South Africa tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 3-7, 2016
South Africa won by 177 runs
03,04,05,06,07 November 2016 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook c MR Marsh b Starc 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
0.4 edged and taken! What a catch. Starc strikes in his first over. Cook is undone by a jaffa. The crowd goes wild. Stays with a back of a length on off, the ball shapes away just a touch, like it has been doing through the over. Cook plays the line but doesn't account for the movement. Gets a thick outside edge, which flies to the left of gully because of the bounce in this WACA pitch. Marsh leaps to his left and plucks out a screamer, went with both hands, stretching out his long arms. Both feet off the ground 0/1
View dismissal D Elgar c †Nevill b Hazlewood 12 38 22 2 0 54.54
7.6 gone. Elgar nicks behing, but Elgar inexplicably has a chat with Duminy. Only he would have known had he edged that. Superb line from Hazlewood, back of a length on the fourth stump. The ball is too good to play, so Elgar belatedly tries to pull his bat away from the line. That withdrawing bat was a fraction too late and the ball nicks the bat and carries to Nevill. A faint edge. 20/3
View dismissal HM Amla c Smith b Hazlewood 0 11 5 0 0 0.00
3.1 gone! Massive, massive wicket. Amla falls for 0 and SA are in early trouble. Full outside off - fourth/fifth-stump line. Amla prods forward, plays inside the line, his feet getting close to the pitch too late. Gets a thick outside edge which is easily taken at second slip, in front of his thighs, knees on the ground 5/2
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Nevill b Siddle 11 43 23 0 0 47.82
12.2 immediate review from JP. Has been given out by umpire Nigel Llong. A good length delivery on off, JP plays outside the line. The ball sneaks through a big bat and pad gap. That has definitely hit the back thigh pad. Nevill gets low to his right to takes the catch. Australia were confident. Has it taken the bat as well? Needs conclusive evidence to be overturned. Did that bat hit the back pad while coming down? There is a big botch on snicko on the inside edge. Snicko shows a spike but was that pad or bat, it's almost simultaneous. I doubt that bat has hit the back leg, so the third umpire sticks to his decision based on the evidence from Hotspot. Two sounds then. That was a hard one without Hotspot 32/4
View dismissal F du Plessis* c Voges b Starc 37 90 74 5 0 50.00
27.6 gone! Du Plessis edges and taken at slip. Back of a length delivery outside off, zips off the surface. Faf sees an opportunity to score some runs, tries to forehand a slap through cover but gets a thick outside edge. Flies away to Voges; right at first slip, who gets both his hands on a shoulder-height catch. That could have easily burst through, exceptional catch. 81/5
View dismissal T Bavuma c SE Marsh b Lyon 51 137 86 7 0 59.30
43.4 taken! What a catch from Marsh at short leg. Lyon changes his length up, goes flat and short on leg. Bavuma goes back in his crease, looking to turn the ball to fine leg, but the ball takes the inside edge onto the pad. Lobs up but is wide of Marsh. He dives to his right, gets low and plucks it out inches off the ground. Superb reflexes, he was standing slightly deeper than usual, which may have given him a fraction of a second longer 152/6
View dismissal Q de Kock c SE Marsh b Hazlewood 84 146 101 11 1 83.16
60.6 and gone! De Kock's scintillating innings ends. Short delivery on middle and leg, hustling de Kock for pace who clears his front leg and tries to pull. He is too late on that and can only flat-bat a mis-timed swat into the reverse-cupped hands of midwicket. That is a fine, fine knock from de Kock. Superb resurrection . 227/9
View dismissal VD Philander b Starc 10 34 32 1 0 31.25
52.3 poor shot. Back of a length outside off, Philander stays in his crease and looks to pull through midwicket but he has to drag it from well outside off. He can't. Gets a thick inside edge which rattles the stumps. Poor shot selection. That will be tea too 175/7
View dismissal KA Maharaj c Warner b Lyon 16 33 19 1 1 84.21
59.6 and taken! Maharaj gets to the ball and chips his heave to Warner at long-on. Nice loop on off, Maharaj runs down, doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball and hits it in the air with the spin. Warner steadies himself and takes a good reverse-cupped catch a few feet inside the boundary 223/8
K Rabada not out 11 18 12 2 0 91.66
View dismissal DW Steyn b Starc 4 12 4 1 0 100.00
63.4 and cleaned im up. Where has that been for the last few overs? Full, straight and clean through. Steyn backs away and misses a superb delivery. May have moved away just a touch or Steyn may have played inside the line. Either way, the middle and leg stumps are hit and South Africa's innings is over. 242/10
Extras (b 4, w 2) 6
  Total (all out; 63.4 overs; 292 mins) 242 (3.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MA Starc 18.4 2 71 4 3.80 82 6 2 (2w)
0.4 to Cook, edged and taken! What a catch. Starc strikes in his first over. Cook is undone by a jaffa. The crowd goes wild. Stays with a back of a length on off, the ball shapes away just a touch, like it has been doing through the over. Cook plays the line but doesn't account for the movement. Gets a thick outside edge, which flies to the left of gully because of the bounce in this WACA pitch. Marsh leaps to his left and plucks out a screamer, went with both hands, stretching out his long arms. Both feet off the ground 0/1
27.6 to du Plessis, gone! Du Plessis edges and taken at slip. Back of a length delivery outside off, zips off the surface. Faf sees an opportunity to score some runs, tries to forehand a slap through cover but gets a thick outside edge. Flies away to Voges; right at first slip, who gets both his hands on a shoulder-height catch. That could have easily burst through, exceptional catch. 81/5
