AUS vs SA LIVE Score: SA loses 3 QUICK wickets, Verreynne smashes 50, Proteas 7 down vs Australia at Green Gabba: Follow LIVE

AUS vs SA LIVE Score: Australia vs SouthAfrica LIVE – South Africa Batting 1st at Gabba: Australian pacers are breathing fire at Gabba. Mitch Starc first took out Dean Elgar for just 3 and then struck again to clean the stumps of Temba Bavuma. Pat Cummins removed Rassie van der Dussen. While Scott Boland has sent Sarel Erwee and Khaya Zondo back to the pavilion. Currently, Marco Jasen and Kyle Verreynne are on the crease for visitors. The wicketkeeper-batter has smashed a brilliant 50 on a very pacer-friendly pitch. Watch AUS SA LIVE Streaming on SonyLIV & Follow South Africa vs Australia LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

The race for the World Test championship finals has started. Australia has decided to bowl vs South Africa. Pat Cummins is back to lead Australia. Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Lungi Ngidi are back in Proteas XI.

The two teams are at the top of the WTC standings and are favourites to clash at the Oval in June next year.

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South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar(c), Sarel Erwee, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne(w), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland

Day 1: SA – 84/4 at Lunch

South Africa Batting SCORECARD

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Dean Elgar (C) c AT Carey b Mitchell Starc 3 10 0 0 30.00
Sarel Erwee c C Green b SM Boland 10 37 2 0 27.03
Rassie van der Dussen c AT Carey b Pat Cummins 5 12 0 0 41.67
Temba Bavuma b Mitchell Starc 38 70 3 0 54.29
Khaya Zondo lbw b SM Boland 0 2 0 0 0.00
Kyle Verreynne (WK) Not out 64 94 8 1 68.09
Marco Jansen c C Green b Nathan Lyon 2 19 0 0 10.53
Keshav Maharaj c Steven Smith b Mitchell Starc 2 6 0 0 33.33
Kagiso Rabada Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 12 (b 0, w 1, nb 0, lb 11)
Total 136/7 (41.4)
Yet To Bat Anrich NortjeLungi Ngidi

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mitchell Starc 12 1 35 3 2.92
Pat Cummins 11 3 34 1 3.09
Scott Boland 11 2 28 2 2.55
Cameron Green 3 0 20 0 6.67
Nathan Lyon 4.4 0 8 1 1.71
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
D Elgar 1-12 4.1
Rassie van der Dussen 2-27 9.1
SJ Erwee 3-27 10.4
K Zondo 4-27 10.6
Temba Bavuma 5-125 34.3
M Jansen 6-132 39.5
Keshav Maharaj 7-135 40.6
  • AUS vs SA 1st Test in Brisbane starts on Saturday at 5:50 AM IST
  • The two teams are at the top of the WTC standings
  • SonyLIV app and website will stream all the live action in India

AUS SA LIVE Score: WTC Finals chase on, Australia host SouthAfrica for 1st Test at Fortress Gabba, match kicks off at 5:50 AM IST – Follow AUS vs SA LIVE Updates

AUS vs SA LIVE: Australia are in a good mood after crushing the West Indies in the two-match test series, but they are facing a little better squad in South Africa this time. Australia have essentially assured their place in the WTC finals next year, and South Africa are one of the top candidates to make the WTC finals. Australia wouldn’t want to take anything for granted as they have an even tougher series against India coming up.

AUS SA LIVE Score: WTC Finals chase on, Australia host SouthAfrica for 1st Test at Fortress Gabba, match kicks off at 5:50 AM IST - Follow AUS vs SA LIVE Updates

 

To have a chance of making it to the WTC final, South Africa must at least win one test in this series. In the current WTC cycle, they have been the standout bowling squad, but their batting has been, to put it mildly, atrocious. If they are to challenge in this series, they will need their captain Dean Elgar to have a strong series. At this time, their batting is inexperienced. For the Proteas, the series will be difficult.

Match Details

Match: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test

Date & Time: December 17-21, 5:50 AM

Venue: Gabba, Brisbane

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

AUS vs SA Pitch Report

The Gabba pitch will be a test for the batsmen. The curators have left a lot of grass on the surface and the seamers will be in for a long haul.  Teams generally bat first owing to the threat of pace and swing. 300 is the average first innings score here.

AUS vs SA Test Series: Live Streaming & Broadcast

Live broadcast of the Australia vs South Africa Test series will be available on the Sony Sports Network in India. The SonyLIV app and website will stream the matches live. 

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