Australia will look to enforce follow on upon the South Africans © Getty Images
Australia will look to enforce follow on upon the South Africans © Getty Images

 

Feb 14, 2014

 

Going into Day Three of the first Test against South Africa, Australia will look to establish follow-on upon the hosts, who were tottering at 140 for the loss of six wickets at the end of Day Two, in reply to Australia‘s first innings total of 397.

 

South Africa currently trail Australia by 140 runs in the first innings, and were completely at sea, when facing the pace of Mitchell Johnson.

 

Johnson picked up four of the six wickets, and bowled at an impressive pace, to say the least.

 

Australia posted 397 in their first essay, with Marsh (148) and Steven Smith (100) scoring centuries to lift their side. The two batsmen added a record 233 runs for the fifth wicket. Their partnership is the best for the fifth wicket at Centurion.

 

Brief scores:

 

Australia 397 (Shaun Marsh 148, Steven Smith 100; Dale Steyn 4 for 78, Robin Peterson 2 for 49) lead South Africa 140 for 6 (AB de Villiers 52*; Mitchell Johnson 4 for 51) by 257 runs.

 

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