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Australia on top as South Africa lose two quick wickets in Adelaide Test

Australia on top as South Africa lose two quick wickets in Adelaide Test

Ben Hilfenhaus got rid of Greame Smith in the first over of the second innings in the Adelaide Test © Getty Images

Adelaide: Nov 25, 2012

Australia are in full command as they sent back South African skipper Greame Smith and Hashim Amla in quick succession to reduce the visitors to 40 for two at Tea after setting a target of 430 for the visitors to chase in the Adelaide Test.

First to fall was captain Smith. Ben Hilfenhaus came around the wicket and bowled one that was angled into him and had a hint of away movement and Smith ended up edging to Ricky Ponting at second slip.

Off-break bowler Nathan Lyon then made the second and probably the most important breakthrough for the home side when he sent Hashim Amla back into the pavilion. Lyon tossed one up and Amla went for a drive, edging it to Clarke at first slip.

Earlier, Australia’s James Pattinson and Hilfenhaus added 47 runs in less than seven overs in the second session of the Fourth Day to set South Africa a daunting total of 430 to win the Adelaide Test.

Australia stretched their lead to 368 runs on Sunday as South Africa faced a run chase of historic proportions to win the second Adelaide Test.

The home side added a further 95 runs to their overnight 111 for five to tighten their grip on the Test match, with three wickets still intact and five sessions to play under clear skies.

At lunch on the fourth day, the Australians were 206 for 7 with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade on 13 and injured fast bowler Pattinson yet to score.

The odds are firmly stacked against the world number one South Africans, needing to set a new record for a successful fourth innings run chase at the Adelaide Oval.

Brief Scores: Australia 550 and 269 for 8 dec. (Michael Hussey 54, David Warner 41; Rory Klienveldt 3 for 65) lead South Africa 338 and 40 for 2 (Alviro Peterson 20*, Hashim Amla 17; Ben Hilfenhaus 1 for 20 ) by 390 runs.

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