New Zealand survived a late surge by Pakistan to secure a seven-run victory in Dubai to level the series with one match remaining.
AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla ensured that South Africa enjoyed a fruitful first day in their series opener against the West Indies as the pair pilled-on 283 runs in Centurion.
The West Indies may have dominated world cricket in the 70s and 80s but, because South Africa were in sporting isolation then, the Calypso side has only ever beaten South Africa in three Test matches. After a look at how the tourists fared on day one at Centurion it seems highly unlikely that that stat is going to change during this series.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has admitted that his team had a tough day with the ball on the first day, but believes his team will fight back on the second day of the second Test against India at the Gabba in Brisbane.
India opening batsman Murali Vijay scored his fifth Test century, and fourth against Australia, as India took the honours on the first day of the second Test at the Gabba.