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Match Ended   
Seddon Park, Hamilton , Feb 13, 2024
211&269/3 (94.2)
242&235
New Zealand beat South Africa by 7 wickets
Right then, New Zealand have become the first holders of the Tangiwai Shield. They were the favorites coming into this series, and they have lived up to that tag, securing a 2-0 series win. As for South Africa, not many gave them a chance, given the manner of defeat in the first Test, but they showed a remarkable fight to give New Zealand a run for their money. They will return home with their heads held high and plenty of positives. With this, we have come to the end of South Africa's tour of New Zealand. The Kiwis now prepare to host their Trans-Transman rival, Australia, for a multi-format series, starting with a three-match T20I series, beginning on the 21st of February. It will be followed by a two-Test series that will commence on the 29th of February. Meanwhile, day 2 of the third Test between India and England is unfolding in Rajkot. You can switch tabs and join us there for all the action. Cheers!
Kane Williamson is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for amassing a total of 403 runs from 4 innings, including 3 hundreds.
William O'Rourke is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for taking 9 wickets in his debut Test, paving the way for a historic win for New Zealand.
The Presentation ceremony…
The opening day of the Test saw a gripping battle between the two sides. New Zealand dominated the first two sessions, while South Africa fought back in the third session. Opting to bat after winning the toss, South Africa faced early setbacks as Clyde Fortuin fell for a golden duck, and skipper Neil Brand and Raynard van Tonder couldn't capitalize on promising starts. Despite some resistance from Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham, South Africa found themselves struggling in the third session. However, Ruan de Swardt and debutant Shaun von Berg showcased resilience, with the former reaching his maiden Test fifty before the close of play and South Africa ended the day at a score of 220. New Zealand, on the other hand, displayed patience and discipline throughout the day. Matt Henry and debutant William O'Rourke made early breakthroughs, while Neil Wagner's short-ball strategy proved effective. Rachin Ravindra capitalized on favorable conditions, chipping away at the wickets in the second and third sessions. Despite reducing South Africa to 150-6, New Zealand faced resistance from de Swardt and von Berg, limiting their success to just six wickets by the end of the day.
Despite a challenging start to Day 2 and losing their last four wickets for just 15 runs, South Africa's fighting spirit prevailed. Debutant Shaun von Berg's early dismissal hindered progress, leaving Ruan de Swardt without substantial tail support. However, a resilient bowling display, led by Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt, reversed the momentum. Piedt claimed a five-wicket haul, his first in 9 years, while Paterson took 3 and Tshepo Moreki secured one. South Africa delivered a sensational bowling performance, dismissing New Zealand for 211 and securing a crucial 31-run lead, marking the end of Day 2 with them holding the ascendancy. New Zealand, disappointed with their batting effort, faced setbacks early, including Devon Conway's duck and dismissals of Kane Williamson and Tom Latham in their forties. Rachin Ravindra and Will Young initially negotiated the tricky phase before Tea, but a collapse followed Rachin Ravindra's departure. Will Young's attempt to counterattack proved unsuccessful, relying on the tail to narrow the deficit. Neil Wagner's lone fight and counterattack, contributing 33 runs, prevented a larger lead for South Africa.
New Zealand made significant strides on the 'Moving Day' with three early wickets, but the momentum shifted as spinners struggled, allowing South Africa to settle. Neil Wagner's immediate impact after Lunch broke a resilient partnership, with Glenn Phillips' outstanding catch further highlighting the need for breakthroughs. South Africa lost their last six wickets of 33 runs to be bowled out for 235, with David Bedingham's century pivotal. New Zealand's fight back with the ball was led by William O'Rourke. The debutant took his maiden five-wicket haul to end up with 9 wickets in the match, the best showing by a Kiwi bowler on Test debut. In their pursuit of 267 runs, Devon Conway and Tom Latham got the Kiwis off to a steady start. Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki maintained tight lines with the ball, while Dane Piedt's crucial wicket of Devon Conway left the match finely poised for Day 4, with New Zealand requiring 227 more runs and South Africa hunting for nine wickets.
South Africa may have come second best but they have punched above their weight, despite the gulf in the experience of the two sides. The Proteas bowlers made the Kiwi batters work hard for every run but they ran into Kane Williamson whose masterclass took the game away from them. Having finished Day 3 on a high with the wicket of Devon Conway, South Africa started the day with a strong belief of taking the remaining nine wickets. Dane Piedt picked up where he left off on Day 3 and gave the hosts an early breakthrough. However, the visitors could not build on that scalp in the morning session. Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki beat the bat on several occasions throughout the second innings but were unlucky not to succeed. Piedt reignited their hopes in the second session, accounting for Rachin Ravindra. But Kane Williamson and Will Young joined hands and closed all doors of a Proteas comeback through their respective resilient innings.
Time was not an issue for New Zealand, and all they had to do was avoid losing early wickets at the start of the day. Kane Williamson joined Tom Latham, and the duo went about their business in their own fashion. However, Latham could not see through until the first hour of play. Rachin Ravindra joined hands with Williamson, and although the southpaw looked tentative, he did well to stay unbeaten till Lunch. Rachin failed to get out of his shell in the second session, and his overly conservative approach led to his downfall. Despite the departure of Rachin, Williamson carried on his merry way and notched up his fifty. Will Young began cautiously, but Williamson kept the scoreboard ticking, having come to terms with the pace and bounce of the surface. Having successfully managed to overturn the caught behind decision just before Tea, Young grew in confidence as the innings progressed. It was just another day at the office for Williamson, as he brought up his 32nd Test and became the fastest in terms of innings to score 32 Test centuries. Young got to his fifty as well and batted through to see his side home alongside Kane Williamson.
HISTORY CREATED IN HAMILTON! Kane Williamson and Will Young get the job done for New Zealand. The Kiwis have pulled off the highest-ever run chase at Seddon Park to secure their first-ever Test series win against South Africa. Yes, you read that right. It is the first series win for New Zealand against South Africa in Test cricket.
End Of The Over 94.2 : 269/3
4 Runs
  • 094.1
  • 494.2
K. Williamson
133 (260)
W. Young
60 (134)
T. Moreki
18.2-4-44-0
94.2
4
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
FOUR! New Zealand finally win a series against South Africa after 92 years and 18 attempts! Tshepo Moreki goes full and around off. Kane Williamson drives it through the covers region and times it well. The ball races away to the fence for four runs and that seals the deal for this game.
94.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On a length and on off. Kane Williamson defends solidly. Taking it slow here.
End Of The Over 94 : 265/3
3 Runs
  • 093.1
  • 093.2
  • 193.3
  • 093.4
  • 193.5
  • 193.6
K. Williamson
129 (258)
W. Young
60 (134)
D. Piedt
32-4-93-3
93.6
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Uppish and on off. Kane Williamson drives it to long on and runs a single.
93.5
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
A bit short and around off. Will Young whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
93.4
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Fullish and on middle. Will Young comes down the ground and blocks it out.
93.3
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off. Kane Williamson drives it to long on and runs a single.
93.2
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
A bit short and turning into leg. Kane Williamson rocks back and blocks it out.
93.1
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Full and outside off. Kane Williamson covers the line and blocks it out safely.
End Of The Over 93 : 262/3
4 Runs
  • 092.1
  • 092.2
  • 092.3
  • 1 NB92.4
  • 092.4
  • 392.5
  • 092.6
W. Young
59 (132)
K. Williamson
127 (254)
T. Moreki
18-4-40-0
92.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
Full and on off. Will Young blocks it out safely.
92.5
3
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On a length and swinging away outside off. Kane Williamson carves it past point but the ball doesn't have the legs to reach the fence. They run three runs.
92.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On a good length, nipping away outside off. Kane Williamson tries for the upper cut but gets beaten by the movement. Another close call.
92.4
nb
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
No ball! Fuller and on middle. Kane Williamson defends it back towards the bowler. Tshepo Moreki has over stepped so a no ball has been signaled.
92.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On the hard length and around off. Kane Williamson punches it to the fielder at extra cover.
92.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On a length again, angling into the body. Kane Williamson defends it solidly and sends it towards mid off.
92.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On a length and around off. Kane Williamson blocks it out watchfully.
End Of The Over 92 : 258/3
5 Runs
  • 091.1
  • 291.2
  • 091.3
  • 191.4
  • 191.5
  • 191.6
K. Williamson
124 (248)
W. Young
59 (131)
D. Piedt
31-4-90-3
91.6
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off. Kane Williamson touches it delicately and completes the over with a single. 9 runs more are needed to win.
91.5
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Full and angling around off. Will Young cuts it towards point and gets another single.
91.4
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
A bit short and over off. Kane Williamson rocks back and punches it to point for a single.
91.3
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed up outside off. Kane Williamson drives it to the fielder at mid off.
91.2
2
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Uppish and outside off. Kane Williamson steers it towards third man and runs a quick couple of runs. 12 runs more needed to win.
91.1
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Full and on middle. Kane Williamson blocks it out watchfully.
End Of The Over 91 : 253/3
3 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 090.2
  • 190.3
  • 190.4
  • 190.5
  • 090.6
W. Young
58 (130)
K. Williamson
120 (243)
T. Moreki
17-4-36-0
90.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
Short and over middle. Will Young ducks under it and lets it fly away to the keeper.
90.5
1
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Fuller and outside off. Kane Williamson drives it towards cover but he does get a single.
90.4
1
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
Bangs it short and around off. Will Young pulls it through the ground towards deep mid-wicket for a single to get to the other end.
90.3
1
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On a length and around off. Kane Williamson gets the connection on the inner edge and the ball rolls away to square leg. They run a single.
90.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Short and on middle. Kane Williamson gets on the back foot and pats it towards mid-wicket.
90.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Full and outside off. Kane Williamson drives it with good timing only to find the fielder at cover.
End Of The Over 90 : 250/3
5 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 089.2
  • 189.3
  • 489.4
  • 089.5
  • 089.6
W. Young
57 (128)
K. Williamson
118 (239)
D. Piedt
30-4-85-3
89.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Tossed full on off. Will Young blocks it out towards short leg. 5 runs from this over.
89.5
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Floated full on off. Will Young tries to defend it but gets the inside edge onto the pads. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved.
89.4
4
Dane Piedt To Will Young
FOUR! SWEPT AWAY! Dane Piedt goes full and on off. Will Young sweeps it past short leg and places it in the gap. The ball races away to the fence for four more runs. 17 runs needed to win now.
89.3
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Looped full on off. Kane Williamson drives it to long on and runs a single.
89.2
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
A bit short again around off. Kane Williamson pats it down on the leg side.
89.1
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Short and around off. Kane Williamson pulls it and the ball hits the fielder at short leg around his wrists.
End Of The Over 89 : 245/3
1 Runs
  • 088.1
  • 088.2
  • 188.3
  • 088.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
W. Young
53 (125)
K. Williamson
117 (236)
T. Moreki
16-4-33-0
88.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
On the good length and outside off. Will Young shoulders arms and ends the over with a dot ball. Just a single off this one.
88.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
Full and on off. Will Young drives it to the fielder at mid off.
88.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
Full and on off. Will Young blocks it out with the full face of his bat.
88.3
1
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Short and around off. Kane Williamson pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and runs a single.
88.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Jaffa! On a length and swinging away outside off. Kane Williamson tries to defend the line and the ball swings past the outer edge.
88.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Full and outside off. Kane Williamson shoulders arms and watches it carry away to the keeper.
End Of The Over 88 : 244/3
4 Runs
  • 087.1
  • 487.2
  • 087.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • 087.6
W. Young
53 (122)
K. Williamson
116 (233)
D. Piedt
29-4-80-3
87.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
A bit short and around middle. Will Young rocks back and blocks it out towards square leg. Just the boundary off this over. 23 runs are needed to win and South Africa are losing morale here.
87.5
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Fullish and on middle. Will Young drives it back towards the bowler.
87.4
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
A bit short and on the pads. Will Young rocks back and pats it down on the leg side.
87.3
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Floated up on middle. Will Young defends this one well.
87.2
4
Dane Piedt To Will Young
FOUR! AGGRESSIVE! FIFTY FOR Will Young! Dane Piedt tosses it up and around off. Will Young lofts it with intent and sends it over mid on. The ball bounces over the fence for four runs and he gets to his fifty as well.
87.1
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Full and on off. Will Young strides out and blocks it out.
End Of The Over 87 : 240/3
6 Runs
  • 486.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • 086.4
  • 086.5
  • 286.6
K. Williamson
116 (233)
W. Young
49 (116)
D. Paterson
22-5-58-0
86.6
2
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Fuller in length and outside off. Kane Williamson drives it past cover but the timing is a bit off. The fielder manages to chase it down the keeps the batters to a couple of runs to end the over.
