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    4.6 that's the first strike....lands the ball on a good length outside off, gets the ball to dart away from the right-hander, Cumming was caught at the crease fishing outside off without moving his feet, he gets a thick outside edge to Smith at first slip 12/1
    9.3 Smith takes his second catch of the evening..... Nel shifts to a fuller length in the channel outside the off stump, Fleming gets a half prod forward and tries to cover the line of the ball. He isnt quick enough in getting his bat down and the ball shaves the outside edge and goes low to Smith at first slip 34/2
    18.3 that didn't take too long....Steyn digs it in short of a length on middle, gets the ball to move inwards off the seam, Styris tries to glide it down to fine leg but the ball just shaves his glove and Boucher takes it to his left 60/4
    9.5 that's two for the over....After softening him up with a bouncer the previous ball, he bangs one in short of a length outside off, the ball kicks on Taylor and he sticks his bat out. He gets a thick outside edge to Kallis at second slip 39/3
    26.1 loose shot and McCullum can't believe what he just did.... short outside off, comes in at a gentle pace, McCullum tries to slice that above the slips but succeeds in playing it off the meat of the bat. Gibbs at gully takes one of his easier catches. It was not really a wicket-taking delivery...just a loss of concentration on the part of the batsman 90/5
    45.4 Oram loses his patience....Harris gives the ball a lot of air, Oram is tempted into the loft, he takes a few paces forward, meets the pitch of the ball but suddenly checks his stroke. He goes through with the loft over midwicket one-handed and Nel takes it easily at deep midwicket 154/7
    33.1 good captaincy....that was more like a gentle loosener outside the off stump, Papps gets a half prod forwardm doesn't cover the line of the ball and gets a thin outside edge to de Villiers at second slip 109/6
    not out
    48.5 Fantastic reflex catch... Steyn dishes out a slower ball on the pads, O'Brien flicks uppishly, Amla at forward short-leg gets a hand to it, the ball rebounds off his palms and lobs up. He turns around quickly, takes it on the second attempt and the fielders celebrate. There's a bit of doubt as O'Brien stands his ground as he felt the ball hit Amla's visor before catching it. The third umpire finally rules him out. 170/8
    50.6 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 172/10
    absent hurt
    11 (b 7, lb 1, nb 1, w 2)
    172 all out (51 Overs, RR: 3.37, 240 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (CD Cumming, 4.6 ov), 2-34 (SP Fleming, 9.3 ov), 3-39 (LRPL Taylor, 9.5 ov), 4-60 (SB Styris, 18.3 ov), 5-90 (BB McCullum, 26.1 ov), 6-109 (MHW Papps, 33.1 ov), 7-154 (JDP Oram, 45.4 ov), 8-170 (IE O'Brien, 48.5 ov), 9-172 (CS Martin, 50.6 ov)
    DW Steyn17.015953.4701
    M Ntini13.004203.2300
    A Nel12.013723.0820
    JH Kallis3.001515.0000
    PL Harris6.021111.8300

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

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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

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Reserve Umpire

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Close of Play

  • Thu, 8 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 41/2 (SP Fleming 22*, SE Bond 0*, 13 ov)
  • Fri, 9 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 179/2 (HM Amla 85*, JH Kallis 76*, 55 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 57/3 (SB Styris 16*, BB McCullum 11*, 17 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 172 (51 ov) - end of match

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