New Zealand fight back but South Africa in control on Day 3

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.

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