New Zealand 95-5 and stalling South Africa win in 2nd test

BY foxsports • August 30, 2016

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) New Zealand was delaying an inevitable heavy defeat to South Africa in the second test when it stumbled to 95-5 at tea on the fourth day Tuesday.

Henry Nicholls, playing in his sixth test, was 37 not out off 90 balls. He and BJ Watling, who made 32 off 87, came together at 7-4 and held South Africa at bay for almost the entire middle session.

That was until Watling missed at offspinner Dane Piedt and was hit on the top of his pad. The review didn't help him and New Zealand was 75-5.

Mitchell Santner, on 8, helped Nicholls lead New Zealand to tea, still 305 runs in arrears after South Africa declared its second innings on 132-7.

Dale Steyn has 3-12 and Vernon Philander the other wicket.


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