South Africa vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights

South Africa vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights

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26 Feb 2022
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New Zealand is in trouble in the second test at Hagley. South Africa has posted a good total and successfully took early wickets. 

Day 2:

South Africa: 364/10

New Zealand: 157/5

Considering the day 2 performance: South Africa scored 126 runs and lost 7 wickets. On the other hand, New Zealand scored 157 runs and lost 5 wickets. 

South Africa had an amazing first matchday. However, on the second day, they failed to capitulate to the advantage of the solid foundation.

Keshav scored 36 runs and helped South Africa to reach a respectable total of 364 runs. In response, New Zealand lost early wickets and were 2 for 9 runs in the 4th over of the match. 

On the second day, the New Zealand pace head didn’t take much time to bag a brace of wickets. His first prey was Bavuma who was batting at 29. Next within two overs, he nicked to Verreynne behind the wickets. 

After being 261/5, South Africa continued to lose wickets and failed to build any momentum. Marko Jansen and Keshav Mahraj scored quick 37 and 36 runs respectively.

For New Zealand, Tim Southee remained wicketless on day 2. Kyle Jamieson and Matt Henry shared two-two wickets each. Neil Wagner successfully picked 3 wickets and dismantled the South African lower order. 

New Zealand started poorly and both openers went back to the pavilion without making any significant impact. Captain Tom Latham was nicked behind by KG Rabada on a duck. Will Young, too, couldn’t handle the pace and swing of Rabada. 

Henry Nicholls and Devon Conway tried to bring some stability to score and together scored 42 runs. Marco Jansen bowled with accuracy in the second session and picked two wickets of Nicholas and Conway. 

Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell scored 6 off 6 balls before getting bowled by Rabada. For New Zealand, Daryl Mitchell and Colin De Grandhomme are on the crease. They have batted sensibly. 

However, De Grandhomme has been in attacking mode, scoring 54 off 61 balls with 7 fours and two maximums. 

Lutho Sipamla and Wiaan Mulder were wicketless on day 2. Rabada bowled economically and took 3 wickets. On the other hand, Yansen leaked 48 runs in 12 overs and bagged 2 key wickets. 

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