South Africa 100-0 after being put in to bat by New Zealand
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) South Africa went to lunch on 100-0 on Day 1 of the second test on Saturday after being put in to bat by New Zealand in the series decider.
Quinton de Kock was 58 not out as a replacement opener, following an injury to regular Dean Elgar. Wicketkeeper batsman De Kock was pushed up the order and responded with a third test half-century, hitting 11 fours. Stephen Cook was 40 not out as the pair brought up their century partnership off the final ball of the first session at SuperSport Park.
New Zealand had hoped to make progress after asking South Africa to bat first but was kept wicketless in a disappointing start for the tourists.
The second test will decide the short series after a weather-affected drawn first match.