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RESULT
2nd Test, Centurion, August 27 - 30, 2016, New Zealand tour of South Africa
481/8d & 132/7d
(T:400) 214 & 195

South Africa won by 204 runs

Player Of The Match
82, 50 & 6 catches
quinton-de-kock
South Africa 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Stephen Cook c Williamson b Bracewell561432019039.16
Quinton de Kock c Boult b Wagner8211416515071.92
Hashim Amla c †Watling b Wagner58911349163.73
Jean-Paul Duminy c †Watling b Southee8815823213055.69
Faf du Plessis (c)not out 11223437712247.86
Temba Bavuma c Bracewell b Wagner836531022.22
Stiaan van Zyl c Taylor b Wagner35881105039.77
Vernon Philander  b Wagner828411028.57
Kagiso Rabada c Nicholls b Santner720231035.00
Dale Steyn not out 13121202108.33
Extras(b 10, lb 4)14
TOTAL154 Ov (RR: 3.12, 678 Mts)481/8d
Did not bat: Dane Piedt 
Fall of wickets: 1-133 (Quinton de Kock, 38.5 ov), 2-151 (Stephen Cook, 45.4 ov), 3-246 (Hashim Amla, 69.2 ov), 4-317 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 99.5 ov), 5-342 (Temba Bavuma, 110.6 ov), 6-426 (Stiaan van Zyl, 136.5 ov), 7-442 (Vernon Philander, 146.3 ov), 8-463 (Kagiso Rabada, 151.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Southee35511413.2515914200
99.5 to JP Duminy, caught behind! He's gone after a short ball, but hasn't accounted for the slowness of this track. Shuts his eyes and lets out a desperate yelp in disappointment. He looked set for a hundred, hasn't had one of those in two years. But New Zealand deserved this. Even if it comes in unusual circumstances. Dug in short, well wide of off stump, probably meant for the upper cut. But Duminy goes for the pull, the ball takes a bit of the bottom edge and goes through to Watling. 317/4
Trent Boult35.4710703.0016616100
Doug Bracewell30.299813.2314217000
45.4 to SC Cook, has he caught it at gully? Williamson is quite confident, doesn't make too much of a show of it but he is confident. Soft signal from umpire Reiffel is out as well. It's a full delivery, drawing Cook into a drive on the up. Thickish outside edge flies low in front of the fielder, Williamson bends low and plucks it up with both hands.. 151/2
Mitchell Santner1416214.42567200
151.5 to K Rabada, "catch," yells the wicketkeeper as Rabada goes for the slog sweep. Picks out deep square leg. Nicholls complicates matters by taking it reverse cup with the ball was coming down below his waist. Has to crouch so low to pull it off. 463/8
Neil Wagner3988652.2018712000
38.5 to Q de Kock, bounced him out! Nailed the pull shot, the only problem was that was well with the reach of the only man there. Boult backpeddles to the boundary, takes it with his back heel feet away from the advertising triangles. Wagner has his man. De Kock is gutted to lose his wicket to a ball he had timed the pants off of. 133/1
69.2 to HM Amla, that's a peach! Made one hold its line just enough to take the outside edge! Moved wide of the crease, had the ball swinging in at him first, changing direction after it pitches. Amid all that, it was hurtling into off stump at a good length so he had to play at an unplayable delivery. Gets a feather of an edge through to Watling. 246/3
110.6 to T Bavuma, bounced out! Wagner summons another beaut. That's his specialty. Hurrying the batsman, getting the ball high enough that his hook ends up as a top edge. The fielder at long leg runs in, eyes on the ball all the way, dives forward and takes an outstanding catch. Bracewell the man, superb technique. 342/5
136.5 to S van Zyl, an edge carries to slip! Wagner yells in triumph. Bends his back, gets the ball to hold its line, has the batsman pushing at the ball with hard hands because of the angle into him and Taylor at a wide slip takes a good catch. 426/6
146.3 to VD Philander, five for Wagner, what a homecoming! Went to school with Faf here in Centurion. It's not Faf he's got though. Philander is bowled through the gate as he goes driving. Old ball decks in and takes out off stump with a vengeance. Beautiful bowling. 442/7
New Zealand 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Martin Guptill c van Zyl b Philander813152061.53
Tom Latham c †de Kock b Steyn411231036.36
Kane Williamson (c)c †de Kock b Rabada771332848157.89
Ross Taylor run out (Bavuma)11227008.33
Henry Nicholls lbw b Rabada36671055053.73
BJ Watling c †de Kock b Steyn826332030.76
Mitchell Santner  b Philander046000.00
Doug Bracewell lbw b Rabada1836384050.00
Tim Southee c †de Kock b Piedt819211042.10
Neil Wagner c †de Kock b Steyn31303541103.33
Trent Boult not out 014000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 2, nb 1, w 15)23
TOTAL58.3 Ov (RR: 3.65, 300 Mts)214
