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Aus vs SA third Test, Day 5 | South Africa hang on to draw against Australia

South Africa’s captain Dean Elgar reacts after being dismissed by Australia’s captain Pat Cummins during the third cricket Test match between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 8, 2023. | Photo Credit: AFP Australia started the day needing 14 wickets for an unlikely victory and a South African series clean sweep but could only muster six as the Proteas batting finally showed some grit to force a draw in the third test at at Sydney Cricket Ground.The hosts toiled under some welcome sun in a match that was frequently impacted by weather delays and while it achieved its first aim on Sunday of enforcing the follow on after bowling South Africa out for 255, further inroads proved few and far between.At stumps South Africa was 106-2 in its seco...
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Australia vs South Africa: Still plenty to play for, says Elgar ahead of Sydney Test | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: South Africa captain Dean Elgar says pride and the opportunity to still qualify for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final will be two major driving factors as they aim to bounce back from a crushing series loss in the third and last Test against Australia beginning here on Wednesday.The clash at the SCG is a dead rubber as the hosts won the first two matches of the series in Brisbane and Melbourne.All that the South Africans can now hope for is a consolation victory, although a win will also keep them alive in the hunt for a place in that WTC decider later this year.Elgar and Co are presently placed fourth behind the Australians, India and Sri Lanka, with a win in Sydney for the home side guaranteeing a place in the final."There's plenty to play for," the Proteas skipper t...
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Dean Elgar laments South Africa’s lean Test schedule | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: South Africa captain Dean Elgar has lamented the team's limited Test schedule in coming years, saying his players would prefer more matches in the format but are powerless to change it.South Africa will play 28 Tests in the 2023-27 Future Tours Programme, fewer than New Zealand (32) and Bangladesh (34), as the country makes room for its domestic T20 league "SA20" which launches next week.Australia, who lead the World Test Championship standings, have 40 Tests in the cycle, with England 43.South Africa slumped to their first Test series loss in Australia since 2005/06 with defeat in Melbourne last week.Fewer Test-playing opportunities could mean further struggles for the Proteas as they look to rebuild following the retirements of a slew of seasoned players."I don't think a lot o...
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AUS vs SA: Inexperience hitting South Africa hard, says Dean Elgar | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: South Africa captain Dean Elgar said inexperience in his batting lineup was hurting the team but demanded his players restore some pride in the badge after they suffered their heaviest defeat in Australia in the Melbourne Test on Thursday.South Africa were thrashed by an innings and 182 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on day four to lose the series 2-0, leaving the third and final Test in Sydney a dead rubber.Bowled out for 204 after their first innings 189, the Proteas were embarrassed by the hosts, who posted a mammoth 575 for eight declared on day three."The inexperience is hitting us hard," Elgar said at the post-match presentation."We have lost a lot of batters in the last few years. There is opportunities for guys to make their spots their own, but the inexperience...
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Dean Elgar’s tactics and decision-making were terrible, says Simon Katich

Former Australia captain Simon Katich has termed South Africa skipper Dean Elgar’s tactics and decision-making in the second Test against Australia as “terrible” and added that the field he set on day two at the MCG defied logic. Beginning day three on 386 for three, Australia declared their first innings at 575 for eight, leaving the Proteas with a mountain of runs to score to save the Boxing Day Test. South Africa, who were bowled out for 189 in the first innings, began their second innings 386 runs in arrears following the declaration on Wednesday. Katich, who played 56 Tests and scored more than 4,000 runs, said had pace bowler Anrich Nortje received a little more support, things could have been different for the visitors. “I thought Elgar was terrible yesterday (Tuesday) with his ...
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Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Dean Elgar’s tactics and decision-making were terrible, says Simon Katich | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Simon Katich has termed South Africa skipper Dean Elgar's tactics and decision-making in the second Test against Australia as "terrible" and added that the field he set on day two at the MCG defied logic.Beginning day three on 386 for three, Australia declared their first innings at 575 for eight, leaving the Proteas with a mountain of runs to score to save the Boxing Day Test.South Africa, who were bowled out for 189 in the first innings, began their second innings 386 runs in arrears following the declaration on Wednesday.Katich, who played 56 Tests and scored more than 4,000 runs, said had pace bowler Anrich Nortje received a little more support, things could have been different for the visitors."I thought Elgar was terrible yesterday (Tuesday) wit...
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Alex Carey ton puts Australia in box seat in second Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: A maiden century by wicketkeeper Alex Carey pushed Australia closer to a series-sealing victory in the second Test as South Africa's batsmen were left with a mountain to climb at the end of a rain-hit Day 3 on Wednesday.South Africa were 15 for one when play was stopped seven overs after tea and later abandoned.The Proteas still need 371 runs to make Australia bat again after the hosts declared for 575 for eight under gathering clouds at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.South Africa captain Dean Elgar was caught behind for a duck off the bowling of home captain Pat Cummins, continuing a dismal series for the seasoned opener.Opener Sarel Erwee was seven not out and number three Theunis de Bruyn on six.With drizzle falling and the ball skidding on a damp pitch, Erwee and De Bruyn h...
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Quality of bowlers played a big role in Australia-South Africa Test ending inside two days: Daniel Vettori | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori conceded that the pitch conditions at the Gabba were tough for batters but felt the quality of bowlers in Australia and South Africa's line-up played a big role in the opening Test ending inside two days.The Brisbane pitch received a 'below average' rating from the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the hosts won the match by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead with three days to spare.However, Vettori, who took over as Australia's assistant coach in May this year, said he had seen "worse" pitches."It was just really tough conditions and once in a while as a bowling group you don't mind that," Vettori was quoted as saying by 'Zero Wicket' on Wednesday."Just because of the nature of how good those bowling attacks were they probably em...
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MCG under pressure to deliver contest after Gabba let-down | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The Melbourne Cricket Ground is under pressure to produce a pitch that delivers a fairer contest between bat and ball in the Boxing Day Test between Australia and South Africa after the series-opener at the Gabba was over within two days.Australia won the Brisbane Test by six wickets as batters struggled on a green-top pitch that was criticised by South Africa captain Dean Elgar and earned a "below average" rating by the International Cricket Council.Along with fans denied action lasting up to five days, broadcasters also lost out on advertising revenue.Cricket Australia operations chief Peter Roach said the governing body had no control over MCG curator Matt Page and his work on the pitch but would engage with him in the lead-up to the Test starting Monday."We expect our cur...
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MCG under pressure to deliver contest after Gabba let-down

