The SMH. This is getting ridiculous:
Clarke did exactly the same in the first innings in Sydney in January to claimed another left-hander, England’s Michael Carberry, off Johnson.
Australia was just one wicket from victory when Johnson bounced out Philander, but it proved to be a fleeting celebration as Philander’s challenged Aleem Dar’s adjudication [scil that] he had hit the delivery caught at short-leg by Alex Doolan.
While Philander’s glove was not in contact with the bat [scil,] it was not certain there rest of his glove was also off the handle.
The increasingly buoyant home supporters at Newlands were given another reason to cheer in the 131st over when Philander because the first South Africa batsman of the innings to reach a half-century, from 91 balls.
From the other it was Johnson, despite into the sixth spell of a warm day on which he had already bowled 19 overs at express pace.
With the first with slipped a yorker under Steyn’s bottom edge to leave South Africa [scil at/ on] 9-265.
The yorker again proved vital for Harris, as [scil, ] with the third ball of the over delivered around the wicket [scil ,] left-hander Morkel was helpless to stop it crashing into his stumps, prompting rapturous celebrations from the Australians.
The trigger for the change was Clarke, after 11 overs of spin from each end. returned to pace
He edge behind, claimed by a grateful Brad Haddin, ended a 47-run partnership between he and du Plessis.
The last four overs of the session including Philander’s top-edging an attempted hook off Mitch Johnson over his head for six.
It was as the senior batsman [scil that] he remained, unbeaten, although it was as little comfort as the Australians snatched a dramatic late victory that demonstrated the best aspects of Test cricket.
Having not produced anything positive of note in his first nine overs [scil ,] the first delivery of his fifth spell pitched on right-hander du Plessis’ leg-stump and straightened in[scil ,] striking his pad. While it was good for South Africa’s score, and entertaining for the sparse crowd, it indicated his was incapable of showing the type of discipline that de Villiers and du Plessis had [scil shown] earlier in the day.
He challenged the leg-before decision against him [scil ,] but [scil ,] given presiding umpire Dharmasena’s superb recent record regarding referrals – none of his preceding 17 challenged decisions in Test involving Australia had been overturned – it was no surprise [scil that] the Sri Lankan’s decision was vindicated by Hawk-Eye.