Player of the Match
Player of the Match

3.17pm So that's the end of the New Zealand innings as well as tea on the fourth day. The home team really did get a move on after the post-lunch session. A lead of 175 is still substantial one to push for win in this match.There are roughs outside the left-handers' off-stump, waiting to be exploited. Can Santner and Jeetan Patel make use of that to trouble the South Africans? The pitch can still be a tough one to bat on for left-handers. But South Africa are among the most adept teams when it comes to producing blockathons. Will they grind it out and bat New Zealand into the ground to draw this Test? Be back in 20.

Ross Taylor, meanwhile says his calf is 85-90 percent good.

Morkel to de Grandhomme, OUT, that's a tame dismissal to end the innings. Short ball, angling in and de Grandhomme tries to pull. Gets a glove to the wicketkeeper who takes a good low catch to his left. Strangled down the leg side there.

C de Grandhomme c †de Kock b Morkel 57 (98m 70b 5x4 2x6) SR: 81.42

Morkel to share the new ball..

162 | (wicket maiden) | NZ: 489/9

  • Neil Wagner0 (3b)
  • Colin de Grandhomme57 (69b)
  • Kagiso Rabada34-3-122-4
  • Temba Bavuma2-0-7-0
Rabada to Wagner, no run, short ball, tries to get under it but it does not bounce as much as he expects it to and the ball brushes the helmet as it goes to the keeper

Amla's away drought


No. of consecutive away Test series Amla has now gone without a hundred. Has made 411 runs at 20.55 since his last away hundred - in Colombo, 2014.

NZ's lead


No. of first-innings lead taken by NZ in Tests v SA bigger than their 175-run lead in this match. Only one of them came after SA's readmission.

a first


No. of times before this New Zealand's top three batsmen had made a fifty-plus score in a Test innings at home.

In record time


No. of innings for Kane Williamson to reach 5000 Test runs, the fastest by a NZ cricketer, beating Martin Crowe

A rare opening act


No. of fifty opening stands for NZ v SA in 38 Test inns since 2000. NZ's 1st wicket had averaged only 17.43 from 37 inns v SA since 2000 before this.

In nineties again


No. of consecutive dismissals for Quinton de Kock in the 90s - 91 in the last Test and 90 in this Test.