Port Elizabeth: Jan 12, 2013
South Africa will aim to put up a strong first innings total, as they will resume at 325 for four against New Zealand on the second day of the second Test on Saturday.
Hashim Amla struck in 19th Test ton to guide South Africa to 325 for five against New Zealand at the end of Day One of the second Test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
Amla was well supported by Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis who scored half-centuries.
Although New Zealand struck at regular intervals, the Proteas ensured that the scoring moved at a steady pace with vital partnerships. Amla added 92 runs with Smith for the second wicket, 86 runs with de Villiers for the fourth wicket and an unbeaten stand of 102 runs with du Plessis for the fifth wicket.
Smith and de Villiers perished soon after crossing fifty.
Earlier, South Africa reached 191 for three at Tea against New Zealand on the first day of the second Test match at Port Elizabeth on Friday.
Hashim Amla continued his good form with the bat as he scored his 25th half-century in Test cricket. He was unbeaten on 70 at Tea.
Brief Scores: South Africa 325 for 4 (Hashim Amla 106*, Faf du Plessis69*, Graeme Smith 54,; Doug Bracewell 2 for 70) vs New Zealand
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First Published: January 12, 2013, 2:51 pm