Quick Links

    cricketnext

    News

    Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1: As It Happened

    Faf du Plessis. (Getty Images)

    Faf du Plessis. (Getty Images)

    LIVE SCORECARD:

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page.

    TOSS: South Africa opted to bat against Australia at Adelaide Oval.

    Playing XIs:

    South Africa: Stephen Cook, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

    Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (capt), Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird

    Commentary (Australia innings)

    That completes South Africa's tour of Australia 2016. A terrific Test series that saw some high quality cricket being played. The visitors have sealed a series Down Under third time in a row now. Hope you all enjoyed our coverage of the entire series. For the time being, hop on to the India-England match tab for cricketing action. Goodbye!

    FAF DU PLESSIS accepts being disappointment at the loss but insists that it's been a series of pride for his South African team. Feels that his boys have stepped up big time to outplay a quality side like Australia in their den. Adds that it's easy being a captain with such a quality bowling attack. Underlines the great atmosphere and attitude of his side which he feels is a big positive. Ends by saying that they will take a short break before getting back to a jam-packed schedule.

    STEVEN SMITH says that he is pleased and proud of the way his team has stepped up in the game. Lauds the bowlers and Khawaja for setting it up nicely. Says that his team was outplayed in the first two matches and says that South Africa deserved to win the series. Stresses at the character shown by his team to bounce back in this game. Feels that the debutants are doing okay.

    VERNON PHILANDER (PLAYER OF THE SERIES) says he is surprised at getting the award as there were many good performances especially from his teammates. Admits that missing a legend like Steyn was a big factor but lauds his mates for taking the extra responsibility. Says that they enjoyed the conditions in the series.

    USMAN KHAWAJA (PLAYER OF THE MATCH) says that it was a tough series with good balance between bat and ball. Rues not being able to win one of the first two Tests. Expresses happiness at having contributed a match-winning century. Praises South Africa for putting up a great performance in the series and admits that his opponents were worthy winners in the end.

    With a paltry target of 127 to win, Australia were never going to be tested. Warner got them off to a racy start before being run out amidst confusion. Smith too played a solid knock but he departed just at the doorstep of the victory. Debutant opener Renshaw dug in long and stayed unbeaten with the other debutant Handscomb to see the team through. A consolation win for the hosts but it's been a vital one considering the new look outfit. Despite the defeat, a largely satisfying series for the Proteas as they clinched it 2-1.

    Khawaja rose to the occasion with a superlative ton with contributions from Smith, Handscomb and then down the order from Starc. The runs added by the lower order helped Australia take a vital 124-run lead. With a challenging deficit, South Africa struggled with Cook being the lone warrior with a defiant ton. Lyon led the charge along with Starc in the second innings and it was a terrific bowling performance from the hosts.

    An emphatic win for Australia in the end. Despite losing the toss, they were able to restrict South Africa on day one. The Proteas rode on a du Plessis ton to get to 259/9 before the SA skipper made a sporting declaration. Hazlewood was the pick of the Aussie bowlers while the rest were decent. With a fragile and inexperienced lower middle order, Australia needed a senior man to step in and it happened that way.

    40.5 T Shamsi to Handscomb, That will do for the hosts! Fuller on middle and leg, Handscomb steps out to that one and wrists it through mid-wicket for a single. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS. 127/3

    40.4 T Shamsi to Handscomb, Flighted on off, steps out to drive it firmly back towards Shamsi who stops it well. 126/3

    40.3 T Shamsi to Handscomb, Floated outside off, steps out to block but is hit on the front pad. 126/3

    40.2 T Shamsi to Handscomb, Drifting in from around off, blocked off the back foot to short leg. 126/3

    40.1 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Fuller on middle and leg, whipped to mid on for a single. Just 1 more needed now. 126/3

    PETER HANDSCOMB walks out to bat. Two debutants to finish off the game then maybe.

