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New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

NZ vs SA, 2022 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
293&227 (93.5)
364&354/9d
South Africa beat New Zealand by 198 runs
Right then! That is it from this Test match as well as the series. Both teams share the trophy and now pose for the cameras. The cricketing action does not stop here as we have a lot of exciting action coming up as India take on Sri Lanka, while Australia will take on Pakistan in their respective Test series. The Women's World Cup, 2022 is also around the corner, so get ready for an exciting month ahead. We look forward to your company for all the games. Until then, take care and goodbye!
Dean Elgar, the skipper of South Africa, says that they wanted to take a bold decision of batting first and they are very happy with the result. Tells that after having lost the previous game, they wanted to make a strong comeback and he is very happy with the kind of character that his team showed in this Test. Says that they didn't do their basics right in the first Test and were eager to correct their mistakes this time around. Tells that they have some talented young players in their ranks and they will be looking to build a strong team going forward.
Tom Latham, the skipper of New Zealand, says that this is not the outcome they were looking for. Says that they were not able to build enough partnerships and weren't able to put a good first innings score. Tells that the game was in the balance for the majority of the match but the key moments didn't go their way. Adds that they knew South Africa were going to be at their best. Says that regardless of the conditions, they try to do better. Ends by thanking the South African team for coming to New Zealand.
Kagiso Rabada is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says that it is never easy playing against New Zealand and says that when one plays, one needs to get the job done. Tells that they have been in such situations before. Adds that New Zealand were too good in the first Test but they had to win this one to make it 1-1. Informs that as a pacer, he would love to bowl on the wicket that was used in the first Test. Says that the lower order needed to step up with the bat and that's what they did. On Jamieson's catch, he says that it was a last-second decision to go for it and he is glad that he pulled it off.
Matt Henry is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES. He says that South Africa outplayed them in this match and they deserve to win. Adds that they fought hard but the South Africans were too good for them. Tells that he takes his batting very seriously and he enjoys batting out in the middle. Mentions that they wanted to take it ball-by-ball during the chase but failed to do so.
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Keshav Maharaj is up for a quick chat. He says that it was nice to take the last wicket and end the proceedings. Mentions that the coaching staff put faith in him and thanks them for supporting him and giving him the opportunity. Adds that luckily the rain gods were on their side and managed to get them back on the field. Says that he just keeps bowling and bowling when he is not playing and tries to follow a routine. Informs that the coaches have been working with him in the nets and on the various aspects of his game
South Africa's second innings saw their wicketkeeper, Kyle Verreynne scoring his maiden Test hundred and Verreynne along with Rabada and Mulder made sure that New Zealand chase a mammoth total in the final innings. Well, chasing 426 runs was always going to be a tough ask and the Kiwis didn't get off to a good start either. Devon Conway and Tom Blundell dug in deep but they too perished at a crucial juncture in the game and then it was just a matter of time before they were bowled out. The lower order batters did show some fight but surviving the day was always going to be a huge challenge. Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj took three wickets apiece in the final innings and that ended New Zealand's hopes of winning a Test series against South Africa.
Earlier in the Test, it were the South African batters that set the tone for them as their opener Sarel Erwee notched up his maiden Test hundred. He was well-supported by the other batters which ensured that South Africa put on a good first innings total. Then with the ball, it was Kagiso Rabada who grabbed a five-wicket haul and apart from Daryl Mitchell and Colin de Grandhomme who brought up his second Test hundred, no other New Zealand batter looked promising, and as a result, South Africa got a healthy lead of 71 runs in the first innings.
What a comeback this has been from the Proteas after suffering a thumping defeat in the first Test. South Africa have managed to draw the series 1-1 and they are yet to lose a Test series against the Kiwis. It has been a complete team performance from them and they deserve to win this Test. New Zealand would be disappointed with the way they went about things in this Test, especially after a comprehensive win in the previous match but they have been completely outplayed by the tourists in the second Test.
93.5
W
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry OUT!
OUT! LBW! Keshav Maharaj ends the proceedings. Took a little longer than what they would have wanted but doesn't matter as they have won this Test. Flatter and quicker, on middle and leg, coming in with the angle. Matt Henry presses forward and looks to block but misses. He gets pinged on the front pad. Keshav Maharaj turns and appeals. The umpire raises his dreaded finger. Matt Henry does go for the review. The UltraEdge shows a flat line and the Ball Tracker shows all three reds. The on-field decision stands. Celebrations all around as South Africa win by 198 runs!
Review! Matt Henry has opted for a review after being adjudged LBW! That did look plumb to the naked eye! Yes, it is. The Ball Tracker indicates three reds and New Zealand are bowled out.
93.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Full and on middle, blocked out.
93.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Floats it up, on middle. Henry keeps it out.
93.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Loopy ball, on leg. Matt Henry pads it away. South Africa make a huge appeal for an lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
93.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Tossed up, on middle. Matt Henry lunges forward and blocks it out.
Who will bowl from the other end? Keshav Maharaj it is.
End Of The Over 93 : 227/9
0 Runs
  • 092.1
  • 092.2
  • 092.3
  • 092.4
  • 092.5
  • 092.6
N. Wagner
10 (38)
M. Henry
0 (18)
K. Rabada
19-5-46-3
92.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Fuller this time, outside off. Wagner pushes it towards covers.
92.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Back of a length, on off. Neil Wagner stays solid in his defence.
92.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Short ball, on middle. Wagner ducks underneath.
92.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Short of a length, outside off. Neil Wagner taps it to point.
The players have made their way out in the middle. Neil Wagner and Matt Henry are at the crease. Kagiso Rabada to complete his over. Here we go...
UPDATE - 8.05 am IST (2.35 am GMT) - Good news for South Africa and their fans as the covers have started to come off and it looks like it was just a passing shower. The play should resume after the Tea break unless the raingods have some other plans.
South Africa are just one wicket away from a victory now and it is just a matter of time before they get that! New Zealand's batters have worked hard but the bowling from the Proteas has been equally good. New Zealand headed into the Lunch break at the loss of Conway's wicket but it looked like it would take long for the South African bowlers to get the remaining wickets. However, they got success immediately after the break before it evaded them as Colin de Grandhomme was dropped. But Marco Jansen came in from the other end and kept bowling short. His ploy worked as Blundell and Colin de Grandhomme fell prey to it and then Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee too followed them. South Africa are on the cusp of winning this Test and levelling the series but will have to wait a little longer. They will hope that the rain vanishes quickly and they wrap things up in the final session.
UPDATE - 7.45 am IST (2.15 am GMT) - All of a sudden, it has started to rain heavily and the umpires ask the players to walk off the field. The South Africa players do not want to leave the field and are standing disappointed while the New Zealand batters quickly start running towards the pavilion. Covers have come on now and also, early Tea has been taken!
92.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Back of a lengh, on off. Wagner keeps it out.
92.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Short stuff continues! Short and on off, Wagner negotiates with it well.
Kagiso Rabada (18-4-46-3) comes back to bowl.
End Of The Over 92 : 227/9
0 Runs
  • 091.1
  • 091.2
  • 091.3
  • 091.4
  • 091.5
  • 091.6
M. Henry
0 (18)
N. Wagner
10 (32)
K. Maharaj
31-9-75-2
91.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Tossed up, on middle. Defended out.
91.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
91.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Loopy ball, on off. Henry keeps it out.
91.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Floats it up, on middle. Matt Henry defends it out.
91.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Full again, on leg. Once again, it is pushed to mid on.
91.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Matt Henry
Full, on the pads. Pushed to mid on.
End Of The Over 91 : 227/9
0 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 090.2
  • 090.3
  • 090.4
  • 090.5
  • 090.6
N. Wagner
10 (32)
M. Henry
0 (12)
M. Jansen
23-6-63-3
90.6
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
Shortish again, on leg. Wagner misses his flick and gets hit on the hips.
90.5
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
Length ball, Wagner works it to short leg.
90.4
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
On leg, Wagner misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
90.3
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
Absolute beauty! Bangs a bouncer, on middle. Neil Wagner drops his hands and gets hit on the shoulders.
90.2
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
Wagner leaves this one alone as it is going down the leg side.
90.1
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
Short of a length again, outside off. Wagner dabs the ball to covers.
End Of The Over 90 : 227/9
1 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 089.2
  • 089.3
  • 089.4
  • 089.5
  • 189.6
N. Wagner
10 (26)
M. Henry
0 (12)
K. Rabada
18-4-46-3
89.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Shortish again, outside off. Wagner punches it through covers for a single.
89.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Too short, on middle. Wagner leaves it alone.
Review! Dean Elgar opts for a review for caught behind! The UltraEdge shows no spike on it and the on-field decision remains.
89.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
NOT OUT! Short ball, from 'round the wicket, on middle. Neil Wagner takes his eyes off the ball and lets it go with his bat hanging up. There was a noise heard and South Africa opt for a review as the umpire says no. But UltraEdge shows a flat line as the ball passes the bat. The original decision stands and South Africa don't have any reviews left.
89.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Short ball, on off. Wagner hops and fends it away to the off side.
89.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
On a length, on off. Wagner defends it to point.
89.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Good-length ball, outside off. Wagner pushes it to cover.
End Of The Over 89 : 226/9
0 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 088.2
  • 088.3
  • 088.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
M. Henry
0 (12)
N. Wagner
9 (20)
M. Jansen
22-5-63-3
88.6
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
A bouncer, on middle. Henry ducks under it.
88.5
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
Short of a length, on off. Matt Henry stands up on his toes and blocks it onto the deck.
88.4
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
On off, defended out.
88.3
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
Length ball, around off. Pushed to point.
88.2
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
On a good length, on off. Henry pushes it to point.
88.1
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
Short ball, on middle. Matt Henry sways away. He shows his back to the ball and takes a blow.
End Of The Over 88 : 226/9
4 Runs
  • 487.1
  • 087.2
  • 087.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • 087.6
N. Wagner
9 (20)
M. Henry
0 (6)
K. Rabada
17-4-45-3
87.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Good-length ball, on middle. Pushed back to the bowler.
87.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Good-length ball, on off. Wagner blocks it out.
87.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
On a length, outside off. Wagner taps it to point.
87.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Short of a length, on middle. Neil Wagner blocks it out to the off side.
87.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
On a good length, outside off. Kept out.
87.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
FOUR! Lovely shot! Length ball, outside off. Neil Wagner drives it uppishly, just over extra cover for a boundary.
End Of The Over 87 : 222/9
0 Runs
  • 086.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • 086.4
  • 086.5
  • 086.6
M. Henry
0 (6)
N. Wagner
5 (14)
M. Jansen
21-4-63-3
86.6
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
Another short ball, going down leg. Easy leave for Henry.
86.5
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
A nasty bouncer, on middle. Matt Henry takes his eyes off the ball and somehow defends it out.
86.4
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
Short and going down leg. Left alone.
86.3
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
Short ball, around off, the ball takes off after pitching. Matt Henry leaves it alone. Lovely leaping take by Verreynne.
