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New Zealand vs South Africa SA in NZ, 2 Tests, 2024

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1st Test, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, 04 Feb, 2024

New Zealand

NZ

511/10

(144.0) overs

179/4

(43.0) overs

South Africa

SA

162/10

(72.5) overs

247/10

(80.0) overs

New Zealand beat South Africa by 281 runs

Player Of The Match

Rachin Ravindra,
New Zealand
New Zealand
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New Zealand
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New Zealand

Commentary

Right then, that is it from this first Test where the Kiwis take the lead with a massive win while the young Proteas side takes a lot of learnings and will look to use them and compete better in the next one. The 2nd and final Test will be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton. It will start on 13th February, Tuesday at 3.30 am GMT (10 pm, Previous Day), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the game. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Tim Southee, the victorious skipper of New Zealand says it was a pretty good surface overall and to pick 20 wickets of the opposition was really special. He adds that it is pleasing to see everyone stepping up with crucial contributions when required. Says that they had a great preparation and appreciates the Proteas by saying they are really talented and they know how to compete. Says that it offers a little bit more to the bowlers later in the Test. Lauds Santner that he bowled really well and that they got better as the Test went on. Says that they are a bit better in the second innings. Concludes by saying that they are eagerly waiting to play at Hamilton next.

Neil Brand, the captain of South Africa says that it is very deflating. Adds that on Day 1, they were in the game but did not take their chances and credits New Zealand for a strong performance. Tells that this tested their patience, but the disappointing thing was batters not converting their starts. Mentions that they lost quite a few wickets right after a break and will need to discuss it and challenge strongly in the next Test. Ends by saying that he is very happy with his eight wickets in the match, including the six-wicket haul in the second innings, but ultimately he is there to score runs and is disappointed not being able to do so in this game.

Rachin Ravindra is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his scintillating double-hundred. He says that he is really delighted to contribute to the team's win. Adds that they managed to build crucial partnerships which helped to post a huge total on the board. Tells that he rates his innings very high and appreciates Kane Williamson saying that he has 31 centuries and is the great of this format. Mentions that contributing to the team is essential and that they are working hard for it. Says that he feels that he belongs here and the team management ensures that. He concludes that he is happy with the win and Kane and he enjoyed out there batting together.

Presentation Time...

While chasing, the Proteas openers failed to give them a good start and were sent back by Tim Southee and Matt Henry pretty quickly. However, Raynard van Tonder and Zubayr Hamza steadied the ship after that till Lunch, but couldn't make much of their starts as they fell victim to Kyle Jamieson early in the second session. After that, the pair of Keegan Petersen and David Bedingham stepped up and showed some good batting skills along with a solid defence adding 105 runs together. Bedingham was bombarded with short balls by the Kiwis, but he counter-attacked and smacked them away registering a fine half-century. He was able to handle that game plan effectively before Tea, but in the third session, he holed out, trying to take on Kyle Jamieson again. He smashed 87 off just 96 balls and just missed out on a maiden Test hundred, but unfortunately for the Proteas, his partner followed suit and became the fourth victim for Jamieson. Mitchell Santner got into the act and removed two batters to take his side close to the win. Dane Paterson and Ruan de Swardt wagged around for a bit, scoring a few runs that will give them a bit of confidence for the next game. Jamieson created a big chance for his fifer, but Matt Henry spilled out, and it was Santner who wrapped things up to seal a big win for the Kiwis.

As there is not much break between the two Tests, the Kiwis decided not to enforce the follow-on and bat again even with a massive lead due to workload management. Tom Latham failed to take this opportunity and went back for another low score while Devon Conway struggled a bit but managed to stick around for a long time. However, the highlight was the terrific hundred from Kane Williamson who joined an elite list to score back-to-back centuries in a single Test. For South Africa, Neil Brand added a couple to extend his tally to eight wickets in the match while Dane Paterson and Ruan de Swardt chipped in with one each. The Kiwis batted till the end of Day 3, and as expected, they declared right before the start of Day 4 setting up a daunting target of 529 runs for South Africa.

New Zealand dominated the first innings, amassing 511 runs over 144 overs and 5 sessions. Kane Williamson's solid 118 and Rachin Ravindra's exceptional 240 laid the foundation for the Kiwis' substantial lead against South Africa. Despite Neil Brand's remarkable 6-wicket haul as the Proteas' debut skipper, quickfire contributions from Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, and Matt Henry helped New Zealand breach the 500-run mark.  In response, South Africa struggled against the strong Kiwi bowling attack, failing to build significant partnerships despite starts from Edward Moore, Zubayr Hamza, and David Bedingham. Keegan Petersen top-scored with 45 runs, but South Africa collapsed for 162, trailing by 349 runs. The sorry-looking batting scorecard reflected their inability to counter New Zealand's bowling onslaught, leaving them facing an uphill battle.

KIWIS - 1 PROTEAS - 0! The first round of this series goes to the hosts and that was pretty much expected. New Zealand dominated this Test right from the start and never lost control of it winning it by a massive margin of 281 runs in the end. It was always going to be difficult for South Africa with six debutants, but there were some glimpses of potential and they can take a few positives from this game.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 247/10

D Paterson15 (17)

de Swardt34 (56)

M Santner26-9-59-3

79.6W

OUT! TAKEN! New Zealand WIN convincingly by 281 runs. Mitchell Santner does the job for the Kiwis and Kane Williamson makes no mistake in the deep with the catch. Provides a lot of air to the ball and drops it from around the wicket on a fuller length in front of the stumps, Dane Paterson goes for another biggie in an attempt to clear the deep mid-wicket with a heave but does not get enough wood on it as he loses his shape a bit in an attempt to hit it hard. The ball carries straight towards Kane Williamson at long on who settles his eyes underneath it and reverse cups it to wrap this first Test. New Zealand are surely the deserved victors of this Test and it was just a matter of time to finish things in style. New Zealand take the lead by 1-0 in the series.

79.51

Short and wide of off, Ruan de Swardt cuts it away to backward point for a single.

79.41

In the air...safe again! Tossed up delivery on off which spins well away from the batter, Dane Paterson looks to clear the cover region but splices it up behind the covers for a single.

79.30

Flighted delivery with a lot of air on off, and full, Dane Paterson gets forward and defends it to mid off.

79.21

Drags his length on the pads, Ruan de Swardt tucks it to fine leg for a single.

79.14

FOUR! Slapped away! Drifts it on the middle stump on a shade shorter length, Ruan de Swardt rocks back and pulls it through deep square leg for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 240/9

D Paterson14 (14)

de Swardt28 (53)

K Jamieson17-3-58-4

78.60

Slow, full, and outside off, Dane Paterson looks to guide it to the square of the wicket but misses.

78.50

Short of a length down leg, Dane Paterson ducks underneath through to the keeper.

78.41

On the back of a length on the pads, Ruan de Swardt clips it to fine leg for one.

78.31

DROPPED! Henry puts it down! Short in length again on the top of middle, Dane Paterson miscues to pull and hits with the bottom half towards Matt Henry at mid on who stretches over his head to grab it but puts down towards long on for a single.

78.20

Short of a length which keeps low across the middle and leg stump from over the wicket, Dane Paterson ducks under it.

78.11

On the back of a length on the pads, Ruan de Swardt flicks it to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 237/9

D Paterson13 (10)

de Swardt26 (51)

M Santner25-9-52-2

77.60

On off and full, Dane Paterson swings hard and misses again.

77.54

FOUR! Shot! Fractionally on a fuller length outside off, Dane Paterson half-squats and picks it up against the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary toward cow corner.

77.40

Drags his length a bit on off, Dane Paterson works it towards point.

77.30

Another one that spins away from the batter from off on a fuller length, Dane Paterson swings hard and misses to connect again.

77.20

Sharp turn away from off on a fuller length, Dane Paterson gets beaten on the defence.

77.10

Tossed up delivery on the off stump line, it turns away after pitching, Dane Paterson swings wildly to clear the drops but misses.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 233/9

de Swardt26 (51)

D Paterson9 (4)

K Jamieson16-3-55-4

76.60

Short of a length, and on the bodyline, Ruan de Swardt ducks under it.

76.51

Length ball on off, Paterson backs away and gets a single toward the point region.

76.44

FOUR! Two in a row! Looking for that yorker again but pitches it fuller in length, angling in, Dane Paterson makes room for himself and drives it crisply through the cover-point gap for a boundary.

Commentary

We are all set to start Day 4! We can see the South African opening pair, Edward Moore and Neil Brand walk out to the middle now. So, that means New Zealand have declared, and the target for the Proteas will be 529 runs. The conditions are a bit overcast which will help the pacers which makes their task even more difficult. Tim Southee has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

New Zealand faced an early setback with the dismissal of Tom Latham, who once again fell for a low score. However, Kane Williamson and Devon Conway stitched a superb 92-run partnership, putting the tourists under pressure. After Conway's departure for 29, Rachin Ravindra, the double centurion from the first innings, too couldn't stay long at the crease and fell for just 12. Nevertheless, the veteran Kane Williamson notched up another century, became the fifth Kiwi player to score a century in both innings and helped to consolidate New Zealand's position in the game. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell negotiated the end of the day's play and will look to add more runs in the first session. Neil Brand, the Proteas' skipper, managed to pick up two wickets, supported by Ruan de Swardt and Dane Paterson with one each. However, their efforts don't reflect much progress at this stage. With a substantial deficit of 528 runs already, South Africa find themselves in dire straits, needing more than a miracle to turn the tide, a task that seems next to impossible. The first session of Day 4 is just around the corner. Stay tuned.

Hello and a very warm welcome to our coverage of Day 4 of this highly anticipated first Test between New Zealand and South Africa from Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. The hosts have asserted their dominance over the first three days, firmly controlling the match. New Zealand managed to dismiss South Africa for a mere 162 runs, with Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry taking three wickets each, while Kyle Jamieson and Rachin Ravindra chipped in with two wickets apiece. Keegan Petersen fought a lone battle amidst the collapse, only to be eventually undone by Ravindra's solid bowling. The Kiwi bowlers prevented any significant partnerships from developing, granting them a commanding lead of 342 runs. The hosts didn't impose the follow-on to ensure that the hosts don't creep back into the contest.

...DAY 4, FIRST SESSION...

Right then, that is it from Day 3 of this first Test which was completely dominated by New Zealand and South Africa are in all sorts of trouble now. We will have to wait and see if Tim Southee declares before the start of Day 4 or if the Kiwis bat a bit longer. The fourth Day will begin on 7th February, Wednesday at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, Previous Day), but you can join use early for all the build-up. Cheers!

Devon Conway and Kane Williamson looked pretty good after Tea and continued to tire out the bowlers and racked up the runs too. Towards the end of the session, the message was pretty clear as the batters started going for big shots. Devon Conway holed out while Rachin Ravindra also went back trying to be aggressive. Williamson held one end strongly and went on to register a brilliant ton. However, he was dismissed as well trying to attack the bowlers. Neil Brand picked up a couple of wickets in the final session while Ruan de Swardt got one as well. The way the Kiwis ended the session, and with a huge lead 528 runs, it doesn't look likely that they will come out to bat again on Day 4.

In the second session, the only set batter, Keegan Petersen who looked solid from the start tried to build up partnerships, but got no real support. He ultimately lost his patience and gave away his wicket, and their tail couldn't really wag much as they were bowled out for 162. The Kiwi spin duo of Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra shared the last five Proteas wickets. While batting, Tom Latham went back for another low score, and Devon Conway and Kane Williamson saw out till Tea. Dane Paterson was the lone wicket-taker for Proteas in that session while Tshepo Moreki bowled well but did not have anything to show for it.

The Kiwi bowlers were right on the money from the start of Day 3. They put the pressure on the batters and made them make mistakes. Matt Henry started things off with a double-wicket over while Mitchell Santner followed it with one as well as he was getting a lot of turn. They did not concede too many runs and got into a commanding position before Lunch. The Proteas batters went completely into defensive mode, and there was not much intent to score runs which did not help either as they ended the first session with seven wickets down.

SESSION SUMMARY - 152 runs and 3 wickets in 33 overs! The Kiwis are way ahead in this Test now! Day 3 is called the 'Moving Day' and this has surely moved in the way of the hosts. The highlight was obviously that exceptional hundred from Kane Williamson as he went back-to-back in this Test. South Africa, whenever they do come out to bat will need to register the highest successful chase in Test history to win this game.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 179/4

T Blundell5 (4)

D Mitchell11 (17)

de Swardt8-0-48-1

42.61

Fuller in length and angling into the leg stump from the middle, Tom Blundell flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. And this wraps up the Day 3 of the first Test.

42.50

Fuller and around off at 117 clicks, defended solidly again by Daryl Mitchell towards cover.

42.40

At 118 clicks on off and full, Tom Blundell firmly defends it.

42.34

FOUR! Off the mark in style! Serves it full in length and angling into the pads from the middle stump line, Tom Blundell flicks it through the vacant fine leg region for a boundary. Easy pickings for Blundell.

42.21

Back of a length outside off, Daryl Mitchell punches it off the back foot through extra cover for a single.

42.10

Over the wicket on a length and angling into the leg stump, Daryl Mitchell walks across and mistimes his flick onto his pads.

Tom Blundell walks out to bat now.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 173/4

K Williamson109 (132)

D Mitchell10 (15)

N Brand13-1-52-2

41.6W

OUT! STUMPED! Kane Williamson departs on a well-made 109! Sees him charging ahead does Neil Brand and fires in a length on the stump line, it keeps straight after pitching, Kane Williamson anticipates for the ball to turn a bit but misses to heave it over the deep mid-wicket region but plays it completely down the wrong line, and the ball sneaks through the gap between the bat and the pad. The keeper collects it and comfortably breaks the stumps. Kane Williamson is stranded way outside the crease. Neil Brand gets his man but this has been an exceptional innings from the former Kiwi skipper. Back-to-back centuries from him and he has troubled and tired the Proteas bowlers to say the least.

41.50

On the dragged length outside off, Kane Williamson rocks back and mistimes the pull to mid-wicket.

41.41

On a length outside off, punched away off the back foot to deep point for a single by Daryl Mitchell.

41.34

FOUR! Mitchell joins the party now. Tossed up nicely at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell comes down the pitch and gets under it before lofting it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

41.21

Full and flighted at the stumps, Kane Williamson lunges ahead and pushes it to the left of the diving bowler for a single.

41.16

SIX! Goes after it! On a shade fuller length around off, Kane Williamson advances it down the track and picks it up over the long on fence before depositing it on the grass banks over long on for a biggie. Poor delivery and was begging to be punished.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 161/3

K Williamson102 (128)

D Mitchell5 (13)

de Swardt7-0-42-1

40.61

Identical length at 114 clicks, Kane Williamson guides it to backward point for a single to end the over.

40.50

Gentle-paced delivery at the stumps, Kane Williamson punches it to cover off the back foot.

40.41

On a nagging length on off, Daryl Mitchell punches it off the back foot to long on for a single.

40.30

Good length outside off, Daryl Mitchell clears his front foot and mistimes to short mid-wicket in an attempt to go big.

40.20

On the back of a length on off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to short extra cover.

40.11

On top of off and on a length, Kane Williamson watchfully defends it to the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 158/3

D Mitchell4 (10)

K Williamson100 (125)

N Brand12-1-40-1

39.60

Fuller in length and spins sharply outside off, Daryl Mitchell misses out on his reverse sweep.

39.50

Full and on off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to cover.

Commentary

We are back! The two umpires make their way out to the middle followed by the South African players. Devon Conway and Tom Latham are the two openers for New Zealand. Dane Paterson has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

.. THIRD INNINGS ...

On the other hand, it is a very sorry-looking batting scorecard for South Africa. They were just not able to handle this strong Kiwi attack. However, some of the batters like Edward Moore, Zubayr Hamza, and David Bedingham got starts but could not convert them. The Proteas were not able to stitch up any significant partnerships in the middle and Keegan Petersen was the top scorer with 45, and he too missed out on a half-century by playing a loose shot like many of the other batters. They have been bundled out for 162 and still trail by 349 runs. Now, they will hope that their bowlers can put on a better show and at least restrict the Kiwis from setting up a mammoth target. Join us in a bit for New Zealand's second innings.

Tom Latham is running back, which means that New Zealand will not be enforcing the follow-on. We expected a strong bowling effort from the Kiwis, and they did not disappoint. The pacers set the tone with four wickets upfront right before Stumps on Day 2 with Kyle Jamieson picking up a couple. It was Matt Henry who got the crucial breakthroughs in the morning session with two in one over and ended up with three in total. However, after that, it was all about the spinners. Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra got a lot of turn on this pitch and shared five wickets between them to wrap things up here.

72.5W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! That's it! South Africa are all out at a paltry 162. Nicely floated delivery on the stumps on a fuller length, Dane Paterson plays all over it on the wrong line and the ball sneaks past his outside edge before breaking into the stumps. A convincing bowling performance by the Blackcaps as they still have a lead of 349 runs with them. Rachin Ravindra finishes with a couple of scalps as well. Overall, a fantastic outing for him and the Kiwis. A sorry-looking score for South Africa.

72.40

Around off on a dragged length, Dane Paterson defends it to silly point.

72.30

Drags his length around off, Dane Paterson swings and misses again.

72.20

Tossed up, on off, left alone.

72.10

Flighted delivery on off, Dane Paterson wildly swings and misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 162/9

D Olivier15 (56)

D Paterson1 (1)

M Santner21-8-34-3

71.60

Full, on stumps, Duanne Olivier lunges forward and defends.

71.50

Full and angles into the batter from off, Duanne Olivier looks to defend but wears on the pads.

71.41

In the air...safe. Tossed up nicely around off on a fuller length, Dane Paterson goes for the big shot but catches the leading edge which falls behind the cover region. They cross for a single.

Time for a hydration break. Well, New Zealand are all over the tourists as they rare to bundle them out under 200. Mitchell Santner has been absolutely unreadable today and has picked up three wickets. The Kiwis will look to get the last man quickly. Dane Paterson is the last man in for the Proteas.

71.3W

OUT! TIMBER! Mitchell Santner gets his man! This was coming as Tshepo Moreki was not able to read the Kiwi spinner at all. This one is floated, full and on middle, turns away slightly, Tshepo Moreki tries to break the shackles and goes for the big slog across the line, but gets beaten by the turn away as the ball crashes on top of off-pole. That is the 50th Test wicket for Mitchell Santner!

71.20

Tossed up, full nd on off, Tshepo Moreki prods forward and steers it towards point.

71.10

Quicker, short but down the leg side, Tshepo Moreki tries to flick it away but misses.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 161/8

D Olivier15 (54)

T Moreki5 (16)

R Ravindra9-5-16-1

70.60

Maiden over! This is flatter, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier strides out knocks it to the left of the bowler.

70.50

Goes short and on off, Duanne Olivier keeps it out towards silly point.

70.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier defends it on the front foot.

70.30

Flighted, full and around off, Duanne Olivier strides out and steers it towards point again.

70.20

Floated, full and on off, Duanne Olivier guides it off the outer half of the bat towards point.

70.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Duanne Olivier taps it to silly point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 161/8

T Moreki5 (16)

D Olivier15 (48)

M Santner20-8-33-2

69.60

BEATEN! Mitchell Santner pushes this one through quicker, full and on off, turns away, Tshepo Moreki gets lured forward but the ball beats the outside edge again.

69.50

Flighted, full and on off, Tshepo Moreki keeps it out to the off side.

69.44

FOUR! Beautiful shot! This is flatter, very full and on middle, Tshepo Moreki drills it away with a straight bat past the bowler, along the carpet towards the long off fence for a boundary.

69.30

Goes short again, on off, Tshepo Moreki pats it down to short covers.

69.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Tshepo Moreki knocks it towards mid on.

69.10

Short and on off, Tshepo Moreki stays back and stabs it to short covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 157/8

D Olivier15 (48)

T Moreki1 (10)

R Ravindra8-4-16-1

68.60

Quicker one, short and around off, turns away, Duanne Olivier leaves it alone.

68.50

Flighted, full and on off, Duanne Olivier steers it towards short third man.

Commentary

We are back with the second innings to begin. The two Umpires are already out to the middle and the New Zealand players are seen in a huddle before spreading out to the field. It will be Neil Brand and Edward Moore to open the innings for South Africa. The Kiwi skipper Tim Southee is with the new ball and is all in readiness to begin the proceedings. Let's play...

...SECOND INNINGS...

New Zealand are all out on 511 after batting for 144 overs and 5 sessions. Kane Williamson's impressive 118 and Rachin Ravindra's exceptional 240 propelled New Zealand into a commanding position. Neil Brand, making his debut as the skipper, concluded the innings brilliantly with a remarkable 6-wicket haul for the Proteas. But the Kiwis will be delighted as they added some quickfire runs from Glenn Phillips, and Daryl Mitchell before getting all out. Matt Henry added 27 crucial runs to their tally at the backend and helped them breach the 500-run mark. South Africa will have to work really hard when they come out to bat and build partnerships as they have a huge total mounted ahead of them. Stay tuned as we bring the second innings just in a bit.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 144 overs : 511/10

T Southee0 (2)

K Jamieson8 (12)

N Brand26-1-119-6

143.6W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Neil Brand finishes with a six-wicket haul and he has ripped through the Kiwi lower order in a jiffy. This is tossed up very full and on the off stump line, Tim Southee shows all the stumps and hangs back, looking to swing across the line but misses. The ball crashes into the stumps and Southee walks back for a duck. New Zealand end their first innings on 511 runs.

143.50

Fired in full and on the stumps, Tim Southee digs it out.

Tim Southee is the last man in at 11.

143.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Would you believe it? Neil Brand has picked up a five-wicket haul on debut and as South Africa's skipper as well, staggering. This is floated up around off stump, inviting the big shot and Matt Henry takes the bait. Hnery goes hard at it but ends up slicing it high toward the long off fence. Ruan de Swardt settles under it well and takes a lovely catch inches from the ropes. End of a quickfire cameo from Henry.

143.36

SIX! Matt Henry is relentless at the moment. Full and at the legs, Henry just whips it away and gets it into the grass banks over deep mid-wicket for another biggie.

143.20

Quicker one, bowled fuller and well outside the off stump.

143.16

SIX! Matt Henry is in the zone! Tossed up full and on middle and leg, Henry brings out the slog-sweep and gets it over cow corner for a maximum. The 500 also comes up for New Zealand.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 143 overs : 499/8

M Henry15 (5)

K Jamieson8 (12)

T Moreki27-2-110-1

142.61

Keeps bowling it short and wide, this is slapped away to deep cover for a run.

142.52

Attempted bumper, over middle and pulled away in front of square for a couple of runs more.

142.44

FOUR! Wow, that has come right off the screws! Banged in short and around off, Matt Henry keeps an open stance and swats it away through extra cover for a boundary.

142.32

Amazing shot and brilliant fielding as well. This is bowled full on the leg peg, Matt Henry makes room and drives it dead straight. Dane Paterson from long on hustles to his left and somehow pulls it back in. Two taken.

142.21

Misses out this time! Another short and wide one, Kyle Jamieson reaches out but hits it straight to the fielder at cover and gets across quickly for the single.

142.14

FOUR! Hammered away! Short and wide outside off, Kyle Jamieson stands tall and whacks it away past cover and the ball rockets to the fence.

Tshepo Moreki to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 142 overs : 485/8

M Henry6 (1)

K Jamieson3 (10)

N Brand25-1-107-4

141.66

SIX! All the way! Tossed up around off, Matt Henry dances down the track right away and thumps it flat and straight back down the ground for a maximum.

Matt Henry is the next batter in.

141.5W

OUT! TIMBER! A ripper of a delivery from Neil Brand and the Proteas skipper is having a stellar outing with the ball in hand. Tosses this one up on a nagging length and outside off, the ball lands on a foothole and turns back in very sharply. Mitchell Santner looks to lean on and block but is beaten on the inside edge and the ball hits the top of off stump.

141.41

Dragged down well outside off, Kyle Jamieson reaches out and toe-ends it towards cover for a run.

141.31

Slightly short and wide, Mitchell Santner hangs back and cuts it away past point for a single.

141.21

Flatter one angled into the legs, Kyle Jamieson goes back in his crease and punches it away down to long on for one more.

141.11

Tossed up outside off, Mitchell Santner goes after it and drives it away but can't pierce the gap at covers and picks up a single.

We are back for the final session on Day 2! The umpires are back out in the middle and so are the players of South Africa. Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson are set to resume their stay on the crease as well. It will be the spin of Neil Brand to continue after the break. Let's play...

... Day 2, Session 3 ...

As for the Proteas, this was their best session so far with the ball, though they leaked runs simultaneously. Ruan de Swardt broke the partnership dismissing Williamson and also quickly got rid of Tom Blundell. Neil Brand the skipper, who bowled the least number of overs, ended up being the most successful bowler so far. He bowled a long spell and chipped in with three crucial wickets dismissing Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and of course Rachin Ravindra. Just before half an hour or so of the Tea break, they spilled quick runs but would be delighted to see the back of Ravindra. They would aim to get the Kiwis all out quickly coming into the post-Tea session and also put some runs on the board before the day's end. Stay tuned for the crucial and final session of Day 2 which will commence just a few minutes from now.

TEA BREAK, DAY 2. SESSION SUMMARY - 27 Overs, 145 Runs, and 4 wickets. Finally, a fruitful and productive session for the Proteas as they dismissed Williamson, Mitchell, Blundell, and the double-centurion Rachin Ravindra. But the hosts will take it as they doubled the scoring rate in this session, thanks to Rachin Ravindra and Glenn Phillips' aggressive approach. New Zealand headed into the post-Lunch session with Williamson and Ravindra. Both scored runs without breaking a sweat before Williamson played an uncharacteristic shot and got out on 118. Daryl Mitchell stayed for a fair bit of time with Ravindra and stitched a quickfire 82-run stand but sooner departed on 34. Tom Blundell had a very brief stay at the crease but their intent was pretty clear to be aggressive as they got the runs on the board. Rachin Ravindra was stranded on 199 for a long time but eventually breached his first-ever double-century feat. His patience was well rewarded. Ravindra joined an elite group as the fourth Kiwi batsman to convert his maiden Test hundred into a double century. Meanwhile, Glenn Phillips wasted no time in getting off to a flying start, scoring 39 runs. Ravindra continued to boost the run rate with a series of boundaries, elevating the run rate until he departed with a well-accomplished 240, just before the break.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 141 overs : 475/7

K Jamieson1 (8)

M Santner0 (6)

de Swardt29-7-61-2

140.60

Pitched up on off stump, defended solidly off the front foot by Kyle Jamieson and that will be Tea on Day 2!

140.50

Back of a length and around off, Kyle Jamieson goes on the back foot and punches it toward the bowler who gets hit on the left leg and hobbles a bit.

South Africa
New Zealand
South Africa
New Zealand
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
E Moore

c D Conway b M Henry

0 8 0 0 0
N Brand

b T Southee

3 8 0 0 37.50
van Tonder

c T Latham b K Jamieson

31 83 2 0 37.34
Z Hamza

c T Southee b K Jamieson

36 92 4 0 39.13
D Bedingham

c M Santner b K Jamieson

87 96 13 3 90.62
K Petersen

c R Ravindra b K Jamieson

16 63 1 0 25.39
de Swardt

not out

34 56 4 0 60.71
C Fortuin

c T Blundell b G Phillips

11 19 2 0 57.89
D Olivier

c D Mitchell b M Santner

1 9 0 0 11.11
T Moreki

lbw b M Santner

6 31 1 0 19.35
D Paterson

c K Williamson b M Santner

15 17 3 0 88.23
Extras

(b 1,lb 2,w 2,nb 2,Penalty 0)

7
Total 80.0 (RR: 3.09)
247/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(N Brand, 2.3 ov) (E Moore, 3.1 ov) (van Tonder, 30.2 ov) (Z Hamza, 33 ov) (D Bedingham, 56.3 ov) (K Petersen, 59 ov) (C Fortuin, 65.5 ov) (D Olivier, 68.2 ov) (T Moreki, 76 ov) (D Paterson, 80 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
T Southee
10 3 46 1 4.60
M Henry
11 3 33 1 3.00
K Jamieson
17 3 58 4 3.41
M Santner
26 9 59 3 2.26
G Phillips
9 1 30 1 3.33
R Ravindra
7 2 18 0 2.57
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
T Latham

lbw b D Paterson

3 13 0 0 23.07
D Conway

c E Moore b N Brand

29 68 0 1 42.64
K Williamson

st C Fortuin b N Brand

109 132 12 1 82.57
R Ravindra

c N Brand b de Swardt

12 26 1 0 46.15
D Mitchell

not out

11 17 1 0 64.70
T Blundell

not out

5 4 1 0 125
Extras

(b 0,lb 6,w 2,nb 2,Penalty 0)

10
Total 43.0 (RR: 4.16)
179/4

Did not bat: G Phillips, M Santner, K Jamieson, M Henry, T Southee

Fall of wickets:

(T Latham, 4.2 ov) (D Conway, 29.2 ov) (R Ravindra, 37 ov) (K Williamson, 42 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
D Paterson
10 1 38 1 3.80
T Moreki
8 1 16 0 2.00
de Swardt
8 0 48 1 6.00
D Olivier
4 0 19 0 4.75
N Brand
13 1 52 2 4.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
E Moore

c D Conway b M Henry

23 50 4 0 46
N Brand

c T Blundell b K Jamieson

4 23 0 0 17.39
van Tonder

lbw b K Jamieson

0 2 0 0 0
Z Hamza

b M Santner

22 38 4 0 57.89
D Bedingham

c M Santner b M Henry

32 58 5 0 55.17
K Petersen

c K Williamson b R Ravindra

45 132 6 0 34.09
de Swardt

lbw b M Henry

0 2 0 0 0
C Fortuin

c T Southee b M Santner

9 52 1 0 17.30
D Olivier

not out

15 56 3 0 26.78
T Moreki

b M Santner

5 19 1 0 26.31
D Paterson

b R Ravindra

1 6 0 0 16.66
Extras

(b 2,lb 3,w 0,nb 1,Penalty 0)

6
Total 72.5 (RR: 2.22)
162/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(N Brand, 9.4 ov) (van Tonder, 10 ov) (E Moore, 14.5 ov) (Z Hamza, 23.4 ov) (D Bedingham, 33.4 ov) (de Swardt, 34 ov) (C Fortuin, 51.5 ov) (K Petersen, 65 ov) (T Moreki, 71.3 ov) (D Paterson, 72.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
T Southee
13 3 41 0 3.15
M Henry
14 6 31 3 2.21
K Jamieson
15 6 35 2 2.33
M Santner
21 8 34 3 1.61
R Ravindra
9.5 5 16 2 1.62
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
T Latham

c C Fortuin b D Paterson

20 48 4 0 41.66
D Conway

lbw b T Moreki

1 2 0 0 50
K Williamson

c T Moreki b de Swardt

118 289 16 0 40.83
R Ravindra

b N Brand

240 366 26 3 65.57
D Mitchell

c & b N Brand

34 75 3 1 45.33
T Blundell

c Z Hamza b de Swardt

11 14 1 0 78.57
G Phillips

c de Swardt b N Brand

39 42 2 2 92.85
M Santner

b N Brand

2 9 0 0 22.22
K Jamieson

not out

8 12 1 0 66.66
M Henry

c de Swardt b N Brand

27 9 1 3 300
T Southee

b N Brand

0 2 0 0 0
Extras

(b 2,lb 2,w 3,nb 4,Penalty 0)

11
Total 144.0 (RR: 3.55)
511/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(D Conway, 1.1 ov) (T Latham, 16.5 ov) (K Williamson, 94.5 ov) (D Mitchell, 121.3 ov) (T Blundell, 126.1 ov) (G Phillips, 138 ov) (R Ravindra, 139.2 ov) (M Santner, 141.5 ov) (M Henry, 143.4 ov) (T Southee, 144 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
D Olivier
30 3 119 0 3.96
T Moreki
27 2 110 1 4.07
D Paterson
32 5 98 1 3.06
de Swardt
29 7 61 2 2.10
N Brand
26 1 119 6 4.57
South Africa
New Zealand
South Africa
New Zealand

Commentary

Right then, that is it from this first Test where the Kiwis take the lead with a massive win while the young Proteas side takes a lot of learnings and will look to use them and compete better in the next one. The 2nd and final Test will be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton. It will start on 13th February, Tuesday at 3.30 am GMT (10 pm, Previous Day), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the game. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Tim Southee, the victorious skipper of New Zealand says it was a pretty good surface overall and to pick 20 wickets of the opposition was really special. He adds that it is pleasing to see everyone stepping up with crucial contributions when required. Says that they had a great preparation and appreciates the Proteas by saying they are really talented and they know how to compete. Says that it offers a little bit more to the bowlers later in the Test. Lauds Santner that he bowled really well and that they got better as the Test went on. Says that they are a bit better in the second innings. Concludes by saying that they are eagerly waiting to play at Hamilton next.

Neil Brand, the captain of South Africa says that it is very deflating. Adds that on Day 1, they were in the game but did not take their chances and credits New Zealand for a strong performance. Tells that this tested their patience, but the disappointing thing was batters not converting their starts. Mentions that they lost quite a few wickets right after a break and will need to discuss it and challenge strongly in the next Test. Ends by saying that he is very happy with his eight wickets in the match, including the six-wicket haul in the second innings, but ultimately he is there to score runs and is disappointed not being able to do so in this game.

Rachin Ravindra is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his scintillating double-hundred. He says that he is really delighted to contribute to the team's win. Adds that they managed to build crucial partnerships which helped to post a huge total on the board. Tells that he rates his innings very high and appreciates Kane Williamson saying that he has 31 centuries and is the great of this format. Mentions that contributing to the team is essential and that they are working hard for it. Says that he feels that he belongs here and the team management ensures that. He concludes that he is happy with the win and Kane and he enjoyed out there batting together.

Presentation Time...

While chasing, the Proteas openers failed to give them a good start and were sent back by Tim Southee and Matt Henry pretty quickly. However, Raynard van Tonder and Zubayr Hamza steadied the ship after that till Lunch, but couldn't make much of their starts as they fell victim to Kyle Jamieson early in the second session. After that, the pair of Keegan Petersen and David Bedingham stepped up and showed some good batting skills along with a solid defence adding 105 runs together. Bedingham was bombarded with short balls by the Kiwis, but he counter-attacked and smacked them away registering a fine half-century. He was able to handle that game plan effectively before Tea, but in the third session, he holed out, trying to take on Kyle Jamieson again. He smashed 87 off just 96 balls and just missed out on a maiden Test hundred, but unfortunately for the Proteas, his partner followed suit and became the fourth victim for Jamieson. Mitchell Santner got into the act and removed two batters to take his side close to the win. Dane Paterson and Ruan de Swardt wagged around for a bit, scoring a few runs that will give them a bit of confidence for the next game. Jamieson created a big chance for his fifer, but Matt Henry spilled out, and it was Santner who wrapped things up to seal a big win for the Kiwis.

