Australia has defeated South Africa by a huge margin of an innings and 182 runs in the ongoing third test match, at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.
AUS vs SA 2nd Test Match Result – Day 4 Highlights, Man of the Match
AUS vs SA 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights
Australian bowlers dominated the fourth day of the match as well. When South Africa came out to bat, its score was 1 for 15, but its wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Temba Bavuma scored 65, Kyle Verreynne 33 and Theunis de Bruyn scored 28 runs for South Africa.
Nathan Lyon took 3 wickets, Scott Boland took 2 wickets. Mitchell Starc Pat Cummins and Steve Smith have taken one wicket each.
In this way, Australia all out South Africa for 204 runs and won the match by an innings and 189 runs.
Thus Australia has won the three test series by 2-0. Although the third match is yet to be played.
AUS vs SA 2nd Test Match – Man of the Match
The man of the match award was given to David Warner for his individual score of 200 runs.
AUS vs SA 2nd Test Match Day 4 Highlights
South Africa first 1st innings
When South Africa came out to bat on the first day of the match, they got a bad start, their first wicket fell on the score of 29 runs.
None of the South African batsmen were able to play fiercely. The only partnership made between wicketkeeper batsman Kyle Verreynne and Marco Jansen, the team’s score crossed hundred and fifty runs but after both were dismissed, no batsman could play and the entire Proteas team was all out for 189 runs. Jensen and Varreynne scored the most runs for South Africa, both scored 59 and 52 respectively.
All the bowlers performed well for Australia, Cameron Green took the maximum 5 wickets, while Mitchell Starc got two wickets, Nathan Lyon and Boland got one wicket each.
Australia’s First Innings
Australia also did not have a good start. Usman Khawaja scored only 1 run and was dismissed for a team score of 21 runs, but after that Steve Smith and Warner brought the team to strength and Smith was dismissed for an individual score of 85 runs.
Big partnerships continued to happen even after Steve Smith was dismissed. Travis Head, Cameron Green and Alex Carey, all three batsmen contributed well to help Australia reach big scores.
Also, Alex Carey completed his maiden test century, contributing 111 runs and taking the team’s score to 575 runs.
Australia batted till the last session of the third day and at the end of the last session, Australia declared their first innings after eight wickets and invited South Africa to bat.
Anrich Nortje took 3 wickets and Kagiso Rabada got 2 wickets. Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen got one wicket each.
South Africa first 2nd Innings
After declaration of Australia’s innings, South Africa comes to start thier 2nd innings.
But in the second over of the match, Dean Elgar was caught behind the wicket of Pet Cummins. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey caught his catch and South Africa’s first wicket fell in the form of Dean Elgar for zero runs (Zero run Individual and team score). And at the end of the third day, South Africa’s score was one wicket for 15.
The situation did not change even on the fourth day of the match and South African wickets kept falling at regular intervals
None of the African batsmen were able to bat with the exception of Temba Bavuma’s 65-run knock and wicket-keeper batsman Kyle Verrenne’s contribution of 33 runs.
All the bowlers performed well for Australia, all the bowlers got wickets in their account.
Most wickets were taken by Nathan Lyon, he took 3 wickets, Scott Boland took 2 wickets. The same Mitchell Starc Patcummins and Steve Smith have taken one wicket each.
Australian player injury – Cameron Green Injury
Although Australia has won the match, but the injury of the players has become a headache for the team management. In the second Test, 3 players of the Australia team were injured.
- Cameron Green has been ruled out of the third Test against South Africa after scanning revealed a slight fracture in his finger, so he will now return against India in February 2023. Let us tell you that Cameron Green did not come to play on the field on the fourth day.
- Mitchell Starc came to play the field but he was also having trouble with injury again and again. Nevertheless, Mitchell Starc was proving fatal for South Africa and it was becoming very difficult for South Africa to play him, and he also got 1 wicket.
- How much injury David Warner has now, the team management has not told about it yet.
With this victory, Australia has now won the Test series 2–0 and has taken an unassailable lead. Now he has a good chance to test his bench strength in the third test.
At the same time, in terms of the World Test Championship, Team India seems to be benefiting from this victory of Australia. Now India’s chances of reaching the final of the World Test Championship have increased.