South Africa 440 and 89-3
South Africa win by 7 wickets South Africa beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the third and final Test yesterday and become only the second team to win a three-match series after losing the first game. In 1888, W G Grace led England to a 2-1 win over Australia.
South Africa's captain, Hansie Cronje, struck the winning boundary off the left-arm spinner Matthew Hart after both the openers, Gary Kirsten and Rudolf Steyn, were dismissed with the total on 37 and Daryll Cullinan departed after a brisk 28 from just 24deliveries.
New Zealand began the final day still 31 runs adrift of South Africa on 121 for 4 and were indebted to Stephen Fleming, 53, and Simon Doull, 25, for helping them avoid an innings defeat.
Fleming was given a "life" when he had scored nine. He was given out after an appeal for a catch by Cronje at silly point. When he was nearing the pavilion, the South African umpire, Barry Lambson, recalled him.
New Zealand - First innings: 288 (S P Fleming 79, K R Rutherford 56, B M McMillan 4-65, S Jack 4-69)
South Africa - First innings: 440 (W J Cronje 112, D J Richardson 109, G Kirsten 64)
New Zealand - Second innings (overnight: 121 for 4)
B A Young c Kirsten b McMillan 51
D Murray lbw b de Villiers 3
A C Parore c Eksteen b de Villiers 34
M D Crowe c Richardson b McMillan 5
*K R Rutherford lbw b McMillan 26
S A Thomson run out 16
S P Fleming c Richardson b de Villiers 53
M N Hart c Eksteen b Jack 7
S B Doull c Rhodes b de Villiers 25
D K Morrison lbw b de Villiers 1
C Pringle not out 0
Extras (lb-6 b-5 w-1 nb-6) 18
Fall: 1-19 2-63 3-73 4-115 5-131 6-154 7-173 8-224 9-230
Bowling: de Villiers 28.1-9-61-5 (w1,nb1); Jack 19-7-50-1; McMillan 25-9-52-3 (nb5); Cronje 7-3-15-0; Eksteen 31-16-46-0; Kirsten 1-0-4-0.
South Africa - Second innings G Kirsten lbw b Hart 25
R Steyn c Doull b Thomson 12
J Commins not out 10
D J Cullinan hit wkt b Hart 28
*W J Cronje not out 14
Total (for 3) 89
Fall: 1-37 2-37 3-69
Bowling: Morrison 4-1-5-0, Hart 15.2-2-51-2, Thomson 12-3-33-1.Reuse content