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South Africa vs Australia Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Day 3: Australia continue their domination over South Africa

David Warner in action during the third day of the first Test © Getty Images
David Warner in action during the third day of the first Test © Getty Images

 

 

Feb 14, 2014

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As the the day’s play comes to an end, one wonders how South Africa will recover from what has been another bad day in the office for them. Dale Steyn though, is still striving every sinew to extract something out of a flat deck.
Alex Doolan out for well-measured knock of 89. Robin Peterson has resorted to bowling outside a batsman’s leg-stump.
OUT! A Doolan 89(154)
Alex Doolan and David Warner continue to flay South African bowlers. The lead is of 375 runs and they have stitched a partnership of 183 runs.
David Warner gets to his century with two boundaries off Morne Morkel. However, there was a loud appeal for leg-before, but the ball was pitched outside the leg-stump.
Alex Doolan completes his half-century on Test debut, with a single off Vernon Philander.
Australia take tea with an overall lead of 338 runs.
Warner and Doolan have so far added 126 runs for the second wicket as Australia’s lead is past 300 now. Doolan is nearing his maiden Test half-century.
Both Doolan and Warner are batting with ease as Australia’s overall lead is of 283 runs now. What must be noted is the approach of the home side, who are struggling on the field at the moment. Several dropped catches, apart from overthrows not helping their cause at all.
David Warner cuts for four off Ryan McLaren to get to his first half-century against South Africa in Tests. This is his 11th half-century in the format. Australia’s lead is of 256 runs now.
Nothing going right for South Africa at this moment? Warner hits one high in the air towards the deep fine-leg, as Dean Elgar, the substitute for Dale Steyn struggles to grab the ball. Vernon Philander is not impressed at all.
In the very next over, Warner is provided another lifeline as Alviro Petersen spills one at slips off Morne Morkel. Australia’s lead is of 243 runs now, and Warner and Doolan’s partnership is of 51 runs.
Dale Steyn comes around the wicket after lunch and David Warner smashes three boundaries through the covers to start the proceedings in the second session. Austraia’s lead is of 221 runs now.
Australia take lunch on the third day of the opening Test with a 209-run lead against the hosts. Both Warner and Doolan have batted cautiously so far, not allowing the opposition to capitalise after the early blow.
And Dale Steyn strikes early! Chris Rogers gets an inside edge as the ball rose sharply. A wicket maiden for the South African pace spearhead.
OUT! C Rogers 1(4)


Mitchell Johnson comes around the wicket and bowls another bouncer to left-handed Morne Morkel, who is caught behind. Johnson bags his seventh wicket in the innings and this is his third best performance in Tests. Australia well on top as they have taken a huge lead of 191 runs in the first innings.
OUT! M Morkel 0(1)
De Villiers is out! The right-handed batsman misses out on a century as Mitchell Johnson foxes him with a slower delivery. De Villiers tries to clear the mid-off fielder, but mistimes the shot and is out after a superb 91.
OUT! AB de Villiers 91(148)
AB de Villiers is nearing a century as his effort has been the only bright spot for the South Africans in this innings. Philander, on the other hand, handled the Australian pacers well, but is trapped in front of the wickets by Nathan Lyon. The ball was pitched on the line of the leg-stump and straightened up. Umpire wasn’t interested in the appeal, as the tourists opted for DRS. South Africa need nine more runs to avoid follow-on. The partnership between Philander and de Villiers was of 49 runs.
OUT! V Philander 15(35)

 

AB de Villiers looks in splendid touch. He cracks two boundaries off Peter Siddle on the off side. Philander has done well so far to hang around there in the middle.

 

Mitchell Johnson comes from around the wicket and bowls one on the rib area to Robin Peterson, who is totally squared up. Johnson picks his fifth wicket in the innings, thus registering the 11th five-for in his Test career.
OUT! R Peterson 10(23)

 

Hello and welcome to the live updates of the second day of the first Test between South Africa and Australia at the SuperSports Park in Centurion. Australia will aim to bundle out South Africa cheaply as the hosts were struggling at 140 for six at stumps on the second day. Australia are 257 runs ahead and they would aim to maintain their strong hold over the game.

 

Mitchell Johnson claimed four wickets as South Africa were struggling at 140 for six at stumps, trailing by 257 runs against Australia on the second day.   AB de Villiers’s unbeaten half-century was the only bright spot for the hosts as their batsmen struggled to tackle Johnson, who ripped through their top order in the first spell from which they could not recover.

 

De Villiers and JP Duminy did put up a 67-run stand for the fifth wicket, but the latter’s dismissal in the 31ts over of the innings didn’t do them any good as Australia sniffed another opportunity to make further inroads.

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