As there is not much break between the two Tests, the Kiwis decided not to enforce the follow-on and bat again even with a massive lead due to workload management. Tom Latham failed to take this opportunity and went back for another low score while Devon Conway struggled a bit but managed to stick around for a long time. However, the highlight was the terrific hundred from Kane Williamson who joined an elite list to score back-to-back centuries in a single Test. For South Africa, Neil Brand added a couple to extend his tally to eight wickets in the match while Dane Paterson and Ruan de Swardt chipped in with one each. The Kiwis batted till the end of Day 3, and as expected, they declared right before the start of Day 4 setting up a daunting target of 529 runs for South Africa.

New Zealand dominated the first innings, amassing 511 runs over 144 overs and 5 sessions. Kane Williamson's solid 118 and Rachin Ravindra's exceptional 240 laid the foundation for the Kiwis' substantial lead against South Africa. Despite Neil Brand's remarkable 6-wicket haul as the Proteas' debut skipper, quickfire contributions from Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, and Matt Henry helped New Zealand breach the 500-run mark.  In response, South Africa struggled against the strong Kiwi bowling attack, failing to build significant partnerships despite starts from Edward Moore, Zubayr Hamza, and David Bedingham. Keegan Petersen top-scored with 45 runs, but South Africa collapsed for 162, trailing by 349 runs. The sorry-looking batting scorecard reflected their inability to counter New Zealand's bowling onslaught, leaving them facing an uphill battle.

KIWIS - 1 PROTEAS - 0! The first round of this series goes to the hosts and that was pretty much expected. New Zealand dominated this Test right from the start and never lost control of it winning it by a massive margin of 281 runs in the end. It was always going to be difficult for South Africa with six debutants, but there were some glimpses of potential and they can take a few positives from this game.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 247/10

D Paterson15 (17)

de Swardt34 (56)

M Santner26-9-59-3

79.6W

OUT! TAKEN! New Zealand WIN convincingly by 281 runs. Mitchell Santner does the job for the Kiwis and Kane Williamson makes no mistake in the deep with the catch. Provides a lot of air to the ball and drops it from around the wicket on a fuller length in front of the stumps, Dane Paterson goes for another biggie in an attempt to clear the deep mid-wicket with a heave but does not get enough wood on it as he loses his shape a bit in an attempt to hit it hard. The ball carries straight towards Kane Williamson at long on who settles his eyes underneath it and reverse cups it to wrap this first Test. New Zealand are surely the deserved victors of this Test and it was just a matter of time to finish things in style. New Zealand take the lead by 1-0 in the series.

79.51

Short and wide of off, Ruan de Swardt cuts it away to backward point for a single.

79.41

In the air...safe again! Tossed up delivery on off which spins well away from the batter, Dane Paterson looks to clear the cover region but splices it up behind the covers for a single.

79.30

Flighted delivery with a lot of air on off, and full, Dane Paterson gets forward and defends it to mid off.

79.21

Drags his length on the pads, Ruan de Swardt tucks it to fine leg for a single.

79.14

FOUR! Slapped away! Drifts it on the middle stump on a shade shorter length, Ruan de Swardt rocks back and pulls it through deep square leg for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 240/9

D Paterson14 (14)

de Swardt28 (53)

K Jamieson17-3-58-4

78.60

Slow, full, and outside off, Dane Paterson looks to guide it to the square of the wicket but misses.

78.50

Short of a length down leg, Dane Paterson ducks underneath through to the keeper.

78.41

On the back of a length on the pads, Ruan de Swardt clips it to fine leg for one.

78.31

DROPPED! Henry puts it down! Short in length again on the top of middle, Dane Paterson miscues to pull and hits with the bottom half towards Matt Henry at mid on who stretches over his head to grab it but puts down towards long on for a single.

78.20

Short of a length which keeps low across the middle and leg stump from over the wicket, Dane Paterson ducks under it.

78.11

On the back of a length on the pads, Ruan de Swardt flicks it to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 237/9

D Paterson13 (10)

de Swardt26 (51)

M Santner25-9-52-2

77.60

On off and full, Dane Paterson swings hard and misses again.

77.54

FOUR! Shot! Fractionally on a fuller length outside off, Dane Paterson half-squats and picks it up against the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary toward cow corner.

77.40

Drags his length a bit on off, Dane Paterson works it towards point.

77.30

Another one that spins away from the batter from off on a fuller length, Dane Paterson swings hard and misses to connect again.

77.20

Sharp turn away from off on a fuller length, Dane Paterson gets beaten on the defence.

77.10

Tossed up delivery on the off stump line, it turns away after pitching, Dane Paterson swings wildly to clear the drops but misses.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 233/9

de Swardt26 (51)

D Paterson9 (4)

K Jamieson16-3-55-4

76.60

Short of a length, and on the bodyline, Ruan de Swardt ducks under it.

76.51

Length ball on off, Paterson backs away and gets a single toward the point region.

76.44

FOUR! Two in a row! Looking for that yorker again but pitches it fuller in length, angling in, Dane Paterson makes room for himself and drives it crisply through the cover-point gap for a boundary.

76.34

FOUR! A gift from Jamieson and taken with both hands. Full toss on off in search of that yorker, Dane Paterson makes room for him and goes uppishly towards deep backward point for a boundary.

76.20

Outside off on a fuller length, Dane Paterson shuffles across leg and tries to reach it but meets thin air.

76.11lb

On the back of a length on the pads, Ruan de Swardt tickles it to fine leg for a leg bye single.

Dane Paterson is the last man in.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 223/9

T Moreki6 (31)

de Swardt26 (49)

M Santner24-9-48-2

75.6W

OUT! APPEAL for LBW and up goes the finger. Tshepo Moreki straight away opts for a review. Mitchell Santner drops a flighted ball on the middle stump line, it keeps straight after pitching, and Tshepo Moreki rocks back and looks to tuck it away to the leg side but the ball thuds his pads as he is too late to bring the bat in time getting trapped in front. The UltraEdge confirms that no bat is involved and three reds on the Ball Tracker prove that he is Out. New Zealand are just one wicket away from the victory.

75.50

Fantastic turn outside off on a length, he gets beaten on the outside edge.

75.40

Flatter trajectory on a shortish length, Tshepo Moreki tucks it to square leg.

75.30

Tossed up well on the off stump line, this is eased towards covers.

75.20

Slower through the air and on off, Tshepo Moreki pushes it to covers.

75.11

Turns considerably from outside off, Ruan de Swardt tucks it towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 222/8

T Moreki6 (26)

de Swardt25 (48)

K Jamieson15-3-46-4

74.60

Bangs in a shorter length bowl on the stumps, Tshepo Moreki again looks to fend it off but ends up taking the leading edge.

74.50

Short and keeps low on off, Tshepo Moreki looks to fend it to point but ends up on the top half of the bat and falls ahead of point.

74.40

Bowls on a short of length angle into the body, Tshepo Moreki ducks underneath it.

74.30

Fuller in length and outside off at 130 clicks, Tshepo Moreki drives it to cover.

74.20

Bangs in short and angles down leg, Tshepo Moreki misses out to glance it fine through to the keeper.

74.10

Yorker on off, Tshepo Moreki digs it out to the off side.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 222/8

de Swardt25 (48)

T Moreki6 (20)

M Santner23-9-47-1

73.60

On the stumps and fuller, Ruan de Swardt leans on it and defends.

73.50

Full, on off, Ruan de Swardt solidly defends it back to the bowler.

73.40

Slower, outside off, and turning in from off, Ruan de Swardt is early on the defense and inside edges towards the right of short leg.

73.30

Slower through the air on a fuller length, Ruan de Swardt blocks it off.

73.20

Pulls his length a bit and turns into the speak Ruan de Swardt steers it to mid-wicket.

73.10

Tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ruan de Swardt pushes it to cover on the front foot.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 222/8

T Moreki6 (20)

de Swardt25 (42)

K Jamieson14-2-46-4

72.60

Short in length, Tshepo Moreki evades from the ball in time to end the over.

72.50

On a length and looks to angle it in but keeps wider, Tshepo Moreki lets it go alone.

72.40

Back of a length ball shaping outside from ooff, Tshepo Moreki looks to defend but gets beaten all ends up on the back foot.

72.30

PItches it on a short length and angling away but still close from the off stump, Tshepo Moreki sways away from it in time.

72.21

On a length angling into the pads, Ruan de Swardt flicks it to deep square leg for a single. He wants the second but Tshepo Moreki sends him back.

72.10

Hones from around the wicket on a shortish length on off, de Swardt just ducks underneath it.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 221/8

T Moreki6 (16)

de Swardt24 (40)

M Santner22-8-47-1

71.60

Drops it fuller in length on the stumps, Tshepo Moreki pushes it to mid off.

71.50

Sharp turn from off on a fuller length, Tshepo Moreki lets it go.

71.40

Too much of air on offer around off and full, which turns sharply, Tshepo Moreki steers it to point.

71.30

Slower through the air on the stumps, Tshepo Moreki defends ahead.

71.20

Flighted delivery on the stumps and fuller in length, Tshepo Moreki gets ahead and pushes it back to the bowler.

71.11

Drops it on a length around off, and spins back into the batter, Ruan de Swardt rocks back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 220/8

T Moreki6 (11)

de Swardt23 (39)

K Jamieson13-2-45-4

70.60

Goes short again on off, Tshepo Moreki rides on the bounce and pats it to covers.

70.50

Nasty bumper into the bodyline, Tshepo Moreki weirdly looks to duck but it wears on his left shoulder.

70.40

On a nagging length outside off, Tshepo Moreki gets beaten on his front foot.

70.30

Back of a length and shaping away from the fourth stump line on a length, Tshepo Moreki gets squared up on it and the ball goes past his outside edge.

70.20

Over the wicket now and on a short of a length down leg, Tshepo Moreki awkwardly lets it go to the keeper.

70.11

Comes back from around the wicket and bowls on the pads, Ruan de Swardt clips it towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 219/8

T Moreki6 (6)

de Swardt22 (38)

G Phillips9-1-30-1

69.60

Fuller in length and turning a bit into the batter from off, Moreki gets ahead to defend it but plays outside the line and the ball takes the inside edge and then onto the pads to end the over.

69.50

On a dragged length at the stumps, Tshepo Moreki goes back and defends.

69.44

FOUR! Poor delivery and it was begging to be punished. Full toss on the knee height outside off, Tshepo Moreki simply smashes it down the ground towards long off for a boundary.

69.31

Full in length and around off, Ruan de Swardt drives it to mid off and shoots off for a single. Good running between the wickets.

69.20

Drags his length at the stumps, Ruan de Swardt defends it to short leg.

69.11

Keeps low and sharply turns into the batter from outside off, Tshepo Moreki tucks it towards square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 213/8

de Swardt21 (36)

T Moreki1 (2)

M Santner21-8-46-1

68.64

FOUR! Shot! Just on a length outside off which keeps straighter on the deck, Ruan de Swardt reverse sweeps it through deep third man for a boundary to end the over.

68.50

Slow and full outside off, Ruan de Swardt closes the bat's face early in an attempt to flick, and the ball wears on his pads.

68.41

Floated, on off, and fuller in length, Tshepo Moreki gets a thickish outside edge to the right of the first slip for a single towards short third man.

68.30

Down leg on a shortish length, Tshepo Moreki tucks it to square leg.

It's time for Drinks. Well, it's the same story for South Africa throughout this first Test, and across both innings. The batters have got the starts but then, suddenly they have thrown their wickets away playing lose shots. David Bedingham departed on 87 right after the Tea Break against Kyle Jamieson, who further went to dismantle the South African middle order. New Zealand are just 2 wickets away from a convincing win.

68.2W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Mitchell Santner gets into the act now! He floats this one up, full and on middle, angles in and then straightens a bit, Duanne Olivier prods forward to defend with an angled bat but gets a thin outside edge towards first slip where Daryl Mitchell takes a sharp catch. New Zealand two wickets away from the win now!

68.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier blocks it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 208/7

D Olivier1 (7)

de Swardt17 (34)

G Phillips8-1-24-1

67.61

Slows it up, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier guides it off the outer half of the bat towards point for a single.

67.50

BEATEN! This is pushed through quicker, full and on off, holds its line, Duanne Olivier tries to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

67.40

Just short! This is slower through the air, full and on middle, turns in, Duanne Olivier strides out to defend but gets an inside edge that falls just in front and to the right of short leg.

67.30

Flighted, full and on off, Duanne Olivier strides out and drives it towards short covers.

67.20

Floated, full and on off, Duanne Olivier pushes it towards short covers.

67.13

Tossed up, full and on leg, Ruan de Swardt tickles it away towards the fine leg region for three runs.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 204/7

D Olivier0 (2)

de Swardt14 (33)

M Santner20-8-41-0

66.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier is solid in in his defence.

66.51

Goes short and around off, Ruan de Swardt moves back and punches it towards covers for a single.

66.40

Fligthed, full and on middle, Ruan de Swardt defends it on the front foot.

66.30

Floated, full and on middle, Ruan de Swardt blocks it out.

66.24

FOUR! A bit lucky! This is flatter, full and on off, turns in, Ruan de Swardt moves across and just manages to get his inside half of the bat on it, the ball goes past the stums and wide of leg slip for a boundary as the fielder in the deep fails to reach it with a dive.

66.10

Tossed up full and on middle, Ruan de Swardt clips it towards square leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 199/7

D Olivier0 (1)

de Swardt9 (28)

G Phillips7-1-20-1

65.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier blocks it out solidly.

Duanne Olivier is in at number 9.

65.5W

OUT! TAKEN! A very unfortunate dismissal for Clyde Fortuin, and this perfectly sums up this Test for South Africa. Glenn Phillips drags his length back again, on middle, Clyde Fortuin rocks back and pulls it, Tom Latham at short leg gets his head down, but the ball goes off his right pad and lobs up in the air, Tom Blundell spots it, moves across and takes an easy catch. Fortuin stands there in disbelief but has to walk back now. New Zealand three wickets away from the win now!

65.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Clyde Fortuin turns it to short leg.

65.31

Short again and on leg, Ruan de Swardt moves back and clips it towards deep square leg for a single.

65.20

Floated, short and around off, turns away with bounce, Ruan de Swardt leaves it alone.

65.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Ruan de Swardt blocks it to the right of the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 198/6

C Fortuin11 (17)

de Swardt8 (25)

M Santner19-8-36-0

64.60

Flighted, full and on middle, Clyde Fortuin defends it on the front foot.

64.50

Flatter and in the blockhole, on middle, Clyde Fortuin digs it back to the bowler.

64.40

Tossed up, full and on off, Clyde Fortuin pushes it towards short covers.

64.34

FOUR! Nicely played! Mitchell Santner drags his length back again, on middle, Clyde Fortuin rocks back again and heaves it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

64.21

Floated, short and on off, turns in sharply with bounce, Ruan de Swardt moves back to cut but gets cramped and mistimes it wide of short third man. A single is taken.

64.10

A juicy full toss, on middle, Ruan de Swardt flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. That was there to be put away.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 193/6

C Fortuin7 (13)

de Swardt7 (23)

G Phillips6-1-19-0

63.60

Another short delivery, on leg, Clyde Fortuin stays back and clips it towards square leg.

63.52

Short again and around off, Clyde Fortuin moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for a brace.

63.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Clyde Fortuin defends it on the front foot.

63.30

Floated, full and on middle, Clyde Fortuin turns it to the leg side.

63.20

Tossed up, full and on off, turns in, Clyde Fortuin tries to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.

63.14

FOUR! Easy runs! Glenn Phillips lands this short and around middle, Clyde Fortuin has all the time in the world to rock back and pulls it towards the vacant deep square leg fence for a boundary.

Glenn Phillips (5-1-13-0) is back in the attack replacing Mitchell Santner.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 187/6

de Swardt7 (23)

C Fortuin1 (7)

K Jamieson12-2-44-4

62.60

Kyle Jamieson bangs this short and around off, Ruan de Swardt tries to ramp it away but fails to connect.

62.50

Overpitched and on middle, Ruan de Swardt drills it down the pitch but Kyle Jamieson does well to stop it on his follow-through.

62.40

Short of a length and outside off, Ruan de Swardt cuts it hard but straight to point.

62.30

Pitches this one up, on middle, Ruan de Swardt knocks it towards mid on.

62.20

On a length and around off, angling in, Ruan de Swardt leaves it alone.

62.10

Fuller and on off, Ruan de Swardt drives it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 187/6

C Fortuin1 (7)

de Swardt7 (17)

M Santner18-8-31-0

61.60

A maiden over! This is darted full, on middle, Clyde Fortuin knocks it down the pitch.

61.50

Looped up, full and on off, Clyde Fortuin keeps it out to the off side.

61.40

Flighted, full and on off, Clyde Fortuin defends it on the front foot.

61.30

So close! This is pushed through quicker, full and on middle, grips and turns away sharply, Clyde Fortuin strides forward to defend but misses as the ball goes past the outside edge and not too far away from the off pole as well.

61.20

Floated, short and on off, Clyde Fortuin moves back and steers it towards point.

61.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Clyde Fortuin pushes it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 187/6

de Swardt7 (17)

C Fortuin1 (1)

K Jamieson11-1-44-4

60.60

Another bouncer to end the over, on middle, Ruan de Swardt sways away from it.

60.61wd

Goes for a bouncer, but this one is too high, Ruan de Swardt leaves it alone. Wided.

60.54

FOUR! Nice shot! Kyle Jamieson bangs this one short and around leg, Ruan de Swardt picks up the length early, swivels and pulls it away towards the deep backward square leg fence for a boundary.

60.40

Pulls his length back, on off, Ruan de Swardt knocks it back to the bowler.

60.30

Fuller one this time, on middle, angling in, Ruan de Swardt drills it towards mid on.

60.20

On a length and on off, angling in, Ruan de Swardt gets behind the line of it and blocks it out.

60.11

Back of a length and on middle, Clyde Fortuin pulls it towards fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 181/6

de Swardt3 (12)

C Fortuin0 (0)

M Santner17-7-31-0

59.60

Flighted, full and around off, Ruan de Swardt goes down across for the sweep but misses and gets hit on the stomach area.

59.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Ruan de Swardt gets squared up but manages to keep it out to the off side.

59.40

Short again, on middle, Ruan de Swardt moves back and tucks it to short leg again.

59.30

Floated, full and on middle, Ruan de Swardt turns it to short leg.

59.20

Goes short and on middle, Ruan de Swardt moves back and pulls it straight to square leg.

59.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ruan de Swardt prods forward and blocks it out.

Clyde Fortuin is in at number 8.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 181/6

K Petersen16 (63)

de Swardt3 (6)

K Jamieson10-1-38-4

58.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Kyle Jamieson has four now! Keegan Petersen loses his patience and that costs him his wicket here. Kyle Jamieson gets the length right this time, short and just under the armpit, on leg, Keegan Petersen decides to take it on this time and tries to pull it away, but unfortunately hits it in the air and towards fine le where Rachin Ravindra moves to his right and takes a fine diving catch. Once again, South Africa losee both set batters quickly after a break. New Zealand four wickets away from the win now!

58.50

Another bouncer, on middle this time, Keegan Petersen ducks underneath it again.

58.40

Kyle Jamieson bangs in a bouncer now but down the leg side, Keegan Petersen ducks under it.

58.31

Back of a length and on leg, Ruan de Swardt controls his pull shot towards deep square leg for a single.

58.20

Goes fuller and on off, Ruan de Swardt miscues his drive off the bottom half of the bat towards the bowler.

58.10

BEATEN! Kyle Jamieson hits the length hard on off, angles in, Ruan de Swardt plays inside the line of it as the ball goes past the outside edge to the keeper.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 180/5

K Petersen16 (60)

de Swardt2 (3)

M Santner16-6-31-0

57.60

A bit quicker, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen once again moves back and negotiates it well.

57.50

Flighted, full and on off, Keegan Petersen moves back and keeps it out to silly point.

57.40

RIPPER! This is slower through the air, full and on off, grips and turns away sharply, Keegan Petersen strides out to block but just gets beaten on the outside edge.

57.30

Flatter, full and on off, Keegan Petersen stays back and fends it away towards point.

57.20

Floated, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen defends it on the front foot.

57.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Keegan Petersen blocks it to the left of the bowler.

Mitchell Santner (15-5-31-0) is into the attack.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 180/5

de Swardt2 (3)

K Petersen16 (54)

K Jamieson9-1-37-3

56.60

Full again and on middle, Ruan de Swardt blocks it out back to the bowler.

56.52

Fuller one and on middle, Ruan de Swardt flicks it away nicely through square leg for a brace. He opens his account in Test cricket.

56.40

Just short! Kyle Jamieson lands this on a good length and on off, nips away, Ruan de Swardt has a poke at it but gets an outside edge that falls just in front of second slip.

Ruan de Swardt is in at number 7.

56.3W

OUT! TAKEN IN THE DEEP! Kyle Jamieson gets his man this time! The short-ball plan has finally worked for the Kiwis. This is short again as expected, on the middle, David Bedingham tries to take it on again, but this time fails to get it from the middle of the bat and mistimes it in the air towards deep mid-wicket, Mitchell Santner settles under it and pouches it safely. David Bedingham goes after an entertaining knock but misses out on a Test hundred here.

56.22

In the air...safe! This is banged into the pitch, on middle, David Bedingham tries to go for the pull but gets a top edge, the ball goes high in the air but lands safely over the bowler's head. Two runs taken.

56.22nb

Back of a length and on off, Keegan Petersen pats it down to the off side for a run. It is also called a No Ball for overstepping.

56.11

Kyle Jamieson starts with a short delivery around leg, David Bedingham fails to get on top of that and mistimes his pull towards deep square leg for a single. The short-ball ploy continues...

We are back with the third and final session of Day 4. The Umpires are already out in the middle and the Kiwi fielders enter the field from the dressing room before spreading to the field. Keegan Petersen and David Bedingham to resume their innings for South Africa. Kyle Jamieson (8-1-30-2) to lead the proceedings with the ball. Let's play...

...DAY 4, THIRD SESSION...

SESSION SUMMARY - 111 runs and 2 wickets in 28 overs! South Africa will be pretty happy going into Tea! Just like the first session, the Kiwis were able to pick up a couple of early wickets, and this time it was Kyle Jamieson. However, even though they created a few half chances here and there, they couldn't build on that and allowed the batters to settle in and build up another stand. Raynard van Tonder and Zubayr Hamza would have been disappointed as they couldn't convert their starts into something significant. After that, Keegan Petersen and David Bedingham looked strong out there with the former holding one end solidly and the latter taking on an ultra-aggressive approach. The Kiwis went with the short-ball plan to Bedingham who initially ducked a few but then decided to take on every ball. Till now, he has shown great control over his pull shot and has smashed it on will. He took this opportunity to register a brilliant fifty quickly and is unbeaten on 84 going into the break. This pair has added exactly 100 runs and will look to continue like this and hope to stay there till Stumps to give the Proteas a chance to save this Test. Will the short-ball plan work for the Kiwis? Or will David Bedingham get to his maiden Test hundred? Join us at 8.30 am (3 am GMT) to find out in the last session.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 173/4

K Petersen15 (53)

D Bedingham84 (93)

R Ravindra7-2-18-0

55.60

Floats it up on off, Keegan Petersen pushes it to extra cover. It's Tea break on Day 4 now.

55.51

Flighted delivery around off, David Bedingham drives it through cover-point along the ground for a single.

55.40

Too full on off, David Bedingham carves it out to the left of the bowler.

55.30

Turning away outside off, left alone by David Bedingham.

55.20

Full, on off, David Bedingham leans ahead and drives to covers.

55.10

Wide outside off on a fuller length, David Bedingham leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 172/4

K Petersen15 (52)

D Bedingham83 (88)

T Southee10-3-46-1

54.60

Short, and down leg, Keegan Petersen gets inside the line of the ball and misses out on the pull shot. Expensive over. 17 runs from it.

54.51

Outside leg on a fuller length, David Bedingham flicks it to cow corner for a single.

54.40

Outside off on a length, David Bedingham lets it go.

54.34

FOUR! Pulled away again! Almost a half-tracker on offer on the bodyline, David Bedingham uppishly pulls it through deep backward square leg for a boundary. Too comfortable in dealing with these short-pitched deliveries. Fantastic counter-offensive stuff from David Bedingham.

54.26

SIX! Continues his onslaught! What a shot! Poor delivery from Southee. Short in length and on the body, David Bedingham stands in his crease and swivels and pulls it over deep square leg for a maximum. Those long levers doing the damage here. Southee under immense pressure.

54.16

SIX! He is in no mood to stop! Biggie! Around the wicket and on a shorter length across the middle, David Bedingham stands tall and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a huge maximum.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 155/4

D Bedingham66 (83)

K Petersen15 (51)

R Ravindra6-2-17-0

53.61

Full, outside off, David Bedingham drives it to widish cover and runs a single quickly.

53.50

Slower through the air but outside off, left alone.

53.40

Floated up on off, and full, David Bedingham leans onto it and defends.

53.30

Flighted outside off on a fuller length, David Bedingham gets ahead and drives it to cover.

53.20

Slower and outside off on a fullish length, left alone again by David Bedingham.

53.10

Around the wicket, flatter outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 154/4

K Petersen15 (51)

D Bedingham65 (77)

T Southee9-3-29-1

52.60

Back of a length on the middle, Keegan Petersen defends it to mid on.

52.51

Yorker on the stumps, David Bedingham carves it to deep fine leg getting an inside edge for a single.

52.44

FOUR! A barrage of short deliveries getting punished here. Short and on the stumps, Bedingham pummles it through mid-wicket with a flat-bat technique for a boundary.

52.36

SIX! Into the grassbanks! Massive hit. Short and on the chest height of the batter, David Bedingham creates room for him to clear his front leg and dumps it over deep square leg for a maximum.

52.20

Short and on the shoulder level, David Bedingham misses to pull.

52.10

Around the wicket and on a length, David Bedingham pulls it towards square leg. Good effort there.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 143/4

K Petersen15 (50)

D Bedingham54 (72)

R Ravindra5-2-16-0

51.60

Into the stumps on a fullish length, Keegan Petersen defends it back to the bowler.

51.52

Just a shade short in length and outside off, Keegan Petersen cuts away to deep backward point for a brace.

51.40

Tossed up delivery on off, Keegan Petersen lunges ahead to defend it.

51.30

Just full and on off, Keegan Petersen defends it under his eyes.

51.24

FOUR! Powerfully struck! Short and outside off, Keegan Petersen rocks back and punches it through the cover and mid off gap for a boundary. Nice little phase for the Proteas here.

51.11

Around the wicket and drops it full on off David Bedingham leans onto it and drives it along the ground to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 136/4

K Petersen9 (45)

D Bedingham53 (71)

T Southee8-3-18-1

50.60

Wide outside off again and on a length, Keegan Petersen shoulders his arms at it to end the over.

50.50

Outside off on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

50.41

Short, and on the right shoulder, David Bedingham backs away and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

50.30

Short and cramping the batter for room, David Bedingham pulls it to backward square leg.

50.24

FOUR! Change of angles but the same result! It's FIFTY for David Bedingham. Fantastic aggression from him. Short and angling across the middle from around the wicket, David Bedingham clears his front foot and slashes it away through the covers for a boundary.

50.11

Short, angling into the batter's body, Keegan Petersen swivels ad pulls it to deep backward square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 130/4

D Bedingham48 (68)

K Petersen8 (42)

R Ravindra4-2-9-0

49.60

Fuller, on middle, Bedingham blocks it.

49.50

Full, at middle, blocked from the front foot.

49.40

Flighted, around off, David Bedingham punches it to cover.

49.30

Tossed up, full, on off, David Bedingham leaves.

49.20

Full, on off, defended nicely ahead.

49.25nb

FOUR! Smashes down the ground. He moves to 48. Tossed up ball and overpitched on off, David Bedingham clears his front foot and lofts it over mid off for a boundary towards long off. Uh, oh! Looks like he has overstepped here. No Ball.

49.10

Tossed up delivery on the leg stump line, David Bedingham defends it to the leg side leaning forward.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 125/4

K Petersen8 (42)

D Bedingham44 (61)

T Southee7-3-12-1

48.60

Another maiden. On the middle stump and on a length, Keegan Petersen defends it to the right of the bowler to end the over.

48.50

Just on the fourth stump line and on a length, Keegan Petersen defends it off the back foot.

48.40

On a nagging length which nips away from the batter, Keegan Petersen hops back and dabs it to gully.

48.30

Angling back in the batter on off, Keegan Petersen rocks back and punches it to backward point.

48.20

Wide outside off on a length, Keegan Petersen miscues the square cut and fails to find the gap. Straight to point.

48.10

Fuller and on the off stump line from over the wicket, Keegan Petersen prods ahead in line of the ball and defends it nicely.

Tim Southee is back on.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 125/4

D Bedingham44 (61)

K Petersen8 (36)

R Ravindra3-2-4-0

47.64

FOUR! Brings up the 50-run stand between these two in no time. Slightly short in length and outside off, David Bedingham goes deep the crease and creams the cut through the point region for a boundary towards deep backward point.

47.50

Brings the line in the batter on the middle stump line, this is defended solidly.

47.40

Flighted delivery on off and full, David Bedingham defends it on the front foot.

47.30

Drops it short and outside off with no bounce at all, David Bedingham mistimes the cut to point.

47.20

Flighted delivery on off, David Bedingham leans ahead and defends it to the off side.

47.10

Tossed up outside off on a fuller length, David Bedingham leaves.

Runs Scored 19 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 121/4

D Bedingham40 (55)

K Petersen8 (36)

M Henry11-3-33-1

46.63

Short of a length outside leg and angling towards the middle from around the wicket, David Bedingham clears hi front leg and slams the pull with no real timing at it towards widish long on for three runs. Too expensive from Henry.

46.50

Around the wicket and on the back of a length, defended.

46.44

FOUR! Too predictable now Henry! Too short and angling into the batter on the middle stump line, David Bedingham gets on top of it and pulls it through the deep mid-wicket area for a boundary. He's on a charge.

46.34

FOUR! Hat-trick of fours! Pulled away and he is dealing in boundaries. Short and on the bodyline, David Bedingham stands tall and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

46.24

FOUR! Two in two! Short and at the middle stump line, David Bedingham clears his front leg for room and flat-bats it towards deep extra cover for a boundary. Great improvisation by Bedingham.

46.14

FOUR! Smacked away by Bedingham! Short and into the bodyline, David Bedingham clears his front foot standing tall and pulls it hard through mid-wicket and mid on gap for a boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 102/4

K Petersen8 (36)

D Bedingham21 (49)

R Ravindra2-2-0-0

45.60

Another maiden. Outside off on a length and turning a bit, Keegan Petersen shoulders arms at it.

45.50

Slow, outside off, pats it to the ground does Keegan Petersen.

45.40

Tossed up nicely on the off stump line and full in length, Keegan Petersen defends it back to the bowler.

45.30

Into the stumps on a fullish length, Keegan Petersen eases it to cover.

45.20

Too slow through the air on off, Keegan Petersen lunges forward and blocks it.

45.10

On off and flighted on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen gets ahead and defends it to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 102/4

D Bedingham21 (49)

K Petersen8 (30)

M Henry10-3-14-1

44.60

Another bouncer outside off, David Bedingham pulls it towards mid-wicket to end the over.

44.50

Short and outside off, David Bedingham attempts to weirdly poke at it trying to hit nowhere. Through to the keeper.

44.40

Way too short, over the batter's head, left alone by Bedingham.

44.30

Short length ball angling into the middle stump line, David Bedingham hangs back and taps it to point.

44.20

Short at 129 clicks on off, David Bedingham hops back and bunts it on the pitch off the back foot.

44.11

Not too short in length, and on top of off, Keegan Petersen swivels across and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 101/4

D Bedingham21 (44)

K Petersen7 (29)

R Ravindra1-1-0-0

43.60

Flighted delivery on a fuller length outside off, David Bedingham covers his off stump and drive it towards extra cover.

43.50

Too full and on the middle and leg channel, this is flicked away to short mid-wicket by David Bedingham.

43.40

Around off and full in length, David Bedingham leans ahead and defends it to the off side.

43.30

Brings it in on the middle and fuller in length, defended watchfully by David Bedingham.

43.20

A low full toss on offer on the stumps, David Bedingham flicks it to mid on.

43.10

Floated delivery on the stumps and full, David Bedingham gets ahead and defends it under his eyes.

Rachin Ravindra replaces Mitchell Santner now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 101/4

K Petersen7 (29)

D Bedingham21 (38)

M Henry9-3-13-1

42.60

Wide outside off on a length, this is left alone by Keegan Petersen. Maiden over.

42.50

On a hard length just outside off, Petersen prods ahead in line of the ball and defends it to the off side.

42.40

Another one at 133.8 clicks on a shorter length around off, Keegan Petersen sways away from poking.

42.30

Short-pitched delivery on off, but keeps a bit low on the bounce, Keegan Petersen sits under it and leaves.

42.20

Full and around off, Keegan Petersen drives it straight towards the bowler on his front foot.

42.10

Nips back into the batter on off on a length, Keegan Petersen solidly pats it on the pitch off the back foot.

After coming into the second session, Kyle Jamieson right away struck with a couple of quick wickets and sent the two set batters Zubayr Hamza and Raynard van Tonder back to the hut. Mitchell Santner has bowled pretty well but he still is in search of his first wicket, but has equally exerted pressure on the opposition. Keegan Petersen and David Bedingham are fighting hard for survival with the latter getting off to another start.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 101/4

D Bedingham21 (38)

K Petersen7 (23)

M Santner15-5-31-0

41.60

Flighted, full and on off, David Bedingham is solid in his defence again. Another maiden from Santner.

41.50

Slower through the air, outside off, turns away, David Bedingham leaves it alone.

41.40

Quicker, full and on middle, skids through, David Bedingham fends it off the inner half of the bat.

41.30

Tossed up, full and on off, David Bedingham prods forward and blocks it out.

41.20

Flatter, full and on middle, David Bedingham strides out and turns it to the left of short leg.

