RESULT
2nd Test, Gqeberha, March 09 - 12, 2018, Australia tour of South Africa
243 & 239
(T:101) 382 & 102/4

South Africa won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
5/96, 29 & 6/54
kagiso-rabada
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Cameron Bancroft c †de Kock b Philander38911176041.75
David Warner  b Ngidi631001569063.00
Usman Khawaja c †de Kock b Philander415140026.66
Steven Smith (c)lbw b Rabada2558933043.10
Shaun Marsh lbw b Rabada2452764046.15
Tim Paine  b Ngidi3668995052.94
Mitchell Marsh c †de Kock b Rabada43310133.33
Pat Cummins c †de Kock b Rabada011000.00
Mitchell Starc  b Rabada811181072.72
Nathan Lyon  b Ngidi1720274085.00
Josh Hazlewood not out 10103920100.00
Extras(lb 14)14
TOTAL71.3 Ov (RR: 3.39, 325 Mts)243
Fall of wickets: 1-98 (Cameron Bancroft, 26.4 ov), 2-104 (Usman Khawaja, 30.4 ov), 3-117 (David Warner, 36.2 ov), 4-161 (Steven Smith, 51.6 ov), 5-166 (Shaun Marsh, 53.2 ov), 6-170 (Mitchell Marsh, 53.5 ov), 7-170 (Pat Cummins, 53.6 ov), 8-182 (Mitchell Starc, 57.5 ov), 9-212 (Nathan Lyon, 63.5 ov), 10-243 (Tim Paine, 71.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vernon Philander1872521.38921000
26.4 to CT Bancroft, got him! If you sense vulnerability, you bring Vernon back! Bancroft over the last 20 minutes has been chasing deliveries outside off. Resisted thrice this over, but this one is fuller and moving away very late outside off. Draws him in, gets a thick edge and the keeper leaps to his right to take it. 98/1
30.4 to UT Khawaja, edged and gone! And again, it's the replica of the previous delivery. Full outside off, he could have let that one go, but Philander is getting some inward movement. So Khawaja has to cover his off stump. He pushes at the ball, hoping the ball would move back. But it does not. The last ball followed the same modus operandi to beat the bat, this ball catches the outside edge. Amazing bowling from the Big Vern.. 104/2
Kagiso Rabada2129654.578917000
51.6 to SPD Smith, got him! Or has he? Smith reviews. He was struck right in front of the stumps and he appeared to be walking before the umpire gave it out...before deciding to stick around. It's a poor review too, he's plumb in front. Length ball angled in at middle stump. He shuffles and unlike his usual self, misses this on the inside edge. Back leg, right in front of middle stump. Rabada is in his face screaming "yes!" multiple times. Big, big wicket. Has Rabada made contact with Smith there? Looks like their shoulders have bumped, but neither of them were moving deliberately for it. 161/4
53.2 to SE Marsh, Shaun Marsh reviews an lbw now. Rabada brings one in fiercely from around the wicket and he's caught off guard. Looks to flick and misses. He's right in front of middle stump during impact. Only the angle can save him...it won't. That's hitting the top of leg. Umpire's call.. 166/5
53.5 to MR Marsh, inside edge and it's another wicket! De Kock completes a low catch. Rabada is making it happen! Reverse swing on this, hooping in at a length from outside off. Looks to drive on the up and it kisses the bat on the way through. 170/6
53.6 to PJ Cummins, edged and gone first ball! Rabada on a hat-trick! Cummins must have been told multiple times in the dressing room to watch for the full, straight one. So he is crouching low, waiting for the ball to come to him but it doesn't. Instead, it pitches, moves away and takes the outside edge. Sensational bowling from KG.. 170/7
57.5 to MA Starc, five-for for Rabada. A word to Starc as he goes past. That's a jaffa of a delivery. On a length on off, Starc's feet are nowhere, but his bat comes down at an awkward angle, looking to flick, the ball moves away, beats the bat and clips the top of off stump!. 182/8
Lungi Ngidi13.335133.776510000
36.2 to DA Warner, gone through Warner! 132 kph. A fantastic move from Faf. A full delivery on middle and leg, this one does not move. Warner plays for some, goes through his defense, beating him on the inside edge to hit the top of middle and off. A fine knock from Warner, but SA now have an opening.. 117/3
