Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 3

587dFirdose Moonda at Newlands

Philander concern for second Test

Vernon Philander may be forced to miss the second Test against South Africa are feeling some pain in his hamstring

587dFirdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa's confusing review

Plays of the day from the third day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand in Cape Town

587dFirdose Moonda at Newlands

Brownlie then bust for New Zealand

It is tough to take much from a three-day thrashing that includes being humbled for 45, but Dean Brownlie's hundred was an innings that could kick-start a career

Day 2

587dThe Report by David Hopps

Brownlie fights but South Africa on top

New Zealand will grasp any consolation after suffering the indignity of being bundled out for 45 in their first innings and avoiding defeat in two days will do for a start

587dFirdose Moonda at Newlands

Elgar's mixed day

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day as New Zealand put up something of a fight on the second day at Newlands

587dFirdose Moonda in Cape Town

New Zealand arrive a day late

The chasm between the two sides is still as wide as it is deep and all New Zealand have done is cushion the blow when they hit the bottom

Day 1

587dThe Report by David Hopps

Philander shoots out New Zealand for 45

A wonderfully-crafted new-ball spell from Vernon Philander, which brought him five wickets in six overs, sparked one of the most humiliating days in New Zealand Test history

587dFirdose Moonda at Newlands

Wicked outswinger a fitting 300th

Dale Steyn has been among the world's leading fast bowlers, if not the best, since 2008 and his career reached another landmark at Newlands

587dFirdose Moonda at Newlands

Kallis delights Newlands again

The Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand

587dS Rajesh

Perils of winning the toss

The first session of Test cricket in 2013 produced 48 runs and 11 wickets as New Zealand were bundled out for 45 in 19.2 overs. Here are some of the stats highlights from the collapse


587dMadhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Exceptional in Test wins

Dale Steyn, who has been one of the most consistent fast bowlers both home and away, stands out because of his remarkable wicket-taking ability

590dESPNcricinfo staff

Problems in New Zealand's cricket

New Zealand's capitulation to South Africa, when they were bowled out for 45 in Cape Town, is not a flash in the pan, says Mark Reason in

587dFirdose Moonda in Cape Town

Williamson quiet on his new challenge

It was an innings against South Africa that helped Kane Williamson kick on as a Test player and he is now central New Zealand's batting hopes

New Zealand 3rd innings Partnerships

1st0BB McCullumMJ Guptill
2nd29BB McCullumKS Williamson
3rd89BB McCullumDG Brownlie
4th37DG BrownlieDR Flynn
5th74DG BrownlieBJ Watling
6th23JEC FranklinBJ Watling
7th0JEC FranklinDAJ Bracewell
8th13JEC FranklinJS Patel
9th9JEC FranklinTA Boult
10th1CS MartinTA Boult