NZ gets both openers, South Africa 182-2 in 2nd test
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) Openers Quinton de Kock and Stephen Cook put on a 133-run opening stand to set South Africa on its way to 182-2 at tea on the first day of the second test against New Zealand on Saturday.
De Kock made 82 after shifting up the order to replace Dean Elgar, who was injured in training on Friday and ruled out Saturday morning. Cook went for 56, a half-century at SuperSport Park to go with his century at the ground on debut in January.
Neil Wagner (1-29) and Doug Bracewell (1-55) took the wickets but New Zealand didn't make the early progress it hoped for after winning the toss and making South Africa bat.
The second and final test will decide the short series after a weather-affected drawn first match.