South Africa on the back foot in Melbourne after clinical bowling from Australia

Australia swiftly took control of the second Test against South Africa in Melbourne on Monday as they bowled out the visitors for only 189 on Day 1.

All-rounder Cameron Green achieved a career-best 5-27 as the Proteas' batting lineup once again crumbled under the pressure.

The South African top order failed to find a foothold and the scoreboard was looking grim at 67/5, but Kyle Verreynne and Marco Jansen provided some much-needed resistance.

Both men scored half-centuries to get South Africa up to 179, but once the partnership was broken the last few wickets were taken shortly thereafter.

Australia's impressive bowling display gave their batsmen time to face 12 overs on Day 1 of the Test.

At stumps the hosts were 45/1 with David Warner not out on 32, after Kagiso Rabada removed his opening partner Usman Khawaja for 1.

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