A fifer finish for Morkel as SA humiliates Australia

Morne Morkel returned with match figures of 9/110, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings, as the ball-tampering affected visitor lost by 322 runs to trail 2-1 in the four-match Test series.

Morne Morkel applauds the crowd after the massive victory against Australia at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday.   -  AP

South Africa routed embattled Australia by 322 runs to win the third Test on a black day for the sport on Sunday, which saw Australian skipper Steve Smith banned for ball-tampering.

Set 430 to win, Australia were skittled out for just 107 late on the fourth day at Newlands.

Smith stood down as captain for the remainder of the match earlier after admitting being the instigator of the ball-tampering plot which rocked the Test match.

He was then handed a one-match ban by the ICC for his role in the scandal.

Brief scores: South Africa 311 and 373 (A. Markram 84, de Villiers 63, de Kock 65, V. Philander 52 not out; J. Hazlewood 3-69, P. Cummins 3-67, N. Lyon 3-102) beat Australia 255 and 107 (D. Warner 32; M. Morkel 5-23)

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