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    8.6 gone! Steyn strikes again. Started celebrating even before the umpire's decision. Just sensational bowling. Pushed square leg back before this ball, but he pitches this up - on off and middle. It moves back in from a full length, just enough nip to beat the inside edge but not enough to miss the leg stump. Guptill is struck right in front of middle and no hesitation for umpire Illingworth. Plumb. What a spell of bowling. 12/2
    6.2 136 kph. Awesome bowling and Latham goes. Steyn is pumped. Thumps the air in celebration. Fullish outside off, the ball moves away late. Has to play really because of that length, and the previous instances of swing both ways, Latham fishes and gets a thick outside edge, which carries to Amla at first slip who bends his back, allows the ball to come to him and then takes the catch reverse-cupped. Just like in the first Test against England last year, Steyn has a left-handed opener caught in the slips with a gem. Excellent catching technique too. 7/1
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    TOTAL
    15/2 (12 Overs, 58 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn6.04320.5000
    VD Philander6.011202.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-7 (TWM Latham, 6.2 ov), 2-12 (MJ Guptill, 8.6 ov)

Close of Play

  • Fri, 19 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 236/8 (K Rabada 14*, DW Steyn 2*, 77.4 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Aug - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 15/2 (KS Williamson 2*, LRPL Taylor 2*, 12 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Aug - day 3 - no play
  • Mon, 22 Aug - day 4 - no play
  • Tue, 23 Aug - day 5 - no play

Match Notes

Tough opponents

30.71

Ross Taylor's batting average against SA in Tests - his worst against any team. SA are the only team against whom Taylor hasn't hit a fifty yet.

Troublesome pair

7

No. of times Steyn and Philander have dismissed Martin Guptill in Tests. Guptill averages just 15.71 runs per dismissal against SA's opening bowlers.

Starts frittered away

6

No. of batsmen in SA's top-order (No. 1-7) in this innings who got a start scoring at least 10 runs facing 30 or more balls but got out without scoring a fifty.

Shackles broken

4.7

SA's scoring rate in ten overs after Tea. In ten overs before that they had scored just 10 runs.

Sluggish

10

Runs scored by South Africa in the last-ten overs to Tea. Their scoring rate in the innings dropped from 3.04 to 2.70 over the ten overs.

Shaky starts at Kingsmead

8

No. of times South Africa have lost four wickets before scoring 150 runs in their last ten innings in Durban. They were 4 down for 106 in this inns.

4 in a row

4

Consecutive fifty-plus scores by Hashim Amla in Test innings against. This is Amla's 9th score of 50 or more in just 14 innings against them.

Hardly at home

18.62

Hashim Amla's batting average in Tests in Durban, his home venue - his worst any venue where he has played more than one Test.

Opening trouble

23.17

Ave. opening stand in Tests at home for SA since their last century opening partnership, v IND, in Durban in 2013. SA have had 2 fifty stands in last 17 inns