SAfrica 283-3 after being put in to bat by NZ in 2nd test

BY foxsports • August 27, 2016

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) Quinton de Kock and Stephen Cook put on a 133-run opening stand as South Africa reached 283-3 against New Zealand at stumps on the first day of the second test after being put in to bat 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 on Saturday morning. Cook went for 56, Hashim Amla added 58, and JP Duminy was 67 not out as all of South Africa's top four made half-centuries.

Neil Wagner (2-51) was the best bowler but New Zealand didn't make the early progress it hoped for after winning the toss.

The second and final test will decide the short series after a weather-affected drawn first match.