New Zealand had lost their two surveys by the 29th over, and were weak to respond 13 balls later when the umpires missed a black out edge which ought to have seen du Plessis gotten behind for 16 at the Seddon Park.
At stumps, the Proteas’ commander had progressed to 33, Temba Bavuma was on 13 and South Africa were 123 for four.
Just 41 overs were conceivable with almost three hours play lost on account of rain and further gives conjecture for the staying four days have lessened the shot of an outcome. South Africa, beginning the Test with an unsurpassable 1-0 arrangement lead, were two down for five keeps running in the fourth over subsequent to winning the hurl and choosing to bat.
It would have been 28 for three notwithstanding the principal New Zealand judgment mistake of the day. They chose not to survey a rejected Neil Wagner lbw offer against J.P. Duminy on seven when the ball tracker innovation flagged an immediate hit.
Duminy went ahead to make 20 in a 59-run remain for the third wicket with Amla before being expelled just before lunch. Amla went not long after the break for 50, his 32nd half-century and was left 67 runs shy of turning into the fourth South African to add up to 8,000 profession runs.
After New Zealand’s first survey goof they over-remunerated by squandering two audits on effectively got not out choices which left them defenseless to challenge another choice for 51 overs when the second new ball wound up noticeably accessible.
The greatness of the blunder wound up plainly clear minutes after the fact when umpire Bruce Oxenford missed a swoon edge from du Plessis off the cursed Wagner which was taken by B.J. Watling behind the stumps.
It proceeded with an enchanted keep running at the wrinkle for du Plessis who has seven fours in his 33, including from edges over the wicket-attendant, through the slips and only wide of gorge.
Be that as it may, there were blended fortunes for du Plessis toward the begin of the day. He won the hurl for the eighth successive time in New Zealand however then observed both openers fall inexpensively. Debutant Theunis de’s first experience with Test cricket finished with a third-ball duck when he edged Matt Henry to Tom Latham at second slip.
Senior member Elgar was knocked down some pins for five when he carried arms to a Colin de Grandhomme ball that returned from outside the off stump. Henry additionally represented Duminy to have figures of two for 25 while de Grandhomme knocked down some pins Amla and completed the day with two for 43.
Henry portrayed the climate and broken investigating as “disappointing” yet said the hosts were as yet happy with their day’s worth of effort.