Martin Guptill was Dale Steyn's second wicket © Getty Images
Martin Guptill was Dale Steyn’s second wicket © Getty Images

New Zealand’s openers Tom Latham and Martin Guptill had an embarrassing day in the office as South Africa’s main strike bowler Dale Steyn send them back to the pavilion, in his very first over of the second innings. After South Africa declared for 132 for 7 in their second innings, and New Zealand were set a target of 400 runs to win, Latham and Guptill were out for golden ducks. While Latham, tried to leave the ball, the extra bounce off the pitch, richocheted off his bat and hit the stumps. Steyn then removed Martin Guptill off the last ball of the same over as he edged on e to Hashim Amla at slip. This was the fourth occasion in Test history when openers were out for golden ducks. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs New Zealand, 2nd Test at Centurion

Match Openers Year
New Zealand vs England, Christchurch Herbert Sutcliffe, Eddie Paynter (ENG) 1933
England vs Pakistan, Leeds Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar (PAK) 1982
Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Kandy Gary Kirsten 0 (5), Neil McKenzie 0 (5) (SA) 2000
 South Africa vs New Zealand, Centurion Tom Latham, Martin Guptill (NZ) 2016

Earlier in the first innings South Africa put a total of 481 for 8 and declared, after Faf du Plessis had scored his 5th Test century, along with the top four batsmen scoring half-centuries. Neil Wagner was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand in the first innings with figures of 5 for 86. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: South Africa vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4

The Black Caps, were then off to a poor start when they came out to bat in the first innings. They were 38 for 3 at stumps on Day Two. Day Three then saw a superb show of pace bowling as Rabada’s breakthrough to get Henry Nicholls was the opening Steyn and Philander made most of. Kane Williamson was the top scorer for the visitors as they were bundled out for 214, South Africa getting a lead of 267 runs. du Plessis did not enforce a follow on though.