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After a bit of a delay in start of the post-lunch session, Australia bowlers took advantage of the conditions and came back hard at South Africa. Josh Hazlewood ran riot over the tail to pick 3 wickets in a flash to restrict South Africa’s lead to just 241 runs, which was looking to cross the 300-run mark. South Africa were bundled out for 326 runs with Quinton de Kock scoring 104 runs with Temba Bavuma notching up 78 crucial runs. It took just one over from them to get the well-set Temba Bavuma s scalp. Joe Mennie who has toiled hard for a wicket, finally got his first Test victim in Bavuma. Bavuma went for an unnecessary pull, which did not end well for him as the ball got a more bounce than he expected. The ball hit his bat on the top and spooned a simple catch to Nathan Lyon at point. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hobart

Next to go was Keshav Maharaj, falling victim to Hazlewood lethal incoming delivery. Maharaj has impressed everyone at Perth in his cameo knock but here got bamboozled trying to execute the dreaded drive. The ball went past the gap between the bat and pad, to knock over his stumps, handing Hazlewood his fourth wicket. Next wicket to go was of Kyle Abbott, who lasted just 9 deliveries before Hazlewood got him leg-before. The ball was full and swung into the batsmen, which Abbott missed and got struck on his pads to land Hazlewood his fifth wicket. This was also Hazlewood s fourth five wicket haul in Tests. Vernon Philander s small but entertaining cameo came to an end after he tried to hit Hazlewood over the top only to perish for 28-ball 32. With this Hazlewood returned with figures of 6 for 89.

Earlier in the day, South Africa were found to be in complete command over their lacklustre hosts, as Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock made merry notching up their respective milestones. de Kock recorded his second Test ton while Bavuma knocked off another half-century for himself. The pair added 144-runs for the sixth wicket that enabled their team to post a huge total.

A strong first wicket stand enabled South Africa get a steady start on Day One that was taken advantage by Hashim Amla, Bavuma and de Kock. Amla and Bavuma held forte for South Africa after triple strikes by Mitchell Starc somewhat brought back excitement for the home side. Starc s fiery pace out did the batsmen which meant the South African had to curb the instincts of scoring big runs. Amla got out for 47 runs, while Bavuma carried his bat alongside de Kock to give them a 86-run lead over the Australians.

Brief scores:

Australia 85 all-out (Steven Smith 48*, Joe Mennie 10; Vernon Philander 5 for 21 ) trail South Africa 326 (Hashim Amla 47, Temba Bavuma 78, Quinton de Kock 104 ; Josh Hazlewood 6 for 89 ) by 241 runs.

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