New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Aug 27-30, 2016
South Africa won by 204 runs
27,28,29,30 August 2016 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook c Williamson b Bracewell 56 201 143 9 0 39.16
45.4 87.6 mph, has he caught it at gully? Williamson is quite confident, doesn't make too much of a show of it but he is confident. Soft signal from umpire Reiffel is out as well. It's a full delivery, drawing Cook into a drive on the up. Thickish outside edge flies low in front of the fielder, Williamson bends low and plucks it up with both hands. 151/2
View dismissal Q de Kock c Boult b Wagner 82 165 114 15 0 71.92
38.5 80.3 mph, bounced him out! Nailed the pull shot, the only problem was that was well with the reach of the only man there. Boult backpeddles to the boundary, takes it with his back heel feet away from the advertising triangles. Wagner has his man. De Kock is gutted to lose his wicket to a ball he had timed the pants off of 133/1
View dismissal HM Amla c †Watling b Wagner 58 134 91 9 1 63.73
69.2 78.9 mph, that's a peach! Made one hold its line just enough to take the outside edge! Moved wide of the crease, had the ball swinging in at him first, changing direction after it pitches. Amid all that, it was hurtling into off stump at a good length so he had to play at an unplayable delivery. Gets a feather of an edge through to Watling 246/3
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Watling b Southee 88 232 158 13 0 55.69
99.5 81.1 mph, caught behind! He's gone after a short ball, but hasn't accounted for the slowness of this track. Shuts his eyes and lets out a desperate yelp in disappointment. He looked set for a hundred, hasn't had one of those in two years. But New Zealand deserved this. Even if it comes in unusual circumstances. Dug in short, well wide of off stump, probably meant for the upper cut. But Duminy goes for the pull, the ball takes a bit of the bottom edge and goes through to Watling 317/4
F du Plessis* not out 112 377 234 12 2 47.86
View dismissal T Bavuma c Bracewell b Wagner 8 53 36 1 0 22.22
110.6 83.8 mph, bounced out! Wagner summons another beaut. That's his specialty. Hurrying the batsman, getting the ball high enough that his hook ends up as a top edge. The fielder at long leg runs in, eyes on the ball all the way, dives forward and takes an outstanding catch. Bracewell the man, superb technique 342/5
View dismissal S van Zyl c Taylor b Wagner 35 110 88 5 0 39.77
136.5 81.1 mph, an edge carries to slip! Wagner yells in triumph. Bends his back, gets the ball to hold its line, has the batsman pushing at the ball with hard hands because of the angle into him and Taylor at a wide slip takes a good catch 426/6
View dismissal VD Philander b Wagner 8 41 28 1 0 28.57
146.3 83.5 mph, five for Wagner, what a homecoming! Went to school with Faf here in Centurion. It's not Faf he's got though. Philander is bowled through the gate as he goes driving. Old ball decks in and takes out off stump with a vengeance. Beautiful bowling 442/7
View dismissal K Rabada c Nicholls b Santner 7 23 20 1 0 35.00
151.5 56.6 mph, "catch," yells the wicketkeeper as Rabada goes for the slog sweep. Picks out deep square leg. Nicholls complicates matters by taking it reverse cup with the ball was coming down below his waist. Has to crouch so low to pull it off 463/8
DW Steyn not out 13 12 12 0 2 108.33
Extras (b 10, lb 4) 14
  Total (8 wickets dec; 154 overs; 678 mins) 481 (3.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket TG Southee 35 5 114 1 3.25 159 14 2
99.5 to Duminy, 81.1 mph, caught behind! He's gone after a short ball, but hasn't accounted for the slowness of this track. Shuts his eyes and lets out a desperate yelp in disappointment. He looked set for a hundred, hasn't had one of those in two years. But New Zealand deserved this. Even if it comes in unusual circumstances. Dug in short, well wide of off stump, probably meant for the upper cut. But Duminy goes for the pull, the ball takes a bit of the bottom edge and goes through to Watling 317/4
  TA Boult 35.4 7 107 0 3.00 166 16 1
View wicket DAJ Bracewell 30.2 9 98 1 3.23 142 17 0
45.4 to Cook, 87.6 mph, has he caught it at gully? Williamson is quite confident, doesn't make too much of a show of it but he is confident. Soft signal from umpire Reiffel is out as well. It's a full delivery, drawing Cook into a drive on the up. Thickish outside edge flies low in front of the fielder, Williamson bends low and plucks it up with both hands. 151/2
