South Africa tour of New Zealand 2022 is beginning from today with the first test match between NZ vs SA at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Judging from the way South Africa defeated India in the 3 match test series just a month back, there are high hopes from Proteas as Dean Elgar and co. are expected to give some tough competition to Tom Latham and boys on the Kiwis home turf.
New Zealand won the toss and they have elected to bowl first
New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham(c), Will Young, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry
South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar(c), Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Glenton Stuurman, Duanne Olivier
According to our prediction South Africa will win the first test match of South Africa tour of New Zealand 2022. Deal Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma might score big during this test match. Kagiso Rabada is back in the Proteas Playing XI and he will further make their bowling even more deadly.
NZ vs SA First Test Match from 17 FEB 2022 to 21 FEB 2022 Ball by ball updates
Day 1 – South Africa 1st Innings – 95 All Out – 49.2 Overs, New Zealand 1st Innings – 116/3 – 39 Overs – Stumps
Day 2 – New Zealand 1st Innings – 482 All Out – 117.5 Overs, South Africa 2nd Innings – 34/3 – 9 Overs – Stumps
Day 3 – South Africa 2nd Innings – 111 All Out – 41.4 Overs
Result – New Zealand won the match by an innings and 276 runs