S Africa dominate first day of 2nd Test

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

South Africa dominated proceedings on the first day of second Test against New Zealand at Auckland's Eden Park with the scorecard reading 231 for two.

Auckland:

South Africa dominated proceedings on the first day of second Test against New Zealand at Auckland's Eden Park with the scorecard reading 231 for two. Graeme Smith (88) and Herschelle Gibbs (80) continued their flourishing opening partnership, putting on 177 runs after the South Africans were put into bat by the Kiwis. The pair batted South Africa into a commanding position before their wickets fell. The dismissals, and South Africa's slow scoring rate between tea and stumps, allowed New Zealand to partially redeem a poor bowling performance. South Africa laboured to 231 for two at stumps. Jacques Rudolph had batted 134 minutes for his 14 runs. Jacques Kallis, trying to equal Sir Donald Bradman's record of six centuries in consecutive Tests, had made careful progress to 39. (AP)

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