Aussies secure South African cricket Test series in a thriller

WHAT a finish to the third cricket Test and series decider between Australia and South Africa in Cape Town overnight.

Ryan Harris provided a sensational finish, bowling the last two batsmen in one over and clinching victory with just 27 balls to go, just before 3am AEST.

This gave the Aussies a win by 245 runs and 2-1 series win – South Africa’s first loss in a series in eight years.

David Warner was named player of the match and the series.

Harris finished with 4-32 off 24.3 overs, Mitch Johnson 3-92 and James Pattinson 2-62.

PRIDE MISSES OUT AGAIN

FEDERATION Uni Ballarat Pride remains without a win after the opening five games of the Victorian Netball League championship division season.

Pride lost to Monash Uni 68-40 at the State Netball and Hockey Centre last night.

Ballarat also lost its 19/under game 43-31.

The division one results are not yet available.

MASSINA FAMILY’S NIGHT OUT

BENDIGO’S Massina family had a big night out at Ballarat greyhounds last night.

Robyn Massina trained the opening winner Skin To Bone ($3.90) in the R&J Batteries Maiden Qualifying Final, 390m, and Dallas Massina won with Zulekha ($6.90)  in the Sasha’s Blend Maiden Qualifying Final, 450m.

Anakie trainer Carl Schlensog had a double with Heaps Of Ability ($5.20) in the Cosmic Chief at Stud Grade 5, 545m, and Frank Furter ($2.10 favourite) by six lengths in the Catering Allsorts Grade 5, 450m.

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