Watch Aus v SA 1st commonwealth bank test day 3 full highlights today from Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth (Australia), Saturday 5th November 2016. After the end of the first day, it was looking like Australia will score a minimum of 600 runs in the first innings because in first innings SA all out in almost 64 overs and Aus scored a hundred with no wicket loss in 21 overs.
Second day of the match South Africa strike and brilliant comeback from SA bowlers who dismissed all Australian batsmen in almost 49 overs. Wickets countdown starts from DW Steyn bowling attack, he took DA Warner when he was at 97 which was too bad and then VD Philander took four wickets, KA Maharaj took three and K Rabada took remaining two wickets. Australia scored 244 runs all out in first innings.
DA Warner scored 97 runs by facing a hundred deliveries, he put seventeen times ball out of boundary limitations sixteen 4s and a six. When his wicket down then 35.2 whoa. Steyn strikes. Against the run of play. Superb bowling from Steyn all day finally has something to show for it. Fuller than a good length, quite the ideal length, on this surface.
Warner wanted to just push the ball through the gap at the point to get one. Instead, the ball leaves him just enough to take the outside edge of his 45-degree angled bat. Taken by Amla at slip to his left in front of his chest. Steyn pumped, Warner is distraught. 158/1. SE Marsh scored 63 runs off 148 balls, AC Voges 27 and PM Nevill† 23.
Now South Africa team position is much better then first innings because now they are at 104 with two down and they were five down at 81 in first innings it means South African batsmen doing better and learning so fast of the pitch behavior. If South Africa scorer above 300 in this innings then it will become much difficult for opponents to chase the target. SC Cook had not survived much enough his wicket dropped with scoring 12 runs and HM Amla also still not able to judge completely the conditions of Australian pitch.
D Elgar and JP Duminy are still not out, JP Duminy scored 34 runs off 66 balls till the end of the day 2 and D Elgar is reaching at his half-century with 46 runs off 117 balls. JR Hazlewood took one wicket and PM Siddle took also one wicket yet and South Africa lead by 102 runs with 8 wickets remaining.
Toss: South Africa & bat.
South Africa team
SC Cook, D Elgar, HM Amla, F du Plessis*, T Bavuma, JP Duminy, Q de Kock†, VD Philander, DW Steyn, K Rabada, KA Maharaj.
DA Warner, SE Marsh, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith*, AC Voges, MR Marsh, PM Nevill†, MA Starc, PM Siddle, JR Hazlewood, NM Lyon.
Match Timings: 10:30 local time (02:30 GMT)
Test no. 2230 | 2016/17 season
Played at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
03,04,05,06,07 November 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – Aleem Dar and NJ Llong
TV umpire – RA Kettleborough
Match referee – AJ Pycroft
Reserve umpire – SJ Nogajski
South Africa 242 & 390/6 126.0 overs
South Africa lead by 388 runs with 4 wickets remaining