Gillespie takes five on debut for battling New Zealand

CENTURION, South Africa, Nov 18 (Reuters) Fast bowler Mark Gillespie became the fifth New Zealander to take five wickets on his debut in the second test against South Africa today.

Gillespie took 5-136 as South Africa were dismissed for 383 with what became the last ball before lunch on the third day, giving the hosts a lead of 195 runs over New Zealand's first innings of 188.

Hashim Amla, who scored 176 not out in the first test in Johannesburg, added another century with a disciplined 103 but South Africa lost five wickets for 50 runs to the second new ball to stumble to 332-8 after resuming on 272-3.

Amla was dismissed by the first delivery bowled with the new ball, which Gillespie pitched outside off-stump.

A diving Michael Papps in the covers caught Amla's uppish drive to end a patient innings in which the South African faced 216 balls and hit 15 fours.

AB de Villiers marshaled the middle order with his 33, which was snuffed out when he attempted to hook a delivery from Gillespie and skied the ball towards the third man boundary.

Wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum sprinted 30 metres to take a well judged catch.

New Zealand's progress was held up by a spirited stand of 51 for the ninth wicket between Dale Steyn and Andre Nel.

Left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori put paid to the partnership when he trapped Nel in front for 25.

Steyn made a career-best 25 before attempting to smash a ball from medium pacer Iain O'Brien out of the ground and was caught by Papps at midwicket.


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Story first published: Sunday, November 18, 2007, 20:06 [IST]
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