Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    32.1 edged and taken. The fourth caught behind the wicket. Like the previous ones, this one too, moves. It goes the other way. Pitches on off, angled across outside off. Cook has a nothing poke at that. Gets a thick outside edge and Smith takes an easy catch at second slip in front of his midriff. Just reward for some tireless bowling from Starc. 95/4
    6.5 taken this time. 145 kph. Superb bowling. Just lovely. Full delivery outside off, but what this one has is some swing. It moves away late and by that time, Elgar is already driving. Way too late to withdraw his bat and the ball takes the outside edge. Carries at hip height to Khawaja at third slip who bends down and takes it comfortably. Fantastic delivery, the front foot is well behind this time 12/1
    12.1 edged and gone! Another one. Big wicket too. Renshaw takes the catch at first slip. Fuller than a good length on a fifth-stump line. The ball holds its line or moves away just enough. Amla plays slightly inside the line, the ball takes the edge and carries low to Renshaw at first slip who dives to his right and takes a good two-handed catch. 36/2
    14.5 another one. Hazlewood picks up his second. The third wicket caught off an edge. This time it is the inside edge. Extremely full outside off, a juicy half-volley on a fourth-stump line. Duminy lays into it, but doesn't account for some late inward movement. Snicks the inside edge and Wade takes a comfortable catch. 44/3
    not out
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    164
    265
    17
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    71.95
    42.1 beautiful bowling from Bird. Has been hitting the same length again and again and again. Now gets one to nip, and it takes the outside edge. Superb delivery. Good length on off, gets Bavuma fiddling. The ball moves away ever so little, but a significant amount. Kisses the outside edge and Bavuma nicks off. Got a good 'un. Grin and bear it. Bird finds his length and finds reward. 117/5
    50.3 superb bowling. De Kock falls. Big, big wicket. A lovely line. Pitches on leg or middle. The ball moves away, keeps angling away. De Kock looks to block but the ball takes the outside edge and another catch for Wade. Another batsman undone by a really good delivery. Has happened six times today. Six wickets have fallen 149/6
    52.6 given but reviewed immediately. Umpire Llong thinks there is an inside edge. Philander doesn't. Is there a spike on snicko when the ball passes bat? There is a spike and the umpire's decision is upheld. A good length delivery on off, the ball comes back in. Takes his inside edge as he defends and then onto pad and then ricochets to the keeper. The fielders were all up immediately. Another one for Australia, superb session this for the hosts 161/7
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    64
    0
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    34.00
    67.6 and given! The first wicket that isn't caught. Full delivery on off, Abbott plays around his front pad and is struck in front of off. Umpire's call at worst, so a good non-review again. Abbott was flicking those nicely, but just misses this. Closed his bat face too early. A good hand from Abbott. 215/8
    70.1 Lyon gets it to turn big, past the outside edge of Rabada's bat, has Rabada dragged his back foot too far as he went to defend off the front foot? Wade is convinced Rabada is gone, and he's right: Rabada's back foot is on the line when the bails come off, Lyon gets his first wicket after 110 fruitless first-class overs 220/9
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    23
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    78.26
    Extras
    14 (b 3, lb 8, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    259/9d (76 Overs, RR: 3.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (D Elgar, 6.5 ov), 2-36 (HM Amla, 12.1 ov), 3-44 (JP Duminy, 14.5 ov), 4-95 (SC Cook, 32.1 ov), 5-117 (T Bavuma, 42.1 ov), 6-149 (Q de Kock, 50.3 ov), 7-161 (VD Philander, 52.6 ov), 8-215 (KJ Abbott, 67.6 ov), 9-220 (K Rabada, 70.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc2357823.3911
    JR Hazlewood2256843.0910
    JM Bird1635723.5600
    NM Lyon1514513.0000
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    108.5 plumb! What happened there? That was prodigious and Khawaja reviews. He knows he's out. A signal of not much to lose from him. Both pads. No bat. A good length delivery on middle, it comes back like a ripping legcutter and hits Khawaja in front of middle. Three reds on HawkEye. Nothing Khawaja could do about that, like Bavuma's first ball to him in Perth. End of a sublime innings from Khawaja, a knock that has put Australia in the ascendancy for the first time this series. Gets a much-deserved round of applause from the crowd 327/7
