8 Mar 2012

Better forecast for day two in Dunedin

7:46 am on 8 March 2012

A full day's play should be possible on the second day of the first New Zealand-South Africa cricket test after a delayed start to the opening day at University Oval.

The Black Caps took the honours yesterday having reduced the Proteas to 191 for 7 after they'd been 86 for 1.

The defining period of the opening day was pace bowler Chris Martin's three wicket burst in four balls soon after the tea break which removed skipper Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers.

Martin ended the day with 3 wickets for 34, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult and Daniel Vettori took one each and the South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher was run out.