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Southee grabs five-for as New Zealand crush South Africa by an innings and 276 runs

Pace bowler Tim Southee grabbed five second-innings wickets as South Africa suffered their second largest innings defeat against New Zealand in the first of the two-Test series at the Hagley Oval here on Saturday.

Thanks to Southee's incisive bowling (5/35 in 17.4 overs) the Blackcaps thrashed the visitors by an innings and 276 runs with the Proteas capitulating for 111 runs, 35 minutes after the scheduled lunch break.

The Dean Elgar-led Proteas faced a total of 91 overs in their two innings with New Zealand pocketing 12 crucial World Test Championship points following the massive victory.

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