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1st Test, Dunedin, March 07 - 11, 2012, South Africa tour of New Zealand
238 & 435/5d
(T:401) 273 & 137/2

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
53 & 115
South Africa 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
c Nicol b Martin53741186071.62
lbw b Boult1129452037.93
c Taylor b Vettori621021498160.78
c Taylor b Martin027000.00
lbw b Martin014000.00
c Boult b Bracewell52991625052.52
run out (Bracewell/†van Wyk)42910200.00
c Taylor b Bracewell920220045.00
c Williamson b Martin2258612037.93
not out 1314222092.85
run out (Bracewell/Vettori)10101610100.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL68.2 Ov (RR: 3.48, 307 Mins)238
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Alviro Petersen, 9.2 ov), 2-86 (Graeme Smith, 26.5 ov), 3-90 (Jacques Kallis, 28.1 ov), 4-90 (AB de Villiers, 28.2 ov), 5-156 (Hashim Amla, 41.4 ov), 6-161 (Mark Boucher, 43.1 ov), 7-179 (Dale Steyn, 48.2 ov), 8-214 (Vernon Philander, 63.6 ov), 9-222 (Jacques Rudolph, 64.6 ov), 10-238 (Imran Tahir, 68.2 ov)
26.5 to GC Smith, caught at cover! After four deliveries that troubled Smith, Martin pitched one full and wide outside off stump, Smith went after it, playing a firm drive but not middling it. He hit it flat and straight to Rob Nicol at cover. 86/2
28.1 to JH Kallis, Martin's produced a ripper, and Taylor's taken a stunner to dismiss Kallis for a duck. Martin got the ball to rise off a good length around off stump and move away just a little, it squared Kallis up in his crease and he prodded at it. The ball hit the outside edge high on the bat and flew quickly to Taylor at first slip, he had to dive to his left to take the catch. 90/3
28.2 to AB de Villiers, lbw! Martin's on fire and on a hat-trick, New Zealand are celebrating while de Villiers thinks about a review. He has asked for it. Martin nipped the ball back into the right-hander from outside off and de Villiers was caught on the crease as he tried to play across the line. The ball hit him around the knee roll and that's plumb.. 90/4
63.6 to VD Philander, caught at gully! The ball was short and wide outside off, nothing special, there to be hit. Philander went hard at it, slashing his bat, edging the ball to gully where Williamson held a sharp catch at head height. 214/8
9.2 to AN Petersen, a huge yell for lbw but Aleem Dar says not out. Ross Taylor has asked for a review. The ball was full and pitched in line, Petersen moved his front foot across and tried to drive on the leg side, he missed and got hit pretty low on the front pad. Doesn't look like an inside edge either, nothing on replays. That's hitting the middle of middle. Aleem Dar changes his not-out decision. Boult's broken through.. 34/1
48.2 to DW Steyn, edged, and Guptill's dropped it! But Taylor's caught it! I think they are checking the front foot for the no-ball again but Bracewell is okay this time. The ball was short of a length outside off and Steyn pushed at it from the crease, he got a thick outside edge to second slip, where Guptill fumbled the catch. It went to him at head height and burst through his fingers. The ball lobbed up for Taylor at first slip who dived behind Guptill and caught the rebound. In fact, Taylor fumbled his first attempt as well, but recovered to catch it on the second take. 179/7
64.6 to JA Rudolph, caught at point! But the umpire is checking Bracewell's front foot, he's landed just behind the line. Just. The ball was not that full but there was width outside off. Rudolph decided to attack it and drive hard away from his body. He ended up spooning it straight to Boult at point. 222/9
41.4 to HM Amla, caught at slip, Amla's gone, but the umpire is checking to see if it is a no-ball, it isn't, Vettori's foot is fine. Amla went back to cut but the ball bounced a bit more and he edged it with the top of his bat. The ball looped to Taylor at first slip, a relatively easy catch. 156/5
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c Smith b Philander612130050.00
