Australia turns it round as South Africa crashes to 266-Eight


22 Mar 2018, 22:34 IST


Cape City, Mar 22 (AP) Pat Cummins turned it round for Australia in a day-changing eight-over spell within the ultimate session, taking 4 fast wickets as South Africa crashed from 220-2 to 266-Eight on the opening day of the third check immediately.

Cummins eliminated AB de Villiers for 64 after tea to finish his 128-run stand with Dean Elgar and begin South Africa’s sudden slide.

Cummins added the wickets of captain Faf du Plessis (5), Temba Bavuma (1) and Quinton de Kock (three) as Australia took six wickets for 46 runs late within the day at Newlands.

Cummins claimed Four-12 in eight overs in his devastating spell and Mitchell Marsh and Mitchell Starc pitched in to take away Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj.

Opener Dean Elgar was 121 not out — having been dropped on 53 and 87 –but South Africa’s momentum had been utterly eliminated by Cummins after the house crew made a powerful begin to the essential third check.

Australia was on high after struggling via the primary two periods.
The four-match collection is stage at 1-1, and South Africa initially had a big benefit after successful the toss and opting to bat on a great pitch in Cape City.

Regardless of the early lack of Aiden Markram for a duck, Hashim Amla (33) and Elgar placed on 86 and Elgar and de Villiers then constructed their massive century partnership that threatened to take the sport away from Australia.

Cummins did not let that occur together with his good burst, beginning when de Villiers scooped a catch straight to David Warner at mid-off. Du Plessis, Bavuma and de Kock all adopted shortly.

As anticipated, South Africa chosen Kagiso Rabada in its crew for the essential third check after the quick bowler had a two-match ban overturned on enchantment this week, clearing him to play at Newlands. He was six not out alongside Elgar at stumps.

Australia received the opening check convincingly in Durban and South Africa replied with victory in Port Elizabeth, leaving what’s been a fiercely-contested and sometimes contentious collection stage with two checks to play.

Whereas Rabada’s profitable enchantment towards an Worldwide Cricket Council ruling meant he was retained within the crew, South Africa made two different modifications. Batsman Bavuma was recalled after recovering from damage and quick bowler Morne Morkel additionally returned to the lineup.

Australia, which hasn’t misplaced a check collection in South Africa because the finish of apartheid, stored the identical crew that performed the primary two checks

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