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South Africa Vs. Australia, 2nd Test - Five Talking Points, Day Four

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The comeback kings did it again with a thumping win over Australia to ensure the series headed to Cape Town at 1-1.

'A collective: It's alive' must have reverberated through the country, with South Africa now still having a chance to beat the Aussies on home soil for the first time since readmission. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five talking points from the fourth day at St. George's.

South Africa pulled off a superb comeback at St. George's Park, completing a 231-run win inside four days to square the three-match Test series against Australia 1-1.

After setting the visitors a target of 448, South Africa's bowling attack performed out of their skin on the fourth day to bag 10 wickets and claim a win. A ton at the top of the order from Chris Rogers and 66 from David Warner weren't enough to shield the rest of the batsmen from harm.

Not a single other batsman managed to edge into double figures, with Dale Steyn bagging a four-for to skittle the Australians out for 216. Here are five talking points from a dramatic final day at St. George's Park.

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