Dunedin, Mar 8(ANI): New Zealand edged past South Africa to claim a narrow first inning lead on second day of the Dunedin Test
With batsmen Trent Boult and Chris Martin still at the crease, New Zealand will resume tomorrow on 243-9 in their first innings, having a five run lead over South Africa in response to latter's score of 238.
None of the Kiwi batsmen could score above 50 runs but Brendon McCullum (48), Daniel Vettori (46), Ross Taylor (44) and debutant Kruger van Wyk (36) made significant contributions to the total score,stuff.co.nz reportsouth African paceman Vernon Philander starred for his side by claiming 4-50 in his fifth Test, while Morne Morkel's performance (2-52) was second best.
McCullum and Taylor earlier had a 55-run partnership after New Zealand lost Rob Nicol (6) and Martin Guptill's (16) wickets early.
Vettori and van Wyk edged New Zealand closer to a first innings lead with a stand of 53.
Vettori hit eight fours in his 78-ball knock, while Van Wyk batted 129 minutes and faced 92 balls on debut.
Doug Bracewell hit a crucial 25 off 46 balls before being castled by Steyn.
The scoreboard at the close of play on the second day of the first test between New Zealand and South Africa is given below:
First innings (overnight 191-7)
G. Smith c Nicol b Martin 53
A. Petersen lbw b Boult 11
H. Amla c Taylor b Vettori 62
J. Kallis c Taylor b Martin 0
AB de Villiers lbw b Martin 0
J. Rudolph c Boult b Bracewell 52
M. Boucher run out 4
D. Steyn c Taylor b Bracewell 9
V. Philander c Williamson b Martin 22
M. Morkel not out 13
I. Tahir run out 10
Extras (lb-1 nb-1) 2
Total (all out, 68.2 overs) 238
Fall of wickets: 1-34 2-86 3-90 4-90 5-156 6-161 7-179 8-214 9-222 10-238.
Bowling: Martin 18-2-56-4, Southee 10-1-40-0, Boult 8-0-58-1, Bracewell 16.2-2-52-2 (nb-
1), Vettori 15-4-31-1, Nicol 1-1-0-0
R. Nicol c Smith b Philander 6
M. Guptill b Morkel 16
B. McCullum c and b Tahir 48
R. Taylor c Boucher b Morkel 44
K. Williamson c Boucher b Philander 11
D. Vettori c and b Kallis 46
K. van Wyk c Smith b Philander 36
D. Bracewell b Steyn 25
T. Southee c Smith b Philander 0
T. Boult not out 8
C. Martin not out 0
Extras (lb-3) 3
Total (for nine wickets, 86 overs) 243
Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-41, 3-106, 4-116, 5-135, 6-188, 7-229, 8-229, 9-239
Bowling: Steyn 19-4-71-1; Philander 17-1-50-4; Morkel 18-5-52-2; Tahir 24-6-55-1; Kallis
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