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Kane Williamson did not add to his overnight score for the first 50 minutes or to be precise, 26 deliveries, against South africa in 1st Test on Day 4 Getty Images

A flawless 16th Test century, a gritty fifty, a maiden five-for and nonstop buzzing fire alarm leading to entire venue evacuation; this is ideally how Day Three of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa can be summed up. Hashim Amla (23*) and Dean Elgar (12*) held the fort eventually to battle out a probing last session. By the end of the day, South Africa managed 5-run lead, losing Stephen Cook (0) in the bid. Given all these happenings, this Test is nicely poised with all possibilities of going down the wire. So let us take a look at some of the highlights that grabbed attention at Dunedin on Day Three:

Nervy start: Kane Williamson resumed from overnight score of 78. He was in classy touch and his team needed him to be at the crease till the maximum he could; or else hosts would have cascaded. Maybe this pressure got the right-handed batsmen a little nervous. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test at Dunedin

Williamson did not add to his overnight score for the first 50 minutes or to be precise, 26 deliveries. He finally got off the mark on Day Three with a single of Rabada s bowling i.e his 27th delivery.

But once he got going there was no stopping!

No-ball or Out? Jimmy Neesham was having a tough time facing South African pace attack. Seeing his awkwardness, Faf du Plessis called in Morkel who got the ball moving with the seam. It was third ball of his over wherein he bowled at length outside off. Neesham could not resist the temptation and poked his bat, in the end edging it to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. The joy of getting a Test wicket since January 2016 was visible on Morkel s face. Live Cricket Updates, NZ vs SA, 1st Test, Day 3

But the on-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena went upstairs for the no-ball query. Reply showed no part of his boot behind the line. The replays were seen from every angle possible but after a long time Morkel was given the benefit of doubt. Plenty of deliberations took place before the decision was upheld which raised many eyebrows.

But the commentators said that because the soft signal was out, TV umpire did not overturn Dharmansena s decision. Definitely these are the kind of decisions you want to avoid as a TV umpire.

Ross Taylor special innings: Ross Taylor had limped off the field on Day Two suffering low-grade calf tear. He had practiced in the nets for sometime but reports said his batting was dicey. But when Trent Boult was cleaned up by Keshav Maharaj, the veteran came walking amidst huge standing applause from the crowd. And to top it all, the 33-year old smashed six over deep square leg to Morkel on the very first ball he faced. Taylor remained unbeaten on 15 off 27 deliveries.

Keshav Maharaj s 5-for: Maharaj got the wickets of Jeet Raval (52), Henry Nicholls (12), BJ Watling (50), Boult (2) and Neil Wagner (32). Initially, Williamson and Raval took him to cleaners, dancing down the wicket and killing the turn and bounce. But on the third morning, he varied his pace well and pitched the ball in areas that produced juicy bounce and turn resulting in wickets.

No smoke but alarm: Midway through the seventh over of South Africa’s second innings, the fire alarm in the main stand at University Oval buzzed. Initially it looked like a matter of seconds after which the ground staff might shut it. But it did not happen and the game stopped. Commentators, ground officials, TV crews, spectators were all asked to evacuate the ground once the firefighters arrived at the venue. Inspection was done by the firefighters and later the all-clear was given.