41.10

Floated, short and on off, David Bedingham moves back and punches it towards covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 101/4

K Petersen7 (23)

D Bedingham21 (32)

M Henry8-2-13-1

40.60

Another good bouncer to the end the over, on middle, Keegan Petersen ducks under it.

40.51

In the air...safe! Matt Henry bangs this short again, on middle, David Bedingham goes for the pull this time, but gets no timing on it as the ball falls safely and well in front of deep square leg. A run is taken.

40.40

Matt Henry bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, David Bedingham ducks under it.

40.31

Short of a length and around leg, Keegan Petersen rolls his wrists and pulls it along the ground through square leg for a single. 100 up for South Africa!

40.20

Full again and on off, Keegan Petersen taps it towards short covers.

40.10

Fuller one and on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 99/4

D Bedingham20 (30)

K Petersen6 (19)

M Santner14-4-31-0

39.60

Looped up, full and around off, David Bedingham pushes it towards covers.

39.54

FOUR! Easy pickings! Mitchell Santner darts this one full but down the leg side, David Bedingham turns the bat face and glances it away nicely towards the deep backward square leg fence for a boundary.

39.40

Flighted, full and on middle, David Bedingham defends it on the front foot.

39.31lb

Flatter, short and on leg, Keegan Petersen misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye is taken.

39.20

Tossed up nicely, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it out well.

39.12

Just short! This is floated, short and on off, turns away, Keegan Petersen stays back to fend it with soft hands, but gets an outside edge just in front of Daryl Mitchell at first slip as the ball goes through. Two runs taken.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 92/4

D Bedingham16 (27)

K Petersen4 (16)

M Henry7-2-11-1

38.60

Short of a length and on off, David Bedingham stabs it towards mid off.

38.50

Pitches this one up, on middle, David Bedingham knocks it towards mid on.

38.40

On a length and on middle, rises up a bit, David Bedingham gets surprised a bit but manages well to pat it down to the leg side.

38.31

Back of a length and middle, Keegan Petersen pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

38.20

Full again and around off, Keegan Petersen taps it to the left of the bowler this time.

38.10

Fuller and on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it to the right of the bowler.

Matt Henry (6-2-10-1) replaces Kyle Jamieson.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 91/4

D Bedingham16 (24)

K Petersen3 (13)

M Santner13-4-25-0

37.60

Slider now, full and angling into leg, David Bedingham tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads again.

37.50

Quicker, short and on leg, David Bedingham misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

37.40

Looped up, full and on off, David Bedingham drills it towards covers.

37.31

Uppish but safe! This is flighted, full and around off, Keegan Petersen tries to drive it away, but does so aerially as the ball drops safely between extra covers and mid off. They cross.

37.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Keegan Petersen prods forward and blocks it out.

37.11

Short and around leg, David Bedingham moves back and clips it wide of square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 89/4

K Petersen2 (11)

D Bedingham15 (20)

K Jamieson8-1-30-2

36.60

Short again, on middle, Keegan Petersen stands tall and blocks it out solidly.

36.51

Short of a length and on off, David Bedingham hops up and guides it through point for a single.

36.40

Back of a length and on of, David Bedingham punches it towards short covers.

36.30

Full again and angling into leg, David Bedingham clips it towards mid-wicket.

36.20

Touch fuller and around off, David Bedingham leaves it alone.

36.10

On a length and on middle, David Bedingham tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 88/4

K Petersen2 (10)

D Bedingham14 (15)

M Santner12-4-23-0

35.60

Quicker one, full and around off, Keegan Petersen stays back and stabs it past silly point. A maiden over!

35.50

Slower through the air, full and on off, Keegan Petersen keeps it out to the off side.

35.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen knocks it back to the bowler.

35.30

Flighted, full and on middle again, Keegan Petersen fends it on the back foot again.

35.20

Floated, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen defends it deep from his crease.

35.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it down the pitch.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 88/4

D Bedingham14 (15)

K Petersen2 (4)

K Jamieson7-1-29-2

34.64

FOUR! Nice shot! Kyle Jamieson bangs this one into the pitch, sits up nicely for the batter, David Bedingham swivels and pulls it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four more runs.

34.50

Short of a length and around off, David Bedingham punches it towards covers.

34.44

FOUR! Another streaky one! This is on a good length and on off, David Bedingham tries to play at it but gets a thick outside edge through that vacant first slip region again for a boundary. However, this one would not have carried even if there was a first slip.

34.30

Short of a length and on off, David Bedingham pats it down to short covers.

34.20

Back of a length and on off, David Bedingham stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

34.14

EDGED AND FOUR! David Bedingham gets lucky there! This is full and around off, shaping away a bit, David Bedingham tries to push it away but gets an outside edge through the vacant first slip region and to the third man fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 76/4

K Petersen2 (4)

D Bedingham2 (9)

M Santner11-3-23-0

33.62

Short again and around leg, Keegan Petersen flicks it off back foot through mid-wicket for a brace.

33.50

Looped up, full and on off, Keegan Petersen fends it to silly point.

33.40

Goes short and outside off, Keegan Petersen cuts it towards covers where the fielder makes a good diving stop.

33.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen defends it on the front foot.

33.21

Floated, full and on off, David Bedingham pushes it wide of covers, there is a slight mix-up but the batters complete the single.

33.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, David Bedingham prods forward and blocks it out.

Keegan Petersen is in at number 6.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 73/4

Z Hamza36 (92)

D Bedingham1 (7)

K Jamieson6-1-17-2

32.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Oh..no! Zubayr Hamza, what have you done? Kyle Jamieson gets another in this session and the short-ball plans has worked for the Kiwis. He bangs this one into the pitch again and on off, Zubayr Hamza tries to go for the pull shot, but his bat turns in his hands and he loses control of the shot, the ball loops up off the outer half of the bat towards mid on where Tim Southee takes a dolly. South Africa loses both their set batters now!

32.54

FOUR! A streaky one! Kyle Jamieson lands this on a hard length and around off, takes off sharply, Zubayr Hamza hops up to steer it away, but fails to keep it down as the ball flies just past gully for a boundary.

32.40

Kyle Jamieson bangs this into the pitch, on the sixth stump line, Zubayr Hamza drops his hands and leaves it alone.

32.31

On a length and around off, David Bedingham pushes it wide of cover-point for a single.

32.20

Short of a length and on middle, David Bedingham stays back and fends it down to short covers.

32.10

Back of a length and outside off, David Bedingham this time lets it go to the keeper.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 68/3

Z Hamza32 (89)

D Bedingham0 (4)

M Santner10-3-20-0

31.60

Short and on middle, Zubayr Hamza stays back and tucks it to short leg.

31.50

Looped up, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza pushes it towards short covers.

31.40

Slower through the air, full and outside off, Zubayr Hamza leaves it alone.

31.30

Flighted, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza strides out and taps it towards silly point.

31.20

Floated, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza knocks it back to the bowler.

31.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza blocks it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 68/3

D Bedingham0 (4)

Z Hamza32 (83)

K Jamieson5-1-12-1

30.60

Close! Kyle Jamieson lands this short of a length and outside off, gets some extra bounce, David Bedingham goes for the cut but misses as the ball zips past the outside edge. A wicket-maiden over!

30.50

Another bouncer, on middle, David Bedingham ducks under it again.

30.40

Kyle Jamieson bangs in a good bouncer now, on middle, David Bedingham ducks under it.

30.30

Back of a length and on middle, David Bedingham stays back and knocks it towards mid on.

David Bedingham is in at number 5.

30.2W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Kyle Jamieson strikes straight after Lunch! The Kiwis finally break the partnership. This one is pitched up, just outside off, Raynard van Tonder goes for the expansive drive but without much footwork, the ball takes the outside edge and flies off to widish first slip where Tom Latham takes a sharp catch. Raynard van Tonder worked hard for his 31, but has to walk back now!

30.10

On a length and on middle, takes off a bit, Raynard van Tonder rides it well and pats it down to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 68/2

Z Hamza32 (83)

van Tonder31 (81)

M Santner9-2-20-0

29.60

Oh..close! This is pushed through quicker, full and on off, skids through, Zubayr Hamza stays back to play at it but misses as the ball just misses the off pole.

29.51

Looped up, full and outside off, Raynard van Tonder drills it uppishly but safely wide of point, Kyle Jamieson dives to his right and makes a half-stop. They cross.

29.41

Goes short and on middle, Zubayr Hamza moves back and tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

29.30

Floated, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza knocks it to the left of the bowler as Santener collects it with one hand.

29.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza prods forward and blocks it to silly point.

29.10

Mitchell Santner begins with a flighted delivery, full and around off, Zubayr Hamza drives it firmly but straight to cover-point.

Mitchell Santner (8-2-18-0) will bowl the second over.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 66/2

van Tonder30 (80)

Z Hamza31 (78)

K Jamieson4-0-12-0

28.60

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Raynard van Tonder stays back and steers it towards point.

28.52

Overpitched and on leg, Raynard van Tonder clips it away nicely past mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

28.40

Kyle Jamieson is targeting the pads here! He bowls this full again, on middle, shaping again, Raynard van Tonder drives it towards mid on again.

28.30

Pitched up, on middle again, shaping in, Raynard van Tonder drills it towards wide mid on.

28.22

On a length and on middle, Raynard van Tonder clips it off the inner half of the bat towards deep square leg fora brace.

28.10

Kyle Jamieson starts with a full delivery, angling in, Raynard van Tonder tucks it towards mid-wicket.

We are all set for the post-Lunch session to begin. The Umpires make their way out to the middle. New Zealand fielders too take their respective field positions. Raynard van Tonder and Zubayr Hamza to resume their innings for the Proteas. It will be Kyle Jamieson (3-0-8-0) to start the proceedings with the ball. Let's play...

...DAY 4, SECOND SESSION...

New Zealand's opening bowlers, Matt Henry and Tim Southee, began the session with some outstanding deliveries, making life difficult for the South African batsmen. It didn't take long for Southee to send the South African skipper back to the pavilion. Working in tandem, Matt Henry also quickly removed Edward Moore from the crease. Throughout the session, they maintained tight lines and lengths, exploiting the movement available for the seamers due to breezy overcast conditions, and benefiting from the good amount of turn that Santner extracted from the pitch, along with Glenn Phillips. Coming into Session Two of Day 4, they would aim to pick quick wickets and exert more pressure on the opposition. Stay tuned as the post-Lunch session will begin at 6:10 am (12:40 am GMT).

LUNCH, DAY 4 - SESSION SUMMARY - 28 Overs, 62 Runs, and 2 Wickets. Another session that swung towards the Kiwis, but South Africa would not be too disappointed as they lost only two. The Proteas were tasked with chasing a daunting target of 528 runs after an overnight declaration. South Africa's innings got off to a rocky start once again as their captain Neil Brand fell early, followed by Edward Moore. Zubayr Hamza and Raynard van Tonder also had their fair share of shaky moments at the crease, but they managed to hold on until lunch without losing any more wickets. While they played cautiously, they didn't let their guard down fighting back, and stitched up the highest partnership for their team in this match.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 62/2

Z Hamza31 (78)

van Tonder26 (74)

G Phillips5-1-13-0

27.60

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Zubayr Hamza negotiates it well. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!

27.50

Goes short this time, on leg, Zubayr Hamza moves back and pats it down to short leg.

27.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza strides out and keeps it out to the leg side.

27.30

Floated, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza prods forward and turns it towards short mid-wicket again.

27.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

27.10

Flatter, short and down the leg side, Zubayr Hamza leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 62/2

van Tonder26 (74)

Z Hamza31 (72)

M Santner8-2-18-0

26.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder watches it through and taps it towards point.

26.50

Shorter once more, on leg, Raynard van Tonder works it off his hips towards short fine leg.

26.40

Floated, full and on off, Raynard van Tonder strides out and taps it towards point.

26.30

Goes short again and outside off, Raynard van Tonder cuts it straight to point.

26.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Raynard van Tonder prods forward and blocks it towards short covers.

26.10

Short and around leg, Raynard van Tonder clips it towards backward square leg.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 62/2

Z Hamza31 (72)

van Tonder26 (68)

G Phillips4-0-13-0

25.60

Flatter, short and outside off, Zubayr Hamza moves and tries to cut it away but just gets beaten on the outside edge.

25.51

Goes short and on middle, Raynard van Tonder moves back and punches it towards mid on for a run.

25.41

Looped up, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza clips it uppishly but safely towards mid on for a single.

25.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

25.21b

Floated, full and on leg, turns in, Raynard van Tonder misses his flick, Tom Blundell gets some gloves on it but parries it between the legs of Daryl Mitchell at leg slip. A bye is taken.

25.10

Tossed up, full and on leg, Raynard van Tonder clips it straight into the pads of short leg as the ball parries towards square leg.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 59/2

Z Hamza30 (69)

van Tonder25 (65)

M Santner7-1-18-0

24.60

Gives this one some air as well, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza strides out again and defends it off the inner half of the bat to the leg side.

24.50

Flighted, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza strides out and taps it to silly point.

24.41

Short again and on middle, Raynard van Tonder stays back and works it towards mid-wicket for a run.

24.32

Flatter, short and around leg, Raynard van Tonder moves back and nudges it through backward square leg for a brace.

24.21

Floated, full and on middle, drifting in, Zubayr Hamza flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.

24.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza blocks it out towards short covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 55/2

van Tonder22 (63)

Z Hamza29 (65)

G Phillips3-0-11-0

23.60

A bit short and on middle, Raynard van Tonder keeps it out to the leg side.

23.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder works it towards mid-wicket again.

23.40

Floated, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder tucks it wide of short mid-wicket and sets off for the run, Tim Southee makes a good diving stop and denies the single.

23.30

Quicker, short and around off, turns in, Raynard van Tonder winds up for the pull but ends up patting it down the pitch.

23.20

Flatter, short and on leg, Raynard van Tonder misses his flick and gets hit on the pads as the ball falls in front of short covers.

23.11

Another chance! Things are starting to happen here. This is floated, short and on middle, turns in, Zubayr Hamza stays back to clip it but lobs it off the inside half of the bat. Tom Latham at short leg goes down and stretches his hands above, but the ball loops over his head. They cross. Also, that brings up the 50-run partnership between the two batters.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 54/2

van Tonder22 (58)

Z Hamza28 (64)

M Santner6-1-14-0

22.60

Flatter, short again and around off, Raynard van Tonder steers it towards pint.

22.50

Quicker, short and on off, Raynard van Tonder stays back and keeps it out well.

22.44

FOUR! Half chance! Mitchell Santner gives this one some more air, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder uses his feet and lofts it aerially down the track, he gets just enough power on it to go over the leaping Mitchell Santner for a boundary.

22.30

Flighted, full and on middle, drifts in, Raynard van Tonder strides out to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls to the off side.

22.20

Floated, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder knocks it off the inner half of the bat towards the right of the bowler.

22.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Raynard van Tonder prods forward and blocks it out towards short covers.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 50/2

Z Hamza28 (64)

van Tonder18 (52)

G Phillips2-0-10-0

21.60

Much better! This is flighted, full and around off, Zubayr Hamza tries to push it away but gets an inside edge towards fine leg.

21.54

FOUR! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Glenn Phillips drags his length back yet again, on middle, Zubayr Hamza rocks back and heave it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

21.42

Shorter once more, on middle, Zubayr Hamza moves back again and pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

21.30

Goes short again, on middle, Zubayr Hamza moves back and blocks it out.

21.20

Flatter, full and on leg, tuns in, Zubayr Hamza tries to flick it away but misses.

21.10

Floated, short and on middle, turns in, Zubayr Hamza stays back and tucks it to short leg.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 44/2

van Tonder18 (52)

Z Hamza22 (58)

M Santner5-1-10-0

20.60

Flighted, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder blocks it down the pitch. End of a testing over!

20.50

Short again and on middle, Raynard van Tonder keeps it out to the off side.

20.40

Flatter, short and on off, skids through, Raynard van Tonder stays back to play but misses.

20.30

Just wide! A great effort through! This is floated, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder prods forward to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads, the ball lobs up to the right of silly point where Rachin Ravindra just gets fingertips on it diving to that side.

20.24

EDGED AND FOUR! This is tossed up, full and around off, turns away, Raynard van Tonder goes for the big drive but gets an outside edge, the ball flies wide of diving Daryl Mitchell at first slip and rolls to the third man fence for a boundary.

20.11

Short and around off, Zubayr Hamza moves back and punches it towards extra covers for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 39/2

van Tonder14 (47)

Z Hamza21 (57)

G Phillips1-0-4-0

19.60

Shortish again, on middle, turns into leg, Raynard van Tonder tries to flick but misses.

19.50

Quicker, short and on off, Raynard van Tonder stays back and knocks it down the pitch.

19.40

Flighted, full and on off, Raynard van Tonder turns it to the leg side.

19.32

Short again but around leg, Raynard van Tonder stays back and nudges it towards fine leg for a brace.

19.21

Flatter, short and on middle, turns in sharply, Zubayr Hamza moves back and punches it through cover-point for a single.

19.11

Glenn Phillips starts with a floated delivery, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder clips it towards square leg for a single.

Spin from both ends as Glenn Phillips is into the attack now and he replaces Tim Southee.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 35/2

Z Hamza20 (56)

van Tonder11 (42)

M Santner4-1-5-0

18.60

Tossed up, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza defends it on the front foot.

18.50

Looped up, full and outside off, Zubayr Hamza do not get tempted and leaves it alone.

18.40

That has turned square! This is slower through the air, full and on off, grips and turns away a long way, Zubayr Hamza prods forward to defend but misses by a mile.

18.30

Flighted, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza pushes it towards short covers.

UPDATE: Matt Henry has left the field and Will Young is in for him as a substitute.

18.20

Floated, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza moves back and blocks it out.

18.10

A bit short and around off, Zubayr Hamza stabs it to cover-point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 35/2

van Tonder11 (42)

Z Hamza20 (50)

T Southee6-2-12-1

17.60

Overpitched and on off, Raynard van Tonder drives it fairly towards short covers who makes a decent half-stop as well.

17.50

Short of a length and outside off, Raynard van Tonder cuts it away nicely, Glenn Phillips at point dives to his right to make a good stop.

17.40

On a length and on middle, Raynard van Tonder stays back and blocks it down the pitch.

17.32

Back of a length and around off, Raynard van Tonder stands tall and punches it through point for a couple of runs.

17.20

An appeal for LBW, but turned down! This is full again and on middle, shaping in once more, Raynard van Tonder tries to block but gets a slight inside edge onto his pads.

17.11

Fuller one and on middle, shaping in, Zubayr Hamza just manages to get enough bat on it to clip it towards fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 32/2

van Tonder9 (37)

Z Hamza19 (49)

M Santner3-0-5-0

16.60

Flighted, full and on off, Raynard van Tonder keeps it out to the off side.

16.50

Looped up, full and on off, Raynard van Tonder drives it towards mid off.

16.40

Quicker one and around off, Raynard van Tonder moves back and punches it towards covers.

16.31

Short and on leg, Zubayr Hamza clips it through square leg for a single.

16.20

Flatter, full and around off, Zubayr Hamza tries to push it away but gets an outside edge along the ground towards gully.

16.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza turns it short leg.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 31/2

van Tonder9 (34)

Z Hamza18 (46)

T Southee5-2-9-1

15.60

Another full delivery, angling in, Raynard van Tonder tucks it to short mid-wicket.

15.50

Full and on middle, shaping in, Raynard van Tonder drills it towards mid on again.

15.40

Pitched up and on middle, Raynard van Tonder knocks it towards mid on.

15.30

BEATEN! Tim Southee lands this on a good length and just around off, straightens a bit, Raynard van Tonder plays inside the line of it as the ball goes past the outside edge to the keeper.

15.20

On a length and on off, Raynard van Tonder keeps it out to the off side.

15.10

Fuller one and around off, shaping away a bit, Raynard van Tonder strides out and steers it towards point.

Tim Southee to continue.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 31/2

Z Hamza18 (46)

van Tonder9 (28)

M Santner2-0-4-0

14.60

Flatter, full and on middle, Zubayr Hamza is solid in his defence again.

14.50

Looped up, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza defends it on the front foot.

14.41

Goes short and around leg, Raynard van Tonder moves back and nudges it through square leg for a single.

14.30

Flighted, full and on leg, Raynard van Tonder turns it to the leg side.

14.20

Floated, full and on middle, Raynard van Tonder tucks it to the left of short mid-wicket.

14.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Raynard van Tonder prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 30/2

Z Hamza18 (44)

van Tonder8 (24)

T Southee4-1-9-1

13.60

Pitched up, on middle, angling in, Zubayr Hamza keeps it out towards mid on.

13.54

FOUR! Fine shot! Tim Southee lands this short of a length and outside off, Zubayr Hamza accepts the width on offer, watches it through and crunches it through point for a boundary.

13.40

Touch fuller this time, on off, Zubayr Hamza strides out and blocks it out towards short covers.

13.30

Back of a length and outside off again, Zubayr Hamza tries to cut it away but bunts it down towards covers.

13.20

Fuller and outside off, shaping away, Zubayr Hamza leaves it alone.

13.10

On a length and on middle, Zubayr Hamza gets behind the line of it and knocks it towards mid on.

Drinks! New Zealand will be pretty happy with their effort in the first hour here. A couple of early wickets and Mitchell Santner also looked threatening in his first over, and they will want to pick up at least two if not more before Lunch. South Africa needs to give themselves small targets to survive here, and Zubayr Hamza and Raynard van Tonder have looked good, but they need to continue like this for much longer. Also, Tim Southee to bowl after the break.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 26/2

Z Hamza14 (38)

van Tonder8 (24)

M Santner1-0-3-0

12.61

Flighted delivery on a fuller length outside off, Zubayr Hamza drives it to covers for a single. A good effort in the field there. Time for drinks.

12.50

Drops it full and on off, Zubayr Hamza defends with a huge stride forward.

12.40

Tossed up on a fuller length outside off, Zubayr Hamza gets beaten on his front foot drive.

12.30

How did this miss the stumps? Looped up ball just outside off which straightens after pitching on off, Zubayr Hamza leans onto it for a defence but there's a huge gap between the bat and the pad. The ball sneaks through his defence and to the keeper from top of off. There's a sharp appeal for caught behind but they refuse to go upstairs as it brushes off his pad of the back leg. An absolute ripper of a delivery.

12.20

Fuller and flighted on the stumps, Zubayr Hamza lunges ahead and defends it.

12.12

Around the wicket and flights it on the middle and fuller in length, Zubayr Hamza gets ahead to defend but inside edges in front of short fine leg for a double.

We will see some spin now as Mitchell Santner comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 23/2

van Tonder8 (24)

Z Hamza11 (32)

M Henry6-2-10-1

11.60

Wraps the over with a length ball on the top of off, Raynard van Tonder hops back and defends it off the back foot.

11.50

Cannons it full and on off, Raynard van Tonder crisply drives to cover from his front foot.

11.40

On a hard length outside off, Raynard van Tonder punches it solidly towards the cover fielder off the back foot.

11.31

Hones it around off on a length, Zubayr Hamza inside edges on the defence towards short mid-wicket and shoots for a single. There's a direct hit at the bowler's end and the replay shows that Hamza is well inside the crease.

11.20

Pitches it outside off on a fullish length, Zubayr Hamza hangs his bat in the air to leave it.

11.11

Hard length outside off, Raynard van Tonder covers his off stump and pushes it through cover-point for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 21/2

Z Hamza10 (30)

van Tonder7 (20)

K Jamieson3-0-8-0

10.60

Ends up with a length delivery outside off only to be left alone by Zubayr.

10.50

On a nagging length which jags in from outside off, Zubayr Hamza offers no shot at it.

10.40

Too short on off, Zubayr Hamza sits under it and leaves.

10.30

Short and nipping back on off, Zubayr Hamza cuts it off the back foot to point.

10.31wd

WIDE! Too short outside off over the batter's head, the umpire signals for a Wide.

10.24

FOUR! On the up! Short and outside off, Zubayr Hamza stands tall on the bounce and punches it through the cover-point region for a boundary towards deep backward point. Nice timing on this one.

10.10

Over the wicket on a shortish length at 129.5 clicks, Zubayr Hamza rocks back and defends it to mid off.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 16/2

van Tonder7 (20)

Z Hamza6 (24)

M Henry5-2-8-1

9.62

On the back of a length outside off, Raynard van Tonder dabs it late off the back foot through the second slip and gully region for a brace. The gully fielder chases it down with a slide and saves two.

9.51

Full and on the pads, Zubayr Hamza flicks it towards widish mid-wicket for a single.

9.40

Peach of a delivery! Pitches it on the fuller length and nips away just outside off, Zubayr Hamza plays down the wrong line and it zips past his outside edge.

9.30

Just around the middle and off-channel on a fuller length, Zubayr Hamza defends it to covers.

9.20

Full, straight, on off, and at 131.8 clicks. Zubayr Hamza gets ahead and defends it solidly.

9.11

Angles in but outside off on a length, Raynard van Tonder hangs back on the back foot to defend and gets a thickish inside edge to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 12/2

Z Hamza5 (20)

van Tonder4 (18)

K Jamieson2-0-3-0

8.60

Way outside off on a fuller length, the ball dies on a couple of bounces to the keeper. Left alone by Hamza to end the over.

8.50

Back of a length around off, Zubayr Hamza gets beaten on the pull shot.

8.42

Swings back in down leg on a fuller length, Zubayr Hamza flicks it towards deep backward square leg. The fielder sprints to his left from deep fine leg and dives to stop it, throwing it towards his teammate converging towards him from mid-wicket. Keeps it a brace.

8.30

Outside off, on a shade fuller length, left alone to go through to the keeper.

8.20

Sprays it down leg on a length, Zubayr Hamza misses out on the flick through to the keeper.

8.10

Fuller at 133 clicks, and on off, Zubayr Hamza leans ahead covering his off stump and defends it solidly.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 10/2

van Tonder4 (18)

Z Hamza3 (14)

M Henry4-2-4-1

7.60

On the stump line on a length, Raynard van Tonder defends it to the leg side with a thickish inside edge.

7.50

Full, straight, and on of, Raynard van Tonder pushes it to mid off.

7.40

Just short! Bowling absolute jaffas at the moment Matt Henry. Slightly on off and full with a nip away, Raynard van Tonder gets a thickish outside edge which falls just short ahead of the diving slip cordon.

7.31

Sneaks back in on a fuller length on off, Zubayr Hamza brings his bat down in time with a closed face towards deep square leg for a single.

7.20

Just around off on a hard length, Zubayr Hamza guides it to the point fielder on his front foot.

7.10

What a beauty! Unplayable! Too close to letting it go in the channel of uncertainty around off, Zubayr Hamza gets beaten on the outside edge playing it inside the line.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 9/2

van Tonder4 (15)

Z Hamza2 (11)

K Jamieson1-0-1-0

6.60

Another maiden over. Jamieson bowls it fuller with an outswing but keeps it on off, Raynard van Tonder leans ahead and watchfully defends it back to the bowler.

6.50

Pitches on a shade fuller length with a pace-off outside off, Raynard van Tonder offers no bat at it.

6.40

Outside off and swinging away a bit on a length, Raynard van Tonder hangs his bat in air to leave it.

6.31

A slight away movement on the off stump line on a good length, Zubayr Hamza works it to deep point for a single off the back foot.

6.20

Over the wicket and on a length in the stump line, Zubayr Hamza hangs back and bunts it back to the bowler off the back foot.

6.10

Jamieson begins with a shortish delivery on the off-stump line, Zubayr Hamza stands tall on the bounce and pats it underneath the bat.

First change as Kyle Jamieson replaces Tim Southee.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 8/2

van Tonder4 (12)

Z Hamza1 (8)

M Henry3-2-3-1

5.60

Maiden. Nipping back on a length from off to the middle stump line, Raynard van Tonder plays outside the line of the ball and it thuds his pads missing the inside edge to end the over.

5.50

Fires it on a fuller length at 132.7 clicks in front of the stumps, Raynard van Tonder pushes it to mid-wicket.

5.40

Full and straight on the middle stump line, Raynard van Tonder slices it to the bowler in an attempt to flick.

5.30

On a nagging length on the off stump line, Raynard van Tonder defends it to cover.

5.20

Absolute beauty! Pitches it on a length around the fourth stump line which nips slightly away from the batter, Raynard van Tonder gets ahead to defend it but plays it inside the line and the ball sneaks past his outside edge to the keeper.

5.10

Continues on a fullish length on the middle stump line, Raynard van Tonder punches it straight to mid on.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 8/2

Z Hamza1 (8)

van Tonder4 (6)

T Southee3-1-5-1

4.60

A dot to end the over. This is fuller and outside off, Zubayr Hamza shoulders arms at it.

4.50

Angles on off on a fuller length, Zubayr Hamza prods ahead and blocks it under his eyes.

4.41

Full and on the stumps angling into the pads, Raynard van Tonder flicks it along the ground to backward square leg for another single.

4.31

Some movement on the middle and off stump channel on a good length, Zubayr Hamza steers it with the inside half of the bat to backward square leg for a single.

4.21

Slants it down leg on a fuller length, Raynard van Tonder flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

4.10

A slight movement away from the off stump line on a length, Raynard van Tonder leaves it alone. A brave leave though.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 5/2

Z Hamza0 (5)

van Tonder2 (3)

M Henry2-1-3-1

3.60

Wicket maiden! Full, shaping down leg, Zubayr Hamza leaves and the keeper grabs it diving to his left.

3.50

Just around off, and fuller in length with a slight nip back in, Zubayr Hamza covers his off stump with a bit of a gap between the bat and the pad, and inside edges it to the pads.

3.40

Straighter and fuller on the stumps, Zubayr Hamza prods ahead and blocks it back to the bowler.

3.30

Short and into the bodyline from off, Zubayr Hamza hangs back and defends it underneath the bat.

3.20

Over the wicket on a length outside off with a bit of a shape away, Zubayr Hamza gets beaten on his defence and the ball zips past his outside edge through to the keeper.

Zubayr Hamza comes out to the middle now.

3.1W

OUT! TAKEN! Matt Henry joins the party now and South Africa are dented early here. A soft dismissal. From around the wicket on a fuller length outside off, Edward Moore gets ahead to drive it through the cover-point gap but slices it losing control on the shot, and dollies an easy grab to Devon Conway stationed at cover. Both the Proteas openers are back to the hut inside the first five overs.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 5/1

van Tonder2 (3)

E Moore0 (7)

T Southee2-1-2-1

2.62

Slight movement but brings the line into the middle stump on a length, Raynard van Tonder punches it down the ground, and the fielder from mid off chases it and restricts it to just a couple.

2.50

On the back of a length shaping away from off, Raynard van Tonder leaves it again.

2.40

Length delivery shaping away in the channel, Raynard van Tonder leaves.

Raynard van Tonder walks out to bat at number 3.

2.3W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! This time Southee strikes and the Proteas skipper departs. A good inswing from around the wicket and on a length just around off, Neil Brand is a bit late on the defence and gets double minded to whether to leave it or play, but goes to defend it eventually, and the ball sharply sneaks through his inside edge, hitting the top of off.

2.20

Swings again into the southpaw on a length, wears on Neil Brand's pad.

2.10

A considerable amount of inward movement from around the wicket, sneaking into the batter from off, Neil Brand clips it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 3/0

E Moore0 (7)

N Brand3 (5)

M Henry1-0-3-0

1.60

Back of a length ball on the off stump, Edward Moore pokes it to backward point.

1.51

Hard length on pads, Neil Brand works it to deep fine leg with a glance for a single.

1.40

On the back of a length on off, Neil Brand defends it from his front foot.

1.30

Length delivery on the stumps with a bit of a shape, Neil Brand leaves.

1.20

An appeal for caught behind and up goes the finger. But wait, this has been reviewed by Neil Brand. Around the wicket which keeps straighter and angles into the batter around off, Neil Brand presents the full face of the bat but plays inside the line of the ball and carries to the keeper who dives to his left to take a one-handed grab. The UltraEdge comes up and confirms that the ball has deflected off the pads and then to the keeper. Also, the wickets are hitting on the Umpire's call. As the review was for caught behind, it is overturned. An excellent review by Brand. He survives.

Is that out? Tom Blundell has taken a blinder behind the stumps, but Neil Brand thinks he has not hit that and takes the review. UltraEdge shows he right and Ball Tracking goes in his way as well.

1.12

The Proteas are underway! At 130.3 clicks with an inward movement from around the wicket, and on a length, Neil Brand steers it to deep square leg and scampers for a double.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Matt Henry.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 0/0

E Moore0 (6)

N Brand0 (0)

T Southee1-1-0-0

0.60

Maiden. Shapes back in from the middle channel, Edward Moore clips it to mid-wicket to end the first over.

0.50

Just a slight shape into the batter from the middle stump line on a length, Edward Moore defends it to the pitch.

0.40

On a length and on off, Edward Moore defends it to the cover fielder.

0.30

Full, on pads, Edward Moore flicks it to short mid-wicket.

0.20

Hurls it on a length around off which shapes back in, Edward Moore leans on the ball and defends it underneath his bat.

0.10

Southee begins with an inswinger on a fuller length on the stumps, Edward Moore clips it to square leg.

Commentary

We are all set to start Day 4! We can see the South African opening pair, Edward Moore and Neil Brand walk out to the middle now. So, that means New Zealand have declared, and the target for the Proteas will be 529 runs. The conditions are a bit overcast which will help the pacers which makes their task even more difficult. Tim Southee has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

New Zealand faced an early setback with the dismissal of Tom Latham, who once again fell for a low score. However, Kane Williamson and Devon Conway stitched a superb 92-run partnership, putting the tourists under pressure. After Conway's departure for 29, Rachin Ravindra, the double centurion from the first innings, too couldn't stay long at the crease and fell for just 12. Nevertheless, the veteran Kane Williamson notched up another century, became the fifth Kiwi player to score a century in both innings and helped to consolidate New Zealand's position in the game. Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell negotiated the end of the day's play and will look to add more runs in the first session. Neil Brand, the Proteas' skipper, managed to pick up two wickets, supported by Ruan de Swardt and Dane Paterson with one each. However, their efforts don't reflect much progress at this stage. With a substantial deficit of 528 runs already, South Africa find themselves in dire straits, needing more than a miracle to turn the tide, a task that seems next to impossible. The first session of Day 4 is just around the corner. Stay tuned.