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Martin Guptill, 3.3 ov), 2-13 (Tom Latham, 4.3 ov), 3-26 (Ross Taylor, 9.2 ov), 4-86 (Henry Nicholls, 30.5 ov), 5-106 (BJ Watling, 37.3 ov), 6-111 (Mitchell Santner, 38.4 ov), 7-144 (Doug Bracewell, 46.5 ov), 8-169 (Tim Southee, 51.5 ov), 9-214 (Neil Wagner, 57.5 ov), 10-214 (Kane Williamson, 58.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn2036633.309510110
4.3 to TWM Latham, not sure if there was an edge, Steyn's excited, he's convinced Faf to go for a review for caught behind after umpire Reiffel ruled not out. Ripper of a delivery though. Having plied Latham with drivable balls moving away from him, he gets one to nip back into the left-hander. Latham is late in responding to the variation. Cut in half. Was there an inside edge? Ultra Edge is put on it, there doesn't seem to be too much of a deflection. A squeaky minuscule... almost negligible spike. But would that have been off the bat? It is so small. Certainly hits the back pocket on its way through. But the third umpire gives it out. Richard Illingworth tells Latham he's outta here. Was there enough evidence to overrule the on-field decision of not out?. 13/2
37.3 to BJ Watling, big appeal for caught behind, de Kock is very certain, Faf at second slip goes for a review. Steyn keeps bowling short, trying to get the batsman to fend. Succeeds as Watling tries a little leg glance. Was there a little glove on it? The ball is terribly close to the glove, and the angle from behind the wicket seems to suggest there is a deflection. Ultra Edge throws up a deflection as the ball is in the vicinity of the glove and Watling goes. Steyn has his 50th wicket at SuperSport Park, averages 17.9 here! Two reviews this morning from Faf, both successful.. 106/5
57.5 to N Wagner, on the cards a bit. Continues to play the hook. A few took the middle. A few beat the top edge. This one gets a faint nick and ends up in the wicketkepeer's gloves. 214/9
Vernon Philander1514322.86705000
3.3 to MJ Guptill, matter of time! van Zyl missed a chance in the last over off Philander, now he makes amends. Back of a length, seaming away, Guptill pushes just a bit away from his body, nicks off. 13/1
38.4 to MJ Santner, how is that for emphatic? Absolute peach from Big Vern! Pitches on off stump - made sure the batsman had to play. Decks the ball back in at the stumps - so he can exploit the gap between bat and pad, which is inevitable with a new batsman at the crease. Santner defends, gets an inside edge and hears his stumps being knocked down quite brutally. What a ball! Best of the morning!. 111/6
Kagiso Rabada16.346233.75756121
30.5 to HM Nicholls, its the double bluff. Leg gully, and a fly slip were added. Nicholls expecting the short ball is stuck deep in his crease and is pinned by a really full one. Umpire Reffel says no to the lbw shout, Faf goes for a review and Nicholls looks plumb. There is no bat. So long as this pitched in line of the stumps, this is out. And it is pitching in line. Centurion roars along with the home team. 86/4
46.5 to DAJ Bracewell, lbw appeal, and given. Bracewell thinks about reviewing, but after a talk with his captain, accepts his fate. Pinned on the crease, expecting the short ball, Rabada trumps him with the fuller one, coming in at him, beats the inside edge as Bracewell offers a timid push. Beaten for sheer pace.. 144/7
58.3 to KS Williamson, was there a nick? They're waiting. Everyone looks a little confused. Eventually umpire Reiffel goes over to talk to Williamson, who begins walking. It was short ball, wandering away outside off, Wiliamson goes for a pull, looking to drag it, ends up feathering it through to the keeper. 214/10
Dane Piedt703615.14276000
51.5 to TG Southee, edged and de Kock takes a superb catch! Southee tries to cut from off stump, backing away to make room, but Piedt beats him with a little bounce and the wicketkeeper was on hand to take the deflection. Stayed low, had his hands ready, judged it so well.. 169/8
South Africa 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Stephen Cook lbw b Boult49151044.44
Quinton de Kock c Williamson b Bracewell504310281116.27
Hashim Amla c Guptill b Southee1550020.00
Jean-Paul Duminy lbw b Southee032000.00
Faf du Plessis (c)c Taylor b Boult628350021.42
Temba Bavuma not out 401131736035.39
Stiaan van Zyl c †Watling b Wagner532480015.62
Vernon Philander  b Southee1435661040.00
Dane Piedt not out 01515000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 1, w 6)12
TOTAL47 Ov (RR: 2.80, 234 Mts)132/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Stephen Cook, 3.2 ov), 2-32 (Hashim Amla, 4.2 ov), 3-32 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 4.5 ov), 4-47 (Faf du Plessis, 11.2 ov), 5-82 (Quinton de Kock, 19.1 ov), 6-98 (Stiaan van Zyl, 28.5 ov), 7-129 (Vernon Philander, 43.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Southee1664632.87804110
