And so one of the most tense and exciting days of Test cricket comes to an end, with Australia preventing a final day miracle as the Proteas failed to secure a draw in honour of their retired skipper.
Day four of the third Test in Cape Town was overshadowed by the retirement of Proteas skipper Graeme Smith, and his subsequent failure with the bat, while the Aussies were bound and determined to push for the win.
I just wanted to let you know that I'm kind of a little bit heartbroken that you're leaving, after nearly 13 years together. You've been the Proteas' skipper for almost my entire professional life, and I'm not really sure how to deal.
Day three of the third Test in Cape Town dawned overcast, but soon the clouds gave way and the pitch started to swing like a Big Band. It wasn't bad for batting though, and the Proteas will be gutted with their effort.
Australia would have gone into the Port Elizabeth Test confident of recording a series win. But with the pitch not playing how they'd expected, and the Proteas finding form with bat and ball, they were quickly brought down to earth.
I am still trying to decide which is more hilarious/pathetic: Mitch and Imaginary Travellers obsession with Graeme Smith or their almost fanatical defense of Englands desperate need to use foreign players....Have Your Say