View wicket MJ Santner 14 1 62 1 4.42 56 7 2
151.5 to Rabada, 56.6 mph, "catch," yells the wicketkeeper as Rabada goes for the slog sweep. Picks out deep square leg. Nicholls complicates matters by taking it reverse cup with the ball was coming down below his waist. Has to crouch so low to pull it off 463/8
View wickets N Wagner 39 8 86 5 2.20 187 12 0
38.5 to de Kock, 80.3 mph, bounced him out! Nailed the pull shot, the only problem was that was well with the reach of the only man there. Boult backpeddles to the boundary, takes it with his back heel feet away from the advertising triangles. Wagner has his man. De Kock is gutted to lose his wicket to a ball he had timed the pants off of 133/1
69.2 to Amla, 78.9 mph, that's a peach! Made one hold its line just enough to take the outside edge! Moved wide of the crease, had the ball swinging in at him first, changing direction after it pitches. Amid all that, it was hurtling into off stump at a good length so he had to play at an unplayable delivery. Gets a feather of an edge through to Watling 246/3
110.6 to Bavuma, 83.8 mph, bounced out! Wagner summons another beaut. That's his specialty. Hurrying the batsman, getting the ball high enough that his hook ends up as a top edge. The fielder at long leg runs in, eyes on the ball all the way, dives forward and takes an outstanding catch. Bracewell the man, superb technique 342/5
136.5 to van Zyl, 81.1 mph, an edge carries to slip! Wagner yells in triumph. Bends his back, gets the ball to hold its line, has the batsman pushing at the ball with hard hands because of the angle into him and Taylor at a wide slip takes a good catch 426/6
146.3 to Philander, 83.5 mph, five for Wagner, what a homecoming! Went to school with Faf here in Centurion. It's not Faf he's got though. Philander is bowled through the gate as he goes driving. Old ball decks in and takes out off stump with a vengeance. Beautiful bowling 442/7
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill c van Zyl b Philander 8 15 13 2 0 61.53
3.3 81.4 mph, matter of time! van Zyl missed a chance in the last over off Philander, now he makes amends. Back of a length, seaming away, Guptill pushes just a bit away from his body, nicks off 13/1
View dismissal TWM Latham c †de Kock b Steyn 4 23 11 1 0 36.36
4.3 88.1 mph, not sure if there was an edge, Steyn's excited, he's convinced Faf to go for a review for caught behind after umpire Reiffel ruled not out. Ripper of a delivery though. Having plied Latham with drivable balls moving away from him, he gets one to nip back into the left-hander. Latham is late in responding to the variation. Cut in half. Was there an inside edge? Ultra Edge is put on it, there doesn't seem to be too much of a deflection. A squeaky minuscule... almost negligible spike. But would that have been off the bat? It is so small. Certainly hits the back pocket on its way through. But the third umpire gives it out. Richard Illingworth tells Latham he's outta here. Was there enough evidence to overrule the on-field decision of not out? 13/2
View dismissal KS Williamson* c †de Kock b Rabada 77 284 133 8 1 57.89
58.3 89.8 mph, was there a nick? They're waiting. Everyone looks a little confused. Eventually umpire Reiffel goes over to talk to Williamson, who begins walking. It was short ball, wandering away outside off, Wiliamson goes for a pull, looking to drag it, ends up feathering it through to the keeper 214/10
View dismissal LRPL Taylor run out (Bavuma) 1 27 12 0 0 8.33
9.2 from Rabada, has he run himself out?, he's walking off! Bavuma has pulled off a little bit of magic! It was an indipper, Taylor nudged it towards midwicket and set off for a single. The pressure created by the bowlers creates the misjudgment, creates panic. Bavuma moves quickly to his left from short leg, picks up with his wrong hand, moves it to his right, takes aim and throws down the stumps direct. South Africa on top 26/3
View dismissal HM Nicholls lbw b Rabada 36 105 67 5 0 53.73
30.5 90.5 mph, its the double bluff. Leg gully, and a fly slip were added. Nicholls expecting the short ball is stuck deep in his crease and is pinned by a really full one. Umpire Reffel says no to the lbw shout, Faf goes for a review and Nicholls looks plumb. There is no bat. So long as this pitched in line of the stumps, this is out. And it is pitching in line. Centurion roars along with the home team 86/4