63.5 to NM Lyon, that's the one. The ball that swings back in to nip in between bat and pad. Full and straight, swinging back in. Lyon cannot account for that movement, there is a huge gap between bat and pad. The ball ricochets into the stumps via the pad.. 212/9
71.3 to TD Paine, breaches the defence. That's the end of Tim Paine's resistance. Regulation length ball, pitching outside off and headed for the top of off. Paine looks to block on the front foot but he's left the gate open. 243/10
Keshav Maharaj1815102.83796000
Dean Elgar10606.0031000
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c †Paine b Hazlewood571973066028.93
Aiden Markram lbw b Cummins1121331052.38
Kagiso Rabada  b Cummins2940586072.50
Hashim Amla  b Starc561482036037.83
AB de Villiers not out 12614626120186.30
Faf du Plessis (c)lbw b MR Marsh916401056.25
Theunis de Bruyn lbw b MR Marsh18100012.50
Quinton de Kock  b Lyon920310045.00
Vernon Philander c Bancroft b Cummins36851045042.35
Keshav Maharaj  b Hazlewood30243832125.00
Lungi Ngidi run out (Smith)57151071.42
Extras(b 9, lb 2, w 2)13
TOTAL118.4 Ov (RR: 3.21, 558 Mts)382
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Aiden Markram, 7.4 ov), 2-67 (Kagiso Rabada, 20.2 ov), 3-155 (Hashim Amla, 66.4 ov), 4-155 (Dean Elgar, 67.6 ov), 5-179 (Faf du Plessis, 75.3 ov), 6-183 (Theunis de Bruyn, 77.4 ov), 7-227 (Quinton de Kock, 85.3 ov), 8-311 (Vernon Philander, 108.3 ov), 9-369 (Keshav Maharaj, 115.4 ov), 10-382 (Lungi Ngidi, 118.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc33.4511013.2614915000
66.4 to HM Amla, gone through Amla! A full delivery outside off, the ball has been reversing and this one does too! If Amla can't lay bat on it, it's going to be a tough time for the rest of South Africa. The point of release is wide of the crease, it looks destined for middle from that angle, but the ball straightens ever so late, beats the outside edge and uproots off stump! What a delivery. Too good even for Amla.. 155/3
Josh Hazlewood3059823.2613815000
67.6 to D Elgar, edged and gone! That was too good. This has been a terrific spell of reverse swing bowling. A full delivery outside off, Elgar prods, the ball moves away like an offbreak, takes the outside edge and goes through to Paine. A very gritty 57, but Australia are right back in this one.. 155/4
115.4 to KA Maharaj, that's the end of Maharaj's cameo. Shapes to pull but this wasn't as short as he expected. Through with the swing as the ball crashed into the bails.. 369/9
Pat Cummins2467933.2911211120
7.4 to AK Markram, plumb! Markram's got one angled into him, and he's late on it. Stuck in the crease, falling over into the off side and struck on the knee roll. Not even a thought of reviewing that.. 22/1
20.2 to K Rabada, chopped on! Cummins strikes. Back of a length outside off, his feet don't move. Rabada plays from the crease, the bat well away from the pad. He looks to defend, but the ball takes the inside edge, into the pad and then hits off stump. His head goes back in disappointment, but that's a nice contribution with the bat. 67/2
108.3 to VD Philander, this time, Bancroft makes no mistake at short leg. Cummins hits the deck hard, gets good bounce. Philander plays in front of the body as he's caught on the crease, came off the splice again but lobbed at a comfortable height. Right at the stroke of the drinks interval . 311/8
Nathan Lyon2255812.631015200
85.3 to Q de Kock, what a ball, Lyon! Superb! QDK can't do anything about this. The perfect pace, the perfect amount of flight and the perfect spot on the pitch as this drifts in and draws him forward. He's shown half of off stump and the ball finds it after spinning past the outside edge. 227/7
Mitchell Marsh912622.88413000
75.3 to F du Plessis, plumb in front! That looked out. It's that reverse again. But Faf asks for the review. It's much fuller than the previous ones, it finds a gap between bat and pad, hits Faf on the back pad in front of leg. Wonder if he was taken aback by how much movement Marsh got. Three reds on HawkEye, SA now in a bit of trouble. 179/5
77.4 to TB de Bruyn, gone! De Bruyn now given out lbw. And he does not review. SA are now six down. A full delivery seams back in, de Bruyn misses a drive, struck on the pad in front of middle. The ball moves back in like an offbreak. Umpire Dharmasena says that's out. Umpire's call, just clipping the side of leg stump.. 183/6
