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RESULT
1st Test, Centurion, April 15 - 19, 2006, New Zealand tour of South Africa
276 & 299
(T:249) 327 & 120

South Africa won by 128 runs

Player Of The Match
5/94 & 5/51
makhaya-ntini
South Africa 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Franklin45911336049.45
Herschelle Gibbs  b Mills619211031.57
Boeta Dippenaar c Fulton b Mills529614210054.16
Jacques Kallis  b Franklin38991287038.38
Ashwell Prince c Styris b Mills933351027.27
AB de Villiers  b Franklin2762873043.54
Mark Boucher c Fleming b Martin1857741031.57
Shaun Pollock c Styris b Mills2439594061.53
Nicky Boje lbw b Franklin2337594062.16
Dale Steyn c Mills b Martin1345592028.88
Makhaya Ntini not out 1380033.33
Extras(b 6, lb 4, nb 7, w 3)20
TOTAL95.4 Ov (RR: 2.88, 404 Mts)276
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Herschelle Gibbs, 4.6 ov), 2-95 (Graeme Smith, 30.3 ov), 3-119 (Boeta Dippenaar, 36.5 ov), 4-130 (Ashwell Prince, 44.6 ov), 5-177 (Jacques Kallis, 62.2 ov), 6-197 (AB de Villiers, 68.5 ov), 7-229 (Mark Boucher, 81.2 ov), 8-233 (Shaun Pollock, 82.2 ov), 9-274 (Nicky Boje, 94.1 ov), 10-276 (Dale Steyn, 95.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kyle Mills1874342.38968003
4.6 to HH Gibbs, Early strike! fraction short around the off stump, nipping in off the wicket, Gibbs moves back to defend and gets an inside edge onto the stumps, Gibbs not in line of the ball to defend. 16/1
36.5 to HH Dippenaar, Three down! short ball banged in just outside off stump, swinging away, Dippenaar rocks back and pulls in the air, front of the square and straight to Fulton at forward square leg, soft dismissal after reaching hif fifty!. 119/3
44.6 to AG Prince, Four down! short of length ball around the off stump, nipping away and climbing off the wicket, Prince moves back and tries to push off the back-foot, ball takes the edge and straight to Styris at second slip, good lift off the wicket providing Mills another wicket. 130/4
82.2 to SM Pollock, One more to Mills! good length ball just outside off stump, swinging away, Pollock moves forward to defend and ball takes off the top edge and goes straight to Styris at second slip, simple catch taken. 233/8
James Franklin1837544.168112012
30.3 to GC Smith, Gone! good length ball around the off stump, shaping in this time, Smith tries to work it away onside, gets hit on the pad and right in front of the stumps. 95/2
62.2 to JH Kallis, Breakthrough from Franklin! yorker swinging in late into the leg stump, Kallis beaten all ends up by the late swing and ball crashes into the stumps, that was an amazing delivery!. 177/5
68.5 to AB de Villiers, Gone! short of length ball on the leg stump, moving away off the wicket, batsman squared up and beaten, ball clips the off stump, one more amazing delivery from Franklin. 197/6
94.1 to N Boje, Franklin strikes early! good length ball outside off stump and swinging in nicely, Boje moves back and tries to work it away onside, misses and gets wrapped on the pads, loud shout and Benson takes no time to raise his finger. 274/9
Chris Martin22.446622.9111110021
81.2 to MV Boucher, fraction short around the off stump, swinging away, Boucher tries to punch on the back-foot but gets the outside edge, ball goes to second slip but the fiedler drops it, the deflection is taken brilliantly by Fleming at first slip. 229/7
95.4 to DW Steyn, All out! short delivery on the off stump, batsman just falls on the front-foot and swings it across, ball takes off the leading edge and goes in the air to mid-off, Mills gets underneath and takes an easy catch. 276/10
Jacob Oram1472701.92744000
Daniel Vettori1824402.44793001
Nathan Astle521102.20262000
New Zealand 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Hamish Marshall  b Ntini6891075.00
