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Australia hope for clean sweep after Pat Cummin’s fiery spell v South Africa

Updated on: 08 January,2023 07:59 AM IST  |  Sydney
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Cummins captured 3-29 in 14 overs to set up the Australians for a series clean sweep against the Proteas. At the close on Day Four, South Africa were batting for survival at 149 for six in reply to Australia’s 475 for four declared first innings with Marco Jansen on 10 and Simon Harmer six

Australia hope for clean sweep after Pat Cummin’s fiery spell v South Africa

Pat Cummins

Skipper Pat Cummins bowled Australia into contention to pull off a stunning victory with a fiery spell against South Africa in an absorbing third Sydney Test on Saturday. 


Cummins captured 3-29 in 14 overs to set up the Australians for a series clean sweep against the Proteas. At the close on Day Four, South Africa were batting for survival at 149 for six in reply to Australia’s 475 for four declared first innings with Marco Jansen on 10 and Simon Harmer six. 


Josh Hazlewood made the initial breakthrough, removing Dean Elgar for 15 with a brutal short-pitched delivery which clipped his glove for a catch by wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Lyon stunned Sarel Erwee who did not play a shot and was bowled top of off-stump for 18 leaving the tourists 37-2. Four balls later Cummins claimed his first victim with Heinrich Klaasen, caught off a vicious lifter leg-side by Carey for two. Hazlewood broke through again after tea with an inswinger that kissed the edge of Temba Bavuma’s bat for Carey to do the rest. Cummins removed Khaya Zondo with a superb yorker that trapped him leg before wicket for 39 and South Africa’s fifth wicket. Cummins quickly got another wicket, with Kyle Verreynne edging to Steve Smith at slip for 19. 


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Brief scores
Australia 475-4d v SA 149-6 (Khaya Zondo 39, Temba Bavuma 35; Pat Cummins 3-29, Josh Hazlewood 2-29)

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