South Africa won 2nd Test against Black Caps by 8 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 | 0

After making a draw in the first long format match between South Africa and New Zealand, both were too serious in the following next match which started in 16th March, 2017. The 2nd match was staged at Wellington where New Zealand got packet by scoring just 268 runs in their first innings and in return, Proteas scored 359 runs by losing all wickets. But finally, Black Caps once again failed and faced batting collapsed in the second innings which made the victory very easy to the Proteas. So, five days match ended up so early before the end of 3rd day and South Africa got victory by eight wickets. So, through the win, Proteas is now leading the Test series by 1 – 0. They have just one matches left and if South Africa could manage another victory or draw, then Proteas win the Test series also.

However, in second match, New Zealand came to bat by losing the toss but lost three wickets within 21 runs. It seemed their top orders again failed. But, Nicholls who stood strong in front of Proteas bowlers and made a century which helped the team to score 268 runs in their first innings. Proteas captain Plessis used total five bowlers to end Black Caps innings where excluding Philander, rest for bowlers took at least two wickets but Duminy took highest four wickets for the team. Came to chase 268 runs, Proteas also stumbled at the beginning of the innings and in 12 runs, lost two wickets and the 3rd wicket was gone in 26 runs. Their top order batsmen also failed in that day but middle orders played quite well where Bavuma scored 89 runs and de Kock scored highest 91 runs for the team. Finally, with the help of lower orders, they managed to score 359 runs.

Facing less than 100 runs lead, New Zealand started their second innings but again faced disappointment. No players could last long only for Raval scored highest 80 runs. SO, they ended up their second innings with 171 runs and presented just 81 runs target in front of Proteas monsters. Proteas took easy victory over them though they lost two wickets named Cook and Elgar. Maharaj was announced as the player of the match due to his brilliant bowling spell in second innings where he took six Black Caps wickets.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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