    39.6 K Abbott to Smith, OUT! Gone! Ripper of a ball and the Australian captain has to go. Back of a length around off, moves away sharply as Smith looks to play across the line. The feather flies through to de Kock who takes it with ease. So, Smith has to go with his side at the doorstep of a win. 125/3

    39.5 K Abbott to Smith, FOUR! Steered away! Back of a length outside off, Smith hangs on the back foot and plays with an angled bat past gully for a boundary. Played it late and so found the gap well. Just 2 more needed. 125/2

    39.4 K Abbott to Smith, Fullish on off, tailing in a bit, Smith flicks it away but cannot beat mid-wicket. 121/2

    39.3 K Abbott to Smith, Full and outside off, Smith shuffles and pushes it towards mid on. 121/2

    39.2 K Abbott to Smith, Good length outside off, Smith shuffles on the back foot and clips it past mid-wicket for a brace. 121/2

    39.1 K Abbott to Smith, Fuller on middle and leg, worked towards mid-wicket. 119/2

    38.6 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Loopy outside off, Renshaw steers it towards point. 119/2

    38.5 T Shamsi to Renshaw, FOUR! When it rains, it pours! Another boundary for the debutant and this is an even better shot. Flighted around off, uses his reach to get to the pitch and whips it away down the ground past mid on for another boundary. Just 8 more needed now. 119/2

    50-run stand between Smith and Renshaw.

    38.4 T Shamsi to Smith, Flighted on middle and leg, clipped through mid-wicket for a single. 115/2

    38.3 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Dragged short outside off, Renshaw gets back to cut but gets the outside edge. Just goes on the bounce past the slip fielder for a run. 114/2

    38.2 T Shamsi to Renshaw, FOUR! Finally, Renshaw scores after a huge lull! Flighted on middle and leg, leans into it and whips it away through mid-wicket for a boundary. First runs after 33 balls for the debutant. He will be feeling relieved now. 113/2

    38.1 T Shamsi to Smith, Fuller on middle and leg, worked away to the deep on the leg side for a run. 109/2

    With a result around the corner, the dinner break has been extended by 15 minutes.

    37.6 K Abbott to Renshaw, Length ball outside off, defended solidly from the crease to the off side. 108/2

    37.5 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length angled in from outside off, another play and a miss from Renshaw. 108/2

    37.4 K Abbott to Renshaw, Fullish and outside off, blocked solidly off the front foot. 108/2

    37.3 K Abbott to Renshaw, Back of a length outside off, played with an angled bat towards point. 108/2

    37.2 K Abbott to Renshaw, Length ball angled in from outside off, Renshaw pushes at it but the ball goes off the edge. On the bounce to third slip. 108/2

    37.1 K Abbott to Smith, Good length on off, Smith shuffles and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 108/2

    KYLE ABBOTT is back on.

    36.6 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Flighted on leg stump, Renshaw pushes at it but gets it off the inside half past short leg. 107/2

    36.5 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Flighted well outside off, no stroke offered to that one. 107/2

    36.4 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Drifting in around off, Renshaw hangs back and defends it solidly. 107/2

    36.3 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Flighted around off, defended well off the front foot down the track. 107/2

    36.2 T Shamsi to S Smith, Full toss outside off, Smith pumps it through the covers. Protection in the deep and just a single. 107/2

    36.1 T Shamsi to Smith, Dragged short on off, Smith rocks back and pulls it towards deep square leg. Good stop by Elgar near the ropes. A brace added. 106/2

    35.6 K Rabada to Renshaw, Full and outside off, no shot offered to that one. 104/2

    35.5 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length angled in closer to off, Renshaw pushes at it but is beaten by the away movement. 104/2

    35.4 Rabada to Renshaw, Fuller on middle and leg, Renshaw shuffles across and brings his bat down just in time. Almost got trapped lbw there. 104/2

    35.3 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length outside off, no shot offered. 104/2

    35.2 K Rabada to Renshaw, Back of a length on leg stump, Renshaw hops across on his toes and defends it to mid-wicket. 104/2

    35.1 K Rabada to Renshaw, Full and on off, blocked off the front foot down the track. 104/2

    34.6 T Shamsi to Smith, Drifting in from around off, spins in sharply as Smith makes a leave. 104/2

    34.5 T Shamsi to Smith, A bit short outside off, Smith gets back to cut it away but misses. 104/2

    34.4 T Shamsi to Smith, Floated on middle and off, defended well off the back foot to mid-wicket. 104/2

    34.3 T Shamsi to Smith, Drifting away from well outside off, Smith sticks his front foot out and makes the leave. 104/2

    34.2 T Shamsi to Smith, Tossed up outside off, the wrong 'un and Smith is beaten on the drive. 104/2

    34.1 T Shamsi to Smith, Floated on a length outside off, worked off the back foot to mid-wicket. 104/2

    33.6 K Rabada to Renshaw, Fullish ball outside off, ignored by Renshaw. 104/2

    33.5 K Rabada to Renshaw, Full toss but Renshaw is in overdefensive mood and is beaten on the push. 104/2

    33.4 K Rabada to Renshaw, Length ball outside off, Renshaw isn't interested at that one. 104/2

    33.3 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length outside off, no shot offered to that one. 104/2

