Australia closing on win over South Africa

Australia set a target of 430 for South Africa to win in Adelaide on Sunday but the top Test team faltered badly in their second innings to give Australia a great chance going into last day of the Test.

updated: November 25, 2012 14:25 IST
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Adelaide: Australia were closing in on a significant victory and taking a one-nil lead in the series after dominating South Africa at the second Adelaide Test on Sunday.

Michael Clarke's team were in full command after declaring at 267 for eight to leave the Proteas 430 runs for an improbable to win off a maximum of 140 overs.

South Africa's remote hopes of defying history nosedived with the loss of four wickets, including those of skipper Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla, to leave the Proteas battling for survival on Monday's final day.

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