Aussie collapse, rookie give Proteas hope

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) — South Africa gave themselves an outside winning chance in the second Test in Adelaide with five Australian wickets late on the third day yesterday.

The Australians, leading by 162 runs after the first innings, were sailing along at 77 without loss before a tumble of wickets gave the Proteas renewed heart with two days left.

At the close, Australia were 111-5 with first-innings double centurion Michael Clarke on nine and century-maker Mike Hussey not out five. That gave the home side a lead of 273 with five wickets left.


Australia 1st Innings 550 (M Clarke 230, D Warner 119, M Hussey 103; M Morkel 5-146)

South Africa 1st Innings (overnight 217-2)

G Smith c Wade b Siddle 122

A Petersen run out (Hussey) 54

H Amla stumped Wade b Warner 11

J Rudolph c Quiney b Lyon 29

AB de Villiers lbw b Siddle 1

F du Plessis c Clarke b Hilfenhaus 78

D Steyn c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 1

R Kleinveldt b Hilfenhaus 0

J Kallis c Wade b Clarke 58

M Morkel b Lyon 6

I Tahir not out 10

Extras (b7, lb2, w3, nb6) 18

Total (all out, 1243 overs) 388

Fall of wickets: 1-138 (Petersen), 2-169 (Amla), 3-233 (Rudolph), 4-233 (Smith), 5-240 (De Villiers), 6-246 (Steyn), 7-250 (Kleinveldt), 8-343 (Kallis), 9-352 (Morkel), 10-388 (Du Plessis)

Bowling: Hilfenhaus 193-6-49-3, Pattinson 91-0-41-0 (4nb, 1w), Lyon 44-7-91-2, Siddle 305-6-130-2 (2nb), Clarke 7-1-22-1, Hussey 1-0-7-0 (2w), Warner 5-0-27-1, Quiney 8-3-12-0

Australia 2nd Innings

E Cowan b Kleinveldt 29

D Warner c du Plessis b Kleinveldt 41

R Quiney c de Villiers b Kleinveldt 0

R Ponting b Steyn 16

M Clarke not out 9

P Siddle c de Villiers b Morkel 1

M Hussey not out 5

Extras (lb7, nb3) 10

Total (5 wickets; 32 overs) 111

Fall of wickets: 1-77 (Warner), 2-77 (Quiney), 3-91 (Cowan), 4-98 (Ponting), 5-103 (Siddle)

Bowling: Steyn 10-4-28-1, Morkel 9-2-24-1, Tahir 7-1-38-0 (1nb), Kleinveldt 6-1-14-3 (2nb)

Toss: Australia

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Billy Bowden (NZL)

TV umpire: Asad Rauf (PAK)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)




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