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South Africa vs Australia - 4th Test

Series: Australia tour of South Africa, 2018
Venue: New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Date: 30-03 April 2018

Australia 119/10 (46.4 Ovs) RR: 2.55 | South Africa won by 492 runs

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The families come down, kids crawling on the pitch .. junior AB, junior Faf, junior Morne. The cricket's been just as good - well great until Bancroft decided to open up his jockey and shove that sandpaper. From Bangladesh to India to Australia, it's been a summer for the ages. Everyone's nursing an injury at the end of it .. add our fingers to that list. On behalf of Vineet Anantharaman, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Abhinand Raghavendran and our scorer Sulthan, ta ta!!

There goes Faf, he gets the silverware and obviously it's going to go to Morne first. Oh this is perhaps the only time that he's been sitting down in a picture. Dale Steyn has his selfie stick too as he gets into a corner. He's had it all day, perhaps grabbing some footage for an exclusive behind the scenes documentary. But South Africa will celebrate, it's history after all. They're getting into school textbooks.

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As the series and the summer winds up, here are a few stats from our very own, Deepu Narayanan:

Biggest wins in Test cricket (by runs):
675 Eng v Aus, Brisbane, 1928 - Bradman's debut Test
562 Aus v Eng, Oval, 1934
530 Aus v SA, MCG, 1911
492 SA v Aus, Joburg, 2018
491 Aus v Pak, Perth, 2004

South Africa's series wins vs Australia at home:
3-1 (5) in 1966/67
4-0 (4) in 1969/70
3-1 (4) in 2017/18

Winning 3-1 after being 0-1 down in a series
WI v Eng, 1950
Eng v SA, 1951
Eng v Aus, 1954/55
Aus v WI, 1968/69
Eng v Aus, 1981
Eng v WI, 2000
Eng v Ind, 2014
SA v Aus, 2017/18

Faf du Plessis is the first SA captain to win a series against Australia both home & away
Won 2-1 in Aus, 2016/17
Won 3-1 in SA, 2017/18

Captains beating Australia both home & away in the post war era
L Hutton
M Brearley
C Lloyd
V Richards
J Coney
A Strauss
F du Plessis

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Faf contd.. (2/2): Australia is a quality team, they've got a very good record here in South Africa. But after the first loss our guys were hurting and I've never seen them this hungry. The senior players had a discussion at the start of the series and the common point was that we were all very hungry to perform. A much deserved break coming up for most, (smiles) sorry some of the guys and they should look to make the most of it. We're definitely looking forward to the next time we get together as a Test team. Australia's bowling was fantastic, especially Pat Cummins, he bowled fantastically well and challenged us the whole time. Obviously they had a lot of off-field stuff to handle and that is why even yesterday we tried pushing them behind mentally as much as we could. We knew it would take a toll on them when they came out to bat and that's what happened today. Very happy to wrap it up early this morning and get some extra time to put our leg up.

Faf du Plessis | South Africa skipper (1/2): Morne's been a special player. There have been a lot of tributes for him over the last few days and they've been richly deserved. He's been our funny guy and we look up to him when the chips are down and the going is tough. Also the nicest guy you'll meet off the field. We'll miss him as a human being and surely the next guy coming in has big boots to fill. This series has been remarkable, four Test matches and 80 wickets shows our bowling has been on top. Five hundreds, a few nineties and that shows how good our batting has been too. As a team we've performed really well. You don't get a chance to play Australia and beat them 3-1 in a series. The boys have been extremely motivated after the first Test in Durban to turn it around. It has been a long summer, a tough summer and at the end of it I am a very proud captain standing here.

Morne Morkel, retirement token: The injury wasn't nice. I told the doctor to do whatever he can to do to get me back on the field. But Vern was outstanding today, the way he came out and landed the ball was just superb. Thank you so much, the last couple of weeks have been exceptional. I have had twelve years of support and tears. I can only be the man I am because of this fantastic culture and environment. A huge thank you to all the sponsors and to Supersport for all that they've done for me.

Kagiso Rabada | MoS: Yeah it's been a long summer, a lot of games and in the end it is reflecting in my energies. Not a lot of rest coming up, but hopefully I'll look to make the most of it. Australia is a great cricketing nation, it is never easy against them. We came back hard in PE and is nice to have taken it over the line against them. It is nice to open your mind and listen to others (Ottis Gibson). You can never stop learning, the game always finds ways of humbling you. Morne's had an outstanding career, a fitting finale too. We are going to celebrate his career and today is going to be all about him.

Vernon Philander | MoM: Wow, what can I say; an awesome way to finish off this Test match. It is pretty emotional for all of us given that it was Morne's last match. I was a little rusty to the crease to start off, I made sure I had good momentum and stayed stable in the crease. I found my rhythm from this end, and eventually it all came right. [200 Test wickets] It is special and is just a matter of taking as many as I can. We are going to miss Morne, the way he's carried himself off the field, his jokes in the dressing room and I want to wish him the best for all his future endeavours.

Tim Paine | Australia skipper: It has been a really challenging week. I can't doubt our effort, but we were slightly off against the best in the world and were caught wanting. We aren't going to win too many series without a Test match hundred; we've obviously lost two of the best players in the world, Bancroft was the highest run-getter in this series too, but that's giving some of the other guys an opportunity to stand up and cement their spots in the side. South Africa have completely outplayed us, despite what's happened over the last week, we can't hide from the fact that we've been short on skills. The long break now gives the guys a chance to get back home, gather their thoughts and come back fresh against Pakistan in the UAE.

AB de Villiers: We worked really hard for this moment. We were fantastic in Cape Town, this has been a great send-off for Morne, the crowd was great as well. I am enjoying my cricket, it has been an excellent summer personally for me. That innings in PE was special, the chips were down, they were running through the batting order, the tail hung around and I rate that as one of my best innings. The body has been great, thankfully, I didn't need to bowl. Thought I might have to chip in if the innings went around the 70th over, but it didn't happen. My body is feeling great and I am enjoying this phase of cricket.

Amla: Very sad (Morkel's final appearance). Before the start of this game, all of us wanted something special. Getting injured and still bowling epitomizes him (Morne). I'll miss him. It's surreal. This series has been dramatic on and off the field. Vernon - the surgeon - you are right. He's been that all through his career. Lands the ball in that area and makes us dance in the nets.

Morne Morkel: It's tough to put in words; emotional. It's been a great journey. The mission was to beat the Aussies in the home turf. To accomplish that feels great. Thank you Vernon Philander. He was on the money today morning. We are going to celebrate hard today. Funny how things work out. The main thing is to keep working hard. Today, I'm saying goodbye to special players. There was no way I was sitting in the changing room. I am just happy I got through a couple of overs and got to enjoy the atmosphere for the last time. A special bunch of players - my brothers. I will miss them a lot. It's been an unbelievable journey.

Bavuma: I have enjoyed my part. To be part of this team making history, it's wonderful. As a team, we have a lot of characters. I try to take something from each one. Definitely, it's one of the best bowling attacks. They compliment each other. He's (du Plessis) the pillar of the team. We are happy for him that he got the century. He's the real pillar of the team.

