South Africa in control despite Oz fightback

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The ball somehow sticks in his hands, ending Paine's knock and Australia's first innings. I can only look at myself and look back at my innings and maybe there were opportunities that I let go that I could have turned into a 100", Bavuma said (Video credit: "Cricket South Africa).

Renshaw and Burns rushed over from Australia in the last few days to join a squad with its morale in pieces.

Renshaw edged Vernon Philander to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.

The controversial tour looks to be coming to a meek end for the visitors in a game they need to win to share the series and their new captain Tim Paine (5) and Pat Cummins (7) will resume on the third day facing a daunting task. He was batting with a hairline fracture of his right thumb, sustained while keeping wicket on Saturday. Paine wheeled around in discomfort and at the end of the over was assessed by the team physio before bravely playing on.

Fans display a banner in the stands at Wanderers Stadium during the first day of the Fourth Test match between South Africa and Australia. "He's got through some really good overs and bowling at good pace". "He's bowled some spells this series that have been as good as any bowler has bowled for Australia".

Two late strikes by fast bowler Chadd Sayers on his test debut, and three earlier wickets from Pat Cummins, gave the Australians precious hope of saving the series - and winning back a little respect on the way - after a week of damnation over the ball-tampering affair. Sayers also took the catch to see off Elgar. The South African had scored only six runs in the two innings at Cape Town but he more than made up for it with a fine unbeaten 95 at Johannesburg. "It just hasn't worked in this game". It was when Lyon got one to bounce more than Hashim Amla expected that it brought him a wicket as South Africa's number three edged to Mitchell Marsh at leg slip.

South African captain Faf du Plessis and new Australian skipper Tim Paine had a friendly chat before the toss and, in an unusual move, players of both teams lined up to exchange handshakes after the national anthems.

Khawaja and Shaun Marsh put on 52 but Khawaja's departure to a catch up at the stumps off Philander by de Kock sparked a collapse. Replays then showed that the Proteas wicket-keeper has been stung by a bee just moments before impact with the ball, which could have caused him to lose his bearings.

As the light faded, so did Australia's batting.

But depending on what you believe, miracles have happened around this time of year before.

The trio were replaced by Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns and Peter Handscomb. South Africa lost four of the five games, Makram did not make a score higher than 32, and his confidence took its first knock at global level.

Second Test South Africa won by six wickets.

First Test Australia won by 118 runs.