Australia secures early finish after dominant Test

AUSTRALIA’s dominant display in the test match against South Africa has been rewarded with the hosts wrapping up proceedings on the penultimate day of the clash. South Africa battled hard on the third day but could not hold on forever, ultimately being fully bowled out for 215 just after tea.

Tazmin Brits and Delmi Tucker continued their determined partnership on day three, but it had to end at 96 runs when Brits fell. Tucker attempted to continue the fight with Chloe Tryon, with the pair then putting on a 47-run partnership, but after Tucker got dismissed, the end was nigh.

In the next 25 overs, the Proteas then lost 5/59 runs to be all dismissed. Tucker and Tryon were the stars with bat-in-hand with 64 runs each, but the next highest behind them was Brits on 31.

Meanwhile for Australia, the wickettaking duties were evenly shared, as Kim Garth, Darcie Brown, Ash Gardner and Annabel Sutherland all ended the innings with two wickets to their name. Ellyse Perry and Alana King also each chipped in with a wicket each.

This test match win also sees Australia take out the overall multi-format series 12 points to four.

It also leaves South Africa with plenty to think about on the way home, and shows where they sit against the best in the world.


Australia wins by an innings and 284 runs

1st Innings

South Africa (10/76)

Sune Luus 26
Masabata Klaas 10 not out

Darcie Brown five wickets
Annabel Sutherland three wickets
Tahlia McGrath two wickets

2nd Innings

Australia (9/575 declared)

Annabel Sutherland 210
Alyssa Healy 99
Beth Mooney 78

Masabata Klaas three wickets
Chloe Tryon three wickets
Nadine de Klerk two wickets

3rd innings

South Africa (10/215)

Delmi Tucker 64
Chloe Tryon 64

Kim Garth two wickets
Darcie Brown two wickets
Ash Gardner two wickets
Annabel Sutherland two wickets

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