Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    20.5 Morkel takes three, Guptill goes, couldn't prevent himself from flirting with a goodish length delivery outside off that seemed to nip back in, stepped forward to defend, got a thick edge and Rudolph at gully bent low to take a good catch, fingers underneath the ball, no doubts this time 32/3
    2.2 Flynn has to walk back, Morkel's dug that one short and Flynn could not drop his hands on that one in time, was late in doing so and it flicked the glove on the way to the keeper, Flynn's gone for a duck 1/1
    4.5 McCullum's been given out and he's called for a review, Yorker from Morkel, lands full on leg stump, was it going down? McCullum moved a little across, the umpire thought it would have hit leg, it would have clipped leg stump according to ball-tracking. Umpire's call and he raises his finger again 1/2
    not out
    35.5 Morkel, you beauty! If the fielders aren't going to snap the catches, get them out bowled, and that's what he does. Fires in a yorker and that was quick, Brownlie fails to get his bat down in time and that crashes into middle 83/4
    35.6 Amazing stuff! Morkel's been mobbed, five wickets! Another yorker, this time from round the wicket and Vettori was clueless, landed in the blockhole on the off stump and Vettori couldn't get his bat down, the off stump was pegged back 83/5
    61.3 Morkel strikes! Six down now, excellent reaction and South Africa have hit back. Pitched up and van Wyk, who's been growing in confidence, drives that one straight but uppishly and Morkel shows excellent reflexes, plucking that with both hands to his left 163/6
    not out
    6 (lb 6)
    200/6 (80.4 Overs, RR: 2.47, 346 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (DR Flynn, 2.2 ov), 2-1 (BB McCullum, 4.5 ov), 3-32 (MJ Guptill, 20.5 ov), 4-83 (DG Brownlie, 35.5 ov), 5-83 (DL Vettori, 35.6 ov), 6-163 (CFK van Wyk, 61.3 ov)
    M Morkel16.472361.3800
    VD Philander18.462901.5500
    M de Lange17.247704.4400
    DW Steyn15.091400.9300
    JP Duminy13.025103.9200

Close of Play

  • Fri, 23 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 136/2 (AN Petersen 44*, JP Duminy 23*, 42 ov)
  • Sat, 24 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 246/2 (AN Petersen 96*, JP Duminy 76*, 79 ov)
  • Sun, 25 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 65/0 (DR Flynn 35*, MJ Guptill 28*, 25 ov)
  • Mon, 26 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 75/0 (AN Petersen 38*, GC Smith 34*, 15 ov)
  • Tue, 27 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 200/6 (80.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes