Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    4.6 bowled'm! Ntini too joins the party! short of a good length delivery, once again cutting in sharply off the seam, Papps defends on the back-foot, ball kisses the inside edge, hits the pad and crashes into the stumps, New Zealand two down - South Africa off to a fantastic start here. 0/2
    1.2 Steyn strikes! good length delivery, shaping back in from close to the off stump line, angled in and seaming away, How looking to work it away on the leg side opens the face of the bat bit too early, ball clips the leading edge and goes straight to AB de Villiers at third slip, New Zealand one down! 0/1
    28.3 gone! good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, Fleming is drawn forward into a half-hearted defensive push, ball clips the left thigh and goes straight to the keeper, loud appeal and given by umpire Hair! 78/5
    6.6 goodness me! Ntini finally pitches one up, bit of a surprise delivery and Styris is sucked into the drive, the edge is produced and AB de Villiers at third slip drives across full length to his left and takes a blinder, that's the third duck of the innings - New Zealand three down and in deep trouble here 2/3
    23.2 got'm! good length delivery on and around the off stump line, drifting in and seaming away, too good a delivery for Astle who tamely nicks it straight to Kallis at second slip, New Zealand four down 57/4
    42.1 Pollock strikes! good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and nipping back in, Oram plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the back pad, looked bit high but umpire Hair was convinced, New Zealand nine down 118/9
    28.5 another one bites the dust! good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, McCullum looking to work it away on the leg side is bit early into the shot, ball clips the leading edge and goes straight back down the track, Ntini on his follow through, stops quickly, dives across to his right and takes a fantastic return catch 78/6
    29.4 and the slump continues! good length delivery, pitched in line and this one straightened a bit, Vettori plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps, falling over as he played the shot, umpire de Silva took his time and in the end adjudicated in favour of bowler. 82/7
    39.4 eight down! good length delivery, this one went the other way, slanting across the left-hander ever-so-slightly, Franklin drives off the front-foot, regulation nick and the ball goes straight to Boucher behind the stumps - Hall gets one to his name. 118/8
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    43.6 there it is! pitched up and angling in and after five unsuccessful attempts Martin tamely nicks this one straight to Smith at first slip - Ntini ends up with yet another Test 5-for! 119/10
    Extras
    13 (lb 9, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    119 all out (44 Overs, RR: 2.70, 219 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (JM How, 1.2 ov), 2-0 (MHW Papps, 4.6 ov), 3-2 (SB Styris, 6.6 ov), 4-57 (NJ Astle, 23.2 ov), 5-78 (SP Fleming, 28.3 ov), 6-78 (BB McCullum, 28.5 ov), 7-82 (DL Vettori, 29.4 ov), 8-118 (JEC Franklin, 39.4 ov), 9-118 (JDP Oram, 42.1 ov), 10-119 (CS Martin, 43.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Ntini1673552.1800
    DW Steyn1234333.5803
    AJ Hall922112.3310
    SM Pollock721111.5700
  • BATSMEN
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    19.3 got'm! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, excellent line and length, Smith is drawn into the drive and the edge goes straight to McCullum behind the stumps, Franklin with the all important breakthrough 99/2
    0.4 bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and this one came back in a long way, Dippenaar shoulders arms playing for the away-going delivery, ball clips the toe end of the bat and crashes into the woodwork - perfect start for Martin and New Zealand. 1/1
    31.6 Styris strikes! short rising delivery, pitched outside the off stump and cutting back in sharply, Amla defends standing tall on the back-foot, ball gets big on him, clips the glove and pops up behind the stumps, Papps moves in from the slip cordon and takes a simple catch 131/4
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    30.6 got'm! short of a good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply and Kallis looking to defend it on the back-foot is beaten by the exaggerated movement and the extra bounce, ball clips the inside edge, crashes into the pad and rolls onto the stumps, Martin bags another big wicket - South Africa three down 131/3
    36.5 oh dear! good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away movement, Prince drives away from his body with no real footwook, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to McCullum behind the stumps - South Africa seven down and in deep trouble here 139/7
    35.1 and Franklin strikes! short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, slanting across the right-hander, de Villiers defends on the back-foot, ball angles away just enough to kiss the outside edge and Styris at second slip takes a good low catch, South Africa five down! 139/5
    35.6 Franklin does it again! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this time instead of going across the ball straightened a bit, Boucher is caught on the wrong foot and the ball clips the pad on its way to the keeper, loud appeal and the finger goes up - was bit too high and the ball came in from touch outside the leg stump, but umpire de Silva was convinced! 139/6
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    160.00
    38.1 believe it or not - another one bites the dust! good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply from outside the off stump and Hall gets hit on the back-pad, again probably bit high and going over the stumps but umpire Hair adjudicated in favour of the bowler, South Africa eight down, New Zealand off to a dream start here! 145/8
    40.4 nine down! good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump and on this occasion the ball kept low, Steyn is caught in two minds - whether to go forward or play back, in the end it was a nothing shot and the ball crashes into the woodwork - Martin adds another Test 5-for to his tally! 161/9
    43.6 all over! good length delivery outside the off stump, Ntini has a go at it, faint edge and the ball goes straight to McCullum behind the stumps - South Africa end up with a lead of 67 runs 186/10
