2nd Test,
Pakistan tour of West Indies, 2017, Bridgetown, Barbados

West Indies vs Pakistan

30 April 2017 19:30 (IST)

1st Test, University Oval, Dunedin, 08 March 2017

New Zealand vs South Africa

South Africa 3rd Inn:224/6 (102)

Faf du Plessis 56 (155);Vernon Philander 1 (12);
Jeetan Patel 36-15-72-2; Mitchell Santner 19-6-37-1;

Last bat: Quinton de Kock

Result: Match drawn.

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South Africa 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Stephen Cook c Watling & b Boult 0 4 0 0 0
Dean Elgar c Williamson & b Jeetan Patel 89 249 9 0 35.74
Hashim Amla c (sub)Southee & b Wagner 24 68 5 0 35.29
Jean-Paul Duminy lbw Wagner 39 91 5 0 42.86
Faf du Plessis(c) not out 56 155 10 0 36.13
Temba Bavuma b Santner 6 23 1 0 26.09
Quinton de Kock(wk) b Jeetan Patel 4 10 1 0 40
Vernon Philander not out 1 12 0 0 8.33
Keshav Maharaj dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kagiso Rabada dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Morne Morkel dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 3, w - 1, nb - 0)5
Total(224 for 6 in 102 overs)224 (2.2 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/0 (Stephen Cook, 0.4 ov.) 2/39 (Hashim Amla, 21.1 ov.) 3/113 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 48.5 ov.)
4/193 (Dean Elgar, 87.1 ov.) 5/206 (Temba Bavuma, 95.1 ov.) 6/218 (Quinton de Kock, 97.5 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Trent Boult 15 4 34 1 2.27  
Neil Wagner 27 7 57 2 2.11 (1w)
Mitchell Santner 19 6 37 1 1.95  
Jeetan Patel 36 15 72 2 2  
James Neesham 5 0 20 0 4  
               

New Zealand 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Tom Latham c de Kock & b Philander 10 19 2 0 52.63
Jeet Raval c Elgar & b Maharaj 52 102 6 0 50.98
Kane Williamson(c) c de Kock & b Rabada 130 241 18 0 53.94
Ross Taylor not out 15 27 0 1 55.56
Henry Nicholls c Amla & b Maharaj 12 26 2 0 46.15
Jeetan Patel c du Plessis & b Philander 16 27 3 0 59.26
James Neesham c de Kock & b Morne Morkel 7 30 0 0 23.33
BJ Watling(wk) b Maharaj 50 128 8 0 39.06
Mitchell Santner c Maharaj & b Morne Morkel 4 42 1 0 9.52
Neil Wagner c Duminy & b Maharaj 32 32 5 2 100
Trent Boult b Maharaj 2 15 0 0 13.33
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 8, w - 1, nb - 2)11
Total(341 all out in 114.3 overs)341 (2.98 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/15 (Tom Latham, 5.5 ov.) 2/117 (Jeet Raval, 34.3 ov.) 3/165 (Henry Nicholls, 50.1 ov.)
4/184 (Jeetan Patel, 57.2 ov.) 5/193 (James Neesham, 65.3 ov.) 6/277 (Kane Williamson, 92.1 ov.)
7/297 (Mitchell Santner, 104.5 ov.) 8/304 (BJ Watling, 106.1 ov.) 9/324 (Trent Boult, 112.1 ov.)
10/341 (Neil Wagner, 114.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kagiso Rabada 30 7 92 1 3.07 (1w)
Vernon Philander 27 11 67 2 2.48  
Morne Morkel 24 6 62 2 2.58  
Keshav Maharaj 28.3 7 94 5 3.3  
Jean-Paul Duminy 5 0 18 0 3.6  
               

South Africa 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Stephen Cook lbw Boult 3 29 0 0 10.34
Dean Elgar c Watling & b Wagner 140 299 24 0 46.82
Hashim Amla b Wagner 1 28 0 0 3.57
Jean-Paul Duminy c Ross Taylor & b Wagner 1 2 0 0 50
Faf du Plessis(c) c Boult & b Neesham 52 118 7 0 44.07
Temba Bavuma c Watling & b Boult 64 164 10 0 39.02
Quinton de Kock(wk) c Wagner & b Jeetan Patel 10 26 1 0 38.46
Vernon Philander b Boult 21 35 4 0 60
Keshav Maharaj c Neesham & b Boult 5 9 1 0 55.56
Kagiso Rabada b Jeetan Patel 4 25 0 0 16
Morne Morkel not out 0 1 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 1, w - 2, nb - 0)7
Total(308 all out in 122.4 overs)308 (2.51 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/10 (Stephen Cook, 8.5 ov.) 2/20 (Hashim Amla, 18.2 ov.) 3/22 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 18.6 ov.)
4/148 (Faf du Plessis, 58.6 ov.) 5/252 (Dean Elgar, 102.2 ov.) 6/265 (Quinton de Kock, 109.1 ov.)
7/279 (Temba Bavuma, 112.5 ov.) 8/298 (Keshav Maharaj, 116.1 ov.) 9/308 (Kagiso Rabada, 121.5 ov.)
10/308 (Vernon Philander, 122.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Trent Boult 32.4 12 64 4 1.96 (2w)
Neil Wagner 31 8 88 3 2.84  
Jeetan Patel 33 12 85 2 2.58  
Mitchell Santner 18 5 32 0 1.78  
James Neesham 8 2 34 1 4.25  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
W

