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Saturday, July 21, 2018

South Africa vs Australia 1st Test Day 2: South Africa bundled out for 162, trail by 189 against Australia

Australia rode on Mitchell Starc's five-wicket haul as they bowled out South Africa for 162 runs. Australia now lead by 189 runs with three days left in the match.

South Africa vs Australia: Mitchell Marsh and Tim Paine share a 48-run stand between them at the start of Day 2. (Source: AP)

South Africa started off the proceedings of the first Test in a dismal manner as they lost three early wickets that included the dismissals of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla. They were eventually bowled out for 162, trail by 189. It has been a tremendous swing bowling display from Starc as the left-hander scalped a fifer. AB de Villiers on the other side could only see wickets tumbling. He remained unbeaten at 71 Earlier, Australia compiled a total of 351 before getting bowled out. Keshav Maharaj’s fifth wicket marked the end of what was a brilliant effort from the Australians.

When and where to watch Day 2 of the second Test between South Africa and Australia?

Day 2 of the first Test between South Africa vs Australia starts at 1:30 PM and is being telecast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. It can also be streamed online on Sony Liv.

  1. 9:24PM
    02 Mar, 18

    It's a five-wicket haul for Mitchell Starc. He castles Morne Morkel for a duck as South Africa have been bowled out for 162, trail by 189. This has been a tremendous swing bowling display from Starc. AB de Villiers could only see wickets tumbling from the other end. He remains unbeaten at 71

  2. 9:18PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Starc strikes again

    WICKET! Mitchell Starc has his fourth. The left-hander has trapped Kagiso Rabada in front of the stumps. SA are 162/9

  3. 9:13PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Josh Hazlewood gets his first

    WICKET! Josh Hazlewood joins the party. A brilliant length delivery from the fast bowler that just came into Keshav Maharaj who has been sent back in the hut without even opening his account. SA 159/8

  4. 9:07PM
    02 Mar, 18

    WICKET! This has been a brilliant display of captaincy. The ball starts to reverse swing andStarc is brought back in the attack. The left-hander strikes to get his third. South Africa are 158/7

  5. 8:46PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Nathan Lyon gets Quinton de Kock

    WICKET! Nathan Lyon cleans up Quinton de Kock for 20. South Africa lose six, trailing by 201 runs

  6. 8:40PM
    02 Mar, 18
    South Africa vs Australia 1st Test, Day 2 Live score

    AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock have provided the resistance that was required. But the two need to stay at the crease for a longer time. De Kock just needs to guard his wicket more than doing anything else and De Villiers would score runs from the other side. This is the only recognised batting pair for South Africa now.

  7. 7:50PM
    02 Mar, 18

    Another one bites the dust and it is De Bruyn who has gone for 6. He tried to drive a length delivery from Starc but only managed to edge it. Paine takes a good catch. SA are 108/5

  8. 7:46PM
    02 Mar, 18
    South Africa vs Australia LIVE

    South Africa have been struggling in this match. The batsmen haven't applied themselves properly. The top five batsmen needed to chip with 60-70 each but they have certainly lost the plot and the onus is now on AB de Villiers.

  9. 7:22PM
    02 Mar, 18
    FAF du Plessis departs

    WICKET! Starc gets the big wicket of Faf du Plessis. He edges the ball that goes straight to Tim Paine behind the stumps. SA are 92/4

  10. 7:13PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Faf du Plessis on the charge

    SIX! Faf du Plessis comes down the track and smashes that one from Lyon for a maximum. That was a perfect hit. South Africa are 88/3

  11. 6:26PM
    02 Mar, 18
    MARKRAM departs !

    WICKET! Markram is gone. Cummins bowls a short one and Markram gives a catch to short-leg fielder. With that, the second session ends. SA are struggling at 55/3

  12. 6:11PM
    02 Mar, 18
    South Africa 44/2, trail Australia by 307 runs

    AB De Villiers and Aiden Markram are holding fort for the hosts. soaking in some of the pressure that was built up by the twin strikes from Nathan Lyon. 

