Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is it for this game. Read Andrew McGlashan's match report on your way out. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Good night.

Rory Kleinveldt is the Man of the Match. Kleinveldt: "It's not going to get any worse after the first Test. It has just been a lot of hard work in the nets. Wicket today was a bit up and down, not as good as the wickets in Austrlia. Am always keen to use my bouncer, as a dot ball or a wicket-taking option. Different conditions in East London, will be a bit slower than it was here."

Faf du Plessis: "No complaints, fantastic game, very happy. I enjoyed thinking on the field, the game was going at more than a million miles an hour. The bowling was fantastic, the energy on the field was awesome, cannot ask anything more of the guys."

Brendon McCullum: "We played some aggressive cricket and missed a couple of fundamentals on the way. South Africa exposed us, That is how we are going to be, that is the way we are going to put them under pressure, by playing aggressive. You have got to earn the right to be aggressive. we were probably a bit too keen, we were outplayed. We will be up for it, and hopefully have a much improved performance."

New Zealand have been comprehensively Kleined and Faffed tonight. One can only hope that this being the first match of the tour has something to do with their refusal to play to the conditions when they batted. There was just too much bounce for the pull to come off consistently from a good length, and for New Zealand to keep playing stroke after reckless stroke like they did

BJ speaks the truth, forget the predictions: "This isn't the end of the world for us NZ supporters. This is merely just another day on this long bumpy road that heads in the wrong direction far more often than the right one. Mayans didn't have to predict it, its just the way it is..."

Henrik: "Can understand why CSA opted for 3 x T20 instead of Boxing Day test - this way there's a guarantee of three days of cricket... ...of sorts."

Mark: "For NZ fans, the Allman Brothers Band sums it up best: "Sometimes I feel, like I've been tied to the whipping post, Good Lord I feel like I'm dying". Pathetic effort. Not keen for any more early get ups to follow this rubbish."

Neesham to du Plessis, 2 runs, and that was it, Faf du Plessis wins his first match as South Africa captain with a crisp drive that beats point and is too far from third man to stop the two that SA need
Nicol to de Kock, FOUR runs, intentionally cut in the air over backward point and short third man, top placement
Nicol to de Kock, FOUR runs, lovely stroke, de Kock has played a few, strides forward and lofts powerfully over extra cover, a bounce before it goes over the ropes
Hira to de Kock, 1 run, he has repeatedly kept going for the cut, this time he under-edges it, but it was too low for McCullum, he can't get down to it, chance anyway
Hira to du Plessis, FOUR runs, through the covers for another four, flighted outside off, Faf to the pitch and gracefully putting it away
NL McCullum to de Kock, FOUR runs, this time he beats the dive at point, and will get another boundary
Anderson to de Kock, FOUR runs, he looked playing this one, some width outside off, and he instantly slams it past short cover
Anderson to de Kock, FOUR runs, NZ favoured the pull, SA going for the lofted stroke down the ground, de Kock this time, taking a step out and sending a length ball over mid off
Hira to Davids, OUT, gone this time, Hira bowling it slower, tossing it up, Davids advances out again, trying to go over mid off/extra cover, misses, and is bowled

H Davids b Hira 20 (25m 13b 3x4 1x6) SR: 153.84

Hira to Davids, FOUR runs, they continue to go down the ground, down the track, not quite to the pitch, goes through with the swing and lofts it between bowler and mid on
McClenaghan to du Plessis, FOUR runs, Faf ending whatever NZ hopes remained, lofts over extra cover now, one-bounce-four again
McClenaghan to du Plessis, FOUR runs, short, swatted disdainfully, from outside off, and one bounce into the deep square leg rope
McClenaghan to du Plessis, FOUR runs, oh dear, that has gone through mid on, Anderson it is, driven down the ground, fielder gets across and has enough time to bend down and get his body behind the ball, but it eludes him and runs away for four

Peter: "This is NZ luring SA into a false sense of security before the Tests... maybe"

McClenaghan to du Plessis, FOUR runs, too wide, and slapped over cover, fielder gives chase, dives and ends up palming it into the rope, not New Zealand's night at all
Bracewell to du Plessis, FOUR runs, they get another one away, not exactly in total control, but much better than Faf's previous attempt, walks out and across the pitch and picks a full delivery in the air and down the ground, mid on can't pull it back
Bracewell to Davids, SIX runs, South Africa getting away with some aggression, he makes room and tries to loft over extra cover, thick outside edge flies over the deep backward point rope
Bracewell to Davids, FOUR runs, he's looked in control when he plays from the crease, stands and thumps a back of a length ball high over extra cover
Bracewell to Davids, FOUR runs, a charge, a heave and a thick inside edge down to the fine leg rope
McClenaghan to Levi, OUT, edged, and gone, McClenaghan strikes in his first over in international cricket, Levi did not look comfortable, another one angled across, he pushes tentatively at it, away from the body, thick edge carries safely to first slip

RE Levi c Fulton b McClenaghan 0 (2m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0H DavidsRE Levi
2nd45H DavidsF du Plessis
3rd42F du PlessisQ de Kock