South Africa and New Zealand did battle in the 2nd 5-Day Test at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth which started at 10:30 SA Time on Friday 11 January 2013 and which was due to only finish on Tuesday 15 January 2013.

This was the Live Game Article for the match.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first. They posted a mammoth First Innings total of 525 runs for 8 wickets, when they declared the First Innings closed.

New Zealand went in to bat and the South Africans demolished them by bowling them out for a measly 121 runs, forcing New Zealand for follow on with their Second Innings. New Zealand battled on a bit more resolutely in the Second Innings but the last 5 wickets fell rapidly at the end, causing New Zealand to be all out for 211, still 193 runs short.

South Africa won by an Innings and 193 runs, before Lunch on Day 4, also winning the Series with a clean sweep of 2 / 0.



South Africa: First Innings – 525 / 8 Declared (153.5 overs)

New Zealand: First Innings – 121 ALL OUT (44.4 overs), Second Innings – 211 ALL OUT (86.4 overs)


South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs

  • New Zealand in South Africa Test Series – 2nd Test
  • Test no. 2071 | 2012/13 season
  • Played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
  • 11,12,13,14 January 2013 (5-day match)
South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AN Petersen c Patel b Bracewell 21 43 40 3 0 52.50
GC Smith* c †Watling b Wagner 54 140 88 8 0 61.36
HM Amla c †Watling b Boult 110 378 235 8 0 46.80
JH Kallis c †Watling b Bracewell 8 20 11 2 0 72.72
AB de Villiers† c Williamson b Patel 51 107 81 6 0 62.96
F du Plessis c McCullum b Munro 137 311 252 14 2 54.36
D Elgar not out 103 231 170 14 1 60.58
RJ Peterson c Patel b Munro 8 23 13 1 0 61.53
DW Steyn c Patel b Bracewell 5 30 23 0 0 21.73
RK Kleinveldt not out 7 14 13 1 0 53.84
Extras (b 6, lb 8, w 4, nb 3) 21
Total (8 wickets dec; 153.5 overs; 654 mins) 525 (3.41 runs per over)
Did not bat M Morkel
Fall of wickets 1-29 (Petersen, 9.6 ov), 2-121 (Smith, 30.4 ov), 3-137 (Kallis, 35.4 ov), 4-223 (de Villiers, 61.1 ov), 5-336 (Amla, 97.6 ov), 6-467 (du Plessis, 136.5 ov), 7-481 (Peterson, 142.6 ov), 8-508 (Steyn, 150.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
TA Boult 32 5 108 1 3.37 (2w)
DAJ Bracewell 34 6 94 3 2.76 (1w)
N Wagner 33 4 135 1 4.09 (3nb, 1w)
JS Patel 36.5 2 134 1 3.63
C Munro 18 4 40 2 2.22
New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill c Petersen b Steyn 1 12 11 0 0 9.09
BB McCullum* c Kallis b Peterson 13 97 61 2 0 21.31
KS Williamson c Smith b Steyn 4 8 5 1 0 80.00
DG Brownlie c †de Villiers b Kleinveldt 10 41 22 2 0 45.45
DR Flynn lbw b Kleinveldt 0 10 4 0 0 0.00
BJ Watling† c Smith b Morkel 63 133 87 13 0 72.41
C Munro c Elgar b Peterson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DAJ Bracewell c †de Villiers b Steyn 7 52 44 0 0 15.90
N Wagner lbw b Steyn 0 10 7 0 0 0.00
JS Patel b Steyn 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
TA Boult not out 17 34 23 2 1 73.91
Extras (lb 5, w 1) 6
Total (all out; 44.4 overs; 208 mins) 121 (2.70 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Guptill, 2.6 ov), 2-8 (Williamson, 4.4 ov), 3-27 (Brownlie, 13.3 ov), 4-27 (Flynn, 15.1 ov), 5-39 (McCullum, 20.2 ov), 6-39 (Munro, 20.3 ov), 7-61 (Bracewell, 32.4 ov), 8-62 (Wagner, 34.5 ov), 9-62 (Patel, 36.2 ov), 10-121 (Watling, 44.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 13 5 17 5 1.30 (1w)
M Morkel 12.4 6 26 1 2.05
RK Kleinveldt 11 3 53 2 4.81
RJ Peterson 7 2 20 2 2.85
JH Kallis 1 1 0 0 0.00
New Zealand 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill b Kleinveldt 48 155 122 10 0 39.34
BB McCullum* lbw b Peterson 11 88 57 1 0 19.29
KS Williamson b Peterson 11 42 32 2 0 34.37
DG Brownlie c †de Villiers b Kallis 53 174 141 8 0 37.58
DR Flynn c †de Villiers b Kleinveldt 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
BJ Watling† b Steyn 63 168 117 11 0 53.84
C Munro c Petersen b Morkel 15 22 25 3 0 60.00
DAJ Bracewell c Petersen b Steyn 0 15 4 0 0 0.00
N Wagner c †de Villiers b Steyn 4 20 13 1 0 30.76
TA Boult c Peterson b Morkel 3 5 5 0 0 60.00
JS Patel not out 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 2, w 1) 3
Total (all out; 86.4 overs; 358 mins) 211 (2.43 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-40 (McCullum, 20.2 ov), 2-64 (Williamson, 30.4 ov), 3-84 (Guptill, 39.3 ov), 4-84 (Flynn, 39.4 ov), 5-182 (Brownlie, 76.1 ov), 6-203 (Munro, 81.5 ov), 7-203 (Watling, 82.4 ov), 8-204 (Bracewell, 84.2 ov), 9-207 (Boult, 85.3 ov), 10-211 (Wagner, 86.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 15.4 2 48 3 3.06
M Morkel 16 6 36 2 2.25 (1w)
RK Kleinveldt 15 8 44 2 2.93
RJ Peterson 26 13 47 2 1.80
JH Kallis 9 3 18 1 2.00
GC Smith 1 0 10 0 10.00
AN Petersen 4 0 6 0 1.50
Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Test debut C Munro (New Zealand)
Player of the match tba
Umpires HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and IJ Gould (England)
TV umpire RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire JD Cloete
Close of play
- day 1 – South Africa 1st innings 325/4 (HM Amla 106*, F du Plessis 69*, 90 ov)
- day 2 – New Zealand 1st innings 47/6 (BJ Watling 15*, DAJ Bracewell 3*, 24 ov)
- day 3 – New Zealand 2nd innings 157/4 (DG Brownlie 44*, BJ Watling 41*, 67 ov)

