Australia 111-5 on day 3, lead Proteas by 273

Rory Kleinveldt

He proved his worth when he started swinging the ball around late on Sunday. In the over after Cowan had a big reprieve caught at short cover off a no-ball from Imran Tahir on 26, denying the legspinner his first wicket of the series Warner got a leading edge to a Kleinveldt ball and lobbed a simple catch to Faf du Plessis in the covers.

Quiney was out second ball, giving him a pair of ducks for the match before Cowan was bowled by a ball that swung late. With another hot day expected Sunday, the pitch is expected to deteriorate and make batting difficult if the match gets to the last day.

South Africa only needs to draw the series to retain its No. 1 ranking, while Australia needs to win it to overhaul them.

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