86.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Full again, outside off. Kane Williamson drives it but finds the fielder at cover. A boundary and then four dots to follow in this over.
86.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Fuller and angled into off. Kane Williamson stands in the crease and blocks it out solidly.
86.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Again, on a good length and nipping back in towards off. Kane Williamson shoulders arms and leaves it alone.
86.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
On a length, just outside off. Kane Williamson tries to defend it but the ball zips past the outer edge.
86.1
4
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
FOUR! GOOD SHOT! Dane Paterson drops it short and angled into the body. Kane Williamson plays the hook shot and gets the connection well. The ball rolls away to the fence at deep square leg for four runs to begin the over.
End Of The Over 86 : 234/3
2 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 085.2
  • 185.3
  • 085.4
  • 185.5
  • 085.6
W. Young
49 (116)
K. Williamson
110 (227)
D. Piedt
28-4-76-3
85.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Again, short and over of. Will Young gets on the back foot and blocks it away towards the bowler.
85.5
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Short, and this one turned back in towards Kane Williamson. He rocks back and punches it towards cover for a single.
85.4
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off. Kane Williamson clips it towards mid-wicket and refuses the single.
85.3
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
A bit short and turning away towards the body. Will Young whips it away to mid-wicket for a single.
85.2
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Flighted full, again outside off. Will Young puts his foot out and blocks it away.
85.1
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Full and outside off. Will Young goes for the reverse sweep but misses out on the connection.
End Of The Over 85 : 232/3
3 Runs
  • 084.1
  • 384.2
  • 084.3
  • 084.4
  • 084.5
  • 084.6
K. Williamson
109 (225)
W. Young
48 (112)
D. Paterson
21-5-52-0
84.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Full and on middle. Kane Williamson blocks it out safely.
84.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
On a length, this time on middle and leg. Kane Williamson covers the stumps and pats it down towards the leg side.
84.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
On a length and around off. Kane Williamson gets on the back foot and blocks it out.
84.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
On a length and around off. Kane Williamson waits for the ball and plays the forward defense again.
84.2
3
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Fuller and swinging away outside off. Will Young drives it through covers but the ball doesn't have the legs to touch the ropes. The batters run three quick runs.
84.1
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
On a length and outside off. Will Young shoulders arms and the ball also bounced a bit low.
Drinks break! A pretty tiring outing for the South African bowlers because they haven't been able to break through this partnership that Kane Williamson and Will Young have put up. They are inching close to the target with only 38 runs needed to win. South Africa will have to pull off a miracle here. Shaun von Berg bowled nicely with the old ball and extracted a lot of turn from it but the batters managed to play with it and now, with the new ball, it will be about the pacers to try and do their magic.
End Of The Over 84 : 229/3
4 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 083.2
  • 083.3
  • 483.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
K. Williamson
109 (221)
W. Young
45 (110)
T. Moreki
15-4-32-0
83.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Edgy! Lands it on a length, on the sixth stump line, Kane Williamson tries to defend it with soft hands. It seams away and catches the outside edge that goes on the bounce to second slip.
83.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Angling in, on off, on a length, Kane Williamson drives it straight to cover.
83.4
4
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Shot and a half! Tshepo Moreki bowls it on a back of a length, outside off, Kane Williamson lets the ball come to him and plays it right under his eyes. He lets his hands flow into the shot and punches it to the left of backward point for a boundary.
83.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
This is in that channel again, on a length, Kane Williamson leaves it all alone.
83.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
In the corridor of off, on a length, Kane Williamson shoulders arms.
83.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Almost chopped on! Good-length delivery, nips back in, on off, Kane Williamson defends it very late and the ball comes off the upper half of the bat and rolls past the stumps.
End Of The Over 83 : 225/3
4 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 482.3
  • 082.4
  • 082.5
  • 082.6
W. Young
45 (110)
K. Williamson
105 (215)
D. Paterson
20-5-49-0
82.6
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Beauty! Dane Paterson angles it in, outside off, on a length, Will Young is drawn forward in defence as he plays for the ball angling into him. This just nips away late to beat the bat.
82.5
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Goes full again and hurls it at 128 clicks, on middle, Will Young uses his bottom hand to knock it to mid on.
82.4
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Tailing into the right-hander, on a length, on the off-stump line, Will Young accounts for the inward movement and stabs it down on the off side.
82.3
4
Dane Paterson To Will Young
FOUR! Lovely shot! Dane Paterson overpitches this time and the line is on middle and leg, Will Young stays balanced in his crease and clips it between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary.
82.2
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Fuller in length, on off, driven crisply to mid off by Will Young.
82.1
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Zoning in, at the stumps, on a length, Will Young shuffles across and gets behind the line to defend it well.
End Of The Over 82 : 221/3
2 Runs
  • 081.1
  • 1 LB81.2
  • 081.3
  • 181.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
K. Williamson
105 (215)
W. Young
41 (104)
T. Moreki
14-4-28-0
81.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Slips it down leg on a short of a good length, Kane Williamson gets inside the line and swivels to pull it fine on the leg side but misses.
81.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
This one goes the other way and it is in the channel on off, on a length, left alone by Kane Williamson.
81.4
1
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
Pitches it up now does Moreki, on middle, Will Young rolls his wrists and clips it neatly to deep square leg for a single.
81.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
Shaping into the right-hander, on a good length, top of off, Will Young reads it well and guides it to point.
81.2
lb
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Leg bye! A bit too straight, on the pads, on a back of a length, Kane Williamson misses the tickle and the ball rolls off his thigh pad to fine leg for a leg bye.
81.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Serves it on a good length, on off and middle, Kane Williamson waits back and taps it to mid on.
Tshepo Moreki has been brought back into the attack to operate from the other end.
End Of The Over 81 : 219/3
4 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 080.2
  • 080.3
  • 080.4
  • 480.5
  • 080.6
W. Young
40 (102)
K. Williamson
105 (211)
D. Paterson
19-5-45-0
80.6
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
This is on a length, around off, Will Young hangs back and dabs it down on the off side.
80.5
4
Dane Paterson To Will Young
EDGED AND FOUR! Fortuitous boundary for Will Young! Dane Paterson serves a tempter, full and wide on off, Will Young goes after it with hard hands and gets an outside edge that goes over the leaping David Bedingham at gully for a boundary. The 100-run stand comes up between these two and New Zealand now need 48 more runs.
80.4
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Goes full in search of swing, on middle, Will Young presses forward to keep it out.
80.3
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
In the channel on off, on a good length, Will Young shuffles across a bit and blocks it out..
80.2
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Slanting in, on a length, just outside off, Will Young defends it right under his eyes.
80.1
0
Dane Paterson To Will Young
Starts from over the wicket and angles it in, on a good length, on middle, Will Young reaches out in front and defends it with a straight bat.
South Africa have taken the second new ball and it will be Dane Paterson who will have the first over with it.
End Of The Over 80 : 215/3
4 Runs
  • 279.1
  • 179.2
  • 079.3
  • 079.4
  • 179.5
  • 079.6
K. Williamson
105 (211)
W. Young
36 (96)
von Berg
16-0-60-0
79.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Offers flight, full and on off, Kane Williamson strokes it off the front foot to short cover.
79.5
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Low full toss, outside off, knocked down to long off for a single.
79.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Gives the ball air and bowls it full, around off, Will Young plays it with the turn to short cover.
79.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Full and turning away, on off, driven straight back at the bowler.
79.2
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Short and around off, Kane Williamson rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single.
79.1
2
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Tosses it up, full and on off, Kane Williamson lunges and drives it to the left of mid on where the fielder slides to his left and parries the ball away to his left, allowing the batters to run the second.
Shaun von Berg will bowl the last over before the new ball is available.
End Of The Over 79 : 211/3
4 Runs
  • 078.1
  • 478.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 078.5
  • 078.6
W. Young
35 (93)
K. Williamson
102 (208)
de Swardt
6-3-7-0
78.6
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Lands it on a good length, on off, Will Young extends his arms and stabs it down on the off side.
78.5
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Good-length delivery, on off, Will Young defends it right under his eyeline.
78.4
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
This is full again, on middle, Will Young drives it firmly to mid on.
78.3
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Full and straight, at the stumps, Will Young covers the line of the ball to defend.
78.2
4
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
FOUR! Smart batting! de Swardt bowls it on a length, outside off, Will Young allows the ball to come to him and opens the bat face to steer it to the left of gully for a boundary.
78.1
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Shaping away a touch, on a hard length, on off, Will Young gets taken aback by the extra bounce but does well to dab it down to gully.
End Of The Over 78 : 207/3
10 Runs
  • 177.1
  • 477.2
  • 477.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 177.6
W. Young
31 (87)
K. Williamson
102 (208)
von Berg
15-0-56-0
77.6
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Slows it up even more, full and on off, Will Young eases it down to long off for a single to keep the strike. 10 runs off the over and New Zealand are now 60 runs away from a victory.
77.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Fuller and slower, on off, Will Young pushes it to short cover.
77.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Short and on off, chopped from the crease to backward point.
77.3
4
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Is this the start of the charge from Will Young? von Berg tosses it up, full and around off, Will Young skips down the track and goes inside out over extra cover for four more runs.
77.2
4
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
FOUR! Gets it through! Shaun von Berg bowls it short and outside off, Will Young gets the width he needs and cuts it between point and cover for a boundary. The 200 comes up for New Zealand.
77.1
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Floats it up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson clips it wide of mid-wicket and gets across to the other end quickly.
End Of The Over 77 : 197/3
4 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 4 B76.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 076.6
W. Young
22 (82)
K. Williamson
101 (207)
de Swardt
5-3-3-0
76.6
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
On a short of a length, on off, Will Young punches it off the back foot but straight to point.
76.5
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
This is full and outside off, Will Young lunges and strokes it to cover.
76.4
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
On a back of a length, on off, Will Young blocks it nicely off the back foot.
76.3
b
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
FOUR BYES! That has missed everything! A hint of away swing, on a length, outside off, Will Young extends his arms and goes for the drive but fails to make the connection. The keeper, Clyde Fortuin is standing up to the stumps and fails to get his gloves in the correct position. The ball eludes him and races into the fence. Handy runs for New Zealand and they now need 70 more runs.
76.2
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Fuller in length and outside off, Will Young mistimes the drive back to the bowler.
76.1
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Angling in, on a back of a length, on middle, Will Young gets on his toes and taps it to short mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 76 : 193/3
5 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 475.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 175.6
W. Young
22 (76)
K. Williamson
101 (207)
von Berg
14-0-46-0
75.6
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Tossed up this time, full and on middle, eased down the ground for a single to long off.
75.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Short and turning away, on off, a bit of extra bounce, Will Young rides the bounce and steers it to backward point.
75.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
This is short and on middle, Will Young gets on the back foot and pats it to the right of the bowler.
75.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Shorter and quicker, on off, Will Young goes on the back foot quickly and chops it to point.
75.2
4
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
FOUR! Streaky! von Berg gives the ball air and invites the drive, full and outside off, Will Young obliges and gets an outside edge that goes to the right of first slip and races into the fence.
75.1
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Tosses it up, full and on middle, Will Young knocks it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 75 : 188/3
2 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 174.2
  • 074.3
  • 174.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
K. Williamson
101 (207)
W. Young
17 (70)
de Swardt
4-2-3-0
74.6
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
Serves it on a length, on off, Kane Williamson lets the ball come to him and defends it out without much fuss.
74.5
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
de Swardt goes full and on middle, Kane Williamson shows the full face of the bat and drives it back past the bowler. The mid on fielder moves swiftly to his left and prevents the single.
74.4
1
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Fuller, and on middle. Will Young drives it past the bowler for another single. 79 runs needed to win.
74.3
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
On a length and in line with off. Will Young blocks it out keeping the face of his bat angled downwards.
74.2
1
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
On a length and outside off. Kane Williamson cuts it away to point for a single.
74.1
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
On a good length, around off, Kane Williamson stabs it down on the off side.
End Of The Over 74 : 186/3
2 Runs
  • 173.1
  • 073.2
  • 173.3
  • 073.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
W. Young
16 (68)
K. Williamson
100 (203)
von Berg
13-0-41-0
73.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Flighted delivery, full and on middle, Will Young gets on the front foot to smother the spin.
73.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Delivers it short and on off, Will Young rocks back to cut and bottom edges it onto the pitch and goes just past the stumps.
73.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Full and on off, blocked out solidly off the front foot.
