Thursday, 3 January 2013

1st Test - S.Africa v N.Zealand - Newlands - Day 2

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

New ball taken, 305-5 ..


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.


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