Friday 23 March 2012

Mini-session analysis for 3rd Test NZ SA Wellington 11/12

Here is the final mini-session analysis for the 3rd test between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington.

A mini-session is (normally) half a session, either between the start of the session and the drinks break or the drinks break and the end of the session. Occasionally a long session will have 3 mini-sessions where it will be broken up with 2 drinks breaks.

1-2aSouth Africa 55/1 off 15South Africa
1-2bSouth Africa 48/0 off 18South Africa
1-3aSouth Africa 33/1 off 9South Africa
2-2aSouth Africa 37/0 off 14South Africa
2-2bSouth Africa 49/0 off 16South Africa
2-3aSouth Africa 24/0 off 7South Africa
3-1aSouth Africa 60/1 off 15.2South Africa
3-1bSouth Africa 56/0 off 19.4South Africa
3-2aSouth Africa 30/3 off 13New Zealand
3-2bSouth Africa 45/1 off 14draw
3-3aSouth Africa 37/2 off 7.4South Africa
New Zealand 24/0 off 13
3-3bNew Zealand 41/0 off 12New Zealand
4-1aNew Zealand 49/1 off 17New Zealand
4-1bNew Zealand 31/2 off 16.2South Africa
4-2aNew Zealand 36/0 off 11.4New Zealand
4-2bNew Zealand 50/1 off 14New Zealand
4-3aNew Zealand 44/5 off 12South Africa
4-3bSouth Africa 75/0 off 15South Africa
5-1aSouth Africa 114/3 off 14.4South Africa
5-1bNew Zealand 26/2 off 15South Africa
5-2aNew Zealand 20/1 off 13New Zealand
5-2bNew Zealand 57/2 off 15South Africa
5-3aNew Zealand 41/0 off 15New Zealand
5-3bNew Zealand 56/1 off 22.4New Zealand

South Africa win the count 15-8.

New Zealand survive for a glorious draw.


  1. The only fly in that ointment is that the Saffers are not likely to declare and give the Black Caps a sniff; it's not in their DNA

    1. Hopefully the lure of the number 1 spot in world cricket, our traditionally shaky batting lineup and a potentially tricky 5th day pitch will be enough to make them set a total.

      You're probably right though.

    2. Didn't they need to clean-sweep the series to take the #1 from England?

    3. Yes, but 2-0 will get them closer than 1-0. England are also about to play a series in Sri Lanka.