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South Africa was all out within 95 runs !

Kriralok Desk: New Zealand’s fast bowler Matt Henry took 7 wickets for just 23 runs. He also took 3 wickets in one over. South Africa were bowled out for 95 on the morning of the first day of the Christchurch Test by his superb bowling. This is the lowest collection of the Proteas in the last 23 matches. Also the lowest against New Zealand. Batting first after 1932, they were bowled out for less than 100 runs.

Zubair Hamza’s 25 runs is the highest for South Africa. There is no better partnership with Hamza except Kyle Verin’s 33-run partnership.

Matt Henry replaces Trent Bolt in the New Zealand squad in Christchurch. He has not played in the last 5 Tests of Kiwis. Christchurch’s Hegley Oval took advantage of the bowling assist wicket. The ball was swinging enough on the first morning of the Test, there was movement too, Henry put everything to good use.

In just 37 runs, South Africa lost 4 top order batsmen. They went to lunch with 44 runs for 4 wickets. Henry picked up four more wickets after the break to push South Africa to the brink. The Proteas wrap up before the tea break.

Hamza and Verin wanted to build resistance. He also made a pair of 33 runs for the sixth wicket. Henry returns both. Kagiso Rabada and Gleton Starman also fell victim to him. He returned all four of them in just six balls. Along with Henry’s 6 wickets, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner took one wicket each.

Batting in reply to 95 runs, the New Zealand scoreboard scored 111 runs at the time of writing, losing 3 wickets. Returned by Tom Latham, Will Young and Devon Conway. Henry Nichols and Neil Wagner are leading the team at the moment.

For South Africa, Duane Olivia took two wickets, Marco Janssen one.