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Proteas seal series

Proteas seal series
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Handed a rare opportunity with Dale Steyn injured, the 29-year-old Man of the Match grabbed four wickets in the morning at Bellerive Oval as Australia lost eight wickets for 40 runs and were dismissed for 161 before lunch on day four.

Hobart: Replacement pacer Kyle Abbott took 6/77 as South Africa completed an innings and 80-run humiliation of Australia the second Test in Hobart on Tuesday to seal the three-match series with a game to spare.

Handed a rare opportunity with Dale Steyn injured, the 29-year-old Man of the Match grabbed four wickets in the morning at Bellerive Oval as Australia lost eight wickets for 40 runs and were dismissed for 161 before lunch on day four.

Resurgent South Africa, who won the series-opener in Perth by 177 runs, will head into their first day-night Test match in Adelaide next week confident they can sweep their demoralised opponents.

All our bowlers were exceptional," said Faf du Plessis, triumphant as stand-in captain for the injured AB De Villiers.But I'm so happy for Abbo (Abbott), he's a guy that most of the time sits on the side because of the great bowlers we have but every single time he gets an opportunity he puts his hand up.

To come here and do it 2-0, is special for us as a team I'm just really proud of the way the team is moving forward."It was South Africa's third straight Test series win in Australia after their 2008 and 2012 successes.

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