Johannesburg – It has been a long and testing journey for South African Cricket since readmission to participate in International Sport.
In 1970, the International Cricket Council voted to suspend South Africa from International Cricket indefinitely because of its government’s policy of apartheid, a racist policy which led to them only fielding white players and playing against only white nations.
South Africa were then readmitted into International Cricket in 1991, and since then, they have never won a home Test series against Australia since readmission.
Tuesday, third of April 2018 marked a significant moment in history for South African Cricket as they outclassed Australia from pillar to post.
The tourists went into day five 88/3 and they collapsed to 119 all out, in a session that lasted one hour and twenty two minutes. Vernon Philander took a careers best 6/21, Aiden Markram scored his career best of 152 and skipper Faf du Plessis made 120.
The series was also marked by Morne Morkel’s milestone of passing 300 Test wickets and this was his last match before retiring from international cricket.
“Its very tough to put it into words, its very emotional but its been a great journey” – Morkel said.
Kagiso Rabada was named Player of the Series – he took 23 wickets in the Four Match Series.
South Africa won the Series 3 – 1