What a famous win this is. What an emphatic victory this is. Absolutely brilliant stuff by the World No 1 team. They have come back in the series by defeating Australia by 231 runs. The series is 1-1 now. Here’s the match report.
Join me again for the next Test at Cape Town. Till then, keep watching the highlights reel.
And that’s it! Dean Elgar gets the final wicket of Nathan Lyon. South Africa win the 2nd Test by 231 runs. Ecstatic scenes all around.
OUT! N Lyon 0(4)
And that’s the final nail in the coffin. Chris Rogers finally has to depart. Run out by a direct throw from Alviro Petersen.
South Africa just 1 wicket away now.
OUT! C Rogers 107(237)
Ryan Harris almost lost his wicket there. Close Shave! South Africa have been given
OUT! R Harris 6(29)
And another one bites the dust for Australia. Mitchell Johnson falls to Vernon Philander now.
OUT! M Johnson 6(11)
Chris Rogers, take a bow! Splendid century in trying situations. Yes, he got his life early on, but this has been a very good innings.
Dale Steyn is bowling a fiery spell here. And it’s deja vu for Brad Haddin. Steyn gets his middle stump again. This is excellent stuff from the paceman.
OUT! B Haddin 1(12)
Dale Steyn is back into the attack now, and he gets the big wicket of MICHAEL CLARKE! He is ecstatic And WAIT! Steven Smith’s gone too. Two wickets in two balls! Dale Steyn is fired up!
OUT! M Clarke 1(16), S Smith 0(1)
Oh! Philander gets Marsh now. Marsh grabs a pair for this match. Trapped in front. That was hitting middle stump. Brilliant stuff by the South African quicks.
OUT! S Marsh 0(1)
Doolan finally runs out of luck. He edges once again, this time off Morne Morkel, and this time the edge carries to Graeme Smith at first slip. the South Africans are pumped up.
Shaun Marsh is the new man in.
OUT! A Doolan 5(43)
And the 150 is up for Australia. Meanwhile Doolan survives another scare as another edge drops short of first slip. Things are not going South Africa’s way right now.
OH! What a start to the last session here. Philander almost sends Doolan packing in the very first ball. Doolan gets an edge, but the ball bounced just in front of de Villiers’s gloves.
Australia have dominated the second session, thanks to two brilliant knocks by David Warner and Chris Rogers. They have given the Aussies the ideal platform to have a sniff at victory. Can they carry on the momentum? Here’s the tea report.
And that’s Tea on Day 4. But what a last over it was. Eventful! Rogers got a definite edge, umpire turned down the appeal, and South Africa didn’t review the decision.
Dale Steyn is getting some reverse swing now with the ball getting old. He is posing some serious questions for Doolan especially.
Duminy gets Warner! Trapped in front. That was hitting the leg stump. Umpire gave it out. Warner reviewed it, but the decision was stayed.
Alex Doolan is the new man in.
OUT! D Warner 66(73)
50 up for Chris Rogers now. What a wonderful opening partnership this has been for Australia. Both the batsmen have played sensibly, run hard between the wickets and scored freely as well.
100 up for Australia in just 25 overs. They are moving at 4 runs an over. This is very good batting. They can be in with a real sniff at victory here.
Fifty up for David Warner. The pocket dynamite is in some form. That’s the second fifty in the match for him.
Meanwhile Rogers too is inching close to the 50 mark.
JP Duminy gives Warner a life — drops an easy catch off his own bowling. How costly could that be?
Australia are moving along quite nicely here.
Rogers and Warner are racing along here. Last over, Warner hit Morkel for 18. This over Rogers takes Philander for 4.
Morne Morkel bowls the first over after lunch. And he serves an absolute snorter to David Warner. We are in for some fun now.
And we are back now for the second session of the day.
Lot of action in that first session of Day Four. Amla scores the ton, South Africa declare and set Australia a target of 448. And Australia have started off well. Can the South African pacers replicate their first innings efforts. For the moment, here’s what happened in the first session.
Australian openers have negated all the pressure for the first half an hour. And that’s lunch on Day 4.
Morkel is still loosening up with the first couple of overs. He is getting close to the high 140s now.
But Chris Rogers is looking in great shape. He is moving his feet well, and getting into good positions.
Chris Rogers has started off well in the second innings. Has already scored three boundaries off Dale Steyn’s bowling.
Meanwhile, Steyn too is off to a fiery start.
Australia will now chase 448 to win the second Test against South Africa. The hosts should be confident of defending this total on this track.
And that’s the declaration. Graeme Smith calls back Amla and Duminy as South Africa declare their 2nd innings at 270/5, thus setting Australia a target of 448 to win the Test.
If South Africa wants to declare with the lead at 450, then we are not too far away from the final innings. But these two are taking their time here.
Lyon gets de Kock this time. The previous edges were not carrying, but this one does and comfortably to Michael Clarke at slip.
OUT! Quinton de Kock 34(58)
The lead for South Africa is past 400 now. How much more before Smith declares?
And that’s the century for Hashim Amla. What a brilliant shot to commemorate such a magnificent innings. Artistic stuff.
Amla is closing in on what will be a stupendous century. Brilliant comeback to form for him.
Meanwhile, 200′s up for the hosts.
Hello and welcome to the live updates of Day Four of the second Test between South Africa and Australia at Port Elizabeth. South Africa ended Day Three of the second Test against Australia in a commanding position as they now lead by 369 runs. They will continue from their overnight score of 192 for four on Day Four. Hashim Amla is batting on 93 for them.
Australia were bowled out for just 246 in their first innings. David Warner was the top scorer with 70 runs next to his name. Vernon Philander took three wickets in the first innings for South Africa. Australia need to play out of their skins to make a comeback into the Test match, as they find themselves in deep trouble.