Morne Morkel, Graeme Smith lead South Africa's comeback in Adelaide

Morne Morkel returned with a five-wicket haul to clean up the Australian line-up in morning before Graeme Smith scored a century to lead the South African reply at Adelaide on Friday.

updated: November 23, 2012 13:59 IST
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Adelaide: Graeme Smith survived two close calls to post his 26th Test century and guide South Africa's comeback Friday after Morne Morkel's five-wicket haul swiftly stemmed Australia's run flow in the second cricket Test.

South Africa reached stumps at 217-2 on day two in reply to Australia's first innings of 550, with Smith unbeaten on 111 and Jacques Rudolph on 25. The tourists were in a radically better position than they were at stumps the previous day, when Australia posted its second-highest first-day score of 482-5.

Morkel triggered Australia's tailend collapse when he bowled Michael Clarke for 230 and finished with 5-146. The Australians added only 68 in 21 overs before being dismissed just before lunch on Friday.

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