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New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test Commentary, Live Updates

NZ vs SA, 2022 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
95&111 (41.4)
New Zealand beat South Africa by an innings and 276 runs
That's all we have from this one-sided Test match. There is one more left for South Africa on this tour, again at the Hagley Oval, starting on 25th February 2022. Do join us for the coverage. The first ball will be at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, previous day) but as usual, the build-up will begin in advance. Until we meet again, it's goodbye and cheers!
For picking 9 wickets in the match and scoring 58 runs with the bat, Matt Henry has been given the Player of the Match award.
Tim Southee comes up for a quick interview. The speedster starts by saying that it's not in South Africa's nature to get rolled over so they knew that they will have to work hard. States that it's been a clinical three days for them. Mentions that different guys stepped up on different occasions and that's the way they want to play. Regarding his record of becoming the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in Tests at home, Southee chooses to remain humble and replies that when you play for a long time, you tick off a few milestones. He is really proud to be in the same conversation as Sir Richard Hadlee. Signs off by saying that they want to enjoy this win but at the same time, they are aware that South Africa will bounce back.
The Kiwis will remember this Test match for their quality show! Matt Henry set the tone on Day 1 with his scintillating bowling and then the other Henry, Henry Nicholls took the mantle with the bat. His century and partnerships kept New Zealand always ahead and then Neil Wagner's blitz with the bat on the morning of Day 2 completely deflated the Saffas. Tom Blundell and Matt Henry piled on the misery with a 94-run stand for the final wicket and shut the door of any comeback for the touring team.
Just a month back, South Africa were on cloud nine after beating India at home but just in three days on this tour, they have come crashing down. Insipid batting, unconvincing bowling and mediocre catching were the three prime reasons for their loss. The conditions in New Zealand demand your batting technique be well polished but it wasn't. In the first innings, they played at many deliveries deserving to be left and kept on erring. The picture remained the same in the second innings too. With the ball, their inexperience showed up as they failed to stick to a consistent line and length but things could have been different, had they not dropped SEVEN catches - Tom Latham once, Henry Nicholls twice, Neil Wagner once, Tim Southee twice and Matt Henry once. All these added to their misery and New Zealand stormed away with a 387-run lead.
Thorough dominance! New Zealand were facing a team on a high after its recent success against India and they were without the likes of Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Trent Boult. Did that make any difference? A resounding no. The Kiwis have finished the first Test match in three days and it's a testament to their bench strength and the quality they possess in this format, especially at home.
There it is, the waiting period of 18 years is over - New Zealand have finally beaten South Africa in a Test match. The last time they won, Stephen Fleming was the captain and it has been a really long wait for the Kiwis. Seven wickets to pick this morning and the hosts did that without breaking a sweat. Tim Southee was exceptional, as he bagged a 5-fer and he now has the most Test wickets at home for New Zealand, surpassing Sir Richard Hadlee.
End Of The Over 41.4 : 111/10
0 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • W41.4
G. Stuurman
11 (30)
D. Olivier
0 (10)
T. Southee
17.4-6-35-5
41.4
W
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman OUT!
OUT! LBW! Tim Southee finishes things off. He goes wide of the crease and angles a length ball, around middle and leg, Glenton Stuurman hangs on his back foot to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW is made but that looked like going down. The umpire remains unmoved. Tom Latham is not too convinced when he decides to take the DRS but it turns out to be in his favour as the Ball Tracking shows three reds. Wonderful bowling by Tim Southee, he finishes with a five-wicket haul. New Zealand win the match by an innings and 276 runs!
41.3
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full, angling on middle. Blocked to mid on.
41.2
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Outside off, on a length. Glenton Stuurman has a feel for it but fails to get any bat on it.
41.1
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full ball, outside off. Glenton Stuurman stays back and pushes it to mid off.
End Of The Over 41 : 111/9
5 Runs
  • 440.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
D. Olivier
0 (10)
G. Stuurman
11 (26)
N. Wagner
7-2-19-2
40.6
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
Around off. Duanne Olivier defends it with an angled bat to point.
40.5
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A length ball, on off. Duanne Olivier keeps it out.
40.4
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
Back of a length, on off. Blocked out.
40.3
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A length ball, on off. Duanne Olivier defends it with soft hands and gets a thick outside edge, short of the fielder at first slip.
40.2
1
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
A length ball, on the pads. Glenton Stuurman looks to flick but gets a top edge towards the fine leg region and it falls safely. The batters take a single.
40.1
4
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
FOUR! Edged! Short of a length, outside off. Glenton Stuurman looks to drive it uppishly but gets an outside edge over the slip cordon for a boundary. Daryl Mitchell, at first slip, leaps but to no avail.
End Of The Over 40 : 106/9
1 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 139.5
  • 039.6
D. Olivier
0 (6)
G. Stuurman
6 (24)
T. Southee
17-6-35-4
39.6
0
Tim Southee To Duanne Olivier
Full ball, on off. Duanne Olivier prods and dead-bats it.
39.5
1
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Angles it on middle, on a fuller length. Glenton Stuurman mistimes his push to mid-wicket and gets across for a quick single. A direct hit at the bowler's end but the batter was well in.
39.4
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full ball, way down the leg side. Left alone.
39.3
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
A yorker now, around off. Glenton Stuurman looks to defend inside the line but the ball nips away and beats the outside edge. Some lovely bowling display by Tim Southee in this spell.
39.2
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full and on off, pushed on the off side.
39.1
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
A length ball, outside off, a hint of away shape! Glenton Stuurman is squared up as he looks to defend.
End Of The Over 39 : 105/9
0 Runs
  • W38.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
D. Olivier
0 (5)
G. Stuurman
5 (19)
N. Wagner
6-2-14-2
38.6
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A length ball, slanting outside off. Duanne Olivier shoulders arms to it.
38.5
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A full ball, outside off. Draws Duanne Olivier forward to defend but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
38.4
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A huge appeal for LBW but not given! A full ball, swinging back in and on the pads. Duanne Olivier misses his defensive shot and gets hit on the pads. Was going down leg.
38.3
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
Angles it across, on a length, outside off. Duanne Olivier drops his wrists and lets it go.
38.2
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A length ball, outside off. Duanne Olivier looks to defend but misses.
