Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.6 gone! Would you believe it. The worst ball of the over gets the wicket. Was on leg stump and Guptill clipped it straight to midwicket. It did straighten a fraction on him, but not a good way for an opener to fall 0/1
    31.1 gone! Spin has broken through, but McCullum reviews. It slid on with the arm and struck him in line low on the pad. Looks very good. And it's hitting leg stump full on. He's out. 118/3
    17.4 what a poor shot! A very wide delivery and Williamson has a flap at it - trying to drive off the back foot - sending a regulation catch to second slip where Petersen, standing in for Kallis, takes it in front of his face. That was miles away from his body, a woeful way to give it away for a No. 3 batsman 29/2
    80.5 oh my goodness! What's he done?! Short and wide outside off, Brownlie doesn't even try to keep his cut shot down and couldn't have picked out deep point any more precisely. Did he see him out there? Perhaps done by a touch more bounce. Again, a wicket falls shortly before a break. 229/5
    43.6 gone! He's done it again. What a priceless cricketer. The change of line did the trick and there was a touch more bounce. Flynn played forward got an inside edge that was very well caught by de Villiers diving to his right 155/4
    92.5 gone! Watling's resistance is over. The ideal delivery just outside off stump, shapes away from Watling who pushes with hard hands and the edge travels comfortably to first slip 252/6
    101.6 dragged on! Steyn enjoyed that. More of a celebration this time. It's another short one at the body. Franklin tried a repeat of the previous shot but it comes off the gloves and lobs onto the top of the stumps 274/9
    94.4 that was on the cards! Philander really in a groove now. Pitches on middle, squares up Bracewell and takes an edge that flies at stomach-height to Petersen at third slip. This time he just about holds on 252/7
    99.4 that is that...not actually with the full and straight one, but it was fuller than before. Patel backing away to leg gets a bottom edge into leg stump 265/8
    not out
    102.1 oh dear, what a shambolic way to end the Test! Martin bags another duck, this time without facing a ball! That's a good effort, even for him. Boult was moving all over the crease, managed to flick the ball to fine leg. Martin started coming back for a second, was sent back, and couldn't beat Steyn's powerful throw. Out by a metre. 275/10
    12 (b 1, lb 8, w 3)
    275 all out (102.1 Overs, RR: 2.69, 460 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (MJ Guptill, 0.6 ov), 2-29 (KS Williamson, 17.4 ov), 3-118 (BB McCullum, 31.1 ov), 4-155 (DR Flynn, 43.6 ov), 5-229 (DG Brownlie, 80.5 ov), 6-252 (BJ Watling, 92.5 ov), 7-252 (DAJ Bracewell, 94.4 ov), 8-265 (JS Patel, 99.4 ov), 9-274 (JEC Franklin, 101.6 ov), 10-275 (CS Martin, 102.1 ov)
    DW Steyn30.066732.2300
    VD Philander24.087623.1610
    M Morkel21.065012.3810
    JH Kallis11.133122.7710
    RJ Peterson16.064212.6200

Close of Play

  • Wed, 2 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 252/3 (AN Petersen 103*, AB de Villiers 19*, 64 ov)
  • Thu, 3 Jan - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 169/4 (DG Brownlie 69*, BJ Watling 10*, 52 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Jan - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 275 (102.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes