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
    12.2 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    not out
    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
    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
    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
    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
    30 (b 13, lb 11, nb 2, w 4)
    361 all out (119.1 Overs, RR: 3.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (DA Warner, 12.2 ov), 2-52 (SE Marsh, 12.6 ov), 3-144 (SPD Smith, 44.3 ov), 4-146 (AC Voges, 46.5 ov), 5-196 (MR Marsh, 62.4 ov), 6-246 (UT Khawaja, 76.1 ov), 7-262 (MA Starc, 82.5 ov), 8-280 (PM Siddle, 92.5 ov), 9-345 (JR Hazlewood, 113.2 ov), 10-361 (NM Lyon, 119.1 ov)
    K Rabada31.069252.9630
    VD Philander22.075512.5000
    JP Duminy17.015113.0000
    KA Maharaj40.1109412.3410
    SC Cook2.001608.0000
    T Bavuma7.012914.1402

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

WACA again


Last time Australia lost a home Test, before this - also to South Africa at WACA by 309 runs. They had won 14 of the 18 Tests since then and four were drawn.

Khawaja in good flow


Previous highest score for Khawaja in second innings. He has gone past that score. All his four centuries had come in 1st innings.

Big task


Australia's highest score in the fourth-innings of Tests, which came at Lord's in 2009. They have been set a target of 539 in this match.

Enough to win?


Highest total in the 4th inns of a Test at WACA, by South Africa in 2008-09. South Africa's lead has already gone past that mark.

Elgar's best


Previous highest score for Elgar in Tests, which came against WI in Port Elizabeth 2014-15. He has gone past that mark in this innings.

Doing it again


No. of instances of two centuries for visiting team in the 3rd inns of a Test at WACA, including this. Two of those have been by SA; they did the same in 2012-13.

Duminy vs Australia


No. of 100's made by Duminy against Aus. This is his 1st 100 against any team in the 2nd inn of a Test.Previously he made 166 in Melbourne and 123 in Port Elizabeth.

Elgar and Duminy Partnership


Number of 100 + partnerships for the 3rd wicket for South Africa in Australia since readmission before today. Kallis and Amla added 165 in Brisbane in 2012.

Rare Failure


Total runs scored by Hashim Amla in this Test match. This is the lowest he has scored in a Test match since 2006. Previous instance was vs India in Durban.

Back with a bang


Philander's best bowling figures in Australia. During his previous tour in 2012 he took only 4 wickets from 67 overs in 2 matches.

Rare Collapse


Previous instance when Aus lost their top 5 wkts for fewer than 23 runs at home.They have gone from 158/0 to 181/5.Last time this happened was vs Eng in Brisbane

Warner vs Steyn


Number of times Steyn has dismissed Warner. Warner has scored 207 runs against him at a SR of 96.2.