1st Test: New Zealand thrash second-string South Africa by 281 runs | Cricket News

Feb 7, 2024

New Delhi: Late night on Wednesday, the fourth day of the first Test new zealand beat an inexperienced South Africa The team won by 281 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
The Black Caps declared their second innings at 179/4, leaving the Proteas with a daunting target of 529 to win at Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval.
The home fast bowlers removed the opening batsmen with ease within the first twenty minutes. indigo brand And edward moorebut when Zubair Hamza (36), with Renard Van Tonder (31) made a partnership of 63 runs for the third wicket, the innings progressed slowly.
after lunch, kyle jamison (4-58) Came out swinging and removed both in quick succession, but David Bedingham proved to be an even bigger hurdle later on.
In just his third Test match, the 29-year-old right-hander finally replicated his first-class, fine form at the highest level, scoring a brilliant attacking 87 to take his team to 173-4.
Soon after the intermission, Bedingham wasted his chance of scoring his first hundred by attacking a short ball and holeing out to deep midwicket, giving Jamieson his wicket.
Keegan Pietersen, the second batsman who scored sixteen runs, tried to pull a short ball from Jameson to Rachin Ravindra at long leg.
Part-time workers glen phillips The next breakthrough came when Clyde Fortuin (11) hit a ball which hit the knee of the nearest fielder and went into the air for an easy catch. expert spinner mitch sentner Was struggling to achieve success.
After South Africa crossed the 200-mark, Santner (3-59) came into action and bowled out the tourists for 247. duane olivier (1), Tshepo Moreki (6), and Dan Paterson (15).
The second and final Test will take place in Hamilton on February 13, where New Zealand hope to win the series against South Africa for the first time in almost a century.
(With Reuters inputs)

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