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NZ against SA: With their second-largest victory over South Africa in the first Test, New Zealand takes a 1-0 series lead

<p>At the Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand defeated South Africa by an overwhelming score of 281 runs, securing a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.</p>
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<p>In February 2022, at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, the Black Caps defeated the Proteas by an innings and 276 runs, which also happened to be their second-biggest victory.</p>
<p>Additionally, since their first encounter in 1932, the Kiwis have only defeated South Africa six times in 48 games.</p>
<p>On Day 3, at Stumps, Kane Williamson became the first player in his nation to achieve two hundreds in a single Test, giving New Zealand a 528-run advantage. The hosts declared before to the commencement of play on the fourth day, laying a massive gauntlet for their rivals to pursue.</p>
<p><strong>Jamieson attacks after a Bedingham blitz</strong><br />
Right from the start, South Africa was under pressure as Matt Henry and Tim Southee eliminated Neil Brand and Edward Moore, respectively, in rapid succession.</p>
<p>Zubayr Hamza (36) and Raynard van Tonder (31) had a third-wicket stand of 63 runs before both batsmen left in the space of 16 balls.</p>
<p>After that, the Proteas had reason to celebrate when David Bedingham and Keegan Petersen combined for 105 runs for the fifth wicket. Bedingham used his strokes to score 13 fours and 3 sixes to get 87 runs off 96 balls.</p>
<p>By removing van Tonder, Hamza, Bedingham, and Peterson from the opposition’s middle order, Kyle Jamieson destroyed it. The lean sprinter concluded with 17-3-58-4.</p>
<p>Ruan de Swardt scored 34 runs off of 56 balls, but his efforts were in vain. In 80 overs, New Zealand knocked South Africa out for 247, with Mitchell Santner taking three wickets in the process.</p>
<p>With a brilliant double hundred in the first innings, Rachin Ravindra was declared the Player of the Match winner.</p>
<p>The second Test is slated to begin at Hamilton’s Seddon Park on February 13.</p>