Watch Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights 24 FEB 2018 Today – Markram and Hashim Amla compiled a 76-run venture that finished when Amla chipped a catch to Bancroft at pay off Cummins for 31, but that did Australia was fetch the in-form de Villiers into the crease. He showed few signs of having to receive his attention in, slashing his way off the mark with a remarkable six on the side off the bowling of Cummins. From the beginning of play, de Villiers needed a 92-ball half-century and had done much to strengthen South Africa’s already outstanding place.
However, the wickets and runs of this afternoon were somewhat overshadowed by the events of the middle session, even once the TV cameras seemed to show Bancroft holding a foreign thing when working on the chunk, and soon after he appeared to deposit the thing down his pants. The on-field umpires talked to Bancroft but did not seem to take any actions at the moment, but it’s sure to become the topic of heated discussion in a series filled with controversy.
This show was a cauldron of difficulty and toil. Unsurprisingly, the accession of Cameron Bancroft’s underpants into an already sour mix could have consequences as unpredictable because of newt and toe of frog. Surely it led to a stink on the next day at Cape Town, in which half-centuries out of Aiden Markram and AB de Villiers pushed South Africa’s lead towards 300 and left Australia’s job for the rest of the Test very hard really.
The morning had begun with Australia nine wickets down and 66 runs behind, hoping to shut down the first-innings gap as far as possible. They included just 10 until Kagiso Rabada had Josh Hazlewood caught at slip to finish the innings. From stumps, South Africa had flipped their 56-run edge to some 294-run lead, together with five wickets still in hand. Australia will desperately require quick wickets on the fourth afternoon, and they’ll need to locate a means through de Villiers, still in the crease on 51, or Quinton de Kock, who’d 29, together with South Africa’s complete on 238 for 5.
South Africa’s second innings had started innocuously enough, though Australia rued a missed chance from the first over when Markram was set down in gully by Usman Khawaja away Mitchell Starc. The sole South African wicket to fall before supper was of Dean Elgar, who’d carried his bat for 141 in the first innings but edged Pat Cummins to slide on 14, to supply Steven Smith along with his sixth largest grab of the game.
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