52.3 to Philander, poor shot. Back of a length outside off, Philander stays in his crease and looks to pull through midwicket but he has to drag it from well outside off. He can't. Gets a thick inside edge which rattles the stumps. Poor shot selection. That will be tea too 175/7
63.4 to Steyn, and cleaned im up. Where has that been for the last few overs? Full, straight and clean through. Steyn backs away and misses a superb delivery. May have moved away just a touch or Steyn may have played inside the line. Either way, the middle and leg stumps are hit and South Africa's innings is over. 242/10
View wickets JR Hazlewood 17 2 70 3 4.11 71 10 0
3.1 to Amla, gone! Massive, massive wicket. Amla falls for 0 and SA are in early trouble. Full outside off - fourth/fifth-stump line. Amla prods forward, plays inside the line, his feet getting close to the pitch too late. Gets a thick outside edge which is easily taken at second slip, in front of his thighs, knees on the ground 5/2
7.6 to Elgar, gone. Elgar nicks behing, but Elgar inexplicably has a chat with Duminy. Only he would have known had he edged that. Superb line from Hazlewood, back of a length on the fourth stump. The ball is too good to play, so Elgar belatedly tries to pull his bat away from the line. That withdrawing bat was a fraction too late and the ball nicks the bat and carries to Nevill. A faint edge. 20/3
60.6 to de Kock, and gone! De Kock's scintillating innings ends. Short delivery on middle and leg, hustling de Kock for pace who clears his front leg and tries to pull. He is too late on that and can only flat-bat a mis-timed swat into the reverse-cupped hands of midwicket. That is a fine, fine knock from de Kock. Superb resurrection . 227/9
View wicket PM Siddle 12 3 36 1 3.00 53 5 0
12.2 to Duminy, immediate review from JP. Has been given out by umpire Nigel Llong. A good length delivery on off, JP plays outside the line. The ball sneaks through a big bat and pad gap. That has definitely hit the back thigh pad. Nevill gets low to his right to takes the catch. Australia were confident. Has it taken the bat as well? Needs conclusive evidence to be overturned. Did that bat hit the back pad while coming down? There is a big botch on snicko on the inside edge. Snicko shows a spike but was that pad or bat, it's almost simultaneous. I doubt that bat has hit the back leg, so the third umpire sticks to his decision based on the evidence from Hotspot. Two sounds then. That was a hard one without Hotspot 32/4
  MR Marsh 6 1 23 0 3.83 26 3 0
View wickets NM Lyon 10 1 38 2 3.80 43 6 0
43.4 to Bavuma, taken! What a catch from Marsh at short leg. Lyon changes his length up, goes flat and short on leg. Bavuma goes back in his crease, looking to turn the ball to fine leg, but the ball takes the inside edge onto the pad. Lobs up but is wide of Marsh. He dives to his right, gets low and plucks it out inches off the ground. Superb reflexes, he was standing slightly deeper than usual, which may have given him a fraction of a second longer 152/6
59.6 to Maharaj, and taken! Maharaj gets to the ball and chips his heave to Warner at long-on. Nice loop on off, Maharaj runs down, doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball and hits it in the air with the spin. Warner steadies himself and takes a good reverse-cupped catch a few feet inside the boundary 223/8
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c Amla b Steyn 97 154 100 16 1 97.00
35.2 whoa. Steyn strikes. Against the run of play. Superb bowling from Steyn all day, finally has something to show for it. Fuller than a good length, quite the ideal length, on this surface. Warner wanted to just push the ball through the gap at point to get one. Instead, the ball leaves him juuust enough to take the outside edge of his 45-degree angled bat. Taken by Amla at slip to his left in front of his chest. Steyn pumped, Warner distraught. 158/1
View dismissal SE Marsh lbw b Philander 63 206 148 7 0 42.56
46.5 very close and given! Philander strikes. Marsh is out. Thinks of reviewing and does so. A poor review for me. Full delivery on off, gets that to jag back in in typical Philander fashion. Just a bit of nip, a bit of swing and the ball beats Marsh's flick. No bat. All reds on HawkEye. Australia lose all reviews and Marsh. A good innings from Marsh, but a perfect example of how not to use a review, especially if it's your last. That will be lunch too 181/4
View dismissal UT Khawaja b Rabada 4 21 17 0 0 23.52
40.4 144 kph. Rabada is pumped. What a delivery. Beaten for pace, beaten for skill, beaten in swing. Some play from Rabada. Kept it wide outside off, stayed there, hung it out there. Played on the patience. Then, he darts one back in prodigiously from around the wicket. Swung back in at pace. Khawaja is very very late on it, the ball goes through his bat which is still on the way down and uproots off stump. Pumps the air in rapturous joy 167/2
View dismissal SPD Smith* lbw b Maharaj 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
41.3 given! Smith reviews. Umpire Dar has raised the finger. Flat delivery on off and middle, Smith runs down to the pitch and misses his nudge. Strikes him in front of off and middle. He was a long long way down there. No bat. Umpire's call on impact so Smith will have to go. That decision took everyone by surprise. Maharaj's maiden wicket is not a bad one. Clearly not a bad decision if it isn't overturned on DRS. But we rarely ever see those given. Smith was 2.8 metres down the pitch at point of impact 168/3
View dismissal AC Voges c & b Rabada 27 75 60 4 0 45.00
