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SOUTH AFRICA VS NEW ZEALAND, 2ND TEST, VENUE: SUPERSPORT PARK, CENTURION, NEW ZEALAND WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BOWL.

SOUTH AFRICA VS NEW ZEALAND, 2ND TEST, VENUE: SUPERSPORT PARK, CENTURION, NEW ZEALAND WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BOWL.

The news from the Supersport park, Centurian is New Zealand have won the toss and opted to bowl first, after the 1st test ended up with a draw both the teams will be trying their heart out to take the lead in the series by winning this game.

 

As we all know the first test was very much interrupted due to the rain, so there was no result of the match as a matter of fact in the first test match only 99.4 overs were bowled in total.

 

From the South African team only one change have been made Stiaan van Zyl replaces Elgar, because during the training session yesterday Egar got is ankle twisted up, so he is being rested and the reserve opener for the team will open it up.

 

Playing XI:


New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

 

South Africa : Stephen Cook, Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Stiaan van Zyl, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada


 This is what the captains have to say:


"We play a little bit and then there's a big break. With the space the team is in now, we would like to play as much Test cricket as possible and try and build something. We have a mission as a team and we are trying to get there." - Faf du Plessis, South Africa captain.

"I don't know if you have too many lotteries in Test cricket. Over five days, the team that plays more consistent cricket over a period of time wins the match but it is a shame that we aren't able to play two full Tests, perhaps even more." - Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper.

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RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77