Hashim Amla wary of reverse-swing as South Africa edge ahead

Hashim Amla wary of reverse-swing as South Africa edge ahead

Hashim Amla wary of reverse-swing as South Africa edge ahead

Partnering with the tail Tim Paine ensured it wagged, as the last two wickets added 61 valuable runs to the visitor's total, before Ngidi finished the innings by dislodging Paine's off stump.

Even though Elgar and Amla put on 88 for South Africa for the third wicket, that stand took almost 3 1/2 hours and 278 balls.

Australia batted first in that Test, when a wild swing from Warner in the opening over kick-started unmitigated chaos that led to an overhaul of Smith's XI and Rod Marsh's resignation. The Australians pushed hard to break it, and the two South Africans responded with determined defence to stay out there.

Marsh (24) also reviewed the LBW decision and, he too, failed.

Hundreds of South African cricket fans turned up yesterday brandishing Sonny Bill Williams masks to taunt David Warner following the batsman's altercation with Proteas wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock during the first Test in Durban.

"Today was a tough day of test cricket and those people who are test-match lovers would appreciate the skill of the bowling and, especially when AB was batting toward the end, the skill of the batting", Amla sad.

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"Non c'è ancora alcuna chiarezza sull'esatta procedura Usa per l'esenzione, le discussioni proseguiranno la prossima settimana". Se lasciano cadere le loro orribili barriere su prodotti Usa in entrata, anche noi lasceremo cadere le nostre .

After dismissing Steve Smith on Friday in Port Elizabeth, Rabada appeared to intentionally bump into the Australia captain with his shoulder during his follow-through.

South Africa lost just one wicket in the first session, nightwatchman Rabada for 29, and no wickets in the second session, before the late surge from the Aussie quicks.

The home side have a narrow advantage of 20 runs with the brilliant De Villiers on 74 from 81 balls and all-rounder Vernon Philander to resume on 14 in the search for what could be crucial first innings runs in an engrossing contest. But his participation in the remainder of the series is in doubt.

Warner and Cameron Bancroft saw off the new ball, scoring 18 runs from the first 13 overs as deliveries routinely beat the bat, amid stifled laughter and gasps of disbelief from the slips cordon.

For South Africa Kagiso Rabada destroyed Australia innings by taking five wickets so far.

Australia otherwise battled to create opportunities to take wickets, not helped by South Africa going into their shell and playing risk-free cricket, though spinner Nathan Lyon did find good turn off the wicket and was hard to score off.

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