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2nd Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton, 13 Feb, 2024

South Africa

SA

242/10

(97.2) overs

235/10

(69.5) overs

New Zealand

NZ

211/10

(77.3) overs

269/3

(94.2) overs

New Zealand beat South Africa by 7 wickets

Player Of The Match

William O'Rourke,
New Zealand
New Zealand
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Commentary

Right then, New Zealand have become the first holders of the Tangiwai Shield. They were the favorites coming into this series, and they have lived up to that tag, securing a 2-0 series win. As for South Africa, not many gave them a chance, given the manner of defeat in the first Test, but they showed a remarkable fight to give New Zealand a run for their money. They will return home with their heads held high and plenty of positives. With this, we have come to the end of South Africa's tour of New Zealand. The Kiwis now prepare to host their Trans-Transman rival, Australia, for a multi-format series, starting with a three-match T20I series, beginning on the 21st of February. It will be followed by a two-Test series that will commence on the 29th of February. Meanwhile, day 2 of the third Test between India and England is unfolding in Rajkot. You can switch tabs and join us there for all the action. Cheers!

Kane Williamson is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for amassing a total of 403 runs from 4 innings, including 3 hundreds.

William O'Rourke is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for taking 9 wickets in his debut Test, paving the way for a historic win for New Zealand.

The Presentation ceremony…

The opening day of the Test saw a gripping battle between the two sides. New Zealand dominated the first two sessions, while South Africa fought back in the third session. Opting to bat after winning the toss, South Africa faced early setbacks as Clyde Fortuin fell for a golden duck, and skipper Neil Brand and Raynard van Tonder couldn't capitalize on promising starts. Despite some resistance from Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham, South Africa found themselves struggling in the third session. However, Ruan de Swardt and debutant Shaun von Berg showcased resilience, with the former reaching his maiden Test fifty before the close of play and South Africa ended the day at a score of 220. New Zealand, on the other hand, displayed patience and discipline throughout the day. Matt Henry and debutant William O'Rourke made early breakthroughs, while Neil Wagner's short-ball strategy proved effective. Rachin Ravindra capitalized on favorable conditions, chipping away at the wickets in the second and third sessions. Despite reducing South Africa to 150-6, New Zealand faced resistance from de Swardt and von Berg, limiting their success to just six wickets by the end of the day.

Despite a challenging start to Day 2 and losing their last four wickets for just 15 runs, South Africa's fighting spirit prevailed. Debutant Shaun von Berg's early dismissal hindered progress, leaving Ruan de Swardt without substantial tail support. However, a resilient bowling display, led by Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt, reversed the momentum. Piedt claimed a five-wicket haul, his first in 9 years, while Paterson took 3 and Tshepo Moreki secured one. South Africa delivered a sensational bowling performance, dismissing New Zealand for 211 and securing a crucial 31-run lead, marking the end of Day 2 with them holding the ascendancy. New Zealand, disappointed with their batting effort, faced setbacks early, including Devon Conway's duck and dismissals of Kane Williamson and Tom Latham in their forties. Rachin Ravindra and Will Young initially negotiated the tricky phase before Tea, but a collapse followed Rachin Ravindra's departure. Will Young's attempt to counterattack proved unsuccessful, relying on the tail to narrow the deficit. Neil Wagner's lone fight and counterattack, contributing 33 runs, prevented a larger lead for South Africa.

New Zealand made significant strides on the 'Moving Day' with three early wickets, but the momentum shifted as spinners struggled, allowing South Africa to settle. Neil Wagner's immediate impact after Lunch broke a resilient partnership, with Glenn Phillips' outstanding catch further highlighting the need for breakthroughs. South Africa lost their last six wickets of 33 runs to be bowled out for 235, with David Bedingham's century pivotal. New Zealand's fight back with the ball was led by William O'Rourke. The debutant took his maiden five-wicket haul to end up with 9 wickets in the match, the best showing by a Kiwi bowler on Test debut. In their pursuit of 267 runs, Devon Conway and Tom Latham got the Kiwis off to a steady start. Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki maintained tight lines with the ball, while Dane Piedt's crucial wicket of Devon Conway left the match finely poised for Day 4, with New Zealand requiring 227 more runs and South Africa hunting for nine wickets.

South Africa may have come second best but they have punched above their weight, despite the gulf in the experience of the two sides. The Proteas bowlers made the Kiwi batters work hard for every run but they ran into Kane Williamson whose masterclass took the game away from them. Having finished Day 3 on a high with the wicket of Devon Conway, South Africa started the day with a strong belief of taking the remaining nine wickets. Dane Piedt picked up where he left off on Day 3 and gave the hosts an early breakthrough. However, the visitors could not build on that scalp in the morning session. Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki beat the bat on several occasions throughout the second innings but were unlucky not to succeed. Piedt reignited their hopes in the second session, accounting for Rachin Ravindra. But Kane Williamson and Will Young joined hands and closed all doors of a Proteas comeback through their respective resilient innings.

Time was not an issue for New Zealand, and all they had to do was avoid losing early wickets at the start of the day. Kane Williamson joined Tom Latham, and the duo went about their business in their own fashion. However, Latham could not see through until the first hour of play. Rachin Ravindra joined hands with Williamson, and although the southpaw looked tentative, he did well to stay unbeaten till Lunch. Rachin failed to get out of his shell in the second session, and his overly conservative approach led to his downfall. Despite the departure of Rachin, Williamson carried on his merry way and notched up his fifty. Will Young began cautiously, but Williamson kept the scoreboard ticking, having come to terms with the pace and bounce of the surface. Having successfully managed to overturn the caught behind decision just before Tea, Young grew in confidence as the innings progressed. It was just another day at the office for Williamson, as he brought up his 32nd Test and became the fastest in terms of innings to score 32 Test centuries. Young got to his fifty as well and batted through to see his side home alongside Kane Williamson.

HISTORY CREATED IN HAMILTON! Kane Williamson and Will Young get the job done for New Zealand. The Kiwis have pulled off the highest-ever run chase at Seddon Park to secure their first-ever Test series win against South Africa. Yes, you read that right. It is the first series win for New Zealand against South Africa in Test cricket.

94.24

FOUR! New Zealand finally win a series against South Africa after 92 years and 18 attempts! Tshepo Moreki goes full and around off. Kane Williamson drives it through the covers region and times it well. The ball races away to the fence for four runs and that seals the deal for this game.

94.10

On a length and on off. Kane Williamson defends solidly. Taking it slow here.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 265/3

K Williamson129 (258)

W Young60 (134)

D Piedt32-4-93-3

93.61

Uppish and on off. Kane Williamson drives it to long on and runs a single.

93.51

A bit short and around off. Will Young whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

93.40

Fullish and on middle. Will Young comes down the ground and blocks it out.

93.31

Tossed up on off. Kane Williamson drives it to long on and runs a single.

93.20

A bit short and turning into leg. Kane Williamson rocks back and blocks it out.

93.10

Full and outside off. Kane Williamson covers the line and blocks it out safely.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 262/3

W Young59 (132)

K Williamson127 (254)

T Moreki18-4-40-0

92.60

Full and on off. Will Young blocks it out safely.

92.53

On a length and swinging away outside off. Kane Williamson carves it past point but the ball doesn't have the legs to reach the fence. They run three runs.

92.40

On a good length, nipping away outside off. Kane Williamson tries for the upper cut but gets beaten by the movement. Another close call.

92.41nb

No ball! Fuller and on middle. Kane Williamson defends it back towards the bowler. Tshepo Moreki has over stepped so a no ball has been signaled.

92.30

On the hard length and around off. Kane Williamson punches it to the fielder at extra cover.

92.20

On a length again, angling into the body. Kane Williamson defends it solidly and sends it towards mid off.

92.10

On a length and around off. Kane Williamson blocks it out watchfully.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 258/3

K Williamson124 (248)

W Young59 (131)

D Piedt31-4-90-3

91.61

Tossed up on off. Kane Williamson touches it delicately and completes the over with a single. 9 runs more are needed to win.

91.51

Full and angling around off. Will Young cuts it towards point and gets another single.

91.41

A bit short and over off. Kane Williamson rocks back and punches it to point for a single.

91.30

Tossed up outside off. Kane Williamson drives it to the fielder at mid off.

91.22

Uppish and outside off. Kane Williamson steers it towards third man and runs a quick couple of runs. 12 runs more needed to win.

Commentary

We are back.

... FOURTH INNINGS ....

Right then, New Zealand have momentum with them and they will look to take that into their batting effort. It will require a record chase at this venue for the hosts to secure their first-ever Test series win against South Africa. Will the Kiwi batters rise to the challenge? Join us in a bit to find out.

Wow, it's been a remarkable turnaround for the Kiwis as they managed to bowl South Africa out for 235 runs, leaving them 267 runs to chase to complete a clean sweep. This has been a collapse of epic proportions for the Proteas who have let it slip from a position to strength, losing their last six wickets for just 33 runs. South Africa got off to a shaky start, losing three quick wickets and appearing tentative throughout. However, Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham initiated a counterattack, stitching together a vital partnership of 65 runs. The duo was further supported by Keegan Petersen, as they put up a resilient partnership of 98 runs, extending the lead for South Africa. At Tea, the visitors were going along nicely but the departure of Peterson triggered a collapse. Bedingham got out after reaching his maiden Test hundred which made matters worse for them. The Proteas tail could not wag either. For New Zealand, William O'Rourke was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 5 for 34, ending with 9 wickets in the match, the best on Test debut for a Kiwi bowler.

69.5W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Five-wicket haul on debut for William O'Rourke! Bowls it on a back of a length, over middle, Dane Paterson backs away to the leg side and swings to flat bat it back over the bowler's head. Gets a feather on it and it goes through to the keeper, Tom Blundell who makes no mistake. South Africa have been bowled out with a lead of 266 runs.

69.41b

Bye! Slips it way down leg, on a length, Tshepo Moreki fails to get the connection as he looks to clip it away. The keeper, Tom Blundell dives to his left and makes a half-stop as the ball rolls away off his gloves to fine leg for a bye.

69.30

Goes into the wicket, around off, Tshepo Moreki flirts with danger as he pokes at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

69.20

Digs it in short but the line is down leg, Tshepo Moreki ducks and leaves the ball alone.

Tshepo Moreki is the last man in.

69.1W

OUT! TAKEN! William O'Rourke gets his fourth wicket now! A soft dismissal for Shaun von Berg who departs cheaply. William O'Rourke bends his back and bangs it in short, on off, Shaun von Berg swivels in his crease for the pull but fails to ride the bounce and the ball gets big on him. It lobs off the toe-end of his bat and goes straight to mid on where Neil Wagner takes the simplest of catches. It has been some collapse from South Africa.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 234/8

D Paterson7 (2)

von Berg2 (21)

G Phillips15-3-50-2

68.66

SIX! BANG! Hit with authority! Glenn Phillips hangs it up there, full and on middle and leg, Dane Paterson clears his front leg and thumps it flat and over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

68.51

Turning into the pads, short in length, Shaun von Berg looks to turn it down on the leg side. Gets an inside edge that goes down to short fine leg for one.

68.40

Full and straight, at the stumps, Shaun von Berg uses his feet and plays it back to the bowler.

68.30

Short and on middle, Shaun von Berg gets on the back foot to keep it out on the leg side.

68.21

In the air...but safe! Offers flight, full and on off, Dane Paterson goes for a big shot down the ground and hits flat but in front of long on for a single.

Drinks break! New Zealand have fought back hard since Tea with wickets at regular intervals. They will look to take the remaining two wickets quickly and get on with their chase. South Africa are stuttering here and are missing out on an opportunity to bat the hosts out of the game. A lot results on the shoulders of Shaun von Berg to take South Africa close to 300. Dane Paterson is the new man in.

68.1W

OUT! CAUGHT! Glenn Phillips has done it again with the ball for New Zealand! A fine catch from the Kiwi skipper to see the back of Dane Piedt. Tosses it up nicely, full and on middle, Dane Piedt looks to push it down the ground but is through his shot early as he gets deceived in the flight. Chips it uppishly to the left of silly mid on where Tim Southee sticks out his left hand and tumbles to complete the catch. South Africa lose their eighth wicket while leading by 257 runs.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 226/7

von Berg1 (18)

D Piedt2 (6)

W O'Rourke13-4-34-3

67.60

Bangs it in short, on middle and leg, Shaun von Berg ducks to let the ball pass.

67.50

Fuller in length, on off, Shaun von Berg knocks it to the left of the bowler.

67.40

Nips back in a long way, on a hard length, on middle, Shaun von Berg stays leg side of the ball to access the off side but gets cramped for room and wears it on the body.

67.30

Slanting in, on a back of a length, on off, Shaun von Berg gets taken aback by the extra bounce and steers it down to gully.

67.20

This is on a back of a length, on off, Shaun von Berg makes room to cut but loses his shape and mishits it to point.

67.10

Pitched up by William O'Rourke, around off, Shaun von Berg does not move his feet and drills it with his bottom hand towards mid off where Tim Southee dives to his left to make the stop.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 226/7

D Piedt2 (6)

von Berg1 (12)

G Phillips14-3-42-1

66.60

Starts from outside the off-stump, full in length, Dane Piedt plays it back to the bowler off the front foot.

66.50

A bit too straight from Phillips, going down leg, left alone by Dane Piedt.

66.41

This is fuller in length, on off, Shaun von Berg pushes it wide of cover and takes a single.

66.34b

FOUR BYES! That has missed everything! Glenn Phillips floats it up, full and turning in, on leg, Shaun von Berg goes for the reverse sweep but it does not come off. The ball shoots off the deck and goes between the keeper and leg slip for a boundary.

66.21

Floats it up, full and on off, Dane Piedt drives it to the left of mid off for a single.

66.10

Tosses it up, full and on off, Dane Piedt gets his bat out in front to defend.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 220/7

von Berg0 (10)

D Piedt1 (2)

W O'Rourke12-3-34-3

65.60

This one shapes back in again, on a good length, on off, Shaun von Berg goes for the drive but the ball nips back in to cut him in half.

Commentary

All in readiness for the action to commence on Day 3. Tim Southee leads his troops out to the middle and they are followed by the two openers of South Africa. It will be the skipper, Neil Brand to open the innings alongside Clyde Fortuin. Tim Southee has the new ball in hand and he is raring to go. Let's play...

On the other hand, New Zealand started Day 2 strongly, not allowing the Proteas to go past 250. William O'Rourke was the star of the show for them, as the debutant went on to pick four wickets. In reply, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Rachin Ravindra, and Will Young got starts but failed to convert into something substantial. Neil Wagner, with a few lusty blows, helped the hosts get close to parity, but in general, the Kiwi batting performance left a lot to be desired. The onus will fall on the Kiwi pacers and Rachin Ravindra to keep the opposition to a manageable total here in the second inning. Will New Zealand hit back? We shall find out soon, as the first ball on Day 3 is not far away.

Having started the day with an overnight score of 222 and four wickets in hand, South Africa were pushing for a big total, but they just could not get going. As a result, they were bowled out for 242 inside the first 45 minutes of play. With the ball, the Proteas were a different side and kept hitting the right areas consistently. Dane Piedt led the charge for them, registering his career-best figures of 5 for 89 to help the visitors take a 31-run lead. Now, it will be important for their batters to see off that first hour and press on the advantage once it gets easier to bat.

Hello and a warm welcome, folks, to our coverage of Day 3 of the second Test between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Day 2 witnessed a turnaround from the Proteas, and it was undoubtedly their best day of the tour. As we look ahead to the 'Moving Day', the visitors find themselves in front, not by much, and expect the hosts to come back strong.

... DAY 3, SESSION 1 ...

This is why we love Test cricket, don't we? The game ebbed and flowed throughout the day and it will be South Africa who will be the happier of the two sides. Not many would have expected them to be in this position but their grit and determination has given them the upper hand in this Test. That said, the Proteas batters will have a tough task first up on the 'Moving Day' where they will have to avoid losing early wickets. On the other hand, New Zealand will have to put this batting performance behind them and fight their way back into the game with the ball. The action on Day 3 will commence at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day) but our build-up will begin much sooner. Until then, take care and cheers!

As for New Zealand, they will be disappointed with their batting effort. At one stage, it looked like they would get past South Africa's 242, but it went horribly wrong for them in the third session. New Zealand's batting effort started on the wrong foot as Devon Conway got out for a duck. Kane Williamson and Tom Latham got starts and looked for a good score until both were dismissed in their forties. The young guns, Rachin and Will Young, batted with intent to negotiate the tricky phase before Tea. Rachin was tentative outside the off-stump, and after his departure, it all went downhill for the Kiwis. Will Young tried to slog his way out of trouble but could not succeed, leaving the tail to get them close to parity. Neil Wagner fought a lone fight and counterattacked to reduce the deficit, and he did a fine job at it. Thanks to his 33-run knock, New Zealand conceded a 31-run first-inning lead, which might well have been over 50 had Wagner not come to their rescue.

SESSION SUMMARY - 90 runs, 29.3 overs, and 9 wickets. A sensational bowling performance from South Africa to bowl New Zealand out for 211. The visitors take a lead of 31 runs, a significant one given the context of the game, and that will also be STUMPS on DAY 2. The Proteas did not start the day on a strong note, but their fighting spirit has ensured that they have ended the day holding the ascendancy. South Africa began the day with the hope of getting close to 300. The debutant Shaun von Berg's early dismissal hindered their progress, leaving Ruan de Swardt without ample support from the tail. As a result, the visitors lost their last four wickets for just 15 runs to be bundled out for 242. Despite an inauspicious start to the day, the visitors were able to start well with the ball, thanks mainly to Dane Paterson. After Lunch, they were made to wait until Dane Piedt's twin strikes brought them right back into it. The visitors looked flat at the start of the third session until Tshepo Moreki gave them a breakthrough, and they never looked back since. Dane Piedt and his namesake Dane Paterson kept chipping away at the wickets and piled on the misery on the Kiwis. Piedt ended with a five-wicket haul, his first one in 9 years while Paterson took 3 and Moreki had one to his name.

77.3W

OUT! STUMPED! FIFER FOR Dane Piedt! Tossed up, angling in and turning away from the batter, Neil Wagner jumps down the track looking for the wild slog but gets beaten and the keeper gathers it cleanly behind the stumps and removes the bails in a flash. New Zealand have been bowled out for 221, conceding a 31-run lead to South Africa.

77.20

Fuller one on off, Neil Wagner hammers this to mid off for no run.

77.10

Fuller one on off, Neil Wagner slices this to short third for no run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 211/9

W O'Rourke0 (20)

N Wagner33 (24)

von Berg13-3-40-0

76.60

Right past the outside edge and William O'Rourke survives. Flighted in middle, turns away from the right-hander. William O'Rourke looks to keep it out but gets beaten on his outside edge.

76.50

Quicker one outside off, William O'Rourke goes back and defends this off the back foot.

76.40

Flipper on off, William O'Rourke defends this off the front foot.

76.30

Darts one outside off, William O'Rourke shoulder arms to this.

76.21

Fuller one in middle, Neil Wagner slogs this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

76.10

WOAH! Wrong'un in middle, and Neil Wagner completely plays the wrong line and gets beaten all ends up.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 210/9

W O'Rourke0 (16)

N Wagner32 (22)

D Piedt32-5-89-4

75.60

Quicker one in middle, William O'Rourke blocks it out.

75.50

Tossed up in middle, William O'Rourke keeps it out.

75.41

Tossed up on off, Neil Wagner flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single.

75.32

Fuller one on the pads, Neil Wagner flicks it towards fine leg region for a couple.

75.20

Fuller one outside off, Neil Wagner looks for the reverse this time but gets beaten.

75.14

FOUR! It had hit me written all over it as Neil Wagner smashed another boundary. Short of a length outside off, Neil Wagner goes deep and hammers it over cover for four.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 203/9

W O'Rourke0 (14)

N Wagner25 (18)

von Berg12-3-39-0

74.60

Sharp turner, outside off, William O'Rourke pushes tentatively at it but bails out at the end.

74.50

Floats one outside off, William O'Rourke doesn't offer any shot at this as this was harmlessly going away.

74.40

Tossed up on pads, William O'Rourke rolls it to long on but Neil Wagner denies the single on offer.

74.30

Short of a length outside off, William O'Rourke keeps it out.

74.20

Fuller one on off, William O'Rourke defends this off the front foot.

74.10

Tossed up on off, William O'Rourke keeps it out towards the off side.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 203/9

N Wagner25 (18)

W O'Rourke0 (8)

D Piedt31-5-82-4

73.66

SIX! WAGNER IS WAGGING HERE! Flighted in middle, Neil Wagner jumps onto this and smashed it up and over the fence towards deep mid-wicket region for a gigantic six.

Commentary

We are back for New Zealand's reply. The players of South Africa are going through their fielding drills as the two umpires make their way out to the middle. Neil Brand with a pep talk in the Proteas huddle before they take their places on the field. It will be Devon Conway and Tom Latham to open the innings for New Zealand. Dane Paterson will start with the new ball for the visitors. Away we go...

... SECOND INNINGS ...

The bowling from the Kiwis was brilliant as they stuck to a perfect channel and bombarded back-to-back deliveries in the perfect areas. Rachin Ravindra was brilliant as he took 3 while William O'Rourke took four and the rest all chipped in with wickets as well. With the visitors scoring a mere 242 in their first innings the Kiwis would be once again aiming to bat long and inflict a massive lead on them.

The visitors were good with the bat but would be gutted on the way a few of their batters got out and threw up a good start that they got. After starting with 220 for 6 overnight the resistance of Shaun von Berg gave up early in the day as he succumbed to William O'Rourke and the tail then followed him in no time. Apart from Clyde Fortuin and Keegan Petersen everybody chipped in with a few but failed to capitalize on the starts they got. Ruan de Swardt was by far the best batter for the visitors as he implemented himself better than anybody else on the opponents and scored 64 runs.

We come to a close of the Proteas inning as they have been bundled out on 242 by the Kiwis.

97.2W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Two in two from the debutant, William O'Rourke to wrap up the innings. Dane Paterson goes for a big shot first up and perishes. William O'Rourke comes from over the wicket for the right-hander and bowls it on a good length, angling in, around middle and leg, Dane Paterson backs away a long way on the leg side and swings through the line. The ball comes on slower than he expected and he ends up slicing it high in the air off the bottom half of the bat. It goes up only as far as second slip as where Tom Latham settles under it and dives forward to take the catch safely. William O'Rourke finishes with 4 wickets and South Africa have been bowled out for 242 in their first innings.

Dane Paterson is the last man in.

97.1W

OUT! CHOPPED ON! It's William O'Rourke again! End of Ruan de Swardt's long vigil. Steams in from around the wicket and hits the deck hard, on off, Ruan de Swardt hops back to defend it down onto the deck. The ball nips back in and catches the bottom part of the bat. It deflects onto his heels before trickling back onto the stumps to dislodge the bails. The debutant gets his third wicket and South Africa lose their ninth wicket with 242 runs on the board.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 242/8

T Moreki4 (15)

de Swardt64 (155)

T Southee25-8-63-1

96.64

FOUR! Nicely done! Southee goes slightly fuller, at the stumps, Tshepo Moreki shows the full face of the bat and drives it through the vacant mid off region for a boundary to get off the mark.

96.50

Bangs it into the deck again, on off, Tshepo Moreki drops his gloves and sways away out of the line of the ball.

96.40

Serves it on a length, on off, Tshepo Moreki stays leg side of the ball and leaves it alone.

96.30

Southee goes short again, at the body of the batter, Tshepo Moreki goes for the pull again but the ball gets big on him and he fails to get the shot away.

96.20

Bowls it short and on off, Tshepo Moreki lifts his front leg to fetch the pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

96.10

At 128.3 clicks, on a good length, on off, Tshepo Moreki dabs it from the crease to backward point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 238/8

de Swardt64 (155)

T Moreki0 (9)

W O'Rourke18-4-59-2

95.60

Keeps it full and straight, at the stumps, Ruan de Swardt gets right behind the line and knocks it back to the bowler.

95.51lb

Leg bye! On a back of a length, on middle and leg, Tshepo Moreki lifts his front leg and looks to help it away on the leg side. He misses and the ball comes off his thigh pad and it rolls to square leg for a leg bye.

95.40

Back of a length, outside off, Tshepo Moreki flirts with danger as he pokes at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

95.30

Edged and gone! Or is it? Not much excitement from New Zealand and Tim Southee decides against the review. And rightly so, it had come off the back pad. Angling into the right-hander, on a length, on off, Tshepo Moreki does not move his feet much and tries to block it with a straight bat. The ball holds its line to beat the bat and it comes off the back pad on its way to the keeper, Tom Blundell.

95.20

Goes wide of the crease and gets the ball to nip back in sharply off the deck, on a good length, on middle, Tshepo Moreki gets beaten all ends up and gets rapped high on the back leg.

95.13

Bowls it on a short of a length, on off, Ruan de Swardt gets on his toes and extends his arms to punch it through point. Will Young gives it a chase and slides to save a run for his side. Three runs taken.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 234/8

T Moreki0 (5)

de Swardt61 (153)

T Southee24-8-59-1

94.60

Goes searching for the magical delivery but slips it down leg, Tshepo Moreki lets it go.

94.50

And again! Shaping away, on a good length, just outside off, Tshepo Moreki nibbles at the delivery initially but changes his mind to withdraw the bat at the last moment.

94.40

Beaten! Goes slightly fuller this time and swings it away, Tshepo Moreki fiddles at the delivery without any foot movement and gets beaten on the outside edge.

94.30

Goes into the wicket again, on middle, Tshepo Moreki stays leg side of the ball and defends it out on the off side.

94.20

This is at the batter, on a shortish length, Tshepo Moreki hangs back and blocks it out.

Tshepo Moreki is the new man in.

94.1W

OUT! TAKEN! Tim Southee gets in on the wickets column now! The extra bounce did the trick there for the Kiwi skipper. Southee goes into the wicket, around the left shoulder, Dane Piedt hops back but fails to get on top of the bounce to fend it down on the leg side. He gets his hands into a tangle and the ball gets big on him. The ball lobs off his gloves behind the wicket. The keeper, Tom Blundell runs across to his left and dives in front to complete the catch.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 234/7

de Swardt61 (153)

D Piedt4 (5)

W O'Rourke17-4-56-2

93.60

Drags his length back and bowls it on middle, Ruan de Swardt gets on his toes and keeps it out down onto the deck.

93.50

Length delivery aimed at the stumps, Ruan de Swardt knocks it to mid on.

93.40

At 135.8 clicks, on a good length, on off, Ruan de Swardt gets taken aback by the extra bounce as he stabs it down onto the off side.

New Zealand
South Africa
New Zealand
South Africa
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
T Latham

c Z Hamza b D Piedt

30 57 5 0 52.63
D Conway

lbw b D Piedt

17 44 3 0 38.63
K Williamson

not out

133 260 12 2 51.15
R Ravindra

c N Brand b D Piedt

20 72 0 0 27.77
W Young

not out

60 134 8 0 44.77
Extras

(b 4,lb 3,w 1,nb 1,Penalty 0)

9
Total 94.2 (RR: 2.85)
269/3

Did not bat: T Blundell, G Phillips, M Henry, T Southee, N Wagner, W O'Rourke

Fall of wickets:

(D Conway, 13.5 ov) (T Latham, 19.5 ov) (R Ravindra, 46.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
D Paterson
22 5 58 0 2.63
T Moreki
18.2 4 44 0 2.40
D Piedt
32 4 93 3 2.90
von Berg
16 0 60 0 3.75
de Swardt
6 3 7 0 1.16
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
N Brand

c T Blundell b W O'Rourke

34 60 6 0 56.66
C Fortuin

lbw b R Ravindra

3 24 0 0 12.50
van Tonder

c N Wagner b W O'Rourke

1 13 0 0 7.69
Z Hamza

c W Young b N Wagner

17 63 2 0 26.98
D Bedingham

c G Phillips b W O'Rourke

110 141 12 2 78.01
K Petersen

c G Phillips b M Henry

43 79 6 0 54.43
de Swardt

b G Phillips

1 6 0 0 16.66
von Berg

c N Wagner b W O'Rourke

2 22 0 0 9.09
D Piedt

c T Southee b G Phillips

2 7 0 0 28.57
D Paterson

c T Blundell b W O'Rourke

7 3 0 1 233.33
T Moreki

not out

0 3 0 0 0
Extras

(b 10,lb 1,w 2,nb 2,Penalty 0)

15
Total 69.5 (RR: 3.37)
235/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(C Fortuin, 10.1 ov) (van Tonder, 13.4 ov) (N Brand, 17.5 ov) (Z Hamza, 36.5 ov) (K Petersen, 59.2 ov) (de Swardt, 62.2 ov) (D Bedingham, 65.3 ov) (D Piedt, 68.1 ov) (von Berg, 69.1 ov) (D Paterson, 69.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
T Southee
9 2 33 0 3.66
M Henry
11 5 15 1 1.36
R Ravindra
13 1 50 1 3.84
W O'Rourke
13.5 4 34 5 2.45
G Phillips
15 3 50 2 3.33
N Wagner
8 1 42 1 5.25
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
T Latham

b D Piedt

40 104 1 1 38.46
D Conway

c C Fortuin b D Paterson

0 3 0 0 0
K Williamson

c van Tonder b D Piedt

43 108 7 0 39.81
R Ravindra

b T Moreki

29 73 4 0 39.72
W Young

c de Swardt b D Piedt

36 73 3 1 49.31
T Blundell

b D Paterson

4 10 0 0 40
G Phillips

c C Fortuin b D Piedt

4 4 1 0 100
M Henry

run out (Z Hamza / C Fortuin)

10 28 1 0 35.71
T Southee

c van Tonder b D Paterson

5 15 0 0 33.33
N Wagner

st C Fortuin b D Piedt

33 27 3 2 122.22
W O'Rourke

not out

0 20 0 0 0
Extras

(b 1,lb 5,w 1,nb 0,Penalty 0)

7
Total 77.3 (RR: 2.72)
211/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(D Conway, 0.4 ov) (T Latham, 33.3 ov) (K Williamson, 37.4 ov) (R Ravindra, 57 ov) (T Blundell, 61 ov) (G Phillips, 61.5 ov) (W Young, 63.3 ov) (T Southee, 66.4 ov) (M Henry, 70.4 ov) (N Wagner, 77.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
D Paterson
17 6 39 3 2.29
T Moreki
13 4 32 1 2.46
D Piedt
32.3 5 89 5 2.73
von Berg
13 3 40 0 3.07
de Swardt
2 0 5 0 2.50
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
N Brand

lbw b W O'Rourke

25 38 5 0 65.78
C Fortuin

c G Phillips b M Henry

0 1 0 0 0
van Tonder

c T Latham b N Wagner

32 71 3 0 45.07
Z Hamza

c sub M Santner b R Ravindra

20 99 3 0 20.20
D Bedingham

c W Young b R Ravindra

39 102 7 0 38.23
K Petersen

c T Southee b R Ravindra

2 6 0 0 33.33
de Swardt

b W O'Rourke

64 156 9 0 41.02
von Berg

b W O'Rourke

38 89 7 0 42.69
D Piedt

c T Blundell b T Southee

4 6 1 0 66.66
T Moreki

not out

4 15 1 0 26.66
D Paterson

c T Latham b W O'Rourke

0 1 0 0 0
Extras

(b 9,lb 2,w 3,nb 0,Penalty 0)

14
Total 97.2 (RR: 2.49)
242/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(C Fortuin, 1.1 ov) (N Brand, 12.2 ov) (van Tonder, 25.3 ov) (Z Hamza, 45.1 ov) (K Petersen, 47.1 ov) (D Bedingham, 62 ov) (von Berg, 91.4 ov) (D Piedt, 94.1 ov) (de Swardt, 97.1 ov) (D Paterson, 97.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
T Southee
25 8 63 1 2.52
M Henry
17 5 44 1 2.58
W O'Rourke
18.2 4 59 4 3.21
N Wagner
16 6 32 1 2.00
R Ravindra
21 8 33 3 1.57
New Zealand
South Africa
New Zealand
South Africa

Commentary

Right then, New Zealand have become the first holders of the Tangiwai Shield. They were the favorites coming into this series, and they have lived up to that tag, securing a 2-0 series win. As for South Africa, not many gave them a chance, given the manner of defeat in the first Test, but they showed a remarkable fight to give New Zealand a run for their money. They will return home with their heads held high and plenty of positives. With this, we have come to the end of South Africa's tour of New Zealand. The Kiwis now prepare to host their Trans-Transman rival, Australia, for a multi-format series, starting with a three-match T20I series, beginning on the 21st of February. It will be followed by a two-Test series that will commence on the 29th of February. Meanwhile, day 2 of the third Test between India and England is unfolding in Rajkot. You can switch tabs and join us there for all the action. Cheers!

Kane Williamson is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for amassing a total of 403 runs from 4 innings, including 3 hundreds.

William O'Rourke is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for taking 9 wickets in his debut Test, paving the way for a historic win for New Zealand.

The Presentation ceremony…

The opening day of the Test saw a gripping battle between the two sides. New Zealand dominated the first two sessions, while South Africa fought back in the third session. Opting to bat after winning the toss, South Africa faced early setbacks as Clyde Fortuin fell for a golden duck, and skipper Neil Brand and Raynard van Tonder couldn't capitalize on promising starts. Despite some resistance from Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham, South Africa found themselves struggling in the third session. However, Ruan de Swardt and debutant Shaun von Berg showcased resilience, with the former reaching his maiden Test fifty before the close of play and South Africa ended the day at a score of 220. New Zealand, on the other hand, displayed patience and discipline throughout the day. Matt Henry and debutant William O'Rourke made early breakthroughs, while Neil Wagner's short-ball strategy proved effective. Rachin Ravindra capitalized on favorable conditions, chipping away at the wickets in the second and third sessions. Despite reducing South Africa to 150-6, New Zealand faced resistance from de Swardt and von Berg, limiting their success to just six wickets by the end of the day.

Despite a challenging start to Day 2 and losing their last four wickets for just 15 runs, South Africa's fighting spirit prevailed. Debutant Shaun von Berg's early dismissal hindered progress, leaving Ruan de Swardt without substantial tail support. However, a resilient bowling display, led by Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt, reversed the momentum. Piedt claimed a five-wicket haul, his first in 9 years, while Paterson took 3 and Tshepo Moreki secured one. South Africa delivered a sensational bowling performance, dismissing New Zealand for 211 and securing a crucial 31-run lead, marking the end of Day 2 with them holding the ascendancy. New Zealand, disappointed with their batting effort, faced setbacks early, including Devon Conway's duck and dismissals of Kane Williamson and Tom Latham in their forties. Rachin Ravindra and Will Young initially negotiated the tricky phase before Tea, but a collapse followed Rachin Ravindra's departure. Will Young's attempt to counterattack proved unsuccessful, relying on the tail to narrow the deficit. Neil Wagner's lone fight and counterattack, contributing 33 runs, prevented a larger lead for South Africa.

