New Zealand on 187-8 in second test

Updated: 17 November 2007 16:41 IST

Dale Steyn takes 4 wickets with New Zealand on 187-8 in second test against South Africa

New Zealand on 187-8 in second test

Centurion, South Africa:

Dale Steyn takes 4 wickets with New Zealand on 187-8 in second test against South Africa

Steyn took four wickets Friday for South Africa to restrict New Zealand to 187-8 at stumps on the first day of the second of two tests.

When bad light stopped play early after 56 overs of the scheduled 90 at Centurion Park, Steyn had just taken two wickets in an over.

He trapped debutant Mark Gillespie leg before wicket for a duck, and then had Iain O'Brien caught at gully by Herschelle Gibbs off his next delivery.

The South Africa fast bowler had earlier dismissed Lou Vincent (33) and Scott Styris (3), and also sent Craig Cumming to a hospital after a ball went through the opening batsman's helmet grill.

Steyn finished with 4-42 off 14 overs.

Trailing 1-0 in the series, New Zealand elected to bat after winning the toss and reached 84-1 at lunch.

Michael Papps was the batsman out for 9 when he edged a lifting delivery from Makhaya Ntini to Gibbs in the gully to leave New Zealand on 26-1.

It could have been worse for New Zealand before lunch.

Vincent was caught on two by Ashwell Prince at third slip after an inside edge, but Jacques Kallis had overstepped to deliver a no-ball. Cumming was dropped on 38 by Kallis at second slip off Dale Steyn.

Steyn struck straight after lunch with Vincent skying a catch to Paul Harris at midwicket to leave New Zealand on 88-2.

Steyn then hit Cumming on the cheek with the batsman on 48. He retired hurt to be stitched and went to a hospital for precautionary X-rays where he was diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone.

A team spokesman said he had not yet been ruled out of the match, but wouldn't bat again in the first innings.

Steyn had Scott Styris out lbw in his next over to leave New Zealand on 105-3.

Ross Taylor was the next to go, falling to a good catch on 17 by Ashwell Prince at gully off a full-blooded cut shot from the bowling of Andre Nel.

Prince took another catch to end the innings of Stephen Fleming, who cut one too close to his body on 43 off Jacques Kallis with the Black Caps on 165-5.

Nel struck immediately before tea, Brendon McCullum edging a ball on 13 for AB de Villiers to take a good diving catch at third slip.

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori was undefeated on 16 at stumps.



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