New Zealand is expected to win this as well.
NZ vs SA will lock horns against each other in the 2nd Test of the South Africa tour of New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton from February 13. New Zealand seems to be in fantastic form in the recent matches in this format as they have simply been unbeatable. South Africa, on the other hand, have been fighting well as they have won three of their last five matches.
In the first match, South Africa won the toss and elected to field. Against a weak and inexperienced Proteas side, the Kiwis started poorly but Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra put up a great stand to take the team to a mammoth total of 511 where Kane smashed a century while Rachin brought up his maiden double century. In return, the young Proteas side had no replies and failed to stitch partnerships due to which they were bowled out for just 162, conceding a deficit of 349.
New Zealand started the third innings with a huge advantage, and they kept on adding to it. Similar to the first innings, the openers did not start well again, but Kane Williamson held the fort again as he hit twin centuries in the match. They declared the innings on a score of 179, setting up an insane target of 529 runs. South Africa did a much better job this time around with the bat as David Bedingham played a good knock of 87 but as expected this was never going to be enough and they lost the game by a huge margin of 281 runs.
New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Match
Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, DJ Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Glenn Phillips, KA Jamieson, Tim Southee(C), MJ Henry
Bench: WA Young, Neil Wagner
EM Moore, R van Tonder, Zubayr Hamza, DG Bedingham, KD Petersen, N Brand(C), R de Swardt, C Fortuin, D Olivier, TL Moreki, D Paterson
Bench: K Zondo, S von Berg, Mihlali Mpongwana, DL Piedt
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Weather Report: Clear Sky
Win Prediction: New Zealand
Pitch Condition: Batting
Avg 1st Inning Score: 243
Rachin Ravindra: NZ all
Neil was the most successful bowler of the two sides in the last game. He picked up a total of eight wickets where he had an economy of 4.38.
David Bedingham: SA