Duanne Olivier is the number 11 batter.
38.1
W
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! It was the last over before the Lunch break but now the session will be extended and New Zealand have the chance to end things in the morning itself. Neil Wagner continues to angle across a short delivery. Both the batters were having a poke at it but this time, Marco Jansen runs out of his luck. The outside edge is induced and Tom Blundell does the rest. The hosts are just one wicket away from winning the first Test match.
End Of The Over 38 : 105/8
3 Runs
  • 237.1
  • 037.2
  • 137.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
G. Stuurman
5 (19)
M. Jansen
10 (23)
T. Southee
16-6-34-4
37.6
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Length ball, straying on the pads. Defended out.
37.5
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full and on off, pushed to mid off. The tall Jamieson dives to his right to stop it.
37.4
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
BEATEN! Typical Southee delivery! Goes wide of the crease and angles it on a length, making it shape away late and beating the outside edge of Glenton Stuurman who looks to defend.
37.3
1
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Slants a length ball, on middle, Jansen tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
37.2
0
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Length ball, way outside off. Marco offers nothing to it.
37.1
2
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
A full ball, swinging away, outside off. Jansen drives it off the outer half through cover-point for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 37 : 102/8
0 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
G. Stuurman
5 (16)
M. Jansen
7 (20)
N. Wagner
5-1-14-1
36.6
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
A length ball, straight on middle. Glenton Stuurman gets behind the line to block it.
36.5
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
A length ball, slanting outside off. Left alone.
36.4
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
Back of a length, on middle. Glenton Stuurman blocks it on the surface.
36.3
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
Length ball, outside off. Glenton Stuurman punches it to the right of mid off. The fielder there dives to stop it.
36.2
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
Short ball, angling outside off. Glenton Stuurman has a poke at it but misses.
36.1
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
Short in length, on off. Glenton Stuurman gets on top of the bounce to defend it.
End Of The Over 36 : 102/8
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
M. Jansen
7 (20)
G. Stuurman
5 (10)
T. Southee
15-6-31-4
35.6
0
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Beauty again! Angles a length ball, on a length, outside off and it holds its line. Jansen looks to defend away from the body, misses it.
35.5
0
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Length ball, outside off, moving away off the deck. Jansen lets it through to the keeper.
35.4
0
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Bangs it on the shorter side, on off. Marco ducks under it.
35.3
0
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Full ball, shaping away, outside off. Left alone.
35.2
0
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Goes wide of the crease and angles a length ball on off. Jansen tries to defend but it goes off the outer half to covers.
35.1
0
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Length and on off. Blocked out.
With just two wickets left, the umpires have extended the morning session.
End Of The Over 35 : 102/8
4 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 434.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
G. Stuurman
5 (10)
M. Jansen
7 (14)
N. Wagner
4-0-14-1
34.6
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
Short of a length, on off. Glenton Stuurman again looks to tap it on top of the bounce but gets hit on the gloves. The ball rolls to the gully fielder.
34.5
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
A short ball now, on off. Glenton Stuurman rather than swaying away from it, tries to tap it away. Fails to get any bat on it.
34.4
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
Length ball, goes away with the angle. Glenton Stuurman tries to chase this one and he misses.
34.3
4
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
FOUR! Edged! Full ball, outside off. Glenton Stuurman looks to drive but gets an outside edge over the slip cordon and the ball races away to the third man fence. 100 up for South Africa!
34.2
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
A length ball, on off, it straightens off the deck. Glenton Stuurman defends it very late off the upper half of the blade.
34.1
0
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
Very full and outside off, Glenton Stuurman tries to drive but scuffs his shot off the bottom edge to covers.
End Of The Over 34 : 98/8
1 Runs
  • W33.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
M. Jansen
7 (14)
G. Stuurman
1 (4)
T. Southee
14-5-31-4
33.6
0
Tim Southee To Marco Jansen
Full ball, outside off, moving away very late. Jansen looks to push but misses.
33.5
1
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Glenton Stuurman is off the mark on his debut! Full ball, shaping away and this is hit through cover-point for a single.
33.4
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
BEATEN! Yet another lovely delivery from Southee! Short of a length, around off. Glenton Stuurman defends it inside the line and gets beaten on the outside edge. The ball rolls over the stumps.
33.3
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
On a length, on off. Glenton Stuurman works it to point.
33.2
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Length ball, on middle. Glenton Stuurman is squared up as he defends it somehow towards point.
Glenton Stuurman walks in next at number 10.
33.1
W
Tim Southee To Kagiso Rabada OUT!
OUT! What a catch by Kyle Jamieson! New Zealand are two wickets away now! This is full and around off, it nips back in. Rabada looks to drive but gets it away off the inside edge to short mid-wicket where Kyle Jamieson brings his big frame down quickly to pouch a low catch. The ball was dying but Jamieson did well to get his fingers under it.
End Of The Over 33 : 97/7
4 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 432.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
M. Jansen
7 (13)
K. Rabada
0 (7)
N. Wagner
3-0-10-1
32.6
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
Bangs a short ball, on middle. Jansen ducks under it.
32.5
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
On a length, outside off. Jansen defends it with soft hands and gets an outside edge, just short of third slip. Every delivery feels like a wicket-taking one.
32.4
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
Full again, slanting across. Jansen goes for a big drive but gets beaten by the angle of the ball.
32.3
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
Length and outside off. Left alone.
32.2
4
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
FOUR! A full ball, shaping away, outside off. Jansen looks to drive but gets an outside edge through the slip cordon and it races away to the fence. New Zealand know it is just a matter of time.
32.1
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
That's an umpire killer and Neil Wagner's hand has saved Chris Gaffaney there! Chris owes Wagner a beer. Fuller in length and around off, Marco Jansen smashes it straight back, it's uppish and travelling at the rate of knots, Neil Wagner reacts and sticks his left hand out. The ball doesn't stay in but changes its trajectory and goes wide of the umpire. Chris Gaffaney though has already taken evasive action and is down flat on the ground to save himself. He is seeing the funny side of it. In the books, this will go down as a dropped catch but it was a real tough one.
