South Africa vs New Zealand 3rd Test - Hamilton live updates.

The first day of the third test between South Africa and New Zealand drenched in rain, and as per latest updates, South Africa who elected to bat first after winning the toss had scored 123 runs for the loss of four wickets.

Viewers in the US can watch the game live on Willow Tv.

Live updates:

Rain stops play on Day 1

South Africa 123/4 in 41 overs. F du Plessis - 33*

Ashim Amla was the only highest scorer with 50 runs in 93 balls.

For the Proteas, skipper Faf Du Plessis (33) and Temba Bavuma (13) are at the crease.

The second day of the game will be quite crucial, as the grassy pitch in Seddon Park will pose a major threat to the weak South African middle order.

New Zealand pacers stole the show on the first day

South Africa started the first innings in a fragile manner, and they lose two quick wickets when the score was just 5 runs. It was Hashim Amla (50) who showed some fighting spirit against the New Zealand bowlers, and he along with Jean-Paul Duminy (20), and Du Plessis tried to steady the sinking South African ship. But when the score reached 97, Amla was dismissed by de Grandhomme.

Du Plessis has a major role to play in the second day, as the sole responsibility of the South African batting department lies on his shoulder.

He should try to bat at least for another 30 overs to take the hosts to a comfortable zone.

Matt Henry and de Grandhomme picked two wickets for Australia.

Pitch conditions

The surface in Seddon Park will favor the pacers in the coming days, as the unexpected rain has made the surface damp. New Zealand has a pretty decent pace attack in their arsenal, and it will give them an upper edge over the Proteas.

Tv Telecast and online streaming details

Neo Cricket and Star Sports are telecasting this game in India. In Pakistan, the match will be shown live on Ten Sports. The online stream can be watched at the official website of Ten Sports.

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