New Zealand’s task: pull off highest successful chase in Tests or bat 133 overs to draw
Tea South Africa 364 & 354/9d (Verreynne 136*, Sipamla 10*) lead New Zealand 293 by 425 runs
New Zealand will need to pull off the highest successful chase in Test cricket or bat out four sessions and draw the second Test if they are to record a first series win over South Africa.
With a minimum of 133 overs left, New Zealand will be required to score at 3.2 runs an over on a surface that has shown signs of deterioration.
New Zealand’s highest successful chase at present is the 324 for 5 against Pakistan in Christchurch (Jade Stadium), but it came nearly 30 years ago. The biggest total chased down at the Harley Oval is Australia’s 201 for 3.
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Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent