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Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hobart, Nov 12 2016, South Africa tour of Australia

2nd Test, Hobart, November 12 - 15, 2016, South Africa tour of Australia

South Africa won by an innings and 80 runs

Player Of The Match
3/41 & 6/77
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Scores: Binoy | Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Australia 85/10(32.5 overs)
48* (80)
5/21 (10.1)
10 (22)
3/41 (12.4)
South Africa 326/10(100.5 overs)
104 (143)
6/89 (30.5)
74 (204)
3/79 (24)
Australia 161/10(60.1 overs)
64 (121)
6/77 (23.1)
45 (78)
4/34 (17)

12.10pm Usman Khawaja, who led Australia's fight on the third day, was the first to go on the fourth, edging a back-foot force to the keeper. Voges and Ferguson then misjudged the bounce as Abbott and Rabada scythed through the middle order. It was Philander who set it up for them, nagging away on and around off, sending down five successive maidens. Abbott proceeded to wrap up the tail and seal South Africa's third series win in a row in Australia.

Steven Smith had blocked, blocked.... and took 40 minutes to score on the fourth morning. Having watched 13 dismissals fall around him across two innings, Smith himself edged behind for 31. South Africa will toast this success. Mind you, they have achieved the feat without their captain and best batsman, AB de Villiers, and their best bowler, Dale Steyn. Australia have now lost their last five Tests and last five ODIs, and jobs could be on the line. Where will Australia go from here?

Scott: "Worst performance by Australia's batsmen at numbers 5 to 11 since 1912."

That is all we have for you from this match. Thanks for tuning in. Do come back for the Adelaide D-N Test starting November 24. This is Deivarayan Muthu and Sanjay Murari fading to black. Ciao

Midday: Kyle Abbott, coming in for the injured Steyn, is the Player of the Match: I have been waiting for the opportunity and I made the most. When I get the opportunity, I just bowl my heart out. With the sun not coming out, always thought there was something in the pitch. Top of off with the odd bouncer [is the plan]. We go into each series knowing the strengths and weakness of the batsmen.

Steven Smith: For us, it was just about trying to fight and try to bat for the day. If we bat for the day, we could have got 280 or 300. South Africa hit good areas and I don't think I scored for the first 11 overs in the day. They challenged our defences and we have to find a way to be resilient and find a way to stay in the middle, Whether it's spinning, seaming or swinging, we will have to find a way to be successful . Credit to South Africa, the way they bowled was magnificent. Stick with us, we are working hard, and we will have to be a little bit more resilient. We have been outplayed in the first two Tests, we have lost the last five Test matches. We will have to play better cricket in Adelaide. We will have to find ways to get this Australian team over the line. This series is gone now. We're going to work hard and play a lot better cricket in Adelaide.

Faf du Plessis: Sure, it's a special performance. Yesterday we were exceptional, we made sure we were relentless. I am so happy for Abbott, he sits out most of the time with the great bowlers we have. I am chuffed he got a six-for and won a massive game of cricket for us. Vern on a wicket like that is going to be very tough. He set the tone for us. Everything we did in the match, the catching was phenomenal. Quinny played an exceptional knock with Temba. Enjoy it and celebrate it with us [message to AB and Steyn?]. Australia is one of the toughest places to come and win. I am just proud of the way the team is moving forward. We are looking to go for places that may have seemed unlikely. This is a very special moment. There is an opportunity to play the pink ball and beat Australia 3-0. Not many teams have done that. It is certainly our mission now.

11.55am The South African players get together and savour the moment. They have now wrapped up their third straight Test series win in Australia. South Africa's seamers produced a masterclass on swing and seam on the fourth morning, exposing Australia's weak defensive technique again. In the first innings, Australia lost 10 for 85, now they have lost 8 for 32. The hosts have been battered inside seven sessions.

Jmani: "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? They were 5 down and I am back from the grocery store to see them go down like this?"

Stiaan: "Interesting: not one wicket came off a spinner..."

