Watch NZ v SA highlights today – second test day two from Basin Reserve, Wellington (New Zealand) Friday 17th March 2017. New Zealand scored 268 runs in their first innings with facing 79.3 overs all out at day one. New Zealand three wickets were down at 21, fourth down at 73 and fifth 101. After the fifth wicket, New Zealand team batsmen played very sensibly and their sixth wicket down at 217. The opener of the team JA Raval faced 83 balls and scored 36 runs and out.
TWM Latham had not survived for so long his wicket dismissed when he was at 8, Captain KS Williamson scored only two runs. NT Broom went with duck, HM Nicholls took charge and blasted his innings with smashing fifteen 4s. He scored 118 runs and out. JP Duminy dismissed four NZ batsmen, M Morkel, K Rabada and KA Maharaj took equal wickets, two wickets were taken by each of them.
The opener of the SA team SC Cook faced just 12 balls and out with scoring three runs only. D Elgar scored nine and then 5.3 Edged and taken low by Neesham at second slip again! South Africa’s openers have been dismissed inside six overs. Much fuller and outside off, Elgar would have been better off had he left it. Instead, he chases the ball with his hands as Cook did. Neesham gulps down the outside edge 12/2.
New Zealand 268
South Africa 349/9 95 overs
South Africa lead by 81 runs with 1 wicket remaining in the 1st innings
Match Timings: 11:00 local time (22:00 GMT)
Toss: South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
South Africa team
SC Cook, D Elgar, HM Amla, JP Duminy, F du Plessis*, T Bavuma, Q de Kock†, VD Philander, KA Maharaj, M Morkel, K Rabada.
New Zealand team
JA Raval, TWM Latham, KS Williamson*, NT Broom, HM Nicholls, DS Neesham, BJ Watling†, C de Grandhomme, TG Southee, JS Patel, N Wagner.
South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test Highlights
Test no. 2255 | 2016/17 season
Played at Basin Reserve, Wellington
16,17,18,19,20 March 2017 (5-day match)
Umpires – HDPK Dharmasena and RJ Tucker
TV umpire – BNJ Oxenford
Match referee – DC Boon