Australia‘s pace-bowling hero Ryan Harris admits that he fought through the pain barrier during his side’s comprehensive 245-run win in the third Test match at Cape Town which sealed the series 2-1 for the visitors.


Harris who took the final two wickets of Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn to cap off what will go down as a historic win for Australia had earlier suffered from a ruptured knee which threatened to derail his participation in the Test match.


Harris revealed that he was being “dry-needled” and had a large quantity of fluid drained out of his knee in a painful treatment, although he added that to come out on top despite the pain made the treatment worth the win.


Harris arrives home in Brisbane on Friday, heads to Melbourne on Monday, and will have bone spurs and floating bone removed from his knee on Tuesday, the report added.