Spinner Keshav Maharaj took a career-best 6-40 and match figures of 8-87 to bowl South Africa to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second cricket test Saturday and a 1-0 lead in the three match series.
Hashim Amla and JP Duminy guided South Africa to 83 for two and an eight-wicket victory on the extended third day of the second test at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.
In a rapid and stunning end to the match on day three, South Africa was left only 81 runs to win after New Zealand was dismissed for 171 in its second innings off 63.2 overs. Claiming the extra half hour available at the end of the day, South Africa reached its target in 25 overs with Hashim Amla 38 not out and J.P.Duminy unbeaten on 15. South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0.
Keshav Maharaj took 6-40.
The third and final test begins in Hamilton on Saturday.