Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 99 helped South Africa to a 292-run lead over Australia on day two of the final cricket Test in Perth.
Amla and captain Graeme Smith shared a 178-run second-wicket stand as the Proteas reached 230-2 at stumps. Smith scored 84 before being caught by Nathan Lyon off Mitchell Starc.
Australia earlier was bowled out for 163 in response to South Africa’s first-innings 255. Dale Steyn took 4-40, while Matthew Wade top-scored for the host with 68.
The three-Test series has opened with two draws. South Africa would retain the No. 1 spot in the International Cricket Council’s Test rankings by avoiding defeat in the final contest, while Australia can overtake the Proteas at the top with a win.
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