View dismissal BJ Watling c †de Kock b Steyn 8 33 26 2 0 30.76
37.3 79.4 mph, big appeal for caught behind, de Kock is very certain, Faf at second slip goes for a review. Steyn keeps bowling short, trying to get the batsman to fend. Succeeds as Watling tries a little leg glance. Was there a little glove on it? The ball is terribly close to the glove, and the angle from behind the wicket seems to suggest there is a deflection. Ultra Edge throws up a deflection as the ball is in the vicinity of the glove and Watling goes. Steyn has his 50th wicket at SuperSport Park, averages 17.9 here! Two reviews this morning from Faf, both successful. 106/5
View dismissal MJ Santner b Philander 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
38.4 84.7 mph, how is that for emphatic? Absolute peach from Big Vern! Pitches on off stump - made sure the batsman had to play. Decks the ball back in at the stumps - so he can exploit the gap between bat and pad, which is inevitable with a new batsman at the crease. Santner defends, gets an inside edge and hears his stumps being knocked down quite brutally. What a ball! Best of the morning! 111/6
View dismissal DAJ Bracewell lbw b Rabada 18 38 36 4 0 50.00
46.5 85.3 mph, lbw appeal, and given. Bracewell thinks about reviewing, but after a talk with his captain, accepts his fate. Pinned on the crease, expecting the short ball, Rabada trumps him with the fuller one, coming in at him, beats the inside edge as Bracewell offers a timid push. Beaten for sheer pace. 144/7
View dismissal TG Southee c †de Kock b Piedt 8 21 19 1 0 42.10
51.5 53.3 mph, edged and de Kock takes a superb catch! Southee tries to cut from off stump, backing away to make room, but Piedt beats him with a little bounce and the wicketkeeper was on hand to take the deflection. Stayed low, had his hands ready, judged it so well. 169/8
View dismissal N Wagner c †de Kock b Steyn 31 35 30 4 1 103.33
57.5 88.3 mph, on the cards a bit. Continues to play the hook. A few took the middle. A few beat the top edge. This one gets a faint nick and ends up in the wicketkepeer's gloves 214/9
TA Boult not out 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 15, nb 1) 23
  Total (all out; 58.3 overs; 300 mins) 214 (3.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 20 3 66 3 3.30 95 10 1 (1w)
4.3 to Latham, 88.1 mph, not sure if there was an edge, Steyn's excited, he's convinced Faf to go for a review for caught behind after umpire Reiffel ruled not out. Ripper of a delivery though. Having plied Latham with drivable balls moving away from him, he gets one to nip back into the left-hander. Latham is late in responding to the variation. Cut in half. Was there an inside edge? Ultra Edge is put on it, there doesn't seem to be too much of a deflection. A squeaky minuscule... almost negligible spike. But would that have been off the bat? It is so small. Certainly hits the back pocket on its way through. But the third umpire gives it out. Richard Illingworth tells Latham he's outta here. Was there enough evidence to overrule the on-field decision of not out? 13/2
37.3 to Watling, 79.4 mph, big appeal for caught behind, de Kock is very certain, Faf at second slip goes for a review. Steyn keeps bowling short, trying to get the batsman to fend. Succeeds as Watling tries a little leg glance. Was there a little glove on it? The ball is terribly close to the glove, and the angle from behind the wicket seems to suggest there is a deflection. Ultra Edge throws up a deflection as the ball is in the vicinity of the glove and Watling goes. Steyn has his 50th wicket at SuperSport Park, averages 17.9 here! Two reviews this morning from Faf, both successful. 106/5
57.5 to Wagner, 88.3 mph, on the cards a bit. Continues to play the hook. A few took the middle. A few beat the top edge. This one gets a faint nick and ends up in the wicketkepeer's gloves 214/9
View wickets VD Philander 15 1 43 2 2.86 70 5 0
3.3 to Guptill, 81.4 mph, matter of time! van Zyl missed a chance in the last over off Philander, now he makes amends. Back of a length, seaming away, Guptill pushes just a bit away from his body, nicks off 13/1