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Cameron Bancroft  b Ngidi2470972034.28
David Warner  b Rabada1321433061.90
Usman Khawaja lbw b Rabada7513622514055.14
Steven Smith (c)c †de Kock b Maharaj1118201161.11
Shaun Marsh c †de Kock b Rabada15120020.00
Mitchell Marsh  b Rabada451251554136.00
Tim Paine not out 2850922056.00
Pat Cummins c de Bruyn b Rabada514171035.71
Mitchell Starc c †de Kock b Rabada110110010.00
Nathan Lyon c †de Kock b Ngidi58141062.50
Josh Hazlewood c Ngidi b Maharaj17173221100.00
Extras(b 2, lb 10, w 2)14
TOTAL79 Ov (RR: 3.02, 362 Mts)239
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (David Warner, 9.2 ov), 2-62 (Cameron Bancroft, 21.3 ov), 3-77 (Steven Smith, 26.4 ov), 4-86 (Shaun Marsh, 29.2 ov), 5-173 (Usman Khawaja, 61.1 ov), 6-186 (Mitchell Marsh, 63.6 ov), 7-202 (Pat Cummins, 67.2 ov), 8-204 (Mitchell Starc, 69.3 ov), 9-211 (Nathan Lyon, 72.2 ov), 10-239 (Josh Hazlewood, 78.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vernon Philander1855603.11849000
Kagiso Rabada2295462.451108010
9.2 to DA Warner, ...and Rabada wins the intense battle with a ripper that storms through the gate. Rabada hits that in-between length - neither driveable nor pullable - and gets the ball to move back in against the angle from outside off. He slices through the defences of the opener and tilts the off stump back. No shoulder brushes, no contact. More sedate celebrations from Rabada, if one could call that. He just screams in the face of the defeated Warner, but then again it's likely to attract unwanted attention. Cool off, Rabada. 27/1
29.2 to SE Marsh, there's the poke and he's gone. This is a nothing shot from Marsh. He was neither going for a full-blooded drive nor was he intending to leave that. Credit to Rabada, pitched this up and got this to move away just a hint to drag him into the stroke, got the faintest of edges through to de Kock. Trouble, trouble for Australia. 86/4
61.1 to UT Khawaja, Rabada returns and pins Khawaja in front with seven minutes to go for stumps. Khawaja chats with Marsh and decides against a review. This looked pretty adjacent and the three reds confirm it. Rabada lets out a roar and celebrates. Speared full on middle and tails away late to beat Khawaja's outside edge and ping the back pad. It would have carried onto hit the top of off stump. Khawaja's tendency to camp back in the crease works against him in the end. 173/5
63.6 to MR Marsh, bowled him! Boom, right through the defence. They've checked for no-ball, he's fine. What a sight. Marsh is an unfortunate man to get this ball so early in the day. Nips in off the seam from outside off - the shiny side is pointed towards leg side - and clips his front leg back thigh before knocking off stump. He's looking to defend but the stride isn't quite there in the first over of the day. 186/6
67.2 to PJ Cummins, steers it to gully! Five wickets in the innings, ten in the game for Rabada. Short of a length ball nips away from outside off. Cummins stays leg side of it and jabs away from the body. Theunis de Bruyn is really close at gully, and he snaps it up to his left with a tumble. 202/7
69.3 to MA Starc, outside edge? Yes. Starc drives inside the line, the ball straightens outside off and it's a faint edge. As regulation as it can get in Test cricket. It's on a length and he's looking for a big drive on the up. 204/8
Keshav Maharaj2329023.919510200
26.4 to SPD Smith, Maharaj reels in the big fish. The big fish walks off, and Maharaj is mobbed by his team-mates. Maharaj loops a full ball up on middle and off and gets it to break away and bounce. Smith plays back and wafts at it. He feathers it behind and he knows it. De Kock rides the bounce and snags a sharp catch behind the stumps. Australia are still 62 runs behind. 77/3
78.6 to JR Hazlewood, 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. 239/10
Lungi Ngidi1352421.84683100
