The hosts have dominated the game completely as they are leading by 21 runs in their first innings of batting. The visitors have been humiliated with the poor performance by the team in the first innings. South Africa scored just 95 runs in the first innings of the 1st Test as Matt Henry dominated the game by taking 7 big wickets, marking his career-best figures.
New Zealand chose to bowl first, and they have effectively controlled the game in the first innings. There is nothing left in the game until the South African team gets back on track.
New Zealand have lost three wickets for 116 runs, and Henry Nicholls appears to be on track to put some big runs on the board. Olivier grabbed two key New Zealand wickets, while Jansen only took one. Captain Latham walks back cheaply, followed by Will Young.
Conway appeared to be in good form until he was bowled by Olivier for 36 runs and had to go back to the pavilion.
South Africa was unable to reach the 3-figured score and the maximum score by an individual was by Zubayr Hamza, who scored 25 runs.
Matt Henry sent captain Elgar back to the pavilion after he hit only one run, and the string of wickets continued, leaving South Africa at 52/5. New Zealand did not allow the game to slide away from them and maintained their domination, eventually bowling them all out for 95 runs.
New Zealand will continue to bat on Day 2 with 7 wickets left and a lead of 21 runs in hand.
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