Wayne shines as Proteas rampage

South Africa crushed Australia by seven wickets to level the five-match one-day international series at 1-1 yesterday.

South Africa crushed Australia by seven wickets to level the five-match one-day international series at 1-1 yesterday.

Australia's comprehensive defeat stemmed from a poor batting display with 19-year-old left-arm swing bowler Wayne Parnell claiming career-best figures of four for 25 to help bundle the touring side out for just 131.

Parnell, playing his second one-dayer, and opening bowling partner Dale Steyn together claimed eight wickets and the entire top order.

Graeme Smith (40) and Jacques Kallis (31) posted a run a ball 69 runs for the second wicket. AB de Villiers was the second highest scorer for SA on 36 not out.

Callum Ferguson (50), who top-scored for Australia, and Mitchell Johnson (30) shared seventh-wicket stand of 63.

The top order failed to fire with five of them back in the hut with 19 on the board and a top individual score of eight.

Ferguson's half-century, off 83 balls, pulled Australia out of the mire but once Johnson was trapped lbw by off-spinner Johan Botha and Ferguson was caught off Steyn, the innings soon ended with 58 balls left. - Reuters

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