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Kiwis fight back yet stare at defeat

B McCullum and Dean Brownlie hit half-centuries as New Zealand fought back on the second day of the first cricket Test against South Africa at Newlands on Thursday. New Zealand were 169 for four in their second innings at the close, still 133 short of avoiding an innings defeat. McCullum made 51 and Brownlie was undefeated on 69.

New Zealand's bowlers and fielders put up an improved performance, restricting South Africa to 97 runs and claiming five wickets in 31.2 overs before South Africa declared at 347 for eight, a lead of 302. AB de Villiers made 67.
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