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Live cricket score, South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5, Durban

Australia are looking to finish things up early as they take to the field with victory in sight on Day 5 of the opening Test against South Africa in Durban today. Chasing 417 to win, South Africa looked set for an improbable victory with Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock in fine fettle. However, Markram was dismissed for 143 and South Africa lost quick wickets towards the end of Day 4 to plunge from 283/5 to 290/9. They ended the day at 293/9, with De Kock unbeaten on 81. Catch live cricket score of South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5 at Durban, here.

Scorecard

South Africa South Africa v Australia Australia
South Africa v Australia Test Series 2018
1st Test
Thursday 1 March 2018 13:30
Venue
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires
Ravi & Dharmasena
Australia won the toss and decided to bat
South Africa

South Africa
162 & 293-9 (89 overs)
de Villiers 71*
Starc (5-34)
Morkel
027
de Kock
81138
Australia

Austral
Marsh 96
Mahaj (5-12Bancroft 53Stumps: South Africa need 124 runs to win with 1 wicket remaining
  • South Africa Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s SR
    Total (89 overs) 293 for 9
    Markram c Paine b Marsh 143 339 218 19 0 65.6
    Elgar c Paine b Starc 9 31 20 2 0 45
    Amla lbw Hazlewood 8 19 19 1 0 42.1
    de Villiers run out (Warner) 0 7 1 0 0 0
    du Plessis (c) b Cummins 4 21 8 1 0 50
    de Bruyn c Paine b Hazlewood 36 111 84 6 0 42.9
    de Kock (w) not out 81 200 138 11 0 58.7
    Philander c Paine b Starc 6 18 16 0 0 37.5
    Maharaj b Starc 0 3 3 0 0 0
    Rabada b Starc 0 2 1 0 0 0
    Morkel not out 0 25 27 0 0 0
    Extras 1nb, 2b, 3lb 6
    Bowling O M R W Econ 0s nb w
    Starc 16 1 74 4 4.6 67 1 0
    Hazlewood 14 1 57 2 4.1 61 0 0
    Lyon 32 7 86 0 2.7 146 0 0
    Cummins 15 3 47 1 3.1 63 0 0
    Marsh 7 2 21 1 3.0 30 0 0
    Smith 5 3 3 0 0.6 27 0 0
    Fall of wickets
    1 29 Elgar 6.5
    2 39 Amla 10.5
    3 39 de Villiers 11.6
    4 49 du Plessis 16.3
    5 136 de Bruyn 42.1
    6 283 Markram 76.1
    7 290 Philander 79.2
    8 290 Maharaj 79.5
    9 290 Rabada 79.6
    293 89

LiveCommentary

  • Over 89. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. South Africa: 293/9(rr 3.29)
  • 88.6

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

    Morne Morkel and Quinton de Kock make it through to the end of play but it seems to be only delaying the inevitable. Australia will come back tomorrow needing one wicket to take the lead in the series. There were two big clusters of wickets which killed off South Africa, firstly this morning to leave them 49-4 and then Mitchell Starc with the old ball tonight as the light was fading. In between this, Aiden Markram played the knock of his life as he attempted to close the gap and potentially get his team over the line. He had a couple of helpful partnerships with Theunis de Bruyn and de Kock but unfortunately there wasn’t enough from anybody else. Come back tomorrow for the finale of this fascinating Test match.

  • 88.5

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • 88.4

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • 88.3

    APPEAL! Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Australia ask the question but it looks to be sliding down.

    APPEAL! Lyon to Morkel. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Australia ask the question but it looks to be sliding down.

  • 88.2

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • 88.1

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Starc.

  • Over 88. no runs. Bowler: Steven Smith. South Africa: 293/9(rr 3.33)
  • 87.6

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Starc.

  • 87.5

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump moves in front, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.

  • 87.4

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Paine.

  • 87.3

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump moves in front, padded to gully for no runs, fielded by Warner.

  • 87.2

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • 87.1

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • Over 87. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. South Africa: 293/9(rr 3.37)
  • 86.6

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon. Tense times in Durban. Can Australia get the final wicket before the overs are out?

  • 86.5

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.

  • 86.4

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.

