South Africa vs. Australia: Player Ratings for Proteas After 2nd Test

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South Africa vs. Australia: Player Ratings for Proteas After 2nd Test
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South Africa completed an emphatic comeback at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth to beat Australia by 231 runs and ensure the series is square 1-1 heading to Newlands.

There were three centurions for the hosts, but it's the bowlers who really made things happen. On a flattish surface, they took 20 wickets and managed to get extra pace and bounce where Australia couldn't.

Their second-innings efforts were particularly impressive. A bowler short, with Wayne Parnell out injured and no real frontline spinner, South Africa's three-pronged attack brutalised Australia in less than a day to wrap up the win.

As a result, the ratings are skewed towards the bowlers with the surface taken into account. Of course, the batsmen who scored tons cannot be discounted, but it's the bowlers who deserve heaps of praise and high ratings for this Test.

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