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Australia clinches series against South Africa

Australia clinched the Test series against South Africa when they won the second Test by 175 runs at Kingsmead in Durban today.

cricket Updated: Mar 10, 2009 19:27 IST

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Australia clinched the Test series against South Africa when they won the second Test by 175 runs at Kingsmead in Durban on Tuesday.

South Africa was bowled out for 370 in there second innings with 37.4 overs to spare on the final day.

The series win enabled Australia to bounce back after losing a home series against the same opponents earlier in the season.

The victory was virtually sealed when the tourists dismissed overnight batsmen Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers inside the first hour.

South Africa lost another two wickets before lunch. Although Mark Boucher and Morne Morkel resisted for 79 minutes after the break, the end came quickly after Boucher gave a return catch to part-time spinner Marcus North.

A win for Australia would clinch the three-match series after they won the first Test in Johannesburg by 162 runs.

First Published: Mar 10, 2009 19:25 IST

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