60.6 leading edge and Rabada takes the catch. Another one for SA. What a fightback this is. Full delivery on off, brings this one back in with the angle. Voges plonks his front foot forward and is undone by that movement. As a result, he has to get that bat out in front of his pad to make contact with the ball. All he does upon contact is pop a catch back to Rabada, who sets up for a tough catch but takes an easy reverse-cupped catch to his right 202/6
View dismissal MR Marsh lbw b Philander 0 17 8 0 0 0.00
50.1 Marsh goes and he immediately trudges off. Nothing he can do anyway. Philander strikes. Absolutely plumb. Dead in front. Philander has been nagging away, extracting just enough lateral movement both ways. Pitches this one on or just outside off and gets it to nip back in. Marsh drives with hard hands, the ball goes through the big gap between bat and pad to strike him on the back leg in front of off. No doubt about that one, just reward for Philander 181/5
View dismissal PM Nevill c Amla b Maharaj 23 66 53 2 1 43.39
67.5 caught at slip! Great work from Amla, to realise the inside edge onto pad was coming right at him. Nevill came down the track again, but the length wasn't quite right. He realises he has to defend, but the WACA lends the ball a little more bounce, ricochets off the pad to first slip's right. Amla moves sharply, dives and takes it with both hands. Did he nick it though? Australia don't have any reviews left. Looks like bat hit pad, not ball. Blame Shaun Marsh for his terrible review. 232/8
View dismissal MA Starc c du Plessis b Maharaj 0 2 5 0 0 0.00
61.6 one more. Faf takes an easy enough catch at midwicket. Slowed up on off and middle, not overpitched but full. Draws Starc forward. Even with his massive stride, he can't get to the pitch, looks to drive through the off side with hard hands. The ball skews off the inside half and carries to Faf at short midwicket, who dives low to his left. 203/7
PM Siddle not out 18 39 25 3 0 72.00
View dismissal JR Hazlewood c Duminy b Philander 4 9 5 0 0 80.00
70.1 good length outside off, Hazlewwod stays back, lets the ball come onto him and then guides the ball to gully. Philander strikes again. Hazlewood exposed all his stumps, but the ball was slightly wide, he gave himself some room, played away from the body and provided Duminy a chance for some practice. Reverse-cupped catch in front of his neck 243/9
View dismissal NM Lyon c Elgar b Philander 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
70.2 edged and gone! Australia are all out. Good length outside off, the ball moves away late and takes the outside edge. Carries low to third slip's left to finish off Australia's innings. Hung his bat out and the away swing took the outside edge. 244/10
Extras (lb 3, nb 5) 8
  Total (all out; 70.2 overs; 305 mins) 244 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 12.4 3 51 1 4.02 54 7 1
35.2 to Warner, whoa. Steyn strikes. Against the run of play. Superb bowling from Steyn all day, finally has something to show for it. Fuller than a good length, quite the ideal length, on this surface. Warner wanted to just push the ball through the gap at point to get one. Instead, the ball leaves him juuust enough to take the outside edge of his 45-degree angled bat. Taken by Amla at slip to his left in front of his chest. Steyn pumped, Warner distraught. 158/1
View wickets VD Philander 19.2 2 56 4 2.89 93 9 0 (3nb)
46.5 to SE Marsh, very close and given! Philander strikes. Marsh is out. Thinks of reviewing and does so. A poor review for me. Full delivery on off, gets that to jag back in in typical Philander fashion. Just a bit of nip, a bit of swing and the ball beats Marsh's flick. No bat. All reds on HawkEye. Australia lose all reviews and Marsh. A good innings from Marsh, but a perfect example of how not to use a review, especially if it's your last. That will be lunch too 181/4
50.1 to MR Marsh, Marsh goes and he immediately trudges off. Nothing he can do anyway. Philander strikes. Absolutely plumb. Dead in front. Philander has been nagging away, extracting just enough lateral movement both ways. Pitches this one on or just outside off and gets it to nip back in. Marsh drives with hard hands, the ball goes through the big gap between bat and pad to strike him on the back leg in front of off. No doubt about that one, just reward for Philander 181/5
70.1 to Hazlewood, good length outside off, Hazlewwod stays back, lets the ball come onto him and then guides the ball to gully. Philander strikes again. Hazlewood exposed all his stumps, but the ball was slightly wide, he gave himself some room, played away from the body and provided Duminy a chance for some practice. Reverse-cupped catch in front of his neck 243/9
70.2 to Lyon, edged and gone! Australia are all out. Good length outside off, the ball moves away late and takes the outside edge. Carries low to third slip's left to finish off Australia's innings. Hung his bat out and the away swing took the outside edge. 244/10
View wickets K Rabada 20 1 78 2 3.90 87 9 0 (2nb)
40.4 to Khawaja, 144 kph. Rabada is pumped. What a delivery. Beaten for pace, beaten for skill, beaten in swing. Some play from Rabada. Kept it wide outside off, stayed there, hung it out there. Played on the patience. Then, he darts one back in prodigiously from around the wicket. Swung back in at pace. Khawaja is very very late on it, the ball goes through his bat which is still on the way down and uproots off stump. Pumps the air in rapturous joy 167/2
60.6 to Voges, leading edge and Rabada takes the catch. Another one for SA. What a fightback this is. Full delivery on off, brings this one back in with the angle. Voges plonks his front foot forward and is undone by that movement. As a result, he has to get that bat out in front of his pad to make contact with the ball. All he does upon contact is pop a catch back to Rabada, who sets up for a tough catch but takes an easy reverse-cupped catch to his right 202/6
