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3rd Test, Sydney, January 04 - 08, 2023, South Africa tour of Australia
(f/o) 255 & 106/2

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
213 runs
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
not out 19536853619152.98
c Jansen b Nortje1011152090.90
c †Verreynne b Nortje7915118613052.31
c & b Maharaj10419223311254.16
c sub (HE van der Dussen) b Rabada70598381118.64
not out 511151045.45
Extras(lb 5, nb 6, w 1)12
TOTAL131 Ov (RR: 3.62, 536 Mins)475/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (David Warner, 3.4 ov), 2-147 (Marnus Labuschagne, 46.6 ov), 3-356 (Steven Smith, 109.1 ov), 4-468 (Travis Head, 128.3 ov)
128.3 to TM Head, holes out to deep square! Good catch by the sub van der Dussen. Short ball in the hitting zone for Head, he nails a pull shot to deep square and van der Dussen barely needs to move but he takes a sharp chance low to his left. That was travelling. 468/4
3.4 to DA Warner, edged and taken at first slip by Jansen! Good length, fifth stump line, not short or wide enough to cut, Warner flashes hard at a cut shot and gets a thick edge that flies quickly at shoulder height to Jansen and he pouches it calmly in the big buckets!. 12/1
46.6 to M Labuschagne, wow. Nortje is defying this pitch and getting the ball to do all sorts of things. Unplayable. You felt like it needed to be, with Labuschagne batting as well as he has been. Back of a length, angling in towards off stump, then straightening and simply leaping from the pitch to catch the shoulder of the bat through to the keeper. Labuschagne did everything right there - bat tucked close to his body, bottom hand loose - but to no avail. Incredible delivery, at 146kph. 147/2
109.1 to SPD Smith, gone, and Maharaj has his first wicket of the series. What a way to go, soft dismissal right after bringing up that big milestone. Flighted ball on middle and leg, and he looks to step out and whip it, probably to mid-on. Doesn't quite get to the pitch of it, ends up hitting it straighter than intended, offering up a simple caught and bowled. 356/3
South Africa 1st Innings 
c †Carey b Hazlewood1534412044.11
b Lyon1855862032.72
c †Carey b Cummins22246009.09
c †Carey b Hazlewood3574701247.29
lbw b Cummins39831162246.98
c Smith b Cummins1939692048.71
c †Carey b Head11781001014.10
b Hazlewood471652174028.48
lbw b Hazlewood53811056165.43
c & b Lyon322330013.63
not out 00300-
Extras(b 2, lb 1, nb 5, pen 5)13
TOTAL108 Ov (RR: 2.36, 446 Mins)255
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Dean Elgar, 8.5 ov), 2-37 (Sarel Erwee, 17.5 ov), 3-37 (Heinrich Klaasen, 18.3 ov), 4-85 (Temba Bavuma, 38.1 ov), 5-130 (Khaya Zondo, 48.4 ov), 6-137 (Kyle Verreynne, 52.4 ov), 7-167 (Marco Jansen, 73.6 ov), 8-252 (Keshav Maharaj, 100.4 ov), 9-255 (Simon Harmer, 106.6 ov), 10-255 (Kagiso Rabada, 107.6 ov)
8.5 to D Elgar, bounced him out again off the glove! That's why you go around the wicket! Brutal short ball followed him, Elgar got in a horrible tangle trying to half duck, half pull, it smashed into the gloves and floated through to Carey who stretched above his head to take it with two hands.. 22/1
38.1 to T Bavuma, caught behind! A thin edge. Bavuma is distraught. 137kph, good length, fifth stump, hinted at shaping in, he decided to defend and it caught a thin edge through to Carey. He probably didn't need to play but that hint of tail in maybe forced him to. He knew he had made a mistake. 85/4
100.4 to KA Maharaj, given lbw! Chris Gaffaney thinks it's pad first! Maharaj reviews. This ball was a good length tailing into off, Maharaj got his front foot stuck as he tried to defend, it looks to have just brushed the front pad before it hit the middle of the bat. Richard Kettleborough confirms it is pad first. Ball tracking has it hitting in line and smashing middle. Plumb. South Africa lose a review. 252/8
106.6 to SR Harmer, bowled him! Off the inside edge! Harmer throws his head back! Hazlewood goes wider on the crease, pitches wider with a hint of tail back in, Harmer played the wrong line reaching wide of off, an inside edge cannon's into middle and off. Hoff has four.. 255/9
18.3 to H Klaasen, got him, this is a proper Australian masterclass here, getting every bit of help they can out of this surface. Banged in short, gets it to climb into that front ribcage area, and Klaasen, looking to fend it away with both feet in the air, only manages to glove it down the leg side to keeper Carey. 37/3
