The last match of the 4-matches test series between South Africa and Australia starts tomorrow (March 30) at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. The 4th test will begin tomorrow at 10:00 AM Local or 01:30 PM IST. South Africa leads the series by 2-1. it is a tough time for Australia as Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will miss the series decider due to ball tampering ban. Let’s see whether Australia succeeds in winning the game or not?
SA- L, W, W
AUS- W, L, L
South Africa might play with the same lineup. Also, this will be the last game for Morne Morkel. He has announced to retire from all forms of international cricket after this series.
Australia faced a big blow when Cameron Bancroft, skipper Steve Smith, and vice-captain David Warner faced a ban in ball tampering incident which took place in Cape Town. While Smith and Warner will be out of the game for 1 year, Bancroft faces nine months ban. In Smith’s absence, Tim Paine will lead the Australian side. Joe Burns, Matthew Renshaw and Glenn Maxwell have been named as replacements.
Tim Paine (wk), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Renshaw, Joe Burns, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell
Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Vernon Philander, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Keshav Maharaj
Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Aiden Markram, and Quinton de Kock looked good with the bat in the previous match. Elgar was unbeaten on 141 in the 1st inning, de Villiers scored half centuries in both innings while Markram and De Kock powered the Africa’s lead by scoring half-centuries in the second innings. Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel were the heroes of the last match. Morkel took 9 wickets in two innings, while Rabada took 5. Vernon Phillander and Keshav Maharaj also played their parts.
In the absence of David Warner and Steven Smith Australia will rely on Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, and Tim Paine for scoring runs while Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, and Josh Hazlewood will have to take lead with the ball.
Avg 1st inn score-301
Avg 2nd inn score-223
Avg 3rd inn score-232
Avg 4th inn score-233
Highest Total-450/7 (136 Ov) by RSA vs Ind
Lowest Total-83/10 (33.1 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Highest Chased-74/3 (22.4 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest Defended-177/10 (73.3 Ov) by RSA vs Ind
The 4th and the last match of the Australia tour of South Africa starts tomorrow. The entire tour has been in news for reasons apart from cricket. And now, when the tour comes to an end, a depleted Australia will take on the high on confidence Proteas. In the absence of David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, Australia seem a bit handicapped in terms of batting against the team with the likes of in-form AB de Villiers, Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar and De Kock. The two consecutive wins would have definitely boosted the confidence for Proteas and they would be looking to thrash Australia once again to end the series with the 3-1 lead. Proteas will be the favorites.
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