Third Test, Australia v South Africa

Hashim Amla keeps the pressure on the Australians. Photo: Getty Images
Hashim Amla keeps the pressure on the Australians. Photo: Getty Images
South Africa's Morne Morkel celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Mike Hussey. Photo: Getty Images

South Africa's Morne Morkel celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Mike Hussey. Photo: Getty Images

Ricky Ponting of Australia walks off the field after being dismissed lbw by Vernon Philander. Photo: Getty Images

Ricky Ponting of Australia walks off the field after being dismissed lbw by Vernon Philander. Photo: Getty Images

No airytale: There's only one more chance now for Ricky Ponting to make runs for Australia. Photo: Getty images

No airytale: There's only one more chance now for Ricky Ponting to make runs for Australia. Photo: Getty images

Oh oh. Vernon Philander of South Africa appeals successfully for the wicket of Ricky Ponting. Photo: Getty Images

Oh oh. Vernon Philander of South Africa appeals successfully for the wicket of Ricky Ponting. Photo: Getty Images

AB de Villiers of South Africa bats during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at WACA. Photo: Getty

AB de Villiers of South Africa bats during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at WACA. Photo: Getty

John Hastings of Australia bowls during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at WACA. Photo: Getty

John Hastings of Australia bowls during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at WACA. Photo: Getty

Mitchell Starc of Australia feels the heat during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA. Photo: Getty

Mitchell Starc of Australia feels the heat during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA. Photo: Getty

Ed Cowan of Australia fields during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA. Photo: Getty

Ed Cowan of Australia fields during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA. Photo: Getty

Hashim Amla of South Africa survives a run out attempt during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at WACA. Photo: Getty

Hashim Amla of South Africa survives a run out attempt during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at WACA. Photo: Getty

Nathan Lyon of Australia talks with John Hastings during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at WACA Photo: Getty

Nathan Lyon of Australia talks with John Hastings during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at WACA Photo: Getty

A general view during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA Photo: Getty

A general view during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA Photo: Getty

Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith shake hands after reaching their 100-run partnership. Photo: Getty Images

Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith shake hands after reaching their 100-run partnership. Photo: Getty Images

Hashim Amla's free scoring took the game away from Australia late on day two. Photo: Getty Images

Hashim Amla's free scoring took the game away from Australia late on day two. Photo: Getty Images

Graeme Smith struggled early, but blossomed after tea in the second innings. Photo: Getty Images

Graeme Smith struggled early, but blossomed after tea in the second innings. Photo: Getty Images

Alviro Petersen catches the leading edge, but looks safe. But Mitchell Johnson charges in his follow through... Photo: Getty Images

Alviro Petersen catches the leading edge, but looks safe. But Mitchell Johnson charges in his follow through... Photo: Getty Images

Johnson dives and gets his hands under the ball... Photo: Getty Images

Johnson dives and gets his hands under the ball... Photo: Getty Images

And David Warner leads the celebrations for what seemed a crucial dismissal. Photo: Getty Images

And David Warner leads the celebrations for what seemed a crucial dismissal. Photo: Getty Images

Ricky Ponting finds voice during the South Afrian second innings. Photo: Getty Images

Ricky Ponting finds voice during the South Afrian second innings. Photo: Getty Images

Graeme Smith struggled early in the second innings, reaching tea two not out from 19 balls faced. Photo: Getty Images

Graeme Smith struggled early in the second innings, reaching tea two not out from 19 balls faced. Photo: Getty Images

Shane Watson opened the bowling in South Africa's second innings. Photo: Getty Images

Shane Watson opened the bowling in South Africa's second innings. Photo: Getty Images

Alviro Peterson catches John Hastings on the boundary to end Australia's first innings. Photo: Getty Images

Alviro Peterson catches John Hastings on the boundary to end Australia's first innings. Photo: Getty Images

Robin Peterson induced two crude slogs to take a pair of crucial lower order wickets. Photo: Getty images

Robin Peterson induced two crude slogs to take a pair of crucial lower order wickets. Photo: Getty images

John Hastings played an intelligent and watchful innings to help renovate a sorry looking Australian batting card. Photo: Getty Images

John Hastings played an intelligent and watchful innings to help renovate a sorry looking Australian batting card. Photo: Getty Images

Matthew Wade can't believe he has thrown his innings away after 102 balls of excellent decision-making. Photo: Getty Images

Matthew Wade can't believe he has thrown his innings away after 102 balls of excellent decision-making. Photo: Getty Images

Matthew Wade was in control until he took a swipe at a straight ball from Robin Peterson, missed, and was bowled. Photo: Getty Images

Matthew Wade was in control until he took a swipe at a straight ball from Robin Peterson, missed, and was bowled. Photo: Getty Images

Matthew Wade's smart counterattacking was all that stood between Australia and first innings oblivion. Photo: Getty images

Matthew Wade's smart counterattacking was all that stood between Australia and first innings oblivion. Photo: Getty images

Judicious attack from Matthew Wade helped Australia avoid a complete embarrassment on day two. Photo: Getty Images

Judicious attack from Matthew Wade helped Australia avoid a complete embarrassment on day two. Photo: Getty Images