Close of Play

  • Wed, 8 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 229/4 (D Elgar 128*, T Bavuma 38*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 9 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 177/3 (KS Williamson 78*, JS Patel 9*, 55 ov)
  • Fri, 10 Mar - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 38/1 (D Elgar 12*, HM Amla 23*, 18 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 224/6 (F du Plessis 56*, VD Philander 1*, 102 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Mar - day 5 - no play

Match Notes

Dunedin, again

2012

Last time before this NZ took a first-innings lead against SA in Tests, which was at the same venue, eight Tests ago.

Watling's three v SA

3

No. of fifty-plus scores by BJ Watling against SA in seven Test inns. No other NZ batsman has hit as many when playing as a keeper.

A rare hundred

3

Test hundreds by NZ captains against SA before Williamson's in this inns. Previous one was the 262 by Stephen Fleming in Cape Town in 2006.

Tough nut

4

No. of times Philander has dismissed Williamson in ten inns before this Test. Williamson averages just 17.50 runs against the bowler.

Tough opponents

18

Runs by Tom Latham in four Test innings against South Africa. He has made scores of 4, 4, 0, 10 against them.

SA lose their way?

79/6

SA's score on the second day. They were 229 for 4 overnight.

First in a while

2005

Last time before Elgar an overseas opener hit a Test hundred in the 1st inns of a series in NZ. Marvan Atapattu had made 127 in Napier.

SA recover

1

No. of lower scores from which there has been a century stand for the 4th wkt in Tests in NZ. Griffith and Lara had added 112 from 17/3 in 1998-99.