Best performances - Batsmen
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)
SOUTH AFRICA 314(89.2 OVERS)1ST INNINGS NEW ZEALAND 489(162.1 OVERS)1ST INNINGS
Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Faf du Plessis said New Zealand were unfortunate that the final day's play was washed out, denying them a chance to level the Test series
New Zealand headed into the final Test missing Ross Taylor, Trent Boult and Tim Southee, but they found unlikely heroes when no one gave them a chance
South Africa assistant coach Adrian Birrell believes his side can still come away from the third Test with a draw
After a remarkable day's play - not least because there was no rain - New Zealand found themselves five wickets shy of beating South Africa and levelling the series
No. of consecutive away Test series Amla has now gone without a hundred. Has made 411 runs at 20.55 since his last away hundred - in Colombo, 2014.
No. of first-innings lead taken by NZ in Tests v SA bigger than their 175-run lead in this match. Only one of them came after SA's readmission.
No. of times before this New Zealand's top three batsmen had made a fifty-plus score in a Test innings at home.
No. of innings for Kane Williamson to reach 5000 Test runs, the fastest by a NZ cricketer, beating Martin Crowe
No. of fifty opening stands for NZ v SA in 38 Test inns since 2000. NZ's 1st wicket had averaged only 17.43 from 37 inns v SA since 2000 before this.
No. of consecutive dismissals for Quinton de Kock in the 90s - 91 in the last Test and 90 in this Test.