New Zealand made significant strides on the 'Moving Day' with three early wickets, but the momentum shifted as spinners struggled, allowing South Africa to settle. Neil Wagner's immediate impact after Lunch broke a resilient partnership, with Glenn Phillips' outstanding catch further highlighting the need for breakthroughs. South Africa lost their last six wickets of 33 runs to be bowled out for 235, with David Bedingham's century pivotal. New Zealand's fight back with the ball was led by William O'Rourke. The debutant took his maiden five-wicket haul to end up with 9 wickets in the match, the best showing by a Kiwi bowler on Test debut. In their pursuit of 267 runs, Devon Conway and Tom Latham got the Kiwis off to a steady start. Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki maintained tight lines with the ball, while Dane Piedt's crucial wicket of Devon Conway left the match finely poised for Day 4, with New Zealand requiring 227 more runs and South Africa hunting for nine wickets.

South Africa may have come second best but they have punched above their weight, despite the gulf in the experience of the two sides. The Proteas bowlers made the Kiwi batters work hard for every run but they ran into Kane Williamson whose masterclass took the game away from them. Having finished Day 3 on a high with the wicket of Devon Conway, South Africa started the day with a strong belief of taking the remaining nine wickets. Dane Piedt picked up where he left off on Day 3 and gave the hosts an early breakthrough. However, the visitors could not build on that scalp in the morning session. Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki beat the bat on several occasions throughout the second innings but were unlucky not to succeed. Piedt reignited their hopes in the second session, accounting for Rachin Ravindra. But Kane Williamson and Will Young joined hands and closed all doors of a Proteas comeback through their respective resilient innings.

Time was not an issue for New Zealand, and all they had to do was avoid losing early wickets at the start of the day. Kane Williamson joined Tom Latham, and the duo went about their business in their own fashion. However, Latham could not see through until the first hour of play. Rachin Ravindra joined hands with Williamson, and although the southpaw looked tentative, he did well to stay unbeaten till Lunch. Rachin failed to get out of his shell in the second session, and his overly conservative approach led to his downfall. Despite the departure of Rachin, Williamson carried on his merry way and notched up his fifty. Will Young began cautiously, but Williamson kept the scoreboard ticking, having come to terms with the pace and bounce of the surface. Having successfully managed to overturn the caught behind decision just before Tea, Young grew in confidence as the innings progressed. It was just another day at the office for Williamson, as he brought up his 32nd Test and became the fastest in terms of innings to score 32 Test centuries. Young got to his fifty as well and batted through to see his side home alongside Kane Williamson.

HISTORY CREATED IN HAMILTON! Kane Williamson and Will Young get the job done for New Zealand. The Kiwis have pulled off the highest-ever run chase at Seddon Park to secure their first-ever Test series win against South Africa. Yes, you read that right. It is the first series win for New Zealand against South Africa in Test cricket.

94.24

FOUR! New Zealand finally win a series against South Africa after 92 years and 18 attempts! Tshepo Moreki goes full and around off. Kane Williamson drives it through the covers region and times it well. The ball races away to the fence for four runs and that seals the deal for this game.

94.10

On a length and on off. Kane Williamson defends solidly. Taking it slow here.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 265/3

K Williamson129 (258)

W Young60 (134)

D Piedt32-4-93-3

93.61

Uppish and on off. Kane Williamson drives it to long on and runs a single.

93.51

A bit short and around off. Will Young whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

93.40

Fullish and on middle. Will Young comes down the ground and blocks it out.

93.31

Tossed up on off. Kane Williamson drives it to long on and runs a single.

93.20

A bit short and turning into leg. Kane Williamson rocks back and blocks it out.

93.10

Full and outside off. Kane Williamson covers the line and blocks it out safely.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 262/3

W Young59 (132)

K Williamson127 (254)

T Moreki18-4-40-0

92.60

Full and on off. Will Young blocks it out safely.

92.53

On a length and swinging away outside off. Kane Williamson carves it past point but the ball doesn't have the legs to reach the fence. They run three runs.

92.40

On a good length, nipping away outside off. Kane Williamson tries for the upper cut but gets beaten by the movement. Another close call.

92.41nb

No ball! Fuller and on middle. Kane Williamson defends it back towards the bowler. Tshepo Moreki has over stepped so a no ball has been signaled.

92.30

On the hard length and around off. Kane Williamson punches it to the fielder at extra cover.

92.20

On a length again, angling into the body. Kane Williamson defends it solidly and sends it towards mid off.

92.10

On a length and around off. Kane Williamson blocks it out watchfully.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 258/3

K Williamson124 (248)

W Young59 (131)

D Piedt31-4-90-3

91.61

Tossed up on off. Kane Williamson touches it delicately and completes the over with a single. 9 runs more are needed to win.

91.51

Full and angling around off. Will Young cuts it towards point and gets another single.

91.41

A bit short and over off. Kane Williamson rocks back and punches it to point for a single.

91.30

Tossed up outside off. Kane Williamson drives it to the fielder at mid off.

91.22

Uppish and outside off. Kane Williamson steers it towards third man and runs a quick couple of runs. 12 runs more needed to win.

91.10

Full and on middle. Kane Williamson blocks it out watchfully.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 253/3

W Young58 (130)

K Williamson120 (243)

T Moreki17-4-36-0

90.60

Short and over middle. Will Young ducks under it and lets it fly away to the keeper.

90.51

Fuller and outside off. Kane Williamson drives it towards cover but he does get a single.

90.41

Bangs it short and around off. Will Young pulls it through the ground towards deep mid-wicket for a single to get to the other end.

90.31

On a length and around off. Kane Williamson gets the connection on the inner edge and the ball rolls away to square leg. They run a single.

90.20

Short and on middle. Kane Williamson gets on the back foot and pats it towards mid-wicket.

90.10

Full and outside off. Kane Williamson drives it with good timing only to find the fielder at cover.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 250/3

W Young57 (128)

K Williamson118 (239)

D Piedt30-4-85-3

89.60

Tossed full on off. Will Young blocks it out towards short leg. 5 runs from this over.

89.50

Floated full on off. Will Young tries to defend it but gets the inside edge onto the pads. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved.

89.44

FOUR! SWEPT AWAY! Dane Piedt goes full and on off. Will Young sweeps it past short leg and places it in the gap. The ball races away to the fence for four more runs. 17 runs needed to win now.

89.31

Looped full on off. Kane Williamson drives it to long on and runs a single.

89.20

A bit short again around off. Kane Williamson pats it down on the leg side.

89.10

Short and around off. Kane Williamson pulls it and the ball hits the fielder at short leg around his wrists.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 245/3

W Young53 (125)

K Williamson117 (236)

T Moreki16-4-33-0

88.60

On the good length and outside off. Will Young shoulders arms and ends the over with a dot ball. Just a single off this one.

88.50

Full and on off. Will Young drives it to the fielder at mid off.

88.40

Full and on off. Will Young blocks it out with the full face of his bat.

88.31

Short and around off. Kane Williamson pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

88.20

Jaffa! On a length and swinging away outside off. Kane Williamson tries to defend the line and the ball swings past the outer edge.

88.10

Full and outside off. Kane Williamson shoulders arms and watches it carry away to the keeper.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 244/3

W Young53 (122)

K Williamson116 (233)

D Piedt29-4-80-3

87.60

A bit short and around middle. Will Young rocks back and blocks it out towards square leg. Just the boundary off this over. 23 runs are needed to win and South Africa are losing morale here.

87.50

Fullish and on middle. Will Young drives it back towards the bowler.

87.40

A bit short and on the pads. Will Young rocks back and pats it down on the leg side.

87.30

Floated up on middle. Will Young defends this one well.

87.24

FOUR! AGGRESSIVE! FIFTY FOR Will Young! Dane Piedt tosses it up and around off. Will Young lofts it with intent and sends it over mid on. The ball bounces over the fence for four runs and he gets to his fifty as well.

87.10

Full and on off. Will Young strides out and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 240/3

K Williamson116 (233)

W Young49 (116)

D Paterson22-5-58-0

86.62

Fuller in length and outside off. Kane Williamson drives it past cover but the timing is a bit off. The fielder manages to chase it down the keeps the batters to a couple of runs to end the over.

86.50

Full again, outside off. Kane Williamson drives it but finds the fielder at cover. A boundary and then four dots to follow in this over.

86.40

Fuller and angled into off. Kane Williamson stands in the crease and blocks it out solidly.

86.30

Again, on a good length and nipping back in towards off. Kane Williamson shoulders arms and leaves it alone.

86.20

On a length, just outside off. Kane Williamson tries to defend it but the ball zips past the outer edge.

86.14

FOUR! GOOD SHOT! Dane Paterson drops it short and angled into the body. Kane Williamson plays the hook shot and gets the connection well. The ball rolls away to the fence at deep square leg for four runs to begin the over.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 234/3

W Young49 (116)

K Williamson110 (227)

D Piedt28-4-76-3

85.60

Again, short and over of. Will Young gets on the back foot and blocks it away towards the bowler.

85.51

Short, and this one turned back in towards Kane Williamson. He rocks back and punches it towards cover for a single.

85.40

Tossed up on off. Kane Williamson clips it towards mid-wicket and refuses the single.

85.31

A bit short and turning away towards the body. Will Young whips it away to mid-wicket for a single.

85.20

Flighted full, again outside off. Will Young puts his foot out and blocks it away.

85.10

Full and outside off. Will Young goes for the reverse sweep but misses out on the connection.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 232/3

K Williamson109 (225)

W Young48 (112)

D Paterson21-5-52-0

84.60

Full and on middle. Kane Williamson blocks it out safely.

84.50

On a length, this time on middle and leg. Kane Williamson covers the stumps and pats it down towards the leg side.

84.40

On a length and around off. Kane Williamson gets on the back foot and blocks it out.

84.30

On a length and around off. Kane Williamson waits for the ball and plays the forward defense again.

84.23

Fuller and swinging away outside off. Will Young drives it through covers but the ball doesn't have the legs to touch the ropes. The batters run three quick runs.

84.10

On a length and outside off. Will Young shoulders arms and the ball also bounced a bit low.

Drinks break! A pretty tiring outing for the South African bowlers because they haven't been able to break through this partnership that Kane Williamson and Will Young have put up. They are inching close to the target with only 38 runs needed to win. South Africa will have to pull off a miracle here. Shaun von Berg bowled nicely with the old ball and extracted a lot of turn from it but the batters managed to play with it and now, with the new ball, it will be about the pacers to try and do their magic.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 229/3

K Williamson109 (221)

W Young45 (110)

T Moreki15-4-32-0

83.60

Edgy! Lands it on a length, on the sixth stump line, Kane Williamson tries to defend it with soft hands. It seams away and catches the outside edge that goes on the bounce to second slip.

83.50

Angling in, on off, on a length, Kane Williamson drives it straight to cover.

83.44

FOUR! Shot and a half! Tshepo Moreki bowls it on a back of a length, outside off, Kane Williamson lets the ball come to him and plays it right under his eyes. He lets his hands flow into the shot and punches it to the left of backward point for a boundary.

83.30

This is in that channel again, on a length, Kane Williamson leaves it all alone.

83.20

In the corridor of off, on a length, Kane Williamson shoulders arms.

83.10

Almost chopped on! Good-length delivery, nips back in, on off, Kane Williamson defends it very late and the ball comes off the upper half of the bat and rolls past the stumps.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 225/3

W Young45 (110)

K Williamson105 (215)

D Paterson20-5-49-0

82.60

Beauty! Dane Paterson angles it in, outside off, on a length, Will Young is drawn forward in defence as he plays for the ball angling into him. This just nips away late to beat the bat.

82.50

Goes full again and hurls it at 128 clicks, on middle, Will Young uses his bottom hand to knock it to mid on.

82.40

Tailing into the right-hander, on a length, on the off-stump line, Will Young accounts for the inward movement and stabs it down on the off side.

82.34

FOUR! Lovely shot! Dane Paterson overpitches this time and the line is on middle and leg, Will Young stays balanced in his crease and clips it between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary.

82.20

Fuller in length, on off, driven crisply to mid off by Will Young.

82.10

Zoning in, at the stumps, on a length, Will Young shuffles across and gets behind the line to defend it well.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 221/3

K Williamson105 (215)

W Young41 (104)

T Moreki14-4-28-0

81.60

Slips it down leg on a short of a good length, Kane Williamson gets inside the line and swivels to pull it fine on the leg side but misses.

81.50

This one goes the other way and it is in the channel on off, on a length, left alone by Kane Williamson.

81.41

Pitches it up now does Moreki, on middle, Will Young rolls his wrists and clips it neatly to deep square leg for a single.

81.30

Shaping into the right-hander, on a good length, top of off, Will Young reads it well and guides it to point.

81.21lb

Leg bye! A bit too straight, on the pads, on a back of a length, Kane Williamson misses the tickle and the ball rolls off his thigh pad to fine leg for a leg bye.

81.10

Serves it on a good length, on off and middle, Kane Williamson waits back and taps it to mid on.

Tshepo Moreki has been brought back into the attack to operate from the other end.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 219/3

W Young40 (102)

K Williamson105 (211)

D Paterson19-5-45-0

80.60

This is on a length, around off, Will Young hangs back and dabs it down on the off side.

80.54

EDGED AND FOUR! Fortuitous boundary for Will Young! Dane Paterson serves a tempter, full and wide on off, Will Young goes after it with hard hands and gets an outside edge that goes over the leaping David Bedingham at gully for a boundary. The 100-run stand comes up between these two and New Zealand now need 48 more runs.

80.40

Goes full in search of swing, on middle, Will Young presses forward to keep it out.

80.30

In the channel on off, on a good length, Will Young shuffles across a bit and blocks it out..

80.20

Slanting in, on a length, just outside off, Will Young defends it right under his eyes.

80.10

Starts from over the wicket and angles it in, on a good length, on middle, Will Young reaches out in front and defends it with a straight bat.

South Africa have taken the second new ball and it will be Dane Paterson who will have the first over with it.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 215/3

K Williamson105 (211)

W Young36 (96)

von Berg16-0-60-0

79.60

Offers flight, full and on off, Kane Williamson strokes it off the front foot to short cover.

79.51

Low full toss, outside off, knocked down to long off for a single.

79.40

Gives the ball air and bowls it full, around off, Will Young plays it with the turn to short cover.

79.30

Full and turning away, on off, driven straight back at the bowler.

79.21

Short and around off, Kane Williamson rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single.

79.12

Tosses it up, full and on off, Kane Williamson lunges and drives it to the left of mid on where the fielder slides to his left and parries the ball away to his left, allowing the batters to run the second.

Shaun von Berg will bowl the last over before the new ball is available.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 211/3

W Young35 (93)

K Williamson102 (208)

de Swardt6-3-7-0

78.60

Lands it on a good length, on off, Will Young extends his arms and stabs it down on the off side.

78.50

Good-length delivery, on off, Will Young defends it right under his eyeline.

78.40

This is full again, on middle, Will Young drives it firmly to mid on.

78.30

Full and straight, at the stumps, Will Young covers the line of the ball to defend.

78.24

FOUR! Smart batting! de Swardt bowls it on a length, outside off, Will Young allows the ball to come to him and opens the bat face to steer it to the left of gully for a boundary.

78.10

Shaping away a touch, on a hard length, on off, Will Young gets taken aback by the extra bounce but does well to dab it down to gully.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 207/3

W Young31 (87)

K Williamson102 (208)

von Berg15-0-56-0

77.61

Slows it up even more, full and on off, Will Young eases it down to long off for a single to keep the strike. 10 runs off the over and New Zealand are now 60 runs away from a victory.

77.50

Fuller and slower, on off, Will Young pushes it to short cover.

77.40

Short and on off, chopped from the crease to backward point.

77.34

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Is this the start of the charge from Will Young? von Berg tosses it up, full and around off, Will Young skips down the track and goes inside out over extra cover for four more runs.

77.24

FOUR! Gets it through! Shaun von Berg bowls it short and outside off, Will Young gets the width he needs and cuts it between point and cover for a boundary. The 200 comes up for New Zealand.

77.11

Floats it up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson clips it wide of mid-wicket and gets across to the other end quickly.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 197/3

W Young22 (82)

K Williamson101 (207)

de Swardt5-3-3-0

76.60

On a short of a length, on off, Will Young punches it off the back foot but straight to point.

76.50

This is full and outside off, Will Young lunges and strokes it to cover.

76.40

On a back of a length, on off, Will Young blocks it nicely off the back foot.

76.34b

FOUR BYES! That has missed everything! A hint of away swing, on a length, outside off, Will Young extends his arms and goes for the drive but fails to make the connection. The keeper, Clyde Fortuin is standing up to the stumps and fails to get his gloves in the correct position. The ball eludes him and races into the fence. Handy runs for New Zealand and they now need 70 more runs.

76.20

Fuller in length and outside off, Will Young mistimes the drive back to the bowler.

76.10

Angling in, on a back of a length, on middle, Will Young gets on his toes and taps it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 193/3

W Young22 (76)

K Williamson101 (207)

von Berg14-0-46-0

75.61

Tossed up this time, full and on middle, eased down the ground for a single to long off.

75.50

Short and turning away, on off, a bit of extra bounce, Will Young rides the bounce and steers it to backward point.

75.40

This is short and on middle, Will Young gets on the back foot and pats it to the right of the bowler.

75.30

Shorter and quicker, on off, Will Young goes on the back foot quickly and chops it to point.

75.24

FOUR! Streaky! von Berg gives the ball air and invites the drive, full and outside off, Will Young obliges and gets an outside edge that goes to the right of first slip and races into the fence.

75.10

Tosses it up, full and on middle, Will Young knocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 188/3

K Williamson101 (207)

W Young17 (70)

de Swardt4-2-3-0

74.60

Serves it on a length, on off, Kane Williamson lets the ball come to him and defends it out without much fuss.

74.50

de Swardt goes full and on middle, Kane Williamson shows the full face of the bat and drives it back past the bowler. The mid on fielder moves swiftly to his left and prevents the single.

74.41

Fuller, and on middle. Will Young drives it past the bowler for another single. 79 runs needed to win.

74.30

On a length and in line with off. Will Young blocks it out keeping the face of his bat angled downwards.

74.21

On a length and outside off. Kane Williamson cuts it away to point for a single.

74.10

On a good length, around off, Kane Williamson stabs it down on the off side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 186/3

W Young16 (68)

K Williamson100 (203)

von Berg13-0-41-0

73.60

Flighted delivery, full and on middle, Will Young gets on the front foot to smother the spin.

73.50

Delivers it short and on off, Will Young rocks back to cut and bottom edges it onto the pitch and goes just past the stumps.

73.40

Full and on off, blocked out solidly off the front foot.

73.31

There it is, 32nd Test HUNDRED for Kane Williamson! A knock of the highest order from New Zealand's man for crisis. It has not been easy going but he has hung in there for his side and will look to see his side home. Shaun von Berg gives the ball air and bowls it full, around off, Kane Williamson lunges and works it with an open bat face to the vacant point region for a single to bring up his hundred. Williamson has taken 172 innings to get to 32 Test centuries, the fewest by any batter.

73.20

This is full and on off and middle, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and defends it well.

73.11

Floats it up, on a fullish length, Will Young squeezes it out off the outer half of the bat to deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 184/3

K Williamson99 (201)

W Young15 (64)

de Swardt3-2-1-0

72.60

On the off-stump line, on a length, Kane Williamson prods forward to keep it out on the off side. Williamson is still on 99.

72.50

Drags his length back and bowls it on off, Kane Williamson dabs it down off the back foot to backward point.

72.40

In the air...but just wide! Floats it up, full and on off, it comes on slower off the surface, Kane Williamson looks to push it through the off side but goes through his shot early. Chips it well wide and to the left of the bowler.

72.30

On a length, on off, Kane Williamson stabs it down onto the deck from the crease.

72.20

Serves it full and on off, Kane Williamson gets forward to block it out.

72.11

At 117.1 clicks, full and straight, at the stumps, Will Young clips it to the right of mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 183/3

K Williamson99 (196)

W Young14 (63)

von Berg12-0-39-0

71.60

Keeps it fuller and slower, on off, Kane Williamson drives it back to the right of the bowler. Shaun von Berg fumbles but recovers well to prevent a single and keeps Williamson on 99.

71.50

Tosses it up nicely, full and on off, Kane Williamson lunges and smothers the spin well.

71.40

Short and sliding on the pads, Kane Williamson gets on the back foot and tucks it to square leg.

71.31

This is short and outside off, Will Young rocks back and plays it with the turn to cover-point where a half-stop allows the batters to run a single.

71.21

Drifts on the pads, on a fuller length, Kane Williamson gets out in front and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single to move to 99.

71.10

Floats it up, full and on off, Kane Williamson leans ahead and knocks it to mid on.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 181/3

W Young13 (62)

K Williamson98 (191)

de Swardt2-2-0-0

70.60

Uppish but safe! Width on offer on off, on a length, Will Young goes after it without any foot movement and slices it in the air but it drops just short of the man at extra cover.

70.50

Goes away just a touch, on a good length, in the corridor of off, Will Young extends his arms and dabs it down on the off side.

70.40

Pitched up now, on off, Will Young leans into the drive but can't get it past the leaping man at short cover.

70.30

Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, Will Young covers the line and dead-bats it down the wicket.

70.20

Bowls it slightly slower and fuller, around off, Will Young is through his shot early as he looks to push it down the ground. Ends up chipping it just in front of the bowler.

70.10

Lands it on a hard length, on off, Will Young defends it solidly off the back foot.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 181/3

K Williamson98 (191)

W Young13 (56)

von Berg11-0-37-0

69.60

Beaten! This is shorter and quicker, outside off, Kane Williamson moves leg side and shapes up for the cut but the ball climbs onto him and goes over the bat.

69.50

Tosses it up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson presses forward to keep it out.

69.42

Keeps it short and on off, Kane Williamson goes on the back foot quickly and punches it to the right of the bowler. The long off fielder runs around and cuts it off. Two runs taken.

69.30

Turning away again, short and on off, Kane Williamson shapes to steer it past first slip but ends up gilding it on the bounce to the man there.

69.21

Turning away, short and just outside off, Will Young opens the bat face and runs it down to deep backward point for a single.

69.10

Short and on the off-stump line, Will Young rocks back and punches it to short cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 178/3

K Williamson96 (187)

W Young12 (54)

de Swardt1-1-0-0

68.60

Angling in, on the off-stump line, on a length, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline. Ruan de Swardt starts with a maiden.

68.50

At 117.3 clicks, on a back of a length, whipped from the crease but straight to mid-wicket.

68.40

In the channel on off, on a length as well, Kane Williamson shoulders arms to the delivery.

68.30

A hint of away movement, on a length, on off, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and defends it off the upper half of the bat as the ball rears up a bit.

68.20

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and stabs it down on the off side.

68.10

Starts from over the wicket and bowls it on a good length, outside off, Kane Williamson chops it down from the crease towards gully.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Ruan de Swardt for the first time this innings.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 178/3

K Williamson96 (181)

W Young12 (54)

von Berg10-0-34-0

67.61

Looped full around off. Kane Williamson strides out and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single to end the over.

67.50

Fullish and on off. Kane Williamson defends this one off his front foot.

67.41

Tossed up around leg. Will Young flicks it towards fine leg and hurries away for a single.

67.31

Full and again, turning away outside off. Kane Williamson guides it towards backward point for a single.

67.20

Short and turning away sharply outside off. Kane Williamson opts out of the shot.

67.12

A bit short and outside off. Kane Williamson rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket and runs a quick couple of runs.

We are back for the final session of the day. The umpires and players walk out onto the field. South Africa will be looking for wickets while New Zealand will want to get those 94 runs needed to win. Kane Williamson and Will Young to continue their innings with the bat. Shaun von Berg will have the ball in hand. Let's go...

... DAY 4, SESSION 3 ...

SESSION SUMMARY -  66 runs, 28 overs, and 1 wicket. End of an attritional session of Test cricket, one where New Zealand dominated the proceedings and they go to Tea with 94 runs away from their first-ever Test series win against South Africa. The visitors were disciplined throughout the second session and have not allowed New Zealand to run away with the game. After Lunch, Dane Piedt continued to keep it tight and was rewarded with the wicket of Rachin Ravindra. The Proteas bowlers were hopeful that one wicket would bring two for them, but that was not the case as Kane Williamson remained solid as a rock and soon brought up his 34th Test fifty. Williamson has done what he does best and manoeuvred the field to tick along with ones and twos. Other than that one ball that took off from Tshepo Moreki, he has looked in complete control and is closing on yet another hundred. Will Young successfully overturned the original decision of being caught behind, and the partnership between him and Williamson has grown to 56 runs. As the two batters return after Tea, it will be interesting to see their approach if they try to press on the accelerator. South Africa will continue to believe, and the belief will grow if they manage to get rid of Kane Williamson early in the third session. Join us back at 8.30 am IST (3 am GMT) for the final session of Day 4, which might well be the final session of the series.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 173/3

W Young11 (53)

K Williamson92 (176)

D Piedt27-4-74-3

66.60

Floated full from around the wicket and keeps it on middle. Will Young plays it safe and blocks out the last ball of the session. That will be TEA on DAY 4!

66.50

Quicker and on off, turning into him. Will Young covers the line and blocks it out well.

66.40

Tossed up around leg. Will Young stays back and this time defends safely on the leg side.

66.30

A bit short and around off. Will Young gets on his back foot and blocks it out.

66.20

Looped full outside off. Will Young takes his foot out and blocks it to negate the turn.

66.11

Full and around middle. Kane Williamson swivels and pulls it through the ground towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 172/3

K Williamson91 (175)

W Young11 (48)

von Berg9-0-29-0

65.61

Looped full outside off. Kane Williamson slices it away to deep cover and ends the over with a single.

65.50

Flighted full, outside off. Kane Williamson drives it back to the bowler.

65.40

A bit short and turning away towards off. Kane Williamson hangs back and glances it away towards square leg.

65.31

Quicker and full on middle. Will Young drives it towards mid off and takes a single. Easy running.

65.21

Tossed up around leg. Kane Williamson clips it towards square leg and runs a single.

65.10

Full and on middle. Kane Williamson strides out and defends solidly.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 169/3

K Williamson89 (170)

W Young10 (47)

D Piedt26-4-73-3

64.61

Flighted and full around off. Kane Williamson drives it towards long on and ends the over with a single.

64.50

Tossed full again, on middle. Kane Williamson stays back and blocks it out onto the track.

64.40

Floated full on middle. Kane Williamson nudges it away towards square leg safely.

64.31

Tossed up outside off. Will Young drives it towards cover and scampers away for a single. 99 runs more needed to win.

64.20

Full again, this time on the toes. Will Young flicks it to square leg and refuses a single.

64.10

Full and turning in towards off. Will Young gets deep in his crease and blocks it out covering the line.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 167/3

K Williamson88 (167)

W Young9 (44)

von Berg8-0-26-0

63.60

Too full around middle and leg. Kane Williamson takes a foot out and blocks it with patience. Just 2 runs off this over but here, South Africa need wickets.

63.51

Drags his length back and turning away outside off. Will Young punches it towards deep cover and wants to come back for the second. The fielder stops it and releases it quickly only keeping the batters to a single. New Zealand need 100 more runs to win now.

63.40

Quicker and full around leg. Will Young drives it towards mid on and refuses a single. Good bowling.

63.30

Flighted full, on leg. The ball turned towards middle and Will Young defends right in front of his pads.

63.21

Full and on off. Kane Williamson drives it to mid off and runs a single.

63.10

Short and pitched on off. Kane Williamson tries to play the sweep shot but the ball turns away sharply and bounces high. He opts out of that shot.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 165/3

W Young8 (41)

K Williamson87 (164)

D Piedt25-4-71-3

62.60

Tossed up outside off. Will Young again exercises his front foot defense and ends the over with a dot. 5 runs off this over for New Zealand.

62.50

Flighed full, turning into off. Will Young covers the line and blocks it out back towards the bowler.

62.40

Quicker and fuller outside off. Will Young defends it towards point. Good defense!

62.30

Floated up on off. Will Young takes a step out and blocks it solidly.

62.21

Full and on the toes. Kane Williamson drives it towards mid on and runs a single to get to the other end.

62.14

FOUR! BRILLIANT SHOT! Dane Piedt drops it a bit short and outside off. Kane Williamson watches it come and plays it late. He guides it past short third and the ball races away to the fence for four runs to begin the over.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 160/3

W Young8 (37)

K Williamson82 (162)

von Berg7-0-24-0

61.60

Peach! He floats this up around middle and leg and it turns away towards off. Will Young is forced on the back foot and he gets taken aback by the sudden turn and covers the line. The ball turns away from the bat. The keeper collects it brilliantly and they think he has nicked it. The umpire says it is out but Will Young straight away reviews it. The UltraEdge shows no spike and the decision has to be reversed.

61.51

A full toss, dipping in on leg. Kane Williamson nudges it away towards deep mid-wicket for another easy single.

61.40

Flighted full, outside off. Kane Williamson drives it back to Shaun von Berg. He stops it well.

61.31

Floated full around leg. Will Young drives it to mid on and calls for a quick single. Tight fielding.

61.20

Tossed up around the off stump. Will Young drives it to the fielder at cover and refuses a single.

61.11

Full and on the toes. Kane Williamson clips it to mid-wicket and runs a single to begin the over.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 157/3

K Williamson80 (159)

W Young7 (34)

D Piedt24-4-66-3

60.61

A touch short and outside off, Kane Williamson makes room and cuts it to deep point for a single.

60.50

Tosses it fuller on off, Kane Williamson blocks it back onto the deck.

60.40

Fractionally short and on middle, Kane Williamson rocks back and taps it to mid on.

60.30

Flatter and fuller on off, Kane Williamson plants his front foot ahead and blocks it to the on side.

60.20

Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson blocks it on the front foot.

60.10

Bowls it a touch fuller and on off, gets the ball to spin back in, Kane Williamson tucks it to the mid-wicket fielder.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 156/3

W Young7 (34)

K Williamson79 (153)

von Berg6-0-21-0

59.60

Quicker and fuller on middle and leg, Will Young blocks it back onto the pitch.

59.51

Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson drives it to long off for a single.

59.41

Floats this quicker one on off, Will Young drives it to short cover. A slight misfield allows the batters to cross for a run.

59.30

Slower and fuller on middle and leg, Will Young blocks it on the front foot.

59.20

Tossed up into the stumps, Will Young drives it back to the bowler.

59.10

Floats this up on off, Will Young defends it on the back foot.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 154/3

W Young6 (29)

K Williamson78 (152)

D Piedt23-4-65-3

58.61

Just short of a length on off, Will Young punches it to long on for a single.

58.51

Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson taps it to long on for a run.

58.41

Darts it fuller just outside off, Will Young nudges it to cover and gets a single.

58.30

Fuller on off, Will Young blocks it on the backfoot.

58.20

Tossed up on off, the ball grips and turns back in, Will Young tries to play straight but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

58.10

Bowls it fuller and quicker on off, Will Young pats it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 151/3

K Williamson77 (151)

W Young4 (24)

von Berg5-0-19-0

57.60

A tad short on length and spinning away a bit from off, Kane Williamson clips it to point.

57.50

Floats it fuller outside off, Kane Williamson cuts it to the fielder at point.

57.40

Gets this one fuller on off, Kane Williamson presses ahead and drives it straight to short cover.

57.30

Tosses it fuller on middle and off, Kane Williamson prods ahead and blocks it.

57.22

Flatter and shorter outside off, Kane Williamson extends his arms and cuts it to deep backward point for a couple of runs.

57.10

Bowls it fuller on off, Kane Williamson gets ahead and pushes it to mid on.

Shaun von Berg (4-0-17-0) returns to the attack.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 149/3

W Young4 (24)

K Williamson75 (145)

D Piedt22-4-62-3

56.60

A maiden over that! Flatter and fuller on off, Will Young blocks it on the on side.

56.50

A touch shorter than the last one on off, Will Young blocks it wider of the slip fielder.

56.40

Pitches this one fuller on off, Will Young defends it on the front foot.

56.30

Quicker and fuller on middle, Will Young blocks it to the on side.

56.20

Fuller again on middle, Will Young covers the line and tucks it to square leg.

56.10

Floats it up on off, Will Young drops his bat and blocks it well.

Halt! The South Africans are unhappy about the shape of the ball and they want it to be changed. It goes through the ball gauge and passes the test successfully. All set for play to resume.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 149/3

K Williamson75 (145)

W Young4 (18)

T Moreki13-4-27-0

55.60

Bangs it on a length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it well.

55.54

FOUR! Beautiful shot that. Served on a fuller length outside off, Kane Williamson rocks ahead and creams the drive through covers for a boundary.

55.40

Bangs it just short of a length on off, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and punches it straight to the fielder at cover.

55.30

Hurls it fuller on off, Kane Williamson blocks it right under his eyeline.

55.20

Angles it in on a length over middle and leg, Kane Williamson blocks it back onto the deck.

55.10

Bowls it a touch fuller on off, Kane Williamson works it to the off side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 145/3

W Young4 (18)

K Williamson71 (139)

D Piedt21-3-62-3

54.60

Fractionally short and spinning down the leg side, Will Young leaves it alone.

54.50

Darts it fuller on off, Will Young taps it to the on side.

54.40

Fuller on off, Will Young chips it just beside short mid on.

54.31

Shorter in length on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

54.20

Gets it fuller on off, Kane Williamson punches it back to the bowler.

54.11

A touch short and on middle, Will Young taps it to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 143/3

K Williamson70 (137)

W Young3 (14)

T Moreki12-4-23-0

53.60

Bowls it on a hard length over off, Kane Williamson tucks it to the off side.

53.50

Jaffa! Kane Williamson does well to get out of the way. Bangs it short of a length outside off, the ball keeps climbing up off the deck. Kane Williamson goes for the cut but gets his hands down at the very end letting it zip past his helmet.

53.40

Angles it in fuller and on the pads, Kane Williamson flicks it to short mid-wicket.

53.30

Gets this on a good length over off, Kane Williamson is solid in his front foot defence.

53.20

Pitches this one fuller on off, Kane Williamson drives it to covers.

53.10

Bowls it on a fuller length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 143/3

W Young3 (14)

K Williamson70 (131)

D Piedt20-3-60-3

52.60

Bowls it nice and full on off, Will Young blocks it on the front foot. A good over that for the Kiwis.

52.51

Goes fuller on off, Kane Williamson taps it to long on for a single.

52.41

Bowls it just short and on middle, Will Young works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

52.30

Tossed up on off, Will Young blocks it back to the bowler.

52.21

Comes from around and floats one fuller outside off, Kane Williamson taps it past point for a single.