to Stephen Cook, out Caught by Watling!! You don't flirt at those. Atleast not so early. A good length delivery nipping away and the batsman trying to chase that with an attempted drive, manages to tickle it to the keeper. The umpire had his finger up almost immediately. The Kiwis are flying high.. Replays in: Neither the RTS nor the HotSpot could spot any edge. There was a noise and it was the bat hitting the pad. Why didn't he review? Rather he was pretty happy to go off. Stephen Cook c Watling b 0(4)

4

to Amla, FOUR, short delivery and it climbs up for the batsman to pivot on his back foot and pull the balla way

4

to Amla, FOUR, walks across his sticks and clips the ball away into the square leg fence. He did that with elan. That is one way of counter attacking

4

to Amla, FOUR, good stride towards the line and pitch of the ball followed by a nice leaning stroke down the ground for a four

4

Patel to Amla, FOUR, too full, pushed past mid-off and it runs away

4

Patel to Amla, FOUR, South Africa have a lead. And Amla gets them there. Drives this overpitched delivery through mid-on. What a sight

W

to Amla, out Caught by (sub)Southee!! Amla goes cheaply again. That was a short of length delivery onto the hips and Amla tucks it straight to the man at mid-wicket. A meek chip which was gobbled up like a snack by the super-sub - Southee. That delivery might have held onto the wicket a bit longer than what the batsman expected for him to be through into the shot. Amla c (sub)Southee b 24(68) [4s-5]

4

to Elgar, FOUR, full and wide, Elgar reaches out for it. The feet had glue on it, they never moved but the free flowing hands transferred the heat on the ball for it to scorch away through the covers. Just those weather and science things..

OT

to Duminy, no run, review from the Kiwis here. The ball nipped away to make a sound as the ball went past the bat and then the catch in contention might as well have been grassed by the keeper. The third umpire checking for an edge. The HotSpot is clean. Nothing on RTS. So, they don't bother to check if the catch is clean or not. The third ump is checking for LBW now. The impact outside off and thus that angle is quashed as well.

4

to Duminy, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off and the batsman drives it through the off-side. The ball was threaded between cover and mid-off for a four

4

to Elgar, FOUR, the ball takes the edge as the batsman looks to push at it. The man at gully dived but in vain as it beats him to run away into the fence. Streaky but lucky..

4

to Duminy, FOUR, on the pads and put away nicely as the ball raced away to the fence

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, comes down the track, meets the ball on the half-volley and then opens the face of the bat to carck the drive through covers for a four. The balance was impecaable despite the inside out shot

4

to Duminy, FOUR, throws his hands on that fuller length delivery and the ball took the edge through the cordon for a four

4

Patel to Duminy, FOUR, chips down the track and picks the bones out of that shot. Stroked down the track over the head of the mid-off fielder for a four

4

to Elgar, FOUR, OOOOOHHHHHH! That is another drop! The ball kissed the edge and went low to the left of the keeper.. The keeper went for it, with his outstretched hands to glove the ball away towards the third man fence

4

to Duminy, FOUR, slightly short and pulls it round the corner. Finds the gap beautifully

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, flighted delivery, drifting in, and Elgar paddles it to the fine leg fence

W

to Duminy, out Lbw!! is such a man. Always there when his team needs him. And becomes the joint tenth-highest wicket-taker for New Zealand in Tests. Keeps Duminy back with this back of a length delivery that stays low, and gets it to nip back in and pins him in front. Duminy reviews but ball-tracking suggests that it was umpire's call on height. He has to go. Duminy lbw b 39(91) [4s-5]

OT

Patel to Elgar, 2 runs, Grandhomme drops Elgar at cover and ushers him to a fifty. The batsman comes down the track, isn't to the pitch because the ball dips and he ends up slicing it away, uppishly

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, outside edge. Full ball outside off, Faf is not fully forward and pokes it off the outside half past slip

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, pulls it round the corner to bring the 100-run lead up. Read the length early there and waited on the back foot

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, outside edge. And he's been undone by the drift. Patel has bowled so, so well in this match. Lots of revs and then some turn to entice a drive far away from the body

4

to du Plessis, FOUR,

OT

to du Plessis, no run, flattish and the batsman clips it away into the on-side. The man at mid-wicket hauls it at the striker's end for the keeper to whip the bails off. du Plessis is in!

