South Africa defeated Australia by six wickets in the second Test with the help of Fast Bowler Kagiso Rabada Killer Bowling (6 wickets in 54 balls and 11 wickets in 150 runs). The four-match Test series is now equal to 1-1. Australia won the first Test in Durban by 118 runs and took 1-0 lead in the series. For the fourth time in a Test match, Rabada, who made 10 or more wickets in a Test match, was also given the Man of the Match.
Five wickets fell for 59 runs. On the fourth day of the match Australia scored their second innings 180/5, but the remaining five wickets fell by 59 runs. On the third day, Rabada, who took three wickets in the second innings of Australia, hit wicket of Mitchell Marsh (45 runs, 4 fours and 1 sixes) on the sixth ball of the day. Tim Paine (28 runs *, 2 four) put up a score of 202 with Pat Cummins (5 runs).
Cummins gave a catch to Bruyn in the street on Rabada ball and gave this bowler an opportunity to celebrate his tenth wicket in the match. The final batsmen Josh Hazlewood (17 runs, 2 fours and 1 six) responded with a counter attack on African bowler and added 28 prized runs with pen for the last wicket. Keshav Maharaj dismissed Josh and shuffled Australian innings at 239.
Australia made pressure. South Africa won the 101-run target, but they lost Dean Elgar (5) wicket to 22 before lunch break. Elgar was caught by Nathan Lyon on his own ball. With the dismissal of Aiden Markram (21 runs) at Hazlewood ball in the second session, the African team got trapped in trouble because the score was 32/2. Centurion AB de Villiers (28 runs) in the first innings handled the situation with Hashim Amla (27 runs).