    33.2 K Rabada to S Smith, Good length outside off, Smith punches it sweetly through the covers. Eggs his partner through for the third run. 104/2

    33.1 K Rabada to Smith, Fuller and around off, punched back to Rabada who gets a hand on it to parry it towards mid off. 101/2

    32.6 T Shamsi to Smith, Dragged short on off, Smith stays back and pulls it behind square for a single. 101/2

    32.5 T Shamsi to Smith, Flatter outside off, Smith shuffles across on the back foot and defends to mid-wicket. 100/2

    32.4 T Shamsi to Smith, Tossed up outside off, Smith gets the stride forward and smothers it. 100/2

    32.3 T Shamsi to Smith, Flighted outside off, Smith presses well forward and blocks it to cover. 100/2

    32.2 T Shamsi to Smith, Full and outside off, reaches out and pushes it to point. 100/2

    32.1 T Shamsi to Smith, Floated outside off, Smith goes back to cut but misses. 100/2

    31.6 K Rabada to Renshaw, Length ball around off, Renshaw defends it with an angled bat towards gully. 100/2

    31.5 K Rabada to Renshaw, Fuller outside off, pushed off the front foot towards point. 100/2

    31.4 K Rabada to Renshaw, Full toss outside off, Renshaw drives but it off the slice towards gully where it is well stopped. 100/2

    31.3 K Rabada to Renshaw, Well played in the end. Back of a length just outside off, climbs in with the angle. Renshaw does well to get his bat out of the way. 100/2

    31.2 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length angled in closer to off, Renshaw defends it well from the crease. 100/2

    31.1 K Rabada to Renshaw, Full toss outside off, shuffles across and blocks it to extra cover. 100/2

    30.6 T Shamsi to Smith, Fuller on the pads, clipped away on the leg side for a brace. 100/2

    30.5 T Shamsi to Smith, Drifting in from outside off, blocked off the back foot to the off side. 98/2

    30.4 T Shamsi to Smith, Flighted outside off, blocked solidly from the crease. 98/2

    30.3 T Shamsi to Smith, Floated outside off, no stroke offered to that one. 98/2

    30.2 T Shamsi to Smith, Flatter outside off, defended off the back foot. 98/2

    30.1 T Shamsi to Smith, FOUR! TOP SHOT! Floated on off, Smith steps out to that one and whips it away over mid-wicket. Clean strike and that races away to the fence for a boundary. 98/2

    29.6 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length on off, gets right behind the line and defends it well. 94/2

    29.5 K Rabada to Renshaw, Length ball outside off, no shot offered to that one. 94/2

    29.4 K Rabada to Renshaw, Renshaw continues to survive nervously. Length ball closer to off, another play and a miss. 94/2

    29.3 K Rabada to Renshaw, Another play and a miss! Good length angled in closer to off, Renshaw pokes at it and is beaten once more. 94/2

    29.2 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length angled in closer to off, blocked well from the crease to point. 94/2

    29.1 K Rabada to Smith, Fuller on middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 94/2

    28.6 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Floated around off, Renshaw pushes at it but is beaten to be rapped on the thigh pad. 93/2

    28.5 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Floated outside off, no shot offered to that one. 93/2

    28.4 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Floated on middle and leg, Renshaw flicks it sweetly through square leg for another brace. 93/2

    28.3 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Flatter outside off, defended well off the back foot. 91/2

    28.2 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Tossed up on middle and off, worked away through mid-wicket for a brace. 91/2

    28.1 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Fuller outside off, blocked well off the front foot. 89/2

    27.6 K Rabada to Smith, Short ball on middle and off, Smith ducks under the bumper. 89/2

    27.5 K Rabada to Smith, Good length outside off, defended well off the back foot to the off side. 89/2

    27.4 K Rabada to Smith, Length ball outside off, defended well off the back foot. 89/2

    27.3 K Rabada to Smith, Back of a length outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover. 89/2

    27.2 K Rabada to Smith, Length ball angled in closer to off, extra bounce as Smith drops his bottom hand off the blade to ride the rising delivery. 89/2

    27.1 K Rabada to Smith, Back of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot towards cover. Wants the single but decides against it. 89/2

    KAGISO RABADA comes back on.

