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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, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Chris Morris, Vernon Philander, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Andile Phehlukwayo, Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Morne Morkel

New Zealand Squad

Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Tom Latham, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Seth Rance, Tim Southee

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 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
FULL Ranking