South Africa and New Zealand did battle in the 1st 5-Day Test at Newlands, Cape Town at 10:30 SA Time on Wednesday 2 January 2013 and the match was supposed to run until Sunday 6 January 2013.

South Africa demolished the New Zealanders in the 1st Innings, bowling them out for a measly 45 runs in total, then went in to bat a couple of overs before Lunch on Day 1. South Africa amassed a lead of 302 runs before declaring on 347 / 8 on Day 2 of the match.

At the start of Day 3 of the match New Zealand had already lost 4 wickets, but made a gritty start to the day until eventually tumbling to an Innings and 27 run defeat three quarters through Day 3.




New Zealand: 1st Innings – 45 ALL Out (19.2 overs), 2nd Innings – 275 All Out (102.1 overs)

South Africa: 1st Innings – 347 / 8 Declared (95.2 overs)


South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs

  • New Zealand in South Africa Test Series – 1st Test
  • Test no. 2069 | 2012/13 season
  • Played at Newlands, Cape Town
  • 2,3,4 January 2013 (5-day match)
New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill c †de Villiers b Philander 1 8 6 0 0 16.66
BB McCullum* b Philander 7 24 19 1 0 36.84
KS Williamson lbw b Philander 13 28 19 2 0 68.42
DG Brownlie c Smith b Philander 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
DR Flynn c & b Steyn 8 72 28 1 0 28.57
BJ Watling† c †de Villiers b Philander 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
JEC Franklin c Smith b Morkel 1 9 10 0 0 10.00
DAJ Bracewell b Steyn 2 13 10 0 0 20.00
JS Patel c Amla b Morkel 5 15 9 1 0 55.55
TA Boult c †de Villiers b Morkel 1 10 9 0 0 11.11
CS Martin not out 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 6, nb 1) 7
Total (all out; 19.2 overs; 100 mins) 45 (2.32 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-7 (Guptill, 1.6 ov), 2-14 (McCullum, 5.3 ov), 3-14 (Brownlie, 5.6 ov), 4-27 (Williamson, 7.6 ov), 5-27 (Watling, 9.1 ov), 6-28 (Franklin, 10.5 ov), 7-31 (Bracewell, 13.3 ov), 8-38 (Patel, 16.4 ov), 9-45 (Boult, 18.3 ov), 10-45 (Flynn, 19.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 7.2 2 18 2 2.45
VD Philander 6 3 7 5 1.16
M Morkel 6 2 14 3 2.33 (1nb)
South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GC Smith* lbw b Bracewell 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
AN Petersen b Boult 106 282 176 11 1 60.22
HM Amla lbw b Franklin 66 110 74 9 0 89.18
JH Kallis c †Watling b Boult 60 110 89 5 2 67.41
AB de Villiers† b Martin 67 191 129 8 0 51.93
F du Plessis c Williamson b Martin 15 35 28 2 0 53.57
D Elgar c †Watling b Boult 21 74 52 2 0 40.38
RJ Peterson b Martin 5 26 15 1 0 33.33
VD Philander not out 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 6
Total (8 wickets dec; 95.2 overs; 416 mins) 347 (3.63 runs per over)
Did not bat DW Steyn, M Morkel
Fall of wickets 1-1 (Smith, 1.1 ov), 2-108 (Amla, 25.2 ov), 3-212 (Kallis, 51.3 ov), 4-255 (Petersen, 65.1 ov), 5-281 (du Plessis, 73.2 ov), 6-335 (Elgar, 89.2 ov), 7-342 (de Villiers, 93.6 ov), 8-347 (Peterson, 95.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
TA Boult 21 2 78 3 3.71 (1w)
DAJ Bracewell 24 4 93 1 3.87
CS Martin 19.2 4 63 3 3.25 (1nb, 1w)
JEC Franklin 14 1 50 1 3.57
JS Patel 17 4 60 0 3.52
New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill c Amla b Steyn 0 3 6 0 0 0.00
BB McCullum* lbw b Peterson 51 146 103 7 0 49.51
KS Williamson c Petersen b Kallis 15 78 46 2 0 32.60
DG Brownlie c Peterson b Morkel 109 272 186 13 2 58.60
DR Flynn c †de Villiers b Kallis 14 51 36 3 0 38.88
BJ Watling† c Smith b Philander 42 211 151 4 0 27.81
JEC Franklin b Steyn 22 103 59 2 0 37.28
DAJ Bracewell c Petersen b Philander 0 10 5 0 0 0.00
JS Patel b Steyn 8 26 16 1 0 50.00
TA Boult not out 2 4 5 0 0 40.00
CS Martin run out (Steyn/†de Villiers) 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 8, w 3) 12
Total (all out; 102.1 overs; 460 mins) 275 (2.69 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Guptill, 0.6 ov), 2-29 (Williamson, 17.4 ov), 3-118 (McCullum, 31.1 ov), 4-155 (Flynn, 43.6 ov), 5-229 (Brownlie, 80.5 ov), 6-252 (Watling, 92.5 ov), 7-252 (Bracewell, 94.4 ov), 8-265 (Patel, 99.4 ov), 9-274 (Franklin, 101.6 ov), 10-275 (Martin, 102.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 30 6 67 3 2.23
VD Philander 24 8 76 2 3.16 (1w)
M Morkel 21 6 50 1 2.38 (1w)
JH Kallis 11.1 3 31 2 2.77 (1w)
RJ Peterson 16 6 42 1 2.62
Match details
Toss New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Player of the match VD Philander (South Africa)
Umpires IJ Gould (England) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Match referee DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire S George
Close of play
- day 1 – South Africa 1st innings 252/3 (AN Petersen 103*, AB de Villiers 19*, 64 ov)
- day 2 – New Zealand 2nd innings 169/4 (DG Brownlie 69*, BJ Watling 10*, 52 ov)

