Henry Nicholls compiled his eighth Test century, Tom Blundell fell six shy of his third ton and Matt Henry continued to make merry, becoming the first No. 11 to score a fifty after taking a seven-for, as New Zealand reinforced their supremacy in the opening Test at Hagley Oval. Their collective efforts left South Africa with a mountain to climb. New Zealand extended their lead to over 387 on a surface that is still fresh and continues to offer plenty of bounce and swing through the air. To compound worries, South Africa have lost three wickets to end Day 2 at 34/3.
Southee gets another! South Africa THREE down late on Day 2 at Hagley Oval. Follow play LIVE with @sparknzsport. #NZvSA pic.twitter.com/vfcSZVbraU
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