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South African cricket team in New Zealand in 2016–17
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New Zealand
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South Africa
Dates 14 February 2017 – 29 March 2017
Captains Kane Williamson Faf du Plessis ( Tests & T20I)
AB de Villiers (ODIs)
Test series
Result South Africa won the 3-match series 1–0
Most runs Kane Williamson (309) Dean Elgar (265)
Most wickets Neil Wagner (12) Keshav Maharaj (15)
One Day International series
Result South Africa won the 5-match series 3–2
Most runs Ross Taylor (195) AB de Villiers (262)
Most wickets Trent Boult (6) Kagiso Rabada (8)
Twenty20 International series
Result South Africa won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Tom Bruce (33) Hashim Amla (62)
Most wickets Trent Boult (2)
Colin de Grandhomme (2)
Imran Tahir (5)

The South African cricket team toured New Zealand during February 2017 to March 2017 to play three Test matches, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I) match. In January 2017 the current South African Test captain AB de Villiers said he would be unavailable for selection for this series. The fourth ODI, which was originally scheduled to be played at McLean Park, Napier, was moved to Seddon Park, Hamilton. This was due to need for urgent work on the venue's turf, drainage and irrigation system.

South Africa won the one-off T20I match by 78 runs and the five-match ODI series 3–2, reclaiming the number one spot in the ODI ranking. It was South Africa's seventh consecutive win in a bilateral ODI series, ending New Zealand's eighth successive bilateral ODI series winning streak at home. South Africa won the Test series 1–0, with the first and third Tests ending as draws, leading to the confirmation of South Africa as the number two Test ranked nation by the cut-off date of 1 April 2017 behind India.

Squads

Tests ODIs T20I
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa

Martin Guptill was ruled out of New Zealand's limited-overs squads due to injury. Glenn Phillips replaced him for the T20I match and Dean Brownlie replaced him for the ODI matches. However, ahead of the fourth ODI, Guptill and Jeetan Patel were added to the ODI squad and Matt Henry was released. However, ahead of the fifth ODI, Matt Henry was added back to the ODI squad. Ross Taylor was ruled out of the New Zealand squad for the 2nd Test due to calf injury sustained during the 1st Test. Neil Broom was named as his replacement. Matt Henry was also included in the Test squad. Dane Piedt was added to South Africa's squad ahead of the second Test. With Piedt added to South Africa's squad, Chris Morris was released from the team. Trent Boult was ruled out of New Zealand's squad for the 2nd Test due to leg injury sustained during the 1st Test. Duanne Olivier was released from South Africa's squad ahead of the third Test. Tim Southee was ruled out of the final Test with a hamstring injury.

Tour match

20-over match: New Zealand XI v South Africa

14 February 2017
15.00
Scorecard
New Zealand XI
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Match abandoned
Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
  • No play was possible due to rain.


T20I series

Only T20I

17 February 2017
19.00
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
185/6 (20 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
107 (14.5 overs)
South Africa won by 78 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Man of the Match: Imran Tahir (SA)
Hashim Amla 62 (43)
Trent Boult 2/8 (4 overs)
Tom Bruce 33 (27)
Imran Tahir 5/24 (3.5 overs)


ODI series

1st ODI

19 February 2017
14.00
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
207/7 (34 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
210/6 (33.5 overs)
South Africa won by 4 wickets
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Wayne Knights (NZ) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Man of the Match: Quinton de Kock (SA)
Kane Williamson 59 (53)
Chris Morris 4/62 (7 overs)
Quinton de Kock 69 (64)
Tim Southee 2/47 (6.5 overs)
  • Rain reduced the match to 34 overs per side.


2nd ODI

22 February 2017
11.00
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
289/4 (50 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
283/9 (50 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 runs
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Man of the Match: Ross Taylor (NZ)
Ross Taylor 102* (110)
Dwaine Pretorius 2/40 (10 overs)
Quinton de Kock 57 (65)
Trent Boult 3/63 (10 overs)


3rd ODI

25 February 2017
14.00
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
271/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
112 (32.2 overs)
South Africa won by 159 runs
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Man of the Match: AB de Villiers (SA)
AB de Villiers 85 (80)
Colin de Grandhomme 2/40 (10 overs)
Colin de Grandhomme 34* (34)
Dwaine Pretorius 3/5 (5.2 overs)


4th ODI

1 March 2017
14.00
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
279/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
280/3 (45 overs)
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Wayne Knights (NZ) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Man of the Match: Martin Guptill (NZ)
AB de Villiers 72* (59)
Jeetan Patel 2/57 (10 overs)
Martin Guptill 180* (138)
Imran Tahir 2/54 (10 overs)


5th ODI

4 March 2017
14.00
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
149 (41.1 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
150/4 (32.2 overs)
South Africa won by 6 wickets
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Man of the Match: Kagiso Rabada (SA)
Colin de Grandhomme 32 (48)
Kagiso Rabada 3/25 (7.1 overs)
Faf du Plessis 51* (90)
Jeetan Patel 2/26 (5 overs)


Test series

1st Test

8–12 March 2017
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
308 (122.4 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
341 (114.3 overs)
Match drawn
University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Dean Elgar (SA)
Dean Elgar 140 (299)
Trent Boult 4/64 (32.4 overs)
Kane Williamson 130 (241)
Keshav Maharaj 5/94 (28.3 overs)
224/6 (102 overs)
Dean Elgar 89 (249)
Neil Wagner 2/57 (27 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on day 5 due to rain.
  • Jeet Raval and Kane Williamson's 102-run partnership is the highest 2nd-wicket partnership for New Zealand against South Africa in Tests.
  • Keshav Maharaj (SA) took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests.

2nd Test

16–20 March 2017
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
268 (79.3 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
359 (98 overs)
South Africa won by 8 wickets
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Keshav Maharaj (SA)
Henry Nicholls 118 (161)
JP Duminy 4/47 (11.3 overs)
Quinton de Kock 91 (118)
Colin de Grandhomme 3/52 (23 overs)
171 (63.2 overs) 83/2 (24.3 overs)
Jeet Raval 80 (174)
Keshav Maharaj 6/40 (20.2 overs)
Hashim Amla 38* (61)
Tim Southee 1/17 (6 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Neil Broom (NZ) made his Test debut.
  • Henry Nicholls (NZ) scored his first century in Tests.
  • Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander's partnership of 57 was the best for the 10th wicket for South Africa against New Zealand.

3rd Test

25–29 March 2017
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
314 (89.2 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
489 (162.1 overs)
Match drawn
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Kane Williamson (NZ)
Quinton de Kock 90 (118)
Matt Henry 4/93 (24 overs)
Kane Williamson 176 (285)
Morné Morkel 4/100 (36.1 overs)
80/5 (39 overs)
Hashim Amla 19 (40)
Jeetan Patel 2/22 (12 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Only 41 overs of play were possible on day 1 due to rain. No play was possible on day 5 due to heavy rain.
  • Theunis de Bruyn (SA) made his Test debut.
  • Kane Williamson (NZ) made his 17th Test century, the joint-most by a New Zealand batsman.
  • Kane Williamson also took the fewest number of innings for a New Zealand batsman to reach 5,000 runs in Tests (110).
  • Morné Morkel (SA) took his 250th wicket in Tests.

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