NZ vs SA: New Zealand tightens the screws, South Africa team wobbles in the second inning too

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Henry Nicholls’ Test eighth century helped New Zealand take a 387-run lead in the early innings on the second day of the first Test of cricket against South Africa, while the visitors also lost three wickets for 34 runs in the second. entry. New Zealand scored 482 runs in the first inning with the help of Nicholls Century, wicketkeeper Tom Blundell’s 96, Colin de Grandhomme’s 45 and South African Neil Wegner’s 49.

The South African team was out for 95 in the first innings. Matt Henry, who took seven wickets for 23 runs on day one, played a 58-run inning at No. 11. Henry and Blundell added 96 runs for the final wicket.

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Nine overs fell on South Africa before the end of the second day’s game. On the second ball of the second inning, he lost ground to Sarel RV. Captain Dean Elgar was fired without opening the account while Aiden Markram was only able to score two runs.

South Africa’s score was three for four, after which Temba Bavuma (22) and Rasi van der Dussen (nine) took the reins. Earlier, Nicholls scored 105 runs for New Zealand. He batted in the crease for 267 minutes and added 80 runs for the third wicket with Wagner.

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New Zealand had started to play ahead of 116 for three and at one point a wicket fell and the picture would have been different.

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