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South Africa vs Australia Live Cricket Score, 3rd Test, Day 3: Australia 25/0 at stumps; lead by 234

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David Warner played some cracking shots towards the end of Day three © Getty Images

Mar 3, 2014

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(With the series levelled 1-1 the third Test of the contest is expected to be a humdinger. All the good work done by Mitchell Johnson in the first Test had been equalled by Dale Steyn in the second. Catch live cricket scores of the match in our live blog below)

Australia end Day three complete command, buoyed by David Warner’s spanking shots all around the wicket and lead the hosts by a whopping 234
David Warner spanked some shots on the off side, clearly showing intent to score quick runs. expect fireworks from Warner
Australia take a 207-run lead and have not decided to enforce the follow on, which the hosts missed by 7 runs.
OUT!M Morkel
Dale Steyn’s cameo is ended by Johnson, who gets an edge of Steyn’s bat and is pouched by Shane Watson at second slip, not before slapping him for a boundary
OUT!D Steyn 28 (27)
Johnson returns the favour to Steyn, breaking his helmet. Steyn doesn’t even flinch. In a different matter altogether, South Africa need 20 to avoid follow on
South Africa’s hopes are largely pinned on Vernon Philander’s stay at the crease and and seamer has been throwing his body at everything so far. The hosts still need 34 to avoid follow-on and Steyn is showing stiff resistance despite an injured knee.
Shane Watson celebrates his comeback, cleaning up Kyle Abott’s uncomfortable stay at the crease.
OUT!K Abbott 3(25)
Vernon Philander is hanging around with great determination while tailender is all at sea with the monstrous pace of Johnson.South Africa needs 48 more to avoid follow-on
Faf du Plessis gets an edge of Mitchell Johnson and flies straight to second slip
OUT!du Plessis 67(134),
Faf du Plessis reaches his half century, beating the mid on fieldsman and hits yet another boundary through the region
Faf du Plessis and Vernon Philander are frustrating the Australian bowlers and are not backing down without a fight
Read the full tea report here
Its Tea on Day three and South Africa trail by 297 runs. South African hopes hinge largely on Faf du Plessis, who has been gifted three lives in this session.
Faf du Plessis was given two lives of consecutive deliveries. Will he do an Adelaide Test marathon yet again? Meanwhile South Africa still have a long way to go get something out of his Test.
Faf du Plessis has dropped anchor, realising he has to pull of another Adelaide knock to pull this off for South Africa. Vernon Philander has also looked cautious and are playing with minimal risks.
Ab de Villiers departs after edging it straight to second slip. A rather lazy shot from the talisman of South Africa to leave the hosts in dire straits
OUT! de Villiers 13 (37)
Play has resumed after lunch and Australian bowlers are right on the money. It will be touch session for South Africa to negotiate and the hosts’ batting charge will depend on the best Test batsman in the world, de Villiers

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South Africa reach 127 for 4 at lunch, with he childhood friends De Villiers and Faf du Plessis at the crease South Africa are a whopping 397 runs behind and need to bat out of their skins to save the 3rd Test.
That was a beautiful one from Ryan Harris with a hint of swing in the last second that foxed Amla. Amla went for a drive but a big gap between the bat and pad saw the ball sneak through.
OUT!H Amla 38(52)
Petersen falls after getting half century after nicking a leg side delivery to Brad Haddin off Mitchell Johnson. AB de Villiers is the new man in, who was welcomed by Johnson with a bouncer followed by few words.
OUT! A Petersen 53(62)
It’s been a fine effort from Alviro Petersen, who completed his half-century in the 18th over. He has steadied the South African innings along with Hashim Amla.
Petersen and new man Dean Elgar are playing their shots after some hostile Mitchell Johnson stuff in the early overs but there is danger looming all the time.
Graeme Smith’s tentative stay at the crease is ended by Ryan Harris; Smith nicks it to give Brad Haddin catching practice. Yet another failure by the South African skipper that brings Dean Elgar to the crease.
OUT! G Smith 5(19)

Hello and welcome to the live updates of the third day’s play of the third Test between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town. Australia make an overnight declaration at 494 for seven.

Australia hold all the aces in the third Test match in Cape Town against hosts South Africa, powered by a blistering century by David Warner and gritty, determined captain’s knock by Michael Clarke. South Africa received a body blow after Dale Steyn was ruled out of bowling in the innings after 10 overs.

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