Monday, March 2, 2009

Pacers help Australia take 1-0 lead

Australia claimed three wickets before lunch as they moved within sight of victory on the fifth and final day of the first Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday.Mitchell Johnson picked up 4 for 112 as Australia beat South Africa by 162 runs in the first Test at Johannesburg .

South Africa survived until after tea on the final day before being bowled out for 291.

Their resistance was worn down by accurate, disciplined Australian bowling. Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson sealed the win when he bowled Dale Steyn eight balls after tea.

Man of the match Johnson finished with four for 112. He took four for 25 in the first innings and also made 96 not out with the bat.

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