New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Tuesday claimed one of his country's most excellent one-day series wins and an brilliant innings by Kane Williamson which made win possible over South Africa.
Kane Williamson smashed 145 not out to set up a 27 runs win for New Zealand in the 2nd one day international at the Diamond Oval. This win leads the New Zealand a winning 2-0 lead in the three match series and was a major turn for a team who were crushed by an innings in both Test matches.
Kane Williamson bounced back from a unsatisfactory Test series with a confident, stroke filled career-best innings in a New Zealand total of 8 for 279. There was a record total of five run-outs as the South Africa limped to 252 runs all out in reply.
Kane Williamson and Grant Elliott (48) laid the base for New Zealand's total with a 3rd wicket stand of 127 runs from 128 balls. South Africa at one in control as Graeme Smith and Colin Ingram put on 139 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket. Kane Williamson named for the Man of the Match award for his career best Century.