South Africa vs Australia
Over 56 Aus 180/6 (Johnson 4, Rogers 90)
Philander continues from the other end. Rogers canada goose outlet online uk edges it for four to fine leg, glances it very fine as Philander strays down leg side. Last hour of the day begins. A shout for lbw, the umpire gives it not out, Smith goes for the review. It looked close, height may be an issue https://www.rheingoenheim-info.de as it hit Rogers on canada goose store the top of the front pad. Replays canada goose canada goose outlet jacket outlet show it canada goose outlet online was missing the stumps, Smith also has a word with Elgar and then he starts canada goose outlet warming up. So a bowling change could be coming.
Steyn comes into the attack, Rogers gets a single to third man. Steyn likes bowling the reverse swing against the right hander, Clarke is on strike. WICKET! Clarke edges it and second slip takes the catch, Faf takes a good catch diving forward, canada goose outlet sale Steyn gets his first wicket of the innings and celebrates furiously. Clarke goes for 1, Smith walks out to bat. WICKET! Smith is canada goose outlet black friday hit on the pads and straight in front of the stumps, Steyn strikes twice and is on a hat trick. Haddin comes out to bat, Steyn backed by the crowd.
That’s all for today, folks
That’s all for day three here in Port Elizabeth South Africa have now amassed a lead of 369 runs, with Amla leading their charge cheap Canada Goose with a welcome return to form. For Australia, Peter Siddle and Mitchell canada goose coats on sale Johnson bagged a pair of wickets each, but they will need to have a massive first session tomorrow to have any chance of preventing South Africa from canada goose outlet jackets setting them an impossible target. South Africa still have men in the hut to help them push on, but will be without Wayne Parnell in the field after he strained his groin whilst bowling this morning. Bear in mind that heavy rain has been predicted for Monday as well, and this game becomes even more interesting.
Over 43 SA 178/4 (Amla 84, de Kock 4)
Slightly odd shot from the baby faced Quinton de Kock gets him one down to long leg, sort of a flick pull off Mitch, who didn’t see amused at that at all. Oh dear, a catch has gone down behind the stumps as Hashim Amla played a leg side delivery off his hip. Inside edge, and a diving Brad Haddin got his left glove to it but couldn’t grasp the chance. They get a single from it, and it’s now Australia’s turn to feel the frustration of a dropped catch after the Proteas put down two this canada goose uk outlet morning. That will sting.
Over 39 SA 170/4 (Amla 79, de Kock 1)
Amla taking guard against Mitch, but leg directed bouncer doesn’t test him too much as he moves out of the way next one has a better line, enabling Hash to keep his eyes on it as he sways back out of harm’s way. A single dropped into the point area gives Quinton de Kock the strike for the last two balls of the over. Last ball is better too, turned away square off his pads buy canada goose jacket for the first run against his name. Didn’t look too overawed there, positive sign.
Over 38 SA 168/4 (Amla 78, de Kock 0)
Back foot punch from Hash brings de Kock on strike against Siddle in his second ever innings in Tests. First ball is a play and miss to one that didn’t bounce as much outside off. Two slips lurk in the background, and there are already some chirps in official canada goose outlet his ear courtesy of the Aussie fielders. de Kock plays back sharply to the bowler, who in turn threatens a throw at his stumps. This is Test cricket, and Quinton will be relying on his ODI opening partner Hashim Amla for canada goose factory sale a few encouraging words as he faces up to this hardened bunch of Aussies.
Over 37 SA 167/4 (Amla 77, de Villiers 29)
Zap! Speedy bouncer from the Mitch pings off a ducking Amla’s helmet and shoots away for four leg byes. Seriously quick ball. A great visual partnership comes to an end, 55 runs it was, and AB de Villiers departs the scene for 29 from 39 balls.
Over 36 SA 162/3 (Amla 76, de Villiers 29)
I’m sure you may be tired of me typing this, but its four to Amla once more as he cover drives beautifully off the back foot, beating the field yet again in that area. Just masterful, really. There’s no respite for Harris though as canada goose outlet canada Amla rotates the strike this time AB gets in a big stride to crash him through extra cover for a boundary of his own. These two batting in tandem is causing big headaches for the men from Down Under, and it’s like an action replay for them as AB shows off a cover drive of his own to rival his partner’s four again, really really quality batting by these two batsmen.
Over 35 SA 149/3 (Amla 71, de Villiers 21)
Good pace already from Mitchell Johnson, but AB looks unflustered in working one away from his hips off the back foot to deep mid wicket, where a pursuing fielder keeps them to two runs. No apparent qualms from Amla either, easing one past point to pick up a single for his cause as well. Wonder if Michael Clarke has missed having the option of Shane Watson for a few overs here he’s often rewarded his captain with a crucial breakthrough. Meanwhile, South Africa are rattling along at 4.25 to the over.
Over 34 SA 145/3 (Amla 70, de Villiers 18)
A change of bowler, but a similar result four more, courtesy of a drool worthy off drive by Hashim Amla. Opening the face this time to send it squarer, that was yet another quality shot in this innings from the beardy fellow, who dislocated his finger earlier on in the day, if you remember. That finger was popped back into place and strapped, but it doesn’t seem to have affected the man’s strokeplay at all. Maybe canada goose black friday sale he should do it more often? A double change from Pup, and here’s Mitchell Johnson to have a go.
Over 32 SA 137/3 (Amla 66, de Villiers 14)
Siddle pays the price for straying towards leg, with Hashim using those famous wrists of his to canada goose outlet store flick to the square boundary for a sumptuous four. He’s got some class, has Amla, and this innings has been a bit of a treat for the eyes in terms of strokeplay. David Warner then does well to stop a punch into the covers, running around from point to limit the batsmen to just one run. AB gets a single on the on side as well, and that’ll be drinks for all.
Over 26 SA 113/3 (Amla 55, de Villiers 1)
du Plessis gets forward well to defend classically back to Peter Siddle, after leaving a wide one and having a fielder get in the way of a good on drive. No matter, says Siddle, and he’s got his man OUT! Good line from Canada Goose Outlet the bowler on fourth stump, perhaps moved away a touch to get Faf to edge it behind to an overjoyed Brad Haddin. The finger is up, and du Plessis has to go, walking back for 24. The partnership is broken at 70 runs, but that also means buy canada goose jacket cheap that AB de Villiers will be the new man in. He’s in some form, and off he goes straight away with a scampered single that tested Hashim Amla as well as the fielder.
Over 24 SA 110/2 (Amla 53, du Plessis 24)
Oh yes, another four and it takes Hashim Amla to a very welcome fifty indeed! His team mates applaud him, and that was a great on drive square of mid wicket to bring up his milestone. Australia have placed a deep mid off to try and stop the cover drives that he has been peppering the field with, and the man fields a couple there before Amla resorts to clipping yet another single to fine leg instead. 28 fifties for Amla now, to go along with his 20 hundreds in Test matches. Fantastic record.
Over 23 SA 105/2 (Amla 48, du Plessis 24)
Another single turned to long leg for the mighty Hash, and Faf shows some intent by coming down the track to try and clobber the ball past the bowler. Lyon fields well off his bowling to prevent the run, but du Plessis does get one from the next delivery to bring up the South African canada goose outlet store uk 100. Amla repeats his tickle around leg however, the shot of the over is Faf’s as he comes down the pitch again to drive the ball straight down the ground for four! Mid off came across and dived in vain, impressive shot by the Proteas’ new number four.