Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa won the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.00am start, Lunch 1.00-1.40pm, Tea 3.40-4.00pm, Close 6.00pm

Match days

25,26,27,28,29 March 2017 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 25 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 123/4 (F du Plessis 33*, T Bavuma 13*, 41 ov)
  • Sun, 26 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 67/0 (TWM Latham 42*, JA Raval 25*, 25.3 ov)
  • Mon, 27 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 321/4 (KS Williamson 148*, MJ Santner 13*, 104 ov)
  • Tue, 28 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 80/5 (F du Plessis 15*, Q de Kock 15*, 39 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Mar - day 5 - no play

Match Notes

Amla's away drought


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


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


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


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

A rare opening act


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


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