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South Africa won 1st series at home against Australia after they made comeback in cricket in 90’s.
Proteas defeated visitor Aussie by 492 runs. it is the biggest win for the host in terms of runs.
Vernon Philander bowled the best spell of his life. The devastating spell of swing bowling blows away Australian batsman. He also registered his best figures in test innings 6/21.
South Africa dream to beat Australia on their home turf accomplished. The emotions said it all after the win in the 4th test. Proteas found them at top of the world after winning series convincingly by 3-1. Remember they were 0-1 down after the Durban test. Everyone predicted Australia will whitewash South Africa by 4-0. Bt they motivation they showed after the 1st test loss is remarkable. Their bowlers are best in the world. They took 80 wickets in the summer in 10 test match.
This summer is great for South Africa they won 3 test series. Including Zimbabwe and a tough series against India and then Australia.
AB De Villers once again proved he is the backbone of their batting. He scored tons of runs this summer against India and Australia. He is a special player who performed exceptionally in every circumstance.
This series is a bit tricky due to ball tampering saga. Australia was hurt internally due to the incident. That also reflected in their game. Their fighting spirit got dimmed after their three valuable players were banned for 1 year.
Morne Morkel has a great career in the cricket field. He is fortunate that his team accomplish their dream in his last test match.
Note: Vernon Philander declared player of the match | Kagiso Rabada adjudged player of the series.