Australia went into the final day at Sydney pursuing 14 South African wickets to complete a series sweep, but were met by the resilience of South Africa’s eighth-wicket pair of Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer in the first innings. Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon combined to wrap up South Africa’s innings and Pat Cummins enforced the follow-on. Faint hopes of pulling off an improbable win still existed for Australia, only to be extinguished by Sarel Erwee, who batted 125 balls for his unbeaten 42 and Temba Bavuma, who faced 42 for 17.
Knocked him over! Simon Harmer’s 165-ball stay – the longest by any South African this series – is ended by Josh Hazlewood #AUSvSA pic.twitter.com/w1vFY9hPub
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