Peter Fulton c †Boucher b Pollock1429482048.27
Stephen Fleming (c)c & b Ntini0510000.00
Scott Styris c Gibbs b Ntini1718223094.44
Nathan Astle c †Boucher b Steyn48190050.00
Jacob Oram c Pollock b Steyn13316928518278.69
Brendon McCullum c Boje b Kallis31304360103.33
Daniel Vettori c Prince b Ntini8111716711069.23
James Franklin c †Boucher b Ntini816141050.00
Kyle Mills c Boje b Pollock1235423034.28
Chris Martin not out 1360033.33
Extras(lb 12, nb 8)20
TOTAL71.4 Ov (RR: 4.56, 336 Mts)327
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Hamish Marshall, 2.2 ov), 2-12 (Stephen Fleming, 4.1 ov), 3-32 (Scott Styris, 8.6 ov), 4-38 (Peter Fulton, 9.6 ov), 5-45 (Nathan Astle, 12.2 ov), 6-89 (Brendon McCullum, 21.5 ov), 7-272 (Daniel Vettori, 60.1 ov), 8-280 (James Franklin, 62.5 ov), 9-322 (Kyle Mills, 70.5 ov), 10-327 (Jacob Oram, 71.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Makhaya Ntini1929454.948013200
2.2 to HJH Marshall, Ntini strikes! good length ball around the off stump, nipping in off the wicket, ball keeps a bit low but no foot movement from Marshall, just stands and tries to defend, beaten and ball uproots the off stump. 8/1
4.1 to SP Fleming, One more for Ntini! full length ball swinging in, Fleming looks to flick it away and misses, ball hits the pad and loops back to Ntini, loud shout and Harper gives it out, thats a shocking decision from Harper, clearly off the pads and a very poor decision. 12/2
8.6 to SB Styris, Third one for Ntini! fraction short around the off stump, ball climbs off the wicket and nips in, Styris tries to defend on the back-foot but ball takes off the top edge, goes in the air to gully region, Gibbs dives to his right and takes a one-handed brilliant catch. 32/3
60.1 to DL Vettori, Breakthrough from Ntini! fraction short on the middle and leg stump, nipping away, Vettori shapes to play the pull shot, gets the top edge and ball balloons to point, Prince takes an easy catch and brings an end to a great partnership. 272/7
62.5 to JEC Franklin, 5-fer Ntini! good length ball just outside off stump, Franklin getting too ambitious and tries to drive on the up, ball takes the nick and straight to Boucher, change of angle working for Ntini and an another 5-wicket haul for him!. 280/8
Dale Steyn18.419525.087317000
12.2 to NJ Astle, Steyn joins the party! full length ball around the off stump, swinging away, Astle doesnt move his feet and just tries to defend, ball takes the outside edge and straight to Boucher, New Zealand in all sorts of trouble!. 45/5
71.4 to JDP Oram, All out! slower ball on the stumps, Oram looks to hammer through legside, gets the top edge and ball goes high in the air, Pollock runs in from long-on and takes a smart catch at mid-on, that brings an end to an amazing innings under pressure. 327/10
Shaun Pollock1544523.00735008
9.6 to PG Fulton, Pollock strikes in the first over! short of length ball on the off stump, ball straightens and climbs off the wicket, batsman squared up and ball takes the outside edge, Boucher initially moves down the legside but stretches his right hand and takes a brilliant catch. 38/4
70.5 to KD Mills, Pollock picks up his first wicket! short ball banged in, Mills looks to pull and gets the top edge, ball goes high in the air to mid-wicket, Boje runs in and takes a well judged catch. 322/9
Jacques Kallis914114.55387000
21.5 to BB McCullum, Kallis provides the breakthrough! short of length ball around the off stump, climbs off the wicket, McCullum pushes off the back-foot, surprised the bounce and takes his right hand off, takes the outside half of the bat and ball balloons to Boje at point. 89/6
Nicky Boje702904.14212000
Graeme Smith311103.66131000
South Africa 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Martin78130087.50