73.3
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
There it is, 32nd Test HUNDRED for Kane Williamson! A knock of the highest order from New Zealand's man for crisis. It has not been easy going but he has hung in there for his side and will look to see his side home. Shaun von Berg gives the ball air and bowls it full, around off, Kane Williamson lunges and works it with an open bat face to the vacant point region for a single to bring up his hundred. Williamson has taken 172 innings to get to 32 Test centuries, the fewest by any batter.
73.2
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
This is full and on off and middle, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and defends it well.
73.1
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Floats it up, on a fullish length, Will Young squeezes it out off the outer half of the bat to deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 73 : 184/3
1 Runs
  • 172.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
K. Williamson
99 (201)
W. Young
15 (64)
de Swardt
3-2-1-0
72.6
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
On the off-stump line, on a length, Kane Williamson prods forward to keep it out on the off side. Williamson is still on 99.
72.5
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
Drags his length back and bowls it on off, Kane Williamson dabs it down off the back foot to backward point.
72.4
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
In the air...but just wide! Floats it up, full and on off, it comes on slower off the surface, Kane Williamson looks to push it through the off side but goes through his shot early. Chips it well wide and to the left of the bowler.
72.3
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
On a length, on off, Kane Williamson stabs it down onto the deck from the crease.
72.2
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
Serves it full and on off, Kane Williamson gets forward to block it out.
72.1
1
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
At 117.1 clicks, full and straight, at the stumps, Will Young clips it to the right of mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 72 : 183/3
2 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 171.2
  • 171.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
K. Williamson
99 (196)
W. Young
14 (63)
von Berg
12-0-39-0
71.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Keeps it fuller and slower, on off, Kane Williamson drives it back to the right of the bowler. Shaun von Berg fumbles but recovers well to prevent a single and keeps Williamson on 99.
71.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Tosses it up nicely, full and on off, Kane Williamson lunges and smothers the spin well.
71.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Short and sliding on the pads, Kane Williamson gets on the back foot and tucks it to square leg.
71.3
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
This is short and outside off, Will Young rocks back and plays it with the turn to cover-point where a half-stop allows the batters to run a single.
71.2
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Drifts on the pads, on a fuller length, Kane Williamson gets out in front and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single to move to 99.
71.1
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Floats it up, full and on off, Kane Williamson leans ahead and knocks it to mid on.
End Of The Over 71 : 181/3
0 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
W. Young
13 (62)
K. Williamson
98 (191)
de Swardt
2-2-0-0
70.6
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Uppish but safe! Width on offer on off, on a length, Will Young goes after it without any foot movement and slices it in the air but it drops just short of the man at extra cover.
70.5
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Goes away just a touch, on a good length, in the corridor of off, Will Young extends his arms and dabs it down on the off side.
70.4
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Pitched up now, on off, Will Young leans into the drive but can't get it past the leaping man at short cover.
70.3
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, Will Young covers the line and dead-bats it down the wicket.
70.2
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Bowls it slightly slower and fuller, around off, Will Young is through his shot early as he looks to push it down the ground. Ends up chipping it just in front of the bowler.
70.1
0
Ruan de Swardt To Will Young
Lands it on a hard length, on off, Will Young defends it solidly off the back foot.
End Of The Over 70 : 181/3
3 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 169.2
  • 069.3
  • 269.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
K. Williamson
98 (191)
W. Young
13 (56)
von Berg
11-0-37-0
69.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Beaten! This is shorter and quicker, outside off, Kane Williamson moves leg side and shapes up for the cut but the ball climbs onto him and goes over the bat.
69.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Tosses it up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson presses forward to keep it out.
69.4
2
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Keeps it short and on off, Kane Williamson goes on the back foot quickly and punches it to the right of the bowler. The long off fielder runs around and cuts it off. Two runs taken.
69.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Turning away again, short and on off, Kane Williamson shapes to steer it past first slip but ends up gilding it on the bounce to the man there.
69.2
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Turning away, short and just outside off, Will Young opens the bat face and runs it down to deep backward point for a single.
69.1
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Short and on the off-stump line, Will Young rocks back and punches it to short cover.
End Of The Over 69 : 178/3
0 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
K. Williamson
96 (187)
W. Young
12 (54)
de Swardt
1-1-0-0
68.6
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
Angling in, on the off-stump line, on a length, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline. Ruan de Swardt starts with a maiden.
68.5
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
At 117.3 clicks, on a back of a length, whipped from the crease but straight to mid-wicket.
68.4
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
In the channel on off, on a length as well, Kane Williamson shoulders arms to the delivery.
68.3
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
A hint of away movement, on a length, on off, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and defends it off the upper half of the bat as the ball rears up a bit.
68.2
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and stabs it down on the off side.
68.1
0
Ruan de Swardt To Kane Williamson
Starts from over the wicket and bowls it on a good length, outside off, Kane Williamson chops it down from the crease towards gully.
Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Ruan de Swardt for the first time this innings.
End Of The Over 68 : 178/3
5 Runs
  • 267.1
  • 067.2
  • 167.3
  • 167.4
  • 067.5
  • 167.6
K. Williamson
96 (181)
W. Young
12 (54)
von Berg
10-0-34-0
67.6
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Looped full around off. Kane Williamson strides out and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single to end the over.
67.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Fullish and on off. Kane Williamson defends this one off his front foot.
67.4
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Tossed up around leg. Will Young flicks it towards fine leg and hurries away for a single.
67.3
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Full and again, turning away outside off. Kane Williamson guides it towards backward point for a single.
67.2
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Short and turning away sharply outside off. Kane Williamson opts out of the shot.
67.1
2
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
A bit short and outside off. Kane Williamson rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket and runs a quick couple of runs.
We are back for the final session of the day. The umpires and players walk out onto the field. South Africa will be looking for wickets while New Zealand will want to get those 94 runs needed to win. Kane Williamson and Will Young to continue their innings with the bat. Shaun von Berg will have the ball in hand. Let's go...
... DAY 4, SESSION 3 ...
SESSION SUMMARY -  66 runs, 28 overs, and 1 wicket. End of an attritional session of Test cricket, one where New Zealand dominated the proceedings and they go to Tea with 94 runs away from their first-ever Test series win against South Africa. The visitors were disciplined throughout the second session and have not allowed New Zealand to run away with the game. After Lunch, Dane Piedt continued to keep it tight and was rewarded with the wicket of Rachin Ravindra. The Proteas bowlers were hopeful that one wicket would bring two for them, but that was not the case as Kane Williamson remained solid as a rock and soon brought up his 34th Test fifty. Williamson has done what he does best and manoeuvred the field to tick along with ones and twos. Other than that one ball that took off from Tshepo Moreki, he has looked in complete control and is closing on yet another hundred. Will Young successfully overturned the original decision of being caught behind, and the partnership between him and Williamson has grown to 56 runs. As the two batters return after Tea, it will be interesting to see their approach if they try to press on the accelerator. South Africa will continue to believe, and the belief will grow if they manage to get rid of Kane Williamson early in the third session. Join us back at 8.30 am IST (3 am GMT) for the final session of Day 4, which might well be the final session of the series.
End Of The Over 67 : 173/3
1 Runs
  • 166.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
W. Young
11 (53)
K. Williamson
92 (176)
D. Piedt
27-4-74-3
66.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Floated full from around the wicket and keeps it on middle. Will Young plays it safe and blocks out the last ball of the session. That will be TEA on DAY 4!
66.5
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Quicker and on off, turning into him. Will Young covers the line and blocks it out well.
66.4
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Tossed up around leg. Will Young stays back and this time defends safely on the leg side.
66.3
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
A bit short and around off. Will Young gets on his back foot and blocks it out.
66.2
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Looped full outside off. Will Young takes his foot out and blocks it to negate the turn.
66.1
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Full and around middle. Kane Williamson swivels and pulls it through the ground towards deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 66 : 172/3
3 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 165.2
  • 165.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 165.6
K. Williamson
91 (175)
W. Young
11 (48)
von Berg
9-0-29-0
65.6
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Looped full outside off. Kane Williamson slices it away to deep cover and ends the over with a single.
65.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Flighted full, outside off. Kane Williamson drives it back to the bowler.
65.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
A bit short and turning away towards off. Kane Williamson hangs back and glances it away towards square leg.
65.3
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Quicker and full on middle. Will Young drives it towards mid off and takes a single. Easy running.
65.2
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Tossed up around leg. Kane Williamson clips it towards square leg and runs a single.
65.1
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Full and on middle. Kane Williamson strides out and defends solidly.
End Of The Over 65 : 169/3
2 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 164.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 164.6
K. Williamson
89 (170)
W. Young
10 (47)
D. Piedt
26-4-73-3
64.6
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Flighted and full around off. Kane Williamson drives it towards long on and ends the over with a single.
64.5
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed full again, on middle. Kane Williamson stays back and blocks it out onto the track.
64.4
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Floated full on middle. Kane Williamson nudges it away towards square leg safely.
64.3
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Tossed up outside off. Will Young drives it towards cover and scampers away for a single. 99 runs more needed to win.
64.2
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Full again, this time on the toes. Will Young flicks it to square leg and refuses a single.
64.1
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Full and turning in towards off. Will Young gets deep in his crease and blocks it out covering the line.
End Of The Over 64 : 167/3
2 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 163.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 163.5
  • 063.6
K. Williamson
88 (167)
W. Young
9 (44)
von Berg
8-0-26-0
63.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Too full around middle and leg. Kane Williamson takes a foot out and blocks it with patience. Just 2 runs off this over but here, South Africa need wickets.
63.5
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Drags his length back and turning away outside off. Will Young punches it towards deep cover and wants to come back for the second. The fielder stops it and releases it quickly only keeping the batters to a single. New Zealand need 100 more runs to win now.
63.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Quicker and full around leg. Will Young drives it towards mid on and refuses a single. Good bowling.
63.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Flighted full, on leg. The ball turned towards middle and Will Young defends right in front of his pads.
63.2
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Full and on off. Kane Williamson drives it to mid off and runs a single.
63.1
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Short and pitched on off. Kane Williamson tries to play the sweep shot but the ball turns away sharply and bounces high. He opts out of that shot.
End Of The Over 63 : 165/3
5 Runs
  • 462.1
  • 162.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
W. Young
8 (41)
K. Williamson
87 (164)
D. Piedt
25-4-71-3
62.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Tossed up outside off. Will Young again exercises his front foot defense and ends the over with a dot. 5 runs off this over for New Zealand.
62.5
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Flighed full, turning into off. Will Young covers the line and blocks it out back towards the bowler.
62.4
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Quicker and fuller outside off. Will Young defends it towards point. Good defense!
62.3
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Floated up on off. Will Young takes a step out and blocks it solidly.
62.2
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Full and on the toes. Kane Williamson drives it towards mid on and runs a single to get to the other end.
62.1
4
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
FOUR! BRILLIANT SHOT! Dane Piedt drops it a bit short and outside off. Kane Williamson watches it come and plays it late. He guides it past short third and the ball races away to the fence for four runs to begin the over.
End Of The Over 62 : 160/3
3 Runs
  • 161.1
  • 061.2
  • 161.3
  • 061.4
  • 161.5
  • 061.6
W. Young
8 (37)
K. Williamson
82 (162)
von Berg
7-0-24-0
61.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Peach! He floats this up around middle and leg and it turns away towards off. Will Young is forced on the back foot and he gets taken aback by the sudden turn and covers the line. The ball turns away from the bat. The keeper collects it brilliantly and they think he has nicked it. The umpire says it is out but Will Young straight away reviews it. The UltraEdge shows no spike and the decision has to be reversed.
61.5
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
A full toss, dipping in on leg. Kane Williamson nudges it away towards deep mid-wicket for another easy single.
61.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Flighted full, outside off. Kane Williamson drives it back to Shaun von Berg. He stops it well.
61.3
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Floated full around leg. Will Young drives it to mid on and calls for a quick single. Tight fielding.
61.2
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Tossed up around the off stump. Will Young drives it to the fielder at cover and refuses a single.
61.1
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Full and on the toes. Kane Williamson clips it to mid-wicket and runs a single to begin the over.
End Of The Over 61 : 157/3
1 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 160.6
K. Williamson
80 (159)
W. Young
7 (34)
D. Piedt
24-4-66-3
60.6
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
A touch short and outside off, Kane Williamson makes room and cuts it to deep point for a single.
60.5
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tosses it fuller on off, Kane Williamson blocks it back onto the deck.
60.4
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Fractionally short and on middle, Kane Williamson rocks back and taps it to mid on.
60.3
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Flatter and fuller on off, Kane Williamson plants his front foot ahead and blocks it to the on side.
