New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Christchurch, NZ v SA, Feb 25 2022 - Full Scorecard

2nd Test, Christchurch, February 25 - March 01, 2022, South Africa tour of New Zealand
364 & 354/9d
(T:426) 293 & 227

South Africa won by 198 runs

Player Of The Match
5/60, 47 & 3/46
Player Of The Series
58 runs • 14 wkts
South Africa 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
b Southee411011533040.59
c †Blundell b Henry10822129314048.86
c Mitchell b Wagner421031378040.77
c Mitchell b Wagner351241731028.22
b Henry29811075035.80
c Latham b Henry410150040.00
c †Blundell b Wagner1442682033.33
not out 3751966072.54
c Mitchell b Wagner614171042.85
c Nicholls b Jamieson3650516072.00
c Southee b Jamieson056000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 4, w 1)12
TOTAL133 Ov (RR: 2.73, 559 Mins)364
Fall of wickets: 1-111 (Dean Elgar, 36.2 ov), 2-199 (Aiden Markram, 69.6 ov), 3-199 (Sarel Erwee, 70.2 ov), 4-257 (Temba Bavuma, 97.1 ov), 5-261 (Kyle Verreynne, 99.4 ov), 6-277 (Rassie van der Dussen, 110.3 ov), 7-296 (Wiaan Mulder, 114.4 ov), 8-302 (Kagiso Rabada, 118.6 ov), 9-364 (Keshav Maharaj, 132.1 ov), 10-364 (Lutho Sipamla, 132.6 ov)
36.2 to D Elgar, lovely inswinger from Southee and he's got the South Africa captain! Elgar looks back at his stumps in disbelief. What beautiful shape to bring the ball in from around the wicket. He bowls it a bit wide of the crease, short of length, tails it in so well, and then gets it to hold its line just a bit, so that Elgar covers the off stump line but the ball beats his outside edge and knocks top of off. 111/1
70.2 to SJ Erwee, gone! Two wickets in three balls. Erwee goes after a loose drive. Full outside off, he has been driving so well but this one he edges it behind to the keeper. The Kiwis are pumped as they celebrate. Henry has a big smile on his face. Was the sucker ball and Erwee fell for it.. 199/3
97.1 to T Bavuma, it's a yorker from Henry and Bavuma has missed it completely! It's not swinging, it's not super quick, but the length is such - not exactly a yorker - that Bavuma looks to drive it down the ground, he's early into the shot, the ball sneaks under the bat to knock over the off stump. 257/4
99.4 to K Verreynne, edged to second slip, and Henry has another! Henry getting the rewards today, this time with a perfect length ball that swings away from outside off, Verreynne sticks his bat out with a forward lean, gets a thick edge, and it goes straight and a bit low to Latham. 261/5
132.1 to KA Maharaj, he strikes first ball! Short and rising outside off, Maharaj gets some width and he wants to scythe it over the gully region but can't clear him and Nicholls takes a sharp catch by jumping to his left with both hands. 364/9
132.6 to L Sipamla, the short ball wraps it up, Jamieson makes it rise towards Sipamla's throat, he gets into an awkward position and lobs a simple catch to the slips. 364/10
69.6 to AK Markram, lack of concentration and a poor shot from Markram sees his downfall. Look at the celebration from Wagner. A roar and a fist-pump. He is for sure pumped. Wide full delivery, was the off-cutter, lured Markram into the drive, thick edge carries well to Mitchell at first slip who makes no mistake. Markram just put his head down as the catch was taken. He fails to convert a start. 199/2
110.3 to HE van der Dussen, 126.2kmh, Wagner has struck with a wide half-volley! They're checking for the bump ball, but looked out in real time. Yes, replays show the ball hit the ground, then the bat, and then went straight to the fielder. That's a strange dismissal because not often you see wickets off such deliveries in Test cricket, even Wagner can't believe it. It was absolutely full and wide, and maybe van der Dussen wanted some runs off that, goes after it by going down on a knee, gets a thick edge and Mitchell takes a straightforward catch at second slip. 277/6
114.4 to PWA Mulder, straight up and Blundell calls for it and takes it. Wagner fist-pumps and stares at the departing Mulder. The batter got into a real tangle there, length ball outside off, he wanted to bail out at the last moment on the pull but fails to do so. He expected the ball to come quicker but is into the shot too early. The hanging bat produces the top-edge and Blundell has one of the easiest takes of his career.. 296/7
118.6 to K Rabada, no need for the third slip because he's edged it to first, and that's an excellent catch from Mitchell! Wagner continues to persist with his tight line to make Rabada play, gets a thick edge again as Rabada dabs at it, and it looked like it was Blundell's catch but Mitchell quickly goes to his right and grabs it with both hands with a tumble. 302/8
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c †Verreynne b Rabada042000.00
c †Verreynne b Rabada38170037.50
c †Verreynne b Jansen1652753030.76
c Erwee b Jansen3963898061.90
lbw b Maharaj601341968044.77
b Rabada661010100.00
not out 12015822812375.94
