Australia stop rot with convincing victory

  • Australia end run of five test defeats
  • South Africa dismissed for 250
  • Cook scores century in defeat

The Australia vice-captain looked like he was intent reaching the victory target on his own and had hit 47 runs off 51 balls when he went for a single, only for Renshaw to change his mind and leave him stranded as the bails came off.

Khawaja's place in the side is safe for the three-test series against the nation of his birth around the New Year despite his duck and he was named Man of the Match for contributing 145 of Australia's 383 first innings runs.