View wickets KA Maharaj 18.2 5 56 3 3.05 86 7 1
41.3 to Smith, given! Smith reviews. Umpire Dar has raised the finger. Flat delivery on off and middle, Smith runs down to the pitch and misses his nudge. Strikes him in front of off and middle. He was a long long way down there. No bat. Umpire's call on impact so Smith will have to go. That decision took everyone by surprise. Maharaj's maiden wicket is not a bad one. Clearly not a bad decision if it isn't overturned on DRS. But we rarely ever see those given. Smith was 2.8 metres down the pitch at point of impact 168/3
61.6 to Starc, one more. Faf takes an easy enough catch at midwicket. Slowed up on off and middle, not overpitched but full. Draws Starc forward. Even with his massive stride, he can't get to the pitch, looks to drive through the off side with hard hands. The ball skews off the inside half and carries to Faf at short midwicket, who dives low to his left. 203/7
67.5 to Nevill, caught at slip! Great work from Amla, to realise the inside edge onto pad was coming right at him. Nevill came down the track again, but the length wasn't quite right. He realises he has to defend, but the WACA lends the ball a little more bounce, ricochets off the pad to first slip's right. Amla moves sharply, dives and takes it with both hands. Did he nick it though? Australia don't have any reviews left. Looks like bat hit pad, not ball. Blame Shaun Marsh for his terrible review. 232/8
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SC Cook c SE Marsh b Siddle 12 73 55 2 0 21.81
16.4 and gone! Cook has picked out midwicket. Big wicket. Back of a length delivery, a bouncer that rises to head height. However, it is slightly wide, making the pull doubly arduous. He pulls and can only slap it to the left of short midwicket, who holds on to a sharp reverse-cupped catch to his left in front of his shoulder. 35/1
View dismissal D Elgar c Starc b Hazlewood 127 474 316 17 1 40.18
106.3 edged and gone! Elgar flashes his wicket away. Poor shot. That has been Australia's plan since tea. Overpitched outside off, gets a bit of away movement. Elgar drives from the crease, bat away from the body. But it takes the outside half of the bat and flies to Starc at gully who takes it in front of his chest. Special innings from Elgar. 324/4
View dismissal HM Amla b Hazlewood 1 11 7 0 0 14.28
20.1 bowled im. Amla chops on? Massive massive wicket. Good captaincy from Smith to bring him back. In the first innings, the ball moved away and Amla got the edge. Here, he had brought it back, some nip off the surface. Amla wanted to cut but the ball comes back in to go through a big gap and then rattles the stumps. Amla was hanging on the back foot and was late down on the ball. Double strike for Australia 45/2
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Nevill b Siddle 141 332 225 20 1 62.66
94.3 edged and gone? Massive massive noise. Smith reviews. Siddle didn't think so. Umpire Dar says no. Nothing on Hotspot. Huge spike on Snicko, and that is evidence enough to overturn the decision. End of a spectacular innings from Duminy. An overpitched nothing delivery from Siddle, inviting the drive like Australia has been doing all day. Duminy was hammering them all day, but this one may have bounced a bit more. His flashy drive takes a thin edge and Nevill takes an easy catch. Against the run of play. That will be tea too 295/3
View dismissal F du Plessis* c †Nevill b Starc 32 99 64 6 0 50.00
115.4 got him with a peach. Short, short and then this one's full and just outside off. Faf plays forward but fails to account for the minute deviation off the deck. Gets a thin edge that has been gleefully accepted by Nevill. Relief for Starc 352/6
View dismissal T Bavuma c Khawaja b MR Marsh 8 27 18 2 0 44.44
112.3 he's picked out the lone man at deep square leg, and it has taken an excellent effort from Khawaja to send him on his way. Bavuma wasn't afraid to pull off the front foot but he made no effort to keep it down. And so even though it was struck beautifully, he was always in danger of falling if there was a fielder there. He also made it tougher by having to fetch it from outside off. Unfortunately for him, Khawaja, lurking around the corner with the sun right into his eyes, managed to remain focused and pulled off a low catch moving to his left. 346/5
View dismissal Q de Kock c Voges b MR Marsh 64 152 100 5 2 64.00
146.1 gone. 128 kph, good length and wide outside off. Definitely bounced extra. De Kock looks to drive through the off side but the bounce hits the bat high - more towards the splice. De Kock ends up bunting a catch to short cover. Voges dives to his left and completes the catch this time 468/7
View dismissal VD Philander b Smith 73 179 143 10 2 51.04
160.1 and bowled. Philander is cleaned up. Tossed up on middle, Philander swings and misses. Looked to go way over midwicket but the ball just drifted on and Philander missed the straight ball. Great innings 540/8
KA Maharaj not out 41 41 34 2 3 120.58
Extras (b 10, lb 13, w 17, nb 1) 41
  Total (8 wickets dec; 160.1 overs; 700 mins) 540 (3.37 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MA Starc 31 8 114 1 3.67 141 15 1 (1w)
115.4 to du Plessis, got him with a peach. Short, short and then this one's full and just outside off. Faf plays forward but fails to account for the minute deviation off the deck. Gets a thin edge that has been gleefully accepted by Nevill. Relief for Starc 352/6
View wickets JR Hazlewood 37 11 107 2 2.89 178 18 0 (1nb)
