New Zealand Vs South Africa: 2nd Test: South Africa take shock lead as New Zealand dismissed for 211 | Cricket News

Feb14,2024



New Delhi: South Africa took a lead of 31 runs in the first innings against new zealand on the second day of second test But Seddon ParkBecause the host team was out for 211 runs.
off spinner den peedt South Africa led the way with impressive figures of 5-89, while fast bowler Dane Paterson contributed 3-39 as the Proteas dismantled New Zealand's lower order, taking the last seven wickets for just 66 runs after tea. For.
Scorecard: New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test
The hosts were saved from a more disappointing score by Neil Wagner's spirited 33 off 27 balls, including two sky-high sixes, which offered some resistance against the South African attack.
Despite low expectations for a relatively inexperienced South African team, particularly the absence of experienced players competing in Cricket South Africa's Twenty20 competition, the Proteas showed resilience and determination in Hamilton.
New Zealand initially looked set for a solid batting performance after a comfortable 281-run win in the first Test. However, opener Devon Conway and captain Kane Williamson continued to struggleHis troubles increased further when he was out on 43 runs.
Reaching 121/3 at tea, New Zealand's hopes of a strong recovery were dashed with the fall of wickets in quick succession after the break. Tshepo Moreki made an early impact by removing Rachin Ravindra, while Patterson dismissed Tom Blundell and captain Tim Southee.
Peedt, who had earlier dismissed Williamson and Tom Latham, continued to trouble the New Zealand batsmen. His important wickets included dangermen Glenn Phillips and Will Young, who were out due to misjudgment.
New Zealand's resistance finally broke when Wagner fell victim to Piedt's deception, leaving the hosts all out for 211.
South Africa's unexpected lead has set the stage for an interesting remainder of the Test match, as both teams compete for series supremacy.
(With inputs from Reuters)



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