AUS vs SA LIVE Score: David Warner racing towards DOUBLE TON in 100th test, Australia go pass 290 in MCG test: Follow AUS SA Day 2 LIVE

AUS vs SA LIVE Score: David Warner completes 50 in his 100th test, Labuschagne RUN OUT for 14: Follow AUS SA Day 2 LIVE

AUS vs SA LIVE Score – Australia vs South Africa: Australia has now taken lead over South Africa. 2nd session ends – David Warner is making DAY 2 of MCG Test very special for himself and Australia. Warner has completed 100 in his 100th test. Warner scored his 25th test century of just 145 balls. During the knock, Warner has already achieved milestone of 8,000 TEST RUNS. Along with Steve Smith, he has already completed 100 runs partnership for 3rd wicket. Smith has also smashed his 50. Earlier, At the start of DAY 2, Marnus Labuschagne was run out for 14. Watch AUS SA LIVE Streaming on SonyLIVE & AUS SA 2nd Test LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN.

  • It’s Warner’s 25th Test century, and one that comes after a lean run of scores against the red ball.
  • Warner was averaging around 20 this year heading into the Boxing Day Test.
  • In passing 78, Warner also became just the eighth Australian to make more than 8,000 Test runs.

AUS vs SA LIVE: Watch as David WARNER makes his landmark 100th Test special, Aussie opener returns to form in STYLE

Earlier on DAY 1, Allrounder Cameron Green took a career-best 5-27 as Australia ripped through South Africa’s fragile batting before piling on late runs to seize control of the second Test in Melbourne on Monday.

After the visitors were dismissed for 189, an aggressive David Warner, in his 100th Test, was unbeaten on 32 and Marnus Labuschagne was not out on five to steer the hosts to 45-1 at stumps on day one. Usman Khawaja was out for one, caught behind by Kyle Verreynne off Kagiso Rabada.

Australia Innings SCORECARD

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
David Warner Not out 174 234 14 1 74.36
Usman Khawaja c K Verreynne b Kagiso Rabada 1 11 0 0 9.09
Marnus Labuschagne runout (Anrich Nortje) 14 35 1 0 40.00
Steven Smith Not out 84 157 9 1 53.50
Extra 22 (b 5, w 1, nb 5, lb 11)
Total 295/2 (72)
Yet To Bat TM HeadC GreenAT CareyPat CumminsMitchell StarcSM BolandNathan Lyon

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 16 1 81 1 5.06
Lungi Ngidi 13 2 42 0 3.23
Marco Jansen 12 1 39 0 3.25
Anrich Nortje 10 0 39 0 3.90
Keshav Maharaj 21 0 78 0 3.71
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Usman Khawaja 1-21 6.4
Marnus Labuschagne 2-75 18.3

 

AUS vs SA: Mumbai Indians’ BIG FISH Cameron Green bags maiden 5-fer in Test cricket, steps up for Aussies against Proteas in Melbourne

AUS vs SA 2nd Test: Cameron Green’s FIFER helps Australia seize early control in Melbourne, SouthAfrica fall for 189, Australia 45/1 at Day 1 Stumps, Watch Day 1 Highlights

Australia won the first of three Tests by six wickets inside two days on a hostile and green Gabba pitch in Brisbane last week. A proper day of Test cricket comes to a close on Boxing Day! South Africa lead by 144 runs in what has been a great…

The wicket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was less bowler-friendly, but captain Pat Cummins surprisingly chose to field at a venue where toss-winning teams normally bat first. South African skipper Dean Elgar said he was bewildered by the decision, but it proved to be inspired in front of 64,876 fans with the Proteas losing early wickets as they again struggled against the hosts’ bowling firepower.

 

After slumping to 67-5, Verreynne and Marco Jansen launched a stirring fightback in a gutsy 112-run stand. But then Green — the second-most expensive buy at the Indian Premier League auction last week — went on a blitz, snapping the partnership when Verreynne got an outside edge on 52 that Steve Smith collected.

Two balls later, Jansen was gone, caught by wicketkeeper Alex Carey for 59 off Green before the giant Australian bowled Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi. Green took 4-8 in the spell with the Proteas losing their last five wickets for 10 runs. South Africa started the day nervously, losing Sarel Erwee and Theunis de Bruyn cheaply.

AUS vs SA 2nd Test: Cameron Green’s FIFER helps Australia seize early control in Melbourne, SouthAfrica fall for 189, Australia 45/1 at Day 1 Stumps, Watch Day 1 Highlights

They were stunned just before lunch when Elgar, who passed 5,000 Test runs, and the experienced Temba Bavuma departed in consecutive balls. It left them in trouble at 58-4 and the inexperienced middle order facing a daunting task. When Khaya Zondo was out in the fifth over after lunch for five, courtesy of a stunning Marnus Labuschagne diving catch, the end looked nigh before Verreynne and Jansen dug in.

On a humid day, Cummins asked some searching early questions, dropping Elgar on seven off his own bowling and then having two big lbw shouts against Sarel Erwee denied. Erwee lived dangerously and was no match for local hero Scott Boland. The seamer, who took 6-7 in the corresponding Test against England a year ago, came on to thunderous applause and got the breakthrough in his second over, with Khawaja taking a low catch at third slip to remove Erwee for 18.

South Africa’s batting has been under the pump recently and as the senior player, Elgar knew he had to stick around.
But it was a grind, with the captain surviving when an inside edge off Boland sent the ball rolling onto his stumps only for the bails to stay on, then being dropped by Nathan Lyon.

Green got Australia’s second wicket when Theunis De Bruyn attempted a pull shot and wicketkeeper Carey took an easy catch. Disaster then struck with a sluggish Elgar needlessly run out by Labuschagne going for a single on 26, and Bavuma fell for one next ball, edging Mitchell Starc to Carey after a poor shot.

South Africa 1st Innings – 189/10

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Dean Elgar (C) runout (Marnus Labuschagne) 26 68 2 0 38.24
Sarel Erwee c Usman Khawaja b SM Boland 18 31 3 0 58.06
Theunis de Bruyn c AT Carey b C Green 12 31 2 0 38.71
Temba Bavuma c AT Carey b Mitchell Starc 1 8 0 0 12.50
Khaya Zondo c Marnus Labuschagne b Mitchell Starc 5 19 0 0 26.32
Kyle Verreynne (WK) c Steven Smith b C Green 52 99 3 0 52.53
Marco Jansen c AT Carey b C Green 59 136 10 0 43.38
Keshav Maharaj c Pat Cummins b Nathan Lyon 2 9 0 0 22.22
Kagiso Rabada b C Green 4 5 1 0 80.00
Anrich Nortje Not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Lungi Ngidi b C Green 2 6 0 0 33.33
Extra 7 (b 3, w 0, nb 1, lb 3)
Total 189/10 (68.4)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mitchell Starc 13 2 39 2 3.00
Pat Cummins 14 4 30 0 2.14
Scott Boland 14 2 34 1 2.43
Nathan Lyon 17 3 53 1 3.12
Cameron Green 10.4 3 27 5 2.53

 

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