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261dThe Bulletin by Will Luke

Steyn obliterates feeble New Zealand

Dale Steyn picked up Test-best figures of 10 for 93 to condemn New Zealand to a huge 358-run defeat in the first Test at the Wanderers

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
186(262) 25x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 51 runs
  • 6x4 - 3x6
8 27 31 16 59 11 14 20
HM Amla
176(378) 24x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 60 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
16 20 35 19 26 11 8 41

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O14.3
M3
R34
W5
Eco2.34
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O17
M1
R59
W5
Eco3.47
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

8,9,10,11 November 2007 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
51 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | NZ: 172/10

  • DL Vettori46 (58b)
  • DW Steyn17-1-59-5
  • PL Harris6-2-11-1

South Africa have won by a whopping 358 runs and take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. Shane Bond was deemed unfit to come out and bat due to his abdominal strain. So Steyn finishes with match figures of 10 for 93 - his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests and first ever ten-wicket tally. This victory is South Africa's largest margin of victory in terms of runs. The previous best was the victory by 356 runs against England at Lord's in 1994.

That rounds up a clinical performance by the home side. New Zealand, playing their first Test after a long hibernation of nearly 10 months, appeared rusty as soon as they came out to bat on the first day. The pitch was ideal for Test cricket - there was something in it for the bowlers and batsmen. Amla and Kallis made full use of the pitch as soon as it eased out and carved out big hundreds. We're ready for the presentation. We'll take you through that...

Boucher gets an award for passing 400 Test dismissals on the tour of Pakistan. Kallis as well, for passing 9000 Test runs in this game.

Vettori, the losing captain, speaks: "We were pleased with how we bowled. But against a side like South Africa our scores weren't enough. The batting has been a bit of a struggle throughout the tour."

Smith says: "We took a bit of gamble batting first here and they bowled really well. But it was a good decision in the end. I'm proud of the way the guys have performed so far in this season starting with the Pakistan tour."

Dale Steyn is the Man of the Match for his match figures of 10 for 93. Here's a stat by HRG: "Steyn is the third South African bowler to capture ten or more wickets in a match against New Zealand. Others are SF Burke and M Ntini."

The teams now head to Centurion for the second Test starting on Friday November 16. The conditions are expected to be the same there as well and New Zealand will have to somehow regroup and square the series. Kyle Mills will replace the injured Shane Bond, who's likely to miss the entire tour.

We hope you enjoyed the coverage. I enjoyed bringing this game to you in the midst of this crowded international calendar, with Australia, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan facing off in different parts of the world at the same time.

On behalf of the scorers, Ros and Raghav, this is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off. Cheers!

50.6
W
Steyn to Martin, OUT, It's all over at the Wanderers..... and Steyn has ten for the match.... Steyn keeps it in line with the stumps, Martin stays rooted to the crease, doesn't move his feet, the ball goes straight on and crashes into middle and off stump

CS Martin b Steyn 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

50.5
1
Steyn to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori innovates by walking across his stumps as Steyn delivers, the ball follows Vettori's movement and glides it wide of point
50.4
0
Steyn to Vettori, no run, fullish out side off, Vettori shapes to cut but ends up chopping it into the ground to gully
50.3
0
Steyn to Vettori, no run, faster yorker on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on
50.2
0
Steyn to Vettori, no run, slower ball, wide outside the off stump, glided away to deep point, turns down the single again
50.1
0
Steyn to Vettori, no run, full outside off, driven wide of mid-off and Vettori turns down the single

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12SP FlemingCD Cumming
2nd22SP FlemingSB Styris
3rd5SB StyrisLRPL Taylor
4th21SB StyrisBB McCullum
5th30JDP OramBB McCullum
6th19MHW PappsJDP Oram
7th45DL VettoriJDP Oram
8th16DL VettoriIE O'Brien
9th2DL VettoriCS Martin