Johannesburg: Australia pulled off a thrilling two wicket victory over South Africa in the fiercely contested second Test to square the series 1-1.
Eighteen-year-old debutant Pat Cummins (13), after surviving a close leg before call off leg spinner Imran Tahir, send the next ball to the mid-wicket fence, sparking jubilant scenes in the Australian team.
Australia thus completed the highest successful run chase (310) at the Wanderers, 11 days after their embarrassing defeat at Newlands in Cape Town where they were bowled out for their lowest Test score (47) in 109 years.
The gripping fifth day was full of twists and turns and had the spectators on the edge of their seats. Mitchell Johnson (40 off 47 balls) and Brad Haddin (55) showed tremendous courage to stand the fire the Dale Steyn and score 72 runs for the seventh wicket that proved decisive in the end.
Australia resumed the day on 142 for three, 168 runs short of the target. Ricky Ponting departed for a well-made 62 and the tourists were reduced to 222/6 at tea, leaving the enthralling match in the balance with all four results possible. Philander was declared the Man of the Series for taking 14 wickets while debutant Cummins, who got seven wickets, including six in the second innings, was named the Man of the Match.