52.14

FOUR! Asking to be hit and Kane Williamson makes full use of it. Digs it just short on off, Kane Williamson rocks back and picks up the length perfectly pulling it along the ground towards deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 136/3

W Young2 (11)

K Williamson64 (128)

T Moreki11-3-23-0

51.60

Angles it in on a good length over off, Will Young blocks it back onto the deck.

51.51

Angles it in on a length and on the pads, Kane Williamson clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

51.40

Bangs it a touch short of length outside off, Kane Williamson watches the ball go past to the keeper.

51.30

On a length over middle, Kane Williamson covers the line and tucks it to the on side.

51.20

Bangs it on a good length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it to the off side.

51.10

Starts from over the wicket and pitches it fuller outside off with some inward movement, Kane Williamson leaves it alone.

Drinks break! Kane Williamson's solidity shines through as he confidently surpasses his half-century mark, emerging as the linchpin for New Zealand in this chase. While the dismissal of Rachin Ravindra may have momentarily boosted the Proteas' spirits, Williamson's resilience has caught them off guard. They will need to bowl tighter and more importantly, chip wickets to win this game. Tshepo Moreki (10-3-22-0) is back for a burst.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 135/3

W Young2 (10)

K Williamson63 (123)

D Piedt19-3-53-3

50.60

This is at 85 clicks, full and on off, Will Young presses forward to keep it out onto the deck. A productive over for New Zealand, 10 runs off it and they now need 132 more runs for victory.

50.51

Floats it up, full and on middle, Kane Williamson gets forward and strokes it through mid on for a single.

50.44

FOUR! Two in two for Kane Williamson but this is even better! Piedt bowls it short again but the line is around off, Kane Williamson picks up the line and length early and gets himself into a good position. He opens himself up and punches it to the right of deep point for four more runs.

50.34

FOUR! Shouts of 'catch, catch' but it is in the gap! Dane Piedt drops it short and on middle, Kane Williamson rocks on the back foot in a flash and pulls it hard in front of square on the leg side. Hits it aerially but it is to the left of Keegan Petersen at deep square leg for a boundary.

50.20

Slows it up nicely and loops it up as well, Kane Williamson leans ahead but fails to get to the pitch of the ball and wears it on the gloves.

50.11

This is short and it turns in sharply, on middle and leg, Will Young adjusts well and clips it wide of square leg for a quick single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 125/3

K Williamson54 (119)

W Young1 (8)

D Paterson18-5-41-0

49.60

Angling in a touch, on a length, in the channel, Kane Williamson tries to defend it late and gets it off the outer half of the bat towards gully.

49.50

Lands it on a good length, around off, Kane Williamson dead-bats it from the crease.

49.40

Bowls it on a length, on off, Kane Williamson shoulders arms to the delivery.

49.34

FOUR! Skillfully done! Paterson hurls it on a short of a length, on off, Kane Williamson allows the ball to come to him and opens his bat face ever so slightly to guide it along the ground between third slip and gully. There is no one in the deep and the keeper, Clyde Fortuin gives it a chase but the ball wins the race.

49.20

At 120.8 clicks, on a good length, outside off, Kane Williamson hops back and punches it to cover where Ruan de Swardt dives to his left to make the stop. Dane Paterson falls over in his follow-through but gets back up quickly and he is fine to continue.

49.10

Bowls it full and on off, Kane Williamson extends his arms and drives it on the up to cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 121/3

W Young1 (8)

K Williamson50 (113)

D Piedt18-3-43-3

48.60

Fires it in, full and on middle and leg, clipped off the pads to mid-wicket.

48.50

Slows it up nicely and offers flight, full and on middle, Will Young gets on the front foot to dead-bat it down the wicket.

48.40

Fuller and at the stumps, Will Young works it to short leg off the front foot.

48.30

On a nagging length, on middle, Will Young gets rooted in his crease as the ball spins in to catch him high on the thigh pad.

48.21

FIFTY FOR KANE WILLIAMSON! It's just another day at the office for New Zealand's stalwart as he brings up his 34th Test fifty. Tosses it up, full and on off, Kane Williamson leans ahead and eases it down to long on for a single. He holds the key for New Zealand in this run chase.

48.11

Bowls it short and turning into the pads, Will Young uses the depth of his crease and turns it past short leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 119/3

K Williamson49 (112)

W Young0 (3)

D Paterson17-5-37-0

47.60

On a back of a length now, outside off, Kane Williamson stands tall and bunts it to short mid-wicket.

47.50

Serves it on a good length, on off, Kane Williamson blocks it from the crease with a straight bat.

47.42

Goes full does Paterson and bowls it on off, Kane Williamson lunges and angles his bat face to thread this one between cover and extra cover for a couple of runs. Moves to 49 with this shot.

47.30

Hurls it on a good length, outside off, Kane Williamson gets on top of the bounce and punches it to cover.

47.20

Angling in, on a length, just outside off, Kane Williamson covers his off-stump and lets it go through to the keeper.

47.10

This is full and around off, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 117/3

W Young0 (3)

K Williamson47 (106)

D Piedt17-3-41-3

46.60

Loops it up, full and on off, Will Young knocks it to the left of the bowler. End of a successful over from Dane Piedt.

46.50

This is on a nagging length, on middle, Will Young stabs it down on the leg side.

46.40

Tosses it up again, full and on off, Will Young presses forward and pads it away.

Will Young walks out to bat next for New Zealand.

46.3W

OUT! TAKEN! Neil Brand is over the moon and it is Dane Piedt who has broken through once again for South Africa! Dane Piedt stays around the wicket and gives the ball air nicely, inviting the big shot, Rachin Ravindra gets tempted by the flight and tries to break the shackles. He tries to go up and over on the off side but fails to get the elevation and ends up chipping it straight to Neil Brand at short cover who reverse cups it to his left.

46.20

Angled in, on a nagging length, defended solidly by Rachin Ravindra.

46.11

Drops it short and on middle, there to be put away, Kane Williamson rocks back and pulls it hard but picks out the man at deep square leg.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 116/2

R Ravindra20 (70)

K Williamson46 (105)

D Paterson16-5-35-0

45.60

Comes from around the wicket for the last ball and hurls it in the channel, on a good length, left alone by Rachin Ravindra.

45.50

Top of off, on a hard length, Rachin Ravindra trusts the bounce and lifts his bat to let it go.

45.40

On a length, on off and middle, Rachin Ravindra gets behind the line to defend it down the wicket.

45.32

Paterson goes into the wicket, on off, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and rolls his wrists to pull it in front of square on the leg side. Keegan Petersen covers good ground to his right and tidies it up. Two runs taken.

45.20

This is full and on the fifth stump line, driven with a straight bat but straight to mid off.

45.10

Serves it on a good length, on off, Rachin Ravindra stabs it down on the off side.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 114/2

K Williamson46 (105)

R Ravindra18 (64)

D Piedt16-3-40-2

44.60

At the stumps, full in length, Kane Williamson uses his feet this time and nudges it to short leg.

44.50

That could have gone anywhere! Dane Piedt serves it full and on off and middle, Kane Williamson gets half-forward to block but the ball kicks off the deck a bit and catches the inside edge. Luckily for Williamson, it goes well wide of short leg.

44.40

Slower and shorter, on middle, Kane Williamson keeps it out on the leg side.

44.30

Tosses it up nicely, full and around off, Kane Williamson fails to get to the pitch of the ball and it spins to catch the inside edge and it rolls to short leg.

44.20

Short and on off, Kane Williamson blocks it out solidly off the back foot.

44.10

Beaten! Piedt slips in a straighter one, on a nagging length, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and defends for the ball turning into him but it keeps straight and goes past the outside edge.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 114/2

R Ravindra18 (64)

K Williamson46 (99)

D Paterson15-5-33-0

43.60

Closer to the off-stump, full as well, Rachin Ravindra picks up the line early and lets the ball pass harmlessly behind to the keeper. A maiden from Dane Paterson.

43.50

Width on offer on off, fuller in length, Rachin Ravindra reaches out as he goes for the drive but mistimes it to cover.

43.40

Continues to slant it across the left-hander, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms yet again.

43.30

In the channel on off from Paterson, on a length, Rachin Ravindra covers his off-stump and offers no shot at it.

43.20

Going across the batter again from over the wicket, Rachin Ravindra is happy to leave the ball alone.

43.10

Edgy! This is angled across, on off, on a length, it seams in a bit as Rachin Ravindra goes for the drive. It catches the bottom edge of the bat and rolls behind to the keeper.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 114/2

R Ravindra18 (58)

K Williamson46 (99)

D Piedt15-2-40-2

42.61

Drops it short and wide outside off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and cuts it past point for a single to retain the strike.

42.50

Gives it a bit of air, full and on middle, blocked out off the front foot.

42.40

Fires it in, a bit too full, at the stumps, Rachin Ravindra drives it firmly to mid on.

42.30

Pushes it through, on a nagging length, around off, left alone by Rachin Ravindra.

42.20

Nicely bowled! Well tossed up, on off, Rachin Ravindra is drawn forward in defence but the ball dips on him and spins away to beat the bat.

42.10

Short and turning away, outside off, Rachin Ravindra frees his arms and cuts well but Zubayr Hamza at cover dives to his right to make the stop.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 113/2

K Williamson46 (99)

R Ravindra17 (52)

D Paterson14-4-33-0

41.60

Keeps it on a length, just outside off, Kane Williamson opts to stay back in his crease and dead-bats it with a straight bat.

41.50

Angles it in, on a length, on off, Kane Williamson covers the line of the ball and defends it right under his eyes.

41.40

Hurls it in on a good length, on the fifth stump line, this keeps a touch low but Kane Williamson stays low with the bounce and pats it down on the off side.

41.30

This is bowled on a good length from Paterson, Kane Williamson gets on the back foot and tucks it to mid-wicket.

41.20

On the off-stump line, full again, Kane Williamson continues to be solid in defence.

41.11

Paterson delivers it full and straight, at the stumps, driven with a straight bat to the right of mid on for a run by Rachin Ravindra.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 112/2

R Ravindra16 (51)

K Williamson46 (94)

D Piedt14-2-39-2

40.61

Coming in with the arm, short and on middle, Rachin Ravindra goes back in his crease and nudges it to the left of mid on for a single.

40.50

Slows it up and bowls it full, on off, Rachin Ravindra frees his arms and strokes it to extra cover.

40.41

Offers flight again, full and on off, Kane Williamson lunges and eases it out to long on for one more.

40.31

Darts this one in, a bit too full, on middle, whipped to mid on for a quick single.

40.20

Quicker through the air, full and on off, Rachin Ravindra drives it to short cover.

40.10

Tosses it up, full and around off, Rachin Ravindra gets half a stride in to defend.

Dane Piedt (13-2-36-2) will bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 109/2

K Williamson45 (93)

R Ravindra14 (46)

D Paterson13-4-32-0

39.60

Attacks the pads with a full delivery, it keeps a bit low as it shapes in but Kane Williamson is equal to the task and keeps it out on the leg side.

39.50

Serves it on a good length, slanting in, on the off-stump line, Kane Williamson hangs back and blocks with a straight bat.

39.40

Fuller and in the corridor of off, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline.

39.31

This is on a back of a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra dabs it down to deep point and gets to the other end.

39.20

Angling across the left-hander, on a good length, on off, Rachin Ravindra drives it on the up to cover.

39.11

Kane Williamson and New Zealand are underway right away in the second session. Paterson drifts on the pads, on a length, Kane Williamson glances it away off his pads down to fine leg for a single.

Welcome back to the second session of Day 4, the two umpires are out in the middle followed by the Proteas fielders taking their positions. Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra are in all readiness to resume their innings. Dane Paterson will start this session with the ball.

... DAY 4, SESSION 2 ...

Throughout the session, South Africa's bowlers have showcased commendable skills, applying consistent pressure on the New Zealand batters. Despite their relentless efforts, they have yet to make the breakthroughs they eagerly seek. Dane Piedt set the tone early in the day by dismissing the well-set Tom Latham, who appeared comfortable after his overnight innings. Both Tshepo Moreki and Dane Piedt executed their bowling plans with precision, maintaining discipline in their approach. However, it was Dane Paterson's return to the attack that injected a sense of uncertainty into the minds of the batters, creating opportunities albeit without tangible results. Despite their endeavours, the Proteas have struggled to induce errors from the opposition. As the match progresses into the post-Lunch session, South Africa will be eager to penetrate the Kiwi defences early on, aiming to shift the momentum in their favour and seize a decisive advantage in the game. Gear up for what could be the game-defining session coming up shortly. Join us at 6.10 am IST (12.40 am GMT) for the second session of Day 4.

SESSION SUMMARY -  67 runs, 25.1 overs and 1 wicket. The first session of Day 4 belongs to New Zealand, a team that faced an early setback in the day with the loss of Tom Latham but displayed resilience as they steadily advanced stitching up a 3rd wicket partnership of 54 runs. Leading from the front, Kane Williamson, the cornerstone of the Kiwi batting order, demonstrated his mastery in the format, accumulating a determined 44 runs from 89 deliveries. Alongside him, Rachin Ravindra showed promise but remained slightly tentative, aiming to find his groove and bolster the team's stability. Despite the task of still needing 160 runs with 8 wickets in hand, New Zealand's composed performance indicates they are firmly on track to successfully pursue this target.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 107/2

K Williamson44 (89)

R Ravindra13 (44)

von Berg4-0-17-0

38.61

Stays around the wicket and bowls it full and on off, Kane Williamson leans ahead and eases it with a straight bat to long off for a single. A 10-run over for New Zealand to end the session. That will be LUNCH on DAY 4 with the Kiwis requiring 160 more runs for victory!

38.56

SIX! Short and punished! A real drag-down from the debutant, around middle and leg, Kane Williamson does not miss out as he gets on the back foot in a flash and hammers the pull over deep square leg for a maximum.

38.40

Loops it up, overpitched and outside off, Kane Williamson lunges and drills it hard but can't get it past short extra cover.

38.30

Tosses it up, full and on off, Kane Williamson drives it neatly to short cover.

38.20

On a nagging length, just outside off, turning away a touch, Kane Williamson leaves it alone.

38.13

Shaun von Berg dishes out a googly but it is way too short, outside off, Rachin Ravindra picks up the length early and the variation. He rocks back and cuts it late and behind square on the off side. The ball plugs in the outfield but the batters take three. Kane Williamson has to slide forward on his knee as he tries to make his ground at the batting end. The 100 comes up for New Zealand and they now need 167 more runs to win.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 97/2

K Williamson37 (84)

R Ravindra10 (43)

D Paterson12-4-30-0

37.60

Goes fuller this time, on off, Kane Williamson lunges and keeps it out on the off side.

37.51

Pulls his length back a touch and bowls it on the fifth stump line, Rachin Ravindra waits on it and dabs it late and wide of point for a single.

37.40

On the off-stump line, on a good length, Rachin Ravindra punches it off the front foot to short cover.

37.30

Targets the pads with a length delivery, a hint of away movement, Rachin Ravindra whips it from the crease to mid-wicket.

37.20

Angling away, on a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra presses forward and stabs it down on the off side.

37.10

Good-length delivery, on off, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and pushes it to cover.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 96/2

K Williamson37 (83)

R Ravindra9 (38)

von Berg3-0-7-0

36.60

A bit quicker and this one goes straight, on a length, just outside off, Kane Williamson lunges and covers his off-stump to let the ball pass.

36.52

Tosses it up nicely, full and outside off, Kane Williamson leans into it and drives it crisply to the right of cover and to the left of long off for a couple of runs.

36.40

Pulls his length back and bowls it on a nagging length, outside off, Kane Williamson watches it closely and shoulders arms.

36.30

This is fuller and slower, on off, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot and defends it down the wicket.

36.20

A rank-hop and turning away a long way, outside off, Kane Williamson leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

36.11

Floats it up, full and outside off, Rachin Ravindra uses his feet but fails to get to the pitch of the ball. Gets an outside edge that goes wide of point for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 93/2

K Williamson35 (78)

R Ravindra8 (37)

D Paterson11-4-29-0

35.60

Slanting in, on a good length, around off, Kane Williamson defends it right under his eyeline. End of another probing over from Paterson.

35.50

Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Kane Williamson hangs back and keeps it out on the off side.

35.40

An absolute beauty! Angles it into the right-hander, on a length, Kane Williamson presents a straight bat to defend as he stays rooted in the crease. It nips away late and whizzes past the outside edge. Too good a delivery not to induce the edge.

35.30

Attacks the stumps with a delivery of fuller length, Kane Williamson gets right behind the line and pats it with a straight bat to mid on.

35.20

Tentative! Bowls it in the channel on off and gets it to shoot off the deck a bit, Kane Williamson has a waft at it and is lucky not to edge this one behind.

35.11

Strays on the pads, on a good length, Rachin Ravindra clips it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 92/2

K Williamson35 (73)

R Ravindra7 (36)

von Berg2-0-4-0

34.60

Turning away a touch, full and on off, Kane Williamson works it with the turn to cover.

34.50

Keeps it nice and full, on middle, Kane Williamson gets his bat close to the pad and defends.

34.40

Slows it up and bowls it full, outside off, Kane Williamson reaches out and strokes it to cover.

34.30

Lobs it up nicely, full and on middle, Kane Williamson prods forward and blocks it out.

34.20

Low full toss, on off, Kane Williamson knocks it straight to silly mid off.

34.11

Quick single taken! Offers flight from around the wicket, outside off, Rachin Ravindra skips down the track and takes it on the full to play it to mid off and scampers across for a quick single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 91/2

K Williamson35 (68)

R Ravindra6 (35)

D Paterson10-4-28-0

33.60

This is full and on off, Kane Williamson drives it with a straight bat to mid off.

33.50

In the channel on off, fuller in length, Kane Williamson defends it with soft hands and gets an outside edge that rolls to second slip.

33.40

Almost chopped it back onto the stumps. Serves it on a good length, on the fifth stump line, Kane Williamson looks to punch it through the off side but the width is not there to play that short. Gets an inside edge back onto his feet and luckily for him, it does not trickle back onto the stumps. Hands on heads all around for the Proteas.

33.30

Pitched up by Paterson, outside off, Kane Williamson extends his arms and cracks the drive towards cover where Ruan de Swardt dives to his right and makes the stop with his right hand.

33.20

At 130.8 clicks, on a back of a length, on off, Kane Williamson stands tall and blocks it out with a straight bat.

33.10

Uppish but safe! Starts from over the wicket and bowls it full, on off, the bat turns in Kane Williamson's hands as he goes for the drive and ends up knocking it uppishly but to the left of cover.

Dane Paterson (9-3-28-0) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 91/2

K Williamson35 (62)

R Ravindra6 (35)

von Berg1-0-3-0

32.61

Keeps it full and straight, at the stumps, Kane Williamson strokes it down to long off and retains the strike with a single. 176 runs more needed for New Zealand.

32.51

This is full and on the pads, Rachin Ravindra clips it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

32.40

Gives the ball air and bowls it on middle, Rachin Ravindra steps out and pushes this full delivery back to the bowler.

32.30

Offers width on off, full as well, Rachin Ravindra drills it along the ground to mid off.

32.21

Loops it up, on a fullish length, Kane Williamson gets on the front foot to knock it down to long on for a single.

32.10

Starts well does von Berg! Tosses it up, full and turning away, on off, Kane Williamson reaches out in front and defends it well.

Shaun von Berg comes into the attack.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 88/2

K Williamson33 (59)

R Ravindra5 (32)

D Piedt13-2-36-2

31.61

Fuller and slower, on off and middle, eased down to long on for a single by Kane Williamson.

31.54

FOUR! Quality shot from a quality player! Dane Piedt drops it way too short, on off, Kane Williamson goes back and across and gives himself room to punch in front of square on the off side for a boundary.

31.40

Floats it up nicely, slower as well, on off, Kane Williamson gets a good stride in to smother the spin.

31.30

Turning into the pads, on a nagging length, tucked to short leg.

31.21

Shorter and flatter, on off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and cuts it to deep point for a single.

31.10

Floats it up, full and on middle, Rachin Ravindra gets his bat out in front to defend.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 82/2

K Williamson28 (55)

R Ravindra4 (30)

T Moreki10-3-22-0

30.60

Goes full and on off, Kane Williamson drives it off the inside half of his bat towards mid on.

30.50

Targets the off-stump, on a good length, Kane Williamson pats it down the wicket off the front foot.

30.40

At 132.2 clicks, on a length, just outside off, Kane Williamson defends it right under the eyeline.

30.41wd

WIDE! Good take by Clyde Fortuin! Bangs it in way too short, over middle and leg, Kane Williamson ducks and lets the ball go over his head for a wide. The keeper leaps to his left and makes the stop.

30.30

On a hard length, on middle and leg, Kane Williamson stays back in his crease and tucks it to square leg.

30.20

Honing in, at the stumps, on a good length, Kane Williamson covers the line of the ball and stabs it down onto the deck.

30.10

Pitches it up, full and on off, driven firmly to mid off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 81/2

R Ravindra4 (30)

K Williamson28 (49)

D Piedt12-2-30-2

29.62

Drops it short and slanting onto the pads, Rachin Ravindra tucks it through square leg for a couple of runs.

29.50

Loops it up and gets it to dip in front of the batter, turning away from a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms.

29.40

Was that a chance? Yes, it was. A tough chance though for Clyde Fortuin as it deflected away a long way off the inside edge. South Africa need such chances to stick. Angling down leg, on a nagging length, Rachin Ravindra goes on the back foot to tickle it fine on the leg side. Gets it off the toe-end of the bat and Fortuin moves to his right but fails to hang on.

29.30

Fires it in quicker, fuller and at the stumps, Rachin Ravindra gets on the front foot and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

29.20

A big, big shout for LBW but turned down! Neil Brand has a word with the men behind the stumps and takes the review with three seconds left on the timer. It looked to be going down leg though. Tosses it up, full and sliding onto the pads, Rachin Ravindra misreads the length and goes for the flick but misses as the ball hits him on the pads. Nothing on UltraEdge. The Ball Tracking shows the ball to be missing the leg stump and South Africa lose their review.

29.10

Drifting in, full and on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra prods forward to keep it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 79/2

K Williamson28 (49)

R Ravindra2 (24)

T Moreki9-3-21-0

28.60

Length delivery, outisde off, Kane Williamson thinks about playing at it as he presses forward but decides to withdraw his bat at the last moment.

28.50

Hits the deck hard, on off, Kane Williamson hangs back and stabs it down on the off side.

28.44

FOUR! Nicely done! Moreki bowls it on a back of a length, outside off, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and rides the bounce to steer it wide of backward point. The ball is in the air for a brief period but it is in the gap and Williamson picks up a boundary.

28.30

Drags his length back and bowls it on off, Kane Williamson sways away from the line of the ball and lets it go.

28.20

False shot! Fuller in length at 130.1 clicks, around off, the ball comes on slower than the batter expected and Kane Williamson chips it a bit uppishly but in front of mid on.

28.10

Angling in, in the channel on off, on a good length, left alone by Kane Williamson.

Drinks break! It has been a steady start to the day for New Zealand, adding 35 runs in the first hour. Although Tom Latham fell early, Kane Williamson has looked as solid as ever, and he is ticking along nicely with Rachin Ravindra, who is yet to find his groove. With 192 runs remaining, the hosts will look to go through till Lunch without losing any more wickets. South Africa need a couple of wickets here in the second hour, and Dane Piedt will hold the key. A hold up in play as Williamson is unhappy about a red flickering light on the sight screen. It is resolved and we are all good to go now.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 75/2

R Ravindra2 (24)

K Williamson24 (43)

D Piedt11-2-28-2

27.60

Gets it nice and full on off and turns it away as Rachin Ravindra presses ahead for the block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

27.50

Quicker and fuller on middle, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back onto the pitch.

27.40

Floats it fuller on middle, Rachin Ravindra blocks it on the front foot.

27.31

A tad shorter on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it to the left of square leg for a single.

27.20

Goes fuller and on off, Kane Williamson rocks back and blocks it to the off side.

27.16

SIX! Just when the fielder at mid on was brought in, Kane Williamson goes for the biggie. Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson shimmies down the track and lofts it over long on fence for half a dozen.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 68/2

R Ravindra2 (21)

K Williamson17 (40)

T Moreki8-3-17-0

26.60

Happy to leave! Fuller and wider of off, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms.

26.50

Angles it away from off on a good length, Rachin Ravindra stays unmoved as he watches the ball go through to the keeper.

26.40

Gets the line in and bowls it on a length on middle and off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back to the bowler.

26.30

Fuller and wider of off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone through to the keeper.

26.20

Gets this one on a length and angles it away just outside off, Rachin Ravindra goes for the punch through covers but gets beaten.

26.10

Angles it across, fuller and just outside off, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 68/2

K Williamson17 (40)

R Ravindra2 (15)

D Piedt10-2-21-2

25.60

Goes fuller outside off, Kane Williamson presses ahead and blocks it.

25.51

Fractionally short on off, Rachin Ravindra makes room and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.

25.40

Gets it nice and full on off and turns it away, Rachin Ravindra gets on the backfoot for the block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

25.30

Tossed up on middle, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back onto the deck.

25.20

Fuller and on middle and off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it on the front foot.

25.11

Drops the length short on off, Kane Williamson slips on a knee and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 66/2

R Ravindra1 (11)

K Williamson16 (38)

T Moreki7-2-17-0

24.60

Angles it across on a fuller length outside off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.

24.51

Fuller on off, Kane Williamson drives it to left of mid off for a single.

24.40

Oh wow. The ball just climbed on and Kane Williamson did well to keep it out. Banged on a length on off, the ball shoots off the deck as Kane Williamson bends back and blocks it to the off side.

24.30

A touch fuller this time around middle and off, Kane Williamson blocks it right under his eyeline.

24.20

Bangs it on a length on off, Kane Williamson tucks it to short mid-wicket.

24.10

Bowls it fuller and into the stumps, Kane Williamson blocks it nicely back onto the pitch.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 65/2

R Ravindra1 (10)

K Williamson15 (33)

D Piedt9-2-19-2

23.60

Quicker and fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it to covers.

23.50

A touch short and on off, Rachin Ravindra goes back making some room and cuts it to the fielder at point.

23.40

Slower through the air and on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it back onto the pitch.

23.31

Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson works it to long on for a single.

23.20

Slower and fuller on off, Kane Williamson tucks it to the on side.

23.10

Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson presses ahead and blocks it.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 64/2

R Ravindra1 (7)

K Williamson14 (30)

T Moreki6-2-16-0

22.60

Similar delivery but a touch closer to the off stump line this time, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone again.

22.50

Angles it across on a fuller length outside off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it alone.

22.41

Angles it in on a length and on the pads, Kane Williamson tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

22.30

Bowls it on a good length outside off with some movement in the air, Kane Williamson watches the ball very closely and holds his gloves high leaving the ball go through to the keeper.

22.20

Pitches this on a length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it to the off side.

22.10

Comes from over the wicket and hurls it on a good length on off, Kane Williamson blocks it to point.

Tshepo Moreki (5-2-15-0) has been brought into the attack.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 63/2

R Ravindra1 (5)

K Williamson13 (26)

D Piedt8-2-18-2

21.60

Beauty! Bowls it nicely on a fuller length on off and gets the ball to turn away off the deck, Rachin Ravindra gets beaten on the outside edge tuning to block it on the front foot.

21.51

Overpitched on off, Kane Williamson knocks it to long on for a single.

21.42

Bowls it nice and full on off and gets the ball to spin back in a bit, Kane Williamson tucks it past the short mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs.

21.31

Flatter and wider from the crease, on a fuller length on off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and cuts it to the point region for a single.

21.20

Quicker through the air and fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra blocks it well.

21.10

Floats it fuller on middle, Rachin Ravindra drives it straight to short cover.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 59/2

K Williamson10 (24)

R Ravindra0 (1)

D Paterson9-3-28-0

20.62

Another nice shot but will get just two runs off it. On a length around off, Kane Williamson gets on top of the ball and punches it through covers.

20.54

FOUR! Timed to perfection. Served on a good length on off, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and punches it through the gap past point for a boundary.

20.40

Slides this one fuller and on the pads, Kane Williamson tucks it the leg side.

20.30

Pitches this on a length around off, Kane Williamson waits for the ball and blocks it on the backfoot.

20.20

Bowls it just short of a length on middle and off, the ball shoots up off the deck and Kane Williamson blocks it with a straight bat back onto the pitch.

20.10

Bangs it on a good length on off, Kane Williamson tucks it to the short mid-wicket fielder.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 53/2

R Ravindra0 (1)

K Williamson4 (18)

D Piedt7-2-14-2

19.60

Flights it up on off, Rachin Ravindra drives it straight back to the bowler.

Rachin Ravindra makes his way out to the centre now.

19.5W

OUT! CAUGHT! Dane Piedt gets the better of Tom Latham for the second time! That's a huge breakthrough for South Africa. Tosses it up on off with pace off, Tom Latham presses ahead and goes for the push through covers a bit too early and ends up chipping a dolly off the outer half of the bat to Zubayr Hamza at short cover.

19.40

Tossed up on off, Tom Latham blocks it on the front foot.

19.34

FOUR! Nicely done. Darts it quicker and fuller on the pads, Tom Latham flicks it beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary.

19.20

Flatter and fuller on off, Tom Latham goes back in the crease and blocks it on the on side.

19.10

Floats it fuller on off with away turn, Tom Latham waits and cuts it to backward point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 49/1

K Williamson4 (18)

T Latham26 (52)

D Paterson8-3-22-0

18.60

Maiden over that! Fuller on middle and off, Kane Williamson blocks it back onto the deck.

18.50

Angles it in on a fuller length on off, Kane Williamson offers a solid defence and holds the pose.

18.40

Bowls it nice and full, on off, Kane Williamson blocks it under his eyes.

18.30

Bangs it just short of a length on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it to the leg side again.

18.20

Gets this straighter and fuller on middle, Kane Williamson tucks it to the on side.

18.10

Nice carry-through. Bowls it on a perfect length outside off and gets the ball to shape in as Kane Williamson leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 49/1

T Latham26 (52)

K Williamson4 (12)

D Piedt6-2-10-1

17.60

Flights it up outside off, Tom Latham leaves it alone.

17.50

Floats it fuller on middle and leg, Tom Latham tucks it to the on side.

17.40

Top delivery! Takes the pace off a bit and bowls it nice and full on off with a turn away, Tom Latham tries to block it on the front foot but gets beaten on the outside edge.

17.34

FOUR! Not exactly where he intended but gets the result! Piedt errs in line and slips it down leg, full in length, Tom Latham goes for the sweep but gets a bottom edge on it and it races down to the fine leg fence for the first boundary of the day.

17.20

Bowls it short and around off, Tom Latham goes on the back foot and dabs it down on the off side.

17.10

Gives the ball air and bowls it full and on off, Tom Latham reaches out in front as he goes for the paddle sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pads and it drops in the vacant short leg region.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 45/1

K Williamson4 (12)

T Latham22 (46)

D Paterson7-2-22-0

16.60

Using the seam well! Goes fuller and on middle and off, Kane Williamson blocks it with a straight bat.

16.50

Neatly driven but straight to the bowler! A fuller delivery on off, Kane Williamson times his straight drive perfectly and Dane Paterson does even better to stop the ball to his left.

16.40

Another hard length delivery on off, Kane Williamson shows full face of the blade and makes a block off the back foot.

16.30

Angles it in from off on a good length, Kane Williamson blocks it well this time.

16.20

That one shaped back in! Pitched on a length just outside off, gets the ball to nip back in sharply as Kane Williamson gets beaten trying to block it. The ball hits him high on the groin.

16.12

Comes from over the wicket and bowls it fuller on off, Kane Williamson just gently pushes it past mid off and gets a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 43/1

K Williamson2 (6)

T Latham22 (46)

D Piedt5-2-6-1

15.61

A single to end the over. Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson presses ahead and flicks it to long on and gets the run.

15.50

Full and on off, Kane Williamson knocks it back to the bowler.

15.40

A touch fuller and quicker on middle and leg, Kane Williamson tucks it past short leg.

15.31

Comes from around the wicket and floats it up on a fuller length on middle, Tom Latham pushes it to long off for a single.

15.21

Gets off the mark! Fuller delivery on off, Kane Williamson taps it to long on for a single.

15.10

Flatter and fuller on off, Kane Williamson chips it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 40/1

T Latham21 (45)

K Williamson0 (1)

D Paterson6-2-20-0

14.60

Seams it in on a touch fuller length, on off, Tom Latham gets to it and blocks it neatly.

14.50

Angles it in from outside off on a good length, Tom Latham blocks it on the front foot.

14.40

Gets this nicely in the corridor on off, on a length, Tom Latham looks for the front foot block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

14.30

Gets this a touch fuller on off, angling in, Tom Latham defends it on the front foot towards cover.

14.20

Bowls it on a length on off, Tom Latham cuts it to the fielder at point.

14.10

Steams from around the wicket and angles it in from outside off, Tom Latham watchfully makes a good leave as the ball zips through to the keeper.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Dane Paterson (5-1-20-0).

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 40/1

K Williamson0 (1)

T Latham21 (39)

D Piedt4-2-3-1

13.60

Bowls from over the wicket and tosses it up on off, Kane Williamson rocks back and tucks it in front of short leg.

We are all set for the game to commence on Day 4. The sun is shining in its full glory as the two umpires make their way out to the middle. Neil Brand is seen pumping up his boys in the South African huddle before they take their places in the field. Kane Williamson walks in at number 3 for New Zealand and joins Tom Latham in the middle. Dane Piedt is at the top of his mark and is ready to complete his over. A slip and a short leg in place. Away we go...

On the flip side, the South Africans, despite a shaky start on Day 3, showed resilience with the bat, particularly through David Bedingham's century, which put them in a commanding position at one stage. Although there was a slight collapse towards the end of their innings, the total they posted on the board was still commendable. With the ball, the Proteas fought hard and eventually found success right at the end of the day's play, which will undoubtedly boost their confidence heading into the fourth day. With some assistance still available for both seamers and spinners on the pitch, they will look to pick up a couple more wickets early in the day to gain the upper hand in the game. Who are you rooting to come out on top at the end of the day's play? We shall soon find out as the action comes to you shortly.

New Zealand began Day 3 strongly but faced resistance from a couple of impressive partnerships from South Africa. However, the Kiwi bowlers fought back admirably, restricting the Proteas to just 235 runs, a total that seemed likely to surpass 300 at one point. In their chase, New Zealand got off to a solid start, forming a strong opening partnership, but unfortunately lost a wicket just before the end of the day's play. As they resume their innings on Day 4, the BlackCaps will aim to play steadily and focus on each session to chase down the remaining 227 runs to clean sweep the series.

Hello and a warm welcome to Day 4 of this thrilling second Test match between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The stage is set for an intense day of cricket, with both teams vying for victory. It's possible that we could witness the conclusion of this captivating match before the day ends.

... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...

South Africa, on the other hand, will be feeling a lot better getting that wicket in the final over considering the way things panned out after they were at a commanding position early on in the second session. After early setbacks and the dismissal of skipper Neil Brand, who looked promising, the Proteas found themselves in early trouble at 39 for 3 wickets. However, Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham steadied the ship with a solid 4th wicket partnership of 65 runs, only for Hamza to depart cheaply, putting South Africa on the back foot once again. Yet, Keegan Petersen stepped up admirably, forming a commendable partnership of 98 runs for the 5th wicket. The highlight of the day was David Bedingham's century, which played a pivotal role in helping South Africa reach the total they did. However, the tail-enders failed to contribute significantly, and momentum shifted back to the Kiwis as the Proteas were bundled out for 235 runs, setting New Zealand a target of 267. As they did in the first innings, Dane Paterson and Tshepo Moreki maintained tight lines and lengths with the new ball. The star with the ball of the first innings, Dane Piedt gave them the finish they needed by trapping Devon Conway in front. The match is well poised for Day 4 and could be the final day of this Test match with the Kiwis requiring 227 more runs whereas South Africa will be on the hunt for the remaining nine wickets. The action on Day 4 will begin at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day), but you can join us much earlier for all the build-up. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

SESSION SUMMARY - 89 runs, 30 overs and 7 wickets. South Africa finish the day on a high! It's been an enthralling day of cricket, aptly termed the 'Moving Day' in this second Test match. Despite the loss of Devon Conway, New Zealand will be pleased to have pulled back the game nicely. The Kiwis made a strong start to the day, claiming three early wickets with just 39 runs on the board. However, the momentum shifted slightly as the spinners struggled to make an impact, allowing the new batters to settle in towards the end of the first session. After lunch, Neil Wagner made an immediate impact, breaking the resilient partnership with a wicket in his very first over, putting New Zealand back in the driver's seat. The Proteas then formed another resilient 5th wicket partnership, which was eventually broken by an outstanding catch from Glenn Phillips, highlighting the need for something special to make a breakthrough at that stage. The bowlers exhibited remarkable strength thereafter, swiftly wrapping up the South African innings for 235 runs. With the bat, both Devon Conway and Tom Latham got off to a solid start, displaying cautious yet purposeful batting and scoring at a decent pace. The Kiwis looked on course to go through the end of day's play but the pressure got the better of Conway in the final over.

13.5W

OUT! Given LBW! A loud shout and up goes the finger! It looks dead straight but Devon Conway sends it upstairs for a review. Dane Piedt gives the ball air and bowls it short, on middle, Devon Conway is neither on the back foot nor on the front foot and plays for the ball angling into him. Ends up playing all around it as the ball spins away to beat the outside edge and pings him high on the back leg. Nothing on UltraEdge and it is three reds on Ball Tracking. What a finish for South Africa as they get Devon Conway on the penultimate ball of the day. That will be STUMPS on DAY 3!

13.40

Short and on off, Devon Conway hangs back and punches it to the right of the bowler.

13.30

Oh... tentative! Full and quicker, on middle, Devon Conway presses forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads that goes to the right of short leg.

13.20

Almost sneaked through! Loops it up, on a fullish length, Devon Conway misreads the length and backs away to drill it through covers. Ends up yorking himself and jams it out down the wicket.

13.10

Coming in with the arm, short and sliding down leg, Devon Conway gets inside the line but fails to tickle it fine on the leg side as he misses.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 40/0

T Latham21 (39)

D Conway17 (39)

T Moreki5-2-15-0

12.60

Lands it on a length, on off, Tom Latham presses forward and pats it to the right of the bowler. Last over of the day coming up.

12.54

FOUR! As good a cover drive as it gets! Tshepo Moreki overpitches fractionally, around off, Tom Latham angles the face of his bat perfectly and creams the drive through covers for a boundary.

12.41

Honing in at the pads, at pace, on a hard length, Devon Conway gets beaten for pace and gets an inside edge onto his pads that goes to the left of square leg for one.

12.31

Delivers it at 136.1 clicks, on a back of a length, on middle, Tom Latham gets on his toes and whips it to the left of Neil Brand at short mid-wicket for a single. Latham grimaces in pain as he gets to the other end.

12.20

Serves it on a back of a length, outside off, Tom Latham lifts his bat and lets it go through to the keeper.

12.10

Nails the yorker does Moreki from over the wicket, just outside off, Tom Latham is late to bring his bat down and jams it out off an inside edge onto his left ankle.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 34/0

D Conway16 (38)

T Latham16 (34)

D Piedt3-1-3-0

11.60

It it short again, on off, Devon Conway rocks on the back foot quickly and punches it to extra cover.

11.50

Attacks the stumps, on a short length, Devon Conway gets half a stride in to keep it out.

11.40

On a nagging length, slower through the air, on leg, Devon Conway gets his bat out in front to block it out.

11.31

Darts this one short and on the pads, Tom Latham works it wide of square leg for a single.

11.20

Nicely bowled! Slows it up and hangs it up there, full and around off, Tom Latham plays inside the line of the ball as it dips on him and rises to beat the bat.

11.10

Tosses it up, full and on middle, Tom Latham smothers the spin and defends it well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 33/0

D Conway16 (35)

T Latham15 (31)

T Moreki4-2-9-0

10.60

This is in that channel on off, fuller in length, Devon Conway lifts his bat and lets the ball pass.

10.51lb

Leg bye! Slips it onto the pads, on a good length, Tom Latham fails to help it away fine on the leg side as the ball rolls off his thigh pad to the left of square leg for a leg bye.

10.40

Changes his length by going full this time, on middle and leg, Tom Latham gets on the front foot and nudges it to mid-wicket.

10.30

A hint of away movement, on a good length, outside off, Tom Latham extends his arms to dab it to cover-point.

10.20

Continues on a back of a length, on middle, Tom Latham pushes it from the crease back to the bowler.

10.10

Lands it on a back of a length, at 130.6 clicks, on off, Tom Latham gets on his toes and defends it on the off side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 32/0

T Latham15 (26)

D Conway16 (34)

D Piedt2-1-2-0

9.61

Gives the ball air and bowls it full, on off, Tom Latham reaches out in front and sweeps it past short leg for a run. This is now the best opening partnership of the series.

9.51

This is shorter and slower, around off, Devon Conway rocks back and punches it down to long off for one.

9.40

Fires it in, full and outside off, Devon Conway pads it away comfortably.

9.30

Short and on off, Devon Conway hangs back and pushes it to cover.

9.20

Slows it up again, full and on off, Devon Conway prods forward to stab it down on the off side.

9.10

Gives the ball air nicely, full and on middle, Devon Conway gets a good stride in to keep it out on the off side.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 30/0

T Latham14 (25)

D Conway15 (29)

D Paterson5-1-20-0

8.60

Slanting in, on a back of a length, on leg, Tom Latham works it off his pads to square leg.

8.50

Hurls it on a length, on off and middle, Tom Latham drives it stylishly with a straight bat to mid off.

8.42

Angling in, on a back of a length, on the pads, Tom Latham waits on the back foot and nudges it to the right of fine leg for a couple of runs more.

8.34

FOUR! Easy pickings! Paterson tries to attack the stumps but drifts on the pads, on a fuller length, Tom Latham stays balanced in his crease and clips it to the right of mid-wicket for a boundary.

8.20

Pulls his length back a touch and bowls it on off, Tom Latham hangs back and pats it back to the bowler.

8.10

Good-length delivery, just outside off, Tom Latham gets a stride in and steers it down to gully.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 24/0

D Conway15 (29)

T Latham8 (19)

D Piedt1-1-0-0

7.60

Angled in again, full and at the stumps, Devon Conway presses forward to dead-bat it down the wicket.

7.50

Darts this one in, full and on middle, Devon Conway gets on the front foot to block it out.

7.40

Short and quicker, on off, Devon Conway chops it off the back foot to backward point.

7.30

Full and around off again, driven to cover for the second successive time.

7.20

Hangs it up there again, full and on off, Devon Conway angles the bat face and drives it to cover.

7.10

Starts with a flighted delivery, full and on off, Devon Conway drives it nicely to short cover.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 24/0

D Conway15 (23)

T Latham8 (19)

D Paterson4-1-14-0

6.61

Strays on the pads again, on a length, Devon Conway turns this one behind square on the leg side for a single.

6.50

Slanting into the left-hander, on a good length, on middle and leg, Devon Conway nudges it off the front foot to mid-wicket.

6.44

FOUR! Class written all over it! Paterson hurls it full and on off, Devon Conway picks up the length early and gets all his weight on the front foot to crack the drive past the bowler for a boundary.

6.31

Lands it on a good length, on off, Tom Latham stands tall and whips it to the left of mid on for a quick single.

6.20

This is bowled at 124.3 clicks, in the channel on off, on a length, Tom Latham covers the off-stump and shoulders arms.

6.11

Angling in, on middle and leg, on a length, Devon Conway takes his bottom hand off the bat and glances it down to fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 17/0

T Latham7 (17)

D Conway9 (19)

T Moreki3-1-9-0

5.60

Drags his length back and bowls it on middle, Tom Latham gets on top of the bounce to keep it out down the wicket.

5.51

Targetting the stumps, on a length, Devon Conway almost plays outside the line of the ball and gets it off the inner half of the bat towards deep backward square leg for one.

5.40

Good shot for no run! Full and a hint of width on off, Devon Conway drives well as the ball pings off his bat but it goes straight to cover.

5.30

Pitches it up to the batter again, on middle, Devon Conway shows the full face of the bat and knocks it down the wicket where Tshepo Moreki makes a half-stop.

5.20

On a length, on off, Devon Conway defends it right under his eyeline on the leg side.

5.14

FOUR! Driven with authority! Moreki delivers it full and on off, Devon Conway transfers his weight onto the front foot nicely and nails the straight drive back past the bowler for a boundary.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 12/0

T Latham7 (16)

D Conway4 (14)

D Paterson3-1-7-0

4.64

FOUR! Nicely done! This is full and on the middle stump line, Tom Latham allows the ball to come to him and clips it slightly uppishly but to the right of mid-wicket for a boundary.

4.52

Paterson goes full and on off, Tom Latham eases into the drive and angles the bat face to get it past point for a couple of runs.

4.40

This is on a length, a hint of inward movement, around off, Tom Latham gets on the front foot and defends it down the wicket.

4.30

Drifts on the pads again, on a fuller length, Tom Latham clips it well but can't get it past mid-wicket.

4.20

Strays on the pads, on a hard length, Tom Latham nudges it from the crease to mid-wicket.

4.10

Hurls it at 129.6 clicks, on a good length, on middle, Tom Latham blocks it out with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 6/0

D Conway4 (14)

T Latham1 (10)

T Moreki2-1-4-0

3.60

Serves it on a length, on off, dabbed off the front foot to point by Devon Conway.

3.50

Fuller in length, honing in, on middle and leg, Devon Conway gets his bat out in front of the pads to push it to the left of the bowler.

3.40

Devon Conway is flirting with danger here! Gets the ball to nibble away off the deck, on a back of a length, Devon Conway stays rooted in his crease and fends at it away from the body, lucky not to edge this one behind.

3.31lb

Leg bye! A bit too straight from Moreki, on a back of a length, around leg, Tom Latham fails to clip it away as the ball rolls off his thigh pad down to fine leg for a leg bye.

3.20

Attacks the stumps with a good-length delivery, angling in as well, Tom Latham reaches out in front to push it to mid on with a straight bat.

3.10

Lands it on a good length, on middle, Tom Latham gets behind the line of the ball nicely and stabs it down onto the deck.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 5/0

D Conway4 (11)

T Latham1 (7)

D Paterson2-1-1-0

2.60

Brave leave! A bit full and slanting in, on the fifth stump line, Devon Conway picks the line early and shoulders arms without covering the off-stump.

2.50

An absolute beauty! In that channel on off with an upright seam, on a good length, Devon Conway plays for the ball angling into him but this one goes the other way off the deck. Conway does well not to go chasing at the delivery as the ball whizzes past the bat.

2.40

Goes full in search of swing, on off, Devon Conway gets a good stride in and firms the drive to mid off.

2.30

At 130.3 clicks, fuller in length, on off, Devon Conway looks to defend it with soft hands and gets an outside edge that rolls to gully.

2.20

Hurls it just outside off, on a good length, Devon Conway stabs it down on the off side from the crease.

2.11

Angling in, on a length, on middle and leg, Tom Latham works it away with the angle down to fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 4/0

D Conway4 (6)

T Latham0 (6)

T Moreki1-0-4-0

1.60

Half a shout for LBW but that looked high Shaping back in, on a length, on middle, Devon Conway��tries to get on the front foot to defend but the ball seams back in and rises off the deck to catch him high on the back leg.

1.54

FOUR! Driven handsomely and that will help Devon Conway feel a lot better! Overpitched by Tshepo Moreki, outside off, Devon Conway presents a high elbow and creams the drive through covers for a boundary to get off the mark.

1.40

Angling away a touch, on a back of a length, on off, Devon Conway hangs back and steers it down to gully.

1.30

Tailing back in sharply into the left-hander from a good length, on middle, Devon Conway reaches out in front but the ball jags back in and hits him high on the back thigh.

1.20

In the corridor of off, on a length, Devon Conway shoulders arms to the delivery.

1.10

Begins from around the wicket and slants it back in, on a good length, Devon Conway presses forward to keep it out on the off side.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Tshepo Moreki.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 0/0

T Latham0 (6)

D Conway0 (0)

D Paterson1-1-0-0

0.60

Attacks the stumps, on a good length, Tom Latham covers the line of the ball and stabs it down on the leg side. A probing first over from Dane Paterson.

0.50

This is full and outside off, Tom Latham watchfully lets it go.

0.40

Beaten! Angles it in, on a hard length, on the sixth stump line, Tom Latham is forced to play at it due to the angle but it nips away to beat the outside edge.

0.30

On a hard length, in the channel on off, Tom Latham lifts his bat and lets the ball go through.

0.20

Serves it on a good length this time and it nips back in sharply into the batter, on middle, Tom Latham hangs back to keep it out but gets beaten all ends up as the ball jags back in to hit him high on the back pad.

0.10

Almost dragged it on! Starts from around the wicket and bowls it on a length, angling in, on off, Tom Latham presses forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads and it rolls past the stumps.

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... FOURTH INNINGS ....

Right then, New Zealand have momentum with them and they will look to take that into their batting effort. It will require a record chase at this venue for the hosts to secure their first-ever Test series win against South Africa. Will the Kiwi batters rise to the challenge? Join us in a bit to find out.

Wow, it's been a remarkable turnaround for the Kiwis as they managed to bowl South Africa out for 235 runs, leaving them 267 runs to chase to complete a clean sweep. This has been a collapse of epic proportions for the Proteas who have let it slip from a position to strength, losing their last six wickets for just 33 runs. South Africa got off to a shaky start, losing three quick wickets and appearing tentative throughout. However, Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham initiated a counterattack, stitching together a vital partnership of 65 runs. The duo was further supported by Keegan Petersen, as they put up a resilient partnership of 98 runs, extending the lead for South Africa. At Tea, the visitors were going along nicely but the departure of Peterson triggered a collapse. Bedingham got out after reaching his maiden Test hundred which made matters worse for them. The Proteas tail could not wag either. For New Zealand, William O'Rourke was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 5 for 34, ending with 9 wickets in the match, the best on Test debut for a Kiwi bowler.

69.5W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Five-wicket haul on debut for William O'Rourke! Bowls it on a back of a length, over middle, Dane Paterson backs away to the leg side and swings to flat bat it back over the bowler's head. Gets a feather on it and it goes through to the keeper, Tom Blundell who makes no mistake. South Africa have been bowled out with a lead of 266 runs.

69.41b

Bye! Slips it way down leg, on a length, Tshepo Moreki fails to get the connection as he looks to clip it away. The keeper, Tom Blundell dives to his left and makes a half-stop as the ball rolls away off his gloves to fine leg for a bye.

69.30

Goes into the wicket, around off, Tshepo Moreki flirts with danger as he pokes at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

69.20

Digs it in short but the line is down leg, Tshepo Moreki ducks and leaves the ball alone.

Tshepo Moreki is the last man in.

69.1W

OUT! TAKEN! William O'Rourke gets his fourth wicket now! A soft dismissal for Shaun von Berg who departs cheaply. William O'Rourke bends his back and bangs it in short, on off, Shaun von Berg swivels in his crease for the pull but fails to ride the bounce and the ball gets big on him. It lobs off the toe-end of his bat and goes straight to mid on where Neil Wagner takes the simplest of catches. It has been some collapse from South Africa.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 234/8

D Paterson7 (2)

von Berg2 (21)

G Phillips15-3-50-2

68.66

SIX! BANG! Hit with authority! Glenn Phillips hangs it up there, full and on middle and leg, Dane Paterson clears his front leg and thumps it flat and over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

68.51

Turning into the pads, short in length, Shaun von Berg looks to turn it down on the leg side. Gets an inside edge that goes down to short fine leg for one.

68.40

Full and straight, at the stumps, Shaun von Berg uses his feet and plays it back to the bowler.

68.30

Short and on middle, Shaun von Berg gets on the back foot to keep it out on the leg side.

68.21

In the air...but safe! Offers flight, full and on off, Dane Paterson goes for a big shot down the ground and hits flat but in front of long on for a single.

Drinks break! New Zealand have fought back hard since Tea with wickets at regular intervals. They will look to take the remaining two wickets quickly and get on with their chase. South Africa are stuttering here and are missing out on an opportunity to bat the hosts out of the game. A lot results on the shoulders of Shaun von Berg to take South Africa close to 300. Dane Paterson is the new man in.

68.1W

OUT! CAUGHT! Glenn Phillips has done it again with the ball for New Zealand! A fine catch from the Kiwi skipper to see the back of Dane Piedt. Tosses it up nicely, full and on middle, Dane Piedt looks to push it down the ground but is through his shot early as he gets deceived in the flight. Chips it uppishly to the left of silly mid on where Tim Southee sticks out his left hand and tumbles to complete the catch. South Africa lose their eighth wicket while leading by 257 runs.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 226/7

von Berg1 (18)

D Piedt2 (6)

W O'Rourke13-4-34-3

67.60

Bangs it in short, on middle and leg, Shaun von Berg ducks to let the ball pass.

67.50

Fuller in length, on off, Shaun von Berg knocks it to the left of the bowler.

67.40

Nips back in a long way, on a hard length, on middle, Shaun von Berg stays leg side of the ball to access the off side but gets cramped for room and wears it on the body.

67.30

Slanting in, on a back of a length, on off, Shaun von Berg gets taken aback by the extra bounce and steers it down to gully.

67.20

This is on a back of a length, on off, Shaun von Berg makes room to cut but loses his shape and mishits it to point.

67.10

Pitched up by William O'Rourke, around off, Shaun von Berg does not move his feet and drills it with his bottom hand towards mid off where Tim Southee dives to his left to make the stop.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 226/7

D Piedt2 (6)

von Berg1 (12)

G Phillips14-3-42-1

66.60

Starts from outside the off-stump, full in length, Dane Piedt plays it back to the bowler off the front foot.

66.50

A bit too straight from Phillips, going down leg, left alone by Dane Piedt.

66.41

This is fuller in length, on off, Shaun von Berg pushes it wide of cover and takes a single.

66.34b

FOUR BYES! That has missed everything! Glenn Phillips floats it up, full and turning in, on leg, Shaun von Berg goes for the reverse sweep but it does not come off. The ball shoots off the deck and goes between the keeper and leg slip for a boundary.

66.21

Floats it up, full and on off, Dane Piedt drives it to the left of mid off for a single.

66.10

Tosses it up, full and on off, Dane Piedt gets his bat out in front to defend.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 220/7

von Berg0 (10)

D Piedt1 (2)

W O'Rourke12-3-34-3

65.60

This one shapes back in again, on a good length, on off, Shaun von Berg goes for the drive but the ball nips back in to cut him in half.

65.51

Tailing back in sharply, on a hard length, on middle and leg, Dane Piedt adjusts well to the steep bounce and tucks it past short leg fo a single.

65.40

Beaten! In the channel on off, on a good length, Dane Piedt pokes at it and gets beaten on the outside edge.

Dane Piedt walks out to bat next for South Africa.

65.3W

OUT! TAKEN! It's Glenn Phillips again with a sharp catch. The debutant, William O'Rourke gets the big wicket of the centurion. Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, David Bedingham hangs back and looks to punch it through covers. The ball kicks off the deck and Bedingham fails to ride the bounce. Gets a thickish outside edge that flies straight to gully where Glenn Phillips takes it to his left near his waist. The move to bring the debutant into the attack has paid rich dividends for New Zealand. The centurion falls with South Africa leading by 250 runs.

65.20

Angling in, on a length, on off, David Bedingham gets a good stride in and pushes it to cover.

65.10

Goes into the wicket, on off and middle, David Bedingham ducks to let the ball pass.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 219/6

von Berg0 (9)

D Bedingham110 (138)

G Phillips13-3-40-1

64.60

At the stumps, on a length, Shaun von Berg presses forward and defends it solidly.

64.50

Loops it up, on a fullish length, on middle, Shaun von Berg steps out and takes it on the full to drive it down the wicket. Glenn Phillips flings himself to his right to make the stop.

64.40

Short and on off, Shaun von Berg gets on the back foot and stabs it down on the off side.

64.30

Floats it up, full and on middle and leg, Shaun von Berg fails to get to the pitch of the ball and works it past short leg.

64.20

Bowls it short and turning in, on middle, Shaun von Berg goes on the back foot and nudges it to short leg.

64.11

Full and on the pads, David Bedingham clips it in front of square on the leg side for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 218/6

D Bedingham109 (137)

von Berg0 (4)

W O'Rourke11-3-33-2

63.61

Lands it on a short of a good length, on off, David Bedingham gets on his toes and punches it to deep cover for a single.

63.54

FOUR! Stand and deliver! William O'Rourke bowls it on a back of a length, outside off, David Bedingham stands tall nice and early and slaps it between cover and mid off for a boundary.

63.40

Fuller in length in the corridor of off, David Bedingham tries to defend away from his body and gets an outside edge that rolls to the right of gully.

63.30

Honing in, at the stumps, on a good length, David Bedingham gets half-forward to push it to the right of the bowler.

63.20

Bangs it in short, around off, David Bedingham ducks underneath it comfortably.

63.10

Starts from over the wicket and serves it on a good length, angling in, on off and middle, David Bedingham covers the line of the ball and pats it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 213/6

von Berg0 (4)

D Bedingham104 (131)

G Phillips12-3-39-1

62.60

This is short again, on middle, Shaun von Berg goes on the back foot and gets on top of the bounce to block it away. End of a successful over from Glenn Phillips.

62.50

Pushes it through, short and on middle, Shaun von Berg gets on the back foot and defends it out on the off side.

62.40

On a fullish length, on middle, Shaun von Berg almost yorks himself up but adjusts well to keep it out.

62.30

Gives the ball air again, full and on middle, Shaun von Berg pushes it back to the bowler.

Shaun von Berg comes to bat at number 8 for South Africa.

62.2W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! You just can't keep Glenn Phillips out of the game! First, a stunning catch, and now he has delivered with the ball. Phillips tosses it up nicely, full and on the off-stump line, Ruan de Swardt walks way too across his stumps as he goes for the sweep. He fails to make the connection and pays the price for it. The ball goes past his bat and pegs back the off-stump. Double strike for New Zealand with South Africa leading by 244 runs.

62.10

Floats it up, full and on off, driven straight to mid off by Ruan de Swardt.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 213/5

D Bedingham104 (131)

de Swardt1 (4)

M Henry11-5-15-1

61.60

Slanting in, on a good length, on off, David Bedingham is solid in defence yet again.

61.50

On the off-stump line, on a hard length, defended solidly from the crease by David Bedingham.

61.44

FOUR! Edgy! Shaping away slightly, on a good length, on off, David Bedingham plays the line of the ball with soft hands and gets an outside edge that races past gully for a boundary.

61.30

On a length, a hint of away movement, on off, David Bedingham covers the line of the ball and defends it with a straight bat.

61.22

There it is, maiden Test HUNDRED for David Bedingham! A moment to savour for Bedingham and the ton has come just at the right time for his team. Matt Henry goes fuller this time and around off, David Bedingham picks up the length early and eases into the drive as he gets it past covers and comes charging back for the second run. He takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause from his teammates. Bedingham has looked in control so far and he will look to convert this into a daddy hundred.

61.10

Lands it on a hard length, top of off, David Bedingham gets on his toes and stabs it down onto the deck.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 207/5

de Swardt1 (4)

D Bedingham98 (125)

G Phillips11-2-39-0

60.60

Gives the ball air and bowls it around off, Ruan de Swardt waits on the back foot and leaves it all alone.

60.53

Not too far! Glenn Phillips bowls it short and turning in down leg, David Bedingham rocks back and tucks it with the turn. Gets it off his gloves and it falls wide of Kane Williamson at leg slip. It rolls towards fine leg and the batters run three. Moves to 98 does Bedingham.

60.40

This one goes straight, full and on off, David Bedingham gets a good stride in to keep it out.

60.30

Floats it up nicely, full and on off, David Bedingham drives it straight to mid off again.

60.20

Drops it short and gets the ball to bite off the deck, on leg, David Bedingham goes on the back foot and stabs it down on the leg side off his gloves.

60.10

Tosses it up, full and on off, David Bedingham drives it along the ground to wide mid off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 204/5

D Bedingham95 (120)

de Swardt1 (3)

M Henry10-5-9-1

59.61

Fuller in length, on off, David Bedingham presses forward to defend but gets it off the outer half of the bat in front of point and they cross for a quick single.

59.51

A bit too straight, on a back of a length, on the pads, Ruan de Swardt clips it behind square on the leg side to get off the mark with one.

59.40

At the stumps, on a good length, Ruan de Swardt covers the line of the ball and pats it down the wicket.

59.30

Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander and angles it in, on a good length, outside off, left alone by Ruan de Swardt.

Ruan de Swardt walks out to bat next for South Africa.

59.2W

OUT! WOW, WHAT A GRAB! An absolute worldie by Glenn Phillips to break that stand. It had to take something special to bring this partnership and it has come from New Zealand's best fielder. Matt Henry bowls it on a back of a length, outside off, Keegan Petersen tries to latch onto the width and goes after it with all his might. Cuts it hard but aerially towards gully where Glenn Phillips' sharp reflexes come to his rescue. He flings himself to his right and takes a one-handed stunner. He took a similar catch in the first inning but that was to his left.

59.10

Bowls it on a good length, in the channel on off, Keegan Petersen hangs back and dabs it down late to gully.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 202/4

K Petersen43 (77)

D Bedingham94 (119)

G Phillips10-2-36-0

58.61

Tossed up on off, Keegan Petersen gets down the track and tucks it to the on side for a single.

58.50

Fuller on the pads, Keegan Petersen clips it to short leg.

58.40

Quicker and fuller on middle, Keegan Petersen punches it straight to short leg.

58.31

A touch fuller on off and gets the ball to turn in, David Bedingham makes some room and pushes it to cover for a single.

58.20

Turns it in sharply from a shorter length on off, David Bedingham blocks it with a dead straight bat off the back foot.

58.10

Tossed up on off, David Bedingham taps it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 200/4

K Petersen42 (74)

D Bedingham93 (116)

T Southee9-2-33-0

57.60

On a good length around off, Keegan Petersen holds his gloves high and leaves it well.

57.50

Bowls it closer to the off stump on a length and with some away movement, Keegan Petersen cuts it off the bottom edge to the fielder at slip.

57.40

Away swinger pitched a touch fuller outside off, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

57.34

FOUR! Beautifully done to bring up 200 for South Africa. These two are looking in great touch. A tad short on length on off, Keegan Petersen gets on his toes and cuts it past point for a boundary.

57.20

Fuller and outside off, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

57.11

Pitches it on a length outside off, David Bedingham cuts it to deep backward point for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 195/4

K Petersen38 (69)

D Bedingham92 (115)

G Phillips9-2-34-0

56.60

A maiden to end the over. Tossed up on off, Keegan Petersen taps it to mid on.

56.50

Fuller on middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it on the on side.

56.40

Bowls it fuller on middle and off, Keegan Petersen rocks back and clips it to backward square leg.

A halt in play as the stump mic and its wire have popped out and need to be fixed. It is resolved and we are all good to go now.

56.30

Darts in a fuller delivery in middle, Keegan Petersen blocks it on the backfoot.

56.20

Quicker and fuller angling down leg, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

56.10

Tossed up on off, Keegan Petersen taps it to short mid on.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 195/4

K Petersen38 (63)

D Bedingham92 (115)

T Southee8-2-28-0

55.61

On a good length around off, Keegan Petersen cuts it to deep point region for a single to end the over.

55.50

Bowls it fuller and outside off with away movement off the deck, Keegan Petersen offers no shot and leaves it alone.

55.40

Swing and a miss! Bowls an away swinger a touch fuller outside off, Keegan Petersen tries to slash it on off but gets beaten on the outside edge.

55.31

Bowls it slower and on a length outside off, David Bedingham cuts it to deep point for a single.

55.20

Swings it away from outside the off stump line, on a fuller length, David Bedingham leaves it alone.

55.10

On a length outside off, David Bedingham punches it to backward point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 193/4

K Petersen37 (60)

D Bedingham91 (112)

G Phillips8-1-34-0

54.60

Tossed up on middle, Keegan Petersen drills it straight back to the bowler.

54.51

That one turned back in sharply from outside off on a fuller length, David Bedingham tucks it just beside short leg and gets a single.

54.41

Fuller on middle and leg, Keegan Petersen gets down the pitch and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

54.31

Tossed up on off, David Bedingham flicks it to wide of long on for a single.

54.21

A fraction fuller and outside off, Keegan Petersen cuts it square on off for a single.

54.10

A touch short on off with turn, Keegan Petersen clips it to short leg.

It will be the spin of Glenn Phillips from the other end.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 189/4

K Petersen35 (56)

D Bedingham89 (110)

T Southee7-2-26-0

53.61

Bowls it on a length on off, Keegan Petersen pushes it to mid off for a single.

53.50

Jaffa! That will make all the seamers a bit happy. Bowls it nice and in the channel of off with some away swing, Keegan Petersen gets beaten on the outside edge trying to play straight.

53.41

Gets it a touch fuller on the pads, David Bedingham clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

53.30

Gets this nice and straight on a length on off, David Bedingham blocks it back onto the pitch.

53.21

Bowls a slower one on a length and on leg, Keegan Petersen tucks it to square leg region and gets a single.

53.10

Starts from over the wicket on a good length into the stumps, Keegan Petersen blocks it with a dead straight bat off the back foot.

Welcome back for the start of the third session. New Zealand are in a huddle near the ropes before they take their places on the field. David Bedingham and Keegan Petersen are all set to resume their innings. It will be the Kiwi skipper, Tim Southee to kick things off with the ball in this session. Let's play...

... DAY 3, SESSION 3 ...

With the surface still playing good, South Africa would want to bat the hosts out of the game, and it looks like a real possibility at this stage in the Test. As for New Zealand, as many as six bowlers have been used, but they have not been able to tie one end up and have leaked runs consistently. The Tea break has come at just the right time for them as they try to regroup and reassess their plans to stage a comeback in the third session. Join us back at 8.30 am IST (3 am GMT) for the third and final session of Day 3.

Glenn Phillips is in for a chat. He says the South Africans came out with some intent and they stuck to their plans of Wagner bowling short and himself bowling it straight. He adds that it's about going out there and building some pressure post-Tea. He further says there's something for seamers initially and as the ball gets older there is assistance for the spinners too.

SESSION SUMMARY - 98 runs, 25 overs, and 1 wicket. A dominant session for South Africa has helped them strengthen their grip on this Test. The visitors have stretched their lead to 217 runs with still six wickets in hand. It was a steady start to the second session for South Africa. David Bedingham picked up where he left off before Lunch whereas Zubayr Hamza played a conservative role. It took 36 overs for Tim Southee to introduce Neil Wagner into the attack, but the left-arm seamer made an instant impact to account for Hamza. Bedingham was largely untroubled by the barrage of short balls and soon brought up his second fifty of the series. Coming in at number 6, Keegan Petersen has batted with intent and has been prepared to take on the short balls. The visitors scored runs at just under 4 runs per over in this session, which is alarming for New Zealand.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 186/4

K Petersen33 (52)

D Bedingham88 (108)

G Phillips7-1-30-0

52.61

Flatter trajectory fuller and on off, Keegan Petersen goes back in the crease and clips it to square leg region for a single to end the over. That will be TEA on DAY 3!

52.51

Fractionally short and on middle, tuning in a bit more, David Bedingham tucks it to fine leg for a single.

52.40

Bowls it quicker and fuller on off, turning in a bit, David Bedingham rocks back and taps it back to the bowler.

52.31

Floats it up on middle and leg, Keegan Petersen takes it on the full and clips it to long on for a single.

52.20

Quicker and fuller down leg, Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

52.10

Bowls it nicely on a fuller length on off, Keegan Petersen tucks it short of short leg.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 183/4

D Bedingham87 (106)

K Petersen31 (48)

N Wagner8-1-42-1

51.60

Surprises with a slower knuckle ball in the blockhole on off, David Bedingham does well to dig it out on the on side.

51.50

Bangs it short again just outside off, David Bedingham leaves it alone.

51.44

FOUR! Pierces the tight field on the leg side! Short ball on middle, David Bedingham moves away and pulls it hard past Kane Williamson at deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

51.31

Comes from around the wicket here and bangs it short on off, Keegan Petersen pulls it along the ground to deep mid-wicket for a single.

51.20

Bangs it short and down the leg side following Petersen who tries to make some room but eventually ducks and leaves it alone.

51.10

Misses the line yet again. Bowls it short and down the leg side. Keegan Petersen leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 178/4

K Petersen30 (45)

D Bedingham83 (103)

G Phillips6-1-27-0

50.61

Tossed up on off, Keegan Petersen pats it to long on for a single to end the over.

50.50

Quicker and fuller on middle, Keegan Petersen pushes it to mid on.

50.41

Fuller on off, David Bedingham taps it to long on for a single.

50.30

Tossed up on off, David Bedingham presses ahead and tucks it to mid-wicket.

50.20

Fuller on off and turning back in, David Bedingham watches the ball well and blocks it.

50.11

Bowls it short and turns it in from middle, Keegan Petersen rocks back and clips it to the on side for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 175/4

D Bedingham82 (100)

K Petersen28 (42)

N Wagner7-1-37-1

49.60

On a length, on middle, David Bedingham tucks it to the on side for no runs.

49.50

Bowls a sharp bouncer on middle, David Bedingham leaves it alone as the ball shoots off the deck.

49.41

Get's lucky here does Petersen. Another short delivery on middle, Keegan Petersen pulls it off the upper half of the bat uppishly falling just short of the fielder at square leg for a single.

49.34

FOUR! A valiant effort though from Devon Conway! Another short delivery on middle, Keegan Petersen nails the short arm pull in the gap past the backward square leg. Devon Conway from deep square leg gets to the ball and throws a dive to his right but the ball drops beyond the fence off his hands and it will be a boundary.

49.20

Bangs it short over middle and leg, Keegan Petersen ducks and leaves it alone.

49.14

FOUR! Keegan Petersen makes use of the short delivery very nicely. Bangs it short and over middle, Keegan Petersen nails the pull splitting the two fielders square on the leg side for a boundary. South Africa's lead goes past 200, it is now 201.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 166/4

D Bedingham82 (98)

K Petersen19 (38)

G Phillips5-1-24-0

48.60

Fuller on off again, David Bedingham pats it back to the bowler. 8 runs come off that over and South Africa now lead by 197 runs.

48.50

Goes fuller on off, David Bedingham digs it back to the bowler.

48.40

Slower and fuller on off, David Bedingham blocks it on the back foot.

48.34

FOUR! David Bedingham is putting on a show here. A tossed-up delivery on off, David Bedingham clears his front leg and bangs it straight over the bowler's head to the long off fence for a boundary.

48.22

Angles it across, fuller and on leg, David Bedingham tucks it to fine leg region for two runs more.

48.12

Short and outside off with some turn, David Bedingham rocks back and punches it through covers for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 158/4

K Petersen19 (38)

D Bedingham74 (92)

N Wagner6-1-28-1

47.60

Bowls it short and sprays it down leg, Keegan Petersen lets it go past to the keeper.

47.50

Shorter again on leg, Keegan Petersen pulls it to backward square leg for no runs.

47.40

Digs this short and over middle, Keegan Petersen ducks and lets it be.

47.33

Bangs it short and angles it away from off, David Bedingham makes some room and flat bats it through the vacant mid off region. The ball just stops before the fence and the batters get three runs.

47.21

Just short of a length over leg, Keegan Petersen nails the pull to deep backward square leg for a single.

47.10

Continues with the short balls. Bangs it in over middle and leg, Keegan Petersen ducks at it.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 154/4

K Petersen18 (33)

D Bedingham71 (91)

G Phillips4-1-16-0

46.61

Fuller on off, Keegan Petersen drills it past short mid-wicket for a single to bring up the fifty run partnership between these two.

46.54

FOUR! Up and over! Tossed up on off, Keegan Petersen gets down the pitch and clips it over mid on for a boundary.

46.40

Darts it fuller on middle, Keegan Petersen pushes it to mid on.

46.30

Quicker and fuller on middle, Keegan Petersen rocks back and blocks it to the on side.

46.20

Gets this one fuller and on off, Keegan Petersen gets closer to the line and blocks it well.

46.11

Starts from over the wicket and gets it just short and outside off, David Bedingham punches it to deep cover for a single.

Glenn Phillips (3-1-10-0) comes back on to bowl.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 148/4

K Petersen13 (28)

D Bedingham70 (90)

N Wagner5-1-24-1

45.60

Finishes with a bouncer again on leg, Keegan Petersen ducks and lets it go past.

45.52

Short of a length on middle and off, Keegan Petersen punches it through covers for a couple of runs.

45.40

Continues to bang it short. Hits the deck hard and over leg, Keegan Petersen ducks and leaves it alone.

Halt! Keegan Petersen has copped a blow on the back of his helmet and the physio is out for the mandatory concussion assessment. The check is complete and Petersen puts on a new helmet. We are all good to go now.

45.30

Ouch! Bangs the short one hard and over middle again, Keegan Petersen ducks at it. The ball hits him on the back of the helmet and loops into the hands of the fielder at backward square leg. Neil Wagner checks on Petersen and it's all good for the spirit of the game.

45.21

Short again on middle, David Bedingham makes room and cuts it to deep point for a single.

45.16

SIX! Hammered that did David Bedingham. Back of a length on middle and off, David Bedingham makes some room and wacks it over long on fence for the first maximum of the innings.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 139/4

K Petersen11 (24)

D Bedingham63 (88)

R Ravindra13-1-50-1

44.60

Slower through the air and fuller on off, Keegan Petersen blocks it on the front foot.

44.50

Floats it up on off, Keegan Petersen gets to the pitch and drives it straight to the fielder at covers.

44.41

Flatter and quicker on a length on middle, David Bedingham tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.

44.30

Floats it fuller on off, David Bedingham drives it to short cover.

44.21

Tosses it up on off, Keegan Petersen cuts it to deep cover for a single.

44.10

A touch fuller on off, Keegan Petersen rocks back and cuts it straight to the fielder at point.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 137/4

D Bedingham62 (86)

K Petersen10 (20)

N Wagner4-1-15-1

43.60

Bouncer to end the over. Hits the deck hard and short over middle, David Bedingham ducks and lets it go past to the keeper.

43.50

Short of a length again on middle and off, David Bedingham watches the ball well and blocks it nicely on the back foot.

43.40

Bangs it short and hits the deck hard over middle and leg, David Bedingham ducks and leaves it alone.

43.31

Cries of catch it but it falls away of leg gully. A shorter delivery on middle and leg, Keegan Petersen pulls it aerially to deep backward square leg for a single.

43.21

Bangs it on a length and angles it away from leg, David Bedingham blocks it on the back foot.

43.14

FOUR! Top shot! Bangs it short and over middle and off, David Bedingham rocks back and punches the ball through the gap at cover for a boundary.

43.11nb

Hasn't gotten the line right from this end has Wagner. Bangs it short and down the leg side. No ball is called by the umpire for overstepping.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 130/4

K Petersen9 (19)

D Bedingham57 (80)

R Ravindra12-1-48-1

42.60

Tossed up fuller on off, Keegan Petersen defends it to point.

42.61wd

WIDE! Floats this up but wayward on off. Keegan Petersen leaves it alone for a wide.

42.50

Shorter and spinning in from middle, Keegan Petersen tucks it to short leg.

42.40

A juicy full toss on off, Keegan Petersen pushes it to mid off for no runs.

42.30

Flights this one nicely on middle and off, Keegan Petersen cuts it to the fielder at point.

42.20

Bowls a low full toss on off, Keegan Petersen taps it to mid off.

42.14

FOUR! Width on offer again outside off, Keegan Petersen goes back and waits for the ball. It sits up nicely and Petersen cuts it through the gap at covers for a boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 125/4

D Bedingham57 (80)

K Petersen5 (13)

N Wagner3-1-8-1

41.60

Finishes off the over with short of a length spraying down the leg, David Bedingham leaves it alone.

41.50

Goes a touch fuller and on a length on leg, David Bedingham tucks it to short leg.

41.40

A series of short deliveries! Bangs it short again on middle and leg, David Bedingham ducks and leaves it alone.

41.30

Shorter of a length again on leg, David Bedingham tucks it past short leg for no runs.

41.20

Bowls another short delivery but down the leg side, David Bedingham leaves it alone.

41.10

Gets the change of ends and starts from over the wicket and bangs it short of a length on middle and leg, David Bedingham does well to keep it down back onto the pitch.

Drinks break! New Zealand have successfully ended the 4th wicket partnership thanks to Neil Wagner who has shown promise in his couple of overs and will be eager to add a few more wickets to his tally. South Africa has been playing cautiously, steadily ticking the scoring rate, but unfortunately, they've lost a wicket they would have hoped to retain. However, the lead is swiftly moving up and has now reached 156 runs. We are up for an exciting hour of play to come in this session. Change of ends for Neil Wagner.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 125/4

D Bedingham57 (74)

K Petersen5 (13)

R Ravindra11-1-43-1

40.61

Drifting on the pads, fuller and slower, David Bedingham works it in front of square on the leg side for a run.

40.50

Tosses it up, full and on middle, David Bedingham gets on the front foot to stab it down onto the deck.

40.40

A bit of turn, full and on off, David Bedingham smothers the spin to defend it out.

40.30

Keeps it at the stumps, full in length, David Bedingham presses forward to keep it out.

40.20

Full and at the stumps, blocked out off the front foot.

40.14

FOUR! Bad ball and the effort in the field wasn't great either! Rachin Ravindra slips in a loopy low full toss, on middle, David Bedingham hits it along the ground to the right of mid on. Neil Wagner dives but fails to get down in time as the ball goes under his hands and into the fence for a boundary.

Rachin Ravindra (10-1-38-1) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 120/4

K Petersen5 (13)

D Bedingham52 (68)

W O'Rourke10-3-28-2

39.60

Fuller in length, on off, Keegan Petersen gets a good stride in to knock it to wide mid off.

39.50

Delivers it in the channel on off, on a good length, Keegan Petersen shoulders arms and lets it go.

39.40

Digs it in short, on off and middle, Keegan Petersen ducks to let the ball pass.

39.30

At the stumps, on a good length, well kept out by Keegan Petersen.

39.20

Pitches it up, full and on off, driven firmly to cover by Keegan Petersen.

39.14b

FOUR BYES! Wayward from the debutant! Sprays it way down leg, on a fullish length. The keeper, Tom Blundell cannot get on the end of it and it races to the fine leg fence. South Africa now lead by 151.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 116/4

D Bedingham52 (68)

K Petersen5 (7)

N Wagner2-0-8-1

38.62

Strays on the pads again, on a length, David Bedingham clips it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.

38.51

A bit too straight, full and on leg, Keegan Petersen helps it down to fine leg for a single.

38.51nb

NO BALL! Angled away from the batter, on a good length, Keegan Petersen lets it be. Wagner has overstepped here.

38.40

Goes into the wicket, at the body of the batter, Keegan Petersen ducks underneath it nice and early.

38.31

FIFTY FOR DAVID BEDINGHAM! He has batted with intent in this inning and has ticked along nicely for South Africa. Short of a length and outside off, David Bedingham frees his arms and cuts it to deep point for a single to bring up his third Test fifty.

38.20

Digs it in short, around middle, David Bedingham is expecting it and ducks to let the ball pass.

38.12

On a length and slanting away, outside off, David Bedingham presses forward and drives it to the right of deep cover for a couple of runs. Moves to 49 with this shot.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 109/4

K Petersen4 (4)

D Bedingham47 (64)

W O'Rourke9-2-28-2

37.60

Tempts the batter by bowling it full and wide on off, Keegan Petersen does not fall for the trap and shoulders arms.

37.50

Hurls it in the channel on off, on a good length, left alone by Keegan Petersen.

37.44

FOUR! Easy pickings and Keegan Petersen is off the mark! William O'Rourke slips it down leg, on a length, Keegan Petersen uses the angle to his advantage and tickles it fine to the fine leg fence for his first boundary.

37.31

Nails a yorker, tailing in, on middle and leg, David Bedingham gets his bat down in time and jams it down to backward square leg for a quick single. Devon Conway hits the stumps at the batting end but Keegan Petersen is in by then.

37.20

Angling back in, on a shortish length, on off, David Bedingham does well to ride the bounce and dabs it to backward point.

37.10

Bangs it into the deck, over middle, David Bedingham ducks and lets that one go through.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 104/4

K Petersen0 (1)

D Bedingham46 (61)

N Wagner1-0-1-1

36.60

Angling away, on a good length, outside off, Keegan Petersen shoulders arms to this one.

Keegan Petersen walks out to bat at number 6 for South Africa.

36.5W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Neil Wagner breaks through for New Zealand! The short ball ploy has paid off eventually. Neil Wagner bends his back and bangs it in short, on off, Zubayr Hamza fails to get on top of the bounce and looks to fetch the pull from outside off. He miscues it in the air and it goes straight down the throat of the fielder at deep square leg. Will Young stationed there, settles under it and reverse cups it with ease. End of a long vigil from Hamza.

36.40

Full and at the pads, Zubayr Hamza bunts it off his pads to mid on.

36.30

Serves it in the channel on off, on a length, left alone by Zubayr Hamza.

36.20

Going away from the batter, on a good length, Zubayr Hamza strokes it off the front foot to mid off.

36.11

Angles it across, on a length from over the wicket, David Bedingham reaches out and slaps it to deep cover for a single.

Neil Wagner comes into the attack.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 103/3

Z Hamza17 (59)

D Bedingham45 (60)

W O'Rourke8-2-23-2

35.60

On a shortish length, shaping in, on off, Zubayr Hamza gets on the back foot and pushes it to point.

35.50

Another bumper, on off and middle, Zubayr Hamza gets on his toes and rides the bounce to keep it out.

35.40

Continues to go into the wicket, angling in, on leg, Zubayr Hamza gets inside the line and gets his bat and gloves out of the way to let it through.

35.30

Switches to the bumper, at the body of the bowler, Zubayr Hamza ducks underneath it.

35.22

Good-length delivery, at the stumps, Zubayr Hamza taps it with a straight bat through the vacant mid on region for a couple of runs.

35.10

Goes short and around middle and leg with a short leg in place, Zubayr Hamza ducks to let the ball go through.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 101/3

D Bedingham45 (60)

Z Hamza15 (53)

M Henry9-5-7-0

34.60

This is on a good length, on off, David Bedingham waits and pats it towards cover.

34.50

Pitches it right up to the batter, outside off, David Bedingham drives it firmly down the wicket where Henry sticks out his left hand low in his follow through to make the stop.

34.40

Slanting in a touch, on off, on a length, David Bedingham covers the line of the ball to keep it out as it straightens off the deck.

34.30

Hurls it at 129.3 clicks, on a hard length, on off, David Bedingham looks to punch it down the ground but gets this one off the upper half of the bat and it goes uppishly but in front of the bowler.

34.20

Going away from the right-hander, on a good length, outside off, David Bedingham stays on the back foot and defends it well.

34.11

Henry digs it in short, over middle, Zubayr Hamza swivels in his crease and rolls his wrists to pull it down to fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 100/3

D Bedingham45 (55)

Z Hamza14 (52)

W O'Rourke7-2-21-2

33.60

This is bowled on a back of a length, on off, David Bedingham stands tall and punches it sweetly to cover.

33.50

Bangs it into the deck, on middle and leg, David Bedingham fails to ride the bounce and cops a blow on the gloves. Bedingham wants a single as the ball rolls in front of square leg but Hamza sends him back.

33.40

Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, tucked to mid-wicket.

33.30

Lands it on a length, on off, David Bedingham stabs it down onto the deck.

33.24

FOUR! Edgy! Angles it into the right-hander, on a good length, on off, David Bedingham looks to defend it with soft hands and under his eyeline. Gets an outside edge that goes between slips and gully for a boundary. The 100 comes up for South Africa and they now lead by 131 runs.

33.10

Full and on off, on off, David Bedingham plays it back to the bowler off the front foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 96/3

Z Hamza14 (52)

D Bedingham41 (49)

M Henry8-5-6-0

32.60

Half a shout but it looks to have come off the side of the helmet. There were two sounds though but Tim Southee decides against the review. Matt Henry digs it in short, at the right shoulder of the battler, Zubayr Hamza swivels for the pull but he is through his shot early. The ball goes past the bat and it brushes the shoulder before going on to hit the grill. A wise decision by Tim Southee not to review as UltraEdge shows no bat involved.

32.50

Attacks the off-stump, on a length, Zubayr Hamza stabs it down with a straight bat.

32.40

Goes into the wicket, over middle, Zubayr Hamza ducks and lets the ball pass.

32.30

Drags his length back and bowls it on off, Zubayr Hamza stays back to guides it to point.

32.20

Pitches it up to the batter, on the off-stump line, Zubayr Hamza plays it back to the bowler.

32.10

Serves it in the channel on off, on a good length, Zubayr Hamza hangs back and pushes it out to cover.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 96/3

D Bedingham41 (49)

Z Hamza14 (46)

T Southee6-2-23-0

31.60

This is full and on the sixth stump line, David Bedingham drives it on the up but straight to mid off.

31.50

This one keeps straight, on a good length, on off and middle, David Bedingham gets right behind the line to see it out.

31.40

Fuller in length, just outside off, David Bedingham gets a good stride in to pat it back to the bowler.

31.30

A hint of away movement, on a good length, outside off, dabbed from the crease to backward point.

31.20

Angling in, on off, on a back of a length, David Bedingham covers the line of the ball to defend it down the wicket.

31.14

FOUR! Width offered and David Bedingham cashes in! Southee gets the shape on this one but ends up offering width on off, it sits up nicely for David Bedingham who cuts it in front of square on the off side for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 92/3

Z Hamza14 (46)

D Bedingham37 (43)

M Henry7-4-6-0

30.60

Length delivery, around off, Zubayr Hamza presses forward to keep it out on the off side.

30.50

Digs it in short but it does not trouble the batter, Zubayr Hamza ducks underneath comfortably.

30.40

Goes into the wicket but the line is down leg, Zubayr Hamza gets inside the line and lets it be.

30.30

At 130.4 clicks, on a good length and a bit of away shape, on off, Zubayr Hamza defends it right under his eyes.

30.23

Strays on the pads does Henry, on a length, David Bedingham lets the ball come to him and clips it neatly to the right of mid-wicket. Rachin Ravindra goes after it and slides to save a run for his side. Three runs taken.

30.10

Full and straight, at the stumps, David Bedingham gets half-forward and defends it out with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 89/3

Z Hamza14 (42)

D Bedingham34 (41)

T Southee5-2-19-0

29.60

Swinging away, on a good length, outside off, Zubayr Hamza lifts his bat and lets the ball pass.

29.51lb

Leg bye! A bit too straight from Southee, sliding onto the pads, on a good length, David Bedingham misses the tickle as the ball rolls off his thigh pad to the left of the keeper for a leg bye. The 50-run stand comes up between these two batters.

29.40

Goes wide of the crease and bowls it on a short of a good length, on off, David Bedingham watchfully blocks it onto the deck.

29.30

Angling in, on a back of a length, on middle and leg, David Bedingham nudges it from the crease to mid-wicket.

29.20

Shaping away a touch, on a back of a length, on off, David Bedingham punches it nicely but straight to cover.

29.10

Serves it on a hard length, on top of off, David Bedingham gets on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler.

Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 88/3

Z Hamza14 (41)

D Bedingham34 (36)

M Henry6-4-3-0

28.60

Keeps it full and straight, at the stumps, Zubayr Hamza defends it right under his eyeline. Matt Henry starts the second session with a maiden.

28.50

Fuller in length at 126.3 clicks, on off, Zubayr Hamza covers the line of the ball and stabs it down onto the deck.

28.40

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Zubayr Hamza gets on his toes and punches it to cover.

28.30

Pitches it right up to the batter again, outside off, Zubayr Hamza is happy to leave the ball alone.

28.20

Goes full this time and outside off, Zubayr Hamza gets a good stride in and knocks it to mid on.

28.10

Starts from over the wicket and serves it in channel on off, a hint of inward movement on a good length, left alone by Zubayr Hamza.

Welcome back to the second session of Day 3. The two umpires are out in the middle followed by the Kiwi fielders taking their positions. Zubayr Hamza and David Bedingham are in all readiness to resume their innings. It will be Matt Henry to start the proceedings with the ball in this session.

... DAY 3, SESSION 2 ...

For South Africa, apart from Neil Brand, the batting display appeared tentative and uncertain at the start. With top-order batters struggling to find their footing in defence, it resulted in the accumulation of pressure. Opener Clyde Fortuin seemed unsettled from the outset and failed to provide any support from the other end as Neil Brand held firm. Fortuin eventually fell victim to the mounting pressure, attempting to innovate against the spinner and losing his wicket in the process. Raynard van Tonder's innings was brief, as he too fell prey to a well-directed bouncer, ending his stay at the crease prematurely. To compound South Africa's troubles, Neil Brand, who was well-set at 34 runs, was dismissed by a magnificent delivery from William O'Rourke. Although both David Bedingham and Zubayr Hamza settled in well, absorbing the pressure and showing signs of stability. They have swiftly accumulated runs against the spinners, forging a promising partnership of 49 runs. They will be eager to capitalize on this solid start and convert it into a substantial partnership, aiming to build a strong foundation for the South African total. The post-lunch session holds immense significance for both teams and promises to be an enticing one. Join us back at 6.10 am IST (12.40 am GMT) for the second session of the 'Moving Day' of this well-set test match.

SESSION SUMMARY - 88 runs, 28 overs and 3 wickets. New Zealand dominated the morning session, displaying exceptional control and discipline in maintaining tight lines and lengths to keep a check on the scoring rate. Tim Southee and Matt Henry set the tone early on, building pressure with their accurate bowling. Rachin Ravindra provided the first breakthrough by dismissing Clyde Fortuin in his second over. William O'Rourke continued the attack seamlessly, carrying on his good form from the previous innings. He surprised Raynard van Tonder with a well-directed bouncer to claim his wicket and put the visitors on the back foot. O'Rourke's impactful spell continued as he claimed the crucial wicket of Neil Brand, further solidifying New Zealand's position of dominance in the session. However, the spinners have lost their marks a bit in the last 30 minutes and the emerging 4th wicket partnership has caught them off guard increasing the tempo of their innings and look settled.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 88/3

D Bedingham34 (36)

Z Hamza14 (35)

G Phillips3-1-10-0

27.60

Full and turning into the pads, David Bedingham clips it with the spin to mid-wicket. That will be LUNCH on DAY 3 with South Africa leading by 119 runs!

27.51

Floats it up, on a fullish length, Zubayr Hamza uses his feet and takes it on the full to knock it to mid off for one.

27.40

Attacks the stumps, on a nagging length, Zubayr Hamza gets behind the line to play it back to the bowler.

27.30

Pushes it through, short and on off, Zubayr Hamza rocks back to stab it down onto the deck.

27.20

Slows it up and bowls it full, on off, Zubayr Hamza prods forward and gets an inside edge that rolls to short leg.

27.10

Tosses it up, full and on middle, kept out on the leg side.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 87/3

D Bedingham34 (35)

Z Hamza13 (30)

R Ravindra10-1-38-1

26.64

FOUR! Gets it through this time! Rachin Ravindra keeps it short but offers a bit of width this time, around off, David Bedingham goes back and across and cuts it wide of Glenn Phillips at cover-point. Phillips gives it a chase but the ball wins the race. 38 runs have come off the last five overs for South Africa.

26.50

Short and on middle, on off, David Bedingham hangs back to block it out.

26.42

Looks to loop it up but ends up serving a low full toss, on middle, David Bedingham lose his shape slightly and mistimes the slog to the left of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

26.30

Turning away from the batter, on a nagging length, left alone by David Bedingham.

26.21

Short now and outside off, Zubayr Hamza rocks back and cuts it to the left of a deepish cover-point where Glenn Phillips makes the stop. A single taken.

26.11

Flighted delivery, full and on middle, David Bedingham clips it to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 79/3

Z Hamza12 (29)

D Bedingham27 (30)

G Phillips2-1-9-0

25.60

A bit too straight from Phillips, short as well, down leg, Zubayr Hamza gets inside the line and leaves it alone.

25.50

Shorter and flatter, on middle, Zubayr Hamza gets on the back foot and tucks it to short leg.

25.40

Gives the ball air and bowls it full, at the stumps, Zubayr Hamza lunges to keep it out.

25.30

Quicker and fuller, on middle and leg, Zubayr Hamza leans ahead to block it out.

25.20

Short and a bit of extra bounce, on off, Zubayr Hamza rocks back to ride the bounce and defends well.

25.10

At 89.7 clicks, on a fullish length, around off, Zubayr Hamza stabs it down on the leg side.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 79/3

D Bedingham27 (30)

Z Hamza12 (23)

R Ravindra9-1-30-1

24.60

Goes full and straight, at the stumps, David Bedingham pats it back onto the deck. Another expensive over from Rachin Ravindra, 10 runs off this one.

24.54

FOUR! Cut away nicely! The boundaries are starting to flow for David Bedingham! Rachin Ravindra bowls it short this time and outside off, David Bedingham picks up the length early and cuts it to the right of backward point for another boundary.

24.40

Full and on middle, played back to the bowler.

24.31

Full and turning away, on off, worked to backward point for a single by Zubayr Hamza.

24.21b

Bye! Turn and bounce. Rachin loops it up, full and on off, it takes off and the keeper, Tom Blundell can only manage to get his fingertips to it. The ball flies over first slip for a bye.

24.14

FOUR! Quality shot! Rachin Ravindra tosses it up but this is a bit too full, around off, David Bedingham eases himself into the drive and hits it along the ground between cover and mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 69/3

Z Hamza11 (22)

D Bedingham19 (25)

G Phillips1-0-9-0

23.64

FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! A drag down from Glenn Phillips, around leg, Zubayr Hamza gets inside the line to this one and pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. South Africa now lead by 100.

23.51

That kept low! Short and at the stumps, David Bedingham stays low with the bounce and nudges it past short leg for a run.

23.42

Keeps it short and turning in, on middle, David Bedingham hangs back and plays it with the turn through square leg for a couple of runs more.

23.31

Continues to bowl it short and on middle, Zubayr Hamza rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one more run.

23.21

This is short again, on middle, whipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.

23.10

Starts with a loosener, short and turning down leg, David Bedingham lets it go.

Glenn Phillips comes into the attack.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 60/3

Z Hamza6 (20)

D Bedingham15 (21)

R Ravindra8-1-21-1

22.60

Pushes it through, full and at the stumps, Zubayr Hamza prods forward to keep it out onto the deck. Productive over for South Africa, 11 runs off it.

22.54

FOUR! Up and over! Rachin Ravindra drops it short again, on middle and leg, Zubayr Hamza gets on the back foot in a flash and flat bats it over mid on for a boundary. It almost went the distance for a maximum.

22.40

Full and on off, driven along the ground to mid off.

22.31

Edged but just wide! David Bedingham gets away with it! Rachin drifts it in, full and on the pads, David Bedingham closes the bat face to clip it away but fails to smother the spin. It catches the outside edge of the bat and flies past the outstretched right hand of the fielder at first slip. It rolls to short third man for one.

22.20

Floats it up, full and on middle, David Bedingham eases it to mid on.

22.16

SIX! BANG! Dispatched! Fractionally short from Rachin Ravindra, on middle, David Bedingham rocks on the back foot quickly and nails the pull over mid-wicket for a maximum. The 50 comes up for South Africa and their lead is 86 now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 49/3

Z Hamza2 (17)

D Bedingham8 (18)

W O'Rourke6-2-17-2

21.60

Hurls it on a good length, in the corridor of off, Zubayr Hamza watches it closely to let the ball pass harmlessly.

21.50

Fuller at 138 clicks, on off, Zubayr Hamza gets on the front foot and plays a solid forward defence.

21.40

Lands it on a back of a length, angling back in again, on off, Zubayr Hamza gets his gloves out of the line of the ball and leaves it alone.

21.30

On the off-stump line, on a good length, Zubayr Hamza covers the line of the ball to defend it back onto the deck.

21.20

Almost dragged it on! Goes wide of the crease and slants it back into the right-hander, on a shortish length, on off, it leaps back in towards Zubayr Hamza who was looking to run it down fine on the off side. The ball comes off the bottom part of his angled bat and rolls past the stumps.

21.10

Delivers it in the channel on off, on a good length, Zubayr Hamza defends it right under his eyeline.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 49/3

D Bedingham8 (18)

Z Hamza2 (11)

R Ravindra7-1-10-1

20.62

This is flatter and shorter, outside off, it keeps a bit low as well, David Bedingham is equal to the task though as he cuts it past point for a couple of runs. Glenn Phillips gives it a chase and tidies it up.

20.50

Fullish delivery, on middle, David Bedingham takes it on the full and whips it to mid-wicket.

20.40

Keeps it short and on off, David Bedingham hangs back to knock it to cover.

20.30

Pushes it through, short and on off, David Bedingham dabs it to point from the crease.

20.20

Shorter and slower, on off, David Bedingham rocks back and punches it to cover.

20.11

Lobs it up nicely, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza gets on the front foot to defend it with soft hands. Gets an outside edge that goes wide of first slip and they cross.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 46/3

D Bedingham6 (13)

Z Hamza1 (10)

W O'Rourke5-1-17-2

19.64

FOUR! A gift for David Bedingham to release the pressure! William O'Rourke errs in line and length as he drops it short and wide outside off, David Bedingham gets on his toes and cuts it between cover and point for a boundary.

19.50

Bowls it closer to the off-stump line this time, on a length, David Bedingham drives it on the up to cover.

19.40

Angling back in again, on a good length, David Bedingham gets behind the line to block but it nips back in and wears it high on the thigh pad.

19.30

Another nasty delivery! This is on a back of a length again, on middle and leg, David Bedingham fails to account for the extra bounce and fends it uppishly but it drops in the vacant backward short leg region.

19.20

On a back of a length, on off, David Bedingham punches it back to the bowler.

19.10

Nips back in at 136.8, on a good length, on middle, a bit of extra bounce, David Bedingham adjusts well to bunt it down on the leg side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 42/3

D Bedingham2 (7)

Z Hamza1 (10)

R Ravindra6-1-7-1

18.61

Excellent work in the field! Offers width on off and bowls it a bit too short, David Bedingham frees his arms and cuts it to the left of backward point where Matt Henry dives to cut it off and keeps it down to just a single.

18.50

This is short and at the stumps, David Bedingham hangs back and rides the bounce to defend it out.

18.40

Gives the ball air again, on off, David Bedingham presses forward to keep it out on the off side.

18.30

Tosses it up, full and on off, driven straight to cover.

18.20

Short and wide outside off, cut away to backward point by David Bedingham.

18.10

Short and outside off, David Bedingham picks up the line early and shoulders arms.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 41/3

D Bedingham1 (1)

Z Hamza1 (10)

W O'Rourke4-1-13-2

17.61

Woah...that could have gone anywhere! Digs it in in short, at the left shoulder of the batter, David Bedingham gets himself into a tangle and gets rushed to keep it out. He takes his bottom hand off the bat to fend it down on the leg side. The ball comes off the handle of the bat and rolls down to fine leg for a single.

17.61wd

WIDE! Bangs it in way too short, over middle, David Bedingham ducks and sees the ball go over his head for a wide.

David Bedingham walks out to bat at number 5 for South Africa.

17.5W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Gets the edge this time does the debutant, William O'Rourke! Sharp catch from Tom Blundell and South Africa are in a spot of bother here. William gets the ball to tail back in sharply into the left-hander from a good length, around off, it shoots off the deck as well. Neil Brand extends his arms to defend it out with a straight bat. The ball jags back in and catches the inside edge of the bat. It travels quickly to the right of the keeper but Tom Blundell moves swiftly and holds on to the catch near his head. South Africa lose their skipper, leading by 71 runs.

17.40

Beaten! William O'Rourke goes into the wicket and gets it to nibble away, outside off, Neil Brand has a feel for the delivery and is lucky not to edge this one behind.

17.30

Continues on the sixth stump line, on a length, Neil Brand watches it closely and lifts his bat to let the ball pass.

17.20

Good leave! Slanting in, on the sixth stump line, on a good length, Neil Brand does well to not fiddle at this one and lets it go.

17.10

Hurls it on a length, outside off, Neil Brand offers no shot at it as the ball goes head height to the keeper.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 39/2

N Brand34 (55)

Z Hamza1 (10)

R Ravindra5-1-6-1

16.61

Flighted delivery, full and on off, eased with a straight bat to mid on for a quick single.

16.50

Drags his length back and attacks the stumps, Neil Brand gets on the back foot and works it to short leg.

16.40

Offers flight, full and on off, Neil Brand skips down the track and plays it with the turn to mid-wicket.

16.31

Drops it short and wide on off, Zubayr Hamza rocks back and cuts it to a deepish cover-point for a single to open his account.

16.20

At 86.3 clicks, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza prods forward to keep it out.

16.10

Tosses it up, on a fullish length, Zubayr Hamza strokes it along the ground but can't get it past Tom Latham at cover.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 37/2

N Brand33 (52)

Z Hamza0 (7)

W O'Rourke3-1-11-1

15.60

A well-directed bumper from the debutant, at the body of the batter, Neil Brand swivels for the pull but the ball climbs onto him and goes over the bat.

15.50

Serves it full and straight, at the stumps, Neil Brand stabs it down on the leg side.

15.40

Shaping away from the batter, on a good length, left alone by Neil Brand.

15.34

FOUR! Two in two for the South African skipper! Goes full this time but offers width on off, Neil Brand presses on the front foot and eases the drive through covers for four more runs.

15.24

FOUR! Short and punished! William O'Rourke tries to bang it into the deck, outside off, this does not go up enough to trouble the batter, Neil Brand stands tall and pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.

15.10

Bowls it in the channel on off, on a length, Neil Brand lifts his bat and lets it be.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 29/2

Z Hamza0 (7)

N Brand25 (46)

R Ravindra4-1-4-1

14.60

Turning away a touch, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza gets a good stride in to smother the spin.

14.50

Keeps it full and straight, on off, Zubayr Hamza drives well but Tom Latham at cover dives to his left to make the stop.

14.40

Loops it up, inviting the big shot, full and on off, Zubayr Hamza resists and plays it back to the bowler.

14.30

Floats it up again, on a length, just outside off, Zubayr Hamza shoulders arms.

14.20

Tosses it up, full and around off, Zubayr Hamza leans ahead and blocks it out.

14.11

Pushes it through, full and around off, Neil Brand uses his feet and dabs it wide of point for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 28/2

Z Hamza0 (2)

N Brand24 (45)

W O'Rourke2-1-3-1

13.60

Bowls it on a shortish length, a hint of away movement, outside off, Zubayr Hamza sways away and lets it go.

13.50

Angling in from over the wicket, on a good length, on middle and leg, Zubayr Hamza tucks it to square leg.

Drinks break! After safely negotiating the first half hour, South Africa have lost two wickets in quick succession. They currently lead by 59 runs and would like to go into Lunch without any more casualties. As far as New Zealand are concerned, they have been patient and reaped its rewards. Brought on as the first change, Rachin Ravindra broke the opening stand before William O'Rourke got into the act just at the stroke of the drinks break. Zubayr Hamza joins skipper, Neil Brand in the middle now.

13.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Surprised Raynard van Tonder with that bouncer and William O'Rourke gets another one in this match. Bangs it short and over middle and leg, and the ball keeps climbing on the batter. Raynard van Tonder goes for the pull but gets a thickish top edge straight to Neil Wagner at fine leg. Wagner gets under the ball and bends to take a very simple reverse cup catch

13.30

Bangs it just short of a length and angles it in from off, Raynard van Tonder gets on his toes and pushes it with open face to Glenn Phillips at gully for no runs.

13.20

Bowls it nicely on a hard length outside off, Raynard van Tonder leaves it alone.

