Result: South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs Last 5 Ovs : 8/5, RR : 1.6, 4s : 1, 6s : 0

NZ: 121/10 in 44.4 ovrs &

211/10 in 86.4 ovrs

SA: 525/8 in 153.5 ovrs

J Patel 0(3)D Steyn* 15.4-2-48-3
M Morkel 16-6-36-2
Run Rate : 2.43
Last Wicket : Neil Wagner c de Villiers & b D Steyn 4(13) - 211/10, 86.4 Ovs
Previous Overs : L1 . . . . .   |  . W 2 1 . .   |  . . W . . .   |  . 4 . W
Graeme Smith poses with the trophy. Smiles all around as the South African juggernaut continues to roll on. That is all from us here. The ODI series begins on January 19th at Paarl. Join us for all the action that takes place. Until then, Bye Bye!
Graeme Smith: "We have had to work hard to get to this position. I think the wins against NZ was professional and it was achieved with big margins. Barring some dropped chances in Cape Town, we were good as a team. A team is good if there are new players who contribute in any situation. Dean Elgar is a fighter and he bounced back well. Anytime you win as captain is enjoyable. This team has a good bunch of guys and I play more of a guidance role. We have a great management team and I am extremely proud to lead this team. There are some new faces in the ODI squad and we have to perform well."
Steyn: "We got the ball to swing in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. There was no Vernon Philander and that gave me more chances to take wickets. Kleinveldt and Peterson bowled very well and they grabbed their chances. I thought Morne Morkel was unlucky to not pick up a couple more wickets. I am trying to bowl quick all the time and I was bowling in a nice rhythm. If I can bowl quickly and pick wickets, it boosts the morale of the team. Jacques Kallis has the golden arm and his wicket of Brownlie was crucial. Everybody plays their part in the team. I am pretty happy with my five wicket haul but there are more Tests to be played."
Dale Steyn is the MoM for his haul of 8/65 in this match, including 5/17 in the first innings.
Brendon McCullum: "It was a tough series against a No.1 side who are on top of the game. We have been well short of the mark. South Africa have been phenomenal in all departments. It is hard to put a finger on what went wrong. Our poor start in the first innings in both Tests put us on the back foot. When we came here, we wanted to perform well as a team. We are missing some key players but I am pleased with the attitude of some of the guys. We have been through some tough times and we hope to learn our lessons in the future. We are ready for the ODIs as this format is more to our liking. I hope that the new guys bring some enthusiasm to the team."
For South Africa, they were clinical. The bowling, batting and fielding fired in unison in this match. Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel continued their wonderful bowling partnership while Rory Kleinveldt and Robin Peterson all chipped in at crucial times. The batting was fantastic with the top order, right from Graeme Smith till Dean Elgar producing superb knocks. In all, South Africa seem to possess no weak links ahead of the series against Pakistan.
The Kiwis were never in the game once they were restrcted to 62/9 in the first innings. Once they were bowled out for 121, the second innings was played with a lot more maturity. However, none of the batsmen managed to score big with only BJ Watling and Dean Brownlie stroking half centuries. This has been the story of the Test series. A disastrous batting performance in the first innings in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth resulted in New Zealand playing catch-up right from the start.
New Zealand could not even survive till lunch. Jacques Kallis drove the first nail into the coffin when he sent back Dean Brownlie just before the second new ball. Once the new ball was taken, Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn sliced through the lower order like a hot knife through butter. South Africa have won the match by an innings and 193 runs and have also whitewashed New Zealand 2-0.
86.4 Steyn to Wagner, out Caught by de Villiers!! Steyn wraps up the match in style and RSA clinch the series 2-0. Short and pacy delivery on leg stump, Wagner looks to pull it to fine leg and the ball brushes the glove, de Villiers takes a simple catch to his right, this has been a clinical performance from the No.1 Test team. Wagner c de Villiers b Steyn 4(13) [4s-1]
86.3 Steyn to Wagner, no run, pitched up and snaking back in on the off stump, Wagner defends it
