AUS v SA highlights today – First test day two from Kingsmead, Durban (South Africa) Friday 2nd March 2018. South Africa 162 (De Villiers 71*, Starc 5-34, Lyon 3-50) trail Australia 351 (M Marsh 96, Smith 56, Warner 51, Maharaj 5-123, Philander 3-59) by 189 runs. This was the reason South Africa picked an extra batsman.
Australia’s attack, led by Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon, systematically dismantled South Africa’s batting order on the second day in Durban; such was Australia’s complete dominance that it seemed an achievement for South Africa even to avoid the follow-on. Starc wrapped up the day neatly with a five-wicket haul to dismiss South Africa for 162 in reply to Australia’s 351.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
South Africa team/playing XI
D Elgar, AK Markram, HM Amla, AB de Villiers, F du Plessis (c), Q de Kock †, TB de Bruyn, VD Philander, KA Maharaj, K Rabada, M Morkel.
Australia team/playing XI
CT Bancroft, DA Warner, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith (c), SE Marsh, MR Marsh, TD Paine †, MA Starc, PJ Cummins, JR Hazlewood, NM Lyon.
Match Timings: 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – Test no. 2297
Australia tour of South Africa 1st Test Highlights