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Australia Vs South Africa Day 3: Alex Carey’s Century Puts South Africa on Backfoot

Alex Carey scored his first century to put Australia in a dominating position

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

AUSTRALIA: Australia is on the verge of defeating South Africa in the second Test on Wednesday after Alex Carey scored his first century to put Australia in a dominating position. 

Following the second day’s sweltering heat and Warner’s valiant double century in his 100th Test, Australia began play on 386-3, with Travis Head at 48 and Carey at 9.

Carey and Green added to the misery in a 117-run partnership after South Africa gave themselves a ray of hope with early wickets, including David Warner’s first ball dissmisal after he resumed his innings on 200.

Alex Carey (111), playing in his 14th Test, reached three figures for the first time before being dismissed by Marco Jansen.

Cameron Green remained unbeaten on 51 despite a fractured finger, while Mitchell Starc remained unbeaten on 10.

On day three, the hosts declared at tea on 575-8 with an alarming lead of 386 after South Africa was dismissed for 189 in their first innings. 

Along with Warner and Carey’s centuries, Steve Smith and Travis Head each scored half-centuries.

South Africa’s attempt to salvage the Test and the three-match series after losing the first match in Brisbane got off to a disastrous start as Pat Cummins dismissed South African Skipper Dean Elgar (0) in the second over.

The Proteas were 15-1 before the game was halted by continuous drizzles. For South Africa, Theunis de Bruyn (6*) and Sarel Erwee (7*) were at the crease.

Also Read: Australia Vs South Africa Day 2: David Warner Scores a Ton on His 100th Test

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