86.2 Steyn to Wagner, FOUR, superb stroke to get off the mark, full and wide delivery outside off, Wagner bends the back leg and pings the drive to deep extra cover, the sound that came off Wagner's bat sounded a lot like Beethoven
86.1 Steyn to Wagner, no run, good length ball and bending back in just outside off, Wagner punches it to mid on
DISCUSS
85.6 Morne Morkel to Jeetan Patel, no run, back of a length delivery and it again climbs up from the deck outside off, Jeetan tries to ride the bounce and gets beaten
85.5 Morne Morkel to Jeetan Patel, no run, full ball on the off stump, Jeetan is rooted to the crease as he jabs at it, the ball rolls to gully off the outside edge
85.4 Morne Morkel to Jeetan Patel, no run, good length ball speared in on middle, Jeetan defends it back to the bowler
Jeetan Patel, right handed bat, comes to the crease
85.3 Morne Morkel to Boult, out Caught by Peterson!! Another wicket for Morne. This short delivery kicks up sharply from the deck, Boult arches back and looks to upper-cut it to third man, ends up mistiming it completely and Peterson takes a simple catch at backward point. Boult c Peterson b Morne Morkel 3(5)
85.2 Morne Morkel to Boult, no run, good length ball angled in just outside off and it straightens, Boult plays inside the line of the delivery and the ball just misses the edge
85.1 Morne Morkel to Boult, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Boult is rooted to the crease as he tries to force it through cover, misses it
DISCUSS
84.6 Steyn to Wagner, no run, good length ball just outside off, Wagner punches it to mid off
84.5 Steyn to Wagner, no run, short ball just outside the leg stump, Wagner looks to hook it to fine leg but misses it, the ball was not that far from the gloves
84.4 Steyn to Boult, 1 run, pitched up and curling away just outside off, Boult jabs at it and the ball rolls to third man off the outside edge
84.3 Steyn to Boult, 2 runs, good length ball on the middle and leg stump, Boult works it to deep backward square leg for a couple
Trent Boult, right handed bat, comes to the crease
84.2 Steyn to Doug Bracewell, out Caught by Petersen!! This is fantastic stuff from Steyn. Full ball slanted in on the middle and leg stump and it swerves away, Bracewell tries to work it to the leg side and gets an outside edge that flies to third slip, Petersen at third slip lunges forward and takes the low catch with both hands. Doug Bracewell c Petersen b Steyn 0(4)
Doug Bracewell departs!
84.1 Steyn to Doug Bracewell, no run, cracking delivery from Steyn, fuller in length delivery and veering away late just outside off, Bracewell pokes at it uncertainly and the ball just misses the edge
DISCUSS
83.6 Morne Morkel to Wagner, no run, short ball but he slides it down the leg side, Wagner misses out on the pull to fine leg
83.5 Morne Morkel to Wagner, no run, full ball slanted in just outside off and it goes straight on, Wagner plays inside the line of the delivery and gets beaten
83.4 Morne Morkel to Wagner, no run, short ball speared in just outside off and it cuts away, Wagner yanks his head back and leaves it
83.3 Morne Morkel to Wagner, no run, good length ball and it jags away off the deck outside off, Wagner drags his bat inside the line and leaves it
83.2 Morne Morkel to Wagner, no run, fuller length ball on the off stump, Wagner pushes it to short cover
83.1 Morne Morkel to Doug Bracewell, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length delivery slanted in on leg stump, Bracewell looks to tuck it to fine leg but it runs off the thigh pad
DISCUSS
82.6 Steyn to Wagner, no run, short in length and speared away wide of the off stump, Wagner slashes at it and gets beaten
82.5 Steyn to Wagner, no run, good length ball slanted across just outside off, Wagner dabs it to point
Neil Wagner, left handed bat, comes to the crease
82.4 Steyn to Watling, out Bowled!! Another one bites the dust. This is awesome bowling. Good length ball and it nips away late off the seam, Watling plays all around that delivery and it knocks back the off stump, ends a solid vigil from Watling. Watling b Steyn 63(117) [4s-11]
82.3 Steyn to Watling, no run, superb ball from Steyn, full ball on the off stump and it veers away late, Watling plays inside the line of the delivery and gets beaten
82.2 Steyn to Watling, no run, fuller length ball and snaking away wide outside off, Watling shoulders arms
82.1 Steyn to Watling, no run, fuller length and swerving away on the off stump, Watling dabs it to short cover
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Dale Steyn [13.0-1-41-0] is back into the attack