Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

Day 4

Day 3

1064dFirdose Moonda in Hamilton

Williamson thwarts South Africa's best-laid plans

Much of South Africa's annoyance on the third day stemmed from one man's display of resolve and skill, a performance that showed why he sits among the modern-day greats

1064dShiva Jayaraman

Williamson's record-breaking day

Stats highlights from the third day of the Test in Hamilton, where Kane Williamson led New Zealand's response

Day 2

1065dFirdose Moonda in Hamilton

De Kock enhances his Gilchrist comparison

South Africa in trouble, and Quinton de Kock saves the day with a fast-paced innings. It's becoming an increasingly common problem for their opponents

Day 1

1066dFirdose Moonda in Hamilton

Cook on shaky ground after Hamilton omission

Did the South African selectors err by leaving out Stephen Cook, who was set to play a bigger role in England, and asking Theunis de Bruyn to bat out of position?


1067dFirdose Moonda in Hamilton

A chance for Williamson to define his summer

As New Zealand's long Test summer nears its end, how New Zealand fares in Hamilton is likely to define Kane Williamson's first home season as Test captain

1067dThe Preview by Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

South Africa target another away-series scalp

New Zealand go into the deciding Test in Hamilton trailing 0-1 in the series, and they will be without Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor, who are all injured

In nineties again


No. of consecutive dismissals for Quinton de Kock in the 90s - 91 in the last Test and 90 in this Test.

A rare opening act


No. of fifty opening stands for NZ v SA in 38 Test inns since 2000. NZ's 1st wicket had averaged only 17.43 from 37 inns v SA since 2000 before this.

In record time


No. of innings for Kane Williamson to reach 5000 Test runs, the fastest by a NZ cricketer, beating Martin Crowe

a first


No. of times before this New Zealand's top three batsmen had made a fifty-plus score in a Test innings at home.

NZ's lead


No. of first-innings lead taken by NZ in Tests v SA bigger than their 175-run lead in this match. Only one of them came after SA's readmission.

Amla's away drought


No. of consecutive away Test series Amla has now gone without a hundred. Has made 411 runs at 20.55 since his last away hundred - in Colombo, 2014.