86.2
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
Sprays this one down leg, left alone.
86.1
0
Marco Jansen To Matt Henry
Short of a length, on middle. Henry keeps it out.
End Of The Over 86 : 222/9
6 Runs
  • 485.1
  • 085.2
  • W85.3
  • 285.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
N. Wagner
5 (14)
M. Henry
0 (0)
K. Rabada
16-4-41-3
85.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
On a length, outside off. Neil Wagner pushes it to cover.
85.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Bangs a bouncer, on leg. Neil Wagner sways away from the line and lets it go.
85.4
2
Kagiso Rabada To Neil Wagner
Fuller, on off. Wagner drives it through covers for a brace.
Matt Henry is the last man in.
85.3
W
Kagiso Rabada To Tim Southee OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Kagiso Rabada comes back into the attack and has done exactly what his skipper had asked. Bowls a short-of-a-length delivery, on leg. Tim Southee stays deep and miscues his heave. Gets a top edge and the ball lobs high in the air towards mid-wicket. Lutho Sipamla keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a fine catch. South Africa need just one wicket now to win this Test.
85.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tim Southee
Short of a length, on leg. Tim Southee looks to work it on the leg side but he misses. He gets hit on the thigh pad.
85.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Tim Southee
FOUR! Nicely played! Short ball, outside off. Tim Southee sits back and nicely ramps it to third man for a boundary.
Drinks! South Africa have been all over New Zealand after the Lunch break and the ploy of bowling short has worked wonders for them. Time is on their side and they only need two wickets to level the series while Tim Southee and Neil Wagner would only look to take the game as deep as they can.
End Of The Over 85 : 216/8
4 Runs
  • 184.1
  • 084.2
  • 284.3
  • 184.4
  • 084.5
  • 084.6
N. Wagner
3 (11)
T. Southee
13 (38)
M. Jansen
20-3-63-3
84.6
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
Back of a length, outside off. Neil Wagner lets it through to the keeper.
South Africa take a review for caught behind. There was some sound there. What does the UltraEdge say? It shows a flat line so the original decision was correct. South Africa lose a review.
84.5
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
NOT OUT! Neil Wagner SURVIVES! Jansen serves another bouncer around middle. Neil Wagner tries to block it but he misses and there was some noise as the ball passed his bat. Marco Jansen appeals but the umpire says no! Dean Elgar opts for a review and the UlraEdge shows that there was no bat involved so the on-field decision remains.
84.4
1
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
A short ball, on leg. Tim Southee nudges it behind square on the leg side and rotates the strike.
84.3
2
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Jansen goes full this time, outside off. Southee drags it back past the bowler towards long on for a couple of runs.
84.2
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Shorter in length, on leg. Tim Southee swivels and tucks it towards the leg gully fielder.
84.1
1
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
A short ball, around leg. Neil Wagner dabs it awkwardly behind square on the leg side for a run.
End Of The Over 84 : 212/8
8 Runs
  • 483.1
  • 083.2
  • 283.3
  • 083.4
  • 083.5
  • 283.6
T. Southee
10 (35)
N. Wagner
2 (8)
K. Maharaj
30-8-75-2
83.6
2
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Fuller in length, outside off. Tim Southee chips it just over the cover fielder and takes a couple of runs.
83.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Flatter ball, on middle. Tim Southee skips down to slog but he gets an inside edge onto his pad.
83.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Tosses it up, around off. Tim Southee defends it off the front foot.
83.3
2
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Floated, full and outside off. Tim Southee chips it over the cover fielder and collects a couple of runs.
83.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Slower through the air, on middle. Tim Southee rocks back to pull but it goes off the inside edge just past the leg stump.
83.1
4
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
FOUR! Good use of the feet! Tossed up, on middle. Tim Southee skips down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
End Of The Over 83 : 204/8
1 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 082.3
  • 182.4
  • 082.5
  • 082.6
N. Wagner
2 (8)
T. Southee
2 (29)
M. Jansen
19-3-59-3
82.6
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
Another ball, banged into the surface, around leg. Neil Wagner hops in his crease and dabs it to his right.
82.5
0
Marco Jansen To Neil Wagner
Jansen comes 'round the wicket and serves it on a length, around middle. Neil Wagner keeps it out.
82.4
1
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
A short ball, around leg. Tim Southee pulls it behind square on the leg side and takes a single.
82.3
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Back of a length, angling across the batter. Tim Southee lets it sail through to the keeper.
82.2
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Shorter in length, around off. Tim Southee blocks it off the back foot.
82.1
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Back of a length, around off. Tim Southee dabs it onto the deck.
End Of The Over 82 : 203/8
2 Runs
  • 081.1
  • 081.2
  • 081.3
  • 281.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
N. Wagner
2 (6)
T. Southee
1 (25)
K. Maharaj
29-8-67-2
81.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Neil Wagner
Floated, on a length, outside off. Neil Wagner looks to defend but he misses as the ball goes past his blade.
81.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Neil Wagner
Full and on middle. Neil Wagner keeps it out.
81.4
2
Keshav Maharaj To Neil Wagner
Slower through the air, outside off. Neil Wagner looks to push it through cover but it goes off the outside edge past the slip fielder and the batters take two runs.
81.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Neil Wagner
BEATEN! Tosses it up, outside off. Neil Wagner looks for a booming drive but the ball beats his outside edge.
81.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Neil Wagner
Flatter and quicker, on middle. Neil Wagner hangs back to defend it.
81.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Neil Wagner
Flatter ball, on off. Neil Wagner keeps it out.
End Of The Over 81 : 201/8
4 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 480.2
  • W80.3
  • 080.4
  • 080.5
  • 080.6
T. Southee
1 (25)
N. Wagner
0 (0)
M. Jansen
18-3-58-3
80.6
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Another ball, shorter in length, on middle. Tim Southee defends it with soft hands.
80.5
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Back of a length, around off. Tim Southee keeps it out.
80.4
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Short and going down leg, Tim Southee looks to pull but misses.
Neil Wagner comes out to bat now.
80.3
W
Marco Jansen To Kyle Jamieson OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Kyle Jamieson holes out! Banged into the deck, on middle. Kyle Jamieson stands tall and looks to whack it over deep square leg. It goes off the top edge, in the air towards the deep square leg fielder where Kagiso Rabada takes a good catch running forward.
80.2
4
Marco Jansen To Kyle Jamieson
FOUR! A bumper, around off. Kyle Jamieson looks to heave it away but it goes off the top edge and flies over the slip cordon for a boundary.
80.1
0
Marco Jansen To Kyle Jamieson
DROPPED! Oh dear! How did that go down? Jansen serves a short ball, on midde. Kyle Jamieson hangs back and looks to block. It hits the splice of his bat and pops out in front of him. Jansen goes for it and the fielder at silly point also looks to grab it. In the end, they both collide and none of them manage to gather the ball.
The second new ball is now due. Will South Africa take it straightaway? Yes, they do!
End Of The Over 80 : 197/7
1 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 079.3
  • 179.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
T. Southee
1 (22)
K. Jamieson
8 (20)
K. Maharaj
28-8-65-2
79.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Flatter one, angling in, Southee is hit on the pads but that was going down.
79.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Tossed up, on middle. Tim Southee skips down and hits it back to the bowler.
79.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
A yorker, on leg. Kyle Jamieson brings his bat down a little late. The ball rolls to fine leg for a single.
79.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
On the pads, blocked out.
79.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Flatter and quicker, on middle. Pushed back to the bowler.
79.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Loopy ball, on middle. Kyle Jamieson defends it out.
End Of The Over 79 : 196/7
2 Runs
  • 078.1
  • 078.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 178.5
  • 178.6
K. Jamieson
7 (16)
T. Southee
1 (20)
M. Jansen
17-3-54-2
78.6
1
Marco Jansen To Kyle Jamieson
This is tucked to fine leg by Jamieson for a single.
78.5
1
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Southee gets off the mark after facing 20 balls! Fuller in length, Southee drives it towards covers for a single.
78.4
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Bangs a bouncer, on middle. Southee ducks underneath.
78.3
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Back of a length yet again, on leg. Southee fends it away.
78.2
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Short of a length again, on middle. Southee keeps blocking it out.
78.1
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Short of a length, on middle. Blocked out from the crease.
End Of The Over 78 : 194/7
4 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 477.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
K. Jamieson
6 (15)
T. Southee
0 (15)
K. Maharaj
27-8-64-2
77.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Flatter ball, on off. Kyle stays solid in his defence.
77.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Fuller, on off. Defended back to the bowler.
77.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Flatter and quicker, on off. Kyle Jamieson works it off the inner half to mid-wicket.
77.3
4
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
FOUR! Up and over! Loopy ball, on leg. Kyle Jamieson advances down the track and lifts it over mid on for a boundary.
77.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Full and on middle, kept out.
77.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Tossed up, on middle. Pushed back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 77 : 190/7
1 Runs
  • 176.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
T. Southee
0 (15)
K. Jamieson
2 (9)
M. Jansen
16-3-52-2
76.6
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Short ball, on middle. Tim Southee negotiates with it nicely by blocking it on the leg side.
76.5
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
And again! Another bouncer, on leg. Tim Southee sways away from the line and lets it go.
76.4
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
A bumper, on middle. Tim Southee sits under it.
76.3
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Back of a length, on middle. Tim Southee blocks it out.
76.2
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Short ball again, on off. Tim Southee fends it away on the off side.
76.1
1
Marco Jansen To Kyle Jamieson
Short of a length, on leg. Kyle Jamieson hops and works it to square leg for one.
End Of The Over 76 : 189/7
1 Runs
  • 175.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 075.6
T. Southee
0 (10)
K. Jamieson
1 (8)
K. Maharaj
26-8-60-2
75.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
sliding on to the pads, Southee misses the tuck into the leg side.
75.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Flatter ball, on middle. Pushed back to the bowler.
75.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
On the pads, nudged on the leg side.
75.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Full, on middle. Southee defends it out.
75.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tim Southee
Loopy ball, on leg. Tim Southee looks to play on th leg side but gets hit on the pads. Muted appeal for an lbw but it was goign down leg.
75.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Floats it up, on leg. Kyle Jamieson clips it to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 75 : 188/7
0 Runs
  • W74.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
T. Southee
0 (5)
K. Jamieson
0 (7)
M. Jansen
15-3-51-2
74.6
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Another shorter length delivery, around middle. Tim Southee hops in his crease and defends it with soft hands.
74.5
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Back of a length, around off. Tim Southee hangs back and defends it.
74.4
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Shorter in length, on off. Tim Southee blocks it out.
74.3
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
Back of a length, on middle. Tim Southee blocks it out.
74.2
0
Marco Jansen To Tim Southee
A well-directed bumper, on middle. Tim Southee looks to dab it down but it hits the splice of the bat and luckily for Southee, the ball pops out and flies just over the short leg fielder.
The new batter in is Tim Southee.
