After fighting back and taking the last six Australian wickets for just 49 runs early on during the 2nd day the South Africans now find themselves in desperate trouble after a fearsome display of fast bowling by Mitchell Johnson. If finishing the day on 138 for 7 wasn’t bad enough the news that Graeme Smith has another broken hand is a devastating blow for the South Africans.
The day started well for them as the wicket finally lived up to expectations with Dale Steyn bowling a hostile spell adding another two wickets to his total. When Australia were dismissed for 352 South Africa must have thought they were back in the game, then came the spell from Johnson. After removing McKenzie and Amla in the first over of the innings he then went on to catch Smith on the glove with a nasty rising delivery.
Backed up by McDonald and Hilfenhaus, Johnson then forced Jacques Kallis to retire hurt needing stitches in his chin on their way to demolishing the South Africa batting. The South Africans look set to avoid the follow on but the series is disappearing fast for them and surely only a miricle can save them now.
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