Reported on: March 10, 2012 10:51 AM
Reported in: Sports
DUNEDIN, New Zealand, Mar 10 (AP/UNB) - Jacques Rudolph posted his sixth test century before South Africa declared its second innings at 435-5 on Saturday, setting New Zealand 401 to win the first test with a day and a half remaining.
Rudolph was 105 not out and Mark Boucher was 34 not out, having added 82 in an unbroken partnership for the sixth wicket, when South Africa made the declaration near the drinks break in the second session.
The Proteas left themselves more than 40 overs to bowl to the New Zealanders before the end of the fourth day and all of the fifth day to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. However, rain is forecast on Sunday.