48.4 to K Zondo, outstanding bowling, from an outstanding cricketer. Zondo has reviewed, and the only hope he has is if he's got a bit of bat on this. The field was set for the short ball at the body, and instead Cummins bowls the yorker from round the wicket. Zondo's batting with an open stance, and his bat comes down at a bit of an angle as a result, and down the wrong line. The ball goes past the inside edge - the bat dragged along the ground briefly, but made no contact with the ball, as the review has shown us - and smacks into the back pad. It's really full, so it's pitching in line with leg stump, and after that there's no doubt that it'll crash into the stumps. 130/5
52.4 to K Verreynne, got him, Cummins is bowling one of the great spells here. Hits a good length now, but the operative word is "hits". In the corridor, and hitting the pitch like Cummins does allows the ball to hold its line a little, with maybe a touch of extra bounce. There's just the one slip, but Verreynne's poke is edged straight into that fielder's lap. 137/6
17.5 to SJ Erwee, bowled him! Fatal leave from Erwee. Lyon bowls another quick length ball, angling in from round the wicket, pitching outside off, and turning, but far less than expected, carrying on to strike the side of off stump. That line was a little too close to off stump to be leaving with any confidence. 37/2
107.6 to K Rabada, caught and bowled! Brilliant from Lyon! 91kph, slightly more drop and bounce on middle and leg, he drives but chips it back towards the non-striker and Lyon dives across to his left to take the catch well. 255/10
73.6 to M Jansen, caught behind! Head makes the breakthrough! Jansen done by a lack of turn! Flatter outside off, Jansen pressed forward playing for turn, it goes straight on and scratches the outside edge and Carey takes a good catch staying low. 167/7
South Africa 2nd Innings (Following on) 
not out 421251716033.60
c †Carey b Cummins1025331040.00
b Hazlewood3561753057.37
not out 1742611040.47
Extras(nb 2)2
TOTAL41.5 Ov (RR: 2.53, 171 Mins)106/2
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Dean Elgar, 8.1 ov), 2-75 (Heinrich Klaasen, 26.6 ov)
26.6 to H Klaasen, bowled him! The reverse swing does it. 130kph, good length tailing back in late, Klaasen opted to play from the crease which was a huge error in judgement, it swerved through the gate and crashed into off stump. 75/2
8.1 to D Elgar, and there's the wicket. It was coming, Elgar was looking distinctly jittery, and Cummins keeps attacking his body. At the front hip now, and Elgar, jumping and fending awkwardly, gloves it down the leg side to the keeper. Yet again. What a series he's endured. 27/1
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Wed, 04 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 147/2 (Usman Khawaja 54*, 47 ov)
Thu, 05 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 475/4 (Usman Khawaja 195*, Matt Renshaw 5*, 131 ov)
Fri, 06 Jan - day 3 - no play
Sat, 07 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 1st innings 149/6 (Marco Jansen 10*, Simon Harmer 6*, 59 ov)
Sun, 08 Jan - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 106/2 (41.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 62.2 overs (378 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: South Africa - 177/7 in 80.0 overs (SR Harmer 29, KA Maharaj 4)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 83.6 overs (508 balls), Extras 5
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 107 balls (SR Harmer 17, KA Maharaj 34, Ex 1)
  • Penalty: 93.6 - Ball striking Fielding Team helmet
  • Lunch: South Africa - 244/7 in 99.0 overs (SR Harmer 45, KA Maharaj 49)
  • KA Maharaj: 50 off 74 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 99.4 overs (603 balls), Extras 13
  • Over 100.4: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - KA Maharaj (Struck down)
  • Over 103.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - SR Harmer (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Over 105.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - SR Harmer (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 255/10 in 108.0 overs (A Nortje 0)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • Over 4.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - D Elgar (Struck down)
  • Tea: South Africa - 46/1 in 15.0 overs (SJ Erwee 18, H Klaasen 18)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 18.3 overs (111 balls), Extras 0
  • Over 23.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - H Klaasen (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 82/2 in 32.0 overs (SJ Erwee 31, T Bavuma 6)
  • 33.2: 1 run short.
  • Over 37.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - SJ Erwee (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 40.2 overs (242 balls), Extras 0
  • Total attendance: 20,470
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2488
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-17.10, Close 17.10
Match days4,5,6,7,8 January 2023 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAustralia 4, South Africa 4