Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    1.5 Bond strikes! Smith gone! This one was again pitched up outside off stump, perhaps a tad slower, Smith's feet go nowhere as he drives at it, the ball spoons up towards cover-point where Oram dives to his right and clings onto it 3/1
    2.6 gone! Franklin slants a few across him and then brings one in, straighter, the ball moved in the air and then came in, de Villiers stood like a duck and got hit low on the front leg in front of about leg stump, and umpire Benson doesnt hesitate to raise the finger 3/2
    19.5 pulls the trigger but falls flat on his face. Vettori flights one on middle, good loop that time and Kallis down the track and gives himself a bit of room as well. He hasn't got to the pitch of the ball but goes ahead with the wild slash anyway. The attempt was to get it over extra cover but he can't get the timing, it's skied up in the air and Bond completes a well-judged catch at the cover region. That is a big wicket. New Zealand cock-a-hoop 52/3
    60
    100
    139
    2
    1
    60.00
    36.6 he's gone! The bowling change works! Gibbs drives at one outside off stump, leaden-footed, and can only look on as the ball clips the bat, the leg, and rolls onto off stump 128/4
    40.5 gone! McMillan! The ball's full outside off stump, Prince goes for that punch down the ground he so prefers, but gets under it, perhaps beaten by the lack of pace, and holes out to Patel at long-off 143/5
    42.2 oh Macca, Macca! Bowls a slow one outside off stump, there to be hit, but Boucher gets under it and ends up slogging straight up in the air down to long-on, where 'Two-meter Peter', as Ian Smith referred to him, chews it up 149/6
    not out
    21
    26
    38
    0
    1
    80.76
    17
    17
    25
    1
    0
    100.00
    47.6 he responds with a well-disguised slower ball, Hall clears the leg to biff it over the infield, gets under it, the ball spoons up in the air and into Oram's safe hands moving in from long-off 181/7
    not out
    8
    8
    6
    1
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    11 (lb 3, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    193/7 (50 Overs, RR: 3.86)
    Did not bat: A Nel, M Ntini
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (GC Smith, 1.5 ov), 2-3 (AB de Villiers, 2.6 ov), 3-52 (JH Kallis, 19.5 ov), 4-128 (HH Gibbs, 36.6 ov), 5-143 (AG Prince, 40.5 ov), 6-149 (MV Boucher, 42.2 ov), 7-181 (AJ Hall, 47.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JEC Franklin721612.28300010
    SE Bond1012622.60473011
    JDP Oram522304.60201200
    JS Patel1013603.60330100
    DL Vettori1005015.00293010
    SB Styris301605.3370020
    CD McMillan502334.60131000
  • BATSMEN
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    7.2 edged and gone! Ntini persists with his outside-the-off-stump line, Fulton reaches for it and drives loosely, and the regulation thick edge is snapped up well by Hall at second clip to give South Africa the breakthrough 25/1
    30.1 and he takes one ball to strike! Its just outside off stump, Fleming stands there and thinks its good enough to cut, but ends up getting a fine edge into Boucher's gloves, a great take! 120/3
    12.2 gone! Nel steams in, fires one in one a good length outside off stump, the ball jags in sharply, catching Taylor on the crease, and without any hesitation umpire Benson flashes up the finger...but oh ho, replays show the ball was going well over the stumps... 42/2
    43.4 gone this time! Styris looks to end this affair in an array of big hits, dances out of his crease, gets under it and ends up hitting it too hard, and Gibbs, with the sun in his eyes, judges it well moving back from mid-off and takes it 176/4
    not out
    38
    55
    84
    2
    1
    69.09
    10
    18
    22
    1
    0
    55.55
    48.1 cleaned em up! It was full, no room to hit, and Oram swings across the line only to hear the death rattle behind him! What a celebration from Nel as he savours the sight of splayed stumps in front of him! 192/5
    not out
    4
    1
    1
    1
    0
    400.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 3, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    196/5 (48.2 Overs, RR: 4.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (PG Fulton, 7.2 ov), 2-42 (LRPL Taylor, 12.2 ov), 3-120 (SP Fleming, 30.1 ov), 4-176 (SB Styris, 43.4 ov), 5-192 (JDP Oram, 48.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock1003013.00381020
    M Ntini1004214.20416010
    A Nel9.203323.53382011
    AJ Hall803204.00324020
    JH Kallis401704.25142000
    RJ Peterson703915.57213120

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st25SP FlemingPG Fulton
2nd17SP FlemingLRPL Taylor
3rd78SP FlemingSB Styris
4th56CD McMillanSB Styris
5th16CD McMillanJDP Oram
6th4CD McMillanBB McCullum