60.2
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson blocks it on the front foot.
60.1
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Bowls it a touch fuller and on off, gets the ball to spin back in, Kane Williamson tucks it to the mid-wicket fielder.
End Of The Over 60 : 156/3
2 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 159.4
  • 159.5
  • 059.6
W. Young
7 (34)
K. Williamson
79 (153)
von Berg
6-0-21-0
59.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Quicker and fuller on middle and leg, Will Young blocks it back onto the pitch.
59.5
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson drives it to long off for a single.
59.4
1
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Floats this quicker one on off, Will Young drives it to short cover. A slight misfield allows the batters to cross for a run.
59.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Slower and fuller on middle and leg, Will Young blocks it on the front foot.
59.2
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Tossed up into the stumps, Will Young drives it back to the bowler.
59.1
0
Shaun von Berg To Will Young
Floats this up on off, Will Young defends it on the back foot.
End Of The Over 59 : 154/3
3 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 158.4
  • 158.5
  • 158.6
W. Young
6 (29)
K. Williamson
78 (152)
D. Piedt
23-4-65-3
58.6
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Just short of a length on off, Will Young punches it to long on for a single.
58.5
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson taps it to long on for a run.
58.4
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Darts it fuller just outside off, Will Young nudges it to cover and gets a single.
58.3
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Fuller on off, Will Young blocks it on the backfoot.
58.2
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Tossed up on off, the ball grips and turns back in, Will Young tries to play straight but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
58.1
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Bowls it fuller and quicker on off, Will Young pats it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 58 : 151/3
2 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 257.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
K. Williamson
77 (151)
W. Young
4 (24)
von Berg
5-0-19-0
57.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
A tad short on length and spinning away a bit from off, Kane Williamson clips it to point.
57.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Floats it fuller outside off, Kane Williamson cuts it to the fielder at point.
57.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Gets this one fuller on off, Kane Williamson presses ahead and drives it straight to short cover.
57.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Tosses it fuller on middle and off, Kane Williamson prods ahead and blocks it.
57.2
2
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Flatter and shorter outside off, Kane Williamson extends his arms and cuts it to deep backward point for a couple of runs.
57.1
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Bowls it fuller on off, Kane Williamson gets ahead and pushes it to mid on.
Shaun von Berg (4-0-17-0) returns to the attack.
End Of The Over 57 : 149/3
0 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
W. Young
4 (24)
K. Williamson
75 (145)
D. Piedt
22-4-62-3
56.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
A maiden over that! Flatter and fuller on off, Will Young blocks it on the on side.
56.5
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
A touch shorter than the last one on off, Will Young blocks it wider of the slip fielder.
56.4
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Pitches this one fuller on off, Will Young defends it on the front foot.
56.3
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Quicker and fuller on middle, Will Young blocks it to the on side.
56.2
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Fuller again on middle, Will Young covers the line and tucks it to square leg.
56.1
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Floats it up on off, Will Young drops his bat and blocks it well.
Halt! The South Africans are unhappy about the shape of the ball and they want it to be changed. It goes through the ball gauge and passes the test successfully. All set for play to resume.
End Of The Over 56 : 149/3
4 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 455.5
  • 055.6
K. Williamson
75 (145)
W. Young
4 (18)
T. Moreki
13-4-27-0
55.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bangs it on a length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it well.
55.5
4
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Beautiful shot that. Served on a fuller length outside off, Kane Williamson rocks ahead and creams the drive through covers for a boundary.
55.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bangs it just short of a length on off, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and punches it straight to the fielder at cover.
55.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Hurls it fuller on off, Kane Williamson blocks it right under his eyeline.
55.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Angles it in on a length over middle and leg, Kane Williamson blocks it back onto the deck.
55.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bowls it a touch fuller on off, Kane Williamson works it to the off side.
End Of The Over 55 : 145/3
2 Runs
  • 154.1
  • 054.2
  • 154.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
W. Young
4 (18)
K. Williamson
71 (139)
D. Piedt
21-3-62-3
54.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Fractionally short and spinning down the leg side, Will Young leaves it alone.
54.5
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Darts it fuller on off, Will Young taps it to the on side.
54.4
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Fuller on off, Will Young chips it just beside short mid on.
54.3
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Shorter in length on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
54.2
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Gets it fuller on off, Kane Williamson punches it back to the bowler.
54.1
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
A touch short and on middle, Will Young taps it to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 54 : 143/3
0 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
K. Williamson
70 (137)
W. Young
3 (14)
T. Moreki
12-4-23-0
53.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bowls it on a hard length over off, Kane Williamson tucks it to the off side.
53.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Jaffa! Kane Williamson does well to get out of the way. Bangs it short of a length outside off, the ball keeps climbing up off the deck. Kane Williamson goes for the cut but gets his hands down at the very end letting it zip past his helmet.
53.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Angles it in fuller and on the pads, Kane Williamson flicks it to short mid-wicket.
53.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Gets this on a good length over off, Kane Williamson is solid in his front foot defence.
53.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Pitches this one fuller on off, Kane Williamson drives it to covers.
53.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bowls it on a fuller length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it with a straight bat.
End Of The Over 53 : 143/3
7 Runs
  • 452.1
  • 152.2
  • 052.3
  • 152.4
  • 152.5
  • 052.6
W. Young
3 (14)
K. Williamson
70 (131)
D. Piedt
20-3-60-3
52.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Bowls it nice and full on off, Will Young blocks it on the front foot. A good over that for the Kiwis.
52.5
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Goes fuller on off, Kane Williamson taps it to long on for a single.
52.4
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Bowls it just short and on middle, Will Young works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
52.3
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Tossed up on off, Will Young blocks it back to the bowler.
52.2
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Comes from around and floats one fuller outside off, Kane Williamson taps it past point for a single.
52.1
4
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Asking to be hit and Kane Williamson makes full use of it. Digs it just short on off, Kane Williamson rocks back and picks up the length perfectly pulling it along the ground towards deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 52 : 136/3
1 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 151.5
  • 051.6
W. Young
2 (11)
K. Williamson
64 (128)
T. Moreki
11-3-23-0
51.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Will Young
Angles it in on a good length over off, Will Young blocks it back onto the deck.
51.5
1
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Angles it in on a length and on the pads, Kane Williamson clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
51.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bangs it a touch short of length outside off, Kane Williamson watches the ball go past to the keeper.
51.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On a length over middle, Kane Williamson covers the line and tucks it to the on side.
51.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bangs it on a good length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it to the off side.
51.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Starts from over the wicket and pitches it fuller outside off with some inward movement, Kane Williamson leaves it alone.
Drinks break! Kane Williamson's solidity shines through as he confidently surpasses his half-century mark, emerging as the linchpin for New Zealand in this chase. While the dismissal of Rachin Ravindra may have momentarily boosted the Proteas' spirits, Williamson's resilience has caught them off guard. They will need to bowl tighter and more importantly, chip wickets to win this game. Tshepo Moreki (10-3-22-0) is back for a burst.
End Of The Over 51 : 135/3
10 Runs
  • 150.1
  • 050.2
  • 450.3
  • 450.4
  • 150.5
  • 050.6
W. Young
2 (10)
K. Williamson
63 (123)
D. Piedt
19-3-53-3
50.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
This is at 85 clicks, full and on off, Will Young presses forward to keep it out onto the deck. A productive over for New Zealand, 10 runs off it and they now need 132 more runs for victory.
50.5
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Floats it up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson gets forward and strokes it through mid on for a single.
50.4
4
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Two in two for Kane Williamson but this is even better! Piedt bowls it short again but the line is around off, Kane Williamson picks up the line and length early and gets himself into a good position. He opens himself up and punches it to the right of deep point for four more runs.
50.3
4
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Shouts of 'catch, catch' but it is in the gap! Dane Piedt drops it short and on middle, Kane Williamson rocks on the back foot in a flash and pulls it hard in front of square on the leg side. Hits it aerially but it is to the left of Keegan Petersen at deep square leg for a boundary.
50.2
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Slows it up nicely and loops it up as well, Kane Williamson leans ahead but fails to get to the pitch of the ball and wears it on the gloves.
50.1
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
This is short and it turns in sharply, on middle and leg, Will Young adjusts well and clips it wide of square leg for a quick single.
End Of The Over 50 : 125/3
4 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 449.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
K. Williamson
54 (119)
W. Young
1 (8)
D. Paterson
18-5-41-0
49.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Angling in a touch, on a length, in the channel, Kane Williamson tries to defend it late and gets it off the outer half of the bat towards gully.
49.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Lands it on a good length, around off, Kane Williamson dead-bats it from the crease.
49.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Bowls it on a length, on off, Kane Williamson shoulders arms to the delivery.
49.3
4
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Skillfully done! Paterson hurls it on a short of a length, on off, Kane Williamson allows the ball to come to him and opens his bat face ever so slightly to guide it along the ground between third slip and gully. There is no one in the deep and the keeper, Clyde Fortuin gives it a chase but the ball wins the race.
49.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
At 120.8 clicks, on a good length, outside off, Kane Williamson hops back and punches it to cover where Ruan de Swardt dives to his left to make the stop. Dane Paterson falls over in his follow-through but gets back up quickly and he is fine to continue.
49.1
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Bowls it full and on off, Kane Williamson extends his arms and drives it on the up to cover.
End Of The Over 49 : 121/3
2 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 148.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
W. Young
1 (8)
K. Williamson
50 (113)
D. Piedt
18-3-43-3
48.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Fires it in, full and on middle and leg, clipped off the pads to mid-wicket.
48.5
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Slows it up nicely and offers flight, full and on middle, Will Young gets on the front foot to dead-bat it down the wicket.
48.4
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Fuller and at the stumps, Will Young works it to short leg off the front foot.
48.3
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
On a nagging length, on middle, Will Young gets rooted in his crease as the ball spins in to catch him high on the thigh pad.
48.2
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
FIFTY FOR KANE WILLIAMSON! It's just another day at the office for New Zealand's stalwart as he brings up his 34th Test fifty. Tosses it up, full and on off, Kane Williamson leans ahead and eases it down to long on for a single. He holds the key for New Zealand in this run chase.
48.1
1
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Bowls it short and turning into the pads, Will Young uses the depth of his crease and turns it past short leg for a single.
End Of The Over 48 : 119/3
2 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 247.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
K. Williamson
49 (112)
W. Young
0 (3)
D. Paterson
17-5-37-0
47.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
On a back of a length now, outside off, Kane Williamson stands tall and bunts it to short mid-wicket.
47.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Serves it on a good length, on off, Kane Williamson blocks it from the crease with a straight bat.
47.4
2
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Goes full does Paterson and bowls it on off, Kane Williamson lunges and angles his bat face to thread this one between cover and extra cover for a couple of runs. Moves to 49 with this shot.
47.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Hurls it on a good length, outside off, Kane Williamson gets on top of the bounce and punches it to cover.
47.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Angling in, on a length, just outside off, Kane Williamson covers his off-stump and lets it go through to the keeper.
47.1
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
This is full and around off, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline.
End Of The Over 47 : 117/3
1 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • W46.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
W. Young
0 (3)
K. Williamson
47 (106)
D. Piedt
17-3-41-3
46.6
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Loops it up, full and on off, Will Young knocks it to the left of the bowler. End of a successful over from Dane Piedt.
46.5
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
This is on a nagging length, on middle, Will Young stabs it down on the leg side.
46.4
0
Dane Piedt To Will Young
Tosses it up again, full and on off, Will Young presses forward and pads it away.
Will Young walks out to bat next for New Zealand.
46.3
W
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Neil Brand is over the moon and it is Dane Piedt who has broken through once again for South Africa! Dane Piedt stays around the wicket and gives the ball air nicely, inviting the big shot, Rachin Ravindra gets tempted by the flight and tries to break the shackles. He tries to go up and over on the off side but fails to get the elevation and ends up chipping it straight to Neil Brand at short cover who reverse cups it to his left.
46.2
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Angled in, on a nagging length, defended solidly by Rachin Ravindra.
46.1
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Drops it short and on middle, there to be put away, Kane Williamson rocks back and pulls it hard but picks out the man at deep square leg.
End Of The Over 46 : 116/2
2 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 245.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
R. Ravindra
20 (70)
K. Williamson
46 (105)
D. Paterson
16-5-35-0
45.6
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Comes from around the wicket for the last ball and hurls it in the channel, on a good length, left alone by Rachin Ravindra.
45.5
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Top of off, on a hard length, Rachin Ravindra trusts the bounce and lifts his bat to let it go.
