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Hours of play (local time)
SOUTH AFRICA 242(63.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS AUSTRALIA 244(70.2 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 540/8d(160.1 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
The true test of where the Australians are at as a cricket team will be how they respond at Bellerive Oval this week
This was Australia's fourth consecutive Test defeat. History tells us that Australia's cricket system can only take so much strain before it breaks.
South Africa's stand-in Test captain lauded the young fast bowler's willingness to be in the fight
Up against more than just the opposition, South Africa displayed grit and determination to conquer Perth again, finding fresh heroes while they were at it
In the wake of Australia's defeat to South Africa at the WACA, Steven Smith focused on the side's need to build bigger first-innings totals
Last time Australia lost a home Test, before this - also to South Africa at WACA by 309 runs. They had won 14 of the 18 Tests since then and four were drawn.
Previous highest score for Khawaja in second innings. He has gone past that score. All his four centuries had come in 1st innings.
Australia's highest score in the fourth-innings of Tests, which came at Lord's in 2009. They have been set a target of 539 in this match.
Highest total in the 4th inns of a Test at WACA, by South Africa in 2008-09. South Africa's lead has already gone past that mark.
Previous highest score for Elgar in Tests, which came against WI in Port Elizabeth 2014-15. He has gone past that mark in this innings.
No. of instances of two centuries for visiting team in the 3rd inns of a Test at WACA, including this. Two of those have been by SA; they did the same in 2012-13.
No. of 100's made by Duminy against Aus. This is his 1st 100 against any team in the 2nd inn of a Test.Previously he made 166 in Melbourne and 123 in Port Elizabeth.
Number of 100 + partnerships for the 3rd wicket for South Africa in Australia since readmission before today. Kallis and Amla added 165 in Brisbane in 2012.
Total runs scored by Hashim Amla in this Test match. This is the lowest he has scored in a Test match since 2006. Previous instance was vs India in Durban.
Philander's best bowling figures in Australia. During his previous tour in 2012 he took only 4 wickets from 67 overs in 2 matches.
Previous instance when Aus lost their top 5 wkts for fewer than 23 runs at home.They have gone from 158/0 to 181/5.Last time this happened was vs Eng in Brisbane
Number of times Steyn has dismissed Warner. Warner has scored 207 runs against him at a SR of 96.2.