  • 86.3

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

  • 86.2

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

  • 86.1

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • Over 86. no runs. Bowler: Steven Smith. South Africa: 293/9(rr 3.41)
  • 85.6

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot glancing, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • 85.5

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

  • 85.4

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Smith.

  • 85.3

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Smith.

  • 85.2

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • 85.1

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Paine.

  • Over 85. no runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. South Africa: 293/9(rr 3.45)
  • 84.6

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Quicker length ball, to leg on the front foot working, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • 84.5

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • 84.4

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • 84.3

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • 84.2

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to deep cover for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • 84.1

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

  • Over 84. no runs. Bowler: Steven Smith. South Africa: 293/9(rr 3.49)
  • 83.6

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Smith.

  • 83.5

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Smith.

  • 83.4

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Smith.

  • 83.3

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • 83.2

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for no runs, fielded by Starc.

  • 83.1

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • Over 83. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. South Africa: 293/9(rr 3.53)
  • 82.6

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

  • 82.5

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

  • 82.4

    Nathan Lyon to Quinton de Kock. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.

  • 82.3

    Nathan Lyon to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

  • 82.2

    Nathan Lyon to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for no runs, fielded by Starc.

  • 82.1

    Nathan Lyon to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • Over 82. 1 run. Bowler: Steven Smith. South Africa: 292/9(rr 3.56)
  • 81.6

    Steven Smith to Morne Morkel. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, Gloved to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • 81.5

    Steven Smith to Morne Morkel. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Cummins.

  • 81.4

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.

  • 81.3

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Smith.

  • 81.2

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • 81.1

    Steven Smith to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Lyon. Starc is going to have to wait for his hat-trick delivery. Light is not good enough for him to carry on.

  • Over 81. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. South Africa: 291/9(rr 3.59)
  • 80.6

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Cummins.

  • 80.5

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Hazlewood.

  • 80.4

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Bancroft.

  • 80.3

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lyon.

  • 80.2

    Nathan Lyon to Morne Morkel. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, leading edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Marsh.

  • 80.1

    Nathan Lyon to Quinton de Kock. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.

  • Over 80. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. South Africa: 290/9(rr 3.62)
  • 79.6

    OUT! Bowled. Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada. Reverse Swing-In length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed. How good is this man with the old ball? Starc has three in the over and South Africa are teetering on the edge. This game has changed in the blink of an eye. Kagiso Rabada was nowhere near the ball as it swung back in and knocked over off stump. Light is becoming an issue so do Australia have time to finish it today.

  • 79.5

    OUT! Bowled. Mitchell Starc to Keshav Maharaj. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed. Will lightning strike twice? Starc bowls a ripper to Maharaj which tails away and beats the bat by a distance. The stumps are disturbed and now Australia are firmly in the driving seat with only two wickets to get. It is all down to de Kock.

  • 79.4

    Mitchell Starc to Keshav Maharaj. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.

  • 79.3

    Mitchell Starc to Keshav Maharaj. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.

  • 79.2

    OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Vernon Philander. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. It hasn’t taken Starc long to find the edge with the ball reversing. Second time in this Test which Philander has feathered a catch through to Paine from the around the wicket angle. Starc will have his sights on finishing this tonight, if light permits.

  • 79.1

    Mitchell Starc to Vernon Philander. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cummins.

  • Key events
  • 110.4

    OUT! Caught. Maharaj to Lyon. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover, by de.

    Maharaj gets his man eventually. He enticed Lyon down the track but the batsman didn’t get to the pitch and with a touch of turn the outer part of the bat was found. Five for Maharaj and he has bowled beautifully.

    Australia finish on 351 which is a big first innings lead, Mitch Marsh top scored with 96 and there were plenty of contributions from top to bottom. South Africa toiled hard and they would have hoped to keep the score below 300 but there are no demons in the wicket so their batsman should be able to cash in, if they get set.

  • 109.2

    OUT! Caught. Philander to Marsh. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Morkel. Marsh wanted to go for glory to bring up his century but he falls four short. He could not have picked out the tallest guy on the field and if it was anyone else he might have got his boundary. Frustration for Marsh and Australia but a very good knock which has put his team into a strong position.

  • 107.2

    Dropped Catch! Philander to Lyon. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, dropped catch by de.

  • 103.4

    That is 300 for Australia off 622 balls.

