South Africa vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – Mar 9, 2018

South Africa vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights – Mar 9, 2018,AUS v SA highlights today – Second Sunfoil test day one from St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (South Africa) Friday 9th March 2018. In 1950 Australia posted the highest total of the St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth venue, which is 549/7d scored against South Africa. The home team highest total of the ground is 525/8d scored against New Zealand in 2013. On this pitch against Australia, South Africa scored 470/8d in 1970.

Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

team/playing XI
AK Markram, D Elgar, HM Amla, AB de Villiers, F du Plessis (c), TB de Bruyn, Q de Kock †, VD Philander, KA Maharaj, K Rabada, L Ngidi.
team/playing XI
CT Bancroft, DA Warner, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith (c), SE Marsh, MR Marsh, TD Paine †, PJ Cummins, MA Starc, NM Lyon, JR Hazlewood.

2nd Test, Australia tour of South Africa Highlights

 

The pitch is expected to be somewhat slow and low, and a drying wind on match eve might dry it out a touch more. Spin and reverse swing are likely to play their roles. No rain is forecast for the match. Australia have confirmed that they will make no changes from the side that won in Durban. South Africa are still debating between keeping Theunis de Bruyn or bringing back Temba Bavuma, who is batting pain free but is still working on getting full power back into his grip. South Africa are also weighing up their bowling combinations, but could only consider bringing Lungi Ngidi into the XI if they drop one of the existing quicks.

Match Timings: 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpires – Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Bongani Jele
Match number – Test no. 2298

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