End Of The Over 32 : 93/7
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
K. Rabada
0 (7)
M. Jansen
3 (7)
T. Southee
13-5-30-3
31.6
0
Tim Southee To Kagiso Rabada
Full and on off, driven nicely but straight to the cover fielder.
31.5
0
Tim Southee To Kagiso Rabada
In the air but safe! A length ball, outside off, Rabada pushes uppishly but short of covers. Matt Henry there collects it on a bounce.
31.4
0
Tim Southee To Kagiso Rabada
Back of a length, angling across, outside off. Rabada tries to punch it off the back foot but misses.
31.3
0
Tim Southee To Kagiso Rabada
Full and on off, pushed to covers.
31.2
0
Tim Southee To Kagiso Rabada
Beautiful seam position! A full ball, swinging back in, around off. Rabada looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. If not for that inside edge, it was hitting the stumps.
31.1
0
Tim Southee To Kagiso Rabada
Full ball, on off. Rabada looks to drive but gets an inside edge to square leg.
End Of The Over 31 : 93/7
2 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 230.6
M. Jansen
3 (7)
K. Rabada
0 (1)
N. Wagner
2-0-6-1
30.6
2
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
A length ball, on off. Jansen checks his shot and chips it past the bowler. The mid off fielder chases it down and the batters get a couple of runs.
30.5
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
Again gets hit on the pads! This is on a length and angling on the pads. Jansen looks to defend but misses.
30.4
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
Short in length, on off. Jansen stands tall and looks to drive on the up but misses.
30.3
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
Attempts a short ball, on off. Jansen sways away from it.
30.2
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
Full ball, on middle, Jansen mistimes his push back to the bowler.
30.1
0
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
An appeal for LBW but that might be going down leg. A full ball, swinging on the pads. Marco Jansen is standing on the leg stump, he misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
End Of The Over 30 : 91/7
0 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • W29.5
  • 029.6
K. Rabada
0 (1)
M. Jansen
1 (1)
T. Southee
12-4-30-3
29.6
0
Tim Southee To Kagiso Rabada
Fuller around leg, swinging down, Rabada fails to flick and it goes off his pads to mid-wicket. End of a successful over for Tim Southee.
The set-batter goes and Kagiso Rabada will replace him. New Zealand are inching closer to victory.
29.5
W
Tim Southee To Kyle Verreynne OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! 200th Test wicket in New Zealand for Tim Southee. A typical Southee wicket. The seam is pointing towards the slip cordon and it nips away after landing on a good length outside off. Kyle Verreynne stays rooted to his crease as he lets his hands go after the ball. The away movement results in an outside edge and Colin de Grandhomme reacts to his right at third slip to grab the catch safely. New Zealand are only three wickets away from going 1-0 up in the series.
29.4
0
Tim Southee To Kyle Verreynne
Short and wide outside off, Kyle reaches out as he attempts to cut but he ends up chopping in front of gully.
29.3
0
Tim Southee To Kyle Verreynne
Pitches it up and wide outside off, Kyle Verreynne is not shying away from driving. He connects decently but finds the cover fielder.
29.2
0
Tim Southee To Kyle Verreynne
Angling in around off, on a length, Kyle Verreynne gets behind the line and defends it down safely.
29.1
0
Tim Southee To Kyle Verreynne
Lands it around off, shaping away, Kyle is on the front foot as he defends it from the outer portion of his bat.
Change. Tim Southee (11-3-30-2) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 29 : 91/6
4 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • W28.3
  • 128.4
  • 028.5
  • 328.6
K. Verreynne
30 (33)
M. Jansen
1 (1)
N. Wagner
1-0-4-1
28.6
3
Neil Wagner To Kyle Verreynne
Pitches it up and outside off, Kyle strides forward and drives it through covers for three runs.
28.5
0
Neil Wagner To Kyle Verreynne
Full and around off, nipping back in, Kyle Verreynne tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
28.4
1
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen
Very full and around off, Marco Jansen inside-edges his attempted flick down toward long leg for a single.
Marco Jansen walks out now.
Review taken! Temba Bavuma takes the review immediately after being given LBW. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows it's the umpire's call on hitting the wickets and Temba Bavuma has to walk back.
28.3
W
Neil Wagner To Temba Bavuma OUT!
OUT! Given LBW! This time there isn't much doubt in the mind of the umpire. Wagner comes up with a superb inswinging delivery. He pitches it full around middle, at 129.6 kph, Bavuma presses forward in defense but it beats the inner edge and goes on to hit him on the back leg. They appeal and the finger has gone up. Temba opts for the DRS. No bat on the UltraEdge and the Ball Tracking shows that it's clipping the top of the stumps. Umpire's call and South Africa lose their sixth wicket. Temba Bavuma returns after offering some fight.
Review time! New Zealand take a review for a caught behind decision. There was noise but UltraEdge shows no spike on it and the on-field decision stays.
28.2
0
Neil Wagner To Temba Bavuma
NOT OUT! Wagner delivers it down the leg side, on a good length, Bavuma tries to glance but fails to connect properly. It flies behind with some noise and Tom Blundell appeals after collecting the ball. The finger has stayed down and Tom Latham decides to review it. There is a little murmur on the UltraEdge but there seems to be a gap between bat and ball. The onfield decision has been backed and New Zealand lose one review.
28.1
0
Neil Wagner To Temba Bavuma
Starts his spell with a shortish delivery around leg, Bavuma is on the back foot as he defends it on the leg side.
Change. Neil Wagner is introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 28 : 87/5
11 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 427.4
  • 227.5
  • 427.6
K. Verreynne
27 (31)
T. Bavuma
41 (70)
K. Jamieson
6-0-24-1
27.6
4
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
EDGY FOUR! Very loose, Verreynne gets away with it. Fuller in length and wide outside off, shaping away, Kyle Verreynne gets carried away and tries to drive away from his body. It flies off the outside edge and goes over the gully region for a boundary.
27.5
2
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Too straight in line, fuller in length and it has been worked away from mid-wicket fro a brace.
27.4
4
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
FOUR! Brilliant timing! Jamieson delivers the follow-up delivery outside off, it's an outswinger and Kyle Verreynne leans into the drive to crunch it through covers.
27.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Another inswinger, around off, Verreynne defends it towards mid on.
