January 2, 2013
New Zealand were dismissed for the lowest score in the last 39 years of Test cricket, when they were bowled out for just 45 on the first morning against South Africa in Cape Town.
The Black Caps skipper Brendan McCullum won the toss and elected to bat first, but they were shortly dismissed before lunch with only Kane Williamson (13) recording double figures.
Vernon Philander was the hero for the home side as he took 5-7 from just six overs. Philander found a perfect line and length as the Kiwi batsmen technique looked all at sea to the ball pitching on off stump. Morne Morkel took three wickets, and Dale Steyn also chipped in with two victims as he took his Test wicket tally passed 300.
Back in 2011 South Africa dismissed Australia for just 47 on the same ground at Newlands and went on to win the match by 8 wickets.
In reply South Africa have reached 192/2 making the playing surface look good for batting. Jacques Kallis on 50 not out has passed 13,000 Test runs and looks hungry for more.
The Scoop 02/01/13