74.1
W
Marco Jansen To Colin de Grandhomme OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! That is a terrific catch from Mulder at leg gully! A short ball, around leg. Colin de Grandhomme pulls it hard behind square on the leg side but hits it straight to Wiaan Mulder at leg gully who takes a sharp catch. New Zealand slip further!
End Of The Over 74 : 188/6
1 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 173.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
K. Jamieson
0 (7)
de Grandhomme
18 (33)
K. Maharaj
25-8-59-2
73.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
An arm ball, around off. Kyle Jamieson stays back and blocks.
73.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Flatter ball, going on with the arm from off. Kyle Verreynne dabs it onto the deck.
73.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Tosses it up, on middle. Kyle Jamieson defends it.
73.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Kyle Jamieson
Flatter and quicker, on middle. Kyle Jamieson pushes it back to the bowler off the back foot.
73.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Tosses it up, on off. Colin de Grandhomme skips down the track and eases it to long off for a single.
73.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Floated, on a length, around off. Colin de Grandhomme blocks it out.
End Of The Over 73 : 187/6
1 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 172.2
  • W72.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
K. Jamieson
0 (3)
de Grandhomme
17 (31)
M. Jansen
14-2-51-1
72.6
0
Marco Jansen To Kyle Jamieson
Another bumper, down leg. Kyle Jamieson ducks underneath.
72.5
0
Marco Jansen To Kyle Jamieson
A short ball, around middle. Kyle Jamieson looks to block off the back foot but it goes off the splice and lands safely in front of the mid-wicket fielder.
72.4
0
Marco Jansen To Kyle Jamieson
Back of a length, on middle. Kyle Jamieson tucks it to the leg side.
Kyle Jamieson is the new batsman in.
72.3
W
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Marco Jansen strikes this time and more importantly, the catch has been taken! Another set batter departs and New Zealand are in deep trouble now! Marco Jansen persists with short-pitched stuff, on off. Tom Blundell is in two minds whether to play or leave. He does the former and miscues it in the air towards mid-wicket where Temba Bavuma takes a simple catch.
72.2
1
Marco Jansen To Colin de Grandhomme
A short ball, down leg. Colin de Grandhomme pulls it without much timing towards fine leg for a single.
72.1
0
Marco Jansen To Colin de Grandhomme
A bumper, down leg. Colin de Grandhomme sways away from the line of the ball.
End Of The Over 72 : 186/5
3 Runs
  • 271.1
  • 171.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
T. Blundell
44 (108)
de Grandhomme
16 (29)
K. Maharaj
24-8-58-2
71.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Flatter ball, going on with the arm from middle. Tom Blundell hangs back and tucks it to mid-wicket.
71.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
A loopy ball, on middle. Tom Blundell skips down the track and works it to mid-wicket.
71.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Floated, around middle. Tom Blundell presses forward to block.
71.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Tossed up, around off. Tom Blundell keeps it out.
71.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
A quicker ball, on middle. Colin de Grandhomme punches it down to long on for a run.
71.1
2
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
DROPPED! Flatter ball, on a length, around off. Colin de Grandhomme looks to sweep but it goes off the top edge, in the air towards short fine leg. Rassie van der Dussen backtracks, misjudges it completely and puts it dwon. Keshav Maharaj can't believe it!
Keshav Maharaj to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 71 : 183/5
3 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 270.4
  • 170.5
  • 070.6
T. Blundell
44 (104)
de Grandhomme
13 (27)
M. Jansen
13-2-50-0
70.6
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
A full toss, outside off. Tom Blundell looks to drive but it goes off the outer half of the blade towards backward point.
70.5
1
Marco Jansen To Colin de Grandhomme
A short ball, on middle. Colin de Grandhomme pulls it along the ground towards fine leg for a single.
70.4
2
Marco Jansen To Colin de Grandhomme
An overthrow and they get one more! Good-length ball, on middle. Colin de Grandhomme nudges it behind square on the leg side for a single. The fielder there hurls a wayward throw at the striker's end and the batters take one more.
70.3
0
Marco Jansen To Colin de Grandhomme
On a length, around middle. Colin de Grandhomme blocks it with ease.
70.2
0
Marco Jansen To Colin de Grandhomme
Back of a length, on middle. Colin de Grandhomme keeps it out.
70.1
0
Marco Jansen To Colin de Grandhomme
Jansen starts with a short ball, around leg. Colin de Grandhomme lets it sail through to the keeper.
We are back for the middle session! The players stride out to the middle. Tom Blundell and Colin de Grandhomme jog out to the middle as well. Marco Jansen to start the second session with the ball.
... Day 5, Session 2 ...
The Kiwis need 246 runs to win while South Africa require five wickets to level the series. We are in for another intriguing session which could also turn out to be the final one of this Test. Do join us for the post-Lunch session which begins at 6.10 am IST (12.40 am GMT).
New Zealand started off well in the first session and it was Tom Blundell who came out with a positive intent of scoring runs. Conway also started to play some shots once he got his eye in and the Kiwis were scoring at a brisk rate. Although, Devon Conway fell short of his hundred and it was Lutho Sipamla who provided South Africa with the much-needed breakthrough. The South African bowlers have had to work hard for their wickets and it is Keshav Maharaj who has been the most impressing of them on this track. Also, the second new ball is due in 10 overs but South Africa would be keen to make the most damage before that.
The first session of Day 5 was always going to be crucial and at one point, it seemed like New Zealand would go unscathed into Lunch but the wicket of Conway has certainly turned the tide back in South Africa's favour. They did score 86 runs in the first session but have lost the key wicket of Conway.
End Of The Over 70 : 180/5
2 Runs
  • 169.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 169.6
de Grandhomme
10 (22)
T. Blundell
44 (103)
K. Maharaj
23-8-55-2
69.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
A low full toss, on middle. Colin de Grandhomme prods and pushes it to long on for a single. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 5!
69.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
On the pads, Colin de Grandhomme is solid in his defence.
69.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Short and on middle. blocked out.
69.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Floats it up, on leg. Kept out.
69.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Quicker one, on the pads. Colin de Grandhomme rocks back and knocks it back to Maharaj.
69.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Loopy ball, on middle. Tom Blundell watchfully blocks it out.
End Of The Over 69 : 178/5
1 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 168.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
de Grandhomme
9 (17)
T. Blundell
43 (102)
L. Sipamla
14-5-29-1
68.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
Full and outside off. Colin de Grandhomme looks to drive but the ball goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
68.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
Back of a length, outside off. Colin de Grandhomme taps it to the off side.
68.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
Good-length ball, on top of off. Colin de Grandhomme stands tall and defends it back.
68.3
1
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
An in-angler, on middle. Blundell clips it to square leg for a run.
68.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
Short of a length again, on off. Tom Blundell blocks it right under his eyes.
68.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, on off. Tom Blundell gets behind the line and defends it out.
End Of The Over 68 : 177/5
0 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 067.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
de Grandhomme
9 (14)
T. Blundell
42 (99)
K. Maharaj
22-8-53-2
67.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Maiden over! Slower through the air, on middle and leg. Colin de Grandhomme gets low and goes for the sweep but misses. He gets thudded on the pads. An appeal for an lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
67.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Flighted delivery, on leg. Colin de Grandhomme clears his front leg and flicks it to mid-wicket.
67.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Floats it up, on the pads. Colin de Grandhomme defends it off the front foot.
67.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Full and on middle, kept out.
67.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Tosses it up nicely, on middle. CdG stays solid in his defence.
67.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Colin de Grandhomme
Quicker one, on middle. Colin de Grandhomme pats it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 67 : 177/5
5 Runs
  • 466.1
  • 066.2
  • 166.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
T. Blundell
42 (99)
de Grandhomme
9 (8)
L. Sipamla
13-5-28-1
66.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
Length ball, on off. Blundell defends it to silly mid on.
66.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
Full and angling in, on middle. Blundell prods and blocks it out.
66.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
On a good length, on off. Punched back to the bowler.
66.3
1
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
On the pads, whipped to deep square leg for a single.
66.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
On a good length, on middle. Colin de Grandhomme defends it out.
66.1
4
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! Lovely drive! Touch fuller from Sipamla, on middle. Colin de Grandhomme opens the full face of the bat and drives it past the bowler for a boundary.
End Of The Over 66 : 172/5
2 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 265.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
T. Blundell
42 (96)
de Grandhomme
4 (5)
K. Maharaj
21-7-53-2
65.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Full and on the pads, Bundell stays solid in his defence.
65.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Quicker delivery, on middle. Tom Blundell lunges forward and blocks it out.
65.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Short and on leg, punched to mid on.
65.3
2
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Fired down leg, Tom Blundell tickles it to past leg slip for a couple of runs.
65.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Slower through the air, on middle. Tom Blundell keeps it out.
65.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Flighted ball, on leg. Tom Blundell steps out and flicks it to short leg.
End Of The Over 65 : 170/5
4 Runs
  • W64.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 464.6
de Grandhomme
4 (5)
T. Blundell
40 (90)
L. Sipamla
12-5-23-1
64.6
4
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
FOUR! Finds the gap this time! A full ball, outside off. Colin de Grandhomme prods and carves it through the cover region for a boundary.
64.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
Fuller in length, outside off. Colin de Grandhomme mistimes his drive towards the extra cover fielder.
64.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
On a length, around off. Colin de Grandhomme blocks it out.
64.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
An appeal for LBW but the umpire says no! A length ball, jagging back in from middle. Colin de Grandhomme misses his flick and gets hit on his pad. Might have gone down leg.
64.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Colin de Grandhomme
A length ball, outside off. Colin de Grandhomme leaves it alone.
Colin de Grandhomme walks out to bat.
New Zealand have gone for a review against LBW now. UltraEdgw shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitching in line, the impact is in line and it is wickets hitting. The original decision stands. New Zealand burn their review as well.
64.1
W
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway OUT!
OUT! LBW! Lutho Sipamla gets the big fish and South Africa get the much-needed breakthrough! A brilliant delivery from Sipamla and Conway didn't saw this coming! Sipamla serves a pinpoint yorker, around middle and leg. Conway fails to dig it out and gets hit low on his pad. Sipamla appeals and the umpire agrees. Conway opts for a review after consulting with his partner but the Ball Tracker shows three reds and Conway has to walk back. End of a gritty innings from the southpaw!
End Of The Over 64 : 166/4
7 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 463.2
  • 063.3
  • 163.4
  • 263.5
  • 063.6
T. Blundell
40 (90)
D. Conway
92 (187)
K. Maharaj
20-7-51-2
63.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
This is darted on the pads. Tom Blundell keeps it out.
63.5
2
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Floated, down leg. Tom Blundell tucks it behind square on the leg side for a brace.
63.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tossed up, on middle. Devon Conway sweeps it to backward square leg for a run.
South Africa have taken a review for an LBW. Nothing on UltraEdge. Ball Tracking shows that the ball is going over the stumps. The original decision stays. South Africa lose a review.
63.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
NOT OUT! The extra bounce saves Conway! Maharaj tosses it up, on middle. Conway looks for a reverse-sweep but he misses and gets hit on his pad. Keshav Maharaj appeals but the umpire says no! Dean Elgar opts for a review but the Ball Tracker shows that the ball would have gone over the stumps.