    26.6 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Flighted on leg stump, worked away just past short leg towards mid-wicket. 89/2

    26.5 T Shamsi to Renshaw, And again! The debutant is having a really nervy time at the crease. Pokes again but is beaten once more the turn. 89/2

    26.4 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Play and a miss! Loopy on off, turns away sharply to beat Renshaw's outside edge. Another nervy poke. 89/2

    26.3 T Shamsi to M Renshaw, Flighted outside off, looks to drive but gets it off the outer half to mid off. 89/2

    26.2 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Tossed up outside off, firmly driven towards extra cover where it is well stopped. 89/2

    26.1 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Flighted on middle and off, Renshaw gets the stride forward and blocks. 89/2

    25.6 V Philander to Renshaw, Fuller on the pads, Renshaw clips it down to fine leg for a single. 89/2

    25.5 V Philander to Renshaw, Beaten! Length ball angled in from outside off, Renshaw pokes at it but is beaten. 88/2

    25.4 V Philander to Renshaw, Length ball angled in from around off, worked off the back foot through mid-wicket for a brace. 88/2

    25.3 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length on middle and off, worked away to the leg side. 86/2

    25.2 V Philander to Renshaw, Length ball angled in from just outside off, Renshaw shuffles across to block but is rapped on the pad. Huge lbw appeal but turned down. Looked like it struck him just outside the line. Philander persuades Faf to take the review. No bat involved on this. Replays confirm that impact was well outside the line. SA probably thought that he wasn't offering a shot there. Kettleborough though opined otherwise. 86/2

    SA have taken a review for lbw against Renshaw. Impact might have just saved him perhaps.

    25.1 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length around off, no shot offered to that one. 86/2

    24.6 T Shamsi to Smith, FOUR! Superb shot! Dragged halfway down by Shamsi again and the Australian captain feasts on it. Rocks back and pulls it with power through mid-wicket for a boundary. There was a man deep at square leg and so he placed the shot well in front of square. Australia need 41 more. 86/2

    24.5 T Shamsi to Smith, Fuller outside off, driven firmly but straight to mid off. 82/2

    24.4 T Shamsi to Smith, Dragged short outside off, Smith cuts but straight to point. 82/2

    24.3 T Shamsi to Smith, FOUR! SMASHED! Drags it short on middle and leg, Smith rocks back in a jiffy and pulls it powerfully behind square to find the fence. That was struck very fiercely. 82/2

    24.2 T Shamsi to Smith, Floated up on off, turning in, Smith looks to drive but it goes off the inside half to mid-wicket. 78/2

    24.1 T Shamsi to Smith, Loopy on a length outside off, Smith shuffles on the back foot and blocks. 78/2

    23.6 V Philander to Renshaw, Full and outside off, doesn't offer a stroke to that one. 78/2

    23.5 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length angled in from outside off, a bit of movement as Renshaw leaves it alone. 78/2

    23.4 V Philander to Renshaw, Fullish outside off, driven firmly towards mid on. 78/2

    23.3 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length outside off, Renshaw pushes at it but gets an inside edge on to the pads. 78/2

    23.2 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length around off, blocked off the front foot. 78/2

    23.1 V Philander to Renshaw, Full and outside off, no shot offered to that one. 78/2

    22.6 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Fuller on middle and leg, worked to mid-wicket for a single. 78/2

    22.5 T Shamsi to Renshaw, That spun a lot! Floated outside off, turns away sharply with bounce to whiz past Renshaw's outside edge. 77/2

    22.4 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Fullish outside off, blocked well off the front foot. 77/2

    22.3 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Drifting in from outside off, Renshaw doesn't offer a shot. 77/2

    22.2 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Floated outside off, no shot offered to that one. 77/2

    22.1 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Floated on middle and leg, blocked off the back foot to the leg side. 77/2

    Drinks break!