  • 101.4

    OUT! Bowled. Maharaj to Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed.

    On the stroke of lunch Keshav Maharaj has the last laugh as he knocks over Mitchell Starc’s off stump. Starc was perhaps playing for a bit more turn and the ball slid on past the outside edge.

    A good session for the Aussies after passing 300, Mitchell Marsh is still there on 60 and he will be hoping for a few more if the tail can stick with him. It has been hard work for the bowlers on a flat deck but the new ball added plenty of juice early on and they were able to make the breakthrough. Join us after this break for the resumption of the afternoon session.

  • 95.2

    That is 53 for Mitchell Marsh off 125 balls.

  • 94.3

    Dropped Catch! Maharaj to Starc. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to backward square leg for no runs, dropped catch by Markram, fielded by du.

  • 92.5

    OUT! Bowled. Maharaj to Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed. Straight through the defences. Cummins was playing for spin but there was none, natural variation from the spinner and South Africa break the partnership.

  • 86.2

    Dropped Catch! Rabada to Marsh. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, dropped catch by Rabada, fielded by Markram. Small chance for Rabada. The ball was struck very firmly back at the bowler and it would have been a stunner had he managed to hang on.

  • 82.4

    OUT! Caught. Rabada to Paine. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by de. The new cherry makes an immediate impact. Enough movement away from Paine to take the edge as the batsman chases a wide one. Can South Africa blow away the tail or will Cummins and Starc stick around with Marsh?

  • 76.1

    OUT! Caught. Marsh to Markram. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Late Cut, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. What a huge blow for South Africa. Markram has to go for a fantastic knock of 143 which has given the Proteas a sniff of victory. Credit to Tim Paine who is stood up to Marsh and taken a wonderful catch off a healthy edge. Just what Australia needed as we go towards the final passage of play today.

  • 74.4

    OUT! Bowled. Maharaj to Cummins. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bottom edge.

    Finally South Africa get the final wicket as Cummins drags a wide one back onto his stumps. Maharaj gets his fourth and he finishes with nine for the Test match. South Africa will require 417 runs to win in a little less than two days. This is going to be a huge ask against the Australian bowling line-up and they will be hoping for a better showing than the first innings.

  • 73.3

    APPEAL! Morkel to Hazlewood. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off for 1 run, direct hit by du, appeal made for Run Out Quick single and Hazlewood makes his ground with ease. Nobody was really that interested in the appeal but the umpire wanted to double-check.

  • 72.4

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Maharaj to Hazlewood. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. South Africa lose their final review with a rather hopeless attempt. Hazlewood’s pad was way outside off stump so he can’t be given out.

  • 71.1

    OUT! Caught. Morkel to Lyon. Seaming away half volley, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, outside edge to slips, by Amla. Lyon goes first ball after drinks as he nicks one straight to Amla. It might not be a bad thing for Australia if the hosts have to bat tonight in these conditions.

  • 70.3

    Dropped Catch! Rabada to Lyon. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge to slips for no runs, dropped catch by de, fielded by Amla. Not the easiest of chances, especially in the gloom, but de VIlliers has high standards and will be disappointed he shelled that.

  • 70.2

    That is 201 for Australia off 422 balls.

  • 68.2

    That is 202 for Australia off 410 balls.

  • 67.2

    OUT! Caught. Morkel to Starc. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover, by Elgar. Pushed up there by Morkel and Starc goes after it. A smart take from Elgar, grasping it above his head, looks like he may have injured a finger in the process though.

  • 62.5

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Cummins to Markram. Bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, hit helmet to slips for no runs, by Smith, appeal made for Caught What a beauty of a delivery which deserved a wicket. He has got the man who is on 110 in all sorts of trouble as the ball is banged in towards the head. Brilliant decision from the umpire though after spotting that it has pinged straight into the badge on the helmet and nothing else. Australia have lost both reviews.

  • 61.4

    That is 50 for Quinton de Kock off 68 balls.

  • 61.4

    OUT! Caught. Morkel to Marsh. Seaming away length ball, middle stump no foot movement defending, outside edge to gully, by de. Lovely delivery from Morkel and Marsh is squared up. AB doesn’t drop those. 23 consecutive dots in the lead up to that wicket.

  • 61.3

    That is 100 for Aiden Markram off 171 balls.

