Dean Elgar Proteas

No matter what happens in the remainder of the first Test against New Zealand, it won’t be South Africa’s heaviest Test defeat of all time. Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz/BackpagePix

SOME good news for Proteas: They can’t break THIS embarrassing record!

No matter what happens in the remainder of the first Test against New Zealand, it won’t be South Africa’s heaviest Test defeat of all time.

Dean Elgar Proteas

No matter what happens in the remainder of the first Test against New Zealand, it won’t be South Africa’s heaviest Test defeat of all time. Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz/BackpagePix

The Proteas are starring an embarrassing innings defeat in the face as they trail New Zealand by a mammoth 353 runs with just seven second innings wickets in hand heading into Day 3 of their first Test in Christchurch.

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After losing the toss and being asked to bat, Dean Elgar’s men were dismissed for a paltry 95 on a lively Hagley Oval wicket.

However, the Black Caps found little to no trouble in amassing 482 in their first knock.

The Proteas then found themselves in dire straits at 4/3 before ‘recovering’ to 34/3 at stumps on Day 2.

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While it’s highly probable when you wake up and check the final result – on The South African website of course – on Saturday morning, the Proteas will have lost, no matter what happens it won’t be their heaviest Test defeat of all time.

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That record loss will remain the innings and 360-run hammering suffered at the hands of Australia at the Wanderers almost 20 years ago to the day (22-26 February 2002).

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Coincidentally, current Proteas coach Mark Boucher was the South Africa captain in that match!

Proteas will have to go some to avoid rewriting history

The Proteas will have to go some to avoid beating their second-heaviest Test (by an innings) defeat of an innings and 259 runs which also came against Australia in Mzansi in 1950 at St George’s Park.

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