Watch Aus v SA 1st test day 1 full highlights today from Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth (Australia), Thursday 3rd November 2016. Australia and South Africa recently met in Oct with five ODI series and South Africa won by 4-1. It happens in South Africa’s home grounds now South Africa arrived in Australia for three test cricket match series and Australia is looking much dangerous.
From today the first match will begin between Aus & SA sees what will happen. DA Warner was the most runs scorer in his ODI format against the same team, he scored 386 runs with the highest 173, he scored 386 runs in five innings. The second most runs scorer was RR Rossouw who scored 311 runs with the highest 122 and third was Q de Kock with 300 runs and highest 178.
Australia is the most runs scorer at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth with 735/6d in one innings only against Zimbabwe on 9 Oct 2003. Against South Africa, in 2005 Australia scored 786 runs in this ground and that match was drawn. South Africa’s highest total against hosts is 794 on Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 and that match South Africa won by 309 runs.
Toss: South Africa won the toss and chose to 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)
DA Warner is the eighth-most runs scorer of the ground with 671 runs in seven innings it means he is the most effective batsmen from Australia. MA Starc took 16 wickets between 2012 to 2015 in three test matches yet. The WACA provided a disappointing high-scoring draw last summer, and the curator is hoping to avoid such a road this year. He has left a little extra grass on the surface, which he hopes will also have more pace in it. The forecast for the whole Test is sunny with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s.
South Africa’s main question is whether to include Morne Morkel as a fourth fast man alongside Steyn, Vernon Philander, and Kagiso Rabada, or whether to pick a specialist spinner. The left-arm orthodox spinner Keshav Maharaj would seem to have the front-running if the selectors want a spinner, but Morkel’s experience would be tempting them.
However, having missed the series against New Zealand with a back injury, Morkel would need to convince the selectors he is ready to get through five days. Australia confirmed their XI on the eve of the match, with Peter Siddle preferred for the third pace-bowling position. The uncapped Joe Mennie has been named 12th man.
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
Australia 105/0 21.0 overs
Australia trail by 137 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the 1st innings