Australia v South Africa: Ricky Ponting faced with final Test battle

Ricky Ponting lasted just 10 minutes at the crease in his final Test match as ruthless South Africa claimed the upper hand over Australia in the third Test.

The tourists, who made 225 in their first innings, bowled out Australia for just 163 before racing to 230-2 at the close of play – a lead of 292.

Hashim Amla is a run away from making his 18th Test ton, while captain Graeme Smith scored 84 from 100 balls.

Earlier, Dale Steyn was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4-40 from 16 overs.

Amla and Smith embarrassed the Aussie bowling attack on a Waca pitch that had seen 21 wickets fall by the second over of the sixth session. Read more
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