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New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hamilton, Feb 13 2024, South Africa tour of New Zealand

RESULT
2nd Test, Hamilton, February 13 - 16, 2024, South Africa tour of New Zealand
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242 & 235
(T:267) 211 & 269/3

New Zealand won by 7 wickets

Player Of The Match
4/59 & 5/34
william-o-rourke
Player Of The Series
403 runs
kane-williamson
Match centre 
Scores: Sudeep Poojar | Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
South Africa 242/10(97.2 overs)
1st INNINGS
New Zealand 211/10(77.3 overs)
1st INNINGS
5/89 (32.3)
40 (104)
3/39 (17)
South Africa 235/10(69.5 overs)
2nd INNINGS
New Zealand 269/3(94.2 overs)
2nd INNINGS
133* (260)
3/93 (32)
60* (134)

6:20pm Right. That will be all from us, folks. Hope you enjoyed our coverage throughout this series. Until next time, this is me (Shashwat) saying goodbye on behalf of Srinidhi, Sudeep and everyone else at ESPNcricinfo. Take care!

6:15pm There will be plenty of takeaways for South Africa, despite having lost the series. Bedingham's returns would have definitely pleased them, while Piedt, playing his first Test since October 2019, picked up eight wickets at Hamilton. There might be a sinking feeling of what if, given the strong positions they found themselves in at Seddon Park but this bunch of cricketers will certainly benefit from this experience, and will now know what it takes to win Tests away from home.

New Zealand, on the other hand, will be delighted with the result. They were not at their absolute best across the series but they have gotten the job done, even extending their lead at the top of the WTC points table. Their next assignment? Against second-placed Australia, starting February 29, and things are now set up beautifully.

6:05pm Well, New Zealand did it at a canter. At the start of the day, the game was very much in the balance. Williamson, though, did not put a foot wrong. He kept out the good balls, waited for his moments and attacked whenever necessary. His handling of the situation and the pressure was exemplary, and he found an able ally in Young, who finished unbeaten on 60. Don't forget the part O'Rourke played yesterday too in restricting South Africa to 235 in the second innings and giving the Kiwis a real shot at a historic run-chase.

As for South Africa, they will be gutted at having let this game slip. When Bedingham was going strong yesterday, they would have felt they could have put the target beyond the Black Caps' reach. It was not to be, however. The flurry of wickets late on day three was a precursor to an unimaginative bowling display today, and while there were the odd moments of bowling brilliance, it was just not enough to prise open the game.

94.2
4
Moreki to Williamson, FOUR runs

history for New Zealand! Williamson ices the run-chase the only way he can, and New Zealand win a Test series against South Africa for the first time ever! Over-pitched outside off and Williamson was never going to miss out. He leant into the drive and creamed it between extra cover and mid off. This is also the highest successful run-chase at Seddon Park, and New Zealand's fifth highest run-chase in Test cricket history, and Williamson, arguably their greatest ever batter, has been front and centre!

94.1
Moreki to Williamson, no run

length just outside off. Williamson, rather calmly, keeps this one out too

end of over 943 runs
NZ: 265/3CRR: 2.81 
Kane Williamson129 (258b 11x4 2x6)
Will Young60 (134b 8x4)
Dane Piedt 32-4-93-3
Tshepo Moreki 18-4-40-0
93.6
1
Piedt to Williamson, 1 run

full on middle and off. Flicked down the ground to long on

93.5
1
Piedt to Young, 1 run

short on off stump. Young goes deep into his crease and tucks it away towards deep mid wicket

93.4
Piedt to Young, no run

full on middle and leg. Young advances before blocking it back to the bowler

93.3
1
Piedt to Williamson, 1 run

flighted up full outside off. Williamson stretches forward and eases it to long on

93.2
Piedt to Williamson, no run

back of a length on middle and leg. Williamson goes back and pokes it towards mid wicket

93.1
Piedt to Williamson, no run

length just outside off. Williamson opts to stay back and hurriedly prods it into the off side

Here's Piedt again. Can New Zealand polish off the run-chase this over?

end of over 934 runs
NZ: 262/3CRR: 2.81 
Will Young59 (132b 8x4)
Kane Williamson127 (254b 11x4 2x6)
Tshepo Moreki 18-4-40-0
Dane Piedt 31-4-90-3
92.6
Moreki to Young, no run

length just outside off. Young presses half forward and pats it into the off side

92.5
3
Moreki to Williamson, 3 runs

full and wide outside off. Williamson throws his hands at it and slices it past cover point for three more runs

nitin: "Williamson equalled the world record of test centuries in 4th Innings of test cricket...Congrats Champ"

92.4
Moreki to Williamson, no run

back of a length outside off. Nips away sharply and Williamson, who went fishing at it, is beaten on the outside

92.4
1nb
Moreki to Williamson, (no ball)

full on off stump. Williamson blocks it into the off side. Moreki has overstepped, meaning that NZ need eight more now!

92.3
Moreki to Williamson, no run

back of a length outside off. Williamson hops up onto his toes and jabs it towards cover

92.2
Moreki to Williamson, no run

fullish and slanting into off stump. Williamson comes half forward and defends

92.1
Moreki to Williamson, no run

length just outside off. Kicks up off the surface and Williamson does well to drop it into the leg side

New Zealand need just nine more runs to seal a 2-0 series win

end of over 925 runs
NZ: 258/3CRR: 2.80 
Kane Williamson124 (248b 11x4 2x6)
Will Young59 (131b 8x4)
Dane Piedt 31-4-90-3
Tshepo Moreki 17-4-36-0
91.6
1
Piedt to Williamson, 1 run

full outside off again. Another single picked up into the backward point region

91.5
1
Piedt to Young, 1 run

full just outside off. Young comes forward and dabs it into the vacant backward point region. He wanted the second but Williamson was not interested

91.4
1
Piedt to Williamson, 1 run

length outside off. Williamson goes right back and taps it into the point region

91.3
Piedt to Williamson, no run

dangles the carrot full outside off. Williamson looks for the inside-out drive but ends up scuffing it to mid off

91.2
2
Piedt to Williamson, 2 runs

hung up full outside off. Williamson opens his bat face and nudges it enough to deep point's left to race back for two

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
KS Williamson
133 runs (260)
12 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
29 runs
0 four1 six
Control
93%
DG Bedingham
110 runs (141)
12 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
96%
Best performances - bowlers
W O'Rourke
O
13.5
M
4
R
34
W
5
ECO
2.45
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
DL Piedt
O
32.3
M
5
R
89
W
5
ECO
2.73
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultNew Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2529
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days13,14,15,16 February 2014 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsNew Zealand 12, South Africa 0
Language
English
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