45.4
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
On a length, on off and middle, Rachin Ravindra gets behind the line to defend it down the wicket.
45.3
2
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Paterson goes into the wicket, on off, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and rolls his wrists to pull it in front of square on the leg side. Keegan Petersen covers good ground to his right and tidies it up. Two runs taken.
45.2
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
This is full and on the fifth stump line, driven with a straight bat but straight to mid off.
45.1
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Serves it on a good length, on off, Rachin Ravindra stabs it down on the off side.
End Of The Over 45 : 114/2
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
K. Williamson
46 (105)
R. Ravindra
18 (64)
D. Piedt
16-3-40-2
44.6
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
At the stumps, full in length, Kane Williamson uses his feet this time and nudges it to short leg.
44.5
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
That could have gone anywhere! Dane Piedt serves it full and on off and middle, Kane Williamson gets half-forward to block but the ball kicks off the deck a bit and catches the inside edge. Luckily for Williamson, it goes well wide of short leg.
44.4
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Slower and shorter, on middle, Kane Williamson keeps it out on the leg side.
44.3
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tosses it up nicely, full and around off, Kane Williamson fails to get to the pitch of the ball and it spins to catch the inside edge and it rolls to short leg.
44.2
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Short and on off, Kane Williamson blocks it out solidly off the back foot.
44.1
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Beaten! Piedt slips in a straighter one, on a nagging length, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and defends for the ball turning into him but it keeps straight and goes past the outside edge.
End Of The Over 44 : 114/2
0 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
R. Ravindra
18 (64)
K. Williamson
46 (99)
D. Paterson
15-5-33-0
43.6
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Closer to the off-stump, full as well, Rachin Ravindra picks up the line early and lets the ball pass harmlessly behind to the keeper. A maiden from Dane Paterson.
43.5
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Width on offer on off, fuller in length, Rachin Ravindra reaches out as he goes for the drive but mistimes it to cover.
43.4
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Continues to slant it across the left-hander, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms yet again.
43.3
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
In the channel on off from Paterson, on a length, Rachin Ravindra covers his off-stump and offers no shot at it.
43.2
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Going across the batter again from over the wicket, Rachin Ravindra is happy to leave the ball alone.
43.1
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Edgy! This is angled across, on off, on a length, it seams in a bit as Rachin Ravindra goes for the drive. It catches the bottom edge of the bat and rolls behind to the keeper.
End Of The Over 43 : 114/2
1 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 142.6
R. Ravindra
18 (58)
K. Williamson
46 (99)
D. Piedt
15-2-40-2
42.6
1
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Drops it short and wide outside off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and cuts it past point for a single to retain the strike.
42.5
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Gives it a bit of air, full and on middle, blocked out off the front foot.
42.4
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Fires it in, a bit too full, at the stumps, Rachin Ravindra drives it firmly to mid on.
42.3
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Pushes it through, on a nagging length, around off, left alone by Rachin Ravindra.
42.2
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Nicely bowled! Well tossed up, on off, Rachin Ravindra is drawn forward in defence but the ball dips on him and spins away to beat the bat.
42.1
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Short and turning away, outside off, Rachin Ravindra frees his arms and cuts well but Zubayr Hamza at cover dives to his right to make the stop.
End Of The Over 42 : 113/2
1 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
K. Williamson
46 (99)
R. Ravindra
17 (52)
D. Paterson
14-4-33-0
41.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Keeps it on a length, just outside off, Kane Williamson opts to stay back in his crease and dead-bats it with a straight bat.
41.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Angles it in, on a length, on off, Kane Williamson covers the line of the ball and defends it right under his eyes.
41.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Hurls it in on a good length, on the fifth stump line, this keeps a touch low but Kane Williamson stays low with the bounce and pats it down on the off side.
41.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
This is bowled on a good length from Paterson, Kane Williamson gets on the back foot and tucks it to mid-wicket.
41.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
On the off-stump line, full again, Kane Williamson continues to be solid in defence.
41.1
1
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Paterson delivers it full and straight, at the stumps, driven with a straight bat to the right of mid on for a run by Rachin Ravindra.
End Of The Over 41 : 112/2
3 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 140.3
  • 140.4
  • 040.5
  • 140.6
R. Ravindra
16 (51)
K. Williamson
46 (94)
D. Piedt
14-2-39-2
40.6
1
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Coming in with the arm, short and on middle, Rachin Ravindra goes back in his crease and nudges it to the left of mid on for a single.
40.5
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Slows it up and bowls it full, on off, Rachin Ravindra frees his arms and strokes it to extra cover.
40.4
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Offers flight again, full and on off, Kane Williamson lunges and eases it out to long on for one more.
40.3
1
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Darts this one in, a bit too full, on middle, whipped to mid on for a quick single.
40.2
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Quicker through the air, full and on off, Rachin Ravindra drives it to short cover.
40.1
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Tosses it up, full and around off, Rachin Ravindra gets half a stride in to defend.
Dane Piedt (13-2-36-2) will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 40 : 109/2
2 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 139.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
K. Williamson
45 (93)
R. Ravindra
14 (46)
D. Paterson
13-4-32-0
39.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Attacks the pads with a full delivery, it keeps a bit low as it shapes in but Kane Williamson is equal to the task and keeps it out on the leg side.
39.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Serves it on a good length, slanting in, on the off-stump line, Kane Williamson hangs back and blocks with a straight bat.
39.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Fuller and in the corridor of off, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline.
39.3
1
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
This is on a back of a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra dabs it down to deep point and gets to the other end.
39.2
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Angling across the left-hander, on a good length, on off, Rachin Ravindra drives it on the up to cover.
39.1
1
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson and New Zealand are underway right away in the second session. Paterson drifts on the pads, on a length, Kane Williamson glances it away off his pads down to fine leg for a single.
Welcome back to the second session of Day 4, the two umpires are out in the middle followed by the Proteas fielders taking their positions. Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra are in all readiness to resume their innings. Dane Paterson will start this session with the ball.
... DAY 4, SESSION 2 ...
Throughout the session, South Africa's bowlers have showcased commendable skills, applying consistent pressure on the New Zealand batters. Despite their relentless efforts, they have yet to make the breakthroughs they eagerly seek. Dane Piedt set the tone early in the day by dismissing the well-set Tom Latham, who appeared comfortable after his overnight innings. Both Tshepo Moreki and Dane Piedt executed their bowling plans with precision, maintaining discipline in their approach. However, it was Dane Paterson's return to the attack that injected a sense of uncertainty into the minds of the batters, creating opportunities albeit without tangible results. Despite their endeavours, the Proteas have struggled to induce errors from the opposition. As the match progresses into the post-Lunch session, South Africa will be eager to penetrate the Kiwi defences early on, aiming to shift the momentum in their favour and seize a decisive advantage in the game. Gear up for what could be the game-defining session coming up shortly. Join us at 6.10 am IST (12.40 am GMT) for the second session of Day 4.
SESSION SUMMARY -  67 runs, 25.1 overs and 1 wicket. The first session of Day 4 belongs to New Zealand, a team that faced an early setback in the day with the loss of Tom Latham but displayed resilience as they steadily advanced stitching up a 3rd wicket partnership of 54 runs. Leading from the front, Kane Williamson, the cornerstone of the Kiwi batting order, demonstrated his mastery in the format, accumulating a determined 44 runs from 89 deliveries. Alongside him, Rachin Ravindra showed promise but remained slightly tentative, aiming to find his groove and bolster the team's stability. Despite the task of still needing 160 runs with 8 wickets in hand, New Zealand's composed performance indicates they are firmly on track to successfully pursue this target.
End Of The Over 39 : 107/2
10 Runs
  • 338.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 638.5
  • 138.6
K. Williamson
44 (89)
R. Ravindra
13 (44)
von Berg
4-0-17-0
38.6
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Stays around the wicket and bowls it full and on off, Kane Williamson leans ahead and eases it with a straight bat to long off for a single. A 10-run over for New Zealand to end the session. That will be LUNCH on DAY 4 with the Kiwis requiring 160 more runs for victory!
38.5
6
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
SIX! Short and punished! A real drag-down from the debutant, around middle and leg, Kane Williamson does not miss out as he gets on the back foot in a flash and hammers the pull over deep square leg for a maximum.
38.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Loops it up, overpitched and outside off, Kane Williamson lunges and drills it hard but can't get it past short extra cover.
38.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Tosses it up, full and on off, Kane Williamson drives it neatly to short cover.
38.2
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
On a nagging length, just outside off, turning away a touch, Kane Williamson leaves it alone.
38.1
3
Shaun von Berg To Rachin Ravindra
Shaun von Berg dishes out a googly but it is way too short, outside off, Rachin Ravindra picks up the length early and the variation. He rocks back and cuts it late and behind square on the off side. The ball plugs in the outfield but the batters take three. Kane Williamson has to slide forward on his knee as he tries to make his ground at the batting end. The 100 comes up for New Zealand and they now need 167 more runs to win.
End Of The Over 38 : 97/2
1 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
K. Williamson
37 (84)
R. Ravindra
10 (43)
D. Paterson
12-4-30-0
37.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Goes fuller this time, on off, Kane Williamson lunges and keeps it out on the off side.
37.5
1
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Pulls his length back a touch and bowls it on the fifth stump line, Rachin Ravindra waits on it and dabs it late and wide of point for a single.
37.4
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
On the off-stump line, on a good length, Rachin Ravindra punches it off the front foot to short cover.
37.3
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Targets the pads with a length delivery, a hint of away movement, Rachin Ravindra whips it from the crease to mid-wicket.
37.2
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Angling away, on a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra presses forward and stabs it down on the off side.
37.1
0
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Good-length delivery, on off, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and pushes it to cover.
End Of The Over 37 : 96/2
3 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 236.5
  • 036.6
K. Williamson
37 (83)
R. Ravindra
9 (38)
von Berg
3-0-7-0
36.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
A bit quicker and this one goes straight, on a length, just outside off, Kane Williamson lunges and covers his off-stump to let the ball pass.
36.5
2
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Tosses it up nicely, full and outside off, Kane Williamson leans into it and drives it crisply to the right of cover and to the left of long off for a couple of runs.
36.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Pulls his length back and bowls it on a nagging length, outside off, Kane Williamson watches it closely and shoulders arms.
36.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
This is fuller and slower, on off, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and defends it down the wicket.
36.2
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
A rank-hop and turning away a long way, outside off, Kane Williamson leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.
36.1
1
Shaun von Berg To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up, full and outside off, Rachin Ravindra uses his feet but fails to get to the pitch of the ball. Gets an outside edge that goes wide of point for a single.
End Of The Over 36 : 93/2
1 Runs
  • 135.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
K. Williamson
35 (78)
R. Ravindra
8 (37)
D. Paterson
11-4-29-0
35.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Slanting in, on a good length, around off, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline. End of another probing over from Paterson.
35.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Kane Williamson hangs back and keeps it out on the off side.
35.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
An absolute beauty! Angles it into the right-hander, on a length, Kane Williamson presents a straight bat to defend as he stays rooted in the crease. It nips away late and whizzes past the outside edge. Too good a delivery not to induce the edge.
35.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Attacks the stumps with a delivery of fuller length, Kane Williamson gets right behind the line and pats it with a straight bat to mid on.
35.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Tentative! Bowls it in the channel on off and gets it to shoot off the deck a bit, Kane Williamson has a waft at it and is lucky not to edge this one behind.
35.1
1
Dane Paterson To Rachin Ravindra
Strays on the pads, on a good length, Rachin Ravindra clips it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 35 : 92/2
1 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
K. Williamson
35 (73)
R. Ravindra
7 (36)
von Berg
2-0-4-0
34.6
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Turning away a touch, full and on off, Kane Williamson works it with the turn to cover.
34.5
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Keeps it nice and full, on middle, Kane Williamson gets his bat close to the pad and defends.
34.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Slows it up and bowls it full, outside off, Kane Williamson reaches out and strokes it to cover.
34.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Lobs it up nicely, full and on middle, Kane Williamson prods forward and blocks it out.
34.2
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Low full toss, on off, Kane Williamson knocks it straight to silly mid off.
34.1
1
Shaun von Berg To Rachin Ravindra
Quick single taken! Offers flight from around the wicket, outside off, Rachin Ravindra skips down the track and takes it on the full to play it to mid off and scampers across for a quick single.
End Of The Over 34 : 91/2
0 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
K. Williamson
35 (68)
R. Ravindra
6 (35)
D. Paterson
10-4-28-0
33.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
This is full and on off, Kane Williamson drives it with a straight bat to mid off.
33.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
In the channel on off, fuller in length, Kane Williamson defends it with soft hands and gets an outside edge that rolls to second slip.
