Graeme Smith's final Test ends in 245-run loss for South Africa, Australia claim series 2-1

Graeme Smith scored 3 in his final Test innings as Australia established their supremacy after their 4-0 Ashes triumph.

updated: March 05, 2014 23:54 IST
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Australia won the third and final Test against South Africa by 245 runs at Newlands on Wednesday in a nailbiting finish with just 27 balls to spare after a day of epic home resistance. (Scorecard)

Ryan Harris bowled Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel with the first and third balls of his 25th over as Australia won the match as well as the series by two Tests to one. (Australia replace India in 2nd spot of ICC Test rankings)

Steyn and Vernon Philander (51 not out) came together with 19.5 overs remaining and survived until Harris returned to the attack for a final burst.

Michael Clarke's side became the first team to win a series against South Africa since Ricky Ponting's Australians won by the same margin in South Africa in 2008/09.

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