AUSTRALIA: Following the thriller match between India and Bangladesh, the second Test Series witnessed South Africa vs Australia faceoff. The gripping game commenced with a flying start.
The second Test between Australia and South Africa completed Day 1, with Australia standing at 45/1 on Monday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
South Africa vs Australia Day 1 match highlights
The hosts are currently Trailing by 144 runs as David Warner (32*) and Marnus Labuschagne (5*) stand at the wicket crease. Earlier, Cameron Green took a career-high 5/27 to bundle South Africa for 189.
Kyle Verreynne and Marco Jansen fought an inspiring comeback in a valiant 112-run stand after their team struggled 67-5.
The game, however, collapsed as soon as they both got dismissed by Green for 52 and 59, respectively. In just under two days in Brisbane, Australia defeated South Africa by six wickets in the opening test of the three-match series.
During this Test, Marco Jansen and Kyle Verreynne shattered a record that had stood for 112 years.
After the Proteas were put to bat first, the pair put up 112 runs for the sixth wicket. At the storied MCG, it also occurred to be South Africa’s highest sixth-wicket partnership.
The 90-run stand set in December 1910 by Aubrey Faulkner and Tip Snooke was surpassed by Jansen and Verreynne.
Earlier, David Warner wrote an emotional message on social media as this was his 100th Test for Australia.
“The tiny things we strive for! A Baggy green and a single test match. Now that I’ve played 100 games, words are inadequate. Let’s go, it’s game day!” Warner wrote in a post on Instagram.
In December 2011, Warner made his Test debut. Since then, he has developed into one of the best openers in the game and has scored 24 hundreds.