9 Mar 2012

Martin relaxed when bowling to South Africans

6:58 pm on 9 March 2012

The Black Caps pace bowler Chris Martin says he's feeling relaxed about bowling to the South Africans.

Martin was the best of the New Zealand bowlers on the first day, ending with three wickets for 34 to help the hosts take the honours, having reduced the Proteas to 191 for 7 after they'd been 86 for one.

Martin, who took the wickets of skipper Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers, and dangerman Jacques Kallis, says he's bowled well to the Proteas in the past and they have difficulty with his bowling style at times.