3rd Test: Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris bowl South Africa out to give Australia big lead

Updated: 03 March 2014 22:09 IST

While Mitchell Johnson combined pace and aggression to take his series tally to 19 wickets in five innings, Ryan Harris found reverse swing to claim three key wickets as South Africa conceded a first-innings deficit of 207.

3rd Test: Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris bowl South Africa out to give Australia big lead
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Australia took a firm grip on the third Test as seamers Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris snared seven wickets between them to bowl South Africa out for 287 on day three Monday at Newlands.

While Johnson combined pace and aggression to take his series tally to 19 wickets in five innings, Harris found reverse swing to claim three key wickets as South Africa conceded a first-innings deficit of 207.

Faf du Plessis and Alviro Petersen were the only batsmen to score half-centuries for South Africa, which was bowled out within a day after Michael Clarke declared Australia's first innings on its overnight total of 494-7.

Clarke elected not to enforce the follow-on, and Australia advanced to 27 without loss at stumps to take an overall lead of 234 runs with two days to play.

Topics : Cricket
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