Australia crushed South Africa by an innings and 182 runs in the second Test
The Kangaroo team is almost in the final of the World Test Championship
new Delhi. The Australian cricket team, captained by Pat Cummins, defeated the visiting South Africa (AUS vs SA) by an innings and 182 runs in the second Test match played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. Lee has. With this, Australia also ended the drought of 16 years of Test series victory against South Africa. With this victory, the Kangaroo team has almost confirmed its place in the final of the World Test Championship. Earlier, Australia had lost 3 consecutive Test series against South Africa at home.
On the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test match, Australia bundled out South Africa for 204 in the second innings thanks to the superb bowling of off-spinner Nathan Lyon and pacer Scott Boland. Temba Bavuma, the former captain of the Proteas team, kept one end alone but could not get any support from the other end. Bavuma played an inning of 65 runs. Australia had made a lead of 387 runs in the first innings on the South African team captained by guest Dean Elgar. But the Proteas team fell behind by 182 runs.
Nathan Lyon took 3 wickets in the second innings
Lion took 3 wickets in the second innings for Australia while Scott Boland took two wickets. Earlier, Australia declared their first innings at 575 for 8 in response to South Africa’s first innings score of 189 runs. South Africa started the game on the fourth day with 15 runs for 1 wicket. In his second innings, wicketkeeper Kyle Vereen scored 33 runs while Theunis de Brien contributed 28 runs. Opener Sarel Irvy returned to the pavilion after scoring 21 runs.
David Warner became the player of the match
This Test match was memorable for David Warner, who scored a double century in his 100th Test match. Warner scored 200 runs in 255 balls in the first innings while wicketkeeper Alex Carey scored the first century of his Test career. Former captain Steve Smith missed his century by 15 runs. Smith was dismissed after scoring 85 runs off 161 balls. Warner was adjudged Player of the Match for his brilliant innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 29, 2022, 10:51 IST