Bavuma, De Kock led South Africa Strong position

Bavuma, De Kock led South Africa Strong position

New Zealand vs South Africa,2nd Test,Wellington

Series: South Africa tour of New Zealand 2017

Day 2 Stumps

NZ 268/10 Henry Nicholls(118) Duminy 4-47

RSA 348/9 (95.0 Ovs) De Kock(91) Grandhomme 3-52

South Africa rode on half of centuries by Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma to gain a vital eighty one-run lead of their first innings as the visitors ended the 2nd day of the second cricket Test at 349/9 in reaction to New Zealand’s 268 on the Basin Reserve here on Friday.
At stumps, tailenders Vernon Philander (36*) and Morne Morkel (31*) endured with an unbroken forty seven-run stand for the final wicket. Quinton de Kock (91) and Bavuma (89) had in advance stitched together a a hundred and sixty-run seventh-wicket partnership to help South Africa recover from a precarious 94/6.
In the morning session, New Zealand have been taking top 4 wickets. But the next wicket got here 39 overs later whilst Jimmy Neesham dismissed de Kock back. His dismissal, after tea, ended the counter-attack because the Kiwi seamers struggled to get their act together, acc to an International Cricket Council (ICC)record.
Quinton de Kock fell with South Africa 14 runs in the back of, however Bavuma soldiered on until a 22-run lead had been taken.
Early on within the day, Colin de Grandhomme eliminated Hashim Amla for 21 then Faf du Plessis for 22. Pacer Tim Southee pitched in with the wicket of Kagiso Rabada, the nightwatchman, for 9 and Neil Wagner dismissed Jean Paul Duminy for 16.
After that, it turned into the de Kock and Bavuma show.
Quinton de Kock started out shakily, however as his confidence grew, he stepped up his scoring rate, concentrated on Southee and Neil Wagner for special remedy. And by the time Neesham were given him to area to B.J. Watling behind the stumps, de Kock had brought South Africa again in the match.
Bavuma was dropped by Grandhomme early, and seemed absolutely untroubled till he fell while he hooked a Wagner bouncer to Neesham at square leg.
Grandhomme and Wagner had 3 wickets each while play ended for the day, while Southee had two and Neesham one.

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