Proteas won the Test series against New Zealand by 1 – 0

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 | 0

Due to heavy rain, the fifth day of Hamilton Test was finished with drawn and so, Proteas won the Test series against New Zealand by 1 – 0. Before winning the long format series, South Africa also won T20I and ODI series against the same opponent in this tour. Yesterday, they have finished their New Zealand tour and would probably heading to home as soon as possible. In this visit, South Africa achieved many things though Black Caps were very hopeful to destroy South Africa this time because they have passed a good season as well by destroying Australia and Bangladesh. But, South Africa has also proved themselves as still a superpower in cricket.

In the last Test at Hamilton, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first against Black Caps and they thought to score a ton of runs by batting first. But, Proteas players could not make their innings bigger and none of them could make any three figure runs in first innings. Openers Elgar and Bruyn got out with 5 and 0 runs though rest players at least made double figure runs where Amla, Plessis and Kock passed half century. Kock scored highest 90 runs for the team in first innings. On the other hand, Black Caps bowlers were quite well and able to tie them within few runs where Henry took four and Wagner took three wickets. Came to bat, Black Caps made 83 runs opening partnership which successfully made the difference between New Zealand and South Africa. Besides, skipper of the Black Caps Williamson scored 176 runs and for his responsible batting, his team finished their first innings in 489 runs with 175 runs lead.Both openers along with Grandhomme score half century in the first innings where Rabada and Morkel were the lead bowlers of the Proteas by taking four wickets each.

However, at the beginning of the 3rd Test, more than half day was waste due to rain and so, only 41 overs were played by Proteas. Almost same thing was happened in the last day of the match. When Black Caps placed 175 runs lead in front of Proteas in the first innings and Proteas started to bat for second innings, they lost almost five wickets within 80 runs and it seemed almost impossible for them to rule the match, but luck was on their side once again. Heavy rain started in the fifth day of the match and the umpires announced the match s drawn. So,by winning the 2nd Test, Proteas won the series as well by 1 – 0.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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