Some rain overnite, and the possibility of a delayed start, but, the pitch was ok.
SA lose Petersen and Du Plessis, 286-5 after 74 .. Lead by 241
NZ fight back, a bit, getting SA 335-6, just before lunch. Elgar manages 21, which will be a relief to him, after a dodgy Test career start.
Still looks like a 400 lead, and maybe/definately see NZ bat again, today.
After lunch, De Villiers is bowled for 67, and SA 342-7, lead by 297.
So, SA declare .. 347-8 .. Lead of 302.
Smith has become a great deal more aggressive in his declarations, and I applaud him 100%.
Steyn opens ..bowls some good stuff, and gets Guptil for 0.
NZ 0-1 .. Embarrassing ...
NZ 20-1 after 12, and a (too long) decision review .. Taking 10 mins. Maybe tring to add to the time, NZ at the crease.
Don't think it's too bad a track .. Maybe they can score 250.
NZ 29-2 .. 39 overs left in day, and no flights available for 3 days, unless u wanna pay the big bucks .. Gonna have to play some poker, in the casino.
Some hard chances, but 3 catches put down, in quick time. Maybe SA want to give paying public, more to watch. 98-2.
NZ 146-3 .. And they 156 behind. 15 overs left in day 2, so maybe they can make SA bat again. A lead of 175, might be interesting.
NZ 155-4 .. Flynn battled it out for 14, looks decent.