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Australia suffers 5th consecutive Test defeat this year

South Africa beat Australia by an innings and 80 runs to claim its third successive Test series Down Under today, bowling the home side out for just 161 before lunch on the fourth day. The South African pace duo of Kyle Abbott who took 6 wickets for 77 runs and Kagiso Rabada who bagged 4 wickets for 34 runs did all the damage, with the last eight Australian wickets falling for 32 runs.

This win followed a 177-run victory against Steven Smith's team in the first Perth Test, with South Africa emulating the West Indies teams of the 1980-1990s with three straight series wins in Australia. Kyle Abbot who took 9 wickets for 118 runs in the match was named as the man of the match.

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