The Kiwis are leading a two-match series 1-0 that started on Tuesday at Seddon Park. South Africa won the toss and chose to bat; however, their decision to bat initially did not go well after the openers, Neil Brand and Clyde Fortune, could not exactly get rolling in the beginning.
Be that as it may, the middle orders batsmen Raynard van Tonder and David Bedingham fairly balanced out the innings with their scores of (32) and (39) individually. Rachin Ravindra, in the meantime, in the post tea meeting had twofold forward leaps, demolishing South Africa’s comeback.
Persistent tension from New Zealand bowlers Matt Henry, Rachin Ravindra, and Will O’Rourke put South Africa on the backfoot. The team kept on losing their wickets.
In spite of being feeling the pressure, South Africa’s lower-orders players Shaun von Berg and Ruan de Swardt managed to gather some runs for their teams with their much-needed partnership. With their unbeaten scores of (55) and (34) against New Zealand, both batters exhibited strong resistance. At stumps on day 1, South Africa were 220/6.

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