Hello and a very warm welcome to our coverage of Day 4 of this highly anticipated first Test between New Zealand and South Africa from Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. The hosts have asserted their dominance over the first three days, firmly controlling the match. New Zealand managed to dismiss South Africa for a mere 162 runs, with Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry taking three wickets each, while Kyle Jamieson and Rachin Ravindra chipped in with two wickets apiece. Keegan Petersen fought a lone battle amidst the collapse, only to be eventually undone by Ravindra's solid bowling. The Kiwi bowlers prevented any significant partnerships from developing, granting them a commanding lead of 342 runs. The hosts didn't impose the follow-on to ensure that the hosts don't creep back into the contest.

...DAY 4, FIRST SESSION...

Right then, that is it from Day 3 of this first Test which was completely dominated by New Zealand and South Africa are in all sorts of trouble now. We will have to wait and see if Tim Southee declares before the start of Day 4 or if the Kiwis bat a bit longer. The fourth Day will begin on 7th February, Wednesday at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, Previous Day), but you can join use early for all the build-up. Cheers!

Devon Conway and Kane Williamson looked pretty good after Tea and continued to tire out the bowlers and racked up the runs too. Towards the end of the session, the message was pretty clear as the batters started going for big shots. Devon Conway holed out while Rachin Ravindra also went back trying to be aggressive. Williamson held one end strongly and went on to register a brilliant ton. However, he was dismissed as well trying to attack the bowlers. Neil Brand picked up a couple of wickets in the final session while Ruan de Swardt got one as well. The way the Kiwis ended the session, and with a huge lead 528 runs, it doesn't look likely that they will come out to bat again on Day 4.

In the second session, the only set batter, Keegan Petersen who looked solid from the start tried to build up partnerships, but got no real support. He ultimately lost his patience and gave away his wicket, and their tail couldn't really wag much as they were bowled out for 162. The Kiwi spin duo of Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra shared the last five Proteas wickets. While batting, Tom Latham went back for another low score, and Devon Conway and Kane Williamson saw out till Tea. Dane Paterson was the lone wicket-taker for Proteas in that session while Tshepo Moreki bowled well but did not have anything to show for it.

The Kiwi bowlers were right on the money from the start of Day 3. They put the pressure on the batters and made them make mistakes. Matt Henry started things off with a double-wicket over while Mitchell Santner followed it with one as well as he was getting a lot of turn. They did not concede too many runs and got into a commanding position before Lunch. The Proteas batters went completely into defensive mode, and there was not much intent to score runs which did not help either as they ended the first session with seven wickets down.

SESSION SUMMARY - 152 runs and 3 wickets in 33 overs! The Kiwis are way ahead in this Test now! Day 3 is called the 'Moving Day' and this has surely moved in the way of the hosts. The highlight was obviously that exceptional hundred from Kane Williamson as he went back-to-back in this Test. South Africa, whenever they do come out to bat will need to register the highest successful chase in Test history to win this game.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 179/4

T Blundell5 (4)

D Mitchell11 (17)

de Swardt8-0-48-1

42.61

Fuller in length and angling into the leg stump from the middle, Tom Blundell flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. And this wraps up the Day 3 of the first Test.

42.50

Fuller and around off at 117 clicks, defended solidly again by Daryl Mitchell towards cover.

42.40

At 118 clicks on off and full, Tom Blundell firmly defends it.

42.34

FOUR! Off the mark in style! Serves it full in length and angling into the pads from the middle stump line, Tom Blundell flicks it through the vacant fine leg region for a boundary. Easy pickings for Blundell.

42.21

Back of a length outside off, Daryl Mitchell punches it off the back foot through extra cover for a single.

42.10

Over the wicket on a length and angling into the leg stump, Daryl Mitchell walks across and mistimes his flick onto his pads.

Tom Blundell walks out to bat now.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 173/4

K Williamson109 (132)

D Mitchell10 (15)

N Brand13-1-52-2

41.6W

OUT! STUMPED! Kane Williamson departs on a well-made 109! Sees him charging ahead does Neil Brand and fires in a length on the stump line, it keeps straight after pitching, Kane Williamson anticipates for the ball to turn a bit but misses to heave it over the deep mid-wicket region but plays it completely down the wrong line, and the ball sneaks through the gap between the bat and the pad. The keeper collects it and comfortably breaks the stumps. Kane Williamson is stranded way outside the crease. Neil Brand gets his man but this has been an exceptional innings from the former Kiwi skipper. Back-to-back centuries from him and he has troubled and tired the Proteas bowlers to say the least.

41.50

On the dragged length outside off, Kane Williamson rocks back and mistimes the pull to mid-wicket.

41.41

On a length outside off, punched away off the back foot to deep point for a single by Daryl Mitchell.

41.34

FOUR! Mitchell joins the party now. Tossed up nicely at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell comes down the pitch and gets under it before lofting it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

41.21

Full and flighted at the stumps, Kane Williamson lunges ahead and pushes it to the left of the diving bowler for a single.

41.16

SIX! Goes after it! On a shade fuller length around off, Kane Williamson advances it down the track and picks it up over the long on fence before depositing it on the grass banks over long on for a biggie. Poor delivery and was begging to be punished.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 161/3

K Williamson102 (128)

D Mitchell5 (13)

de Swardt7-0-42-1

40.61

Identical length at 114 clicks, Kane Williamson guides it to backward point for a single to end the over.

40.50

Gentle-paced delivery at the stumps, Kane Williamson punches it to cover off the back foot.

40.41

On a nagging length on off, Daryl Mitchell punches it off the back foot to long on for a single.

40.30

Good length outside off, Daryl Mitchell clears his front foot and mistimes to short mid-wicket in an attempt to go big.

40.20

On the back of a length on off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to short extra cover.

40.11

On top of off and on a length, Kane Williamson watchfully defends it to the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 158/3

D Mitchell4 (10)

K Williamson100 (125)

N Brand12-1-40-1

39.60

Fuller in length and spins sharply outside off, Daryl Mitchell misses out on his reverse sweep.

39.50

Full and on off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to cover.

39.41

And there it is! 31st Hundred in Test career for Kane Williamson. What a genius of this sport he is! Short and outside off, Kane Williamson rocks back and cuts it through deep cover for a single. He becomes the fifth Kiwi to score a century in each innings with this. A patient and a disciplined knock from him.

39.32

Provides the ball some air and turns onto the pads, Kane Williamson flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace. He moves to 99.

39.21

Flighted on the stumps, Daryl Mitchell drives it to long off for a single.

39.11

Flighted delivery outside off on a fuller length, Kane Williamson drives it a bit uppishly and inside out towards the long off region for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 153/3

K Williamson96 (122)

D Mitchell3 (7)

de Swardt6-0-39-1

38.61

On a nagging length at the stumps, Kane Williamson drills it down to mid on for a single. He moves to 96.

38.61wd

WIDE! Bangs in short and down the leg side. Williamson lets it go through the keeper. Wide given.

38.51

Slower and around off, Daryl Mitchell clips it to long on for a single. The lead climbs up to 500 now.

38.41

On the back of a length and on the pads this time, Kane Williamson tucks it to square leg for a single. Also, 150 up for the hosts.

38.31

On a length angling into the batter, Daryl Mitchell hits it with a closed face of the bat to the left of short mid-wicket for a single.

38.20

Full, around off, Mitchell solidly pushes it to covers.

38.11

On the back of a length on the middle stump line, Kane Williamson tucks it off the back foot towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 147/3

D Mitchell1 (4)

K Williamson93 (119)

N Brand11-1-35-1

37.60

Ful and at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell blocks it out back to the bowler.

37.51

Tossed up well outside off on a fuller length, Kane Williamson drives it inside out along the carpet towards widish mid off for a single.

37.41

Pulls his length a bit on off, Mitchell pushes it with soft hands to widish point for a single.

37.30

Fuller and at the stumps, Daryl Mitchell pushes it back to the bowler on a prod ahead.

37.20

Slower through the air on a length around off, Daryl Mitchell carves it out to point.

37.11

Full, down leg, Kane Williamson sweeps it to long leg for a single.

37.11wd

WIDE! Angles way, way down leg on a length, Wide given.

Daryl Mitchell is the next man in.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 143/3

R Ravindra12 (26)

K Williamson91 (117)

de Swardt5-0-33-1

36.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Trying to be too aggressive and dollies an easy catch to the Proteas skipper. Wide outside off on a fuller length, Rachin Ravindra does get on top of it and looks to drive over the head of the cover fielder but ends up hitting flatter and straight into the hands of Neil Brand stationed at short cover who takes a sharp catch. New Zealand 3 down now.

36.51

On the back of a length on pads, Kane Williamson tucks it to mid-wicket for a single off the back foot.

36.41

Short and wide, Rachin Ravindra carves it away through point for a single.

36.34

FOUR! Shot! Serves it right into the hitting arc of the left-hander on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra lofts it over the bowler's head, probably not with the middle of the bat. The ball goes flat towards long off for a boundary on one bounce.

36.20

On the back of a length, Rachin Ravindra carves it to mid off.

36.10

Around the wicket and hurls it on a shortish length outside off, Rachin Ravindra dabs it to short third off the back foot.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 137/2

R Ravindra7 (21)

K Williamson90 (116)

N Brand10-1-31-1

35.61

Full, around off, Rachin Ravindra clips it to widish mid on for a single to end the over.

35.50

Short and on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra defends it to short mid-wicket.

35.41

Short and outside off, Kane Williamson cuts it to point off the back foot and runs a single and moves into his 90s.

35.34

FOUR! Swept away! Tossed up delivery down leg, Kane Williamson goes down on one knee and sweeps it away through deep square leg for a boundary.

35.20

Pitches it outside off on leg, Williamson defends ahead.

35.10

Drops it slow and on length, Kane Williamson defends it to the off side.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 131/2

R Ravindra6 (19)

K Williamson85 (112)

de Swardt4-0-27-0

34.60

Length ball outside off, Rachin Ravindra with no foot movement throws his hands at it and gets an inside edge to the keeper on one bounce.

34.50

A slower off-cutter which nips a bit away from the batter, Rachin Ravindra plays inside the line of the ball anticipating the ball to get straight but it passes the outside edge through to the keeper.

34.41

On the back of a length at off, Kane Williamson opens the bat's face and guides it to deep point for a single.

34.32

Full, around off, Kane Williamson makes room for himself before driving it through extra covers for a brace.

34.20

On the back of a length on leg, Kane Williamson misses to connect.

34.14

FOUR! Too fine! Sprays it down leg on a fuller length, Kane Williamson helps the ball with the pace on his flick shot towards deep fine leg for a boundary. Not an ideal start for Ruan de Swardt.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 124/2

K Williamson78 (108)

R Ravindra6 (17)

N Brand9-1-25-1

33.61

Tossed up delivery at the leg stump line, Kane Williamson makes room for him and lunges ahead before driving it along the carpet inside out towards long off for a single to end the over. Four singles from it.

33.51

Fuller, and at off, Rachin Ravindra gets down on his knee and sweeps it toward deep square leg for a single.

33.40

On top of off and spinning into the batter, defended by Rachin Ravindra back to the bowler.

33.30

Turns into the batter from outside off, Ravindra rocks back and defends.

33.21

Around the stump line, on a length, Kane Williamson backs away and cuts it to deep point for a single.

33.11

On off, and short, Rachin Ravindra turns it to square leg for one.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 120/2

K Williamson76 (106)

R Ravindra4 (13)

D Paterson10-1-38-1

32.64

FOUR! Beautifully done! The width on offer outside off on the fourth stump line, Kane Williamson shuffles a bit to the leg side to create room and drives it over the head of the leaping mid off fielder for a boundary.

32.51

On the back of a length again and outside off, Rachin Ravindra stays on the back foot and punches it through cover-point for a single.

32.40

Back of a length outside off, Rachin Ravindra dabs it towards backward point off the back foot with soft hands.

32.31

Back of a length angling into the batter, Kane Williamson whips it behind square to deep fine leg for   a single.

32.20

Yorker on the stumps, Kane Williamson jams it to extra cover.

32.14

FOUR! Textbook shot! Half-volley outside off, Kane Williamson latches on the width and caresses it through the cover-point region for a boundary. Quick runs coming off the bat now.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 110/2

R Ravindra3 (11)

K Williamson67 (102)

N Brand8-1-21-1

31.60

Flighted delivery outside off, Rachin Ravindra pushes back to the bowler.

31.50

Full, outside off, Ravindra blocks it to point.

31.41

Full, outside leg from over the wicket, Kane Williamson pushes it to deep point for a single.

31.32

Follows the batter does Neil Brand, and pitches it outside leg on a length which spins a bit away, Kane Williamson shuffles across the leg stump and delicately guides the ball fine through the vacant deep third man and completes the second. Excellent running.

31.21

Short, on length, Rachin Ravindra stays in the crease and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

31.10

A huge appeal for caught behind and the umpire says no. Neil Brand goes for a review.  Doesn't turn too much from the outside off on a shade fuller length, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and plays inside the line of the ball and gets beaten on his outside edge. UltraEdge comes up and confirms that there's no spike when the ball passes the bat. South Africa lost a review and Rachin Ravindra survives.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 106/2

R Ravindra2 (7)

K Williamson64 (100)

D Paterson9-1-28-1

30.61

Outside off on the good length, Rachin Ravindra punches it off the back foot towards point for a single to end the over.

30.51

Length delivery outside off, Kane Williamson punches it off the back foot towards deep extra cover for a single.

30.40

Nips back in the right-hander from off and from a length, Kane Williamson watchfully defends it on the pitch.

30.31

Around the wicket and on a length outside off, Rachin Ravindra slaps it off the back foot towards deep point for a single.

30.20

Angles into the stumps from off, Rachin Ravindra flicks it to mid-wicket.

30.11

Hard length on off, Kane Williamson punches it off the back foot to extra cover for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 102/2

R Ravindra0 (4)

K Williamson62 (97)

N Brand7-1-17-1

29.60

Looped up outside off, Rachin Ravindra leans onto it and hits it to cover.

29.50

Flatter trajectory down leg, Rachin Ravindra misses to pull.

29.40

Same length around off, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and tucks it to mid-wicket.

29.30

Dragged length, turning into the batter, Ravindra cuts it to backward point off the back foot.

Rachin Ravindra, the double-centurion from the first innings is the next man in.

29.2W

OUT! TAKEN!  Fuller length outside off, Devon Conway gets down on his knee again but miscues the shot and overhits it with the toe-end of the bat. It goes flat and straight towards Edward Moore who runs and dives forward to get rid of Conway. Excellent catch in the deep. Devon Conway's hard stay in the middle comes to an end. Quite an uncharacteristic inning from him. Two down New Zealand.

29.16

SIX! Biggie! Maybe that's the message from the dressing room now. 100 up for the hosts. Drops it full and outside off, Devon Conway gets down on his knee and smacks it over deep mid-wicket before depositing it into the grass banks. What a shot!

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 96/1

D Conway23 (66)

K Williamson62 (97)

D Paterson8-1-24-1

28.61

Full, outside off, Devon Conway drives it to cover for a single to end the over.

28.50

Short, outside off, Devon Conway gets a toe-end of the bat on his pull to mid on.

28.40

Around the wicket on a length outside off, Devon Conway dabs it to backward point for a single.

28.31

DROPPED! How has he dropped that? Good length angling into the stumps, Kane Williamson mistimes the shot and it goes up in the air towards deep square leg where the fielder runs forward and makes a complete mess of it. One taken.

28.20

On the back of a length around off, Kane Williamson dabs it to backward point.

28.14

FOUR! Classic! Fuller in length and outside off, Kane Williamson drives it through covers for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 90/1

D Conway22 (63)

K Williamson57 (94)

N Brand6-1-11-0

27.60

Around off, nudged to mid-wicket.

27.51

Looped up ball around off, Kane Williamson works it to mid off for a single.

27.40

Flighted delivery outside leg, Kane Williamson defends to the bowler.

27.31

Full, on off, Devon Conway comes down the pitch and pushes it to long on for one.

27.20

Oh dear! Untidy behind the stumps. Length outside off, Devon Conway comes down the pitch and ends up yorking himself up and misses to connect. The keeper fumbles to collect the ball cleanly and helps Conway get back home easily.

27.11

Tossed up outside the leg stump, Kane Williamson gets down on one knee and sweeps it towards deep backward square leg for a single.

It's time for a quick breather as the players take Drinks. Well, nothing has changed for the tourists as they struggle to break the partnership. Though Dane Paterson dismissed Tom Latham early, it's been a one-sided affair since then. Kane Williamson notched up another fifty, the 34th of his Test career. New Zealand are right on top of the Proteas ahead by 436 runs.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 87/1

K Williamson55 (91)

D Conway21 (60)

D Paterson7-1-18-1

26.61

Goes back to his fuller length, shaping in, Kane Williamson flicks it towards deep square leg for one more. Six singles in the over. You do not see this that often in Tests.

26.51

On a length and on middle, Devon Conway tucks it in front of short mid-wicket for a quick run.

26.41

Back of a length and outside off, Kane Williamson cuts it towards deep point for one.

26.31

Overpitched and around off, Devon Conway drills it away towards deep point for another run.

26.21

Full again and on middle, Kane Williamson clips it through mid-wicket for a run.

26.11

Fuller and on middle, angling in, Devon Conway works it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 81/1

K Williamson52 (88)

D Conway18 (57)

N Brand5-1-8-0

25.60

Quicker, full and on middle, Kane Williamson backs away and keeps it out to the off side.

25.50

Looped up, full and around off, Kane Williamson mistimes his reverse-sweep towards short fine leg.

25.40

Flatter, full and around leg, Kane Williamson goes for the reverse-sweep now but toe-ends it as the ball goes nowhere.

25.31lb

A waste of a review! This is flighted, full and on off, Devon Conway goes down across to reverse-sweep it but misses and gets hit on the pads as the ball rolls to the leg side. A leg bye is taken. There is also an appeal for LBW, but turned down. Neil Brand goes for the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates that impact is outside off. South Africa lose a review!

Is that out? An appeal for LBW but turned down by the Umpire and the review has been taken. No contact between the bat and the ball on UltraEdge. Ball Tracker confirms that the impact on the wickets is outside off. NOT OUT.

25.20

Floated, full and on off, Devon Conway prods forward and blocks it out.

25.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Devon Conway uses his feet to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball lobs in front of short covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 80/1

K Williamson52 (85)

D Conway18 (54)

D Paterson6-1-12-1

24.60

Another full delivery, on off, angling in, Kane Williamson keeps it out to the off side.

24.51

Full again and on the pads, Devon Conway tucks it through mid-wicket for a run.

24.41

Pitched up and on middle, angling in, Kane Williamson clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

24.30

Length again, on off too, Kane Williamson stays back and pats it down to short covers.

24.20

On a length and on off, Kane Williamson guides it towards point.

24.10

Fuller one and on off, Kane Williamson drives it towards short covers.

Dane Paterson (5-1-10-1) is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 78/1

D Conway17 (53)

K Williamson51 (80)

N Brand4-0-8-0

23.60

Flatter, full and on off, Devon Conway keeps it out to the off side.

23.51

A bit short and on off, Kane Williamson steers it wide of short third man for a single.

23.40

Looped up, full and on off, Kane Williamson defends it on the front foot.

23.30

Flighted, full and on leg, Kane Williamson blocks it out.

23.20

Floated, short and around leg, Kane Williamson misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

23.10

Tossed up, full and around leg, Kane Williamson goes down to paddle it away but toe-ends it as the ball rolls back, he stops it with his bat, picks it up and gives it to the keeeper.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 77/1

D Conway17 (52)

K Williamson50 (75)

D Olivier4-0-19-0

22.60

Fullish and on off, Devon Conway knocks it towards mid on.

22.51

FIFTY FOR WILLIAMSON! Number 34 in Tests and at his home ground too. He follows up his excellent hundred with a half-century but will be eager for more here. This is short and on middle, Kane Williamson swivels and pulls it towards deep square leg for one.

22.41

Short of a length and on middle, Devon Conway pulls it through square leg for a run.

22.31

Pitched up and on off, Kane Williamson pushes it through covers for a single.

22.24

FOUR! Delicately played! Duanne Olivier serves this touch fuller and around off, Kane Williamson opens the face of the bat and finds the gap between the keeper and widish first slip for a boundary.

22.10

Length again and on off, keeps low too, Kane Williamson fends it towards short covers.

22.11nb

On a length and on off, Kane Williamson guides it towards point. It is called a No Ball for overstepping.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 69/1

D Conway16 (50)

K Williamson44 (70)

N Brand3-0-7-0

21.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns in, Devon Conway strides out to block, but gets an inside edge towards short mid-wicket. If there was a short leg, it would have been a simple catch.

21.51

Flighted, full and on middle, Kane Williamson sweeps it towards deep square leg for a run.

21.40

Goes short and on middle, Kane Williamson stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.

21.31

Flatter, full and on off, Devon Conway drills it towards sweeper covers for a single.

21.20

Floated, full and around off, Devon Conway uses his feet, reaches for it and forces it towards point.

21.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Devon Conway prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 67/1

K Williamson43 (68)

D Conway15 (46)

D Olivier3-0-11-0

20.60

Goes fuller and around off, Kane Williamson opens the face of his bat and steers it towards point.

20.51

Duanne Olivier bangs this into the pitch, on middle, Devon Conway pulls it towards deep square leg for another run.

20.41

Pitched up and on middle, Kane Williamson works it towards mid on for a run.

20.31

Short of a length and on off, Devon Conway dabs it towards point for a single.

20.20

Back of a length and in that channel outside off, Devon Conway leaves it alone.

20.10

Fuller one and on middle, angling in, Devon Conway knocks it towards mid on.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 64/1

K Williamson42 (66)

D Conway13 (42)

N Brand2-0-5-0

19.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Kane Williamson goes down to sweep but misses and get hit on the pads, the ball loops up to the off side.

19.51

Quicker, full and on middle, Devon Conway drills it towards long on for a run.

19.40

Flatter, full and around off, Devon Conway taps it to the off side.

19.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Devon Conway tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

19.20

Floated, full and on middle, turns in, Devon Conway turns it to the leg side.

19.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Kane Williamson pushes it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 62/1

K Williamson41 (64)

D Conway12 (38)

D Olivier2-0-8-0

18.61

Short and on middle, Kane Williamson rolls his wrists and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.

18.50

Fullish and on off, Kane Williamson blocks it out.

18.44

FOUR! Deft touch! Duanne Olivier lands this on a hard length and around off, Kane Williamson lets it come to him, uses the pace of the ball and opens the face of the bat to steer it towards the third man fence for a boundary. That also brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters.

18.30

Goes fuller and on middle, Kane Williamson drills it down the ground, Duanne Olivier gets low and geta some fingers on it as the ball rolls to mid off.

18.20

Length again and on off, Kane Williamson steers it towards gully.

18.10

On a length and around off, Kane Williamson guides it towards point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 57/1

D Conway12 (38)

K Williamson36 (58)

N Brand1-0-3-0

17.60

Quiker, short and on off, skids through, Devon Conway moves back to fend it, but gets hurried and bunts it down on the ground.

17.50

An appeal for caught behind, but turned down! This is flatter, short and on middle, angles in, Devon Conway tries to play at it but misses as the ball goes off his pads to the keeper.

17.41

Goes short and around off, Kane Williamson backs away and punches it through cover-point for another run.

17.30

Floated, full and on off, Kane Williamson pushes it towards covers.

17.21

Tossed up, full and on off, turns in, Devon Conway drives it through covers for a run.

17.11

Neil Brand begins with a loopy low full toss, on middle, Kane Williamson drills it towards mid on for a single.

The skipper Neil Brand is into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 54/1

K Williamson34 (55)

D Conway11 (35)

D Olivier1-0-3-0

16.61

Short again and outside off, Kane Williamson cuts it to deep point for a single.

16.50

Duanne Olivier bowls this short and outside off, Kane Williamson slashes at it but misses. You rare see Williamson play these kinds of shots.

16.40

Back of a length and outside off, Kane Williamson miscues his cut towards short covers. He is not happy with himself.

16.32

Short of a length and on middle, Kane Williamson pulls it away wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace. New Zealand lead by 400 runs now!

16.20

Goes a bit fuller and on off, Kane Williamson strides out and steers it towards point.

16.10

Duanne Olivier begins with a good-length delivery around off, Kane Williamson chops it down to the off side.

Duanne Olivier is into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 51/1

D Conway11 (35)

K Williamson31 (49)

T Moreki8-1-16-0

15.60

This is on a good length and on middle, Devon Conway keeps it out to the off side.

15.51

Short of a length and around leg, Kane Williamson gets hurried and pulls it towards fine leg for another run.

15.41

Back of a length and around off, Devon Conway punches it through covers for a single.

15.30

Touch fuller and on middle, Devon Conway blocks it out.

15.21

On a length and on middle, Kane Williamson works it through square leg for a run.

15.10

Back of a length and on middle, angling in, Kane Williamson keeps it out to the off side.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 48/1

K Williamson29 (46)

D Conway10 (32)

de Swardt3-0-20-0

14.61

On a length and on middle, Kane Williamson clips it through square leg for a single..

14.50

Very full and on middle, Kane Williamson knocks it down the pitch.

14.44

FOUR! Classy shot! This is overpitched and on off, Kane Williamson presents the full face of the bat and drills it down the ground to the long off fence for a boundary.

14.31

Short of a length and outside off, Devon Conway cuts it hard but towards deep point for another run.

14.20

Pitched up, on middle, Devon Conway clips it towards square leg.

14.11

Full and on middle, Kane Williamson drives it wide of mid off who dives to his left to make a good stop. They cross.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 41/1

D Conway9 (30)

K Williamson23 (42)

T Moreki7-1-13-0

13.60

Goes fuller and on middle, angling in, Devon Conway knocks it down the pitch.

13.51

Short of a length and on middle, Kane Williamson pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

13.40

On a length and around off, Kane Williamson keeps it out the off side.

13.30

Pitches this one up. full and on off, Kane Williamson blocks it out solidly.

13.20

Tshepo Moreki bangs in a sharp bouncer, on middle, Kane Williamson gets a bit hurried but manages to leave it alone.

13.10

Short of a length and on off, Kane Williamson hops up and dabs it to the left of short covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 40/1

K Williamson22 (37)

D Conway9 (29)

de Swardt2-0-13-0

12.61

Another dull delivery, on off, Kane Williamson drills it wide of mid off who dives to his left to make a stop. They cross.

12.50

Fullish and on off, Kane Williamson taps it to short covers.

12.40

Pitched up again and on off, Kane Williamson defends it on the front foot.

12.30

Overpitched and on off, Kane Williamson drives it towards short covers.

12.20

Full again and on middle, Kane Williamson nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

12.10

Fuller and around off, Kane Williamson drives it nicely but straight to short covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 39/1

D Conway9 (29)

K Williamson21 (31)

T Moreki6-1-12-0

11.60

On a length and on off, Devon Conway taps it towards short covers. A maiden over!

11.50

Goes back to his fuller length, on middle, Devon Conway is solid in his defence again.

11.40

Pulls is length back a bit, on off, Devon Conway stays back and fends it to the off side.

11.30

Pitched up, on middle, angling in, Devon Conway blocks it to the right of the bowler.

11.20

Full again and on off, Devon Conway knocks it towards mid off.

11.10

Tshepo Moreki starts with a full delivery around off, Devon Conway drives it firmly but to extra covers.

Tshepo Moreki (5-0-12-0) to bowl the second over.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 39/1

K Williamson21 (31)

D Conway9 (23)

de Swardt1-0-12-0

10.64

FOUR! The third boundary of te over! Ruan de Swardt bowls this short and outside off, Kane Williamson stands tall and cuts it away with beautiful timing towards the deep point fence for four runs. 12 runs off the over!

10.50

Fullish and on off, Kane Williamson blocks it out to the off side.

10.40

On a length and on off, Kane Williamson guides it towards gully.

10.34

FOUR! Another poor delivery! This is back of a length and on leg again, Kane Williamson moves back and pulls it towards the fine leg fence again for another boundary.

10.20

Fuller one and around off, Kane Williamson taps it in front of point.

10.14

FOUR! A loosener to start! Ruan de Swardt lands this short of a length but around leg, Kane Williamson easily manages to help it on its away towards the vacant fine leg fence for a boundary.

We are back for the final session of Day 3 to begin. Approx 33 overs to be bowled in this session. The two Umpires are already out in the middle. South African fielders take their respective field positions. Kane Williamson and Devon Conway stroll out to resume their innings. Ruan de Swardt will be bowling the first over post-Tea break. Let's play...

...DAY 3, THIRD SESSION...

SESSION SUMMARY - 60 runs and 4 wickets in 26.5 overs! Another Kiwi-dominated session! The spin duo of Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra was looking threatening before Lunch joined hands and shared the last three wickets to bowl out the Proteas in an hour or so. New Zealand had the opportunity to enforce follow-on but decided against it. They came out to bat with a 349-run lead, but lost Tom Latham to Dane Paterson early on. Devon Conway struggled a bit initially but was able to see out the rest of the session along with Kane Williamson and extended the lead to 376 runs. The Proteas pacers, Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki were decent but only have one wicket to show. They will be hoping to pick up a few wickets before Stumps, while it will be interesting to see when the Kiwis invite the Proteas for the chase. Join us at 8.30 pm IST (3 am GMT) for all the action in the last session.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 27/1

K Williamson9 (25)

D Conway9 (23)

T Moreki5-0-12-0

9.61

On a good length just around off, Kane Williamson waits for it on the back foot before cutting it away to backward point for a single. And that will be Tea on Day 3.

9.50

A lethal bumper over the off stump, Kane Williamson sways away half-squatting at it.

9.40

Bowls it outside off on a length, Kane Williamson drives it to cover.

9.30

Length delivery outside off, Kane Williamson looks to cut it but plays closer to the body and inside edges to the pitch.

9.21

On the back of a length on stumps, Devon Conway tucks it to the widish mid-wicket for a single.

9.10

Just outside off on a fuller length at 129 clicks, driven straight to covers by Conway.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 25/1

K Williamson8 (21)

D Conway8 (21)

D Paterson5-1-10-1

8.60

Outside off on a length, Kane Williamson dabs it to gully.

8.51

Around the wicket and full, Devon Conway turns it to deep backward square leg for one.

8.41

Tad short on stumps, Kane Williamson tucks it with soft hands to deep backward square leg for one.

8.30

Extra bit of bounce outside off on a length, Kane Williamson jumps to cut it over point but only meets thin air.

8.20

Around off and on a fuller length, Kane Williamson blocks it out nicely.

8.10

A half-tracker which nips back in from outside off, Kane Williamson with a little prod ahead, defends it under his eyes.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 23/1

K Williamson7 (16)

D Conway7 (20)

T Moreki4-0-10-0

7.61

Shade full in length around the middle and off-channel, Kane Williamson steers it towards deep square leg for a single to end the over.

7.50

Fuller length outside off, Kane Williamson pushes it back to the bowler.

7.42

Outside off on a length, Kane Williamson caresses it through backward point for a couple of runs.

7.30

On a hard length on top of off, Kane Williamson hangs back and punches it towards mid off.

7.21

Too full, angling in from off, Devon Conway drives it straight along the ground to the left of mid off for a single.

7.10

A variable bounce on off and on a length, Devon Conway negotiates well on his defence.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 19/1

K Williamson4 (12)

D Conway6 (18)

D Paterson4-1-8-1

6.60

On the back of a length outside off, Kane Williamson stays put and cuts it square but fails to find the gap to point.

6.50

Just around the middle and off-channel on a fuller length, Kane Williamson defends it with a straight bat.

6.40

At 128 clicks and fuller in length, Kane Williamson blocks it out on his front foot.

6.31

Full, outside off, Devon Conway drives it to deep point for a single.

6.20

Full, on stumps, Devon Conway defends in front of covers.

6.10

Around the wicket on a fullish length at the middle stump, Devon Conway blocks it off the back foot.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 18/1

K Williamson4 (9)

D Conway6 (15)

T Moreki3-0-6-0

5.60

On a good length outside off, Williamson aborts to play.

5.61nb

On a length around off, Kane Williamson defends it to the off side. Uh, oh! Looks like Moreki has overstepped here. No Ball.

5.50

On the stumps and full in length, Kane Williamson flicks it straight to the short mid-wicket fielder.

5.40

Just around off on a fuller length, Kane Williamson defends it to the off side.

5.30

Length delivery outside off, left alone by Williamson.

5.23

Angling across the middle stump line on a fuller length, Devon Conway gets ahead and flicks it along the grass through the gap between mid on and mid-wicket. The ball loses the pace on its way to the fence, Duanne Olivier chases it and pulls it back on a slide. The replay shows that he has done well to keep it in. Three taken.

5.10

At 130.4 clicks on a fuller length from around the wicket, Devon Conway leaves.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 14/1

K Williamson4 (4)

D Conway2 (13)

D Paterson3-1-7-1

4.60

Just around off and on a fullish length, Kane Williamson covers his off stump and watchfully defends it on his front foot to end the over.

4.50

On a shorter length around off, Kane Williamson punches it underneath the bat off the back foot.

4.40

Nagging length on the stumps, Kane Williamson defends it to mid on.

4.34

FOUR! Off the mark in style! Short and wide outside off which begs to be punished, Kane Williamson cuts it through backward point for a boundary.

Kane Williamson walks out to bat number 3.

4.2W

OUT! A confident appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Tom Latham has a brief word with Conway and opts for a review. This is on a hard length angling into the batter from off, Tom Latham plays outside the line of it for a defence and wears on his front pad. UltraEdge shows no bat is involved as there's a day and night gap between the bat and the ball. Ball Tracker shows three reds as the ball hits the middle and leg stumps. Tom Latham will have to walk back here. Dane Paterson provides an early breakthrough for South Africa.

Is that out? Tom Latham has been adjudged LBW, but he takes the review. It looks plumb, and the technology confirms it as well.

4.10

Pitches it on the back of a length on off, Tom Latham blocks it nicely underneath the bat.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 10/0

T Latham3 (11)

D Conway3 (13)

T Moreki2-0-2-0

3.61

Fullish length and outside off, Tom Latham leans over it and pushes it through the cover-point gap for a single to end the over.

3.50

Full, outside off, Tom Latham drives it to covers.

3.40

On off, fuller, Tom Latham defends it nicely towards mid on.

3.30

Just fuller and around off, Tom Latham prods ahead and blocks it out.

3.20

On the fourth stump line and full, Latham solidly defends it.

