Bavuma 95* puts South Africa on top

Punters have deserted Australia heading into the 4th Test against South Africa

Punters have deserted Australia heading into the 4th Test against South Africa

South Africa's Temba Bavuma was left stranded on 95 not out as they tightened their grip on a first home series win over a scandal-hit Australia in nearly 50 years at tea on the second day of the fourth and final test at the Wanderers on Saturday.

Aided by Bavuma's brilliance, South Africa posted 488 in their first innings and lead by a massive 378 runs at the Wanderers as they seek a first home series win over the Australians in nearly 50 years.

South Africa, promising to be ruthless against an Australia team ripped apart by the cheating scandal, had five half-century stands and one century partnership.

Usman Khawaja made 53 before he became Philander's third victim (3-17) and troubled Australia collapsed to 6-110 at stumps - trailing by 378 - and looking set to suffer a 3-1 series defeat a week on from the Newlands debacle.

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It was only going to be hard for Burns and Renshaw, who are in the starting line-up because of banned ball- temperers Cameron Bancroft and David Warner, as they have never faced a ball in South Africa before. Markram played a majestic innings against a bowling attack missing spearhead Mitchell Starc, who was ruled out with a stress fracture of his lower right leg.

Three others, batsmen Peter Handscomb, Matthew Renshaw and Joe Burns, were in the team for Smith, Warner and Bancroft.

Late in the day, Chadd Sayers, on debut, provided Australia with their second double-wicket over of the evening. Impressed by the 23-year-old's brilliant knock at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, India skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter and lavished praised on the South African batsman.

Quinton de Kock (7*) joined Bavuma (25*) and the duo took South Africa past the 300 mark and made it through to stumps without any scares, putting on 14 runs in the closing 4.2 overs.

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"We're sort of taking it one day at a time and slowly trying to win back the respect of the cricket world and our fans and the Australian public", Paine said.

When questioned about a possible appeal, Warner said: "That's something that I will continue to sit down with my family and weigh up all my considerations before I make any decisions".

Wicketkeeper Tim Paine was captain in Johannesburg, as he had been for the final day in Cape Town, as the tourists looked to move on at the Wanderers. Burns, returning in extreme circumstances after being dropped after another Australian batting debacle against South Africa in Hobart 16 months ago, stretched for a Rabada outswinger and fell victim to a smart catch from Faf du Plessis moving across from second slip.

Renshaw was caught behind while Handscomb was bowled off an inside edge as he tried to withdraw his bat from a lifting delivery.

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After a build-up dominated by the Australian ball-tampering scandal, Markram's brilliant innings forced the focus to turn back towards cricket.

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