New Zealand is trailing by 207 runs after South Africa posted a dominant innings of 364 runs, aided by Sarel’s maiden Test century.
New Zealand’s openers were out for 9 runs, and the team was struggling to score runs. Tom Blundell was the last wicket to go at 91 runs, and since then, Colin de Grandhome and Daryl Mitchell have brought the game back for New Zealand with their present 66-run stand. Colin de Grandhomme’s innings helps to stabilise the quick drop of wickets.
However, there is still a long way to go, and the hosts may aim to draw near to the provided trail in order to get back into the game for a chance to win yet another game in this series.
Brief score: Colin de Grandhome – 54*(61)
Daryl Mitchell – 29*(78)
NZ- 157/5 (45 overs)
Day 2 in the books at Hagley Oval. Another strong day for South Africa. Colin de Grandhomme 54* Daryl Mitchell 29* take the team to the close. Scorecard | https://t.co/KomILy93NC #NZvSA pic.twitter.com/Oxzecz7JAj
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