South Africa on the verge of big defeat against Australia
At the end of the third day’s play, South Africa had scored 15 runs losing one wicket. He still has to score 371 more runs to put Australia out to bat again. In the last three innings in the series, the South African team has not been able to score even 200 runs, due to which its defeat seems certain.
Australia declared South Africa on the brink of an innings defeat at a mammoth 575 for eight on the third day of the second Test after David Warner’s double ton from Alex Currie. At the end of the third day’s play, South Africa had scored 15 runs losing one wicket. He still has to score 371 more runs to put Australia out to bat again. In the last three innings in the series, the South African team has not been able to score even 200 runs, due to which its defeat seems certain.
His main batsman and captain Dean Elgar has already lost his wicket. Only seven overs could be bowled in the last session due to rain. South Africa lost the wicket of Agar in the second over, who was sent to the pavilion by Australian captain Pat Cummins. Tee De Bruin is playing for six and Sarel Ervi is playing for seven runs. Earlier, in response to South Africa’s first innings score of 189, Australia declared their first innings at 575 for eight.
Wicketkeeper Alex Carey scored his first Test century for Australia, playing ahead of their yesterday’s score of 386 for three. He hit 13 fours in his innings of 111 runs while Cameron Green remained unbeaten after scoring 51 runs. Batting determinedly despite a fractured finger, Green shared a century partnership for the eighth wicket. For South Africa, Enrich Norkia took three wickets for 92 runs in 25 overs while Kagiso Rabada got two wickets.
Norkia dealt a double blow to Australia by dismissing Warner (200) and Travis Head (51) in the third over. Warner, who retired hurt yesterday due to a hamstring strain, could only play one ball and lost his wicket. After this, Rabada dismissed Cummins (four). Curry and Green took the lead after seven wickets fell at 440 runs.
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