Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
79 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 239/10

  • TD Paine28 (50b)
  • KA Maharaj23-2-90-2
  • L Ngidi13-5-24-2

11:25am South Africa need 101 to level the series. Ngidi said at the start of play that they'd be happy with 150, and more so with 130. They've folded Australia up so quickly this morning that they must be overjoyed now. Rabada with the damage, yet again. In more than one way, this has been his Test match. He's put his team on the brink of a win they desperately need after being outdone in their last two Tests. Stick around, we'll be back.

78.6
W
Maharaj to Hazlewood, OUT, holes out to deep midwicket. Maharaj keeps hanging it outside off, Hazlewood takes the bait again and goes for the slog sweep. No attempt to keep it down and it appears he's got this off the toe. It dips on the fielder in the deep and he takes it comfortably

JR Hazlewood c Ngidi b Maharaj 17 (32m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

78.5
6
Maharaj to Hazlewood, SIX runs, clears the midwicket boundary with a slog sweep. Maharaj getting a bit of his own medcine. Hazlewood relentlessly going after him and this time he's got it right off the middle
78.4
1
Maharaj to Paine, 1 run, full on off stump, driven to long-off
78.3
1
Maharaj to Hazlewood, 1 run, full and wide outside off, plonks the front leg forward and swats this forcefully to long-on
78.2
4
Maharaj to Hazlewood, FOUR runs, another sweep. Gets it over square leg this time and well to deep square's left. Again, picks this length ball from way outside off stump
78.1
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, nails the big sweep but can't get it past midwicket. Hazlewood has one shot and he will play it. Picks this from wide outside off

END OF OVER:
78 | (maiden) | AUS: 227/9

  • TD Paine27 (49b)
  • JR Hazlewood6 (12b)
  • L Ngidi13-5-24-2
  • KA Maharaj22-2-78-1

Jake Rassack: "Whether or not it deserves a ban is irrelevant. When Rabada is treading on thin ice and continues to behave that way, he has no one to blame but himself. He needs to pull his head in and lay low for a while instead of inspiring more actions against him."

77.6
0
Ngidi to Paine, no run, good length and in at off stump. Defended on the front foot
77.5
0
Ngidi to Paine, no run, good length and in at leg stump. Thuds him on the pad as he looks to flick. Going down leg
77.4
0
Ngidi to Paine, no run, good length and wide outside off, left alone

Liam: "@John, no one batted an eyelid when Kohli was doing exactly that throughout the India series. Yes, there's a line, but there's no consistency."

77.3
0
Ngidi to Paine, no run, good length and in at off stump. Inside edge onto boot as he blocks on the front foot
77.2
0
Ngidi to Paine, no run, good length and down leg side. Leans in and looks to flick, can't get bat on it
77.1
0
Ngidi to Paine, no run, back of a length just outside off, defended off the back foot

END OF OVER:
77 | 3 Runs | AUS: 227/9

  • JR Hazlewood6 (12b)
  • TD Paine27 (43b)
  • KA Maharaj22-2-78-1
  • L Ngidi12-4-24-2

Shaun: "@john, if we charged someone everytime they screamed "yes" while in the vicinity of a batsman we'd never leave the hearing rooms! Surely everyone can see that it was passion and nothing more"

76.6
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, good length outside off, defended off the inside edge on the front foot
76.5
1
Maharaj to Paine, 1 run, full and in at leg stump. Clipped past square leg off the front foot
76.4
1
Maharaj to Hazlewood, 1 run, full outside off, flicked uppishly to deep square off the front foot
76.3
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, beaten as he looks to sweep again. Less control this time, more swat. It spins into him and over the bat outside off
76.2
1
Maharaj to Paine, 1 run, full on leg stump, nudged to mid-on off the front foot
76.1
0
Maharaj to Paine, no run, good length on off stump, defended on the front foot

END OF OVER:
76 | 1 Run | AUS: 224/9

  • JR Hazlewood5 (9b)
  • TD Paine25 (40b)
  • L Ngidi12-4-24-2
  • KA Maharaj21-2-75-1
75.6
0
Ngidi to Hazlewood, no run, full ball down leg side again. QDK gathers and looks in the bowler's direction with an expression that says, 'you kidding me man?'
75.5
0
Ngidi to Hazlewood, no run, full and fired down leg side. Can't get bat on this
75.4
0
Ngidi to Hazlewood, no run, strikes the pad but that is missing leg. Ngidi fires it full from around the wicket and Hazlewood is rooted to the crease as he looks to flick
75.3
1
Ngidi to Paine, 1 run, back of a length just outside off. Drops it into the gully region with soft hands and it's kept to one

John: "@Avir, if you're specifically screaming it at the batsman at close quarters then it is a chargeable offence, as it should be. If you're specifically trying to anger the batsman when he no longer has any opportunity to respond is not good sportsmanship and should be treated as such."

75.2
0
Ngidi to Paine, no run, full on off stump, driven to long-off
75.1
0
Ngidi to Paine, no run, short of a length outside off, steered to third man with an open face

END OF OVER:
75 | 5 Runs | AUS: 223/9

  • JR Hazlewood5 (6b)
  • TD Paine24 (37b)
  • KA Maharaj21-2-75-1
  • K Rabada22-9-54-6

Brutus_Shylock: "Agreed that Warner charge is ridiculous, have seen so many players doing the same and get away with it. At the same time, what happens once rabada accumulates 8+ points, is there a system for 12 point ban also?" --- Yes the bans are of increasing magnitude at every four-point level.

74.6
4
Maharaj to Hazlewood, FOUR runs, lovely shot from Hazlewood. A perfectly controlled sweep to manipulate the field and pick up four. Shuffles into the off side and places it behind square

Short leg, leg gully, silly mid-on and a slip catching.

Rabada equals Waqar

4

No. of 10-wkt hauls for Rabada in Tests, at age of 22 - the joint-most for any bowler before turning 23. Waqar Younis had also picked 4 10-fors before ageing 23.

AB triumphs

197*

Runs scored by AB de Villiers in this series, in 3 innings, without getting out to any bowler. He remained not out in first inns of both the Tests while in the second inns of last Test he was run out.

Elgar's fruitful venue

5

No. of 50+ scores for Dean Elgar in 8 Test inns at Port Elizabeth, including his fifty in this game. He has scored over 500 runs at the venue with two centuries and two other fifties.

Rabada's roar

18

No. of balls of a span in which Rabada took five wickets and that induced Australia's collapse.