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A big day for NZ Cricket

Lauren Jones
Basin Reserve Cricket
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The second test match between NZ and South Africa starts today, while Canterbury and Otago enter the third day of their first class match.

The Canterbury-Otago match at Hagley Park starts at 10am, while the Black Caps and the Proteas begin their test match at the Basin Reserve in Wellington at 11am.

Canterbury has a 200-run lead against Otago with South African-born Chad Bowes scoring 137 runs.

The weather is looking good for cricket with sunshine and and highs of about 20 degrees forecast for both Wellington and Christchurch.

Stay with us throughout the day for more updates.