Proteas crush poor Black Caps
South Africa wrapped up a 2-0 series victory over New Zealand with another comprehensive win in the second Test.
The Proteas made devastating use of the new ball on Monday morning to reduce New Zealand from 203 for five to 211 all out and seal victory by an innings and 193 runs at Port Elizabeth.
Paceman Dale Steyn took three of those five wickets to finish with match figures of eight for 65.
South Africa won the first Test by an innings and 27 runs in Cape Town.
New Zealand started the fourth morning on 157 for four, with Dean Brownlie and BJ Watling unbeaten in the 40s and looking to build on their battling displays last night.
Both players brought up their half-centuries during a solid start to the day, but their partnership was brought to an end just two runs short of a century stand when Jacques Kallis had Brownlie caught behind by AB de Villiers for 53.
That left New Zealand on 182 for five but Watling and Colin Munro joined forces to get the Black Caps past 200.
However, the tourists would not get much more as South Africa exploited the new ball with stunning effectiveness.
Morne Morkel was given first bite of the new cherry and he needed just five deliveries to make a breakthrough, having Munro caught at third slip by Alviro Petersen for 15.
Steyn then opened his account for the day in the following over when he finally ended Watling's stubborn resistance with a superb ball that pegged back the batsman's off stump.
Watling had scored 63 with 11 fours to go with his first-innings 63.
The end was quick in coming after that, with the final three New Zealand wickets falling in successive overs.
Steyn had Bracewell caught in the slips and then, after Morkel had snared Trent Boult, he wrapped up the Test with the dismissal of Neil Wagner, who fell caught behind trying to pull a short ball.
The two sides now face each other in three one-day internationals, with the first taking place on Saturday in Paarl.
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