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New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test Match Summary

NZ vs SA, 2022 - Test Summary

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Match Ended   
95&111 (41.4)
New Zealand beat South Africa by an innings and 276 runs
SA 95/10
Bat Top Batsmen
25 (74)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 33.78SR
18 (52)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 34.61SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 1.53
15
OVERS
23/7
R/W
Bowler
ECON 1.17
9.2
OVERS
11/1
R/W
NZ 482/10
Bat Top Batsmen
105 (163)
  • 11x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 64.41SR
96 (138)
  • 12x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 69.56SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
21
OVERS
100/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.37
8
OVERS
27/2
R/W
SA 111/10
Bat Top Batsmen
41 (73)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 56.16SR
30 (38)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 78.94SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 1.98
17.4
OVERS
35/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.71
7
OVERS
19/2
R/W
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That's all we have from this one-sided Test match. There is one more left for South Africa on this tour, again at the Hagley Oval, starting on 25th February 2022. Do join us for the coverage. The first ball will be at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, previous day) but as usual, the build-up will begin in advance. Until we meet again, it's goodbye and cheers!
For picking 9 wickets in the match and scoring 58 runs with the bat, Matt Henry has been given the Player of the Match award.
Tim Southee comes up for a quick interview. The speedster starts by saying that it's not in South Africa's nature to get rolled over so they knew that they will have to work hard. States that it's been a clinical three days for them. Mentions that different guys stepped up on different occasions and that's the way they want to play. Regarding his record of becoming the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in Tests at home, Southee chooses to remain humble and replies that when you play for a long time, you tick off a few milestones. He is really proud to be in the same conversation as Sir Richard Hadlee. Signs off by saying that they want to enjoy this win but at the same time, they are aware that South Africa will bounce back.
The Kiwis will remember this Test match for their quality show! Matt Henry set the tone on Day 1 with his scintillating bowling and then the other Henry, Henry Nicholls took the mantle with the bat. His century and partnerships kept New Zealand always ahead and then Neil Wagner's blitz with the bat on the morning of Day 2 completely deflated the Saffas. Tom Blundell and Matt Henry piled on the misery with a 94-run stand for the final wicket and shut the door of any comeback for the touring team.
Just a month back, South Africa were on cloud nine after beating India at home but just in three days on this tour, they have come crashing down. Insipid batting, unconvincing bowling and mediocre catching were the three prime reasons for their loss. The conditions in New Zealand demand your batting technique be well polished but it wasn't. In the first innings, they played at many deliveries deserving to be left and kept on erring. The picture remained the same in the second innings too. With the ball, their inexperience showed up as they failed to stick to a consistent line and length but things could have been different, had they not dropped SEVEN catches - Tom Latham once, Henry Nicholls twice, Neil Wagner once, Tim Southee twice and Matt Henry once. All these added to their misery and New Zealand stormed away with a 387-run lead.
Thorough dominance! New Zealand were facing a team on a high after its recent success against India and they were without the likes of Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Trent Boult. Did that make any difference? A resounding no. The Kiwis have finished the first Test match in three days and it's a testament to their bench strength and the quality they possess in this format, especially at home.
There it is, the waiting period of 18 years is over - New Zealand have finally beaten South Africa in a Test match. The last time they won, Stephen Fleming was the captain and it has been a really long wait for the Kiwis. Seven wickets to pick this morning and the hosts did that without breaking a sweat. Tim Southee was exceptional, as he bagged a 5-fer and he now has the most Test wickets at home for New Zealand, surpassing Sir Richard Hadlee.
Over 41.4 : 111/10
0 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • W41.4
G. Stuurman
11 (30)
D. Olivier
0 (10)
T. Southee
17.4-6-35-5
41.4
W
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman OUT!
OUT! LBW! Tim Southee finishes things off. He goes wide of the crease and angles a length ball, around middle and leg, Glenton Stuurman hangs on his back foot to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW is made but that looked like going down. The umpire remains unmoved. Tom Latham is not too convinced when he decides to take the DRS but it turns out to be in his favour as the Ball Tracking shows three reds. Wonderful bowling by Tim Southee, he finishes with a five-wicket haul. New Zealand win the match by an innings and 276 runs!
41.3
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full, angling on middle. Blocked to mid on.
41.2
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Outside off, on a length. Glenton Stuurman has a feel for it but fails to get any bat on it.
41.1
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full ball, outside off. Glenton Stuurman stays back and pushes it to mid off.
Over 41 : 111/9
5 Runs
  • 440.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
D. Olivier
0 (10)
G. Stuurman
11 (26)
N. Wagner
7-2-19-2
40.6
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
Around off. Duanne Olivier defends it with an angled bat to point.
40.5
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A length ball, on off. Duanne Olivier keeps it out.
40.4
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
Back of a length, on off. Blocked out.
40.3
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A length ball, on off. Duanne Olivier defends it with soft hands and gets a thick outside edge, short of the fielder at first slip.
40.2
1
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
A length ball, on the pads. Glenton Stuurman looks to flick but gets a top edge towards the fine leg region and it falls safely. The batters take a single.