    Extras
    5 (nb 5)
    TOTAL
    186 all out (44 Overs, RR: 4.22, 207 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (HH Dippenaar, 0.4 ov), 2-99 (GC Smith, 19.3 ov), 3-131 (JH Kallis, 30.6 ov), 4-131 (HM Amla, 31.6 ov), 5-139 (AB de Villiers, 35.1 ov), 6-139 (MV Boucher, 35.6 ov), 7-139 (AG Prince, 36.5 ov), 8-145 (AJ Hall, 38.1 ov), 9-161 (DW Steyn, 40.4 ov), 10-186 (M Ntini, 43.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin1523752.4601
    JEC Franklin1328736.6904
    JDP Oram402005.0000
    KD Mills803013.7500
    NJ Astle201105.5000
    SB Styris21110.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    11.4 good length delivery outside the off stump, perfect line and length and shaping away late, Papps defends on the back-foot and the edge goes straight to Hall at second slip, Kallis with the breakthrough, New Zealand two down 40/2
    2.1 got'm! good length delivery, shaping in from close to the off stump line, late swing - How plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front, Steyn strikes early 9/1
    25.1 got'm! good length delivery, slanting across the left-hander, a relatively innocuous delivery, Fleming drives away from his body and the edge is produced, ball goes straight to de Villiers at second slip - big wicket! 82/3
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    45.3 it's that man Steyn again! short and on the stumps, testing delivery and Styris falls right into the trap, goes for the pull and the ball steeples off the top edge towards the non-striker's end, Steyn calls for it and nicely settles under it, New Zealand five down! 177/5
    41.4 gone this time! pitched up on the middle and off stump line, excellent line and length, Astle had to play at it, drives with zero footwork, ball kisses the outside edge and goes straight to Boucher behind the stumps, Steyn continues to impress 158/4
    67.1 good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Oram drives off the back-foot and the ball spoons up towards mid-off, Dippenaar there dives forward full length and takes a fantastic catch - bowling change works for Smith, New Zealand seven down! 239/7
    49.3 good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, McCullum plays down the wrong line, ball shapes in, miss the inside edge but clips the pad on its way to the keeper, loud appeal and given by umpire EAR de Silva 190/6
    78.4 nine down! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, perfect line and length and seaming away late, Vettori is duped into the drive and the edge goes straight to de Villiers at gully, crucial wicket! 283/9
    77.6 bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and this one nipped back in a long way, Franklin playing for the one that shapes away offers no shot and the ball crashes into the furniture, Shaun Pollock - take a bow! 283/8
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    78.5 and it's all over! short rising delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, excellent delivery first-up, Martin goes for the pull but gets nowhere with the shot, ball spoons up towards square leg and Amla judges it to perfection - two wickets in two balls! 283/10
    Extras
    29 (b 5, lb 17, nb 4, w 3)
    TOTAL
    283 all out (78.5 Overs, RR: 3.58, 362 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (JM How, 2.1 ov), 2-40 (MHW Papps, 11.4 ov), 3-82 (SP Fleming, 25.1 ov), 4-158 (NJ Astle, 41.4 ov), 5-177 (SB Styris, 45.3 ov), 6-190 (BB McCullum, 49.3 ov), 7-239 (JDP Oram, 67.1 ov), 8-283 (JEC Franklin, 77.6 ov), 9-283 (DL Vettori, 78.4 ov), 10-283 (CS Martin, 78.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn2239144.1313
    M Ntini1744402.5800
    JH Kallis1414022.8521
    AJ Hall12.515023.8900
    SM Pollock1333622.7600
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    25.4 Franklin strikes back! short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Smith looking to run it down to third man ends up with a thin edge and the ball goes straight to McCullum behind the stumps - end of a fine innings! 130/2
    13.5 got'm! good length delivery outside the off stump and this one straightened a bit after hitting the deck, Dippenaar drives away from his body with no real footwork, a loose shot and the edge goes straight to McCullum behind the stumps, Martin with that all important breakthrough! 69/1
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    30.4 bowled'm! good length delivery on the stumps, the one that goes straight on, Amla looking to flick it away through midwicket misses the target by a long way and the ball crashes into the stumps - Mills strikes, South Africa three down! 156/3
    34.3 another sharp rising delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Kallis is caught on the wrong-foot, fends at it awkwardly and the ball spoons up off the top-edge, How at gully moves across to his left and takes it cleanly - South Africa four down! 167/4
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    37.2 bowled'm! this is getting interesting! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one came back in a touch, de Villiers is cramped for room, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the woodwork, Franklin with the breakthrough - South Africa five down! 180/5
    43.5 bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across, Boucher plays away from his body, ball takes the inside edge and crashes into the stumps, loose shot and he pays the price 202/6
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    Extras
    14 (b 4, lb 5, nb 3, w 2)
    TOTAL
    220/6 (47.3 Overs, RR: 4.63, 217 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-69 (HH Dippenaar, 13.5 ov), 2-130 (GC Smith, 25.4 ov), 3-156 (HM Amla, 30.4 ov), 4-167 (JH Kallis, 34.3 ov), 5-180 (AB de Villiers, 37.2 ov), 6-202 (MV Boucher, 43.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin1716413.7620
    JEC Franklin13.306734.9603
    KD Mills1134924.4500
    JDP Oram20804.0000
    SB Styris301204.0000
    DL Vettori1011011.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 5 May - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 133/4 (AG Prince 1*, AB de Villiers 1*, 33 ov)
  • Sat, 6 May - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 214/6 (JDP Oram 19*, DL Vettori 21*, 57.5 ov)
  • Sun, 7 May - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 220/6 (47.3 ov) - end of match

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