Proteas go 1 up

By
Updated: March 17, 2012

Vernon Philander claimed a 10-wicket match haul before South Africa cruised to a nine-wicket win on the third day of the second test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Philander was instrumental in New Zealand being bowled out for 168 in their second innings, 25 minutes after lunch, as he completed his fifth five-wicket haul in just his sixth test as he captured career-best figures of 6-44 off 15.5 overs and match figures of 10-114.

Philander’s efforts meant that South Africa needed just 101 runs to win and they reached 103 for one off just 19.5 overs, to take a one-nil series lead, with Graeme Smith scoring 55 not out off 60 balls and Hashim Amla not out on 46 off 56 deliveries.

South Africa 253 (de Villiers 83, Morkel 35, Gillespie 5-59) and 103 for 1 (Smith 55*, Amla 46*) beat New Zealand 185 (McCullum 66, Philander 4-70) and 168 (Williamson 77, Philander 6-44) by nine wickets