40.1
4
Neil Wagner To Glenton Stuurman
FOUR! Edged! Short of a length, outside off. Glenton Stuurman looks to drive it uppishly but gets an outside edge over the slip cordon for a boundary. Daryl Mitchell, at first slip, leaps but to no avail.
Over 40 : 106/9
1 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 139.5
  • 039.6
D. Olivier
0 (6)
G. Stuurman
6 (24)
T. Southee
17-6-35-4
39.6
0
Tim Southee To Duanne Olivier
Full ball, on off. Duanne Olivier prods and dead-bats it.
39.5
1
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Angles it on middle, on a fuller length. Glenton Stuurman mistimes his push to mid-wicket and gets across for a quick single. A direct hit at the bowler's end but the batter was well in.
39.4
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full ball, way down the leg side. Left alone.
39.3
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
A yorker now, around off. Glenton Stuurman looks to defend inside the line but the ball nips away and beats the outside edge. Some lovely bowling display by Tim Southee in this spell.
39.2
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
Full and on off, pushed on the off side.
39.1
0
Tim Southee To Glenton Stuurman
A length ball, outside off, a hint of away shape! Glenton Stuurman is squared up as he looks to defend.
Over 39 : 105/9
0 Runs
  • W38.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
D. Olivier
0 (5)
G. Stuurman
5 (19)
N. Wagner
6-2-14-2
38.6
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A length ball, slanting outside off. Duanne Olivier shoulders arms to it.
38.5
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A full ball, outside off. Draws Duanne Olivier forward to defend but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
38.4
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A huge appeal for LBW but not given! A full ball, swinging back in and on the pads. Duanne Olivier misses his defensive shot and gets hit on the pads. Was going down leg.
38.3
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
Angles it across, on a length, outside off. Duanne Olivier drops his wrists and lets it go.
38.2
0
Neil Wagner To Duanne Olivier
A length ball, outside off. Duanne Olivier looks to defend but misses.
Duanne Olivier is the number 11 batter.
38.1
W
Neil Wagner To Marco Jansen OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! It was the last over before the Lunch break but now the session will be extended and New Zealand have the chance to end things in the morning itself. Neil Wagner continues to angle across a short delivery. Both the batters were having a poke at it but this time, Marco Jansen runs out of his luck. The outside edge is induced and Tom Blundell does the rest. The hosts are just one wicket away from winning the first Test match.
41 OV
5 Runs
N. Wagner to G. Stuurman D. Olivier
  • 440.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
40 OV
1 Runs
T. Southee to G. Stuurman D. Olivier
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 139.5
  • 039.6
39 OV
0 Runs
N. Wagner to M. Jansen D. Olivier
  • W38.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
38 OV
3 Runs
T. Southee to M. Jansen G. Stuurman
  • 237.1
  • 037.2
  • 137.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
37 OV
0 Runs
N. Wagner to G. Stuurman
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
36 OV
0 Runs
T. Southee to M. Jansen
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
35 OV
4 Runs
N. Wagner to G. Stuurman
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 434.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
34 OV
1 Runs
T. Southee to K. Rabada G. Stuurman M. Jansen
  • W33.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
4 Runs
N. Wagner to M. Jansen
  • 032.1
  • 432.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
32 OV
0 Runs
T. Southee to K. Rabada
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
2 Runs
N. Wagner to M. Jansen
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 230.6
30 OV
0 Runs
T. Southee to K. Verreynne K. Rabada
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • W29.5
  • 029.6
29 OV
4 Runs
N. Wagner to T. Bavuma M. Jansen K. Verreynne
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • W28.3
  • 128.4
  • 028.5
  • 328.6
28 OV
11 Runs
K. Jamieson to T. Bavuma K. Verreynne
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 427.4
  • 227.5
  • 427.6
27 OV
12 Runs
M. Henry to K. Verreynne T. Bavuma
  • 426.1
  • 226.2
  • 126.3
  • 426.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
26 OV
4 Runs
K. Jamieson to K. Verreynne T. Bavuma
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 4 NB25.6
  • 025.6
25 OV
4 Runs
M. Henry to T. Bavuma
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 424.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
4 Runs
K. Jamieson to K. Verreynne T. Bavuma
  • 023.1
  • 323.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
23 OV
1 Runs
M. Henry to K. Verreynne
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 122.6
22 OV
1 Runs
K. Jamieson to K. Verreynne T. Bavuma
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
3 Runs
T. Southee to K. Verreynne T. Bavuma
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 220.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
1 Runs
K. Jamieson to Z. Hamza K. Verreynne T. Bavuma
  • W19.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
0 Runs
T. Southee to T. Bavuma
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
3 Runs
K. Jamieson to T. Bavuma Z. Hamza
  • 317.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
4 Runs
T. Southee to Z. Hamza
  • 416.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
0 Runs
M. Henry to T. Bavuma
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
2 Runs
T. Southee to Z. Hamza
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
