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Great Danes give Proteas advantage over Kiwis in Hamilton

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South Africa bowled New Zealand out for 211 on day two of the second test at Seddon Park on Wednesday, taking a shocking first-innings advantage of 31 runs. The Proteas dismissed the last seven New Zealand batting for 66 runs after lunch thanks to off-spinner Dane Piedt (5-89) and seamer Dane Paterson (3-39).

Neil Wagner’s 27-ball 33, which included two sixes, helped the hosts get closer to South Africa’s 242. Neil Brand’s team in Hamilton was underdogs with a number of test rookies in New Zealand and their more experienced players in Cricket South Africa’s Twenty20 league. Brand picked two spinners, including the recalled Piedt, to face New Zealand’s four-pronged seam assault, lowering expectations even more.

Great Danes give Proteas advantage over Kiwis in Hamilton

Despite opener Devon Conway’s poor form and Kane Williamson leaving for 43, the Black Caps batsmen seemed set to slog out the day and reach parity at tea on 121-3. Quick Tshepo Moreki struck immediately after the interval when Rachin Ravindra, a double century in the first test, played the ball onto his stumps for 29.

Paterson dismissed New Zealand skipper Tim Southee for five after Blundell fell for four. Piedt, who left South Africa to play in the US four years earlier, had knocked out Williamson and Latham. The 33-year-old hooked Glenn Phillips behind for four and saw Will Young (36) hole out in the deep after a bad charge down the track.

Matt Henry was run out for 10, and Piedt ended New Zealand’s resistance when Wagner attacked him but missed the ball and Clyde Fortuin tripped him. Latham: “Not an ideal finish to the day.” “We were in a good position, but we’ve seen on this surface that it’s hard to get in on.” “The game is close, and South African bowlers have proved how to bowl on that surface. Hope we can accomplish something similar.”

Great Danes give Proteas advantage over Kiwis in Hamilton

Gulfishaa Avaan
Gulfishaa Avaan
Gulfishaa is writer who delivers engaging and informative news on sports to readers of Ten Sports TV Website.

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