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Feb 13, 2014 at 09:43pm IST

As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2

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Australia were 297 for 4 at the close. They were reeling at 98 for 4 after being sent in to bat but Marsh (122 not out) and Steve Smith (91 not out) added an unbeaten 199 for the fifth wicket with positive stroke-play.

As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2

Australia batsmen Shaun Marsh and Steven Smith during day one of the first Test. (Getty Images)

Commentary (South Africa 2nd Innings)

So Australia now lead the series 1-0 and will look to seal it in the next Test. But will South Africa allow them to do so? Or will Johnson inspire his team to yet another series win? Join us for the second Test starting on 20th of February 2014. That's it from all of us today, it's goodbye and take care!

Mitchell Johnson is adjudged the Man of the Match for his heroic bowling performance. Starts off saying that the game was set up by their batsmen. They continued to bowl well as a team. Confesses that he was nervous but pumped up coming in to face the number one team. Continues he had never played here, so he was excited. Says he knows his role, is that of an intimidator. Adds that the bowling does take a toll on his body after 30. Continues stating, anytime you take wickets against top players at their home is always special. Adds it's a long series and hopes he continues his good form in the next two Tests.

Michael Clarke - Says that winning is always a great start. Credits the team for putting up a good performance. Says that Doolan played a good knock in the second innings. Credits Johnson for his bowling, saying he is at the top of his game. The execution was perfect from him. Confesses their fielding has been outstanding and it's nice to see the hard work paying off. Says he now doesn't worry about selection. Says that they will enjoy today but they know they have a tough Test coming up.

Graeme Smith - Starts off saying it is disappointing to be outplayed. Credits Clarke for the win, adds they did not have the best of four days and will look to work hard and comeback well. Continues, saying that Johnson bowled really well with intensity. Takes the blame and confesses they have to work hard and change things around. Credits de Villiers for his good knock. Says that they need to focus on the next Test as they allowed Australia to dominate which is not usual for them.

Johnson yet again bowled with venom picking up his 12th Test five-wicket haul ending with career best figures of 12/127. They bowled out the home side for just 200 as de Villiers was again the lone man standing for them. Siddle and Harris chipped in with two wickets each to ensure that they won the Test with a day to spare. Stay tuned for the details of the presentation.

Australia then, in their reply built on their lead of 191 runs with a brilliant ton from Warner. Doolan too played well for his 89 before both of them were dismissed late on day 3. Clarke and Marsh added a few quick runs but Clarke declared as soon as Marsh got out earlier today setting a target of 482 runs for the home side.

After losing the toss, Australia were not off to the best of starts, losing their top order for just 98 runs. But Marsh and Smith scoring tons, played brilliantly to bring them back in the game with a huge stand. Steyn was the best bowler for the home side picking up four wickets. Johnson then lead Australia with the ball picking up 7 wickets as the Australians bundled out the hosts for a mere 206. de Villiers played really well but was unlucky to miss out on his ton as he got out on 91.

What a win for Australia! They came here on the back of winning the Ashes 5-0 and boy how well have they continued to shine. Johnson led them again with the ball and some really good batting from their batsmen was just what they needed. They now take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series.

59.4 R Harris to Morkel, OUT! Chaos! Sums up the match for the home side. Harris bangs it short on middle, Morkel tucks it to the leg side. He wants the second but the Lyon the fielder at square leg is quick to the ball and returns the throw at the keeper's end who whips the bails off in time to catch Morkel short of the crease. Haddin throws the ball at the non-striker's end but misses and the ball goes to the fence but the umpire had ruled him out already. The Australian players get in a huddle and celebrate. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 281 RUNS! 200/10

59.3 R Harris to V Philander, Shorter in length on middle, pulled to square leg. Rogers, the fielder in the deep puts in the dive to keep the ball in play and the batsmen down to a single. 199/9

59.2 R Harris to V Philander, FOUR! Lovely shot! Good length outside off, Philander drills it through covers off his crease to collect yet another boundary. 198/9

