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Harris bowls South Africa to Test victory

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(CNN) -- South Africa wrapped up an innings and 20 runs victory over Australia in the third and final Test in Cape Town as left-arm spinner Paul Harris finished with career best figures of six for 127.

Harris (far left) celebrates the wicket of Peter Siddle at Newlands.

Harris (far left) celebrates the wicket of Peter Siddle at Newlands.

South Africa dominated from start to finish at Newlands but were held up on the fourth day by Australian tailenders Mitchell Johnson and Andrew McDonald.

The pair combined to post a century partnership at a better than a run a ball which was ended when Harris had McDonald caught of his bat and pad for 68.

Peter Siddle went next ball in identical fashion to leave Harris on a hat-trick and Johnson stranded at the other end on 96 in search of his first Test century.

But Bryce McGrain held out and in the next over Johnson launched Dale Steyn over midwicket for a six.

He finished unbeaten on 123 as McGrain was run out and Harris cleaned up Ben Hilfenhaus for career best figures with Australia all out for 420 to go down by an innings.

Excellent bowling by Steyn (3-96) in tandem with Harris had kept the pressure on Australia, who resumed overnight on 102 for two wickets and needing a massive rearguard action to save the match.

Steyn picked up the key wickets of Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke after both made starts before Harris worked his way through the tail despite Johnson's heroics.

Centuries from Ashwell Prince, stand-in captain Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers saw South Africa take a 442 run lead on first innings and they had a measure of revenge for losing the opening two Tests of the series to the top-rated team in world cricket.

In other international action on Sunday, England's women cricket claimed the World Cup with a four-wicket win over New Zealand in Sydney.

England had dominated the tournament and bowled out the Kiwis for 166 with Nicki Shaw taking four wickets for 34.

Shaw also made a crucial 17 not out with the bat as England chased down the total with just under four overs to spare.

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