A courageous Graeme Smith returning to the crease with a broken finger fell to Mitchell Johnson to hand the hosts victory with with only 10 balls remaining to win an entertaining third and final Test and avoid a series whitewash.
Hashim Amla 59 and AB de Villiers 56 showed resistance but their departure left their side on a precarious 193-7.
Makhaya Ntini and Dale Styen held out for over 17 overs adding a defiant 50 runs for the ninth wicket. The South Africans had already clinched the three match series after winning the first two Tests in Perth and Melbourne.
Day 5, 3rd Test, SCG, Jan 2009.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2008 AUS v RSA 3rd Test
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Players Tagged in ClipDexFleming, Damien W Border, Allan R Smith, Graeme C Amla, Hashim M Steyn, Dale W de Villiers, Abraham B Ntini, Makhaya
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