New Zealand opener pulled off a stunning catch, added another excellent slips snare and then got to 42 not out as New Zealand ended day two of the third cricket test against South Africa in Hamilton at 67 without loss in their first innings.
That left them 247 behind the Proteas’ first innings of 314 with all 10 wickets in hand and three days remaining in the final match of the three-test series.
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Unfortunately for the hosts, rain is forecast to feature heavily on Monday after also reducing play over the weekend, and a draw still seems the most likely outcome, leaving the tourists 1-0 series winners.
South African skipper Faf du Plessis had got to 53 during the first session before he played a pre-mediated lap shot to a ball in Mitchell Santner’s first over. Latham, fielding at short square leg, saw it coming and moved sharply to his right, stuck out his right hand and hauled in the catch.
That left the visitors at 190-6 but wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock made an invaluable 90 to prove much more than mere nuisance value to the hosts.
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The Proteas’ were bowled out for 314 in their first innings in Hamilton with Matt Henry picking up four wickets and Neil Wagner managing his three wickets.