Aussies 33 for no loss at stumps

The Proteas lost four wickets for 19 runs as Australia wrapped up the tail order on day three of the third...

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The Proteas lost four wickets for 19 runs as <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on">Australia</country-region> wrapped up the tail order on day three of the third and final test in <place w:st="on"><city w:st="on">Sydney.

<place w:st="on"><country-region w:st="on">South Africa</country-region> closed their first innings on 327 all out, although they only lost nine wickets.

Graeme Smith can’t return after retiring hurt with a broken hand, which means the Proteas will be missing a batsman in their second innings.

Peter Siddle was the pick of the Aussie bowlers taking 5 for 59 in 27.5 overs.

He bowled Mark Boucher for 89 and Siddle and bowled Morne Morkel for 40.

<country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Australia</country-region> started their second innings with a 118 run lead.

Dale Steyn opened the bowling with Makhaya Ntini, despite a sore heel.

Vaughn van Jaarsveld was fielding in place of Smith.

After 6 overs, the Aussies raced to 33 for no loss, with a lead of 151 runs at stumps.

Play resumes at 1h00 on Tuesday morning.