Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
38(61) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 4 0 7 0 0
HM Nicholls
118(161) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 5 1 0 11 4 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Duminy
O11.3
M2
R47
W4
Eco4.08
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TG Southee
O6.0
M2
R17
W1
Eco2.83
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

6.59pm South Africa were mired at 94 for 6 just before lunch on the second day. They have now sewed up the match just before stumps on the third. What a turnaround! De Kock and Bavuma (counter) punched half-centuries each, before Philander and Morne Morkel combined for a 57-run stand - the highest for the last wicket for South Africa against New Zealand in Test cricket. After earning a 91-run first-innings lead, South Africa, headed up by Maharaj's career-best 6 for 40, the second-best figures for a spinner at the Basin Reserve, skittled the hosts for 171 in their second innings, and knocked off 81 in 24.3 overs. That is all we have for you from this match. Do come back for the third Test, starting March 25. Night.

Maharaj is the Man of the Match

rickyg: "NZ also sorely missing a fit Corey Anderson at No 6 as a proven all rounder. Too many supposed allrounders only delivering with one suit at present - that said the Top 5 need to deliver the runs and aren't. Big decisions to make for Hamilton."

24.3
4
Neesham to Duminy, FOUR runs, South Africa wrap up the Wellington Test in three days and secure a 1-0 lead. Duminy finishes it off in style. Neesham goes short and wide outside off, hip-high ball, Duminy skips back and nails a pull over square leg

Mark: "For me these last few overs have summed up the NZ side. Neesham is bowling rubbish and getting carted while Wagner is running in with intent and still bowling his heart out even though the game is lost."

24.2
2
Neesham to Duminy, 2 runs, short and outside off, Duminy sits back and swats away between midwicket and mid-on for a double
24.1
0
Neesham to Duminy, no run, back of a length and drifting outside leg, Duminy can't put bat on ball

END OF OVER:
24 | 2 Runs | SA: 77/2

  • HM Amla38 (61b)
  • JP Duminy9 (13b)
  • N Wagner8-2-18-1
  • JDS Neesham2-0-22-0
23.6
0
Wagner to Amla, no run, short and slanting away outside off, Amla has his eyes locked on the ball before swaying his upper body out of the way
23.5
0
Wagner to Amla, no run, head-hunting bouncer, Amla ducks out of the way
23.4
0
Wagner to Amla, no run, back of a length and jumps on middle, Amla quells it to leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
38(61) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 4 0 7 0 0
HM Nicholls
118(161) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 5 1 0 11 4 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Duminy
O11.3
M2
R47
W4
Eco4.08
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TG Southee
O6.0
M2
R17
W1
Eco2.83
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Winning Ways

0

Instances of New Zealand beating South Africa in series either home or away. SA take a 1-0 lead and cannot lose the series.

Rare feat

1973

Last Instance of a visiting Spinner to take 2 five wicket hauls in consecutive matches in New Zealand - Intikhab Alam took six and seven in Dunedin

Watling at Wellington

20

Percentage of career runs scored by BJ Watling at the Basin Reserve. Before this match Watling has scored 511 runs with 2 centuries and 2 half centuries

Not a great match

3

Runs scored by Kane Williamson in this match - His least match aggregate in which he has batted twice. His previous lowest was 6 runs vs England in 2015

Spinners on Day 1

1946

Last instance of spinners taking 5 or more wickets on Day 1 of a Test at Basin Reserve. Bill O'Reilly took 5 for 14 to dismiss NZ for 42.

First Century

1

Number of centuries for Henry Nicholls in Tests. His previous highest score was 98 against Bangladesh in Christchurch earlier this year.

Sixth Wicket Stands

76.5

Average sixth wicket stand at Basin Reserve since Jan 2012 - highest for any ground with a minimum of 15 innings.

Rabada vs Williamson

3

Number of times Rabada has dimissed Kane Williamson from 4 innings in Tests. Williamson has scored 61 runs from 116 balls so far.

Not a Dream Debut

0

Runs scored by Neil Broom today on debut. Last instance of a batsmen from NZ to be dismissed for a duck on debut was Tom Latham against India at Basin Reserve.

Tough Conditions

199

Average score from last three Tests for NZ in the first innings of the match at the Basin Reserve. In those three innings they have not managed to bat more than 55 overs.