4.2 to HM Amla, all of these somehow kept finding the gaps in the first innings. Not today. outside edge, straight to slip. Beautiful line bowling from Southee. Targets the off-stump corridor. Has Amla defending mostly from the crease. The ball kisses the edge and settles in Guptill's hands at second slip. 32/2
4.5 to JP Duminy, another one in the over! Duminy was playing around his front pad and the inswing has done the batsman in. Superb work from the New Zealand new-ball bowlers. They are getting it to move through the air and off the seam. Here Southee bowls full, makes it veer into Duminy's pads late, and with vengeance. Pins him at the crease, HawkEye says that would crash into leg stump as umpire Reiffel thought.. 32/3
43.3 to VD Philander, left the ball onto his stumps! The New Zealanders throw a look towards the South African dressing room for signs of a declaration. Nothing. Have to be content in taking down Philander. It pitched on a good length in the vicinity of the stumps. Philander misjudged the line, misjudged the length, misjudged everything about that ball and pays for it. It was that little cutter that Southee bowls, which always cuts back in at the stumps. 129/7
Trent Boult1434423.14647000
3.2 to SC Cook, finally a wicket for Boult! Cook is checking with his partner, doesn't seem entirely convinced to go for a review and he doesn't. Top delivery, he pitches it on off stump, at a good length, Cook goes so far back that he was only an inch or so from trodding onto his stumps. So it doesn't matter that he was hit on the top of his back pad. There was very little distance left to travel and umpire Gould says that would hit off stump. 31/1
11.2 to F du Plessis, whoo, yelps Boult. Just rewards for excellent fast bowling. Faf hung his bat out on off stump, the shortish ball holds its line instead of veering away with the angle, kisses the edge and lands in slip's hands. Good catch by Taylor. 47/4
Doug Bracewell721912.71323000
19.1 to Q de Kock, that's the end of de Kock's party. Doug Bracewell with a rip roaring bouncer that comes back in from around the stumps, de Kock initially wants to sway inside the line to upper cut but realised he was completely cramped for room. Before he could realise, the ball had thudded into his gloves and lobbed to gully where Williamson accepted a dolly. The umpires checked for a no-ball, but Bracwell was fine there.. 82/5
Neil Wagner1011811.80512011
28.5 to S van Zyl, the fuller one gets the prize. Lovely line from Wagner, but the length was key. With the batsman expecting bouncers, he is stuck on leg stump, unable to move. Hands reach for the ball outside off, healthy edge taken by the keeper. 98/6
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 400 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tom Latham  b Steyn011000.00
Martin Guptill c Amla b Steyn015000.00
Kane Williamson (c)c †de Kock b Philander511270045.45
Ross Taylor lbw b Steyn0516000.00
Henry Nicholls c Rabada b Steyn7614025412054.28
BJ Watling lbw b Piedt32871196036.78
Mitchell Santner  b Steyn1640523040.00
Doug Bracewell lbw b Philander3036363283.33
Tim Southee  b Rabada1415213093.33
Neil Wagner lbw b Rabada314120021.42
Trent Boult not out 00300-
Extras(b 10, lb 7, w 2)19
TOTAL58.2 Ov (RR: 3.34, 278 Mts)195
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tom Latham, 0.1 ov), 2-3 (Martin Guptill, 0.6 ov), 3-5 (Ross Taylor, 2.5 ov), 4-7 (Kane Williamson, 3.1 ov), 5-75 (BJ Watling, 29.4 ov), 6-118 (Mitchell Santner, 42.6 ov), 7-164 (Doug Bracewell, 50.5 ov), 8-187 (Tim Southee, 55.3 ov), 9-195 (Neil Wagner, 57.6 ov), 10-195 (Henry Nicholls, 58.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn16.243352.02804000
0.1 to TWM Latham, leaves the ball onto his stumps! Poor Latham, he had his bat hoisted up fairly high, fully intending to leave. But the extra bounce made sure the back of a length ball meant for the wicketkeeper leaps up to hit the bat and ricochet onto the stumps. Second unlucky dismissal of the Test for Latham. Steyn simply explodes! And his team-mates huddle around him to contain his fire.. 0/1
0.6 to MJ Guptill, first-ball duck for Guptill too! His woes against the moving ball continue. How can he sit in a press conference and say he is nowhere near his best? Steyn, you're pulling all our legs! This is a peach, pitching back of a length, close enough to off stump, then lurching away to take the outside edge through to Amla at first slip. Too good.. 3/2
2.5 to LRPL Taylor, lbw to a grubber. Steyn's almost embarrassed to get a wicket like that. Taylor was checking with Williamson, wondering if he could get away on review. But this was dead. Taylor walks off with a smile on his face. He had no chance of putting bat to that. Back of a length ball, Taylor responded by going deep in his crease as he was supposed to and yet the bounce was non-existent. Zooted through to hit the batsman at his ankle, in front of off stump. Umpire Gould says off you go. 5/3
