Pietermaritzburg: Uncapped fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan destroyed South Africa A's top order to get the New Zealand cricketers off to a winning start in a Twenty20 match at the City Oval on Tuesday.
New Zealand posted a modest 140 for seven after winning the toss and batting. The South African second stringers were soon in deep trouble at 23 for four before limping to 116 for nine to give the tourists a 24-run win.
The left-armed McClenaghan took three for 19, opening the bowling and sending down his full quota of four overs in a single spell. Left-arm spinner Ronnie Hira took three for 35.