c Mulder b Jansen1330380043.33
c Bavuma b Jansen5870062.50
c Jansen b Rabada21182431116.66
c van der Dussen b Rabada012000.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 2, w 2)10
TOTAL80 Ov (RR: 3.66, 346 Mins)293
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Tom Latham, 0.4 ov), 2-9 (Will Young, 4.1 ov), 3-51 (Devon Conway, 18.2 ov), 4-83 (Henry Nicholls, 24.2 ov), 5-91 (Tom Blundell, 26.3 ov), 6-224 (Daryl Mitchell, 63.4 ov), 7-249 (Kyle Jamieson, 72.5 ov), 8-255 (Tim Southee, 74.3 ov), 9-293 (Neil Wagner, 79.5 ov), 10-293 (Matt Henry, 79.6 ov)
0.4 to TWM Latham, He's edged it down the leg side and South Africa have the first strike! Rabada got some swing but it was going down leg, Latham tickled it fine and Verreynne took a super catch by leaping to his right and grabbing it with both hands. 4/1
4.1 to WA Young, gone! South Africa have two. Young drives away from the body and edges it behind. Full outside off, he is sucked into the drive and Rabada has his second. Celebrations from the South Africans and they are pumped. Extra bounce and Young will be disappointed that he played at that one which could've been easily left alone. 9/2
26.3 to TA Blundell, knocked him over! Rabada is pumped and so should he be. Bad judgement from Blundell. He does not cover his off-stump and the ball seams in to hit off. Full and late movement for Rabada, Blundell got forward to shoulder arms but did not account for his off-stump. South Africa well on top now. 91/5
79.5 to N Wagner, holes out to fine leg! He bangs it in short, Wagner was waiting for it, pulls it late and fine on the leg side, but absolutely straight to Jansen around his waist height. Four each for Rabada and Jansen now. 293/9
79.6 to MJ Henry, Rabada gets five as Henry holes out as well, straight to deep point off the short ball. Short and slightly wide outside off, he goes for the upper cut first ball and sends it straight to the fielder in the deep. 293/10
18.2 to DP Conway, second leg-side strangle. Can you believe it? Conway goes now. He is disappointed and looks at the toe-end of his bat as he walks off. Full down leg, Conway flicks and Verreynne is already on the way down leg, takes it easily this time without any heroics, punches the air in delight. The partnership is broken by a harmless ball. 51/3
24.2 to HM Nicholls, Nicholls has found the man halfway from the boundary at backward point. Maharaj runs to Elgar and hugs him, maybe it was something the spinner had suggested to the captain, the fielder was placed last over and Nicholls fails to keep the cut down. Short and wide outside off, Nicholls expertly finds the man where Erwee reverse-cups. Nicholls can't quite believe that he has fallen to the trap. In such good nick too and that's a huge wicket.. 83/4
72.5 to KA Jamieson, the plan works. Jamieson has found leg gully. Short on the ribs, he gets inside the line and clips it straight to Mulder fielding there, Jansen is happy that the plan has come off. A wicker just before lunch. Now South Africa into the bowlers. 249/7
74.3 to TG Southee, the short ball does it for Southee, he pulls again and top-edges to midwicket. Jansen bangs it in from outside leg, Southee swings and only manages a top edge that goes high and Bavuma gets under it easily. 255/8
63.4 to DJ Mitchell, loud, loud appeal for lbw, he's given it out and Mitchell reviews it! Looked plumb to me in real time, let's see the replays. This one came in towards off stump, Mitchell played just outside the line and there's certainly no edge. Hits him right in front of off stump and it's hitting middle of middle. Maharaj is rewarded for his persistence, and NZ lose a review. 224/6
South Africa 2nd Innings 
lbw b Southee89101088.88
c †Blundell b Southee1328432046.42
b Henry1444613031.81
c & b Wagner45851035052.94
c Southee b Wagner23511042045.09
not out 13618729916172.72
c †Blundell b Jamieson35911114038.46
c Young b de Grandhomme941511021.95
c de Grandhomme b Henry47344444138.23
c de Grandhomme b Jamieson441510100.00
not out 1028461035.71
Extras(lb 5, nb 2, w 3)10
TOTAL100 Ov (RR: 3.54, 447 Mins)354/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sarel Erwee, 2.3 ov), 2-23 (Dean Elgar, 10.3 ov), 3-38 (Aiden Markram, 16.6 ov), 4-103 (Rassie van der Dussen, 33.6 ov), 5-114 (Temba Bavuma, 39.2 ov), 6-192 (Wiaan Mulder, 66.6 ov), 7-219 (Marco Jansen, 78.2 ov), 8-297 (Kagiso Rabada, 88.5 ov), 9-322 (Keshav Maharaj, 91.5 ov)
2.3 to SJ Erwee, 130.9kmh, really loud and confident appeal for the inswinger, given out, Erwee chats with Elgar and reviews it just in time. So this is what Southee had been trying for, with his inswingers on the pads. Replays show it pitched on middle, swung in past the inside edge, no bat confirmed, and hit him slightly high on the pad, and ball-tracking says "umpire's call" marginally. So Erwee walks back but SA don't lose a review. 12/1
