Dale Steyn’s five-wicket haul helps South Africa an easy win vs New Zealand: Dale Steyn left fans, commentators and cricket experts gasping for their breath, with this performance in the match of South Africa vs New Zealand.

There was nothing more that South Africa could ask for from their star bowler and wicket-taker. Dale Steyn smashed New Zealand and shocked them to their core when he took 5 wickets in the match. Steyn’s unbeatable performance secured an easy win for South Africa.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn

Henry Nicholls scored a respectable half-century for New Zealand. But it was not their day. Nothing matched Steyn 5 wicket haul which never let their competitor New Zealand recover from being 18 for 4 at lunch.

Steyn took three wickets with his first 11 balls of the innings and finished with five for 33 as New Zealand were bowled out for 195 despite Nicholas’ 50 not out.

Nicholls was last player to get out after batting for 255 minutes. He faced 140 balls and hit 12 fours.

Both the teams have really talented squads in their kitty for this year’s series South Africa vs New Zealand. Here’s a look at their squads:

South Africa

Faf du Plessis(c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Stephen Cook, Quinton de Kock,Jean-Paul Duminy, Dean Elgar, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt,Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Stiaan van Zyl

New Zealand

Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling

Final scores after Steyn’s smashing performance of 5 wickets against New Zeland was as follows below:

South Africa

481 for 8 dec (du Plessis 112*, Duminy 88, de Kock 82, Wagner 5-86) and 132 for 7 dec (de Kock 50, Southee 3-46) beat

New Zealand 214 (Williamson 77, Rabada 3-62, Steyn 3-66) and 195 (Nicholls 76, Steyn 5-33) by 204 runs

214 (Williamson 77, Rabada 3-62, Steyn 3-66) and 195 (Nicholls 76, Steyn 5-33) by 204 runs