Dean Elgar: Feels very good. I've been at the receiving end against them in South Africa and it is great to get one over the line at home. It was a beauty (his catch). It was something that just happened, but it's nice to always contribute whether with the bat or in the field. The bowling of Vernon is right up there .. he got some 6/9 he's just special and it is always nice to be on the winning side. AB strengthens our batting line up quite a lot, he's a world beater, for one he doesn't play the game for his personal gain and I haven't seen anyone else who wants to win as much as he does.

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Until that fateful Saturday in Newlands, this Test series was peaking amidst all off-field controversies. That 'sandpaper gate' sapped the visitors of all their energies and it turned out to be pretty one-sided from there on. A new captain, a new set of openers and a debutant with the ball in Johannesburg, they lost the toss and at no stage looked competitive. Flat and uncertain at times, they were lifted by the sagacious Tim Paine and Pat Cummins, but there was only that much those two could do. There was a hundred for Markram, a near one for Temba Bavuma in the first innings, then the bowlers hunted as a pair, gaining a massive first innings lead of 267 runs. Deciding to bat once again, Faf du Plessis made the visitors toil hard and long, made a hundred for himself in the second essay, and when they finally came on to bat, the Australians needed 612. They thought they could draw, but in a span of 55 minutes on the fifth morning, Philander and his six-for demolished that tiny hope. At the outset 3-1 can be termed harsh on Australia, but after that manic Saturday in Cape Town, you couldn't envisage any better.

Morne Morkel got a guard of honour when the team went out to field. After around 104 minutes, he gets to lead his team off the park. Quite an emotional moment for Giraffe, playing in front of his family, his international career is done and he can be proud of the way it ended. South Africa grab the stumps and walk off, they are greeted by an emotional and spent looking Darren Lehmann.

46.4
1
Morne Morkel to Lyon, out Lyon Run Out!! 1 run completed. Appeal for a run-out. Lyon looked slow on the second run, has he made his ground? He's short, OUT is the call and South Africa have demolished Australia by 492 runs. That's Australia's second biggest loss in Tests (in terms of runs). Hugs all around for Morkel as South Africa celebrate a crushing 3-1 series win, their first against Australia (at home) since readmission in 1991-92. Coming to the ball, this was pitched up just outside off, Lyon leant forward and drove it through cover, he leisurely jogged for the first run and then decided he wanted a second. The return from Markram was quite accurate and de Kock does the rest, with the lunging batsman well short. Lyon run out (Markram/de Kock) 9(23) [4s-1]

Morne Morkel to Lyon, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

46.3
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Lyon leans half-forward and finds cover-point
46.2
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, very well bowled by Morkel, but equally well played. This was the toe-crusher, Lyon just about gets his bat down in time and digs it out
46.1
2
Morne Morkel to Lyon, 2 runs, on a good length and just outside off, Lyon leans forward and finds the gap through cover, comes back for the second run

Morne Morkel [10.0-5-25-2] is back into the attack

Morkel gets another chance, he has changed ends

45.6
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, just short of second slip, Maharaj tossed this one well outside off, drew Hazlewood forward into the defensive push, found the edge and it fell well in front of Amla

A leg slip and a short mid-wicket has been added

45.5
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, tossed up slower and just outside off, Hazlewood gets well forward as he defends

A second slip is in now

45.4
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, pushed through with the angle, Hazlewood was pressing forward and is beaten on the outside edge once again
45.3
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, the straighter one from Maharaj, drifts from well outside off, Hazlewood was looking to defend and missed
45.2
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, slower and just outside off, Hazlewood stays in his crease and pushes it back at the bowler
45.1
0
Maharaj to Hazlewood, no run, tossed up well outside off, Hazlewood was looking to drive and missed. There was a sound, but that was bat hitting ground

Keshav Maharaj [12.0-1-47-1] is back into the attack

Morkel will not finish off the match, Maharaj is back.. A slip and a FSL in place

44.6
1
Philander to Hazlewood, 1 run, tad fuller and angling into Hazlewood, he manages to tuck it past square leg and will keep strike with that single
44.5
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, on a good length and on the off-stump line, Hazlewood gets behind the line and blocks
44.4
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, short of a length and straightening from a length outside off, Hazlewood was backing away slightly as he pushed at that, beaten once again
44.3
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Hazlewood stays behind the line and defends it towards the off-side
44.2
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, Philander shortens his length on off, stayed a bit low as well, Hazlewood bends down low and defends
44.1
4
Philander to Hazlewood, FOUR, lovely shot, very full and wide of off, Hazlewood gets forward and thumps it over mid-off, couple of bounces and over the fence
43.6
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, that's a corker, but Morkel still can't get that final wicket. Fraction fuller and just outside off, the length made Lyon push forward before the venomous leg-cutter made its play, burst past Lyon's outside edge and flew at the keeper
43.5
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, full and wide of off, Lyon threw his bat at that and is beaten on the top-edge
43.4
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, Lyon hops across and gets an inside edge on the cut, rolls back towards the bowler
43.3
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, beautifully bowled, on a good length and a hint of late shape away from the right-hander, dragged Lyon into the drive and beat him on the outside edge
43.2
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, tad fuller and on the stumps, Lyon gets half-forward and defends it towards the on-side
43.1
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, Lyon gets half-forward and defends it towards mid-on
42.6
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, pushed back at the bowler
42.5
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, lovely channel from Philander, short of a good length and a hint of seam movement away from the right-hander, made Hazlewood play and beat him past his outside edge, flew to de Kock who collected it in front of his face
42.4
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, just short of gully, back of a length and some extra bounce outside off, Hazlewood was pushing at that, gets a thick edge that drops just in front of the fielder

Philander, from round the wicket

42.3
4
Philander to Hazlewood, FOUR, runs for Hazlewood, too short and too straight from Philander, ends up drifting onto Hazlewood's pads, nudged away fine and there's no one around there
42.2
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, short of a length and just outside off, punched off the back-foot towards mid-off
42.1
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, on a good length and on the stumps, Hazlewood plays from the crease and defends it towards the off-side

Pair on debut for Australia:
M Whitney v Eng, Manchester, 1981
P mcIntyre v Eng, Adelaide, 1995
C Sayers v SA, Joburg, 2018 *

41.6
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, lovely ball, on a good length and in that channel just outside off, made Lyon feel for the ball before whistling past his outside edge
41.5
4
Morne Morkel to Lyon, FOUR, short, wide and four, plenty of width on offer, Lyon stands tall and punches it square past point for a boundary
41.4
2
Morne Morkel to Lyon, 2 runs, width on offer from Morkel, Lyon gets on top of the bounce and steers it in front of square on the off-side, back for the second run
41.3
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, short of a good length and angling into the right-hander, Lyon was looking to work it towards the on-side, gets a slight inside edge and the ball gets stuck between his pads
41.2
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, Morkel shortens his length and gets it to hold its line outside off, left alone
41.1
0
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no run, fraction fuller and wider of off, Lyon covers the line and lets it go
41.1
1
Morne Morkel to Lyon, no ball, on a good length and holding its line outside off, Lyon has a poke at that and misses, no-ball as Morkel had overstepped

Morne Morkel [8.0-4-18-2] is back into the attack

Morne Morkel comes into the attack, can he finish his career off with a wicket?