10.3 to D Elgar, brilliant one-handed catch and Elgar is out to Southee for the second time in the game. That round the wicket angle, the three-quarter seam ball, wobbling and angling in, makes Elgar defend, but it takes the thick edge and Blundell dives in front of Mitchell at first slip to take it as the ball sticks in the webbing. 23/2
16.6 to AK Markram, gone! Henry roars! That has come out of nowhere. The yorker on middle and leg, Markram was not expecting that, right through his defences, as it clips the pad on the way, was late in getting the bat down and allows the ball to sneak through. Big celebrations from the hosts. 50th Test wicket for Henry. 38/3
88.5 to K Rabada, end of what is probably the game-changing knock - in terms of ensuring South Africa don't lose. Short on the stumps, Rabada flat-bats it, but does not time it, easy catch for CDG halfway in at long-on. No 50 for Rabada but he has done his bit. 297/8
66.6 to PWA Mulder, the no-ball is a blessing, and what a catch that is from Blundell! Really Goode delivery from Jamieson, he brings it in with the angle, and makes it hold its line just a bit, Mulder defends just inside the line, the ball takes a thick outside edge and goes to Blundell's right even though he was moving to his left but plucks out a one-handed stunner. Jamieson leaps in joy, they've got the first breakthrough. 192/6
91.5 to KA Maharaj, straight up and CDG runs back from mid-wicket to take. Still no declaration yet. Short outside off, Maharaj top-edges the pull as the ball gets big on him. 322/9
33.6 to HE van der Dussen, Wagner has the last laugh. Look at that celebration after taking the catch. He has outwitted van der Dussen in the patience game here. Short outside off, van der Dussen makes a lame effort to pull out of the shot at the last moment, hangs the bat out to the short ball, it lobs straight up and Wagner moves forward to catch it and then roars in celebration. Looped to him and he did not put it down. The New Zealanders run to him to mob. CDG must be the happiest man right now. Such a tiring job to bowl short the whole spell and Wagner is the master of it. Vein-splitting guttural roar with a double fist-pump to go with it. Unreal stuff! He does it on his own to make up for the earlier drop from CDG. 103/4
39.2 to T Bavuma, Wagner has got another one and off he goes on his fist-pumps. Bavuma has got out in a soft way. Full outside off, Bavuma drives in the air and does not keep it down, was playing away from the body, had no control, the bat face opens and Southee won't drop those. Single-handedly Wagner has brought New Zealand back into contention. Another roaring celebration. 114/5
78.2 to M Jansen, wow! That is one of the all-time great outfield catches in this format. Not exaggerating here. Full outside off, Jansen whips it in the air and it's going away from Young at deep mid-wicket, he firstly has to run to his left and it's away from his reach, on the run he sticks out the left paw and it sticks. Then he rolls over and completes the dive with the ball in his hand. He gets up to salute to no-one in the crowd. How did he pull that off? Also another factor to be considered was he was close to the cushions there, but amidst all this pulls off a specky. Replays show the Black Caps as one scream in delight and run to Young to celebrate. 219/7
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 426 runs)
c van der Dussen b Rabada12110050.00
c Bavuma b Rabada022000.00
lbw b Sipamla9218826913048.93
b Maharaj732380021.87
b Maharaj2472982233.33
c Bavuma b Jansen441091587040.36
c Mulder b Jansen1834422052.94
c Rabada b Jansen1223312052.17
c Sipamla b Rabada1741472041.46
not out 1038591026.31
lbw b Maharaj02334000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL93.5 Ov (RR: 2.41, 397 Mins)227
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Will Young, 0.3 ov), 2-6 (Tom Latham, 2.1 ov), 3-25 (Henry Nicholls, 11.2 ov), 4-81 (Daryl Mitchell, 35.2 ov), 5-166 (Devon Conway, 64.1 ov), 6-187 (Tom Blundell, 72.3 ov), 7-188 (Colin de Grandhomme, 74.1 ov), 8-201 (Kyle Jamieson, 80.3 ov), 9-220 (Tim Southee, 85.3 ov), 10-227 (Matt Henry, 93.5 ov)
0.3 to WA Young, Rabada strikes third ball! He takes off on his aeroplane celebration - similar to Shoaib Akhtar. Poor game for Young. Full outside off, he drives and can't keep it down, low but straight to gully who makes no mistake. Could've left that, but went after it and paid the price. Rabada gets Young for the second time in the game. Ideal start for South Africa. 1/1
2.1 to TWM Latham, sharp catch at forward short leg! Rabada angles it in from around the wicket, Latham clips it to leg like he often does, but that's gone straight into the hands of an alert Rassie van der Dussen! It was middled by Latham, and that was a sharp catch from Rassie. 6/2
85.3 to TG Southee, straight up and caught by mid-wicket going back. Short into the pitch, Southee backs away and heaves, it's right off the edge and spirals towards mid-wicket, Sipamla takes it over his shoulder, made it look simple than it actually was. Just the last wicket remaining now. 220/9
