PORT ELIZABETH -South Africa were on the brink of levelling the series here at St George’s Park in the second Test at lunch on day four.
Kagiso Rabada may have many dark clouds hanging over his head related to his continued participation in the series due to his feisty celebrations, but with ball in hand the young fast bowler continues to decimate Australia.
The 22-year-old added a further three scalps on Monday morning to rout Australia for 239 to finish with 6/54 and match figures of 11/150. This left the Proteas to chase down 101 runs for victory.
Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar made a positive start to the chase, although Australia’s misery was compounded when Mitchell Marsh dropped Markram in the slips off Josh Hazelwood at first slip.
Elgar had no such luck though when he was caught and bowled on the stroke of lunch by off-spinner Nathan Lyon. It was the identical to how Elgar was dismissed in the first Test at Kingsmead last week.
Australia: 243 and 239 (Rabada 6/54, Ngidi 2/24)
South Africa 382 and 22/1 (Markram 17*, Elgar 4, Lyon 1/0)
South Africa require 79 runs with 9 wickets remaining