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2nd Test, Hamilton, March 15 - 17, 2012, South Africa tour of New Zealand
185 & 168
(T:101) 253 & 103/1

South Africa won by 9 wickets

Player Of The Match
4/70 & 6/44
New Zealand 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Rob Nicol c †Boucher b Philander214210014.28
Martin Guptill  b Steyn2256854039.28
Brendon McCullum c Rudolph b Steyn611331976145.86
Ross Taylor (c)c Smith b Philander44931406047.31
Kane Williamson c Smith b Steyn0813000.00
Daniel Vettori  b Philander039000.00
Kruger van Wyk lbw b Morkel2125413084.00
Doug Bracewell c †Boucher b Philander032000.00
Mark Gillespie c Petersen b Imran Tahir27204032135.00
Brent Arnel lbw b Imran Tahir39120033.33
Chris Martin not out 067000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 2)5
TOTAL61.2 Ov (RR: 3.01, 286 Mins)185
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Rob Nicol, 5.2 ov), 2-44 (Martin Guptill, 19.2 ov), 3-133 (Brendon McCullum, 48.3 ov), 4-133 (Ross Taylor, 49.4 ov), 5-133 (Kane Williamson, 50.5 ov), 6-133 (Daniel Vettori, 51.1 ov), 7-133 (Doug Bracewell, 51.4 ov), 8-176 (Kruger van Wyk, 58.2 ov), 9-184 (Mark Gillespie, 59.3 ov), 10-185 (Brent Arnel, 61.2 ov)
Dale Steyn1854932.72898000
19.2 to MJ Guptill, bowled'im! An unlucky way to get out, these two were looking good, short of a good length outside off and it appeared to move away a hint, Guptill hung his bat loosely as he tried to play it off the back foot, got an inside edge onto the stumps. 44/2
48.3 to BB McCullum, Steyn lets out a triumphant roar, that was planned, there is a deep square leg in place, McCullum had given Morkel the treatment in that region but this one was a quick short ball from Steyn, he didn't time it as well as he would have liked as he went for the pull and it landed safely in the hands of the deep square leg fielder, Rudolph is the man. 133/3
50.5 to KS Williamson, New Zealand are in trouble now, Steyn has nipped out another wicket! Banged in short, a fiery delivery bowled on the off and Williamson is forced to play at this one as it shoots off the pitch, it raps the glove and lobs up towards slip where Smith makes no mistake. 133/5
Vernon Philander1537044.666210102
5.2 to RJ Nicol, Nicol goes! Early strike by Philander, short of a good length, Nicol moved across and flirted with it just as it nipped away, enough to take a thin edge through to Boucher. 11/1
49.4 to LRPL Taylor, edged and taken! Philander strikes in his new spell and South Africa have gained the ascendancy here, short of a good length and Taylor was tempted into playing the cut, slashed hard, it took the outside edge and Smith reacted sharply to his right and snapped a touch chance at first slip, South Africa have hit back. 133/4
51.1 to DL Vettori, This is a collapse, four wickets for no run, Philander and Steyn are giving New Zealand nightmares! This one nipped back in, on a good length on the off and moved back in to bowl the former New Zealand captain through the gate. 133/6
51.4 to DAJ Bracewell, another one, five wickets for no run! Philander, you beauty. Another good length ball, moved away just enough after pitching, Bracewell flirted with it, got a thick edge and Boucher took a good catch diving to his right. 133/7
Jacques Kallis94901.00481000
Morne Morkel1424213.00623100
58.2 to CFK van Wyk, lbw, Doctrove has given it out, angling in towards off and middle, van Wyk moved across, was he struck in line? Seemed to be, the height was alright, would have hit off I think, nipped back in, and the review confirms that. van Wyk had called for a review, but the original decision was upheld. 176/8
Imran Tahir5.211222.25250100
59.3 to MR Gillespie, outstanding catch by Alviro Peterson, pitched up from Tahir and that was slog-swept, Gillespie struck it extremely hard but didn't get the desired elevation, Peterson was waiting at midwicket and he leapt, stuck out one hand and plucked it clean, timing his jump to perfection. 184/9
61.2 to BJ Arnel, quicker one, bowled it short on middle and Arnel went for the pull, didn't pick the change in pace and was struck in front of leg stump, didn't call for the review, he knew he was gone. 185/10
South Africa 1st Innings 
Graeme Smith (c)c †van Wyk b Martin1316211081.25
Alviro Petersen lbw b Gillespie29741355039.18
Dale Steyn c †van Wyk b Martin4581080.00
Hashim Amla c Williamson b Gillespie1651762031.37
Jacques Kallis c †van Wyk b Gillespie67100185.71
AB de Villiers  b Vettori8313318710062.40
Jacques Rudolph c †van Wyk b Gillespie1460025.00
Mark Boucher  b Gillespie2471844033.80
Vernon Philander  b Bracewell1435481140.00
Morne Morkel not out 3544565179.54
Imran Tahir c Gillespie b Williamson1626292061.53
Extras(b 1, lb 9, nb 1, w 1)12
TOTAL77.3 Ov (RR: 3.26, 335 Mins)253