Herschelle Gibbs c Styris b Franklin22128009.52
Boeta Dippenaar c Fleming b Oram1639583041.02
Jacques Kallis c Vettori b Styris621592028038.99
Ashwell Prince c †McCullum b Franklin1145601024.44
AB de Villiers c Franklin b Oram9716123513060.24
Mark Boucher  b Mills2146653045.65
Shaun Pollock lbw b Vettori10101110100.00
Nicky Boje c †McCullum b Astle3151665160.78
Dale Steyn not out 727411025.92
Makhaya Ntini lbw b Vettori1627353059.25
Extras(b 12, lb 2, nb 5)19
TOTAL98.1 Ov (RR: 3.04, 409 Mts)299
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Graeme Smith, 3.1 ov), 2-19 (Herschelle Gibbs, 6.2 ov), 3-42 (Boeta Dippenaar, 16.1 ov), 4-73 (Ashwell Prince, 30.1 ov), 5-140 (Jacques Kallis, 55.3 ov), 6-194 (Mark Boucher, 71.6 ov), 7-205 (Shaun Pollock, 74.2 ov), 8-270 (AB de Villiers, 88.3 ov), 9-276 (Nicky Boje, 89.6 ov), 10-299 (Makhaya Ntini, 98.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Franklin1426024.28638103
6.2 to HH Gibbs, One more! fraction short on the middle stump, nipping away off the wicket this time, Gibbs tries to defend off the back-foot but gets the edge straight to Styris at second slip. 19/2
30.1 to AG Prince, Four down! short ball around the off stump, swinging away, Prince moves back and tries to punch, ball takes the outside edge and straight to McCullum, identical shot off the last ball, thats a very poor shot!. 73/4
Chris Martin2466412.6611611000
3.1 to GC Smith, Martin strikes early! length ball on the leg stump, nipping away a bit, Smith tries to defend and misses, ball strikes the pads and Smith caught plumb in front, good decision from Benson. 8/1
Kyle Mills2155712.71977001
71.6 to MV Boucher, Mills strikes! length ball outside off stump, nipping in a bit, Boucher drives on the up and gets a big inside edge onto the stumps, big breakthrough for the Kiwis!. 194/6
Jacob Oram1734422.58837000
16.1 to HH Dippenaar, fraction short around the off stump, nipping in a bit, Dippenaar tries to defend off the back-foot, squared up and ball takes the outside edge to first slip, Fleming takes a good low catch, Dippenaar stands his ground but Harper after consultation with Benson gives the decision. 42/3
88.3 to AB de Villiers, . 270/8
Daniel Vettori15.104222.76622001
74.2 to SM Pollock, Gone! length ball on the middle and off stump, straight on, Pollock moves forward to defend but gets on the pads, loud appeal and Harper gives it out. 205/7
98.1 to M Ntini, All out! length ball on the off stump, went straight on, Ntini moves back and plays for the turn, beaten completely and ball strikes the pads and Ntini caught plumb in front. 299/10
Nathan Astle511513.00243000
89.6 to N Boje, gone!! Astle strikes!! good length delivery outside off, Boje comes forward and pokes at it,the ball moves just a bit, takes the outside edge of Boje's bat, and McCullum behind the stumps takes a good catch. McCullum stayed low and collected a good catch. On that occasion, Boje did not wait for the umpire's signal but walked on his own. 276/9
Scott Styris20311.50100000
55.3 to JH Kallis, Styris provides breakthrough! short ball on the stumps, Kallis goes for the pull shot and ends up getting a top edge, ball goes high in the air and straight to fine leg, Vettori gets underneath and takes the skier. 140/5
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 249 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Hamish Marshall c †Boucher b Ntini25851651029.41
Peter Fulton c †Boucher b Ntini42810200.00
Kyle Mills c Dippenaar b Ntini022000.00
Stephen Fleming (c)c Kallis b Steyn621220028.57
Scott Styris c †Boucher b Steyn26110033.33
Nathan Astle c de Villiers b Ntini2770028.57
Jacob Oram  b Ntini28110025.00
Brendon McCullum c Dippenaar b Steyn3338492286.84
Daniel Vettori c †Boucher b Steyn3848576179.16
