South Africa vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 4 Highlights – February 07, 2024

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Match Details:

SeriesSouth Africa tour of New Zealand, 2024
MatchNZ vs RSA, 1st Test
WhenSun, Feb 04, 2024 – Thur, Feb 08, 2024
Time10:30 PM (GMT)
WhereBay Oval, Mount Maunganui
TossSouth Africa won the toss and opted to bowl
ResultNew Zealand won by 281 runs

Video Highlights

Day 2 Summary of South Africa vs New Zealand Test Match:

New Zealand’s Declaration and Early Strikes:

  • New Zealand began Day 2 by declaring their second innings overnight at 179 for 4, setting South Africa a daunting target of 529 runs to win.
  • Tim Southee and Matt Henry capitalized on the overcast conditions, striking early to leave South Africa reeling at 5 for 2 in just the fourth over.

South African Resilience:

  • Despite the early setbacks, South Africa showed resilience with Raynard van Tonder and Zubayr Hamza building a solid partnership.
  • Van Tonder, on debut, showcased determination, surviving some nervous moments before eventually falling for an 83-ball vigil, caught by Tom Latham off Kyle Jamieson.

Bedingham’s Counterattack:

  • David Bedingham emerged as the anchor for South Africa’s innings, counterattacking with aggression.
  • Bedingham, with support from Keegan Petersen, added 105 runs for the fifth wicket, frustrating the New Zealand bowlers.

Bedingham’s Flourish and Fall:

  • Bedingham’s innings were characterized by his fearless strokeplay, particularly against the short ball strategy employed by the Kiwi bowlers.
  • He reached his fifty off just 69 balls, showcasing his T20 skills, but fell 13 runs short of a century, caught at deep midwicket while attempting another aggressive shot.

New Zealand’s Bowling Domination:

  • Kyle Jamieson’s four-wicket haul, supported by Mitchell Santner’s three-for, spearheaded New Zealand’s bowling domination.
  • Jamieson’s crucial breakthroughs at key moments halted South Africa’s progress, while Santner chipped in with timely wickets to wrap up the innings.

End of South Africa’s Resistance:

  • Despite Bedingham’s heroics, South Africa’s resistance eventually crumbled as wickets fell in quick succession post-tea.
  • Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, and Clyde Fortuin fell victim to New Zealand’s relentless bowling attack, sealing victory for the hosts.

Player of the Match:

  • Rachin Ravindra was awarded the Player of the Match for his exceptional performance in the first innings, scoring a monumental 240 runs, setting the stage for New Zealand’s commanding victory.

New Zealand’s comprehensive victory over South Africa in the first Test was marked by outstanding performances with both bat and ball, highlighted by Williamson’s twin centuries, Ravindra’s record-breaking innings, and a clinical bowling display led by Jamieson and Santner.

Some Interesting Facts

FactsSouth AfricaNew Zealand
Rankings4th5th
Head-to-Head Wins2605
Last 5 matches StatusDWWWLWWWLW

Teams Squad

South Africa Playing XI: Neil Brand (c), Edward Moore, Raynard van Tonder, Zubayr Hamza, David Bedingham, Keegan Petersen, Ruan de Swardt, Clyde Fortuin (wk), Duanne Olivier, Tshepo Moreki, Dane Paterson

  • Bench: Mihlali Mpongwana, Dane Piedt, Khaya Zondo, Shaun von Berg

New Zealand Playing XI: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry

  • Bench: Neil Wagner, Will Young