Six for 12 - Philander's figures so far - these are his career-best figures as well

40.6
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, almost another! On a good length and seaming away from outside off, Hazlewood was feeling for the ball and nearly found the outside edge
40.5
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, short of a good length and holding its line outside off, left alone
40.4
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, tad fuller and just outside off, Hazlewood prods half-forward and defends
40.3
0
Philander to Hazlewood, no run, no hat-trick for Philander, on a good length and on the stumps, Hazlewood gets half-forward and defends it towards the off-side

Josh Hazlewood, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Hat-trick ball. Four slips and a gully, a catching mid-wicket, a catching extra-cover

40.2
0
Philander to Sayers, out Caught by Elgar!! Six for Philander and he's on a hat-trick, this is unraveling extremely fast for Australia. On a good length and well wide of off, Sayers saw the width, went with hard hands and the edge flew to Elgar's right at third slip. He makes a sharp catch look ridiculously easy, South Africa are having a morning to remember. A pair on Test debut for Sayers. Sayers c Elgar b Philander 0(1)

Philander to Sayers, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Chadd Sayers, right handed bat, comes to the crease

40.1
0
Philander to Pat Cummins, out Bowled!! Five wickets for Philander and Australia are crumbling fast at Johannesburg. This is a stunning spell from the 32-year old, five wickets for three runs this morning. Error in judgment from Cummins, but this was always coming, Australia have gone off the boil ever since the 'sandgate scandal' that hit them hard. Cummins doesn't cover for the movement as the ball jagged in a long way, lifted his bat and gave an easy passage for the ball, the off-stump is rattled and so are Australian minds. Pat Cummins b Philander 1(12)

Philander to Pat Cummins, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

39.6
0
Maharaj to Lyon, no run, 84kph, on the shorter side, Lyon stands tall and punches it back to the bowler
39.5
0
Maharaj to Lyon, no run, there's the arm ball and Lyon didn't spot that. Lucky to get an inside edge on his defence
39.4
0
Maharaj to Lyon, no run, 82kph, flighted wide of off, Lyon reaches out, isn't to the pitch. Blocked off the outside half
39.3
0
Maharaj to Lyon, no run, slow through the air, forward defence
39.2
0
Maharaj to Lyon, no run, comes forward, defends with his bat in front of the pad
39.1
1
Maharaj to Pat Cummins, 1 run, push-driven all along the ground to mid-off. 100 up for Australia
38.6
0
Philander to Lyon, no run, another peach of a delivery. Angled in and nipped away outside off, Lyon was playing for the in-angler. The ball whizzed past the outside edge. A wicket maiden

Nathan Lyon, right handed bat, comes to the crease

38.5
0
Philander to Paine, out Caught by de Kock!! Edged and gone! Fourth wicket for Philander. Impeccable stuff from the South African. Kept probing Paine in that zone outside off and eventually finds the edge. A straightforward grab for de Kock behind the stumps. The trademark Philander delivery - on a good length that jags away in that corridor of uncertainty outside off. Paine has a poke at it, with a bit of extra bounce the ball kissed the outside edge. Seven down, now. Paine c de Kock b Philander 7(28)

Philander to Paine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

38.4
0
Philander to Paine, no run, 127kph, takes off and surprises Paine. He was playing for the angle and defended with soft hands. The ball goes towards gully off the shoulder of the bat
38.3
0
Philander to Paine, no run, loopy inswinging delivery, pitched up. Paine drives off the front foot and inside-edges onto his pad
38.2
0
Philander to Paine, no run, extra bounce! Add bit of away-movement off the deck as well. Paine does a good job in riding the bounce and dropping it in front of the cordon
38.1
0
Philander to Paine, no run, good length on off, Paine defends after getting behind the line of the ball
37.6
0
Maharaj to Pat Cummins, no run, Maharaj gives more air on this delivery and gets it to drift in towards middle and leg, Cummins looks to whip it away and only manages an inside edge onto his pad. Dies down on the off-side
37.5
0
Maharaj to Pat Cummins, no run, a stride forward to stonewall it back to the bowler
37.4
0
Maharaj to Pat Cummins, no run, fuller ball attacking the stumps, Cummins prods forward and taps it to cover
37.3
0
Maharaj to Pat Cummins, no run, 84kph straight ball wide of off, left alone
37.2
0
Maharaj to Pat Cummins, no run, 83kph, flighted on middle and leg, Cummins presses forward in defence
37.1
1
Maharaj to Paine, 1 run, loopy ball, too full, Paine stays leg-side of the ball and drives it wide of mid-off

Keshav Maharaj [10.0-1-45-1] is back into the attack

KG is off. Time for spin. A slip and short leg positioned as the spinner starts from round the wicket.

36.6
0
Philander to Pat Cummins, no run, 128kph, back of a length, keeps low. A hopping Cummins brings his bat down at the right moment and keeps it out safely on the off-side
36.5
0
Philander to Pat Cummins, no run, full oustswinger around off, driven firmly to mid-off off the front foot
36.4
1
Philander to Paine, 1 run, hops, opens the bat-face, taps it towards point with soft hands and calls his partner for a quick single. Bavuma was swift to get to the ball, but the batters were quicker
36.3
0
Philander to Paine, no run, out-seaming length ball with a bit of extra bounce. Defended into the off-side off the splice
36.2
0
Philander to Paine, no run, waits for the ball to seam away and taps it to the right of gully. Bavuma is quick on his feet to cut it off
36.1
0
Philander to Paine, no run, good length ball shaping away outside off, no shot offered
35.6
0
Rabada to Pat Cummins, no run, in-angling ball just outside off, Cummins shoulders arms. Wasn't too far away from the off-stump
35.5
1
Rabada to Paine, 1 run, Paine gets on top of the bounce and knocks it into the on-side wide of mid-on with soft hands for a quick single
35.4
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, short of length wide of off, left alone
35.3
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, Paine gets slightly squared up by this length ball. Adjusts well and keeps it out on the off-side
35.2
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, away-shaper at 132kph, Paine has ample time to stand tall and defend this shortish ball on the off-side with an open face of the bat
35.1
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, very full at 131kph, Paine doesn't go after that
35.1
1
Rabada to Paine, no ball, Rabada's third no-ball today. Back of a length on middle, bunted into the leg-side
34.6
0
Philander to Pat Cummins, no run, this one seams away outside off and Cummins shoulders arms
34.5
0
Philander to Pat Cummins, no run, nips in from a good length, Cummins has his stumps covered to let that go

Pat Cummins, right handed bat, comes to the crease

34.4
0
Philander to Handscomb, out Bowled!! Oh, Handscomb. For the second time in this Test, he has got out in the same way. Almost an action replay of the first innings. Indecisiveness! Good length ball in the fifth/sixth stump channel. Handscomb isn't certain whether to play at it or leave. Decides to let it go, but is too late. As he pulls his bat in, the ball deflects onto the sticks off the inside half. Handscomb will be cursing himself. Philander now has 50 wickets against Australia. He is on fire today. 95/6! Handscomb b Philander 24(44) [4s-4]

