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    13.6 gone! Cook has to play and gets a thin edge. How do you play that? Just like how Cook did. Fuller than a good length on off - the ball moves away just late enough. It's on off, Cook has to play but that late, late shape is responsible for Cook getting a thin edge to Watling who takes it chest height. The ball of the morning accounts for Cook, absolutely unplayable. 33/1
    16.6 edged and gone. Another unnecessary drive. Well bowled, Bracewell. Full delivery outside off, Elgar drives at it with hard hands, just like he did previously in the over. This time, the ball holds its line to take Elgar's outside edge. Comfortable take for second slip, near his midriff. A wicket of perseverance. Poor shot from Elgar 41/2
    34.5 Amla falls. Big, big, big wicket for NZ. Fullish delivery on off and middle, the ball swings back late and takes the inside edge. Amla fishes at that and gets an inside edge onto his back thigh. The ball lobs up for Watling. That late shape back in responsible for another wicket 106/4
    31.3 gone! Duminy falls into the trap. Poor stroke and NZ strike after the interval. Short delivery on off, Duminy was probably waiting for that but the ball doesn't get up. More towards his shoulders as Duminy tries to pull. May have got under that, or beaten by pace but the top-edge is skied straight to fine leg. Boult wanders around and settles under it nicely. Did not bother rolling his wrists. Duminy has thrown away a strong chance 102/3
    57.3 my word. Williamson has nipped out Faf. What an effort that is. Unbelievable stuff from the captain. Full outside off, the ball is moving away. Faf thinks the stroke is safe because of that length, but it isn't actually as full as the thinks. Enough room for the ball to move away. The thick outside edge flies away to Williamson's right at gully. In fact, it is almost behind him, but he sticks out his right hand and clings onto an absolute stunner. Akin to Stokes in the Ashes. 160/5
    46
    146
    90
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    51.11
    67.6 given. Umpire Gould gives Bavuma but he wants to review. A flat delivery on off, Bavuma brings out a premeditated sweep but misses it. Maybe a tad too full to play stroke. No bat on that. Strikes Bavuma in front of off. A hint of spin, but surely not enough to miss the stumps? UltraEdge shows a spike when the ball passes the glove but that is bat hitting the ground. Umpire's call on impact and that should be it. SA lose another. 'Bang, bang' go NZ. SA in trouble now. 208/7
    67.4 one too many? Most definitely. Tossed up outside off, Qdk runs to the pitch again, but doesn't quite get there because it is a little wider. Wanted to go over mid-off but the ball skews off the outside half, skied up towards mid-off, who scurries across to his right and takes a quality catch. An international-level catch, made it look easy. De Kock has thrown it away, but a handy contribution. 208/6
    74.4 Philander chips his wicket away. Back of a length outside off, Philander wanted to go through the leg side but the ball was way too wide outside off. He tried to bail out of his shot, and tried to go over the off side with a lofted bunt. All he does is lobs the ball to mid-off. A soft dismissal. Not what SA wanted 228/8
    not out
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    5
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    53.33
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    14
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    14.28
    78.6 bowled! The first delivery that is straight from Southee and it goes past Steyn. Excellent delivery, not much Steyn could do actually. Pitched on a good length on off and middle, and Steyn has to play but the ball swerves back in late and goes through bat and Steyn's body which is far away from the ball. Clips the top of leg stump. Sensational delivery, aided and abetted by Steyn's leg-side technique 236/9
    87.4 got 'im. Full and wide outside off, 140 kph. Was leaving these nicely earlier but has a leaden-footed waft at that away from his body. Gets a thick outside edge which is easily taken by Watling. A handy effort from Rabada and Piedt 263/10
    Extras
    4 (lb 4)
    TOTAL
    263 all out (87.4 Overs, RR: 3.00, 388 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-33 (SC Cook, 13.6 ov), 2-41 (D Elgar, 16.6 ov), 3-102 (JP Duminy, 31.3 ov), 4-106 (HM Amla, 34.5 ov), 5-160 (F du Plessis, 57.3 ov), 6-208 (Q de Kock, 67.4 ov), 7-208 (T Bavuma, 67.6 ov), 8-228 (VD Philander, 74.4 ov), 9-236 (DW Steyn, 78.6 ov), 10-263 (DL Piedt, 87.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee2338013.4700
    TA Boult21.455232.4000
    DAJ Bracewell1665313.3100
    N Wagner1544733.1300
    MJ Santner1122222.0000
    MJ Guptill10505.0000
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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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    12.50
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    TOTAL
    15/2 (12 Overs, RR: 1.25, 58 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (TWM Latham, 6.2 ov), 2-12 (MJ Guptill, 8.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn64320.5000
    VD Philander611202.0000

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