AUS v SA highlights today – First test day one from Kingsmead, Durban (South Africa) Thursday 1st March 2018. In 2003 the home team South Africa posted the highest total of the Kingsmead, Durban venue against West Indies, which was 658/9d and it’s still the highest total of the ground. Australia highest total of the ground is 455 scored in 1936 against the home team.
Australia scored 95 runs in the first session with three wickets down, VD Philander took two wickets and K Rabada took one. The opener of the team CT Bancroft scored just 5 runs off 20 balls and out, DA Warner scored 51 runs off 79 runs, he smashed six 4s in his innings when his wicket dismissed then it was 26.6 gotten! Philander strikes, Warner, fending a lifter to second slip! A punch in the gut for Australia, just as they were preparing to sit down for their vittles… 95/3. UT Khawaja contributed 14 runs and gone. SPD Smith (c) 24 not out.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
South Africa team/playing XI
D Elgar, AK Markram, HM Amla, AB de Villiers, F du Plessis (c), Q de Kock †, TB de Bruyn, VD Philander, KA Maharaj, K Rabada, M Morkel.
Australia team/playing XI
CT Bancroft, DA Warner, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith (c), SE Marsh, MR Marsh, TD Paine †, MA Starc, PJ Cummins, JR Hazlewood, NM Lyon.
Match Timings: 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – Test no. 2297
Australia tour of South Africa 1st Test Highlights