Steyn impresses on return to Tests

Match Report: 1st Test: Day 2: South Africa Vs New Zealand at Durban, August 19-23, 2016

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 20: Dale Steyn of the Proteas celebrates the wicket of Martin Guptill of New Zealand during day 2 of the 1st Sunfoil International Test match between South Africa and New Zealand at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on August 20, 2016 in Durban, South Africa.
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 20: Dale Steyn of the Proteas celebrates the wicket of Martin Guptill of New Zealand during day 2 of the 1st Sunfoil International Test match between South Africa and New Zealand at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on August 20, 2016 in Durban, South Africa.

Brief scores: South Africa (1st innings) 263 (H Amla 53, T Bavuma 46; T Boult 352, N Wagner 347) vs New Zealand (1st innings) 15-2 (M Guptill 7, T Latham 4; D Steyn 23)

A fired-up Dale Steyn removed both New Zealand openers to leave the tourists on 15 for two before rain ended Day Two of the first Test against South Africa on Saturday . Steyn, playing his first Test of 2016 after injury , had Tom Latham (four) caught by Hashim Amla at first slip before trapping Martin Guptill (seven) lbw.

New Zealand are replying to the home side’s 263 all out and will hope for better batting conditions on Sunday after the South Africans were able to find prodigious swing and movement off the wicket in what is a first ever winter Test in Durban.Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, will resume on the third day, when early morning rain is expected to give way to sunshine.

They had some good fortune in battling their way to lunch, which arrived six minutes early when rain stopped play .

 

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