4

to Elgar, FOUR, comes down the track and like a house on fire comes down on it to strike it over the bowler's head. An attacking shot after sometime..

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, flat and angled in, Elgar tucks it away behind square for a four. The third umpire has a look at it and he feels the fielder was in contact with the ball and the cushion at the same time

4

Patel to du Plessis, FOUR, swept round the corner. Gets low and swabs it away

4

to Elgar, FOUR, lovely bit of cricket. Elgar shimmies down but does so too early, allowing to fling the ball wide. But is able to still reach that and hoick that over mid-wicket

4

Patel to du Plessis, FOUR, slightly short and du Plessis jumps back in his crease to lay the cut on that. The ball races away through the covers for a four

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, short, too short, du Plessis slams the back footed punch through the off-side past the man at cover

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, looks to drive and the ball trims the toe-end of the drive to run away through the cordon for a four. That was angled across and was in the blockhole

W

Patel to Elgar, out Caught by Williamson!! Looks to go big and mistimes the big shot for it to be taken at extra cover. Elgar danced down the track to use the long handle but was beaten in flight. In the end scooped the ball high in the air for the man at mid-off to run to his right and settle himself for a clean take. The disciplined Elgar loses his wicket in pursuit of some quick runs. Execution was not in sync with the intent. Elgar c Williamson b Patel 89(249) [4s-9]

4

Patel to Bavuma, FOUR, now drags it from outside off and sweeps himself off the mark. Boundary through square leg

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, cramped for room and he's able to deliberately guide an outside edge past the slip cordon

W

to Bavuma, out Bowled!! Big wicket. Picture-perfect defence with soft hands, but what it does is impart some back-spin on the ball, which rolls and flicks the bails off. Bavuma b 6(23) [4s-1]

4

to de Kock, FOUR, too straight and clipped round the corner

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, swinging from on a full length, and du Plessis chips the drive through mid-on. More of a reactive shot but he's timed it well over a ducking de Kock

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, this is a real good shot. 11th Test fifty for du Plessis. His second fifty of the match. Allows the full ball to come right in and flicks it through mid-wicket

W

Patel to de Kock, out Bowled!! Crikey! That delivery, right there, is a stunner. Drifts in from round the wicket to land on the left-hander's leg-stump, turns sharply across de Kock 's forward defence and brutally knocks back the off-stump. Unplayable, I must add. de Kock b Patel 4(10) [4s-1]

4

to Latham, FOUR, woah. This is lovely. Was waiting on his front foot, pitches it on a length and Latham has sliced the cover drive away. Right off the middle

4

to Latham, FOUR, between the third slip and gully. Soft edge. Latham is blocking with an angled bat but does so with soft hands. There enough in the pitch for the ball to nip around

W

to Latham, out Caught by de Kock!! High-fives for . He's changed the angle to round the wicket, deceiving Latham into playing this fullish delivery. Jabs hard at this and animates an outside edge behind to the keeper. Latham c de Kock b 10(19) [4s-2]

4

to Jeet Raval, FOUR, to the pitch of the ball with a huge stride and the batsman just stroked it away though covers for the ball to race away across the turf

4

to Jeet Raval, FOUR, lot of air, the ball meets an open face of the bat and is squeezed behind square for a four as the man at point had no chance

4

Morkel to Williamson, FOUR, stands up with the bounce on the back foot and packs a punch into the shot to send it away scorching through the off-side. The way the high-elbow met the ball, it was serene

4

to Williamson, FOUR, short, flat and punished with a slog sweep. The man at FSL took the momentum of the shot onto his fingers as he was trying to take evasive action

4

to Williamson, FOUR, short ball and Williamson waits on it before laying his hands on the cut. It was only 84 clicks so the batter had to force the issue and send it away

4

to Williamson, FOUR, punchy drive down the ground and the ball raced away to the fence. That was ballooned up for Williamson to walk into the shot and stroke it down the ground, past mid-on

4

to Jeet Raval, FOUR, poor ball on the pads and Jeet Raval plays a nice clip off the pads through the mid-wicket region for a four

4

to Jeet Raval, FOUR, drives on the up as the ball was in his radar and Raval timed it to perfection as he leant into the drive

4

to Jeet Raval, no ball, FOUR, drags it short does and that has been put away with the pivoted pull. The bowler unintentionally in his delivery stride flicked the bail out of the groove and hence a no-ball

