South Africa vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 2: Brownlie fights for tourists
Zeenews Sports Bureau
At the end of the 2nd day's play New Zealand were 169/4. The Kiwis trail by 133 runs with six wickets in hand. Brownlie has played beautifully for his 69* and was ably supported by Mc Cullum who got out after playing a fine knock of 51 runs. Watling is on 10* and will be looking to bat along with Brownlie tomorrow for as long as possible.
South Africa would be satisfied with their performance today. Peterson scored 106 for them and Kallis picked up 2/19.
At the end of 50 overs New Zealand were 167/4. They lost the wicket of Flynn caught behind off Kallis for 14 runs. Brownlie is batting well on 68* with Watling on 10*. South African bowlers have been very tight with their line and length and have not let the Kiwi batsmen be at ease.
At the end of 43 overs New Zealand were 154/3. The Kiwis have lost the wicket of McCullum lbw to Peterson for 51 runs. Brownlie is batting on 66* with Flynn on 14*.
At the end of 25 overs New Zealand were 78/2. They have managed to not lose any more wickets.McCullum batting on 33* and Brownlie on 23* have stiched up a nice partnership and have looked positive in the middle.
At the end of 18 overs New Zealand were 27/2. Williamson (15) was the last man to depart caught by Petersen at second slip off Kallis. McCullum is batting on 13* and is now joined by Brownlie.
New Zealand have a daunting task ahead of them if they want to save this Test match. Dale Steyn stuck early to send Guptill back to the pavillion in the first over. McCullum and Williamson are at the crease with New Zealand at 6/1 at the end of 5 overs.
South Africa have declared their innings at 347/8. Petersen was the highest scorer for the Proteas with 106. For the Kiwis Boult and martin picked 3 wickets each.
South Africa further consolidated their position in the match as they went to lunch on Day 2 at 335/6, a lead of 290 runs with 4 wickets remaining. AB de Villiers remained unbeaten on 61 while Robin Petersen was on 0 when lunch was taken.
New Zealand got two quick wickets inside the very first hour of the Day 2. Overnight centurion Alviro Petersen was bowled for 106 by Trent Boult while Faf du Plessis was removed by Chris Martin for 15. South Africa were 286/5.
With New Zealand already trailing by more than 200 runs, the Day 2 of the first Test against South Africa will another tough day in office.
The Day 1 almost sealed New Zealand’s fortune in the Test. South Africa reached 252/3 after shooting New Zealand out for 45 before the lunch session. Opener Alviro Petersen remained not out on 103 runs while AB de Villiers was unbeaten on 19 when stumps were drawn on Wednesday.
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