NZ vs SA LIVE, 2nd Test Day 4: Proteas resume at 140/5


NZ vs SA LIVE: South Africa will hope that their lower middle order and the tail can add some crucial runs after New Zealand fought back into the game after a fine performance on Day 3. South Africa were all over the hosts on Days 1 and 2, but Colin de Grandhomme’s career-best hundred and some fine bowling from Tim Southee and Neil Wagner meant that the Kiwis are still in the hunt for a historic series win over South Africa. Follow Insidesport.in for all NZ vs SA LIVE Updates. 

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NZ vs SA LIVE, 2nd Test Day 4: Proteas eye 300-run lead as New Zealand fight back with Grandhomme ton – SA 140/5 – Follow LIVE Updates

After being outplayed for two days, New Zealand held hope they could salvage the second Test as they reduced South Africa to 140 for five at stumps on day three in Christchurch on Sunday. It gave the Proteas an overall lead of 211 with five wickets remaining after posting 364 in their first innings and then bowling New Zealand out for 293. But there has been a momentum shift in the Test after South Africa dominated the first two days.

Day three went New Zealand’s way after they were rescued from 91 for five by a 133-run stand between Colin de Grandhomme and Daryl Mitchell on a docile wicket. When South Africa started their second innings 71 runs ahead, New Zealand needed quick wickets and Tim Southee and Matt Henry obliged to have the tourists 38-3.

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A Southee inswinger beat Sarel Erwee’s bat and trapped the opener in front after he had scored eight off nine deliveries. Southee then removed Dean Elgar who was smartly caught one-handed by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell diving in front of first slip and was gone for 13.

Aiden Markram faced 25 balls before getting off the mark and gradually advanced to 14 before Henry, on a day when the short ball has been favoured, pitched up a yorker and Markram was bowled.

NZ vs SA LIVE, 2nd Test Day 4: Proteas eye 300-run lead as New Zealand fight back with Grandhomme ton – SA 140/5 – Follow LIVE Updates

Rassie van der Dussen (45) and Temba Bavuma (23) steadied the South African innings with a 65-run stand in which van der Dussen was particularly hard on Neil Wagner as New Zealand’s short-ball specialist tried to tempt the batsmen into the hook shot.

He took 13 off one Wagner over and in the process took a little gloss off what was otherwise an outstanding day for de Grandhomme who top-scored for New Zealand with an unbeaten 120.

After taking 10 runs off three balls, van der Dussen popped a straightforward chance to square leg and as Wagner began to celebrate, de Grandhomme dropped the ball. However, Wagner won the battle five runs later when he had van der Dussen caught and bowled and followed up with the dismissal of Bavuma.

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New Zealand had resumed the day at 157 for five and with de Grandhomme leading the charge they put on 136 in 35 overs. The Zimbabwean-born all-rounder produced his Test-best with an unbeaten 120 while Mitchell made 60.

Elgar turned to Wiaan Mulder to snap their century partnership but he lasted one over after de Grandhomme smacked back-to-back fours which led to the introduction of Keshav Maharaj who did make the breakthrough.

Mitchell had looked comfortable against the pace bowlers but was less certain against Maharaj’s spin. After edging one ball short of the sole slip, he played outside the line to the next and was trapped plumb in front. Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen mopped up the tail with Rabada taking five for 60 and Jansen four for 98.

NZ vs SA LIVE, 2nd Test Day 4: Proteas eye 300-run lead as New Zealand fight back with Grandhomme ton – SA 140/5 – Follow LIVE Updates

South Africa 2nd innings

 

NZ vs SA 2nd TEST Playing XI

New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham(c), Will Young, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry

South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar(c), Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(w), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Lutho Sipamla

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NZ vs SA 2nd Test Live: How to watch New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test Live Streaming in your country, India

How To watch NZ vs SA Live Streaming in your country, India?
Fans from India can watch it live on Amazon Prime Video.

  • New Zealand – Spark Sport
  • South Africa- Supersport
  • The UK – BT Sport

What Time does NZ vs SA 2nd Test begin? – Time
NZ vs SA 2nd Test Will begin at 3:30 AM IST.

What are the venues for NZ vs SA2nd Test? – Venue
NZ vs SA 2nd Test will be played in New Zealand Hagley Oval.

NZ vs SA LIVE, 2nd Test Day 4: Proteas eye 300-run lead as New Zealand fight back with Grandhomme ton – SA 140/5 – Follow LIVE Updates

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