CRICKET: Young's long haul unlikely to save Test

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CRICKET New Zealand 185 and 192

South Africa 226 and 41-1

Bryan Young, the New Zealand opener, laboured to the third slowest half-century in Test cricket in Durban yesterday, but South Africa, chasing 152 for victory, still look set to square the series at 1-1.

Young spent 333 minutes compiling his 50, during which time he faced 229 balls. England's Trevor Bailey reached 50 in 357 minutes against Australia in 1958-59, and his compatriot Chris Tavare took 350 minutes against Pakistan in 1982.

NEW ZEALAND - First Innings 185 (S A Thomson 82; P S de Villiers 5-64)

SOUTH AFRICA - First Innings 226 (S B Doull 5-73; D K Morrison 4-70)

NEW ZEALAND - Second Innings (Overnight: 48-3)

B A Young c Cullinan b McMillan 51

S P Fleming c Richardson b Jack 31

S A Thomson b Cronje 35

A C Parore run out 1

M N Hart c Richardson b Kirsten 6

S B Doull c Richardson b de Villiers 19

D K Morrison c McMillan b de Villiers 12

C R Pringle not out 6

Extras (lb-11 nb-4) 15

Total 192

Fall: 1-2 2-11 3-28 4-81 5-144 6-144 7-153 8-153 9-179.

Bowling: de Villiers 31.2-10-56-3; Jack 15-3-45-1 (2nb); McMillan 30-8-53-3 (2nb); Matthews 12-3-17-0; Cronje 10-6-10-1; Kirsten 2-2-0-1.

SOUTH AFRICA - Second Innings A C Hudson c Parore b Doull 6

G Kirsten not out 19

J B Commins not out 10

Extras (lb-4 nb-2) 6

Total (for 1 wkt) 41

Fall: 1-20.

Bowling (to date): Doull 8-4-5-1; Morrison 7-0-22-0 (2nb); Hart 4-1-10-0.

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