs (DL Vettori 16, CS Martin 0)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 45/2 in 15.0 overs (HM Amla 11, JH Kallis 5)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (108 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (HM Amla 23, JH Kallis 26, Ex 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 29.1 overs (179 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: South Africa - 103/2 in 32.0 overs (HM Amla 36, JH Kallis 36)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 94 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 174 balls (HM Amla 42, JH Kallis 54, Ex 5)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 105 balls (8 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 40.6 overs (253 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 224 balls (HM Amla 60, JH Kallis 83, Ex 8)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 182/2 in 45.0 overs (HM Amla 64, JH Kallis 83)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 48.6 overs (302 balls), Extras 12
    • JH Kallis: 100 off 143 balls (13 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 290 balls (HM Amla 71, JH Kallis 115, Ex 14)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 58.1 overs (360 balls), Extras 16
    • Tea: South Africa - 251/2 in 59.0 overs (HM Amla 77, JH Kallis 131)
    • South Africa Innings: 1x5 ball over (62nd over, MR Gillespie, called by Umpire MR Benson)
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 272/3 in 66.0 overs (HM Amla 89, AG Prince 8)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 272/3 in 66.0 overs (HM Amla 89, AG Prince 8)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 73.3 overs (453 balls), Extras 22
    • HM Amla: 100 off 203 balls (15 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 312/4 in 79.0 overs (HM Amla 103, AB de Villiers 15)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 342/8 in 89.0 overs (A Nel 6, DW Steyn 4)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 90.1 overs (554 balls), Extras 24
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (A Nel 25, DW Steyn 24, Ex 1)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 41/2 in 14.0 overs (SP Fleming 11, SB Styris 18)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (98 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (SP Fleming 18, SB Styris 25, Ex 7)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (161 balls), Extras 7
    • SP Fleming: 50 off 76 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 110/4 in 28.0 overs (SP Fleming 54, BB McCullum 7)
 
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