South Africa Vs Australia Live Cricket Score - 3rd Test match - Summary
Starc immediately walked off after the decision of umpire Nigel Llong before he was called back by non-striker Peter Nevill, who urged his teammate to challenge the decision. Part-timer Temba Bavuma, caught Khawaja off guard with a ball that stayed low on the day five pitch.
DAVID Warner has explained why it appeared he did not push all the way to the line in his freak run out at the hands of Temba Bavuma on day four. I put my head down and I ran as I normally do and what a fantastic run out. That was absolutely superb. To throw a ball like that off-balance in mid-air is phenomenal. Lyon has already been spared by selectors for the second Test of the series with the selection panel already naming the same man squad for the second Test in Tasmania.
Mitch Marsh and Shaun Marsh both held sensational chances on day one of the first Test. The three errors cost a total of runs and ensured Australia remained in the field for We collect information about the content including ads you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites.
Fall of Wickets 27 Elgar 7. Cummins 12 2 47 1 3. Bancroft c de Kock b Philander 5 20 1 0 Warner c de Villiers b Philander 51 79 6 0 Khawaja c de Kock b Rabada 14 19 3 0 Smith c c de Villiers b Maharaj 56 11 0 Marsh c de Villiers b Maharaj 40 96 6 0 Marsh c Morkel b Philander 96 13 1 Paine c de Kock b Rabada 25 72 3 0 Cummins b Maharaj 3 38 0 0 7. Starc b Maharaj 35 25 4 2 Lyon c de Bruyn b Maharaj 12 24 2 0 Hazlewood Not out 2 4 0 0 Fall of Wickets 15 Bancroft 5.
Rabada 25 7 74 2 2. Smith and Khawaja are starting to build a bit of a partnership here as the gap towards their mammoth goal closes in on runs. A quicker one from Keshav Maharaj caught Steve Smith by surprise and struck him on the pads in front of the stumps. The spinners are asking real questions of the Australian batsmen now, utilising the cracks and finding a lot of spin on the deteriorating wicket.
Proteas lose a review and Smith remains Keshav Maharaj has stunned the batsmen with a ball skidding off a crack and rolling underneath the bat of Usman Khawaja and under the gloves of wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. Australia have steadied the ship since the wicktets of David Warner and Shaun Marsh, but it will take a huge effort from these two batsmen in the final session if Australia want to complete the day on a high.
A hint of a dawdle from Warner in the final two steps looked to be his demise. After a hopeful start to the innings, Australia have slipped back into turmoil with two quick wickets. Australia barely had time to breathe when JP Duminy fired one in to Usman Khawaja who appeared to have edged it. DRS found no contact with the bat and Khawaja was given not-out.
Temba Bavuma's acrobatic effort caught David Warner short of the crease. A small win for Usman Khawaja who succesfully reviews a caught behind decision. South Africa have opted to go with part-timer JP Duminy in the ninth over of the innings in an effort to slow the pace of David Warner 28 from 28 balls. The cracks are beginning to come into play after a ball from Kagiso Rabada skidded through to the keeper at ankle height.
Shaun Marsh and David Warner have started off the innings well, seeing off the new ball with an early flurry of boundaries. David Warner has set the pace with two boundaries square of the wicket off his first two balls of his innings. The Proteas are at a huge disadvantage this innings without Dale Steyn leading the attack. Another FOUR to davidwarner South Africa have declared on and have set Australia a mammoth total of to win the Test.
The declaration has come! Australia needs to win. Philander bowled by Steve Smith for Keshav Maharaj has sent a strong message after lunch with two sixes off Nathan Lyon in the opening over. Steve Smith has brought himself into the attack in an attempt to get some spin out of the day four wicket. Vernon Philander is continuing to build his innings nicely as Maharaj accelerates into the fourties.
South Africa have inched their lead to runs going into the lunch break. Vernon Philander has played out of his skin to a classy 63 at number eight with Keshav Maharaj supporting well on The Proteas will likely bat on after lunch to build a lead before Australia head out to the middle in an attempt to pull off the impossible. Time for four day Tests. In what has been a slow session of batting for South Africa, Shane Warne and Mark Taylor have suggested a shift to four day Test matches to make the game more interesting.