63.2
4
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
FOUR! Nicely done! Another ball, tossed up on middle. Devon Conway kneels and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
63.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tossed up, on off. Devon Conway sweeps but straight towards the short fine leg fielder.
End Of The Over 63 : 159/4
5 Runs
  • 162.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 462.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
T. Blundell
38 (88)
D. Conway
87 (183)
L. Sipamla
11-5-19-0
62.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
An overpitched ball, outside off. Tom Blundell pushes it towards mid off.
62.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
This is full and wide, outside off. Tom Blundell leaves it alone.
62.4
4
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
FOUR! A rare full toss from Sipamla, around off. Tom Blundell drills it back past the bowler through mid off for a boundary.
62.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
A full ball, well outside off. Tom Blundell lets it be.
62.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off. Tom Blundell prods and pushes it to cover.
62.1
1
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
A full ball, on middle. Devon Conway clips it behind square on the leg side for a run.
End Of The Over 62 : 154/4
5 Runs
  • 461.1
  • 061.2
  • 161.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
T. Blundell
34 (83)
D. Conway
86 (182)
K. Maharaj
19-7-44-2
61.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Maharaj sees Tom Blundell advancing down the track so he serves a quicker ball, on middle. Tom Blundell dabs it onto the deck towards short leg.
61.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
A loopy ball, on middle. Tom Blundell skips down the track and works it to mid-wicket.
61.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
On a length, around middle. Tom Blundell defends it out.
61.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tosses it up, on off. Devon Conway reverse-sweeps it to deep point for a single.
61.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Around off, kept out.
61.1
4
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
FOUR! This is served down leg. Devon Conway kneels and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
End Of The Over 61 : 149/4
5 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 160.4
  • 460.5
  • 060.6
T. Blundell
34 (80)
D. Conway
81 (179)
W. Mulder
6-1-13-0
60.6
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, on middle. Tom Blundell defends it to the on side.
60.5
4
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Lovely shot! Full and outside off. Tom Blundell leans and drives it through the cover-point region for a boundary.
60.4
1
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
A length ball, around leg. Devon Conway flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
60.3
0
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
Short of a length, on middlel. Devon Conway keeps it out.
60.2
0
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
A full ball, angling down leg. Conway misses his flick.
60.1
0
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
A length ball, on middle. Devon Conway dabs it with softs just in front of the short leg fielder.
End Of The Over 60 : 144/4
1 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 159.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
T. Blundell
30 (78)
D. Conway
80 (175)
K. Maharaj
18-7-39-2
59.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Short and on middle, Blundell defends it to short leg.
59.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Loopy ball, down the leg side. Left alone.
59.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Full and on middle. Conway reverse-sweeps it to deep point for a single.
59.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Floats it up, outside off. Conway looks to sweep but adjusts and in the end, blocks it out.
59.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Full and outside off, Conway defends it out.
59.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flatter ball, outside off. Conway is solid in his defence.
End Of The Over 59 : 143/4
2 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 158.3
  • 158.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
T. Blundell
30 (76)
D. Conway
79 (171)
W. Mulder
5-1-8-0
58.6
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Full, on middle. Driven to mid on.
58.5
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
On middle, kept out.
58.4
1
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
Back of a length, outside off. Conway hops and taps it to point for a quick single.
58.3
1
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, outside off. Punched to wide of mid off for a single.
58.2
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Length ball, on middle and leg. Tom Blundell clips it to mid-wicket.
58.1
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, on off. Blundell punches it to the leg side.
End Of The Over 58 : 141/4
6 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 457.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 257.6
D. Conway
78 (170)
T. Blundell
29 (71)
K. Maharaj
17-7-38-2
57.6
2
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flighted delivery, outside off. Swept again behind square on the leg side for a couple.
57.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tosses it up, outside off. Blocked out.
57.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Drags his length back, on off. Punched back to the bowler.
57.3
4
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
FOUR! Nicely hit! Full again, outside off. Devon Conway reverse-sweeps it to deep point for a boundary.
57.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Full and outside off, Conway reaches out and sweeps it to square leg.
57.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Starts with a loopy ball, full and on off. Conway presses forward to block.
DRINKS! So the first hour belongs to New Zealand. The pair of Tom Blundell and Devon Conway have done well to play out the first few overs. South Africa have bowled well but their bowlers haven't got much assistance from the surface. Keshav Maharaj holds the key here for South Africa and it is just a matter of time before he would be introduced into the attack. There you go! Keshav Maharaj comes to bowl now.
End Of The Over 57 : 135/4
4 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 456.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
T. Blundell
29 (71)
D. Conway
72 (164)
W. Mulder
4-1-6-0
56.6
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, outside off. Tom Blundell stays solid in defence.
56.5
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Back of a length, on off. Blocked out.
56.4
4
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Edgy! Length ball, around off. Tom Blundell prods and looks to defend. The ball goes off the outside edge past the gully fielder for a boundary.
56.3
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, outside off. Blundell punches it to covers.
56.2
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Touch fuller, outside off. Tom Blundell taps it to the off side.
56.1
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Fuller, on middle. Tom Blundell drives it to mid on.
End Of The Over 56 : 131/4
0 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
D. Conway
72 (164)
T. Blundell
25 (65)
K. Rabada
15-4-35-2
55.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Sprays this one down the leg side. Conway goes for the pull but misses. Kyle Verreynne dives to his right and collects it. Half an appeal for caught behind but nothing from the umpire.
55.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Full and outside off. Conway prods and watchfully blocks it out.
55.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
On a good length, outside off. Conway shoulders arms.
55.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Slightly fuller around off, Conway presents the full face of his bat and drives it back at Rabada.
55.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Length ball, on middle. Conway tucks it to square leg.
55.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
On a good length, around off. Conway blocks it from the crease.
End Of The Over 55 : 131/4
1 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 154.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
T. Blundell
25 (65)
D. Conway
72 (158)
W. Mulder
3-1-2-0
54.6
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
A full ball, outside off. Tom Blundell prods and leaves it alone.
54.5
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
On a length, outside off. Tom Blundell lets it be.
54.4
1
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
A full ball, on middle. Devon Conway clips it to the leg side and takes a single.
54.3
0
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
Good-length ball, on middle and leg. Devon Conway works it to mid on.
54.2
0
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
Mulder goes full around middle. Devon Conway covers the line of the ball and defends it.
54.1
0
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
A length ball, around off. Conway blocks it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 54 : 130/4
1 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 153.5
  • 053.6
T. Blundell
25 (63)
D. Conway
71 (154)
K. Rabada
14-3-35-2
53.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Back of a length, around off. Tom Blundell keeps it out.
53.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A full ball, angling in from middle. Devon Conway tucks it towards fine leg for a single.
53.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
On a length and just outside off. Conway lunges forward and defends it.
53.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, around off. Conway defends it towards cover.
53.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Around off, blocked out.
53.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A length ball, jagging back in from off. Devon Conway presses forward and defends it.
End Of The Over 53 : 129/4
0 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
T. Blundell
25 (62)
D. Conway
70 (149)
W. Mulder
2-1-1-0
52.6
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Another ball, full and outside off. Tom Blundell shoulders his arms to it.
52.5
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
This is a full ball, well outside off. Tom Blundell leaves it alone.
52.4
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Good-length ball, around off. Tom Blundell prods and blocks it to cover.
52.3
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Fuller in length, outside off. Tom Blundell sways away from the line of the delivery.
52.2
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
On a length, around off. Tom Blundell keeps it out.
52.1
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off. Tom Blundell does not offer any shot to that one.
End Of The Over 52 : 129/4
1 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 151.6
T. Blundell
25 (56)
D. Conway
70 (149)
K. Rabada
13-3-34-2
51.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
A length ball, darted on the pads. Tom Blundell flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
51.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off. Tom Blundell lets it be.
51.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Back of a length, just outside off. Tom Blundell tries to cut but it goes off the inner half of the bat and onto the deck.
51.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Another ball, short and on off. Tom Blundell blocks it.
51.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Back of a length, around off. Tom Blundell keeps it out.
51.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off. Tom Blundell lets it through to the keeper.
Change of ends for Kagiso Rabada.
End Of The Over 51 : 128/4
1 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 050.4
  • 150.5
  • 050.6
D. Conway
70 (149)
T. Blundell
24 (50)
W. Mulder
1-0-1-0
50.6
0
Wiaan Mulder To Devon Conway
A length ball, jagging back in a bit from off. Devon Conway gets an inside edge and onto his pad.
50.5
1
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Back of a length, on middle. Tom Blundell nudges it around the corner and takes a single.
50.4
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Good-length delivery, outside off. Tom Blundell leaves it alone.
50.3
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Fuller in length, well outside off. Tom Blundell lets it be.
50.2
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
This is full and outside off. Tom Blundell leaves it alone.
50.1
0
Wiaan Mulder To Tom Blundell
Mulder starts with a length ball, around off. Tom Blundell keeps it out.
Wiaan Mulder comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 50 : 127/4
8 Runs
  • 149.1
  • 449.2
  • 249.3
  • 149.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
D. Conway
70 (148)
T. Blundell
23 (45)
M. Jansen
12-2-47-0
49.6
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Outside off, an easy leave for Conway.
49.5
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Good-length ball, jagging back in, outside off. Devon Conway has a look and shoulders arms.
49.4
1
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
On a length, on leg. Tucked to deep square leg for a run.
49.3
2
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
Similar line and length, Tom Blundell glances it to deep square leg for a brace.
49.2
4
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Easy pickings! Short of a length, on leg. Tom Blundell glances it to fine leg for a boundary.
49.1
1
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Length ball, around off. Devon Conway looks to defend. The ball goes off the inside edge past the stumps. The batters take a single.
End Of The Over 49 : 119/4
6 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 148.4
  • 448.5
  • 148.6
D. Conway
69 (145)
T. Blundell
16 (42)
K. Rabada
12-3-33-2
48.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Short ball yet again, on middle. Pulled to deep square leg for a single this time.
48.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
FOUR! Pulled away! Short ball again, this time to Conway, on middle. Devon Conway pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
48.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Short ball, on off. Tom Blundell gets on top of the bounce and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
48.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
On a length, in the fourth stump channel. Tom Blundell taps it to point.
48.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
On a length, on off. Tom Blundell defends it off the front foot.
48.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Good-length ball, outside off. Tom Blundell shoulders arms to that one.
End Of The Over 48 : 113/4
0 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
D. Conway
64 (143)
T. Blundell
15 (38)
M. Jansen
11-2-39-0
47.6
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Length, outside off. Conway leaves it alone. A maiden!
47.5
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a good length, outside off, nipping away. Conway keeps it out.
47.4
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length, outside off. Devon Conway lets it sail through.
47.3
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Length ball, outside off. Left alone.
47.2
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Full again, attacking the stumps. Conway covers the line and drives it to mid on.