Philander to Handscomb, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

34.3
0
Philander to Handscomb, no run, in-angler from a short of length, Handscomb defends off the splice. No feet movement either
34.2
0
Philander to Handscomb, no run, this one holds its line around off and Handscomb defends off the outside half
34.1
0
Philander to Handscomb, no run, a dangerous leave! That almost kissed the off-pole. Seam-up short of a good length ball that nips in, Handscomb shouldered arms. In the end, gotta say, good judgement from the batter

Tests to 200 wickets for SA:
39 D Steyn
42 A Donald
49 S Pollock
54 V PHILANDER
55 M Ntini
58 M Morkel
102 J Kallis

33.6
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, sees the line outside off and shoulders arms
33.5
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, 'catch it' is the cry, but the ball falls short of Elgar at third slip. Back of a length that decks in with a bit of extra bounce. Paine hops and gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball hits his thigh and lobs towards the cordon. No bat involved
33.4
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, persists with the pitched up line wide of off, another leave. The ball took off and de Kock collects it above his head
33.3
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, 131kph, in-angler, fullish and nipping away around the fifth stump channel. A watchful leave from the Australian captain
33.2
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, a mini shuffle across from Paine to defensive tap a length ball to cover
33.1
0
Rabada to Paine, no run, back of a length delivery, Paine gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it solidly into the off-side

Tests to 200 wickets for SA:
39 D Steyn
42 A Donald
49 S Pollock
54 V PHILANDER *
55 M Ntini
58 M Morkel
102 J Kallis

32.6
0
Philander to Handscomb, no run, gentle outswinger at 127kph, Handscomb presses forward in defence
32.5
0
Philander to Handscomb, no run, out-seamer that keeps low, but the line is well outside off. Left alone
32.4
0
Philander to Handscomb, no run, Handscomb stays back in his crease to blunt a good length ball on the off-side
32.3
0
Philander to Handscomb, no run, in-angler on off, defended towards the off-side from the crease
32.2
1
Philander to Paine, 1 run, 124kph, good length delivery on off, Paine opens his bat-face and guides it behind point for a single
32.1
0
Philander to Paine, no run, too wide outside off. Curled away from the right-hander, nothing doing from Paine
31.6
0
Rabada to Handscomb, no run, short of a good length ball holding its line outside off, Handscomb pulls his back inside the line and lets it pass
31.5
0
Rabada to Handscomb, no run, full again and the line is wider outside off at 139kph, Handscomb sticks his bat out only to get beaten
31.5
1
Rabada to Handscomb, no ball, once again Rabada oversteps. Pitched up just outside off, stonewalled on the off-side
31.4
0
Rabada to Handscomb, no run, back of a length delivery wide of off, left alone

Stat this: Qunton de Kock has taken 40 catches this season so far from ten Tests - equaling Mark Boucher's record in 2000/01 in 11 Tests

31.3
0
Rabada to Handscomb, no run, 138kph, back of a length, comes in with the angle, Handscomb stays back to defend with soft hands. The edge rolls towards the cordon
31.3
2
Rabada to Paine, no ball, 1 run, Rabada oversteps and darts a fullish ball on leg, clipped to backward square leg
31.2
1
Rabada to Handscomb, 1 run, decks in from a length and keeps a touch low, a shuffling Handscomb tucks it behind square leg by closing his bat-face
31.1
1
Rabada to Paine, 1 run, short of length delivery on the pads, tickled to long leg

Kagiso Rabada [5.0-2-9-0] is back into the attack

At 32 y & 283 d, Philander is the oldest of the seven SA bowlers to 200 Test wickets

30.6
1
Philander to Paine, 1 run, first runs of the day! Too straight and too full, flicked away to long leg. Two wickets and a run off that over. Ideal start for South Africa?
30.5
0
Philander to Paine, no run, another edge, this time falls short. Another terrific ball. In that corridor of uncertainty and Paine pokes at it, with soft hands. The outside edge was dipping in front of the second slip fielder. Elgar threw himself to his left, but the ball landed inches in front of him

Tim Paine, right handed bat, comes to the crease

30.4
0
Philander to Mitchell Marsh, out Caught by de Kock!! Philander has accounted for the Marsh brothers in four deliveries. 200 Test wickets for Vernon Philander. This is Vern at his best. He'll test your skills as a batter. Too good for the junior Marsh. Good line, good length, pitched on off and seamed away a tad. Mitchell had to play at it. Jabs at it and gets an outside nick that is snaffled by QDK, who flies to his right. Pouched with both hands. Mitchell Marsh c de Kock b Philander 0(3)

Philander to Mitchell Marsh, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

30.3
0
Philander to Mitchell Marsh, no run, shortens the length and gets it to nip away, poked off the outside half to the cordon
30.2
0
Philander to Mitchell Marsh, no run, outswinging fullish ball outside off, Mitchell Marsh pushes it to cover

Mitchell Marsh, right handed bat, comes to the crease

30.1
0
Philander to Shaun Marsh, out Caught by Bavuma!! What a start! Philander strikes off the first ball of the day. On the money and Shaun Marsh is outta here. No freebies from Philander. A seam-up delivery, short of a good length, nibbles in a touch, Marsh doesn't quite account for the movement. Gets an inside edge onto his pad and the ball lobs to gully. You won't get catches easier than that. Bavuma makes no mistakes. South Africa are six wickets away. Shaun Marsh c Bavuma b Philander 7(20) [4s-1]

Philander to Shaun Marsh, THAT'S OUT!!caught!!

Right then. It's time for action. Morne Morkel gets a guard of honour from his teammates. Should be an emotional one for the tall fellow. The Australians applaud from the dressing room. He has a bright smile on his face. Gets into the team huddle and there's the final words from the skipper. Off they disperse. Here's Vern.

Faf du Plessis: It's an amazing day. Quite a hectic season. We have worked really hard. We are really excited. Quite a dry series with the runs. Once again, those scenarios bring the best of me. Pleasing to get it through. Capped off with a nice hundred. That's why pushed on. Ideally 450 would have been enough. Try to take one result and amount of overs left. We had to factor in worst case scenario. KG is light with the pace. Morne - every over we get is bonus. Vern has a little bit of niggle. Just managing them is the important thing. Hopefully, we get through with short spells. If they don't fill up, I said AB to warm up. After that first Test, I have never seen a group of guys pull together like that, motivate like that and to turn the series around. To dominate Test a series against Australia is something unheard of.

Cummins: Good to come back here. Obviously, it's been a tough week. Personally, a good week though. We wanna fight. Wicket's pretty good. It feels like I am always in the game. We'll try to draw. It's going to be tough, Try and fight and take it really deep. Probably the spinner, Maharaj. there's a bit of rough and he's getting it to spin.

