South Africa are still clinging on in this test and in the series as a whole as they attempt to chase down a World Record 4th Innings total of 546 to win the test and level the series. With two wickets already down and Graeme Smith not likely to feature it looks like a tall order to say the least – surely batting the day out for a draw is a more realistic target.
Earlier in the day promising opening batsman Phil Hughes was eventually dismissed for 160 – his 2nd century of the test. The Aussies in their 2nd Innings declared at 331 for 5, again demonstrating their ruthlessness at keeping their foot on the throat when they get you down.
The bookies aren’t as sure as they were on an Aussie win now as they have slightly drifted out to 8/15 with Totesport, with only Duminy and Boucher to come after the current partnership it’s hard to hold out much hope for the South Africans though.
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