b Morkel1643692037.20
c & b Imran Tahir481021496047.05
c †Boucher b Morkel44771087057.14
c †Boucher b Philander1145450024.44
c & b Kallis46781078058.97
c Smith b Philander36921305039.13
b Steyn2546705054.34
c Smith b Philander022000.00
not out 33282913117.85
c Amla b Steyn551400100.00
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL88.2 Ov (RR: 3.09, 370 Mins)273
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Rob Nicol, 3.2 ov), 2-41 (Martin Guptill, 16.5 ov), 3-106 (Brendon McCullum, 38.1 ov), 4-116 (Ross Taylor, 41.4 ov), 5-135 (Kane Williamson, 49.6 ov), 6-188 (Daniel Vettori, 67.3 ov), 7-229 (Kruger van Wyk, 81.2 ov), 8-229 (Tim Southee, 81.4 ov), 9-239 (Doug Bracewell, 84.6 ov), 10-273 (Chris Martin, 88.2 ov)
84.6 to DAJ Bracewell, bowled him! That's the Steyn trademark. The fast ball on a good length, pitching on leg and middle and bending towards off. Bracewell is caught on the crease and defends down the wrong line. The ball screams past the outside edge and hits off stump. That delivery has accounted for far more illustrious batsmen.. 239/9
88.2 to CS Martin, caught at short leg, New Zealand have been dismissed for 273. Martin pushed off the back foot at a short of a length ball with a slightly closed face, he played it in the air to Amla, who took a sharp catch. 273/10
3.2 to RJ Nicol, caught at first slip! Nicol prods at a ball that pitches on a good length, bounces a bit more and straightens off the surface. He edges it high on his bat and it carries comfortably to Smith. 7/1
49.6 to KS Williamson, caught behind! The ball was pitched short of a length just outside off stump and it held its line, Williamson tried to punch off the back foot and got the outside edge through to Boucher. 135/5
81.2 to CFK van Wyk, edged and taken! Philander keeps it on a good length just outside off stump, van Wyk is caught in his crease and pokes at the ball as it leaves him off the pitch, he didn't move his feet and the outside edge is taken low at first slip. Smith stooped forward and just got his fingers under the ball, van Wyk walks off, and then hears boos from the crowd who think the catch isn't clean, and stops. And then he continues walking. It was clean.. 229/7
81.4 to TG Southee, that's a poor shot from Southee and he's been caught at first slip by Smith as well. He simply wafted away from his body at a good length ball that seamed away from him and edged it at a comfortable height. No fight at all from him. Tame.. 229/8
16.5 to MJ Guptill, bowled him! Guptill has not survived his first ball after lunch. He pushed forward at a length ball outside off, with his bat a little away from his body. The ball went through that gap off the inside edge and crashed into middle and leg. Guptill was off balance as he played that ball, his front foot hadn't landed. 41/2
41.4 to LRPL Taylor, caught behind! Taylor's played a horrible shot. The short of a length ball was wide outside off stump, it was perhaps there to be cut but Taylor didn't move his feet to get closer to the ball. He ended up reaching far away from his body and nicked it to Boucher. 116/4
38.1 to BB McCullum, caught and bowled! And look at Tahir celebrate! McCullum's lost his composure and tried to sweep Tahir, he got a top edge towards midwicket, and Tahir ran across to take the catch himself. There was a deep square leg for that shot as well. 106/3
67.3 to DL Vettori, caught and bowled! A strange dismissal. The ball was short of a length outside off, Vettori was on the back foot preparing to play a horizontal bat shot - a pull. And then he decided not to. And didn't lower his bat. The ball thudded into the bat and lobbed up off it. Kallis had to accelerate during his follow through, sprint forward, dive and tumble while taking a low catch. 188/6
South Africa 2nd Innings 
c Southee b Bracewell2535564071.42
b Bracewell11523436313049.14
c Guptill b Bracewell2430050.00
c Nicol b Boult11326338016042.96
not out 10518225015157.69
c McCullum b Williamson2955813052.72
not out 3470884048.57