"There are footmarks outside off for a left-hander, some cracks and some flat marks. And if Maharaj tries pitching it out there, they'll have to play at it and it is incredibly difficult. You need to make Handscomb come wider, because he uses his feet, chase balls and ensure that he doesn't line himself up. You need to slow it up against him," goes Shane Warne as he analyses the pitch and looks ahead.

Well it isn't the right time to be David Warner, but realistically even seven of him wouldn't be able to make a contest out of this. To be fair, Handscomb's intent against spin has been uniquely effective, the Marshs can dig in long. Paine and Cummins have already had a first innings rearguard, so all they have to do is copy that here. It's only a matter of seven hours, yea never mind a dodgy track. Simple? But how does it matter - a draw ain't getting them the series. History has been conceded. Some famed Aussie respect is all that remains.

Day 5 -- 9.30 am: Seven wickets, 98 overs - take your bet. But keep in mind, there's a point in the day when the chances of rain touch 86 percent. But as forecasts have been this week, it's never what it predicts. South Africa are on the cusp of history, history most would feel has been conceded since that sandpaper was found, But history nevertheless. All that's worth betting is the margin. It's all leading up to today, five months of an extended summer .. and it feels like forever since Bangladesh came. Hello.

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400+ runs scored on the scheduled final day's play by a team:
415 SA v Eng, Oval, 1947 (Draw)
404 Aus v Eng, Leeds, 1948 (Won)
Australia need 524 on the final day!

Australia need a miracle here. Prolonged periods of rain would do too. And that's what the forecast tells us .. but it's also what it's been telling us for over the last two days too, wrongly. But we'll be there, up at 10.00 am and until then, on behalf of all of us out here, ta ta!!

Well nobody really expects to come back out. The groundsmen too have covered off the pitch and the square. The coaches are welcoming their boys back in. Yep. Stumps called. So South Africa have strangled further. If not for the seemingly aimless period between lunch and tea when they kept batting on and on, things could have been a lot more comprehensive. Despite all the bowlers nursing a varied kind of a niggle, they've rallied around with the new ball. Morkel in particular, bowling much slower than usual but being forced to bowl a length he ideally should have all his career, is putting up a perfect farewell for himself.

17:26 local: The umpires confer again. And the light's turned bad. We have three minutes to go for the regular close of play, but the bad light stoppages in the first session added in some extra time. But then, we can wait .. hoping for the big cloud covering to clear.

29.6
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, goes through his drive, smashing it into Bavuma at silly point. Thank God for the guy who ideated those shin guards
29.5
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, big stride out, almost falling over after losing his balance as he decides to leave
29.4
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, 81kph, teases him outside off, hoping to draw him wide, can't quite. Left
29.3
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, runs down, duh, realizes the length isn't there. Adjusts
29.2
4
Maharaj to Handscomb, FOUR, catches it on the full, mid-wicket's left open and Handscomb's taken it through. Oh his feet, they're timing it better than his bat
29.1
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, front leg out, bat in front to push it back

Another discussion. Not dark enough as yet to stop the spinners. It is an extended day mind you.

28.6
0
Markram to Shaun Marsh, no run, a tad shorter, steaming up for Marsh to ride it in defence. And that's with a stab out towards point
28.5
0
Markram to Shaun Marsh, no run, bat this time, it's quite easy keeping these out
28.4
0
Markram to Shaun Marsh, no run, a deliberate pad, deflecting it past the keeper. You can't run for these. You don't
28.3
0
Markram to Shaun Marsh, no run, loopy around off, tapped, checking
28.2
1
Markram to Handscomb, 1 run, quick legs, first to the pitch of the ball, and then to take on mid-off
28.1
0
Markram to Handscomb, no run, 82kph, right to the pitch. Ignores all the flight put out
27.6
1
Maharaj to Handscomb, 1 run, crouches forward, waiting to steer his drive square
27.5
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, looped up outside off. Not turning back in enough with the angle
27.4
3
Maharaj to Shaun Marsh, 3 runs, trapped in no man's land. Neither forward, not behind, jabbing away from the body to make it worse. But Marsh survives another day, with a lucky edge just past a diving slip
27.3
0
Maharaj to Shaun Marsh, no run, length, around off. Watchfully behind
27.2
1
Maharaj to Handscomb, 1 run, keeps using his feet, inside-out through extra cover. In the midst of getting beaten, he's doing it well against spin
27.1
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, runs down, hoicks it hard, but Marsh just can't get his bat away in time. Four sure runs go down
26.6
0
Markram to Shaun Marsh, no run, gets some bite, yeah, the pitch explodes too. Marsh's waiting, committed on his front foot, with an outside-halved defence
26.5
0
Markram to Shaun Marsh, no run, another opened up stance, getting right on top of his defence. Under-the-nose stuff
26.4
0
Markram to Shaun Marsh, no run, long stride, takes it on the sticker
26.3
1
Markram to Handscomb, 1 run, shorter. A shuffling tuck in front of square
26.2
0
Markram to Handscomb, no run, across, knocking it to leg
26.1
4
Markram to Handscomb, FOUR, nimble feet, to the pitch, creaming it through the line. Oh the pose in the followthrough he keeps for us, high elbows, pointed bat. Extra cover

Aiden Markram, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

17:13 local: Another spinner brought in. So Faf doing everything to keep playing on. Innocuous offies.

25.6
0
Maharaj to Shaun Marsh, no run, forward press, and a downward press
25.5
4
Maharaj to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, gets some widtth. Stays jumping down, jumping away and stretches to drill it through the covers, it was an invite, accepted
25.4
0
Maharaj to Shaun Marsh, no run, yeah, he dances down, too close for comfort as he squeezes it back
25.3
0
Maharaj to Shaun Marsh, no run, goes straight on off the rough, Marsh's got to be coming forward. An awkward block from behind
25.2
0
Maharaj to Shaun Marsh, no run, goes onto the back foot, adjusts to the ball taking off, with soft hands

A slip, a short-leg and a silly mid-on

25.1
1
Maharaj to Handscomb, 1 run, steps away, taking it on the full toss to drive it wide of mid-off

Keshav Maharaj [7.0-1-31-1] is back into the attack

24.6
0
Morne Morkel to Shaun Marsh, no run, certain this time. Wide lined, ignored
24.5
0
Morne Morkel to Shaun Marsh, no run, half a leave, decides very late. has to do with the ball taking a chunk of the wood to gully
24.4
0
Morne Morkel to Shaun Marsh, no run, 131kph, wristy opening up of the bat face to steer it to point
24.3
0
Morne Morkel to Shaun Marsh, no run, goes wide of the crease to angle it back in. Blocked down the pitch
24.2
0
Morne Morkel to Shaun Marsh, no run, full, wide float up. Marsh needs a sighter

Shaun Marsh, left handed bat, comes to the crease

24.1
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, out Lbw!! Oh Morkel and his back strain .. he really should've had it for longer. It's forced him to pitch it up and that has him another. After lining the batsmen up with probes just outside off, he fires one into the blockhole, angling in sharply as well. Burns's shuffle gets him in front of his stumps, and is late on getting his bat down in time to dig it out. This was always a threat with his shuffles - and Morkel's too smart to not have seen it. Sore toes. And this looks plumb, even to consider a review. Burns lbw b Morne Morkel 42(80) [4s-5 6s-1]

Morne Morkel to Burns, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

The light meter has been asked for. The reading's decent enough .. for now. Llong gives a thumbs up.