33.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Almost chopped it back onto the stumps. Serves it on a good length, on the fifth stump line, Kane Williamson looks to punch it through the off side but the width is not there to play that short. Gets an inside edge back onto his feet and luckily for him, it does not trickle back onto the stumps. Hands on heads all around for the Proteas.
33.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Pitched up by Paterson, outside off, Kane Williamson extends his arms and cracks the drive towards cover where Ruan de Swardt dives to his right and makes the stop with his right hand.
33.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
At 130.8 clicks, on a back of a length, on off, Kane Williamson stands tall and blocks it out with a straight bat.
33.1
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Uppish but safe! Starts from over the wicket and bowls it full, on off, the bat turns in Kane Williamson's hands as he goes for the drive and ends up knocking it uppishly but to the left of cover.
Dane Paterson (9-3-28-0) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 33 : 91/2
3 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 132.5
  • 132.6
K. Williamson
35 (62)
R. Ravindra
6 (35)
von Berg
1-0-3-0
32.6
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Keeps it full and straight, at the stumps, Kane Williamson strokes it down to long off and retains the strike with a single. 176 runs more needed for New Zealand.
32.5
1
Shaun von Berg To Rachin Ravindra
This is full and on the pads, Rachin Ravindra clips it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
32.4
0
Shaun von Berg To Rachin Ravindra
Gives the ball air and bowls it on middle, Rachin Ravindra steps out and pushes this full delivery back to the bowler.
32.3
0
Shaun von Berg To Rachin Ravindra
Offers width on off, full as well, Rachin Ravindra drills it along the ground to mid off.
32.2
1
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Loops it up, on a fullish length, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot to knock it down to long on for a single.
32.1
0
Shaun von Berg To Kane Williamson
Starts well does von Berg! Tosses it up, full and turning away, on off, Kane Williamson reaches out in front and defends it well.
Shaun von Berg comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 32 : 88/2
6 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 431.5
  • 131.6
K. Williamson
33 (59)
R. Ravindra
5 (32)
D. Piedt
13-2-36-2
31.6
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Fuller and slower, on off and middle, eased down to long on for a single by Kane Williamson.
31.5
4
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Quality shot from a quality player! Dane Piedt drops it way too short, on off, Kane Williamson goes back and across and gives himself room to punch in front of square on the off side for a boundary.
31.4
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Floats it up nicely, slower as well, on off, Kane Williamson gets a good stride in to smother the spin.
31.3
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Turning into the pads, on a nagging length, tucked to short leg.
31.2
1
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Shorter and flatter, on off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and cuts it to deep point for a single.
31.1
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it up, full and on middle, Rachin Ravindra gets his bat out in front to defend.
End Of The Over 31 : 82/2
1 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 1 WD30.4
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
K. Williamson
28 (55)
R. Ravindra
4 (30)
T. Moreki
10-3-22-0
30.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Goes full and on off, Kane Williamson drives it off the inside half of his bat towards mid on.
30.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Targets the off-stump, on a good length, Kane Williamson pats it down the wicket off the front foot.
30.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
At 132.2 clicks, on a length, just outside off, Kane Williamson defends it right under the eyeline.
30.4
wd
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
WIDE! Good take by Clyde Fortuin! Bangs it in way too short, over middle and leg, Kane Williamson ducks and lets the ball go over his head for a wide. The keeper leaps to his left and makes the stop.
30.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
On a hard length, on middle and leg, Kane Williamson stays back in his crease and tucks it to square leg.
30.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Honing in, at the stumps, on a good length, Kane Williamson covers the line of the ball and stabs it down onto the deck.
30.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Pitches it up, full and on off, driven firmly to mid off.
End Of The Over 30 : 81/2
2 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 229.6
R. Ravindra
4 (30)
K. Williamson
28 (49)
D. Piedt
12-2-30-2
29.6
2
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Drops it short and slanting onto the pads, Rachin Ravindra tucks it through square leg for a couple of runs.
29.5
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Loops it up and gets it to dip in front of the batter, turning away from a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms.
29.4
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Was that a chance? Yes, it was. A tough chance though for Clyde Fortuin as it deflected away a long way off the inside edge. South Africa need such chances to stick. Angling down leg, on a nagging length, Rachin Ravindra goes on the back foot to tickle it fine on the leg side. Gets it off the toe-end of the bat and Fortuin moves to his right but fails to hang on.
29.3
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Fires it in quicker, fuller and at the stumps, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and gets an inside edge onto the pads.
29.2
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
A big, big shout for LBW but turned down! Neil Brand has a word with the men behind the stumps and takes the review with three seconds left on the timer. It looked to be going down leg though. Tosses it up, full and sliding onto the pads, Rachin Ravindra misreads the length and goes for the flick but misses as the ball hits him on the pads. Nothing on UltraEdge. The Ball Tracking shows the ball to be missing the leg stump and South Africa lose their review.
29.1
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Drifting in, full and on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra prods forward to keep it out.
End Of The Over 29 : 79/2
4 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 428.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
K. Williamson
28 (49)
R. Ravindra
2 (24)
T. Moreki
9-3-21-0
28.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Length delivery, outisde off, Kane Williamson thinks about playing at it as he presses forward but decides to withdraw his bat at the last moment.
28.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Hits the deck hard, on off, Kane Williamson hangs back and stabs it down on the off side.
28.4
4
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Nicely done! Moreki bowls it on a back of a length, outside off, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and rides the bounce to steer it wide of backward point. The ball is in the air for a brief period but it is in the gap and Williamson picks up a boundary.
28.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Drags his length back and bowls it on off, Kane Williamson sways away from the line of the ball and lets it go.
28.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
False shot! Fuller in length at 130.1 clicks, around off, the ball comes on slower than the batter expected and Kane Williamson chips it a bit uppishly but in front of mid on.
28.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Angling in, in the channel on off, on a good length, left alone by Kane Williamson.
Drinks break! It has been a steady start to the day for New Zealand, adding 35 runs in the first hour. Although Tom Latham fell early, Kane Williamson has looked as solid as ever, and he is ticking along nicely with Rachin Ravindra, who is yet to find his groove. With 192 runs remaining, the hosts will look to go through till Lunch without losing any more wickets. South Africa need a couple of wickets here in the second hour, and Dane Piedt will hold the key. A hold up in play as Williamson is unhappy about a red flickering light on the sight screen. It is resolved and we are all good to go now.
End Of The Over 28 : 75/2
7 Runs
  • 627.1
  • 027.2
  • 127.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
R. Ravindra
2 (24)
K. Williamson
24 (43)
D. Piedt
11-2-28-2
27.6
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Gets it nice and full on off and turns it away as Rachin Ravindra presses ahead for the block but gets beaten on the outside edge.
27.5
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Quicker and fuller on middle, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back onto the pitch.
27.4
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it fuller on middle, Rachin Ravindra blocks it on the front foot.
27.3
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
A tad shorter on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it to the left of square leg for a single.
27.2
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Goes fuller and on off, Kane Williamson rocks back and blocks it to the off side.
27.1
6
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
SIX! Just when the fielder at mid on was brought in, Kane Williamson goes for the biggie. Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson shimmies down the track and lofts it over long on fence for half a dozen.
End Of The Over 27 : 68/2
0 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
R. Ravindra
2 (21)
K. Williamson
17 (40)
T. Moreki
8-3-17-0
26.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Happy to leave! Fuller and wider of off, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms.
26.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Angles it away from off on a good length, Rachin Ravindra stays unmoved as he watches the ball go through to the keeper.
26.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Gets the line in and bowls it on a length on middle and off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back to the bowler.
26.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and wider of off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone through to the keeper.
26.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Gets this one on a length and angles it away just outside off, Rachin Ravindra goes for the punch through covers but gets beaten.
26.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Angles it across, fuller and just outside off, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms.
End Of The Over 26 : 68/2
2 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 125.5
  • 025.6
K. Williamson
17 (40)
R. Ravindra
2 (15)
D. Piedt
10-2-21-2
25.6
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Goes fuller outside off, Kane Williamson presses ahead and blocks it.
25.5
1
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Fractionally short on off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
25.4
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Gets it nice and full on off and turns it away, Rachin Ravindra gets on the backfoot for the block but gets beaten on the outside edge.
25.3
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Tossed up on middle, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back onto the deck.
25.2
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Fuller and on middle and off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it on the front foot.
25.1
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Drops the length short on off, Kane Williamson slips on a knee and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 25 : 66/2
1 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 124.5
  • 024.6
R. Ravindra
1 (11)
K. Williamson
16 (38)
T. Moreki
7-2-17-0
24.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Angles it across on a fuller length outside off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.
24.5
1
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Fuller on off, Kane Williamson drives it to left of mid off for a single.
24.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Oh wow. The ball just climbed on and Kane Williamson did well to keep it out. Banged on a length on off, the ball shoots off the deck as Kane Williamson bends back and blocks it to the off side.
24.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
A touch fuller this time around middle and off, Kane Williamson blocks it right under his eyeline.
24.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bangs it on a length on off, Kane Williamson tucks it to short mid-wicket.
24.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bowls it fuller and into the stumps, Kane Williamson blocks it nicely back onto the pitch.
End Of The Over 24 : 65/2
1 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 123.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
R. Ravindra
1 (10)
K. Williamson
15 (33)
D. Piedt
9-2-19-2
23.6
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Quicker and fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it to covers.
23.5
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
A touch short and on off, Rachin Ravindra goes back making some room and cuts it to the fielder at point.
23.4
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Slower through the air and on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back onto the pitch.
23.3
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson works it to long on for a single.
23.2
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Slower and fuller on off, Kane Williamson tucks it to the on side.
23.1
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson presses ahead and blocks it.
End Of The Over 23 : 64/2
1 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
R. Ravindra
1 (7)
K. Williamson
14 (30)
T. Moreki
6-2-16-0
22.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Similar delivery but a touch closer to the off stump line this time, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone again.
22.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Rachin Ravindra
Angles it across on a fuller length outside off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.
22.4
1
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Angles it in on a length and on the pads, Kane Williamson tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
22.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Bowls it on a good length outside off with some movement in the air, Kane Williamson watches the ball very closely and holds his gloves high leaving the ball go through to the keeper.
22.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Pitches this on a length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it to the off side.
22.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Kane Williamson
Comes from over the wicket and hurls it on a good length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it to point.
Tshepo Moreki (5-2-15-0) has been brought into the attack.
End Of The Over 22 : 63/2
4 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 221.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
R. Ravindra
1 (5)
K. Williamson
13 (26)
D. Piedt
8-2-18-2
21.6
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Beauty! Bowls it nicely on a fuller length on off and gets the ball to turn away off the deck, Rachin Ravindra gets beaten on the outside edge tuning to block it on the front foot.
21.5
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Overpitched on off, Kane Williamson knocks it to long on for a single.
21.4
2
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Bowls it nice and full on off and gets the ball to spin back in a bit, Kane Williamson tucks it past the short mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs.
21.3
1
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Flatter and wider from the crease, on a fuller length on off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and cuts it to the point region for a single.
21.2
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Quicker through the air and fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it well.
21.1
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Floats it fuller on middle, Rachin Ravindra drives it straight to short cover.
End Of The Over 21 : 59/2
6 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 420.5
  • 220.6
K. Williamson
10 (24)
R. Ravindra
0 (1)
D. Paterson
9-3-28-0
20.6
2
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Another nice shot but will get just two runs off it. On a length around off, Kane Williamson gets on top of the ball and punches it through covers.
20.5
4
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
FOUR! Timed to perfection. Served on a good length on off, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and punches it through the gap past point for a boundary.
20.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Slides this one fuller and on the pads, Kane Williamson tucks it the leg side.
20.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Pitches this on a length around off, Kane Williamson waits for the ball and blocks it on the backfoot.
20.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Bowls it just short of a length on middle and off, the ball shoots up off the deck and Kane Williamson blocks it with a straight bat back onto the pitch.
20.1
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Bangs it on a good length on off, Kane Williamson tucks it to the short mid-wicket fielder.
End Of The Over 20 : 53/2
4 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 419.3
  • 019.4
  • W19.5
  • 019.6
R. Ravindra
0 (1)
K. Williamson
4 (18)
D. Piedt
7-2-14-2
19.6
0
Dane Piedt To Rachin Ravindra
Flights it up on off, Rachin Ravindra drives it straight back to the bowler.
Rachin Ravindra makes his way out to the centre now.
