Cricket: South Africa collapse: Warne puts tourists in charge after record sixth-wicket partnership

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South Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361 and 100-6

Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435

SHANE WARNE, the Australian spinner, took three wickets as South Africa lost four second-innings wickets in 30 balls in the final session of the fourth day of the second Test in Cape Town yesterday.

At close of play South Africa were 100 for 6 - a lead of only 26. Australia, losing their last five first-innings wickets for 17, were dismissed for 435 in their first innings with Craig Matthews taking four wickets in 16 balls to give him 5 for 80 - his first five- wicket haul in Test matches.

Steve Waugh, with 86, and Ian Healy, who scored 61, set a record Australian sixth-wicket partnership against South Africa of 108. Healy then had further cause for celebration when he became the fifth wicketkeeper to score 2,000 runs and complete 200 dismissals in Tests.

South Africa's other wickets fell when Hansie Cronje was brilliantly caught and bowled by Steve Waugh, who also trapped Andrew Hudson leg before. Kepler Wessels was run out by Allan Border.

(Fourth day: South Africa won toss)

SOUTH AFRICA - First innings 361 (A C Hudson 102, B M McMillan 74, P N Kirsten 62).

AUSTRALIA - First innings

(Overnight: 336 for 5)

S R Waugh b Matthews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

I Healy c De Villiers b Matthews. . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

M G Hughes lbw b Matthews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

S K Warne c McMillan b De Villiers. . . . . . . . . . . . .11

C J McDermott c P Kirsten b Matthews. . . . . . . . . . . .1

G D McGrath not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Extras (b6 lb17 w1 nb7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435

Fall (cont): 6-418 7-418 8-430 9-434.

Bowling: Donald 35-10-111-0; De Villiers 44.4-11-117- 4; Matthews 36-12-80-5; McMillan 29-8-82-1; G Kirsten 4-0-13-0; Cronje 11-4-9-0.

SOUTH AFRICA - Second innings

A C Hudson lbw b S Waugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

G Kirsten lbw b Warne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

W J Cronje c and b S Waugh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

*K C Wessels run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

P N Kirsten c Taylor b Warne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

J N Rhodes not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

P S de Villiers lbw b Warne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

B M McMillan not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Extras (lb5 nb3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Total (for 6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

Fall: 1-33 2-69 3-94 4-97 5-97 6-97.

To bat: D J Richardson, C R Matthews, A A Donald.

Bowling: McDermott 9-1-30-0; Hughes 5-1-12-0; Warne 17-10-20-3; McGrath 8-3-17-0; S Waugh

9-4-16-2; Border 1-1-0-0.

Umpires: K Liebenberg (SA) and D Shepherd (Eng).

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