Maroubra Flyer: "This has been coming for years! We have blooded no youth! Voges was living on borrowed time even when scoring runs against poor sides in good conditions! He was always going to fall off the cliff! We need to blood them young based on them having a good game to make it, even if the runs don't exist! Time to blood Travis Head the most likely kid to make it and give him time!!!"

Airaf: "This is embarrassing for Australia. Considering the 2nd day got washed out, this is a defeat in 2.5 days"

Ben: "Everyone is focusing on Australia frequent batting collapses. This is true but the bowlers are getting away with murder. The SA bowlers gave a masterclass in both Perth and Hobart.....they were bowling grenades. The Aussies by comparison were unable to extract genuine swing or seam movement, as well and appropriate length and bounce. There is a sameness to the Aussie attack, and this has been evident for about 12 months I reckon. Well done SA. Bring back the Marshes?"

Joe Swan: "First innings win by SA in Australia."

Abbott to Lyon, OUT

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

Nathan Lyon c Philander b Abbott 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 7m) SR: 100
end of over 606 runs
AUS: 161/9CRR: 2.68 
Josh Hazlewood6 (14b 1x4)
Nathan Lyon4 (3b 1x4)
Kagiso Rabada 17-5-34-4
Kyle Abbott 23-3-77-5
Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

follows a couple of shortish balls with a full one on the stumps, kept out

Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

back of a length on middle, goes back and defends to mid-off

Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

short and angled in, Hazlewood goes deep in the crease and fends it back to the bowler

Rabada to Hazlewood, 2 runs

yorker, angled in on leg from around the stumps, jammed to midwicket

Rabada to Hazlewood, FOUR runs

back of a length and outside off, jabbed in the air past a diving third slip. Elgar now attempted the catch diving to his left and did not take evasive action

Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

back of a length on middle, hangs back and pokes towards point

end of over 594 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 155/9CRR: 2.62 
Nathan Lyon4 (3b 1x4)
Josh Hazlewood0 (8b)
Kyle Abbott 23-3-77-5
Kagiso Rabada 16-5-28-4
Abbott to Lyon, FOUR runs

full and angled in just outside off from wide of the crease, Lyon gets a strong stride and drives it sweetly past a diving mid-off

Abbott to Lyon, no run

fullish and around off, guided into the covers

Abbott to Lyon, no run

good length and outside off, left alone


Abbott to Starc, OUT

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

Mitchell Starc c †de Kock b Abbott 0 (13b 0x4 0x6 21m) SR: 0
Abbott to Starc, no run

length and outside off, short stride from Starc, pushed to mid-off

Abbott to Starc, no run

back of a length on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

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end of over 58Maiden
AUS: 151/8CRR: 2.60 
Josh Hazlewood0 (8b)
Mitchell Starc0 (10b)
Kagiso Rabada 16-5-28-4
Kyle Abbott 22-3-73-4
Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

yorker just outside off, Hazlewood brings his bat down and toe-ends it in front of the cordon

Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

short and angling away outside off, Hazlewood attempts a weak ramp and does not connect

Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

yorker on middle, 143ks, kept out

Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

short and down leg, left alone

Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

very full and attacking middle, pushed back to the bowler

Rabada to Hazlewood, no run

lifter angling away outside off, Hazlewood has a fend and is beaten

end of over 57Maiden
AUS: 151/8CRR: 2.64 
Mitchell Starc0 (10b)
Josh Hazlewood0 (2b)
Kyle Abbott 22-3-73-4
Kagiso Rabada 15-4-28-4
Abbott to Starc, no run

and again. Full and nibbles away outside off, past the drive

Joeb: "A race to the 5 for between Abbott and Rabada.."

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Q de Kock
104 runs (143)
17 fours0 six
Productive shot
30 runs
4 fours0 six
T Bavuma
74 runs (204)
8 fours0 six
Productive shot
cover drive
21 runs
2 fours0 six
Best performances - bowlers
JR Hazlewood
KJ Abbott
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2233
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days12,13,14,15 November 2016 - day (5-day match)
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