0.4 loose ball, loose shot. Burns strangled down leg? Umpire Dar does not budge. South Africa review There was a noise there. Very full and slanted down the leg side, Hotspot detects a tiny mark. Snicko picks up a spike. Burns chases a leg-side ball and just feathers it behind to de Kock. Burns departs for a four-ball duck. Twin failures for him 0/1
    22.6 The plan to tuck Warner up has worked. Played onto the leg stump. Coach Lehmann has his hands on his head. Back of a length and on the leg stump, Warner leaps and looks to glance it fine on the leg side. The ball strikes the hip, ricochets off the elbow and the leg bail gets flipped off 79/2
    40.6 Khawaja nicks behind. Chest-high catch for de Kock. Back of a length and angling away outside off, seams away. Hint of extra bounce too. Khawaja is sucked into slashing away from the body on the back foot. He is pinned to the crease as he edges it behind. SA have reward for probing bowling on the fourth morning 129/3
    55.4 SA only two wickets away from victory. Having watched 13 dismissals fall around him across two innings, Smith himself falls. Full, just a shade outside off, and leaves Smith in the channel. He prods, gets opened up, and outside-edges it behind to de Kock. Faf gives the keeper a kiss 151/8
    46.1 Voges misjudges the length and guides a catch to Duminy at gully. Terrible shot. Not sure if it could be called a shot in fact. Australia four down. Abbott goes short and just outside off. Voges commits on the front foot. He is then caught between pulling and leaving. Looks highly ungainly. Ends up hanging his bat out at an angle, sliding it off the face to Duminy. He will leave Hobart with scores of 0 and 2 135/4
    49.1 Fergsuon manages 4 across two innings on Test debut. Another batsman caught in two minds. SA five away from securing the series. Back of a length and seams back in on a fourth-stump line, Ferguson is not sure whether to duck or sway away. In the end, he does a bit of both. The ball brushes the glove and lobs up to Elgar at third slip. He should have blocked that off the back foot. In the end, Elgar pockets a waist-high catch 140/5
    53.4 menacing bouncer just outside off, around the fourth-stump line. Aimed at the throat. Nevill hops and fends at it, the climbing ball strikes the glove and loops to third slip. Duminy himself leaps and pouches another smart catch, takes this over his head 150/6
    53.6 Mennie has been given out lbw by umpire Kettleborough. He goes for a review, after having started to walk off, but I think that was hitting leg stump. Very full, low full-toss in fact, slants in from over the wicket. Mennie plays down the wrong line and his head falls over to the off side. No signs of bat involved. EagleEye shows it was just clipping leg stump, enough for umpire's call to be upheld. Mennie falls for a two-ball duck. SA three away from victory 150/7
    58.3 Abbott has his hands aloft and celebrates his five-for. Edged and taken by de Kock, diving full length to his left. He catches it in front of Amla at first slip. Starc becomes the third Australian player to bag a duck in this innings. Full and angling away outside off, Starc has a leaden-footed drive and nicks it behind. SA one away from victory 151/9
    not out
    60.1 It's all over for Australia. South Africa secure the series with an innings victory. Good length on middle, Lyon looks to drive in the air and ends up spooning a catch to mid-on. Philander, who triggered Australia's collapse on the first morning, provides the coup de grâce, pouching the catch in front of his chest. The celebrations begin in South Africa's camp 161/10
    2 (lb 1, nb 1)
    161 all out (60.1 Overs, RR: 2.67, 269 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (JA Burns, 0.4 ov), 2-79 (DA Warner, 22.6 ov), 3-129 (UT Khawaja, 40.6 ov), 4-135 (AC Voges, 46.1 ov), 5-140 (CJ Ferguson, 49.1 ov), 6-150 (PM Nevill, 53.4 ov), 7-150 (JM Mennie, 53.6 ov), 8-151 (SPD Smith, 55.4 ov), 9-151 (MA Starc, 58.3 ov), 10-161 (NM Lyon, 60.1 ov)
    KJ Abbott23.137763.3200
    VD Philander16.063101.9301
    JP Duminy1.00808.0000
    K Rabada17.053442.0000
    KA Maharaj3.001003.3300

Close of Play

  • Sat, 12 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 171/5 (T Bavuma 38*, Q de Kock 28*, 55 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Nov - day 2 - no play
  • Mon, 14 Nov - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 121/2 (UT Khawaja 56*, SPD Smith 18*, 36 ov)
  • Tue, 15 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 161 (60.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

In elite company


Teams which have won 3 successive Test series in Australia: England (1884-1888), West Indies (1984-1992) and South Africa (2008-2016)

Done in a hurry


Overs bowled in this Test, the fewest balls in a result game in Australia since 1950, when 129.2 eight-ball overs were bowled in an Ashes Test in Brisbane

Out for less than 10


Single-digit dismissals for Australian batsmen in this match, which equals their highest in any Test. The last time they had as many was in 1912

Huge Deficit


No of instances where RSA had a lead of over 200 vs Aus since readmission.Previous instance was in Capetown in 2009 when they had a lead of 442

Hazlewood strikes


Number of wickets taken by Josh Hazlewood in his career- Most by any Australian bowler since his debut.

Good Streak


Number of consecutive 50's scored by Quinton de Kock in his last five innings. Before today he scored 82,50,84 and 64.

Poor Home Start


Australia's second worst start in the first innings of a Test Match at home. In 1978 they lost 6 for 26 vs England at Gabba