NZ vs SA 1st Test, Day 1 – Session 3: New Zealand trail by 76 runs.
South Africa gets dismissed for 95 after Matt Henry takes seven wickets. South Africa has absolutely imploded on Day 1 of the first Test. The visiting Proteas were reduced to 95 men after Matt Henry grabbed a seven-wicket haul. Dean Elgar, Aiden Markam, and Rassie Van Der Dussen were all quickly dismissed by Henry.
Henry was sent in as a replacement for Boult, but he put up a spectacular bowling performance with a 7/23. He was unyielding in his lines, forcing hitters to play and moving the ball both ways with swing and seam movement.
He bowled a number of unplayable balls and ended up with the third greatest Test stats in an innings in New Zealand history.
#StatChat | Best innings figures for New Zealand in Test cricket –
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“When you play the occasional game, it’s not always going to go in your favor.” You’d hope you’re bowling first when you get up and see the overheads here at Hagley.” After Tom Latham won the toss and chose to field, Henry and his bowling teammates put South Africa to the sword in the first session.
By lunchtime, they were down to 44 for four as their top-order had no answer for New Zealand’s unrelenting attack. Henry, along with fellow pacemen Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson, generated a lot of movement in the air and bounce off the ball, consistently hitting their line and length and earning a lot of money. The wicketkeeper or the slips cordon caught the first four wickets.
South Africa 1st Innings:
|Dean Elgar (C)||c TG Southee b MJ Henry||1||9||0||0||11.11|
|Sarel Erwee||c DJ Mitchell b KA Jamieson||10||30||1||0||33.33|
|Aiden Markram||c TA Blundell b MJ Henry||15||43||2||0||34.88|
|Rassie van der Dussen||c TG Southee b MJ Henry||8||29||1||0||27.59|
|Temba Bavuma||c DP Conway b TG Southee||7||31||0||0||22.58|
|Zubayr Hamza||c TA Blundell b MJ Henry||25||74||3||0||33.78|
|Kyle Verreynne (WK)||lbw b MJ Henry||18||52||2||0||34.62|
|Marco Jansen||Not out||2||17||0||0||11.76|
|Kagiso Rabada||c TA Blundell b MJ Henry||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Glenton Stuurman||c TA Blundell b MJ Henry||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Duanne Olivier||c Tom Latham b N Wagner||1||6||0||0||16.67|
|Extra||8 (b 4, w 0, nb 0, lb 4)|