27.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
A big inswinger from Jamieson, at 130 clicks and right on the money, Kyle Verreynne stays inside the crease and brings his bat down in time to defend.
27.1
1
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
Fuller in length on middle, tailing down, Temba nudges it to fine leg and takes a single.
End Of The Over 27 : 76/5
12 Runs
  • 426.1
  • 226.2
  • 126.3
  • 426.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
T. Bavuma
40 (69)
K. Verreynne
17 (26)
M. Henry
11-4-32-2
26.6
1
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
On a length around middle, Temba works it away to mid-wicket and keep strike with a single.
26.5
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Play and a miss! Matt Henry continues to hurl across a short delivery, outside off and this one stays low, Bavuma tries to cut but misses.
26.4
4
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Maybe, Henry is tiring now. Back of a length, outside off, Bavuma goes on the back foot and punches it sweetly through the gap at covers for a boundary.
26.3
1
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
Third short delivery in a row, outside off, Kyle cuts it to point where the fielder dives and makes a partial stop. The batters cross.
26.2
2
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
Short again from Henry, outside off, it's steered through point for a couple of runs.
26.1
4
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
FOUR! Flashes and flashes hard. It's a fraction too wide from Henry, short in length, Kyle Verreynne transfers his weight on the back foot and slaps it through point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 26 : 64/5
4 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 4 NB25.6
  • 025.6
T. Bavuma
35 (66)
K. Verreynne
10 (23)
K. Jamieson
5-0-13-1
25.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
On a length around off, defended off the back foot to the off side.
25.6
nb
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Fuller in length and outside off, Kyle Verreynne drives it through covers and collects three runs. The bowler has overstepped and hence it's a no ball.
25.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Around off, on a length, Verreynne plays close to his body and defends it to the off side.
25.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Pitches it up around off and gets the batter driving, Kyle Verreynne caresses it off his front foot to covers.
25.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Returns to bowling in the avenue of apprehension, outside off, shaping away, Kyle Verreynne makes a leave.
25.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Full but drifting down the leg side, Verreynne tries to flick but misses.
25.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
A gentle outswinger outside off, Kyle Verreynne shoulders arms.
End Of The Over 25 : 60/5
4 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 424.5
  • 024.6
T. Bavuma
35 (65)
K. Verreynne
7 (17)
M. Henry
10-4-20-2
24.6
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length, around off and angling in, Temba Bavuma is cramped for room but does well to go on his toes in defense.
24.5
4
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Not in total control but Bavuma will get a boundary. Henry bangs it in short, around middle, again there is some extra lift, Bavuma tries to hook but it takes the top edge and flies down to fine leg for a boundary.
24.4
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Fullish and close to off, Bavuma pushes it off the front foot to covers.
24.3
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Fuller and outside off, Bavuma takes his front leg forward and lets it be. He is fighting hard.
24.2
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
In the zone outside off, on a good length, an easy leave for Temba.
24.1
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Effort delivery. This one pitches on a shortish length around off and shoots off the surface, Bavuma is on his toes and fends it off near his face.
End Of The Over 24 : 56/5
4 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 323.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
T. Bavuma
31 (59)
K. Verreynne
7 (17)
K. Jamieson
4-0-9-1
23.6
1
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
Full and around off, it's pushed in the gap at covers for a single.
23.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
Beautiful delivery. Jamieson angles in a fuller delivery, landing around off and then curving away off the seam, Bavuma stands back inside the crease and offers no shot.
23.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
Sharp delivery, a touch short and wide outside off, Bavuma lifts his bat skywards and lets it be.
23.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
Angles in a length ball on off, Bavuma defends it from the higher portion of his bat. He has taken his bottom hand off the handle to take care of the extra bounce.
23.2
3
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Fuller in length and around off, Kyle Verreynne drives it on the up and gets it wide of mid off. He gets three runs.
23.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
A gentle delivery, on a good length outside off, Kyle Verreynne shoulders arms.
Drinks break. The opening hour belongs to New Zealand. They have been superb from the start and need 5 more wickets to win now. South Africa will hope Temba Bavuma bats for as long as possible and the lower order also puts up some kind of resistance.
End Of The Over 23 : 52/5
1 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 122.6
K. Verreynne
4 (15)
T. Bavuma
30 (55)
M. Henry
9-4-16-2
22.6
1
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
Digs it in short, around off, Kyle pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
22.5
0
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
Inswinger around off, on a good length at 131 clicks, Kyle Verreynne goes on the back foot and defends it to mid-wicket.
22.4
0
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
Lands it full and around off, at 135.6 kph, Kyle is forward as he defends it to mid off.
22.3
0
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
Angling in from a length around off, Kyle Verreynne goes on the back foot and turns it to mid-wicket.
22.2
0
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
Darts it in, on a length and close to off, Kyle covers the line and defends it soundly to the off side.
22.1
0
Matt Henry To Kyle Verreynne
Fuller in length and around off, Kyle Verreynne is on the front foot as he drives it to covers. A good tumbling stop by Neil Wagner there.
Change of ends for Matt Henry. 8-4-15-2 are his figures in the second innings.
End Of The Over 22 : 51/5
1 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
T. Bavuma
30 (55)
K. Verreynne
3 (9)
K. Jamieson
3-0-5-1
21.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
A bouncer down the leg side, an easy leave for the batter.
21.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
Pitches it a touch fuller and around off, shaping back in, Bavuma is solidly behind the line in defense.
21.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
Delivers it on a good length and wide outside off, Temba Bavuma has nothing to do with it.
21.3
1
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
A touch short and around middle, nipping in, Verreynne gets some bat on this one as he nudges it to fine leg. They cross for a single.
21.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Fuller and straighter, Kyle Verreynne flicks across the line but finds Matt Henry at mid-wicket who tumbles and makes a stop.
21.1
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Back of a length, on top of off, Kyle Verreynne goes on his toes and plays it down to point.
End Of The Over 21 : 50/5
3 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 220.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
T. Bavuma
30 (52)
K. Verreynne
2 (6)
T. Southee
11-3-30-2
20.6
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
In the channel outside off, on a length and shaping back in a shade, Temba covers his stumps and allows it through.
