A video of the dismissal of South African opener, Alviro Petersen in the second innings of the second Test match, at Perth.
South Africa skipper Graeme Smith (84) and Hashim Amla (99 not out) launched a remarkable counter-attack against Australia in their second innings on the third day of the Perth Test, taking the Proteas to 230 for two at stumps. The duo scored at a rate upwards of six runs an over as they amassed a 178-run partnership to stretch South Africa’s lead to 292.
The visitors lost Petersen (23) early in the final session of the day after Mitchell Johnson took a remarkable catch off his own bowling. It was a good time for the hosts to pile up the pressure on the Proteas.
However, Smith and Amla had other plans as they pummelled the Australian attack all over the park at a run rate more suited to a limited overs game. The 100 was up for the Proteas in the 16th over itself as both batsman exploited the crease, used their feet to shuffle across the stumps and all but demoralised the Australian bowlers.