47.1
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Fuller in length, on off. Conway drives it to mid off.
End Of The Over 47 : 113/4
5 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 446.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 1 NB46.6
  • 046.6
T. Blundell
15 (38)
D. Conway
64 (137)
K. Rabada
11-3-27-2
46.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Another ball, short and around off. Tom Blundell gets on top of the bounce and defends it towards cover.
46.6
nb
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
No ball! Short of a length, around off. Tom Blundell hangs back and defends it out. Rabada oversteps and the umpire signals a no ball.
46.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, on off. Tom Blundell gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it.
46.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Good-length delivery, outside off. Tom Blundell shoulders his arms at it.
46.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
On a length, outside off. Tom Blundell lets it be.
46.2
4
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Nicely played! A full ball, outside off. Tom Blundell presses forward and caresses it past the diving fielder at extra cover and mid off. The ball races away to the fence.
46.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
A length ball, on off. Blundell blocks it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 46 : 108/4
1 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 145.6
T. Blundell
11 (31)
D. Conway
64 (137)
M. Jansen
10-1-39-0
45.6
1
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
Back of a length, around leg. Tom Blundell rides the bounce nicely and just helps it on its way towards fine leg for a single.
45.5
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
Full and outside off, angling across the batter. Tom Blundell leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.
45.4
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
A full ball, outside off. Tom Blundell shoulders his arms to this one.
45.3
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
Another delivery, on a length, around off. Blundell dabs it onto the deck.
45.2
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
On a length, around off. Tom Blundell hangs back to block.
45.1
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
Back of a length, around off. Tom Blundell blocks it with ease.
End Of The Over 45 : 107/4
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
D. Conway
64 (137)
T. Blundell
10 (25)
K. Rabada
10-3-22-2
44.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Another ball, that comes on with the angle from off. Devon Conway covers the line of the ball to defend.
44.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A length ball, angling in from off. Devon Conway blocks it with soft hands.
44.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A full ball, outside off. Devon Conway drives but finds the man at mid off.
44.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
On a length, outside off. Devon Conway prods and pushes it towards mid off.
44.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Slightly shorter in length, on middle. Devon Conway hangs back to keep it out.
44.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, on off. Devon Conway gets solid in his front foot defence.
End Of The Over 44 : 107/4
8 Runs
  • 443.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 443.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
T. Blundell
10 (25)
D. Conway
64 (131)
M. Jansen
9-1-38-0
43.6
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, just outside off. Tom Blundell lets it through to the keeper.
43.5
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
Jansen drags his length back, around middle. Tom Blundell blocks it back to the bowler.
43.4
4
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Glorious! Fuller in length, outside off. Tom Blundell presses forward and carves it through the cover region to bag a boundary.
43.3
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
Jansen dishes out a short ball, around leg. Tom Blundell sways away from the line of the ball.
43.2
0
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
A full ball, angling across the batter. Tom Blundell lets it be.
43.1
4
Marco Jansen To Tom Blundell
FOUR! Nicely done! Back of a length, outside off. Tom Blundell gets on top of the bounce and punches it behind square on the off side for a boundary.
Marco Jansen to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 43 : 99/4
5 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 442.5
  • 042.6
D. Conway
64 (131)
T. Blundell
2 (19)
K. Rabada
9-2-22-2
42.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Full and wide, outside off. Conway does not bother playing at this one.
42.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
FOUR! EDGY! Good-length delivery, around off. Devon Conway stays back and looks to block but it goes off the outside edge, past the second slip fielder for a boundary.
42.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
On a length, outside off. Devon Conway leaves it alone.
42.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A stifled appeal for caught behind but the umpire is not interested! Rabada comes 'round the wicket and serves a short ball, on middle. Devon Conway gets into an awkward tangle as he tries to duck underneath. The ball brushes his shoulder before going to the keeper.
42.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
A bit fuller this time, on middle. Tom Blundell leans and works it wide of mid on to rotate the strike. New Zealand are underway on Day 5!
42.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Rabada starts with a length ball, outside off. Tom Blundell prods and leaves it alone.
We are all set for the live action! The players stride out to the middle. Devon Conway and Tom Blundell walk out to resume their innings. Kagiso Rabada has the ball in hand. Let's go...
South Africa set a mammoth target of 426 on Day 4 and then it was Rabada who breathed fire once again with the ball. New Zealand are 94/4 at the moment and Devon Conway looks settled but needs a massive support from others if they are to take the game deep. It will need a miracle from hereon to prevent the Proteas from levelling the series. They will look to give their all but as things stand, South Africa are in a pole position to win this Test and square the series. Can they script a famous win? Or will the Kiwis have something in store for us? All the answers coming your way shortly.
Hello and a warm welcome to Day 5 - the final day of the second Test between New Zealand and South Africa. Day 4 turned out to be an enthralling one as the Proteas bossed the game and this Test is moving to an interesting finish. South Africa are on the cusp of a famous away victory after a poor first Test. The first hour is going to be a very crucial one for both the teams. Let's see how the day pans out.
... Day 5, Session 1 ...
Right then, that is all we have from Day 4 of this Test match. It has been a day where South Africa have tightened their grip on this game and are just 6 wickets away from a memorable win at Hagley Oval. Can they script a famous win after being demolished in the first Test match on this very ground? Or will New Zealand display some character and resolve to save this Test. All the answers coming your way on Day 5. The first ball will be bowled at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, previous day). But as usual, our buildup will begin well in advance. Until then, goodbye and cheers!
New Zealand were quite poor on Day 4, to be honest. The bowling lacked penetration and the absence of a spinner in their attack will be a matter of discussion for sometime now. They could not put a lid on the scoring rate either and that meant that they were almost knocked out of the game with 426 runs to chase in the final innings. However, the worst was yet to come as they gave away three early wickets with the bat too. Conway and Mitchell had a decent partnership after that but Mitchell departed towards the fag end to make things even worse for the Blackcaps. The pitch is not that bad to bat on and if the Kiwis manage to apply themselves in the middle on Day 5, they might salvage a draw here, but a tough Day 5 awaits them.
South Africa have taken four wickets in this final session on a pitch that doesn’t have much for the bowlers in it. Rabada and Maharaj were always going to be key for them and they have delivered for their team again in this final session. Rabada sent back both the openers to the hut early and then Maharaj with his crafty spin-bowling got rid of Nicholls and well-set Mitchell to put South Africa right on top. Earlier in the day, they were fantastic with the bat too, as Kyle Verreynne notched up his maiden Test century and Rabada played a whirlwind cameo to post a huge target in front of the Blackcaps.
South Africa have finally managed to break the door and are now in a position where they are the only team that can win this game, at least realistically. After fighting hard for three days, New Zealand have been thoroughly outplayed on Day 4. They have six wickets in hand now and need to bat 90 overs on Day 5 to salvage a draw in this Test. A win for them is hard to imagine even if you put yourself into the shoes of a very optimistic Kiwi supporter.
End Of The Over 42 : 94/4
4 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 241.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
T. Blundell
1 (17)
D. Conway
60 (127)
K. Maharaj
16-7-32-2
41.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Maharaj serves a flatter ball that goes on with the arm, from middle. Tom Blundell prods and tucks it to the leg side for a single. That will be STUMPS on Day 4!
41.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Conway punches it off the back foot through covers and takes a run.
41.4
2
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tossed up, outside off. Devon Conway drives it through cover and takes a couple of runs.
41.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
On a length, outside off. Devon Conway covers the line and blocks it.
41.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
DROPPED! A tough chance though! Floated, on a length, well outside off. Devon Conway plants his front foot forward and looks to block but it hits the splice and pops out straight to Dean Elgar at silly point who fails to grab the ball.
41.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tosses it up, around off. Devon Conway gets solid in his front foot defence.
End Of The Over 41 : 90/4
1 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
T. Blundell
0 (16)
D. Conway
57 (122)
K. Rabada
8-2-17-2
40.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Back of a length, outside off. Tom Blundell defends it away from his body towards cover.
40.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Short of a length, around off. Tom Blundell hangs back and defends it onto the deck.
40.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Another ball, on a length, outside off and going on with the angle. Tom Blundell does not bother playing at that one.
40.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Good-length ball, outside off. Tom Blundell leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.
40.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Back of a length, around leg. Devon Conway just helps it on its way towards fine leg for a single.
40.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A length ball, angling down leg. Devon Conway misses his flick.
End Of The Over 40 : 89/4
1 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 139.6
D. Conway
56 (120)
T. Blundell
0 (12)
K. Maharaj
15-7-28-2
39.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tossed up, on a length, outside off. Devon Conway prods to block but it goes off the outside edge past the slip fielder for a run.
39.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Slower through the air, way outside off. Conway smothers the spin and dabs it onto the deck.
39.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Floated, on a length, around middle. Devon Conway keeps it out.
39.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Looped up, on a length, outside off. Devon Conway presses forward to block.
39.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tosses it up, around off. Devon Conway defends it off the front foot.
39.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flatter ball, outside off and turning in sharply. Conway keeps it out off the back foot.
End Of The Over 39 : 88/4
1 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
T. Blundell
0 (12)
D. Conway
55 (114)
K. Rabada
7-2-16-2
38.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
A full ball, outside off. Tom Blundell offers no shot to that one.
38.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Blundell
Good-length delivery, well outside off that nips back in late. Tom Blundell prods and leaves it alone.
38.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
On a length, jagging back in from middle. Conway tucks it around the corner and rotates the strike.
38.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Rabada hurls a wayward ball, down leg. Devon Conway lets it be. Kyle Verreynne behind the sticks does well to dive to his right and gather the ball.
38.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, around middle. Devon Conway stays back and blocks it.
38.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A length ball, angling in from off. Devon Conway prods and tucks it towards mid-wicket.
Kagiso Rabada (6-2-15-2) is back on.
End Of The Over 38 : 87/4
0 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
T. Blundell
0 (10)
D. Conway
54 (110)
K. Maharaj
14-7-27-2
37.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Floated, on a length, around off. Tom Blundell keeps it out.
37.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Tosses it up nicely, around off. Tom Blundell looks for a drive through covers but it goes off the inner half of the blade back to the bowler.
37.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Slower through the air, around off. Tom Blundell gets solid in his front foot defence.
37.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
On a length, around off. Tom Blundell defends it off the front foot.
37.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
A flatter ball, going on with the arm, from off. Tom Blundell hangs back and dabs it onto the deck in the end.
37.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Tossed up, around off. Tom Blundell presses forward to block it.
End Of The Over 37 : 87/4
6 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 236.2
  • 436.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
D. Conway
54 (110)
T. Blundell
0 (4)
L. Sipamla
10-5-14-0
36.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
A full ball, outside off. Devon Conway shoulders his arms to this one.
36.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Back of a length, just outside off. Devon Conway keeps it out.
36.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, around middle. Devon Conway blocks it off the back foot.
36.3
4
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
FOUR! Glorious! A full ball, outside off. Devon Conway gets forward and carves it through the cover region for a boundary.
