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    0.1 leaves the ball onto his stumps! Poor Latham, he had his bat hoisted up fairly high, fully intending to leave. But the extra bounce made sure the back of a length ball meant for the wicketkeeper leaps up to hit the bat and ricochet onto the stumps. Second unlucky dismissal of the Test for Latham. Steyn simply explodes! And his team-mates huddle around him to contain his fire. 0/1
    0.6 first-ball duck for Guptill too! His woes against the moving ball continue. How can he sit in a press conference and say he is nowhere near his best? Steyn, you're pulling all our legs! This is a peach, pitching back of a length, close enough to off stump, then lurching away to take the outside edge through to Amla at first slip. Too good. 3/2
    3.1 great catch from de Kock! Williamson's gone. New Zealand at 7 for 4, South Africa might finish the game in this session! Back of a length from Philander, Williamson moved across and pushed outside the off stump. The ball seamed away, past the middle, nicks the edge and then de kock dives full length to his right, takes it low, takes it so ruddy well. Makes sure the ball didn't pop out when the elbow hit the ground either 7/4
    2.5 lbw to a grubber. Steyn's almost embarrassed to get a wicket like that. Taylor was checking with Williamson, wondering if he could get away on review. But this was dead. Taylor walks off with a smile on his face. He had no chance of putting bat to that. Back of a length ball, Taylor responded by going deep in his crease as he was supposed to and yet the bounce was non-existent. Zooted through to hit the batsman at his ankle, in front of off stump. Umpire Gould says off you go 5/3
    58.2 swings it to the long leg boundary and is caught! Steyn has his 26th five-for and South Africa have victory! Fairly innocuous short ball on the hips, Nicholls got inside it and helped it away, but it's a top edge and it picks out the man in the deep, Rabada 195/10
    29.4 huge appeal for lbw, given by Reiffel, but BJ Watling wants a reivew. Good turn again from Piedt. Had the batsman in front of the off stump, flicking, ball beats bat, hits the top half of the pad, but Watling's a short man. Could be umpire's call, this. Yes it is. Impact on the pad was umpire's call, half of the ball hitting in line with the stumps, tracker shows it hitting a good chunk of middle and leg. Watling's gone 75/5
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    42.6 got him! he's broken the middle stump! Santner was slow in bringing his bat down. He probably wasn't sure which way it would go. Or that it would move in so far. Tries to defend, but the ball finds the gap between bat and pad - they tend to exist when facing a fast bowler like Steyn because the bat goes searching without the front foot in tow 118/6
    50.5 huge appeal, and given lbw by umpire Gould! The batsman come together and Bracewell goes up to check with the third umpire. Length ball, holds its line on middle, hits around the knee-roll, maybe even below. No bat. Could be umpire's call on clipping leg. Yes it is. Good decision. 164/7
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    55.3 through him and off stump takes a clattering! Goes for the yorker, gets it under the bat and too quick for Southee to do much about it. Best ball for a tailender still. 187/8
    57.6 nails him! Full, straight, fierce and he celebrates by shrugging one shoulder, and chewing his gum. Looking like your usual teenager with tons of attitude. Wagner falls over while flicking, beaten by pace, and has to go back. South Africa one wicket away now 195/9
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    Extras
    19 (b 10, lb 7, w 2)
    TOTAL
    195 all out (58.2 Overs, RR: 3.34, 278 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (TWM Latham, 0.1 ov), 2-3 (MJ Guptill, 0.6 ov), 3-5 (LRPL Taylor, 2.5 ov), 4-7 (KS Williamson, 3.1 ov), 5-75 (BJ Watling, 29.4 ov), 6-118 (MJ Santner, 42.6 ov), 7-164 (DAJ Bracewell, 50.5 ov), 8-187 (TG Southee, 55.3 ov), 9-195 (N Wagner, 57.6 ov), 10-195 (HM Nicholls, 58.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn16.243352.0200
    VD Philander14.043422.4210
    K Rabada13.025424.1510
    S van Zyl3.01501.6600
    DL Piedt12.035214.3300

Close of Play

  • Sat, 27 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 283/3 (JP Duminy 67*, F du Plessis 13*, 88 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Aug - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 38/3 (KS Williamson 15*, HM Nicholls 4*, 16 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 105/6 (T Bavuma 25*, VD Philander 3*, 34 ov)
  • Tue, 30 Aug - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 195 (58.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Steyn passes Akram

6

Number of fast bowlers who have taken more wickets than Dale Steyn in Tests. Steyn passed Wasim Akram with the wicket of Santner.

breakthrough at last

26.3

Overs it took South Africa to take New Zealand's fifth wicket. The first four had come in just 3.1 overs.

4 down in a hurry

14

Lowest score before this innings when NZ have lost their first four wickets in a Test innings. They were 4 down for just 7 runs in this innings.

a rare double

1982

Last time a bowler dismissed both openers for a golden duck before this - Bob Willis dismissed Mudassar Nazar and Mohsin in Leeds

Tall order

336

The highest ever target successfully chased in Tests in SA, by Australia in Durban in 1950. The hosts have set a target of 400 for NZ to chase in this Test.

Declaration batting?

25

Runs scored by South Africa in the first ten overs of the day. They started the day with a lead of 371 runs in the second innings.

Enough on the board?

251

Highest total in the 4th inns in Centurion, by England in 1999-00. SA's lead has already gone over 350.

Contradictory innings

79.25

Average runs for the first 4 wickets for SA in the first inns of this Test, whereas in the second innings they have lost their first 4 wickets for just 47 runs.

Huge leads

293

Average 1st-inns lead gained by SA in their last 4 completed Tests vs NZ, including lead of 267 in this Test. They lead by 199, 302 and 404 in the last 3 completed Tests.

Kane's hot streak

5

No. of scores of 50 or more for Kane Williamson in his last 6 Test innings, including this fifty. His scores in last 5 inns - 97, 91, 113, 68*, 2*.

South Africa again

2013

Last time five of NZ's top-seven batsmen were out for single-digit scores in their first inns of a Test, before this - also vs SA in Cape Town in Jan 2013.

Williamson in SA

15

Previous highest score for Williamson in Tests in SA in 5 inns, before this match - scores of 13, 15, 4, 11, 2*. He has gone past 20 in this inns.

Guptill's struggles

10.83

Guptill's average in six Test innings in South Africa - his scores are 1, 0, 1, 48, 7, 8.

A long time coming

16

Innings between Test hundreds for Faf du Plessis; the last one came in December 2014. In these 16 innings he averaged 21.25