3.10

Angles it into the batter from off on a length, Tom Latham does not connect on his flick shot and wears it on the pads.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 9/0

D Conway2 (13)

T Latham2 (5)

D Paterson2-1-3-0

2.60

Fullish length on off, Devon Conway drives it to the cover fielder to end the over.

2.50

Just around off and full, Devon Conway blocks it out from his front foot defence.

2.40

Full, on the stumps, Devon Conway pushes it to cover.

2.30

JAFFA! Invites Conway to poke at it. This is on a fuller length on off which nips away from off, Devon Conway goes for a defends but plays it inside the line of the ball and it whispers past his outside edge to the keeper.

2.20

Slanting across the middle and off stumps on a fuller length, Devon Conway covers his off stump and solidly defends it.

2.10

Over the wicket on a shade fuller length around off, Devon Conway prods ahead and defends.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 9/0

T Latham2 (5)

D Conway2 (7)

T Moreki1-0-1-0

1.60

Holds on the length on the stumps, Latham defends it to the leg side.

1.51lb

Back of a length again drifting into the pads, Devon Conway clips it to square leg for a quick single.

1.40

On the back of a length shaping in, Devon Conway defends it back to the bowler.

1.31

Hard length on offer on the fourth stump, Tom Latham punches it off the back foot to widish point for a single.

1.20

Back of a length and outside off, Latham lets it go.

1.10

Almost got him! Beautiful seam position from around the wicket on a length that sneaks back into the southpaw and keeps a bit low on the bounce as well, Tom Latham looks to block but gets beaten through to the keeper. It carries from the top of off to the keeper.

Tshepo Moreki to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 7/0

D Conway2 (5)

T Latham1 (1)

D Paterson1-0-3-0

0.60

Back of a length in the channel of off, Devon Conway lets it go alone.

0.52

On a nagging length that shapes in with the angle, Devon Conway defends and gets an inside edge on it behind square for a couple of runs.

0.40

Hard length on the stumps, Devon Conway defends it to mid off.

0.30

On the back of a length around off, Devon Conway defends towards covers.

0.24lb

FOUR LEG BYES! On the back of a length around off, angles in. Devon Conway tries to play at it but misses as the ball flies off his pads to the third man fence for a boundary.

0.11

New Zealand are underway! On a shortish length to start with which angles across the middle and off, Tom Latham pushes it to the off side for a quick single.

Commentary

We are back! The two umpires make their way out to the middle followed by the South African players. Devon Conway and Tom Latham are the two openers for New Zealand. Dane Paterson has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

.. THIRD INNINGS ...

On the other hand, it is a very sorry-looking batting scorecard for South Africa. They were just not able to handle this strong Kiwi attack. However, some of the batters like Edward Moore, Zubayr Hamza, and David Bedingham got starts but could not convert them. The Proteas were not able to stitch up any significant partnerships in the middle and Keegan Petersen was the top scorer with 45, and he too missed out on a half-century by playing a loose shot like many of the other batters. They have been bundled out for 162 and still trail by 349 runs. Now, they will hope that their bowlers can put on a better show and at least restrict the Kiwis from setting up a mammoth target. Join us in a bit for New Zealand's second innings.

Tom Latham is running back, which means that New Zealand will not be enforcing the follow-on. We expected a strong bowling effort from the Kiwis, and they did not disappoint. The pacers set the tone with four wickets upfront right before Stumps on Day 2 with Kyle Jamieson picking up a couple. It was Matt Henry who got the crucial breakthroughs in the morning session with two in one over and ended up with three in total. However, after that, it was all about the spinners. Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra got a lot of turn on this pitch and shared five wickets between them to wrap things up here.

72.5W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! That's it! South Africa are all out at a paltry 162. Nicely floated delivery on the stumps on a fuller length, Dane Paterson plays all over it on the wrong line and the ball sneaks past his outside edge before breaking into the stumps. A convincing bowling performance by the Blackcaps as they still have a lead of 349 runs with them. Rachin Ravindra finishes with a couple of scalps as well. Overall, a fantastic outing for him and the Kiwis. A sorry-looking score for South Africa.

72.40

Around off on a dragged length, Dane Paterson defends it to silly point.

72.30

Drags his length around off, Dane Paterson swings and misses again.

72.20

Tossed up, on off, left alone.

72.10

Flighted delivery on off, Dane Paterson wildly swings and misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 162/9

D Olivier15 (56)

D Paterson1 (1)

M Santner21-8-34-3

71.60

Full, on stumps, Duanne Olivier lunges forward and defends.

71.50

Full and angles into the batter from off, Duanne Olivier looks to defend but wears on the pads.

71.41

In the air...safe. Tossed up nicely around off on a fuller length, Dane Paterson goes for the big shot but catches the leading edge which falls behind the cover region. They cross for a single.

Time for a hydration break. Well, New Zealand are all over the tourists as they rare to bundle them out under 200. Mitchell Santner has been absolutely unreadable today and has picked up three wickets. The Kiwis will look to get the last man quickly. Dane Paterson is the last man in for the Proteas.

71.3W

OUT! TIMBER! Mitchell Santner gets his man! This was coming as Tshepo Moreki was not able to read the Kiwi spinner at all. This one is floated, full and on middle, turns away slightly, Tshepo Moreki tries to break the shackles and goes for the big slog across the line, but gets beaten by the turn away as the ball crashes on top of off-pole. That is the 50th Test wicket for Mitchell Santner!

71.20

Tossed up, full nd on off, Tshepo Moreki prods forward and steers it towards point.

71.10

Quicker, short but down the leg side, Tshepo Moreki tries to flick it away but misses.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 161/8

D Olivier15 (54)

T Moreki5 (16)

R Ravindra9-5-16-1

70.60

Maiden over! This is flatter, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier strides out knocks it to the left of the bowler.

70.50

Goes short and on off, Duanne Olivier keeps it out towards silly point.

70.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier defends it on the front foot.

70.30

Flighted, full and around off, Duanne Olivier strides out and steers it towards point again.

70.20

Floated, full and on off, Duanne Olivier guides it off the outer half of the bat towards point.

70.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Duanne Olivier taps it to silly point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 161/8

T Moreki5 (16)

D Olivier15 (48)

M Santner20-8-33-2

69.60

BEATEN! Mitchell Santner pushes this one through quicker, full and on off, turns away, Tshepo Moreki gets lured forward but the ball beats the outside edge again.

69.50

Flighted, full and on off, Tshepo Moreki keeps it out to the off side.

69.44

FOUR! Beautiful shot! This is flatter, very full and on middle, Tshepo Moreki drills it away with a straight bat past the bowler, along the carpet towards the long off fence for a boundary.

69.30

Goes short again, on off, Tshepo Moreki pats it down to short covers.

69.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Tshepo Moreki knocks it towards mid on.

69.10

Short and on off, Tshepo Moreki stays back and stabs it to short covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 157/8

D Olivier15 (48)

T Moreki1 (10)

R Ravindra8-4-16-1

68.60

Quicker one, short and around off, turns away, Duanne Olivier leaves it alone.

68.50

Flighted, full and on off, Duanne Olivier steers it towards short third man.

68.41

Short and around leg, Tshepo Moreki flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single. He opens his account in Test cricket!

68.30

Quicker, full and on off, Tshepo Moreki taps it past silly point.

68.20

And again! This is floated, full and on off, Tshepo Moreki gets drawn forward on the defence but gets beaten on the outside edge again.

68.10

BEATEN! This is tossed up, full and on off, turns away, Tshepo Moreki strides out to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 156/8

D Olivier15 (46)

T Moreki0 (6)

M Santner19-8-29-2

67.60

Another maiden over! This is quicker, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier knocks it to the left of the bowler.

67.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier is solid in his defence again.

67.40

Floated, full and on off, Duanne Olivier defends it on the front foot.

67.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier prods forward and blocks it out.

67.20

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier strides out and knocks it to the left of the bowler.

67.10

Short and around off, Duanne Olivier stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 156/8

T Moreki0 (6)

D Olivier15 (40)

R Ravindra7-4-15-1

66.60

More flight from Ravindra, full and on off, Tshepo Moreki strides out and taps it to short covers.

66.50

Looped up, full and on off, Tshepo Moreki defends it on the front foot.

66.40

Flighted, full and on off, Tshepo Moreki plays inside the line of it as the ball goes through to the keeper.

66.30

Turn and bounce! This is slower through the air, short and around off, turns away with great bounce, Tshepo Moreki offers no shot at it.

66.20

Floated, full and on off, turns away again, Tshepo Moreki lets it go to the keeper.

66.10

Tossed up, full and on off, turns away, Tshepo Moreki leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 156/8

D Olivier15 (40)

T Moreki0 (0)

M Santner18-7-29-2

65.60

Flatter, full and on middle, angling in, Duanne Olivier tries to flick but misses, the ball loops up off his pads as silly point grabs it. There is a shout for LBW, but turned down.

65.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier defends it on the front foot.

65.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier knocks it down the pitch.

65.30

BEATEN! This is flighted, full and on off, straightens a bit, Duanne Olivier stays back to defend but misses as the ball just goes past the stumps.

65.20

Floated, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier blocks it out.

65.14

FOUR! Great shot! This is tossed up, full and around off, Duanne Olivier takes a bit strides out and drives it away nicely through covers for a boundary.

Tshepo Moreki is in at number 10.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 152/8

K Petersen45 (132)

D Olivier11 (34)

R Ravindra6-3-15-1

64.6W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Rachin Ravindra strikes now! The resistance finally breaks but this is a really poor shot from Keegan Petersen. This is tossed up, full and around middle, Keegan Petersen clears his front leg away and tries to slog it away, but gets it from the toe-end of the bat as the ball goes high in the air behind mid off, Kane Williamson keeps his eyes on it, settles under it and takes a fine reverse-cup catch tumbling backward. Petersen goes back after a gritty knock but will be disappointed as he just misses out on his fifty.

64.50

Short again and outside off, Keegan Petersen tries to cut it away but stabs it towards extra covers.

64.40

Quicker, short and around off, Keegan Petersen moves back and pats it down towards point again.

64.30

Flighted, full and on off, Keegan Petersen strides out and taps it towards point.

64.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Keegan Petersen drives it towards long off.

64.10

Floated, short and around off, turns away, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 152/7

D Olivier11 (34)

K Petersen45 (126)

M Santner17-7-25-2

63.60

Pushed through quicker, full and around off, Duanne Olivier gets forward and guides it towards point.

63.50

Looped up, full and on off, Duanne Olivier keeps it out to the off side.

63.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier defends it on the front foot.

63.30

Flatter, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier strides out and blocks it out well.

63.20

Tossed up, full and on leg, Duanne Olivier turn it to short leg.

63.10

Floated, full and on off, Duanne Olivier stays back and taps it towards point.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 152/7

K Petersen45 (126)

D Olivier11 (28)

R Ravindra5-2-15-0

62.60

Looped up, full and on off, Keegan Petersen drills it towards mid off.

62.54

FOUR! Nicely played! Rachin Ravindra drags his length back again and on middle, Keegan Petersen rocks back and heaves it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

62.40

Goes short and around off, Keegan Petersen moves back and cuts it straight to point.

62.32

Flighted, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen goes down across and paddles it towards fine leg for a brace.

62.20

Floated, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it out solidly.

62.11

Tossed up, full and around off, Duanne Olivier drives it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 145/7

K Petersen39 (121)

D Olivier10 (27)

M Santner16-6-25-2

61.60

Flatter, short and on middle, Keegan Petersen fends it on the back foot.

61.50

On off, kept out.

61.44

FOUR! Nice shot! This is flighted, full and on off, Keegan Petersen leans onto his drive nicely and creams it through covers for a boundary.

61.30

Another short delivery, on off, Keegan Petersen keeps it out to the off side.

61.20

Short again and around off, Keegan Petersen pats it down to first slip.

61.10

Short and outside off, Keegan Petersen tries to cut it away, but bunts it on the ground, Glenn Phillips at silly point turns around and falls on the ground, there are shouts of 'Catch It', and he tries to take it laying on the ground without even looking at it, but fails to do so.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 141/7

D Olivier10 (27)

K Petersen35 (115)

R Ravindra4-2-8-0

60.60

Gives this one some more air, full and on off, Duanne Olivier drills it straight to short covers. A maiden over!

60.50

Looped up, full and middle, Duanne Olivier is solid on his defence again.

60.40

Flighted, full and on off, Duanne Olivier defends it on the front foot.

60.30

A low full toss, on off again, Duanne Olivier drives it towards mid off.

60.20

Floated, full and on off, Duanne Olivier pushes it towards covers.

60.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Duanne Olivier taps it towards short covers.

Rachin Ravindra is back to the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 141/7

K Petersen35 (115)

D Olivier10 (21)

M Santner15-6-21-2

59.60

Mitchell Santner has his man this time! Or does he? Keegan Petersen takes the review this time. This is flighted, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen strides out to defend, the ball passes close to his bat and hits him on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW, and after a few seconds, the umpire raises his finger. UltraEdge shows a slight murmur when the ball is close to the bat, and the on-field call is changed. Petersen survives for now!

59.50

Flatter, short and on middle, Keegan Petersen stays back and keeps it out on the pitch. Risky playing that on the back foot.

59.40

Darts in a yorker now, on middle, Keegan Petersen jams it down the pitch.

59.31

Floated, full and on off, Duanne Olivier pushes it uppishly but safely wide of point for a single.

59.20

An appeal for LBW, but turned down! This is flatter, full and on middle, angling in, Duanne Olivier prods forward to block but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Tim Southee decides against the review and rightly so.

59.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Duanne Olivier pushes it towards covers.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 140/7

K Petersen35 (112)

D Olivier9 (18)

K Jamieson15-6-35-2

58.60

Short of a length and around off, Keegan Petersen stabs it towards cover-point.

58.50

Back of a length and on middle, Keegan Petersen dabs it towards point.

58.41

Pitches up and on off, Duanne Olivier steers it through point for a single.

58.34

FOUR! Good shot! Kyle Jamieson lands this short of a length and on middle, Duanne Olivier gets on top of the bounce and pulls it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

58.24

FOUR! Duanne Olivier finally gets off the mark but in streaky fashion! This is fuller and on off, Duanne Olivier stays back and just pushes at it, gets an outside edge that flies between gully and second slip for a boundary.

58.10

Kyle Jamieson starts the over with a bouncer, on middle and leg, Duanne Olivier ducks under it.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 131/7

K Petersen35 (110)

D Olivier0 (14)

M Santner14-6-20-2

57.60

Tossed up, full and on leg, Keegan Petersen tucks it uppishly and just past short leg.

57.50

Short and around off, Keegan Petersen punches it towards extra covers.

57.42

Darts in another yorker now, on middle, angling in, Keegan Petersen tries to jam it out but gets an inside edge towards the fine leg region, Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips races after it, and Phillips slides it to get to the ball first. Two runs taken.

57.30

Quicker, full and on middle, skids through, Keegan Petersen stays back and just manages to fend it away.

57.20

Fires in a yorker, on middle, Keegan Petersen digs it out to the bowler.

57.10

Mitchell Santner begins with a flighted delivery, very full, on middle, Keegan Petersen knocks it down the pitch.

Mitchell Santner (13-6-18-2) to continue.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 129/7

D Olivier0 (14)

K Petersen33 (104)

K Jamieson14-6-26-2

56.60

Maiden over! Kyle Jamieson bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, Duanne Olivier ducks under it.

56.50

Overpitched and on off, Duanne Olivier drills it towards mid off.

56.40

Close! This is pitched up and on off, shaping in sharply, Duanne Olivier tries to push it away, and just manages to get an inside edge onto his pads. That saves him!

56.30

Back of a length and on off, Duanne Olivier dabs it towards point.

56.20

Full and on off, swinging in, Duanne Olivier knocks it back to the bowler, Kyle Jamieson gets hi left hand to it and parries it to short covers.

56.10

Kyle Jamieson starts off with a good yorker, on middle, shaping in, Duanne Olivier digs it out towards short mid-wicket.

We are all set for the post-Lunch session to begin. The Umpires make their way out to the middle and the New Zealand fielders too, spread out to the field. Keegan Petersen and Duanne Olivier to resume their innings for the Proteas. Kyle Jamieson to bowl the first over of the second session. Let's play...

...DAY 3, SESSION 2...

Right then, South Africa trail by a hefty 382 runs and are going down the barrel at the moment. They would aim to rebuild from here to at least avoid the follow-on. New Zealand will try to wrap them up as quickly as possible. Stay tuned as we bring you the post-Lunch session which will begin at 6:10 am IST (12:40 am GMT).

Matt Henry is up for a quick chat. He says that the first hour set the tone for them. Adds that they discussed that a few early wickets would help them and they were able to do that which has put them in a good position. Tells that they also talked about improving in some areas. Mentions that there is some seam, but no swing as it is gusty out there. Praise Santner for the way he has bowled, and to see turn and bounce is a good thing for them, and also Ravindra getting in it as well. Ends by saying that he will look how Lunch goes, and then maybe they will think about the follow-on.

Meanwhile, New Zealand's bowlers, led by Matt Henry and Tim Southee, made an impressive start, generating movement with the ball. Henry's strategic setup against Bedingham paid off as he consistently bowled back-of-a-length deliveries, eventually dismissing him and Ruan. Jamieson also posed constant threats with his ability to swing the ball both ways, keeping the batters under pressure throughout the session. Mitchell Santner was surely brilliant and hitting good areas, getting a good purchase off the deck. He got the better of Fortuin. Tim Southee was excellent as a skipper the way he rotated his bowlers and also with the field setup. They do have a huge lead still up their sleeves and would aim to bundle up the Proteas as soon as possible after the Lunch.

LUNCH, DAY 3. SESSION SUMMARY - 28 Overs, 49 Runs, and 3 wickets. Another dominant session for the hosts as the players head to Lunch on Day 3. New Zealand held the advantage and controlled the game's tempo. Bedingham and Petersen resumed the South African innings, but Bedingham's stay at the crease was short-lived as he fell victim to a poor shot early in the day. Ruan de Swardt followed him back to the pavilion in the same over, intensifying the pressure on the visiting team. Keegan Petersen is the only one who resisted pretty well against the Kiwi bowlers and cashed on the chances he got. Clyde Fortuin found himself walking a tightrope. He perished on 9 off a soft dismissal. Keegan Petersen resisted pretty well against the Kiwi bowlers and stands unbeaten on 33. He well cashed on the chances he got. South Africa desperately need a partnership to flourish to at least avoid the follow-on.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 129/7

K Petersen33 (104)

D Olivier0 (8)

M Santner13-6-18-2

55.60

A maiden over to end the session! Slower through the air, short and on off, turns away, Keegan Petersen moves back, hangs his bat out and pats it down to first slip. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 3!

55.50

Flatter, short and on middle, Keegan Petersen once again stays back and fends it down.

55.40

Short again and around off, quick too, Keegan Petersen moves back and punches it close from the stumps towards point.

55.30

Goes short and on middle, Keegan Petersen defends it on the back foot.

55.20

Pushes this one quicker, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen stays back and blocks it down the pitch.

55.10

Floated, full and around off, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 129/7

D Olivier0 (8)

K Petersen33 (98)

R Ravindra3-1-8-0

54.60

On off, kept out.

54.51

Uppish but safe! This is looped up, full and on off, Keegan Petersen drivesit aerlialy just over short covers for a single.

54.40

Shortish and on middle, Keegan Petersen fends it out.

54.32

Oh..almost! Rachin Ravindra sees the batter advance and drags his length back, on off, turns away, Keegan Petersen is well out of his crease, but just manages to get the outer half of the bat as the ball goes past shrot third man. Two runs taken.

54.24

EDGED AND FOUR! This is floated, full and on off, Keegan Petersen strides out to defend but gets an outside edge past Daryl Mitchell at first slip as the ball races to the third man fence for a boundary.

54.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 122/7

D Olivier0 (7)

K Petersen26 (93)

M Santner12-5-18-2

53.60

Just short! This is looped up, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier stays back to defend but gets an outside edge just short of first slip.

53.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier knock sit down the pitch.

53.40

Slower through the air, outside off, Duanne Olivier leaves it alone.

53.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier defends it on the front foot.

53.20

Half chance! This is floated, full and on off, Duanne Olivier strides out to block as the ball flies of his bat straight and low to silly point who fails to grab it.

53.12b

That beats everyone! This is tossed up, full and on off, turns away sharply, Duanne Olivier tries to block but gets beaten and Tom Blundell fails to stop it as well. Two byes taken.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 120/7

K Petersen26 (93)

D Olivier0 (1)

R Ravindra2-1-1-0

52.60

A maiden over! This is short and on off, Keegan Petersen punches it straight to extra covers. Now, Mitchell Santner will have a full over to bowl against Duanne Olivier.

52.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns away, Keegan Petersen tries to fend it away but gets an outside edge along the ground towards point.

52.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen uses his feet and nudges it to short mid-wicket.

52.30

Flighted, full and around off, Keegan Petersen steers it towards cover-point.

52.20

Floated, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen defends it on the front foot.

52.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen knocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 120/7

D Olivier0 (1)

K Petersen26 (87)

M Santner11-4-18-2

51.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Duanne Olivier lunges out and blocks it out.

Duanne Olivier is in at number 9.

51.5W

OUT! TAKEN! Mitchell Santner finally strikes! He gets his reward but credit also goes to Tim Southee for his excellent captaincy. This is looped up, full and on off, turns away a bit, Clyde Fortuin skips down the track to drive it on the up, but ends up lobbing it straight into the hands of Tim Southee at short covers who makes no mistake. South Africa seven down now!

51.40

Flatter, short and on leg, Clyde Fortuin tries to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

51.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Clyde Fortuin nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

51.20

Quicker, full and on leg, angling in, Clyde Fortuin turns it past short leg.

51.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Clyde Fortuin strides out and taps it wide of point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 120/6

K Petersen26 (87)

C Fortuin9 (47)

R Ravindra1-0-1-0

50.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen prods forward and keeps it out to the off side.

50.50

Flatter and quicker this time, short and on off, Keegan Petersen lets it go to the keeper again.

50.40

Nicely bowled! This is floated, full and on off, turns away, Keegan Petersen watches it through and leaves it alone.

50.30

Tossed up, full and on off, Keegan Petersen drives it firmly but straight to short covers.

50.21

Short again and outside off, Clyde Fortuin cuts it wide of the diving point fielder for just a single.

50.10

Rachin Ravindra starts with a short delivery around off, Clyde Fortuin punches it towards covers.

Spin from both ends now as Rachin Ravindra comes into the attack replacing Matt Henry.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 119/6

K Petersen26 (83)

C Fortuin8 (45)

M Santner10-3-18-1

49.60

Goes short and on middle, Keegan Petersen moves back and punches it straight to extra covers. A maiden over!

49.50

Quicker, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen flicks it a bit aerially but safely towards short mid-wicket.

49.40

Tossed up, full and on middle, turns away, Keegan Petersen strides out to defend bu gets an outside edge in front of first slip. Santner is getting some turn here.

49.30

Flatter, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen works it to the leg side.

49.20

Short and on off, Keegan Petersen moves back and punches it towards covers.

49.10

Floated, full and on off, angles in, Keegan Petersen leaves it as the ball just goes past the stumps.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 119/6

K Petersen26 (77)

C Fortuin8 (45)

M Henry14-6-31-3

48.61

Fullish and on middle, angling in, Keegan Petersen clips it through square leg for a single.

48.50

Pitched up and on middle, Keegan Petersen tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

48.40

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Keegan Petersen stays back and fends it back to the bowler.

48.30

Touch fuller and on off, Keegan Petersen guides it off the outer half of the bat towards point.

48.24

FOUR! Put away! Matt Henry lands this short of a length and outside off, Keegan Petersen accepts the width on offer, stands tall and crunches it through covers for a boundary.

48.10

On a length and on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it out to the right of the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 114/6

C Fortuin8 (45)

K Petersen21 (71)

M Santner9-2-18-1

47.60

Looped up, full and on off again, turns away, Clyde Fortuin gets stuck on the crease but manages to keep it out to the off side.

47.50

Flighted, full and around off, turns away, Clyde Fortuin tries to drive but gets an outside edge along the ground towards short third man.

47.40

Floated, full and on off, Clyde Fortuin pushes it towards covers.

47.30

Shorter once more, on middle, Clyde Fortuin moves back and pulls, but straight into the pads of short leg as the ball goes nowhere.

47.20

Quicker one, short again and on middle, Clyde Fortuin moves back and blocks it out well.

47.11

Short and around leg, Keegan Petersen flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 113/6

C Fortuin8 (40)

K Petersen20 (70)

M Henry13-6-26-3

46.64

FOUR! Lovely shot! Matt Henry lands this back of a length and around off, not too much width on offer, but Clyde Fortuin gets on top of the bounce and punches it sweetly through covers for a boundary.

46.50

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, keeps low, Clyde Fortuin stays back and knocks it back to the bowler.

46.40

Full again and on off too, Clyde Fortuin keeps it out to the off side.

46.30

Touch fuller and on off, Clyde Fortuin pushes it towards short covers.

46.20

Back of a length and around off, Clyde Fortuin pats it back off the bottom half of the bat towards the bowler.

46.10

On a length and on off, Clyde Fortuin steers it towards point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 109/6

K Petersen20 (70)

C Fortuin4 (34)

M Santner8-2-17-1

45.62

Just wide! This is slower through the air, full and on middle, turns away, Keegan Petersen gets stuck on his crease and tries to block, but gets an outside edge just wide of Daryl Mitchell at first slip. Two runs taken. Santner is asking the right questions here!

45.50

Short and around off, Keegan Petersen moves back and punches it towards extra covers.

45.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Keegan Petersen tucks it to short leg.

45.30

Arm-ball now, short and on middle, angling in sharply, Keegan Petersen gets a bit hurried but just manages to get some bat on it to fend it away.

45.20

Floated, full and on off, turns away, Keegan Petersen lets it go to the keeper very close from the off-pole.

45.11

Tossed up, full and around off, Clyde Fortuin uses his feet and drills it towards mid off for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 106/6

K Petersen18 (65)

C Fortuin3 (33)

M Henry12-6-22-3

44.60

Follows it up with another full delivery, on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it out solidly.

44.50

Another bouncer now, on middle, Keegan Petersen ducks again.

44.40

Goes fuller this time, on off, Keegan Petersen knocks it towards mid off.

44.30

Matt Henry bangs in a bouncer now, angling into leg, Keegan Petersen ducks under it.

44.20

On a length and around off, Keegan Petersen stays back and pats it down to short covers.

44.10

Fuller one and on off, Keegan Petersen strides out and taps it wide of short covers.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 106/6

C Fortuin3 (33)

K Petersen18 (59)

M Santner7-2-14-1

43.60

Gives this one some more air, full and on off, Clyde Fortuin defends it on the front foot.

43.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Clyde Fortuin knocks it down the pitch.

43.40

Flighted, full and on leg, Clyde Fortuin tucks it to the right of short leg.

43.33lb

A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! However, the Kiws go for the review. This is floated, full and on middle and leg, Keegan Petersen goes for the reverse-sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads, the ball rolls towards the fine leg region. The batters take three leg byes. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates that the ball is missing leg. The on-field call remains and New Zealand lose a review.

Is that out? The umpire gives it Not Out, but New Zealand takes the review this time. Ultra-Edge shows no bat involved. Ball-tracking confirms that wickets are missing and NOT OUT. Richard Kettleborough is having a good time out there with his decisions.

43.20

RIPPER! This is tossed up, full and on off, grips and turns a long way away, Keegan Petersen strides out to defend but gets well beaten on the outside edge.

43.10

Shorter in length and outside off, Keegan Petersen cuts it straight to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 103/6

C Fortuin3 (30)

K Petersen18 (56)

K Jamieson13-5-26-2

42.60

Uppish but safe! Kyle Jamieson bowls this on a hard length and on middle, angling in and takes off a bit, Clyde Fortuin stays back to fend, but the ball lobs up in the air and lands well in front of short mid-wicket.

42.50

Short of a length and on off, Clyde Fortuin punches it straight to short covers.

42.40

On a length and on middle, Clyde Fortuin defends it back to the bowler.

42.30

Back of a length and on middle, Clyde Fortuin stays back and blocks it down the pitch.

42.20

Length again and on middle, shaping in, Clyde Fortuin once again gets beaten on his defece and the ball hits him on the pads.

42.10

Oh..how did that miss the stumps? Kyle Jamieson lands this on a good lengh and on off, jags back in sharply, Clyde Fortuin tries to play at it but gets cut in half and misses as the ball just goes over the stumps.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 103/6

K Petersen18 (56)

C Fortuin3 (24)

M Santner6-1-14-1

41.60

Short again and on middle, Keegan Petersen steers it towards point.

41.51

DROPPED! The Kiwis let go of another chance now! This is slower through the air, full and around off, grips and turns away, Clyde Fortuin prods forward to block but gets an outside edge behind, Tom Blundell fails to react quickly, gets some his gloves on it but parries wide of first slip. They cross. Fortuin gets a life!

41.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Clyde Fortuin defends it on the front foot.

41.30

Goes short and on middle, Clyde Fortuin moves back and keeps it out to the off side.

41.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Clyde Fortuin takes a bit strided out and knocks itto the left of the bowler, Mitchell Santner dives to that side and makes a good stop.

41.10

Floated, full and on leg, Clyde Fortuin turns it to short leg.

Drinks! New Zealand will be pretty happy with how things went in the first hour as they were able to pick up a couple of wickets without conceding much. The Kiwis know that one wicket here and they will expose the tail of the Proteas. South Africa desperately need a partnership now and avoid getting bowled out quickly. The pair of Keegan Petersen and Clyde Fortuin will hope to bat till Lunch to make the Kiwis work a bit more. Also, we will see some spin now as Mitchell Santner is ready to bowl after the break.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 102/6

C Fortuin2 (19)

K Petersen18 (55)

K Jamieson12-4-26-2

40.61

Just home! A risky single though. Hones it into the stumps on a fuller length at 138 clicks, Clyde Fortuin pushes it to mid on and shoots off for a single. He dives at the non-striker's end as the mid on fielder is quick to pick and throw. He gets home safely.

40.50

Hard length on off, Clyde Fortuin punches it underneath the bat off the back foot.

40.41

Slants it down leg on a length, Keegan Petersen whips it off his hips towards deep backward square leg for a single.

40.30

A low full toss on offer outside off, Keegan Petersen drives it to point.

40.20

Shade full and seaming in, Keegan Petersen pats it off the back foot to gully.

40.11

Finally, off the mark Clyde Fortuin, and also, 100 comes up for the Proteas. Short, and down leg, Clyde Fortuin glances it off the back foot towards deep backward square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 99/6

K Petersen17 (52)

C Fortuin0 (16)

T Southee13-3-41-0

39.60

An away movement but too wide outside off, Keegan Petersen is happy to let it go.

39.50

Outside off on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen pats it to covers on his front foot.

39.40

In the channel and full, Keegan Petersen leaves it.

39.32

Swinging away from outside off on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen throws his bat at it sitting on the knee and drives it towards deep covers for a couple of runs. Daryl Mitchell does well with the chase from covers.

39.20

On off, full, Keegan Petersen drives it to covers.

39.14

FOUR! Too fine! Sprays it down leg on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen helps it away to the fence with a tickle through his pads. A rare loose delivery.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 93/6

C Fortuin0 (16)

K Petersen11 (46)

K Jamieson11-4-23-2

38.60

Same line and length on the middle, Clyde Fortuin backs away from its line and leaves. Another maiden over.

38.50

Surprises him with a steep bumper on off, Clyde Fortuin sways away in time through to the keeper.

38.40

At 136.3 clicks swinging in but still outside off on a length, Clyde Fortuin does not poke at it.

38.30

On off, and fuller in length, Clyde Fortuin covers his off stump and defends it solidly back to the bowler.

38.20

Not too far from off on a fullish length, a brave leave there by Clyde Fortuin.

38.10

Full, swinging into the stumps, Clyde Fortuin drives it straight to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 93/6

K Petersen11 (46)

C Fortuin0 (10)

T Southee12-3-35-0

37.60

Angles it in on the middle and leg stump line, Keegan Petersen pushes it to mid-wicket to end the over.

37.50

At 128.1 clicks outside off and full in length, left alone by Keegan Petersen.

37.40

Moves away from off on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen hangs his bat in air and leaves.

37.32

Slightly outside off on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen plays it towards the cover-point region for a brace.

37.20

Another one with an away movement from the fifth stump line, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

37.10

An away swinger outside off, and full, Keegan Petersen covers his off stump and defends it to the pitch.

Tim Southee comes back into the attack now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 91/6

C Fortuin0 (10)

K Petersen9 (40)

K Jamieson10-3-23-2

36.60

On the fourth stump line and fuller in length, Clyde Fortuin shoulders arms at it. Maiden over.

36.50

On top of off on a shorter length, Clyde Fortuin again backs away from it to let it go through to the keeper.

36.40

Bangs in short and outside off, Clyde Fortuin sways away from it.

36.30

On the back of a length on the stumps, Clyde Fortuin blocks it towards short mid-wicket.

36.20

On a good length in channel on off, Clyde Fortuin pushes it to mid on.

36.10

Back of a length moving away from off, Clyde Fortuin lets it go.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 91/6

K Petersen9 (40)

C Fortuin0 (4)

M Henry11-5-22-3

35.64

FOUR! Driven away! Bowls a rare loosener outside off on a shortish length, Keegan Petersen rides on the bounce and punches it with sheer timing through cover-point for a boundary. First of the morning for South Africa. That might give him some confidence.

35.50

Dishes out a bumper, Keegan Petersen ducks underneath it.

35.40

Back of a length on stumps, Keegan Petersen defends it back to the bowler.

35.32

On the back of a length just outside off, Keegan Petersen guides it with soft hands towards deep third and completes the double.

35.20

Back of a length and angling just in from the fourth stump, Keegan Petersen pats it off the back foot to point.

35.10

Full and around off, Keegan Petersen drives it to mid off on his front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 85/6

C Fortuin0 (4)

K Petersen3 (34)

K Jamieson9-2-23-2

34.60

Short, wide outside off, Clyde Fortuin pats it to cover off the back foot.

34.50

Brings the inswinger from wide of the crease, and outside off, Clyde Fortuin watchfully leaves it.

34.40

Into the stump line on a length, Clyde Fortuin defends it to mid on off the back foot.

34.30

On the hard length around off, Clyde Fortuin hits it to point.

34.21

Short in length, Keegan Petersen swivels and pulls it away to fine leg for a single,

34.10

On the back of a length again in the vicinity of off, Petersen defends it on the pitch.

