Jan. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Vernon Philander took five wickets as New Zealand collapsed to 45 all out in the first cricket Test against South Africa. Alviro Petersen made an unbeaten 103 as his team built a 207-run lead after the opening day.
Top-ranked South Africa ended New Zealand’s innings inside 20 overs in Cape Town. Philander claimed a career-best 5-7 in six overs as the tourists stumbled to their third-lowest Test total.
Only Kane Williamson, on 13, reached double figures as Morne Morkel got three wickets and Dale Steyn claimed his 300th Test victim, ending on 2-18.
The home team finished the day on 252-3. Hashim Amla scored 66 and Jacques Kallis 60 after captain Graeme Smith was out for 1. AB de Villiers has 19.
The teams are playing a two-match series, and New Zealand’s first under new captain Brendon McCullum. McCullum, who replaced Ross Taylor before the start of the series, elected to bat after winning the toss.
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