A resilient stand between Henry Nicholls and BJ Watling delayed the Proteas’ victory parade in the second session on day four.
The Proteas are on the verge of winning the series as Dale Steyn took three wickets in 11 balls to leave NZ reeling on 18-4.
Dale Steyn believes the Proteas have the ideal bowling combination, which has set up a likely victory over New Zealand in the second Test, at Centurion.
Despite a top-order batting collapse, the Proteas are in full control of the second Test against New Zealand at Centurion.
The Proteas have bowled out New Zealand for 214 to boast a lead of 267 runs, but have declined to follow on.
The Proteas took three more wickets in the morning session on day three to leave New Zealand reeling on 118-6.
Faf du Plessis scored his first Test century since December 2014 to put New Zealand on the ropes going into day three.
Faf du Plessis soaked up the pressure and edged towards three figures as the Proteas went into tea on 437-6.
Temba Bavuma fell on the stroke of lunch on day two as the Proteas battled their way to 358-5.
The Proteas top order, led by De Kock’s 82, took full control on day one of the second Test against NZ as they piled up 282-3.
Two wickets in the second session gave New Zealand some encouragement after the Proteas had built a solid foundation on day one of the second Test at Centurion.
Stephen Cook and new partner Quinton de Kock put on 100 on the dot at lunch on day one of the second Test against New Zealand.
The Proteas lost the toss and were sent in to bat by New Zealand in the second Test in Centurion.
Five talking points ahead of the do-or-die clash at Centurion.
Proteas seamer Vernon Philander is hopeful of building on his start in Durban despite Centurion hosting its first Test in August.