36.2
2
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Aerial but safe! A length ball, on middle. Conway stays back and looks to pull but it goes off the top edge just over the mid-wicket fielder for a brace. That brings up his FIFTY as well! A gritty knock from the southpaw so far!
36.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
A full ball, on middle. Devon Conway tucks it towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 36 : 81/4
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • W35.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
T. Blundell
0 (4)
D. Conway
48 (104)
K. Maharaj
13-6-27-2
35.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Another loopy delivery on off. Tom Blundell gets well forward again and defends it.
35.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Nicely bowled again! Pulls his length back and it is on middle and turning away. Tom Blundell blocks it out off the front foot.
35.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Darted on middle and leg. Tom Blundell works it towards the leg slip.
35.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Tom Blundell
Quicker and fuller on off. Tom Blundell gets well forward and blocks it.
Tom Blundell is the next man in.
35.2
W
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! That is an absolute beauty from Maharaj to get rid of Mitchell! He has been troubling both Conway and Mitchell and finally gets his reward! Maharaj serves a flatter ball, on a length, on middle. Mitchell gets forward and looks to block but he misses as the ball spins away after landing and goes past his outside edge to shatter the off stump. The South African players are ecstatic and New Zealand are in deep, deep trouble now!
35.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter ball, on middle. Daryl Mitchell stays back and keeps it out.
End Of The Over 35 : 81/3
0 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
D. Conway
48 (104)
D. Mitchell
24 (70)
L. Sipamla
9-5-8-0
34.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Lutho Sipamla goes 'round the wicket and serves this on a length, outside off. Devon Conway lets it go.
34.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Back of a length, around off. Conway punches it towards covers.
34.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
This has been a good spell from Lutho Sipamla. He has given away nothing to the batters to work with. On a length, on off. Conway just defends it onto the turf.
34.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on middle at 128.9 kph. Conway clips it towards mid-wicket.
34.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
A length delivery on off. Conway defends it off his crease towards the leg side.
34.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on off. Conway blocks it out.
End Of The Over 34 : 81/3
1 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
D. Mitchell
24 (70)
D. Conway
48 (98)
K. Maharaj
12-5-27-1
33.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Bowls this slower on middle. Mitchell is well forward and blocks it.
33.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Quicker and flatter on middle and leg. Mitchell works it towards mid-wicket.
33.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
On middle this time. Mitchell works it towards the leg side.
33.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Nicely tossed up around off. Slower in pace. Mitchell reaches for it and drives it to covers.
33.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter and quicker on off. Mitchell defends this off the front foot.
33.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Fuller delivery on off. Conway pushes it to long on for an easy single.
End Of The Over 33 : 80/3
0 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
D. Mitchell
24 (65)
D. Conway
47 (97)
L. Sipamla
8-4-8-0
32.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Good tight line again. Back of a length, on off. Mitchell goes back and blocks it out.
32.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
A length delivery on middle at 128.7 kph. Mitchell blocks this off the front foot.
32.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Drifting on the pads this time. Mitchell clips it to mid-wicket.
32.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Back of a length, on off. Mitchell blocks this off the back foot.
32.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Back of a length, outside off. Mitchell punches it to covers.
32.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
A full delivery on off. Mitchell drives it to mid off.
End Of The Over 32 : 80/3
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
D. Conway
47 (97)
D. Mitchell
24 (59)
K. Maharaj
11-5-26-1
31.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flatter on middle. Conway turns it towards square leg.
31.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
On middle and turning into the batter. Conway works it towards the leg side.
31.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Ohh... Conway almost played on there! Slightly shorter on a length, around off and turning into Conway. He goes back and blocks it onto the turf but the ball almost goes on to hit the stumps. Luckily for Conway, it goes just past the off stump.
31.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tossed up on middle and leg. Conway works it towards the leg side.
31.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Slower in the air on off. Conway gets forward and defends it towards the off side.
31.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
A flatter delivery on off. Conway blocks it out.
End Of The Over 31 : 80/3
1 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
D. Mitchell
24 (59)
D. Conway
47 (91)
L. Sipamla
7-3-8-0
30.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Goes fuller this time on off at 129.9 kph. Mitchell defends this off the front foot. Oohhs and ahhs from the South African players!
30.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Back of a length, on off. Mitchell rocks back and blocks it out.
30.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
On a length with a nip back in, around off. Mitchell blocks it out.
30.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Good delivery! On that good length, outside off. Daryl Mitchell leaves it alone. It comes back in slightly.
30.2
1
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Back of a length, angling into middle this time. Conway pulls it to fine leg for a single.
30.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on off and coiming into Conway slightly. He blocks this off the front foot.
End Of The Over 30 : 79/3
8 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 429.3
  • 429.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
D. Mitchell
24 (55)
D. Conway
46 (89)
K. Maharaj
10-4-26-1
29.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tosses it up, on middle. Daryl Mitchell gets forward and defends it out.
29.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter and quicker, on off. Daryl Mitchell blocks it off the front foot.
29.4
4
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Flatter ball, angling down leg. Daryl Mitchell tickles it past the leg slip fielder for another boundary.
29.3
4
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
FOUR! Not the most convincing shot but Mitchell will take that! Mitchell skips down the track so Keshav Maharaj drags his length back, on middle. Mitchell looks for a slog but it goes off the inner half of the blade and over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. That brings up the 50-run stand between these two!
29.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tosses it up, around off. Daryl Mitchell keeps it out.
29.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Floated, darted on the pads. Daryl Mitchell presses forward and tucks it towards square leg.
End Of The Over 29 : 71/3
0 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
D. Conway
46 (89)
D. Mitchell
16 (49)
L. Sipamla
6-3-7-0
28.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, around middle. Devon Conway stays back and blocks it.
28.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Short of a length, on middle. Devon Conway rides the bounce nicely and dabs it in front of square on the leg side.
28.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Pitches it up, on middle. Conway lunges forward and blocks it.
28.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, around off. Devon Conway plants his foot forward and defends it solidly.
28.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, around off. Devon Conway blocks it out.
28.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
A stifled appeal for LBW but turned down! A length ball, around off. Conway looks to defend but he gets an inside edge onto his pad.
Lutho Sipamla (5-2-7-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 28 : 71/3
0 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
D. Mitchell
16 (49)
D. Conway
46 (83)
K. Maharaj
9-4-18-1
27.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Slower through the air this time, on off. Daryl Mitchell presses forward and blocks it.
27.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Floated, on a length, on middle. Daryl Mitchell keeps it out.
27.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
This is a flatter ball, on middle and going on with the angle. Daryl Mitchell looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of the blade towards square leg.
27.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter ball, going on with the arm from off. Daryl Mitchell gets forward and keeps it out.
27.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
On a length, around off. Daryl Mitchell covers the line of the ball to defend it.
27.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tosses it up nicely, around off. Daryl Mitchell blocks it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 27 : 71/3
10 Runs
  • 426.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 426.4
  • 126.5
  • 1 LB26.6
D. Mitchell
16 (43)
D. Conway
46 (83)
M. Jansen
8-1-30-0
26.6
lb
Marco Jansen To Daryl Mitchell
Leg bye! Back of a length, around leg. Daryl Mitchell looks to tuck it on the leg side but he misses and gets hit high on his body. The ball rolls to the leg side for a leg bye.
26.5
1
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length, around middle. Devon Conway nudges it to the leg side for a single.
26.4
4
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
FOUR! BANG! A bumper, around off. Devon Conway stands tall and pulls it in front of square to fetch himself yet another boundary.
26.3
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, around off. Devon Conway keeps it out.
26.2
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Back of a length, on middle. Conway blocks it off the front foot.
26.1
4
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
FOUR! TOP SHOT! A short ball, on middle. Conway gets on top of the bounce and pulls it in front of square to bag a boundary.
End Of The Over 26 : 61/3
1 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
D. Mitchell
16 (42)
D. Conway
37 (78)
K. Maharaj
8-3-18-1
25.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tosses it up, around off. Daryl Mitchell defends it off the front foot.
25.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter ball, on a length, on middle. Daryl Mitchell keeps it out.
25.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flatter and on a length, around middle. Devon Conway nudges it wide of mid-wicket and takes a single.
25.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flatter and a bit quicker through the air, on middle. Devon Conway tucks it to the leg side.
25.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
A loopy ball, well outside off. Devon Conway keeps it out.
25.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tossed up, around off. Devon Conway drags it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 25 : 60/3
1 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 124.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
D. Mitchell
16 (40)
D. Conway
36 (74)
M. Jansen
7-1-21-0
24.6
0
Marco Jansen To Daryl Mitchell
Back of a length, on middle angling into the body. Mitchell blocks it towards mid on.
24.5
0
Marco Jansen To Daryl Mitchell
On a length, around off from 'round the wicket. Mitchell blocks it out.
24.4
1
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Again his one hand comes off. A short delivery on off. Conway pulls this aerially but short of deep square leg for a single.
24.3
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length, on middle. Conway dabs it towards the leg side as his one hand comes off the handle.
24.2
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length and this one jags back in a little. Conway defends this off the inside half of his blade towards the leg side.
24.1
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length, on off. Conway blocks it out.
End Of The Over 24 : 59/3
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
D. Mitchell
16 (38)
D. Conway
35 (70)
K. Maharaj
7-3-17-1
23.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
A fuller delivery on off. Mitchell defends this off the front foot.
23.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
This is slower on middle with a hint of turn. Mitchell blocks this out.
23.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Darted on leg this time. Mitchell works it towards square leg.
23.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Slower in the air on middle. Mitchell blocks this off the front foot.
23.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter and down the leg side. Mitchell lets it go.
23.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up on middle. Mitchell blocks it out.
End Of The Over 23 : 59/3
10 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 222.2
  • 022.3
  • 422.4
  • 422.5
  • 022.6
D. Conway
35 (70)
D. Mitchell
16 (32)
M. Jansen
6-1-20-0
22.6
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Fullish delivery, on off. Conway drives it to covers.
22.5
4
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
FOUR! Jansen decides to bang this short but Conway is equal to the task and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary. Conway is key here for New Zealand.
22.4
4
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
FOUR! Good shot! This is fuller outside off. Conway leans forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.
22.3
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length, on middle. Conway gets forward and blocks it out.
22.2
2
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Goes fuller again and this time on middle. Conway works it left of mid on and gets a couple as the fielder cuts it off.
22.1
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
A full delivery on off. Conway pushes it towards the off side.
Marco Jansen (5-1-10-0) comes back to bowl.
End Of The Over 22 : 49/3
0 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
D. Mitchell
16 (32)
D. Conway
25 (64)
K. Maharaj
6-2-17-1
21.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Nicely tossed up on middle. Mitchell pushes it towards the leg side.
21.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Darted on middle and leg. Mitchell works it towards square leg.
21.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Slower in the air on middle. Mitchell blocks this off the front foot again.
21.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up around off. Mitchell blocks it out.
21.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Another loopy delivery on middle. Mitchell works it towards square leg and looks for a single but is sent back by his partner.
