Young makes a solid start

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South Africa 294

New Zealand 94-1

A determined half-century by Bryan Young gave New Zealand the prospect of a big score in the est at Eden Park, Auckland.

he opener, undefeated on 62 at the end of the second day, showed great patience and technique against South Africa's pace attack. Allan Donald bowled with venom and Fanie de Villiers with great accuracy, but Young played a resolutely straight bat in the Centenary est.

he only New Zealand wicket to fall went in the final session when, with the score on 86, Darrin Murray edged a delivery from Hansie Cronje on to his pad and the ball ballooned to Gary Kirsten at short leg.

South Africa, having started the day at 153 for three, were dismissed after lunch for a disappointing 294.

he medium pacer Gavin Larsen wrapped up the tail after the eamers Danny Morrison and Dion Nash, playing his first est since recovering from a broken finger, had torn the heart out of the middle order with the new ball.

hree wickets fell with the score on 230 as the South Africans collapsed on a pitch offering movement off the seam and plenty of bounce.

he day should have belonged to Daryll Cullinan, but he threw away the chance of a century when he pulled Morrison straight to Murray at square leg for 96.

(Second day; South Africa won toss)

SOUH AFRICA - First Innings

(Overnight: 153 for 3)

D J Cullinan c Murray b Morrison 96

C E Eksteen c Fleming b Nash 21

*W J Cronje c Crowe b Morrison 41

J N Rhodes c Parore b Nash 0

D J Richardson c Parore b Nash 18

C R Matthews c Parore b Larsen 26

P S de Villiers c Hart b Larsen 12

A A Donald not out 4

Extras (lb13) 13

otal (105.3 overs) 294

Fall (cont): 4-168 5-230 6-230 7-230 8-276 9-276 10-294.

Bowling: Morrison 26-9-53-3, Nash 27-13-72-4, Larsen 24.3-7-57-3, Hart 11-3-45-0, Patel 17-2-54-0.

NEW ZEALAND - First Innings

B A Young not out 62

D J Murray c Kirsten b Cronje 25

M D Crowe not out 1

Extras (lb3, nb2, w1) 6

otal (for 1, 43 overs) 94

Fall: 1-86.

o bat: *K R Rutherford, S P Fleming, D N Patel, A C Parore, G R Larsen, D J Nash, M N Hart, D K Morrison.

Bowling: Donald 9-3-36-0, de Villiers 10-3-19-0 (nb2, w1), Matthews 12- 5-13-0, Cronje 6-2-21-1, Eksteen 6-4-2-0.