    15.3 what a catch Elgar. Those channels have been awesome this morning. The umpires aren't quite sure and want the third umpire to check if it has carried cleanly. Soft signal is out. It goes in cleanly, but bobbles out. Is the left hand underneath the ball as it comes out? Remember, there has to be conclusive evidence that the ball has hit the turf. A raucous Adelaide crowd doesn't count. Given. Superb catch. Full on off, the ball moves away just enough to kiss the outside edge. The ball is going straight to second slip, but it won't carry to Faf so Elgar dives to his right from third slip. The ball hits the right hand and looks like it is going straight to the turf off the palm but he brings out the left hand to get underneath. 19/1
    21.6 gone! Another one for Abbott. He has been splendid through the tour. Abbott bowls this on a good length outside off. The difference? Some movement. Just like he has been doing through the afternoon, Abbott gets this to seam away from the batsman. Warner cannot put away his natural urge to get bat on ball. Has a naughty flirt at the ball, it takes the outside edge and Elgar pouches a comfortable catch in front of his thigh, two-handed 37/2
    60.6 and a run-out. What a shame. Smith has to go. A wrong un on middle, Smith skews the ball towards point and sets off for a run. Khawaja has come down but isn't running. He probably said no, but Smith didn't hear him. Finally, Smith sees his partner not going through and stops but by that time the fielder has picked up and returned the throw. De Kock whips off the bails. A loud call of Yes from Smith initially. Khawaja called no, but wasn't very loud. 174/3
    86.1 that was always going to happen with Handscomb's persistence to play back. Full delivery outside offm, the ball seams back in and goes through a big gap between bat and pad to clatter into off stump. End of a fabulous debut innings, but he will have to work that front-foot problem out. A little bit of inward seam movement gets the wicket. Well bowled. 273/4
    89.5 straight through. Maddinson has a duck on debut. Not much Maddinson could do about that. Rabada finds it in him to give it all he has. Some more oomph, more pace, more venom and delivers a searing yorker on off and middle that swings in late. Maddinson gets his bat down but Rabada has outdone him with sheer pace. That is a sensational ball. These aren't conditions you want to be making your debut in. Unfortunate for Maddinson. 277/5
    90.5 edged and taken. There's that length, this one doesn't beat the bat. It kisses the outside edge. Full delivery outside off, the ball seams away and takes the outside edge. Carries low to de Kock's left. Wade had a nothing poke at that, a result of the deliveries that were moving all over the place before this. Lovely bowling. 283/6
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    115.1 first ball after drinks and Rabada gets a wicket. Overpitched on off, Starc just pops a catch back to Rabada who takes a good return catch, gets his hands up to his right and holds on with both hands. End of a fantastic hand from Starc 357/8
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    116.3 gone! Off the glove and Shamsi has his maiden Test wicket. A full delivery on the pads, Lyon gets low and looks to sweep yet again, his go-to stroke but is too early through it. The ball bounces a touch and kisses the glove. It lobs off towards leg slip but Amla gets across from slip and takes a simple catch. Lyon happy to walk off 370/9
    121.1 edged and gone. Superb catch from Faf. That was flying. Short and wide outside off, Bird flays a cit but the ball takes the outside edge and whistles straight to Faf at second slip who gets his hands in front of his midriff and takes a quality two-handed catch. 383/10
    Extras
    17 (b 3, lb 9, nb 3, w 2)
    TOTAL
    383 all out (121.1 Overs, RR: 3.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (MT Renshaw, 15.3 ov), 2-37 (DA Warner, 21.6 ov), 3-174 (SPD Smith, 60.6 ov), 4-273 (PSP Handscomb, 86.1 ov), 5-277 (NJ Maddinson, 89.5 ov), 6-283 (MS Wade, 90.5 ov), 7-327 (UT Khawaja, 108.5 ov), 8-357 (MA Starc, 115.1 ov), 9-370 (NM Lyon, 116.3 ov), 10-383 (JM Bird, 121.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    VD Philander29510023.4403
    KJ Abbott29114931.6800
    K Rabada25.148433.3320
    T Shamsi29410113.4800
    JP Duminy602504.1600
    D Elgar201105.5000
    T Bavuma10101.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    85.2 cleaned 'im up. Plenty of swing and Cook's impressive vigil ends. Pitched up full and straight but the ball also has enough to move back in and go through a massive gap between bat and pad. The feet are rooted. The stumps are broken. SA's innings ends with Cook's. 250/10
    0.5 edged and taken. Australia has a wicket. A stunning catch from Smith at second slip. Overpitched delivery on off, the ball swings away very late and takes the outside edge. Flies away low to Smith who gets down and takes a good two-handed catch. Just a bit of movement, but more than enough at this level 1/1
    25.6 gone this time. Hazlewood gets Amla again. But Amla reviews immediately. Big deflection, and it is off the bat. Big white blotch on HotSpot and Snicko confirms that. Gem of a delivery and it needed something like that to get Amla. Pitches on off and moves away just enough. Amla is rooted in the crease because of the length and punches but the ball deviates juuuust enough. Extraordinary review from Amla. Surely he'd have known? Maybe there was bat and pad on that. Yes, it did graze the back pad, the reason for the review. 82/2