23.6
0
Philander to Handscomb, no run, 127kph, just the hint of width, hoping to entice Handscomb in. Can't, shuffles, extravagant in leaving
23.5
3
Philander to Burns, 3 runs, tries sucking him with the full one on middle. Burns' ready, whipping it through mid-wicket
23.4
0
Philander to Burns, no run, 129kph, knocked back, politely. But Philander like a bully threatens to throw it back. Mercy
23.4
1
Philander to Burns, no ball, gently floating away just outside off, nothing threatening. More so he's overstepped as well

Two slips close in, with a gully.

23.3
0
Philander to Burns, no run, triggers backwards this time, spotting the line getting a lot straighter. And high elbows
23.2
0
Philander to Burns, no run, 126kph, quite an outside half, but a solid enough leaning forward block
23.1
0
Philander to Burns, no run, 125kph, military medium on the top of off. Burns jumps across, only to bunt it down into the pitch

Vernon Philander [4.0-2-5-0] is back into the attack

22.6
0
Morne Morkel to Handscomb, no run, 133kph, sticks his bat out, inside-edging it through his legs
22.5
0
Morne Morkel to Handscomb, no run, too wide. Just not keen enough
22.4
0
Morne Morkel to Handscomb, no run, a massive Smith-like shuffle, opens up his defence, square
22.3
0
Morne Morkel to Handscomb, no run, past the edge. Handscomb's unique forward defence, but to his credit he's kept his bat close to his pad in his poke as the ball whooshes past
22.2
1
Morne Morkel to Burns, 1 run, 130kph, plants his front leg in front of the stumps and helps the nip coming back in to tuck it round the corner
22.1
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, 130kph, more of the good length outside off. Stonewall
21.6
1
Maharaj to Burns, 1 run, shortens, Burns gets deep to lay into it, carving it to sweeper

Three men are at the boundary .. with 550 runs in the tank.

21.5
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, overcooked. Burns almost gets himself yorked as he defends, off the toe-end
21.4
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, conventional. Forward, stoopy, block
21.3
4
Maharaj to Burns, FOUR, goes sweeping. Takes on the hint of flight, planting his leg beside and nails it in front of square. When you don't want to read the turn, you sweep
21.2
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, sliding in with the arm, Burns watchfully keeps it out
21.1
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, drifting in on middle and leg. A leaning swish away to short mid-wicket
20.6
4
Morne Morkel to Handscomb, FOUR, takes the edge, and takes off. Oh Morne, it's a show being put up. Another one in that fourth-stump channel, where you have to flirt. Handscomb gets his feet tied up as he does, gets the edge .. over second slip
20.5
1
Morne Morkel to Burns, 1 run, 132kph, stays put in his crease, opening up his bat face awkwardly to run it through point
20.4
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, trusts the similar line this time, a watchful leave
20.3
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, 134kph of a peach. Oh my. Can't blame Burns, it would've done most people in. Pitches right up there full, and Burns has to play for the angle coming in. Only that this jags away, just weaving past the edge. Not before twisting him up completely
20.2
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, shuffles across, getting right behind the line to tap
20.1
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, 130kph, pitches it up on off. Allows Burns to drive down the ground, full-faced, to mid-off
19.6
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, jumps down, yorking himself. Well it was a matter of time, and jams his drive into his boot
19.5
1
Maharaj to Burns, 1 run, down to sweep, dragging it from middle to fine leg
19.5
3
Maharaj to Burns, no ball, 2 runs, another drag down, cut away. There's a deep point to keep it to a couple
19.4
1
Maharaj to Handscomb, 1 run, drags his length back, quite predictably to keep Handscomb in the crease - who goes deep behind instead, punching it through sweeper

The silly point now turns into some sort of a short silly mid-off

19.3
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, 81kph, another step down, to the pitch to smother
19.2
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, step, step, away and through the line to mid-off. Talk about intent

A slip and a silly point

19.1
4
Maharaj to Handscomb, FOUR, he stays on the move. Attacks the pitch of the ball, going away to open up his hands, open up the cover region and drills it inside-out-ing it
18.6
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, Burns gets squared up by this out-seamer. He was staying back in a hope to block. The ball took off and rapped his back thigh
18.5
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, shortened length outside off, Burns shoulders arms
18.4
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, Morkel attacks the stumps and Burns pushes it wristily to mid-on
18.3
4
Morne Morkel to Burns, FOUR, four more! But, this one is off the edge. Short of a good length ball that nips away and keeps a touch low as well. Burns stuck his bat out to block, took the outside edge and ran away through the gap between third slip and gully
18.2
4
Morne Morkel to Burns, FOUR, glorious shot! Burns plants his front leg across and cracks the cover-drive. Timing was exquisite and the placement was superb
18.1
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, fuller length ball outside off, left alone

Khawaja couldn't believe that he was given out. He probably thought that he was playing a shot. He looked back to see the stumps and then signaled 'T'

17.6
1
Maharaj to Burns, 1 run, too short, cut away to sweeper cover
17.5
1
Maharaj to Handscomb, 1 run, Handscomb is off the mark. Comes on the front foot, pushes to mid-off and scampers through for a quick single
17.4
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, rippah! Drifts in, hits the deck and spins a mile outside off. Handscomb was pressing forward to block and got beaten on the outside edge by a long way
17.3
0
Maharaj to Handscomb, no run, comes down the track and pushes this flighted delivery back to the bowler. Brave to do that when you are on a king pair

Peter Handscomb, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.2
0
Maharaj to Khawaja, out Lbw!! Khawaja has been given OUT lbw. He reviews. The on-field umpire says that the batsman has not offered a shot. So, the impact doesn't matter. Fair delivery. What does the ball-tracking say? Hitting middle of middle. Khawaja has to walk back. Burns has a word with the umpire and Llong is probably explaining to him that it was his call - that a shot wasn't offered. It was indeed a good call from umpire Nigel Llong. It pitched way outside off, hit the rough and turned in. Khawaja moved across and wasn't keen on playing a shot. His bat was behind the front pad and the ball pinged the front pad well outside off. HawkEye showed it to be plumb. Khawaja lbw b Maharaj 7(12) [4s-1]

Maharaj to Khawaja, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Australia review!

