Kane Williamson played a heroic knock of unbeaten 102 and saved New Zealand from a certain defeat in the third Test against South Africa.
South Africa dominated against New Zealand with a superb spell by Vernon Philander who grabbed six wickets and the visitors are anticipating winning the match.
Alviro Petersen and Jean-Paul-Duminy smashed tons as South Africa declared at 474 for nine wickets and New Zealand was responding well at 65 for no loss.
South Africa tightened their grip on a rain affected second day of the third Test against New Zealand and cruised at 246-2 on stumps.
South Africa got off to a great start in the third Test against New Zealand and had reached at 136 for the loss of two wickets on the rain affected first day.
South African bowlers destroyed the New Zealand batting and won the second Test convincingly by a huge margin of nine wickets.
South Africa took command of the second Test by grabbing four wickets in the second innings of New Zealand who still trail by three runs.
The batting of New Zealand crumbled against the quality bowling of South Africa led by Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn which let them down for 185 in the first innings.
New Zealand was fighting hard for survival in the first Test against South Africa and needed another 264 to clinch the match with two wickets down.
South Africa was at the driving seat on the closure of the third day in the first Test against New Zealand while leading by 233 with seven wickets in hand.