Proteas shift pressure back on Black Caps

Radio Sport staff, AAP,
Publish Date
Friday, 17 March 2017, 8:21PM
Neil Wagner bowling (Photosport).
Neil Wagner bowling (Photosport).

The wagging South African tail has frustrated the Black Caps on day two of the second cricket test in Wellington.

The Proteas have finished the day on 349 for nine, a lead of 81 runs.

Vernon Philander is 36 not out, while Morne Morkel remains unbeaten on 31.

New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner's trying to find the positives.

"See-saw day. They played really well. I thought we started well this morning and created opportunities, and created chances and bowled pretty well, and if we had more things going our way we could have been in a better position.

"Then there was an outstanding partnership between Bavuma and de Kock. They batted really well, and never gave us a chance.

"As conditions flattened out, I thought they made the most of it. But obviously there's still a lot of cricket left to play."

Wagner returned figures of 3-96, including the key wickets of Bavuma and JP Duminy, while Colin de Grandhomme contributed 3-52 and Tim Southee 2-98.


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