Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.6 Oh dear, what have you done Warner? Nicked off for 1 in the first over. This wasn't a wicket-taking delivery by any means. Full and slanting away on a set of stumps outside off or even wider, from over the wicket. Warner's bat is magnetised into flashing wildly. He edges it behind to Qdk, who moves to his left to snap up the catch. He nearly gloved it in front of first slip 2/1
    1.6 that's the break-back from Abbott. He strikes in his first over on return. Australia lose their openers in two overs. Umpire Kettleborough's finger goes up. Nice and full, seams in sharply, on off, Burns plays around his pad, plays down the wrong line. The ball thuds into the front pad, before ricocheting onto the back pad. Looks out to the naked eye. It was probably going to hit leg stump. Burns decides against a review. EagleEye shows it was just grazing the leg stump, pointing to umpire's call 2/2
    8.3 edged and taken by Amla at first slip, diving low to his left. Australia's top order has been routed. Good length on middle and seams away, Khawaja is opened up again. Philander finds the outside edge and Amla does the rest. Australia 3 for 8 on a tough morning 8/3
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    8.4 Philander sends Voges packing for a first-ball duck. Make that 4 for 8. Oh wait, they are checking for a possible front-foot no-ball. Philander is fine. He can keep celebrating. Don't look back, Voges. Good length, angled in on off, and seams away. Went away like a quick legcutter. Little gem; Voges has to play. He is squared up and feeds an outside edge to Qdk, moving to his right 8/4
    12.5 It's all happening in Hobart, superb recovery from Vilas, the sub. A direct hit, and Ferguson is run-out for 3 on Test debut. Believe it or not, it's 5 for 17. Back of a length and slanting away outside off, steered to the right of diving backward point. Villas, having fumbled earlier, recovers, runs behind, collects the ball, turns back, and splatters the stumps quickly at the striker's end, catching Ferguson short on the second, despite a desperate full-length dive. Vilas, who is a specialist wicketkeeper, had one stump to aim and nailed it with a flat throw. Ferguson's father and his brother who are in the stands are gutted. Never run off a misfield, coaches say..... 17/5
    20.1 an appeal for lbw, umpire Dar shakes his head. SA challenge the on-field call. Was it doing too much? No signs of an inside edge on Hotspot and snicko. Impact in line and hitting a good chunk of leg stump. 50% of the ball was hitting leg. Rabada says 'close'. Five-star review from Faf, leaves Australia at 6 for 31. Full and angled in on middle, the batsman plays across his front pad and falls over 31/6
    28.3 Philander comes back and bursts through the gate of Mennie. The off stump is knocked back. Good length and this jags back in enough to shoot through the bat-pad gap. Mennie plays outside the line of it, and pays the penalty. Australia 7 for 59 59/7
    29.4 Terrific catch from Duminy. Australia subside to 8 for 66. Abbott nearly pulls off the Oh my Broad expression. Is it Trent Bride all over again? Good length and outside off, Starc looks to drive away from the body with hard hands and edges it. It flies to the right of gully. Duminy throws himself to his right, full-stretch dive, and pulls off a stunner 66/8
    31.2 Amla dives full-length to his right and latches onto the edge. The collapse is now in fast-forward mode. Good length and slanting across off, Hazlewood is pinned to the crease, as he jabs away from the body and nicks it behind to first slip. Come on, Abbott, bring out the oh my Broad expression again.... 76/9
    32.5 what a catch. De Kock flies to his right and pouches the edge in front of first slip. Australia routed for 85 in only 197 balls. Full and outside off, Lyon flashes a drive and sends an outside edge behind. It seemed to be travelling to Amla until the wicketkeeper took flight. Philander finishes with 5 for 21 85/10
    1 (lb 1)
    85 all out (32.5 Overs, RR: 2.58, 148 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (David Warner, 0.6 ov), 2-2 (Joe Burns, 1.6 ov), 3-8 (Usman Khawaja, 8.3 ov), 4-8 (Adam Voges, 8.4 ov), 5-17 (Callum Ferguson, 12.5 ov), 6-31 (Peter Nevill, 20.1 ov), 7-59 (Joe Mennie, 28.3 ov), 8-66 (Mitchell Starc, 29.4 ov), 9-76 (Josh Hazlewood, 31.2 ov), 10-85 (Nathan Lyon, 32.5 ov)
    VD Philander10.152152.0600
    KJ Abbott12.434133.2300
    K Rabada602013.3300
    KA Maharaj42200.5000
    18.5 Starc strikes twice in a space of five balls. 145.6ks rocket, fullish length, swings away outside off. Poor shot from Cook. His front foot is rooted to the crease. He simply throws his hands at the ball and feathers it behind to Nevill 44/2
    18.1 and he strikes with his first ball after tea. Umpire Dar raises his finger. Elgar decides against a review. Pinpoint yorker, homing into the left-hander. He is late onto it and falls over. Beaten for pace. Think it would have grazed the leg stump. It hit Elgar's back pad/boot in front of middle and leg, and EagleEye shows it was hitting leg stump 43/1
    42.4 Hazlewood bags Amla for the third time in the series. Good length and outside off, probably on a set of stumps outside off, the batsman flashes wildly again. Sends a thick outside edge behind. Loose drive. Nevill moves to his right and takes the catch. Amla falls one shy of Steven Smith's 48* 132/5
    20.4 Starc gets another one. He has turned it around for Australia. Full, angled in, and then straghtens away outside off, 147ks, Starc celebrates the wicket with a big roar and a fist pump. Duminy follows the line of the ball. Drives away from the body and nicks it behind to Smith at second slip. Good, waist-high catch, bending forward 46/3
    27.5 nip-backer from Hazlewood and he has his reward. Faf has been given out leg-before. He calls for a review, looks pretty adjacent, however. This isn't a five-star review. Leg-side hotspot does not detect an edge. Full and seams back in, Faf plays around his front pad, and falls over on the floor. Strikes the front pad, well below the knee-roll, in front of middle. EagleEye shows it was crashing into the leg stump. Faf has to exit 76/4
