We take a look at five memorable bowling performances from South Africans in Australia down the years.
Fanie de Villiers – 6-43, Sydney, 1994
His match figures of 10-123 remain the best since re-admission for a South African against Australia. Needing 115 for victory, Australia looked to have the second Test in the bag, but he followed up his 4-80 in the first innings with six more in the second innings, to leave Australia five runs short of the mark.
Allan Donald – 6-59, Melbourne, 1997
‘White Lightning’ saved South Africa from a massive defeat, as he ripped through the Australian middle-order in the second innings, before the batsmen did enough to hold on to a draw.
Shaun Pollock – 7-87, Adelaide, 1998
Career-best figures for South Africa’s most successful bowler of all time, as he took seven of the first eight first-innings wickets, before a resolute Australian side went on to draw the Test and win the series.
Makhaya Ntini – 5-64, Perth, 2005
Australia, at the peak of their powers despite a shock Ashes defeat earlier in the year, endured an excellent spell of fast bowling from Ntini in the first innings of the first Test. His first-ever five-wicket haul wasn’t enough for a victory as Australia held on for a draw.
Dale Steyn – 5-67, Melbourne, 2008
Steyn spearheaded South Africa’s dominant nine-wicket win at the MCG, which would prove the catalyst for their first Test series win Down Under. With 69 wickets, Steyn has the third-highest amount of scalps in Tests between the sides.