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is under pressure to produce a pitch that delivers a fairer contest between bat and ball in the Boxing Day test between Australia and South Africa after the series-opener at the Gabba was over within two days. Australia won the Brisbane test by six wickets as batters struggled on a green-top pitch that was criticised by South Africa captain Dean Elgar and earned a “below average” rating by the International Cricket Council. Along with fans denied action lasting up to five days, broadcasters also lost out on advertising revenue. The Gabba pitch has received one demerit point under the ICC Pitch and Outfield monitoring process. Details ⬇️https://t.co/Y40BXAc23n — ICC (@ICC) December 20, 2022 Cricket Australia operations chief Peter Roach said the governing bo...
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Kagiso Rabada calls for patience with ‘inexperienced’ South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Pace bowler Kagiso Rabada said South Africa's inexperienced squad needs time to adapt to playing on the international stage after they suffered a six-wicket loss to Australia within two days in the first Test in Brisbane. South Africa were bowled out for 152 in the first innings and routed for 99 shortly after tea on day two, leaving Australia needing just 34 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. "I've played in a team in a star-studded line-up, where you are literally playing with greats of the game," Rabada said. "I don't think that happens quite frequently. "Now, the situation that we're faced with, there's a whole lot of players who have come in, who have the ability but need to get used to the international circuit." Captain Dean Elgar is the most-capped player in the team...
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‘Had it happened in India, it would have been labelled end of Test cricket’: Virender Sehwag lashes out at Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The first Test between Australia and South Africa at Gabba in Brisbane has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The match produced a result inside two days with Australia getting the better of the Proteas by six wickets. South Africa were bowled out for 152 in the first innings. They were then routed for 99 shortly after tea on Day 2, leaving Australia needing just 34 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The questions are now being raised on the state of the green Gabba pitch after 19 wickets fell on Day 2 and 15 on Day 1. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag also joined the chorus and lashed out at Australia for preparing a wicket that saw a match result in just two days. Taking to Twitter, Sehwag wrote, "142 overs and not even lasting 2 days and they have t...
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1st Test: Dean Elgar asked umpires if Gabba wicket was unsafe | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa captain Dean Elgar said he asked the umpires if the green Gabba wicket was unsafe for playing after his team crumbled and suffered a six-wicket loss to Australia within two days in the first Test on Sunday. South Africa were bowled out for 152 in the first innings at the formerly-named Brisbane Cricket Ground. They were then routed for 99 shortly after tea on day two, leaving Australia needing just 34 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The state of the pitch, which played into the home bowlers' hands, raised questions after 19 wickets fell on day two and 15 on day one. "You've got to ask yourself if that's a good advertisement for our format. 34 wickets in two days, pretty one-sided affair I would say," the Proteas captain told reporters. "I don't think it was a...
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Australia take Head-start in first Test against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Travis Head struck a belligerent half-century to give Australia the upper hand on day one of the series-opening Test against South Africa after the home side's bowlers dominated on a green Gabba wicket on Saturday. Australia skittled South Africa for 152 after home captain Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to field, with 15 wickets falling on a roller-coaster day. The hosts finished 145 for five at stumps, with Head marching off unbeaten on 78 from 77 balls after combining with Steve Smith (36) in a 117-run partnership. "Entertaining day of cricket. We fought hard, lost a couple of wickets at the end but we will take that on a very tough wicket," Head said. "We tried to be as positive as we could, and just hung in." Bowled out on the cusp of tea, with only Kyle Verreynne (64)and Temb...
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South Africa captain Dean Elgar backs bowlers to thrive at green-tinged Gabba | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa captain Dean Elgar said his side are "salivating" at the prospect of playing at the Gabba in the series opener against Australia and backed his bowlers to make the most of the green-tinged track in Brisbane. The Gabba, which hosts the first of three Tests between the teams starting on Saturday, has long been a fortress for Australia, who have lost just once at the ground since 1988. South Africa have failed to win a Test at the Gabba in their four previous attempts, the last of which was a draw in 2012. "The history here is not in our favour, and that's OK," said Elgar. "We've been here for two weeks and salivating for this moment. "It does look a little bit friendly for our bowling unit, which is nice. We come from South Africa where the wickets are pretty green and juicy....
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​Skipper Dean Elgar not sure where South Africa will find Test runs | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: South Africa’s fragile top six and lack of runs at Test level was exposed as England won a bowler-dominated three-match series 2-1 on Monday, leaving touring captain Dean Elgar with much to ponder ahead of their next five-day assignment in Australia. South Africa made 326 in their only innings at Lord’s in the first Test, but did not manage a score over 179 in their next four visits to the crease as Elgar conceded their brittle middle order is letting the side down. They used every batter in their extended tour-party in the series, but only Sarel Erwee managed a single half-century. "I always bank on experience and we don’t have that at Test level," Elgar told reporters. "The next best thing is who do we have with experience in first class cricket back home? Is that the right so...
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Stuart Broad surpasses Glenn McGrath, becomes second-most successful pacer in Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

