Pakistan XI Tests.
Bangladesh XI tests
South Africa XI Tests
Colin dG 5/52
Those are the best returns from the team. Easy to say all tests were dominated by Blackcaps, the weather and Basin result versus SA marring the season, but if one analyses individual records it's amazing how dominant most were at various stages.
Firstly the team performance - two test series wins. Pakistan are always a force to be reckoned with and as past performances by the team all whole chipped in when it was needed. Giving points for team performances vs Pakistan, I'd say an 8.5/10 is apt.
Bangladesh still have minnow status given past results, and they did score over 500 in one innings at The Basin, so not a push over. I think given that score it was pleasing to see Blackcaps get up for a win. 7.5/10 factoring that 500 innings.
South Africa came here for a three test series and World Ranking of 1. So the expectant series suggest we had our work cut out for us. The first test was a feeling out by both teams and although exciting at times no real result expectant. The Second Test was a "win some lose some" and if not for SA dominating Day 4 and 5, could have gone the other way. The third toss was a sad end to the tour, a result easily set up by our best effort all summer.
1st test par score 7.5
2nd Test showed grit despite the loss and 8.2
3rd test is a dominant Blackcaps and hard pushed not to give them a 10
Players series rankings
BJ Watling 7.35