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    48.4 tries to play across the line and loses his off-stump. It was back of a length and Duminy was hanging back and looks for an ill-advised flick across the line. The ball goes past the edge and uproots the off-stump. Rues the shot as he looks back 131/3
    57.1 gone! Amazing bowling from Australia. A touch of reverse? Handscomb is mobbed by Warner and his team-mates. They know how big a wicket that is. They also know what a good time that is to get Faf. Starc pushes it full outside off, Faf is drawn into an exuberant drive. Keeps his hands close to hos body, but the ball moves away off the pitch. Takes the outside half and flies low to gully, who gets both hands and holds on. Superb Test match wicket 154/4
    66.4 Bavuma is gone. A body blow. Big wicket. Bavuma reviews after quite a while, 'That's more than 20 seconds,' argues Steven Smith. Another terrible review from a South Africa batsman this innings. Bavuma gets low and wants to paddle sweep, but the ball takes the outside edge, hits the arm and lobs up. Smith gets across from first slip to take it a few metres to his left. Wanted to be positive near the end, but instead SA lose a crucial wicket 190/5
    68.3 given. Lyon has three. SA have no reviews so Abbott will have to go. This one is pushed through flat on leg and middle, the ball spins and beats Abbott's inside edge. Strikes him in front of leg. Beaten for a bit of pace too. Umpire Kettleborough says out rather quickly. Didn't look like it was missing. Abbott was pinned, he was so deep in his crease 194/6
    73.1 not out says umpire Llong. Phew, that is close. Smith reviews . Did that pitch in line? No bat on it and it struck de Kock in front of middle. So the only question is if it pitched in line. Snicko shows a very thin spike and the third umpire thinks 'there's something there'. All reds on HawkEye and he advises umpire Llong to change the decision. That spike was too thin to be bat? Just a faint heartbeat-type spike. Well bowled though from Bird. Bowled it full and straight, got it to seam back in just a touch but was aided by de Kock's bat face which closed on the ball way too early. Ended up playing around the front pad 201/7
    81.6 that's plumb. 147 kph, cannot miss those. Cook forces his partner to review. Just one question. Is it pitching in line? That was full and swinging back in so I'd be surprised if it did pitch outside leg. Nope, pitched on middle and leg. Philander plays around his front pad and is struck in front of leg. All reds on HawkEye again and SA slump further. Fantastic bowling. Beat him for pace too. 235/8
    84.5 and one more. Short delivery on Rabda's hips, who takes his eyes off the ball but carries on with the pull. It hurries onto Rabada and kisses the glove. Wade dives across to his right and takes a good catch with the ball dying on him. Umpire Llong gives him, Rabada walks off 250/9
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    13 (lb 10, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    250 all out (85.2 Overs, RR: 2.92)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (D Elgar, 0.5 ov), 2-82 (HM Amla, 25.6 ov), 3-131 (JP Duminy, 48.4 ov), 4-154 (F du Plessis, 57.1 ov), 5-190 (T Bavuma, 66.4 ov), 6-194 (KJ Abbott, 68.3 ov), 7-201 (Q de Kock, 73.1 ov), 8-235 (VD Philander, 81.6 ov), 9-250 (K Rabada, 84.5 ov), 10-250 (SC Cook, 85.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc23.258043.4201
    JR Hazlewood2084122.0500
    JM Bird2035412.7002
    NM Lyon2146032.8500
    DA Warner10505.0000
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    18.3 oh no. Warner has been sold out. Warner doesn't even look at his partner. He isn't happy but doesn't show it to his partner. Good on Warner. A short delivery on middle and leg, Warner inside-edges his pull to midwicket. He wants one, Renshaw comes down, then calls no. Warner is quick so he is already halfway down. Bavuma returns a simple throw to the keeper. 64/1
    18.5 another massive appeal. No says ump Llong. Faf reviews. . Quick through the air, flat on leg. Khawaja lunges forward and misses the ball completely. The ball strikes Khawaja in front of leg after beating him on the inside edge. Khawaja played for some turn, there was none there. All reds on HawkEye, hitting enough of leg stump. Another wicket. Two in three for SA 64/2
    39.6 and Smith goes. What a beauty from Abbott. Smith shuffles across outside off, looks to work the ball through midwicket but the line is wider than he would have wanted. tries to improvise a defensive stroke but the ball takes the outside edge and is snaffled up by de Kock. 125/3
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    Extras
    5 (lb 4, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    127/3 (40.5 Overs, RR: 3.11)
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (DA Warner, 18.3 ov), 2-64 (UT Khawaja, 18.5 ov), 3-125 (SPD Smith, 39.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KJ Abbott1022612.6000
    VD Philander722002.8500
    K Rabada942803.1101
    T Shamsi14.544913.3000

