Firdose Moonda

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Faf du Plessis tries to guide one to the off side

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Du Plessis rewarded for trusting in grit

Having gone two years and 16 innings without a Test hundred, Faf du Plessis turned a corner with an innings of typical stubbornness and defensive skill

Faf du Plessis pulls in front of square

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Du Plessis, seamers put South Africa on top

Faf du Plessis scored his first century in 17 innings since December 2014 and South Africa's seamers picked from where they left off in Durban to give the hosts control of the series decider

Quinton de Kock turns one away to the leg side

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

South Africa successfully tackle the unexpected

Faced with the injury to Dean Elgar on the eve of the second Test, South Africa responded in positive fashion to finish day one in a position of control

Quinton de Kock scored 82 runs in quick time

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

De Kock fires after volunteering to open

Shortly after the South African team were told Dean Elgar would not be able to play the second Test against New Zealand, Quinton de Kock volunteered to replace him

Ground staff bring on the covers at Kingsmead

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Kingsmead says it will be ready for rest of season

Kingsmead has provided an assurance that the outfield issue which caused the Test between South Africa and New Zealand to be abandoned will not affect any other matches this season

Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander take a breather during a practice session

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion

South Africa look to exploit New Zealand's long tail

South Africa did not have the chance to get into New Zealand's lower order in Durban, but they have identified it as an area to exploit in Centurion

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis have a chat during a practice session

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion

Faf du Plessis calls for more home Tests

Faf du Plessis, South Africa's stand-in captain, has added the growing chorus calling for Test cricket to become the focal point among administrators and players

Neil Wagner celebrates with team-mates after dismissing JP Duminy

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion

Battle of bowlers in series decider

South Africa did not apply themselves as well as they wanted to in the opener, New Zealand did not get the chance to apply themselves at all. Whoever does it better in Centurion, will take the series