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Graeme Smith, 4.4 ov), 2-18 (Dale Steyn, 6.3 ov), 3-63 (Hashim Amla, 22.2 ov), 4-69 (Jacques Kallis, 24.3 ov), 5-84 (Alviro Petersen, 26.6 ov), 6-88 (Jacques Rudolph, 28.5 ov), 7-151 (Mark Boucher, 50.6 ov), 8-185 (Vernon Philander, 62.1 ov), 9-219 (AB de Villiers, 69.5 ov), 10-253 (Imran Tahir, 77.3 ov)
Chris Martin1663822.37806000
4.4 to GC Smith, Has Kruger van Wyk pulled off a stunner? Angled in, landed wide and full, Smith tried to drive that through cover, ended up chasing it, got an inside edge and van Wyk dived full length to his right to snap it inches from the ground, that's a brilliant effort, Smith has to walk back as replays confirm the catch is clean. 14/1
6.3 to DW Steyn, Steyn has to go, New Zealand have made early inroads, teasing him with a good length ball outside off, Steyn comes forward and plays at that one, gets a thin edge straight to the keeper. 18/2
Doug Bracewell1875012.77847010
62.1 to VD Philander, bowled'im! Misjudgement from Philander, good length ball from Bracewell, lands on the off and holds its line when Philander was probably expecting it to dart away, leaves it alone and hears the death rattle as it crashes into off stump. 185/8
Mark Gillespie1525953.93678101
22.2 to HM Amla, Gillespie strikes! Amla goes, it's a massive wicket, pitched up outside off and Amla went after that one, struck it sweetly but square-drove it straight to Williamson at backward point who is much further up than usual, good sharp catch moving to his right. 63/3
24.3 to JH Kallis, Kallis has to walk back, fortunate for Gillespie this time but what a boost for New Zealand, down the leg side and he walks across to flick it fine, clips it and van Wyk dives to his left to take a good catch, came off the bat no doubt, he has to go. 69/4
26.6 to AN Petersen, Gillespie gets another one! That looked out on first sighting, walked across to that good length ball, aiming to drive it through midwicket, no contact with the bat, struck him in line, umpire Kettleborough gave it out, Petersen though wants a review, it's a futile review, that would have taken out middle and leg as the replays confirm, he has to go back. 84/5
28.5 to JA Rudolph, Gillespie's taken four, this was an excellent delivery, in the channel outside off stump, much closer to the off stump and got it to move away just enough after pitching, Rudolph played forward and pushed at it, got a thin edge through to van Wyk, South Africa in trouble now. 88/6
50.6 to MV Boucher, Gillespie picks five, what a return to Test cricket after more than three years, attempted yorker this time, lands on the off just on a length, Boucher tries to keep it out, gets an inside edge onto the pads and then onto the stumps. 151/7
Daniel Vettori1934912.57914200
69.5 to AB de Villiers, lucky for Vettori, not so for AB, seemed a harmless delivery, was slower through the air, landed on the off, AB, as he had done several times this innings, tapped it gently but it rolled back onto the stumps and he could do nothing to stop it. 219/9
Brent Arnel924605.11346000
Kane Williamson0.30112.0020000
77.3 to Imran Tahir, Tahir goes, tossed up and he danced down the track to smack it over the in-field on the off side, ended up miscuing it to cover where Gillespie took an easy catch. 253/10
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
Rob Nicol  b Philander1870012.50
Martin Guptill c Amla b Steyn17200014.28
Brendon McCullum lbw b Philander51091050.00
Ross Taylor (c)lbw b Steyn17721050023.61
Kane Williamson c †Boucher b Philander7719325310039.89
Daniel Vettori c †Boucher b Kallis2145862046.66
Kruger van Wyk  b Philander2045543044.44
Doug Bracewell  b Morkel0614000.00
Mark Gillespie c †Boucher b Philander1491421155.55
Brent Arnel not out 871320114.28
Chris Martin  b Philander056000.00
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL67.5 Ov (RR: 2.47, 296 Mins)168
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Rob Nicol, 1.6 ov), 2-7 (Brendon McCullum, 3.6 ov), 3-7 (Martin Guptill, 4.1 ov), 4-64 (Ross Taylor, 28.5 ov), 5-99 (Daniel Vettori, 47.3 ov), 6-141 (Kruger van Wyk, 61.6 ov), 7-142 (Kane Williamson, 63.3 ov), 8-142 (Doug Bracewell, 64.5 ov), 9-160 (Mark Gillespie, 65.6 ov), 10-168 (Chris Martin, 67.5 ov)
Dale Steyn1653121.93783000
4.1 to MJ Guptill, Three down, Guptill's turn to head back, angling in towards middle, Guptill moved across and drove that well but it was uppish and landed straight in the palms of Hashim Amla at midwicket, New Zealand can ill-afford a start like this. 7/3
28.5 to LRPL Taylor, Given out lbw but Taylor has called for a review, lots of reverse-swing on that one, landed in the blockhole on leg, in fact it struck him on the full as he went across, the impact was around leg stump, would it have gone down? DRS says the impact was in line and that it would have hit a good part of leg. Taylor has to go.. 64/4
Vernon Philander15.534462.77755100
