During the Proteas’ Test tour of Australia in 2016, a relatively inexperienced bowling attack ripped through the hosts’ batting lineup during the first innings of the second Test in Hobart.
Having claimed an impressive win in the first Test in Perth, the Proteas were high on confidence, while Australia needed to respond this time around. They were under immediate pressure, though, when Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bowl first on an overcast morning on day one.
It was a decision that proved clinically correct as Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott dismissed the Aussies for only 85, which also included a magnificent run-out by substitute-fielder Dane Villas.
Philander claimed figures of 5-21 in a typical masterclass, complemented by some brilliant catching behind the wickets by Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy.
South Africa would take control of the match with a first-innings score of 326 before Abbott took 6-77 in the second innings as Australia were dismissed for 161, handing the Proteas an innings and 80-run victory.