KENNINGTON (UK): England pace veteran Stuart Broad on Sunday went past Australian great Glenn McGrath to become the second-most successful pacer in history of Test cricket. He accomplished this landmark during his side's third and final Test against South Africa in The Oval. In South Africa's second innings on day four of the match, Broad trapped South African skipper Dean Elgar lbw for 36 in the 22nd over, getting his 564th wicket in Tests. Then he also went on to dismiss Ryan Rickelton for eight. A big achievement for Stuart Broad 👏 #WTC23 | #ENGvSA https://t.co/EUwfumP1tb— ICC (@ICC) 1662903403000After this wicket, Broad is the second-most successful pace bowler in Tests with 565 wickets next to his bowling partner and compatriot, James Anderson, who has 666 wickets in the longer for...
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South Africa to make changes for decisive third Test against England | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: South Africa might make several changes to their side for their decisive Test against England for what captain Dean Elgar said would be a “World Cup final” for his country. The three-match series is tied at 1-1 after South Africa won the first Test by an innings and 12 runs but were then thrashed by an innings and 85 runs in the second. "We are going into this Test is pretty much like a World Cup final for us. We're going to go in with a result in mind and we got to give our best effort for that,” Elgar told a news conference at The Oval on Wednesday. Elgar said the weather would dictate whether they played with an all-seam attack or again with three quicks and two spinners when the third and final Test begins at The Oval on Thursday, but predicted two or three changes to the li...
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3rd Test: Stage set for series decider between England and South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England and South Africa go into Thursday's final Test at The Oval without key batsmen as each looks to secure a series that is intriguingly poised at 1-1 after emphatic victories by both sides. South Africa won the first Test at Lord's by an innings and 12 runs, before England, led by the captain marvel Ben Stokes, thrashed the tourists by an innings and 85 runs at Old Trafford. The dust has settled on that encounter and in the interim both teams have lost an important member of their middle order, with England's Jonny Bairstow having suffered a freak leg injury playing golf and South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen nursing a fractured finger. Both seam attacks are world class, and for the third Test running it is likely that the bat – and who can get first innings runs – will d...
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England finishes off South Africa for big win in 2nd test

England quickly cleaned up South Africa’s tail with the new ball to confirm a resounding innings win in the second test to level series England quickly cleaned up South Africa’s tail with the new ball to confirm a resounding innings win in the second test to level series England quickly cleaned up South Africa's tail with the new ball to confirm resounding innings win in the second test on Saturday and send the series to a decider.England won by an innings and 85 runs inside three days as James Anderson and Ollie Robinson combined to take the last five South African wickets in just 5.1 overs of the new ball.South Africa was bowled out for 179 in its second innings at Old Trafford, still well short of making England bat again.Robinson finished with 4-43 in his comeback test and Anderso...