James Franklin not out 018000.00
Chris Martin  b Steyn043000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 6)8
TOTAL36 Ov (RR: 3.33, 177 Mts)120
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Peter Fulton, 2.1 ov), 2-5 (Kyle Mills, 2.3 ov), 3-17 (Stephen Fleming, 7.2 ov), 4-23 (Scott Styris, 9.2 ov), 5-26 (Nathan Astle, 10.4 ov), 6-28 (Jacob Oram, 12.4 ov), 7-73 (Brendon McCullum, 23.1 ov), 8-119 (Hamish Marshall, 34.5 ov), 9-119 (Daniel Vettori, 35.3 ov), 10-120 (Chris Martin, 35.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Makhaya Ntini1435153.64626100
2.1 to PG Fulton, Ntini strikes early! short ball on the off stump, swinging away a bit, Fulton moves back and tries to defend, ball takes the nick and straight to Boucher, excellent start for Proteas!. 5/1
2.3 to KD Mills, Great catch and Ntini strikes again! fraction short on the off stump, straightening off the wicket, Mills moves back and plays for the incoming delivery, ball takes the outside edge and goes to first slip, Dippenaar stretches forward towards his right and takes a very good low catch. 5/2
10.4 to NJ Astle, Five down! fraction short just outside off stump, angled in, Astle defends off the back-foot and gets the outside edge, straight to de Villiers at third slip. 26/5
12.4 to JDP Oram, Six down and Kiwis sliding here! length ball on the middle stump, angled away and ball keeps a bit low, Oram plays back and misses, ball passes below his bat and strikes the off stump. 28/6
34.5 to HJH Marshall, 5-fer Ntini! good length ball just outside off stump, angled in and straightens, lifts off the wicket, Marshall tries to defend off the front-foot, ball takes the nick and straight to Boucher, 4th 10-wicket match haul for Ntini!. 119/8
Dale Steyn1744752.76813102
7.2 to SP Fleming, Three down! good length ball around the off stump, swinging away, Fleming drives off the front-foot and gets the outside edge, straight to Kallis at second slip, Kiwis tumbling here!. 17/3
9.2 to SB Styris, Steyn picks one more! fraction short around the off stump, swinging away, batsman moves back and pushes, takes the outside edge and straight to Boucher. 23/4
23.1 to BB McCullum, Steyn provides breakthrough! fraction short around the off stump, shaping away, McCullum moves back and tries to punch, ball takes the outside edge and straight to Dippenaar at first slip. 73/7
35.3 to DL Vettori, 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.. 119/9
35.6 to CS Martin, 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. 120/10
Shaun Pollock512004.00241104
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MATCH DETAILS
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Makhaya Ntini
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1798
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Daryl Harper
England
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 15 Apr - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 266/8 (Nicky Boje 20*, Dale Steyn 8*, 90 ov)
Sun, 16 Apr - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 4/0 (Graeme Smith 3*, Herschelle Gibbs 0*, 1 ov)
Mon, 17 Apr - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 280/9 (Dale Steyn 5*, Makhaya Ntini 0*, 91 ov)
Tue, 18 Apr - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 98/7 (Hamish Marshall 24*, Daniel Vettori 18*, 30 ov)
Wed, 19 Apr - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 120 (36 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • NZ 2nd Innings:
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 34/6 in 15.0 overs (HJH Marshall 12, BB McCullum 5)
  • NZ 50 runs, 91 mins, 108 balls, 3x4, 1x6
  • NZ 100 runs, 147 mins, 189 balls, 7x4, 3x6
  • Man of the Match: M Ntini
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