2nd Test, Day 3: Rory Kleinveldt plots South Africa fightback; Australia leads by 273

South Africa were skittled out for 388, but they managed to avoid a follow-on. Australia began brightly in their second innings but lost 5-26 to give South Africa a sniff in what seems to be an engrossing Test match.

updated: November 24, 2012 14:49 IST
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Adelaide: South Africa gave themselves an outside winning chance in the second Adelaide Test with five Australian wickets late on the third day on Saturday.

The Australians, leading by 162 runs after the first innings, were sailing along at 77 without loss before a tumble of wickets gave the Proteas renewed heart with two days left.

At the close, Australia were 111 for five with first innings double centurion Michael Clarke on nine and Mike Hussey not out five. That gave the home side a lead of 273 with five wickets left.

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