Cape Town: Seamer Morne Morkel claimed his 300th career wicket as South Africa edged ahead in the third test on Friday when they reduced Australia to 245 for nine at the close on the second day, still 66 runs behind their hosts' first innings score at Newlands.
Having conceded a 56-run first innings lead, the Australians were desperate for an early wicket on Saturday.
As the legendary Springbok Barry Richards said last night, one team bats better than the other. I think he is trying to take responsibility, so there is right in that. "A brilliant final session".
Warner landed a few blows but South Africa spearhead Kagiso Rabada won the battle amid a lively start to the innings.
When two fiercely competitive sides battle it out for top honours, tempers are expected to fly.
Warner was also involved in an off-field bust-up with South African player Quinton de Kock, where a personal remark was again made about his wife.
"The way it was going at tea, I though we should push past 380, 400 (runs) here", Elgar said.
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There's still one game to go, but it has already been the mother of all Test series between the Proteas and Australia.
Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla are steadily building on their lead.
Cummins didn't let that happen with his brilliant burst.
Markram, who made a century in the first Test in Durban, batted solidly despite his lapses and hit ten fours and two sixes in a 145-ball innings. With the wicket of the elder Marsh, Morkel completed 300 wickets in Test cricket. David Warner also stepped down from the vice-captainship in solidarity with the skipper.
De Kock almost saw out the session until becoming the third vitim of Pat Cummins, advancing down the track and only managing a nick behind the stumps to Tim Paine, the stand-in captain.
"Ball shining versus ball tampering are two very different situations and one is much more serious than the other".
South African captain Faf du Plessis said he did not believe the scandal detracted from his team's win. "I look at the fantastic achievement over four days, the way we applied pressure to the Australian team in all facets of the game", said Du Plessis. "It was just a mistake, yeah", Cummins said.
"We've written to Cricket South Africa". He was 6 not out alongside Elgar at stumps.
Australia were soon put out of their misery as the wickets continued to tumble, with South Africa wrapping up victory easily.