1st Test between Proteas & Black Caps was drawn

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 | 0

South Africa cricket team are passing their best time now and consecutive achieved victory over different teams and now, they are in New Zealand where they already won T20I and ODI series against Black Caps. Now, they are looking forward to next Test series which consists of three match. Proteas has already played the first Test against Black Caps which was staged from 8th March to 12th March, 2017 but the match finished with drawn. South Africa and New Zealand both played just one innings each but Proteas also started their second innings but could not finished due to bat weather. And so, the umpires took the certain steps and declared the match result which was drawn.

In 8th March, 2017 at Dunedin, Proteas won the toss and chose to bat first. But came to bat, their top orders failed to bring any luck but lost three wickets in just 22 runs where Cook scored 3, Amla scored 1 and Duminy also scored just one run so far. Later, Elgar and captain Plessis added almost 120 runs to the scoreboard in their partnership when Plessis was gone with 52 runs. However, with Elgar’s responsible batting, the Proteas scored 308 runs where Elgar scored highest 140 runs. Boult took highest four wickets for Black Caps. In return, New Zealand just scored few more runs than Proteas which finished their 1st innings with 341 runs where Williamson scored highest 130 runs for the team. Their top orders performed pretty well than Proteas but middle orders could not do as expected. Maharaj took highest five wickets for South Africa where Morkel and Philander took two wickets each.

So, Black Caps just made 33 runs lead in the first innings and so, Proteas came to bat for second innings and ended the 4th day of the match by scoring 224 runs by losing six wickets. Elgar was also good in the second innings as well and scored 89 runs highest. In the second innings, Amla, Duminy also participated a little. Plessis was also good in the innings and remained unbeaten with 56 runs till the 4th day.

5th day of the match could finalize any result but due to rain, the match was declared as drawn by the umpires.

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