21.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up on middle and leg. Mitchell works it towards square leg.
DRINKS! New Zealand are in all sorts of trouble at the moment but the good thing is that Daryl Mitchell coming in at number 5 is showing some intent and taking the attack to the opposition. Devon Conway has held one end and the pair would be looking to go unscathed into Day 5! South Africa, on the flip side, would be eager to pick a couple of more wickets before Stumps.
End Of The Over 21 : 49/3
4 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 420.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
D. Conway
25 (64)
D. Mitchell
16 (26)
L. Sipamla
5-2-7-0
20.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, around off. Conway is solid in his defence again. Not much happening off the deck or in the air but South Africa have been pretty disciplined with their lines and lengths so far.
20.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Back of a length, on off. Conway goes back and defends it comfortably.
20.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Another length delivery on off. Conway blocks it out.
20.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on middle. Conway works it towards backward square leg.
20.2
4
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
FOUR! Conway with a good cover drive! This is overpitched, on off. Conway drives as his one hand comes off the handle. The ball goes through covers for a boundary.
20.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
A full delivery on off. Conway defends it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 20 : 45/3
0 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
D. Mitchell
16 (26)
D. Conway
21 (58)
K. Maharaj
5-1-17-1
19.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Slower through the air, on a length, on middle. Daryl Mitchell gets forward and defends.
19.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter and quicker, on middle. Daryl Mitchell gets solid in his front foot defence.
19.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Floated, on a length, around middle. Daryl Mitchell prods and dabs it onto the deck with soft hands.
19.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter ball, on middle. Daryl Mitchell keeps it out.
19.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Maharaj errs in line and spills it down leg. Mitchell lets it be.
19.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tosses it up, around off. Daryl Mitchell prods and pushes it towards mid off.
End Of The Over 19 : 45/3
0 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
D. Conway
21 (58)
D. Mitchell
16 (20)
L. Sipamla
4-2-3-0
18.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Sipamla serves a length ball, around off. Devon Conway blocks it off the front foot.
18.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
A full ball, on middle. Devon Conway flicks but the fielder at mid-wicket dives and stops the ball.
18.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, around off. Devon Conway prods and gets solid in his defence.
18.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length and angling in from off. Devon Conway defends it.
18.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, around off. Devon Conway covers the line of the delivery and keeps it out.
18.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, around off. Devon Conway keeps it out.
End Of The Over 18 : 45/3
1 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
D. Mitchell
16 (20)
D. Conway
21 (52)
K. Maharaj
4-0-17-1
17.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter ball, on a length, around off. Daryl Mitchell gets forward and defends it.
17.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Fuller and wider, outside off. Devon Conway drags it to long on for a single.
17.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Nicely tossed up, around off and taking off from a length. Devon Conway looks to block it off the front foot but he gets an inside edge onto his thigh pad and luckily for him, the ball lands just in front of Dean Elgar at silly point.
17.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Floated, full and outside off. Devon Conway leaves it alone.
17.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flatter and quicker, on middle. Devon Conway gets forward and blocks.
17.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tossed up, around off. Devon Conway blocks it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 17 : 44/3
2 Runs
  • 216.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
D. Mitchell
16 (19)
D. Conway
20 (47)
L. Sipamla
3-1-3-0
16.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
A full ball, darted on the pads. Daryl Mitchell nudges it towards the mid-wicket fielder.
16.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
BEATEN! Good-length delivery, around the corridor of uncertainty. Mitchell looks to defend away from his body but the ball zips past his outside edge.
16.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
A yorker-length delivery, around off. Daryl Mitchell digs it out towards mid on.
16.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Short of a length, around middle. Daryl Mitchell gets behind the line of the ball and dabs it onto the deck.
16.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Good-length delivery, around off. Daryl Mitchell defends it onto the deck.
16.1
2
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
A full ball, on leg. Daryl Mitchell tickles it through the fine leg region for a brace.
End Of The Over 16 : 42/3
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
D. Conway
20 (47)
D. Mitchell
14 (13)
K. Maharaj
3-0-16-1
15.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Floated, outside off. Devon Conway gets solid in his defence.
15.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Slower through the air, just outside off and spinning in. Devon Conway looks to defend but it goes off the inside edge past the short leg fielder.
15.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Flatter and quicker, on middle. Conway covers the line and keeps it out.
15.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter ball, going on with the arm from middle. Daryl Mitchell nudges it through mid-wicket for a run.
15.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Flatter and quicker, on off. Daryl Mitchell defends it solidly.
15.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Tossed up, on middle. Daryl Mitchell blocks it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 15 : 41/3
0 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
D. Conway
20 (44)
D. Mitchell
13 (10)
L. Sipamla
2-1-1-0
14.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on off. Conway gets forward and blocks it out.
14.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, around off. Conway blocks it out solidly yet again.
14.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on off. Conway blocks it towards the off side.
14.3
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
A good-length delivery, outside off. Conway leaves it alone this time.
14.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on middle. Conway works it towards square leg.
14.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on off. Conway blocks this off the inside half of his blade towards the leg side.
End Of The Over 14 : 41/3
13 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 613.3
  • 613.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
D. Mitchell
13 (10)
D. Conway
20 (38)
K. Maharaj
2-0-15-1
13.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Fuller on middle. Daryl Mitchell works it towards mid-wicket.
13.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Slower and on middle. Devon Conway gets well forward and blocks it.
13.4
6
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
SIX! Another one, this is interesting from Daryl Mitchell! Tossed up again, around middle and leg. Daryl Mitchell skips down the track and tonks it over long on with ease.
13.3
6
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
SIX! Daryl Mitchell decides to take him on! A tossed up delivery on middle. Daryl Mitchell advances down the track and slams it down the ground for a biggie.
13.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
This time a bit shorter and turning into Conway. He goes back and pushes it towards backward point for a single.
13.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Tossed up around off. Conway gets well forward and defends it.
End Of The Over 13 : 28/3
1 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
D. Mitchell
1 (6)
D. Conway
19 (36)
L. Sipamla
1-0-1-0
12.6
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
On a length, on middle. Daryl Mitchell blocks it out.
12.5
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
This time he gets fuller on off. Daryl Mitchell defends it towards the off side off the front foot now.
12.4
0
Lutho Sipamla To Daryl Mitchell
Back of a length, around off at 133.8 kph. Daryl Mitchell blocks this off the back foot.
12.3
1
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
On a length, on off. Conway again defends this off the inside half of his blade to square leg. A single this time.
12.2
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Goes fuller this time on off. Conway looks to drive it towards the off side but gets the inside half of his blade towards square leg.
12.1
0
Lutho Sipamla To Devon Conway
Back of a length, on off. Conway defends it towards the leg side.
End Of The Over 12 : 27/3
2 Runs
  • 011.1
  • W11.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
D. Mitchell
1 (3)
D. Conway
18 (33)
K. Maharaj
1-0-2-1
11.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Another loopy delivery on off. Daryl Mitchell gets forward and blocks it out.
11.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
Nicely tossed up on middle. Daryl Mitchell pushes it towards mid on.
11.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Devon Conway
Slightly short on off. Conway goes back and pushes it towards mid on for a single.
11.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Daryl Mitchell
A fuller delivery on middle. Daryl Mitchell drives it to mid on for a single.
Daryl Mitchell walks out to bat.
11.2
W
Keshav Maharaj To Henry Nicholls OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! The spinner strikes on his second ball and New Zealand are in all sorts of trouble here! A slightly shorter delivery, around off. Henry Nicholls goes back to push it but completely misreads the turn here as the ball turns in sharply. The ball beats the inside edge of his blade and knocks over the middle pole. A big wicket this and Keshav Maharaj is showing his quality yet again.
11.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Henry Nicholls
Shorter and turning away around off. Henry Nicholls pushes it towards the off side.
Keshav Maharaj is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 11 : 25/2
6 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 410.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
D. Conway
17 (32)
H. Nicholls
7 (30)
K. Rabada
6-2-15-2
10.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A fullish delivery on off. Conway drives it towards covers. Maharaj at short cover does well to stop it with a dive.
10.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A good-length delivery, outside off and seaming away. Conway leaves it alone.
10.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
FOUR! A boundary this time! A full toss on the pads. Conway just flicks this off his pads towards the square leg fence for a boundary.
10.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length, on middle. Henry Nicholls gets on the top of the bounce and nudges it towards the leg side for a single.
10.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Shorter length and around leg. Henry Nicholls lets it go.
10.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A good-length delivery, on off and nipping into the batter. Conway defends this off the inside half of his blade towards mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 10 : 19/2
5 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 39.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
H. Nicholls
6 (28)
D. Conway
12 (28)
M. Jansen
5-1-10-0
9.6
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length, on middle. Henry Nicholls nudges it towards the leg side.
9.5
1
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Short delivery on middle. Conway pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
9.4
1
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
On a length, on middle. Henry Nicholls works it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single.
9.3
3
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
A full ball, on middle. Devon Conway flicks it through the mid-wicket region. The batters take three runs.
9.2
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Back of a length, angled down leg. Conway gets inside the line of the ball and leaves it alone.
9.1
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
This is a length ball, around off that jags back in late. Devon Conway looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of the blade towards square leg.
End Of The Over 9 : 14/2
0 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
H. Nicholls
5 (26)
D. Conway
8 (24)
K. Rabada
5-2-9-2
8.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length, around off. Henry Nicholls stands tall and blocks it out.
8.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
A bit fuller this time, on middle. Henry Nicholls prods and drives it to mid on.
8.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
A length ball, jagging back in from middle. Henry Nicholls tucks it towards mid-wicket.
8.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Good-length ball, around off. Conway hangs back to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards the slip fielder, along the ground.
8.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length, around off. Henry Nicholls gets on top of the bounce and defends it.
8.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
A short ball, on off. Henry Nicholls ducks underneath.
End Of The Over 8 : 14/2
2 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
H. Nicholls
5 (20)
D. Conway
8 (24)
M. Jansen
4-1-5-0
7.6
1
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Jansen darts it on the pads. Henry Nicholls flicks it to deep square leg for one run.
7.5
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Good-length ball, angling away from outside off. Henry Nicholls leaves it alone.
7.4
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
On a length, around off. Henry Nicholls blocks it off the front foot.
7.3
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Another ball that is short of a length, outside off. Henry Nicholls looks to cut hard but does not time it well.
7.2
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Short and wide, outside off. Henry Nicholls looks to cut but it takes the underedge and lands into the deck.
7.1
1
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
A bumper, around off. Devon Conway mistimes his pull towards the fine leg fielder on the bounce. A single taken.
End Of The Over 7 : 12/2
0 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
H. Nicholls
4 (15)
D. Conway
7 (23)
K. Rabada
4-1-9-2
6.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Rabada hits the deck hard, on middle. Henry Nicholls stays back and gets solid in his defence.
6.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Short of a length, on off. Henry Nicholls keeps it out.
6.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
A low full toss, on middle. Henry Nicholls drags it to mid on.
