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Disciplined bowling display puts New Zealand on top against South Africa

New Zealand take control against South Africa on the first day of the first Test at Kingsmead, thanks to a display of inspired bowling from the tourists.

New Zealand have taken control on the first day of the first Test against South Africa thanks to a display of inspired bowling at Kingsmead.

The Proteas, having opted to bat, went from 102-2 to 160-5 and were finally holding on at 236-8 at stumps on Friday.

Trent Boult (2-42) and Neil Wagner (3-47) did the bulk of the damage as many of the home side's batsmen failed to capitalise on decent starts.

Stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavumba had dug in during the middle part of the day to take their side to 146-4, but when the captain's resistance was ended four overs after the resumption, the Black Caps were able to put their opponents to the sword.

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Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrates taking the wicket of Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka during the One Day International match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at University Oval on January 23, 2015
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