South Africa ride on Hashim Amla's return to form

Port Elizabeth: South Africa moved into a strong position on the third day of the second Test against Australia at St George's Park on Saturday but lost one of their four specialist bowlers.

Hashim Amla on Day 3. Pic/AFP
Hashim Amla on Day 3. Pic/AFP 

Australia were bowled out for 246 in their first innings, giving South Africa a lead of 177, which they stretched to 369 by the close of play, reaching 192 for four.

Hashim Amla returned to form with a sparkling innings of 93 not out. But South Africa will be without left-arm fast-medium bowler Wayne Parnell when they attempt to bowl out Australia a second time.

Parnell, who on Friday took two wickets with his first three deliveries of the match, pulled up with a groin injury after bowling three balls in his ninth over.

Team manager Mohammed Moosajee said Parnell had a strain, not a tear, but would nevertheless be unable to bowl in the second innings.

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