New Zealand aim to repel South Africa's pace barrage

The first Test ended inside three days. While the South Africans were given three days off before reassembling in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, the tourists were in the nets the day after the Test ended in an attempt to lift their game before the final match of the series.

updated: January 10, 2013 11:58 IST
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Port Elizabeth: New Zealand batsmen were subjected to a barrage of hostile deliveries from their own bowlers as they prepared to combat South Africa's formidable attack in the second and final Test against South Africa starting at St George's Park on Friday.

"Now that you know the challenge, the intensity and attitude that you put into training has to be as close to a match as possible," said fast bowler Chris Martin in explaining his team's unorthodox preparation

New Zealand were blown away for 45 in the first innings of the first Test in Cape Town on the way to defeat by an innings and 27 runs.

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