Cape Town, Jan 2: It was not a Happy New Year 2013 for New Zealand in Cape Town here on Wednesday. Vernon Philander took five wickets to destroy New Zealand batting as they were rolled over for just 45 in 19.2 overs in their first innings of the first Test on first day. New Zealand were shot out 19 minutes before lunch on day one.
Opting to bat first, New Zealand batsmen were sent packing by a superb spell of fast bowling from Philander. The right-arm quick returned with amazing bowling figures of 6-3-7-5.
Kane Williamson was the lone Kiwi batsman to get into double-digit score. His 13 was the highest. Dale Steyn had two wickets while Morne Morkel had three scalps.
45 is New Zealand's third lowest in Test cricket. Overall, this is 12th lowest in Test history in terms of ball faced. This was New Zealand's lowest ever total against South Africa.
New Zealand hold the record for lowest ever total in Test history, 26.
Steyn, when he dismissed Doug Bracewell bowled, took his 300th Test wicket. He became fourth South African to reach the milestone in 61st Test and joint third fastest there.