Skipper Brendon McCullum hails one day series triumph over South Africa

There were a total of five run-outs as the hosts limped to 252 all out in their reply. The New Zealand players shouted for joy and hugged each other on the field as they retrieved some pride after losing both Test matches by an innings.

updated: January 23, 2013 10:40 IST
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Kimberley, South Africa: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Tuesday acclaimed one of his country's finest one-day series wins - and an innings by Kane Williamson which made victory possible over South Africa.

Williamson hit 145 not out to set up a 27-run win for New Zealand in the second one-day international at the Diamond Oval.

It gave the tourists a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series and was a major turnaround for a team who were thrashed in both Test matches.

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