    21.6 V Philander to Smith, Fuller length ball outside off, Steven Smith defends it with soft hands. 77/2

    21.5 V Philander to Smith, Angles it on the pads, Smith flicks it through square leg for a couple. 77/2

    21.4 V Philander to Smith, Fullish outside off, Smith pushes it towards point. 75/2

    21.3 V Philander to S Smith, FOUR! Nicely played! Short of a length ball on middle and leg, Smith pulls it through the square leg region for a boundary. 75/2

    21.2 V Philander to Smith, Outside off, Smith defends it solidly. 71/2

    21.1 V Philander to Smith, Good length ball outside off, Smith leaves it alone. 71/2

    20.6 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Landed outside off, another left alone. 71/2

    20.5 T Shamsi to Renshaw, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 71/2

    20.4 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Landed around off, Renshaw defends with soft hands. 71/2

    20.3 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Tossed up around off, Renshaw defends it solidly. 71/2

    20.2 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 71/2

    20.1 T Shamsi to Smith, Short ball on the pads, Smith pulls it to long leg for three runs to get off the mark. 71/2

    19.6 V Philander to Renshaw, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 68/2

    19.5 V Philander to Renshaw, Outside off, MR doesn't flirt with it. 68/2

    19.4 V Philander to Renshaw, Landed outside off, Renshaw shoulders his arms. 68/2

    19.3 V Philander to M Renshaw, FOUR! That's a glorious stroke! Fuller length ball outside off, Renshaw drives it superbly through the cover region for a boundary. His mom looks happy out there. 68/2

    19.2 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length ball around off, Renshaw defends it off his front foot. 64/2

    19.1 V Philander to Renshaw, Fuller length ball outside off, Renshaw lets it go through. 64/2

    Vernon Philander is back.

    18.6 T Shamsi to Smith, Down the leg side, Smith tries to flick but misses. 64/2

    STEVEN SMITH walks in next.

    18.5 T Shamsi to Khawaja, OUT! LBW! Decision overturned! Khawaja is gone for a duck! On middle and off, Khawaja looks to play it off his front foot but misses and gets hit on the pads. Big appeal for a leg before and umpire Llong says not out. South Africa take a review and replays show the ball would have hit the leg stump so that's out. The umpire overturns the decision and South Africa sneak through another quick wicket. First innings centurion gone a for a duck. 64/2

    Khawaja is given not out for a leg before call. South Africa take a review.

    18.4 T Shamsi to Khawaja, Tossed up outside off, Khawaja defends it off his back foot. 64/1

    USMAN KHAWAJA walks in next.

    18.3 T Shamsi to Warner, OUT! Warner is run out and it's Temba Bavuma yet again! Shortish outside off, Warner half-pulls it towards mid-wicket and sets off. There is a fielder though and Warner is halfway down the track but Renshaw says no. Bavuma quickly collects the ball and throws it at the striker's end where Warner fails to make it back. South Africa finally get a breakthrough. Honestly, didn't look like there was a run. 64/1

    18.2 T Shamsi to Warner, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 64/0

    18.1 T Shamsi to Warner, Around off, Warner comes down the track to defend. 64/0

    17.6 K Abbott to Renshaw, Yet again! Good length ball outside off, Renshaw fails to put his bat on the ball yet again. 64/0

    17.5 K Abbott to Renshaw, The batsman works it down the leg side. 64/0

    17.4 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length ball outside off, Renshaw pushes it towards backward point where Duminy does extremely well to stop the ball. 64/0

    17.3 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length ball outside off, Renshaw defends it off his front foot. 64/0

    17.2 K Abbott to Renshaw, Fuller length ball outside off, seams away, Renshaw tries to defend but gets beaten. 64/0

    17.1 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length ball on off, Renshaw defends it from within his crease. 64/0

    16.6 Shamsi to Warner, Another appeal for a leg before! On middle, Warner tries to defend it off his back foot but gets hit on the pads. The umpire says not out yet again, South Africa decide not to review it. Replays show it would have clipped the middle stumps and it would have been umpire's call. 64/0

    16.5 T Shamsi to Warner, Landed around off, Warner tries to defend but gets hit on the pads. Appeal for a leg before turned down as impact was probably outside off. 64/0