20.1 to Amla, bowled im. Amla chops on? Massive massive wicket. Good captaincy from Smith to bring him back. In the first innings, the ball moved away and Amla got the edge. Here, he had brought it back, some nip off the surface. Amla wanted to cut but the ball comes back in to go through a big gap and then rattles the stumps. Amla was hanging on the back foot and was late down on the ball. Double strike for Australia 45/2
106.3 to Elgar, edged and gone! Elgar flashes his wicket away. Poor shot. That has been Australia's plan since tea. Overpitched outside off, gets a bit of away movement. Elgar drives from the crease, bat away from the body. But it takes the outside half of the bat and flies to Starc at gully who takes it in front of his chest. Special innings from Elgar. 324/4
View wickets PM Siddle 26 9 62 2 2.38 129 10 0
16.4 to Cook, and gone! Cook has picked out midwicket. Big wicket. Back of a length delivery, a bouncer that rises to head height. However, it is slightly wide, making the pull doubly arduous. He pulls and can only slap it to the left of short midwicket, who holds on to a sharp reverse-cupped catch to his left in front of his shoulder. 35/1
94.3 to Duminy, edged and gone? Massive massive noise. Smith reviews. Siddle didn't think so. Umpire Dar says no. Nothing on Hotspot. Huge spike on Snicko, and that is evidence enough to overturn the decision. End of a spectacular innings from Duminy. An overpitched nothing delivery from Siddle, inviting the drive like Australia has been doing all day. Duminy was hammering them all day, but this one may have bounced a bit more. His flashy drive takes a thin edge and Nevill takes an easy catch. Against the run of play. That will be tea too 295/3
View wickets MR Marsh 26 4 77 2 2.96 126 10 0 (4w)
112.3 to Bavuma, he's picked out the lone man at deep square leg, and it has taken an excellent effort from Khawaja to send him on his way. Bavuma wasn't afraid to pull off the front foot but he made no effort to keep it down. And so even though it was struck beautifully, he was always in danger of falling if there was a fielder there. He also made it tougher by having to fetch it from outside off. Unfortunately for him, Khawaja, lurking around the corner with the sun right into his eyes, managed to remain focused and pulled off a low catch moving to his left. 346/5
146.1 to de Kock, gone. 128 kph, good length and wide outside off. Definitely bounced extra. De Kock looks to drive through the off side but the bounce hits the bat high - more towards the splice. De Kock ends up bunting a catch to short cover. Voges dives to his left and completes the catch this time 468/7
  NM Lyon 34 3 146 0 4.29 143 11 8
  AC Voges 5 1 8 0 1.60 22 0 0
View wicket SPD Smith 1.1 0 3 1 2.57 4 0 0
160.1 to Philander, and bowled. Philander is cleaned up. Tossed up on middle, Philander swings and misses. Looked to go way over midwicket but the ball just drifted on and Philander missed the straight ball. Great innings 540/8
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 539 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SE Marsh c du Plessis b Rabada 15 57 45 1 0 33.33
12.6 edged and gone! Two in the over. A sensational delivery from Rabada. Good length delivery outside off, held its line. Marsh played for a bit of swing. None there. The ball takes the outside edge of Marsh's poke. Du Plessis takes it in front of his stomach at second slip. South Africa are pumped 52/2
View dismissal DA Warner run out (Bavuma) 35 52 33 6 0 106.06
12.2 from Rabada, a direct hit and Warner is run-out. What a piece of fielding from Bavuma. Back of a length on middle, Warner pushes in front of point. Bavuma rushes in and picks up cleanly. Now remember he is a right-hander. He gets himself in an awkward position to ensure he saves a fraction of a second to get the throw away. Contorts his body and fires the stumps down at the bowler's end. Looked like Warner was dawdling towards the end knowing there was no way he could have been run-out. His bat is on the crease and is out. Best piece of fielding I've seen in a long, long while. To get someone as fast as Warner run-out. Got to the ball quickly too, he was airborne when he released the ball. So accurate that he hits the base of middle stump. Awesome. 52/1
View dismissal UT Khawaja lbw b Duminy 97 253 182 11 3 53.29
76.1 given on 97 and Khawaja reviews. Flat on middle, the ball skids on like Duminy has been doing through the Test. Khawaja's bat comes down and clips the bottom of his pad. Has it clipped the bat? Went on and hit Khawaja on the back pad. The bat clipping the pad may have caused the bat to deviate just enough to ensure it couldn't make contact with the ball. Snicko shows no spike. "Daylight between bat and ball," says the third umpire. Umpire's call on wickets. And a fantastic innings from Khawaja ends, showed grit and determination on a tough pitch. 246/6
View dismissal SPD Smith* c †de Kock b Rabada 34 118 91 5 0 37.36
44.3 edged and gone! Sensational bowling. Rabada strikes. Massive wicket for South Africa. Persistence. Perseverance. Superb stuff. Full again outside off, he has been there for quite awhile in this spell. Gets this to move away just enough to take the outside edge of Smith. Smith felt he was set and could drive through the covers. Just a lovely Test wicket. Good captaincy from Faf to leave that cover region open. Easy take for de Kock 144/3
View dismissal AC Voges c †de Kock b Rabada 1 11 12 0 0 8.33
46.5 edged and gone. Another one for Rabada. Has been superb in this spell, elicits a thin outside edge from a tentative Voges. Full delivery on a fourth-stump line. It's close enough to off to ensure Voges has to play. He does, the ball moves away just enough to take the outside edge. Carries low to de Kock's left. Has been moving the ball both ways, a fantastic spell from Rabada. 146/4
View dismissal MR Marsh lbw b Rabada 26 61 52 4 0 50.00
62.4 big appeal. Bat pad or pad bat? Faf reviews. A searing yorker on leg, Marsh gets his bat down late and pushes past mid-off. Rabada tries to catch the ball but it spoons over him. The South Africans go up in appeal, and Faf is very confident. Looks like pad first, but there seems to be too much tail back in. May be sliding down leg. Definitely pad first. All reds on Hawkeye, and Marsh has to go. Fantastic yorker. Rabada's front foot is just fine. So Rabada has kept the ball outside off, hung it there for a while then down comes that yorker. Superb Test match bowling. The ball ricocheted onto the bat after clipping the pad. The new DRS protocol does for Marsh. It would have been clipping the stump and a not-out call a few months back. Since it was so full, the ball wasn't going down. Clipped the front toe first, then onto the pad 196/5
PM Nevill not out 60 233 153 6 0 39.21
View dismissal MA Starc lbw b Rabada 13 27 24 2 0 54.16
82.5 140 kph, another searing yorker on leg. Starc beaten for pace and swing. Given by umpire Dar. Starc walks off, but then belatedly decides to review. Comes back in a lot, all in the air from around the wicket. Hits Starc on the full, on the back foot. All reds on Hawkeye and Rabada has five. What a bowling performance this has been. Not much Starc could do. Rabada has done what no other bowler has been able to do consistently in this Test, move the ball prodigiously in the air. A deserved five-for. He kisses the WACA surface. 262/7
View dismissal PM Siddle lbw b Philander 13 38 32 3 0 40.62
92.5 given! Umpire Dar. Siddle has a wry smile on his face and walks off. Absolutely plumb. Keeps a tad low too. The new ball works. Philander, like he typically does, gets this to jag back in just a bit on the air. Gets a little more nip back in off the pitch and some low bounce accentuates Siddle's problems as he falls over it in front of middle and leg. Jagged back in and struck Siddle on the back leg in front of middle. Easy decision. 280/8
View dismissal JR Hazlewood c Elgar b Bavuma 29 83 71 5 0 40.84
113.2 Bavuma strikes. He gets the outside edge of Hazlewood again. This time, the leading edge. On the pads, a nothing delivery from Bavuma. However, Hazlewood closed the bat face too early, gets a thick leading edge which lobs up to short cover who takes the catch over his head. Maiden Test wicket 345/9
View dismissal NM Lyon lbw b Maharaj 8 26 22 1 0 36.36
119.1 and given by umpire Llong. Lyon reviews. Flat delivery on middle and leg, the ball drifts on with the arm. Lyon gets a giant front-foot stride and is beaten on the inside edge. Two reds, one orange as umpire's call as the ball is just clipping the leg stump. South Africa seal a stunning comeback to beat Australia by 177 runs and go 1-0 up in the three-match series 361/10
Extras (b 13, lb 11, w 4, nb 2) 30
  Total (all out; 119.1 overs) 361 (3.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets K Rabada 31 6 92 5 2.96 148 14 0 (3w)
12.6 to SE Marsh, edged and gone! Two in the over. A sensational delivery from Rabada. Good length delivery outside off, held its line. Marsh played for a bit of swing. None there. The ball takes the outside edge of Marsh's poke. Du Plessis takes it in front of his stomach at second slip. South Africa are pumped 52/2
44.3 to Smith, edged and gone! Sensational bowling. Rabada strikes. Massive wicket for South Africa. Persistence. Perseverance. Superb stuff. Full again outside off, he has been there for quite awhile in this spell. Gets this to move away just enough to take the outside edge of Smith. Smith felt he was set and could drive through the covers. Just a lovely Test wicket. Good captaincy from Faf to leave that cover region open. Easy take for de Kock 144/3
46.5 to Voges, edged and gone. Another one for Rabada. Has been superb in this spell, elicits a thin outside edge from a tentative Voges. Full delivery on a fourth-stump line. It's close enough to off to ensure Voges has to play. He does, the ball moves away just enough to take the outside edge. Carries low to de Kock's left. Has been moving the ball both ways, a fantastic spell from Rabada. 146/4
62.4 to MR Marsh, big appeal. Bat pad or pad bat? Faf reviews. A searing yorker on leg, Marsh gets his bat down late and pushes past mid-off. Rabada tries to catch the ball but it spoons over him. The South Africans go up in appeal, and Faf is very confident. Looks like pad first, but there seems to be too much tail back in. May be sliding down leg. Definitely pad first. All reds on Hawkeye, and Marsh has to go. Fantastic yorker. Rabada's front foot is just fine. So Rabada has kept the ball outside off, hung it there for a while then down comes that yorker. Superb Test match bowling. The ball ricocheted onto the bat after clipping the pad. The new DRS protocol does for Marsh. It would have been clipping the stump and a not-out call a few months back. Since it was so full, the ball wasn't going down. Clipped the front toe first, then onto the pad 196/5
82.5 to Starc, 140 kph, another searing yorker on leg. Starc beaten for pace and swing. Given by umpire Dar. Starc walks off, but then belatedly decides to review. Comes back in a lot, all in the air from around the wicket. Hits Starc on the full, on the back foot. All reds on Hawkeye and Rabada has five. What a bowling performance this has been. Not much Starc could do. Rabada has done what no other bowler has been able to do consistently in this Test, move the ball prodigiously in the air. A deserved five-for. He kisses the WACA surface. 262/7
View wicket VD Philander 22 7 55 1 2.50 108 7 0