  • 60.2

    That is 202 for South Africa off 363 balls.

  • 58.4

    OUT! Caught. Maharaj to Marsh. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to slips, by de. Maharaj gets his second with Shaun Marsh feeling for the ball outside his off stump. Bit of a nothing shot with him not looking to get any runs and he ended up guiding an easy catch to AB.

  • 55.6

    APPEAL! Starc to Markram. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Paine, appeal made for Caught Very interesting. They all go up in unison but the one man who wasn’t very confident was the guy who took the catch. Tim Paine tells Smith to not bother reviewing.

  • 54.5

    OUT! Caught. Maharaj to Paine. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to slips, by de. AB de Villiers takes the catch at the second attempt. The umpires seek clarification from the third umpire but that was clearly out. That brings a fascinating session to a close. Australia are still well on top but the Proteas will take great heart from the pressure they asserted on the tourists in that session.

  • 54.3

    APPEAL! Maharaj to Marsh. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, hit pad to mid wicket for no runs, by Markram, appeal made for Caught They go up for the catch but the ball came straight off the pad.

  • 51.4

    APPEAL! Philander to Marsh. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Nice bowling but looked like it was pitching outside leg stump.

  • 51.4

    OUT! Bowled. Starc to Morkel. Reverse Swing-In length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad.

    Straight through the gate. Starc has cleaned up the tail and finished with 5-34 as he bowls South Africa out for 162, which is a lead of 189 for the Aussies. They have been absolutely outstanding today and found things in the pitch which the Proteas didn’t. AB de Villiers was the only man who managed to look comfortable but he ended up getting stranded at the other end on 71 as wickets fell around him.

    Australia go into the third day in a very strong position and they will have hopes of a big win to start the series.

  • 51.2

    OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Starc to Rabada. Reverse Swing-In half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad. No chance for Rabada. Starc is getting this ball to talk very late and at extreme pace. He is struck plumb in front and his review was more in hope. Is AB going to get stranded at the non-striker’s end?

  • 50.3

    OUT! Bowled. Hazlewood to Maharaj. Reverse Swing-In length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed. Goodbye off stump. Maharaj is beaten for pace and late tail from Hazlewood. Brilliant sight for a fast bowler to see the stump knocked out of the ground. South Africa are really struggling,

  • 49.4

    OUT! Caught. Maharaj to Smith. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to gully, by de. Steve Smith has gone. Huge wicket for Australia and Maharaj. It was there to be hit and it’s rare for Smith to miss out on a short, wide delivery but possibly a touch of extra bounce is his downfall. Struck the top edge and cannoned into de Kock’s forearm, gifting the simplest of chances to AB de Villiers.

  • 49.3

    OUT! Caught. Starc to Philander. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Another stunning delivery from the king of reverse swing. Philander is defending towards the legside with the angle but then as he is about to make connection the ball takes a different line. Straight off the edge and into Tim Paine’s gloves.

  • 49.2

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Starc to Philander. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Paine, appeal made for Caught Strange one. Nobody appealed for the catch but Smith has asked for the review. Looking on UltraEdge and Philander is nowhere near the ball. Not out.

  • 48.5

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Maharaj to Marsh. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to square leg for no runs, fielded by de, appeal made for L.B.W. It was something of a surprise they reviewed that but it was closer than on first viewing. Umpire’s call on off stump and only clipping the stumps. Not out but review retained.

  • 48.1

    APPEAL! Maharaj to Marsh. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Outside the line.

  • 47.1

    OUT! Caught. Rabada to Marsh. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to slips, by Amla. Loose from Mitch Marsh outside off stump and it is catching practice for Amla at first slip. The Proteas have been excellent since Lunch.

  • 46.4

    APPEAL! Maharaj to Marsh. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Amla, appeal made for L.B.W. Marsh surely outside the line.

  • 45.1

    OUT! Bowled. Lyon to de Kock. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed. Just as this pair were going along comfortably Nathan Lyon comes in and breaks through. It was flatter and with enough turn to spin past the outside edge into off stump. Lots of work for AB to do with the tail.

  • 44.5

    APPEAL! Rabada to Marsh. Reverse Swing-In half volley, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by du, appeal made for L.B.W. Another close appeal for LBW as the ball hoops back into Marsh and the batsman has fallen over his front pad. KG has definitely got this ball to reverse. Hawk-Eye is saying this would go on to cannon into the stumps, South Africa have used all of their reviews though.