38.4 to Santner, 84.7 mph, how is that for emphatic? Absolute peach from Big Vern! Pitches on off stump - made sure the batsman had to play. Decks the ball back in at the stumps - so he can exploit the gap between bat and pad, which is inevitable with a new batsman at the crease. Santner defends, gets an inside edge and hears his stumps being knocked down quite brutally. What a ball! Best of the morning! 111/6
View wickets K Rabada 16.3 4 62 3 3.75 75 6 1 (1nb, 2w)
30.5 to Nicholls, 90.5 mph, its the double bluff. Leg gully, and a fly slip were added. Nicholls expecting the short ball is stuck deep in his crease and is pinned by a really full one. Umpire Reffel says no to the lbw shout, Faf goes for a review and Nicholls looks plumb. There is no bat. So long as this pitched in line of the stumps, this is out. And it is pitching in line. Centurion roars along with the home team 86/4
46.5 to Bracewell, 85.3 mph, lbw appeal, and given. Bracewell thinks about reviewing, but after a talk with his captain, accepts his fate. Pinned on the crease, expecting the short ball, Rabada trumps him with the fuller one, coming in at him, beats the inside edge as Bracewell offers a timid push. Beaten for sheer pace. 144/7
58.3 to Williamson, 89.8 mph, was there a nick? They're waiting. Everyone looks a little confused. Eventually umpire Reiffel goes over to talk to Williamson, who begins walking. It was short ball, wandering away outside off, Wiliamson goes for a pull, looking to drag it, ends up feathering it through to the keeper 214/10
View wicket DL Piedt 7 0 36 1 5.14 27 6 0
51.5 to Southee, 53.3 mph, edged and de Kock takes a superb catch! Southee tries to cut from off stump, backing away to make room, but Piedt beats him with a little bounce and the wicketkeeper was on hand to take the deflection. Stayed low, had his hands ready, judged it so well. 169/8
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook lbw b Boult 4 15 9 1 0 44.44
3.2 82.0 mph, finally a wicket for Boult! Cook is checking with his partner, doesn't seem entirely convinced to go for a review and he doesn't. Top delivery, he pitches it on off stump, at a good length, Cook goes so far back that he was only an inch or so from trodding onto his stumps. So it doesn't matter that he was hit on the top of his back pad. There was very little distance left to travel and umpire Gould says that would hit off stump 31/1
View dismissal Q de Kock c Williamson b Bracewell 50 102 43 8 1 116.27
19.1 81.5 mph, that's the end of de Kock's party. Doug Bracewell with a rip roaring bouncer that comes back in from around the stumps, de Kock initially wants to sway inside the line to upper cut but realised he was completely cramped for room. Before he could realise, the ball had thudded into his gloves and lobbed to gully where Williamson accepted a dolly. The umpires checked for a no-ball, but Bracwell was fine there. 82/5
View dismissal HM Amla c Guptill b Southee 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
4.2 83.3 mph, all of these somehow kept finding the gaps in the first innings. Not today. outside edge, straight to slip. Beautiful line bowling from Southee. Targets the off-stump corridor. Has Amla defending mostly from the crease. The ball kisses the edge and settles in Guptill's hands at second slip 32/2
View dismissal JP Duminy lbw b Southee 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
4.5 82.7 mph, another one in the over! Duminy was playing around his front pad and the inswing has done the batsman in. Superb work from the New Zealand new-ball bowlers. They are getting it to move through the air and off the seam. Here Southee bowls full, makes it veer into Duminy's pads late, and with vengeance. Pins him at the crease, HawkEye says that would crash into leg stump as umpire Reiffel thought. 32/3
View dismissal F du Plessis* c Taylor b Boult 6 35 28 0 0 21.42
11.2 85.1 mph, whoo, yelps Boult. Just rewards for excellent fast bowling. Faf hung his bat out on off stump, the shortish ball holds its line instead of veering away with the angle, kisses the edge and lands in slip's hands. Good catch by Taylor 47/4
T Bavuma not out 40 173 113 6 0 35.39
View dismissal S van Zyl c †Watling b Wagner 5 48 32 0 0 15.62
28.5 80.6 mph, the fuller one gets the prize. Lovely line from Wagner, but the length was key. With the batsman expecting bouncers, he is stuck on leg stump, unable to move. Hands reach for the ball outside off, healthy edge taken by the keeper 98/6
