South Africa’s team could only manage 189 runs in the first innings.
Batters of the visiting team could not stand in front of Kangaroo bowlers
new Delhi. The visiting team lost the first match of the 3 test series between Australia and South Africa (Aus vs SA) in just 2 days. On the fast and bouncy pitch of Brisbane’s Gabba ground, Australia’s fast bowlers sent 20 South African batters to the pavilion in a 5-session game. On the first day of the Boxing Day Test being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the story of Gaba seemed to be repeating itself. After losing the toss, the entire South African team came out to bat first and the kangaroo bowlers got them out for just 189 runs. Despite this, 2 batters from Africa managed to break the 112-year-old record at the MCG.
South African batsmen could not face the balls of Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green. The players of the visiting team could stay at the crease only for 68.4 overs. Any top order batsman including captain Dean Elgar failed to play a big innings. Half the team had returned to the pavilion on the score of 67. The pair of Kyle Verrain and Marco Jensen came for the sixth wicket at the crease. Both the batsmen brought South Africa’s score close to 200 while facing the Australian pace battery. During this, there was a 112-run partnership between Kyle Vereen and Marco Jenson. This is the biggest partnership for the sixth wicket for South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Earlier in 1910, Aubrey Faulkner and Tip Snoki of Africa scored 90 runs while sharing the sixth wicket.
Kyle Warren again played the best innings
South African batsman Kyle Vereen scored 52 runs in 99 balls with the help of 3 fours. He played an inning of 64 runs in the first test amidst the fall of wickets. At the same time, Yansen scored 59 runs in 136 balls with the help of 10 fours. Both were dismissed by Cameron Green. South Africa were all out within just 10 runs as soon as Vereen and Yansen returned. While Green took 5, Mitchell Starc took 2 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 26, 2022, 18:01 IST