New Zealand Suffer Batting Collapse in 1st Innings vs. South Africa in Final Test

August 29 15:58 2016

fafNew Delhi, Monday, August 29 – New Zealand are on tour of South Africa to play two-match Test series. The first Test was drawn as poor weather did not let the match to happen when Kiwis came to bat for first time after the hosts put a total of 263 runs in 1st innings at Kingsmead in Durban.  The opponents are strong to put an early pressure on South Africa and they knew it very well.

The second Test started at SuperSport Park, Centurion from August 29. South Africa squad put a total of 481 runs for the loss of eight wickets before declaring the 1st innings. Playing XI included Stephen Cook, Dane Piedt, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis – the captain, Temba Bavuma, Stiaan van Zyl, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada. Those to sit on bench are Kyle Abbott, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell and Dean Elgar.

New Zealand  Playing XI have Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner. At the same time, Mark Craig, Matt Henry, Jeet Raval, Ish Sodhi and Luke Ronchi are the players to sit on the seats and watch each happenings of the game. Preparations at the ground were done before to host the crucial and decisive test between South Africa and New Zealand. The ongoing Test is of huge importance to both teams.

A knock of 112 from du Plessis, a crucial innings of 82 runs from de Cock and half-centuries from both Cook and Amla gave the Black Caps a clear idea that winning in the longest format is going to be challenging after winning the toss and deciding to field first. The invitation to go for batting was well accepted by the South African batsmen who have a solid opening partnership thanks to amazing play by opening players. The Kiwis struggled a little bit when it was their turn to bat as Philander had his hand in Guptill’s dismissal when the opening batsman was playing at a score of 8 runs achieved in 13 balls, with two sixes. Losing six wickets, Kiwis are batting at 118 runs in 40 overs. Williamson and Bracewell are on the crease at the scores of 40 and 1, respectively.

 

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