4

to Williamson, FOUR, plays it so, so late. Not the width a mortal can take a toll of. Rocks back and steers the cut shot behind point

4

to Jeet Raval, FOUR, 3rd Test fifty for Raval. Presents the full face of the bat and clatters this full ball down the ground

4

to Williamson, FOUR, beautifully played! Reaches in front and creams an overpitched delivery to long-on

4

to Williamson, FOUR, another delightful shot. Leans into the on-drive and faucets it through long-on. Tough to choose which one's better

4

to Williamson, FOUR, hat-trick of boundaries. 100-run partnership. 26th Test fifty for KW. Possibly everything that could have happened. Busy ball. KW opens the back foot punch through point. Pristine timing on that

W

to Jeet Raval, out Caught by Elgar!! Oh, he's thrown it away. Possibly held in the pitch and arrived late, this ball, and Raval was on his back foot there, trying to turn the ball round the corner. Ends up chipping it straight to short mid-wicket. Nonetheless, end of a defiant knock. Jeet Raval c Elgar b 52(102) [4s-6]

4

to Williamson, FOUR, full bunger and it's an easy put away. Through mid-wicket

4

to Williamson, FOUR, that's a shot. Dropped short and Williamson has stabbed a punch behind point. Uses the bounce and has the weight on the back foot at just the right time

4

Morkel to Williamson, FOUR, delicious. Full ball, Williamson leans and creams a cover drive. Couldn't be prettier

4

Morkel to Ross Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, undone by the pace on this. Rises, forcing Taylor to duck and deflect it off the back of his helmet. Took his eyes off when he realized that he couldn't fend the ball away, and tried ducking

4

to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, stays back and punches it through long-off. Brilliant shot

4

Morkel to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, short, wide and Nicholls has jumped into a cut through point. Just a poor delivery at the wrong time

W

to Henry Nicholls, out Caught by Amla!! That's a #catch. Hash has reacted so, so quick at slip here. Left-handed Nicholls jabs across the left-arm spinner's round-the-wicket angle and the drift, and elicits an outside edge that's traveling to the left of the lone slipper, where Amla pokes his left hand out - an an afterthought, it has to be said - and the ball just sticks, inches above the ground! The onfield umpires seem convinced but are seeking replays to confirm. Has Amla grounded the ball while trying to maintain his balance? He's claiming the catch. And if he is, it has to be out. That's how it works with Amla. Zoomer clips look like a close close, but since the soft signal was out, the TV umpire sticks to it. Off goes Nicholls. What a time for a wicket. Henry Nicholls c Amla b 12(26) [4s-2]

4

to Jeetan Patel, FOUR, rolls into the mid-wicket fence. Overambitiously flighted delivery that's a low bunger; clipped through the leg-side

4

to Jeetan Patel, FOUR, who argued Jeetan Patel is looking to survive, again? He's driven the ball through covers this time, quite gloriously. 9 runs off the over, 12 balls to go in the day

4

to Jeetan Patel, FOUR, drives and gets it through the covers. Just a mere push and the ball races away to the fence. No followthrough of the batsman but despite that he managed enough wood on it

W

to Jeetan Patel, out Caught by du Plessis!! Tremendous take!! The skipper picks up a scorcher. The ball dangling away, Jeetan Patel throws his bat at that, nicks it and the ball flew to the right of the second slip fielder. Faf there flung his right arm, the ball popped out only to be grasped on the juggle. Considering the slips are well in by a few paces, that catch was reactive. Excellent from the skipper. This is why they say catches win you matches. Jeetan Patel c du Plessis b 16(27) [4s-3]

W

Morkel to Neesham, out Caught by de Kock!! A faint edge and gone. The batsman dabbles at it outside off and gets a thin edge to be taken. That was bumped in at the three-quarter length for the batsman to stand up and try to poke at it. They are checking for a no-ball. It is a close one. You dread a decision like this as a third umpire. It is too close to call. Can go either ways here..The third umpire continues to post mortem the replays whether there was something behind the line or not. There is something behind the line reckons the third umpire and OUT is the verdict. The comeback one gets his first scalp and he gets it with his staple length. A fidgety Neesham walks back dejected. He looked all at sea today. Neesham c de Kock b Morkel 7(30)

4

to Williamson, FOUR, short, wide, cut away for a boundary

4

to Williamson, FOUR, short delivery and that has been put away. He really preyed upon a delivery which was not that short if you look at it second time. But those quick hands were at work and he forced the pull to send it away to deep square leg. The way he kept it down and got it in the gap bears a testimony to his water-tight technique

