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THE scene is set for Nathan Lyon to terrorise South Africa tonight on a deteriorating pitch after Australia continued their drive towards first Test victory in Durban.
Cameron Bancroft got the monkey off his back last night with a much-needed half century, which helped Australia tighten their grip on proceedings with a 402-run lead.
Already South Africa would have to pull off one of the biggest run-chases in Test history to steal the opener, but Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood intend to bat on when day four commences as they try and pile on as many as they can muster for the last wicket.
At 9-213, a few more blows to the fence and Australia will surpass a lead of 418, the highest target that’s ever been successfully chased down in the history of the game.
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The situation is tailor-made for Australia’s spin king Lyon, who will be salivating at the prospect of the rough and uneven bounce starting to characterise the Kingsmead surface.
Australia’s batsmen fought hard to not lose wickets in clumps, but still found the going tough — particularly against South Africa’s slow bowlers.