Kagiso Rabada was South Africa's star performer with three scalps on Day 4    Getty Images
Kagiso Rabada was South Africa’s star performer with three scalps on Day 4 Getty Images

Australia and South Africa meet for the final day of the first Test at Perth with the hosts facing a daunting task to save the match. Proteas are well on top with just six wickets away from taking a lead in three-Test series. Catch the live telecast of the match on Star Sports HD 2 and Star Sports 2, while the live streaming of the match will be available at starsports.com. Chasing a monumental target of 539, Australia ended Day Four on 169 for 4. Kagiso Rabada‘s sharp bowling led to four wickets of the Australian team with plenty to ponder on final day. Earlier, David Warner and Shaun Marsh gave a fitting start to their side but the former departed for 35, courtesy a brillaint run-out by Temba Bavuma. Steven Smith recovered the innings with Usman Khawaja but got out for 34 before stumps. His dismissal was followed by Adam Voges departure as Australia are in tatters with one full day to bat on. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test at WACA, Perth

Day Four began with an aggressive intent carried out by South Africa’s overnight pair of de Kock and Philander. Both got to their fifties before de Kock departed for 64. Philander led charge and was well supported by Keshav Maharaj. Maharaj remained unbeaten at 41 while Philander got out for 73 after which South Africa declared.

South Africa struggled to get the first wicket as Marsh and Warner got going. Warner ran hard for a quick single but Temba Bavuma’s atleticism got the better of him as he ran him out for 35. After his dismissal, Australia struggled and went for tea with the scoreline at 84 for 2. The last session looked to end in Australia’s favour as Smith and Khawaja steadied the ship but Rabada’s wicket-to-wicket bowling led to late flurry of wickets in form of Voges and Smith. Full Updates of Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

Losing Dale Steyn in the middle of the match, South African bowlers showed will to fight by giving a lead of only two runs to Australia in the first innings and struck again in the second innings to put themselves in dominant position. South Africa look set to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series with just six wickets left to grab.