133 Responses to Cricket: 2nd Test – South Africa vs New Zealand – Live Game Article

  • 101


    Hope the Blomme finish things quick today, have a heavy day here at work, so can’t concentrate on the cricket at all today.

  • 102

    @100 Sharky, Howzit my brudda, must have been great there. Good fun day out it seems. Almost went myself just the early rain prevented me from going thought it could come back later.

    Just do a article on the cricket, you were there so tell us more! How was Franco? Heck reading that think he may have taken up the wrong sport…. Thinking Overjoy He must have been brilliant to watch. Lambie was top class again it seems as well.

    Pity these games are not on tv because they are playing for charity, would be great if more of us got to see it.

  • 103

    100 @ Sharks_forever:
    Put up the pictures in your article. Want to see okay?

  • 104

    @ Puma:
    What was even more interesting was my long chat with Grant Bashford.

  • 105

    104 @ Sharks_forever:
    Okay that sounds interesting. Would like to know more about that chat.

  • 106

    104 @ Sharks_forever:
    You know there was a time here on this site, whenever anyone went to a rugby game they took pictures while they were there and sent it straight from there for Rudi to put up here, so we could all see what was happening there. Remember Blue Bird doing it for us from the Millenium Stadium. And Treehugger sending us i photos of her monkeys she was looking after that day and another blogger just forget his name, sending us a photo of his cat, damn massive about the size of a cub lion almost……………..hahahahahaha. Anyhow what I am getting to is when we are at the games and others cant make it take photos while there send to Rudi then and there for us to see here. Gives us a feel of being there. Should have sent the pics from the cricket here yesterday. Think we can still do it, need to ask the ‘Big Boss’ here…………… Overjoy

  • 107

    106 @ Puma:
    Not today, friend… bogged down properly with work here.

  • 108

    107 @ grootblousmile:
    No problems never meant today, I meant that whoever goes to the games should send us some photos while there. Remember we used to do that here. Was also a unique thing here as no other site done that. So got the feel of the atmosphere at the stadium while we blogged here. We done it such a long time back, but we could do it again while blogging during the live games.

  • 109

    108 @ Puma:
    Yes, we can do it, sometimes however, a live game is hectic, with little time except to blog and update the Live Scores.

    In the days we did put up the Pictures, we were considerably more quiet as a website… but this website “machine” of ours has become a busy little thing, as you know we have the liveliest Live Game blogging out there… possibly in the whole RUGBY WORLD at present… and I see us getting even busier in 2013.

    Let’s see how it goes, I will be quick to ask for pictures to be mailed to me or to be uploaded directly onto Rugby-Talk, by those who have Author rights.

  • 110

    NZ now on 190 / 5 after 80 overs

  • 111

    New ball is taken after 81 overs

  • 112

    NZ needs 205 to avoid losing by an Innings… only 5 wickets standing.

    Can we wrap them up and win by an Innings?