341 Responses to Cricket: 1st Test – South Africa vs New Zealand – Live Game Article

  • 301

    NZ 142 / 3 after 39 overs

  • 302

    Ok doing an article as the Sharks Super Rugby squad has been announced, Pooms will be extremely happy :lol:

  • 303

    Kallis takes a wicket!


    NZ 155 / 4

  • 304


  • 305


    Dale Steyn strikes…. but Brownlie has asked for the review

  • 306

    Should be not out… no gloves or bat involved

  • 307

    Dale has been very unlucky today, he has bowled well

  • 308

    Also looks like the wicket has become meek and mild

  • 309

    @ grootblousmile:
    Bro the wicket was never that bad though, their batting was shocking in their 1st innings

    Even some of our wickets we lost?? it was due to poor batting, take AB and Amla? they both walked away from their stumps and left them open as to try flick the ball to fine leg.

  • 310

    Stumps Day 2,

    NZ 169 / 4 after 52 overs

  • 311

    Pity we could not have taken 1 or possibly 2 more wickets today, would have been very nice to give the full tail a battering early on Day 3.

  • 312

    @ grootblousmile:
    True, but it was due to those dropped catches as well as Smith not reviewing that one LB shout

  • 313

    312 @ Sharks_forever:
    There are no “Could have’s”, “Would have’s” or “Should Have’s” on the scoreboard.

    Tomorrow there is still 6 wickets standing… no excuses.

  • 314

    something Rugby must remember

    Spectator burnout is the biggest challenge for cricket. T20 has managed to attract new audiences but they are fickle. Entertainment is what draws them and their connection to the game is tenuous. IPL 5 was a huge success in terms of audience response, but crowds have been thin at the Big Bash this year. More worryingly, Test attendances in Australia were thinner this season than they were the last, and ODIs between India and Pakistan didn’t sell out.

    It can be argued that the Tests in Australia suffered from bad weather and faulty scheduling. South Africa, the bigger draw, refused to tour in the second half, preferring to play a T20 match at home on Boxing Day instead, and Sri Lanka were poor opponents at the business end of the summer. Pakistan caught the Indian fans in a bad mood perhaps: the series began a few days after India had lost their first home Test series in eight years, and lost to England at home for the first time in 28 years.

    But clearly the audiences are sending a message. It’s an obvious one. They want more quality and less quantity.

