The first Test between South Africa and New Zealand has reached an interesting stage as the visiting side has shrugged off the minimal lead of 33 runs put up by the hosts. South Africa came out to bat for the last time in the game and by the end of the day (Day 3), they have a lead of five runs.

BJ Watling, who played a crucial innings of 50 off 128 deliveries in the later part of New Zealand’s innings, has said one crazy session on Day 4 can decide the result of the game.

“It’s a bit of a grind out there – it’s not a free-flowing wicket and they bowled really well. Hopefully, we’ll come out tomorrow morning and pick up some early poles and put them under some pressure. The game is sitting 50-50 and one crazy sessions could change it.”

Watling also praised skipper Kane Williamson, who played an innings of 130 to help the team get to 341.

“He’s doing a fantastic job. He was always going to score runs. That was a fabulous inning again from him. To get through that tough period this morning when they were bowling really nicely and the ball was reversing, you could just see the class of him. He soaked it up and then started to score a lot more freely after that. It was a great inning from him, and we needed it quite badly,” Watling Concluded.


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