The native of Pakistan and the leg break bowler of South Africa, Imran Tahir, led his team with a superb bowling as the home batsmen surrendered against him.
An eventful fifty by the middle order batsman of Otago, James Neesham, tied the game with Lions besides a sizzling unbeaten hundred from Quinton de Kock.
The two young openers of Kent, Sam Northeast and Daniel Bell-Drummond excelled against the top class bowling of South Africans as the tour match ended in a draw.
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.
South Africa won the series by 2-1 against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka faced a humiliating defeat from Australia in the first Cricket test match.
South Africa is in commanding position against Sri Lanka in the first test match.