AUSTRALIA: Australia posted an easy victory over South Africa on Thursday at Melbourne Cricket Ground, winning the second Test by an innings and 182 runs.
The hosts secured a 2-0 series advantage over their opponents with the victory. As Temba Bavuma was the only batter to fight back with a 65-run knock as the Proteas began the fourth day at 15 for 1, the team displayed almost no resiliency.
Other batters failed to make a significant impact on the team’s cause. For Australia, Nathan Lyon and Scott Boland each took three wickets.
Australia’s bowling performance has been excellent; they never gave South Africa room to breathe.
With the new ball in hand, the duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins caused a lot of issues, with the former displaying a remarkable will to bowl well despite an injured finger.
Each of these two bowlers came back with a wicket. Scott Boland contributed a few.
However, it was Nathan Lyon, who showed up to the party on Day 4’s post-lunch session to grab three wickets, while Steven Smith claimed the game’s final wicket.
The way Pat Cummins’ men supported his decisions throughout this Test match would make him extremely happy.
Kagiso Rabada, according to South Africa’s bowling coach Charl Langeveldt, has to be more reliable when bowling on flatter surfaces.
After finishing with statistics of 28-1-144-2 against Australia in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the veteran claimed that the speedy wasn’t in top form.
The 27-year-old Rabada got the wicket of Usman Khawaja and Pat Cummins. However, he also conceded runs at a 5.14 economy rate.