Kiwis 248/6 at stumps

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

New Zealand reached 248 for the loss of six wickets on the first day of third Test against South Africa at the Basin Reserve today.

Wellington:

New Zealand reached 248 for the loss of six wickets on the first day of third Test against South Africa at the Basin Reserve today. All rounder Chris Cairns was batting on 60 when stumps were drawn. Wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum was out on the last ball of the day for 55. The two had shared an 85-run partnership. Last Test's century-maker Jacob Oram was the next in line to bat. Early inroads South Africa made early inroads after winning the toss and electing to bowl by dismissing both New Zealand openers on the score of 23. Left-arm spinner Nicky Boje then got rid of New Zealand's captain Stephen Fleming, leaving the Kiwis reeling at 90-3. When Boje dismissed Scott Styris for 1, South Africans looked in command with the New Zealand scorecard reading 97-4. Mathew Sinclair and Brendon McCullum then repaired the innings for New Zealand. (AP)

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