New Zealand 118-6, South Africa in control of 2nd test

BY foxsports • August 29, 2016

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) Quick bowlers Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn had two wickets each as South Africa turned the screw in the second test on Monday, leaving New Zealand 118-6 in its first innings and 363 runs behind.

South Africa had to work hard for a breakthrough in the session before lunch on the third day at SuperSport Park, but Kagiso Rabada broke a 60-run partnership between Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls by dismissing Nicholls lbw for 36.

Steyn then removed BJ Watling (8), and Philander bowled Mitchell Santner for a duck to put New Zealand deeper in trouble. Captain Williamson was 40 not out.

Steyn and Philander took a wicket each on Sunday afternoon as New Zealand went to stumps on Day 2 on 38-3.

South Africa made 481-8 declared in its first innings.

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