South Africa have an uphill task on Day Four    Getty Images
South Africa have an uphill task on Day Four Getty Images

South Africa did fight back on Day Three but could not stop Australia from taking 400-run lead at Kingsmead in Durban. Amidst empty stands, Australia were 213 for nine when bad light stopped play, an overall lead of 402. When South Africa return on Sunday to bat out, they would be welcomed by a slow pitch. Cameron Bancroft has already signaled warning about the same. But the hosts could take heart from a fighting, disciplined performance that they put up on Day Three. 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.

Cameron Bancroft (53) and David Warner (28) put on 56 in 13 overs for the first wicket and Australia seemed to be racing to an unassailable position. The run rate remained brisk as Australia reached 112 for three at lunch. The scoring dried up after lunch, however, and Australia lost six more wickets while eking out another 101 runs in 44.4 overs before the umpires took the players off the field. Kagiso Rabada bowled with pace and hostility and was unlucky not to claim more than the two wickets he took for 28 runs.