  • 43.4

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Lyon to Markram. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to gully for no runs, by Smith, appeal made for Caught The Aussies think they have heard a noise but the umpire is unmoved. Replays shows no edge but what they might have heard is the bat clipping the bottom of the pad.

  • 43.1

    That is 50 for Steven Smith off 94 balls.

  • 42.1

    OUT! Caught. Hazlewood to de Bruyn. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Very innocuous delivery but it does the trick. Healthy edge through to Paine with de Bruyn pushing very hard at the ball, way away from his body. Hazlewood and Australia are pumped to finally break the partnership.

  • 41.4

    OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Elgar to Smith. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short leg. The change to the part-time spin of Dean Elgar has brought the breakthrough. The Australian captain looks to sweep but misses a ball on leg stump which straightens. Smith reviews but to no avail – it was hitting middle of middle.

  • 40.5

    APPEAL! Rabada to Marsh. Reverse Swing-In length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Big appeal from South Africa and once again the umpire’s have it spot on. Bouncing over the top after Marsh was struck on the pad while jumping up.

  • 39.6

    APPEAL! Lyon to de Bruyn. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, hit pad for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Lots more turn from Lyon again. Too much on this occasion though as de Bruyn is struck about leg stump.

  • 39.3

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Rabada to Marsh. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement defending, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by de, appeal made for L.B.W. Big appeal but that was always pitching outside leg, poor review.

  • 34.6

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Maharaj to Smith. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by du, appeal made for L.B.W. That’s so tight but Smith is umpire’s call on impact and he survives. South Africa retain their review.

  • 34.1

    That is 101 for South Africa off 205 balls.

  • 34.1

    That is 52 for AB de Villiers off 81 balls.

  • 33.1

    OUT! Caught. Starc to de Bruyn. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Wonderful bowling from Starc once again. Late tail and as de Bruyn tries to drive down the ground the ball nips away and kisses the edge. It as a bit of a struggle for de Bruyn.

  • 31.4

    That is 101 for South Africa off 190 balls.

  • 29.4

    That is 50 for Aiden Markram off 86 balls.

  • 27.3

    That is 100 for Australia off 165 balls.

  • 27.2

    OUT! Caught. Starc to du Plessis. Reverse Swing-Out length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. This is what Mitchell Starc is so good at doing. Getting the old ball to reverse just enough to find the edge. Not much Faf could do as he looked to cover the line but the ball tailed away at the last second to leave him helpless.

  • 26.6

    OUT! Caught. Philander to Warner. Seaming away length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge to gully, by de.

    Wicket on the stroke of lunch and what a big moment for South Africa. Smallest bit of movement but that is all what was required to find the edge to AB de Villers. The partnership of Warner and Smith was going strong and starting to put Australia in a good position but you would have to say the happier of the two teams as they walk off will be the hosts. Good start by the bowlers with three early wickets and Steve Smith will be key going into the afternoon session.

  • 26.1

    OUT! Stumped. Maharaj to Bancroft. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, missed to wicketkeeper, by de. A lovely bit of bowling. Bancroft is done in the flight and the ball rips past the outside edge, de Kock does the rest. Muted celebrations from the Proteas. Bancroft will be disappointed as the opportunity for a hundred was out there.

  • 25.3

    APPEAL! Morkel to Bancroft. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement working, hit pad to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Rabada, appeal made for L.B.W. A decent shout but slipping down leg.

  • 24.5

    That is 51 for David Warner off 72 balls.

  • 24.2

    That is 101 for Australia off 146 balls.

  • 23.5

    APPEAL! Morkel to Smith. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, hit pad to slips for no runs, fielded by Amla, appeal made for L.B.W. Hopeful from Morkel. Smith mis-judged the line but he was way outside off stump so no danger of being given out.

  • 23.4

    That is 51 for Cameron Bancroft off 76 balls.

  • 19.6

    APPEAL! Lyon to de Bruyn. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, padded for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Never going to be given out. The batsman has got in a huge stride towards cover so the ball would have to spin a heck of a lot to hit the stumps.