1.6 to RJ Nicol, Nicol's poor Test continues, slightly unfortunate there, short of a good length, he tried to play that off the back foot, struck him high on the pad, made some contact with his arm as he tried to whip it across and rolled back towards the stumps, he tried to kick the ball away but the damage had been done, the off-stump bail had been dislodged by the time he decided to act. 1/1
3.6 to BB McCullum, New Zealand in some trouble now! McCullum's trapped in front, he doesn't review it, he knows he's out, Philander bowled that on a length on middle, appeared to nip back in, McCullum got across to work it square but missed it and was struck in line, would have gone on to hit middle and leg. Doctrove had no doubt. 7/2
61.6 to CFK van Wyk, Philander strikes! Got that one to nip back in and van Wyk misjudged the line, probably didn't expect it to come in either given Philander had been moving it the other way this over, leaves that short of a good length ball alone and the off stump is pegged back. The pressure mounts on Williamson. 141/6
63.3 to KS Williamson, Philander, you beauty! Williamson's vigil ends and South Africa are dominating this game now, in the channel outside off, just a hint of away movement, it was just about wide enough to induce a poke from Williamson and it took the outside edge, Boucher completed an easy catch. 142/7
65.6 to MR Gillespie, Another five-for for Philander, pitched up outside off, Gillespie made room to thrash that through the off side, got a thick edge and Boucher did well stretching to his right. 160/9
67.5 to CS Martin, bowled'im! Philander finishes with six, got the earlier ones to move away, this one comes back in, Martin has no answer, and it clips the pads on the way to dismantling off stump. 168/10
Morne Morkel1352612.00664000
64.5 to DAJ Bracewell, cleaned him up, no answer to Morkel's reverse-swing! Swung in big time, landed just outside off and came in further, Bracewell left that alone and out went the off stump, cartwheeling towards Boucher. 142/8
Imran Tahir1725203.05736000
Jacques Kallis631111.83322000
47.3 to DL Vettori, Big blow, Vettori, who had batted determinedly uptil now, has to walk back! Surprised by the short one from Kallis, and what made it even more difficult for Vettori was that it darted further in towards him, took his eyes off as he tried to avoid it but the glove came in the way, it flicked the glove on the way to the keeper. 99/5
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 101 runs)
Alviro Petersen c †van Wyk b Bracewell1450025.00
Graeme Smith (c)not out 5560878191.66
Hashim Amla not out 4656829082.14
Extras(nb 1)1
TOTAL19.5 Ov (RR: 5.19, 87 Mins)103/1
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Alviro Petersen, 1.1 ov)
Chris Martin311806.00124000
Doug Bracewell501412.80201000
1.1 to AN Petersen, strikes first ball, an early boost for New Zealand this innings, short of a good length on the off and moves away, Alviro moves back and plays at it, it takes the outside edge and van Wyk takes a neat catch diving to his right. 5/1
Daniel Vettori20201.00100000
Mark Gillespie402406.00134001
Brent Arnel301806.00124000
Kane Williamson2023011.5043100
Rob Nicol0.50404.8041000
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Thu, 15 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 27/2 (Alviro Petersen 8*, Hashim Amla 2*, 11 ov)
Fri, 16 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 2nd innings 65/4 (Kane Williamson 41*, Daniel Vettori 0*, 31 ov)
Sat, 17 Mar - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 103/1 (19.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • KS Williamson: 50 off 130 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 89/4 in 45.0 overs (KS Williamson 50, DL Vettori 15)
  • Over 47.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BR Doctrove, Batsman - CFK van Wyk (Struck down)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 48.1 overs (289 balls), Extras 0
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 142/6 in 63.0 overs (KS Williamson 77, DAJ Bracewell 0)
  • Over 64.2: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - DAJ Bracewell (Upheld)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 65.2 overs (392 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 168/10 in 67.5 overs (BJ Arnel 8)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • Drinks: South Africa - 47/1 in 10.0 overs (GC Smith 14, HM Amla 32)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (64 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (GC Smith 16, HM Amla 36, Ex 0)
  • Over 15.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - BR Doctrove, Batsman - GC Smith (No ball- No loss of review)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 54 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (120 balls), Extras 1
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Vernon Philander
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2036
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days15,16,17 March 2012 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee