South African captain Faf du Plessis kept his team on course for a big total on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand at SuperSport Park on Sunday.
South Africa were 437 for six at tea, with Du Plessis on 95 not out. Apart from a burst of scoring immediately after lunch, it was slow going for Du Plessis, who had faced 205 balls by tea, hitting ten fours and two sixes. South Africa’s total advanced by 154 runs from their overnight total of 283 for three, for the loss of three more wickets in 54 overs. JP Duminy made 88 off 158 balls before he was caught behind off Tim Southee.
The left-armed Wagner was New Zealand’s most successful bowler, taking four for 76.