Morne destroys Aussies, Smith banned for cheating: 3rd Test, Day 4 (Newlands)

Morne Morkel took 5-23 as Australia suffered a 322-run loss to South Africa to slip 1-2 behind in the 4 Test series.

Australia lost all their wickets in a single session as the ball-tampering fiasco proved far too big a distraction to shake off. Steve Smith was suspended for one Test by the ICC and Cameron Bancroft copped demerit points. Smith and David Warner stood down from leadership duties as Tim Paine took over as skipper.

After being 57-0, Australia lost 10 wickets for 50 runs after tea as Morkel ripped the tourists to pieces with pace and bounce.

South Africa 311 (Elgar 141*, de Villiers 64, Cummins 4-78) and 373 (Markram 84, De Kock 65, De Villiers 63, Philander 52*, Cummins 3-67, Hazlewood 3-69, Lyon 3-102) beat Australia 255 (Bancroft 77, Morkel 4-87, Rabada 4-91) and 107 (Morkel 5-23) by 322 runs.

March 2018.


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