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NZ vs SA 1st Test Day 2 LIVE: New Zealand will continue to extend their dominance in the Day 2 of the first Test at Christchurch on Friday. They have bundled out South Africa 95 with Matt Henry registering a record seven-wicket haul. The Kiwis finished Day 1 at 116 for the loss of three wickets, taking a lead of 21 runs. Henry Nicholls was batting strongly at 37 & nightwatchman Neil Wagner on 2* – Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates. 

NZ vs SA 1st Test Day 2 LIVE: New Zealand look to take big lead after bundling out South Africa for 95 – Follow LIVE updates

Chasing their first Test series victory against South Africa, the champions of the inaugural World Test Championship, made a belligerent start on Day 1 with pacer Matt Henry completely destroying the South African batting order. Henry, who was drafted into the team as a replacement to Trent Boult picking 7 wickets for just 23 runs, recording New Zealand’s third best Test figures ever in an innings.

Winning the toss and opting to field first, Henry made full use of the green top that was on offer and troubled the Proteas batsmen with his swing and seam movement. He never allowed any batsman to settle as he cleaned up Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen with South Africa registering just 37 runs on the board. He then came back and cleaned up the tail producing a terrific bowling display.

NZ vs SA LIVE SCORE: Matt Henry 'COMPLETELY DESTROYS' Proteas with 7 wicket haul, New Zealand in lead after dismmising South Africa for just 95
NZ vs SA 1st Test Day 2 LIVE: New Zealand look to take big lead after bundling out South Africa for 95 – Follow LIVE updates

South African seamers too bowled well but the Kiwi opening pair of Tom Latham and Will Young was too good and played the waiting game. Their patience however couldn’t last long as Marco Jansen provided the first breakthrough by dismissing Young. Duanne Olivier then dismissed Latham and towards the end of the day he broke a 75-run partnership between Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls to bring back South Africa into the game.

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Henry Nicholls unbeaten on 37 will look to play a good knock to help Kiwis take a big lead. New Zealand have a good middle order with Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell and Colin de Grandhomme yet to bat. Meanwhile, South Africa has a four-pronged pace attack with Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Marco Jansen and debutant Glenton Stuurman. Rabada bowled well but didn’t get any success. With Stuurman playing just his first Test and Jansen playing his second series, Rabada and Olivier must lead the attack and have to take quick wickets tomorrow to stand any chance of making a comeback in this Test match.

NZ vs SA LIVE Score: New Zealand 1st Innings in reply to South Africa’s 95

 

South Africa 1st Innings – SA All Out for 95

NZ vs SA 1st Test Day 2 LIVE: New Zealand look to take big lead after bundling out South Africa for 95 – Follow LIVE updates

 

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