OT

to Watling, no run, New Zealand review: Given out caught in the slip, Watling sends one upstairs. Fair delivery. Pitches on middle, turns past Watling's forward defence, and is there some bat on it? Certainly hit the arm and popped to slip. Infra-red has nothing. Snicko suggests that it missed the bat, so the on-field decision will have to be reversed

4

Morkel to Watling, FOUR, on the pads and Watling has clipped it away beautifully onto the on-side with lovely hands going through with the clip of the legs

4

to Williamson, FOUR, those latex-laden wrists brings up another four for the Kiwi skipper. He takes it from the sticks, surfs back and whips the ball away into the on-side

OT

to Williamson, 1 run, 100 for the skipper! Number 16 in Tests. Once again he is the flag-bearer of his nation. That was a friendly full toss and the batsman paddled it away. This has been one patient knock, full of grit, determination and fine skills of batting for long hours

4

to Williamson, FOUR, chips down the track, converts that into a full-toss and whips the ball away past the man at mid-on

4

to Watling, FOUR, a back foot punch with high elbows piercing the gap through the off-side is a delight to watch. The source - Watling

4

to Watling, FOUR, was that leather? Or a dice? That rolls along and might have taken the cue-end of the bat on its way through the legs of the keeper

4

to Watling, FOUR, goes down on one knee, gets outside the line of the sticks and then paddles it fine to deep fine leg for a four

4

to Williamson, FOUR, width there and Williamson slashes it through covers

4

Morkel to Watling, FOUR, doesn't carry to 2nd slip. Jabs across an angled forward defence, the outside edge falls short and wide of du Plessis. Would a new ball have carried?

4

Morkel to Watling, FOUR, clipped off the pads. Reverse-swinging in, Watling waits and wrists it through mid-wicket

4

to Williamson, FOUR, half-volley and Williamson has high-elbowed the drive through mid-on. How well has he played today!

4

to Williamson, FOUR, and finishes the over with a straight drive. Overpitched and duly punished

W

to Williamson, out Caught by de Kock!! Glory moment for ; he's nipped out Williamson after what has been a dearly studious knock. And one that could be decisive in New Zealand taking a lead. The crowd claps their captain off the field. Just enough seam movement on this length ball outside off. Williamson was looking to defend but trims an outside edge behind. And it carries. Too full or too short, and Williamson would have negotiated it. Williamson c de Kock b 130(241) [4s-18]

OT

to Santner, no run, umpire Oxenford denies a caught-behind, so Faf sends it upstairs for a review. Definite noise but has this back of a length delivery seamed past the outside edge? went wide from round the wicket, extracted some nip off the pitch and beat Santner, who immediately signalled that it was off his shoulder. But Faf reviews anyway. Close to the glove, that rising ball, but nothing on the infra-red images and then snickometer registers a spike only when the ball passes the shoulder. So the on-field decision stays, South Africa lose a review

4

to Santner, FOUR, that's chipped straight back but soaring over . Timed well but it was half a chance, had reacted a tad quicker

4

Morkel to Watling, FOUR, swinging away and Watling has pounced on the width. Slashes and holes it over gully

4

to Watling, FOUR, ideal for the sweep. On leg-stump and veering further down, Watling gets low and swabs it away behind square leg

W

Morkel to Santner, out Caught by Maharaj!! Watling was allowed a single off the first ball because Morkel wanted to have a crack at Santner. And see what he's done. Pitches up outside off, Santner drives on the up.. with his weight on the back foot while reaching across on the front, and ends up finding short cover. Given this is a slow pitch, the manner of dismissal shouldn't surprise you as much as Santner's intentions, especially with New Zealand still trailing by 11. Good catch by Maharaj there; that ball was traveling. Santner c Maharaj b Morkel 4(42) [4s-1]

OT

to Watling, 1 run, his 13th Test fifty brings New Zealand's 300. Lunges across on his front foot and drives a pitched up delivery to deep cover. Raises his bat to the dressing room

4

to Wagner, FOUR, yorker length delivery, Wagner opens the bat face and squeezes it down to the third man fence

W

to Watling, out Bowled!! And what a time to strike. fires in the round-armish arm-ball, has it trim the side of the pad and canons back the leg-stump. Watling had made a little room to cut and was thoroughly deceived by the one shooting back at him with the angle. Watling b 50(128) [4s-8]

4

to Wagner, FOUR, the bat face opens and the ball takes the edge, the keeper moves to his left with a dive but the ball lands in front oh him and escapes his clutches to go away into the fence. Scores level

4

to Wagner, FOUR, hacks the pull garnished with meaty power and the ball goes into the fence in a jiffy

6

to Wagner, SIX, dug in short and the ball soars over the fence for a sixer!! Wagner is not in a mood to hold back as he found the length too short

