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Proteas batter Australia by 309 runs in Perth Test to clinch series

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Sydney, Dec 3 : South Africa cemented their world number one status in emphatic manner after they trounced Australia by 309 runs in the final Test match at Perth, winning the series 1-0.
Australia, 40-0 overnight, were bowled out for 322 in their second innings and never looked getting anywhere near the victory target of 632, which would have allowed them to leapfrog the Proteas to return to the summit of the game.
Ricky Ponting, who was playing in the last match of his scintillating career, made a modest eight in his 287th and final test innings, but the day belonged to the Proteas, who inflicted a first test defeat on Australia in 2012.
The hosts had the better of the drawn tests in Brisbane and Adelaide but the tourists struck back with some brilliant cricket in Perth to become the first team since West Indies in the 
1980s and 1990s to win consecutive series Down Under.
Michael Clarke was named the man of the series, while Hashim Amla earned the man of the match award for his brilliant 196 in the second innings. (ANI)

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Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

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Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

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Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

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