New Zealand were made to work hard in the field on day two of
the three-day warm-up match with the South African
The home side put on an excellent opening stand of 161 before
a late flurry of wickets left them them on 274-6 at stumps
After declaring overnight on 311-6, the New Zealand attack
maintained good discipline on the flat pitch and
lightning-fast outfield at Boland Park in Paarl.
Openers Matthew Kleinveldt and Rassie van der Dussen batted
conservatively but accumulated runs and frustrated the
The partnership was eventually broken in the 54th over by
left-arm spinner Bruce Martin, who had Kleinveldt stumped for
An excellent final session saw the New Zealand pick up five
wickets with Neil Wagner sparking a collapse when he had
Ackermann caught at first slip for 15 before Trent Boult
collected the big scalp of opener van der Dussen for 76.
Boult then knocked over Pite van Biljon (14) and Bruce Martin
had Uwe Birkenstock (1) out lbw while Chris Martin used the
second new ball to trap wicket-keeper batsman Bradley Barnes
At stumps Keegan Petersen remained unbeaten on 47 with Shaun
Liebisch on four.
* New Zealand have suffered another injury blow, recalled
batsman Peter Fulton being ruled out of the two-test series.
Colin Munro will replace Fulton in the 15-player squad after
he injured a tendon in his right knee in the warm-up match.
Fulton, who was celebrating a recall to the test side after a
fine season at domestic level, will return to New Zealand for
Short scoreboard: New Zealand 311-6 (P Fulton 39, M Guptill
42, K Williamson 59, B McCullum 65, D Flynn 23, J Franklin
37, B Watling 32*; C Ackermann 3-46) South Africa
Invitational team 274-6 (H van der Dussen 76, M Kleinveldt
78, C Ackermann 15, P van Biljon 14, U Birkenstock 1, B
Barnes 23, K Petersen 47*; T Boult 2-46, C Martin 1-31, N
Wagner 1-49, B Martin 2-66)