7 Jan 2009

Australia closing in on victory

6:03 pm on 7 January 2009

The Australian cricketers are closing in on victory against South Africa in Sydney.

Midway through the final session on the fifth day of the third test, the Proteas are on the brink of defeat at 206-8.

They need 376 for victory.

A win for the Australian's would let them walk away with some pride, after having lost the first to tests to the visitors.

It would also allow them to retain their number one ranking.