The South African bowlers struck again by claiming four wickets of New Zealand in their second innings as the hosts are heading towards a remarkable win.
Kemar Roach ripped through the formidable batting line up of New Zealand in the 2nd innings and enabled West Indies with a comfortable victory in the 1st Test.
Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill gave a positive reply after New Zealand conceded a 171 runs first innings lead as West Indies piled up a mammoth score.
The batting of New Zealand crumbled against the quality bowling of South Africa led by Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn which let them down for 185 in the first innings.
Graeme smith was distressed as the first Test against New Zealand ended in a draw due to rain on the fifth and final day.
New Zealand was fighting hard for survival in the first Test against South Africa and needed another 264 to clinch the match with two wickets down.
South Africa in command after tons from Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis against New Zealand – first TestMarch 9, 2012
South Africa was at the driving seat on the closure of the third day in the first Test against New Zealand while leading by 233 with seven wickets in hand.
Vernon Philander struck by grabbing four wickets against New Zealand as South Africa bounced back in the match on the second day of the first Test.
Chris Martin made the difference by grabbing three wickets in just four deliveries which restricted South Africa to 191 for the loss of seven wickets as New Zealand takes command of the first Test.
The flamboyant cricketer of New Zealand, Daniel Vettori was convinced that his team can bounce back in the forthcoming Test series against South Africa with positive attitude.