5 Mar 2012

Tests will be just as tough for Black Caps

7:31 am on 5 March 2012

Attention turns to test match cricket, but that won't be any relief for the Black Caps following another emphatic loss to South Africa.

The New Zealanders struggled with the Proteas batting and bowling in the later part of the limited overs series and it's expected to be just as difficult in the first test which starts in Dunedin on Wednesday.

The New Zealanders have won their last 2 test matches, against Zimbabwe and Australia,

Brendan McCullum, who now hands the captaincy reins back to Ross Taylor, admits it's a difficult situation for them....