92.5 to Siddle, given! Umpire Dar. Siddle has a wry smile on his face and walks off. Absolutely plumb. Keeps a tad low too. The new ball works. Philander, like he typically does, gets this to jag back in just a bit on the air. Gets a little more nip back in off the pitch and some low bounce accentuates Siddle's problems as he falls over it in front of middle and leg. Jagged back in and struck Siddle on the back leg in front of middle. Easy decision. 280/8
View wicket JP Duminy 17 1 51 1 3.00 78 7 0
76.1 to Khawaja, given on 97 and Khawaja reviews. Flat on middle, the ball skids on like Duminy has been doing through the Test. Khawaja's bat comes down and clips the bottom of his pad. Has it clipped the bat? Went on and hit Khawaja on the back pad. The bat clipping the pad may have caused the bat to deviate just enough to ensure it couldn't make contact with the ball. Snicko shows no spike. "Daylight between bat and ball," says the third umpire. Umpire's call on wickets. And a fantastic innings from Khawaja ends, showed grit and determination on a tough pitch. 246/6
View wicket KA Maharaj 40.1 10 94 1 2.34 198 10 3 (1w)
119.1 to Lyon, and given by umpire Llong. Lyon reviews. Flat delivery on middle and leg, the ball drifts on with the arm. Lyon gets a giant front-foot stride and is beaten on the inside edge. Two reds, one orange as umpire's call as the ball is just clipping the leg stump. South Africa seal a stunning comeback to beat Australia by 177 runs and go 1-0 up in the three-match series 361/10
  SC Cook 2 0 16 0 8.00 6 3 0
View wicket T Bavuma 7 1 29 1 4.14 30 3 0 (2nb)
113.2 to Hazlewood, Bavuma strikes. He gets the outside edge of Hazlewood again. This time, the leading edge. On the pads, a nothing delivery from Bavuma. However, Hazlewood closed the bat face too early, gets a thick leading edge which lobs up to short cover who takes the catch over his head. Maiden Test wicket 345/9

Match details


Toss - South Africa
Series - South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - KA Maharaj (South Africa)
Player of the match - K Rabada (South Africa)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and NJ Llong (England)
TV umpire - RA Kettleborough (England)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - SJ Nogajski
Close of play
  • Thu, 3 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 105/0 (DA Warner 73*, SE Marsh 29*, 21 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 104/2 (D Elgar 46*, JP Duminy 34*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 390/6 (Q de Kock 16*, VD Philander 23*, 126 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 169/4 (UT Khawaja 58*, MR Marsh 15*, 55 ov)
  • Mon, 7 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 361 (119.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • Total Attendance: 45,647
    • Attendance: 12382
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 32/4 in 12.2 overs (F du Plessis 9)
    • Over 12.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - JP Duminy (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 0
    • Lunch: South Africa - 78/4 in 26.0 overs (F du Plessis 37, T Bavuma 17)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 32.6 overs (198 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 124/5 in 39.0 overs (T Bavuma 32, Q de Kock 31)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (T Bavuma 20, Q de Kock 31, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 43.2 overs (260 balls), Extras 1
    • T Bavuma: 50 off 84 balls (7 x 4)
    • Over 50.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - Q de Kock (Struck down)
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 67 balls (7 x 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 175/7 in 52.3 overs (Q de Kock 53)
    • Over 55.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Q de Kock (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 56.1 overs (337 balls), Extras 1
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 242/10 in 63.4 overs (K Rabada 11)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (65 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (DA Warner 38, SE Marsh 10, Ex 2)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 39 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (127 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 127 balls (DA Warner 69, SE Marsh 29, Ex 3)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 105/0 in 21.0 overs (DA Warner 73, SE Marsh 29)
    • Attendance: 13333
    • SE Marsh: 50 off 100 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 33.6 overs (207 balls), Extras 5
    • SE Marsh: 50 off 110 balls (7 x 4)
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 207 balls (DA Warner 95, SE Marsh 53, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: Australia - 156/0 in 35.0 overs (DA Warner 95, SE Marsh 55)
    • Over 41.3: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
    • Lunch: Australia - 181/4 in 46.5 overs (AC Voges 10)
    • Over 46.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - SE Marsh (Struck down)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 59.4 overs (362 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Australia - 203/7 in 62.0 overs (PM Nevill 5)
    • Over 66.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - PM Siddle (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 244/10 in 70.2 overs (PM Siddle 18)
    • Tea: Australia - 244/10 in 70.2 overs (PM Siddle 18)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 29/0 in 14.0 overs (SC Cook 11, D Elgar 13)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 21.1 overs (128 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: South Africa - 72/2 in 28.0 overs (D Elgar 37, JP Duminy 16)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 94 balls (D Elgar 15, JP Duminy 34, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 38.0 overs (229 balls), Extras 11