  • 315

    South Africa: an Australian attitude
    That South Africa should end the year as the No. 1 Test nation is not a surprise. The surprise is that it took them so long to get there. They have been consistently excellent over a number of years, winning matches and series all around the world, rarely embarrassing themselves in defeats, and with a core group of players who have been together for a long time. Yet they have always seemed to lack that little bit, that intangible extra, that goes into the making of champions. They have been solid but never spectacular, resourceful but not imaginative, gritty but rarely daring.

    Did anything change in 2012? Perhaps nothing dramatic. But in Perth, in three hours of spellbinding batting, they revealed an ability to seize the moment and turn it their way with such force as to reduce their opponents to bystanders. In the age of T20, a scoring rate of seven an over isn’t outlandish, but to watch two batsmen gallop away at that rate in Test cricket against a sharpish bowling attack on a quick pitch was breathtaking. With contrasting styles – Hashim Amla wielding a wand and Graeme Smith a pickaxe – they mounted an assault that would have reminded the Australian fans of their own team in its pomp.

    One image stays imprinted in the mind: Amla fetching a ball wide of the pads and hitting it through midwicket – a skilful stroke, but one he plays regularly. The difference this time is that there are no stumps behind him. He has moved so wide that he is in the line of the bowler and first slip. That one image said everything that was to be said about the South African approach that afternoon. It had the air of invincibility.

    It was more spectacular still, given what had gone before. Australia had had the better of the draw in the first Test, and South Africa had batted out of their skin to save the second. Midway through the first day in Perth, they had been in danger of being dismissed for under 150. But from there, like a canny boxer who first spars his opponent to weariness and knows when to raise his game for the knockout, they went for the kill with mechanical and ruthless efficiency. With their recently acquired Test crown at stake, it was a commanding performance.

    There has been much disquiet about affirmative action in their cricket, but South Africa are clearly reaping the dividends of the rich variety their nation offers. It’s plausible that both Amla and Vernon Philander wouldn’t have broken through without the pressure there has been to include coloured cricketers in the team, and South Africa would be a much poorer team without them. They give the side the sort of variety earlier South African teams lacked. Supple, delicate and wristy, Amla brings Asian artistry to the traditionally muscular style of South African batsmanship, and Philander’s subtle and skilful manipulation of the seam presents a different challenge from Dale Steyn’s high-velocity swing and Morne Morkel’s hustling, menacing bounce.

    This was said about England after the 2011 summer, but South Africa look destined to stay at the top longer than the two previous occupants. England will challenge them and in Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar they have the two top-class spinners that South Africa lack. But South Africa currently have the strongest all-condition batting line-up in the world, and the best fast-bowling attack, and Smith, though he has given up leadership in the shorter formats, still has the zest for Test captaincy. No one would grudge them a long stay at the top.

  • 316

    315 @ superBul:Very nice article, Supers, who wrote it?

  • 317

    316 @ Just For Kicks:
    I think I read it first on ESPN Cricinfo.

  • 318

    I know this is a rugby and cricket site.,but have to put this up here. Just read on Sports24 that Burry Stander lost his life yesterday in a crash. Sad to read this today.

    Just remember watching him in the Olymics this year and he had a good cycle only came out the blocks a bit late then chased like mad to take the lead for some way to fall back again. He had a gutsy ride there and had he got off to a good start who knows he just may have picked up a medal. A terrific cyclist. Huge loss for our Sport in South Africa. He was world class. To lose a life so young is truly sad. Feel for his family they must be devastated.

    RIP Burry

  • 319

    This from sports24


    Vermaak: Stander a legend
    2013-01-04 07:43

    Burry Stander (Gallo)
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    Stander a true gentleman: Sam SA Olympians to square off SA cyclist Burry Stander dies Johannesburg – South African mountainbike ace Burry Stander died in a crash on Thursday, Cycling SA (CSA) has confirmed.

    “He was returning from a training ride in Shelly Beach, on the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) south coast, and was hit by a vehicle,” said CSA spokesperson Mylene Loumeau.

    Police were investigating, according to CSA.

    Stander, 25, was fifth in the men’s cross country race at the 2012 London Olympics.

    Four years earlier, at the Beijing Games, he had proved his ability when he finished 15th in the cross country event at the age of 20.

