Amla takes action in the second ODI.

Amla century brings series win

South Africa welcomed a comfortable 72-run win - and unassailable two-nil series lead - over New Zealand in Thursday's second ODI at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Southee - Was injured.

Southee: Kiwis better prepared for unknown deck

New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee feels the Black Caps will put on a better performance in the second ODI against South Africa, having had the first game to get used to the new venue.

Williamson - Recovering.

Williamson ruled out of SA ODI series

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has officially been ruled out of the one-day series against South Africa, with his wrist injury not showing enough improvement.

McCullum departs in Mount Maunganui.

McCullum: We were a little rusty

Captain Brendon McCullum found consolation in the solid performances of wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi and fast bowler Trent Boult, after New Zealand slipped to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa in the first ODI in Mount Maunganui.

The Hagley Oval in all its green glory.

Hagley Oval fully accredited as international venue

The Hagley Oval has secured full accreditation as an international cricket venue.