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South Africa continued their stark show with the ball in the post-lunch session nabbing 4 wickets as quickly as possible. With Vernon Philander back into the attack for South Africa, the visitors ran rampant on a timid looking batting line-up. The Australians would have hoped for a better start in the second Test at Hobart, but it was not to as Philander continued to be a thorn in the hosts’ eyes. Philander back from treating his shoulder initiated the hosts downfall getting debutant Mennie for 10 runs. Philander got the delivery to jack back into the batsman who was found napping as the ball rattled his stumps. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hobart

Kyle Abbott was not behind picked up his second wicket getting his Australian counterpart, Mitchell Starc for 4. Starc a delivery before hit Abbott for a boundary was invited again to hit a similar shot obliged and perished. Starc handed a diving Jean Paul Duminy. Abbott was quick to pick his third wicket getting Hazlewood a 7-ball 8. Hashim Amla caught a superb diving catch with Lyon playing on the up and edging the ball. Rightfully Philander picked the final wicket of the Australian innings also grabbing his 10th career 5-for in the process.

Nathan Lyon gave a flying Quinton de Kock a marvellous catch handing Philander his fifth. This is Australia s lowest at home since 76 at Perth against West Indies in November 1984, and their third lowest score against South Africa.

Joe Burns and David Warner came out to bat for Australia with Hobart being covered with dark clouds all over. Vernon Philander started the bowling for Africa, and struck in his first over, getting Warner off an edged a simple catch to Quinton de Kock for 1. Abbott who was roped in for Steyn also struck in his first over getting Burns to play the wrong line for a simple leg-before. Philander powered on by helpful conditions, struck 2-in-2 getting the key wickets of Usman Khawaja and Adam Voges. Kagiso Rabada to came into his own as he got the wicket Peter Nevill, who was adjudged leg-before for 3.

Earlier, South African skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to field first on a good batting pitch, which had a good amount of cloud cover around it. South Africa included Abott for Steyn who was ruled out of the series, after suffering a shoulder injury in the first Test. Australia made as many as three changes in their squad, calling in Joe Burns, and handing Joe Mennie and Callum Ferguson their Test caps for the injured Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh and Peter Siddle.

Brief scores:

Australia 85 (Steven Smith 48*, Joe Mennie 10; Vernon Philander 5 for 21 ) vs South Africa.