Fri, Nov 23, 2012 - Page 20 News List

Clarke’s double-ton puts Aussies on top

INJURY-TIME:Australia have been quick to pounce on a South Africa team crippled by injuries to their pace attack, scoring four centuries between three batsmen

Reuters, ADELAIDE, Australia

He then bowled Ricky Ponting for four when the former Australia captain’s footwork fell apart to leave him slumped on the deck after the ball had clattered into his off-stump.

In the over between Kallis’ strikes, Morkel had Rob Quiney caught behind for a duck by Smith at first slip.

Kleinveldt, who went wicketless on debut in Brisbane, replaced Philander in the attack.

Faf du Plessis makes his debut in the side in place of J.P. Duminy, who was injured in the first Test, while spinner Tahir was recalled after being benched at the Gabba.

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