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New Zealand vs South Africa (test)

New Zealand vs South Africa Match Result (TEST)

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

Toss won by South Africa (decided to bat)

New Zealand drew with South Africa

Man of the Match: Dean Elgar

South Africa Squad

David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, AB de Villiers, Mangaliso Mosehle, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell

New Zealand Squad

Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Neil Broom, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Jeetan Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

Pitch Report

The track seems to have plenty of grass and will support spin as the game goes on.

SWOT Analysis

New ZealandSouth Africa
StrengthHome conditionsAll-round side
WeaknessVulnerable batting orderUnknown
OpportunitiesTo begin the Test series with a winTo continue the winning momentum
ThreatsHashim Amla and Vernon PhilanderTom Latham and Trent Boult

Head to Head

New ZealandSouth Africa
Matches won424
Home Wins117
Away Wins37
Highest Innings Score595 on Thursday, March 18, 2004621 on Saturday, February 27, 1999
Lowest Innings Score45 on Wednesday, January 02, 2013148 on Thursday, December 24, 1953

Top Performers

New ZealandSouth Africa
Highest Total Chased50 on Thursday, March 18, 2004233 on Friday, March 26, 2004
Lowest Total Defended275 on Friday, February 16, 1962226 on Friday, February 05, 1954
Most Prolific BatsmanStephen Fleming - 1072 RunsJacques Kallis - 1543 Runs
Highest Individual Score262 by Stephen Fleming On Thursday, April 27, 2006275 by Daryll Cullinan On Saturday, February 27, 1999
Most Successful BowlerChris Martin - 55 WicketsDale Steyn - 68 Wickets
Best Bowling Analysis6/60 by John Reid Sr. On Friday, February 28, 19648/53 by Goofy Lawrence On Tuesday, December 26, 1961

Team Rankings

1 India 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
FULL Ranking