Mitchell Starc ended with 5 wickets    Getty Images
Mitchell Starc ended with 5 wickets Getty Images

Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc kept Australia on top on Day 2 of the first Test at Kingsmead in Durban. South Africa were bowled out for 162 before the close of the day. Lyon triggered the collapse and ended with 3 for 50. Meanwhile, Starc claimed five-for for 34. AB de Villiers played a lone battle remaining unbeaten on 71. As for Australia, Mitchell Marsh came good with 96. Starc, on the other hand, displayed his skills with the play with an aggressive knock of 35. The live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Whereas, the live streaming of the match will be on SonyLIV.

On a pitch which has proved even slower than predicted by both captains, left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj took five for 123 for South Africa. Spin continued to be effective when South Africa batted. Off-spinner Lyon was brought on in the eighth over and took two wickets in his first over. Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram put on 27 for South Africa’s first wicket and were looking reasonably comfortable until Australian captain Steve Smith brought Lyon into the attack in the eighth over.