South Africa crush New Zealand in Cape Town

January 4, 2013
by Paddy Briggs

Newlands

First Test, Newlands, Cape Town
Day 3: New Zealand 45 & 275 v South Africa 347/8d
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs

South Africa clinched victory on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand with an emphatic innings and 27 run win in Cape Town.

After being bowled out for 45 in their first innings, the Black Caps put up more resistance second time around being dismissed for 275, but it was not enough to make South Africa bat again.

One positive for New Zealand was that 28 year-old Dean Brownlie scored his maiden Test match century. Brownlie who was playing in his eighth Test made 109 from 186 giving New Zealand some hope in the game. Bownlie was originally born in Western Australia before moving to New Zealand to further his cricketing ambitions.

Brendan McCullum gave Brownlie some support with a well-made 51, but he was the only other Kiwi batsman to pass 50. McCullum as captain will know his side must improve dramatically if they are to stand any chance of victory when the sides meet in the second Test.

For South Africa the wickets were shared around by all 5 bowlers used by Graeme Smith, but the pick of the attack was Dale Steyn taking 3-67 from 30 hostile overs.

The Scoop 04/01/13

One Comment to “South Africa crush New Zealand in Cape Town”

  1. Sixty60
    January 6th, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    New Zealand abject. Maybe its time for a bit of rotation for Captain Cook ahead of the busy Ashes schedule.

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