The Black Caps finally won a game in South Africa – and they did it in some style.
The Black Cap chased down 210 comfortably to win by seven wickets as the Proteas lost at home for the first time this season.
The Black Caps had lost the Twenty-20 and First ODI in matches they should have won. However, in Port Elizabeth they responded brilliantly to smash the Proteas and level the three-match series at one-all.
Proteas captain Graeme Smith, who was out for a duck, is likely to miss the final ODI against New Zealand because of a viral infection picked up in Pakistan.
The win was only New Zealand’s second in South Africa.
South Africa 209-9 in 50 overs
Shaun Pollock 52, Mark Boucher 48, Kyle Mills 3-43, Mark Gillespie 3-55
New Zealand 210-3 in 38.4 overs
Brendon McCullum 81, Jamie How 76
New Zealand won by seven wickets
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