21.3 to CT Bancroft, What have you done, Bancroft? What a soft end to an otherwise solid innings. Floated full and outside off, Bancroft simply reaches out for the ball with his hands and brings his bat down at an awkward angle. An inside edge trickles back onto the base of off stump and the off bail gets dislodged. Bancroft sees off the new ball but doesn't cash in again. 62/2
72.2 to NM Lyon, outside edge and that's the end of Lyon. Australia are now 72 for 9 effectively. Reverse swing from Ngidi, inwards and full at off stump. Straightens off the pitch and Lyon gets a thin edge as he looks to drive. 211/9
Aiden Markram31301.00150000
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (Target: 101 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aiden Markram c Smith b Hazlewood2128373075.00
Dean Elgar c & b Lyon517240029.41
Hashim Amla c †Paine b Cummins2742543064.28
AB de Villiers c Bancroft b Lyon28264441107.69
Faf du Plessis (c)not out 210190020.00
Theunis de Bruyn not out 15141520107.14
Extras(b 4)4
TOTAL22.5 Ov (RR: 4.46, 98 Mts)102/4
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Dean Elgar, 5.1 ov), 2-32 (Aiden Markram, 8.6 ov), 3-81 (Hashim Amla, 18.4 ov), 4-81 (AB de Villiers, 19.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc301505.00122000
Josh Hazlewood602614.33254000
8.6 to AK Markram, edged and taken! Too good from Hazlewood. Australia not giving up. It's another stunning delivery, on a good length, the ball moving away. Markram is lulled into playing because of the threat of reverse swing and the threat of bowled or lbw. It doesn't come in, it goes away. Takes the outside edge, flies in between first and second slip. But Smith steps up, moves well to his left and takes a smart catch. Excellent stuff. 32/2
Nathan Lyon904424.88324100
5.1 to D Elgar, superb catch off his own bowling. Drifts this in at a length, on middle stump. Elgar leans in and looks to flick. Gets a leading edge that dies on Lyon who - replays confirm - has got his fingers under it as he lunges forward. 22/1
19.1 to AB de Villiers, straight to short leg. 94 kph. That's an excellent piece of bowling from Lyon. He sees AB coming and shortens the length just a touch, which means the ball isn't full. AB works the ball away into the leg side, but short leg is patrolling that region. He stays low, moves forward with the batsman, sees the ball off the face and takes a catch inches from the ground. Terrific piece of cricket from Lyon and Bancroft.. 81/4
Pat Cummins4.501312.68222000
18.4 to HM Amla, edged and gone! Amla nicks off. It's full, swinging away. SA are in touching distance so he goes through with a waft, unlike Amla. Is not in control of the drive, the ball takes the outside edge to T-Paine.. 81/3
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MATCH DETAILS
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Kagiso Rabada
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2298
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days9,10,11,12 March 2018 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
India
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
South Africa
Bongani Jele
India
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Bongani Jele
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 09 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 39/1 (Dean Elgar 11*, Kagiso Rabada 17*, 12 ov)
Sat, 10 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 263/7 (AB de Villiers 74*, Vernon Philander 14*, 95 ov)
Sun, 11 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 180/5 (Mitchell Marsh 39*, Tim Paine 5*, 63 ov)
Mon, 12 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 102/4 (22.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Australia: 200 runs in 66.1 overs (397 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: Australia - 218/9 in 74.0 overs (TD Paine 23, JR Hazlewood 1)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • Lunch: South Africa - 22/1 in 5.1 overs (AK Markram 17)
  • Over 9.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - HM Amla (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 81/4 in 19.1 overs (F du Plessis 0)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 4
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