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Cricket: Steyn spell swung the match, says Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke paid tribute to a great spell of fast reverse swing bowling by South Africa's Dale Steyn after his side were bundled to defeat on the fourth day of the second Test at St George's Park on Sunday. South Africa bowled out Australia for 216 to win by 231 runs, setting up a series decider in the third and final Test in Cape Town, starting on Saturday. Australia lost nine wickets after tea, with Steyn claiming four of the wickets, including that of Clarke for one. "We were outplayed with both bat and ball," Clarke admitted.

Cricket: South Africa seek counter to Johnson

A pitch with even bounce is expected for the second Test between South Africa and Australia at Port Elizabeth on Thursday, which may help South Africa's batsmen combat the threat of Mitchell Johnson. Left-arm fast bowler Johnson was the destroyer in the first Test in Centurion, with match figures of 12 for 127 as Australia romped to a 281-run win. Uneven bounce compounded the problems caused by Johnson's pace and hostility on a Centurion pitch which Australian captain Michael Clarke described as "nasty".

Cricket: Johnson wrecks South African top order

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson took three wickets in a devastating opening spell to plunge South Africa's top order batting into disarray on the second day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Thursday. South Africa were 63 for four at tea after dismissing Australia for 397 in the first innings. Johnson needed just four balls to strike a major blow for his team when he dismissed South African captain Graeme Smith with a vicious bouncer. He followed up with the wickets of Alviro Petersen and Faf du Plessis in his third and fourth overs.

Cricket: Marsh leads Australian fightback

Shaun Marsh marked his return to Test cricket with a fighting century as Australia overcame a poor start on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Australia were 297 for four at the close. They were reeling at 98 for four after being sent in to bat but Marsh (122 not out) and Steve Smith (91 not out) added an unbeaten 199 for the fifth wicket with positive stroke play. "Shaun was amazing all day," said Smith. "He let the ball come into his areas, left really well and capitalised when they bowled in his areas."

Cricket: Smith hails "incredible win" over India

South African captain Graeme Smith hailed "an incredible win" for his team after they clinched an emphatic ten-wicket victory on the fifth day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Monday. The win, in Jacques Kallis' final Test match, clinched the two-match series for South Africa after the first Test in Johannesburg was drawn. It also confirmed South Africa's ranking as the world's number one Test team and increased their gap over second-ranked India. Smith said South Africa had to fight their way out of some tough situations.

Cricket: Steyn sets up South African victory

Dale Steyn took two early wickets to set up an emphatic 10-wicket win for South Africa on the fifth day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Monday. The win clinched the two-match series for South Africa after the first Test in Johannesburg was drawn. It also confirmed South Africa's ranking as the world's number one Test team ahead of second-ranked India.

Cricket: Steyn sets up South African victory

Dale Steyn took two early wickets to set up an emphatic 10-wicket win for South Africa on the fifth day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Monday. The win clinched the two-match series for South Africa after the first Test in Johannesburg was drawn. It also confirmed South Africa's ranking as the world's number one Test team ahead of second-ranked India.

Cricket: Steyn sets up South African victory

Dale Steyn took two early wickets to set up an emphatic 10-wicket win for South Africa on the fifth day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Monday. The win clinched the two-match series for South Africa after the first Test in Johannesburg was drawn. It also confirmed South Africa's ranking as the world's number one Test team ahead of second-ranked India.

Cricket: Steyn's six wickets boosts South Africa

Dale Steyn ended a bowling drought with a six-wicket haul as South Africa fought back on the second day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Friday. Steyn took six for 100 as India slipped from their overnight 181 for one to 334 all out. South Africa reached 82 for no wicket by the close, with Graeme Smith (35 not out) and Alviro Petersen (46 not out) batting confidently and scoring at better than four runs an over to reduce the deficit to 252.

Cricket: Steyn's six wickets boosts South Africa fight

Dale Steyn ended a bowling drought with a six-wicket haul as South Africa fought back on the second day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Friday. Steyn took six for 100 as India slipped from their overnight 181 for one to 334 all out. South Africa reached 82 for no wicket by the close, with Graeme Smith (35 not out) and Alviro Petersen (46 not out) batting confidently and scoring at better than four runs an over to reduce the deficit to 252.
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