Mitchell Johnson claimed three key wickets © Getty Images
Mitchell Johnson claimed three key wickets © Getty Images

 

 

Feb 13, 2014

 

Mitchell Johnson ripped through the South African top order as the hosts reached 63 for four at tea on the second day of the opening Test against Australia at Centurion.

 

South Africa trail by a further 334 runs in the first innings.

 

Johnson claimed the key wickets of Graeme Smith, Faf Du Plessis and Alviro Petersen to leave South Africa reeling at 36 for three, and Peter Siddle trapped Hashim Amla in front of the wickets for 17 as the hosts were reduced to 43 for four after 13 overs.

 

This was after Australia were bowled out for 397 in their first innings. Shaun Marsh fell after scoring 148 while Steven Smith scored 100.

 

Brief scores:

 

Australia 397 (Shaun Marsh 148, Steven Smith 100; Dale Steyn 4 for 78, Robin Peterson 2 for 49) lead South Africa 63 for 4 (AB de Villiers 25*; Mitchell Johnson 3 for 25) by 334 runs.

 

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