Vernon Philander of celebrates the wicket of Brad Haddin of Australia during day 2 of the first Test match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands on November 10, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Vernon Philander of celebrates the wicket of Brad Haddin of Australia during day 2 of the first Test match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands on November 10, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty Images

Australia bowled out for 47

THE Australian media have slammed the "horrible" performance of the country's cricket team, after they slumped to 47 all out on the second day of the first Test against South Africa.

Australia were bowled out for 47 in their second innings in Cape Town, less than two hours after they had themselves skittled South Africa for 96, leaving the Proteas needing 155 more runs with nine wickets in hand at stumps after a chaotic second day.

The Aussies were almost bowled out for the lowest ever test innings total - New Zealand's 26 against England in 1955 holds that honour - however a 26-run last wicket partnership between Peter Siddle (12no) and Nathan Lyon (14) saved them of that shame after the side were 21-9.

It was only the second time in Tests where there has been play in all four innings in one day.

According to Cricinfo, Australia has been bowled out for less than 100 three times in the side's last 12 Tests. Before that they failed to crack the team ton just once in 277 matches.

Read more at nzherald.co.nz



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