New Zealand crush South Africa to win first cricket Test
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"It's a great day," an elated captain Tom Latham said.
South Africa, who were 387 behind on the first innings, resumed the day at 34 for three and showed little appetite to chase down the total, losing their final seven wickets before lunch to be all out for 111.
The tourists crumbled in their first innings for 95 on a green wicket with Matt Henry bagging seven for 23.
They achieved the victory in their first Test since 2008 without two of their greatest batsmen -- Ross Taylor retired and Kane Williamson injured -- and with strike bowler Trent Boult on paternity leave.
"It's been a long time since we haven't seen any of those three names who were a vital part of this side, but I guess it's testament to the depth we're creating," Latham said.
A frustrated Proteas captain Dean Elgar could not explain the drop off in performance since South Africa won a series against India last month.
"It's something I'm trying to wrap my head around," he said.
"But I do feel our intensity was lacking during the last two and a bit days.
"We were totally outplayed by a classy New Zealand outfit.
"It's extremely frustrating being the captain and the ball is being hit (by New Zealand) on both sides of the wicket. You can't set a field for that."
The tourists lost three wickets for only four runs at the start of their second innings and as the Test extended into a third day, only the diminutive Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne offered any real resistance.
The 1.62-metre (5 ft 4 in) Bavuma, 22 overnight, scored 41 and shared in a 41-run stand with Verreynne before he was trapped leg before wicket by Neil Wagner.
Verreynne fell in the following over for 30, caught in slips off Southee who then quickly snagged the wicket of Kagiso Rabada for zero.
The day started badly for South Africa with Bavuma's overnight partner, Rassie van der Dussen, out on the second ball when Henry got the delivery to nip back, finding a gap between bat and pad.
Zubayr Hamza, who top-scored with 25 when South Africa made a paltry 95 in their first innings, only managed six off 32 deliveries before he edged Kyle Jamieson to Daryl Mitchell at first slip.
The remaining batsmen -- Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman and Duanne Olivier -- contributed 21 between them.
Southee finished with five for 35 while man-of-the-match Henry and Wagner took two wickets each.
South Africa 1st innings 95 (Z. Hamza 25; Henry 7-23)
New Zealand 1st innings 482 (H. Nicholls 105, T. Blundell 96, M. Henry 58 not out; Olivier 3-100)
South Africa 2nd innings (overnight 34-3)
S. Erwee lbw Southee 0
D. Elgar c Blundell b Henry 0
A. Markram c Mitchell b Southee 2
R. van der Dussen b Henry 9
T. Bavuma lbw Wagner 41
Z. Hamza c Mitchell b Jamieson 6
K. Verryenne c de Grandhomme b Southee 30
M. Jansen c Blundell b Wagner 10
K. Rabada c Jamieson b Southee 0
G. Stuurman lbw Southee 11
D. Olivier not out 0
Extras (1lb, 1nb) 2
Total: (all out; 41.4 overs) 111
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Erwee), 2-2 (Elgar), 3-4 (Markram), 4-34 (van der Dussen), 5-46 (Hamza), 6-87 (Bavuma), 7-91(Verreynne), 8-97 (Rabada), 9-105 (Jansen), 10-111 (Stuurman)
Bowling: Southee 17.4-6-35-5, Henry 11-4-32-2, Jamieson 6-0-24-1 (nb1), Wagner 7-2-19-2
Toss: New Zealand
Result: New Zealand won by an innings and 276 runs
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZL), Chris Gaffaney (NZL)
TV umpire: Wayne Knights (NZL)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)