Match Notes

Amla's away drought

5

No. of consecutive away Test series Amla has now gone without a hundred. Has made 411 runs at 20.55 since his last away hundred - in Colombo, 2014.

NZ's lead

3

No. of first-innings lead taken by NZ in Tests v SA bigger than their 175-run lead in this match. Only one of them came after SA's readmission.

a first

0

No. of times before this New Zealand's top three batsmen had made a fifty-plus score in a Test innings at home.

In record time

110

No. of innings for Kane Williamson to reach 5000 Test runs, the fastest by a NZ cricketer, beating Martin Crowe

A rare opening act

3

No. of fifty opening stands for NZ v SA in 38 Test inns since 2000. NZ's 1st wicket had averaged only 17.43 from 37 inns v SA since 2000 before this.

In nineties again

2

No. of consecutive dismissals for Quinton de Kock in the 90s - 91 in the last Test and 90 in this Test.