Cricket: NZ bowled out for 45

New Zealand have made a disastrous start to the first test against South Africa, being bowled out for 45 in the first session in Cape Town.

Having won the toss and decided to bat, the Black Caps were dismantled by Vernon Philander and his seam-bowling compatriots to be dismissed in the 20th over for their third-lowest total in tests.

Philander bowled an immaculate line and length to at one stage have five wickets in five overs and figures of 5 for 5. He finished with 5-7.

Morne Morkel took three wickets and Dale Steyn chimed in with two, the first of which, Doug Bracewell, was his 300th in tests.

Kane Williamson (13) was the only New Zealand batsman to make double figures.

New Zealand's lowest test score is the 26 they made against England in Auckland in 1955. They made 42 against Australia in Wellington in 1946.