January 14, 2013
Second Test: Port Elizabeth
South Africa 525/8d beat New Zealand 121 & 211 by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa completed a series whitewash as they comfortably beat New Zealand by an innings and 193 in Port Elizabeth today.
Despite showing slightly more resistance in their second innings following on, the South African bowlers finished the job on the fourth morning dismissing the tourists for 211.
BJ Watling top scored for New Zealand again as he made 63 in both innings, but the wicket-keeper was given little support with the bat by his team-mates. Dean Bownlie was the only other Kiwi batsman to record a half century in the game, as he made 53 in the second innings.
Dale Steyn was yet again the chief tormentor as he backed up his five wicket haul first time around, with 3/48 in the second innings. There was also two wickets each for Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt and left arm spinner Robin Peterson. Jacques Kallis also chipped in with the important wicket of Brownlie.
New Zealand will be gald that the two Test series has come to an end after being completely out played. The Black Caps will be hoping for the return from injury of some key players including Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori and Jesse Ryder for their Test series against England starting on 5th March in Dunedin.
South Africa retain their number one ranked status in the Test arena with this emphatic victory. Pakistan are the next side to tour South Africa and should provide a much sterner Test.
The Scoop 14/01/13