South Africa vs Australia: International cricket second Test – Day 4, live scores, blog, highlights

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    South Africa v Australia

    St George's Park, March 9-13, 2018

    2nd Test - South Africa v Australia Test Series 2018

     
    Australia 1st Inn 243 all out
    South Africa 1st Inn 382 all out
    Australia 2nd Inn 239 all out
    South Africa 2nd Inn 4/102
    Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
    South Africa win by 6 wickets
    South Africa Over: 22.5  RR: 3.97
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    F. du Plessis 2 10 0 0 20.00
    T.B. de Bruyn* 15 14 2 0 107.14
    Australia
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    N.M. Lyon 9.0 0 44 2 4.89
    P.J. Cummins* 4.5 0 13 1 2.69
    Last Wicket: A.B. de Villiers, 28 (c. Bancroft b. Lyon) - 4/81

    Match result:

    South Africa have levelled their four-Test series with Australia, taking the second Test by six wickets in Port Elizabeth.

    Australia 243 & 239 defeated by
    South Africa 382 & 4/102

    Match preview:

    South Africa are on the verge of levelling the series after dominating the first three days of play in Port Elizabeth, but can Mitchell Marsh and company give Australia something to bowl at in the final innings? Join The Roar for all the action from 7pm (AEDT).

    Day 3 started poorly for the Aussies, with South Africa taking advantage of a side that looked stiff and sore.

    The Proteas had a lead of 20 runs heading into the first session, but thanks to AB de Villiers, who finished 126 not out, and cameo innings from both Vernon Philander (36) and Keshav Maharaj (30), South Africa amassed a lead of 139.

    David Warner went for 13, after some wonderful bowling by Kagiso Rabada, while Cameron Bancroft fought hard for his 24 runs, but got unlucky when he was yorked and his attempt to dig it out saw the ball played back onto his stumps.

    Steve Smith didn’t last long, Maharaj getting one to spin and take his outside edge, then Shaun Marsh was caught behind off Rabada.

    After losing key wickets in a flurry, Usman Khawaja got through a tough spell to pile on 75 runs, but was dismissed LBW late in the day by Rabada – who’s three wickets in the second innings sees him with eight for the Test.

    Mitch Marsh was defiant, still at the crease with 39 runs, with Tim Paine the other not out batsman, on 5. Australia have a lead of 41 runs, but with only five wickets remaining.

    Prediction
    If the Aussies are any chance, they need Marsh and Paine to dig in, otherwise it’s going to be a South Africa win and with that, 1-1 in the series.

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    • Roar Rookie

      12:07am
      B2 said | 12:07am | ! Report

      WHY ?
      This is not the first time Steve Smith has been caught at the deep end. It happened in India last year with BRAIN FADE . What is disturbing more than anything else is his habit of involving teammates when caught. Even if there were others involved the decision is his, he had the choice to NOT DO IT.He will or rather should be banned for life but he is not willing to go down alone . Such men should not be chosen to lead because a leader leads by example. He will find it difficult to live this down because basically he is not a crook, brain faded maybe.Sad but lets face it , this has damaged Australian cricket irrepaiarably.

    • 7:01am
      Swannies said | 7:01am | ! Report

      Well done South Africa. This sets up the series for a great finish.

    • Roar Pro

      11:46pm
      anon said | 11:46pm | ! Report

      Pathetic capitulation.

      Aussies handed it to the opposition allowing themselves to be distracted by what’s happening off field.

    • Roar Guru

      11:08pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 11:08pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me over the last two days everyone, hope you’ve all enjoyed the coverage!

    • Roar Guru

      11:07pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 11:07pm | ! Report

      Kagiso Rabada the man of the match!

    • 10:58pm
      peter chrisp said | 10:58pm | ! Report

      SA brilliantly done & well deserved

    • Roar Guru

      10:58pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:58pm | ! Report

      I’ll be hanging around for the post-match presentation. Who do you think deserves the man of the match?

    • Roar Guru

      10:58pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:58pm | ! Report

      The series level at 1-1 after South Africa won in Port Elizabeth by six wickets. AB de Villiers’ first innings hundred and Kagiso Rabada’s 11 wickets over both innings the difference in the end. Australia’s batting ultimately let them down here, but they have Cape Town to put that right.

    • Columnist

      10:54pm
      Ronan O'Connell said | 10:54pm | ! Report

      Well played by SA in what was a very interesting Test.

      1-1. What a series we have on our hands here!

      • 12:51am
        Dave.SA said | 12:51am | ! Report

        Oh yes… Cant wait for Newlands… I have tickets

        Hope KG can play…
        Man has 4 x 10 fers already..

        Last time I saw a very young South African fast bowler this good … it was Shaun Pollock…. and I am starting to think that KG could be better

    • Roar Guru

      10:54pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:54pm | ! Report

      SOUTH AFRICA WIN

      de Bruyn drives Cummins through the covers for four to win the game for South Africa.

      Over: 22.5
      Score: 4/102

    • Roar Guru

      10:51pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:51pm | ! Report

      du Plessis flicks for a single.

      Over: 22.3
      Score: 4/98

    • Roar Guru

      10:51pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 10:51pm | ! Report

      du Plessis waiting for the right ball.

      Over: 22.2
      Score: 4/97

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