34.11nb

Back of a length on the stumps, Keegan Petersen defends it back to the bowler. Oh wait, Jamieson has overstepped here. No Ball given by the Umpire.

Clyde Fortuin comes out to the middle now. Also, Kyle Jamieson replaces Tim Southee.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 83/6

de Swardt0 (2)

K Petersen2 (31)

M Henry10-5-16-3

33.6W

OUT! LBW! One brings two. Huge adamant appeal and up goes the finger. Ruan de Swardt reviews it right away. Bowls it from around the wicket angling into the channel just on off, Ruan de Swardt surprisingly offers no shot at it and hangs his bat to leave but the ball brushes his pad and then deflects it to the keeper. No need for UltraEdge there. The Ball Tracker confirms that the ball is hitting the off stump on Umpire's call. Just a tickle on the off stump and Ruan de Swardt will have to depart here. Matt Henry has been absolutely on the money today.

Is that out? The umpire raises his finger, but Ruan de Swardt takes the review here. He offered no shot, so it just needs to hit the wickets. Ball Tracking shows it is just clipping the off-stump and the on-field call remains.

33.50

Around the wicket on a fuller length, Ruan de Swardt defends it back to the bowler.

Ruan de Swardt walks out to bat now.

33.4W

OUT! TAKEN! That's an awful way to depart. Matt Henry delivers and the Kiwis get the first scalp of the day. Bowls it on a hard length angling into the body of Bedingham, he looks to pull but plays it very close to the body. It takes the splice of the bat and lobs up in the air. Three players converge at the bowler's end but eventually, Mitchell Santner takes it on his chest level. Horrible stroke this and David Bedingham is dejected. Half of the South African side into the dugout now.

33.30

Just outside off on a fullish length, David Bedingham drives it straight to covers.

33.20

Bit too full and on off, David Bedingham leans onto it and drives it straight to the bowler. The ball ricochets from Henry's hand to mid off.

33.10

On a fuller length at the stumps, David Bedingham defends it to mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 83/4

K Petersen2 (31)

D Bedingham32 (54)

T Southee11-3-33-0

32.60

Straighter on off and full, Keegan Petersen solidly defends it back to the bowler covering his off stump.

32.50

Back of a length swinging a bit away outside off, Keegan Petersen leaves.

32.40

Uses the crease and bowls it on a fuller length swinging away outside off, Keegan Petersen plays it with soft hands and the ball falls just ahead of the slip.

32.30

Way outside off on a length, Petersen happily lets it go without a poke.

32.21

On a fullish length at the sticks, David Bedingham drives it through cover-point for a single.

32.10

Just short. On the fifth stump which nips a bit outside, David Bedingham looks to defend it and gets the leading edge which falls just ahead of the slip cordon.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 82/4

K Petersen2 (27)

D Bedingham31 (52)

M Henry9-4-16-1

31.60

On the back of a length at the stumps, Keegan Petersen pushes it to mid on to end the over. Interrogating with tight lines and lengths early on.

31.51

A tad fuller in length on the off-stump channel, David Bedingham clips it to square leg for a single.

31.40

Hits the deck hard in front of the stumps, David Bedingham flicks it straight to short mid-wicket.

31.30

Brings the line into the stumps on a length, David Bedingham defends it solidly to mid-wicket.

31.20

Nagging length on off, David Bedingham punches it to cover off the back foot.

31.10

On the hard length at the stumps, David Bedingham defends it to mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 81/4

K Petersen2 (26)

D Bedingham30 (47)

T Southee10-3-32-0

30.60

Length ball on off, Keegan Petersen offers no shot at it.

30.50

Pitches it wide of off on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen hangs his bat and leaves.

30.40

On the back of a length in the channel of off, Keegan Petersen lets it go through to the keeper.

30.30

Length delivery moving away from off, Keegan Petersen shoulders arms at it.

30.21

South Africa are underway for the day. Short in length, David Bedingham pulls it to the square leg region for a single.

30.10

Over the wicket on the back of a length with a minimal movement around off, David Bedingham pushes it to covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 80/4

K Petersen2 (22)

D Bedingham29 (45)

M Henry8-4-15-1

29.60

Peach! Into the channel of uncertainty around off, it nips a bit away off the deck, Keegan Petersen again gets beaten on the outside edge playing inside of the line. Two maidens on the trot.

29.50

Fuller in length and outside off, Keegan Petersen solidly drives to short cover.

29.40

Brings the line a bit into the off and middle channel, Keegan Petersen blocks it to the off side.

29.30

Beauty! An away swinger pitching it just around off and nipping off the deck, Keegan Petersen plays inside the line of the ball and it zips past his outside edge.

29.20

Short and outside off, Keegan Petersen punches it off the back foot to point again.

29.10

Bowls it with two slips in place on a length outside off, Keegan Petersen punches it off the back foot to the point fielder.

Matt Henry to share the attack.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 80/4

D Bedingham29 (45)

K Petersen2 (16)

T Southee9-3-31-0

28.60

Tidy enough from Southee. A bit of a movement from outside off, David Bedingham leaves it again.

28.50

An outswinger this time outside off on a shade fuller length, David Bedingham is happy to leave it alone.

28.40

Just outside off with no real movement on a length, David Bedingham punches it to the cover region.

28.30

Slightly pulls his length and keeps it on off, David Bedingham blocks it off the back foot.

28.20

Identical length and brings the stumps into play on a fuller length, David Bedingham defends it again off the front foot.

28.10

Starts off right on the money. From over the wicket on a fuller length, just around off, David Bedingham prods ahead and defends it solidly.

We are all set to start Day 3! The players are already out in the middle. David Bedingham and Keegan Petersen are the overnight batters for South Africa. Tim Southee to start proceedings with the ball. Let's play...

After toiling for nearly two days against the Kiwi batsmen, the Proteas skipper Neil Brand took a remarkable 6-wicket haul and dismissed the tailenders quickly. Tshepo Moreki and Dane Paterson claimed one wicket each, while Ruan de Swardt snatched a couple. However, the Proteas' batting faltered, with partnerships failing to materialize, leaving them at 80/4 by the end of the second day. Despite decent starts from Zubayr Hamza and Edward Moore, wickets couldn't be preserved. Keegan Petersen will resume batting alongside David Bedingham on the third day and aim to solidify the partnership. Stay tuned as the live-action begins pretty soon.

Welcome to our coverage of Day 3 of the first Test match between New Zealand and South Africa at the picturesque Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The hosts have dominated the first two days, posting a commanding total of 511 runs on the back of Rachin Ravindra's superb 240 and Kane Williamson's elegant 118, supported by valuable contributions from the middle order. New Zealand batted for 144 overs until the third session of the second day. The bowlers then maintained the pressure, claiming quick wickets against the new-look Proteas side. Kyle Jamieson took two wickets in a single over, while Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner chipped in with one each.

...DAY 3, SESSION 1...

Right then, we have witnessed two days of solid Test cricketing action but Day 3 is generally known as the moving day and we will surely get a big picture about how this game is going to turn out. South Africa still trail by a massive 431 runs but have a couple of batters with some Test pedigree under their belt. Their main objective will be to try and avoid the follow-on whereas New Zealand will look to make their mark with the ball early on Day 3. Do join us on Tuesday at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT) for the action but you can also catch our build-up which will begin a lot sooner. Cheers!

South Africa were made to toil hard in the field but they did a fine job in the second hour after Lunch as they were able to pick up wickets in a bunch and it was the skipper, Neil Brand who ran through the Kiwi tail and finished with 6 wickets on debut. When they came out to bat though, it was the skipper who was the first to fall and the other debutant Raynard van Tonder got out right after. Edward Moore the third debutant in the top order played well and played his shots but got out in the 20s leaving the visitors reeling at 30/3. The two players who did have Test experience, Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham countered well and looked all set to see their side through to Day 3 but Hamza got out in an unfortunate way and they had to rebuild again in the last 30 minutes or so. Bedingham along with Keegan Petersen did manage to remain unscathed but they have a big job to do on Day 3.

SESSION SUMMARY - 31 overs, 116 runs and 7 wickets. The game seemed like a slow boiler on Day 1 and for about half of Day 2 as well but after Lunch, gears shifted and we witnessed some excellent action. First, it was the double ton from Rachin Ravindra and then some fireworks from Matt Henry with the bat that took New Zealand past the 500-run mark. With the ball then, Tim Southee and Matt Henry bowled well but it was Kyle Jamieson who came back from injury and bowled a wonderful spell, picking up a couple of wickets that got the Kiwis going. Henry then came back and got one himself after which they faced a bit of resistance. Mitchell Santner bowled tight lines and was rewarded with a lucky breakthrough and the hosts will be quite pleased with how things ended on Day 2.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 80/4

K Petersen2 (16)

D Bedingham29 (39)

M Santner5-1-13-1

27.60

Turns into the batter on a length, Keegan Petersen goes inside the crease and defends it back to the bowler. And that's a wrap for Day 2.

27.50

Slower through the air outside off, Keegan Petersen defends it back to the bowler.

27.41

Flighted delivery wide outside off on a fuller length, David Bedingham drives it through covers for a single.

27.30

Floats it up well on off, David Bedingham drives it to the bowler.

27.20

Provides some air to it on a fuller length around off, David Bedingham pushes it to covers off the front foot.

27.10

Full and tossed up on the stumps, David Bedingham clips it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 79/4

K Petersen2 (14)

D Bedingham28 (35)

K Jamieson8-2-21-2

26.60

Short, outside off, Keegan Petersen ducks underneath.

26.50

On a good length around off, Keegan Petersen defends it to the point region.

26.40

Fuller in length this time angling on the middle stump, Keegan Petersen steers it towards mid on.

26.30

On the back of a length on top of off, Keegan Petersen punches it on the pitch.

26.20

Outside off at 136 clicks on a length, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

26.11

On the hard length outside off, David Bedingham punches it off the back foot behind point for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 78/4

K Petersen2 (9)

D Bedingham27 (34)

M Santner4-1-12-1

25.60

Drifts it back into the batter from outside off on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen lunges ahead and defends it.

25.50

Loopy delivery outside off and on a fuller length, Keegan Petersen drives it straight to cover.

25.40

Dragged length on off, driven back to the bowler.

25.30

Short again at the stumps, Keegan Petersen defends it to mid-wicket on a prod ahead.

25.20

Floated up on a fuller length in front of the stumps, defended nicely by Petersen.

25.10

Short in length on off, Keegan Petersen goes back in the crease and defends it to point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 78/4

D Bedingham27 (34)

K Petersen2 (3)

K Jamieson7-2-20-2

24.60

Short and wide outside off, David Bedingham looks to find the gap between gully and point but hits it straight towards point to end the over.

24.52

Pitches it on a fullish length outside off, David Bedingham drives it through the cover region for a couple of runs. Devon Conway chases and pulls it back before the fence.

24.40

Fuller in length which angles into the batter from off, David Bedingham drives it back to the bowler.

24.30

Wide outside off on a shortish length, David Bedingham eases it to point.

24.21

Keeps it short and on the middle stump line, Keegan Petersen pulls it towards square leg for just one.

24.10

Steep bumper on off, Keegan Petersen sways away in time.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 75/4

D Bedingham25 (30)

K Petersen1 (1)

M Santner3-0-12-1

23.60

Flighted rock on a fuller length angling in, David Bedingham pushes it back to the bowler. End of a successful over for New Zealand.

23.51

Full, on off, Keegan Petersen drives through cover for a single to get off the mark.

Keegan Petersen is the new man in.

23.4W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Zubayr Hamza is in an absolute disarray. Short in length but keeps a tad bit low on off, Zubayr Hamza sits on his back leg to help it towards fine leg but it thuds his thigh pad instead and eventually breaks into the stumps. South Africa are four down now with just 15 minutes left in the day.

23.30

Full and on the stumps, Zubayr Hamza defends it to the bowler.

23.20

Short and wide, Zubayr Hamza cuts it to point off the back foot.

23.10

Short in length on off, Zubayr Hamza defends it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 74/3

D Bedingham25 (29)

Z Hamza22 (34)

K Jamieson6-2-17-2

22.62

Outside off on the back of a length, David Bedingham rides on the bounce past cover-point for a brace.

22.50

Short and wide, David Bedingham punches it to point.

22.40

Good length on off, Bedingham punches it to mid off off the back foot.

22.30

Hard length around off, David Bedingham defends it back to the bowler off the back foot.

22.20

On the back of a length outside off, David Bedingham carves it to covers.

22.14

FOUR! Nicely done by Bedingham! Short in length and on top of off, David Bedingham stays put and pulls it with sheer timing over mid-wicket for a boundary. Boundaries are coming thick and fast for them now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 68/3

Z Hamza22 (34)

D Bedingham19 (23)

M Santner2-0-11-0

21.60

Flighted up nicely around off, Zubayr Hamza defends it underneath his eyes.

21.54

FOUR! Pulled away! Short and spinning a bit away after pitching, Zubayr Hamza rocks back and drags it against the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary.

21.41

Short and on the off pole, David Bedingham cuts it to point for a single off the back foot.

21.30

Dragged length around off, David Bedingham pushes it to short cover.

21.20

Fuller and tossed up on off, David Bedingham defends it back to Santner.

21.11

Shade shorter in length around off, Hamza drives it to mid off for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 62/3

D Bedingham18 (20)

Z Hamza17 (31)

K Jamieson5-2-11-2

20.60

Nagging length around off, this is defended to the mid off region by David Bedingham.

20.50

Short, on the off stump line, David Bedingham punches it off the back foot.

20.40

On the back of a length on off, David Bedingham defends it to the mid on fielder.

20.30

Hard length around off, Bedingham drives it to mid off.

20.20

On the good length around off, David Bedingham defends it solidly getting ahead.

20.14

DROPPED AND FOUR! A criminal error in the deep! This should have been taken. Bowls it short and on the bodyline which shoots further off the deck, David Bedingham miscues his pull shot taking the leading edge which balloons up in the air for a fair bit of time towards deep backward square leg. Matt Henry runs to his left from deep fine leg to grab it but shells with the momentum and it ricochets from his hands to the fence for a boundary. Jamieson is obviously not happy with this.

Kyle Jamieson (4-2-7-2) is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 58/3

Z Hamza17 (31)

D Bedingham14 (14)

M Santner1-0-5-0

19.64

FOUR! Nicely swept away! Bowls a tossed-up delivery on leg and fuller in length, Zubayr Hamza just sits on his knees and sweeps through deep square leg for a boundary. A poor delivery begging to be punished.

19.50

Short and on the middle stump, Zubayr Hamza rocks back and pushes it to the bowler.

19.41

Short in length around off, David Bedingham clips it to square leg for a single.

19.30

Drags his length slightly around off, David Bedingham defends it to mid on.

19.20

Flights it up nicely on the middle stump line, David Bedingham blocks it to the bowler.

19.10

Flighted delivery just on off and full, David Bedingham gets ahead and defends it.

Spin for the first time as Mitchell Santner comes into the attack.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 53/3

Z Hamza13 (29)

D Bedingham13 (10)

M Henry7-3-15-1

18.60

Another short-pitched delivery on the off and middle stump line, Zubayr Hamza gets on top of the bounce and defends it. Maiden over.

18.50

Short again and on the bodyline, ducked by Hamza.

18.40

Almost a halftracker on off, Zubayr Hamza blocks it solidly underneath the bat off the back foot.

18.30

Wide outside off on a fullish length, Zubayr Hamza shoulders arms on it.

18.20

A steep bouncer in the bodyline, Zubayr Hamza ducks it underneath to go through to the keeper.

18.10

Slightly back of a length delivery on top of off, Zubayr Hamza hops back and bunts it on the pitch.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 53/3

D Bedingham13 (10)

Z Hamza13 (23)

T Southee8-2-31-0

17.64

FOUR! A streak of boundaries at the moment. Pitches it fuller in length on the stump line, David Bedingham flicks it through mid-wicket with the middle of the blade for a boundary. Also, this brings up the 50 for Proteas.

17.54

FOUR! Oh goodness gracious! Offers a fuller length delivery outside off, David Bedingham strides ahead in line of the ball and caresses it through covers for a boundary. Nice balance and timing on this one.

17.40

Straighter and fuller slightly on off, David Bedingham gets ahead and defends it under the bat.

17.30

Full in length on off, David Bedingham pushes it back to the bowler.

17.24

FOUR! Nice shot! On the up! Not too full and outside off, David Bedingham stands tall in his crease and with just a minimal back foot movement, he punches it past cover-point gap for a boundary.

17.10

Full and angling in from off, David Bedingham drives it to covers.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 41/3

Z Hamza13 (23)

D Bedingham1 (4)

M Henry6-2-15-1

16.64

FOUR! Lovely drive! Back of a length around off, Zubayr Hamza leans on top of the ball and drives it gloriously through the covers for a boundary.

16.54

FOUR! Shot! Good length on offer on the pads, Zubayr Hamza tucks it off the back foot towards deep square leg for a boundary beating Kyle Jamieson at square leg who dives but fails to stop it.

16.40

Full, around off, Zubayr Hamza drives it to covers off the front foot.

16.31

Bowls it on a good length on off, David Bedingham pushes it towards covers for a single.

16.20

On a fuller length outside off, David Bedingham defends it back to the bowler.

16.10

On the back of a length around off, David Bedingham punches it off the back foot to covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 32/3

Z Hamza5 (20)

D Bedingham0 (1)

T Southee7-2-19-0

15.60

On a fullish length on off, Zubayr Hamza eases it to cover.

15.50

Full and around off, Zubayr Hamza drives it to mid-wicket.

15.42

Pitches it on the good length angling the pads, Zubayr Hamza steers it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

15.30

On the back of a length around off, Zubayr Hamza blocks it off.

15.20

Bowls it on the middle and leg corridor to sneak the ball into the gap between pad and bat, Zubayr Hamza watchfully pushes it to mid on.

15.10

Short and on the body, Zubayr Hamza defends it back to Southee.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 30/3

D Bedingham0 (1)

Z Hamza3 (14)

M Henry5-2-6-1

14.60

On the back of a length around off, David Bedingham defends it back to the bowler off the back foot.

Drinks break! This has been some session with the ball in hand for New Zealand and they have sent all three debutants at the top of the order for South Africa back in the hut. Kyle Jamieson has bowled really well and is looking a big threat. Also, David Bedingham comes out to bat now.

14.5W

OUT! TAKEN! What a brilliant catch there by Conway! South Africa is in deep trouble now. Bangs in short on the deck and angles into Moore, Edward Moore eyes to fend it off, he gets squared up as the ball shoots a bit more after pitching, gets the top edge and lobs in the air. Devon Conway runs ahead from the cover region and dives forward to grab the ball. Edward Moore departs after getting a good start.

14.41

Bowls it on a nagging length angling down leg, Zubayr Hamza tucks it towards deep square leg for a single.

14.30

Hurls it fuller and on off, Zubayr Hamza blocks it to the short cover region.

14.20

On the middle and off stump channel and fuller in length, Zubayr Hamza defends it solidly back to the bowler.

14.10

Fuller and straighter on the middle stump line, Zubayr Hamza drives it straight to mid on.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 29/2

E Moore23 (49)

Z Hamza2 (10)

K Jamieson4-2-7-2

13.60

Left alone! Comes from over the stumps now and slants one across the off stump on a good length, Edward Moore makes a watchful leave.

13.50

Full and straight this time, Edward Moore makes a solid block off the front foot.

13.40

Nagging length around off stump, Edward Moore looks to drive off the front foot but gets an inside edge that goes onto the boot.

13.30

Pitched up in and around the off stump, Edward Moore gets on the front foot and makes the block.

13.20

Goes full and outside off, Edward Moore leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

13.10

Slightly back of a length and around off, Edward Moore defends it off the back foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 29/2

Z Hamza2 (10)

E Moore23 (43)

M Henry4-2-5-0

12.60

Maiden! Short of a length and outside off, Zubayr Hamza looks to thrash it square on the off side but doesn't get the timing correct.

12.50

Very full and on off stump, Zubayr Hamza drives it firmly but straight to mid off.

12.40

Edged but falls short! Full and in the channel around off, this one swings away, Zubayr Hamza goes for the expansive cover drive but gets a thick outside edge that falls in front of Tim Southee at third slip and he collects it on the bounce.

12.30

Fraction shorter and outside off, Zubayr Hamza goes on the back foot and slaps it away to cover-point.

12.20

Fuller in length and angling in, Zubayr Hamza leaves it alone.

12.10

Right on the money! Pitched up on off stump and angling in a bit, Zubayr Hamza stays solid in defense.

Matt Henry (3-1-5-0) is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 29/2

Z Hamza2 (4)

E Moore23 (43)

K Jamieson3-1-7-2

11.61

Slightly fuller and outside off, Zubayr Hamza goes on the back foot and tentatively plays it away past point for a run.

11.50

Hard length over middle stump and angled in, Zubayr Hamza hops to defend but gets an inside edge onto the body.

11.41

Shorter and angled in at the hips, Edward Moore tucks it away behind square leg and turns the strike over with a single.

11.30

Fullish length around off stump, kept out by Edward Moore.

11.21

Pitched up on off stump, gets it to swing back in late, Zubayr Hamza manages to jam it out toward mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.

11.10

Beauty! Slightly fuller and around off stump, angling in and then just straightening a touch. Zubayr Hamza looks to block off the front foot but the ball zips past the outside edge.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 26/2

E Moore22 (41)

Z Hamza0 (0)

T Southee6-2-17-0

10.60

Nagging length around off and angled in, Edward Moore goes back in his crease and punches it back to the bowler.

10.50

Slightly fuller on the off stump, Edward Moore prods ahead and blocks it back to the bowler.

10.40

Full and straight, attacking middle and leg, Edward Moore punches it off the front foot to mid on.

10.30

Pitches this one right up around off stump, a bit more slingy action and gets it to swing back in a long way but after leaving the batter. Edward Moore shoulders arms.

10.20

Pitched up in and around the off stump line, looking to bring it back in, Edward Moore makes another block.

10.10

On a length and on middle, Edward Moore blocks it off.

Zubayr Hamza is in at number 4.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 26/2

van Tonder0 (2)

E Moore22 (35)

K Jamieson2-1-4-2

9.6W

OUT! LBW! Dead straight and Raynard van Tonder walks back for a second-ball duck on debut. This is excellent bowling from Kyle Jamieson as he bowls this one just a bit fuller and on the stumps, the ball pitches and jags back in sharply. Van Tonder is just too committed on the front foot and gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball thuds into the pads. A huge appeal and the finger goes up and van Tonder doesn't even bother having a chat with his partner. A double-wicket maiden for Jamieson.

9.50

Comes from over the wicket now for the right-hander and bowls it on a good length, getting it to jab back in off the deck. Raynard van Tonder leans on and blocks it down the deck.

Raynard van Tonder is in at number 3.

9.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A slight adjustment from Kyle Jamieson and he gets the first breakthrough for New Zealand. Jamieson goes wider on the crease and angles it in on a good length around off, gets it to straighten just a touch as well. Neil Brand looks to leave but the ball bounces extra and catches the toe end before going straight into the gloves of Tom Blundell behind the stumps. Brand will be a bit disappointed with that.

9.30

On a good length again and outside off, left alone once more by Neil Brand.

9.20

Hits the deck hard and bowls it around off stump, coming in with the angle, Neil Brand stays watchful and just shoulders arms.

9.10

Good length in the channel around off, left alone by Neil Brand.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 26/0

E Moore22 (35)

N Brand4 (19)

T Southee5-1-17-0

8.60

Goes full and around off, swinging it back in sharply, Edward Moore is caught on the crease but manages to get low and jam this one out.

8.51

Well-controlled in the end. Banged in short over middle, a bit slower and bouncing like a tennis ball. Neil Brand shapes up to pull but just jabs it away in front of square leg for a single.

8.40

Length ball around the top of off stump, Neil Brand blocks it from his crease.

8.30

Pitched up full and at the stumps, Neil Brand gets on the front foot and manages to play it toward mid on.

8.20

Good length around off stump and coming in with the angle, Neil Brand solidly defends it out.

8.10

Bowled fuller and around off stump, this is pushed back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 25/0

E Moore22 (34)

N Brand3 (14)

K Jamieson1-0-4-0

7.60

Fullish length in the channel and just nibbling away a bit, left alone by Edward Moore.

7.50

Nice and full outside off and angling in, Edward Moore looks to get on the front foot and drive but gets a big inside edge onto the back leg.

7.40

Full and a bit close to the off stump, Edward Moore shoulders arms at it.

7.30

Hard length outside the off stump, Edward Moore lets it through to the keeper.

7.24

FOUR! A loose delivery as this is drifted well down leg, Edward Moore does well to reach it and just glances it fine and into the fine leg fence for a boundary.

7.10

Starts with a full ball on middle, Edward Moore stays leg side of the ball and pushes it out to cover.

Kyle Jamieson is into the attack replacing Matt Henry.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 21/0

N Brand3 (14)

E Moore18 (28)

T Southee4-1-16-0

6.60

Fullish length in the channel around off, Neil Brand stays solid in defense.

6.51

Goes full and straight now and gets the ball to shape back in late, Edward Moore just about manages to jam it away toward mid-wicket for a quick single.

6.40

That could have gone anywhere. A touch fuller and outside off, angling back in, Edward Moore looks for the expansive drive but gets an inside edge that goes back onto the pads.

6.30

Pitches this one up around off, Edward Moore hangs on the back foot and edges it down to the slip cordon.

6.24

FOUR! Banged in short over middle but at a comfortable height and Edward Moore gets on top of the bounce before pulling it through square leg for a boundary. Not perfectly timed but well enough.

6.10

Fullish length in the channel around off, Edward Moore gets across the line and makes the block.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 16/0

N Brand3 (13)

E Moore13 (23)

M Henry3-1-5-0

5.60

Back-to-back maidens! This is pitched up and attacking the stumps, Neil Brand gets his hands out in front and makes the block.

5.50

A touch fuller and closer to the off stump, well left by Neil Brand.

5.40

Full and outside off, this is left alone for the keeper to collect.

5.30

Length ball around the off stump again, Neil Brand plays it with soft hands toward point.

5.20

Hard length around the top of off, Neil Brand hangs back and defends it off the inner half of the bat.

5.10

Pitched up around off stump, Neil Brand goes on the front foot to block and the ball hits the bat hard before rolling away to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 16/0

E Moore13 (23)

N Brand3 (7)

T Southee3-1-11-0

4.60

Maiden! Nagging length on off stump, Edward Moore covers the line well and solidly blocks it back to the bowler.

4.50

Pitched up on the off stump line, Edward Moore gets on the front foot and keeps it out.

4.40

Nice and full on off stump, Edward Moore keeps his head still and plays it on the up to mid on.

4.30

Drags the length back a touch and gets it to shape back in from around off, Edward Moore goes back and across and keeps it out on the deck.

4.20

Length ball around off, looking to swing it back in, Edward Moore pushes it out back to the bowler.

4.10

Short and outside off, Edward Moore reaches out and goes hard at it but toe-ends it to Devon Conway at forward point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 16/0

E Moore13 (17)

N Brand3 (7)

M Henry2-0-5-0

3.61

Fuller one around off, Edward Moore gets on the front foot and plays it away through covers for a single.

3.50

Nagging length in and around the off stump again, Edward Moore watchfully keeps this one out.

3.40

This is pitched up on the off stump line, Edward Moore leans forward and solidly blocks it off.

3.31

On the fuller side and on the pads, flicked away past square leg for a single.

3.20

Full and straight on the stumps, Neil Brand plays it back to the bowler.

3.10

Hard length around off stump, Neil Brand nudges it down to gully.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 14/0

E Moore12 (14)

N Brand2 (4)

T Southee2-0-11-0

2.62

Shortish length angling down leg, worked away behind square leg for a couple of easy runs.

2.50

Oh, that's well bowled! Tim Southee pitches this one right up to the batter on off stump and gets it to swing back in sharply. Edward Moore does well to get some bat on that one as he gets an inside edge onto the pads.

2.40

Good length and in the channel outside off, this is left alone by Edward Moore.

2.30

A touch fuller around off, Edward Moore leans on and pushes it out to covers.

2.21

Another big inswinger, Neil Brand manages to get an inside edge and the ball rolls down to fine leg and they pick up a single.

2.10

On a hard length and angled in, Neil Brand looks to work it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 11/0

E Moore10 (10)

N Brand1 (2)

M Henry1-0-3-0

1.60

Pitched up on the stumps and angling in, this is nudged away to mid-wicket.

1.50

Shorter and around off, nipping away as well, Edward Moore hangs back and dabs it away to point.

1.42

Short of a length and angled into the pads, Edward Moore tucks it away behind square leg and picks up a couple of quick runs.

1.30

Good length on off stump, Edward Moore pushes it out to mid on.

1.21

Neil Brand is off the mark in Test cricket! On a good length around off stump, Brand leans on and strokes it away through cover-point for one.

1.10

Starts from around the stumps and bowls it back of a length over middle, the ball hurries on and Neil Brand hops back to fend it off but gets it off the gloves and onto the body.

Matt Henry to bowl the second over.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 8/0

E Moore8 (6)

N Brand0 (0)

T Southee1-0-8-0

0.60

Good length outside off, left alone by Edward Moore and that's the end of an entertaining first over.

0.50

Brave leave! Tim Southee goes wider on the crease and brings out the big inswinger. This is bowled on a good length outside off and just keeps on coming back in with the angle, Edward Moore shoulders arms and the ball goes just over the stumps.

0.40

Comes from around the wicket now and pitches it up around off stump, Edward Moore solidly blocks it out.

0.34

FOUR! Two in a row! Back of a length and outside off, Edward Moore hangs back and punches it away sweetly in front of point this time and picks up another boundary.

0.24

FOUR! Oh, hello! Edward Moore gets off the mark in Test matches with a hard-hit four. Short of a length and outside off, Moore goes after it and slaps it away with a horizontal bat behind point for a boundary. South Africa are underway.

0.10

Starts off with a bit of a loosener as this is bowled on the shorter side and outside off, shaping further away. Edward Moore leaves it alone.

Commentary

We are back with the second innings to begin. The two Umpires are already out to the middle and the New Zealand players are seen in a huddle before spreading out to the field. It will be Neil Brand and Edward Moore to open the innings for South Africa. The Kiwi skipper Tim Southee is with the new ball and is all in readiness to begin the proceedings. Let's play...

...SECOND INNINGS...

New Zealand are all out on 511 after batting for 144 overs and 5 sessions. Kane Williamson's impressive 118 and Rachin Ravindra's exceptional 240 propelled New Zealand into a commanding position. Neil Brand, making his debut as the skipper, concluded the innings brilliantly with a remarkable 6-wicket haul for the Proteas. But the Kiwis will be delighted as they added some quickfire runs from Glenn Phillips, and Daryl Mitchell before getting all out. Matt Henry added 27 crucial runs to their tally at the backend and helped them breach the 500-run mark. South Africa will have to work really hard when they come out to bat and build partnerships as they have a huge total mounted ahead of them. Stay tuned as we bring the second innings just in a bit.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 144 overs : 511/10

T Southee0 (2)

K Jamieson8 (12)

N Brand26-1-119-6

143.6W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Neil Brand finishes with a six-wicket haul and he has ripped through the Kiwi lower order in a jiffy. This is tossed up very full and on the off stump line, Tim Southee shows all the stumps and hangs back, looking to swing across the line but misses. The ball crashes into the stumps and Southee walks back for a duck. New Zealand end their first innings on 511 runs.

143.50

Fired in full and on the stumps, Tim Southee digs it out.

Tim Southee is the last man in at 11.

143.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Would you believe it? Neil Brand has picked up a five-wicket haul on debut and as South Africa's skipper as well, staggering. This is floated up around off stump, inviting the big shot and Matt Henry takes the bait. Hnery goes hard at it but ends up slicing it high toward the long off fence. Ruan de Swardt settles under it well and takes a lovely catch inches from the ropes. End of a quickfire cameo from Henry.

143.36

SIX! Matt Henry is relentless at the moment. Full and at the legs, Henry just whips it away and gets it into the grass banks over deep mid-wicket for another biggie.

143.20

Quicker one, bowled fuller and well outside the off stump.

143.16

SIX! Matt Henry is in the zone! Tossed up full and on middle and leg, Henry brings out the slog-sweep and gets it over cow corner for a maximum. The 500 also comes up for New Zealand.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 143 overs : 499/8

M Henry15 (5)

K Jamieson8 (12)

T Moreki27-2-110-1

142.61

Keeps bowling it short and wide, this is slapped away to deep cover for a run.

142.52

Attempted bumper, over middle and pulled away in front of square for a couple of runs more.

142.44

FOUR! Wow, that has come right off the screws! Banged in short and around off, Matt Henry keeps an open stance and swats it away through extra cover for a boundary.

142.32

Amazing shot and brilliant fielding as well. This is bowled full on the leg peg, Matt Henry makes room and drives it dead straight. Dane Paterson from long on hustles to his left and somehow pulls it back in. Two taken.

142.21

Misses out this time! Another short and wide one, Kyle Jamieson reaches out but hits it straight to the fielder at cover and gets across quickly for the single.

142.14

FOUR! Hammered away! Short and wide outside off, Kyle Jamieson stands tall and whacks it away past cover and the ball rockets to the fence.

Tshepo Moreki to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 142 overs : 485/8

M Henry6 (1)

K Jamieson3 (10)

N Brand25-1-107-4

141.66

SIX! All the way! Tossed up around off, Matt Henry dances down the track right away and thumps it flat and straight back down the ground for a maximum.

Matt Henry is the next batter in.

141.5W

OUT! TIMBER! A ripper of a delivery from Neil Brand and the Proteas skipper is having a stellar outing with the ball in hand. Tosses this one up on a nagging length and outside off, the ball lands on a foothole and turns back in very sharply. Mitchell Santner looks to lean on and block but is beaten on the inside edge and the ball hits the top of off stump.

141.41

Dragged down well outside off, Kyle Jamieson reaches out and toe-ends it towards cover for a run.

141.31

Slightly short and wide, Mitchell Santner hangs back and cuts it away past point for a single.

141.21

Flatter one angled into the legs, Kyle Jamieson goes back in his crease and punches it away down to long on for one more.

141.11

Tossed up outside off, Mitchell Santner goes after it and drives it away but can't pierce the gap at covers and picks up a single.

We are back for the final session on Day 2! The umpires are back out in the middle and so are the players of South Africa. Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson are set to resume their stay on the crease as well. It will be the spin of Neil Brand to continue after the break. Let's play...

