Morkel suffers side strain on day three

Morkel left the field after bowling two balls of his 13th over during the morning. He returned to the field after lunch, however.

A side strain suffered by fast bowler Morne Morkel before lunch probably contributed to South Africa's decision to bat again.   -  Twitter (@icc)

South Africa took a 267-run first innings lead when it bowled out Australia for 221 on the third day of the fourth Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. The host did not enforce the follow-on.

A side strain suffered by fast bowler Morne Morkel before lunch probably contributed to South Africa's decision to bat again.

Morkel left the field after bowling two balls of his 13th over during the morning. He returned to the field after lunch, however.

Australian captain Tim Paine, who batted with a hairline fracture of the right thumb, was last man out for 62, caught by a diving Dean Elgar in the deep off Kagiso Rabada.