4

to Wagner, FOUR, looks to drive and fortune favours the brave - Wagner, the ball trims the outer edge and runs through the gully region for a four

W

to Boult, out Bowled!! Typical tail-ender's slog attempted and the batsman misses it by a long way to be clean bowled. That was a flighted delivery and seeing the fireworks from the other end, Boult got carried away. Looked to thwack it away on the on-side after shimmying out a long way and missed it. Boult b 2(15)

6

to Wagner, SIX, UHHHH!! That was blasted away. Sinks down on one knee and bombards the deep mid-wicket region as he found the ball in his radar. Another half-a-dozen added to the tally

6

Morkel to Ross Taylor, SIX, as a lethal pacer, you would be hurt by this kind of a treatment. That was a length delivery outside off and Ross Taylor craks the slog away over deep square for a mighty six. That went high and far

4

to Wagner, FOUR, peppers the cow corner now, it was flighted outside off and Wagner fecthes it from there and slog seeps it through the mid-wicket region for a four. Again lot of power into the shot

W

to Wagner, out Caught by Duminy!! Looks to back away and cut it, the ball bounced big on him and kissed the outer half of the blade to be taken at point, who ran in a few paces to fetch that. The combo of turn and bounce plotted the downfall. The Kiwis close their essay with an advantage of 33. Wagner c Duminy b 32(32) [4s-5 6s-2]

4

to Elgar, FOUR, fuller length delivery and Elgar drives, not a lot of feet, all hands as he presented the full face of the bat. The man at mid-off was too wide. That was too full and didn't move much acting as an aid to the batsman

W

to Stephen Cook, out Lbw!! Misreads the movement and offers the pads. The ball cannons them and the rest of the path was linear to the sticks reckons umpire Kumar Dharmasena. That was as dead as a doornail. The moment it bulleted the pads, Stephen Cook started walking as if he knew he was out. Credit to as he got the ball to beautifully shape back in and giving no hint to the batsman. The height on that is something which looked slightly iffy but Stephen Cook never even gave it a thought of reviewing it. Stephen Cook lbw b 3(29)

4

to Elgar, FOUR, pitched up and too much in the batsman's half for it to be easy pickings for Elgar. He leant into it by covering the line of the ball to send it past the man at mid-on

4

Patel to Elgar, byes, FOUR, down the leg-side, poor delivery fired in and the keeper moved late as well to have no chance of stopping it

W

to Amla, out Bowled!! I mentioned Starc! This is . Gets the ball to pitch full, invites the drive and the batsman left a gate big enough for a car to speed through. The ball though did the needful after the slight bend in the air and the nip off the wicket to rattle the timbers. does a jig. Amla goes and sends the Kiwis into delirium..Amla b 1(28)

W

to Duminy, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Vicious bouncer, forces the batsman to take evasive action and also plots his downfall. The batsman did take the review after he was caught at first slip and was given out. But the HotSpot clarified the air and the third umpire signalled it out as well. That was a bumper out of nowhere and it took off to put the batsman into a tangle. Duminy c Ross Taylor b 1(2)

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, flattish and short, Elgar employs the tuck and garnishes it with good timing. The ball kept running away from the man in the deep and he gets a four to square leg

4

to Elgar, FOUR, yorkerish and Elgar closes the face of the bat to stroke the clip away between mid-wicket and mid-on. Slightly off target and the batsman was quick to pounce on it

4

to Elgar, FOUR, the length delivery outside off and the ball takes the edge on the poke to run away past the diving gully fielder for a four. The ball didn't get up much for the batsman to play the steer to his advantage

4

Patel to du Plessis, FOUR, the big booming broom! That was fetched from well outside off and was sent away to backward square on the on-side. He got outside the line of the ball and swept it

4

Patel to du Plessis, FOUR, outside off, flattish and du Plessis just ran it down to send it to the fence at deep third man

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, short delivery, Elgar cuts, gets it off the outside edge and the ball races across the turf to beat the man at short third man

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, back to back fours.. That was full on the pads and the batsman clipped it away into the on-side to easily beat the man at square leg

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, best shot of the day? That was a gift outside off and du Plessis leant into the drive with elan. The stride towards the line of the ball ensured he was in complete control of the shot..

