Australia restrict South Africa to 266

AB de Villiers top scored with 64 runs for South Africa in their second Test match against Australia Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Cape Town: Nov 17, 2011

South Africa suffered another collapsed after being in a seemingly commanding position against Australia at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The host were bowled out for bowled out for 266 on the first day of the second Test before bad light stopped proceedings.

From 241 for four South Africa lost six wickets for 25 runs.

AB de Villiers and Ashwell Prince shared 122-run partnership for the fifth-wicket.

Nathan Lyon struck to dismiss Prince. De Villiers departed six balls later.

Lyons then sent back Mark Boucher, who was never in control.

The tail went cheaply and the Proteas were all out just before bad light became an issue.

Earlier, Jacques Kallis became only the fourth batsman to reach 12000 runs in Test cricket, but he departed the very next ball.

Eight balls later, Hashim Amla was on his way back to the pavilion, giving youngster Pat Cummins his well-deserved first wicket in Test cricket.

The 18-year-old debutant found the outside edge of Amla’s bat and Ricky Ponting took a head-height catch at second slip.

Australia were a bowler short after Shane Watson suffered a hamstring injury in the morning session.

He left the field in the middle of an over but not before seeing to the soft dismissal of Jacques Rudolph (30).

After playing some magnificent shots, the ball shaved the edge of Rudolph’s bat into the gloves of Brad Haddin.

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Proteas’ captain Graeme Smith (11) was the first man out edging Mitchell Johnson to second slip.

Johnson got the ball to swing away from the left-hander who pushed it to Michael Clarke for a simple catch.

South Africa, who lead the two-match series 1-0, were unchanged side from the first Test while Australia made two enforced changes.

Cummins came in for fast-bowler Ryan Harris, who is suffering from pain in his right hip, while Khawaja replaced Shaun Marsh, already back in Australia with a back injury.

Brief Scores: South Africa 266 (AB de Villiers 64, Ashwell Prince 50, Jacques Kallis 54; Peter Siddle 3 for 69, Nathan Lyon 2 for 52, Michael Clarke 2 for 6) vs Australia

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