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  South Africa vs New Zealand: Dale Steyn sparkles on return, but rain reigns in Durban

South Africa vs New Zealand: Dale Steyn sparkles on return, but rain reigns in Durban

AP
Published : Aug 21, 2016, 1:35 am IST
Updated : Aug 21, 2016, 1:35 am IST

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn announced his return to the international game with two early wickets before rain wiped out the remainder of day two of the first test against New Zealand on Saturday.

Dale Steyn
 Dale Steyn

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn announced his return to the international game with two early wickets before rain wiped out the remainder of day two of the first test against New Zealand on Saturday.

Playing his first international match since being sidelined by a shoulder injury in December, Steyn claimed the wickets of both New Zealand openers to leave the tourists at 15/2 in reply to South Africa's 263 all out at Kingsmead. South Africa's attack was then halted for lunch by rain, with bad weather continuing through the afternoon until play was called off for the day.

 

Although Steyn's pace was down as he had predicted, the 33-year-old bowler offered a superb swing presentation to take 2/3 in a six-over spell.

Scoreboard South Africa (1st innings O/N 236/8): S. Cook c Watling b Boult 20, D. Elgar c Guptill b Bracewell 19, H. Amla c Watling b Boult 53, J. Duminy c Boult b Wagner 14, F. du Plessis c Williamson b Wagner 23, T. Bavuma lbw b Santner 46, Q. de Kock c Bracewell b Santner 33, V. Philander c Southee b Wagner 8, K. Rabada (not out) 32, D. Steyn b Southee 2, D. Piedt c Watling b Boult 9. Extras: (lb4) 4. Total: (in 87.4 overs) 263. FoW: 1-33, 2-41, 3-102, 4-106, 5-160, 6-208, 7-208, 8-228, 9-236. Bowling: Southee 23-3-80-1, Boult 21.4-5-52-3, Bracewell 16-6-53-1, Wagner 15-4-47-3, Santner 11-2-22-2, Guptill 1-0-5-0. New Zealand (1st innings): M. Guptill lbw b Steyn 7, T. Latham c Amla b Steyn 4, K. Williamson (batting) 2, R. Taylor (batting) 2. Extras: 0. Total: (for 2 wkts, in 12 overs) 15. FoW: 1-7, 2-12. Bowling: Steyn 6-4-3-2; Philander 6-1-12-0.

 

Location: South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban