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Despite nearly looking and feeling like a zombie today morning, I somehow managed to get myself to watch history in the making as Hashim Amla hit the winning runs to inflict the first series defeat for Australia @ home since Richie Richardson’s West Indies beat AB’s boys in the 1992/1993 season.

It was truly magnificent, and I have to say, it is extremely amazing and nice to see Graeme Smith’s boys winning it, them being the truly deserving victors. It all started, IMO, with that amazing reguard by JP and Steyn.

I had to admit that, by then, I actually felt kinda’ strange seeing the Aussies getting thrashed, ‘yet again’, and it finished with the 5 wicket haul by Dale Steyn.

Man, it’s been a long time coming, but SA have finally won their first test since re-admission, in what must be the most defining moment in Graeme Smith’s career!

And what better way to get the victory than by debutant JP Duminy,who was fairly nervous during the start of the innings but kept his cool and hit the winning runs and got his first test fifty!

Kudos to AB and Graeme Smith for great half – centuries!

Hard luck for Mitchell Johnson, who came up with 11 wickets but nothing to show in terms of team performance!

Perhaps where it went wrong for Ponting was the selection of Peter Siddle. Now I’m not trying to say that he bowled bad, but when you have a better bowler in Shane Watson, who bowled his heart out during the tour to India, why settle for second – best?

Man of the Match verdict: AB deVilliers