Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 3

788dFirdose Moonda at Seddon Park

Unstable batting hurting New Zealand

Bringing in an extra batsman would mean dropping one of the bowlers which could disturb a settled bowling attack. The problems stem from the top

Day 2

788dThe Report by Andrew Fernando

de Villiers, seamers set up South Africa

New Zealand closed out day two in a state similar to their position the previous evening, struggling to compete with an opponent they had dominated in passages of play, but allowed to charge back emphatically in others

788dFirdose Moonda in Hamilton

'Felt I could get out at any time' - de Villiers

De Villiers' started off at almost a run-a-ball, approached the New Zealand bowlers with the most positive of mindsets and kept attacking them, but later revealed that he actually felt tentative and anxious throughout his innings

Day 1

788dThe Report by Andrew Fernando

Steyn, Philander trigger dramatic slide

A catastrophic collapse - that surrendered five wickets with score stuck on 133 - swung the match emphatically in favour of South Africa, as they dismissed New Zealand for 185 on a rain-shortened day one in Hamilton

788dFirdose Moonda in Hamilton

Steyn and Philander shatter New Zealand

New Zealand appeared to be well placed at 133 for 2 but Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander combined brilliantly to rip out the heart of the home side

788dFirdose Moonda in Hamilton

McCullum rues 'dumb mistakes'

New Zealand succumbed for 185 as their batsmen continue to make the same mistakes and get out in the same fashion


788dFirdose Moonda in Hamilton

'A lot more comfortable in Hamilton' - Smith

There is a glaring relief in the South Africa camp that they have moved on to warmer, more welcoming conditions, and Graeme Smith is hoping that they can close out the Test