View dismissal VD Philander b Southee 14 66 35 1 0 40.00
43.3 83.3 mph, left the ball onto his stumps! The New Zealanders throw a look towards the South African dressing room for signs of a declaration. Nothing. Have to be content in taking down Philander. It pitched on a good length in the vicinity of the stumps. Philander misjudged the line, misjudged the length, misjudged everything about that ball and pays for it. It was that little cutter that Southee bowls, which always cuts back in at the stumps 129/7
DL Piedt not out 0 15 15 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 6, nb 1) 12
  Total (7 wickets dec; 47 overs; 234 mins) 132 (2.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets TG Southee 16 6 46 3 2.87 80 4 1 (1w)
4.2 to Amla, 83.3 mph, all of these somehow kept finding the gaps in the first innings. Not today. outside edge, straight to slip. Beautiful line bowling from Southee. Targets the off-stump corridor. Has Amla defending mostly from the crease. The ball kisses the edge and settles in Guptill's hands at second slip 32/2
4.5 to Duminy, 82.7 mph, another one in the over! Duminy was playing around his front pad and the inswing has done the batsman in. Superb work from the New Zealand new-ball bowlers. They are getting it to move through the air and off the seam. Here Southee bowls full, makes it veer into Duminy's pads late, and with vengeance. Pins him at the crease, HawkEye says that would crash into leg stump as umpire Reiffel thought. 32/3
43.3 to Philander, 83.3 mph, left the ball onto his stumps! The New Zealanders throw a look towards the South African dressing room for signs of a declaration. Nothing. Have to be content in taking down Philander. It pitched on a good length in the vicinity of the stumps. Philander misjudged the line, misjudged the length, misjudged everything about that ball and pays for it. It was that little cutter that Southee bowls, which always cuts back in at the stumps 129/7
View wickets TA Boult 14 3 44 2 3.14 64 7 0
3.2 to Cook, 82.0 mph, finally a wicket for Boult! Cook is checking with his partner, doesn't seem entirely convinced to go for a review and he doesn't. Top delivery, he pitches it on off stump, at a good length, Cook goes so far back that he was only an inch or so from trodding onto his stumps. So it doesn't matter that he was hit on the top of his back pad. There was very little distance left to travel and umpire Gould says that would hit off stump 31/1
11.2 to du Plessis, 85.1 mph, whoo, yelps Boult. Just rewards for excellent fast bowling. Faf hung his bat out on off stump, the shortish ball holds its line instead of veering away with the angle, kisses the edge and lands in slip's hands. Good catch by Taylor 47/4
View wicket DAJ Bracewell 7 2 19 1 2.71 32 3 0
19.1 to de Kock, 81.5 mph, that's the end of de Kock's party. Doug Bracewell with a rip roaring bouncer that comes back in from around the stumps, de Kock initially wants to sway inside the line to upper cut but realised he was completely cramped for room. Before he could realise, the ball had thudded into his gloves and lobbed to gully where Williamson accepted a dolly. The umpires checked for a no-ball, but Bracwell was fine there. 82/5
View wicket N Wagner 10 1 18 1 1.80 51 2 0 (1nb, 1w)
28.5 to van Zyl, 80.6 mph, the fuller one gets the prize. Lovely line from Wagner, but the length was key. With the batsman expecting bouncers, he is stuck on leg stump, unable to move. Hands reach for the ball outside off, healthy edge taken by the keeper 98/6
  New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 400 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TWM Latham b Steyn 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 81.2 mph, 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
View dismissal MJ Guptill c Amla b Steyn 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
0.6 85.1 mph, 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
View dismissal KS Williamson* c †de Kock b Philander 5 27 11 0 0 45.45
3.1 79.4 mph, 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
View dismissal LRPL Taylor lbw b Steyn 0 16 5 0 0 0.00
2.5 83.0 mph, 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
View dismissal HM Nicholls c Rabada b Steyn 76 254 140 12 0 54.28
58.2 77.0 mph, 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
View dismissal BJ Watling lbw b Piedt 32 119 87 6 0 36.78
