Proteas poised to maintain test series record against New Zealand

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The South African men’s cricket team is well-positioned to uphold its flawless test series record against New Zealand after gaining a first innings lead of 31 runs on day two of the second test in Hamilton.

Responding to South Africa’s first innings total of 242, New Zealand was dismissed for 211.

Off-spinner Dane Piedt emerged as the standout performer, securing five wickets for 89 runs in 32 overs and three deliveries, marking a notable performance in a test match. Dane Paterson also contributed with three wickets for 39 runs in 17 overs.

Despite Kane Williamson’s top score of 43 for the home team, New Zealand finds itself trailing in the two-match series, with South Africa leading 1-0.

The Proteas aim to maintain their unblemished test series record against New Zealand, having never suffered a series loss in the country.