Super Sport – Faf du Plessis will have to wait one more day before he celebrates becoming the first South African captain to beat Australia in a home test series since 1970 as the tourists closed out the fourth day at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday on 88 for 3.

Summary

  • Faf du Plessis will have to wait one more day before he celebrates becoming the first South African captain to beat Australia in a home test series since 1970 as the tourists closed out the fourth day at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday on 88 for 3.
  • It was with this in mind that du Plessis kept flogging an already dead horse by waiting until the stroke of tea to declare the South African innings on 344 for 6.
  • Temba Bavuma, filled with confidence from his unbeaten 95 in the first dig, added a quick-fire 35 and remained not out alongside Philander who was on 33 when du Plessis called an end to the innings.
  • Morkel, playing in his final match for his country, had his second when another full ball struck Joe Burns (42) on the pads in front of his stumps.
  • Then Philander (3 for 30), Rabada (3 for 53) and Maharaj (3 for 92) combined to dismiss Australia for 221, their lowest first innings score of the series.


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