17.1
0
Maharaj to Khawaja, no run, 85kph that doesn't turn much, Khawaja is back and across to block. The outside edge goes past the slip fielder. Khawaja wanted the run, but Burns sends him back
16.6
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, Burns is forward and across to solidly block a good length ball back to the bowler
16.5
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, angles one closer to the sticks and Burns defends it adjacent to the pitch on the off-side
16.4
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, short of a good length ball wide of off, Burns watchfully lets it pass
16.3
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, shortened length, patted into the off-side
16.2
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, ooh! How close was that to the outside edge? Probably a millimetre. Burns could have let that go, but that was bowled in that tempting length, slightly fuller than a good length and Burns is enticed into playing at it. Dangles his bat out to have a fell for it. In the end, he is lucky not to get a nick on it
16.1
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, fullish ball outside off, left alone
15.6
0
Maharaj to Khawaja, no run, now, he waltzes down the track and gets hit on the body. After hitting the boundary, Khawaja wasn't keen on any of the remaining deliveries
15.5
0
Maharaj to Khawaja, no run, now flies to the fielder at FSL. Another ball that pitched well outside off and Khawaja is happy to kick it away
15.4
0
Maharaj to Khawaja, no run, hits the rough and turns in slightly, Khawaja has his bat behind his pad. Lobs to first slip off the pad
15.3
0
Maharaj to Khawaja, no run, another wide ball outside off, Khawaja once again offers his pad. Goes to the keeper straight
15.2
0
Maharaj to Khawaja, no run, floater too wide outside offl, Khawaja offers his front pad
15.1
4
Maharaj to Khawaja, FOUR, comes down the track, takes on the full and caresses the drive through covers. Beat Amla at cover and the ball raced away. Sweetly timed
14.6
3
Morne Morkel to Khawaja, 3 runs, beautiful stroke to get off the mark, but Faf won't mind too much. Pitched up delivery outside off, Khawaja leans and drives it through the covers. Between the two catching men in that region. Rabada runs back, slides and pulls it back into play. Saved a run there for his team
14.5
1
Morne Morkel to Burns, 1 run, moves towards off and closes his bat-face does Burns to turn this length ball towards square leg
14.4
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, 133kph, fuller length ball around the fifth/sixth stump line outside off, left alone
14.3
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, angles in a good length ball on the stumps, blocked back to the bowler
14.2
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, pulls his length back, Burns sees the line just outside off and shoulders arms

Morkel has consistently bowled around the good and fullish length.

14.1
0
Morne Morkel to Burns, no run, fullish ball holding its line outside off, Burns shoulders arms

Over the wicket against the right-hander

13.6
0
Maharaj to Khawaja, no run, tossed up outside off, Khawaja looks to defend with a giant stride across. Gets hit on the front leg, but the impact was miles outside off
13.5
1
Maharaj to Burns, 1 run, leg-stump line again from Maharaj, nudged behind square leg
13.4
4
Maharaj to Burns, FOUR, fuller and leg-stump line from Maharaj, Burns gets on top of the ball and sweeps it very fine
13.3
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, the straighter ball, Burns treks back to bunt it into the off-side
13.2
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, tossed up on off, Burns defends off the front foot
13.1
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, played back at the bowler
12.6
0
Morne Morkel to Khawaja, no run, defends with soft hands, the outside edge rolls to gully
12.5
0
Morne Morkel to Khawaja, no run, full ball on off, defended

Usman Khawaja, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Faf has a word with his bowler. Three slips, a gully and two catching men in the cover region. Morkel continues from round the wicket

12.4
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, out Lbw!! Matt Renshaw has been given out lbw! He has a chat with his partner and decides not to review. Look at the smile on Morne Morkel's face. He is delighted, why not! Attacked the stumps from round the wicket, slightly fuller than a good length. Renshaw misread the line. Played outside the line of the ball and got pinned on the front leg below the knee-roll. Missed the inside edge by a long way. The impact was adjacent to the middle stump and that would have crashed into middle and leg. Morkel, in his farewell innings, has given his side the breakthrough. Not a happy Test return for Renshaw, though. Renshaw lbw b Morne Morkel 5(42)

Morne Morkel to Renshaw, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

12.3
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, Morkel slightly drags his length back, but can't induce a shot out of Renshaw as the line is still outside off
12.2
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, almost an action replay of the previous ball
12.1
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, 130kph, full and wide of off, left alone
11.6
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, slides in a straight ball and Burns is beaten on the inside edge on his block off a giant forward stride. Maharaj went up for an lbw appeal, that's missing leg
11.5
4
Maharaj to Burns, FOUR, beats backward point and the ball runs away for a boundary. Too wide outside off, it was slow and Burns had all the time to pick his spot. Extra bounce wasn't even a concern for Burns
11.4
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, extra bounce on this away-turner, Burns is once again back and across to pat it to backward point
11.3
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, loads of flight, but too full, pushed to mid-on
11.2
2
Maharaj to Burns, 2 runs, Burns stays deep in his crease, waits for the ball to turn away and guides it behind point

Burns pulls away just as Maharaj was about to deliver the ball. Some disturbance behind the bowler's arm.

11.1
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, 88kph darted on leg, nudged on the leg-side off the cue end

Sightscreen issues sorted out for Burns. Tristan from the ground tells us they were two kids running around in front of the sightscreen

ICYMUM, Australia need less than 600 to win this match.

10.6
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, 136kph, almost a half-volley outside off, Renshaw drives straight to fielder at mid-off
10.5
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, left alone as the line was well outside off
10.4
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, too full and that's been driven down the pitch. Morkel stretches his long left hand to stop it in his followthrough
10.3
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, now, beats Renshaw on the outside edge. The length was slightly shortened and he got it to straighten off the deck. Renshaw dangles his bat and misses
10.2
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, Morne Morkel turns around quickly to appeal and holds his tummy in pain. Fuller length ball angled in on leg, Renshaw misses the clip/flick. The hosts went up in unison for an lbw query, but that was definitely going down leg
10.1
0
Morne Morkel to Renshaw, no run, attacks the stumps straightaway. Full ball at 132kph, defened on the leg-side

Morne Morkel, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

A loud roar! Yes, Morne Morkel is bowling. His final innings with the ball. Not sure if he's 100 percent fit. Here he is from round the wicket to the left-hander

9.6
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, fuller and straighter, kept away
9.5
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, the arm-ball and Burns was committed on the back foot. Brings the angled bat down and manages to pat it on the off-side
9.4
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, pushed back to the bowler, the length was too full
9.3
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, powerfully swept, short leg takes the brunt. Markram, the fielder, is hit on the foot. Gets a pat on the back from the batsman as well. 'Spirit of cricket'
9.2
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, turning away outside off, Burns waits for the ball to spin and dabs it to point
9.1
0
Maharaj to Burns, no run, starts with a flighted ball - short of length ball that turns. Burns gets an inside edge onto his thigh trying to flick it away

Keshav Maharaj, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Spin time. A slip and forward short leg in place. Starts from round the wicket.

