Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Boucher b Kallis
    14
    42
    56
    2
    0
    33.33
    lbw b Ntini
    7
    38
    51
    1
    0
    18.42
    c Pollock b Boje
    30
    73
    108
    5
    0
    41.09
    lbw b Boje
    74
    181
    223
    8
    2
    40.88
    b Boje
    1
    17
    22
    0
    0
    5.88
    lbw b Pollock
    55
    120
    176
    6
    0
    45.83
    b Pollock
    69
    82
    90
    9
    2
    84.14
    st †Boucher b Boje
    34
    38
    64
    3
    2
    89.47
    c †Boucher b Pollock
    0
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    c van Jaarsveld b Nel
    3
    27
    26
    0
    0
    11.11
    not out
    1
    8
    24
    0
    0
    12.50
    Extras
    9 (b 2, lb 1, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    297 all out (104 Overs, RR: 2.85, 430 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (MHW Papps, 12.3 ov), 2-23 (MH Richardson, 13.3 ov), 3-90 (SP Fleming, 39.3 ov), 4-97 (SB Styris, 45.1 ov), 5-163 (MS Sinclair, 69.2 ov), 6-248 (BB McCullum, 89.5 ov), 7-257 (CL Cairns, 91.4 ov), 8-257 (DL Vettori, 91.6 ov), 9-264 (MJ Mason, 98.5 ov), 10-297 (JDP Oram, 103.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock2928532.9314
    M Ntini2166313.0001
    JH Kallis75410.5700
    A Nel2797712.8500
    N Boje2026543.2500
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    b Cairns
    47
    66
    99
    7
    0
    71.21
    c sub (JAH Marshall) b Martin
    77
    124
    151
    11
    1
    62.09
    not out
    93
    212
    309
    16
    0
    43.86
    c †McCullum b Martin
    1
    4
    4
    0
    0
    25.00
    c Oram b Martin
    59
    138
    161
    8
    0
    42.75
    c †McCullum b Martin
    0
    10
    16
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Papps b Martin
    0
    3
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Fleming b Oram
    5
    7
    12
    0
    0
    71.42
    b Cairns
    25
    32
    40
    5
    0
    78.12
    c †McCullum b Cairns
    4
    2
    2
    1
    0
    200.00
    c Oram b Cairns
    0
    5
    7
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    5 (lb 1, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    316 all out (99.5 Overs, RR: 3.16, 408 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-103 (GC Smith, 24.1 ov), 2-130 (HH Gibbs, 36.5 ov), 3-136 (G Kirsten, 38.1 ov), 4-251 (M van Jaarsveld, 81.1 ov), 5-265 (JH Kallis, 85.1 ov), 6-265 (MV Boucher, 85.4 ov), 7-270 (SM Pollock, 88.2 ov), 8-304 (N Boje, 97.4 ov), 9-308 (M Ntini, 97.6 ov), 10-316 (A Nel, 99.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin2065552.7502
    MJ Mason1647304.5600
    JDP Oram1132111.9000
    DL Vettori2667602.9200
    CL Cairns16.526043.5602
    SB Styris1043003.0000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    lbw b Pollock
    0
    6
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Smith b Boje
    37
    142
    205
    5
    0
    26.05
    c †Boucher b Nel
    9
    57
    101
    0
    0
    15.78
    lbw b Pollock
    21
    41
    54
    4
    0
    51.21
    c & b Nel
    73
    131
    150
    11
    0
    55.72
    b Boje
    3
    10
    10
    0
    0
    30.00
    c van Jaarsveld b Boje
    41
    68
    91
    4
    1
    60.29
    lbw b Boje
    40
    76
    101
    4
    1
    52.63
    c van Jaarsveld b Ntini
    9
    29
    49
    1
    0
    31.03
    run out (Pollock)
    0
    6
    13
    0
    0
    0.00
    not out
    1
    15
    29
    0
    0
    6.66
    Extras
    18 (b 1, lb 9, nb 5, w 3)
    TOTAL
    252 all out (96.2 Overs, RR: 2.61, 412 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MHW Papps, 0.6 ov), 2-42 (SP Fleming, 23.2 ov), 3-73 (MS Sinclair, 37.5 ov), 4-107 (MH Richardson, 48.3 ov), 5-111 (BB McCullum, 50.3 ov), 6-198 (CL Cairns, 74.5 ov), 7-201 (SB Styris, 75.6 ov), 8-220 (DL Vettori, 87.6 ov), 9-224 (MJ Mason, 90.5 ov), 10-252 (JDP Oram, 96.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock22106522.9513
    M Ntini2065012.5010
    A Nel2155822.7610
    N Boje33.276942.0700

Close of Play

  • Fri, 26 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 248/6 (CL Cairns 60*, 89.5 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 237/3 (JA Rudolph 60*, M van Jaarsveld 48*, 74 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 128/5 (SB Styris 41*, CL Cairns 7*, 59.4 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 82/3 (GC Smith 46*, G Kirsten 19*, 30 ov)
  • Tue, 30 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 234/4 (72.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Smith and Nel fined for ICC Code of Conduct breaches

    South Africa duo Graeme Smith and Andre Nel have been fined for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during their country's third Test match in New Zealand

  • Smith and Nel fined for dissent

    Andre Nel, the South African fast bowler, and Graeme Smith, his captain, have both been fined for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third Test against New Zealand at Wellington

  • Hardness blunts potential in the end

    South African hardness finally extinguished New Zealand potential at Wellington, and the series ended up all-square at 1-1

  • Smith and Kirsten seal victory for South Africa

    A superbly constructed 171-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Graeme Smith and Gary Kirsten completely swung the match South Africa's way, as they beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the three-Test series 1-1

  • Martin strikes twice to set up intriguing final day

    Chris Martin struck twice with the new ball, but a studious partnership of 46 for the fourth wicket between Graeme Smith and Gary Kirsten set up the Wellington Test for an intriguing finish on the final day: South Africa needed 152 more for a win