The Proteas were 258-8 at tea on day two of the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.
Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 66 to steer South Africa to 243-7 at lunch on day two in Hamilton.
The Proteas can strengthen their position in the match and series with a determined batting performance on day two in Hamilton.
The Proteas selectors have created a problem for themselves by replacing Stephen Cook with Theunis de Bruyn at the top.
Heinrich Klaasen will receive his debut if Quinton de Kock is ruled out, but should there be more than one change in the Proteas team to replace his quality?
Faf du Plessis has revealed that two or three spinners will be a part of the Proteas’ thinking going into the final Test in Hamilton.
Before we reach into the box of superlatives in praise of this Proteas team that bossed New Zealand in Wellington, we need to praise two people who are unlikely to hog the headlines in the coming days.
Quinton de Kock revealed that his battle with Jeetan Patel fueled his performance on day two of the second Test in Wellington on Friday.
Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock fought back to ensure that South Africa ended day two in Wellington with a commanding 81-run lead.
The Proteas trail by 50 runs at tea on day two, thanks to the positive batting of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma.
South Africa trail by 164 runs with four first-innings wickets in hand at lunch on day two in Wellington.
The Proteas trail by 244 runs and have eight first-innings wickets in hand at the start of day two in Wellington.
Henry Nicholls and BJ Watling’s assured batting performances on an improving pitch should encourage the Proteas ahead of day two in Wellington.
There is an 80% forecast for rain on the fifth day, with a draw the most likely result between New Zealand and South Africa.
AB de Villiers’ performance in the Proteas’ 3-2 win over New Zealand has pushed him to the summit of the ODI rankings.