South Africa was all out for 189 in their first innings against Australia in the ongoing Boxing-Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. By the end of the first day’s play, the Australian team has scored 45 runs in their first innings losing one wicket.
David Warner, playing the 100th Test at Stumps, returned unbeaten after scoring 32 and Marnus Labushen 5 runs. Kagiso Rabada gave the first success to the visiting team.
Earlier, Marco Johnson scored the highest 59 runs in the first innings for South Africa. While wicket-keeper batsman Kyle Verenne contributed 52 runs. The rest of the batsmen remained lackluster. Captain Dean Agar could only score 26 runs.
After losing 5 wickets at 67, Kyle Varenne-Marco Jansen took the team’s score to 150. Both shared a 112-run partnership for the sixth wicket. In this partnership, Kyle contributed 48 off 85 balls and Johnson contributed 58 off 134 balls.
After these two, no batsman could touch the double figure. Keshav Maharaj got out after scoring 2 runs, Kagiso Rabada 4 runs, and Lungi Ngidi 2 runs. While Enrique Notreya remained unbeaten after scoring 1 run.
Temba Bamuwa was dismissed after scoring 1 run. 6 players of the team could not cross the double figure. The team had lost 5 wickets for a score of 67. Australian bowler Cameron Green has taken the maximum 5 wickets. Mitchell Starc took 2 wickets. Scott Boland and Northen Lyon got one wicket each.
At the beginning of the day, Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Kangaroo team is on a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. He won the first match by 6 wickets. The third and last match of the series will be played at the Sydney ground from January 4.
Marnus Labuschagne took a brilliant catch. Khaya Jondo got out after scoring 5 runs on this catch. Jondo hit a hard shot off Stark’s ball. The shot was so fast that the ball reached Labushen within 3 seconds.
Labushen dived in the air to his left and took the catch. This catch is being praised. Jondo got out as the 5th wicket. With this wicket, South Africa’s score became 67/5.
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