... Day 2, Session 3 ...

As for the Proteas, this was their best session so far with the ball, though they leaked runs simultaneously. Ruan de Swardt broke the partnership dismissing Williamson and also quickly got rid of Tom Blundell. Neil Brand the skipper, who bowled the least number of overs, ended up being the most successful bowler so far. He bowled a long spell and chipped in with three crucial wickets dismissing Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and of course Rachin Ravindra. Just before half an hour or so of the Tea break, they spilled quick runs but would be delighted to see the back of Ravindra. They would aim to get the Kiwis all out quickly coming into the post-Tea session and also put some runs on the board before the day's end. Stay tuned for the crucial and final session of Day 2 which will commence just a few minutes from now.

TEA BREAK, DAY 2. SESSION SUMMARY - 27 Overs, 145 Runs, and 4 wickets. Finally, a fruitful and productive session for the Proteas as they dismissed Williamson, Mitchell, Blundell, and the double-centurion Rachin Ravindra. But the hosts will take it as they doubled the scoring rate in this session, thanks to Rachin Ravindra and Glenn Phillips' aggressive approach. New Zealand headed into the post-Lunch session with Williamson and Ravindra. Both scored runs without breaking a sweat before Williamson played an uncharacteristic shot and got out on 118. Daryl Mitchell stayed for a fair bit of time with Ravindra and stitched a quickfire 82-run stand but sooner departed on 34. Tom Blundell had a very brief stay at the crease but their intent was pretty clear to be aggressive as they got the runs on the board. Rachin Ravindra was stranded on 199 for a long time but eventually breached his first-ever double-century feat. His patience was well rewarded. Ravindra joined an elite group as the fourth Kiwi batsman to convert his maiden Test hundred into a double century. Meanwhile, Glenn Phillips wasted no time in getting off to a flying start, scoring 39 runs. Ravindra continued to boost the run rate with a series of boundaries, elevating the run rate until he departed with a well-accomplished 240, just before the break.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 141 overs : 475/7

K Jamieson1 (8)

M Santner0 (6)

de Swardt29-7-61-2

140.60

Pitched up on off stump, defended solidly off the front foot by Kyle Jamieson and that will be Tea on Day 2!

140.50

Back of a length and around off, Kyle Jamieson goes on the back foot and punches it toward the bowler who gets hit on the left leg and hobbles a bit.

140.40

And again! Just a tad fuller and on middle, Kyle Jamieson leans on and blocks it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

140.30

Good length, honing in on the stumps, Kyle Jamieson defends it with a straight bat.

140.20

Slightly back of a length and around off, Kyle Jamieson stands tall and punches it away to cover.

140.10

Nagging length on the fifth stump line and going straight on, Kyle Jamieson shoulders arms at it.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 140 overs : 475/7

M Santner0 (6)

K Jamieson1 (2)

N Brand24-1-97-3

139.60

Short again but a lot straighter and Mitchell Santner works it away to mid-wicket.

139.50

Short of a length around off and turning in, Mitchell Santner plays it out off the back foot.

139.41

Tossed up around off stump, Kyle Jamieson pushes it away wide of mid off and picks up a single.

139.30

Flighted delivery on middle, Kyle Jamieson blocks it nicely off the front foot.

Kyle Jamieson is in at number 9.

139.2W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! This one sneaks through and Rachin Ravindra is stood there in disbelief, end of an amazing knock. Neil Brand bowls this one a bit flatter and on a length on off stump, turning it in. Rachin goes on the back foot and looks to pull a ball that isn't quite short and it even keeps a shade low. Rachin is through the shot early and the ball goes on to crash into the stumps after hitting the pads. Rachin falls for a mighty score of 240 and gets a big round of applause from everyone. New Zealand are now seven down.

139.10

Rachin Ravindra looks to come down the pitch but Neil Brand sees it and pulls the length back. Rachin adjusts and pushes it to short cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 139 overs : 474/6

M Santner0 (4)

R Ravindra240 (364)

de Swardt28-6-61-2

138.60

Pitched up in and around the off stump, Mitchell Santner defends it on the front foot.

Ruan de Swardt is down on the ground with a cramp and is being helped by one of his teammates. The South African physio sprints in to have a look at Swardt. He is also being helped with some electrolytes. He gets up and warms up again before being ready to bowl.

138.50

Full and around off, driven off the front foot but straight to mid off. Ruan de Swardt was holding his hamstring before this ball and he is now down on the deck, hopefully he is fine.

138.40

A bit fuller and attacking the stumps, Mitchell Santner pushes it down to mid on.

138.30

Back of a length and outside off, Mitchell Santner hangs back and dabs it down toward gully.

138.21

Hard length outside off, Rachin Ravindra runs it off the face of the bat down to third man and picks up a single.

138.10

A gentle-paced delivery, a tad shorter and angling into middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and pushes it down to short mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner is in at number 8.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 138 overs : 473/6

G Phillips39 (42)

R Ravindra239 (362)

N Brand23-1-96-2

137.6W

OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the man! Neil Brand tosses this one up on off stump and invites the big shot. Glenn Phillips stays leg side of the ball and looks to smash it over long off but gets it high on the bat. The ball travels flat and towards the long off fence where Ruan de Swardt settles himself and reverse cups it around his face. Phillips departs after a fiery knock and New Zealand lose their sixth wicket. Is a declaration on the cards anytime soon?

137.50

Floated up on the stumps, pushed away toward mid on.

137.41

A tad short on middle, nudged away in front of mid-wicket for a single.

137.31

Flatter one, played away off the back foot past point for a single.

137.26

SIX! BOOM! Fuller in length and angled right into the hitting arc, Glenn Phillips gets down on one knee and slogs it away well over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. This is really hurting South Africa.

137.12

Slow and short outside off, Glenn Phillips rocks back and cuts it away in front of square on the off side for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 137 overs : 463/5

G Phillips30 (37)

R Ravindra238 (361)

D Olivier30-3-119-0

136.61

Full and at the stumps, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

136.52

Short of a length and outside off, Glenn Phillips goes on the back foot and slaps it away behind point for a couple of runs more.

136.41

Fuller and outside off, Rachin Ravindra hits it away to the left of covers for a single.

136.34

FOUR! Hard length and tighter on off stump, Rachin Ravindra stays back and opens the bat face late to run it down to third man for four more.

136.24

FOUR! Too much width there and Rachin Ravindra is relentless at the moment. Fullish length outside off, minimal foot movement from Rachin and he just hits through the line and gets it past cover-point for a boundary. Duanne Olivier is having a forgetful outing here.

136.10

Hard length over middle and off, Rachin Ravindra defends it out solidly.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 136 overs : 451/5

G Phillips27 (35)

R Ravindra229 (357)

N Brand22-1-86-1

135.66

SIX! That has been launched! Floated up around off stump, Glenn Phillips leans ahead, gets under the ball and lifts it well over long off for a maximum. The 450 is now up for New Zealand.

135.51

On the pads, worked away on the leg side for one.

135.46

SIX! Clean strike! Tossed up on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra steps out and slog-sweeps it away well in front of square and over the fence for a biggie.

135.30

Pushed through quicker and Rachin Ravindra blocks it out.

135.31wd

WIDE! Oh, that could have been a stumping! Neil Brand sees Rachin Ravindra coming down the pitch and fires it well down the leg side. Rachin is beaten but the keeper also has to really stretch for it. Wide called.

135.20

On a length and outside off, patted away to backward point off the back foot.

135.10

Nicely flighted around off, Rachin Ravindra comes down the pitch and just pushes it to the right of the bowler.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 135 overs : 437/5

G Phillips21 (34)

R Ravindra222 (352)

D Olivier29-3-107-0

134.60

Good length on off stump, punched away off the front foot to extra cover.

134.51

Banged in short over middle at a good height, Rachin Ravindra gets on top of the bounce and pulls it down to deep square leg for a run.

134.41

Hard length over middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. They think about the second but decide against it.

134.34

FOUR! New Zealand are piling on the misery here and South Africa seem to have now answer at the moment. Too full and angling down leg, Glenn Phillips flicks it away and the ball races into fine leg for a boundary.

134.21

Banged in short and over leg stump, Rachin Ravindra crouches a bit and plays a controlled pull shot down to deep backward square leg for a run.

134.14

FOUR! Classy shot! Hard length outside off, just a hint of width on offer, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and reaches out before playing it with an angled bat through backward point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 134 overs : 426/5

G Phillips16 (31)

R Ravindra216 (349)

N Brand21-1-72-1

133.60

Drifted in full and into the legs, Glenn Phillips looks to slog it away but miscues it behind square leg.

133.50

Flighted ball around off stump, pushed out to cover.

133.41

Quick and short around off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and cuts it down to third man for a single.

133.36

SIX! BANG! Rachin Ravindra is lighting it up now. This is tossed up around off stump, Ravindra dances down the track and thumps it flat-back over the bowler's head for a biggie.

133.20

Shorter and turning into middle and leg, this is tucked away to mid-wicket.

133.11

Very full and angled in at the toes, Glenn Phillips makes room and drills it down to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 133 overs : 418/5

R Ravindra209 (346)

G Phillips15 (28)

D Olivier28-3-96-0

132.60

Back of a length and around off, Rachin Ravindra looks to cut but gets an under edge that goes over the stumps and back to the keeper.

132.51

Excellent stop! Full and outside off, Glenn Phillips goes hard at the cover drive and gets it square, Ruan de Swardt at cover puts in a big dive to his left and keeps it down to a single.

132.42

Back of a length and outside off, just a gentle punch off the back foot and Glenn Phillips gets it through covers for a brace.

132.34

FOUR! Short and wide again, Glenn Phillips hangs on the back foot and slashes at it. The ball goes well behind point and into the third man fence for four runs.

132.20

Short of a length and outside off, Glenn Phillips makes a bit of room but hits it straight to a deepish cover-point.

132.10

Starts the new spell with a pitched-up delivery on the stumps, Glenn Phillips solidly blocks it off.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 132 overs : 411/5

R Ravindra209 (345)

G Phillips8 (23)

N Brand20-1-64-1

131.62b

TWO BYES! Tossed up full but down the wrong line and spilled down leg, Rachin Ravindra misses the connection on the sweep and the ball beats the keeper as well. They pick up a couple of byes.

131.51

Fuller delivery on the stumps, Glenn Phillips drives it away through mid off and picks up a single.

131.40

Quicker one on off stump, pushed out on the off side.

131.30

Loopy delivery, on a nagging length again and dropping on the batter, this one grips a bit but Glenn Phillips keeps it out off the back foot.

131.20

Nagging length on middle stump, Glenn Phillips hangs back and keeps it out.

131.10

Floated up and drifting into the pads, Glenn Phillips fails to work it away on the leg side.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 131 overs : 408/5

R Ravindra209 (344)

G Phillips7 (18)

D Paterson32-5-98-1

130.64

FOUR! Hammered away! Banged in a touch but well outside off, Rachin Ravindra walks down the pitch and goes after the width before lacing it through covers for another boundary.

130.50

Pitched-up delivery on off stump, Rachin Ravindra drives it on the up to mid off.

130.44

FOUR! Put away with disdain! Good length on the pads, Rachin Ravindra stands outside the crease and just whips it away across the line and in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

130.31

Very full again and on off stump, Glenn Phillips forces it away wide of mid off for a quick run and the 400 comes up for New Zealand.

130.20

Full and straight, Glenn Phillips takes the front leg out and punches it straight back past the bowler but without any timing.

130.10

Nails the yorker now and this one just tails back in a bit onto middle, Glenn Phillips jams it out on the bounce to cover-point and looks for one but is rightly sent back by his partner.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 130 overs : 399/5

G Phillips6 (15)

R Ravindra201 (341)

N Brand19-1-63-1

129.61

Fuller one on the legs, Glenn Phillips works it away to mid-wicket for another single.

129.51

Shorter one, turning in from middle, Rachin Ravindra hops back and works it away through mid-wicket for one.

129.41

Full and around off, driven through covers yet again for one.

129.31

Take a bow, Rachin Ravindra! A magnificent DOUBLE HUNDRED and he becomes the fourth Kiwi batter to turn his maiden Test hundred into a double ton. This is tossed up on a shorter length around off, Ravindra rocks back and taps it away in front of point for a quick single and then takes off the helmet to soak in all of the applause.

129.21

Tossed up full and wide, Glenn Phillips strokes it away to sweeper cover and picks up a single.

129.10

Pushed through a bit quicker and fuller onto middle stump, Glenn Phillips jams the bat down in time.

Drinks break! Finally, a fruitful passage of play with the ball for South Africa. The Kiwis came out firing after the Lunch interval and scored quick runs but the Proteas have picked up a couple of quick wickets. Rachin Ravindra is on 199 and is eyeing up that elusive double ton. Let's see how things pan out in the next hour.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 129 overs : 394/5

R Ravindra199 (339)

G Phillips3 (11)

D Paterson31-5-89-1

128.60

He waits, and waits for more. Bowls it on a length around the middle and off, Rachin Ravindra tucks it straight to short mid-wicket. He has been stranded on 199 for the last 15 minutes now. Also, it's time for Drinks.

128.50

Fuller in length on off, Rachin Ravindra drives it back to the bowler hitting it with the inner half of the bat.

128.40

One more dot. On middle and leg, flicked to short mid-wicket by Rachin Ravindra.

128.30

Fuller in length and around off, Rachin Ravindra drives it to mid off. Patience is getting thinner here.

128.20

Another dot. Oh dear. On the back of a length on the middle, Rachin Ravindra drives it to point. Zubayr Hamza dives to his right to stop it. Excellent effort.

128.11

Comes back into the attack and pitches it on a length around off, Glenn Phillips hangs back and works it to deep backward point for a single. Ravindra back on strike.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 128 overs : 393/5

R Ravindra199 (334)

G Phillips2 (10)

N Brand18-1-58-1

127.60

Still can't get it through. On a length at the off stump, Rachin Ravindra punches it back to the bowler.

127.51

Short and outside off, Glenn Phillips cuts it to deep point for a single.

127.40

On a dragged length around off, Glenn Phillips blocks it off the back foot.

127.30

On a good length at stumps, Glenn Phillips blocks it.

127.20

Dragged length on stumps, pushed to the bowler.

127.10

A very confident appeal by the keeper but the umpire is unmoved. Neil Brand eventually opts for a review for LBW. Drops it on a shade fullish length from around the wicket which straightens after pitching, Glenn Phillips plays over it and wears on his pads. The UltraEdge comes up and confirms a flat line. Ball Tracker shows that the impact is on the Umpire's call and the ball is missing to hit the wickets. Review lost here.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 127 overs : 392/5

G Phillips1 (5)

R Ravindra199 (333)

de Swardt27-6-60-2

126.61

On a fullish length on off, Glenn Phillips drives it to extra cover for a single to end the over. Rachin Ravindra is yet again stranded on the non-striker's end at 199.

126.50

Full and outside off, Glenn Phillips hits it straight to covers and shoots off for a single but Ravindra sends him back. Was on a suicide mission there Phillips.

126.40

Back of a length outside off, punched towards covers again by Glenn Phillips.

126.30

Full, on off, Glenn Phillips drives it to covers.

126.20

On a length just on top of off, Glenn Phillips punches it to cover.

Glenn Phillips is the new man in.

126.1W

OUT! TAKEN! Wickets falling in a jiffy now. Ruan de Swardt gets his second. Not too short on a length on the leg stump line, Tom Blundell looks to whip it towards deep mid-wicket but gets the inner half of the bat straight to Zubayr Hamza at short mid-wicket who makes no mistake with the grab. A short stay for Blundell comes to an end. Good wicket-to-wicket bowling here. New Zealand are five down now.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 126 overs : 391/4

T Blundell11 (13)

R Ravindra199 (333)

N Brand17-1-57-1

125.61

Around the wicket on off, Blundell advances ahead and squeezes it to point for a single to retain the strike,

125.51

Goes to 199 with that single. Short and outside off, this is cut away nicely by Rachin Ravindra off the back foot to deep backward point for a single.

125.40

Outside off and spinning a bit into the batter, driven to mid off.

125.31

Short and wide outside off, Tom Blundell cuts it late to deep point for one.

125.21

Flatter and on the middle, Rachin Ravindra works it along the ground to long on for a single. On 198 now.

125.11

Flighted delivery on leg, Tom Blundell steers it to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 125 overs : 386/4

R Ravindra197 (330)

T Blundell8 (10)

de Swardt26-6-59-1

124.60

Around the wicket on a length across off, Rachin Ravindra defends it alertly. It's almost been 8 hours since Rachin Ravindra has been on the crease and is inching towards a significant milestone.

124.51

Full and just around off, Tom Blundell drives it with inner half of the bat to mid on for a single.

124.40

On the back of a length on the stumps, Tom Blundell flicks it to mid-wicket off the back foot.

124.30

On the back of a length around off, this is blocked off the back foot.

124.24

FOUR! Smashed! Fuller and on off, Tom Blundell shimmies ahead and smashes it over the head of short mid off for a boundary to long off. Aggression early on from Blundell.

124.10

On a length outside off, Tom Blundell blocks it off the back foot.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 124 overs : 381/4

T Blundell3 (5)

R Ravindra197 (329)

N Brand16-1-52-1

123.61

On off and fuller, Tom Blundell gets down to the pitch of the ball and drives it along the grass towards long off for a single to end the over.

123.51

Pulls his length a bit on off, Rachin Ravindra punches it towards long off for a single.

123.40

Slower through the air on a fullish length, Rachin Ravindra flicks it to short mid-wicket.

123.31

Too full and on the stumps, Tom Blundell flicks it to widish mid-wicket for a single.

123.20

Just around off and full, Tom Blundell leans ahead and blocks it.

123.10

Around the wicket and on the stumps, Tom Blundell defends it to the leg side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 123 overs : 378/4

R Ravindra196 (327)

T Blundell1 (1)

de Swardt25-6-54-1

122.60

Outside off and full, left alone by Rachin Ravindra.

122.52

At 107 clicks outside off on a short length, Rachin Ravindra waits for it and guides it to third man for a brace. He moves to 196.

122.40

Fuller and outside off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it to the covers again.

122.30

Swings into the batter but outside off on a full length, again driven back to the covers by Ravindra.

122.20

Wide outside off on a fuller length, Rachin Ravindra slashes it straight to point.

122.10

Outside off on a fuller length, Rachin Ravindra drives it to covers.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 122 overs : 376/4

R Ravindra194 (321)

T Blundell1 (1)

N Brand15-1-49-1

121.61

Short and just around off, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and cuts it behind square to deep point for a single to end the over.

121.50

Slower delivery on off, Rachin Ravindra punches it to short cover.

121.41

Flat and short outside off, Tom Blundell cuts off the back foot towards deep point for a single.

Tom Blundell walks inn at number 6.

121.3W

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! What a brilliant catch by the skipper! Great reflexes and Mitchell is stunned. Bowls it fuller in length on off, Daryl Mitchell comes forward to go downtown but overhits it getting the bottom half of the blade straight to the bowler. Neil Brand takes a superb reflex catch. The skipper breaks the partnership and New Zealand are 4 down now as Daryl Mitchell departs on 34.

121.20

Around the wicket on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler.

121.11

Outside off on a length, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 121 overs : 373/3

D Mitchell34 (73)

R Ravindra192 (318)

de Swardt24-6-52-1

120.66

SIX! Gone for miles! Serves a juicy half-volley under the bat and just on off, Daryl Mitchell lofts it dead straight with one hand off the bat on the shot and dumps it over the sightscreen for a huge maximum. Runs coming swiftly at the moment.

120.51

Swing in from outside off on a fuller length, Rachin Ravindra drives it to extra cover for a single. Nice stop there by the cover fielder.

120.41

On the middle and leg channel on a fuller length, Daryl Mitchell comfortably pushes it to widish mid-wicket and jogs a single.

120.30

Back of a length ball outside off, Daryl Mitchell punches it underneath the bat.

120.20

Over the wicket, and gently-paced outside off on a length, Daryl Mitchell cuts it to gully.

120.11

On the back of a length outside off, Rachin Ravindra punches it with soft hands towards deep point for one.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 120 overs : 364/3

R Ravindra190 (316)

D Mitchell27 (69)

N Brand14-1-46-0

119.61

Flighted around off and turning in from off, Rachin Ravindra sweeps it to deep fine leg for a singe to end the over. He moves into the 190s now.

119.50

Spinning back in from off, defended it back to the bowler.

119.44

FOUR! Poor and it was asking to be punished. Sprays it down leg on a fuller length, Ravindra sits on his knee and sweeps it finer towards fine leg for a boundary.

119.31

In front of the stumps on a fuller length, Daryl Mitchell inside edges the defence to square leg for a single.

119.20

Flighted delivery from around the wicket on off and full, Daryl Mitchell drives it back to the bowler.

119.11

Looped up delivery spinning back on the middle, Rachin Ravindra tucks it off the back foot towards deep square leg for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 119 overs : 357/3

R Ravindra184 (312)

D Mitchell26 (67)

de Swardt23-6-43-1

118.61

Singles coming easily here. Just too full and outside off, Ravindra drives it to widish mid off for a single to end the over. South Africa need to contain these singles to exert more pressure on the hosts.

118.51

Full in length outside off, Daryl Mitchell leans ahead and drives it to widish mid off for a single.

118.40

On the middle and off corridor, Daryl Mitchell eases it to covers.

118.30

Straighter and fuller on the off stump line, Daryl Mitchell covers his off stump and prods ahead before defending it to the bowler.

118.21

Full and on off, Rachin Ravindra mistimes it to the right of mid off for a single.

118.10

Around the wicket on a fuller length and around off, Rachin Ravindra gets ahead and drives it straight to the cover fielder.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 118 overs : 354/3

D Mitchell25 (64)

R Ravindra182 (309)

D Paterson30-5-88-1

117.60

On a nagging length on off, Daryl Mitchell defends it to the off side.

117.51

Back of a length outside off, Rachin Ravindra cuts it to deep point off the back foot for one.

117.41

Back of a length angling into the batter, Daryl Mitchell clips it to long leg for a single.

117.30

Length delivery on off, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to short mid-wicket.

117.24

FOUR! No timing but it races away. Fuller and outside off, Daryl Mitchell aims to clobber it over the deep mid-wicket but the bat turns in his hands and the ball races away past mid on for a boundary.

117.11

At 134.6 clicks on a nagging length outside off, Rachin Ravindra punches it to cover for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 117 overs : 347/3

R Ravindra180 (307)

D Mitchell20 (60)

de Swardt22-6-40-1

116.61

On the length outside off, Rachin Ravindra punches it through cover-point for a single.

116.50

Around the wicket on the good length outside off, Rachin Ravindra punches it to point.

116.41

On the stump line and fuller in length, Daryl Mitchell pushes it in front of mid on and sneaks a quick single. Good running from the two.

116.31

Outside off on a tad fuller length, this is punched towards deep point for a single by Rachin Ravindra.

116.20

Brings the angle a bit more into the batter on the middle, on a length, Rachin Ravindra defends it watchfully.

116.10

Around the wicket and outside off on a length, Rachin Ravindra slashes it to point.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 116 overs : 344/3

D Mitchell19 (59)

R Ravindra178 (302)

D Paterson29-5-81-1

115.60

Length delivery outside off, left alone by Mitchell.

115.54

FOUR! What a fantastic pull shot! A tired short-pitched delivery on the off-stump line, Daryl Mitchell waits for it in the crease and pulls it with timing towards deep backward square leg for a boundary. Sheer power on this one.

115.40

On a hard length outside off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it back to the bowler.

115.31

Fuller and outside off on a nagging length, Rachin Ravindra frees his arms towards backward point for another single.

115.20

Too full and angles across off, Ravindra gets on top of it and drives it straight to cover. Couldn't find the gap here.

115.12

Down leg on a length, Rachin Ravindra easily glances it off the back foot towards mid-wicket for a double.

Dane Paterson to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 115 overs : 337/3

R Ravindra175 (299)

D Mitchell15 (56)

de Swardt21-6-37-1

114.61

Around off and angling in on a length, Rachin Ravindra rides on the bounce and pushes it to deep point for a single. Not an ideal start for the Proteas right after the Lunch break. 7 runs from it.

114.54

FOUR! Nicely timed! Around the wicket on a fuller length and just outside off, Rachin Ravindra cashes on the width and drives it along the ground between mid off and covers for a boundary.

114.40

Fuller and on the off stump line, driven to covers on the front foot.

114.31

At 118.2 clicks and outside off, Daryl Mitchell shuffles a bit on the off stump and pushes it to deep backward point for a single.

114.20

Over the wicket on a length, and just around off, Daryl Mitchell pats it on the pitch off the back foot.

114.11

Begins from around the wicket on a length and angling in, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and punches it to deep point for a single.

We are back for the post-Lunch session on Day 2! The umpires are back out in the middle and so are the players of South Africa. Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell are all set to resume their stay on the crease. It will be Ruan de Swardt to start proceedings after the interval. Let's go...

... Day 2, Session 2 ...

South Africa have been made to toil in the field for a Day and one session but only have three wickets to show for it. They bowled pretty well in the first session on Day 2 with Dane Paterson and Ruan de Swardt keeping things tight and they did induce a few false shots as well but to no avail. it was then Ruan de Swardt who did get a big breakthrough as the Proteas managed to hang onto a catch after dropping a few early in the game. The bowling changes didn't prove to be much effective and not many chances were created later in the session. South Africa need to find a way to pick up a few wickets on the trot as at the moment, it is very comfortable for the home side. Do join us at 6.10 am IST (12.40 am GMT) for a crucial post-Lunch session on Day 2.

SESSION SUMMARY - 28 overs, 72 runs and 1 wicket. End of another engrossing session of Test but at the Lunch interval on Day 2, New Zealand will be the much happier side. The hosts started the new day with two batters who had already notched up tons on Day 1 but they started watchfully. Neither Kane Williamson nor Rachin Ravindra could really score freely as the opposition bowlers kept things tight and after a while, Williamson played an uncharacteristic hoick and was caught out. Daryl Mitchell came in and looked positive at the start but went back in his shell soon enough before Rachin started to play a few shots and went past the 150-run mark. The Black Caps will now look to consolidate further but will look to score a bit more freely.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 114 overs : 330/3

D Mitchell14 (54)

R Ravindra169 (295)

N Brand13-1-39-0

113.60

At the stumps on a fuller length, Daryl Mitchell leans on top of it and defends it. And it's time for Lunch on Day 2.

113.50

Flighted up fuller on the stumps, Daryl Mitchell blocks it off the front foot.

113.40

On the stump line and full in length, Daryl Mitchell defends it to the right of the bowler.

113.30

Outside off on a dragged length, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to the off side.

113.20

Slower, fuller, on off, pushed to the covers.

113.11

Tossed up nicely across the middle stump line on a length, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and glances it to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 113 overs : 329/3

R Ravindra168 (294)

D Mitchell14 (49)

D Olivier27-3-89-0

112.61

Good length on off, Rachin Ravindra guides it towards third man with soft hands and runs a single to end the over.

112.50

Just on top of off and angling across on a length, Rachin Ravindra is in no mood to poke at it.

112.40

In the channel outside off, Rachin Ravindra again shoulders arms at it.

112.30

Hard length slanting across off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.

112.21

Length delivery on off, Daryl Mitchell punches it with soft hands in front of covers and sneaks a single. A direct hit at the batter's end by Keegan Petersen but Ravindra is way inside the crease.

112.10

Swings away from off on a length, Daryl Mitchell hangs his arms in air to let it go.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 112 overs : 327/3

D Mitchell13 (47)

R Ravindra167 (290)

N Brand12-1-38-0

111.61

Slower and outside off, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and punches it through covers for a single to end the over.

111.52

Outside off on a shade fuller length, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps to third man and scampers for the double.

111.40

Drops it full and on off, defends it to the covers.

111.31

Drags his length a bit on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra eases it toward long on for a single.

111.20

Fuller and at the stumps, Rachin Ravindra defends it back to the bowler.

111.12

Over the wicket and drops it short which spins into the batter, Rachin Ravindra tucks it behind square off the back foot towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 111 overs : 321/3

R Ravindra164 (287)

D Mitchell10 (44)

D Olivier26-3-87-0

110.61

Short and angling in around off, Rachin Ravindra works it off the back foot towards deep point for a single. Also, 50 runs partnership comes for the two.

110.50

Just nips away from off on a length, Rachin Ravindra looks to defend but misses on his outside edge.

110.44

EDGED AND FOUR! Streaky there! Fuller and wide outside off, Rachin Ravindra throws his bat at it with hard hands to go through the covers but ends up catching the leading edge that flies between the second slip and the gully region towards third man for a boundary. Frustration for the bowler though.

110.30

On a length into the body, Rachin Ravindra bunts it to the cover fielder.

110.20

On a nagging length at 124.5 clicks, outside off, left alone by Ravindra.

110.10

Comes from over the wicket and pitches it full, on middle, Rachin Ravindra pats it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 110 overs : 316/3

D Mitchell10 (44)

R Ravindra159 (281)

N Brand11-1-32-0

109.60

Spinning away from off, and on a fuller length, Daryl Mitchell drives it to mid off. Maiden over.

109.50

Slower through the air on off, Daryl Mitchell defends it on his front foot.

109.40

Flighted delivery on the off stump line on a fuller length, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to the off side.

109.30

Pulls his length a bit outside off, Mitchell leaves it.

109.20

Tossed up fuller and on off, Daryl Mitchell defends it to point.

109.10

Short and spinning away from off, tucked it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 109 overs : 316/3

R Ravindra159 (281)

D Mitchell10 (38)

D Olivier25-3-82-0

108.60

Bowls it on a good length on the middle stump line, Rachin Ravindra solidly defends it underneath the bat off the back foot.

108.50

On the nagging length with a scrambled seam again and outside off, Rachin Ravindra gets beaten on his outside edge yet again getting square up.

108.40

Length delivery angling outside off from over the wicket, Rachin Ravindra brings back the bat and offers no shot at it. Nice channel this.

108.32

On the back of a length swinging into the pads, Rachin Ravindra flicks it nicely to deep backward square leg for a couple.

108.20

On the hard length across off, Rachin Ravindra hops and pats it on the pitch.

108.10

Back of a length in the channel on off, Rachin Ravindra leaves.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 108 overs : 314/3

D Mitchell10 (38)

R Ravindra157 (275)

N Brand10-0-32-0

107.60

Full, on stumps, Daryl Mitchell defends it back to the bowler to end the over.

107.50

Drags the length this time which spins away outside off, Daryl Mitchell lets it go.

107.40

Full, around off, Daryl Mitchell defends again.

107.30

Slower through the air on off and full, Daryl Mitchell advances ahead and defends it under the bat.

107.20

Fuller and spinning into the batter from off, Daryl Mitchell leans on it and defends.

107.11

Tossed up fuller and outside off, Rachin Ravindra drives it through covers and jogs a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 107 overs : 313/3

D Mitchell10 (33)

R Ravindra156 (274)

D Olivier24-3-80-0

106.60

On a length outside off, Daryl Mitchell confidently defends it to the off side to end the over.

106.51

Across the middle stump line on a fuller length, Rachin Ravindra drives it straight along the ground but the mid off fielder is too straight and makes the stop. Just a single taken.

106.40

Brings it into the southpaw on a length in the stumps, Rachin Ravindra inside edges in search of room.

106.32

Outside off on a length, Rachin Ravindra prods ahead and drives it through the cover region. The fielder at cover dives to his left and just gets some finger on it which slows the pace of the ball. Two taken. He is timing the ball so well today.

106.21

Short and on off, Daryl Mitchell pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a single.

106.10

On fuller length around off, defended well by Mitchell to the off side.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 106 overs : 309/3

R Ravindra153 (271)

D Mitchell9 (30)

T Moreki26-2-96-1

105.60

On off and on a length, driven crisply towards cover.

105.54

FOUR! This time he gets the timing right and he reaches his 150. The tenth Kiwi to do this. What a moment for him. Serves it on the fuller length around off, Rachin Ravindra leans ahead on it and times it beautifully down the ground with a straight bat's face for a boundary.

105.42

Overpitched on the stump line, Rachin Ravindra leans onto it and drives it down the ground. The fielder from mid on chases and keeps it a double. Didn't came from the middle of the blade.

105.30

On the back of a length around off, it nips away from the deck after pitching, Rachin Ravindra dabs it off the back foot to gully.

105.20

This one angles into the batter from around the wicket on off, Rachin Ravindra watchfully defends it.

105.10

Around the wicket and on the back of a length angling further away outside off, Ravindra lets it go to the keeper. No signal from the umpire.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 105 overs : 303/3

D Mitchell9 (30)

R Ravindra147 (265)

D Olivier23-3-76-0

104.60

An outward movement outside off on a length, Daryl Mitchell offers no shot to end the over.

104.50

Wildly nips away from outside off on a fuller length, Mitchell leaves.

104.40

On a length around off, Daryl Mitchell hangs back and punches it off the back foot towards cover.

104.30

Just outside off at 127.2 clicks on a fuller length, Daryl Mitchell lets it go covering his off-pole.

104.21

On a length and across off, Rachin Ravindra slashes it off the back foot towards deep backward point for just a single. That's timed so well but just one in the end.

104.10

Nips into the batter from over the wicket, and on a length on the middle, Rachin Ravindra plays it with soft hands to the off side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 104 overs : 302/3

R Ravindra146 (263)

D Mitchell9 (26)

T Moreki25-2-90-1

103.61

Just on a shade fuller length outside off, Rachin Ravindra is on his back foot and punches it through point for a single to end the over.

103.50

Around the wicket and angling in from off on a fuller length, Ravindra drives it straight to the cover fielder.

103.41

Full in length and outside off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to widish mid off and sneaks a quick single.

103.30

Hurls it outside off at 130.5 clicks, Daryl Mitchell happily leaves it alone.

103.20

On a nagging length around off, Daryl Mitchell punches it off the back foot.

103.10

Fuller and on off, Daryl Mitchell prods ahead and defends it to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 300/3

R Ravindra145 (261)

D Mitchell8 (22)

D Olivier22-3-75-0

102.60

Hard length, around off, defended solidly back to the bowler.

102.50

Just home there Daryl Mitchell! Fuller length ball angling in from off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it towards mid off. The fielder there sees Mitchell outside the crease and underarms the throw that breaks into the stumps. The replay shows that Daryl Mitchell brought the bat back in time. NOT OUT.

