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WATCH: Australia crumble again in heavy South Africa defeat

Roar Guru
15th November, 2016
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South Africa's Kagiso Rabada. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Roar Guru
15th November, 2016
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Australia started the fourth day of the second Test with a chance of setting South Africa a small fourth innings total.

However, any hope of victory evaporated in the face of yet another humiliating collapse.

It started with a flash outside off stump from Usman Khawaja to make the score 3 for 129.

From that point on, no batsman other than Steve Smith made it to double figures.

Smith was again left scratching his head at the non-strikers end as he watched Adam Voges fall to a comical half shot/half leave.

Callum Ferguson, Peter Nevill and Joe Mennie were all dismissed in the space of four overs. Smith, eventually fell for 31, but by that point the writing was on the wall.

Kyle Abbott (6 for 77) and Kagiso Rabada (4 for 34) combined to inflict all the damage with the ball to complete a stunning series victory for South Africa.

Abbott’s nine wickets for the Proteas was equal with the most in any Hobart Test and proved once again that South Africa doesn’t require the services of Dale Steyn to dominate.

Australia must now regroup and try and claw back some respect to deny a whitewash in Adelaide.

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It doesn’t get any easier after the South African series with an in-form Pakistan side arriving.