4

to Elgar, FOUR, poor ball from , full and on Elgar's pads, he gets inside the line and helps it on its way, rolls away to the fence in a hurry

4

to Elgar, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from , Elgar leans forward, drives it all along the carpet and through the gap at extra-cover, driven on the up and into the fence

4

Patel to du Plessis, FOUR, edged and four, nice drift for , went wider with a well tossed up delivery, invited du Plessis to drive. He can't resist, went with hard hands and gets a thick edge past the lone slip slip fielder

4

to Elgar, FOUR, fifty for Elgar, this has been a patient innings from the South African opener, loosener from , length delivery on the pads, Elgar gets inside the line and flicks it behind square on the on-side, beats the man getting across from fine leg

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, New Zealand have been sloppy in the field, du Plessis shimmied down the track, gets close to the ball and drives it against the spin towards mid-on. The fielder was eyeing a run-out chance, lost sight with the ball and lets it go right through him, rolls away to the fence

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, beautifully played, tosses one wider of off, Elgar leans forward, delays the shot for a moment and finds the gap through extra-cover, the fielder gave chase, but the ball was always winning the race

4

to Elgar, FOUR, short delivery and the batsman swivels in a flash to scream the ball away through the square leg region. The short arm unleashed itself for the umpire at square leg to almost take an evasive action

4

to Elgar, FOUR, and now now now..Mistimed drive on the up, off the inner part of the bat as he looked to drive and the ball races away to beat the man at mid-on. Unfair is sport at times..

4

to Elgar, FOUR, HUNDRED for the combo is up and it comes up thanks to a sizzler. A half-volley dished out for Elgar to cream the cover drive. The dive from mid-off was the only piece of attempt to stop the ball

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, poor shot and four..huh..The back foot punch earlier in the over had tons and gallons of grace to it..This was a loose drive outside off and it trimmed the outer half of the willow to go away through the gully region

4

to Elgar, FOUR, nicely played by Elgar, short of a length and just outside off, he waits on it, plays with an open face and finds the gap past gully, rolls away to the fence in a hurry

4

to Elgar, FOUR, short, wide and four, poor ball from , lots of width on it and Elgar crashes it behind square on the off-side, beats the dive from the fielder and rolls away to the fence

4

to Elgar, FOUR, edged and four, lucky but another boundary for Elgar, width on offer from . His feet went nowhere as he played away from his body, gets a thick edge past gully, third boundary of the over

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, lovely shot, du Plessis gets to his fifty with a gorgeous cover-drive, came down the track, made room as he did so and drives it past cover, no need to run for those

OT

to du Plessis, no run, du Plessis has been given OUT LBW, he reviews immediately. It's a fair delivery, jagged back in sharply and beat du Plessis on the inside edge, nothing on the HotSpot, but has it grazed the inside edge before thudding onto the pads? Umpire Rod Tucker says he can clearly see a spike, there's daylight between bat and pad and asks Dharmasena to reverse his decision. Lovely ball from , shortened his length and got this one to jag back into the right-hander, du Plessis was caught in his crease as he looked to defend, gets an inside edge before the ball hit the pads - above the knee-roll

W

to du Plessis, out Caught by Boult!! du Plessis doesn't make most of the LBW reprieve. This is a poor shot under the circumstances, banged in short and just outside off, du Plessis was swivelling across on the pull, wasn't in control over the shot. The top-edge went high and behind square on the on-side, Boult ran across and completes a good catch. du Plessis c Boult b 52(118) [4s-7]

4

to Elgar, FOUR, lovely shot, excellent use of the feet from Elgar made this shot possible. Came down the track, gets close to the ball and lifts it over mid-off, one bounce and over the ropes

4

to Elgar, FOUR, now some outswing this time and Elgar just about opens the drive wide of the fielder at gully. Not the bounce in this pitch for the edges to carry, and soft hands just about provide a guarantee. On 96 now

4

to Elgar, FOUR, he has nailed a pull shot.. after leaving the last two short balls. Pretty much his innings in a wrap. 7th Test century for Dean Elgar. Slots the pull through deep mid-wicket and has his helmet off and arms raised to celebrate. What a knock. Just the decisiveness on playing what and when takes the cake away, let alone his willing to just survive

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, that's a drive and a half. Opens it through point and times it on the up off the front foot. Just too full from

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, Wagner's sprinting at long leg to catch this but cannot! A short ball from after pitching it too full - where he was driven for a boundary - and Bavuma has managed to top-edge this. Never looked in position to play it. And didn't keep it down, as small as this ground may be. Wagner sprinted, dived but the ball was always going to fall in front. Always

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, now he's waited for this and found the gap. Weight is almost nowhere - neither back nor front - but he delays the punch and plays in the gap between gully and point

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from , Bavuma waits on it and cuts it late, beats the man behind square on the off-side and rolls away to the fence

4

Patel to Elgar, FOUR, what a shot that is. Gets under the flight on this after making room and lofts it gloriously. One bounce and it's away!

