Australia vs South Africa: Visitors demolish hosts, win Test by innings and 80 runs
South Africa demolished Australia by an innings and 80 runs after yet another batting collapse to claim their third successive Test series Down Under Tuesday, plunging the hosts further into crisis.
he Proteas bowled out the home side for 161 before lunch on the fourth day, rattling through their last eight wickets for 32 in 116 balls, after routing Australia for 85 in the first innings.
The overpowering victory followed a 177-run win against Steve Smith's shattered team in the first Perth Test, with South Africa emulating the intimidating West Indies sides of the 1980-1990s with three straight series wins in Australia.
"I didn't expect it to happen that quickly, to get eight wickets in one of those sessions and one we will always remember as a team that won us a series," victorious skipper Faf du Plessis said. "That ranks right up at the top.