    93.3 Mennie has his maiden Test wicket, after 153 balls, and his team-mates rush in to mess his hair up. Bavuma holes out to point. Back of a length and angled in on off stump, rears up at the batsman. He attempts a half-pull, half-flick, and ends up skewing a leading edge in the air to Lyon moving to his right and snapping up the catch in front of his face 292/7
    88.4 bowled'em. First wicket of the morning. Qdk slumps over his bat in disappointment. Top-quality innings, nevertheless. Good length and seams back into the left-hander. Qdk can't contact with a punch down the ground. Just enough movement as Hazlewood shoots through the gate and hits the off stump 276/6
    100.5 edged and taken by the keeper. Hazlewood finishes with a six-wicket haul, SA claim a first-innings lead of 241. Full on a set of stumps outside off, decks away further. Philander is sucked into an expansive drive. Feathers an edge behind to Nevill 326/10
    94.2 Hazlewood bursts through the gate of another batsman, Maharaj gone now for 1. Good length and seams back into Maharaj. Sneaks through the bat-pad gap as he drives loosely and misses. The middle stump is pegged back 293/8
    96.2 looks plumb, umpire Dar's finger goes up in a flash. Hazlewood has a five-for. Abbott reviews. Full and seams back in sharply from outside off, almost like a quick offbreak. No signs of an inside edge. The batsman misses the line and is pinned on the front pad in front of middle stump. Grazing leg stump, and that's enough for umpire's call 297/9
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    12 (b 3, lb 8, nb 1)
    326 all out (100.5 Overs, RR: 3.23, 425 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Dean Elgar, 18.1 ov), 2-44 (Stephen Cook, 18.5 ov), 3-46 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 20.4 ov), 4-76 (Faf du Plessis, 27.5 ov), 5-132 (Hashim Amla, 42.4 ov), 6-276 (Quinton de Kock, 88.4 ov), 7-292 (Temba Bavuma, 93.3 ov), 8-293 (Keshav Maharaj, 94.2 ov), 9-297 (Kyle Abbott, 96.2 ov), 10-326 (Vernon Philander, 100.5 ov)
    MA Starc2417933.2901
    JR Hazlewood30.5108962.8800
    JM Mennie2858513.0300
    NM Lyon1725703.3500
    SPD Smith10505.0000
    0.4 loose ball, loose shot. Burns strangled down leg? Umpire Dar does not budge. South Africa review There was a noise there. Very full and slanted down the leg side, Hotspot detects a tiny mark. Snicko picks up a spike. Burns chases a leg-side ball and just feathers it behind to de Kock. Burns departs for a four-ball duck. Twin failures for him 0/1
    22.6 The plan to tuck Warner up has worked. Played onto the leg stump. Coach Lehmann has his hands on his head. Back of a length and on the leg stump, Warner leaps and looks to glance it fine on the leg side. The ball strikes the hip, ricochets off the elbow and the leg bail gets flipped off 79/2
    40.6 Khawaja nicks behind. Chest-high catch for de Kock. Back of a length and angling away outside off, seams away. Hint of extra bounce too. Khawaja is sucked into slashing away from the body on the back foot. He is pinned to the crease as he edges it behind. SA have reward for probing bowling on the fourth morning 129/3
    55.4 SA only two wickets away from victory. Having watched 13 dismissals fall around him across two innings, Smith himself falls. Full, just a shade outside off, and leaves Smith in the channel. He prods, gets opened up, and outside-edges it behind to de Kock. Faf gives the keeper a kiss 151/8
    46.1 Voges misjudges the length and guides a catch to Duminy at gully. Terrible shot. Not sure if it could be called a shot in fact. Australia four down. Abbott goes short and just outside off. Voges commits on the front foot. He is then caught between pulling and leaving. Looks highly ungainly. Ends up hanging his bat out at an angle, sliding it off the face to Duminy. He will leave Hobart with scores of 0 and 2 135/4
    49.1 Fergsuon manages 4 across two innings on Test debut. Another batsman caught in two minds. SA five away from securing the series. Back of a length and seams back in on a fourth-stump line, Ferguson is not sure whether to duck or sway away. In the end, he does a bit of both. The ball brushes the glove and lobs up to Elgar at third slip. He should have blocked that off the back foot. In the end, Elgar pockets a waist-high catch 140/5
    53.4 menacing bouncer just outside off, around the fourth-stump line. Aimed at the throat. Nevill hops and fends at it, the climbing ball strikes the glove and loops to third slip. Duminy himself leaps and pouches another smart catch, takes this over his head 150/6
    53.6 Mennie has been given out lbw by umpire Kettleborough. He goes for a review, after having started to walk off, but I think that was hitting leg stump. Very full, low full-toss in fact, slants in from over the wicket. Mennie plays down the wrong line and his head falls over to the off side. No signs of bat involved. EagleEye shows it was just clipping leg stump, enough for umpire's call to be upheld. Mennie falls for a two-ball duck. SA three away from victory 150/7
    58.3 Abbott has his hands aloft and celebrates his five-for. Edged and taken by de Kock, diving full length to his left. He catches it in front of Amla at first slip. Starc becomes the third Australian player to bag a duck in this innings. Full and angling away outside off, Starc has a leaden-footed drive and nicks it behind. SA one away from victory 151/9
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    60.1 It's all over for Australia. South Africa secure the series with an innings victory. Good length on middle, Lyon looks to drive in the air and ends up spooning a catch to mid-on. Philander, who triggered Australia's collapse on the first morning, provides the coup de grâce, pouching the catch in front of his chest. The celebrations begin in South Africa's camp 161/10
    2 (lb 1, nb 1)
    161 all out (60.1 Overs, RR: 2.67, 269 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Joe Burns, 0.4 ov), 2-79 (David Warner, 22.6 ov), 3-129 (Usman Khawaja, 40.6 ov), 4-135 (Adam Voges, 46.1 ov), 5-140 (Callum Ferguson, 49.1 ov), 6-150 (Peter Nevill, 53.4 ov), 7-150 (Joe Mennie, 53.6 ov), 8-151 (Steven Smith, 55.4 ov), 9-151 (Mitchell Starc, 58.3 ov), 10-161 (Nathan Lyon, 60.1 ov)
    KJ Abbott23.137763.3200
    VD Philander1663101.9301
    JP Duminy10808.0000
    K Rabada1753442.0000
    KA Maharaj301003.3300