20.5
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Inswinger gone wrong. On a shortish length but down the leg side, Temba shoulders arms.
20.4
2
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Nice timing! Full and on middle, Bavuma clips it to deep mid-wicket and returns for the second run. 50 up!
20.3
1
Tim Southee To Kyle Verreynne
Late decision to play. A bit short in length and outside off, swinging back in, Kyle Verreynne stays on the back foot and plays late to ease it behind point for a single.
20.2
0
Tim Southee To Kyle Verreynne
Fuller again, this time the line starts from middle, Kyle works it off his pads but finds mid-wicket.
20.1
0
Tim Southee To Kyle Verreynne
Pitches it up and outside off, shaping away, Kyle Verreynne could have left it alone but he commits himself on the front foot and pushes it to covers.
End Of The Over 20 : 47/5
1 Runs
  • W19.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
T. Bavuma
28 (49)
K. Verreynne
1 (3)
K. Jamieson
2-0-4-1
19.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
End of a successful over for the Kiwis. A length ball, outside off. Bavuma defends it to out.
19.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
On middle, on a length, this is flicked to square leg. Bavuma wants a quick single but is sent back wisely.
19.4
1
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Fuller and outside off. Kyle Verreynne pushes it through covers and Colin de Grandhomme dives there to stop it. A single taken.
19.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Around off. Blocked out.
19.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Kyle Verreynne
Length ball, outside off. Kyle Verreynne gets his bat down to defend it to point.
Kyle Verreynne, the wicketkeeper-batsman, walks in next.
19.1
W
Kyle Jamieson To Zubayr Hamza OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Kyle Jamieson has a habit to take a wicket in the first two overs of his spell and he has done it yet again. This is full and around off, with some extra bounce, as it jags away a shade. Hamza is drawn forward in defense but the seam movement takes the outside edge and the ball flies to first slip where Daryl Mitchell takes it low. Half the side dismissed for South Africa.
End Of The Over 19 : 46/4
0 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
T. Bavuma
28 (47)
Z. Hamza
6 (31)
T. Southee
10-3-27-2
18.6
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Eventful over by Tim Southee! On a length, on off. Bavuma gets inside the line of the ball and blocks it.
18.5
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, outside off. Left alone.
18.4
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
BEATEN! A length ball, it angles in and shapes away, beating the outside edge of Bavuma who looks to defend off the front foot.
18.3
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Brilliant delivery! Southee goes wide again and serves it on a length, it lands and swings back in sharply. Good leave by Bavuma as he shoulders arms to it.
18.2
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, on a length. Temba lets it through to the keeper.
18.1
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Southee starts with a short ball, on off. Bavuma evades it nicely.
The sun has disappeared and it's a bit overcast now.
End Of The Over 18 : 46/4
3 Runs
  • 317.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
Z. Hamza
6 (31)
T. Bavuma
28 (41)
K. Jamieson
1-0-3-0
17.6
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zubayr Hamza
Continues to bowl outside off. Hamza leaves it alone.
17.5
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zubayr Hamza
Full ball, outside off. Hamza offers no shot.
17.4
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zubayr Hamza
Outside off again. Left alone.
17.3
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zubayr Hamza
Way outside off. Easy leave for Hamza.
17.2
0
Kyle Jamieson To Zubayr Hamza
Outside off, on a length. Hamza shoulders arms.
17.1
3
Kyle Jamieson To Temba Bavuma
Good running! A length ball, outside off. Bavuma punches off the front foot, through covers and takes three runs.
Change in bowling. Kyle Jamieson has been introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 17 : 43/4
4 Runs
  • 416.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
Z. Hamza
6 (26)
T. Bavuma
25 (40)
T. Southee
9-2-27-2
16.6
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Southee goes wide of the crease and angles it full and on off. Hamza pushes it to the covers.
16.5
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Another short ball by Southee, on middle, Zubayr ducks under it again.
16.4
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Bangs a short ball, on middle, Hamza sits under it.
16.3
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Some inward movement there, on a length, on middle. Hamza defends it nicely.
16.2
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Fuller and outside off, pushed back to Southee.
16.1
4
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
FOUR! First boundary of the day! A short ball, on middle, Hamza tries to ride the bounce but gets a top edge to deep square leg for a boundary.
End Of The Over 16 : 39/4
0 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
T. Bavuma
25 (40)
Z. Hamza
2 (20)
M. Henry
8-4-15-2
15.6
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Now this one comes back in, on a length, outside off. Bavuma keeps it out.
15.5
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Good delivery! Slightly short, outside off and moving away from the right-hander. Bavuma has a poke at it but does well to withdraw his bat at the last moment.
15.4
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
A length ball, straying on middle at 134 clicks. Bavuma tucks it to mid-wicket.
15.3
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, outside off. Bavuma leaves it alone.
15.2
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Slants a length ball, on middle. Bavuma lunges and defends it.
15.1
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, around off. Bavuma blocks it to mid on.
End Of The Over 15 : 39/4
2 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
Z. Hamza
2 (20)
T. Bavuma
25 (34)
T. Southee
8-2-23-2
14.6
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Length ball, outside off, nipping away a touch. Hamza defends it to covers on the back foot.
14.5
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Full and on middle. Blocked out.
14.4
2
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
This one comes with the angle, on middle, Hamza wrists it to deep square leg and gets off the mark with a couple of runs.
14.3
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
An outswinger, fuller and way outside off. Easy leave there.
14.2
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Length ball, coming straight on middle, Hamza hits it to mid on.
14.1
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 14 : 37/4
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 213.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
T. Bavuma
25 (34)
Z. Hamza
0 (14)
M. Henry
7-3-15-2
13.6
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Length and on off. Bavuma blocks it to mid-wicket.
13.5
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Around off, on a length. Defended out.
13.4
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Short of a length, outside off. Bavuma stands tall, punches it to covers.
13.3
2
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Drifts it on the pads. Bavuma flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
13.2
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Drags his length back, on off. Temba blocks it on the surface.
13.1
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
BEATEN! A length ball, outside off. Bavuma has a feel for it and gets beaten on the outside edge.
End Of The Over 13 : 35/4
1 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
Z. Hamza
0 (14)
T. Bavuma
23 (28)
T. Southee
7-2-21-2
12.6
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Fuller ball, straight on off, pushed to mid-wicket.