59.2 R Harris to Philander, WIDE! Bowls it too short and too high, Philander lets it go through. The umpire signals it wide. 194/9

59.1 R Harris to Philander, FOUR! Smack! Fuller outside off, Philander drives it superbly through covers for a brilliant boundary. 193/9

58.6 P Siddle to Philander, Shorter in length on middle, Philander fetches it from outside off, and pulls it to square leg for a single. 189/9

58.5 P Siddle to Philander, SIX! Philander is playing his shots! Siddle bangs it short on middle, Philander picks it up and hooks it through fine leg region for a maximum. 188/9

58.4 P Siddle to Philander, Fuller in length on middle, Philander plays it to the leg side. 182/9

58.3 P Siddle to Philander, Good length outside off, Philander defends it to the off side. 182/9

58.2 P Siddle to Philander, Bouncer! Shorter in length on middle, the ball flies over the hooking Philander. 182/9

58.1 P Siddle to Philander, FOUR! Shot! Shorter in length on middle, Philander goes for the pull and connects well with it, dispatching it to the square leg fence for a boundary. 182/9

57.6 R Harris to Morkel, Good length outside off, Morkel defends it to the off side. 178/9

57.5 R Harris to Morkel, Back of a length delivery on middle, Morkel defends it back to the bowler. 178/9

57.4 R Harris to Morkel, Bangs it short on middle and leg, Morkel lets it go over him. 178/9

Morne Morkel is the last man in for South Africa.

57.3 R Harris to D Steyn, OUT! Easy as you like! Good length delivery outside off, Steyn has a poke at it and gets an outside edge straight to Clarke at second slip. Australia just a wicket away from the win! 178/9

57.2 R Harris to Philander, Good length outside off, defended to the off side for a single. 178/8

57.1 R Harris to Philander, FOUR! Shot! Short and wide outside off, Philander gets on top of it and cuts it through point for a boundary. 177/8

Harris brought back into the attack.

56.6 P Siddle to Steyn, Good length on off, Steyn defends it. 173/8

56.5 P Siddle to Steyn, Fuller in length outside off, Steyn defends it solidly. 173/8

56.4 P Siddle to Steyn, Bouncer! Shorter in length on middle, Steyn ducks under it. 173/8

56.3 P Siddle to Steyn, Shorter outside off, Steyn defends it awkwardly to the off side for a single. There is an overthrow at the non-striker's end which fetches them one more. 173/8

56.2 P Siddle to Steyn, Fuller on middle, Steyn works it to the leg side. Doolan does the fielding. 171/8

56.1 P Siddle to Steyn, Bouncer! Shorter on middle, Steyn lets it go. 171/8

Change of bat for Philander. Not sure if it will change anything in terms of the match.

55.6 M Johnson to Steyn, Bowls it on a good length on middle, Steyn turns it to the leg side for a single to retain the strike. 171/8

55.5 M Johnson to Philander, Bangs it short on middle and leg, Philander takes his eyes off it and fends it to the leg side for a single. That seems to have the splice of the bat. He has called for a replacement. 170/8

55.4 Johnson to Philander, Bowls the yorker outside off, Philander defends it. 169/8

55.3 M Johnson to Philander, Fuller outside off, driven to covers. 169/8

55.2 M Johnson to Philander, Good length outside off, Philander pushes it to the off side. 169/8

55.1 M Johnson to Philander, FOUR BYES! Johnson bangs it short on middle, the ball bounces over the hook of Philander and goes over the keeper's head for a boundary. The umpire signals it byes. 169/8

Dale Steyn walks out to face the music.