  • 18.5

    OUT! Caught. Cummins to Markram. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short leg, by Bancroft.

    Too high to be able to control and Markram lobs a simple catch to short leg. Australia have been superb and they have got South Africa in heaps of trouble. The pace of the three quicks and spin of Lyon has been a superb mix with the pressure unrelenting. This pitch seems to have livened up since Cummins and co have got the ball in their hand. Anyone else having flashbacks of the recent Ashes series?

  • 18.1

    OUT! Caught. NOT OUT changed by umpire to OUT after REFERRAL. Maharaj to Khawaja. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, Gloved in the air uncontrolled to gully, by de. South Africa can’t believe this isn’t given out on the field and we only need one replay to see that the ball popped up off Khawaja’s glove. That wicket brings the Australian captain to the crease.

  • 16.3

    OUT! Bowled. Cummins to du Plessis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed. Goodbye off stump. Perfect delivery from Cummins, beating the forward defence. Faf had left a big enough gap between bat and pad for a ball to go through and that is exactly where Cummins targetted. South Africa are in real strife.

  • 13.1

    OUT! Caught (Sub). Rabada to Warner. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by de. Important breakthrough for South Africa. Warner is happy to take on the short ball but this has skidded on a touch and hit the splice of the bat. Few words from Rabada as Warner walks off which makes the Aussie smile.

  • 11.6

    OUT! Run Out. Lyon to Markram. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg, fielded by Warner, by Lyon. Horrible running between the two Proteas. Bit of a yes, then no and AB is left stranded diving for his crease. Of all fielders to take a single to do not choose David Warner. He picked the right end and placed the ball right next to the stumps so all Lyon has to do is whip off the bails. Calamity cricket for South Africa and a huge loss in AB de Villiers.

  • 11.4

    OUT! Caught. Rabada to Khawaja. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by de. What a grab from de Kock. The edge was found as Rabada angled it away from the batsman with more movement taking it further away from Khawaja, it wasn’t a delivery which the batsman could leave. The catch though was stunning though as he flew to his left and pouched it with one hand.

  • 10.5

    OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Hazlewood to Amla. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad. Huge elongated appeal from the Aussies. Kumar Dharmasena takes plenty of time in weighing up the decision before eventually raising the finger. Once again Hazlewood gets Amla trapped LBW with the front pad a huge target as the batsman wanders across. Hopeful review but this is plumb, only positive is that it’s umpire’s call on the stumps so South Africa don’t lose a review.

  • 10.1

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Maharaj to Warner. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, hit pad for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Both reviews are gone so early in the day. Maharaj will be pleased with the amount of turn that he got but it ended up being his downfall with the ball turning past leg and bouncing over. Could South Africa rue the decision to use their two reviews with plenty of time in the game?

  • 9.1

    Dropped Catch! Lyon to Markram. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to deep square leg for 1 run, dropped catch by Bancroft, fielded by Warner.

  • 7.5

    OUT! Caught. Lyon to Amla. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg, by Bancroft. Nathan Lyon is on fire, two in the over and the big one of Hashim Amla. There is turn already back into Amla and the forward prod was squeezed off the inside edge and onto the front pad. Early trouble for the Proteas.

  • 7.2

    OUT! Caught & Bowled. Lyon to Elgar. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to silly mid off, fielded by Lyon. Into the attack and the offspinner makes the breakthrough almost immediately. The first ball spun plenty and the second delivery did just enough to find the leading edge as Elgar closed the bat face too early.

  • 6.5

    OUT! Caught. Starc to Elgar. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Paine. Australia have their first with Elgar going for just nine. He will be kicking himself as he walks off as he knew the ball was wide and he could have left it. The angle of Starc makes the batsman want to play though.

  • 5.5

    OUT! Caught. Philander to Bancroft. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump down the track defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by de. Clever from Philander. He sees the batsman making a move towards him so shortens the length and find a hint of movement which kisses the edge. South Africa have their first after some tight bowling this morning.

  • 0.3

    APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Morkel to Bancroft. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Early test for the umpire. Morkel is adamant that he has Bancroft plumb in front but the decision is not out. Faf du Plessis is going to use one of his reviews on only the third ball of the day and it doesn’t look like a good decision. The angle and bounce which Morkel has generated is taking the ball over the stumps. Stays as not out.

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