Live Cricket Score: Australia vs South Africa, third Test at Perth - Day One

South Africa will bat first on the seamer-friendly wicket of Perth on Day One of the Perth Test AFP

Perth: Nov 30, 2012

Australia and South Africa begin their search for a win in the four-match Test series in the third Test at Perth on Friday.

Australia need just one win in the next two wins to reclaim their number one spot in Tests while South Africa need to get just two more draws to hold on to their coveted title.

This will be former Australian captain Ricky Ponting‘s final Test at Perth after he announced his retirement recently.

South Africa have decided to play Jacques Kallis after declaring him fit for the game in the last moment while Australia’s Shane Watson comes in to replace Rob Quiney.

The visitors won the toss and have elected to bat first.

Teams:

Australia: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Ricky Ponting, Matthew Wade (wk), Michael Hussey, John Hastings, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis AB de Villiers (wk), Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel.

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