Watch NZ v SA highlights today – from University Oval, Dunedin (New Zealand) Wednesday 8th March 2017. South Africa confident with a massive victory in the ODI series. Now, are they ready for rock again in test format on NZ pitches? lets see some info about University Oval, Dunedin ground.
The last test on this pitch had been played between SL & NZ on Dec 10-14, 2015. NZ scored 431 runs in their first innings in that match, SL 294, NZ 267/3 and SL 282. The highest total of the ground is 609/9 which was scored by the home team in 2013 against WI. South Africa Highest total is 435/5d in 2012 which means this pitch is also batting-friendly for SA.
Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor is the most runs scorer of this venue with 547 runs in ten innings, KS Williamson scored 194 runs in four innings, TWM Latham 131 in two innings. Neil Wagner is the third most wicket-taker with 15 wickets in six innings, TA Boult 13 in eight innings, TG Southee also 13 in eight innings.
Toss: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
South Africa team
SC Cook, D Elgar, HM Amla, F du Plessis*, JP Duminy, T Bavuma, Q de Kock†, VD Philander, KA Maharaj, M Morkel, K Rabada.
New Zealand team
TWM Latham, JA Raval, KS Williamson*, LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, JDS Neesham, BJ Watling†, MJ Santner, N Wagner, JS Patel, TA Boult.
South Africa 229/4 90 overs
Match Timings: 11:00 local time (22:00 GMT)
South Africa tour of New Zealand, 1st Test Highlights
Test no. 2253 | 2016/17 season
Played at University Oval, Dunedin
08,09,10,11,12 March 2017 (5-day match)
Umpires – HDPK Dharmasena and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire – RJ Tucker
Match referee – DC Boon