    The following season he rose to prominence on the global stage when he won the Under-23 title in the Mountainbike World Cup series.

    In 2011, Stander became the first South African to win the Cape Epic stage race in the Western Cape, with Swiss partner Christoph Sauser, and the pair defended their title in 2012.

    “This is the saddest news I’ve received since I began my involvement in South African cycling 10 years ago. Burry was our brightest star,” said Cape Epic founder Kevin Vermaak.

    “I’m upset that the world has been deprived of a true legend in the making. Now we’ll never know just how great he was destined to be.”

    Sauser seemed distraught when he posted on Twitter: “Never felt so empty since my dad passed away when I was a kid. @africanmtbkid I will never forget you.”

    Stander was married to elite road cyclist Cherise Taylor in May last year, just three months before he narrowly missed out on a medal at the London Olympics.

    An emotional Loumeau said Stander, who was raised in KZN, would be missed by the SA cycling community.

    “I had seen him come through the ranks since 2006,” she said.

    “He was a fantastic role model, and at the same time he was humble at it.”

    Gideon Sam, the president of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), said he was “shattered” by the death of Stander, a three-time national champion in his specialist discipline.

    “Burry was the epitome of an Olympic athlete – talented, ultra-competive but at the same time extremely humble and a true gentleman,” Sam said.

    “Sascoc, the cycling fraternity, and the entire South African sporting community mourns his passing and sends our prayers to his wife and family.”

    Sam said a concerted effort needed to be made to protect athletes using South Africa’s roads.

    “I’ve said this time and again but it is really time to work even harder at protecting both our runners and cyclists who use the roads daily to do their training.”

  • 320

    @ Puma:
    Hi Pooms bro, there is an article up for this sad senseless tragedy

  • 321

    Actually there are quite a few new Articles I gather you have not read yet :lol:

  • 322

    320 @ Sharks_forever:
    Thanks bro, never read any articles here, just thought no-one would put it up. Jeez I feel gutted to read that this morning.

    Going to read all the other articles now. Takes me time, you know moss! :razz:

  • 323

    @ Puma:
    :lol: if you look a little further down you will find a new article on the sharks squad and some pre season friendlies for the Sharks

  • 324

    Someone must have come down really hard on the NZ boys. A much better day yesterday, and a decent start this morning. At least they are making a bit of a game out of it.

  • 325

    I see they’re not allowing the # anywhere near short leg. That honour has gone to Elgar.

  • 326

    200 up for New Zealand. SA will bat again, I predict.

  • 327

    NZ 201 / 4 after 67 overs

    Good Morning everyone

  • 329

    Freegin hell, can’t we just get a wicket or something….. jeeeez!

  • 330

    NZ 221 / 4 after 75 overs

    SA just cruising seemingly waiting to take the new ball in about 5 overs

  • 331

    OK fellas… I’m out for a while on business, chat later

  • 332

    You have to say well done to New Zealand for standing up to our bowlers here after a horrendous start for them in the first innings. Also here we thought it would be all over today and not to be. Think we could now see day 4.

  • 333

    I heard on TV the catering company opted out of today’s lunch thinking all would be over – facepalm for someone

  • 334

    Test over as Steyn gets stuck in and folds the Kiwi’s

  • 335

    Go out and come back and see NZ 279/9

    So there will be no day 4

  • 336

    Well done Proteas quite a comprehensive win by an innings and 27 runs. Only time I managed a peek at score earlier must have been just after New Zealand lost their 5th wicket, so quite a surprise to look again now and see it all over with New Zealand all out for 275.

  • 337

    Well done Proteas another big win.

    Well done to Big Vern on getting mom. Well deserved.

  • 338

    337 @ Puma:
    Hi Puma yip you beat me to it no surprise to see Philander get man of the match for his 7 wickets, it was really his 5 wicket haul in 1st innings that broke the back of New Zeland.

  • 339

    Wow… done and dusted, 6 wickets falling while I was out….

    The arsehole ripped right of New Zealand…. hehehe

  • 340

    lekkkkkkkkker manne

  • 341

    338 @ Bullscot:
    Big Vern sure deserved it. Was outstanding in the first innings and again today. He has been in brilliant form since last year.

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