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Australia 351 (M Marsh Ninety six, Smith Fifty six, Warner fifty one, Maharaj 5-123, Philander 3-59) and 227 (Bancroft fifty three, Maharaj four-102, Morkel 3-forty seven) beat South Africa 162 (de Villiers 71*, Starc 5-34) and 298 (Markram 143, de Kock eighty three, Starc four-Seventy five, Hazlewood 3-Sixty one) by 118 runs
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Mitchell Starc missed out on a hat-trick nonetheless Australia had puny danger in wrapping up a 118-jog recall on the fifth morning in Durban, the place they took a 1-0 lead within the four-match series. Wicked gentle had halted Australia’s march to victory on the fourth night with staunch one wicket required, so it was capability that it can maybe well like taken staunch a single ball to discontinue the game on day 5. Within the discontinue, it took 22 deliveries.

Josh Hazlewood confirmed the final consequence by trapping Quinton de Kock lbw for eighty three within the fourth over of the day, as South Africa had been disregarded for 298. Morne Morkel performed no longer out on 3. Starc had been denied the chance to bowl for a hat-trick unhurried on day four after he bowled Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada with what grew to change into his final two balls of the day, because the umpires declared that the gentle was enough staunch for walk bowling. He as an replacement bowled for his hat-trick with the first ball of the fifth day and rapped de Kock on the pads, nonetheless the ball was sliding down leg.

The consequence provides Australia a legitimate initiating as they goal to love their outstanding document of having no longer misplaced a Check series in South Africa since readmission. The groups now switch on to Port Elizabeth for the second Check, which begins on Friday.

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