Extras(b 2, lb 6, nb 3, w 1)12
TOTAL140 Ov (RR: 3.10, 614 Mins)435/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Alviro Petersen, 11.2 ov), 2-47 (Hashim Amla, 11.6 ov), 3-247 (Graeme Smith, 81.1 ov), 4-283 (Jacques Kallis, 97.3 ov), 5-353 (AB de Villiers, 117.2 ov)
97.3 to JH Kallis, caught, a softish dismissal but it doesn't matter for New Zealand, they'll be glad to see the back of Kallis, pitched up on the pads, a juicy delivery there for being dispatched but Kallis didn't time it all too well and played it uppishly, straight into the hands of an alert midwicket. 283/4
11.2 to AN Petersen, he's been caught at mid-off. Once again Petersen reached forward to drive a good length ball on the up, he was playing away from his body and did not time it well. He ended up hitting it flat and Southee moved to his left and slid as he held the catch. 45/1
11.6 to HM Amla, edged and Guptill's caught a blinder at second slip. Has that carried? The umpires are conferring and going up to the TV umpire. Bracewell's front foot is okay as he delivers a good length ball outside off, Amla pushes away from his body on the front foot, and edges it low between second and third slip. The fielder at third slip dived to his left but the ball was too far away. Guptill dived to his right, and caught the ball with one hand, centimetres off the ground. It's a very low catch but it looks clean, in my opinion, as clean as such low catches can look on television replays. Nicol diving from third slip to his left obscured what would have been one of the best views. 47/2
81.1 to GC Smith, Takes out Graeme Smith! Short of a good length on the off, appeared to hold its line, Smith, on the back foot, pushed at it away from his body and got an inside edge onto the stumps. 247/3
117.2 to AB de Villiers, AB holes out, slog-sweep but not timed as well, came off the bottom of the bat and Brendon McCullum at deep midwicket takes it comfortably. 353/5
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 401 runs)
c Smith b Imran Tahir1971892026.76
c de Villiers b Philander618321033.33
not out 58911545163.73
not out 4868988070.58
Extras(lb 2, nb 2, w 2)6
TOTAL41 Ov (RR: 3.34, 186 Mins)137/2
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Martin Guptill, 7.6 ov), 2-55 (Rob Nicol, 20.1 ov)
7.6 to MJ Guptill, Guptill has to go, it was Nicol who had been having problems outside off but his partner is the one who falls first, lands on a good length and moves away just a hint, making the batsman play, was close to the off stump, Guptill obliged and got a thick edge, and AB at second slip made no mistake. 16/1
20.1 to RJ Nicol, What a tame dismissal, Nicol will be shattered, a loopy, juicy full toss on leg stump and it's struck straight to Smith at mid-on, silence around the ground, Nicol walks back dejectedly, he had just begun to grow confident. 55/2
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Wed, 07 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 191/7 (Jacques Rudolph 46*, Vernon Philander 4*, 59 ov)
Thu, 08 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 243/9 (Trent Boult 8*, Chris Martin 0*, 86 ov)
Fri, 09 Mar - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 268/3 (Jacques Kallis 107*, Jacques Rudolph 13*, 89 ov)
Sat, 10 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 137/2 (Brendon McCullum 58*, Ross Taylor 48*, 41 ov)
Sun, 11 Mar - day 5 - no play
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Rain: New Zealand - 137/2 in 41.0 overs (BB McCullum 58, LRPL Taylor 48)
  • Wet Ground: New Zealand - 137/2 in 41.0 overs (BB McCullum 58, LRPL Taylor 48)
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 137/2 in 41.0 overs (BB McCullum 58, LRPL Taylor 48)
  • Rain: New Zealand - 137/2 in 41.0 overs (BB McCullum 58, LRPL Taylor 48)
University Oval, Dunedin
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2035
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days7,8,9,10,11 March 2012 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee