South Africa take on New Zealand in second of two-match test series at SuperSport Park on 27 August (Saturday). Two-match series virtually have come down to one match encounter because first match was washed out due to rain and wet outfield condition. Now, it is all about one game either of two wins takes the series home.
Fixture: South Africa vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Match/ RSA vs NZ
Time/Date: 10:00 AM IST/ 04:30 AM GMT/ 10:00 AM LOCAL/ 27 Aug – 31 Aug
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Though match was washed-out, South Africa got opportunity to bat in first inning due to their decision to bat first after winning the toss. They struggled while batting as none of the batsman shown determination to stay in the middle and they were all out for 263 runs. Hashim Amla was only man who scored half-century while Temba Bavuma remained second highest scorer of the inning with 46 runs.
Trent Boult (3 wkts) and Neil Wagner (3 wkts) was brilliant on the day as they bowled consistent line and length which troubled the batsman. Duo together claimed six wickets to remove five batsman from top order which left South Africa tottering at 160/5.
New Zealand got off to poor start as they lost both opener at score of 12 runs. Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander looked magnificent for 12 overs, getting swing and pace. It was nice to see Dale Steyn picking up both wickets.
Both teams are expected to field with same playing eleven which took field in first test.
Where to watch South Africa vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Match Live?
TV Channels: Tensports, Fox Sports, PTV Sports
Live Score: Cricbuzz.com and ESPNCricinfo.com
What is full squad of New Zealand & South Africa?
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling
South Africa Squad: Faf du Plessis(c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Stephen Cook, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dean Elgar, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Stiaan van Zyl
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