2 Runs
M. Henry to T. Bavuma
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 213.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
1 Runs
T. Southee to T. Bavuma Z. Hamza
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
0 Runs
M. Henry to Z. Hamza
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
0 Runs
T. Southee to T. Bavuma
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
0 Runs
M. Henry to Rassie van der Z. Hamza
  • 09.1
  • W9.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
8 Runs
T. Southee to T. Bavuma
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 48.4
  • 48.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
7 Runs
M. Henry to T. Bavuma Rassie van der
  • 37.1
  • 27.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 27.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
4 Runs
T. Southee to Rassie van der T. Bavuma
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 26.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
4 Runs
M. Henry to T. Bavuma
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
7 Runs
T. Southee to A. Markram T. Bavuma Rassie van der
  • W4.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 04.4
  • 1 LB4.5
  • 24.6
4 OV
2 Runs
M. Henry to D. Elgar Rassie van der
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • W3.3
  • 23.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
2 Runs
T. Southee to A. Markram
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
0 Runs
M. Henry to D. Elgar
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
0 Runs
T. Southee to S. Erwee A. Markram
  • 00.1
  • W0.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss New Zealandwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result New Zealand beat South Africa by an innings and 276 runs
  • Player of the Match Matt Henry
  • Umpire Chris Brown (NZ), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: New Zealand 116/3 in 39.0 overs
  • N Wagner dropped on 1 by van der Dussen in 38.2 overs
  • New Zealand 100/2 in 34.1 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 79 balls between H Nicholls (23) and D Conway (20)
  • H Nicholls dropped on 23 by T Bavuma in 30.6 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 56/2 in 23.0 overs
  • New Zealand 52/2 in 22.5 overs
  • H Nicholls dropped on 7 by Z Hamza in 22.4 overs
  • T Latham dropped on 9 by M Jansen in 9.3 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 95/10 in 49.2 overs
  • Innings Break: South Africa 95/10 in 49.2 overs
  • M Henry maiden Test 5-wicket haul: 5/22 (13.1)
  • South Africa 88/7: K Verreynne lbw b Matt Henry 18(52)
  • Referral 4 (46.1 ovs): NZ against K Verreynne (LBW) Successful (NZ: 2, SA: 2)
  • South Africa 50/4 in 28.4 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 44/4 in 28.0 overs
  • South Africa 36/3: A Markram c Tom Blundell b Matt Henry 15(43)
  • Referral 3 (18.2 ovs): A Markram against NZ (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 2)
  • Referral 2 (16.2 ovs): NZ against A Markram (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • Drinks: South Africa 25/2 in 14.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (8.6 ovs): NZ against S Erwee (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • Sarel Erwee and Glenton Stuurman makes their Test debut for South Africa
  • Stumps: South Africa 34/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 482/10 in 117.5 overs
  • Referral 3 (117.5 ovs): SA against T Blundell (Caught) Successful (NZ: 3, SA: 2)
  • M Henry 2nd Test fifty: 50 runs in 54 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: New Zealand 460/9 in 112.0 overs
  • New Zealand 453/9 in 110.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (109.6 ovs): SA against M Henry (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 2) (Retained)
  • 10th wkt Partnership: 50 off 45 balls between T Blundell (19) and M Henry (31)
  • New Zealand 403/9 in 103.1 overs
  • T Blundell 4th Test fifty: 50 runs in 95 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Tea: New Zealand 356/7 in 93.0 overs
  • New Zealand 350/7 in 91.2 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 52 off 56 balls between T Blundell (23) and de Grandhomme (24)
  • New Zealand 304/6 in 83.2 overs
  • New ball taken: Bangladesh 284/6 in 80.3 overs
  • H Nicholls 8th Test hundred: 102 runs in 156 balls (11x4) (0x6)
  • New Zealand 251/5 in 71.3 overs
  • Lunch: New Zealand 235/4 in 66.0 overs
  • New Zealand 201/4 in 57.0 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 190/3 in 53.0 overs
  • H Nicholls 13th Test fifty: 50 runs in 80 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 52 off 61 balls between H Nicholls (10) and N Wagner (39)
  • New Zealand 153/3 in 45.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (40.4 ovs): SA against N Wagner (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 3, SA: 2)
  • T Southee 14th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/35 (17.4)
  • Referral 3 (41.4 ovs): NZ against G Stuurman (LBW) Successful (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • South Africa 102/8 in 34.3 overs
  • South Africa 87/6: T Bavuma lbw b Neil Wagner 41(73)
  • Referral 2 (28.3 ovs): T Bavuma against NZ (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • Referral 1 (28.2 ovs): NZ against T Bavuma (Caught) Unsuccessful (NZ: 2, SA: 3)
  • Drinks: South Africa 52/5 in 23.0 overs
  • South Africa 50/5 in 20.4 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Kyle Verreynne SA18862.66
Colin de Grandhomme NZ18391.50
Henry Nicholls NZ15150.33
Tom Blundell NZ14648.66
Devon Conway NZ14448.00
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Matt Henry NZ142.65
Kagiso Rabada SA103.22
Marco Jansen SA93.43
Neil Wagner NZ93.02
Tim Southee NZ92.65

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