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Patna : South Africa (SA) crushed New Zealand (NZ) by 198 runs in the 2nd test at Hagley Oval, Christchurcha, NZ, on day 5 of the match on March 1, 2022, to level the two-test series 1-1. SA fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was named Player Of The Match while NZ fast medium bowler Matt Henry was named Player Of The Series for taking 14 wickets in the series including 9 in 1st test.

Chasing a target of 426 runs, NZ were all out for 227 runs in 93.5 overs with Devon Conway scoring 92 runs in 188 balls with 13 fours while Tom Blundell (wk) scored 44 runs.in 109 balls hitting 7 fours. Conway and Blundell added 85 runs for the 5th wicket. For SA, Rabada, Marco Jansen, and Keshav Maharj, took three wickets each. Rabada had 5 wickets in NZ first innings.

NZ had scored 293 runs in their first innings. SA had scored 364 runs in their first innings and declared their second innings at 354/9.