Australia Torn Apart by Dale Steyn, South Africa Lodged 231-Run Victory in Second Test
By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | February 24, 2014 9:49 PM EST
Australia's recent dream run at test matches was cut short by arguably the most dangerous fast bowler on the planet at the moment, Dale Steyn.
South Africa smashed Australia in a 231-run victory over the tourists. The devastating collapse in the Aussie team was caused by Steyn after tea. It was the fourth day in the second test between Australia and South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Feb 23. South Africa was all out for 423 in their first innings as JP Duminy and AB De Villiers scored a hundred each.
After getting Australia out for 246 in their first innings, the Proteas made 270 in their second innings and declared winner. Hashim Amla made an unbeaten century in the second innings for South Africa. Mitchell Johnson, who tortured South African batsmen in the series pretty well with his lethal bowling, could not do much this time as he managed to take only 2 wickets for 51.
However, the real annihilation came from Steyn who claimed 4 for 55 as it literally killed all the possibilities for the Aussies to get back into the game. Australia was bundled out for 216 as South Africa lodged a massive 231-run victory. Steyn tore apart the Australian middle order, while South African spin bowler Dean Elgar took the wicket of Nathan Lyon only 2 balls before the day of play came to an end. Steyn took three quick wickets of the Aussie Captain Michael Clarke for 1, Steve Smith for a duck and Brad Haddin for 1. There ended the hopes and ambitions of Australia.
Australia's task was never easy as it was asked to make a winning score which seemed almost insurmountable. Nevertheless, Aussie batsmen started well. It made a century partnership with its openers David Warner and Chris Rogers. They scored with élan, while Rogers eventually made a century and Warner ended up scoring a decent 66.
JP Duminy was declared the man of the match. Clarke said later on that Australia had been "outplayed" as South Africa did deserve to win.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Derek Jeter With The New York Yankees Through The Years [IN PICTURES]
- George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin's Wedding In Venice: Photos Of Groom And His Family, Friends [Slideshow]
- NFL Recap - Week 4: Green Bay Packers 38, Chicago Bears 17 [PHOTOS]
- Kendall Jenner Rocks Semi-Nude Balmain Lattice Dress At Paris Fashion Week [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Rafael Nadal Back In Action To Target Novak Djokovic At China Open
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. Will Probably Pick Between Amir Khan Or Manny Pacquiao For Next Fight According to Uncle Jeff
- Bruce Jenner Says Lamar Odom Should Follow His Heart If He Wants To Get Back Together With Khloe Kardashian
- Maria Sharapova On Relationship With Grigor Dimitrov: ‘Everything Is Great’; Dimitrov Was Present At Sharapova’s First Round Match In China
- Green Bay Packers Vs. Chicago Bears Live Streaming Info And Preview
- Forget Nexus 6 Release Date, Android Phones Will Soon Showcase Pure Google Apps & Features
- Galaxy Note 4 Pre Order Starts in the US, Get Samsung Note Ahead of October 14 Release
- $249.99 Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch's First Promo Out; 'Stone Leather' Replaces 'Gray Leather' - Available In BestBuy [Watch Video]
- iPhone 6 vs Moto G 2014: Motorola’s Budget Smartphone Takes On Apple’s Premium Smartphone
- BlackBerry Passport Sold Out As Preorders Reached 200,000
- iOS 8 And iOS 8.0.2 Security Flaw Revealed, Anyone Can Easily Bypass Touch ID And Passcode Security Features
- Australia Cracks Down On International Money Laundering Syndicate