[caption id="attachment_543112" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-543112 " alt="live cricket score, live score, live score cricket, Australia vs south Africa live, Australia vs South Africa live score, AUS vs South Africa live cricket score, australia vs south africa 1st test match live, australia vs south africa 1st test live, cricket live score, cricket score, cricket, live cricket streaming, live cricket video, live cricket, cricket live perth" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Australia-celebrate-the-wicket-of-Hashim-Amla.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> South Africa lead by 102 runs in the second innings, with eight wickets remaining Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Hosts <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> take on visitors <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa" target="_blank">South Africa</a> on Day 3 of the first of the three-Test series at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) Stadium in Perth on Saturday, as the live cricket streaming is available on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match is available on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD2. As of now, South Africa <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/australia-vs-south-africa-1st-test-day-2-report-proteas-consolidate-after-turnaround-with-ball-542953" target="_blank">lead by 102 runs</a> in the second innings, with eight wickets remaining. It would be interesting to see at what total can Australia restrict the visitors, as a decent total would be enough for Australians to draw a possible win in the opening Test. <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/south-africa-in-australia-2016-200380/live-scores/australia-vs-south-africa-1st-test-match-181139-summary.html">FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test at Perth</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Having turned around the tables dramatically at Australia, the touring South African cricket team has consolidated their position in the ongoing first Test of their three-match series at the WACA Ground in Perth. South Africa produced dominant performances with both bat and ball to outgun Australia, and ended the second day of the opening Test with the game in their firm control. Australia were less than ordinary, and now will have a huge challenge in their hands to control the damage that has been caused due to their poor batting on the second day, and try and get back into the contest. <p></p> <p></p>For Australia to get back into the contest, they will have to restrict South Africa with a flurry of wickets on the third day morning. It will be extremely tough for their bowlers as South Africa have batted far more responsibly compared to what they did in the first innings, and the pitch also looked like it had eased for batting.