Faf lauds 'relentless' SA attack

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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis lauded his "relentless" bowlers for their match-winning performance against Australia in Hobart on Tuesday and dedicated the series win to absent Proteas Dale Steyn and AB De Villiers. Kyle Abbott, who replaced pace spearhead Steyn, was Man of the Match after taking 6-77 in the second innings to complete a nine-wicket haul as the home side crumbled to an innings and 80 run defeat before lunch on day four at Bellerive Oval.Although grey skies hung over Hobart, it was a golden morning for 29-year-old Abbott, who has had the misfortune of bowling in the era of Steyn and Philander, managing only seven further tests since his 2013 debut at home to Pakistan. He knocked over four of Australia's top six batsmen in the second innings and broke a stubborn partnership between Usman Khawaja and Australia captain Steven Smith with a masterclass of swing, pace and bounce.South Africa have now won their last three series in Australia, following victories under Graeme Smith in 2008 and 2012.
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