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

David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell

New Zealand Squad

Colin Munro, George Worker, Henry Nicholls, Neil Broom, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Scott Kuggeleijn, Luke Ronchi, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Jeetan Patel, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Seth Rance

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