Australia has taken the lead in the 3 test series
The last match of the series will be played in Sydney from January 4.
new Delhi. After winning the first Test match against South Africa at the Gabba Ground in Brisbane in 2 days, the Australian team is also seen in a strong position in the Boxing Day Test being played at the MCG. Australia’s fast bowlers bundled out the visiting team for just 189 runs in the first innings. The last match of the 3 Test series will be played in Sydney from 4 January. However, bad news has come for the Kangaroos before the third test. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc may be out of the team in the Sydney Test.
Mitchell Starc’s finger was injured while taking a catch on the first day of the Boxing Day Test. After this he left the field. After some time he was seen fielding but he did not bowl. On the second day of the Boxing Day Test, Cricket Australia gave an update on Stark’s injury and told that he would remain in this match. He has also batted in the nets. However, Stark’s injury is not completely well. He will be examined after the Melbourne Test and then further decision will be taken.
Best bowling in the series
Mitchell Starc is bowling well in the series against South Africa. In the Boxing Day Test, he took 2 wickets for 39 runs in 13 overs in the first innings. The fast bowler dismissed South African batter Bavuma and Khaya Jondo. In the first Test, Stark took 5 wickets on Gaba’s fast and bouncy pitch. In the first innings, he made 3 and in the second innings 2 batters of South Africa his victim. There are two other fast bowlers in the Australian team as an alternative to Stark. In the event of his not being fit, Josh Hazlewood and Lance Morris can be given a chance in the Sydney Test.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 27, 2022, 10:24 IST