19.5
W
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Dane Piedt gets the better of Tom Latham for the second time! That's a huge breakthrough for South Africa. Tosses it up on off with pace off, Tom Latham presses ahead and goes for the push through covers a bit too early and ends up chipping a dolly off the outer half of the bat to Zubayr Hamza at short cover.
19.4
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Tossed up on off, Tom Latham blocks it on the front foot.
19.3
4
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
FOUR! Nicely done. Darts it quicker and fuller on the pads, Tom Latham flicks it beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.2
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Flatter and fuller on off, Tom Latham goes back in the crease and blocks it on the on side.
19.1
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Floats it fuller on off with away turn, Tom Latham waits and cuts it to backward point.
End Of The Over 19 : 49/1
0 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
K. Williamson
4 (18)
T. Latham
26 (52)
D. Paterson
8-3-22-0
18.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Maiden over that! Fuller on middle and off, Kane Williamson blocks it back onto the deck.
18.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Angles it in on a fuller length on off, Kane Williamson offers a solid defence and holds the pose.
18.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Bowls it nice and full, on off, Kane Williamson blocks it under his eyes.
18.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Bangs it just short of a length on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it to the leg side again.
18.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Gets this straighter and fuller on middle, Kane Williamson tucks it to the on side.
18.1
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Nice carry-through. Bowls it on a perfect length outside off and gets the ball to shape in as Kane Williamson leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 18 : 49/1
4 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 417.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
T. Latham
26 (52)
K. Williamson
4 (12)
D. Piedt
6-2-10-1
17.6
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Flights it up outside off, Tom Latham leaves it alone.
17.5
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Floats it fuller on middle and leg, Tom Latham tucks it to the on side.
17.4
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Top delivery! Takes the pace off a bit and bowls it nice and full on off with a turn away, Tom Latham tries to block it on the front foot but gets beaten on the outside edge.
17.3
4
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
FOUR! Not exactly where he intended but gets the result! Piedt errs in line and slips it down leg, full in length, Tom Latham goes for the sweep but gets a bottom edge on it and it races down to the fine leg fence for the first boundary of the day.
17.2
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Bowls it short and around off, Tom Latham goes on the back foot and dabs it down on the off side.
17.1
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Gives the ball air and bowls it full and on off, Tom Latham reaches out in front as he goes for the paddle sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pads and it drops in the vacant short leg region.
End Of The Over 17 : 45/1
2 Runs
  • 216.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
K. Williamson
4 (12)
T. Latham
22 (46)
D. Paterson
7-2-22-0
16.6
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Using the seam well! Goes fuller and on middle and off, Kane Williamson blocks it with a straight bat.
16.5
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Neatly driven but straight to the bowler! A fuller delivery on off, Kane Williamson times his straight drive perfectly and Dane Paterson does even better to stop the ball to his left.
16.4
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Another hard length delivery on off, Kane Williamson shows full face of the blade and makes a block off the back foot.
16.3
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Angles it in from off on a good length, Kane Williamson blocks it well this time.
16.2
0
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
That one shaped back in! Pitched on a length just outside off, gets the ball to nip back in sharply as Kane Williamson gets beaten trying to block it. The ball hits him high on the groin.
16.1
2
Dane Paterson To Kane Williamson
Comes from over the wicket and bowls it fuller on off, Kane Williamson just gently pushes it past mid off and gets a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 16 : 43/1
3 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
K. Williamson
2 (6)
T. Latham
22 (46)
D. Piedt
5-2-6-1
15.6
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
A single to end the over. Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson presses ahead and flicks it to long on and gets the run.
15.5
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Full and on off, Kane Williamson knocks it back to the bowler.
15.4
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
A touch fuller and quicker on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it past short leg.
15.3
1
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Comes from around the wicket and floats it up on a fuller length on middle, Tom Latham pushes it to long off for a single.
15.2
1
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Gets off the mark! Fuller delivery on off, Kane Williamson taps it to long on for a single.
15.1
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Flatter and fuller on off, Kane Williamson chips it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 15 : 40/1
0 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
T. Latham
21 (45)
K. Williamson
0 (1)
D. Paterson
6-2-20-0
14.6
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Seams it in on a touch fuller length, on off, Tom Latham gets to it and blocks it neatly.
14.5
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Angles it in from outside off on a good length, Tom Latham blocks it on the front foot.
14.4
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Gets this nicely in the corridor on off, on a length, Tom Latham looks for the front foot block but gets beaten on the outside edge.
14.3
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Gets this a touch fuller on off, angling in, Tom Latham defends it on the front foot towards cover.
14.2
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Bowls it on a length on off, Tom Latham cuts it to the fielder at point.
14.1
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Steams from around the wicket and angles it in from outside off, Tom Latham watchfully makes a good leave as the ball zips through to the keeper.
Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Dane Paterson (5-1-20-0).
End Of The Over 14 : 40/1
0 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • W13.5
  • 013.6
K. Williamson
0 (1)
T. Latham
21 (39)
D. Piedt
4-2-3-1
13.6
0
Dane Piedt To Kane Williamson
Bowls from over the wicket and tosses it up on off, Kane Williamson rocks back and tucks it in front of short leg.
We are all set for the game to commence on Day 4. The sun is shining in its full glory as the two umpires make their way out to the middle. Neil Brand is seen pumping up his boys in the South African huddle before they take their places in the field. Kane Williamson walks in at number 3 for New Zealand and joins Tom Latham in the middle. Dane Piedt is at the top of his mark and is ready to complete his over. A slip and a short leg in place. Away we go...
On the flip side, the South Africans, despite a shaky start on Day 3, showed resilience with the bat, particularly through David Bedingham's century, which put them in a commanding position at one stage. Although there was a slight collapse towards the end of their innings, the total they posted on the board was still commendable. With the ball, the Proteas fought hard and eventually found success right at the end of the day's play, which will undoubtedly boost their confidence heading into the fourth day. With some assistance still available for both seamers and spinners on the pitch, they will look to pick up a couple more wickets early in the day to gain the upper hand in the game. Who are you rooting to come out on top at the end of the day's play? We shall soon find out as the action comes to you shortly.
New Zealand began Day 3 strongly but faced resistance from a couple of impressive partnerships from South Africa. However, the Kiwi bowlers fought back admirably, restricting the Proteas to just 235 runs, a total that seemed likely to surpass 300 at one point. In their chase, New Zealand got off to a solid start, forming a strong opening partnership, but unfortunately lost a wicket just before the end of the day's play. As they resume their innings on Day 4, the BlackCaps will aim to play steadily and focus on each session to chase down the remaining 227 runs to clean sweep the series.
Hello and a warm welcome to Day 4 of this thrilling second Test match between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The stage is set for an intense day of cricket, with both teams vying for victory. It's possible that we could witness the conclusion of this captivating match before the day ends.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
South Africa, on the other hand, will be feeling a lot better getting that wicket in the final over considering the way things panned out after they were at a commanding position early on in the second session. After early setbacks and the dismissal of skipper Neil Brand, who looked promising, the Proteas found themselves in early trouble at 39 for 3 wickets. However, Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham steadied the ship with a solid 4th wicket partnership of 65 runs, only for Hamza to depart cheaply, putting South Africa on the back foot once again. Yet, Keegan Petersen stepped up admirably, forming a commendable partnership of 98 runs for the 5th wicket. The highlight of the day was David Bedingham's century, which played a pivotal role in helping South Africa reach the total they did. However, the tail-enders failed to contribute significantly, and momentum shifted back to the Kiwis as the Proteas were bundled out for 235 runs, setting New Zealand a target of 267. As they did in the first innings, Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki maintained tight lines and lengths with the new ball. The star with the ball of the first innings, Dane Piedt gave them the finish they needed by trapping Devon Conway in front. The match is well poised for Day 4 and could be the final day of this Test match with the Kiwis requiring 227 more runs whereas South Africa will be on the hunt for the remaining nine wickets. The action on Day 4 will begin at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day), but you can join us much earlier for all the build-up. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
SESSION SUMMARY - 89 runs, 30 overs and 7 wickets. South Africa finish the day on a high! It's been an enthralling day of cricket, aptly termed the 'Moving Day' in this second Test match. Despite the loss of Devon Conway, New Zealand will be pleased to have pulled back the game nicely. The Kiwis made a strong start to the day, claiming three early wickets with just 39 runs on the board. However, the momentum shifted slightly as the spinners struggled to make an impact, allowing the new batters to settle in towards the end of the first session. After lunch, Neil Wagner made an immediate impact, breaking the resilient partnership with a wicket in his very first over, putting New Zealand back in the driver's seat. The Proteas then formed another resilient 5th wicket partnership, which was eventually broken by an outstanding catch from Glenn Phillips, highlighting the need for something special to make a breakthrough at that stage. The bowlers exhibited remarkable strength thereafter, swiftly wrapping up the South African innings for 235 runs. With the bat, both Devon Conway and Tom Latham got off to a solid start, displaying cautious yet purposeful batting and scoring at a decent pace. The Kiwis looked on course to go through the end of day's play but the pressure got the better of Conway in the final over.
13.5
W
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway OUT!
OUT! Given LBW! A loud shout and up goes the finger! It looks dead straight but Devon Conway sends it upstairs for a review. Dane Piedt gives the ball air and bowls it short, on middle, Devon Conway is neither on the back foot nor on the front foot and plays for the ball angling into him. Ends up playing all around it as the ball spins away to beat the outside edge and pings him high on the back leg. Nothing on UltraEdge and it is three reds on Ball Tracking. What a finish for South Africa as they get Devon Conway on the penultimate ball of the day. That will be STUMPS on DAY 3!
13.4
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Short and on off, Devon Conway hangs back and punches it to the right of the bowler.
13.3
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Oh... tentative! Full and quicker, on middle, Devon Conway presses forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads that goes to the right of short leg.
13.2
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Almost sneaked through! Loops it up, on a fullish length, Devon Conway misreads the length and backs away to drill it through covers. Ends up yorking himself and jams it out down the wicket.
13.1
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Coming in with the arm, short and sliding down leg, Devon Conway gets inside the line but fails to tickle it fine on the leg side as he misses.
End Of The Over 13 : 40/0
6 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 412.5
  • 012.6
T. Latham
21 (39)
D. Conway
17 (39)
T. Moreki
5-2-15-0
12.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Lands it on a length, on off, Tom Latham presses forward and pats it to the right of the bowler. Last over of the day coming up.
12.5
4
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
FOUR! As good a cover drive as it gets! Tshepo Moreki overpitches fractionally, around off, Tom Latham angles the face of his bat perfectly and creams the drive through covers for a boundary.
12.4
1
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Honing in at the pads, at pace, on a hard length, Devon Conway gets beaten for pace and gets an inside edge onto his pads that goes to the left of square leg for one.
12.3
1
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Delivers it at 136.1 clicks, on a back of a length, on middle, Tom Latham gets on his toes and whips it to the left of Neil Brand at short mid-wicket for a single. Latham grimaces in pain as he gets to the other end.
12.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Serves it on a back of a length, outside off, Tom Latham lifts his bat and lets it go through to the keeper.
12.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Nails the yorker does Moreki from over the wicket, just outside off, Tom Latham is late to bring his bat down and jams it out off an inside edge onto his left ankle.
End Of The Over 12 : 34/0
1 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
D. Conway
16 (38)
T. Latham
16 (34)
D. Piedt
3-1-3-0
11.6
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
It it short again, on off, Devon Conway rocks on the back foot quickly and punches it to extra cover.
11.5
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Attacks the stumps, on a short length, Devon Conway gets half a stride in to keep it out.
11.4
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
On a nagging length, slower through the air, on leg, Devon Conway gets his bat out in front to block it out.
11.3
1
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Darts this one short and on the pads, Tom Latham works it wide of square leg for a single.
11.2
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Nicely bowled! Slows it up and hangs it up there, full and around off, Tom Latham plays inside the line of the ball as it dips on him and rises to beat the bat.
11.1
0
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Tosses it up, full and on middle, Tom Latham smothers the spin and defends it well.
End Of The Over 11 : 33/0
1 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 1 LB10.5
  • 010.6
D. Conway
16 (35)
T. Latham
15 (31)
T. Moreki
4-2-9-0
10.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
This is in that channel on off, fuller in length, Devon Conway lifts his bat and lets the ball pass.
10.5
lb
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Leg bye! Slips it onto the pads, on a good length, Tom Latham fails to help it away fine on the leg side as the ball rolls off his thigh pad to the left of square leg for a leg bye.
10.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Changes his length by going full this time, on middle and leg, Tom Latham gets on the front foot and nudges it to mid-wicket.
10.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
A hint of away movement, on a good length, outside off, Tom Latham extends his arms to dab it to cover-point.
