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The Test match between South Africa and Australia is evenly poised at the moment with Australia 225 for 5 at stumps on Day 1. The wicket of Steven Smith and David Warner  would be a positive for the host. However, the presence of Mitchell Marsh and Tim Paine who is still a concern for the host. The pair have already added of 48 for the seventh wicket. Pat Cummins, the only batsman to score a 50 in the first innings of the warm up match will also look for some quick runs.

Keshav Maharaj has been the among the pick of the bowlers getting the big wicket of Steven Smith and well set Shaun Marsh.  Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada have been impressive with their line and length. The live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Whereas, the live streaming of the match will be on SonyLIV.

South Africa will look for an early breakthrough to get into Australia’s tail. Whereas, Australia would love to bat till tea and give their full while bowling in the final session.Only 76 overs were bowled on Day 1 as the play was called off due to bad light.