Cape Town, Jan 5: South Africa crushed New Zealand by an innings and 27 runs on the third day of the first Test here on Friday (January 4).
The hosts took an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. The second Test begins on January 11 in Port Elizabeth.
After bowling their opposition out for a paltry 45 in 19.2 overs in the first innings on the opening day, South Africa were favourites to complete a win.
However, New Zealand came up with a better batting performance in the second essay but that was not enough to avoid the ignominy of innings defeat.
Dean Brownlie's maiden Test hundred was the highlight of Kiwi second innings but once he was dismissed, the rest collapsed to 275 all out in 102.1 overs. Brownlie scored 109 with 13 boundaries and two sixes from 272 balls.
From 232/5 in 82 overs at lunch and further at 252/5, New Zealand lost their final five wickets for the addition of just 23 runs.
Dale Steyn took three wickets while Vernon Philander and Jacques Kallis had two apiece. Philander, who picked five wickets in the first innings, was named Man-of-the-match.