Opening batsman Richard Levi took advantage of the small boundaries at Seddon Park to blast a world record 13 sixes and guide South Africa to an eight wicket win over New Zealand to level their Twenty20 series at 1-all.
Levi, who only made his debut on Friday in Wellington, also brought up the fastest international Twenty20 century off 45 balls as he scored 117 not out to help the visitors chase down New Zealand's 173 for four with four overs to spare.
New Zealand had won the first match of the series in Wellington by 6 wickets.
The powerfully-built Levi was brutal to a wayward New Zealand attack who bowled into his arc allowing him to smash the ball across the ropes from mid-off around to deep backward square-leg.
West Indies opener Chris Gayle had held the previous record for sixes in a Twenty20 international with 10, while Gayle and Brendon McCullum had shared the record for fastest century. Both had achieved the mark in 50 balls.
Martin Guptill top-scored for New Zealand with 47 from 35 balls and New Zealand captain Brendan McCullum said he felt they had still posted a competitive score.
The final match of the Twenty20 series is on Wednesday at Eden Park in Auckland.