12.5
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Goes wide of the crease and angles an outswinger, around off. Hamza blocks it on the back foot.
12.4
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Angles a full ball, on the pads. Hamza leans and tucks it to square leg.
12.3
0
Tim Southee To Zubayr Hamza
Touch fuller, on middle, Hamza keeps it out.
12.2
1
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
A single! A full ball, inswinger, on middle. Bavuma flicks it wide of deep square leg and takes a single.
12.1
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
In the channel, outside off. Bavuma covers his stumps and lets it through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 12 : 34/4
0 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
Z. Hamza
0 (10)
T. Bavuma
22 (26)
M. Henry
6-3-13-2
11.6
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
Maiden for Matt Henry! Outside off, on a length. Hamza is happy to let it go.
11.5
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
Length and outside off, Hamza guides it with soft hands to gully.
11.4
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
Short in length and on off, extra bounce and pace. Hamza hops to defend it more off his gloves.
11.3
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
Length ball, outside off. Hamza shoulders arms to it.
11.2
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
On middle. Blocked out.
11.1
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
Short of a length, around off. Hamza drops his wrists and sways away from the line of the ball.
End Of The Over 11 : 34/4
0 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
T. Bavuma
22 (26)
Z. Hamza
0 (4)
T. Southee
6-2-20-2
10.6
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Length and on middle, Bavuma works it to mid on.
10.5
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Touch fuller but same line, outside off. Left alone.
10.4
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Outside off again. Bavuma offers no shot.
10.3
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
On a length, on off. Temba defends it on the front foot.
10.2
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, outside off. Bavuma shoulders arms to it.
10.1
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Length ball, outswinger, outside off. Bavuma leaves it alone.
Tim Southee to share the attack from the other end.
End Of The Over 10 : 34/4
0 Runs
  • 09.1
  • W9.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
Z. Hamza
0 (4)
T. Bavuma
22 (20)
M. Henry
5-2-13-2
9.6
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
Length again, on off, it nips a touch away. Hamza defends with soft hands and gets an outside edge to point.
9.5
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
A length ball, on middle. Hamza blocks it out.
9.4
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
This one comes back in but lands way outside off. Hamza offers no shot.
9.3
0
Matt Henry To Zubayr Hamza
A length ball, outside off. Left alone.
Zubayr Hamza walks in next to face the music. He was one of the two batsmen to offer some kind of a fight with the bat for South Africa in the first innings.
9.2
W
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Well, nothing has changed for South Africa as New Zealand have come with the same determination. What a peach of delivery this is! It lands on a length around off and shapes back in. Rassie van der Dussen is on the front foot, looks to defend but the ball goes through the gate and rattles the stumps. Not a lot that Rassie did wrong there, maybe because he was half forward, the seam movement found a tiny hole in his defense. He has a bemused look on his face. Walks forward, taps the pitch a bit and then returns to the pavilion. Superb start for New Zealand.
9.1
0
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
Full ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen is early into the shot as he pushes it to square leg off the inner edge.
Bright sunshine at the Hagley Oval but unlike yesterday, there are clouds around. Keep in mind, the forecast is for some rain in the third session. The Kiwi players are making their way out to the middle. Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma are the overnight batters for South Africa. It is all about showing resilience for them. Let's see how they approach it. Matt Henry to speed in first up...
South Africa have had a Test match to forget so far. You can hardly count any positives for them, actually, there are none to count. After staring down at a massive 387-run deficit, they would have hoped to fight better than the first innings but once again, their batting show has been dismal. Three top-order wickets are already down and to be honest, it's too much to ask from the rest of the batting to do anything substantial. That said, with the next Test match at this very venue, it's a good opportunity to have batting practice in an international match. For how long can they resist?
Hello and a warm welcome to everyone for what could be the final day of this Test match. We've moved along at a brisk pace with New Zealand flexing their muscle from Day 1. Once you bundle out a team in the first two sessions of a Test, usually, you are in a good position to call the shots. The Kiwis have done exactly that and are now 7 wickets away from going 1-0 up in the 2-match series. Can they do it on Day 3? Let's find out.
... DAY 3, SESSION 1 ...
Right then, usually, we say Day 3 is the moving day of a Test match but here we have a different scenario - Day 3 could be the final day of this Test match. There is a forecast for rain in the last session but the way New Zealand have bowled thus far, picking 7 wickets in two sessions won't be tough for them. Having said that, we should never write off a team so easily. South Africa will try their best to put up a fight. The first ball on Saturday will be at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, previous day) but as usual, our build-up will begin much before. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Tom Blundell, who missed his century by 4 runs, says that he is pretty happy to spend time in the middle and would have loved a ton but he enjoyed batting. Adds that Matt Henry has had a really good game. Shares that he has been working on his batting and this track kind of suits him and he hopes there are more such knocks coming. Ends by saying that the bowling at the end of the day was very good and if they keep the momentum going, they can win it on Day 3.
The period after Lunch brought a couple of wickets for the touring team and they would have hoped to restore some sanity. Their joy didn't last for long though. After dismissing Henry Nicholls soon after he completed a century, they encountered Colin de Grandhomme who was equally lethal, striking at over 100. Tom Blundell also played a responsible knock and his 94-run stand for the final wicket with Matt Henry - the best of the Kiwi innings - completely floored the Proteas. Blundell was unlucky to miss his ton but his efforts handed New Zealand an enormous 387-run lead. Here he is, having a word...
Dominance, ruthless dominance! That's what New Zealand have achieved in two days. Day 2 was all about extending their advantage over South Africa and they did it in style. The nightwatchman, Neil Wagner, whose primary job was to protect Henry Nicholls last evening, donned the avatar of Brendon McCullum this morning as he went berserk from the word go. He targeted the bowlers of South Africa and with his unorthodox style of batting, he punished them to every nook and corner of the ground. Just imagine, 74 runs in the first hour of play, and that was enough to take the wind out of the South African sails.
New Zealand continue to boss this Test match! A little window of 9 overs for their bowlers and they successfully removed the cream of the South African batting. With three wickets down, the touring team will be fighting a battle of survival from here onward.
