Player of the Match
Player of the Match

The entire Centurion crowd stand to applaud Dale Steyn, the local boy. Great scenes. South Africa sweep New Zealand with a crushing defeat. Remember, New Zealand had not played a Test since December and things went from bad to worse after Jo'burg. Again, Steyn was the destroyer with another ten-wicket haul. The top order was feeble again and did not come up with any answer to Steyn's hostility. No partnerships to speak of bar two aggressive innings from Stephen Fleming. New Zealand lost Craig Cumming, who fractured his right cheek, which was a big blow.

South Africa's top order read the same sheet, with only Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla among the runs. Thats an issue they have to address later, after they enjoy the celebrations. Mark Gillespie, on debut, took five wickets to bring New Zealand back for a session or so before a frustrating ninth-wicket stand between Steyn and Andre Nel completely robbed the momentum back.

A clean sweep of the Test series, after winning in Pakistan. South Africa look cock-a-hoop. Victory by an innings and 59 runs.

Not hard to imagine that Steyn, for his ten wickets, including a career-best 6 for 49 just now, is the Man of the Match and Man of the Series. He finished with 20 wickets in just two Tests. What a moment for the young fast bowler.

Thats all we have for you, folks. I thank your for tuning in once again to Cricinfo for our live ball-by-ball coverage and all else. Its been a pleasure bringing you a less-than-three-day Test. Remember, the tour continues with a Twenty20 match at Johannesburg on November 23 (18:00 local, 16:00 GMT), followed by the first of three ODIs at Durban from the 25th (10:00 local, 08:00 GMT).

From all of us at Cricinfo, this is your commentator, Jamie Alter, signing off. Until next time, good bye!

34.3
W
Steyn to O'Brien, OUT, all over! Steyn gets ten in the match for the second consecutive Test as he splays the stumps! Simple death, pitching full on middle stump, swinging, and sneaking through his shaky defensive and South Africa fairly explode on the pitch in raucous celebration! An innings and 59-run hands them the series 2-0!

IE O'Brien b Steyn 0 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

34.2
0
Steyn to O'Brien, no run, full and wide this time, inviting the loose shot, but again he holds back
34.1
0
Steyn to O'Brien, no run, short outside off stump and he wisely holds back the bat

And its Chris Martin out as the last man.

END OF OVER:
34 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 136/8

  • Iain O'Brien0 (0b)
  • Makhaya Ntini12-4-39-1
  • Dale Steyn10-1-49-5
33.6
W
Ntini to Vettori, OUT, oh de Villiers you beauty! Dives full stretch to his right left at cover, going upwards, and plucks a complete stunner to get rid of the captain, leaning forward and driving a half-volley on the up! South Africa one away from victory! Some effort that by an acrobatic de Villiers

DL Vettori c de Villiers b Ntini 8 (17m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

33.5
4
Ntini to Vettori, FOUR runs, slashed! Short and wide, Vettori goes after it and edges up and over the slips
33.4
0
Ntini to Vettori, no run, short of a length outside off stump, he watchfully leaves it alone for Boucher
33.3
0
Ntini to Vettori, no run, short of a length on the stumps, Vettori gets tall and keeps it down to leg
33.2
0
Ntini to Vettori, no run, good length on off stump, Vettori watchfully pushes to point, Prince
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New Zealand 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4MHW PappsL Vincent
2nd5SP FlemingMHW Papps
3rd60SP FlemingSB Styris
4th9SP FlemingLRPL Taylor
5th39SP FlemingBB McCullum
6th11DL VettoriBB McCullum
7th0DL VettoriMR Gillespie
8th8DL VettoriIE O'Brien
9th0CS MartinIE O'Brien