Ntini fires Proteas into history

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South Africa won the first Test against Zimbabwe by an innings and 21 runs in Cape Town on Saturday. It was South Africa's first two-day Test win and only the 18th in history. Zimbabwe were dismissed for 54, their worst-ever total, and 265 in response to South Africa's 340 for 3 declared, which was the fastest innings in Test history, coming off only 50 overs.

South Africa won the first Test against Zimbabwe by an innings and 21 runs in Cape Town on Saturday. It was South Africa's first two-day Test win and only the 18th in history. Zimbabwe were dismissed for 54, their worst-ever total, and 265 in response to South Africa's 340 for 3 declared, which was the fastest innings in Test history, coming off only 50 overs.

Zimbabwe proved more resilient in their second innings with Dion Ebrahim scoring 72 and Andy Blignaut, back in the side after a year-long dispute with the country's cricket union, compiling 61.

Mark Boucher claimed his 300th Test dismissal during Zimbabwe's first innings when he caught Brendan Taylor and Makhaya Ntini became the third South African bowler to take 200 Test wickets by bowling Ebrahim.

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