54.6 P Siddle to Peterson, OUT! Toe kisser! Bowls it on a good length on middle, the ball doesn't bounce at all and shoots through the defense of Robin Peterson to crash into the stumps. He could not have done anything about it. South Africa sink further! 165/8

54.5 P Siddle to Peterson, Similar delivery on off, Peterson misses his hook again. The umpire signals it two for the over. 165/7

54.4 P Siddle to R Peterson, Bangs it short on middle, Peterson lets it go after thinking to hook it at first. 165/7

54.3 P Siddle to Peterson, FOUR! Cracking stuff! Bowls it shorter outside off, Peterson stands back and thumps it square of the wicket for a boundary. 165/7

54.2 P Siddle to Peterson, Bowls it on a good length outside off, the ball holds up a bit as Peterson is early into his shot. The ball just lobs short of the fielder at mid off. 161/7

54.1 P Siddle to Peterson, Bangs it short on off, Peterson thumps it to mid-wicket with a pull shot for a couple. 161/7

53.6 M Johnson to Philander, Ouch! Johnson has hurt one more batsman! Bangs it short on off, Philander is struck on his gloves on his bowling hand as he looks to defend. He winces in pain. 159/7

53.5 M Johnson to Philander, Shorter on middle and leg, Philander lets it go over him. The umpire signals it one for the over. 159/7

53.4 M Johnson to Peterson, Shorter on middle, played to mid-wicket for a single to get off strike. 159/7

53.3 M Johnson to Peterson, Shorter in length outside off, Peterson looks to carve it over the slip region but does not connect at all. 158/7

53.2 M Johnson to Peterson, Bowls it on a good length outside off, Peterson walks across and drives it through covers for a couple of runs. 158/7

53.1 M Johnson to Peterson, Shorter in length on middle, Peterson yet again walks across to play his flick but does not connect. 156/7

52.6 P Siddle to R Peterson, Shorter in length on middle, pulled to square leg for a single. 156/7

52.5 P Siddle to Peterson, Good length outside off, Peterson is beaten as he looks to defend it. 155/7

52.4 P Siddle to Peterson, Shorter in length on middle, Peterson goes for the pull but does not connect. 155/7

52.3 P Siddle to Peterson, Fuller outside off, driven to covers. 155/7

52.2 P Siddle to Peterson, Good length outside off, Peterson defends it. 155/7

52.1 P Siddle to Peterson, FOUR! Boom! Fuller on middle, Peterson drills it straight down the ground for a lovely boundary. 155/7

Siddle back on.

Vernon Philander walks out to bat.

12th Test five-wicket haul for Mitchell Johnson.

51.6 M Johnson to de Villiers, OUT! That's a RIPPER! Slower cutter outside off, de Villiers gets down on his knee and looks to thump it over covers. Smith at short extra cover reacts brilliantly to it and catches it just above his head. That was really a superb catch from Smith, well not really as he has a habit of taking such ones. End of yet another fighting knock from de Villiers. 151/7

51.5 Johnson to Peterson, Smart bowling! Bowls it fuller on middle and leg, Peterson was walking across the field expecing the short ball. He looks to connect but doesn't do so. They take for a leg bye. 151/6

51.4 M Johnson to Villiers, Good length on middle, de Villiers plays a forehand shot through mid-wicket for a single. 150/6

51.3 M Johnson to Villiers, Bowls it fuller outside off, de Villiers lets it go through. 149/6

51.2 M Johnson to Peterson, Shorter in length on middle, Peterson walks across and fends it over the mid-wicket region for a single. 149/6

51.1 M Johnson to Villiers, Fuller outside off, de Villiers pushes it through the off side for a single. 148/6

50.6 N Lyon to Peterson, Shorter outside off, Peterson leaves it all alone. 147/6

50.5 N Lyon to Peterson, Loopy outside off, driven to covers. 147/6

50.4 N Lyon to de Villiers, Landed on middle, turned to the leg side for a single. 147/6

50.3 N Lyon to Villiers, Shorter outside off, defended to the off side. 146/6

50.2 N Lyon to Villiers, Landed on middle, de Villiers defends it. 146/6

50.1 N Lyon to Villiers, Floated on middle, driven to mid on. 146/6

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