SA storm to victory

South Africa’s crushing nine-wicket victory over New Zealand to win the second Test inside three days on Saturday was achieved by three 20-minute periods of superb pace bowling and their tail contributing a valuable 165 runs when they were in deep trouble.

Graeme Smith completed victory when he drove part-time spinner Rob Nicol through the covers to take his side to 103 for one.

SCORE BOARD

NEW ZEALAND (I Innings): 185
SOUTH AFRICA (I Innings): 253
NEW ZEALAND (II Innings):

Nicol b Philander    1
Guptill c Amla b Steyn    1
McCullum lbw b Philander    5
Taylor lbw Steyn    17
Williamson c Boucher b P’lander    77
Vettori c Boucher b Kallis    21
Van Wyk b Philander    20
Bracewell b Morkel    0
Gillespie c Boucher b Philander    14
Arnel (not out)    8
Martin b Philander    0

Extras (LB-4)    4

Total (all out, 67.5 overs)    168

Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-7, 3-7, 4-64, 5-99, 6-141, 7-142, 8-142, 9-160.

Bowling: Steyn 16-5-31-2, Philander 15.5-3-44-6, Morkel 13-5-26-1, Tahir 17-2-52-0, Kallis 6-3-11-1.

SOUTH AFRICA (II Innings):

Petersen c Van Wyk b Bracewell    1
Smith (not out)    55
Amla (not out)    46
Extras (NB-1)    1

Total (for 1 wkt, 19.5 overs)    103

Fall of wickets: 1-5.

Bowling: Martin 3-1-18-0, Bracewell 5-0-14-1, Vettori 2-0-2-0, Gillespie 4-0-24-0, Arnel 3-0-18-0, Williamson 2-0-23-0, Nicol 0.5-0-4.

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