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South Africa romp to innings win at Newlands

 

South Africa dismissed New Zealand for 275 in their second innings to secure victory in the first Sunfoil Series Test match at Sahara Park Newlands by an innings and 27 runs shortly before tea on Friday, the third day of the match.

The Black Caps, humbled for just 45 in their first innings, began their second innings 302 runs in arrears and displayed all of their characteristic fight and determination which had been so woefully missing first time around.

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Glenn McGrath inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

The International Cricket Council today inducted Glenn McGrath into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the lunch interval of the third Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney.

McGrath becomes the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame and joins fellow 2012-13 inductees West Indian Brian Lara and England’s Enid Bakewell in being recognized by the ICC and the living members of the Hall of Fame.

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New Zealand hang on to survive day 2 in Newlands, still trail by 133

The Proteas were denied a rare, two-day victory in the first Sunfoil Test match when New Zealand survived 52 overs to reach 169-4 at the close of play, still requiring another 133 runs to make South Africa bat again.

An unbeaten 69 from Dean Brownlie, dropped twice in the 20s, helped New Zealand take the game into a third day once Graeme Smith had declared soon after lunch with a total of 347-8, a lead of 302 runs.

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Philander takes 5-7 to rout New Zealand for 45, Petersen strikes century as South Africa decimate Kiwis on Opening Day in Newlands

 

Vernon Philander and Alviro Petersen led South Africa on a day of complete dominance as the two-test Sunfoil series began at Sahara Park Newlands on Wednesday with the tourists dismissed for a dismal total of just 45 before the Proteas closed the day on 252-3, a commanding lead of 207 runs.

Philander took the new ball and completed his eighth five-wicket haul in just his 13th Test match in the space of his first 25 deliveries to finish with an astonishing analysis of 6-3-7-5 as New Zealand crashed to 27-5. Morne Morkel (3-14) and Dale Steyn (2-18) then claimed the next five wickets between them as the tourists crashed to their third lowest total in Tests and the eighth lowest of all time.

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Glenn McGrath to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

The International Cricket Council today announced that former Australia bowler Glenn McGrath will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on 4 January 2013 during the lunch interval of the third Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Sydney.

McGrath becomes the 68th male member of the Hall of Fame and joins fellow 2012-13 inductees West Indian Brian Lara and England's Enid Bakewell in being recognized by the ICC and the living members of the Hall of Fame.

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