South Africa crush New Zealand, win series 2-0

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Published: Monday, January 14, 2013, 15:38 [IST]
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South Africa crush New Zealand

Porth Elizabeth, Jan 14: South Africa routed New Zealand by an innings and 193 runs to win the second and final Test and with that took the series 2-0 here on Monday.


The second Test match ended on the fourth day with New Zealand being bowled out for 211 in their second innings after following on. South Africa had declared their first innings at 525 for eight. In the first innings, New Zealand were rolled over for 121.

Entire four innings in the series, New Zealand batsmen failed to deliver against South Africa's pace bowlers.

Paceman Dale Steyn, who took five wickets in the first innings, collected three in the second essay. Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt and Robin Peterson had two victims apiece while Jacques Kallis had one scalp.

BJ Watling topscored with New Zealand with 63. Dean Brownlie was the only other batsman to score half century, with 53 runs.

South Africa had won the first Test too by an innings and 27 runs margin with New Zealand humiliated for just 45 in first innings in Cape Town Test.

Now, both teams will be involved in a three-match One Day International series starting from January 19.


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