South Africa search for innings victory after piling up 474 in Wellington Test

Tags: New Zealand v South Africa 3rd Test at Wellington - Mar 23-27, 2012, South Africa tour of New Zealand - 2011-12, Alviro Nathan Petersen, Jean-Paul Duminy

Published on: Mar 24, 2012

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News and Scores Update of New Zealand Vs South Africa, Day 3, 3rd Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington

South Africa are pushing towards an innings victory in the Third and Final Test at Wellington. The visitors declared their first innings at 474 for 9 hoping that they could pull off an innings victory in what has been a rain-affected Test Match. However, New Zealand have so far put up a stiff show, closing Day 3 at 65 for no loss in 25 overs.

JP DuminyIt has been a good resistance from the new opening combination of the hosts with Daniel Flynn on 35* (from 85 balls with 4 fours and a six) and Martin Guptill on 28* (from 66 balls with 3 fours). Earlier, South Africa finally wrapped up their first innings collecting 474 runs in 148.4 overs. Opener Alviro Petersen, who resumed Day 3 on 96 went onto score a career best of 156 (from 335 balls with 19 fours and a six). JP Duminy, the other overnight batsman scored 103 (from 186 balls with 13 fours).

Apart from the two centurions, AB de Villiers with 38 and Mark Boucher with 46 got anything significant on the board for the visitors. Medium pacer Mark Gillespie captured 6 for 113 in 33.4 overs for the Kiwis.

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