New Zealand fight fearlessly to move to 157 for 4 in their 2nd innings, following on and still 247 runs behind South Africa’s 1st Innings Total, at the end of the 3rd day's play in the second test on Sunday.
Unbeaten pair BJ Watling (41) and Dean Brownlie (44) show stern fighting and the duo looked relatively untroubled as they added an unbroken 5th wicket partnership of 73 runs off 27.2 overs to steer their side to the end of play. Opener Martin Guptill scored 48 runs before being bowled by seamer Rory Kleinveldt who went on to have Daniel Flynn (0) caught behind with his next ball.
Kleinveldt finished the day with 2 for 31 while left arm spinner Robin Peterson, who accounted for Brendon McCullum (11) and Kane Williamson (11), take 2 for 29. The New Zealand showed far more willpower with the bat than they had in their 1st innings when they subsided to 121 all out in reply to the top ranked South Afroca 525 for 8 declared.
The first session had belonged to fast bowler Dale Steyn, the world's peak ranked bowler, he take 5 for 17 off in his 13 overs to bundle New Zealand out 30 minutes before lunch, at that stage trailing South Africa by 404 runs. Watling provided the one shining light for the New Zealand in their first dig as his battling 63 runs from 87 balls with 13 fours added some gloss to the innings.
New Zealand resumed the day on a parlous 47 for 6 and the pair of Watling and Doug Bracewell (7) added 14 runs to the overnight total before the right-handed Bracewell prodded at a Steyn delivery to send an outside edge through to keeper De Villiers. The forceful Watling was the last man out, caught at 1st slip off the bowling of fast bowler Morne Morkel.