13.10

Angles it in on a good length on off, Raynard van Tonder tucks it to the on side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 28/1

N Brand24 (45)

van Tonder1 (9)

R Ravindra3-1-3-1

12.60

Floats this one fuller on middle, Neil Brand tucks it to the short leg fielder.

12.50

Shorter and outside off, Neil Brand rocks back and punches it to mid on for no runs.

12.41

Fuller outside off, Raynard van Tonder cuts it to covers for a single and gets off the mark.

12.31

In the air.. but safe! Tossed up on off, Neil Brand gets to the pitch of the ball and flicks it off the inner half of the bat. The ball lands just short of deep mid-wicket for a single.

12.20

Gets this one to spin sharply but down leg, Neil Brand leaves it alone.

12.10

Flatter and quicker on middle and leg, Neil Brand goes back and blocks it to short leg.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 26/1

van Tonder0 (8)

N Brand23 (40)

W O'Rourke1-0-3-0

11.60

Bowls this fuller outside off, Raynard van Tonder shoulders arms.

11.50

A touch short on length and on off, Raynard van Tonder gets right on top of the ball and cuts it to the fielder at point.

11.40

Comes from over the wicket and hurls it on a good length on off, Raynard van Tonder watchfully leaves the ball alone.

11.33

Good running! Bowls it nice and full on middle and off, Neil Brand flicks it through mid-wicket and the batters get three easy runs.

11.20

Bowls it nicely on a length on middle and leg, Neil Brand tries to play at it straight but misses the line. The ball thuds him high on the thigh and loops to the fielder at gully.

11.10

Right on the money on his hat-trick delivery! Angles it in, on a fuller delivery on off, Neil Brand blocks it off the toe end of the bat.

The debutant, William O'Rourke comes on to bowl. Having picked up wickets off successive balls in the first inning, he is on a hat-trick now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 23/1

van Tonder0 (5)

N Brand20 (37)

R Ravindra2-1-1-1

10.60

A wicket maiden for Rachin Ravindra! Just short on off, Raynard van Tonder gets back and blocks it to the off side.

10.50

Tossed up on middle and leg, Raynard van Tonder pushes it to mid on.

10.40

Floats it up on off, Raynard van Tonder blocks it back to the bowler.

10.30

Fuller and quicker on off, Raynard van Tonder blocks it on the off side.

10.20

Flights it up on off, Raynard van Tonder blocks it well back to the bowler.

Raynard van Tonder is in at number 3.

10.1W

OUT! LBW! Rachin Ravindra makes the breakthrough for New Zealand. Clyde Fortuin looked tentative this morning and has to depart. Tossed up on middle and leg, Clyde Fortuin tries to paddle sweep but misses the ball completely. The ball gets under the bat and hits him on the pads. The umpire takes no time in giving that out. The batters do have a chat but Neil Brand doesn't look very convinced for the review.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 23/0

N Brand20 (37)

C Fortuin3 (23)

M Henry5-3-3-0

9.60

Angles in a fuller length delivery on off, Neil Brand stands back and clips it just in front of Glenn Phillips at gully.

9.50

Bowls it nice and full on off, Neil Brand blocks it back to the bowler.

9.40

Some nice carry there. Pitches it on a good length just outside off, Neil Brand leaves it alone as the ball zips past to the keeper with some extra bounce.

9.30

Goes fuller and wider of off, Neil Brand holds his bat up and leaves it alone.

9.20

On a fuller length, tailing back in from off, Neil Brand blocks it to the fielder at point.

9.10

Steams from around the wicket and hurls it on a length outside off, Neil Brand leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 23/0

C Fortuin3 (23)

N Brand20 (31)

R Ravindra1-0-1-0

8.60

Flatter and fuller on off, Clyde Fortuin hangs back and pushes it to point for no run.

8.50

Comes from around the wicket and goes fuller on off, Clyde Fortuin presses ahead and blocks it off the inner half of the bat.

8.41

Floats it up on off, Neil Brand gets to the pitch of the ball and tucks it in front of mid on for a single.

8.30

Tossed up outside off, Neil Brand shimmies down to the pitch of the ball and drives it straight to cover.

8.20

Floats it up on off, Neil Brand gets deep in the crease and blocks it well.

8.10

Starts from over the wicket and pitches it fuller on middle and gets the ball to turn in sharp, Neil Brand leaves it alone.

Time for spin as Rachin Ravindra comes into the attack as the first change.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 22/0

C Fortuin3 (21)

N Brand19 (27)

M Henry4-2-3-0

7.60

Maiden over that! Angles it in on a good length from off, Clyde Fortuin blocks it with a straight bat.

7.50

On a good length outside off, Clyde Fortuin holds his bat high and leaves it alone.

7.40

Comes from wider of the crease and pitches it on a good length in the corridor of uncertainty, Clyde Fortuin tries to drive it through covers but gets beaten on the outside edge.

7.30

On a good length, on off, Clyde Fortuin blocks it to covers.

7.20

A fuller delivery on off, Clyde Fortuin drives it straight back to the bowler.

7.10

Hurls it on a good length angling it in from off, Clyde Fortuin blocks it back onto the deck.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 22/0

C Fortuin3 (15)

N Brand19 (27)

T Southee4-1-19-0

6.61

Goes fuller and just outside off, Clyde Fortuin taps it to cover and squeezes a quick single. A very good over that for the Proteas.

6.51

A fuller delivery tailing back in, Neil Brand flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.

6.44

FOUR! Delicately done. Southee angles it on a fuller length, from outside off, Neil Brand lets the ball come to him and guides it past the fielder at gully for another boundary. South African lead gets past 50 now.

6.34

FOUR! Neil Brand is looking in good touch. A fuller delivery outside off, Neil Brand leans on it and drives it through covers for a boundary.

6.20

Angles it in from off, on a good length, Neil Brand blocks it to mid off.

6.10

Bowls it fuller outside off, Neil Brand blocks it to covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 12/0

C Fortuin2 (14)

N Brand10 (22)

M Henry3-1-3-0

5.60

Angles it in on a good length from off, Clyde Fortuin gets back and blocks it back on to the deck.

5.52

Off the mark! An inswinger from just outside off on a fuller length, Clyde Fortuin tucks it to square leg region and gets a couple of runs that will ease his nerves a bit.

5.40

An inswinger pitched fuller and down leg, Clyde Fortuin tries for the flick again but makes no connection.

5.30

Angles this in on a length from middle and leg, Clyde Fortuin gets hurried trying to flick it and gets hit high on the thigh pads.

5.20

Bangs it just short of a length outside off, gets the ball to shoot off the deck, Clyde Fortuin gets on top of his toes and tries to block inside the line as the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.

5.10

Bowls from over the wicket and hurls it on a length outside off, Clyde Fortuin leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 10/0

N Brand10 (22)

C Fortuin0 (8)

T Southee3-1-9-0

4.60

Nicely left! A touch fuller and outside off getting the ball to nip back in, Neil Brand holds his bat high and leaves it alone.

4.50

Fuller and outside off, Neil Brand pats it to the fielder at mid off.

4.40

A tad fuller and outside off, Neil Brand presses ahead blocks it to covers.

4.30

Another inswinger from a good length on off, Neil Brand blocks it right this time around.

4.20

Angles it in from outside off on a fuller length, Neil Brand blocks it off the inner half of the bat.

4.10

Bowls it fuller and on off, Neil Brand presses ahead and gently taps it to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 10/0

C Fortuin0 (8)

N Brand10 (16)

M Henry2-1-1-0

3.60

Oh wow, what a beauty from Matt Henry. Gets the ball to swing back in sharply from outside off on a length, Clyde Fortuin gets beaten on the inside edge trying to block it with a straight bat.

3.50

Fuller on off this time, Clyde Fortuin blocks it back to the bowler.

3.40

Jaffa! Bangs it on a length outside off and gets the ball to seam away a touch, Clyde Fortuin presses ahead for the block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

3.30

A touch fuller and on off, Clyde Fortuin blocks it to the fielder at cover.

3.20

Angles one back in from a good length on off, Clyde Fortuin tries to keep it out but gets jammed into the ribs.

3.10

Comes from over the wicket and bowls it right in the channel of off with some away swing, Clyde Fortuin tries to block it with soft hands and gets a thick outside edge that falls short of second slip.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 10/0

N Brand10 (16)

C Fortuin0 (2)

T Southee2-0-9-0

2.60

Inswinger on a fuller length on off, Neil Brand blocks it.

2.50

Gets it nice and full on off, Neil Brand blocks it back onto the deck.

2.44

FOUR! Nicely done. A fuller delivery outside off, Neil Brand leans ahead and pushes it with an angled bat face past gully region for another boundary.

2.30

Angles it in on a fuller length around off, Neil Brand blocks it on the front foot.

2.20

A touch fuller this time but outside off, Neil Brand holds his bat high and lets the ball go past to the keeper.

2.10

Well left! On a good length and shapes back in from outside off, Neil Brand watches the ball well and makes a leave.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 6/0

C Fortuin0 (2)

N Brand6 (10)

M Henry1-0-1-0

1.60

On a length outside off, Clyde Fortuin leaves it alone nicely.

1.51

Angles this in from a good length, Neil Brand goes for a tentative push and gets an inside edge towards backward square leg for a single.

1.40

Top delivery! Bowls it in that corridor outside off and gets the ball to shape away, Neil Brand is beaten on the outside edge trying to block it straight.

1.30

A bit of seam movement on a good length outside off, Neil Brand shoulders arms.

1.20

Angles it in on a good length, Neil Brand tries to block it straight but gets a thickish outside edge that falls just short of third slip.

1.10

Starts from around the wicket and gets it nice and full on off, Neil Brand blocks it back onto the deck.

It will be Matt Henry to steam in from the other end.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 5/0

C Fortuin0 (1)

N Brand5 (5)

T Southee1-0-5-0

0.60

Swings it away from a good length outside off, Clyde Fortuin shoulders arms at it.

0.51

Oh dear, looked indecisive on that one and nearly chopped it back on. On a length and angling in, Neil Brand tries to leave the ball late as the angle catches the inside edge past the stumps to fine leg for a single.

0.40

Angles it in from outside off on a good length, Neil Brand leaves it alone.

0.34

FOUR! Positive start for Neil Brand and South Africa! An inswinger pitched fuller outside off, Neil Brand presses ahead and creams his drive through covers for the first boundary of the innings.

0.20

Bowls it fuller and gets the ball to shape back in from off, Neil Brand watchfully blocks it back onto the pitch.

0.10

Starts from around the wicket and hurls it fuller outside off, Neil Brand blocks it on the front foot nicely.

Commentary

All in readiness for the action to commence on Day 3. Tim Southee leads his troops out to the middle and they are followed by the two openers of South Africa. It will be the skipper, Neil Brand to open the innings alongside Clyde Fortuin. Tim Southee has the new ball in hand and he is raring to go. Let's play...

On the other hand, New Zealand started Day 2 strongly, not allowing the Proteas to go past 250. William O'Rourke was the star of the show for them, as the debutant went on to pick four wickets. In reply, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Rachin Ravindra, and Will Young got starts but failed to convert into something substantial. Neil Wagner, with a few lusty blows, helped the hosts get close to parity, but in general, the Kiwi batting performance left a lot to be desired. The onus will fall on the Kiwi pacers and Rachin Ravindra to keep the opposition to a manageable total here in the second inning. Will New Zealand hit back? We shall find out soon, as the first ball on Day 3 is not far away.

Having started the day with an overnight score of 222 and four wickets in hand, South Africa were pushing for a big total, but they just could not get going. As a result, they were bowled out for 242 inside the first 45 minutes of play. With the ball, the Proteas were a different side and kept hitting the right areas consistently. Dane Piedt led the charge for them, registering his career-best figures of 5 for 89 to help the visitors take a 31-run lead. Now, it will be important for their batters to see off that first hour and press on the advantage once it gets easier to bat.

Hello and a warm welcome, folks, to our coverage of Day 3 of the second Test between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Day 2 witnessed a turnaround from the Proteas, and it was undoubtedly their best day of the tour. As we look ahead to the 'Moving Day', the visitors find themselves in front, not by much, and expect the hosts to come back strong.

... DAY 3, SESSION 1 ...

This is why we love Test cricket, don't we? The game ebbed and flowed throughout the day and it will be South Africa who will be the happier of the two sides. Not many would have expected them to be in this position but their grit and determination has given them the upper hand in this Test. That said, the Proteas batters will have a tough task first up on the 'Moving Day' where they will have to avoid losing early wickets. On the other hand, New Zealand will have to put this batting performance behind them and fight their way back into the game with the ball. The action on Day 3 will commence at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day) but our build-up will begin much sooner. Until then, take care and cheers!

As for New Zealand, they will be disappointed with their batting effort. At one stage, it looked like they would get past South Africa's 242, but it went horribly wrong for them in the third session. New Zealand's batting effort started on the wrong foot as Devon Conway got out for a duck. Kane Williamson and Tom Latham got starts and looked for a good score until both were dismissed in their forties. The young guns, Rachin and Will Young, batted with intent to negotiate the tricky phase before Tea. Rachin was tentative outside the off-stump, and after his departure, it all went downhill for the Kiwis. Will Young tried to slog his way out of trouble but could not succeed, leaving the tail to get them close to parity. Neil Wagner fought a lone fight and counterattacked to reduce the deficit, and he did a fine job at it. Thanks to his 33-run knock, New Zealand conceded a 31-run first-inning lead, which might well have been over 50 had Wagner not come to their rescue.

SESSION SUMMARY - 90 runs, 29.3 overs, and 9 wickets. A sensational bowling performance from South Africa to bowl New Zealand out for 211. The visitors take a lead of 31 runs, a significant one given the context of the game, and that will also be STUMPS on DAY 2. The Proteas did not start the day on a strong note, but their fighting spirit has ensured that they have ended the day holding the ascendancy. South Africa began the day with the hope of getting close to 300. The debutant Shaun von Berg's early dismissal hindered their progress, leaving Ruan de Swardt without ample support from the tail. As a result, the visitors lost their last four wickets for just 15 runs to be bundled out for 242. Despite an inauspicious start to the day, the visitors were able to start well with the ball, thanks mainly to Dane Paterson. After Lunch, they were made to wait until Dane Piedt's twin strikes brought them right back into it. The visitors looked flat at the start of the third session until Tshepo Moreki gave them a breakthrough, and they never looked back since. Dane Piedt and his namesake Dane Paterson kept chipping away at the wickets and piled on the misery on the Kiwis. Piedt ended with a five-wicket haul, his first one in 9 years while Paterson took 3 and Moreki had one to his name.

77.3W

OUT! STUMPED! FIFER FOR Dane Piedt! Tossed up, angling in and turning away from the batter, Neil Wagner jumps down the track looking for the wild slog but gets beaten and the keeper gathers it cleanly behind the stumps and removes the bails in a flash. New Zealand have been bowled out for 221, conceding a 31-run lead to South Africa.

77.20

Fuller one on off, Neil Wagner hammers this to mid off for no run.

77.10

Fuller one on off, Neil Wagner slices this to short third for no run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 211/9

W O'Rourke0 (20)

N Wagner33 (24)

von Berg13-3-40-0

76.60

Right past the outside edge and William O'Rourke survives. Flighted in middle, turns away from the right-hander. William O'Rourke looks to keep it out but gets beaten on his outside edge.

76.50

Quicker one outside off, William O'Rourke goes back and defends this off the back foot.

76.40

Flipper on off, William O'Rourke defends this off the front foot.

76.30

Darts one outside off, William O'Rourke shoulder arms to this.

76.21

Fuller one in middle, Neil Wagner slogs this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

76.10

WOAH! Wrong'un in middle, and Neil Wagner completely plays the wrong line and gets beaten all ends up.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 210/9

W O'Rourke0 (16)

N Wagner32 (22)

D Piedt32-5-89-4

75.60

Quicker one in middle, William O'Rourke blocks it out.

75.50

Tossed up in middle, William O'Rourke keeps it out.

75.41

Tossed up on off, Neil Wagner flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single.

75.32

Fuller one on the pads, Neil Wagner flicks it towards fine leg region for a couple.

75.20

Fuller one outside off, Neil Wagner looks for the reverse this time but gets beaten.

75.14

FOUR! It had hit me written all over it as Neil Wagner smashed another boundary. Short of a length outside off, Neil Wagner goes deep and hammers it over cover for four.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 203/9

W O'Rourke0 (14)

N Wagner25 (18)

von Berg12-3-39-0

74.60

Sharp turner, outside off, William O'Rourke pushes tentatively at it but bails out at the end.

74.50

Floats one outside off, William O'Rourke doesn't offer any shot at this as this was harmlessly going away.

74.40

Tossed up on pads, William O'Rourke rolls it to long on but Neil Wagner denies the single on offer.

74.30

Short of a length outside off, William O'Rourke keeps it out.

74.20

Fuller one on off, William O'Rourke defends this off the front foot.

74.10

Tossed up on off, William O'Rourke keeps it out towards the off side.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 203/9

N Wagner25 (18)

W O'Rourke0 (8)

D Piedt31-5-82-4

73.66

SIX! WAGNER IS WAGGING HERE! Flighted in middle, Neil Wagner jumps onto this and smashed it up and over the fence towards deep mid-wicket region for a gigantic six.

73.50

Floats one on middle and leg, sliding down leg, Neil Wagner looks to jam this out but the ball sneaks past his bat and thumps into the pads. Loud appeal by the Proteas but the umpire is unmoved. Dane Piedt asks for a review. Nothing on UltraEdge. The Ball Tracking suggests umpire's call on the ball hitting the stumps and the original decision of not-out stays.

73.40

Fuller one on pads, Neil Wagner keeps it out with a block.

73.30

Short of a length on off, Neil Wagner chops it onto his shoes for no run.

73.24

FOUR! Well-struck boundary from Neil Wagner. Tossed up on off, Neil Wagner hammers it through cover for four.

73.10

Floats one in with the arm, Neil Wagner defends this off the back foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 193/9

W O'Rourke0 (8)

N Wagner15 (12)

von Berg11-2-39-0

72.60

Tossed up wide of off, William O'Rourke looks to poke at it but gets beaten again.

72.50

Wrong'un, too short on leg, William O'Rourke tucks it towards short fine for no run.

72.40

Fuller one on off, William O'Rourke looks to poke at it but gets beaten.

72.30

Yorker in middle, William O'Rourke manages to get some bat on it.

72.20

Flighted outside off, William O'Rourke looks to push at it but the ball turs away from the batter and beats him.

72.10

Tossed up in middle, William O'Rourke defends this off the front foot.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 193/9

N Wagner15 (12)

W O'Rourke0 (2)

D Piedt30-5-72-4

71.64

FOUR! Neil Wagner is counterpunching here. Tossed up on pads, Neil Wagner sweeps this wide of the square leg fielder for a boundary. New Zealand trail by 49 runs now.

71.50

Tossed up on off, Neil Wagner defends this off the front foot.

71.46

SIX! Neil Wagner goes big and dispatches it into the stands. Carrot ball in middle, Neil Wagner dances down the track and slogs it over the fence toward deep mid-wicket region.

71.30

Quicker one on off, Neil Wagner defends this off the front foot.

71.20

Fuller one on off, Neil Wagner pushes this to point for no run.

71.10

Tossed up outside off, Neil Wagner looks to push at it but gets beaten.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 183/9

W O'Rourke0 (2)

N Wagner5 (6)

von Berg10-1-39-0

70.60

Fuller one on off, William O'Rourke dabs it to first slip for no run.

70.50

Tossed up on off, William O'Rourke dabs it down.

William O'Rourke walks out next on his Test debut.

70.4W

OUT! South Africa strikes another blow as a good bit of fielding removes Matt Henry from the middle. Short of a length on off, Matt Henry punches this to extra-cover and looks for the run but Neil Wagner says no and sends him back. Henry has to turn around and scampers back to save his wicket but the throw was a good one from Zubayr Hamza and just above the stumps as the keeper, Clyde Fortuin did the rest by removing the bails.

70.31

Tossed up on off, Neil Wagner flicks it a bit wide of short leg again and takes a single.

70.21

Leggie outside off, Matt Henry pushes this off the cue end towards deep extra-cover for a single.

70.11

Tossed up in middle, Neil Wagner swivels and pushes this in between short leg and short mid-wicket for a single. This was hit uppishly by Wagner.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 180/8

M Henry9 (26)

N Wagner3 (4)

D Piedt29-5-62-4

69.60

Tossed up on off, Matt Henry strides to the pitch of it and jams it out.

69.50

Fuller one in middle, Matt Henry defends it off the front foot.

69.41

Short and wide outside off, Neil Brand cuts it towards point for a single.

69.31

Short of a length in middle, Matt Henry flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

69.20

Tossed up on off, Matt Henry lofts this uppishly but dropping it in front of the bowler.

69.10

Tossed up outside off, Matt Henry looks to push at it but gets beaten.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 178/8

N Wagner2 (3)

M Henry8 (21)

D Paterson17-6-39-3

68.60

Good length outside off, Neil Wagner looks to poke at it but gets beaten as this straightened after pitching.

68.51

Short-pitched in middle, Matt Henry pulls this towards deep square leg for a single.

68.40

Much fuller on off, Matt Henry drives this to mid off for no run.

68.30

Good length on off, Matt Henry pushes this gently towards mid off for no run.

68.24

FOUR! Uppishly played into the gap for four. Pitched up outside off, Matt Henry lofts this through extra-cover for four. Welcome runs for the Kiwis.

68.10

Good length outside off, Matt Henry punches this towards extra-cover for no run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 173/8

M Henry3 (16)

N Wagner2 (2)

D Piedt28-5-60-4

67.61

Fuller one on off, Matt Henry drills this to the left of the bowler and for a single straight down the ground.

67.50

Much fuller on off, Matt Henry blocks it out.

67.40

Tossed up on leg, Matt Henry tucks it towards short fine for no run.

67.30

Fuller one on leg, Matt Henry pushes this towards the leg side for no run.

67.20

Tossed up in middle, Matt Henry defends this off the front foot.

67.10

Good length wide of off, Matt Henry smashes this back to mid off for no run.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 172/8

N Wagner2 (2)

M Henry2 (10)

D Paterson16-6-34-3

66.60

On a length outside off, Neil Wagner looks to cut but misses.

66.52

On a length around the pads, Neil Wagner flicks it away towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.

Neil Wagner comes out next.

66.4W

OUT! Skipper Tim Southee departs on 5.  Short-pitched into the body, Tim Southee looks for the pull but gets late to it as the ball gets high on his bat and travels behind Raynard van Tonder at mid-wicket who takes a good catch running backwards and fetching this coming from over his head.

66.30

Pitched up on off, Tim Southee drives this to mid off for no run.

66.20

Good length on off, Tim Southee defends this off the front foot.

66.10

Good length outside off, Tim Southee looks to poke at it but gets beaten.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 170/7

M Henry2 (10)

T Southee5 (11)

D Piedt27-5-59-4

65.60

Tossed up wide of off, Matt Henry looks for the wild heave but misses. The extra bounce on this saves Matt Henry as the ball jumps above the off pole.

65.50

Short of a length on pads, Matt Henry looks to nudge this around the corner but gets hit on his pads for no run.

65.41

Fuller on off, Tim Southee slices this to point for a single.

65.30

EDGED AND DROPPED! A big opportunity goes down as Shaun von Berg drops Tim Southee at first slip. Full and on off, Tim Southee reaches out in front and pushes at the delivery. Gets an outside edge that just about carries to the von Berg at first slip but he fails to hold on.

65.20

Tossed up on off, Tim Southee defends this off the front foot.

65.10

Tossed up on pads, Tim Southee tucks it towards short fine leg for no run.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 169/7

T Southee4 (7)

M Henry2 (8)

D Paterson15-6-32-2

64.61

Lands it full, on off. Southee pushes it to short extra cover for a run.

64.51

Length, around off. Henry punches it to mid off for one.

64.41

Full again on off. Southee clips it away to the right of mid-on for a single.

64.30

Full length delivery, angling in on off, Southee pushes it back at the bowler.

64.20

Good length delivery, shaping away after pitching outside off. Southee looks to poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

64.11

On a length, outside off. Henry cuts it to deep point.

It will be Dane Paterson to continue.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 165/7

T Southee2 (3)

M Henry0 (6)

D Piedt26-5-58-4

63.60

Short and on off, Tim Southee punches it from the crease to cover.

63.52

Overthrows! Full and around off, Tim Southee extends his arms and drives it towards mid off for a single. Southee makes his ground and Paterson hits the stumps there but the ball deflects away to deep square leg, allowing an extra run.

63.40

Tosses it up, full and on off, Tim Southee presses forward to push it to cover.

The skipper of New Zealand, Tim Southee walks out to bat now.

63.3W

OUT! TAKEN! It's Dane Piedt again! A rush of blood for Will Young and he pays the price for it. South Africa are jubilant as they find themselves right on top. Piedt gives the ball air and bowls it full, on off and middle, Will Young shimmies down the track and tries to go down town with the spin. The bat turns in his hands and he fails to get the desired connection. Hits it flat and straight down the throat of wide long on where Ruan de Swardt reverse cups it in front of his face. A body blow to New Zealand as they lose their last recognised batter with still 79 runs away from parity.

63.20

Shorter and flatter, on off, Will Young rocks back and stabs it down onto the deck.

63.10

Floats it up, full and on off, Will Young defends it solidly off the front foot.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 163/6

M Henry0 (6)

W Young36 (70)

D Paterson14-6-28-2

62.60

Pitched up by Paterson, on off, Matt Henry knocks it without much timing to mid off.

62.50

Angling in, on a good length, top of off, Matt Henry pats it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

62.40

Serves it on a hard length, on off, Matt Henry waits on the back foot and keeps it out solidly.

62.30

Serves it on a back of a length, on off, Matt Henry hangs back and dabs it down on the off side.

62.20

Goes full and angling in, around off, Matt Henry stays leg side of the ball to keep it out but gets it off the toe-end of the bat towards gully.

62.11

Bowls it on a short of a length, on middle, Will Young hangs back and nudges it in front of mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 162/6

M Henry0 (1)

W Young35 (69)

D Piedt25-5-56-3

61.60

Drops it short and on off, Matt Henry gets on the back foot and defends it well.

Drinks break! The game is nicely poised with New Zealand losing three quick wickets and the home side still trailing by 80 runs. South Africa have done well so far in the first hour of the final session and would look to wrap up this innings quickly to carry some lead into the second innings. Matt Henry is the new batter in.

61.5W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Or is it? Up goes the finger and South Africa are celebrating. Glenn Phillips is not sure and after having a chat with Will Young, he sends it upstairs. Tosses it up does Piedt, full and turning in sharply, on off, Glenn Phillips gets a good stride in to keep it out. The ball spins in to catch the inside edge and it lobs up off the pads to the keeper, Clyde Fortuin who takes the catch with ease. The bat has also hit the pad simultaneously but UltraEdge confirms that it has indeed come off the bat and Glenn Phillips will have to walk back. New Zealand in more trouble now, trailing by 80 runs.

61.44

FOUR! A gift for Glenn Phillips to open his account! A real drag-down from Piedt, short and down leg, Glenn Phillips rocks back and hammers the pull behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

61.30

Turning down leg, short as well, Glenn Phillips leaves it all alone.

61.20

Short and on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket from the crease by Glenn Phillips.

61.11

Short and around the pads, Will Young turns this one through square leg and gets to the other end.

Glenn Phillips is the new man in.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 157/5

T Blundell4 (10)

W Young34 (68)

D Paterson13-6-27-2

60.6W

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Another Kiwi batter drags it back onto his stumps and New Zealand are in a spot of bother here. They have lost half their side with still 85 runs away from parity. Dane Paterson hits the deck hard and bowls it outside off, gets the ball to nip back in a tough and it shoots off the deck as well. Tom Blundell is standing outside his crease and looks to lift the ball to let the ball pass. It gets rushed in doing so and he fails to get the bat out of the line of the ball. It catches the bottom part of the bat and deflects back onto the stumps.

60.50

Lands it on a length, outside off, this keeps a bit low and skids through, Tom Blundell hangs back and stabs it down on the off side.

60.42

Fuller in length, on off, Tom Blundell gets on the front foot to drive. He does not time this one well but picks the gap in the cover region for a couple of runs.

60.31

On a good length, on middle, Will Young drops it with soft hands in front of mid-wicket for a single.

60.20

Pitched up, at the stumps, Will Young drives it down to mid on.

60.14

FOUR! Nicely done! Paterson bowls it short and wide outside off, Will Young walks across a bit and rides the bounce well to cut. Gets it more fine than he would have liked but it goes along the ground to the left of gully for a boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 150/4

W Young29 (65)

T Blundell2 (7)

D Piedt24-5-51-2

59.61

Loops it up, full and on off, Will Young presses forward and dabs it wide of point for one. The 150 comes up for New Zealand and they now trail by 92 runs.

59.50

Flatter and shorter, on off, Will Young defends it well off the back foot.

59.41

Shorter and on middle, Tom Blundell picks up the length early and plays it with a straight bat to long on for one.

59.30

At the stumps, full as well, Tom Blundell gets a decent stride in to tuck it to short leg.

59.20

Floats it up, full and on middle, Tom Blundell uses his feet and whips it to mid-wicket.

59.10

Turning back in a long way, short and on middle, Tom Blundell goes on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 148/4

W Young28 (63)

T Blundell1 (3)

D Paterson12-6-20-1

58.60

Goes slightly full this time, on off, Will Young shuffles across a bit and plays a solid forward defence.

58.50

At 120.2 clicks, on a good length, outside off, Will Young covers his off-stump and shoulders arms.

58.40

Beauty! Drags his length back a touch and bowls it with an upright seam, on off, Will Young hangs back to cover the line. The ball nips away late and whizzes past the outside edge.

58.30

Good-length delivery, in that corridor again, Will Young watches it closely and lets the ball pass.

58.20

Keeps it on a length, in the channel on off, left alone by Will Young as it bounces in front of the keeper.

58.10

Paterson bowls it on a length, on off, Will Young pushes it back to the right of the bowler.

Dane Paterson (11-5-20-1) returns to the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 148/4

T Blundell1 (3)

W Young28 (57)

D Piedt23-5-49-2

57.60

Slower and shorter, on middle, Tom Blundell gets on the back foot and punches it to mid-wicket.

57.50

At the stumps this time, on a short length, Tom Blundell goes back to stab it down onto the deck.

57.41

It is a bit too straight again, on a nagging length, Will Young glances it from the crease down to fine leg to pick up a single.

57.30

On the pads again, on a length, Will Young defends it out with a straight bat.

57.21

Bowls it short and down leg, Tom Blundell closes his bat face and tucks it past short leg to get off the mark.

57.11b

Bye! Loops it up, on a nagging length but it bounces and turns down leg. The keeper, Clyde Fortuin fails to get around to his left and the ball deflects off his gloves to fine leg for a bye.

Tom Blundell walks out to bat now.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 145/4

R Ravindra29 (73)

W Young27 (54)

T Moreki13-4-32-1

56.6W

OUT! DRAGGED ON! Tshepo Moreki gets his man and he is pumped! A wicket against the run of play for South Africa. Moreki angles it across the left-hander, on a back of a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra gets tempted by the width on offer and goes after it without any foot movement. It stays lower than Rachin would have expected and catches the bottom edge of the bat which goes back on to clatter into the stumps. Rachin is dejected as he starts to trudge off.

56.50

On a back of a length, on top of off, Rachin Ravindra defends it right under his eyeline.

56.43

Pitches up does Moreki, around off, Will Young lunges as he goes for the drive. Gets it off the outer part of the bat but gets enough to get it wide of backward point for three more runs.

56.30

Delivers it on a hard length, on off, Will Young pats it back to the bowler from the crease.

56.20

Bends his back and bangs it in short, on off, Will Young looks to take on the short ball initially but aborts the plan and drops his gloves to let the ball go.

56.10

At 130.3 clicks, on a length, just outside off, Will Young watches it all the way through and lets it go.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 142/3

R Ravindra29 (71)

W Young24 (50)

D Piedt22-5-47-2

55.62

Drops it short, on off, Rachin Ravindra gets on the back foot and cuts it wide of cover for a couple of runs more. A productive over for New Zealand, 7 runs off it and they now trail by 100 runs.

55.50

Goes wide of the crease and tosses this one up, full and on off and middle, Rachin Ravindra prods forward to keep it out.

55.43lb

Three leg byes! Turning into the pads, on a nagging length, Will Young misses the tickle and the ball rolls off his thigh pad down to fine leg. Ruan de Swardt gives it a chase and dives to save a run for his side.

55.31

Flatter and shorter, around off, Rachin Ravindra rocks back and chops it wide of backward point for a run.

55.20

Sliding in, full and at the stumps, driven straight back to the bowler.

55.11

Short and on off, Will Young punches it down to long on and gets to the other end.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 135/3

R Ravindra26 (67)

W Young23 (48)

T Moreki12-4-29-0

54.60

Length delivery, outside off, Rachin Ravindra covers his off-stump and leaves it all alone.

54.50

On a hard length, angling away, on off, Rachin Ravindra shoulders arms again.

54.40

This is on a good length, closer to the off-stump line, Rachin Ravindra reads it well and offers no shot at it.

54.30

At 128.9 clicks, on a short of a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra runs it towards gully with an open bat face.

54.20

Going across the left-hander, on a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra lets it go. The ball does not carry to the keeper and bounces in front of Clyde Fortuin.

54.10

Lands it on a back of a length, on the fifth stump line, Rachin Ravindra gets on his toes and pushes it to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 135/3

W Young23 (48)

R Ravindra26 (61)

D Piedt21-5-43-2

53.60

Gives the ball air, full and around off, not much turn, Will Young gets a good stride in to see it out.

53.50

Keeps straight, full and on off, Will Young presses forward to stab it down.

53.41

Tosses it up, full and on off, eased down to long off for a single.

53.30

Pushes it through, on the off-stump line, Rachin Ravindra goes back to a delivery which he should have played on the front foot but adjusts well to block it out.

53.20

Strays on the pads, on a fuller length, Rachin Ravindra turns this one to short leg.

53.10

Angling in, on a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra presses forward and defends it well.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 134/3

W Young23 (46)

R Ravindra25 (57)

T Moreki11-3-29-0

52.60

Pitched up again, on off, Will Young strokes it without much timing to mid off.

52.50

Gets the ball to skid off the deck from a hard length, outside off, Will Young shoulders arms again.

52.40

This is on a back of a length, outside off, Will Young is happy to let the ball pass.

52.34

FOUR! Beautiful shot! Moreki overpitches outside off, Will Young leans into the shot and presents a high elbow. He stays balanced in his crease and drives it through covers for a boundary.

52.20

Angling in, on a good length, on the off-stump line, Will Young defends it right under his eyeline.

52.11

Bowls it full and around off, Rachin Ravindra knocks it to mid off who is standing a bit deep and takes a single.

