New Zealand set to play South Africa for the decider at Centurion

The second test between New Zealand and South Africa is all geared to be a decider at SuperSport Park in Centurion. The first test at Durban was marred by wet outfields after poor management and unexpected heavy rains played a huge part in the game not being played after Day 1.

South Africa has a chance to climb up the rankings with a win but the Kiwis will remain at the same position even in case they win or lose this match. The pitch is set to be a good one as new surface has relayed around the ground as groundsmen stated that it might not disintegrate that much due to playing in the month of August.

The hosts will be pleased with comeback of Dale Steyn who showed promising form with the ball at Durban while Vernon Philander also bowled probing spell before rain curtailed the rest of the game. There are concerns for home side as their premier batsman AB de Villiers is not in the lineup while batting looked below par in Durban. New Zealand are tipped to be favorites going into the game after having played substantial amount of cricket before arriving in South Africa to play two match series.


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