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New Zealand vs South Africa (test)

New Zealand vs South Africa Match Result (TEST)

| 2nd Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington | 16 March, 2017

Toss won by South Africa (decided to bowl)

South Africa beat New Zealand by 8 wickets

Man of the Match: Keshav Maharaj

South Africa Squad

Aiden Markram, David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, JP Duminy, Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Willem Mulder, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada

New Zealand Squad

Colin Munro, George Worker, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

Pitch Report

It's nice and hard with a good tinge of green on it. As the wicket in Wellington usually is, the pacers will enjoy themselves bowling on this.

SWOT Analysis

New ZealandSouth Africa
StrengthHome conditionsBowling
WeaknessUnsettled middle orderInconsistent middle order
OpportunitiesTo level the seriesTo seal the series
ThreatsKagiso Rabada, Hashim AmlaNeil Broom, Tim Southee

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

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
FULL Ranking