CAPE TOWN, Australia last wicket match up saved their team from person bowled out for the lowest total in Test history as both teams bowed on an amazing second day of the first Test against South Africa at Newlands Thursday.South Africa, set 236 to win, is 81 for one at the end of a day on which 23 wickets fell for 294 runs. Graeme and Hashim Amla batted with a choice in the final hour to be not there when Shane Watson sent South Africa dropping to 96 all out in their first innings to give Australia a lead of 188.
But Australia then distorted to 21 for nine before being bowled out for 47 in their second innings, their lowest total against South Africa and their fourth lowly of all time. New cap Vernon Philander took five for 15 on a ground which obtainable plenty of seam group and had more pace than on the first day.
Australia had last pair Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon to express thanks for avoid being dismiss for less than the world evidence low of 26, by New Zealand against England in Auckland in 1954/55.Siddle (12 not out) and Lyon (14) put on 26 for the final wicket, more than replication their team's total and attractive them past the world evidence and Australia's record low, 36 next to England at Birmingham in 1902. The before lowest against South Africa was 75 in Durban in 1949/50.
The emotion of wickets put into side the value of Australian captain Michael Clarke's 151 in an Australian total of 284. Clarke, resume on 107, was help by Siddle (20) as Australia added 70 to their suddenly 214 for eight. Clarke’s innings looked even improved when Watson took five wickets in 20 balls after the home side had look logically secure when they reach 49 for one at lunch.
Watson strike with the secant ball after lunch when the Australians productively called for a review after adjudicate Ian Gould gave Amla not out after he was strike on the pad. Replays show the ball would have hit the top of leg stump. Four balls later Jacques Kallis was out for nought, again after an appraisal, trapped at second slip when replays show he had got a faint edge to an attempt pull which looped off his accept to Ricky Ponting.
Watson made one more double strike, bowling Smith for 37 off an within edge and trapping Ash well Prince leg before wicket with a full, immediately ball before AB de Villiers become the third batsman out to a review decision, lbw to Ryan Harris after being known not by umpire Billy Doctrove.Mark Boucher was Watson's fifth victim - with TV umpire Billy Bowden again call into action, this time since the batsman in vain queried Gould's lbw decision.
Watson fell to the third ball of Australia's second innings, leg before to Steyn. paradoxically if he had call for a review he would have survive because replays show the ball would have gone over the top of his stumps. Ponting was leg previous to to Vernon Philander and Phil Hughes was stuck at third slip off Morkel as Australia slide to 13 for three at tea. It got rapidly not as good as for Australia following tea as Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin were dismisses without score and Clarke was helpful leg previous to for two.
Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Marsh every one fell with the total on 21. Marsh, pain from a back problem, bat at number ten and was leg previous to to Philander without score. Marsh did not field in also South African innings. South Africa batted forcefully at the start of the final innings. Jacques Rudolph was trapped behind off Siddle for 14 but Smith (36 not out) and Amla (29 not out) additional an unbeaten 54 for the next wicket as South Africa knock off additional than a third of the necessary runs.
In keep with a frenetic day, Amla was drop off the last ball of the day when Hussey cannot hold a slash to toward the back point off Harris.