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South Africa levels series with 231 runs victory over Australia

PORT ELIZABETH: South Africa recorded an impressive victory by 231 runs against Australia in the second test match played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, ARY News reported.

It was Dale Steyn's spell-binding afternoon burst of reverse swing inspired the home side to a comprehensive victory in the dying moments of the fourth day to level the series.            

South Africa ripped out nine wickets in the evening session while Australia lost 10 for 90 in total after an opening stand of 126 between Chris Rogers and David Warner.                                     

Australia start was outstanding Rogers (107) posted the century and Warner blasted 66 off 73 balls but remaining lower order batsmen wasn’t able to enter in the double figure.                                    

Steyn bowled 20 overs on the fourth day and took 4 wickets including the post tea mesmeric five-over spell that brought 3 for 11.                                                                   

Viron Philander was also impressive with 2 wickets.

The third and final test will start from March 1 at Newlans, Cape Town.

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