4

Patel to Bavuma, FOUR, gets hold of the flight on this and hoists it gently over mid-wicket. A desperate shot but he was well in control

4

Patel to Bavuma, FOUR, only if there was a deep mid-wicket! Not off the middle this, it seemed. Managed to muscle the slog over the in-field, so a safeish shot

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, timed away! Stands tall, reaches out in front and clips this through mid-wicket

4

to Elgar, FOUR, dear me. A full toss on the pads from and Elgar has obliged it round the corner. Just times it off his pads. Enough

4

to Elgar, FOUR, top-edge!! That will run away, that flies away actually over the head of the keeper for a four. It was short, but maybe not short enough for the pull for the batsman to put himself into a tangle. Highest score for Elgar in Tests..

4

to Elgar, FOUR, not a ceremonious way of getting to a hundred runs as a pair. That was full and wide, Elgar reaches out for it with his arms, the ball trims the inside edge and runs past the sticks and the keeper for a four

W

to Elgar, out Caught by Watling!! The tried and tested weapon does it for . The perfume ball exploded off the track, the batsman trying to pull, tried to take evasive action at the last moment and ended up chalking an edge of the bat for the keeper to do the rest. That was a brute of a delivery and he really bent his back to generate bounce and pace on that. Elgar c Watling b 140(299) [4s-24]

OT

to Bavuma, 2 runs, short ball and that has been hooked away as he got his wrists to roll over the short delivery. That is fifty for the pocket rocket. An innings of substance from Bavuma

4

Patel to de Kock, FOUR, dishes it out wide, de Kock gobbles up the snack by laying into the width. That was sizzled through the covers as the big whipping bat of de Kock came down on it to drive it

W

Patel to de Kock, out Caught by Wagner!! Loose drive outside off, the ball grazed the outer half of the bat and goes to the backward point region. Wagner there dives forward and takes a good catch. That was poor from de Kock. He was playing away from his body and despite playing it with the turn, never was to the pitch of the ball. The Kiwis are estactic. Huge wicket for them. de Kock c Wagner b Patel 10(26) [4s-1]

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, fuller length delivery onto the pads and that has been whipped away past the man at mid-wicket. The dive from the fielder wasn't enough

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, short ball again and down the leg-side, Bavuma pulls it down and helped the ball on its way to get his second boundary of the over. Signs of tiredness for ?

4

to Bavuma, FOUR, Ufff! That was some shot! Pulls the strings out of that short ball and canes it down the ground for a four. No one moved..12 runs of that over and that should be it for in this herculean spell

W

to Bavuma, out Caught by Watling!! Walks too much across his sticks, the ball takes a faint edge and nestles into the gloves of the keeper. That was a good length delivery and would have been a nice tickle into the on-side but the batsman walked too much across to plot his downfall. A stifle down the leg-side is a day light heist for the Kiwis. Bavuma c Watling b 64(164) [4s-10]

4

Patel to Philander, FOUR, gloves? bat? That was fired down and the batsman trying to tickle it, got it off the bat to get it past the man at leg-slip for a four. A streaky one..

4

to Maharaj, FOUR, dropped short, Maharaj this time was quick to get into a position and hammers the pull in the air to get it towards the square leg area for a four

4

Patel to Philander, FOUR, lands it full to start off the new angle. Philander lays his bat on it with a drive to beat the man at cover and earn vital runs for his team

4

Patel to Philander, FOUR, he takes the bait again. That was flighted and outside off, Philander silks the drive with a lean forward into the drive

W

to Maharaj, out Caught by Neesham!! The short ball has another casualty to its credit. The short climbed on the batsman who was late on the pull and ended up top-edging it for an easy catch to be taken at mid-wicket. The angle at which it darted in and the lack of room ensured he could never get it away. Maharaj c Neesham b 5(9) [4s-1]

4

to Philander, FOUR, this is a better pull shot. One-legged, swiveling and rushing away through square leg. He can bat

W

Patel to Rabada, out Bowled!! Blame the last delivery for this dismissal. It turned, and this didn't. Kohli-at-Pune moment for Rabada. Shoulders arms, the ball slides on and rattles the stumps. Ouch. Rabada b Patel 4(25)

W

to Philander, out Bowled!! South Africa are 308 all-out. Gets the full delivery right from round the wicket after a searing short ball, has the ball sliding on and sneaking through the bat-pad gap. Philander b 21(35) [4s-4]

IPL 2017 Points Table
TEAM MAT PTS
KKR 08 12
MI 08 12
SRH 08 09
RPS 08 08
KXIP 07 06
GL 08 06
RCB 09 05
DD 06 04
IPL 2017 - Full table
IPL 2017 Points Table
TEAM MAT PTS
KKR 08 12
MI 08 12
SRH 08 09
RPS 08 08
KXIP 07 06
GL 08 06
RCB 09 05
DD 06 04
IPL 2017 - Full table