South Africa vs Australia, 4th Test Day 2: Australia reach 110/6 at stumps, trailing by 378 runs

Australia lost quick wickets late in the day as they ended up 110/6 at stumps. Earlier, South Africa were bowled out for 488.

South africa are playing 4th Test against Australia Vernon Philander took three wickets against Australia. (Reuters)

If South Africa were in a strong position on the first Day, the second day has put the hosts in the driver’s seat. With seamer Vernon Philander taking three wickets, dismissing Usman Khawaja, Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb, Australia ended up with 110/6 at stumps, trailing by 378 runs. Khawaja tried to put on some resistance, scoring his 12th Test half century – but could not sustain for a longer period. Earlier, Temba Bavuma played a solid innings, and remained unbeaten on 95 as the home side were bowled out for 488. Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls, getting rid of Morne Morkel for a golden duck in his last Test.

South Africa vs Australia, 4th Test Day 2 highlights

  1. 9:12PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Stumps on Day 2! Australia 110/6

    That is Stumps on Day 2 of the fourth Test between South Africa and Australia. South Africa have completely dominated the day in Johannesburg. They posted 488 in the first innings and then the bowlers dismantled the Australia batting line-up and reduced then to 110 for the loss of six wickets. Australia are still behind by 378 runs and need 179 more runs to save the follow-on. Captain Tim Paine is at the crease and has a big task ahead of him

  2. 8:58PM
    31 Mar, 18
    100 up for Australia

    100 up for Australia - It has come at quite a heavy cost. Vernon Philander has been the man that has caused much damage - taking three wickets. Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj have taken one each. The match is completely in South Africa's control at the moment.

  3. 8:48PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Shaun Marsh is gone, Australia 96/6

    WICKET! Keshav Maharaj strikes and Shaun Marsh is gone. He edged that one at slips to AB de Villiers. Australia are in trouble. AUS 96/6. They are still trailing by 392 runs now and the morale is an all-time low now in the dressing room. 

  4. 8:46PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Mitchell Marsh is GONE!

    WICKET! Morne Morkel strikes and Mitchell Marsh is GONE! He tried to go wide but the ball went on to hit the stumps. BIG WICKET! Australia are in trouble. AUS 96/5

  5. 8:28PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Usman Khawaja departs!

    GONE! Philander gets his third wicket and Usman Khawaja departs on 53. Slow delivery from the pacer and Khawaja flicked it straight to the wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. This is a HUGE blow to Aussies. Australia are 90/4

  6. 8:26PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Usman Khawaja completes fifty!

    Fifty for Usman Khawaja - His 12th Test fifty. He is leading Australia's resistance at Wanderers. Australia are 90/3 and this partnership between him and Shaun Marsh has crossed 50 runs. He will look to convert this into a century and stick it in out in the middle for a longer period.

  7. 7:17PM
    31 Mar, 18
    50 up for Australia

    Australia have reached the total of 50 but it has come at the cost of three wickets. Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh are in the middle now and these two can lift the spirits of the team after a poor start. 

  8. 7:02PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Peter Handscomb is GONE!

    WICKET! Peter Handscomb is gone on the first ball he faced. Wheat a beauty by Vernon Philander. Gets an edge of the bat and went on to knock down the stumps. AUS 38/3

  9. 6:55PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Matt Renshaw is GONE!

    GONE! Vernon Philander strikes and Matt Renshaw is gone for 8. Edged a delivery going away from stumps and an a good catch from de Kock does the job. AUS 34/2

  10. 6:21PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Joe Burns is GONE!

    GONE! Joe Burns is gone for 4 and Kagiso Rabada strikes in his second over. Good outswinger finds the edge of the bat and Faf du Plessis will not drop such catches at slips. AUS 10/1

  11. 6:06PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Australia innings

    Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw have come out to open the innings for Australia. The pressure will be on them to match up to the levels of David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. There is a serious task in store for the pair. Vernon Philander has the ball.

  12. 5:45PM
    31 Mar, 18
    South Africa 488 all out

    GONE! Morne Morkel is gone on the first ball of his last Test. Temba Bavuma misses out on his century by 5 runs. South Africa are all out on 488 in first innings.

  13. 5:42PM
    31 Mar, 18

    WICKET! Pat Cummins strikes and Keshav Maharaj's brilliant 51-ball-45-run innings come to an end. He leaves amid standing ovation as Morne Morkel comes out in the hand. SA 488/9. Temba Bavuma is on 94. But one wicket is in hand. 

  14. 5:26PM
    31 Mar, 18
    450 up for South Africa

    Keshav Maharaj has settled down in the middle with Temba Bavuma and Proteas have crossed the 450-run mark. They will be looking forward to reach a total of 500 now and Bavuma, who is currently on 85*, would be eyeing a ton here.

  15. 4:36PM
    31 Mar, 18

    WICKET! Nathan Lyon strikes again as Vernon Philander tried to hit it for the maximum but failed to connect. Easy catch for Usman Khawaja in the deep.  Philander departs for 12. SA 412/8

  16. 4:13PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Back after Lunch

    We are back after Lunch., Nathan Lyon with the ball. Vernon Philander and Temba Bavuma are still in the middle. The task in front of the visitors is very clear- they need to take wickets and get on to bat as soon as possible.

  17. 3:31PM
    31 Mar, 18
    400 up for South Africa

    South Africa have crossed the total of 400 with Vernon Philander and Temba Bavuma in the middle. The duo have taken their side to 400/7 at Lunch on Day 2. First session belongs to the home side. 

  18. 3:10PM
    31 Mar, 18

    GONE! Nathan Lyon strikes. He has looked the best bowler for the Aussies in the day. Provides a bit of spin and bounce on the ball and Quinton de Kock gets a leading edge. Ball went straight into the safe hands of Mitchell Marsh. South Africa 384/7. 

  19. 3:07PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Fifty for Temba Bavuma

    Fifty for Temba Bavuma. It is 10th Test fifty. It has been a slow day for Proteas, but they are in still in control at Wanderers. South Africa have reached 382/6 and Australia really need to get a wicket here in the first session. 

  20. 2:32PM
    31 Mar, 18
    350 up for Australia

    Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma have taken South Africa's total over 350 in the first innings. It took a glorious flick by de Kock that went for a boundary to reach the tota. Australia are desperate of a wicket here but so far, the first session has completely gone Australia's way.

  21. 2:23PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Nathan Lyon into attack

    Australia seamers have not been able to break the resistance between Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma. Australia captain is now looking for his spinners to do the job and on comes Nathan Lyon. Will the spinner be able to find a breakthrough?

  22. 1:55PM
    31 Mar, 18
    Bavuma, De Kock give South Africa steady start

    Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock have provided South Africa with good, positive start to the day's play. They need to build upon this strat and stitch a good partnership to put Australia on backfoot.

  23. 1:32PM
    31 Mar, 18
    South Africa vs Australia, Live score

    Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma are out in the middle for South Africa. We are all set for the second day. Australia would look to get early wickets in this first session of play. 

  24. 12:58PM
    31 Mar, 18
    South Africa vs Australia

    Hello and welcome to live coverage of the secodn day of fourth and final Test match between South Africa and Australia. South Africa ended first day's play at 313/6, courtesy a brilliant 152-run knock from Aiden Markram. While Markram showed his class, Australian seamers on the other side performed well as Pat Cummins and debutant Chadd Sayers picked up five wickets in total.