Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – 26 Dec 2022

Australia vs South Africa Highlights today. 2nd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Monday 26-12-2022, South Africa tour of Australia 2022.

Australia, elected to field first.

“Will give us a good crack at it,” says Pat Cummins who adds the wicket tends to get better.
Dean Elgar says he would have batted first. Thinks they’ll be some early life but it should be good after that. Admits surprise at Cummins bowling first. Adds he “definitely,” thinks the South Africa bowlers opened some scars on the Australia batting. They have made one change with Theunis de Bruyn replacing Rassie van der Dussen.

Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Usman Khawaja, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Scott Boland, 11 Nathan Lyon
South Africa team: 1 Dean Elgar (capt), 2 Sarel Erwee, 3 Theunis de Bruyn, 4 Temba Bavuma, 5 Khaya Zondo, 6 Kyle Verreynne (wk), 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Lungi Ngidi

Head to Head In Test’s: 99
Australia Won: 53
South Africa Won: 26
Australia Test Rankings: 1st
South Africa Test Rankings: 3rd

Form guide

(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Australia WWWLW
South Africa LLLWW

Match Timings: 11:30 AM GMT | 10:30 AM Local
Umpires – Paul Reiffel, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Phillip Gillespie
Match number – Test no. 2485

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