S. Africa thrash Australia to win Test series

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South Africa thrashed Australia by an innings and 80 runs in Hobart Tuesday to take their third consecutive Test series Down Under.

The Proteas demolished the hapless hosts for 161 in 60.1 overs, taking the last eight wickets for 32 to win the Test before lunch on the fourth day.

Australia captain Steven Smith said he was embarrassed by his team’s performance against South Africa and accused his players of lacking pride in their wickets after another batting collapse paved the way to a crushing 2-0 series defeat.

While giving credit to South Africa’s outstanding pace attack, Smith offered no defence for his batsmen and slammed them for failing to live up to the demands of international cricket.

Kyle Abbott led the way with six wickets for 77, while young paceman Kagiso Rabada captured four for 34. Australia were routed for 85 in the first innings, while the South Africans replied with 326.

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