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South Africa Beats New Zealand By 9 Wickets

Hamilton, New Zealand, Mar 17: Vernon Philander achieved his best test bowling figures of six for 44 and Graeme Smith made an unbeaten half century on Saturday as South Africa beat New Zealand by nine

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 17, 2012 8:38 IST ]
south africa beats new zealand by 9 wickets
south africa beats new zealand by 9 wickets

Hamilton, New Zealand, Mar 17: Vernon Philander achieved his best test bowling figures of six for 44 and Graeme Smith made an unbeaten half century on Saturday as South Africa beat New Zealand by nine wickets in the second cricket test to lead the series 1-0.


Philander swept through New Zealand's tail after lunch on the third day to fill his fifth bag of five wickets or more in his short test career. He posted match figures of 10 for 114 after taking four for 70 in New Zealand's first innings (185).

New Zealand was all out for 168 after trailing by 68 runs on the first innings and South Africa only needed 19.5 overs to make up the 101-run margin.

Smith scored 55 and Hashim Amla 46 in an unbroken 98-run partnership.

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