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South Africa wraps up series

South Africa wrapped up the Test Series against Australia on the fifth day after successfully chasing the 183 run target set by Australia to win by nine wickets.

This was a very interesting Test match and the match seemed to swing from one team to the other until the end of the third day.

On the first day it looked like South Africa were on top after the Australian top batsmen failed to click but Australia's tail managed to get the score to 394 on the second day.

But I think the real drama was on the end of the second day when it looked so likely that South Africa were going to struggle and possibly lose. South Africa ended day two on 198 for seven and that was 196 runs behind Australia's first innings total and it looked like South Africa would be dismissed early on the third day.

But up stepped Jean-Paul Duminy who scored 166 runs and together with Dale Steyn's 76 took South Africa's tally to an unimaginable 459.

I think that was the turning point for the match because from then on I think the worst South Africa could get was a draw.

I think Australia's biggest problem is in the bowling department. At the moment there is so much reliance on magic moments but there is no consistency.

This is not surprising especially given it will take some time to replace Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.

This is the first time for Australia to lose a series at home since 1992/93 in the loss to the West Indies.

Now the third and final Test is a dead rubber but I am hoping that it wont be a series whitewash.

A draw could be a good result at the SCG at the moment.

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