Australia wins test cricket series against South Africa

AUSTRALIA is celebrating a dramatic 2-1 test series victory over South Africa in Cape Town.

The Proteas were dismissed with just 4.3 overs remaining when Ryan Harris bowled Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in the space of three deliveries to give Australia a 245-run victory.

Fox Sports reports, earlier Steyn had to be restrained by drink-carrying substitute Robin Petersen during a slanging match with the Aussies after batting partner Vernon Philander survived thanks to a controversial DRS review that overturned his dismissal with 15 overs remaining.


The Australians were furious and surrounded umpire Aleem Dar, who originally gave Philander out only to reverse his decision on the advice of video umpire Richard Illingworth.

But, when all was said and done, Australia came out on top, handing captain Michael Clarke seven wins from eight Tests following a 5-0 whitewash of England.

The result moves Australia to second on the International Cricket Council rankings ahead of India, but still behind South Africa.

“My body is done,” Harris said. “My knee is ready for a cleanout. That out there was proper Test-match cricket. That was bloody hard.”

Opening batsman Dave Warner was named man of the match and of the series.