102.40

Back of a length ball which shapes away a bit outside off, Rachin Ravindra looks to defend and gets beaten.

102.30

Fuller in length and around off, Rachin Ravindra defends it to the bowler.

102.24

FOUR! Pulled away! Brings up the 300 for the Kiwis in style! Just too short and on off, Rachin Ravindra comfortably pulls it over mid-wicket for a crunching boundary.

102.10

Fuller and around off, Rachin Ravindra drives it to cover.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 296/3

D Mitchell8 (22)

R Ravindra141 (255)

T Moreki24-2-88-1

101.60

On the back of a length around off, Daryl Mitchell defends it to mid-wicket.

101.51

Full, angles in the pads, Rachin Ravindra looks to flick and gets an inside edge to square leg for a single.

101.44

FOUR! In control! Short in length this time, Rachin Ravindra stays deep in the crease and pulls it through deep square leg for a boundary.

101.31

Fuller and angling into the batter, Daryl Mitchell stands way ahead of the popping crease and comes down a couple of steps to work it through point for a single.

101.20

On the back of a length which nips away from off, Daryl Mitchell lets it go alone.

101.10

Over the wicket and full, Daryl Mitchell defends it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 290/3

R Ravindra136 (253)

D Mitchell7 (18)

D Olivier21-3-71-0

100.62

Full in length and angling around off, Rachin Ravindra drives it through covers in the gap. The fielder from deep point makes hard yards and restricts it to just a couple.

100.50

On a nagging length in the channel on off, Rachin Ravindra lets it go.

100.41

Goes fuller now and around off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it towards covers for a single.

100.30

On the back of a length and angling in, Daryl Mitchell comes down the track and wears it on the pads.

100.21

Back of a length around off, Rachin Ravindra punches it through point for a single.

100.14

EDGED AND FOUR! Fuller in length and angling away from the deck on off, Rachin Ravindra slashes hard but finds the leading edge which races away to the boundary bisecting the slip cordon and gully towards third man.

Time for the first Drinks break of the day. After exactly 100 overs, New Zealand are 282/3. Finally, South Africa got to see the back of Kane Williamson on 118 against Ruan de Swardt. Rachin Ravindra still remains unbeaten and the Proteas would want him to be back to the dressing room and get a couple of more wickets before the end of the session.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 282/3

D Mitchell6 (16)

R Ravindra129 (249)

T Moreki23-2-82-1

99.60

Fuller in length and around off stump, Daryl Mitchell gets well forward and solidly defends it out.

99.50

Swing and a miss! Bowled a bit shorter and over middle stump, Daryl Mitchell looks to swivel and pull but the ball isn't short enough and he misses out, getting hit on the body.

99.40

Slightly fuller and on the stumps, tucked away to short mid-wicket.

99.30

Back of a length and outside off, Daryl Mitchell stands well outside the crease and goes across the stumps to block it down the deck.

99.21

Slightly short again and outside off, played off the back foot through backward point for an easy single in the deep.

99.10

Begins with a loosener as this is bowled a bit shorter and angled well outside off stump, Rachin Ravindra doesn't play at it.

Tshepo Moreki (22-2-81-1) is into the attack.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 281/3

D Mitchell6 (12)

R Ravindra128 (247)

D Olivier20-3-63-0

98.60

Good length, in the channel and seaming away a bit, Daryl Mitchell shoulders arms at it.

98.51

Fuller and around off stump, punched away on the up to wide mid off for another quick single.

98.41lb

Leg bye! Hard length and angling in from around middle, Daryl Mitchell gets inside the line but fails to get it away. The ball lobs up on the leg side after thudding the thigh pads and they quickly get across for a leg bye.

98.30

Good length over the top of off stump, Daryl Mitchell blocks it down the pitch.

98.20

Nice length and outside off stump, left alone by Mitchell.

98.10

On a good length and on off stump, Daryl Mitchell goes forward and across before tucking it away to the leg side.

Duanne Olivier (19-3-62-0) is in the attack now.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 279/3

R Ravindra127 (246)

D Mitchell6 (7)

D Paterson28-5-74-1

97.60

Pitched-up delivery, driven firmly on the up by Rachin Ravindra but straight to mid off.

97.50

Bowled around the top of off stump, Rachin Ravindra looks to stand tall and drive it away but gets it off the inner half of the bat and straight past the bowler without any timing.

97.41

Fuller one outside off, Daryl Mitchell comes forward and gets across the off stump before nudging it away behind point for a single.

97.30

Good length around the top of off, nudged away down to the gully region.

97.24

FOUR! Positive intent from Daryl Mitchell. Length ball on the stumps, Mitchell stays leg side of the ball and plays a high-elbow straight drive, lifting it flat and well wide of mid off for a boundary.

97.10

Back of a length over off stump and angling back in, Daryl Mitchell defends it from the crease.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 274/3

R Ravindra127 (244)

D Mitchell1 (3)

de Swardt20-6-30-1

96.60

Comes from over the wicket now and tries to angle it across on a hard length, Rachin Ravindra gets across to defend.

96.50

Drops it short now and well outside off, Rachin Ravindra looks to fetch and pull but toe-ends it to mid-wicket.

96.40

Hard length over off stump and angled in, Rachin Ravindra blocks it off.

96.32

A bit of width on offer and Rachin Ravindra hammers it away off the front foot wide of the fielder at sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

96.21

Good cricket all-around. Fuller in length and around off, Daryl Mitchell stays on the front foot and just pushes it to mid off before setting off for the single. Tshepo Moreki there attacks the ball well and fires it in at the bowler's end, knocking over the middle stump but Mitchell is well in.

96.10

Hard length in and around the stumps, Daryl Mitchell stays well forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 271/3

R Ravindra125 (240)

D Mitchell0 (1)

D Paterson27-5-69-1

95.60

Pitches this one up on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra blocks it off. Maiden over!

95.50

Too close for comfort! Dane Paterson brings the line even tighter on off stump and bowls it on a fuller length, Rachin Ravindra trusts the ball to angle away and shoulders arms. The ball just zips past the outside edge and carries around the face height through to the keeper.

95.40

Pitched up on the fourth stump line and zipping through at 128 clicks, Rachin Ravindra makes yet another leave.

95.30

Keeps it full but brings the line closer to the off stump, just slanting it across, Rachin Ravindra watchfully leaves it alone.

95.20

That one went away a mile! Full and outside off, pushed across the left-hander and Rachin Ravindra makes another easy leave.

95.10

Fullish length, bowled in the channel and seaming away a long way but quite late, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 271/3

D Mitchell0 (1)

R Ravindra125 (234)

de Swardt19-6-27-1

94.60

On middle, Daryl Mitchell walks towards the ball and keeps it out.

Daryl Mitchell is in at number 5.

94.5W

OUT! CAUGHT! Finally, the Proteas hang onto a chance and Kane Williamson has to walk back here. Nagging length from Ruan de Swardt around off stump and again at a gentle pace as well. Williamson loses his shape a bit and just looks to hoick it across the line. Williamson ends up slicing the ball up over mid off where Tshepo Moreki walks back to a swirling ball and reverse cups it over his head before falling over. Ruan de Swardt gets a well-deserved maiden Test wicket on debut as Kane departs after a ton.

94.40

Soft hands! Nagging length around off stump, Kane Williamson lets the ball come on and looks to block under the eyes but the ball bounces a bit and catches the higher part of the willow.

94.30

Good length around off stump, Kane Williamson plays it late and nudges it away wide of the slip cordon.

94.21

Streaky on that occasion. Just pulls the length back and angles it in from around the off stump, Rachin Ravindra looks to punch it on the off side but gets an inside edge past the leg stump and picks up a single.

94.10

Fine shot for no run! Length ball outside off, Rachin Ravindra creams the drive on the up but hits it straight to Neil Brand at short cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 270/2

K Williamson118 (286)

R Ravindra124 (232)

D Paterson26-4-69-1

93.60

Short of a length over middle, Kane Williamson stands tall and wrists it toward mid-wicket. A maiden!

93.50

Pitches this one up and bowls it onto the middle stump, Kane Williamson punches it back to the bowler off the front foot.

93.40

Good-length delivery in the channel outside off, Kane Williamson leaves it alone.

93.30

Slightly back of a length and on a tight line around off, Kane Williamson lets the ball come on and blocks it late towards point.

93.20

Fuller this time and outside off again, seaming away nicely, left alone by Williamson.

93.10

Good length outside off and nibbling away a bit, Kane Williamson watches the ball go through to the keeper.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 270/2

R Ravindra124 (232)

K Williamson118 (280)

de Swardt18-6-26-0

92.60

Slightly pitched up and outside off, Rachin Ravindra gets well forward and hits it on the up straight to short cover.

92.50

Hard length around the off stump, kept out by Ravindra.

92.40

Slightly shorter and wide, asking Rachin Ravindra to go at it and he slaps it away towards cover-point for no run.

92.30

Honing in at the stumps from around the wicket, Rachin Ravindra stays solid in defense.

92.21

Drop and run! Good length on middle, Kane Williamson nudges it away to mid-wicket and gets across quickly for the single.

92.10

Fullish-length delivery and outside off at a gentle pace as well, left alone by Williamson.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 269/2

R Ravindra124 (228)

K Williamson117 (278)

D Paterson25-3-69-1

91.60

Hits the deck hard and bowls it on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and blocks it to mid on.

91.51

Hard length over middle, this one comes back in after pitching and Kane Williamson tucks it away behind square leg for a single.

91.40

Back of a length around off, Kane Williamson gets right behind the line of the ball and makes the block.

91.30

On a length and on the fifth stump line, this one seams away off the deck and Kane Williamson leaves it alone.

91.20

A bit more fuller and on a similar line, Kane Williamson leans on and crunches the cover drive but can't get it through the cover region.

91.10

Pitched-up delivery in the channel around off and nipping back in a bit, Kane Williamson makes a good leave.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 268/2

R Ravindra124 (227)

K Williamson116 (273)

de Swardt17-6-25-0

90.60

Maiden! Changes the angle of attack by coming from over the stumps and angles it across off stump on a good length, Rachin Ravindra blocks it off.

90.50

Back of a length around off, Rachin Ravindra hops a bit and keeps it out on the off side.

90.40

Straightens the line and angles it onto middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra blocks it off the front foot.

90.30

Hard length around off stump, blocked off solidly onto the off side.

90.20

Loose shot from Rachin Ravindra. Fractionally short and outside off, Rachin doesn't move his feet and looks to drive it square on the off side but is beaten past the outside edge.

90.10

Back of a length, angling in from around off at just 118.6 clicks, Rachin Ravindra punches it off the back foot to covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 268/2

K Williamson116 (273)

R Ravindra124 (221)

D Paterson24-3-68-1

89.60

Hard length over the top of off stump, Kane Williamson defends it out.

89.50

Banged in a bit and around off stump, zipping through, Kane Williamson tucks his hands behind the back and lets it through to the keeper.

89.40

Slightly fuller and attacking the stumps by angling it in, Kane Williamson stays solid in defense.

89.30

Hits the deck hard and bowls it over middle stump, Kane Williamson stays in his crease and blocks it down the pitch.

89.20

Pitched up on the off stump, Kane Williamson blocks it off.

89.14

FOUR! Edged away! Good line and length around off stump, Kane Williamson looks to block with soft hands but ends up getting an outside edge that goes down between second slip and gully for a boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 264/2

R Ravindra124 (221)

K Williamson112 (267)

de Swardt16-5-25-0

88.60

Ouch, that must have hurt! Full and on off stump, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and drills it right back at the bowler who cannot get out of the way and Ruan de Swardt takes a blow on the shin and is down in some pain.

88.50

Again a bit fuller but just nipping away a touch from the left-hander, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms.

88.40

Keeps bowling it a bit full and in the channel, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.

88.30

Full again and on off stump, Rachin Ravindra defends it off the front foot.

88.20

Well bowled! Nagging length in the channel, Rachin Ravindra looks to play at it but withdraws his bat quite late.

88.10

Pitched up full and on off stump, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and drives it straight to mid off.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 264/2

K Williamson112 (267)

R Ravindra124 (215)

D Paterson23-3-64-1

87.60

Length ball outside the off stump, left alone by Kane Williamson.

87.50

NOT OUT! That was almost an unreal take. Dane Paterson bowls it a shade fuller in the channel around off and gets it to seam away a touch. Kane Williamson looks to block it late but the ball catches the outside edge and goes low to the right of the keeper. Clyde Fortuin puts in a big dive and the ball pops up off his fingers. The man at second slip though shows excellent awareness and dives in to grab it with his right hand. The replays however show that the ball bounced just in front before popping up off the keeper's gloves.

The on-field Umpire has sent it upstairs to check whether it is a fair catch or not. The slow-motion replay confirms that the ball has bounced just before the gloves of Clyde Fortuin who dived to his right to catch it. NOT OUT it is then.

87.40

Hard length over off stump, Kane Williamson punches it to the off side and calls for 'No' right away.

87.31

Good length around the top of off, pushed out from the crease wide of covers for a quick single.

87.24

EDGED AND FOUR! Nicely bowled into the channel and not quite full enough to drive, Rachin Ravindra does go at it but the ball angles across and flies off the outside edge and goes through the vacant third slip for a boundary.

87.10

Pitched-up delivery on middle and angling across, Rachin Ravindra watchfully defends it out.

Dane Paterson (22-3-59-1) to bowl the second over of the day.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 259/2

K Williamson112 (264)

R Ravindra119 (212)

de Swardt15-4-25-0

86.60

Another dot to end a tidy first over on Day 2, just the single off it. Length ball on off stump, Kane Williamson blocks it from the crease.

86.50

Quite full again and around off, Kane Williamson digs it out firmly toward cover.

86.40

Nice and full this time on off stump, Kane Williamson drives it off the front foot toward mid off.

86.30

Bowled on a hard length and outside off, Kane Williamson punches it away from the crease and toward covers.

86.20

Just a hint of movement off the deck. Bowled on a tad fuller length and in the channel, Kane Williamson shoulders arms and lets the ball through.

86.11

Off the mark for the day right away! On a good length and outside off stump, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and steers it away past point for a single.

We are all set for the action to begin on Day 2. The two umpires stroll out to the middle and so do the South African fielders before spreading to the field. Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra stride out to the middle and are all ready to resume their innings. Ruan de Swardt (14-4-24-0)will bowl the first over of the day. Let's play...

On the other hand, the South African pack entered the arena with six debutants. The bowlers showed promise. Tshepo Moreki debuted with a wicket off his first delivery to dismiss Devon Conway, while Dane Paterson claimed Tom Latham's wicket. Despite consistent pressure, they couldn't find breakthroughs. Towards the end of the session, they let New Zealand score quickly and dropped two crucial catches, costing them dearly. Breaking the Williamson-Ravindra partnership is crucial for them and would aim to get these two back in the hut as quickly as possible. Stay tuned as an exciting first session of Day 2 is just up!

Welcome back to Day 2 of the first Test match between New Zealand and South Africa at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui! The hosts dominated Day 1, with Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra smashing unbeaten centuries, propelling the Kiwis to 258/2. Despite losing Devon Conway and Tom Latham early, Williamson and Ravindra made batting look effortless, showcasing solid defense and skillful stroke play. They each faced over 200 deliveries, with Williamson's elegant and conventional cover drives and Ravindra's confident display after being promoted up the order. With a strong batting lineup yet to come, New Zealand is in a commanding position, eyeing a formidable total.

...DAY 2, SESSION 1...

Right then, the first day ended up in the favor of the hosts and they would aim to build more from here coming into Day 2, considering the depth in their batting order. South Africa would aim to get quick wickets earlier in the first session tomorrow. That's all from our coverage for Day 1. Join us for the action on Day 2 on Monday at 3:30 am IST (10:00 pm GMT). Cheers, take care!

Throughout the day, South Africa's seamers worked tirelessly, creating opportunities with disciplined bowling but struggled to capitalize on them. Despite Duan Olivier and Tsepho Moreki generating pressure, the visitors failed to convert chances into wickets, compounded by dropped catches, which hindered their progress. Moreki made an impactful debut by claiming Conway with his first delivery, while Dane Paterson's dismissal of Latham showcased glimpses of their potential. However, the failure to capitalize on these moments allowed the Kiwi batsmen to navigate through challenging periods and steadily accumulate runs. Even opting for the new ball didn't yield any positive results and couldn't provide any inroads.

Earlier in the day, New Zealand were invited to bat and lost Devon Conway in the second over itself. Tom Latham couldn't capitalize on the start he got and perished on 20. But after that, it was all about these two stitching up a brilliant partnership of 219 runs, the third-highest third-wicket partnership for the Kiwis, from facing the swing and the seam earlier to batting till the end of the day. Williamson looked in extreme control as he hit some beautiful cover drives early on and was joined by Ravindra equally who, at first couldn't find any gaps but when he did, he didn't look back. They charged up against the pacers in the last half hour or so of the extended session and helped to post 258 on the board on the very first day.

STUMPS, DAY 1. SESSION SUMMARY - 34 Overs, 133 Runs, and 0 wickets. This brings us to the end of an absorbing day 1 of this first Test and it's unarguably been New Zealand's day with Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra accelerating in this final session. Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra concluded the day's play unbeaten on 112 and 118, respectively, both playing over 200 deliveries each, showcasing patience, resilience and skill throughout the day. Despite surviving chances, both batsmen capitalized on loose deliveries, with Ravindra securing his maiden Test Century after being promoted up in the batting order. Kane Williamson too, breached the 100-run mark for the 30th time in his Test career. South Africa persisted with their pace attack, with Duan Olivier and Tsepho Moreki delivering extended spells, albeit without making breakthroughs. Neil Brand, the South African skipper and the only spinner of the pack, too, couldn't generate any breakthrough. Despite commendable ground fielding, the visitors dropped a couple of catches that proved costly.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 258/2

K Williamson112 (259)

R Ravindra118 (211)

D Paterson22-3-59-1

85.60

Good length on off stump and angling back in, Kane Williamson stays solid in defense and remains unbeaten. That will be Stumps on Day 1!

85.54

FOUR! A half-volley on the legs, Kane Williamson gets his hands out in front and clips it away well wide of mid on for a boundary.

85.40

Pitched-up delivery around off stump, Kane Williamson blocks it solidly off the front foot.

85.30

Hard length around the line of off stump, Kane Williamson gets right behind the line of the ball and blocks it off.

85.20

Good length in the channel and angling in, Kane Williamson gets across a bit and pushes it down to mid on.

85.10

Hard length outside off, Kane Williamson plays at it with soft hands and dabs it away off the outer half of the bat toward gully.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 254/2

R Ravindra118 (211)

K Williamson108 (253)

T Moreki22-2-81-1

84.60

Full and on middle stump, this is hit away straight to mid on. This is also now the highest partnership for New Zealand against South Africa in Test cricket.

84.54

FOUR! Too easy that time. This is full and on the legs, Rachin Ravindra clips it away in front of square on the leg side and picks up another boundary.

84.44

EDGED AND FOUR! Short of a length and outside off, Rachin Ravindra plays a loose shot as he goes chasing after the width but his feet don't go anywhere. The outside edge is found and the ball flies over the slip cordon for a boundary.

84.30

On a hard length and angled on the pads, Rachin Ravindra pushes it away to mid on.

84.20

Pitched up around the off stump, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and blocks it out.

84.10

Nicely bowled! Perfect length, angling in from around off and then the ball seams away off the deck. Rachin Ravindra looks to block but is beaten past the outside edge.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 246/2

K Williamson108 (253)

R Ravindra110 (205)

D Paterson21-3-55-1

83.60

Pitched up on off stump, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and shows the full face of the bat and hits it straight to mid off.

83.51

Nagging length on off stump and this one keeps on coming in with the angle, Rachin Ravindra gets an inside edge toward square leg and picks up a single.

83.40

Full again but in the channel this time and moving a bit after pitching, Rachin Ravindra makes a watchful leave.

83.30

Full and on the stumps, blocked off the front foot to covers.

83.20

Full and around off, looking to sneak one in psst the inside edge, Rachin Ravindra punches it out to extra cover.

83.10

Pitched up on off stump and looking to seam it away, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and solidly defends it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 245/2

R Ravindra109 (200)

K Williamson108 (252)

T Moreki21-2-73-1

82.61

Length ball around off and sliding on nicely, Rachin Ravindra strokes it on the up to deep cover for one more.

82.51

Full and outside off, this time Kane Williamson extends his arms and drives it away to sweeper cover for a single.

82.40

Good length outside off, again a bit too wide to force Kane Williamson into playing at it.

82.30

A tad full and outside off, angling back in after pitching and Kane Williamson watches the ball go through to the keeper.

82.20

Brings the line a bit closer to the off stump but Kane Williamson makes yet another leave.

82.10

Pitches it up a fair bit outside the line of off stump and Kane Williamson lets it through to the keeper.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 243/2

R Ravindra108 (199)

K Williamson107 (247)

D Paterson20-3-54-1

81.62

Full and outside off, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and opens the bat face to drive it square and in front of point for a couple of runs.

81.50

Nice and full outside off, nipping away a bit as well, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.

81.40

Full and outside off, driven away off the front foot but straight to covers.

81.30

Nice and full around off, Rachin Ravindra leans on and pushes at it a bit tentatively and gets another inside edge on the pads.

81.20

Pitched up now on off stump, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and blocks it off.

81.10

Perfect length on off stump, nipping back in as well, Rachin Ravindra looks to block but gets a big inside edge onto the pads.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 241/2

K Williamson107 (247)

R Ravindra106 (193)

T Moreki20-2-71-1

80.60

Good length in the channel, Kane Williamson leaves it alone yet again.

80.50

Full and outside off stump, left alone by Kane Williamson.

80.44

FOUR! Nicely done! A tad short but well wide of the off stump, Kane Williamson waits on the back foot and cuts it late through backward point for another boundary.

80.31

Good length on middle and leg, tucked away to the on side for a single.

80.24

FOUR! Too short and wide, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and frees his arms before cutting it well behind point for a boundary.

80.10

Back of a length and angling in from around off stump, Rachin Ravindra plays it off the back foot to point.

80.12nb

No ball! A false start from Tshepo Moreki as he oversteps. This is bowled full and around off, looking for some swing, Kane Williamson pushes it on the up past mid off for a single.

UPDATE: The second new ball is now available and has been taken right away by South Africa.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 230/2

R Ravindra101 (190)

K Williamson102 (243)

D Paterson19-3-52-1

79.60

Pitched up on the stumps, this is pushed down to mid on.

79.52

MAIDEN TEST CENTURY FOR RACHIN RAVINDRA! He is just going from strength to strength and is building a big reputation for himself at a young age. This is quite full and on the pads, Rachin Ravindra flicks it away past square leg and picks up a couple of runs before taking off his helmet and celebrating in front of a joyous crowd inside the Bay Oval.

79.40

Full and outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect.

79.30

Full and angled into the legs, Rachin Ravindra flicks it off the inside edge onto the pads and that really should have been put away, A bit of nerves here for the young man batting on 99.

79.20

Slightly fuller and outside off, inviting the drive and Rachin Ravindra goes after it but gets an under edge back onto the deck.

79.10

Good length in and around the off stump, Rachin Ravindra tucks it away to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 228/2

R Ravindra99 (184)

K Williamson102 (243)

T Moreki19-2-60-1

78.61

Good length around off, played away toward point for a single and Rachin Ravindra now moves on to 99.

78.50

Full on off stump and angled in, Rachin Ravindra heaves it away but straight to wide mid on.

78.41

Hard length over middle, Kane Williamson hangs back and dabs it down in front of mid-wicket for a quick single.

78.30

Good length on the fifth stump line and zipping through, Kane Williamson leaves it alone.

78.24

FOUR! There it is, a 30th Test Hundred for Kane Williamson and what a classy knock this has been from the former Kiwi skipper. A touch short and over middle, Kane goes after it and manages to pull it away in front of square leg for a boundary to bring up the ton. He takes off the helmet and soaks in the applause from the crowd. 17th century for him on the Kiwi soil. What a player! A true cricketing great!

78.10

Pitches it right up and angles it into the off stump, Kane Williamson jams it out from inside the crease.

Tshepo Moreki (18-2-54-1) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 222/2

K Williamson97 (239)

R Ravindra98 (182)

N Brand9-0-31-0

77.61

Full and on the stumps, knocked down to long off for a single.

77.50

Tossed up on off stump, Kane Williamson comes down the pitch and plays it straight to extra cover.

77.40

Flighted ball around off stump, Kane Williamson pushes it out to the left of the bowler.

77.30

That should have been put away. A low full toss, drifted onto the legs and Kane Williamson just eases it toward mid on.

77.20

A tad short and wide, Kane Williamson pats it away in front of point for no run.

77.11

Flotaed up around off and turning in a touch, Rachin Ravindra taps it to cover-point and picks up another quick single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 220/2

R Ravindra97 (181)

K Williamson96 (234)

D Olivier19-3-62-0

76.61

A bit of hesitation but they do make it through. Pitched up on off and middle, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and just gently pushes it back past the bowler, the fielders from mid off and mid on converge but the batters steal a single.

76.50

A fuller delivery on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

76.40

A well-directed bumper this time over the stumps, Rachin Ravindra sways away from the line of the ball.

76.34

FOUR! Too easy at the moment and the short ball ploy isn't working for Duanne Olivier here. This is short again over leg stump, Rachin Ravindra swivels on it and rolls the wrists over the ball to pull it down and gets it well behind square leg for a boundary.

76.22

Dug in short again and over middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra rides the bounce well and pulls it down in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

76.11

Short again, this time over middle and Kane Williamson pulls it toward deep mid-wicket for a single.

76.11nb

Banged in well short and just angling down leg, Kane Williamson leaves it alone. Called a No Ball for overstepping.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 211/2

R Ravindra90 (176)

K Williamson95 (232)

N Brand8-0-29-0

75.60

Tossed-up delivery on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra uses his feet and pushes the ball back to the bowler.

75.50

On a length and on off stump, Rachin Ravindra solidly defends it out.

75.41

Nicely flighted and around off, Kane Williamson leans right ahead and pushes it down to long off for one more.

75.31

Shorter and on the pads, worked away past square leg for a single and Rachin Ravindra moves into the 90s now.

75.24

FOUR! Hammered away! Too much air that time and floated up outside off, Rachin Ravindra dances down the track and creams it away through extra cover for a boundary.

75.11

Tossed up outside off, Kane Williamson plays it away through mid off and picks up a single to move onto 94.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 204/2

K Williamson93 (230)

R Ravindra85 (172)

D Olivier18-3-53-0

74.61

Short of a length and over middle, pulled all along the carpet through square leg for a single.

74.50

Ouch, that must have stung a bit! Another short delivery from Duanne Olivier and at the body, Kane Williamson looks to swivel and pull but misses and wears it on the pods.

74.40

This one is dug in outside off, Kane Williamson looks to play the ramp but pulls out of the shot.

74.30

Kane Williamson going after the short ball but is not quite comfortable with it. This is banged in again, this time over the shoulder, Kane looks to get inside the line and pull it fine but the ball flies past the gloves.

74.22

Another short ball, Kane Williamson gets on top of the bounce this time and pulls it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

74.10

Oh, lands just short! Duanne Olivier bangs it in over middle and gets it at a good height, Kane Williamson looks to take on the pull but gets it high on the bat and the ball goes uppishly and falls to the right of Keegan Petersen at mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 201/2

R Ravindra85 (172)

K Williamson90 (224)

N Brand7-0-22-0

73.60

Tossed up on a length and Rachin Ravindra plays it toward mid on.

73.50

Flighted up on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra looks to use his feet but is undone in the flight a bit but adjusts well and pushes it out on the off side.

73.41

Flighted delivery on off and middle, Kane Williamson strokes it away off the front foot down to long off for one more.

73.31

Full and around middle, Rachin Ravindra knocks it down to long on for a single and the 200 comes up for New Zealand.

73.20

Floated up on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra pushes it across to mid-wicket.

73.10

Tossed up outside off, Rachin Ravindra uses his feet and punches it gently to the right of the bowler.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 199/2

K Williamson89 (223)

R Ravindra84 (167)

D Olivier17-3-50-0

72.60

Gets the bumper correct this time over the stumps and Kane Williamson sways away from the line of the ball.

72.52

Banged in short over middle, Kane Williamson gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it well in front of square on the leg side for a couple of runs more.

72.41

Yet another short delivery and this is pulled away crisply to deep mid-wicket for a single.

72.31

Another brilliant stop from Tshepo Moreki. This is bowled short and down leg, Kane Williamson gets inside the line and pulls it fine and Moreki runs to his right this time to save the boundary. Kane has a slip while turning for the second run and has to settle for one.

72.22

Good hustle in the deep again. Attempted bumper over middle and leg but under 120 clicks, Kane Williamson gets on top of the bounce and hooks it away toward deep backward square leg. Tshepo Moreki from fine leg runs across and dives in to keep it down to a brace.

72.11

Short ball, banged in over leg stump, Rachin Ravindra gets inside the line of the ball and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 192/2

K Williamson84 (219)

R Ravindra82 (165)

N Brand6-0-20-0

71.60

A bit quicker and flatter, on a length and on off stump, Kane Williamson blocks it out on the off side.

71.51

Just a tad shorter and turning into the pads, Rachin Ravindra goes on the back foot and works it through backward square leg for one more.

71.41

Flighted delivery, drifting into middle and leg, clipped away past square leg for an easy single.

71.30

Tossed up on the stumps, Kane Williamson steps out and pushes the ball on the full to mid on.

71.20

Bowled very full and onto middle, Kane Williamson flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

71.10

Tosses this one up on a length and outside off, left alone by Kane Williamson.

Drinks break! Right then, this stand is really getting frustrating for South Africa and they have dropped another catch which has only added to their misery. Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra are both in the 80s and will look to finish Day 1 with a hundred to their names.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 190/2

R Ravindra81 (164)

K Williamson83 (214)

de Swardt14-4-24-0

70.60

A dot to end the over. Fuller in length and around off, Rachin Ravindra drives it straight to the cover fielder on the front foot.

70.50

Fuller length delivery on off, Rachin Ravindra drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

70.40

On off, on a length, defended by Rachin Ravindra to the off side.

70.30

Length delivery outside off, Rachin Ravindra defends it to the off side.

70.21

On a good length around off, Kane Williamson punches it to cover for a single.

70.11

DROPPED! First Williamson, and now Rachin Ravindra. Oh, dear, this is poor in the field by the Proteas. Gently-paced delivery on the middle stump line on the back of a length, Rachin Ravindra pulls it early with the toe-end of the bat towards deep square leg, and the fielder in the deep runs a few yards ahead to catch it, but just shells an absolute sitter and the batters cross for a single. The fielder looked in no position to take that one. This is the second chance they have missed out today. This will prove to be costly, very costly. Ruan de Swardt is dejected with this effort and why not?. Rachin Ravindra survives. Also, a 150-run stand comes up for these two.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 188/2

R Ravindra80 (159)

K Williamson82 (213)

N Brand5-0-18-0

69.61

Full, and around off, Rachin Ravindra eases it in front of short cover and sneaks a single. A direct hit at the keeper's end but Williamson is way inside the crease.

69.50

Length delivery drifting on pads, Rachin Ravindra wears it on the pads in attempt to tuck it to the leg side.

69.40

Flighted delivery on the stumps, Rachin Ravindra walks down the pitch and defends.

69.30

Drags the length now and drifting at the stumps, Rachin Ravindra defends it back to the bowler.

69.20

Tossed up leg stump, clipped to the off side.

69.14

FOUR! Poor and rightly punished. Sprays it down leg on a fuller length, Rachin Ravindra sweeps it by sitting on his knee towards deep fine leg for a boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 183/2

K Williamson82 (213)

R Ravindra75 (153)

de Swardt13-4-22-0

68.60

Full, on off, defended nicely underneath the eyes by Kane Williamson.

68.50

Outside off at 115.7 clicks and on a length, Kane Williamson guides it towards third man.

68.40

On a fuller length and on the stumps, very slow at 108 clicks, Kane Williamson waits for it and defends it watchfully.

68.30

Fuller in length on a gentle pace, Kane Williamson prods forward and defends it.

68.20

On a length and outside off, Kane Williamson leaves it alone.

68.12

Short and on the off stump line, Kane Williamson pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a brace. The fielder in the deep comes sprinting from the deep fine leg region and slides to his left. Restricts it to just a couple.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 181/2

R Ravindra75 (153)

K Williamson80 (207)

N Brand4-0-13-0

67.60

Tossed up around the stumps, Rachin Ravindra leans ahead and pushes it to the off side.

67.51

Drifting down leg on a fuller length, Kane Williamson flicks it towards square leg for one.

67.40

Brings the angle a bit into the batter on a length, Kane Williamson defend s it off the back foot.

67.30

Way outside off, Kane Williamson leaves it alone.

67.21

Taking a couple of steps ahead does Rachin Ravindra, he drives it to extra cover for a single off a fuller length delivery on off.

67.10

Turning into the batter from off, Rachin Ravindra defends it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 179/2

K Williamson79 (204)

R Ravindra74 (150)

de Swardt12-4-20-0

66.60

Just short! Again, it's Kane Williamson. Fuller length delivery on off, Kane Williamson drives it straight to the bowler who gets low to complete the catch but falls just ahead of him.

66.52

Overpitched delivery on the stumps, Kane Williamson flicks it through mid on and mid-wicket for a brace.

66.40

On the middle stump line on a fuller length, Kane Williamson defends it off the front foot.

66.30

Just on off and back of a length, Kane Williamson defends it towards the bowler.

66.20

Outside off tempting Williamson to poke, it goes past his outside edge.

66.11

Around the wicket on a fuller length and outside off, Rachin Ravindra leans on top of it and drives it to pierce the cover fielder. But the fielder dives to make a stop and the ball deflects from his hands and rolls to mid off fielder. One taken.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 176/2

K Williamson77 (199)

R Ravindra73 (149)

N Brand3-0-11-0

65.60

Flighted delivery on the pads, Kane Williamson clips it to the leg side.

65.51

Tossed up and drifting on pads, Rachin Ravindra flicks it towards backward square leg for a single.

65.40

Just on off and full, Rachin Ravindra defends it off the crease.

65.31

Around the wicket on a fuller length outside off, Kane Williamson drives it towards long off for a single.

65.21

Slow and turning into the batter from off, Rachin Ravindra tucks it towards square leg for a single.

65.10

Darts in at off and fuller, Rachin Ravindra jams his bat at it.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 173/2

K Williamson76 (197)

R Ravindra71 (145)