New Zealand in SA

Proteas enforce follow-on

2013-01-13 12:12
Dale Steyn (AP)
Port Elizabeth - Dale Steyn took five wickets as New Zealand were forced to follow on 404 runs behind on the third day of the second and final Test against South Africa at St George's Park on Sunday.

The Black Caps were three for no wicket at lunch, still trailing by 401 runs.

Steyn had a spell of three wickets for three runs in five overs on Sunday morning to reduce New Zealand to 62 for nine in reply to South Africa's 525 for eight declared. He finished with five for 17.

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But BJ Watling made a defiant 63 and added 59 for the last wicket with Trent Boult (17 not out) to enable New Zealand to reach 121 before Watling was last man out, caught at first slip off Morne Morkel.

It was a record tenth wicket stand for New Zealand against South Africa.

Watling, the New Zealand wicketkeeper, followed up a marathon 42 during New Zealand's innings defeat in the first Test in Cape Town with another composed, impressive performance. He faced 87 balls and hit 13 boundaries.

Watling and Doug Bracewell survived the first half hour on Sunday after New Zealand resumed at 47 for six. But Steyn's probing line just outside off stump finally induced Bracewell to edge the ball to wicketkeeper AB de Villiers.

Neil Wagner and Jeetan Patel both fell to Steyn without scoring. Steyn was rested, presumably with an eye to bowling in the second innings, and Watling and Boult went for their shots against Rory Kleinveldt and Robin Peterson.

South African captain Graeme Smith was forced to bring back Morkel and the tall fast bowler dismissed Watling with his fourth ball.

New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill was given out caught behind by umpire Ian Gould after being struck by a vicious Steyn bouncer in the first over of the second innings but Guptill successfully sought a review which showed the ball had deflected off his shoulder, not his glove.

Brief scores:

South Africa first innings: 525 for eight declared (Graeme Smith 54, Hashim Amla 110, AB de Villiers 51, Faf du Plessis 137, Dean Elgar 103 not out)

New Zealand first innings: 121 all out (BJ Watling 63; Dale Steyn five for 17)

New Zealand second innings: Three without loss

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