Johannesburg, Nov 21: Tailenders Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins dragged Australia to a gutsy series-saving win in a scintillating second test against South Africa at Wanderers on Monday.
Australia clawed its way to 310-8 in fading light on the final day for a nailbiting two-wicket win. The victory saw Australia draw the two-match contest and salvage a 41-year unbeaten run in test series in South Africa.
The teams provided another rollercoaster ride in the dying stages of the match as South Africa dismissed Brad Haddin for 55 and then Peter Siddle to have the tourists 292-8 and pile intense pressure on 18-year-old debutant Cummins and Johnson.
In a stunning finish, No. 10 Cummins narrowly survived an lbw appeal and then hit a four next ball to take Australia home.