Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    1.6 gone! There's the first one. It's been a lovely start from Philander. Pitches on off stump, shapes away a hint, Guptill plays the original line and gets a thin outside edge 7/1
    5.3 cleaned up! But there are a few clouds looming for New Zealand. This was just a good length delivery really, although perhaps it nipped back a touch and McCullum gets an inside edge before the ball crashes into middle stump. 14/2
    7.6 has he got another?! Yes, he has. Number four. The umpire gave him lbw but Williamson opted to review. There was no inside, what about the height? Nothing on Hotspot and it's clipping the top of middle. That's out. 27/4
    5.6 make that 14 for 3! Philander running riot at the moment. Gets a delivery to bounce just outside off stump and Brownlie feels for it with a rather limp shot which results in a gentle edge that loops to Smith at first slip 14/3
    19.2 all over! 45 all out. Banged in short, Flynn goes for the pull and gets a top edge which Steyn settles underneath from his follow through 45/10
    9.1 Oh boy, oh boy! That's unplayable. A peach of a delivery snakes away from Watling who had to play and another edge goes behind the wicket. He couldn't do much about that. Just too good. Mesmeric stuff from Philander 27/5
    10.5 oh goodness, the game of skittles continues. Morkel gets one straighter and fuller, it's all he had to do, and Franklin drives meekly outside off to give another edge through to Smith. Tame stuff. 28/6
    13.3 what a delivery! And what a way to get your 300th Test wicket. Pitches on middle and hits off. The fast bowler's dream. Bracewell didn't help by playing to leg but it was a crackerjack ball. 31/7
    16.4 what a catch! Patel didn't look like lasting long and he's fallen in spectacular fashion. Patel gave himself room to drive a full delivery, connected cleanly but struck it within reach of Amla at a close mid-off and he flung himself full length to his left to take a stunning grab 38/8
    18.3 predictable end...short-of-a-length ball and Boult stepped away to leg to try and carve it over the off side but only gets a top edge to de Villiers. A dark day for New Zealand 45/9
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    Extras
    7 (lb 6, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    45 all out (19.2 Overs, RR: 2.32, 100 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (MJ Guptill, 1.6 ov), 2-14 (BB McCullum, 5.3 ov), 3-14 (DG Brownlie, 5.6 ov), 4-27 (KS Williamson, 7.6 ov), 5-27 (BJ Watling, 9.1 ov), 6-28 (JEC Franklin, 10.5 ov), 7-31 (DAJ Bracewell, 13.3 ov), 8-38 (JS Patel, 16.4 ov), 9-45 (TA Boult, 18.3 ov), 10-45 (DR Flynn, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn7.221822.4500
    VD Philander63751.1600
    M Morkel621432.3301
  • BATSMEN
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    1.1 gone! A crazy session continues. Smith is plumb. The way he's fallen many times before, shuffling across the crease, the ball swings back into him and that was hitting middle 1/1
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    65.1 gone! And he strikes first ball. It's on off stump, nips back a little, Petersen is tentatively pushing forward and gets an inside edge into the timber 255/4
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    25.2 blimey, he's out. Amla's tactic of walking across his stumps proves his downfall as he misses a full delivery which was homing in on middle stump. In fact, think it struck his back boot 108/2
    51.3 almost out of nowhere! Boult strikes in his first over back with a full delivery, going across Kallis who went for the drive to a ball that wasn't quite there and gets a healthy edge to the keeper 212/3
    93.6 pays the price for walking around the crease, goes outside off stump to a straight delivery and misses his flick...middle stump gets struck. de Villiers had been a little skittish since lunch 342/7
    73.2 he's struck. Phantom power. A very good delivery, full on off stump, nips away from du Plessis who is pushing down the line with hard hands and the outside edge flies to gully where a good, low, catch is held 281/5
    89.2 a strike shortly before lunch, another one with extra bounce outside off stump and it brushes Elgar's outside edge...a good delivery, although maybe Elgar didn't have to play. He's been uncertain outside off for most of his stay 335/6
    95.2 cleaned up. Peterson going for a repeat dose, the ball is full on middle, and he misses 347/8
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    6 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    347/8d (95.2 Overs, RR: 3.63, 416 minutes)
    Did not bat: DW Steyn, M Morkel
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (GC Smith, 1.1 ov), 2-108 (HM Amla, 25.2 ov), 3-212 (JH Kallis, 51.3 ov), 4-255 (AN Petersen, 65.1 ov), 5-281 (F du Plessis, 73.2 ov), 6-335 (D Elgar, 89.2 ov), 7-342 (AB de Villiers, 93.6 ov), 8-347 (RJ Peterson, 95.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult2127833.7110
    DAJ Bracewell2449313.8700
    CS Martin19.246333.2511
    JEC Franklin1415013.5700
    JS Patel1746003.5200
  • BATSMEN
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 8, w 3)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn3066732.2300
    VD Philander2487623.1610
    M Morkel2165012.3810
    JH Kallis11.133122.7710
    RJ Peterson1664212.6200

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