Player of the Match
Player of the Match
27.2
W
Henry to Bavuma, OUT, beauty! Another batsman chases a wide one and perishes. Goes for an extravagant drive and gets an edge to the wicketkeeper. Full marks to Henry for bowling it wide and asking the batsman to reach out

T Bavuma c †Watling b Henry 1 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

24.2
W
Patel to Duminy, OUT, error in judgement from Duminy. Expects the ball to do a whole lot and it does nothing. Loopy, tossed up and gets it to drift in to Duminy who offers no stroke. He was probably expecting it to spin from the rough outside off. Instead it merely comes on with the arm and flattens off-stump. South Africa in all sorts of trouble now

JP Duminy b Patel 13 (59m 36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 36.11

20.3
W
Patel to Amla, OUT, Amla has been chasing these wide ones for some time now. Mostly played them fine but this time he goes hard on the cut and gets a thick outside edge to first slip. Jeetan gets one to drift the other way and Amla sensing the width opens up. But the ball comes on straight with the arm and does not spin into him as expected which means he has reached out a long way for it and cannot find the middle of the bat. Goes off the keeper's glove to de Grandhomme

HM Amla c de Grandhomme b Patel 19 (68m 40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.50

11.5
W
Wagner to Amla, OUT, oh, what a disaster! That was really the worst way of getting out. Amla taps this fuller ball just to the right of mid-off. The fielder has to move to his right and run in and they sense a single. Amla calls for it and de Bruyn is initially reluctant. De Bruyn had turned around and wasn't aware that Amla wanted the run. Turns back and sees the call and responds to it. And they collide straight into each other. Amla fall, too, but he is more or less there and is able to recover and make his ground. But de Bruyn had barely covered one-fourth of the distance. No way he was going to be able to make it to the keeper's end

TB de Bruyn run out (Williamson/†Watling) 12 (46m 35b 3x4 0x6) SR: 34.28

5.6
W
de Grandhomme to Elgar, OUT, beautifully done. They have relentlessly bowled it in the corridor and South Africa's batsmen have repeatedly poked at it away from the body. a couple of edges flew away for fours but this time no such luck. just back of a length and angled in from wide of the crease. Elgar sticks his bat out without covering the line and the ball straightens late outside off to find the outside edge

D Elgar c †Watling b de Grandhomme 5 (21m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.72

Amla's away drought

5

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

3

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

0

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

110

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

A rare opening act

3

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

2

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