Brownlie's ton goes in vain as SA beat NZ in first Test
Dean Brownlie hit a maiden Test century for New Zealand but could not prevent a South African victory on the third day of the first Test at Newlands yesterday.
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs as New Zealand were bowled out for 275 in their second innings. But the tourists made the South Africans toil almost until tea as they recovered some pride after a disastrous first innings of 45 all out.
Brownlie made 109 before falling to the second new ball four minutes before lunch. New Zealand lost their last six wickets for 46 runs. Morne Morkel took the key wicket of Brownlie.
Dale Steyn took two more wickets and Chris Martin was run out without facing a ball as New Zealand’s resistance finally crumbled.