    16.4 T Shamsi to Warner, Fullish again just outside off, Davey Warner defends it with soft hands. 64/0

    16.3 T Shamsi to Warner, Full on off, Warner defends it solidly. 64/0

    16.2 T Shamsi to Warner, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 64/0

    16.1 T Shamsi to Warner, Flighted ball around off, Warner blocks it watchfully. 64/0

    15.6 K Abbott to Renshaw, Landed outside off, Renshaw looks to play again but lets it go through at the last moment. 64/0

    15.5 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length ball outside off, Renshaw tries to play inside the line, gets beaten. 64/0

    15.4 K Abbott to Renshaw, Landed around off, Renshaw defends it watchfully. 64/0

    15.3 K Abbott to Renshaw, Short of a length ball outside off, Renshaw drops his wrists and lets it go through. 64/0

    15.2 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length ball outside off, Renshaw blocks it off his front foot. 64/0

    15.1 K Abbott to Warner, Fuller length ball outside off, Warner drives it through the cover region for three runs. 64/0

    14.6 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Full around off, Renshaw looks to push it to the on side but gets a leading edge to covers. 61/0

    14.5 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Landed outside off, Renshaw looks to defend but gets beaten. 61/0

    14.4 T Shamsi to Warner, Outside off, Warner comes forward and chips it towards long on for a couple. 61/0

    14.3 T Shamsi to Warner, On middle and leg, Warner paddles it to fine leg for a couple. 60/0

    14.2 T Shamsi to Warner, Full around off, Warner covers the line and defends. 58/0

    14.1 T Shamsi to Warner, Tossed up ball outside off, Warner drives it back to the bowler. 58/0

    Tabraiz Shamsi back on.

    13.6 K Abbott to Renshaw, Landed outside off, Renshaw goes after it but gets beaten. 58/0

    13.5 K Abbott to Renshaw, Full and wide outside off, Renshaw goes after it but fails to put his bat on the ball. 58/0

    13.4 K Abbott to Renshaw, Fuller length ball on off, Matthew gets onto his front foot and defends. 58/0

    13.3 K Abbott to Renshaw, FOUR! Angles it on the pads, Renshaw works it away to the fine leg region. 58/0

    13.2 K Abbott to Renshaw, Back of a length ball outside off, Renshaw tries to defend but misses. 54/0

    13.1 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length ball outside off, Renshaw shoulders his arms. 54/0

    12.6 K Rabada to Warner, In the corridor outside off, Warner lets it go through. 54/0

    12.5 K Rabada to Warner, Length ball outside off, Warner pushes it towards point. 54/0

    12.4 K Rabada to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner gets onto his front foot and defends. 54/0

    12.3 K Rabada to Warner, FOUR! This time Warner will get a boundary! On the pads, Warner flicks it away through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. 54/0

    12.3 K Rabada to Warner, ALL RUN FOUR! Fuller length ball outside off, Warner drives through the cover region. Cook chases the ball and stops it right in front of the rope but the batsmen take all four running runs. Superb running between the wickets. The umpire signals a no ball as well for overstepping. 50/0

    12.2 K Rabada to Warner, Fuller length ball outside off, Warner drives it towards mid on. 45/0

    12.1 K Rabada to Renshaw, Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Renshaw works it through backward square leg for a single. 45/0

    11.6 K Abbott to Warner, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 44/0

    11.5 K Abbott to Warner, Outside off, Warner pushes it to covers. 44/0

    11.4 K Abbott to Warner, Shortish around off, Warner punches it away off his back foot. 44/0

    11.3 K Abbott to Warner, Back of a length ball on off, good carry, Warner fails to put his bat on the ball. 44/0

    11.2 K Abbott to Warner, Short of a length ball on middle and off, Warner pulls it behind square leg for a couple. 44/0

    11.1 K Abbott to Warner, Good length ball outside off, Warner tries to defend but misses it completely. 42/0

    10.6 K Rabada to Renshaw, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 42/0

    10.5 K Rabada to Renshaw, Landed around off, Renshaw defends it with soft hands. 42/0

    10.4 K Rabada to Warner, Good length ball on off, Warner taps it to covers for a quick single. 42/0

    10.3 K Rabada to D Warner, FOUR! Another good shot! Shortish on middle and leg, Warner pulls it through backward square leg for another boundary. He's finding gaps at will here. 41/0

