SA go to lunch with slender edge

Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2000, 22:00 [IST]
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Port Elizabeth: South Africa went into lunch on the fourth day at the Crusaders with a slender edge over the tourist. Having being dismissed for the addition of no further run this morning, South Africa scalped two Kiwi wickets, still seven runs in the lead. Resuming at 361 for eight South Africa this morning folded up with out further addition. Donald was the first to depart when he was trapped in front by Martin followed by Boje who was caught behind off O'Connor.Martin picked up four for 104 while Connor claimed a couple. The rest of the New Zealand attack picked a wicket each.

New Zealand who are seeking a win to square the series did not have a desired start to their second innings with Spearman departing with only four runs on the board. Nevertheless a fifty run partnership between Sinclair and Richardson calmed things for the Kiwi dressing room. First innings hero Sinclair however departed just before the break of lunch when he was adjudged lbw to Boje for 17. New Zealand went to lunch on 58 for two seven runs in the deficit.The South African new ball bowlers must consider themselves unlucky not to have picked up more Kiwi wickets as they had the Kiwi top order living dangerously before they eventually settled down.

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