52.11wd

WIDE! Moreki loses his radar and sprays it beyond the tramline on off, left alone by Rachin Ravindra for a wide.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 128/3

R Ravindra24 (56)

W Young19 (41)

D Piedt20-5-42-2

51.61

Quick single taken! Fired in from around the wicket, full and on the pads, Rachin Ravindra works it to the left of mid-wicket and calls Will Young through for a quick run.

51.50

Slanting in, full and on the off-stump line, Rachin Ravindra leans ahead to keep it out.

51.41

Floats it up, full and on middle, Will Young strokes it down to long on and gets to the other end.

51.30

Turning in a touch, short and on middle, Will Young closes the bat face and turns it to backward square leg.

51.20

Pulls his length back and bowls it on off, Will Young blocks it out off the back foot.

51.10

Piedt offers flight and bowls it on a length, on middle, Will Young stays back to defend it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 126/3

R Ravindra23 (54)

W Young18 (37)

T Moreki10-3-23-0

50.60

Closer to the off-stump line, on a good length, Rachin Ravindra lifts his bat and lets that one go.

50.50

Beaten again! Delivers it on a short of a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra does not move his feet and looks to drive it on the up but misses.

50.40

Lands it on a hard length, angling across, Rachin Ravindra lets it go through to the keeper.

50.30

Hurls it at 134.5 clicks, full and on off, driven crisply but straight to cover.

50.22

Fuller in length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra leans into the shot and drives it to the left of deep point for a couple of runs.

50.10

Play and a miss! Sliding across the left-hander, on a back of a length, Rachin Ravindra goes after it and gets beaten on the outside edge as the ball moves further away on its way to the keeper.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 124/3

W Young18 (37)

R Ravindra21 (48)

D Piedt19-5-40-2

49.60

This one keeps straight and it is short, around off, Will Young gets on the back foot and nudges it to mid-wicket.

49.50

Tosses it up nicely, at the stumps, tucked to short leg by Will Young.

49.41

Drifting on the pads, full in length, Rachin Ravindra clips it in front of square on the leg side for a single.

49.30

Darts this one in now, full and on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra prods forward to defend.

49.21

Loops it up, fullish and on off, Will Young lunges and takes it on the full to knock it down to long on for a single.

49.10

Starts off with a flighted delivery, short and turning in, on middle and leg, Will Young rocks back and punches it to mid-wicket.

It will be the spin of Dane Piedt from the other end.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 122/3

R Ravindra20 (46)

W Young17 (33)

T Moreki9-3-21-0

48.60

Lands it on a back of a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and dabs it on the bounce to gully.

48.51

Pitched up by Moreki, on off, Will Young drives it firmly to the left of mid off for a quick single.

48.40

Serves it in the channel on off, on a good length, the ball straightens a bit, Will Young covers the line of the ball to keep it out.

48.30

Gets the ball to angle back into the right-hander, on the sixth stump line, on a good length, Will Young watches it closely and shoulders arms.

48.20

Goes full in search of swing at 129.1 clicks, outside off, Will Young does not fall for the trap and offers no shot at it.

48.10

Starts from over the wicket and hits the deck hard, a hint of inward movement, on off, Will Young gets on his toes nicely and stabs it down to gully.

Welcome back for the third and final session. South Africa are in a huddle near the ropes before they spread out to take their respective field positions. They are followed by the two Kiwi batters, Will Young and Rachin Ravindra. Tshepo Moreki is at the top of his mark and he is raring to go. Here we go...

... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...

Will Young and Rachin Ravindra took a few deliveries to settle in and assess the pace of the pitch and once they got an idea the duo took every scoring opportunity and managed to score a good clicks. Will Young in particular walked out with a positive frame of mind while Rachin Ravindra grew along nicely. The stage is set for both these Kiwi batters to take the game away from the Proteas by playing big innings and cementing their spot in the Test side. The Protea bowlers would be looking up to Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt specifically for breakthrough as they have looked like the best bowlers by far on this surface.

SESSION SUMMARY - 94 runs, 32 overs and 2 wickets - The session started well for the Kiwis with both Tom Latham and Kane Williamson looking solid like a rock at the pitch. Both batters were going well and looking to up the ante but a tight spell from spinner Dane Piedt broke through the partnership and opened the gates for a couple of quick wickets. Tom Latham and Kane Williamson both fell prey to the off-spin of Dane Piedt. Both Tom Latham and Kane Williamson looked gutted to miss out after settling in nicely on this surface.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 121/3

R Ravindra20 (45)

W Young16 (28)

de Swardt2-0-5-0

47.60

Good length outside off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it all alone. That will be TEA on DAY 2!

47.50

On a length around off, Rachin Ravindra drives this to mid off for no run.

47.40

On a length around off, Rachin Ravindra defends this off his front foot.

47.30

On a length around off, Rachin Ravindra pushes this back towards the bower.

47.20

Back of a length in middle, Rachin Ravindra defends this off the front foot.

47.11

Good length on the pads, Will Young tucks it towards the leg side for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 120/3

R Ravindra20 (40)

W Young15 (27)

T Moreki8-3-20-0

46.60

On a length outside off, Rachin Ravindra leaves it all alone.

46.50

On a length outside off, nipping back in, Rachin Ravindra leaves it all alone.

46.40

Good length outside off, Rachin Ravindra defends this off the front foot.

46.34

FOUR! EDGED AND AWAY SHE GOES FOR FOUR! On a length around off, Rachin Ravindra looks to slice this towards the off side, gets an outside edge flying past the empty second slip position for a boundary.

46.20

Good length on off, Rachin Ravindra pushes this to the off side for no run.

46.10

Good length on off, Rachin Ravindra defends this off the front foot.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 116/3

W Young15 (27)

R Ravindra16 (34)

de Swardt1-0-4-0

45.64

FOUR! Pure bit of timing behind this. Pitched up on leg, Will Young gets his body weight in check and flicks it through mid-wicket region for a boundary.

45.50

JAFFA! On a length just outside off, Will Young leans ahead to block this but it straightens after pitching and beats his outside edge.

45.40

On a length outside off, Will Young drives this to mid off for no run.

45.30

Pitched up on off, Will Young drills this to mid on for nothing.

45.20

On a length around the pads, Will Young tucks it to the leg side for no run.

45.10

Good length outside off, Will Young leaves it all alone.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 112/3

R Ravindra16 (34)

W Young11 (21)

T Moreki7-3-16-0

44.60

Poor bowling, excellent stroke, and a brilliant bit of fielding effort from David Bedingham at gully to keep it down to nothing.

44.54

FOUR! Rachin Ravindra gets lucky this time. Ona  length around off, Rachin Ravindra looks to keep it out but gets an outside edge racing through the slip cordon for a boundary more.

44.44

FOUR! Glorious. Overpitched and punished for four. Too close to Rachin Ravindra on his off, he takes a good stride out and drives this through cover for a boundary.

44.30

Good length on off, Rachin Ravindra punches this to point for no run.

44.20

Fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra drives this back to the bowler. Tshepo Moreki gets a hand to it and takes the sting out of it.

44.10

Pitched up on pads, Rachin Ravindra flicks it right from the middle but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 104/3

W Young11 (21)

R Ravindra8 (28)

D Piedt18-5-38-2

43.60

Length dragged back on leg, Will Young tucks it to the square leg fielder for no run.

43.51

Fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra punches this off his back foot towards sweeper cover for one.

43.40

Tossed up in middle, Rachin Ravindra gets on top of it and keeps it out.

43.34

FOUR! Runs are leaking here. Short and wide outside off, Rachin Ravindra moves to his leg, opens the off side and punches this through backward point region for four.

43.20

Quicker one around off, Rachin Ravindra drills this this mid off.

43.10

Short of a length on off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it back towards the bowler.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 99/3

W Young11 (20)

R Ravindra3 (23)

von Berg9-1-36-0

42.62

Quicker one on off, Will Young goes deep in his crease and uses the pace to a good effect as he punches this through cover-point for a couple.

42.50

Fulleer one around off, Will Young strides to the pitch of it and pushes this back to the off side.

42.40

Short of a length on off, Will Young slices this to point.

42.36

SIX! Hits it dead straight for a maximum. Tossed up on off, Will Young stand still and lofts this over the bowlers head, crashing the red cherry into the sight screen for a maximum.

42.20

Tossed up on off, Will Young dabs this to short third for no run.

42.10

A little bit of zip this time. Flights one with a lot of revs on it, turns it away from the right-hander. Will Young defend this high off his bat towards the off side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 91/3

R Ravindra3 (23)

W Young3 (14)

D Piedt17-5-33-2

41.60

Full and wide outside off, Rachin Ravindra gives it a good look and leaves it.

41.51

Short of a length in middle, Will Young tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

41.41

Floats one quicker and on off, Rachin Ravindra goes deep and cuts it to the right of cover-point for a quick one.

41.30

Fuller one on off, Rachin Ravindra defends this off the front foot.

41.20

Tossed up on off, Rachin Ravindra lunges forward and keeps it out.

41.10

Turn and bounce on offer for Dane Piedt as Rachin Ravindra looks to cut this but misses.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 89/3

W Young2 (13)

R Ravindra2 (18)

von Berg8-1-28-0

40.60

Fuller one on off, Will Young taps it towards point for no run.

40.50

Tossed up on leg, Will Young gets behind the line of it an keeps it out.

40.40

Looped up in middle, Will Young defends this off the front foot.

40.31

Fuller one on off, Rachin Ravindra rolls it to long on for a single.

40.21

Quicker one on the pads, Will Young tickles it to long leg for a single.

40.10

Much fuller in middle, Will Young defends this off the front foot.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 87/3

W Young1 (8)

R Ravindra1 (17)

D Piedt16-5-31-2

39.61

Young gets off the mark with a single to long on.

39.50

Tossed up in middle, Will Young flicks it to short mid-wicket for no run.

39.40

Length dragged back in middle, Will Young blocks it out.

39.30

Fuller and on leg, Will Young nudges it on the swivel just wide of the short leg fielder to his right.

39.20

Tossed up on off, Will Young jams it back towards short leg.

39.10

Fuller one in middle, Will Young flicks it towards mid-wicket for no run.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 86/3

R Ravindra1 (17)

W Young0 (2)

von Berg7-1-26-0

38.60

Quicker one, turning in sharply. Rachin Ravindra blocks it out with a back foot defensive punch.

38.50

Floater in middle, Rachin Ravindra defends this off the back foot.

38.40

Fuller on off, Rachin Ravindra nudges it towards the leg side for no run.

38.30

Looped up on off, Rachin Ravindra leans low and jams it out.

38.20

Fuller in middle, Rachin Ravindra tucks this towards the leg side.

38.10

Tossed up in middle, Rachin Ravindra drills this back towards the bowler for no run.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 86/3

W Young0 (2)

R Ravindra1 (11)

D Piedt15-5-30-2

37.60

Full on off. Young prods and blocks.

37.50

Flat and turning down the leg. Young nudges it to short fine leg.

Will Young walks in at 5.

37.4W

OUT! TAKEN! Dane Piedt gets the big fish! Tosses it on a length and turns into the middle and leg stump line. Williamson goes back and looks to nudge it away through square leg. He gets an inside edge onto the pad and the ball lobs up to the short-leg fielder. Raynard van Tonder stationed there makes no mistake and both the set batters are gone in quick time. New Zealand are three down!

37.30

Flighted on middle and off. Williamson uses the feet and bunts it back at Piedt.

37.20

Full on the middle. Williamson blocks it out.

37.10

Length, on middle and off. Williamson turns into the on-side.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 86/2

R Ravindra1 (11)

K Williamson43 (104)

von Berg6-0-26-0

36.60

Full on the leg peg. Ravindra turns into the leg side.

36.51

Shortish outside off. Cut away to deep extra cover.

36.40

Beaten! Flighted leg break around off. Williamson prods forward to block this but gets beaten on the outside edge.

36.31

Full on middle. Whipped through mid-wicket.

36.21

Low full toss on middle. Williamson milks it to long on.

36.10

Flighted, around off. Williamson drives it to covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 83/2

R Ravindra0 (9)

K Williamson41 (100)

D Piedt14-4-30-1

35.60

Full on the leg peg. Ravindra prods and defends.

35.50

Fired in at the stumps, turned away to short mid-wicket.

35.40

Full on off. Ravindra defends it out.

35.30

Flighted on off. Ravindra prods and blocks.

35.20

Full and straight at the stumps. Ravindra defends under the eye.

35.10

Flat on the middle and leg. Ravindra turns into the leg side.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 83/2

K Williamson41 (100)

R Ravindra0 (3)

von Berg5-0-23-0

34.60

Tossed up outside off. Williamson pushes into covers.

34.50

Flighted on off. Defended forward.

34.44

FOUR MORE! Slightly short on the middle and leg. Williamson sits down and pulls it between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket for back to back boundaries.

34.34

FOUR! PUNISHED! Too short and around off. Williamson rocks back and pulls it powerfully to the deep mid-wicket boundary for four runs.

34.20

Flighted on off, driven to short cover.

34.10

Tossed up on the middle and leg. Williamson gets forward and blocks.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 75/2

R Ravindra0 (3)

K Williamson33 (94)

D Piedt13-3-30-1

33.60

Peach! Full, just outside off. Ravindra prods forward for the defence but the ball goes past his outside edge. A wicket maiden for Piedt.

33.50

Arm ball on middle and leg. Ravindra goes back and punches into the covers.

33.40

Full on off, driven into covers.

Rachin Ravindra walks in at 4.

33.3W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Dane Piedt gets the huge wicket of Tom Latham! Lands it on a length, around the middle and off-stump line. Latham hangs back to defend this but the ball takes a hint of spin and goes past his outside edge to cannon into the stumps.  Brilliant bowling by Piedt to get his first wicket as New Zealand lose their second!

33.20

Flighted on off. Latham defends it forward.

33.10

Tossed up on middle and leg, turned to short mid-wicket.

Drinks break! New Zealand trail by 167 runs. They are slowly but steadily building a foundation for a good innings total. Latham and Williamson are a bit slow as the South Africans have bowled tidy lines and kept it pretty tight. South Africa will hope to get a couple of breakthroughs before the Tea interval.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 75/1

K Williamson33 (94)

T Latham40 (101)

von Berg4-0-15-0

32.60

Full on the leg peg, turned away to short mid-wicket.

32.51

Full on middle, worked through mid-wicket for one.

32.40

Tosses it on off. Latham defends it forward.

32.30

Flatter on the middle and leg. Latham turns into the leg side.

32.21

Tossed up on off, driven to mid-off.

32.10

Flighted full, at the stumps. Williamson turns it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 73/1

T Latham39 (98)

K Williamson32 (91)

D Piedt12-2-30-0

31.60

Flat on the middle and leg. Latham blocks it to the on-side.

31.51

Tossed up on off, eased to long on.

31.40

Flatter on off. Williamson bunts it to mid-on.

31.31

Flat, just outside off. Punched into covers.

31.20

Tossed up on off. Latham blocks under the eye.

31.10

Full on off. Latham defends on the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 71/1

K Williamson31 (89)

T Latham38 (94)

von Berg3-0-13-0

30.60

Flighted on the middle and leg. Williamson prods and gets an outside edge along the ground to backward point. Good delivery to end the over.

30.50

Tossed up on middle and off. Williamson defends it forward.

30.41

Flighted on middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single.

30.30

Full on middle. Latham turns it to short leg.

30.21

Floated on middle. Williamson eases it to long on.

30.10

Tossed up on the middle and off, bunted back at the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 69/1

T Latham37 (92)

K Williamson30 (85)

D Piedt11-2-28-0

29.60

Shortish outside off. Latham punches it to point.

29.51

Full on off. Williamson eases it to long on.

29.40

Flat on middle. Williamson nudges it to short leg.

29.30

Flatter on the middle and leg. Williamson goes back and blocks.

29.21

In the air but safe! Flighted, full, and just outside off. Latham shimmies down and plays across the line. He gets a leading edge that falls in no man's land. Single taken.

29.10

Full on off. Latham prods and defends.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 67/1

K Williamson29 (82)

T Latham36 (89)

von Berg2-0-11-0

28.64

FOUR! Up and Away! Flighted, full, and outside off. Williamson charges down the pitch and lifts it to the wide long on region for a boundary.

28.50

Tossed up on off. Williamson prods forward and defends.

28.40

Full and at the stumps. Williamson keeps it out.

28.30

Flighted on middle. Williamson presses forward and blocks.

28.22

Full on the middle. Williamson uses his feet and works it through mid-wicket for a couple.

28.10

Tossed up on middle and off. Williamson presses forward and blocks.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 61/1

T Latham36 (89)

K Williamson23 (76)

D Piedt10-2-26-0

27.60

Floated on off. Latham presses forward and defends.

27.52

Flatter, around off. Latham punches it through backward point for a double.

27.40

Full and straight at the stumps. Latham defends under the eye.

27.30

Flighted nicely, around off. A hint of turn and Latham lets it go.

27.20

Full on middle and leg. Latham prods and keeps it away.

27.10

Flatter on middle. Latham goes back and blocks.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 59/1

K Williamson23 (76)

T Latham34 (83)

von Berg1-0-5-0

26.60

Tossed up on the middle and leg. Williamson bunts it to mid-on.

26.50

Full on off. Williamson defends on the front foot.

26.44

FOUR! PUT AWAY! Low full toss on middle. Williamson accepts it gleefully and hits it past the bowler, down the ground for four runs.

26.30

Tossed up on off. Williamson prods and blocks.

26.21

Leg break on the middle and leg. Latham goes back and nudges it through square leg.

26.10

Flatter around off. Latham blocks it to point.

Shaun von Berg comes into the attack for the first time in Test cricket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 54/1

T Latham33 (81)

K Williamson19 (72)

D Piedt9-2-24-0

25.61

Low full toss on middle and leg. Latham bunts it to mid on for one.

25.50

Full on off. Latham skips down and blocks it out.

25.40

Flatter on middle. Latham punches it back at the bowler.

25.31

Flatter on off. Williamson tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

25.20

Full on off. Williamson defends on the front foot.

25.10

Flatter on off. Williamson turns it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 52/1

T Latham32 (78)

K Williamson18 (69)

D Paterson11-5-20-1

24.60

Huge appeal but turned down! Lands it on a length, on the middle and leg stump line. Latham plays across the line and is stuck in front. A loud appeal from the bowler but the umpire was unmoved. South Africa take the review. The ball tracking shows wickets missing as it was going over the stumps. Latham stays on.

24.50

Persists on the full line, at the stumps. Driven to mid off by Latham.

24.42

Continues to bowl on the pad. Latham whips it through backward square leg for a couple. This brings up the fifty-run stand.

24.32

Full again on the middle and leg. Latham works it through wide of mid on for two more.

24.24

FOUR! Top Shot! Full on the pad. Latham clips it through the mid-wicket region and this races away to the ropes for a glorious boundary.

24.10

Pitched full, on off. Latham defends it forward.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 44/1

K Williamson18 (69)

T Latham24 (72)

D Piedt8-2-22-0

23.60

Quicker one around off. Williamson keeps it out.

23.50

Full and straight on off. Williamson defends it forward.

23.40

Darted on the pad. Williamson turns it to short fine leg.

23.30

Flatter on the middle and leg. Williamson drops into the short leg region.

23.20

Tossed up on the middle and leg. Williamson nudges into the leg side.

23.10

Drifted on the pad, nudged to backward square leg.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 44/1

T Latham24 (72)

K Williamson18 (63)

D Paterson10-5-12-1

22.60

Good length on off. Latham prods and blocks.

22.50

Length on the pad. Latham turns into the backward square leg.

22.40

Back of a length, angling into middle and leg. Latham tucks this to mid-wicket.

22.30

Pitched full and at the stumps. Latham bunts it to mid on.

22.20

Good length on off. Latham defends on the front foot.

22.10

Beauty! Fraction short of a good length, jags back in sharply and beats Latham on the inside edge.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 44/1

K Williamson18 (63)

T Latham24 (66)

D Piedt7-1-22-0

21.60

Flatter on the middle and leg. Williamson drops into the short leg region.

21.50

Flatter on off. Williamson goes back and defends.

21.40

Tossed up on off, bunted back at Piedt.

21.30

Full and at the stumps. Williamson prods and blocks.

21.24

FOUR! PUNISHED! Touch too short and down the leg. Williamson gets low and helps it to the long leg region for an easy boundary.

21.10

Flatter on the middle and leg. Williamson nudges it to backward square leg.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 40/1

T Latham24 (66)

K Williamson14 (57)

D Paterson9-4-12-1

20.60

Good length on off. Latham guides it to gully.

20.51

Length, on middle and leg. Williamson turns into the leg side for one.

20.44

FOUR! LATCHED! Short of a good length, around off. Williamson goes back and pulls it powerfully to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

20.30

Length delivery, on off. Williamson defends on the front foot.

20.20

Hard-length on off. Williamson dabs it to point.

20.10

Goes short and around off. Williamson sways out of the line and lets it go.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 35/1

T Latham24 (65)

K Williamson9 (52)

D Piedt6-1-18-0

19.60

Flighted at the stumps. Latham comes forward and gets a leading edge to backward point along the ground.

19.50

Tossed up on off, driven into covers.

19.40

Full on off. Latham prods and blocks.

19.36

SIX! SHOT! Tosses it on off. Latham charges down the pitch and lifts it over the long on boundary for a quality hit.

19.20

Flighted, full, and just outside off. Left alone.

19.10

Throws it up on off. Latham bunts it to short cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 29/1

K Williamson9 (52)

T Latham18 (59)

D Paterson8-4-7-1

18.60

Goes full, around off. Williamson drives it uppishly to mid off. Lands in front of the fielder. Another maiden from Paterson.

18.50

Continues on a length, outside off. Williamson covers the line and lets it go.

18.40

Persists on a good length, Williamson defends on the front foot.

18.30

Fraction fuller on off. Williamson defends under the eye.

18.20

Length again, on off. Williamson prods forward and blocks it solidly.

18.10

Good length delivery on off. Kane Williamson defends on the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 29/1

K Williamson9 (46)

T Latham18 (59)

D Piedt5-1-12-0

17.61

Tossed up on middle. Williamson milks it to long on for one.

17.51

Flat and quick on the middle and leg. Latham nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.

17.40

Flighted, full, and at the stumps. Latham presses forward and blocks.

17.30

Floated on off. Latham defends it forward.

17.20

Tossed up on off, driven to mid on.

17.10

Flatter arm ball on middle and leg. Latham turns into the leg side.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 27/1

K Williamson8 (45)

T Latham17 (54)

D Paterson7-3-7-1

16.60

Short and wide outside off, Kane Williamson leaves it all alone.

16.50

Good length in middle, Kane Williamson defends this off the front foot.

16.40

On a length around the pads, Kane Williamson flicks it toward mid-wicket for no run.

16.30

Another one past the outside edge. On a length outside off, Kane Williamson looks for the block but gets beaten on his outside edge.

16.20

Good length around off, jagged away a bit after pitching. Kane Williamson looks to block this out but gets beaten.

16.10

On a length around off, Kane Williamson solidly defends this right underneath his eyeline.

Welcome back for the afternoon session on Day 2. The two umpires make their way out to the middle as do the players. Kane Williamson and Tom Latham in readiness to resume their innings. It will be Dane Paterson to kick things off with the ball. Let's play...

... DAY 2, SESSION 2 ...

On the other hand, South Africa were hopeful of pushing their first-innings total close to 300 with two batters at the crease who looked in control late on Day 1. They were dealt an early blow in the form of Shaun von Berg, who could only add four runs to his overnight score. The tail was unable to lend Ruan de Swardt the support he needed, resulting in the visitors only adding 22 runs to their overnight score to be bowled out for 242. With the ball, Dane Paterson gave them the early wicket they were after. Tshepo Moreki and Dane Piedt were disciplined as well to keep things tight and build the pressure even more. It will be important for South Africa to sustain this pressure for long periods and not allow easy scoring for the Kiwi batters. Will they succeed in doing so? Join us back at 6.10 am IST (12.40 am GMT) for the post-Lunch session to find out.

SESSION SUMMARY - 49 runs, 24.2 overs and 5 wickets. New Zealand will be happy to go in at Lunch with just one causality and the first session has gone their way. New Zealand started Day 2 in exactly the manner they would have hoped for. William O'Rourke helped the Kiwis open one end by dismissing Shaun von Berg before going on to clean up the tail with Tim Southee. In reply, the hosts were rocked early, losing Devon Conway for a duck. Tom Latham and Kane Williamson were challenged upfront with the new ball by the Proteas pacers and offie Dane Piedt. They absorbed the pressure and saw through that phase to go to Lunch with only one wicket down, trailing by 215 runs.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 27/1

T Latham17 (54)

K Williamson8 (39)

D Piedt4-1-10-0

15.60

Tossed up on pads, Tom Latham tucks it towards the leg side for no run.

15.50

Fuller on off, Tom Latham defends this off the front foot.

15.41

Fuller one in middle, Kane Williamson drills it to long on for a single.

15.30

Off-break on off, Kane Williamson tucks it on a bounce to short leg.

15.21

Fuller sliding down leg, Tom Latham gets it from the inside of his bat towards fine leg for a single.

15.10

Tossed up on off, Tom Latham defends this one.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 25/1

K Williamson7 (37)

T Latham16 (50)

T Moreki6-3-8-0

14.60

Back of a length around leg, Kane Williamson leaves it all alone.

14.50

Good length on off, Kane Williamson stands still and jams it out.

14.40

Good length in middle, Kane Williamson tucks it towards the leg side for no run.

14.30

Short-pitched down leg, Kane Williamson ducks down on this.

14.20

Pitched up on off, Kane Williamson drills this back to the bowler.

14.11

On a length outside off, Tom Latham punches this towards point ad takes a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 24/1

K Williamson7 (32)

T Latham15 (49)

D Piedt3-1-8-0

13.60

Tossed up on leg, Kane Williamson flicks it to the leg side for no run.

13.50

Fuller one on off, Kane Williamson defends this off the front foot.

13.41lb

LEG BYE! Tossed up on off, climbing on the batter. Tom Latham gets beaten on his outside edge as the ball clips his back pad. Loud appeal by the bowler but the umpire is unmoved. The batter takes a single though.

13.30

Tossed up on off, Tom Latham defends this off the front foot.

13.21

Much fuller on off, Kane Williamson drills this to long on for a single.

13.14

FOUR! Short of a length in middle, Kane Williamson leans low and sweeps this towards deep square leg region for a boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 18/1

T Latham15 (47)

K Williamson2 (28)

T Moreki5-3-7-0

12.60

Waste of delivery as Tshepo Moreki pitches it up outside off and Tom Latham leaves it all alone.

12.50

On a length outside off, Tom Latham gives it a good look and leaves it all alone.

12.40

On a length outside off, Tom Latham lets it sail through.

12.30

On a length outside off, Tom Latham strides to the pitch of it and leaves it all alone.

12.20

On a length around off, Tom Latham punches this back towards the bowler.

12.10

Pitched up outside off, Tom Latham leaves it all alone.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 18/1

K Williamson2 (28)

T Latham15 (41)

D Piedt2-1-3-0

11.60

Quicker one on off, Kane Williamson taps it towards gully for no run.

11.50

Much fuller and on off, Kane Williamson lunges forward to keep it out.

11.40

Tossed up on off, Kane Williamson tucks it towards the leg side for no run.

11.30

Fuller one on off, Kane Williamson dances down the track and looks to nudge it away but rolls it to short leg for no run.

11.20

Tossed up outside off, Kane Williamson pushes this firmly towards cover-point for no run.

11.10

Fuller one on off, Kane Williamson strides to the pitch of it and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 18/1

T Latham15 (41)

K Williamson2 (22)

D Paterson6-2-7-1

10.60

Angling in and shaping away, Tom Latham negotiates well with a solid-looking block on this.

10.51

On a length angling into the batter, Kane Williamson flicks it towards fine leg for a single.

10.41

Short-pitched on leg, Tom Latham pulls this flat towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

10.30

Good length on off, Tom Latham gets behind the line of this and blocks it out.

10.20

Good length on off, keeping a tad low. Tom Latham crouches low to block it out.

10.10

Full and wide outside off, Tom Latham lets it sail to the keeper.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 16/1

K Williamson1 (21)

T Latham14 (36)

D Piedt1-0-3-0

9.60

Flighted on off, Kane Williamson drives this towards cover for no run.

9.50

Looped up much slower, on leg, Kane Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket region for nothing.

9.40

Tossed up in the line of stumps, Kane Williamson tucks it towards square leg for no run.

9.31

Quicker one on off, Tom Latham punches this to the off side for a single.

9.22

Fuller one on off, Tom Latham sweeps it towards fine leg region for a couple.

Dane Piedt comes into the attack.

9.10

Tossed up in middle, Tom Latham walks down and yorks himself as he blocks it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 13/1

K Williamson1 (18)

T Latham11 (33)

D Paterson5-2-5-1

8.60

On a length around off, Kane Williamson defends this off the front foot.

8.50

Short-pitched on off, Kane Williamson hops up on his toes and leaves it at the end.

8.40

Good length outside off, Kane Williamson strides to the pitch of it and jams it out.

8.30

That's a beauty. On a length around off, straightens after pitching. Kane Williamson plays for the angled in delivery and it beats the outside edge of the Kiwi Ace batter.

8.20

On a length on off, Kane Williamson gets behind the line of it and blocks it out.

8.10

Pitched up outside off, Kane Williamson gets tempted for the drive but scuffs it from the inside of his bat towards the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 13/1

T Latham11 (33)

K Williamson1 (12)

T Moreki4-2-7-0

7.60

On a length outside off, Tom Latham punches this towards cover for no run.

7.50

On a length around off, Tom Latham pushes it towards the leg side for no run.

7.40

On a length around the pads, Tom Latham looks for the flick but closes the bat face early. Gets a thickish edge but lands it in front of square leg for no run.

7.32

Back of a length outside off, Tom Latham punches this through backward point for a couple.

7.20

Back of a length on off, Tom Latham jams it back towards the bowler for no run.

7.10

Good length just outside off, shaping back in but Tom Latham leaves it well.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 11/1

K Williamson1 (12)

T Latham9 (27)

D Paterson4-1-5-1

6.60

Good length on off, Kane Williamson defends this towards cover region for no run.

6.50

Short-pitched wide of off, Kane Williamson sways away from this one.

6.40

Short-pitched on leg, Kane Williamson ducks down on this.

6.30

Pitched up on off, Kane Williamson pushes this towards extra-cover for no run.

6.20

Full and wide outside off, Kane Williamson shoulder arms it back to the keeper.

6.10

On a length around off, Kane Williamson defends this solidly off the front foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 11/1

T Latham9 (27)

K Williamson1 (6)

T Moreki3-2-5-0

5.60

Full and wide outside off, Tom Latham leaves it all alone.

5.50

Pitched up on off, Tom Latham drives this towards cover for no run.

5.40

Good length on off, Tom Latham blocks it out.

5.30

On a length around off, Tom Latham pushes this towards mid off for no run.

5.20

Good length on off, Tom Latham defends this off the front foot for no run.

5.10

Pitched up on off, Tom Latham drills it straight down the ground towards mid on for no run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 11/1

K Williamson1 (6)

T Latham9 (21)

D Paterson3-0-5-1

4.60

Good length wide outside off, Kane Williamson shoulder arms it back to the keeper.

4.50

On a length in middle, Kane Williamson gets behind the line of this and jams it out.

4.41

On a length around the pads, Tom Latham flicks it nicely towards fine leg for a single.

4.30

Good length on off, Tom Latham blocks it out with the full face of his bat.

4.20

On a length in middle, Tom Blundell blocks it out back to the bowler.

4.10

Good length wide of off, Tom Latham takes a stride in front and leaves it all alone.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 10/1

T Latham8 (17)

K Williamson1 (4)

T Moreki2-1-5-0

3.61

A bit too straight from Moreki, on a back of a length, on the pads, Tom Latham helps it down to fine leg and retains the strike with a single.

3.50

Beaten! Gets the ball to go away from the left-hander, on a good length, around off, Tom Latham hangs his bat out as he looks to defend away from the body and gets beaten on the outside edge.

3.40

Nips back in off the deck, on a good length, on off and middle, Tom Latham looks to play the line of the ball but it catches the inside edge back onto the pads.

3.30

At 137.1 clicks, tailing in, on a good length, on the fifth stump line, Tom Latham covers his off-stump and leaves the ball alone.

3.21

Bowls it on a back of a length, on middle and leg, Kane Williamson gets on his toes and glances it down to fine leg for a single to get off the mark.

3.13

Good effort in the field! Moreki overpitches slightly this time, on off, Tom Latham shows the full face of his bat and eases into the drive. Gets it through mid off and Ruan de Swardt gives it a chase and dives to prevent the boundary. He saves a run for his side as the batters run three.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 5/1

T Latham4 (12)

K Williamson0 (3)

D Paterson2-0-4-1

2.61

Pitches it right up to the batter, on off, Tom Latham gets all his weight on the front foot and drives it well to the left of mid off. The fielder dives to his left and takes the sting out of the ball. A single taken.

2.50

Serves it slightly full, on off, Tom Latham presses forward and keeps it out down the wicket.

2.42

Strays on the pads, on a short of a length, Tom Latham waits on it and nudges it to the left of square leg for a couple of runs.

2.30

A bit fuller but it is at the stumps again, Tom Latham gets a good stride in and defends it well.

2.20

On a hard length, on off, Tom Latham gets on his toes and pats it back to the bowler.

2.11lb

Leg bye! Slides onto the pads, on a good length, Kane Williamson tries to help it away off his pads but misses. The ball rolls off his thigh pad and rolls to the left of the keeper for a leg bye.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 1/1

T Latham1 (7)

K Williamson0 (2)

T Moreki1-1-0-0

1.60

Tshepo Moreki starts with a maiden. Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Tshepo Moreki waits on the back foot and pushes it from the crease to cover.

1.50

On a length, on middle and leg, Tom Latham defends it with a straight bat to short mid-wicket.

1.40

Almost dragged it on! Moreki goes full and invites the drive from the batter by bowling it outside off, Tom Latham accepts the invitation as he shapes up for the drive but gets an inside edge back onto his foot.

1.30

Hits the deck hard and bowls it in the channel on off, Tom Latham is happy to leave the ball alone.

1.20

Aimed at the stumps, on a good length, Tom Latham covers the line of the ball well and pushes it down the wicket.

1.10

Begins from around the wicket and hurls it in at 131.8 clicks, on a hard length, outside off, Tom Latham shoulders arms and the keeper collects it at head height.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Tshepo Moreki.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 1/1

K Williamson0 (2)

T Latham1 (1)

D Paterson1-0-1-1

0.60

Drags his length back now and bowls it on off, Kane Williamson hangs back and stabs it down on the off side. End of a probing and successful first over from Dane Paterson.

0.50

Paterson goes full and bowls it outside off, Kane Williamson angles the bat face and drives it well but picks out the man at point.

Kane Williamson is in at number 3.

0.4W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Dane Paterson draws the first blood! Exactly the start South Africa would have wanted. Angles it into the left-hander, on a length, around off, Devon Conway is forced to play at it due to the angle and gets drawn forward in defence. The ball slants back into him and nips away late, enough to catch the outside edge and the keeper, Clyde Fortuin does the rest.

0.30

Pitches it up and offers width on off, Devon Conway resists and offers no shot at it.

0.20

Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander and serves it in the channel on off, on a length, left alone by Devon Conway.

0.11

Drop and run and Tom Latham and New Zealand are underway! Paterson starts from over the wicket and attacks the stumps, on a good length, on middle, Tom Latham gets right behind the line and taps it with soft hands in front of cover for a quick single.

Commentary

We are back for New Zealand's reply. The players of South Africa are going through their fielding drills as the two umpires make their way out to the middle. Neil Brand with a pep talk in the Proteas huddle before they take their places on the field. It will be Devon Conway and Tom Latham to open the innings for New Zealand. Dane Paterson will start with the new ball for the visitors. Away we go...

... SECOND INNINGS ...

The bowling from the Kiwis was brilliant as they stuck to a perfect channel and bombarded back-to-back deliveries in the perfect areas. Rachin Ravindra was brilliant as he took 3 while William O'Rourke took four and the rest all chipped in with wickets as well. With the visitors scoring a mere 242 in their first innings the Kiwis would be once again aiming to bat long and inflict a massive lead on them.

The visitors were good with the bat but would be gutted on the way a few of their batters got out and threw up a good start that they got. After starting with 220 for 6 overnight the resistance of Shaun von Berg gave up early in the day as he succumbed to William O'Rourke and the tail then followed him in no time. Apart from Clyde Fortuin and Keegan Petersen everybody chipped in with a few but failed to capitalize on the starts they got. Ruan de Swardt was by far the best batter for the visitors as he implemented himself better than anybody else on the opponents and scored 64 runs.

We come to a close of the Proteas inning as they have been bundled out on 242 by the Kiwis.

97.2W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Two in two from the debutant, William O'Rourke to wrap up the innings. Dane Paterson goes for a big shot first up and perishes. William O'Rourke comes from over the wicket for the right-hander and bowls it on a good length, angling in, around middle and leg, Dane Paterson backs away a long way on the leg side and swings through the line. The ball comes on slower than he expected and he ends up slicing it high in the air off the bottom half of the bat. It goes up only as far as second slip as where Tom Latham settles under it and dives forward to take the catch safely. William O'Rourke finishes with 4 wickets and South Africa have been bowled out for 242 in their first innings.

Dane Paterson is the last man in.

97.1W

OUT! CHOPPED ON! It's William O'Rourke again! End of Ruan de Swardt's long vigil. Steams in from around the wicket and hits the deck hard, on off, Ruan de Swardt hops back to defend it down onto the deck. The ball nips back in and catches the bottom part of the bat. It deflects onto his heels before trickling back onto the stumps to dislodge the bails. The debutant gets his third wicket and South Africa lose their ninth wicket with 242 runs on the board.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 242/8

T Moreki4 (15)

de Swardt64 (155)

T Southee25-8-63-1

96.64

FOUR! Nicely done! Southee goes slightly fuller, at the stumps, Tshepo Moreki shows the full face of the bat and drives it through the vacant mid off region for a boundary to get off the mark.

96.50

Bangs it into the deck again, on off, Tshepo Moreki drops his gloves and sways away out of the line of the ball.

96.40

Serves it on a length, on off, Tshepo Moreki stays leg side of the ball and leaves it alone.

96.30

Southee goes short again, at the body of the batter, Tshepo Moreki goes for the pull again but the ball gets big on him and he fails to get the shot away.

96.20

Bowls it short and on off, Tshepo Moreki lifts his front leg to fetch the pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

96.10

At 128.3 clicks, on a good length, on off, Tshepo Moreki dabs it from the crease to backward point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 238/8

de Swardt64 (155)

T Moreki0 (9)

W O'Rourke18-4-59-2

95.60

Keeps it full and straight, at the stumps, Ruan de Swardt gets right behind the line and knocks it back to the bowler.

95.51lb

Leg bye! On a back of a length, on middle and leg, Tshepo Moreki lifts his front leg and looks to help it away on the leg side. He misses and the ball comes off his thigh pad and it rolls to square leg for a leg bye.

95.40

Back of a length, outside off, Tshepo Moreki flirts with danger as he pokes at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

95.30

Edged and gone! Or is it? Not much excitement from New Zealand and Tim Southee decides against the review. And rightly so, it had come off the back pad. Angling into the right-hander, on a length, on off, Tshepo Moreki does not move his feet much and tries to block it with a straight bat. The ball holds its line to beat the bat and it comes off the back pad on its way to the keeper, Tom Blundell.

95.20

Goes wide of the crease and gets the ball to nip back in sharply off the deck, on a good length, on middle, Tshepo Moreki gets beaten all ends up and gets rapped high on the back leg.

95.13

Bowls it on a short of a length, on off, Ruan de Swardt gets on his toes and extends his arms to punch it through point. Will Young gives it a chase and slides to save a run for his side. Three runs taken.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 234/8

T Moreki0 (5)

de Swardt61 (153)

T Southee24-8-59-1

94.60

Goes searching for the magical delivery but slips it down leg, Tshepo Moreki lets it go.

94.50

And again! Shaping away, on a good length, just outside off, Tshepo Moreki nibbles at the delivery initially but changes his mind to withdraw the bat at the last moment.

94.40

Beaten! Goes slightly fuller this time and swings it away, Tshepo Moreki fiddles at the delivery without any foot movement and gets beaten on the outside edge.

94.30

Goes into the wicket again, on middle, Tshepo Moreki stays leg side of the ball and defends it out on the off side.

94.20

This is at the batter, on a shortish length, Tshepo Moreki hangs back and blocks it out.

Tshepo Moreki is the new man in.

94.1W

OUT! TAKEN! Tim Southee gets in on the wickets column now! The extra bounce did the trick there for the Kiwi skipper. Southee goes into the wicket, around the left shoulder, Dane Piedt hops back but fails to get on top of the bounce to fend it down on the leg side. He gets his hands into a tangle and the ball gets big on him. The ball lobs off his gloves behind the wicket. The keeper, Tom Blundell runs across to his left and dives in front to complete the catch.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 234/7

de Swardt61 (153)

D Piedt4 (5)

W O'Rourke17-4-56-2

93.60

Drags his length back and bowls it on middle, Ruan de Swardt gets on his toes and keeps it out down onto the deck.

93.50

Length delivery aimed at the stumps, Ruan de Swardt knocks it to mid on.

93.40

At 135.8 clicks, on a good length, on off, Ruan de Swardt gets taken aback by the extra bounce as he stabs it down onto the off side.

93.32

This is short and on off, Ruan de Swardt swivels in his crease and pulls it in front of square to the right of deep square leg for a couple of runs.

93.20

Length delivery, on off, Ruan de Swardt pushes it back at the bowler.

93.10

Edged but just short! Into the wicket, on off, Ruan de Swardt stays on the back foot but fails to ride the extra bounce. He does well though to play at it with soft hands and therefore, the edge falls short of Tom Latham at second slip.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 232/7

D Piedt4 (5)

de Swardt59 (147)

T Southee23-7-59-0

92.60

In the channel on off, on a good length, Dane Piedt punches it from the crease to cover.

92.50

Not much movement on this occasion, on a good length, on off, Dane Piedt defends it nicely with a straight bat.

92.40

Gets it to swing away from the right-hander, on a length, just outside off, Dane Piedt hangs back and stabs it down late on the off side.

92.31

At 126.4 clicks, on a good length, on middle, a bit of late tail into the batter, Ruan de Swardt adjusts well to tuck it wide of mid-wicket for a single.

92.20

Slanting in, on a back of a length, in the channel on off, left alone by Ruan de Swardt.

92.10

Fuller and angling in, on off and middle, Ruan de Swardt gets on the front foot and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 231/7

D Piedt4 (2)

de Swardt58 (144)

W O'Rourke16-4-54-2

91.60

Pitches it up again, on middle, Dane Piedt drives it without much timing to mid on.

91.54

FOUR! Dane Piedt is off the mark in a streaky fashion. Angling into the right-hander, on a hard length, on the hips, Dane Piedt tries to fend it down on the leg side but the ball climbs onto him and catches the gloves. It goes down to fine leg for a boundary.

Dane Piedt walks in now.

91.4W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! William O'Rourke with the early strike on Day 2! The Kiwi debutant gets rid of the Proteas debutant! Comes from over the wicket for the right-hander and hurls it on a good length, shaping back in, on top of off, Shaun von Berg does not move his feet here and looks to keep this one out using his hands. The ball comes back in off the seam and goes past the inside edge to clip the top of the off-stump, enough to dislodge the bails. New Zealand have the early wicket they needed.

91.31

Slanting in sharply, on a hard length, on middle, Ruan de Swardt gets into a tangle again but does well to nudge it square on the leg side for a single.

91.22

A sharp and quick bumper aimed at the left shoulder of the batter from around the wicket, it shoots off the deck as well, Ruan de Swardt gets taken by surprise as he looks to fend it down on the leg side. The ball rolls off his gloves down to fine leg for a couple of runs.

91.10

At 139.4 clicks, going away from the left-hander, on a hard length, on off, Ruan de Swardt plays it late and dabs it down on the off side.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 224/6

von Berg38 (88)

de Swardt55 (141)

T Southee22-7-58-0

90.60

Honing in at the stumps, on a length, Shaun von Berg pats it back to the bowler off the front foot.

90.50

This one goes away, on a length, on off, Shaun von Berg gets on the front foot and defends it well.

90.44

FOUR! Shaun von Berg takes on the short ball and he is away on Day 2! Tim Southee bends his back and bangs it in short, on off, Shaun von Berg gets on top of the bounce nicely as he rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. First runs of the day for Shaun von Berg and South Africa.

90.30

Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Shaun von Berg stands tall and pushes it out to cover.

90.20

Shaping away from the right-hander, on a good length, outside off, left alone by Shaun von Berg.

90.10

Half a shout for LBW but that looks high! Nips back in, on a hard length, on middle, Shaun von Berg gets on his toes to keep this one out with a straight bat. It jags back in to beat the inside edge and raps him high on the back leg.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be the skipper of New Zealand, Tim Southee.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 220/6

de Swardt55 (141)

von Berg34 (82)

W O'Rourke15-4-47-1

89.60

A maiden over to start the day. William O'Rourke goes full and straight, at the stumps, Ruan de Swardt knocks it firmly to the left of the bowler.

89.50

This one goes away slightly, in the channel on off, Ruan de Swardt shoulders arms to the delivery watchfully.

89.40

Just a touch fuller, at the stumps, Ruan de Swardt gets a decent stride in and keeps it out on the leg side.

89.30

Pitches it up again, on off, Ruan de Swardt covers the line of the ball well and stabs it down onto the deck.

89.20

Goes full at 133.9 clicks, angling in, around off, Ruan de Swardt presses forward and lifts his bat to let the ball pass.

89.10

Starts from around the wicket and goes into the wicket, outside off, Ruan de Swardt sways away from the line of the ball and leaves the ball alone.

We are all set. The two umpires and players make their way out to the middle. Ruan de Swardt and Shaun von Berg are all set to resume their innings for South Africa. The debutant, William O'Rourke will kick things off with the ball. Let's play...

On the other hand, South Africa had a decent opening day. The visitors were better than what they had offered since landing in New Zealand. The Proteas enjoyed a good spell with the bat and a massive credit for that goes to the way Ruan de Swardt has batted. All the batters barring Clyde Fortuin and Keegan Petersen got starts but threw their wickets away and did not go on to score big one and this might come back to haunt the visitors.

New Zealand will be happy that they did not allow South Africa to run away towards a big total and kept on taking wickets regularly. The partnership between Ruan de Swardt and Shaun von Berg has looked threatening though as both have played solidly. Ruan de Swardt in particular has looked more compact and would be eyeing a three-figure mark after going past his half-century yesterday. New Zealand would be looking to break this partnership early on in the day and not let the Proteas build up another big one with the bat.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of Day 2 of the second Test between New Zealand and South Africa.

... DAY 2, SESSION 1 ....

Right then, as the first day's play draws to a close, neither side will be too unhappy about how the proceedings went for them. With the second new ball only 9 overs old, New Zealand will look to make good use of the early movement on offer on Day 2 and take the remaining 4 wickets and bat when the conditions will likely be the same as Day 1. As for South Africa, the onus will be on this pair to see off that first hour and bat for as long as possible to stretch the first-inning total close to 300 at the very least. Day 2 will begin at 3.30 am IST (10 pm GMT, the previous day), but you can join us earlier for the build-up. Until then, take care and goodbye!

As for New Zealand, patience was the theme of the day for them. They were patient throughout and kept the Proteas batters in check on this opening day. Matt Henry set the tone for the Kiwis with a wicket in his first over, thanks to a one-handed grab from Glenn Phillips. It was the debutant, William O'Rourke, who gave them the second breakthrough before Neil Wagner used his short-ball ploy to get in on the wickets column. Introduced early in the second session, Rachin Ravindra exploited the conditions and went bang, bang, in successive overs. Just as David Bedingham was starting to trouble New Zealand, Rachin struck again to nip him in the bud after Tea. Having had South Africa on the ropes at 150-6, the hosts would have fancied themselves go on to bowl them out and bat at some point in the day, but they faced stiff resistance from Ruan de Swardt and Shaun von Berg. Credit to the Proteas pair for keeping the Kiwi bowlers at bay, and as a result, New Zealand had only six wickets to show for their efforts.

SESSION SUMMARY -  93 runs, 33 overs and 1 wicket. End of an engrossing day of Test cricket! The first two sessions on this opening day went New Zealand's way, but the third session belonged well and truly to South Africa. Earlier in the day, after Neil Brand called it right, he had no hesitation in batting first on a green top. The visitors were rocked early as Clyde Fortuin fell for a golden duck in his first inning as an opener for South Africa. The skipper, Neil Brand, did not miss out on punishing loose deliveries during his stay at the crease but failed to kick on. It was the same story with Raynard van Tonder, as he could not see through that tricky phase before Lunch. After grinding it out for so long in the second session, Zubayr Hamza ran out of patience and gifted his wicket away. Keegan Petersen could not do much, and the visitors were 5 down with just 101 runs on the board. Just as David Bedingham was beginning to get a move on, he popped one off his boot to short leg to be dismissed. Ruan de Swardt did not lose his composure and applied himself really well to hang in there. He found an able alley in the debutant, Shaun von Berg. von Berg was made to work hard for the first run of his Test career but grew in confidence as the innings progressed. The two batters maintained a good tempo, with de Swardt bringing up his maiden Test fifty before the close of play.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 220/6

von Berg34 (82)

de Swardt55 (135)

R Ravindra21-8-33-3

88.60

Flat and quick outside off. von Berg covers the line and lets it go. That will be Stumps on Day 1 as South Africa end on 220 for 6.

88.50

Flighted outside off. Left alone.

88.40

Tossed up on off. Blocked.

88.31b

BYES! Flat and angling down the leg. de Swardt lets it go. Blundell fails to collect. The batters cross for a bye.

88.20

Flighted, and turning back into the batter. de Swardt looks to tuck but gets an inside edge that lobs into the off-side.

88.10

Tossed up on off. de Swardt defends it forward.

Rachin Ravindra (20-7-33-3) is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 219/6

von Berg34 (79)

de Swardt55 (132)

N Wagner16-6-32-1

87.60

Lands it full and on off. von Berg blocks it out.

87.50

Goes short and angles it across the batter. von Berg sways out of line and lets it go.

87.40

Length on the pad. von Berg turns it round the corner.

87.30

Length ball, keeps a shade low. von Berg gets his bat down and defends.

87.20

On a length, around off. von Berg lets it go.

87.10

Pitched on a length, around off. von Berg comes forward and blocks into covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 219/6

de Swardt55 (132)

von Berg34 (73)

T Southee21-7-54-0

86.60

Length, around off. de Swardt half leaves and gets an inside edge on the bounce to the slip fielder.

86.50

On a length, outside off. Left alone.

86.40

OUCH! Goes short and just outside off. de Swart goes for the pull but gets an inside edge back onto the box. He is down and looks in some pain. The physio walks out to attend to him. He looks fine now and will carry on.

86.30

Full on off. de Swardt defends on the front foot.

86.20

Hard-length on off. Blocked to mid-off.

86.10

Goes full, outside off. de Swardt drives into covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 219/6

von Berg34 (73)

de Swardt55 (126)

N Wagner15-5-32-1

85.60

Length, attacking the stumps. von Berg defends back at the bowler.

85.54

FOUR! Put Away! Lands it full, outside off. von Berg slices it uppishly through cover-point for a boundary.

85.40

Back of a length around off, von Berg defends it to the point region.

85.30

Fuller length around off, von Berg steers it away to the cover region.

85.20

Good length on the stumps, von Berg defends it to the short midwicket fielder.

85.10

Back of a length around off, von Berg defends it back to the bowler.

Neil Wagner (14-5-28-1) is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 215/6

von Berg30 (67)

de Swardt55 (126)

T Southee20-6-54-0

84.61

Length, attacking the stumps. von Berg walks across and gets an inside edge on the flick, that deflects off his pads to deep fine leg for a single.

84.52

Length, outside off. Guided to deep third for a couple.

84.40

Good length, out-swinger, around off, pushed on the front foot to extra cover.

84.30

Back of a length outside off, von Berg stays tall and blocks it to backward point.

84.20

A loud appeal for LBW but turned down! Southee decides to go upstairs! Length delivery, around off. von Berg leaves it on a length and looks to let it go. He gets hit on the pad but the Ball Tracking shows that the impact is outside the off-stump line. He survives.

84.10

Good length on off. von Berg hangs back and blocks.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 212/6

de Swardt55 (126)

von Berg27 (61)

M Henry17-5-44-1

83.60

Short of a length, outside off. de Swardt pulls and gets an under-edge to the keeper.

83.50

Good length around off, comes back in and de Swardt blocks it to mid-off.

83.40

Fuller, outside off, de Swardt goes at it, throws his hands away from the body and slices it towards backward point.

83.30

Full and outside off, driven into covers.

83.21

On a length, outside off. Steered through cover-point for one.

83.10

Back of a length, angling in. von Berg tucks into the leg side.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 211/6

de Swardt55 (122)

von Berg26 (59)

T Southee19-6-51-0

82.64

FOUR! BANG! Pitched full and in the slot. de Swardt thumps it down the ground for four runs.

82.50

Pitched full and at the stumps. de Swardt defends it forward.

82.40

Another one on a good length, outside off. Beaten again.

82.30

Beaten! On a length, outside off. de Swardt has a poke at it and gets beaten.

82.20

Good length delivery on off. Defended on the front foot.

82.10

Pitched full, at the stumps. de Swardt bunts it back at the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 207/6

von Berg26 (59)

de Swardt51 (116)

M Henry16-5-43-1

81.60

Back of a length, angling in. von Berg goes back and tucks into the leg side.

81.50

Good length at the off-stump, blocked on the front foot to the bowler.

81.40

Full, just outside off. von Berg drives and misses.

81.30

Back of a length, angled in. Nudged to mid-wicket.

81.21

Good length at the stumps. de Swardt stays deep on the crease and pushes it towards mid-on for a single.

81.14

FOUR! Glorious! Overpitched outside off. de Swardt leans into it and drives it through the extra cover region for a stunning boundary. Brings up his maiden 50 with that shot.

81.11wd

WIDE! Lands it full and way too outside off. de Swardt lets it go. Wide signaled.

Matt Henry (15-5-37-1) is back on.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 201/6

von Berg26 (55)

de Swardt46 (114)

T Southee18-6-47-0

80.60

Back of a length, angled in. von Berg plays and misses. Wears on the pad.

80.54

FOUR! Streaky! On a length, outside off. von Berg has a poke at it and this flies off the edge to third man for four runs. The 200 comes up for South Africa.

80.40

Full and at the stumps. von Berg bunts it back at the bowler.

80.30

Full on the middle and leg. von Berg turns it to short mid-wicket.

80.23

Pitched full on off. de Swardt turns it through the mid-wicket region for a an easy three.

80.10

Southee lands it on a good length, around off. Moves away and beats the outside edge of de Swardt who plays way too inside the line on the back foot.

The second new ball is now available. Will New Zealand take it straight away? Yes, they are taking it. It will be Tim Southee to make first use of it.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 194/6

de Swardt43 (112)

von Berg22 (51)

R Ravindra20-7-33-3

79.61

Flat on the pad, nudged to fine leg for one.

79.54b

FOUR BYES! Flat and turning down the leg. de Swardt plays and misses. This eludes the fielder for four byes.

79.40

Flat on off, defended to mid-on.

79.30

Turning down the leg. de Swardt plays and misses.

79.20

Floated on off, pushed to mid on.

79.10

Flat on the pads, de Swardt defends it to the short leg fielder along the ground.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 189/6

von Berg22 (51)

de Swardt42 (106)

N Wagner14-5-28-1

78.60

Persists on the short ball, down the leg. von Borg pulls and misses.

78.50

Short of a length on the middle and leg. von Berg ducks and lets it go.

78.44

FOUR! Back of a length around off. von Berg jumps and flays it through cover-point region for a boundary.

78.30

Short and down the leg. von Berg sways out of the line.

78.20

Another short ball bouncer, von Berg ducks underneath it to the keeper. He is upto the task on this occasion.

78.10

Short of a length, on middle and leg. von Berg ducks and lets it go.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 185/6

de Swardt42 (106)

von Berg18 (45)

R Ravindra19-7-32-3

77.60

Fuller length around off, de Swardt uses his feet and hits it to the diving mid-on fielder. They thought of a run and decided against it.

77.50

Good length on the stumps, de Swardt tucks it away to the short leg fielder along the ground.

77.41

Full on the pad, clipped to square leg.

77.30

Floated outside off, kept out.

77.20

Full on off. von Berg defends with a dead bat.

77.10

Fuller length on the stumps, von Berg clips it down to mid-on.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 184/6

de Swardt42 (104)

von Berg17 (41)

N Wagner13-5-24-1

76.60

Good length angling into the stumps. de Swardt defends it back to the bowler.

76.50

Back of a length, around off. de Swardt rides the bounce and punches into covers.

76.42

Full and straight at the stumps. de Swardt drives it past the bowler, and down the ground for a couple.

76.30

Full, angling down the leg. de Swardt lets it go.

76.20

On a length, around off. de Swardt drops into the off-side.

76.10

Pitched full, on off. de Swardt drives into covers for none.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 182/6

von Berg17 (41)

de Swardt40 (98)

R Ravindra18-7-31-3

75.60

Full and quick on off. von Berg defends on the front foot.

75.50

Flighted, around off. Turns away. von Berg drives and misses.

75.44

FOUR! BANG! Drops it short and outside off. von Berg rocks back and cuts it hard to the deep backward point fence for a cracking boundary.

75.32

Drifted on the pad. von Berg nudges it through the backward square leg region for a couple.

75.20

Tosses it up on off. von Berg shimmies down and bunts it to the bowler. Ravindra has a shy at the stumps but von Berg makes it back.

75.10

Full on off, pushed back at Ravindra.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 176/6

de Swardt40 (98)

von Berg11 (35)

N Wagner12-5-22-1

74.60

Back of angling into the batter. de Swardt tucks and misses. A half appeal but this was going over.

74.50

Pitched on a length, around off. de Swardt defends it forward.

74.44

FOUR! Put Away! Goes short and down the leg. de Swardt helps it to the fine leg fence for four runs.

74.30

Length on off, defended to mid-on.

74.20

Good length on middle and off. de Swardt defends it back at the bowler.

74.10

On a good length outside off, left alone by de Swardt.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 172/6

von Berg11 (35)

de Swardt36 (92)

R Ravindra17-7-25-3

73.60

Full and at the stumps. von Berg defends it back to the bowler.

73.50

Tosses it up wide outside off, von Berg lets it go to the keeper.

73.40

Full at the middle and leg. Dropped to the man at short leg.

73.30

Full on the leg peg, nudged into the leg side.

73.20

Tossed up on off. von Berg blocks.

73.11

Floated on off. de Swardt pushes into covers for one.

Drinks break! New Zealand are on top of this Test match at the moment. Wickets at regular intervals have hurt South Africa badly, and they find themselves at 171/6 in 73 overs. David Bedingham is the only causality in the session for the visitors, with Rachin Ravindra picking up his third of the day. Ruan de Swardt is battling it out for the Proteas and has the debutant Shaun von Berg in the company. Rachin Ravindra (16-7-24-3) has been brought back into the attack.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 171/6

von Berg11 (30)

de Swardt35 (91)

W O'Rourke14-3-47-1

72.60

Bends his back and bangs it in short, at the batter, Shaun von Berg ducks under it and lets the ball pass.

72.51

Slanting in, on a back of a length, on middle and leg, Ruan de Swardt hops back and nudges it to the left of mid on for a single.

72.40

Bowls it at 140 clicks, full and outside off, Ruan de Swardt drives it without much timing to cover as the bottom hand comes off the bat.

72.34

FOUR! More runs! Hurls it on a good length, outside off, Ruan de Swardt gets on his toes and presents a high elbow to steer it to the right of backward point for four more runs.

72.21

Strays on the pads, on a length, helped away down tofine leg for a single.

72.14

FOUR! Intentional or not, Shaun von Berg gets his second boundary! William O'Rourke bowls it on a hard length, tailing back in sharply, on off and middle, Shaun von Berg gets tucked for room but does well to open the bat face and glide it over the slip cordon for a boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 161/6

de Swardt30 (88)

von Berg6 (27)

N Wagner11-5-18-1

71.60

This is fuller from Wagner, on off, Ruan de Swardt presses forward and pushes it with a straight bat to mid off.

71.50

Well bowled! In the channel on off, on a back of a length, Ruan de Swardt pokes at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

71.40

Slanting into the left-hander, on a good length, on the pads, Ruan de Swardt gets inside the line and offers no shot at it. The ball comes off his pads and rolls to square leg.

71.30

Pulls his length back a touch and gets the ball to straighten after pitching, on middle, on a good length, Ruan de Swardt gets squared up a bit but does well to pat it to mid on.

71.20

Goes full and attacks the stumps, Ruan de Swardt stays rooted in his crease and strokes it to mid on.

71.10

Angling in, on a good length, on off, Ruan de Swardt gets on the front foot and defends it well.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 161/6

von Berg6 (27)

de Swardt30 (82)

W O'Rourke13-3-37-1

70.60

There's that nip backer again from William, on a good length, on off, Shaun von Berg stays on the back foot and watchfully defends it out.

70.50

Digs it in short yet again, on off, Shaun von Berg is happy to let that one go through.

70.40

Hits the deck hard and it tails back in sharply, on a hard length, on off, Shaun von Berg gets taken aback by the extra bounce but does well to pat it to point.

70.30

Nips back in sharply, on a good length, on off, Shaun von Berg plays it late and dabs it down on the off side.

70.24

FOUR! Top shot from the debutant and this should help him feel a lot better. William bowls it short and on off, Shaun von Berg picks up the length early and swivels in his crease. He rolls his wrists to ride the bounce and pulls it behind square on the leg side for the first boundary of his Test career.

70.10

Play and a miss! Hurls with an upright seam, on a back of a length, on off, Shaun von Berg looks to go after it but this takes off and goes over his bat.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 157/6

de Swardt30 (82)

von Berg2 (21)

N Wagner10-4-18-1

69.60

Honing in, at the stumps, on a good length, Ruan de Swardt nudges it to short leg.

69.50

At 128.5 clicks, a bit of late away shape, full and on off and middle, Ruan de Swardt accounts for the away movement and knocks it down to mid on.

69.42

Lands it on a back of a length, outside off, Ruan de Swardt stands tall and punches it through the vacant cover region for a couple of runs.

69.30

Angling away, on a length, around off, Ruan de Swardt covers the line of the ball to push it back to the bowler.

69.20

Nails a yorker from over the wicket, on off, Ruan de Swardt gets his bat down in time to keep it out.

69.11

At 127.1 clicks, shaping in, on a length, Shaun von Berg clips it wide of mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 154/6

de Swardt28 (77)

von Berg1 (20)

W O'Rourke12-3-33-1

68.60

Going away from the batter, on a back of a length, Ruan de Swardt pokes at the away-going delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge. End of a probing over from the debutant.

68.50

On a hard length, on middle, Ruan de Swardt gets rushed and fends it down rather awkwardly on the leg side.

68.40

Another beauty! William hits the deck hard from around the wicket and bowls it in that channel on off, Ruan de Swardt plays for the ball going away from him but this one nips back in to beat him on the inside edge.

68.30

Into the wicket but the line is down leg, Ruan de Swardt drops his gloves and lets it go.

68.20

Good stop! Width on offer on off, on a short of a length, Ruan de Swardt cracks the cut towards cover where Kane Williamson dives to his right and makes the stop.

68.10

This one jags back in and takes off as well, on a back of a length, on off and middle, Ruan de Swardt hangs back to play at it and gets cut in half. The ball brushes his thigh pad on the way to the keeper.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 154/6

von Berg1 (20)

de Swardt28 (71)

N Wagner9-4-15-1

67.60

Full and drifting onto the pads, Shaun von Berg clips it straight to mid-wicket.

67.50

This is full and straight, at the stumps, Shaun von Berg covers the line of the ball nicely and defends it out.

67.40

Pitched up by Wagner again, full and on off, Shaun von Berg frees his arms for the drive but toe-ends it behind the wicket to second slip.

67.30

Half a shout for LBW but that looked to be bat first! Tim Southee asks the men standing behind the stumps and he takes the review. Wagner goes full this time and shapes it back into the right-hander, on a fuller length, Shaun von Berg does not commit himself fully on the front foot and closes the bat face to turn it away. He is late in doing so and the ball swings and seems to have made contact with both bat and pad simultaneously. The third umpire says that he has no conclusive evidence to overturn the on-field decision and it will stay NOT OUT.

67.20

Lands it on a back of a length, on middle, Shaun von Berg hops back to whip it away but gets an inside edge back onto his thigh pad.

67.10

A bit too straight from Wagner, swinging into the pads, on a length, Shaun von Berg works it to short leg on the bounce.

Neil Wagner (8-3-15-1) comes back into the attack, replacing Rachin Ravindra.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 154/6

de Swardt28 (71)

von Berg1 (14)

W O'Rourke11-2-33-1

66.60

Sprays it down leg, on a good length, Ruan de Swardt gets inside the line to help it away but misses.

66.50

Serves it on a back of a length, on off, Ruan de Swardt punches it back to the bowler.

66.40

Back of a length, on off, stabbed down on the off side by Ruan de Swardt.

66.31

Shaun von Berg is finally off the mark in Test cricket! Goes into the wicket, on off, Shaun von Berg rolls his wrists to ride the bounce and pulls it to square leg where Kane Williamson is standing a bit deep. A fumble there allows Shaun to complete the single comfortably.

66.20

Digs it in short, on off, Shaun von Berg swivels in the crease and looks to fetch the pull. He is late on the shot as the ball sails over his bat.

66.11

Serves it on a back of a length, around off, Ruan de Swardt hangs back and steers it wide of backward point for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 152/6

von Berg0 (12)

de Swardt27 (67)

R Ravindra16-7-24-3

65.60

Angling in, full and on middle, played back to the bowler by Shaun von Berg.

65.50

Coming in with the arm, full and around off, Shaun von Berg shuffles across a bit and leaves the ball alone.

65.40

Loops it up again, on a fullish length, on middle, Shaun von Berg takes it on the full and whips it past short leg. Shaun sets off for the single but gets sent back by his partner.

65.30

Shorter and quicker, on off, Shaun von Berg rocks back and chops it straight to point.

65.20

Tosses it up nicely and gets a bit of turn, around off, Shaun von Berg lifts his bat and lets the ball pass.

65.11

Short and turning into the pads, Ruan de Swardt works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 151/6

von Berg0 (7)

de Swardt26 (66)

W O'Rourke10-2-31-1

64.60

Shaping in, on a hard length, outside off, Shaun von Berg sways away and lets that one go through.

64.51

This is short and outside off, Ruan de Swardt swivels in his crease to drag the pull. Gets a bottom edge that goes on the bounce behind the wicket. The keeper, Tom Blundell dives to his right and takes the sting out of the ball with his right glove. Just a single taken.

64.40

Bangs it into the deck, over middle, Ruan de Swardt ducks to let the ball go through.

64.30

Attacks the stumps, on a length, Ruan de Swardt goes back to a delivery which he should have played on the front foot but does well to cover the line of the ball and defend.

64.20

Hurls it right up to the batter, outside off, Ruan de Swardt goes for the drive but miscues it to mid off.

64.10

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Ruan de Swardt stays back in his crease and keeps it out on the off side.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 150/6

von Berg0 (6)

de Swardt25 (61)

R Ravindra15-7-23-3

63.60

Serves it wide on off, full in length, Shaun von Berg lets the ball pass.

63.50

Keeps it full and at the stumps, Shaun von Berg knocks it back to the bowler.

63.40

Fires it in, full and on off, Shaun von Berg prods forward to keep it out.

63.30

Darts it in, short and on middle, Shaun von Berg hangs back and defends it out.

63.20

Floats it up again, around off, Shaun von Berg offers no shot at it.

63.10

Tosses it up, full and outside off, Shaun von Berg shoulders arms.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 150/6

de Swardt25 (61)

von Berg0 (0)

T Southee17-6-40-0

62.60

Angles it away from the batter, on a good length, left alone by Ruan de Swardt.

62.50

Full and slanting back in, around off, Ruan de Swardt knocks it along the ground but straight to cover.

62.40

Full and tailing in, on middle, Ruan de Swardt clips it neatly but straight to mid-wicket.

62.30

Hurls it on a back of a length, on middle, Ruan de Swardt goes on the back foot and pats it down the wicket.

62.20

On a length, on off, Ruan de Swardt rocks back and stabs it down onto the deck.

62.10

This is full and on off, Ruan de Swardt blocks it out off the front foot.

The debutant, Shaun von Berg comes out to bat now.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 150/6

D Bedingham39 (102)

de Swardt25 (55)

R Ravindra14-6-23-3

61.6W

Was it a bump ball? Hang on a minute, it does not look so, and David Bedingham looks to be gone here. Yes, he surely is. Unfortunate for Bedingham and New Zealand are delighted. Rachin hurls it on a fullish length, on middle, David Bedingham keeps his weight on the back foot and looks to clip it away on the leg side. Gets an inside edge that goes straight onto his boot and pops up in the hands of Will Young