    10.2 K Rabada to Warner, Short of a length ball on off, Warner stands tall and defends. 37/0

    10.1 K Rabada to Warner, FOUR! Great shot! Banged in short on middle and off, not short enough actually, Warner pulls it confidently through mid-wicket for a boundary. 37/0

    9.6 K Abbott to Renshaw, Outside off, another left alone. 33/0

    9.5 K Abbott to Renshaw, Fuller one again outside off, MR doesn't play at it. 33/0

    9.4 K Abbott to Renshaw, Length delivery outside off, straightens, Renshaw leaves it alone. 33/0

    9.3 K Abbott to Renshaw, Fuller length ball outside off, tempting Renshaw to go for the drive but the debutant lets it go through. 33/0

    9.2 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length ball outside off, Renshaw shoulders his arms. 33/0

    9.1 K Abbott to Warner, Good length ball on off, Warner taps it to point for a quick single. 33/0

    Kyle Abbott to bowl from the other end.

    8.6 K Rabada to Renshaw, FOUR! Lovely shot! Rabada goes for the yorker but dishes out a low full toss on middle and leg, Renshaw flicks it away through mid-wicket for a boudary to end the over. 32/0

    8.5 K Rabada to Renshaw, Bumper on middle and leg, Renshaw lets it go over him. 28/0

    8.4 K Rabada to Renshaw, In the corridor outside off, Matthew Renshaw shoulders his arms. 28/0

    8.3 K Rabada to Renshaw, Banged in short around off, Renshaw lets it go through. 28/0

    8.2 K Rabada to Renshaw, Beaten! Short of a length ball on off, Renshaw tries to play but misses it completely. 28/0

    8.1 K Rabada to Warner, Back of a length ball on off, Warner taps it towards extra cover for a quick single. 28/0

    Welcome back for the post-tea session. This should in all probability be the final session of the match. David Warner will be at the striker's end, Kagiso Rabada to bowl.

    ....DAY 4, SESSION 2....

    Great session for Australia. Their bowlers firstly wrapped up the last four SA wickets rather quickly. With a meager target of 127 to chase, the Aussie openers saw off the mini-session without being separated with Warner looking in good touch. Another 100 runs needed and the hosts are firmly in the box seat. With the pressure of a low score, the South African bowlers have been erratic. It should be a cakewalk chase unless something miraculous happens. Join us in a while for the second session.

    7.6 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Floated on a length outside off, blocked well off the front foot. THAT SHALL BE TEA ON DAY 4. 27/0

    7.5 T Shamsi to Renshaw, Shortens his length outside off, defended well off the back foot. 27/0

    7.4 T Shamsi to Warner, Drifting on the pads, Warner clips it down the leg side for a run. 27/0

    7.3 T Shamsi to Warner, Floated on off, blocked well from the crease. 26/0

    7.2 T Shamsi to Warner, FOUR! Finds the fence this time! Shamsi drops it short again and this time Warner delays the cut shot. Places it behind backward point to find the fence. He's motoring along. 26/0

    7.1 T Shamsi to D Warner, Slightly short outside off, cut away to deep point for a brace. 22/0

    TABRAIZ SHAMSI comes on to bowl.

    6.6 K Rabada to Renshaw, Very full and outside off, Renshaw squeezes it out. 20/0

    6.5 K Rabada to Renshaw, Length ball on leg stump, Renshaw misses the flick and is hit on the pads. 20/0

    6.4 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length around off, Renshaw stands tall and defends it firmly from the crease. 20/0

    6.3 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length around off, Renshaw stands tall and defends it firmly from the crease. 20/0

    6.2 K Rabada to Renshaw, Fuller on middle and off, blocked well off the front foot. 20/0

    6.1 K Rabada to Renshaw, Good length around off, shapes away late, Renshaw pokes at it but it goes off the edge to gully. Well stopped by the fielder. 20/0

    KAGISO RABADA comes on to bowl.

    Slight hold up in play as Renshaw wants to take eye drops.