  13. 5:44PM
    02 Mar, 18
    OUT! Hashim Amla 0, c Bancroft, b Lyon, South Africa 27/2

    Two in five! Hashim Amla caught at short leg and Lyon has made a proper dent here. Out comes AB De Villiers

  14. 5:39PM
    02 Mar, 18
    GONE! Dean Elgar 7, c & b Nathan Lyon, South Africa 27/1

    Blinder from Lyon! Lyon gets it turn from around the wicket and Elgar takes it back to the bowler, Lyon dives to his right to take the catch. 

  15. 5:27PM
    02 Mar, 18
    South Africa 23/0 trail Australia by 328

    Aiden Markram has done most of the scoring so far. He hit two fours off Mitchell Starc's over to keep up the pace of the Australian innings. Starc and Hazlewood are alternating for the Australians.

  16. 4:54PM
    02 Mar, 18
    ALL OUT! Nathan Lyon 12 c De Bruyn b Maharaj, Australia all out for 351

    Five wicket haul for Keshav Maharaj. Nathan Lyon skies this one to covers and is the last man to fall. Australia have dragged themselves to a very competitive 351 here. South Africa have a job in their hands now

  17. 4:48PM
    02 Mar, 18
    GONE! Mitchel Marsh 96, c Morkel, b Philander, Australia 341/9

    And he plays a rash shot! A good length and Marsh heaves it through the line. But the ball never gains any flight and the towering Morne Morkel only has to stretch his hands a little to pluck that red cherry. He will bedisappointedd by that but it has been a fine innings otherwise. 

  18. 4:43PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Australia 337/8, Mitchell Marsh on 96

    It looks like South Africa is back to square one and this time, Australia is clearly in front. Nathan Lyon has held on while Marsh has freed his arms up a bit. 

  19. 3:42PM
    02 Mar, 18
    BOWLED HIM! Mitchell Starc 25 b Keshav Maharaj Ausralia 300/8

    Maharaj again and this time he has got the danger man. But Starc has done what was expected of him and Australia have reached the 300 mark. Umpires also call for Lunch and that is the end of a rivetting first session. Three wickets have come off it and South Africa are slowly but surely working their way down the lower order. Australia have lasted the first session and that is fair play to them. This is an evenly poised game of cricket at the moment. 

  20. 3:14PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Australia 285/7, Starc looking to push as many runs as possible

    Mitchell Starc has come with the sole target to accumulate as many runs as possible. He has made 25 off 15 balls while Marsh has reached his third Test 50. Starc's innings has thus far been punctuated by four fours, all in the same over and one six. 

  21. 2:59PM
    02 Mar, 18
    GONE! Pat Cummins b Keshav Maharaj, Australia 251/7

    Maharaj strikes in his first over with the new ball. Cummins has stood strong for such a long time now but Maharaj breaks his defence. The ball spins past the bat that is kept close to the pads and takes the middle stump. 

  22. 2:17PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Australia 244/6

    Pat Cummins has come in to join Mitchell Marsh in the middle. It is the first time since 2011 that Cummins is playing a Test match in South Africa. Back then, he was a 19-year-old debutante and went on to win the man of the match award for his six-wicket haul in the South African second innings

  23. 2:01PM
    02 Mar, 18
    GONE! Tim Paine 25 c De Kock, b Rabada, Australia 237/6

    Rabada makes the new ball work! This one lifts off the deck and Paine jabs at it, ends up nicking it to the wicket keeper. The partnership is broken and South Africa rejoice. 

  24. 1:42PM
    02 Mar, 18
    50 partnership between Marsh and Paine

    A single does the job. Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj have started the proceedings for the South Africans. Thus far, no flashy shots. 

  25. 1:33PM
    02 Mar, 18
    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the second day of the 1st Test between South Africa and Australia

    Mitchell Marsh and Tim Paine start Day 2 on a solid 48-run stand and breaking that would be the priority for the Proteas. The overnight rain can spice things up a little with the new ball being available after the fourth over the day. Kagiso Rabada starts the South African attack.