Proteas to batter reeling Aussies - bookies

Faf du Plessis (Gallo Images)
Faf du Plessis (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas will beat their Australian opponents in the fourth and final Test at the Wanderers and claim an historic series victory, if bookmakers are to be believed...

The Proteas are currently 2-1 up in the series and a victory - or draw - in Johannesburg would give Faf du Plessis' men a first-ever series success against Australia in South Africa since readmission.

And they are primed to do so with Australia reeling from the fallout of the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the third Test at Newlands last weekend.

Skipper Steve Smith along with star batsman David Warner - as well as his opening partner Cameron Bancroft - are all missing, back in Australia already in fact, having been banned for their roles in the cheating storm what has been termed #SandpaperGate.

In come Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns and Glenn Maxwell and they face a baptism of fire from a Proteas' attack which will see Morne Morkel play his 86th and final Test.

Leading SA bookies have installed the Proteas as 2/5 favourites, with Australia on offer at 4/1 while the draw can be backed at 9/2.

The weather forecast suggests sunny skies throughout, with the first ball on Friday due to be bowled at 10:00.

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