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South Africa 2 New Zealand 2
1963: John Reid's pre-tour prediction that he was leading the best team ever to represent New Zealand abroad was in the light of subsequent events fully justified
1963: Taking first knock on a batsman's wicket, the story of this match had the inevitable prologue -- for New Zealand who won the toss.
1963: After an interval of three years, the South African selectors recalled Heine to the Test attack and he joined his former colleague Adcock, recovered from injury.
1963: Reid won his first toss and joined McGregor in his now familiar role of near-opening batsman
Second Test Match
1963: South Africa's captain McGlew, who again won the toss, played with a fractured finger at the special request of the selectors
First Test Match
1963: The new look Springboks with only four 1960 survivors in their ranks were fortunate to finish on the winning side.
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