29.4 52.7 mph, 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
View dismissal MJ Santner b Steyn 16 52 40 3 0 40.00
42.6 85.6 mph, 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
View dismissal DAJ Bracewell lbw b Philander 30 36 36 3 2 83.33
50.5 78.8 mph, 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
View dismissal TG Southee b Rabada 14 21 15 3 0 93.33
55.3 88.2 mph, 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
View dismissal N Wagner lbw b Rabada 3 12 14 0 0 21.42
57.6 87.8 mph, 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
TA Boult not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 10, lb 7, w 2) 19
  Total (all out; 58.2 overs; 278 mins) 195 (3.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 16.2 4 33 5 2.02 80 4 0
0.1 to Latham, 81.2 mph, 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 to Guptill, 85.1 mph, 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
2.5 to Taylor, 83.0 mph, 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
42.6 to Santner, 85.6 mph, 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
58.2 to Nicholls, 77.0 mph, 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
View wickets VD Philander 14 4 34 2 2.42 70 6 0 (1w)
3.1 to Williamson, 79.4 mph, 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
50.5 to Bracewell, 78.8 mph, 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
View wickets K Rabada 13 2 54 2 4.15 59 10 0 (1w)
55.3 to Southee, 88.2 mph, 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 to Wagner, 87.8 mph, 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
  S van Zyl 3 1 5 0 1.66 16 1 0
View wicket DL Piedt 12 3 52 1 4.33 48 6 2
29.4 to Watling, 52.7 mph, 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

Match details


Toss - New Zealand
Series - South Africa won the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match - Q de Kock (South Africa)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and PR Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire - RK Illingworth (England)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - BP Jele
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


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Over 3.2: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - SC Cook (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 46/0 in 15.0 overs (SC Cook 22, Q de Kock 24)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 15.1 overs (91 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (SC Cook 22, Q de Kock 28, Ex 0)
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 73 balls (10 x 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 27.6 overs (168 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: South Africa - 100/0 in 28.0 overs (SC Cook 40, Q de Kock 58)
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 168 balls (SC Cook 40, Q de Kock 58, Ex 2)
    • SC Cook: 50 off 122 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 143/1 in 42.0 overs (SC Cook 55, HM Amla 0)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 45.1 overs (271 balls), Extras 6
    • Over 50.3: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - HM Amla (Upheld)
    • Tea: South Africa - 182/2 in 54.0 overs (HM Amla 24, JP Duminy 14)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 59.3 overs (357 balls), Extras 6
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (HM Amla 31, JP Duminy 20, Ex 0)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 75 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Over 70.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - JP Duminy (Upheld)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 246/3 in 71.0 overs (JP Duminy 44, F du Plessis 0)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 73.6 overs (444 balls), Extras 6
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 84 balls (9 x 4)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: South Africa 2 (2 successful, 0 unsuccessful); New Zealand 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 283/3 in 88.0 overs (JP Duminy 67, F du Plessis 13)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 152 balls (JP Duminy 30, F du Plessis 18, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 95.3 overs (573 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: South Africa - 323/4 in 102.0 overs (F du Plessis 29, T Bavuma 2)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 112.1 overs (673 balls), Extras 9
