New Zealand surrendered vs. South Africa again – 2nd Test

South Africa 8-525 declared (Faf du Plessis 137, Hashim Amla 110, Dean Elgar 103*, Doug Bracewell 3-94) beat New Zealand 121 and 211 (BJ Watling 63, Dean Brownlie 53, Dale Steyn 3-48) by an innings and 193 runs.

The bleak form of the New Zealand batsmen continued in the second Test vs. South Africa when they lost a consistent match by a huge margin of over an innings.

South Africa powered 525 runs for the loss of 8 wickets and declared their innings. New Zealand was bundled out for 121 runs in the first innings followed by 211 in the second.

Dale Steyn - 'Player of the match' for his 8 wickets haul
Dale Steyn – ‘Player of the match’ for his 8 wickets haul

Dale Steyn (South Africa) was declared ‘Player of the match’ for his eight wickets haul in the match.

The second and final Test of the series concluded on Monday, 14th January, 2013, that was the fourth day of the match.

Earlier, the Black Caps begun the day at 4-157 scored in 67 overs whereas Dean Brownlie and BJ Watling were unbeaten for 44 and 41 respectively. The duo started off slowly as Watling scored six runs in the 71st over with a four. He achieved his third Test fifty, which was second one in the match, in the next over with a couple of fours. Brownlie reached his fourth Test half century in the 74th over and extended the fifth wicket partnership to 182 after adding 98 runs with Watling.

Dean Brownlie was caught behind by the wicket keeper AB de Villiers off Jacques Kallis for 53 scored from 141 balls with 8 fours. Colin Munro joined together with Watling who kept on cruising from the other end. Munro hit two back to back fours in the 81st over as the Proteas skipper, Graeme Smith took the new ball in the next over. The decision paid off instantly as Colin Munro was caught by Alviro Petersen off Morne Morkel for 15 runs on the fifth ball.

Worries for the visitors were multiplied in the 83rd over when BJ Watling was clean bowled by Dale Steyn for 63 off 117 balls with 11 fours. Morkel and Steyn wrapped up the tail in no time as the tail end batsmen were unable to sustain the pressure of the lethal bowling. The last four batsmen were unable to touch the double figures and the entire Kiwis team was sent back to the pavilion for 211 runs after consuming 86.4 overs.

Dale Steyn was once again the most devastating bowler with three wickets, Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt and Robin Peterson shared two wickets each whereas Jacques Kallis held one.

South Africa humiliated New Zealand with a vast margin of an innings and 193 runs and clinched the two Test series 2-0.


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