72.3 to TA Blundell, Bavuma takes it this time at midwicket, and the settled batter is gone! A really needless half-hearted pull from Blundell that goes high and Bavuma takes a few steps back from midwicket to get under it and take it comfortably. It was short, there to be pulled, but Blundell didn't pack any power in that to send it to the midwicket fence. Half-hearted effort and the leading edge goes high within the circle. 187/6
74.1 to C de Grandhomme, falls for the short ball, and he's pulled it straight to leg gully! He knew the short ball was coming, he knows about the fielders too on the leg side, and still goes for a pull at shoulder height that goes straight to Mulder. 188/7
80.3 to KA Jamieson, in the air for the third time in a row, and this time it's taken, by Rabada in the deep on the leg side. Another short ball, strange that Jamieson middled it this time to the leg side, and Rabada ran to his left from deep backward square to get his hands under it nicely. 201/8
11.2 to HM Nicholls, ripper! Gone. Maharaj with a celebration which I have not seen before. 83.7kph, sharp turn after pitching outside off, Nicholls is on the back foot to defend, but it rips through the defences to hit the top of middle, was late to cover the line and also maybe should've been forward. South Africa though all over New Zealand here. 25/3
35.2 to DJ Mitchell, that's a ripper from Maharaj! He's into his 13th over in a row, persisting and persisting, and it pays off. It's pretty flat around off and middle stump, Mitchell stays back to defend it in front of middle for the angle, but it turns away just a bit, and enough to beat the outside edge and knock over off stump. What a sight for a left-arm spinner. 81/4
93.5 to MJ Henry, Given out LBW and Henry has reviewed it. It is pad first and Henry is in trouble here. Three reds and that's the game. All over! South Africa have levelled the series 1-1. It slides on straight and Henry pushes forward with bat besides the pad, once it struck the pad before the bat, Henry was in strife, given out LBW and he reviews unsuccessfully, three reds and crashing into the stumps. Hit low on the pad and no doubts about the call. 227/10
64.1 to DP Conway, Conway is out in the nineties. That is a big wicket. Sipamla roars in celebration. Full and angled in on the pads, Conway flicks and misses, he falls over a tad and is beaten for pace. Hit low on the pad and in line with leg-stump. The review is wasted as well, as it is hitting leg-stump flush. The South Africans crowd Sipamla and there's big celebrations once the replay is seen on the big screen. 166/5
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Fri, 25 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 238/3 (Rassie van der Dussen 13*, Temba Bavuma 22*, 90 ov)
Sat, 26 Feb - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 157/5 (Daryl Mitchell 29*, Colin de Grandhomme 54*, 45 ov)
Sun, 27 Feb - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 140/5 (Kyle Verreynne 22*, Wiaan Mulder 10*, 53 ov)
Mon, 28 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 94/4 (Devon Conway 60*, Tom Blundell 1*, 42 ov)
Tue, 01 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 227 (93.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 43.1 overs (259 balls), Extras 1
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 117 balls (DP Conway 24, TA Blundell 25, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 135/4 in 57.0 overs (DP Conway 72, TA Blundell 29)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 61.1 overs (368 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 63.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - CM Brown, Batter - DP Conway (Struck down)
  • Over 64.1: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - WR Knights, Batter - DP Conway (Struck down)
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 180/5 in 70.0 overs (TA Blundell 44, C de Grandhomme 10)
  • Second new ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 80.2 overs (483 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 84.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - WR Knights, Batter - N Wagner (Struck down)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 216/8 in 85.0 overs (TG Southee 13, N Wagner 3)
  • Over 89.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - CM Brown, Batter - N Wagner (Struck down)
  • Rain: New Zealand - 227/9 in 92.2 overs (N Wagner 10, MJ Henry 0)
  • Tea: New Zealand - 227/9 in 92.2 overs (N Wagner 10, MJ Henry 0)
  • Over 93.5: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - CM Brown, Batter - MJ Henry (Struck down)
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2451
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days25,26,27,28 February, 1 March 2022 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSouth Africa 12, New Zealand 0
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