Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 3

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Kallis backs South Africa on tough pitch

Jacques Kallis is confident that South Africa's 229-run lead over New Zealand puts them in the driving seat after three days of the first Test

Day 2

441dThe Bulletin by Will Luke

Oram's excellence hands New Zealand advantage

An extraordinary hundred from Jacob Oram, and an equally vital fifty from Daniel Vettori, dug New Zealand out of a cavernous hole to give them the most unlikely of leads on the second day of the first Test against South Africa at Centurion

441dThe Bulletin by Will Luke

AB de Villiers turns the table

AB de Villiers struck a fine innings of 97, and Nicky Boje chipped in with a vital cameo to wrestle back the initiative for South Africa on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand at Centurion

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'Oram played fantastically well' - Arthur

An extraordinary hundred from Jacob Oram, and an equally vital fifty from Daniel Vettori, dug New Zealand out of a cavernous hole to give them the most unlikely of leads on the second day of the first Test against South Africa at Centurion

441dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Steyn and Ntini rout New Zealand

New Zealand's resistance lasted just six overs on the final morning at Centurion, as Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn combined to complete the job they had started with the new ball the previous evening. Ntini took 5 for 51, and ten in the match, and Steyn to

Day 1

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Bond ruled out of first Test

Shane Bond, the New Zealand fast bowler, has been ruled out of the first Test against South Africa with a knee injury

Others

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Fleming: Pacemen made the difference

New Zealand's captain, Stephen Fleming, admitted that South Africa's pacemen had been too hot to handle, after his side were bundled to a 128-run defeat in the first Test at Centurion

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Captain Fantastic

When Stephen Fleming leads his team in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion Park, he'll become the first New Zealander to play 100 Tests

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South Africa's two gems

When Stephen Fleming leads his team in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion Park, he'll become the first New Zealander to play 100 Tests

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'We knew the new ball would play a role': Steyn

Dale Steyn has grown in confidence through the first Test against New Zealand at Centurion. Playing his fourth Test, Steyn took 3 for 35 as New Zealand were reduced to 98 for 7 in their pursuit of 249

441dKen Borland

Two men, six cricketers

As two world-class allrounders reach 100 Tests, Ken Borland looks at how important Jacques Kallis and Shaun Pollock have been to the South African side