Match Details


South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm

Match days

12,13,14,15 November 2016 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 12 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 171/5 (T Bavuma 38*, Q de Kock 28*, 55 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Nov - day 2 - no play
  • Mon, 14 Nov - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 121/2 (UT Khawaja 56*, SPD Smith 18*, 36 ov)
  • Tue, 15 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 161 (60.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Poor Home Start


Australia's second worst start in the first innings of a Test Match at home. In 1978 they lost 6 for 26 vs England at Gabba

Good Streak


Number of consecutive 50's scored by Quinton de Kock in his last five innings. Before today he scored 82,50,84 and 64.

Hazlewood strikes


Number of wickets taken by Josh Hazlewood in his career- Most by any Australian bowler since his debut.

Huge Deficit


No of instances where RSA had a lead of over 200 vs Aus since readmission.Previous instance was in Capetown in 2009 when they had a lead of 442

In elite company


Teams which have won 3 successive Test series in Australia: England (1884-1888), West Indies (1984-1992) and South Africa (2008-2016)

Done in a hurry


Overs bowled in this Test, the fewest balls in a result game in Australia since 1950, when 129.2 eight-ball overs were bowled in an Ashes Test in Brisbane

Out for less than 10


Single-digit dismissals for Australian batsmen in this match, which equals their highest in any Test. The last time they had as many was in 1912