South Africa's Richard Levi rewrote the record books with a magnificent unbeaten 117 as the Proteas crushed New Zealand by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Sunday.

Levi's 45-ball century was the fastest ever in T20 internationals.

The century included the most sixes, with 13, in a performance which had spectators at the sold out Seddon Park ground in Hamilton ducking for cover. — AFP

New Zealand: R. Nicol (run out) 23, M. Guptill c A. Morkel b de Lange 47, B. McCullum c Ontong b Botha 35, K. Williamson (not out) 28, J. Franklin c de Villiers b M. Morkel 28, C. de Grandhomme (not out) 3, Extras (b-1, lb-3, w-5) 9; Total (for four wkts. in 20 overs) 173.

Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-97, 3-114, 4-159.

South Africa bowling: Botha 4-0-22-1, Tsotsobe 3-0-23-0, M. Morkel 4-0-38-1, de Lange 4-0-43-1, Parnell 2-0-15-0, Duminy 3-0-28-0.

South Africa: R. Levi (not out) 117, H. Amla c Franklin b N. McCullum 2, W. Parnell st. B. McCullum b Nicol 4, AB de Villiers (not out) 39, Extras (lb-2, w-10) 12; Total (for two wkts. in 16 overs) 174.

Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-41.

New Zealand bowling: N. McCullum 2-0-18-1, Bracewell 2-0-37-0, Southee 4-0-40-0, Nicol 1-0-10-1, Hira 4-0-34-0, Mills 2-0-26-0, Franklin 1-0-7-0.

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