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Australia after being completely out-played in the first and second session of Day One came back strongly and with much vengeance. Australia s best bowler in recent past Mitchell Starc provided the team with crucial breakthroughs to help is team get back into the game. Josh Hazlewood soon joined in the fun grabbing 2 wickets to support his partner in crime ably. Hazlewood got the price scalp of Hashim Amla who looked set for a big score. Amla along with Bevuma got South Africa past Australia’s lead. Going into stumps on Day One South Africa were 171 for 5 with Bevuma not-out on 38* and de Kock not-out on 28*, leading Australia by 86 runs. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hobart

In the very first over post-tea Starc struck getting wickets of openers Dean Elgar and Stephen Cook in the same over. Starc struck in the very first ball nabbing the wicket of Elgar as the ball came back into the batsmen and crashed into his pads on middle and leg stump. Second wicket to go was Stephen Cook , poor shot that ended a resilient innings. Cook leans into a fuller delivery and gives a simple catch to the keeper for 23. Third wicket came soon Australia, as JP Duminy handed Starc his third scalp. Duminy trying to play away from his body, nicked the ball to the fielder at slip for 4-ball 1. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis provided a bit of calmness to the madness that Starc was dishing out.

du Plessis and Amla added 30 runs for the fourth wicket to ensure that their team gets past Australia s total and attain a healthy lead. du Plessis departed quickly making a 21-ball 7 as Hazlewood stuck the South African skipper on the pads. Soon Temba Bevuma and Amla got South Africa past Australia total. Amla in particular looked solid in his stay hitting as many as five boundaries in his stay. Amla and Bevuma added 56 runs for the fifth wicket stand. Bevuma continued his innings up until stumps who was joined by de Kock.

Steve Smith’s timid team were decimated for just 85, with Vernon Philander picking up 5 for 21 as South Africa seized control on Day One. The Africans strengthened as openers Cook and Elgar struck an first wicket stand of 44 runs. Only skipper Smith provided resistance with his unbeaten knock of 48 as the Australians failed to live-up to their name.

An irresponsible shot from the Australian vice-captain Warner and Joe Burns wicket meant Australia were in a spot of bother from the start. Soon Usman Khawaja edged Philander to Amla at slip for four and Adam Voges was out next ball, caught behind by Quinton de Kock, making a duck. Callum Ferguson, who fought off a hat-trick ball after coming to the wicket in his first Test, was brilliantly run out for three by a direct throw by fielding substitute Dane Vilas while going for a second run. Wicketkeeper Peter Nevill was the sixth wicket to fall of a lbw appeal off Kagiso Rabada.

Philander back from treating his shoulder initiated the hosts downfall getting debutant Mennie for 10 runs. Philander got the delivery to jack back into the batsman who was found napping as the ball rattled his stumps.

Kyle Abbott was not behind picked up his second wicket getting his Australian counterpart, Mitchell Starc for 4. Starc a delivery before hit Abbott for a boundary was invited again to hit a similar shot obliged and perished. Starc handed a diving Jean Paul Duminy. Abbott was quick to pick his third wicket getting Hazlewood a 7-ball 8. Hashim Amla caught a superb diving catch with Lyon playing on the up and edging the ball. Rightfully Philander picked the final wicket of the Australian innings also grabbing his 10th career 5-for in the process.

Brief scores:

Australia 85 all-out (Steven Smith 48*, Joe Mennie 10; Vernon Philander 5 for 21 ) trail South Africa 171 for 5 (Hashim Amla 47, Temba Bevuma 38* ; Mitchell Starc 3 for 49 ) by 86 runs.