South Africa defeated New Zealand by 198 runs in the 2nd test match

 Two test match series ended in a 1-1 draw as New Zealand won the first test match

                                                                 Match summary

                                South Africa won the second test by 198 runs

                                South Africa          364 & 354/9d

                                New Zealand        293 & 227

                               PLAYER OF THE MATCH

                               Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) 5/60, 47 & 3/46

                                      PLAYER OF THE SERIES

                          Matt Henry 58 runs and 14 wickets

South Africa 364 (Erwee 108, Wagner 4-102, Henry 3-90) and 354 for 9 dec (Verreynne 136*, Rabada 47, Henry 2-81) beat New Zealand 293 (de Grandhomme 120*, Rabada 5-60, Jansen 4-98) and 227 (Conway 92, Rabada 3-46, Jansen 3-63) by 198 runs

South Africa maintained their unbeaten series record over New Zealand, levelled the two-match series 1-1 and became the first team to win a match at the Hagley Oval after choosing to bat first. They set New Zealand a target of 426 and bowled them out for 227 to stage a remarkable comeback after losing the first match by an innings and 276 runs, their second-biggest defeat ever.

New Zealand lost 6 for 61 in uncharacteristically careless fashion on the final day and was dismissed nine balls after an early tea was taken, with rain in the air. On a pitch that had something in it for the fast bowlers throughout the five days, Kagiso Rabada finished with eight wickets in the match, including his 11th career five-for and Marco Jensen with seven, while Keshav Maharaj, the only spinner playing across both XIs, took a decisive 3 for 75 in New Zealand's second innings.

                                                                      Sports Desk

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