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  • 1:28 PM IST

    Man of the Match:
    Kagiso Rabada for his 7 wickets.

  • 1:06 PM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 361 and 244 | Need 177 | Batting: Peter Nevill 60: Nathan Lyon 6: That’s it! South Africa win the series opener by 177 runs and a fitting result for the team that did exceptionally well to not lose confidence and bettered their game to eventually win the game.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    OUT! Nathan Lyon lbw b Keshav Maharaj 8 (22)

  • 12:41 PM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 351/9 and 244 | Need 188 | Batting: Peter Nevill 52, Nathan Lyon 6: Finally! Temba Bavuma gets a wicket as Hazlewood gets a leading edge and Elgar takes a simple catch. Almost a second wicket? Lyon gets a four instead as the ball races past a diving Amla.

  • 12:37 PM IST

    OUT! Josh Hazlewood c Dean Elgar b Temba Bavuma 29 (71)

  • 12:10 PM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 315/8 and 244 | Need 224 | Batting: Peter Nevill 37, Josh Hazlewood 21: Nevill scoring some last minute runs here for the hosts. South Africa bowlers doing there bit to produce chances but it somehow is not clicking. Meanwhile, there was an attempt of a run out, a direct throw was needed.

  • 11:32 AM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 286/8 and 244 | Need 253 | Batting: Peter Nevill 29, Josh Hazlewood 1: Just two wickets to go for the visitors. they have outplayed the home team in every aspect, be it batting, bowling and obviously fielding. South Africa continue to dominate against Australia, after the ODI series.

  • 11:14 AM IST

    OUT! Peter Siddle lbw b Vernon Philander 13 (32)

  • 11:10 AM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 279/7 and 244 | Need 260 | Batting: Peter Nevill 23, Peter Siddle 13: New Ball has been taken. The bowlers have been producing chances, few put down. They will have to utilise the chances properly which will end things soon for Australia.

  • 11:01 AM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 263/7 and 244 | Need 276 | Batting: Peter Nevill 14, Peter Siddle 0: It’s lunch. Australia need 276 runs with the tail-enders remaining to bat. Australia’s batting has been disappointing as a team while South Africa excelled.

  • 9:55 AM IST

    OUT! Mitchell Starc lbw Kagiso Rabada 13(24)

  • 9:36 AM IST

    OUT! Usman Khawaja lbw b JP Duminy 97 (182)

  • 9:28 AM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 246/6 and 244 | Need 293 | Batting: Peter Nevill 14: Yet another opportunity to get Khawaja. He is on 97 here. Can Duminy get this? Khawaja has been very lucky indeed. And he goes for 97. Cmon, really Khawaja decided to go against Aleem Dar? Seriously? Well another wicket down for Australia.

  • 9:16 AM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 233/5 and 244 | Need 310 | Batting: Peter Nevill 14, Usman Khawaja 90 : Faf du Plessis has brought in Temba Bavuma. CHACE TO GET KHAWAJA AND NO BALL! Some insane stuff here by the cricketer. Pitching in line and hitting the middle-stump in the middle, but it is a no ball. Gets the ball pitched at the crack. Bavuma disappointed and why not!

  • 9:02 AM IST

    LIVE: Australia vs South Africa 1st Test, AUS 221/5 and 244 | Need 318 | Batting: Peter Nevill 10, Usman Khawaja 83 : South Africa got an early success in the morning but Khawaja is looking dangerous. Looks set with more than 80 runs, playing some praiseworthy shots. Some reverse swing here, both Rabada ad Philander making good use of that. Meanwhile Rabada is out of the field with ice pack on his shoulder.

  • 8:53 AM IST

    OUT! Mitchell Marsh lbw b Kagiso Rabada 26 (52)


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of fifth and final day’s play of the first Test between Australia and South Africa at Perth on Monday. We at CricketCountry will provide live updates from this match. This Test match has been ruled by the South Africans in all departments against a lackluster looking Australian side. Day Four began with South African pair of Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander striking individual half-centuries providing their team with awesome start. The pair added 116 runs before Mitchell Marsh stuck. Keshwav Maharaj was good with the bat in the first innings showcased his batting prowess this time. South Africa declared at the score of  539 asking the hosts’ to chase a record 538 runs to win.  LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test at Perth

Kangiso Rabada and Philander bowled superbly for the tourists with the former standing out picking up figures of 3 for 49. Maharaj too caused problems with the ball as he got ball to spin off the cracks. South Africa’s bowling has been so good that Dale Steyn’s absence hasn’t been felt at all. Although a draw cannot be ruled out as cricket is a game of uncertainties, the probability of SA sealing a win on Day Five is the obvious choice.  For Australia Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith stitched a solid partnership to get the innings back on track with a 92-run stand for the fourth wicket.

Rabada produced a compelling spell late into Day Four with his double strike . Rabada first removed Smith for 34 and soon got the key wicket of Adam Voges for just one run. Khawaja continued to battle on and got past his fourth Test half-century, an innings which featured some delicate shots with an occasional streaky flash of the bat.

HIghlight of Day Four was Temba Bavuma’s sensational run out as he got David Warner out for 35. Warner looked comfortable while batting but committed a mistake going for a quick single. Bavuma, who was fielding at silly point, cited the opportunity and ran up to silly mid off to collect the ball. Bavuma pulled off a diving throw, with his entire body hanging in the air. The ball raced past Warner, who was eager to reach his ground but the ball hit the middle stump to knock it over.