Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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'Oram played fantastically well' - Arthur

An extraordinary hundred from Jacob Oram, and an equally vital fifty from Daniel Vettori, dug New Zealand out of a cavernous hole to give them the most unlikely of leads on the second day of the first Test against South Africa at Centurion

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JDP Oram
133(169) 18x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 37 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
5 18 15 14 28 7 12 34
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
97(161) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 36 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
4 1 8 16 37 8 8 14

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
DW Steyn
O17
M4
R47
W5
Eco2.76
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Ntini
O14
M3
R51
W5
Eco3.64
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

SOUTH AFRICA 276(95.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 327(71.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SOUTH AFRICA 299(98.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 120(36 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

END OF OVER:
36 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | NZ: 120/10

  • James Franklin0 (1b)
  • Dale Steyn17-4-47-5
  • Makhaya Ntini14-3-51-5

Proteas have scripted a famous victory here at Centurion. Ntini came up with an amazing performance scalping 10 batsmen conceding 145 runs off 33 overs. Steyn gave admirable support to Ntini in the 2nd innings picking up the other 5 wickets and this is his first 5-wicket haul. Only 3 batsmen got into double figures for Kiwis and this is a very poor batting performance especially form the top order. Oram played a great innings to bring them back into the match in the 1st innings after a top order collapse.

For Proteas, de Villiers played an excellent knock of 97 runs to set a target of 249 runs which made the bowlers to fight and they did it in style. Please join us for the next Test match starting on 27th April at Cape Town. Cheers and Bye!

35.6
W
Steyn to Martin, OUT, All over! full length ball on the middle stump, swinging away, Martin moves back and tries to play it away onside, has no clue to the outswing, beaten all ends up and ball crashes into the stumps

CS Martin b Steyn 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

35.5
0
Steyn to Martin, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, swinging away, batsman gets beaten and ball just missing the stumps
35.4
0
Steyn to Martin, no run, on the middle stump, played away to onside
35.4
1nb
Steyn to Martin, 1 no ball, just short of a length, Martin lets it go past

Last man Martin comes in

35.3
W
Steyn to Vettori, OUT, Steyn joins the party as well! short ball outside off stump, Vettori moves back and cuts it, gets the nick and Boucher takes another catch,his 4th catch of the innings.

DL Vettori c †Boucher b Steyn 38 (57m 48b 6x4 1x6) SR: 79.16

35.2
0
Steyn to Vettori, no run, fraction short around the off stump, swinging in, defended to onside
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