End Of The Over 9 : 34/3
8 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 48.4
  • 48.5
  • 08.6
T. Bavuma
22 (20)
Rassie van der
9 (12)
T. Southee
5-1-20-2
8.6
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Bavuma plays out the last ball! Not a great last over from Southee to end the day. The last ball was a good one though. On off and on a length. Bavuma is up to the task as he blocks. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 2!
Last ball of the day...
8.5
4
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Good effort from Henry so late in the day, especially after bowling a few overs and batting for some time before that. On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side. Henry runs to his right from fine leg and slides but his effort goes in vain.
8.4
4
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Now hooking! Gets the desired result though. Positive intent shown by Bavuma even in the last over. Shorter and on the body, this is hooked through square leg for a boundary.
8.3
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
That was brave! This is shorter and outside off, Bavuma slashes at it, it goes to point on one bounce. Last over of the day, playing that, quite brave.
8.2
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
A harmless nut! Well wide outside off, left alone.
8.1
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length and on off, Bavuma blocks.
End Of The Over 8 : 26/3
7 Runs
  • 37.1
  • 27.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 27.5
  • 07.6
Rassie van der
9 (12)
T. Bavuma
14 (14)
M. Henry
4-1-13-1
7.6
0
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
On the pads, Rassie van der Dussen looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
7.5
2
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
Two more! On middle, Rassie flicks it through mid-wicket and takes two.
7.4
0
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
That is a lovely nut! He was bowling a little too wide on the last few deliveries. This time Matt lands it on off and gets it to move away. Rassie is beaten as he tries to block. Not a lot you can do with that.
7.3
0
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
Another one on a length and just outside off, left alone.
7.2
2
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
Two more! On middle, Rassie flicks it through mid-wicket for two.
7.1
3
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Really good running! Fuller and on off, Bavuma drives it through covers, shows good intensity in running between the wickets, and collects three.
End Of The Over 7 : 19/3
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
Rassie van der
5 (7)
T. Bavuma
11 (13)
T. Southee
4-1-12-2
6.6
0
Tim Southee To Rassie van der Dussen
An away-swinger to end, outside off, left alone.
6.5
1
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Quick run! On middle, Bavuma pushes it to mid on and takes one.
6.4
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Bangs this one short, Bavuma ducks under it.
6.3
2
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Two more! Shorter and on off, Bavuma stands tall and pushes it through covers for two.
6.2
1
Tim Southee To Rassie van der Dussen
Down the leg side, Rassie works it down to fine leg and takes one.
6.1
0
Tim Southee To Rassie van der Dussen
Good length and on off, defended.
End Of The Over 6 : 15/3
4 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
T. Bavuma
8 (10)
Rassie van der
4 (4)
M. Henry
3-1-6-1
5.6
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Another close escape! Angled into the pads, Bavuma flicks, it lands just short of the short leg fielder who makes a good stop in the end.
5.5
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
On off, this is pushed to mid off.
5.4
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Close! On middle, this one straightens. Bavuma gets an inside edge onto the pads as he tries to flick.
5.3
4
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Just over! Not sure if Bavuma really wanted to play that. This is a short one, Bavuma was trying to avoid it but this kept coming in with the angle. In the end, he ends up guiding it just over gully for a boundary.
5.2
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
Good length and on off, defended.
5.1
0
Matt Henry To Temba Bavuma
SHOT! To the fielder though! Length and on off, Bavuma hits it on the up but to covers.
End Of The Over 5 : 11/3
7 Runs
  • W4.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 04.4
  • 1 LB4.5
  • 24.6
Rassie van der
4 (4)
T. Bavuma
4 (4)
T. Southee
3-1-8-2
4.6
2
Tim Southee To Rassie van der Dussen
Two more! Southee probably was trying to angle the last two balls into the batter. He though drifts onto the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for two.
4.5
lb
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
This one is angled into the pads, Bavuma looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
4.4
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Lovely stuff! Length and on off, shapes away. Bavuma does not play at it.
4.3
4
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! EDGY! Driving when there is a prodigious movement is dangerous! This is fuller and around off, moves away nicely. Bavuma looks to drive, his one hand comes off the handle, it goes more off the outer half through backward point for a boundary.
4.2
0
Tim Southee To Temba Bavuma
Fuller and on off, Bavuma plays it late and under his eyes to mid off.
Temba Bavuma walks out to bat!
4.1
W
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! New Zealand have got three! This is an absolute disaster for the visitors. The hosts are all over them once again. This is a perfect outswinging delivery. Starts on middle and shapes away. It is on a length, Markram is squared up as he tries to defend and the outside edge flies to first slip where Daryl Mitchell takes it safely.
End Of The Over 4 : 4/2
2 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • W3.3
  • 23.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
Rassie van der
2 (3)
A. Markram
2 (10)
M. Henry
2-1-2-1
3.6
0
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
Back of a length and on middle, defended. End of a successful over.
3.5
0
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
Outside off and on a length. Left alone.
3.4
2
Matt Henry To Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie is off the mark! Fuller and on off, this one comes back in, Rassie strokes it past mid on for two.
Rassie van der Dussen walks out to bat now!
3.3
W
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Henry has his first for this innings and his 8th in the game. Gets the big wicket of Elgar for the second time in the match! Almost a similar delivery that dismissed Dean Elgar in the first innings. This lands on off and it is just behind a driving length. Elgar is drawn into the drive but the ball lands and moves away. Elgar pushes at it ahead of his body, one hand also comes off, the ball takes the edge and goes to the keeper. South Africa are in big trouble now. There is still time for the Kiwis to take a couple more.
3.2
0
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar
Outside off, left alone.
3.1
0
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar
Good length and on middle, defended.
End Of The Over 3 : 2/1
2 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
A. Markram
2 (10)
D. Elgar
0 (6)
T. Southee
2-1-2-1
2.6
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
Goes for the magic ball! Tries to shape it away from the leg pole line. It goes on with the angle and down the leg side.
2.5
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
Angles it into the off pole line, gets it to land and leave but the line is wide enough for the batter to not have a poke at it.
2.4
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
Slightly fuller and on off, Markram takes a stride forward and strokes it to mid off.