10.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Continues on a back of a length, on middle, Tom Latham pushes it from the crease back to the bowler.
10.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Lands it on a back of a length, at 130.6 clicks, on off, Tom Latham gets on his toes and defends it on the off side.
End Of The Over 10 : 32/0
2 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
T. Latham
15 (26)
D. Conway
16 (34)
D. Piedt
2-1-2-0
9.6
1
Dane Piedt To Tom Latham
Gives the ball air and bowls it full, on off, Tom Latham reaches out in front and sweeps it past short leg for a run. This is now the best opening partnership of the series.
9.5
1
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
This is shorter and slower, around off, Devon Conway rocks back and punches it down to long off for one.
9.4
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Fires it in, full and outside off, Devon Conway pads it away comfortably.
9.3
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Short and on off, Devon Conway hangs back and pushes it to cover.
9.2
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Slows it up again, full and on off, Devon Conway prods forward to stab it down on the off side.
9.1
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Gives the ball air nicely, full and on middle, Devon Conway gets a good stride in to keep it out on the off side.
End Of The Over 9 : 30/0
6 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 48.3
  • 28.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
T. Latham
14 (25)
D. Conway
15 (29)
D. Paterson
5-1-20-0
8.6
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Slanting in, on a back of a length, on leg, Tom Latham works it off his pads to square leg.
8.5
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Hurls it on a length, on off and middle, Tom Latham drives it stylishly with a straight bat to mid off.
8.4
2
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Angling in, on a back of a length, on the pads, Tom Latham waits on the back foot and nudges it to the right of fine leg for a couple of runs more.
8.3
4
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
FOUR! Easy pickings! Paterson tries to attack the stumps but drifts on the pads, on a fuller length, Tom Latham stays balanced in his crease and clips it to the right of mid-wicket for a boundary.
8.2
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Pulls his length back a touch and bowls it on off, Tom Latham hangs back and pats it back to the bowler.
8.1
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Good-length delivery, just outside off, Tom Latham gets a stride in and steers it down to gully.
End Of The Over 8 : 24/0
0 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
D. Conway
15 (29)
T. Latham
8 (19)
D. Piedt
1-1-0-0
7.6
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Angled in again, full and at the stumps, Devon Conway presses forward to dead-bat it down the wicket.
7.5
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Darts this one in, full and on middle, Devon Conway gets on the front foot to block it out.
7.4
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Short and quicker, on off, Devon Conway chops it off the back foot to backward point.
7.3
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Full and around off again, driven to cover for the second successive time.
7.2
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Hangs it up there again, full and on off, Devon Conway angles the bat face and drives it to cover.
7.1
0
Dane Piedt To Devon Conway
Starts with a flighted delivery, full and on off, Devon Conway drives it nicely to short cover.
End Of The Over 7 : 24/0
7 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 46.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
D. Conway
15 (23)
T. Latham
8 (19)
D. Paterson
4-1-14-0
6.6
1
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
Strays on the pads again, on a length, Devon Conway turns this one behind square on the leg side for a single.
6.5
0
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
Slanting into the left-hander, on a good length, on middle and leg, Devon Conway nudges it off the front foot to mid-wicket.
6.4
4
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
FOUR! Class written all over it! Paterson hurls it full and on off, Devon Conway picks up the length early and gets all his weight on the front foot to crack the drive past the bowler for a boundary.
6.3
1
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Lands it on a good length, on off, Tom Latham stands tall and whips it to the left of mid on for a quick single.
6.2
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
This is bowled at 124.3 clicks, in the channel on off, on a length, Tom Latham covers the off-stump and shoulders arms.
6.1
1
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
Angling in, on middle and leg, on a length, Devon Conway takes his bottom hand off the bat and glances it down to fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 6 : 17/0
5 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
T. Latham
7 (17)
D. Conway
9 (19)
T. Moreki
3-1-9-0
5.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Drags his length back and bowls it on middle, Tom Latham gets on top of the bounce to keep it out down the wicket.
5.5
1
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Targetting the stumps, on a length, Devon Conway almost plays outside the line of the ball and gets it off the inner half of the bat towards deep backward square leg for one.
5.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Good shot for no run! Full and a hint of width on off, Devon Conway drives well as the ball pings off his bat but it goes straight to cover.
5.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Pitches it up to the batter again, on middle, Devon Conway shows the full face of the bat and knocks it down the wicket where Tshepo Moreki makes a half-stop.
5.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
On a length, on off, Devon Conway defends it right under his eyeline on the leg side.
5.1
4
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
FOUR! Driven with authority! Moreki delivers it full and on off, Devon Conway transfers his weight onto the front foot nicely and nails the straight drive back past the bowler for a boundary.
End Of The Over 5 : 12/0
6 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 24.5
  • 44.6
T. Latham
7 (16)
D. Conway
4 (14)
D. Paterson
3-1-7-0
4.6
4
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
FOUR! Nicely done! This is full and on the middle stump line, Tom Latham allows the ball to come to him and clips it slightly uppishly but to the right of mid-wicket for a boundary.
4.5
2
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Paterson goes full and on off, Tom Latham eases into the drive and angles the bat face to get it past point for a couple of runs.
4.4
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
This is on a length, a hint of inward movement, around off, Tom Latham gets on the front foot and defends it down the wicket.
4.3
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Drifts on the pads again, on a fuller length, Tom Latham clips it well but can't get it past mid-wicket.
4.2
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Strays on the pads, on a hard length, Tom Latham nudges it from the crease to mid-wicket.
4.1
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Hurls it at 129.6 clicks, on a good length, on middle, Tom Latham blocks it out with a straight bat.
End Of The Over 4 : 6/0
1 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 1 LB3.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
D. Conway
4 (14)
T. Latham
1 (10)
T. Moreki
2-1-4-0
3.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Serves it on a length, on off, dabbed off the front foot to point by Devon Conway.
3.5
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Fuller in length, honing in, on middle and leg, Devon Conway gets his bat out in front of the pads to push it to the left of the bowler.
3.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Devon Conway is flirting with danger here! Gets the ball to nibble away off the deck, on a back of a length, Devon Conway stays rooted in his crease and fends at it away from the body, lucky not to edge this one behind.
3.3
lb
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Leg bye! A bit too straight from Moreki, on a back of a length, around leg, Tom Latham fails to clip it away as the ball rolls off his thigh pad down to fine leg for a leg bye.
3.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Attacks the stumps with a good-length delivery, angling in as well, Tom Latham reaches out in front to push it to mid on with a straight bat.
3.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Tom Latham
Lands it on a good length, on middle, Tom Latham gets behind the line of the ball nicely and stabs it down onto the deck.
End Of The Over 3 : 5/0
1 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
D. Conway
4 (11)
T. Latham
1 (7)
D. Paterson
2-1-1-0
2.6
0
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
Brave leave! A bit full and slanting in, on the fifth stump line, Devon Conway picks the line early and shoulders arms without covering the off-stump.
2.5
0
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
An absolute beauty! In that channel on off with an upright seam, on a good length, Devon Conway plays for the ball angling into him but this one goes the other way off the deck. Conway does well not to go chasing at the delivery as the ball whizzes past the bat.
2.4
0
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
Goes full in search of swing, on off, Devon Conway gets a good stride in and firms the drive to mid off.
2.3
0
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
At 130.3 clicks, fuller in length, on off, Devon Conway looks to defend it with soft hands and gets an outside edge that rolls to gully.
2.2
0
Dane Paterson To Devon Conway
Hurls it just outside off, on a good length, Devon Conway stabs it down on the off side from the crease.
2.1
1
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Angling in, on a length, on middle and leg, Tom Latham works it away with the angle down to fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 2 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 01.6
D. Conway
4 (6)
T. Latham
0 (6)
T. Moreki
1-0-4-0
1.6
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Half a shout for LBW but that looked high Shaping back in, on a length, on middle, Devon Conway tries to get on the front foot to defend but the ball seams back in and rises off the deck to catch him high on the back leg.
1.5
4
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
FOUR! Driven handsomely and that will help Devon Conway feel a lot better! Overpitched by Tshepo Moreki, outside off, Devon Conway presents a high elbow and creams the drive through covers for a boundary to get off the mark.
1.4
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Angling away a touch, on a back of a length, on off, Devon Conway hangs back and steers it down to gully.
1.3
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Tailing back in sharply into the left-hander from a good length, on middle, Devon Conway reaches out in front but the ball jags back in and hits him high on the back thigh.
1.2
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
In the corridor of off, on a length, Devon Conway shoulders arms to the delivery.
1.1
0
Tshepo Moreki To Devon Conway
Begins from around the wicket and slants it back in, on a good length, Devon Conway presses forward to keep it out on the off side.
Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Tshepo Moreki.
End Of The Over 1 : 0/0
0 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
T. Latham
0 (6)
D. Conway
0 (0)
D. Paterson
1-1-0-0
0.6
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Attacks the stumps, on a good length, Tom Latham covers the line of the ball and stabs it down on the leg side. A probing first over from Dane Paterson.
0.5
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
This is full and outside off, Tom Latham watchfully lets it go.
0.4
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Beaten! Angles it in, on a hard length, on the sixth stump line, Tom Latham is forced to play at it due to the angle but it nips away to beat the outside edge.
0.3
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
On a hard length, in the channel on off, Tom Latham lifts his bat and lets the ball go through.
0.2
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Serves it on a good length this time and it nips back in sharply into the batter, on middle, Tom Latham hangs back to keep it out but gets beaten all ends up as the ball jags back in to hit him high on the back pad.
0.1
0
Dane Paterson To Tom Latham
Almost dragged it on! Starts from around the wicket and bowls it on a length, angling in, on off, Tom Latham presses forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads and it rolls past the stumps.
Match Info
  • Venue Seddon Park, Hamilton
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result New Zealand beat South Africa by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match William O'Rourke
  • Player of the Series Kane Williamson
  • Umpire Ahsan Raza (PAK), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: South Africa 220/6 in 89 overs
  • Referral 4 (84.2 ovs): NZ against S Berg (LBW) (Unsuccessful) (NZ: 1, SA: 3)
  • R Swardt maiden test fifty: 50 runs in 115 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 51 off 113 balls between R Swardt (21) and S Berg (26)
  • New ball taken: South Africa 194/6 in 80.1 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 171/6 in 73.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (67.3 ovs): NZ against S Berg (LBW) (Unsuccessful) (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • South Africa 150/5 in 61.2 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 127/5 in 56.0 overs
  • South Africa: 101/3 runs in 46.0 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 88/3 in 42.0 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 64/3 in 27.0 overs
  • South Africa 51/2 runs in 18.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (15.5 ovs): Zubayr Hamza against NZ (LBW) Successful (NZ:3, SA:3)
  • Drinks: South Africa 40/2 in 12.2 overs
  • South Africa 40/2: N Brand lbw b William O'Rourke 25(38)
  • Referral 1 (12.2 ovs): Neil Brand against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ:3, SA:3) (Retained)
  • Shaun von Berg(SA) and William O'Rourke(NZ) makes their Test debut
  • Stumps: New Zealand 211/10 in 77.3 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 211/10 in 77.3 overs
  • D Piedit 2nd Test 5-wicket haul: 5/89 (32.3)
  • New Zealand: 203/9 in 73.6 overs
  • Referral 3 (73.5 ovs): SA against N Wagner (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ:2, SA:2) (Retained)
  • T Southee dropped on 4 by Von Berg in 65.3 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 162/6 in 61.5 overs
  • Referral 2 (61.5 ovs): G Phillips against SA (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ:2, SA:2)
  • New Zealand: 150/4 in 60.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 105 balls between R Ravindra (25) and W Young (24)
  • Tea: New Zealand 121/3 in 48.0 overs
  • New Zealand: 103/3 in 43.3 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 75/1 in 33.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (24.6 ovs): SA against T Latham (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ:2, SA:3)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 144 balls between T Latham (31) and K Williamson (18)
  • New Zealand: 50/1 in 24.3 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 27/1 in 16.0 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 242/10 in 97.2 overs
  • Stumps: New Zealand 40/1 in 13.5 overs
  • New Zealand 40/1: D Conway lbw D Piedt 17(44)
  • Referral 1 (13.5 ovs): D Conway against SA (LBW) (Unsuccessful) (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • Innings Break: South Africa 235/10 in 69.5 overs
  • O'Rourke maiden Test 5-wicket haul: 5/34 (13.5)
  • Drinks: South Africa 226/8 in 68.1 overs
  • D Bedingham maiden Test hundred: 100 runs in 127 balls (10x4) (2x6)
  • South Africa 200/4 in 57.3 overs