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Here's a few photos from back in 2012 when we went to the Basin Reserve to see the touring South African team take on the New Zealanders. At the time, the South Africans were arguably the best cricket team in the world. They were short of one of their best, Jacques Kallis, who was out injured for the game, but could still call upon Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn - all amongst the very best players in the world.

As such, it was a tough challenge for the New Zealanders. Alviro Petersen and JP Duminy both scored centuries in the first innings for South Africa. They scored 474 - 9 declared; pinned back only by a 6 wicket haul from local speedster Mark Gillespie. In reply, plenty of New Zealanders got off to a start with the bat but only Martin Guptill got past 50. New Zealand were all out for 275, just avoiding the follow on.

The South Africans racked up a quick 189 for 3 before declaring, leaving New Zealand requiring 389 to win in two sessions. They were never really in it, but thanks to a century for Kane Williamson, New Zealand finished 200 - 6 and salvaged a draw.

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Top Left: Jacques Rudolph getting ready for a solid forward defensive prod. Daniel Flynn is at short leg and Kruger van Wyk is the wicketkeeper.

Top Right: The scoreboards at the Southern end of the Basin Reserve. The score is 351 - 6 with Boucher and Steyn at the crease.

Right: New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill playing a forward defensive.

Bottom Left: South African fast-medium bowler Vernon Philander delivering the ball. Daniel Flynn is the non-striker.

Bottom Right: A view over the Basin Reserve. A decent attendance at the ground to see the South Africans, but probably not as many people there as attend Test matches against England or India.
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