The 4-matches test series between South Africa and Australia rests at 1-1. Both the teams would like to take a lead when they come face to face for the 3rd test tomorrow(March 22) at Newlands, Cape Town. The 3rd test will begin tomorrow at 10:00 AM Local or 01:30 PM IST.
SA- L, W
AUS- W, L
SA’s star pacer Rabada will play this match. He has been cleared to play the third test. SA might replace Theunis de Bruyn with Temba Bavuma as he has failed to perform so far in the tournament. Also, Morne Morkel might get to play tomorrow as L Ngidi has some problem in his toe. However, nothing is concrete.
On contrary, the visitors are expected to go win an unchanged line-up. Mitchell Marsh and Mitchell Starc are fit and will play this third test.
Steve Smith (c), Nathan Lyon, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Hazlewood
Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Theunis de Bruyn/Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi/Morne Morkel
Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock are among the top run-getters for Proteas while Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, and Vernon Philander made the most destruction of Australia’s batting order.
Australia will be relying upon David Warner, skipper Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh for scoring run while Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood will have to take charge with the ball.
Newlands wicket is expected to have some grass on the surface and will provide a lot of seam movement with the new ball.
Avg 1st inn score-332
Avg 2nd inn score-296
Avg 3rd inn score-229
Avg 4th inn score-163
Highest Total-651/10 (154.3 Ov) by RSA vs Aus
Lowest Total-35/10 (22.4 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Highest Chased-334/6 (79.1 Ov) by Aus vs RSA
Lowest Defended-135/10 (42.4 Ov) by Ind vs RSA
With the 1-1 lead in the 4 matches series, both Australia and South Africa would be eyeing on a series lead. This has turned the third test into more like a decider. moreover, a highly competitive clash between both the teams is expected to take place. Both the teams are equally strong and it is an evenly poised contest where anyone can turn out as the winner.
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