6.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Good-length delivery, on middle. Henry Nicholls presses forward to block it.
6.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
A length ball, around off. Henry Nicholls defends it out.
6.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
An appeal for LBW but turned down! A yorker-length ball, angling in from middle. Henry Nicholls fails to dig it out and gets hit on his pad. Might have gone down leg.
End Of The Over 6 : 12/2
2 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
D. Conway
7 (23)
H. Nicholls
4 (9)
M. Jansen
3-1-3-0
5.6
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length, just outside off. Devon Conway lets it sail through to the keeper.
5.5
1
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
A bit full and on middle. Nicholls nudges it wide of mid-wicket and takes a single.
5.4
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
On a length, on middle. Henry Nicholls works it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single.
5.3
1
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Shorter in length, outside off. Devon Conway shuffles across a bit and helps it on its way towards deep square leg for a single.
5.2
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Short of a length, outside off. Devon Conway leaves it alone.
5.1
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Jansen serves a length ball, jagging back in from off. Devon Conway keeps it out.
End Of The Over 5 : 10/2
2 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
H. Nicholls
3 (7)
D. Conway
6 (19)
K. Rabada
3-0-9-2
4.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Good-length ball, around middle. Henry Nicholls looks to defend but it goes off the thick inside edge towards the short leg fielder.
4.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Drop and run! On a length, outside off. Conway taps it to the off side and sets off for a quick run.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Rabada hits the deck hard, around off. Devon Conway covers the line of the ball and defends it out.
4.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Back of a length, around off. Devon Conway prods and blocks it.
4.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
DROPPED! Back of a length, angling in from off and cramping the batter for room. Devon Conway looks to pull but he miscues it and the ball goes left of the backward square leg fielder. The fielder dives to his left and gets both hands on it but fails to pouch it.
4.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
Back of a length, on middle. Henry Nicholls nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a run.
End Of The Over 4 : 8/2
1 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
D. Conway
5 (15)
H. Nicholls
2 (5)
M. Jansen
2-1-1-0
3.6
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Good-length delivery, otutside off. Devon Conway does not offer any shot to this one.
3.5
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length, around off. Devon Conway keeps it out.
3.4
1
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Jansen bangs it into the deck, on middle. Henry Nicholls pulls it along the ground behind square on the leg side for a single.
3.3
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Another ball, on a length, just outside off and jagging back in late. Henry Nicholls lets it be and the ball goes just past the off pole.
3.2
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Good-length delivery, just outside off. Henry Nicholls leaves it alone.
3.1
0
Marco Jansen To Henry Nicholls
Short of a length, down leg. Henry Nicholls sways away from the line of the ball.
End Of The Over 3 : 7/2
1 Runs
  • W2.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
D. Conway
5 (13)
H. Nicholls
1 (1)
K. Rabada
2-0-7-2
2.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Back of a length, around middle. Devon Conway keeps it out.
2.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A good-length delivery around off. Conway goes pushing for it but the ball beats the outside edge of his blade.
2.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
Another good-length delivery angling across the left-hander and Conway lets it go.
2.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A length delivery, outside off. Conway lets it go.
2.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Henry Nicholls
A length ball, around middle. Henry Nicholls tucks it to the leg side for a run.
2.1
W
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Latham OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Rabada strikes again and sends back the Kiwi skipper! Rabada goes back of a length, on middle, angling into the body. Latham just tries to work it away towards the leg side but ends up hitting it towards the short leg fielder and Rassie van der Dussen there takes a sharp catch. Big wicket this and Kiwis are in early trouble here. Henry Nicholls is the next man in.
End Of The Over 2 : 6/1
0 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
D. Conway
5 (9)
T. Latham
1 (1)
M. Jansen
1-1-0-0
1.6
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Another length delivery, outside off. Conway leaves it again.
1.5
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
A good-length delivery, outside off. Conway leaves it alone.
1.4
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
On a length and angling across the batter. Devon Conway lets it through to the keeper.
1.3
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
Back of a length, around off. Conway blocks it.
1.2
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
BEATEN! On a length, just outside off. Conway has a poke at it but the ball beats his outside edge.
1.1
0
Marco Jansen To Devon Conway
A length ball, angling down leg. Devon Conway misses his flick.
Marco Jansen will share the new ball with Kagiso Rabada.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/1
6 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • W0.3
  • 00.4
  • 40.5
  • 10.6
D. Conway
5 (3)
T. Latham
1 (1)
K. Rabada
1-0-6-1
0.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A length ball, angling in from middle. Devon Conway clips it behind square on the leg side and takes a run.
0.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
FOUR! EDGY! Good-length ball, around off. Devon Conway looks to block but it goes off the outside edge past the slip fielder and into the fence.
0.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Devon Conway
A short ball, angling down leg. Devon Conway leaves it alone.
Devon Conway walks in at number 3.
0.3
W
Kagiso Rabada To Will Young OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! South Africa are off to a dream start! Rabada strikes in his first over and New Zealand lose a wicket early on. Rabada serves a full ball, outside off. Will Young looks for a booming drive but it takes the outside edge and goes straight to Temba Bavuma at gully who makes no mistake. Young departs for a duck and South Africa are on top! Not the kind of start that New Zealand would be hoping for!
0.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Will Young
Short of a length, outside off. Will Young leaves it alone.
0.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Tom Latham
Good-length ball, around off. Tom Latham taps it to the off side and takes a single. New Zealand are underway!
Match Info
  • Venue Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result South Africa beat New Zealand by 198 runs
  • Player of the Match Kagiso Rabada
  • Player of the Series Matt Henry
  • Umpire Chris Brown (NZ), Wayne Knights (NZ) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: South Africa 238/3 in 90.0 overs
  • van der Dussen dropped on 7 by W Young in 85.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (82.3 ovs): NZ against T Bavuma (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • New ball taken: South Africa 228/3 in 80.1 overs
  • South Africa 203/3 in 70.4 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 163/1 in 58.0 overs
  • S Erwee maiden Test hundred: 100 runs in 188 balls (13x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 152/1 in 54.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 102 off 197 balls between D Elgar (32) and S Erwee (64)
  • South Africa 102/0 in 32.4 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 80/0 in 29.0 overs
  • S Erwee maiden Test fifty: 53 runs in 92 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 118 balls between D Elgar (17) and S Erwee (32)
  • South Africa 50/0 in 19.4 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 32/0 in 15.0 overs
  • Stumps: New Zealand 157/5 in 45.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (44.5 ovs): SA against D Mitchell (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 0)
  • New Zealand 151/5 in 38.0 overs
  • de Grandhomme 9th Test fifty: 50 runs in 36 balls (7x4) (2x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 55 balls between DJ Mitchell (5) and de Grandhomme (43)
  • New Zealand 100/5 in 29.3 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 91/5 in 26.3 overs
  • Referral 3 (23.4 ovs): SA against D Mitchell (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 1)
  • Referral 2 (23.1 ovs): SA against D Mitchell (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 2) (Retained)
  • New Zealand 51/2 in 18.1 overs
  • D Conway dropped on 9 by K Rabada in 14.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (12.3 ovs): SA against D Conway (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 2)
  • Tea: New Zealand 30/2 in 11.0 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 364/10 in 133.0 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 364/9 in 132.1 overs
  • 9th wkt Partnership: 50 off 69 balls between M Jansen (25) and K Maharaj (25)
  • South Africa 352/8 in 130.3 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 302/8 in 119.0 overs
  • South Africa 300/7 in 118.5 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 298/7 in 117.0 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 267/5 in 104.0 overs
  • South Africa 252/3 in 94.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 141 balls between van der Dussen (24) and T Bavuma (22)
  • van der Dussen dropped on 21 by T Southee in 93.3 overs
  • Stumps: South Africa 140/5 in 53.0 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 106/4 in 36.0 overs
  • South Africa 101/3 in 32.6 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 53 off 88 balls between van der Dussen (37) and T Bavuma (15)
  • Referral 2 (27.3 ovs): van der Dussen against NZ (Caught) Successful (NZ: 3, SA: 3)
  • South Africa 53/3 in 21.6 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 42/3 in 19.0 overs
  • South Africa 12/1: S Erwee lbw b Tim Southee 8(9)
  • Referral 1 (2.3 ovs): S Erwee against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 293/10 in 80.0 overs
  • K Rabada 11th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/60 (19.0)
  • Lunch: New Zealand 253/7 in 74.0 overs
  • New Zealand 250/7 in 73.1 overs
  • de Grandhomme dropped on 101 by T Blundell in 72.4 overs
  • de Grandhomme 2nd Test hundred: 101 runs in 138 balls (12x4) (2x6)
  • New Zealand 224/6: D Mitchell lbw b Keshav Maharaj 60(134)
  • Referral 5 (63.4 ovs): D Mitchell against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 0)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 220/5 in 60.0 overs
  • New Zealand 200/5 in 53.5 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 100 off 159 balls between DJ Mitchell (33) and de Grandhomme (65)
  • D Mitchell 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 106 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Stumps: New Zealand 94/4 in 42.0 overs
  • D Conway 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 106 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 109 balls between D Conway (29) and D Mitchell (20)
  • New Zealand 51/3 in 22.2 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 49/3 in 21.0 overs
  • South Africa 350/9 in 98.1 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 333/9 in 94.0 overs
  • K Verreynne maiden Test hundred: 102 runs in 158 balls (12x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 301/8 in 89.0 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 51 off 43 balls between K Verreynne (17) and K Rabada (34)
  • South Africa 254/7 in 83.6 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 232/7 in 81.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (80.6 ovs): NZ against K Verreynne (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 1, SA: 3)
  • New ball taken: South Africa 230/7 in 80.1 overs
  • Referral 3 (27.3 ovs): NZ against M Jansen (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • South Africa 200/6 in 71.2 overs
  • K Verreynne maiden Test fifty: 50 runs in 97 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: South Africa 192/6 in 67.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 51 off 131 balls between K Verreynne (27) and W Mulder (24)
  • South Africa 151/5 in 58.6 overs
  • New Zealand 227/10: M Henry lbw b Keshav Maharaj 0(23)
  • Referral 5 (93.5 ovs): M Henry against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 1, SA: 0)
  • Tea: New Zealand 227/9 in 92.2 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: New Zealand 227/9 in 92.2 overs
  • Referral 4 (89.4 ovs): SA against N Wagner (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 0)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 216/8 in 85.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (84.5 ovs): SA against N Wagner (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 1)
  • New Zealand 201/7 in 80.2 overs
  • New ball taken: New Zealand 197/7 in 80.1 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 180/5 in 70.0 overs
  • New Zealand 166/5: D Conway lbw b L Sipamla 92(188)
  • Referral 2 (64.1 ovs): D Conway against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 2)
  • Referral 1 (63.3 ovs): SA against D Conway (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 2)
  • New Zealand 153/4 in 61.1 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 135/4 in 57.0 overs
  • 5th wicket partnership: 50 off 117 balls between D Conway (24) and T Blundell (25)
  • New Zealand 103/4 in 43.1 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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