42.6 to MJ Santner, got him! he's broken the middle stump! Santner was slow in bringing his bat down. He probably wasn't sure which way it would go. Or that it would move in so far. Tries to defend, but the ball finds the gap between bat and pad - they tend to exist when facing a fast bowler like Steyn because the bat goes searching without the front foot in tow. 118/6
58.2 to HM Nicholls, swings it to the long leg boundary and is caught! Steyn has his 26th five-for and South Africa have victory! Fairly innocuous short ball on the hips, Nicholls got inside it and helped it away, but it's a top edge and it picks out the man in the deep, Rabada. 195/10
Vernon Philander1443422.42706010
3.1 to KS Williamson, great catch from de Kock! Williamson's gone. New Zealand at 7 for 4, South Africa might finish the game in this session! Back of a length from Philander, Williamson moved across and pushed outside the off stump. The ball seamed away, past the middle, nicks the edge and then de kock dives full length to his right, takes it low, takes it so ruddy well. Makes sure the ball didn't pop out when the elbow hit the ground either. 7/4
50.5 to DAJ Bracewell, huge appeal, and given lbw by umpire Gould! The batsman come together and Bracewell goes up to check with the third umpire. Length ball, holds its line on middle, hits around the knee-roll, maybe even below. No bat. Could be umpire's call on clipping leg. Yes it is. Good decision.. 164/7
Kagiso Rabada1325424.155910010
55.3 to TG Southee, through him and off stump takes a clattering! Goes for the yorker, gets it under the bat and too quick for Southee to do much about it. Best ball for a tailender still.. 187/8
57.6 to N Wagner, nails him! Full, straight, fierce and he celebrates by shrugging one shoulder, and chewing his gum. Looking like your usual teenager with tons of attitude. Wagner falls over while flicking, beaten by pace, and has to go back. South Africa one wicket away now. 195/9
Stiaan van Zyl31501.66161000
Dane Piedt1235214.33486200
29.4 to BJ Watling, huge appeal for lbw, given by Reiffel, but BJ Watling wants a reivew. Good turn again from Piedt. Had the batsman in front of the off stump, flicking, ball beats bat, hits the top half of the pad, but Watling's a short man. Could be umpire's call, this. Yes it is. Impact on the pad was umpire's call, half of the ball hitting in line with the stumps, tracker shows it hitting a good chunk of middle and leg. Watling's gone. 75/5
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MATCH DETAILS
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Series
Season2016
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Quinton de Kock
Series resultSouth Africa won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2220
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-16.00; Close: 18:00
Match days27,28,29,30 August 2016 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
England
Ian Gould
Australia
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
England
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Bongani Jele
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 27 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 283/3 (Jean-Paul Duminy 67*, Faf du Plessis 13*, 88 ov)
Sun, 28 Aug - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 38/3 (Kane Williamson 15*, Henry Nicholls 4*, 16 ov)
Mon, 29 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 105/6 (Temba Bavuma 25*, Vernon Philander 3*, 34 ov)
Tue, 30 Aug - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 195 (58.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Over 39.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - T Bavuma (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 132/7 in 47.0 overs (T Bavuma 40, DL Piedt 0)
  • New Zealand 2nd innings
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 18/4 in 7.0 overs (HM Nicholls 7, BJ Watling 5)
  • Over 11.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - BJ Watling (Struck down)
  • Over 17.2: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - HM Nicholls (Upheld)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 53/4 in 20.0 overs (HM Nicholls 19, BJ Watling 22)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls (HM Nicholls 22, BJ Watling 22, Ex 7)
  • Over 29.4: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - BJ Watling (Struck down)
  • Tea: New Zealand - 95/5 in 35.0 overs (HM Nicholls 37, MJ Santner 8)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 35.5 overs (215 balls), Extras 14
  • HM Nicholls: 50 off 104 balls (7 x 4)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 152/6 in 49.0 overs (HM Nicholls 66, DAJ Bracewell 19)
  • Over 50.5: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - DAJ Bracewell (Struck down)
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