NZ Vs SA: New Zealand eyeing maiden Test series win against South Africa

After winning the first match by a massive margin of an innings and 276 runs, New Zealand would look forward to winning the series and creating history by winning their first Test series against South Africa.

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New Zealand is currently leading the series by 1-0. A victory at the second test will take New Zealand to the top of the ICC Test rankings. New Zealand won the first match of the series by a massive margin of an innings and 276 runs; this was the second-biggest defeat in South Africa’s cricket history. Before this, New Zealand won a game against South Africa in 2004. 

Even if the second and final test of the series ends up being a draw, New Zealand will create history by winning their first Test series against South Africa. Also, with this win, New Zealand will go on top of the ICC Test rankings. The final test of the series will be played at Hagley Oval.

The speedsters Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, and Tim Southee, who have taken the most Test wickets in 2022, will be seen in action on the 25th. 

Here is the result of the last five matches of both teams: 

New Zealand:

Win, Win, Loss, Loss, Draw 

South Africa :

Loss, Win, Win, Loss, Win

New Zealand:

Win, Win, Loss, Loss, Draw 

South Africa :

Loss, Win, Win, Loss, Win 

Here’s the possible squad of both the teams for the final test:

South Africa: 1) Dean Elgar (captain), 2) Sarel Erwee, 3) Rassie van der Dussen, 4) Temba Bavuma, 5) Kyle Verreynne (wk), 6) Zubayr Hamza, 7) Keshav Maharaj, 8) Marco Jansen, 9) Kagiso Rabada 10) Duanne Olivier, 11) Lutho Sipamla

New Zealand: 1) Tom Latham (captain), 2) Will Young, 3) Devon Conway, 4) Henry Nicholls, 5) Daryl Mitchell, 6) Tom Blundell (wk), 7) Colin de Grandhomme 8) Kyle Jamieson, 9) Tim Southee, 10) Neil Wagner, 11) Matt Henry