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South Africa till tea in Hamilton Test – 186/4: David Bedingham close to century, team ahead by 217 runs; 2 wickets for O'Rourke


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South Africa had lost in the first test. The team has taken the lead in the second test.

South Africa has strengthened its position on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand. By tea time, the team had scored 186 runs for 4 wickets in the second innings, their lead had increased to 217 runs. David Bedingham returned not out after scoring 88 runs and Keegan Pietersen scored 33 runs.

Fast bowler William O'Rourke took 2 wickets from New Zealand. Rachin Ravindra and Neil Wagner also got one success each. South Africa scored 242 runs and New Zealand scored 211 runs in the first innings at the Seddon Park Stadium in Hamilton. New Zealand is leading 1-0 in the series.

South Africa started its innings on the third day
South Africa started the third day with its second innings. The team did not lose any wicket till the score of 23 runs in 10 overs. Clyde Fortune became Rachin's victim after scoring 3 runs in the 11th over. After him Renard Van Tonder also returned to the pavilion after scoring one run.

Neil Brand also could not last long. He was out after scoring 34 runs and the team lost 3 wickets at the score of 39 runs. O'Rourke took the remaining 2 wickets.

William O'Rourke has taken 2 wickets in the second innings.  He took 4 wickets in the first innings.

William O'Rourke has taken 2 wickets in the second innings. He took 4 wickets in the first innings.

Fifty partnership in Hamza-Beddingham
Zubair Hamza, who came at number-4, took charge of the team along with number-5 batsman David Bedingham. Both of them took South Africa beyond 100 runs. Hamza was out after scoring 17 runs and the partnership of 65 runs between the two was broken. Neil Wagner sent him to the pavilion.

Keegan Peterson, who came at number-6, survived and along with Bedingham, he took the team beyond 150 runs. Bedingham scored a fifty.

New Zealand ahead by 217 runs till the second session
By the end of the second session, Bedingham remained not out on 88 and Pietersen on 33. The team's score was 186 runs for 4 wickets in 53 overs. Due to the lead of 31 runs in the first innings, the team's total lead became 217 runs.

New Zealand all out on the second day

On the second day of the Hamilton Test, South Africa scored 242 runs in the first innings. New Zealand started their innings and the team was all out before the end of the day's play. The home team scored 211 runs in the first innings, no batsman could score fifty for them. Read the full news…

South Africa lost 6 wickets on the first day

South Africa batted first in Hamilton on Tuesday. By the end of the day's play, the team scored 220 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. Rachin Ravindra took 3 wickets from New Zealand. From South Africa, De Swart remained not out after scoring 55 runs and Von Berg remained not out after scoring 34 runs. Read the full news…

Playing-11 of both the teams
New Zealand: Tim Southee (captain), Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Tom Blundell (wk), Glenn Phillips, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner and William O'Rourke.

South Africa: Neil Brand (captain), Clyde Fortune, Renard Van Tonder, Zubair Hamza, David Bedingham, Keegan Peterson, Ruan de Swart, Shaun von Berg, Dane Piedt, Chefo Moreki and Dan Patterson.

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