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NEW ZEALAND 268(79.3 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 359(98 OVERS)1ST INNINGS NEW ZEALAND 171(63.2 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Keshav Maharaj has more wickets than any of Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander or Kagiso Rabada this series. For a change, the quicks were creating pressure so the spinner could profit. How South African cricket has changed
Stats highlights from the third day's play in Wellington, where South Africa won by eight wickets
Faf du Plessis praised his team for fighting hard through the difficult phases of the second Test, after they overcame a score of 94 for 6 in the first innings to win comprehensively on the third day
After having slipped from a position of dominance to an eight-wicket loss, Kane Williamson said New Zealand's application against spin in the second innings wasn't close to their standard
Stats highlights from the third day's play between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington
Instances of New Zealand beating South Africa in series either home or away. SA take a 1-0 lead and cannot lose the series.
Last Instance of a visiting Spinner to take 2 five wicket hauls in consecutive matches in New Zealand - Intikhab Alam took six and seven in Dunedin
Percentage of career runs scored by BJ Watling at the Basin Reserve. Before this match Watling has scored 511 runs with 2 centuries and 2 half centuries
Runs scored by Kane Williamson in this match - His least match aggregate in which he has batted twice. His previous lowest was 6 runs vs England in 2015
Last instance of spinners taking 5 or more wickets on Day 1 of a Test at Basin Reserve. Bill O'Reilly took 5 for 14 to dismiss NZ for 42.
Number of centuries for Henry Nicholls in Tests. His previous highest score was 98 against Bangladesh in Christchurch earlier this year.
Average sixth wicket stand at Basin Reserve since Jan 2012 - highest for any ground with a minimum of 15 innings.
Number of times Rabada has dimissed Kane Williamson from 4 innings in Tests. Williamson has scored 61 runs from 116 balls so far.
Runs scored by Neil Broom today on debut. Last instance of a batsmen from NZ to be dismissed for a duck on debut was Tom Latham against India at Basin Reserve.
Average score from last three Tests for NZ in the first innings of the match at the Basin Reserve. In those three innings they have not managed to bat more than 55 overs.