South Africa beat Australia by 492 runs, win series by 3-1

South Africa beat Australia by 492 runs, win series by 3-1

South Africa registered their first Test home series win against Australia since 1970, with Vernon Philander claiming his best figures ever of 6 for 21.

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South Africa are playing 4th Test against Australia.
Vernon Philander recorded his best figures in Test cricket, claiming 6 wickets for 21 runs. (Reuters)

The final day of the fourth Test between South Africa and Australia belonged to one man- Vernon Philander. Australia, who were at 88/3, in a matter of a few overs were down to 101/9 with the right-armer taking 6 wickets. He started his haul with two wickets in the first over of the day, dismissing the brother duo of Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh in the same over. Skipper Tim Paine and Pat Cummins, who led the resistance in the first innings, adding 99 runs together, too failed to impress on Tuesday and were dismissed cheaply by Philander. While Paine added 7, Cummins only made 1 run. Chadd Sayers was dismissed on the first ball itself as Australia were left with the impossible task of playing out the rest of the day with just one wicket left to save the match. Nathan Lyon’s run out gave the Proteas a 492-run win with the home side taking the series by 3-1.

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