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 104/2 in 40.0 overs (D Elgar 46, JP Duminy 34)
    • Attendance: 10989
    • D Elgar: 50 off 130 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 90 balls (10 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 188 balls (D Elgar 34, JP Duminy 53, Ex 13)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 52.5 overs (318 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: South Africa - 151/2 in 54.0 overs (D Elgar 66, JP Duminy 54)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 183/2 in 66.0 overs (D Elgar 69, JP Duminy 74)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 282 balls (D Elgar 43, JP Duminy 87, Ex 22)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 67.2 overs (405 balls), Extras 27
    • JP Duminy: 100 off 169 balls (17 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 237/2 in 77.0 overs (D Elgar 82, JP Duminy 113)
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 352 balls (D Elgar 57, JP Duminy 119, Ex 24)
    • Newball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Reviews used before 80th over: South Africa 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Australia 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 80.4 overs (485 balls), Extras 29
    • Drinks: South Africa - 273/2 in 86.0 overs (D Elgar 99, JP Duminy 132)
    • D Elgar: 100 off 255 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 250 runs in 442 balls (D Elgar 85, JP Duminy 141, Ex 24)
    • Tea: South Africa - 295/3 in 94.3 overs (D Elgar 112)
    • Over 94.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JP Duminy (Upheld)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 95.6 overs (577 balls), Extras 29
    • Drinks: South Africa - 324/3 in 106.0 overs (D Elgar 127, F du Plessis 14)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 113.6 overs (685 balls), Extras 29
    • Drinks: South Africa - 352/6 in 115.4 overs (Q de Kock 2)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 390/6 in 126.0 overs (Q de Kock 16, VD Philander 23)
    • Attendance: 7207
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 131.1 overs (788 balls), Extras 30
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (Q de Kock 25, VD Philander 24, Ex 1)
    • Over 132.6: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Q de Kock (Upheld)
    • Over 139.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - Q de Kock (Upheld)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 440/6 in 140.0 overs (Q de Kock 48, VD Philander 41)
    • Q de Kock: 50 off 81 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 450 runs in 143.2 overs (861 balls), Extras 34
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 166 balls (Q de Kock 56, VD Philander 42, Ex 5)
    • VD Philander: 50 off 97 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 500 runs in 154.1 overs (926 balls), Extras 40
    • Lunch: South Africa - 508/7 in 157.0 overs (VD Philander 63, KA Maharaj 19)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (VD Philander 14, KA Maharaj 33, Ex 7)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 540/8 in 160.1 overs (KA Maharaj 41)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (SE Marsh 15, DA Warner 35, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Australia - 52/1 in 12.2 overs (SE Marsh 15)
    • Over 13.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - UT Khawaja (Upheld)
    • Tea: Australia - 84/2 in 24.0 overs (UT Khawaja 16, SPD Smith 11)
    • Over 25.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 32.3 overs (195 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 117 balls (UT Khawaja 26, SPD Smith 19, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: Australia - 134/2 in 41.0 overs (UT Khawaja 45, SPD Smith 32)
    • UT Khawaja: 50 off 100 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 47.6 overs (288 balls), Extras 11
    • End Of Day: Australia - 169/4 in 55.0 overs (UT Khawaja 58, MR Marsh 15)
    • Attendance: 1736
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (UT Khawaja 20, MR Marsh 26, Ex 4)
    • Over 62.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - MR Marsh (Upheld)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 62.6 overs (378 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: Australia - 225/5 in 72.0 overs (UT Khawaja 83, PM Nevill 14)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (UT Khawaja 27, PM Nevill 16, Ex 7)
    • Over 76.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - UT Khawaja (Struck down)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 78.5 overs (474 balls), Extras 22
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 1 (1 successful, 1 unsuccessful); South Africa 1 (1 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • Over 82.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - MA Starc (Struck down)
    • Lunch: Australia - 263/7 in 84.0 overs (PM Nevill 20, PM Siddle 0)
    • Newball taken at 92.1 overs
    • Australia: 300 runs in 99.1 overs (596 balls), Extras 22
    • Drinks: Australia - 301/8 in 101.0 overs (PM Nevill 34, JR Hazlewood 10)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (PM Nevill 22, JR Hazlewood 27, Ex 3)
    • PM Nevill: 50 off 138 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 113.4 overs (684 balls), Extras 30
    • Over 117.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - NM Lyon (Struck down)
    • Over 119.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - NM Lyon (Struck down)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm

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