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South Africa tour of Australia 2016

2nd Test, Bellerive Oval,

Australia
43/6
25 Overs

INNINGS 1

BATTING
NameWicketRunsBalls4's6's
David Warnerc de Kock b Philander1400
Joe Burnslbw b Kyle Abbott1800
Usman Khawajac Amla b Philander42500
Steven Smithbatting206120
Adam Vogesc de Kock b Philander0100
Callum Fergusonrun out ((sub)Dane Vilas)31200
Peter Nevilllbw b K Rabada32500
Joe Menniebatting101420
BOWLING
NameOMRWNoWd
Vernon Philander6.253300
Kyle Abbott8.4117100
Kagiso Rabada6020100
Keshav Maharaj422000

INNINGS 2

BATTING
NameWicketRunsBalls4's6's
BOWLING
NameOMRWNoWd

Commentary

12:32 Local Time, 01:32 GMT, 07:02 IST: What a session it has been for South Africa. Having won the toss on a green track, they've destroyed the Aussie line-up and have them reeling at 43 for 6. It could have been better had Philander not left the field after crashing into Smith. Seems like he's done some damage to his right shoulder. Not much clarity regarding his situation as of now .. but what a spell he bowled to start the carnage. Australia, well, they've been found wanting against the moving ball. It's been tough to be fair but their captain has shown that it's not impossible. All their hopes will be pinned on him to wade them towards a semblance of respectability, otherwise this could end up being pretty embarrassing. Join us back in around half an hour for the post lunch session.
Over: 24.6
Rabada to Mennie, 2 runs, somehow, somehow digs out this brilliant yorker and squeezes it through mid-wicket for a couple to usher in lunch
Over: 24.5
Rabada to Mennie, no run, wide of off, easy leave
Over: 24.4
Rabada to Mennie, no run, ducks in from outside off, doesn't do enough to threaten the stumps though. Left alone
Over: 24.3
Rabada to Mennie, no run, another bouncer. Mennie has no problems in ducking
Over: 24.2
Rabada to Mennie, no run, on a good length on off, Mennie eases onto the front foot to defend
Over: 24.1
Rabada to Mennie, no run, bumper outside off, Mennie gets under it
Over: 23.6
Maharaj to Smith, no run, played back to the bowler
Over: 23.5
Maharaj to Smith, no run, camping on that front foot as he blocks
Over: 23.4
Maharaj to Smith, no run, another solid forward defence
Over: 23.3
Maharaj to Smith, no run, tossed up on off, defended back down the pitch
Over: 23.2
Maharaj to Smith, no run, overpitched on middle, Smith whips it to mid-wicket
Over: 23.1
Maharaj to Smith, no run, defended forward
Over: 22.6
Rabada to Mennie, no run, slanting in a bit too sharply for Mennie as he misses his flick and takes it on the thigh pad
Over: 22.5
Rabada to Mennie, FOUR, Mennie has creamed a couple of drives to the fence. What's the fuss about? Overpitched outside off, nails it to the point boundary
Over: 22.4
Rabada to Smith, 1 run, hangs back to a fullish ball and taps it in front of mid-off
Over: 22.3
Rabada to Smith, no run, fullish, Smith defends into the off-side
Over: 22.2
Rabada to Smith, no run, inside edge, was there? Must have been. Else it looked pretty straight on the back pad. Nipped in slightly and Smith got a faint tickle
Over: 22.1
Rabada to Smith, no run, fizzes through from a back of a length, left alone
Over: 21.6
Maharaj to Mennie, no run, good solid front foot defence down the pitch
Over: 21.5
Maharaj to Smith, 1 run, comfortably tucked through the mid-wicket region
Over: 21.4
Maharaj to Smith, no run, pushed through, Smith hangs back as he defends
Over: 21.3
Maharaj to Smith, no run, defended on off stump
Over: 21.2
Maharaj to Smith, no run, looped up outside off, played into the covers
Over: 21.1
Maharaj to Smith, no run, sliding into the pads, Smith tucks it to square leg
Over: 20.6
Rabada to Mennie, no run, yorker on off, Mennie crouches low and digs it out
Over: 20.5
Rabada to Mennie, no run, presses forward to defend a length ball
Over: 20.4
Rabada to Mennie, no run, back of a length outside off, Mennie defends to cover
Over: 20.3
Rabada to Mennie, FOUR, runs. Four of them. A proper half-volley from Rabada and Mennie shows that he has some skill with the willow. Leans on the drive straight of mid-on. Trickles into the ropes
Over: 20.2
Rabada to Mennie, no run, full ball outside off, Mennie deliberately plays inside the line
Joe Mennie, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Over: 20.1
Rabada to Nevill, out Lbw!! Angled in and thuds Nevill's front pad as he plays outside the line. Given NOT OUT on the field .. Faf reviews. And guess what, it's a brilliant review. Nevill has to go. He missed a pretty much straight ball. The impact was on middle and it was crashing into leg-stump as per HawkEye. Australia in the pits as Rabada gets his first. Nevill lbw b Rabada 3(25)
Rabada to Nevill, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Kagiso Rabada [3.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Over: 19.6
Maharaj to Smith, no run, looped up on off, driven back to the bowler
Over: 19.5
Maharaj to Smith, no run, overpitches on the stumps, Smith whips it to the left of mid-on who makes a sharp stop
Over: 19.4
Maharaj to Smith, no run, defended from the crease
Over: 19.3
Maharaj to Smith, no run, so assured Smith has been in his footwork, even against the pacers. Nicely forward in defence
Over: 19.2
Maharaj to Smith, no run, now goes right back at the stumps having judged the length to be on the shorter side, tucks it to short leg
Over: 19.1
Maharaj to Smith, no run, floated up on middle, Smith is well forward in defence
Over: 18.6
Kyle Abbott to Nevill, no run, length ball outside off, Nevill shoulders arms
Over: 18.5
Kyle Abbott to Nevill, no run, works it away from middle but finds short leg in the way. No reprieve at all
Over: 18.4
Kyle Abbott to Nevill, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone
Over: 18.3
Kyle Abbott to Nevill, no run, thick inside edge to mid-wicket. Length ball, goes on straight and finds Nevill playing for some movement
Over: 18.2
Kyle Abbott to Nevill, no run, pitched up outside off, Nevill strides across to push to point
Over: 18.1
Kyle Abbott to Nevill, no run, good length ball outside off, left alone
Over: 17.6
Maharaj to Nevill, 1 run, on the shorter side, dabbed to backward point
Over: 17.5
Maharaj to Nevill, no run, plays it safely down the pitch off the back foot
Over: 17.4
Maharaj to Nevill, no run, shimmies out to take it on the full and clips it to mid-wicket
Over: 17.3
Maharaj to Nevill, no run, wow. This pitch is an ally to all types of bowlers. Tossed up on off, the ball rips away from a good length past Nevill's outside edge