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Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 2 Highlights: David Warner's Double Hundred Puts Australia On Top
Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 2 Highlights: David Warner retired hurt after his double century but Australia kept going and extended their lead to 197 runs.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights: David Warner retired hurt on 200.© AFP
Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test, Day 2 Highlights:David Warner scored 200 in his 100th Test match before being retired hurt and Steve Smith also contributed with an 85-run knock as Australia dominated South Africa on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia took a lead of 197 runs after ending the day at 386 for 3 at stumps. Travis Head and Alex Carey were batting on the scores of 48 and 9, respectively, when the stumps was called. Earlier, Cameron Green was also retired hurt after taking a blow on his finger while facing a bouncer delivery. For the Proteas, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have claimed a wicket each in the innings thus far. (SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of Day 2 of the 2nd Test Match between Australia and South Africa straight from Melbourne Cricket Ground
2nd Test, South Africa in Australia, 3 Test Series, 2022/23, Dec 26, 2022
Day 4 | Match Ended
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
Australia beat South Africa by an innings and 182 runs
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AUS vs SA, 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights
We are back for the second innings of South Africa! They trail by 386 runs and will have to put on a much improved batting performance. The two umpires are out in the middle followed by the Australian players. Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee are the two openers for South Africa. Mitchell Starc to start proceedings with the ball. Here we go...
... THIRD INNINGS ...
Australia have taken a massive lead thanks to the double hundred from David Warner, a maiden-Test hundred from Alex Carey and some fine knocks from Cameron Green, Steven Smith and Travis Head. They will be happy with their perfomace considering the fact that they will be short of bowling options owning to injuries to Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc for the South African second innings. South Africa have a huge task on their hands and will need to bat their skins out if they want to get anything from here. Their main aim for the third session will be to see it out without losing wickets while the hosts will look to make early inroads and put the Proteas under more pressure. It will be an exciting session. Join us for the all the action at 10.15 am IST (4.45 am GMT).
Halt! Mitchell Starc has been hit on the helmet and he will be needing a replacement. Well, he will not be needing a replacement as Pat Cummins has declared the innings and it will also be Tea on Day 3. Australia finish on 575/8 and they have a massive lead of 386 runs. This afternoon session belonged to the batters and there were a couple of milestones as well. Alex Carey registered his maiden Test hundred in front of his family and it will be a special moment for him as he achieved it in the Boxing Day Test. Cameron Green also completed his half-century and it has been a fighting knock from him considering the fact he has a broken finger. South Africa, on the other failed to get any rhythm and were punished for it. They did create a few half chances but the luck was not on their side. Marco Jansen finally got rewarded for his efforts when sent Carey back to the hut, but they still couldn't bowl out the Aussies. However just a few moments before Tea, Pat Cummins gave the signal and declared the innings.
OUCH! That would hurt. Jansen bangs in a short ball, on middle. Starc looks to pull it away but it gets pinged on his helmet.
A full toss, on off. Green pushes it to mid on for a single.
Short ball, on off. Green defends it out watchfully.
It is full, on middle and leg. Starc whips it through mid-wicket for a single.
Fraction short, outside off. Starc looks to chase it but misses.
Short and on off, defended with a straight bat.