South Africa triumph in Cape Town

November 11, 2011

Photo by TonyPatterson

South Africa have completed one of the greatest comebacks in Test history to defeat Australia this morning at Newlands in Cape Town.

The victory was made possible thanks to centuries from Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith, as South Africa crusied to an eight wicket win.

The home side started the morning requiring a further 155 runs for victory with nine second innings wickets in hand. Amla and Smith were quick to pounce on any loose bowling served up by the tourists and the win came about in a far easier fashion then anyone could have belived after 23 wickets fell yesterday.

The only breakthrough for Australia today was that of the wicket of Amla, who was caught by Michael Clarke in the gully for 112, off the bowling of Mitchell Johnson.

Smith went on to complete his century and hit the winning runs finishing on 101 not out.

With only one Test match left in the series South Africa cannot loose the series but will want to secure a series win in style when they travel to Johannesburg.

Chris Murtagh 11/11/2011

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