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 130 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 358/5 in 115.0 overs (F du Plessis 57, S van Zyl 0)
    • Over 123.2: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - S van Zyl (Struck down)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (F du Plessis 40, S van Zyl 9, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 128.5 overs (773 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: South Africa - 402/5 in 129.0 overs (F du Plessis 84, S van Zyl 17)
    • Over 136.6: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - VD Philander (Struck down)
    • Tea: South Africa - 437/6 in 142.0 overs (F du Plessis 95, VD Philander 6)
    • F du Plessis: 100 off 225 balls (10 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • South Africa: 450 runs in 148.2 overs (890 balls), Extras 9
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • Over 4.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - TWM Latham (Upheld)
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 38/3 in 16.0 overs (KS Williamson 15, HM Nicholls 4)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 18.5 overs (113 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 114 balls (KS Williamson 19, HM Nicholls 28, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 79/3 in 29.0 overs (KS Williamson 31, HM Nicholls 29)
    • Over 30.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - HM Nicholls (Upheld)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 34.4 overs (208 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 37.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - BJ Watling (Upheld)
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 118/6 in 40.0 overs (KS Williamson 40, DAJ Bracewell 1)
    • Over 40.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - DAJ Bracewell (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 47.6 overs (288 balls), Extras 22
    • KS Williamson: 50 off 115 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 169/8 in 51.5 overs (KS Williamson 64)
    • Over 54.1: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - N Wagner (Upheld)
    • Over 54.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - N Wagner (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 55.6 overs (337 balls), Extras 23
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 214/10 in 58.3 overs (TA Boult 0)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 46/3 in 11.0 overs (Q de Kock 35, F du Plessis 6)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 5
    • Over 16.3: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - Q de Kock (Struck down)
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 42 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: South Africa - 0/0
    • Drinks: South Africa - 83/5 in 21.0 overs (T Bavuma 12, S van Zyl 0)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (193 balls), Extras 11
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 105/6 in 34.0 overs (T Bavuma 25, VD Philander 3)
    • Over 39.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - T Bavuma (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 132/7 in 47.0 overs (T Bavuma 40, DL Piedt 0)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 18/4 in 7.0 overs (HM Nicholls 7, BJ Watling 5)
    • Over 11.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - BJ Watling (Struck down)
    • Over 17.2: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - HM Nicholls (Upheld)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 53/4 in 20.0 overs (HM Nicholls 19, BJ Watling 22)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls (HM Nicholls 22, BJ Watling 22, Ex 7)
    • Over 29.4: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - BJ Watling (Struck down)
    • Tea: New Zealand - 95/5 in 35.0 overs (HM Nicholls 37, MJ Santner 8)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 35.5 overs (215 balls), Extras 14
    • HM Nicholls: 50 off 104 balls (7 x 4)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 152/6 in 49.0 overs (HM Nicholls 66, DAJ Bracewell 19)
    • Over 50.5: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - DAJ Bracewell (Struck down)
 
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