  • 113

    106 @ Puma:
    Hi ya Puma sounds like a good idea man, I remember in the past I took some pictures before and from the games with that same idea of yours and tried to send them, only problem was my technology let me down each time with my old mobile phone that has the handle attached to it that you need to turn to get it to work :-)

  • 114

    Jeeez, 3 quick wickets with the New Ball

    NZ 204 / 8

  • 115

    109 @ grootblousmile:
    Agree we are definitely very busy here during the live games. Many that don’t blog here during the week do blog when the games are on. Just remember when it was a big game and whoever was going took photos while there. Remebmer a few years back during a Stormer and Bulls game at Newlands when someone sent photos during the game. Well times like that we should. Well if there is time.

  • 116

    114 @ grootblousmile:
    Damn missed it busy in my study. Going to watch until the end now.

  • 117

    NZ 207 / 9 after 85.3 overs

    Only 1 wicket needed now…

  • 118

    Phweeew… New Zealand are shit… flokkit!

  • 119

    117 @ grootblousmile:
    Gosh thats a quick turn around, howzit GBS? Was just taking pic of the snow in response to Puma’s request and in that time all those wickets fall!

  • 120

    Game ALL OVER!

    NZ all out for 211

    SA win by an Innings and 193 runs and whitewash the Series by beating New Zealand 2 / 0!

  • 121

    119 @ Bullscot:

    Yip… they cleaned them up quickly since the New Ball!

  • 122

    Grats boys, bring on the Paki’s

  • 123

    122 @ Gena_ZA:
    Still the ODI’s to come, first one on 19 January.

  • 124

    Congratulations Proteas on the resounding victory! Approve

  • 125

    In response to Puma’s comment earlier about posting pictures during matches etc I went and took one and put it up on the bottom of the Heineken Cup: Round Five article. My view as I’m posting today, what a nice sight to wake up to, just love the snow!

  • 126

    I was watching the post match interview with the sky commentators (I’ve been following it on VIPBox.TV on the internet) who have some time to kill, and they were discussing the England vs SA attack. What a laugh. They recon there isn’t that much between them and that the spinner quotient may shade it England’s way if the pitch is more of a spinner’s wicket.

    the one commentator (obviously some impartial Englishman) even went so far as to say….”Steyn and Anderson….there’s not much between them….”

    What a laugh. How soon they forget the 2-0 series win in England last year..

    This bowling attack is by far the best in the world at the moment with even Robin Peterson looking the business, getting lots of turn and making telling contributions.

    Worthy of their no 1 status.

    For sure.

  • 127

    126 @ Stormersboy:
    Hello Stormersboy, certainly agree with you there that Proteas are worthy no 1 team in tests at the moment. While Steyn is probably quite a bit better over time than Anderson, I was quite surprised to see that Anderson has quietly gone about his business taking loads of wickets last year – can’t remember how many wickets he took but it was a lot and I think even more than Steyn did. Also England have just come of a big test series win in England so I guess that’s played a part in the commentators comments. Proteas win in England I think was initially built on superior batting, then the bowlers played their part and I think the big difference is maybe not between the countries top bowler but the support where at the moment England have no match for Philander and Morkel, dip in form injuries etc not helped them. Spinner Swann wasn’t at his best for a while but he certainly lifted his game in India and then they also had Panesar playing so well over there too, so they possibly shade the spinning department although Peterson has done really well too now that he has finally been given a run at test level.

  • 128

    @ Bullscot:
    Hey Bullscot.

    Sure, Jimmy Anderson is certainly a good bowler, no disputing that. He’s a handy strike bowler but I think that if you polled 100 batmen currently playing test cricket and asked them who they would rather face I think that very few would prefer to face Steyn over Anderson.

    I agree with you that it’s the trio of Steyn, Morkel and Vernon that make the SA attack special, not just one bowler. Robin has also gotten better with age, I’ve not always been a fan but he deserves a run, good in the field and handy with the bat.

    England are also a good side, but not in SA’s class, at the moment anyway.

    I do think though that England will pound New Zealand mercilessly too. They will win convincingly as well.

  • 129

    Well done to our Proteas on another test series win.

    Bring on Pakistan now…. :)

  • 130

    126 @ Stormersboy:
    Well trust it to be the English saying that, they must have short memories of the series win we had over them last year, also 2008. Beat them twice in a row playing on their turf. …… :) (Sorry BB)

    We do have the best bowling attack in world cricket right now and there is no disputing that.

  • 131

    119 @ Bullscot:
    Keep those pics and next time put them up. We used to do that from time to time.

  • 132

    113 @ Bullscot:
    hehehe… Time for a new phone then!

  • 133

    Its over already? Why not play a thrid test. Sure we can win it before the scheduled day 5 of this one


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