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Series

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, Tea 16.00-16.20, Dinner 18.20-19.00, Close 21.00

Match days

24,25,26,27 November 2016 - day/night match (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 24 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 14/0 (UT Khawaja 3*, MT Renshaw 8*, 12 ov)
  • Fri, 25 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 307/6 (UT Khawaja 138*, MA Starc 16*, 102 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 194/6 (SC Cook 81*, Q de Kock 0*, 69 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 127/3 (40.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

winning debutants

2

Instances of two debutants remaining unbeaten at the end of a successful chase in Tests; the previous such instance was in 1880

Warner's run-outs

1

Number of times Warner had been run out in 100 Test innings before this series; in this series, he has been run out twice in six innings

Converting starts

4

Number of times, in 10 Test innings, that Stephen Cook has gone past 25. He has converted two of those into hundreds

Hazlewood's bunny

5

Number of times Hazlewood has dismissed Amla in this series; no other bowler has dismissed Amla more than 4 times in a series. Amla averages 5.80 against him

Starc's first-over strikes

20

Wickets that Starc has taken in the first over of an innings in all international cricket since Jan 2015 - no other bowler has taken more than 7 in this period

At home in Australia

67.42

Khawaja's average in home Tests - he has scored 944 runs in 16 inngs, 4 hundreds. In away Tests he averages 30.29 - 515 runs in 18 inngs

Khawaja doubles opening runs

12.37

Khawaja's average while opening in first-class matches in AUS before this innings. He had made just 99 runs from 8 inns before this.

Khawaja's home run

7

Fifty-plus scores for Khawaja in Tests at home. He has made at least one such score in each of the 6 home Tests he has batted in since 2015.

Lyon on the prowl

100+

Overs now Nathan Lyon has gone without a wicket in first-class matches. His last wicket came in the first innings of the Perth Test.