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O’Rourke dismisses SA in second Test

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South Africa was out for 242 early on day two of the second Test against New Zealand on Wednesday. Will O’Rourke, a fast bowler from New Zealand, tore through the Proteas’ tail. Next, the Black Caps were 27-1 at lunchtime in Hamilton, with Kane Williamson on 8 and Tom Latham on 17.

O’Rourke dismisses SA in second Test

The two had made it through a tough time after Devon Conway left early for a duck trek. The Proteas lost their last four wickets for 22 runs in just 8.2 overs after starting the game at 220-6. O’Rourke took three of them to finish with 4-59.

On his Test debut, tall left-armer O’Rourke bowled out both overnight batters. In the third over of the day, he got rid of fellow debutant Shaun von Berg for 39. It ended Ruan de Swardt’s tough 77-run stand for the seventh wicket, which had brought the inexperienced outsiders back into the game late on the first day.

Tim Southee, the captain of New Zealand, caught Dane Piedt behind for four runs. O’Rourke then bowled de Swardt for 64 runs and Dane Paterson for a golden duck to end the game.

Conway’s bad run of form continued when he barely edged Dane Paterson’s fourth ball in the first over. South Africa will really want to get rid of Williamson because he got hundreds in both innings as New Zealand easily won the first Test at Mount Maunganui by 281 runs.

The Black Caps need to win or tie both games to win the two-match series and get their first series win over South Africa. They have lost or tied 17 series against South Africa going back to 1931.

O'Rourke dismisses SA in second Test

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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