Australia in SA

Proteas strike early

2011-11-10 14:25
Dale Steyn (File)
Cape Town - Australia were 13 for three in their second innings, a lead of 201 runs over South Africa, at tea on the second day of the first Test at Newlands on Thursday.


Earlier, Shane Watson took 5-17 in a devastating five-over spell after lunch as Australia ripped South Africa out for 96 for a 188-run first-innings lead.

Watson dismissed Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis in the first over of the afternoon session to start the slide, South losing 9-47 after the lunch break.

Watson bowled captain Graeme Smith for 37 four overs later and had Ashwell Prince lbw next ball as South Africa disintegrated from 49-1.

Ryan Harris grabbed 4-33 to help Australia turn the Test on its head after starting the second day under pressure at 214-8.

Captain Michael Clarke made 151 to lift Australia to 284 before their bowlers put the tourists in complete control.

Shane Watson took 5-17 in a devastating five-over spell after lunch as Australia ripped South Africa out for 96 for a 188-run first-innings lead on the second day of the opening Test on Thursday.


Australia 284 (M. Clarke 151; D. Steyn 4-55) and 13-3 v South Africa 96 (S. Watson 5-17, R. Harris 4-33)



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