8.6
2
Rabada to Renshaw, 2 runs, too full on the stumps, Renshaw bends forward and clips it through mid-wicket for a couple
8.5
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, fuller in length, but the line is further wide outside off. Renshaw is content in letting that go
8.4
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, good length ball holding its line outside off, Renshaw covers his stumps with a shuffle across and shoulders arms
8.3
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, back of a length ball angled in, Renshaw stands tall to fence it into the off-side

Moves round the wicket

8.2
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, 138kph, length ball on the stumps, blocked with a straight bat
8.1
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, back of a length delivery angled across, Renshaw sways away from it. Doesn't rise at all
7.6
0
Philander to Burns, no run, follows it up with an outswinger. This was bowled fuller and Burns almost committed to drive. In the end, resists and shoulders arms
7.5
0
Philander to Burns, no run, 129kph, good length ball outside off seams in slightly, Burns covers his stumps and lets it go
7.4
0
Philander to Burns, no run, Burns is behind the line of this good length ball to block. Philander gives a stare to the batter and receives the same
7.3
1
Philander to Renshaw, 1 run, width served outside off, Renshaw reaches out and pushes it to the right of mid-off for a single
7.2
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, this one shapes in a touch at 130kph, Renshaw accounts for it and barricades it on the off-side with a mini stride forward
7.1
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, short of a good length delivery, that pitches on off and nips away a touch, defended from the crease

Highest score for Burns in last six innings:
0, 2, 1, 0, 4 & 8*

6.6
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, over-corrects and darts a short of length delivery wide of off, another leave
6.5
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, sliding down the leg-side, no need to play those
6.4
6
Rabada to Burns, SIX, wow! Burns has butchered this. A harmless short ball, doesn't rise much, Burns gets into a solid position and pulls it flat over square leg off the front foot. Goes all the way
6.3
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, the previous ball kept low, this one bounces more! Good luck batting on this. Nipped in from a length and Burns is beaten on the inside edge. Gets hit on the thigh
6.2
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, appeal for lbw, turned down by Ian Gould. A big inside edge. Rabada would have known that. Had there been no bat involved, Burns would have been a goner. The seam-up delivery hit the deck around the good length region and kept low. Burns was hopping to defend and luckily got a tickle onto his pad
6.1
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, 132kph, short of length delivery, nibbles away slightly outside off. Burns lets it pass
5.6
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, away-angler, left alone
5.5
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, good looking shot for no run. Renshaw walked across and middles the clip, but couldn't beat mid-wicket
5.4
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, on a good length and around off, kept out
5.3
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, dropped! Blame Bavuma! He doesn't drop too many. But, on this occasion, he does. Fuller than a good length ball from Philander and Renshaw was playing across the line. The thick outside edge went at pace, but at a catchable height to Bavuma at gully. Fails to hold onto it
5.2
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, 126kph, touch fuller and Renshaw goes for the drive after bending forward. He was early into the shot and the ball was in the air for a while. Short and wide of Rabada at short extra cover
5.1
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, good length ball angled across the lefty, Renshaw lifts his bat and lets it go
4.6
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, this one holds its line outside off and Burns easily leaves it
4.5
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, once again, Burns doesn't offer any shot after the initial trigger movement towards off. The short of length delivery decked in and rapped the back thigh. Rabada was interested, but umpire Ian Gould wasn't. After giving a thought, Faf decides not to go upstairs. Clipping top of off, says HawkEye
4.4
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, jags in from a short of length and Burns shuffles across to let it go. Gets hit on the back thigh. Too high and missing off. Just a muted appeal from Rabada
4.3
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, pitches this up on off, pushed towards mid-off. Rabada is flirting with that popping crease. Lucky not to be no-balled on this occasion
4.2
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, extra bounce on this short of a good length ball, but Burns spotted the line outside off and let it go through to the keeper
4.1
0
Rabada to Burns, no run, 136kph, back of a length, straightens a tad, Burns let it pass

Draws while chasing 600+ in 4th innings:
836 WI v Eng, Kingston, 1930
696 Eng v SA, Durban, 1939
617 Ind v NZ, Wellington, 2009
- The first two were both timeless Tests

3.6
1
Philander to Burns, 1 run, Burns keeps the strike. Another ball whose line is too straight, Burns gets inside the line and works it behind square leg
3.5
1
Philander to Renshaw, leg byes, 1 run, straying on the pads, off the pad towards backward square leg as the batsman misses the tuck
3.4
2
Philander to Renshaw, 2 runs, another out-seamer, Renshaw plays late and gets an outside edge that rolls through covers
3.3
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, that's Philander special. Nibbles away ever so lightly and beats the outside edge. Renshaw thought he had the angle covered trying to block. Alas, jagged away to miss the outside edge
3.2
0
Philander to Renshaw, no run, not much movement, either in the air or off the pitch. It was a short of length ball just outside off and a hopping Renshaw defended with soft hands. Dies down adjacent to the pitch
3.1
1
Philander to Burns, 1 run, Burns gets off the mark by nudging a short of length delivery on middle to square leg
2.6
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, full again, but this was angled across wide of off at 139kph. A sighter for Renshaw
2.6
1
Rabada to Renshaw, no ball, Rabada overpitches and delivers a full ball on the stumps at 140kph. Dug out
2.5
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, QDK collects it just above his head and Renshaw leaves another ball go by. 136kph good length ball in the fifth stump channel
2.4
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, 136kph, short of length, slanted away wide of off. Nothing doing from the batter
2.3
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, swings down the leg-side, Renshaw walks down and misses the flick
2.2
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, slightly closer to the off, but not close enough to force Renshaw into playing a shot. Zipped off the surface
2.1
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, 130kph, short of a good length, bit of extra bounce, but the line is well outside off. Renshaw lets it be

Australia chasing 600+ in 4th innings:
Lost by 675 runs v Eng, Brisbane, 1928
Lost by 309 runs v SA, Perth, 2012
Lost by 356 runs v Pak, Abu Dhabi, 2014

1.6
0
Philander to Burns, no run, short of length at 124kph well outside off, Burns has his stumps covered before lifting his bat up
1.5
0
Philander to Burns, no run, 128kph, full ball, that swings away slightly, Burns presses forward and defends off the inside half of the bat
1.4
0
Philander to Burns, no run, errs in line does Philander, so rare. Fires one down the leg-side
1.3
0
Philander to Burns, no run, straighter ball attacking the stumps, straight bat offered to stonewall back to the bowler
1.2
0
Philander to Burns, no run, Philander drags his length back by a fraction, once again gets it to jag away a touch. A tentative Burns is half-forward to barricade it on the off-side
1.1
0
Philander to Burns, no run, short of a good length that nips away just outside off, Burns stays in his crease and opens his bat-face to poke it to point

Vernon Philander, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, and this time, Renshaw can't resist. Rabada hurls one slightly fuller and there's the poke. With only limited feet movement. Nipped away and beat Renshaw's push. Good first over from Rabada - a maiden
0.5
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, another leave, was slanted across
0.4
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, 139kph, good length ball in the fifth stump channel, left alone
0.3
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, Rabada persists with the line wide of off and Renshaw is happy not to go after it
0.2
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run, short of length angling away outside off, Renshaw lets it go, good carry to the keeper
0.1
0
Rabada to Renshaw, no run. One down? First ball. Oh, wait! Renshaw has reviewed straightaway. A caught-behind appeal. Ian Gould raised his finger quickly. Fair delivery. No bat. Off the arm. The decision has been overturned. What a ball, first up from Rabada. No looseners. A pacy short of length delivery that took off after pitching just outside off. Renshaw was shouldering arms and the ball brushed the biceps before going into the mitts of the keeper. Renshaw knew that he wasn't out

Renshaw and Burns are at the crease. Renshaw is on strike. Rabada will open the attack

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