2.3
2
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
Two! Southee this time does not get the ball to move, it ends up on the pads, Markram works it through square leg for two.
2.2
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
Yet again some away movement but the ball is well outside off, Markram steps across and shoulders arms.
2.1
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
On middle, this one shapes away. Markram gets right behind the line and blocks.
End Of The Over 2 : 0/1
0 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
D. Elgar
0 (6)
A. Markram
0 (4)
M. Henry
1-1-0-0
1.6
0
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar
Around off, good length again, Elgar guides it to point. A maiden then to begin with by Henry.
1.5
0
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar
Cramps the batter for room, bowls it on the body, Dean defends.
1.4
0
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar
Outside off, Elgar would leave those balls all day.
1.3
0
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar
Finds the edge but it goes along the ground! Good length and on off, this lands and holds its line. Elgar plays it with soft hands and drops it towards gully.
1.2
0
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar
Some movement for Henry but the line is outside off, moves away further after landing. Easy leave.
1.1
0
Matt Henry To Dean Elgar
On the fuller side and on off, Elgar pushes it to covers.
Who will bowl from the other end? The man of this Test so far, Matt Henry it is.
End Of The Over 1 : 0/1
0 Runs
  • 00.1
  • W0.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
A. Markram
0 (4)
D. Elgar
0 (0)
T. Southee
1-1-0-1
0.6
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
Pitches it up and close to off, Aiden Markram presses forward and drives it to covers.
0.5
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
Once again Southee serves and outswinger outside off, Aiden Markram lets it be.
0.4
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
Another delivery outside off, curving away, Markram offers no shot.
0.3
0
Tim Southee To Aiden Markram
In the channel outside off, shaping away, Markram shoulders arms.
Aiden Markram walks in next.
0.2
W
Tim Southee To Sarel Erwee OUT!
OUT! GIVEN LBW! The debutant departs for a duck and it's a very poor start for South Africa. Southee hurls in a length around middle, getting it to shape back in, Sarel Erwee is stuck inside the crease and fails to keep it out as he attempts to flick. He is pinged on the pads, the appeal is made and the finger has gone up. Sarel Erwee has a nervous look on his face, has a word with his skipper regarding the DRS and then walks back. New Zealand will be smelling blood at the moment.
0.1
0
Tim Southee To Sarel Erwee
Starts with a fuller length ball, around middle, Sarel Erwee pushes it down to mid on.
Match Info
  • Venue Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss New Zealandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result New Zealand beat South Africa by an innings and 276 runs
  • Player of the Match Matt Henry
  • Umpire Chris Brown (NZ), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: New Zealand 116/3 in 39.0 overs
  • N Wagner dropped on 1 by van der Dussen in 38.2 overs
  • New Zealand 100/2 in 34.1 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 79 balls between H Nicholls (23) and D Conway (20)
  • H Nicholls dropped on 23 by T Bavuma in 30.6 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 56/2 in 23.0 overs
  • New Zealand 52/2 in 22.5 overs
  • H Nicholls dropped on 7 by Z Hamza in 22.4 overs
  • T Latham dropped on 9 by M Jansen in 9.3 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 95/10 in 49.2 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 95/10 in 49.2 overs
  • M Henry maiden Test 5-wicket haul: 5/22 (13.1)
  • South Africa 88/7: K Verreynne lbw b Matt Henry 18(52)
  • Referral 4 (46.1 ovs): NZ against K Verreynne (LBW) Successful (NZ: 2, SA: 2)
  • South Africa 50/4 in 28.4 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 44/4 in 28.0 overs
  • South Africa 36/3: A Markram c Tom Blundell b Matt Henry 15(43)
  • Referral 3 (18.2 ovs): A Markram against NZ (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 2)
  • Referral 2 (16.2 ovs): NZ against A Markram (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • Drinks: South Africa 25/2 in 14.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (8.6 ovs): NZ against S Erwee (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • Sarel Erwee and Glenton Stuurman makes their Test debut for South Africa
  • Stumps: South Africa 34/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 482/10 in 117.5 overs
  • Referral 3 (117.5 ovs): SA against T Blundell (Caught) Successful (NZ: 3, SA: 2)
  • M Henry 2nd Test fifty: 50 runs in 54 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 460/9 in 112.0 overs
  • New Zealand 453/9 in 110.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (109.6 ovs): SA against M Henry (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 2) (Retained)
  • 10th wkt Partnership: 50 off 45 balls between T Blundell (19) and M Henry (31)
  • New Zealand 403/9 in 103.1 overs
  • T Blundell 4th Test fifty: 50 runs in 95 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Tea: New Zealand 356/7 in 93.0 overs
  • New Zealand 350/7 in 91.2 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 52 off 56 balls between T Blundell (23) and de Grandhomme (24)
  • New Zealand 304/6 in 83.2 overs
  • New ball taken: Bangladesh 284/6 in 80.3 overs
  • H Nicholls 8th Test hundred: 102 runs in 156 balls (11x4) (0x6)
  • New Zealand 251/5 in 71.3 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 235/4 in 66.0 overs
  • New Zealand 201/4 in 57.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 190/3 in 53.0 overs
  • H Nicholls 13th Test fifty: 50 runs in 80 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 52 off 61 balls between H Nicholls (10) and N Wagner (39)
  • New Zealand 153/3 in 45.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (40.4 ovs): SA against N Wagner (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 2)
  • T Southee 14th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/35 (17.4)
  • Referral 3 (41.4 ovs): NZ against G Stuurman (LBW) Successful (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • South Africa 102/8 in 34.3 overs
  • South Africa 87/6: T Bavuma lbw b Neil Wagner 41(73)
  • Referral 2 (28.3 ovs): T Bavuma against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • Referral 1 (28.2 ovs): NZ against T Bavuma (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • Drinks: South Africa 52/5 in 23.0 overs
  • South Africa 50/5 in 20.4 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Kyle Verreynne SA18862.66
Colin de Grandhomme NZ18391.50
Henry Nicholls NZ15150.33
Tom Blundell NZ14648.66
Devon Conway NZ14448.00
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Matt Henry NZ142.65
Kagiso Rabada SA103.22
Marco Jansen SA93.43
Neil Wagner NZ93.02
Tim Southee NZ92.65

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