    5.6 V Philander to Warner, FOUR! FAB SHOT! Short of a length outside off, Warner camps back and punches it sweetly through the covers. Superbly timed and that sped away to the fence in no time. Sensational stroke. 20/0

    5.5 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length on middle and leg, punched off the back foot towards to the right of mid-wicket. Single taken. 16/0

    5.4 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length angled away wider outside off, no shot offered to that one. 15/0

    5.3 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length closer to off, shaping away, no shot offered. 15/0

    5.2 Philander to Warner, Good length around leg stump, Warner is rapped on the pad as he misses the flick. Loud, loud appeal from Philander but turned by the umpire. Turned down and rightly so. That was missing leg probably. A leg bye taken. 15/0

    5.1 V Philander to Warner, Back of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot towards cover. 14/0

    4.6 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length on middle and leg, Renshaw gets across and blocks it out. 14/0

    4.5 K Abbott to Renshaw, Length ball outside off, no shot offered to that one. 14/0

    4.4 K Abbott to Renshaw, Another play and a miss! Good length angled in closer to off, Renshaw looks to push at it but is beaten. 14/0

    4.3 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length sliding down the leg side, looks to flick but misses. 14/0

    4.2 K Abbott to M Renshaw, Fuller on middle and leg, Renshaw shuffles and pushes it to mid on. 14/0

    4.1 K Abbott to Renshaw, Squared up! Very similar to his first innings dismissal. Length ball angled in from around off, moves away late to beat the outside edge of Renshaw's blade. 14/0

    3.6 V Philander to Warner, Length ball outside off, shapes away a bit, left alone. 14/0

    3.5 V Philander to Warner, Shortish outside off, slapped off the back foot to short cover. 14/0

    3.4 V Philander to Warner, Good length speared way outside off, left alone to the keeper. 14/0

    3.3 V Philander to Warner, Full and around off, pushed firmly back to the bowler. 14/0

    3.2 V Philander to Warner, Beats the edge! Good length angled away from outside off, shapes away a bit, Warner flirts at it and is beaten. 14/0

    3.1 V Philander to Warner, Good length on off, defended with a closed bat face to mid-wicket. 14/0

    2.6 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length angled in from well outside off, no shot offered to that one. 14/0

    2.5 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length sliding down the leg side, Renshaw tries to flick but misses. 14/0

    2.4 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length angled away wider outside off, no shot offered to that one. 14/0

    2.3 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length around off, Renshaw looks to block as it goes off the outer half to point. 14/0

    2.2 K Abbott to Warner, Fuller on the pads, worked away behind square for a single. 14/0

    2.1 K Abbott to D Warner, FOUR! Fab shot! Just cannot bowl there to Warner. Full and too wide, he just reaches out to slam it through the covers for a boundary. Spanking shot. If he gets going, this could be over very quickly. 13/0

    1.6 V Philander to Renshaw, Full and down the leg side, Renshaw looks to flick but misses. 9/0

    1.5 V Philander to Renshaw, Length ball outside off, no stroke offered to that one. 9/0

    1.4 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length around off, Renshaw leans into it and blocks it. 9/0

    1.3 V Philander to Renshaw, Fuller on the pads, Renshaw clips it through square leg for a brace. Gets off the mark. 9/0

    1.2 V Philander to Renshaw, Good length just outside off, no shot offered to that one. 7/0

    1.1 V Philander to Renshaw, NOT OUT! Good length on middle and off, shapes away late as the ball goes towards Amla at first slip. SA appeal for a catch but turned down by Kettleborough. The visitors go for the review. Didn't it come off the edge? No, replays show it came off the thigh pad. Another incredible decision from the perfectionist umpire. Renshaw survives. 7/0

    SA have reviewed a caught behind decision against Renshaw.

    VERNON PHILANDER to share the new ball.

    0.6 K Abbott to Warner, Fuller on middle and leg, Warner shuffles and clips it down to fine leg for a brace. Came off the pads, two leg byes added. 7/0

    0.5 K Abbott to Warner, Length ball on leg stump, Warner looks to flick but the ball goes off the pads to the leg side. 5/0

    0.4 K Abbott to Warner, Good length sliding down the leg side, Warner misses the flick. 5/0

    0.3 K Abbott to Warner, FOUR! Warner is away in style! Abbott's inswinger is too straight and Warner flicks it away sweetly through square leg to find the fence. That was timed really well. 5/0

    0.2 K Abbott to Renshaw, Drifting on leg stump, Renshaw looks to flick but is rapped on the pad. It goes to short fine leg. Stifled lbw appeal but that's missing leg. They take a leg bye. 1/0

    0.1 K Abbott to Renshaw, Good length on off, Renshaw shuffles a bit and defends it from the crease. 0/0