Match Details

NZ vs SA 1st TEST, SA vs NZ 2024

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SA 162(72.5)
New Zealand won by 281 runs 🏆
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D Paterson Logo
D Paterson Jersy
4s: 3
6s: 0
R de Swardt Logo
R de Swardt Jersy
4s: 4
6s: 0
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M Santner Jersy



M Santner

Econ: 2.27
78th Over:
= 4
Last Over:
= 3
This Over:
= 7


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That's it from our coverage of this Test match and we hope you all enjoyed it. Both teams go to Hamilton for the next Test starting next Tuesday. Do join us for that Test match and for all other fixtures around the globe and across formats, stay tuned to our network for all the action. 

For now, this is Ayan Chatterjee signing off on behalf of my co-commentators AkshayaKrishna Polya and Anirudh Modi alongside scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer. Stay safe, happy, and cool. Goodbye and CHEERS!  
David Bedingham: "Unhappy not to get the hundred. But I stuck with my method and practised before. I wanted to go after the short ball. I wanted to block a bit. We were behind the game and went to go after it. I wanted to play it on my terms and that was going for it. I think this wickets are more suitable for me. Hope it gives me confidence and the team as well going forward. I think from batting point of view, Kane's innings is a masterpiece. How to bat here and Rav's innings as well. If we can learn 10% of the Kane innings then we can improve by leaps and bounds. Thank You."  
Tim Southee (New Zealand Captain): "Great to get the win in the end. The batters and bowlers doing their job and we got it done. Pleasing to see everyone doing well. The pitch played well with bit of spin. Mitchell Santner bowled well and so did Rachin. Then the pacers did their job. Now, we go to Hamilton for the next Test. Different pitch will be a challenge. We will enjoy this win for a few days and then prepare well for the Hamilton Test. We are focussing on ourselves and not on the opposition that much. South Africa is a good side and cannot be taken likely at all. Thank You."  
Neil Brand (South Africa Captain): "Yes, very deflating. We were in the game. We missed our chances and we got completely outplayed by them. Definitely, our patience got tested, and we gave our wickets away too soon. Got to get back to the drawing board and compete better. Yes, losing wickets in clusters never helps. We need to improve on that. Hope to do well. Getting 6 wickets is nice, but not getting runs disappointed me. Hope to improve on that."  
Rachin Ravindra (Player of the Match): "Thank You very much. Nice to contribute to the team. 4-5 days of hard work and to get the win is a satisfying win. This will be rated highly. I spent time with a lot of people and batted and contributed to the team. Great batting with Kane he is a terrific batter. He has got 31 Test tons, and he is a great player. No comparison. Contributing to the team is essential and we are working hard for it. You feel you belong here and they are welcoming to us a lot. Happy with the win and Kane and I enjoyed out there."   
Player of the Match: Rachin Ravindra.  
Time for the presentations.  
10:17 AM IST, 6:47 PM Local Time: That's it. The Test match ends in 4 days with the host nation New Zealand completing a comprehensive 281 run win over South Africa to go 1-0 up in the 2-match series. New Zealand may have lost the toss but have dominated the Test match from the get go and South Africa have been outplayed in all departments of the game in all these 4 days. Lots of learnings for the Proteas going into the second Test match.  

Let's recap you as to how things unfolded in these 4 days at the Bay Oval. It was South African skipper Neil Brand who won the toss and elected to bowl first and New Zealand piled on 511 in 144 overs. It was due to a magnificent double ton from Rachin Ravindra who scored 240 and a classy 118 from Kane Williamson who notched up his 30th Test ton. Cameos from Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Matt Henry also helped power the score forward. For South Africa, Neil Brand was the pick of the bowlers as the skipper picked up 6/119. A couple of wickets for Ruan de Swardt as well. 

In reply, South Africa were skittled out for 162 and thereby conceded a lead of 349 runs. Keegan Petersen top scored with 45. David Bedingham scored 32. There were 20s from Moore, and Hamza but nothing substantial to write home about for the batters of South Africa. From New Zealand's bowling point of view, Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner picked up 3 wickets apiece. 2 wickets apiece for Kyle Jamieson and Rachin Ravindra. 

Despite having a massive lead of 349 runs, New Zealand opted to bat again. A masterclass from Kane Williamson as he scored an unbeaten 109* off 132 balls. He shattered records as he became the fourth New Zealand player to score centuries in each innings. He notched up his 31st Test ton as well. New Zealand scored 179/4 in their second innings and Tim Southee their skipper declared the innings at the start of Day 4 giving South Africa a mammoth 529 for the win. Neil Brand picked up 2 wickets yet again in the second innings and had 8 in the match. 

Chasing 529 for the win, South Africa lost their openers early. van Tonder and Hamza looked good but got out after scoring 30s. But it was David Bedingham who stole the show with his 87 off 96 balls as he was taking the short balls on and took the attack to the Kiwis for a brief moment. Once he fell, the innings was wrapped up soon. Keegan Petersen gave his wicket away while Ruan de Swardt remained unbeaten on 34*. Fortuin and Paterson got to double figures but it was a bridge too far as the Proteas were bowled out for 247 in 80 overs. 

Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/58 in 17 overs. Mitchell Santner picked up 3 wickets and cleaned up the tail as he finished with 3/59 in 26 overs. A wicket apiece for Tim Southee, Matt Henry, and Glenn Phillips. Kyle could have had a fifer, but Henry put a catch down just before the last wicket eventually fell. 

So, New Zealand wins the Test match by 281 runs and takes a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series. Stay tuned for the presentations.  
South Africa
Ruan de Swardt
Mitchell Santner
79.6 M Santner to D Paterson
W WICKET! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN BY KANE WILLIAMSON! Tosses it up with a bit of air, Paterson goes for the big one and gets the height and not the distance. Kane settles underneath it at long-on and takes the catch easily. Santner finishes the match with 3 wickets  as the host nation wins the game by 281 runs to go 1-0 up in the 2-match series. 
79.5 M Santner to Swardt
1 Short and wide, de Swardt cuts it away to the backward point region for a single. 
79.4 M Santner to D Paterson
1 Tosses it up again, Paterson goes for the big one and slices it away to covers for a single. 
79.3 M Santner to D Paterson
0 Tosses it up with a bit of air, Paterson defends forward to covers. 
79.2 M Santner to Swardt
1 Good length on the pads, de Swardt tucks it away to the fine leg region for a single. 
79.1 M Santner to Swardt
4 FOUR! Short ball that is dragged down, de Swardt rocks back and pulls it away through the midwicket region as the ball races away to the fence for a boundary. 
South Africa
Dane Paterson
Ruan de Swardt
Kyle Jamieson